Hayden Jackson painting

Image credit: Winner of the Dick Bishop Memorial Prize 2016: Hayden Jackson, Untitled, 2016, acrylic, spray paint and varnish. 1.8m x 2m. Collection of the artist.

DICK BISHOP MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017

ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017
The successful applicant will be notified by Monday 1 May 2017. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing.

PRIZE
The successful applicant will receive a curated exhibition at Latrobe Regional Gallery, to be held 15 July – 6 August 2017.

WHO CAN APPLY?
The Dick Bishop Memorial Prize is open to emerging artists of any age.  Individuals or groups who are current full time residents of Gippsland may apply.

ENQUIRIES
Please see the application form below for more information, entry requirements and how to apply. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For further enquiries please contact the Assistant Curator by email on lrg@latrobe.vic.gov.au.

RICHARD (DICK) BISHOP
1929 – 2004
Dick Bishop arrived in Morwell in 1961 to teach art at Morwell Technical School and by 1967 established the Diploma of Art course. In 1984 he also established TAFE courses in Applied Art in Newborough and initiated ‘The Jason Club’, the forerunner of the Latrobe Regional Gallery Friends group. Bishop officially retired in 1988 but remained involved in the Moe Heritage Art Group and was a mentor to a group he called ‘The Dead Wombat Society’ up until his passing in 2004. Throughout his life he was passionate about supporting emerging artists, and this prize is an ongoing recognition of his commitment.