Nov 29, 2020 10:00 - 17:00
The Lester Prize is celebrating its fourteenth anniversary in 2020 and its fifth year at the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA).
The Lester Prize is one of the nation’s most recognised and prestigious fine art prizes. The prize pool available to professional, emerging and young artists is now worth almost AUD85,000, including the main prize of AUD50,000.
This year's forty finalists were chosen from 750 entries received from artists across Australia. Twelve finalists are from Western Australia, eight from New South Wales, seven from Victoria, five from South Australia, three each from Queensland and Tasmania, and one each from the Australia Capital Territory and Northern Territory. Sixteen of the finalists have been named as finalists in previous years of the competition.
This year’s Main Awards Panel comprises of Western Australian artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah; AGWA Associate Curator, Projects Rachel Ciesla; Alan R Dodge AM; Perth-based arts writer and curators Gemma Weston and Laetitia Wilson.
The Awards will be announced at the Awards Night.
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