Topic: Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010
Past exhibition, from August 7, 2010-January 9, 2011.
Congratulations to Locust Jones, with his work titled 'Lozenge of Dawn', the winner of the Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010.
Locust is the winner of the $15,000 prize money.
The artwork features four handmade papier-mache orbs - three of which are comprised of strips of paper with world news headlines and refer respectively to global internet news stories, stories of climate change and rising sea levels, and the 'Predator' drone fighter planes which fly above Afghanistan in search of terror cells. The fourth orb features collaged imagery of politicians, protestors and soldiers.
Award judge Rachel Kent said she was drawn to both the use of materials in the artist's work, as well as its intriguing and pertinent political message.
Rachel Kent is currently the Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.