Winner: Deborah Paauwe
Title: Crimson Autograph
Medium: type C photograph
Judge: Tony Ellwood
Judge’s statement regarding the winner
Paauwe, a former recipient of the Samstag scholarship, receives $15 000 in prize money plus a one month artist’s residency in Alice Springs. This prize provided a rare opportunity to encounter the beauty of the Central Australian landscape and people, and has the potential to make a significant impact on an artist’s future career.
Paauwe’s work is seductive, secretive and romantic and this region could generate a fascinating synergy for her future work.
Tim Rollason, Curator, the Araluen Centre
Merilyn Fairskye, Artist, Sydney
Neville Field, Printmaker and Arts Administrator, Alice Springs
C-Type Photograph – 2002, 120x120cm