Robert Andrew Finalist in the Alice Prize 2018 – Thursday, 22 March 2018
Robert Andrew, White Wash Over The Burn (2017), Burnt timber boards – aluminium, ochre, oxides, 79 cm by 290 cm
Congratulations to Robert Andrew for being selected as a finalist in the Alice Prize 2018 for his work White Wash Over The Burn. The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize coordinated by the Alice Springs Art Foundation, and open to works in any medium or theme. Significant among regional art prizes, the Alice Prize contributes to one of the largest regional collections of Australian art, with works by leading artists from across its near 50 year history.
Andrew is an artist of mixed heritage, a decedent of the Yawuru people from the Broome area in the Kimberley, Western Australia, as well as of European and Filipino descent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art and an Honours Degree in Fine Arts from Griffith University, where he is currently a post graduate candidate for a Doctorate in Visual Arts.
His work is held in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria and has been exhibited as part of Moving Backwards into the Future (2015) and Colony: Frontier Wars (2017) at the Ian Potter Centre at the NGV, as well as Ars Electronica (2017) in Austria. He was commissioned to make Moving from the Binary for the Experimenta Make Sense International Triennial of Media Art. In 2017 Andrew had solos at the Museum of Brisbane and Metro Arts Brisbane.