EGAG WRAP 2021 small artwork prize
Until Saturday 29 January 2022
It's a WRAP 2021! EGAG WRAP small artwork prize attracted over 300 entries from all over Australia, from Aotearoa, New Zealand, the UK and South Africa. Thank you all for being a part of this and making this such an engaging and eclectic show. Thanks to sponsors Simon Anderson Consultants, Friends of the Gallery anonymous donors and to Joe Toohey at Regional Arts Victoria for judging. Congratulations to all who participated, and we hope to see many of you in the Gallery over the coming weeks!
This is a buy-off-the-wall exhibition and you are more than welcome to take your art purchase with you. If you prefer to leave it in the Gallery for others to enjoy - you can collect it on or after: 10am Tuesday 08 February 2022. If you are buying art for a Christmas gift, please let us know and we will happily have it ready for you to collect before 2pm Thursday 23 December.
EGAG WRAP 2021 is proudly sponsored by Simon Anderson Consultants Bairnsdale
The winner of EGAG WRAP small artwork prize is Melbourne based artist, Michelle Merrifield for her work, Waiting, Porcelain and underglazes.
“I create works that create quiet contemplation for the viewer, allowing an opportunity to create a personal story and interpretation, as well as exploring human connection to the world and its environment. My inspiration often comes from nature and includes includes fish, water, birds and plants.”
The winner of the Environment Prize is
Te Kahuwhero Alexander-Tu'inukuafe from Aotearoa for her exquisite and delicate work, Whenua (Land), Pen on card
“I am a Maori and Tongan artist from Te Tai Tokerau, Aotearoa (Northland, New Zealand). I am from the iwi (tribe) of Ngapuhi and my artwork is inspired by visiting the maunga (mountains), awa (rivers) and moana (sea) in our tribal area.”
The winner of the Sculpture Prize is Barwon Heads artist, Paul Barton for his work, Charred Urn, made from the wood of the Liquid amber tree
The winner of the Elders Real Estate Bairnsdale award is:
Tamara Bailey from Sale VIC for her Type C photograph, The Owl and the Pussycat
The winner of the Youth Art prize is British Iranian artist Leili Khabiri, for her work, Sacred Sparagmos: Offerings, watercolour on paper
“The red church is a motif I use throughout my work. I frequently visit this church in dreams. This particular version was inspired by the idea of offerings, for malevolent intentions or not.”
Chloe Mazzitelli was the winner of the People's Choice Award for the EGAG WRAP 2021 small artwork prize for her work, Parallel Narrative (Woman) #2, Acrylic on canvas. 'An environmental disaster is imminent. This series depicts the Covid-19 crisis alongside the current environmental crisis. It also explores the impact of Covid-19 related waste on the natural environment.' - Chloe Mazzitelli 2021
Michelle Merrifield,(Melbourne) Waiting, Porcelain and underglazes.
Te Kahuwhero Alexander-Tu'inukuafe, (Aotearoa, NZ) Whenua (Land), Pen on card
Paul Barton (Barwon Heads) Charred Urn, Made from the wood of the Liquid amber tree
Leili Khabiri, (UK/Iran) Sacred Sparagmos: Offerings Watercolour on paper
Tamara Bailey, (Sale VIC) The Owl and the Pussycat Type C photograph
Chloe Mazzitelli, Parallel Narrative (Woman) #2, Acrylic on canvas