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Ashley Frost Wins Viewers' Choice – 2017 Mosman Art Prize

26 October 2017

Ashley Frost (NSW) has won The Viewers’ Choice 2017 Mosman Art Prize with Tradies Sublime, a richly layered and colourful painting that pays quiet homage to the humble worker whose early morning starts regularly witness perhaps the best and most visually beautiful time of the day – sunrise.

Congratulating Frost on his win, John Cheeseman, Director Mosman Art Gallery said, “Ashley’s urban morning landscape was the clear winner at this year’s Viewers’ Choice. With Mosman Art Prize showcasing the best examples of contemporary painting in Australia, this annual exhibition continues to draw large attendances and significant public support. We’ve hosted near to 12,000 visitors this year and there is no thought of the Prize slowing down, especially as it celebrates its 70th year.”

The Mosman Art Society has once again generously supported this award with a $1000 cash prize.

On hearing the news Thirroul based Frost said, “It is an honour to receive this award from the Mosman Art Society and I’m grateful to Mosman Council and the Art Gallery for their continued support of this highly recognised national art prize and its bringing together of artists, art and audiences.”

The 2017 Mosman Art Prize presented 88 finalists from over 750 entries across Australia. This year’s guest judge Kirsten Paisley, Deputy Director, National Gallery of Australia, awarded the major acquisitive prize of $50,000 to Sydney artist, Jumaadi for his multi-panelled work, “Some kind of record”.

Celebrating 70 years in 2017, Mosman Art Prize is the longest running, continuous municipal art prize in Australia. Proud of its rich history in fostering emerging and established artists the Prize is Mosman Art Gallery’s flagship annual exhibition.

2017 Mosman Art Prize exhibition runs to Sunday 29 October – closing at 3pm.