Emerging Artist Exhibition '17

For the second year running, The Galeries hosted the 'Emerging Art Prize' in partnership with Art Month Sydney. The 'Emerging Art Prize' celebrates emerging artists in Sydney by allowing artists that have been practising for five years or less, to submit their works for an opportunity of a lifetime. During Art Month, The Galeries and Art Month Sydney initiatied the call out for submissions where five finalists were carefully selected for the opportunity of a lifetime. 

These five finalists will be exhibiting their works in June as part of the official 'Emerging Artist Exhibition'. 

An overall winner will be selected to receive $4,000 prize money and a personal mentorship with Art Month Creative Director, Barry Keldoulis.

The public will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artist via The Galeries website, with a People's Choice prize of $1,000 award.

Congratulations to all that entered, and a big congratulations to the final five. Find out more about the raw talent below:

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Zoe Wong

Zoe Wong is a Sydney based, multi-media artist. Her practice explores representation of race and culture within media and its impact on identity. Through appropriation, Zoe critiques cultural stereotypes and addresses the lack of diverse representation.

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Zac Harold

Zac Harold is a Sydney-based artist who graduated from the National Arts School in 2013, majoring in ceramics. His current practice involves drawing, collage, photography and installation.

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Robin McIntyre Hearfield

Robin McIntyre Hearfield is a Sydney based, Australian interdisciplinary artist working with drawing, photography, video, sculpture and installation. He is interested in intersections of real world environments, the virtual space and the 2D picture plane - mining Greek classical notions of the ideal and contemporary, competitive capitalism.

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Joanne Makas

Joanne Makas is an emerging Sydney-based contemporary artist working within painting. A primary focus in her practice is searching for the zone of indeterminacy between painting and object and the pursuit of paint and painting as an object.

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Hana Hoogedeure

Hana Hoogedeure (b. Sydney, 1992) is a multi-disciplinary artist with a primary focus in installation, incorporating soft sculpture, performance and video.

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