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  • Writer's pictureEva Beltran

Finalist National Emerging Art Prize 2023

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

"The Witch of Mt. Painter" (120 x 90 cm oil on canvas) has been selected for the National Emerging Art Prize 2023.

Curated by Amber Creswell Bell and judged by a esteemed selection panel, the prize was. established to provide "a highly visible national platform to identify, promote and support the most promising emerging visual and ceramic artists in Australia".

On show at Michael Reid Art Bar in Pyrmont between 1 - 14 November.

The online exhibition of finalists can be seen here


Mt Painter is a summit in the northern area of the Flinders Rangers in South Australia. The view from the top is an extraordinary ancient landscape rich in geological history. It feels enchanted, like dormant but strongly “present”. Up there I found a memorial plaque with an extract from an old poem that perfectly captured the feeling. “Upon this lonely summit I have sought the witch. Who holds in liege this arid land wherein. With subtle magic she has wrought enchantment. That I fain would understand”. From “The witch of MT. Painter” by Richard Grenfell (1947).


Located in The Star complex Best entrance via the Jones Bay Road entrance of The Star 4 Jones Bay Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009 (follow the pink wall)

Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4 pm

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