2017 Award winners included Ralf Kempken, Penelope Davis, Tom Blachford, David Porteus, Kim Anderson, Paul White and Leila Jeffreys. The 2017 Award was judged by Melinda Martin, Direector of Linden New Art in St Kilda
2018 Award Winners
Most Outstanding Work in any Medium
Major prize $10,000
oil on linen
122 x 102cm
The Brother McCarthy Memorial Award
Le Vol 4
pigment inkjet print on paper
140 x 220cm
With gratitude and thanks to our
Art Show Partners
Glendalough Mothers’ Association, WT Partnership,
Atelier Art Supplies, Nuline Charter,
St Kevin’s Fathers’ Association, ARA Property Services
People’s Choice Award
Melbourne Light II
oil on linen
122 x 168cm
Louisa Bufardeci is a contemporary artist who has been exhibiting since 1997. Her practice comprises both two-dimensional work such as digital prints, charts, maps, embroidery as well as larger scale gallery installations. She is interested in statistical information and visual coding systems that interpret the way in which humans operate. Through this detailed analysis, her work comments on the digital world in a bid to raise awareness of systems which govern society.
Bufardeci’s work has been included in significant curated exhibitions such as the NGV Triennial in 2018 and the Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane in 2012/13 and have been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and Monash University Museum of Art among others.
Bufardeci has a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Melbourne and has two nephews at St Kevin’s College.
Brian J. Thompson
Amanda van Gils