A narrative work showing two exquisitely made water buffalo has taken out the 29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, announced today.
Melbourne-based artist Vipoo Srivilasa will claim the $10,000 prize for his piece entitled Battle of the old and new power, constructed from hundreds of hand-painted porcelain petals.
Judge Dr Patsy Hely, from the School of Art at Australian National University had the difficult job of selecting the winner from the 48 artworks selected as finalists.
This year’s winner is Vipoo Srivilasa’s Battle of old and new power,” she said. “Rendered in pristine white porcelain, it is a fine example of a work where idea, material and technique coalesce.”a
The piece was made in response to the political upheavals taking place in Thailand over the last few years
The Gallery Manager John Walsh said it was pleasing that the award had both local and international appeal with entries coming from Japan, Switzerland, Argentina and Israel.
‘We are very pleased to acquire Vipoo Srivilasa’s winning artwork as it will be a valuable addition to our collection of high-end international ceramics.’ Mr Walsh said.
The exhibition opened today and will continue at Gold Coast City Gallery until 26 October 2014.
The Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award is a biennial award that was established in 1982 to encourage the creation and appreciation of art in clay. It became an international exhibition in 1995. Colour catalogue available for purchase.