Team Bilk took a road trip to Bendigo to support some of our gallery artists who had made the final cut in the prestigious Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award 2013. Congratulations Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Robert Foster, Larah Nott, Mark Edgoose, Jill Hermans, Blanche Tilden, Marcus Foley, Sarah Murphy and an extra special congratulations to Tracy Pateman for winning one of the awards!
“Bendigo Art Gallery is the host the Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award 2013 in partnership with Buda Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine. This award is a unique biennial exhibition which aims to encourage, foster and promote excellence and innovation in Australian metalwork as well as cultivate an understanding and appreciation of silversmithing to a wider audience. The 2013 award exhibition brings together a survey of work by 55 artists from across Australia at varying stages of their careers, highlighting the diversity and calibre of current contemporary practice.” (http://www.bendigoartgallery.com.au/Prizes_Scholarships/Contemporary_Australian_Silver_Metalwork_Award)
With thanks to Jenifer Rahmoy for the images below.