SIX : 2020 l Mossenson Galleries, Perth, Australia
19 November to 5 December 2020
Opening by the Honourable David Templeman MLA, Minister for the Arts.
Mossenson Art Foundation (‘MAF’) was incorporated in 2010. One of MAF’s objectives is to sponsor and encourage artists by means of art prizes and exhibitions. Mossenson Galleries is one of Australia's leading commercial galleries which has been exhibiting art produced by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists since 1993. To mark the gallery’s milestone of 27 years of operation and acknowledging the current challenging environment for Western Australian visual artists, Mossenson Galleries and MAF have contributed resources to present SIX : 2020.
SIX : 2020 aims to support Western Australian artists by providing exposure, backing and a venue to showcase quality artworks whilst at the same time making a meaningful contribution to the local art community. Six artists who reside in Western Australia were selected from a large number of entries by the judging panel which consisted of:
Lancelot Hyde _ Curator of the Royal Perth Hospital Art Collection
Connie Petrillo _ Curator of the St John of God Health Care Art Collection
and a representative from the Mossenson Art Foundation.
Mossenson Art Foundation granted each of the successful artists $1,000.00 towards materials for the new artworks. The artists receive all of the exhibition sales proceeds without the gallery taking any commission. No restrictions were placed on colour or material selection for this project and there is no particular theme for the exhibition. Artists were invited to develop their own proposals based on their interests and philosophical approach to their own art practices.
The six successful artists chosen for Six : 2020 from a competitive field present a diverse group ranging from emerging through mid career to senior artists. The chosen artists’ work reflect a diverse range of themes which are particularly relevant to these unusual times.