2023

 

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Sun Kissed #1, #2, #3, #4 by Chris Bowes
Winner of the $25,000 prize

 

The work is positive film imprinted with Sunlight.

Chris Bowes is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Naarm (Melbourne), on the unceded lands of the Kulin nation.

The concept statement for the winning work reads:
 
“Sun Kissed is a series of experimental photographs created using a hand-made camera that, rather than capturing a representational image, instead captures the colour of light. They are presented in pairs, each pair containing an imprint of the light at sunrise and sunset over the course of several days. As such, the work's aim is to reduce landscape photography to its most basic form, imbuing photographic film with an impression of the sun rather than capturing it washing over the environment.”


 The adjudicators also nominated four Highly Commended entries:

 

 The Colony Reclaims The Land, 2022

 

The Colony Reclaims the Land by Melanie Cobham

 


A flying saucer over Clyde Mountain, shows Declan, dead at two hours old, how to make a new body out of light., 2023   Judith Nangala Crispin

 

A flying saucer over Clyde Mountain, shows Declan, dead at two hours old, how to make a new body out of light by Judith Nangala Crispin

 


I Knew At The Time, 2023

 

I Knew at the Time by Jess Leonard

 

 

 I don't always understand selectively mute (diptych), 2022

 

I don't always understand/selectively mute by Aarayah Loynd