The third annual Linden Art Prize exhibition is opening Friday 4th March in St Kilda. The contemporary art award was established for artists who’ve graduated from a Masters Degree of PhD from the previous year.

The shortlisting judges this year are Mardi Novak, Senior Curator of Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery and Lyn Johnson, Deputy Director at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park with the award judges being Emma Crimmings, Director of Gertrude Contemporary and Anthony Fitzpatrick, Curator of Tarrawarra Museam of Art.

This year’s six finalists are Emma Coulter, Simon Crosbie, Julie Sheils, Elizabeth Wallace, Jenny Peterson and Deborah White, with the winner being announced opening night at 6:30pm.

The winner of the Linden Art Prize will receive $10,000 and tailored mentoring. Other awards finalists can receive are the Linden New Art inc Board Encouragement Award worth $2000 with tailored mentoring and the MARS Award, a commercial gallery exhibition at MARS 2017.

Linden Art Prize 2016
26 Acland St, St Kilda
Opening night Friday 4th March, 6pm-8pm
The exhibition will run from 5th March to 1st May