National Student Art Prize Finalist
Shan Turner-Carroll completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in the School of Creative Arts in 2012.
He has recently been selected to represent the University of Newcastle in Hatched, the National Tertiary Student Art Prize held in Perth WA at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA).
Hatched is seen as a vital compass in identifying emerging creative talent across Australia. The selection panel this year included Glen Barkley, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney; Singapore based independent curator Isobel Ching; Australian artist and curator of Perth's OK Gallery, Andrew Varano; PICA Curator Leigh Robb and PICA Special Projects Curator Tim Carter.
Hatched runs from the 19th April to the 9th of June 2013 and has its official opening and announcement of the $35,000 annual award (the Dr Harold Shenberg Art Prize) on Friday the 9th April.
Shan's trip to Perth to install his work and participate in the opening and artist forum is funded by the School of Creative Arts.
Shan was the winner of the Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship in 2012. He will be travelling to Burma in June to exhibit his BFA Honours project and to work on a new body of work reflecting his experiences in his ancestral homeland.