Congratulations to ANU alumna Annika Romeyn on winning the prestigious Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper $15,000 Major Acquisitive Award for her multi-paneled work Endurance 5.
The judges said: “Annika’s stunning work Endurance 5, saturated with gorgeous shades of ultramarine blue, captures the immersive majesty of the coastal landscape of Guerilla Bay. Imbued with personal memory, this powerful image slowly reveals a technical complexity embedded within its exquisite detail.”
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973. In 2020, as part of MPRG’s 50th anniversary celebrations, MPRG held the prestigious biennial National Works on Paper (NWOP) acquisitive exhibition. With a long and rich history, NWOP attracts leading artists from across Australia working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture. Seventy-six artists from all corners of Australia have been shortlisted from over 1100 entries for the 2020 National Works on Paper (NWOP) prize.
This diverse exhibition provides a survey of what’s happening in contemporary art across Australia today. Traditional approaches to working with paper are explored alongside works that incorporate new technologies, pushing the boundaries of the medium and expanding our appreciation of what working with and on paper can be.
The judges for this year’s award were Louise Tegart, Director Art Gallery of Ballarat; Gina Mobayed, Director Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and Danny Lacy, Artistic Director / Senior Curator Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
For more information about the award and a full list of finalists, please see the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s website.