The 2022 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize is a signature event that showcases the diversity and excellence of Australian contemporary painting practice. Through these prizes, staged since 1938, the Gallery has amassed an exceptional representation of Australian paintings whilst supporting contemporary practitioners.
Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition features works by Clara Adolphs, Benjamin Armstrong, Darcey Bella Arnold, Chris Bond, Stephen Bram, Renee Cosgrave, Greg Creek, Sarah crowEST, Ann Debono, Lucy Fahey, Janet Forbes, Katherine Hattam, Naomi Hobson, Anna Hoyle, Dane Lovett, Fiona McMonagle, Jordan Marani, Sam Martin, Jennifer Mills, Tully Moore, Tom Polo, Victoria Reichelt, Steven Rendall, Brian Robinson, Huseyin Sami, Georgia Spain, Judith Van Heeren and Alice Wormald
Images: Katherine Hattam: Mother Country 2022, charcoal, book pages and gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne © the artist
Naomi Hobson: Sand dunes on the coast 2022, synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen. Courtesy of the artist and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney © the artist
Jennifer Mills: Merle & Ted’s stuff 2022, watercolour on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney © the artist
Clara Adolphs: Girl, pool 2022, oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist, Chalk Horse, Sydney and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide © the artist
Darcey Bella Arnold: Yellow Red 2022, synthetic polymer paint on cotton duck, American red oak stand. Courtesy of the artist and Reading Room, Naarm/Melbourne © the artist