The Inner North Art Prize welcomes three outstanding members of the Inner North arts community who have been selected from a range of art disciplines and arts related fields. The selection panel will be assessing all entries to the Inner North Art Prize and assessing them against the prize’s selection criteria. Finalists will be chosen to exhibit their work in the Inner North Art Prize exhibition, and the winning entries will be selected by our panel. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the selection panel’s commitment to supporting and promoting the Canberran art community and are grateful for their generous support in selecting this year’s Inner North Art Prize finalists and winners.
Jacqueline Bradley is a Canberra-based artist who makes sculptural, wearable and performance works using found objects, fabric, metal and timber. Her practice focuses on the use of clothing and outdoors equipment in sculpture to simultaneously invoke a physical experience in, and subjective interpretation of, the outdoors. Since graduating from the ANU School of Art (SOA) in 2007 Bradley has exhibited nationally and internationally. Significant exhibitions include the 2017 installation Climbing Equipment at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, selection as a finalist in the 2015 National Self Portrait Prize (Australia) and the European touring exhibition FuturoTextiles in 2012 – 14.
Genevieve has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. She is the former Mornings presenter for ABC Canberra and works with a wide range of organisations including the Tara Costigan foundation, and Gift of Life ACT. Genevieve sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for historic places and the boards of the National Folk Festival and Canberra International Music Festival. She has an enduring interest in building and strengthening community engagement.
Bruce Townsend is an architect born in the Northern Territory and bred between Wreck Bay, Melrose High and O’Connor. Bruce established Townsend + Associates in Canberra in 1993 with his wife Catherine, and designed the Street Theatre and the ANCA Artists’ Studios, amongst many other finely crafted residential and commercial commissions. Bruce received a Robin Boyd commendation for Eagle-Gascoigne House (1998) and the Canberra Medallion for Fowler House (1999). He is followed by the Designcraft showroom and factory.
Bruce has also rediscovered surfing and is working on finessing the longboard. He does not compute compromise, and his favourite artists are Rosalie Gascoigne and Sean Scully..