Melville Contemporary is a new biennial art prize. It is selective, acquisitive, and open to professional artists based in Western Australia.
In 2021 it awards a $15,000 main prize and a $2,000 highly commended prize (non-acquisitive). Finalists are selected by a curators Carly Lane, Jana Braddock, and Yvonne Doherty, and will be exhibited at Goolugatup Heathcote from 16 July – 5 September 2021.
The main award winners are: Pascale Giorgi (main prize) and Ross Potter (highly commended). The full 2021 finalists are:
Sam Bloor, Mathew Clark, Erin Coates, Jennifer Cochrane, Rebecca Dagnall, Tarryn Gill, Pascale Giorgi, Sohan Ariel Hayes, Rusty Maeva, Lia McKnight, Ross Potter, Sally Stoneman, and Dung-Chuan Wen.
Melville Contemporary is an initiative of the City of Melville and Goolugatup Heathcote.
Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
The Gallery is open 10-4 daily, and closed public holidays. The grounds are open 24/7.