Richardson wins Canberra Contemporary Art Prize
Penelope Richardson winner of Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) Art Prize with the work ‘Fight City‘ from the Confess Series.
Judge: Dr Charles Merewether
“Using the aesthetics of decay I am attempting to explore and intentionally blur the boundary between the real of the ‘media’ and the imagined of the individual”.
Richardson is interested in “exploring a human response to the representations of reality using the poetics of drawing and photography”. The work suggests that as the village globalises the significance of ones’ own community, the role of the individual in that community comes into question.
Dr Charles Merewether (Director – 2006 Biennale of Sydney).
Work details: Fight City, Lambda on silver paper,100 cm x 100 cm, 2005