2020 National Works on Paper
An MPRG exhibition
5 December 2020 - 21 February 2021
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973.
In 2020, as part of MPRG’s 50th anniversary celebrations, MPRG is holding the prestigious biennial National Works on Paper (NWOP) acquisitive exhibition. With a long and rich history, NWOP attracts leading artists from across Australia working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture.
NWOP supports and promotes contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper with up to $50,000 acquisitions and awards.
Canberra-based artist Annika Romeyn is the winner of the prestigious National Works on Paper $15,000 major acquisitive award for her multi-paneled work Endurance 5.
MPRG has also made the following acquisitions to the Collection: Suzanne Archer (NSW), Timothy Cook (NT), Robert Fielding (SA), Winsome Jobling (NT), Linda Puna (SA), Jenna Lee (VIC).
Seventy-six artists from all corners of Australia have been shortlisted from over 1100 entries for the 2020 National Works on Paper (NWOP) prize. The 2020 finalists are:
Kim ANDERSON, Suzanne ARCHER, Lyn ASHBY, Peter ATKINS, Elizabeth BANFIELD, Hannah BEILHARZ, Chris BOND and Drew PETTIFER, Godwin BRADBEER, Kaye BROWN, Jane BURTON, Penelope CAIN, Marilou CHAGNAUD, Timothy COOK, Matt COYLE, Sam CRANSTOUN, Julia DAVIS and Lisa JONES, Stephen EASTAUGH, Naomi ELLER, Robert EWING, Robert FIELDING, Anna FINLAYSON, Belinda FOX, David FRAZER, Kath FRIES, Brian FUATA, Ash GARWOOD, Minna GILLIGAN, Shaun GLADWELL, Tamika GRANT-IRAMU, Katherine HATTAM, Judy HOLDING, Anna HOYLE, Clare HUMPHRIES, Winsome JOBLING, Deborah KELLY, Iluwanti KEN, Martin KING, Ilona KISS, Barbie KJAR, Jenna LEE, Dane LOVETT, Chips MACKINOLTY, Laith McGREGOR, Noel McKENNA, Roma McLAUGHLIN, Todd McMILLAN, Fiona McMONAGLE, Vera MÖLLER, Ray MONDE, Kent MORRIS, Tom O'HERN, Becc ORSZÁG, David PALLISER, Louise PARAMOR, Hubert PAREROULTJA, Riley PAYNE, Tom POLO, Patrick POUND, Linda PUNA, Cameron ROBBINS, Brian ROBINSON, Annika ROMEYN, Pip RYAN, Wendy SHARPE, Kylie STILLMAN, Jacqui STOCKDALE, Marina STROCCHI, Hiromi TANGO, Hossein VALAMANESH, Lisa WAUP, Rosie WEISS, Regina WILSON, Judith WRIGHT, Heidi YARDLEY
This diverse exhibition provides a survey of what’s happening in contemporary art across Australia today. Traditional approaches to working with paper are explored alongside works that incorporate new technologies, pushing the boundaries of the medium and expanding our appreciation of what working with and on paper can be.
The judges for this year’s award are Louise Tegart, Director Art Gallery of Ballarat; Gina Mobayed, Director Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and Danny Lacy, Artistic Director / Senior Curator Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
2020 NWOP CATALOGUE
MPRG has published a fully illustrated catalogue for the 2020 National Works on Paper and can be purchased from our online store for $10 (free postage).
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
You can vote in the 2020 NWOP People's Choice Award here - the winning artist will receive $1000.
EXHIBITION LAUNCH AND ANNOUNCEMENT
THE JUDGES' WALK THROUGH
MPRG TV TALKS
NWOP: THE JUDGES TALK, Thursday 17 December, 7.15pm
RILEY PAYNE: ARTIST STUDIO SERIES, Thursday 7 January, 7.15pm
RAY MONDE: ARTIST STUDIO SERIES, Thursday 21 January, 7.15pm
WENDY SHARPE: ARTIST STUDIO SERIES, Thursday 4 February, 7.15pm
NWOP MYSTERY FLIGHT: ARTIST STUDIO SERIES, Thursday 11 February, 7.15pm
ONLINE WORKSHOPS - ART BOXES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
DAVID FRAZER: MASTERING PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP, Saturday 16 January, 11am
HUBERT PAREROULTJA: MASTERING WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP, Saturday 30 January, 11am
NWOP ARTIST FLOOR TALK AND WORKSHOPS
KYLIE STILLMAN, ROMA McLAUGHLIN, ELIZABETH BANFIELD, Friday 19 February, 9.30am
Annika Romeyn - Winner of the 2020 National Works on Paper $15,000 major acquisitive award, Endurance 5 2019, watercolour monotype on paper