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.
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 2018
Applications are NOW OPEN!
The Dick Bishop Memorial Prize is open to emerging Gippsland artists of any age, artworks of any medium will be accepted and artworks must be produced within the 12 months prior to the entry date. The successful applicant will receive a curated exhibition within the Latrobe Regional Gallery Project Space, a professionally designed exhibition catalogue, and a Latrobe Regional Gallery Membership.
Exhibition to be held on 1 December 2018 to 27 January 2019
To apply for the Prize, please complete the entry form via the link below and return to Latrobe Regional Gallery.
Please see the entry form for more conditions and instructions, as incomplete or late entries will not be accepted.
Entries close Friday 20 July 2018
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 2015: Melanie Caple, I wake to See the World Gone Wild installation image.