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Mosman Art Prize winner

Posted Thursday 28 September 2017

Indonesian born Mosman-based artist Jumaadi has been awarded the prestigious acquisitive first prize in the Mosman Art Prize of $50,000.

The 24-panel acrylic work, Some kind of record, 2016, which explores the artist’s cultural roots, now enters the celebrated Mosman Art Collection.

In its 70th anniversary year, the competition received more than 750 entries from around Australia with a total of $65,000 in prize money awarded to artists across four categories.

The art prize is Australia’s oldest and most recognised local government art award and to commemorate the award’s 70th anniversary, the major prize – sponsored by Mosman Council – increased from $30,000 to $50,000, in a strong vote of confidence in the importance and esteem with which the prize is held.