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HOBART HUGHES WINS 2015 CHIPPENDALE NEW WORLD ART PRIZE

The Multi-media Artist heads to the Greek island of Kefalonia to partake in a $10,000 arts residency at Ionion Centre for the Arts and Culture

 

Sydney artist Hobart Hughes, has been awarded the 2015 Chippendale New World Art Prize for his multidisciplinary video installation, ‘Hole in the Sky’ (2015).

Now in its third year, the Chippendale New World Art Prize is a major ten year arts initiative financed by a personal donation of $100,000, by passionate arts philanthropist, Dr Stanley Quek. The prize’s mission is to foster the next generation of Australian emerging artists by providing international arts residences in some of the world’s most inspiring locations.

This year, Hobart Hughes will take his work and ideas to the Greek island of Kefalonia to partake in a $10,000 arts residency at the Ionion Centre for the Arts and Culture for three months with all expenses paid. Previous CNWAP winners have travelled to Beijing and Spain to practice their craft and exhibit in their host country.

The winner and finalists were selected by this year’s prestigious judging panel including Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Director, Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE, art critic and broadcaster, Andrew Frost and the prize’s benefactor, Greencliff CEO, Dr Stanley Quek.

ABOUT THE WINNING WORK

In his work ‘Hole in the Sky’, winning artist, Hobart Hughes, invites the viewer to explore the phenomena of ‘dapples’ – the intricate circular forms created when sunlight passes through a canopy of leaves. He uses immersive projections and accompanying sounds to create this.

"This phenomenon was first noticed by the ancient Greeks and is a result of overlapping leaves forming pinholes. The circles you see are in fact an image of the sun," Mr Hughes said

The viewer is embraced in coloured fields of these dapples, each field being the same moment stretched slightly in time; surrounded within an electronic memory of light and sound, a presence within a phenomena.

Chippendale Creative Precinct director Nicky Ginsberg said that the judges felt that Hughes’ multidisciplinary installation was “beautifully considered, well executed and perfectly encapsulated this year’s theme of Phenomena.”

Judges and Winner Hobart Hughes

From Left: Judge Dr Stanley Quek, President of the CCP Nicky Ginsberg, Winner Hobart Hughes and Judge Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The entire judging panel was taken aback by the high calibre and diversity of the artwork entered into this years’ prize. Although Hobart Hughes was voted unanimously as the standout winner, the judges highly commended the works of three artists:

  • Todd Fuller for Little Star;
  • Alun Rhys Jones for his work Beckham and
  • Chandra + Stewart for Most People were Silent 21:11:19 | 31-12-14

THE EVOLUTION OF THE PRIZE

Thanks to the generosity and vision of the prize’s benefactor, Dr Stanley Quek, the CNWAP has provided life changing international experiences and development opportunities to some very promising creative talent.

It has been very rewarding to watch the CNWAP evolve over the last three years with the amount of submissions growing considerably, year on year. It has now become a highly anticipated event in the Sydney arts calendar.

“We’re delighted to be able to provide this once in a lifetime opportunity for the incredibly talented Hobart Hughes to further his practice on the idyllic Greek island of Kefalonia. We look forward to seeing what he creates during his three month residency” Ms Ginsberg said.

Hughes’ art spans performance, installation, sculpture, animation and film with some of his work attracting global attention. His music clip for Mental As Anything’s ‘Let’s Cook’ was exhibited at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York in and his animation ‘Removed’ was screened at the Tate Modern, London.

THE EXHIBITION CONTINUES

The winner along with 36 finalists will be exhibited as part of the Chippendale New World Art Prize 2015 exhibition that spans across three locations in Chippendale: the NG Art Gallery (3 Little Queen St), the Carlton Street project space (Carlton Street, Central Park) and X88 Gallery (88 Abercrombie St).

The Chippendale New World Art Prize 2015 exhibition will run until Saturday 2nd May 2015 across the NG Art Gallery, the Carlton Project Space - open Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm-6pm and X88 Gallery - open Monday - Friday, 12pm-5pm.

Stills From: Hobart Hughes, Hole in the Sky 2015, Monitor 900mm x 560mm and Video projection 5 meters x 11 meters

 

See the other finalists works online - click here

 

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

THE GREEK ISLE OF KEFALONIA & THE IONION CENTRE FOR THE ARTS AND CULTURE

 

The Chippendale New World Art Prize is helping create important international relationships and opportunities for collaboration as well as placing Chippendale on a world stage. We are delighted to have formed a new connection with at the Ionion Centre for the Arts and Culture and wish to thank them for their incredible support.

The Lord Mayor of Kefalonia in Greece has also endorsed the relationship:

To The Chippendale Creative Arts Precinct - Sydney
In attention of
Mrs Nicky Ginsberg

Subject: Connecting the Island Kefalonia with Sydney 2015

The Municipality of Kefalonia has been informed about the collaboration of the Ionion Center of the Arts and Culture with Australian Institutions and Artists for the program in 2015 as well for the Chippendale Creative Precinct Award is welcoming this initiative… Read more

 

 

THE CNWAP PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

ALSO HAVE YOUR SAY

 

There is still time to have your say - vote in our People’s Choice Award to go in the draw to win a $300 Corban & Blair voucher along with many other prizes.

HOW TO VOTE:

1. Go to @chippendalecreative Instagram page
2. Click the image of the work you wish to vote for
3. Click the 'like' button to have your vote counted in the People's Choice Award

 

We would like to thank our sponsors for their active support, to whom we are extremely grateful:

Frasers Property Australia, Sekisui House, APN Outdoor, X88,  NG Art Gallery, Bibliotheque and Corban & Blair.

 
 
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OF THE CHIPPENDALE CREATIVE PRECINCT
 

The Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) is a non-profit organisation established in 2010, founded to promote Chippendale as a creative cluster and cultural hub. We are bringing Chippendale into the new era, through initiatives designed to enhance the synergy of the local creative community, generate economic growth and provide inspiration through the arts in an urban environment.

Founder and President of the CCP, Nicky Ginsberg (of NG Art Gallery), alongside the CCP Board, warmly invite creative businesses and individuals to join us to support and promote creativity in Chippendale.

We would love for you to advance your business through the CCP with our networking events, university partnerships, member benefits and many other exciting opportunities to come!

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email: info@chippendalecreative.com.au
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