Image credit: Winner of the Dick Bishop Memorial Prize 2017: Gail Smith, ‘Untitled (Walk I)’, 2016, silver gelatin print, hand-processed, 115 x 89 cm. Collection of the artist.
DICK BISHOP MEMORIAL PRIZE
CONGRATULATIONS TO GAIL SMITH, WINNER OF THE DICK BISHOP MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017
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.
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.
Image credit: Winner of the Dick Bishop Memorial Prize 2015: Melanie Caple, I wake to See the World Gone Wild installation image.