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Lake Art Prize 2020 Finalist Exhibition
January 2 - February 7
The winner of the inaugural Lake Art Prize 2020 was announced on 11 December 2020 as Chelle Destefano, for her work Navigating to Safe Space 2020. Artists from across Australia were invited to submit works for the prize responding to the theme ‘Where there is Water’, and Destefano’s work was selected as the winner from over 600 submissions.
Navigating to Safe Space is a combination of textile and video performance and represents the artist’s journey to find her safe space in her community.
“The message in the work relating to seas of communities was a powerful one when I related an experience I had when looking for and finding the deaf community,” Destefano said.
“It was like seas of water trying to find that, and then coming to shore, so to speak, to find them.”
In addition to acquiring Destefano’s work, MAC also purchased four other exceptional works from the exhibition for its permanent collection. They included The Last Arborist by Lotti Consalvo, Water is Life! by Ben Adams, Baaka Nhuungku by Lotte Hilder and Jasmine Cruciun, and Wilugaju Wilara by Dale Collier and Nicole Monks.
The Lake Art Prize 2020 Finalist exhibition is on display at MAC until 7 February. Visitors are welcome to place a vote in the Lake Art Prize 2020 People’s Choice Award.
Image: Chelle Destefano, Navigating to Safe Space 2020. Textile, video performance (duration 3:1)