The Tom Malone Prize was initiated in 2003 by Benefactor of the Foundation of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Elizabeth Malone.
It is an acquisitive prize intended to promote the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of glass made in Australia.
The prize of $12,000 is awarded to the winning artist, while their winning work becomes part of the State Art Collection at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
This year’s short-list comprises ten artists from around the country: Andrew Baldwin (Canberra), Clare Belfrage (Adelaide), Mel Douglas (Canberra), Tim Edwards (Adelaide), Kevin Gordon (Perth), Jeremy Lepisto (Canberra), Nick Mount (Adelaide), Jasmine Targett (Melbourne), Havea Tevita (Sydney) and Jamie Worsley (Perth).
Together, their work reveals the diversity of glass-making today, which moves from the use of the vessel form on one pole, to mixed-media sculptural explorations on the other.
The winner of the Tom Malone Prize for 2014 is...
Mel Douglas for the work Camber.
The Tom Malone Prize 2014 is on display at AGWA from 1 March - 21 April 2014.
In 2011 the Minister for Culture and the Arts, the Honorable John Day announced that the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards would continue. The event however, would become a biennial event and would next be presented at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2013.
The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia.
Winner of the Tom Malone Prize 2014
Recipient of the Western Australian Indigenous Award 2013
Up in the heavens the gods contemplate their next move [secret charms are given to man] 2012
wood, plastic, steel, synthetic polymer paint, feathers, plant fibre and shell
350.0 x 400.0 x 50.0 cm
Artwork courtesy of the artist and Mossenson Galleries
© the artist, courtesy of Mossenson Galleries