New national metal prize honours memory of Robert Foster, celebrated designer and alumnus

Tuesday 3 May 2022

The Robert Foster F!NK National Metal Prize is open to Australian-based metal working artists who create hollow-ware, flatware, lighting, small scale sculpture and objects.

Robert Foster, who trained in silversmithing at the then Canberra School of Art, founded FINK + Co in 1993 in Queanbeyan, near Canberra. 

The award will celebrate outstanding work in the field of contemporary metal work by both established and emerging designers and craftspeople. Ten finalists, at least three of whom will be emerging artists, will have their work exhibited at Craft ACT as part of the DESIGN Canberra festival in 2022.

The judges will be Ewan McEoin, National Gallery of Victoria; Brian Parkes, Jam Factory; and Rohan Nicols, University of Tasmania.

Three makers will receive cash prizes – a major award of $10,000, an emerging artist award of $3000 and the Tall Foundation acquisition award of $5000.

Further information: 2022 Robert Foster F!NK National Metal Prize – Craft ACT

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