Still: National Still Life Award is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers. Still seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre.
About the award:
Still: National Still Life Award takes a fresh and contemporary approach to still life and its themes; memento mori, life and death, observation of and reverence for everyday objects, their meaning and memory.
The selection process: Finalists will be selected by a panel which includes Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery staff Cath Fogarty, Jo Besley, Chloe Waters, QAGOMA Indigenous Arts Curator Katina Davidson, and Sydney based art collector Lisa Paulsen.
The 2021 guest judge is Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Acquisitions from Still become part of the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery collection.