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Birchalls Contemporary Art Prize


Exhibition Opening: 8 July 5.30pm - 7pm, Exhibition Dates: 11 July-12 August 2016

Start Date

July 8, 2016 5:30 pm

End Date

Aug 12, 2016 5:00 pm


Academy Gallery, Inveresk

Birchalls Contemporary Art Prize 

Birchalls Contemporary Art Prize

Exhibition guest opening speaker: Professor Noel Frankham, Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania
Exhibition opening: 5.30pm – 7pm Friday 8 July 2016
Exhibition dates: 11 July – 12 August 2016*
Exhibition artists: Emerging artists from the Secondary, TasTAFE and University education sector.
Exhibition curator: Fiona Lehman

The Birchalls Contemporary Art Prize for Students (BCAPS) has two categories—upper secondary and tertiary—and is judged by nationally respected artists and curators. It aims to showcase students early in their development as artists, with some having not exhibited publicly before. Importantly, the Finalists Exhibition gives these artists the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition, in a professional gallery space, alongside their peers. The Finalists Exhibition itself provides the Tasmanian community with something new, not necessarily available from other exhibitions—it is an opportunity to enjoy student's works from a variety of perspectives and using a variety of media. BCAPS is an initiative of Birchalls and the Academy Gallery.

Image credit: Jessica Eastburn, Impact, 2014, digital print, watercolour, ink and graphite, 110 x 66cm.

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Academy Gallery
*Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Academy of the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston
University of Tasmania