We would like to congratulate our artist, the wonderful and inspiring Jeffery Mincham AM on receiving the $10,000 2016 North Queensland Acquisitive Ceramic Award.
Published on their site 14 March 2016:
Pinnacles Gallery at Riverway Art Centre was a scene of excitement and anticipation on Saturday evening as the winners of the 2016 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Award were announced. Jeff Mincham AM was the major winner of the evening, having been awarded the City of Townsville Art Collection Award worth $10,000 for his spectacular piece Bush Ballard (Forces of Nature Series) 2015.
With over 80 stunning Ceramic artworks shortlisted in the 2016 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards choosing the winning works, which included not only the City of Townsville Art Collection Award but a number of others, was a challenge for judge Damon Moon, from JamFactory Contemporary Craft in Adelaide “The 2016 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Award presented an exceedingly strong and diverse group of Ceramic artworks” said Moon. Moon also commented that he was “incredibly impressed with the diversity of the field and the strength of the Ceramic artworks from the North Queensland region”.
Cathy Franzi who received the second award, the Scott Brickworks Award for $1,500 for Silver Banksia, 2016 will be exhibiting in Sabbia Gallery’s Gallery Two exhibition space from 12 October 2016.
Congratulations to both artists.