Darebin Art Prize

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 Darebin Art Prize is Claire Lambe

01 Nov 21 - 01 Nov 21
Chair on a white background, filmset.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 Darebin Art Prize is Claire Lambe. As the winner, Claire Lambe will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and their artwork will be acquired into the Darebin City Council’s permanent art collection.

Upon the announcement of the winner by Mayor of Darebin Council, Councillor Kim Le Cerf, the Gallery Manager at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Ella Hughes, said, ‘We are thrilled to add Claire Lambe's work ‘She never speaks about herself, she could be anything’ into the Darebin Art Collection. It is a sensational accomplishment for her to have been selected as winner. I extend my congratulations to Claire on behalf of Darebin Council and the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Board and staff.’

The judging panel of the Darebin Art Prize included Professor of Art and Performance at Deakin University, David Cross; artist Lou Hubbard; and Curator of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Claire Watson.

David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance at Deakin University said:

‘The winning work demonstrates an extraordinary acuity, a stunning economy of image, text, materiality and concept. It evokes a quiet but sustained resonance and captures an elision of visual complexity and haptic experience. It’s haunting but not spooky. It has a clarity of purpose — that elusive quality of just enough but no more. In an exhibition of work that is so affective and complex, it somehow suspends and holds the participant in a thrall, it keeps us delicately within its unique activation of space and experience of time. It is beautifully made and situated and is in our estimation a fitting winner in a hugely competitive field.’

The judging panel also congratulated Anna Finlayson, Joshua Petherick and Matthew Greaves whose work was highly commended.

The Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for outstanding Australian contemporary visual art. Artists presented in this major exhibition are still contenders in winning the $1,000 People’s Choice Award. The contemporary artworks are across all mediums, including painting, works on paper, photography and video works, sculpture, ceramics and craft.

The exhibition is showing until 4 March 2018 at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.


Claire Lambe She never speaks about herself, she could be anything 2017

Photograph | Edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP, Isolation Sound Absorber

Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Scout Presents