Chris Bond has been announced as the winner of the inaugural invitation only BalletLab McMahon Contemporary Art Award. Judge Max Delany, Director of ACCA, selected Bond as the winner in July from the five shortlisted artists
The shortlisted finalists were selected by a prestigious panel including Patrice Sharkey, Director, Westspace; Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator, ACMI; Hannah Mathews, Curator, MUMA; curator Michael Brennan; Dr Marcus McMahon and Balletlab’s Artistic Director Phillip Adams. The artists are Chris Bond, Lane Cormick, Eric Demetriou, Ruth O’Leary and Lisa Radford, working with collaborator Sam George.
Established in 2016 and generously supported by philanthropist Dr Marcus McMahon,the BalletLab McMahon Contemporary Art Award is awarded to a contemporary artist who demonstrates a commitment to brave, innovative and transitional practice that contests the boundaries of contemporary art in new and impactful ways. The winning artist is offered an opportunity to progress their practice through the creation of a new work inspired by and exhibited at the Balfletlab’s new home, South Melbourne’s historic Temperance Hall.
Bond will present his new work ‘Congress’ at Temperance Hall in August 2017.