Yep! its the Helene Lempriere . Properly pronounced Lom Pri Yeah, or Lame Prix Yeah by disgruntled anti conceptual types, or Lamp Ray by Lazy bastards such as Moi, the prize cash is $40,000.
Its bigger than the whitely, and not far off the Moran or theArchibald.
Further more it has the cache of being uber cool - and is approp[riately situated in Artspace.
So if you wanna see who and what the big punters reckon is really hapeening then breeze on down to wolloomoloo on Wednesday Night. Grab a pie and stroll accross the road to the gunnery. Hope the goon is good.
The judges this year - are pretty nice - Rosemary (flying brides) Laing and Euan (Skinny Men & chunky grey paint) McLeod plus Tony Bond to lend the Agnes Wales art institutional cred.
The lineup looks pretyt good - with Most names and works being regulars on the ARI circuit. Whoever wins - it is always UNFAIR. Bloody hell! $40,000! Do you know what I could do with that?????? On the other hand - if you're gonna score a shitload of cash then its probably better to do so when you've got nothing to start with.........
Official Details follow.
|HELEN LEMPRIERE TRAVELLING ART SCHOLARSHIP 2005|
|The 2005 recipient will be announced by |
Dr CHARLES MEREWETHER
Curator, 2006 Biennale of Sydney
|The judges for the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2005 are|
Anthony Bond, General Manager, Curatorial Services, AGNSW
Rosemary Laing, Sydney-based artist
Euan Macleod, NSW-based artist.