National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize 2013
remix. post. connect.
19 OCTOBER 2013 – 16 FEBRUARY 2014
The prominence given to the self image in social media, on reality television and in everyday life has generated an audience primed to receive and consume personal information. Whether artists today operate from a digital platform or not, their self portraits are likely to be understood within this context.
remix. post. connect. explores the impulse to manipulate, present or exchange aspects of self, through artworks in a range of media. The exhibition acknowledges that identity is unstable, and that one’s sense of self is informed by multiple, often competing, influences, including heritage.
The invited artists adopt various approaches that do not always conform to traditional notions of self portraiture. While some use biography or narrative, others are less overt. In each case, the artists have disclosed something about themselves, whether fabricated or ‘real’. View more information here
Curator: Samantha Littley, Curator, UQ Art Museum
Judge: Blair French, Assistant Director (Curatorial and Digital), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
View the online catalogue here
Nell is the winner of The University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2013. View her entry here
Alex Seton is the winner of the People's Choice Award
Saturday 19 October 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
James Dodd, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Victoria Reichelt and Sancintya Simpson in conversation with Samantha Littley.
UQ Art Museum's Selfie Comp
Winner: Jennifer McLeod
View the winning entry and short list on facebook here