Congratulations Sarah Contos
2017 Ramsay Art Prize winner
Congratulations to Sarah Contos, winner of the inaugural $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize, Australia’s richest prize for young contemporary artists.
The winning work of art is titled Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye and brings together personal remnants of Contos’ practice from the last four years, resulting in a colossal quilt that she describes as her most ambitious work to date.
Chosen from more than 450 entries from across the country, and selected by a panel of international and national contemporary art experts, Contos’ 2017 Ramsay Art Prize entry now becomes part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection.
Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye, 2016, Gift of the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation for the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and STATION Gallery, Melbourne.
Congratulations to Julie Fragar, winner of the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize Lipman Karas People’s Choice with her work Goose Chase: All of Us Together Here and Nowhere.