Robert Ewing wins Hazelhurst National Art on Paper Award

Hazelhurst Arts Centre on Friday night announced Robert Ewing as the winner of the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019.

Ewing, who is from Pinjarra in Western Australia, has been awarded $15,000 for his work entitled Chaos and Consequence.

Ewing said his artwork presents a real and imagined landscape in the context of a theatrical stage setting.

"Tthe artwork seeks to engage the viewer in an intimate dialogue of association to a changing landscape," he said.

Artist Robert Ewing in his Pinjarra studio in Western Australia. Picture: ewingarts.com.au

Artist Robert Ewing in his Pinjarra studio in Western Australia. Picture: ewingarts.com.au

The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award promotes excellence and innovation in the field of art on paper.

This year Hazelhurst received entries from more than 800 artists from throughout Australia. The judges chose Ewing' work from 86 finalists.

Judges for the 2019 Art on Paper Award were artists Idris Murphy, Joan Ross and Oliver Watts, artist and Head Curator of Artbank.

The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award has become a significant national exhibition that aims to elevate the status of works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.

The Young & Early Career Artist Award of $5,000was awarded toBelem Lett forMountains of Madness.

The Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Prize of $5,000 was awarded jointly toKerry Toomey for Mundhuii and Paul Williams for Painting ongoing.

The installation crew also chose their favourite work which this year has been awarded to Kate Vassallofor her workChance Forms. Vassallo will receive a 4 week residency at Hazelhurst.

Visitors can vote for The People's Choice Award of $1,000 which will be announced on November 8.

  • The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019 can be viewed at Hazelhurst Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea, until November 17.