2016 Len Fox Painting Award Winner Announced!

Prudence Flint has won the 2016 Len Fox Painting Award, for her work Wash (2015). Melbourne based Flint has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, and Hobart. She was awarded Highly Commended in the 2014 Sunshine Coast Art Prize and the 2014 Portia Geach Memorial Award, which she won in 2010. She won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2004. She has been a finalist in numerous prize shows including; Archibald Portrait Prize, Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Salon des Refuses, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, R & M McGivern Prize, Darebin-La Trobe Acquisitive Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Prize, National Works on Paper, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Rick Amor Drawing Prize and Paul Guest Prize. Her work is held in the collections of City of Port Phillip, Artbank, BHB Billiton, Gold Coast City Collection, University of Wollongong and numerous private collections in Australia and New Zealand. Reproductions of Flint’s work have appeared in publications such as Art Monthly, Australian Art Collector and ARTAND Australia. Flint is represented by Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney and Bett Gallery in Hobart.

This prize is significant, and one of the richest painting prizes in Australia. The Len Fox Painting Award is a $50,000 acquisitive award initiated and generously funded by Len Fox (1905-2004). This prestigious award commemorates the life and work of his uncle, the influential Australian born painter, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915). Known for his plein air, impressionist style, Fox’s paintings are characterized by vibrantly coloured landscapes and scenes of everyday life. The 2016 Len Fox Painting Award is an exciting opportunity for artists to interpret these qualities in a contemporary context. The 2016 judge was Dr Rex Butler (art historian, writer and Professor, Art History & Theory, at Monash University).

Forty-three contemporary artists were shortlisted in the 2016 Len Fox Painting Award Exhibition, a $50,000 acquisitive award for a painting in sympathy with the work of Emanuel Phillips Fox. Chosen by a panel, the artists shortlisted were selected from 170 entries. The 2016 shortlisted artists are:

Abdul Abdullah, Brian Armstrong, Alec Baker, Angela Brennan, Lynne Boyd, Kevin Chin, Marcel Cousins, Dario Falzon, Kenneth Felstead, Prudence Flint, Hannah Fox, Mark Fox, Marc Freeman, Janet Green, Naomi Hobson, Mark Howson, Jason Jones, Shane Jones, Ken Knight, Travis MacDonald, Robert Maclaurin, Jan McNeill, Lynn Miller, Karen Mills, David Moore, John Nixon, Mark Ogge, Theo Papathomas, Colin Pennock, Madeleine Peters, Shirely Purdie, Petra Reece, Jenny Rodgerson, Steve Salo, Bill Sampson, Ross Skinner, Jennie Stewart, Adriane Strampp, Liz Stute, James Tinsley, Robert Watson, Peter Wegner, Marcus Wills.

Image: Prudence Flint, Wash 2015, oil on linen. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Australian Galleries.