2018 People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

05/11/2018

The winner of ‘the churchie’ People’s Choice Award 2018 is Priscilla Beck for her installation of found charcoal titled ‘transparent things’. Priscilla is awarded a non-acquisitive cash prize of $3,000 generously sponsored by Rob Whiteley of Madison Cleaning Services.

Priscilla describes the artwork as “a ruminative investigation into art-making processes, allowing for an experience of art which is embodied as well as analytical.” She explains, “Without the activity of the drawing, the installation presents a resonating silence, where once there was intent. It could be likened to the quiet sigh of the bush after a fire.” Priscilla currently holds a studio at Contemporary Art Tasmania, and was previously Artist in Resident at University of Tasmania School of Creative Arts. She has exhibited Australia wide in both solo and group shows.

All visitors to the finalist's exhibition were encouraged to vote for their favourite artist, with the winner attracting over 60 votes at the close of the exhibition. All voters went into the draw to win one night’s accommodation at the luxury Art Series Hotel ‘The Johnson’ Spring Hill, Brisbane. Thirty-five finalists exhibited at QUT art museum from 8 September – 4 November attracting hundreds of visitors. 

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Image: Priscilla Beck, transparent things 2018, installation of found charcoal. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Carl Warner.