Congratulations to Kate Bohunnis, winner of the $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize 2021, the nation’s most generous prize for Australian artists under forty, with the work edges of excess.
The winning work is a kinetic sculpture. A pendulum, made from metal and fabricated by the artist herself, swings over a slumped fleshy form made from silicone. The sculpture references divination tools used in spiritual healing introduced to the artist as a child.
The judges were unanimous in their appreciation of the work and describe it as conceptually rigorous and technically resolved with an inventive approach to materials, that speaks to the precarity of our times.
Bohunnis’ Ramsay Art Prize 2021 entry now becomes part of AGSA’s collection.
This year twenty-four finalists were selected by a judging panel of contemporary art specialists comprised of Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Director of Programs at Carriageworks and Rebecca Evans, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at AGSA.
More information here.