'Bird of Passage' flies away with 2017 Clayton Utz Art Award

09 Nov 2017

Brisbane, 9 November 2017

Clayton Utz congratulates Queensland artist Bronwyn Hill on winning the $10,000 2017 Clayton Utz Art Award, for her spectacular figurative painting titled 'Bird of Passage'.

Bronwyn took out the top prize having been a finalist for the Award since 2011, and winner of the People's Choice Award in 2015.

Art consultant, author and Museum of Brisbane board director Alison Kubler judged this year's Award. Alison also commended the work of four finalists: Riley P, Selway Lampard, Lindy Sale and Sharon McKenzie. You can view their work here.

Alison presented Bronwyn with her prize at a cocktail reception on October 10 in Clayton Utz' Brisbane premises, where over 180 employees, clients, artists and other special guests enjoyed a private viewing of the work of this year's 40 Award finalists.

Established in 2008 as the LAUNCH: Clayton Utz Travelling Arts Scholarship, and then known as the LAUNCH Art Award, the Clayton Utz Art Award is open to Queensland based artists, or artists with a strong connection to the state.

In the past decade, the Award has attracted many talented emerging and established artists, and provided them with a platform to showcase their work to a wider audience.

Clayton Utz would like to acknowledge and thank Brett Lethbridge of Lethbridge Gallery for his continued support in co-ordinating and managing the Clayton Utz Art Award, which received 280 entries this year.

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