2016 Judges

Yvette Watt is a Lecturer in Fine Art at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania, where she also completed a MFA and a PhD. She is currently Studio Head of Painting and Drawing.

Yvette’s art practice spans 30 years and while painting-based for many years, her work is now diverse in form and medium.

She has held numerous solo exhibitions and has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including Parliament House, Canberra, Artbank and the Art Gallery of WA.

Yvette has been actively involved in animal advocacy since the mid-1980s and her artwork is heavily informed by her activism. 

 

Carla Fletcher is an Australian Artist. 

She is currently based in Melbourne and has a Bachelor of Fine Art Drawing with distinction from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Fletcher has had continuous solo exhibitions in Australia since 2003 and has been represented in various local and national group shows.

Including being a Finalist in the following Australian Prizes:
– FINALIST 2015 ARCHIBALD PRIZE (AGNSW)
– FINALIST 2014 ARCHIBALD PRIZE (AGNSW)
– FINALIST 2013 SULMAN PRIZE (AGNSW)
– FINALIST 2012 PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD (NSW)
– FINALIST 2011 BLACK SWAN PRIZE (Perth, W.A)
– FINALIST 2010 ARCHIBALD PRIZE (AGNSW)

 

Alasdair Doyle is a visual artist and art writer based in Hobart, Tasmania. Having completed his Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts in art theory and electronic media at the University of Tasmania in 2015, Alasdair’s video based practice challenges notions of societal advancement within our present cultural condition, and seeks to stimulate the way an audience thinks about and responds to the idea of ‘progress’.

Through infiltrating public and private life, Doyle’s work melds commerce and cheap marketing with barren landscapes and futile gestures, to bring forth and capture the tension between consumer culture and our existential condition.

Alasdair Doyle is the 2015 Tasmanian Portraiture Prize winner, recipient of Arts Tasmania, Australia Council, Creative Partnerships Australia, Hobart Creative City, and Tasmanian Regional Arts grants, undertook an arts residency at Popps Packing in Detroit in late 2015, and is a 2016 Next Wave artist.