Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bulgari Art Award 2013

The Bulgari Art Award is an annual award to support contemporary Australian painting.
Each year, the Gallery identifies a significant painting by a mid-career Australian artist to be acquired for the collection.
The award, sponsored by Bulgari, consists of $50,000 for acquisition of the painting and a residency for the artist in Italy valued at $30,000. The total award of $80,000 makes it one of the most valuable art awards in Australia.
The 2013 winner is Jon Cattapan for his work Imagine a Raft (Hard Rubbish 4+5) 2012.
And the award is presented at a slap-up dinner for around 100 guests. This year's chef : Tony Bilson, the Godfather of Australian cuisine.