The University of Newcastle, Australia

National Art Prize winner 2013

Shan Turner Carroll Art Prize winnerCongratulations to UoN's Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) student Shan Turner- Carroll who has won the coveted Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize 2013, a National Tertiary Art Prize worth $35,000.

Shan's work was selected to represent the University of Newcastle at Hatched - an exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, featuring 37 graduating artists from 20 art schools across Australia.

In its 22 years, Hatched has become a vital compass in identifying the most dynamic emerging practices from a new generation of artists.

Shan is the fourth winner of the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize which allows new artists to invest in the development of their practice through travel, research or production support. Doctor Harold Schenberg was a respected Western Australian dermatologist, renowned art collector and passionate art benefactor.

Shan was the 2012 recipient of the Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship and will travel to Myanmar in June 2013 to exhibit his Honours project and to work on a new body of work reflecting his experiences in his ancestral homeland.Shan Turner Carroll

His winning work, from his "Primal Crown" series, references his tribal ancestry, and Papua New Guinean family history and upbringing. "Primal Crown" imagery uses tribal aesthetics to represent the primitive, animal, and spiritual aspects of self often subjugated by a perfection focussed and celebrity obsessed Western Culture.

Images courtesy of Shan Turner-Carroll

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