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The 2014 Yen STAEDTLER Art Awards Winner: Claudia NIcholson

13 June 2014

We have a winner! Last night at Gaffa, the 2014 Yen Staedtler Art Award Finalist’s exhibition was opened and the winner, Claudia Nicholson, was announced.

The third year of the awards brought a high calibre of homegrown artistic talent to the fore. With over 580 entries, the judges – Art Almanac and Artist Profile editor Owen Craven, Yen editor Annie Sebel and art director Emma Motion, creative agency and’s Nick Doring and Gaffa’s director Kelly Robson and gallery coordinator Grace Mackey – had their work cut out for them. Claudia Nicholson’s intriguing work, Si tomas el agua de Neshuya (Once you have tasted the water of Neshuya) Part 1 of 3, took out the prize.

The winner and finalists exhibition is on at Gaffa from 12 June, 2014 - 23 June, 2014.

ABOUT CLAUDIA NICHOLSON
claudianicholson.com
A Colombian-born artist, adopted and raised in Australia, Nicholson occupies an ambiguous position between both Australian and Latino cultures. Her work is multidisciplinary with a focus on video art and painting. She works extensively with her family, using performance to comment on social attitudes pertaining to kinship and familial relationships.

ABOUT THE AWARDS
yenmag.net/artaward
Yen has a strong tradition of supporting women across all fields but particularly those in the creative arts. Every issue features the best and brightest creative cats out there, a showcase of talent that is also reflected on Yen’s daily website. With that in mind, we decided to create a competition to conquer them all, one that would unearth the most exciting female artists out there. Soon to celebrate its fourth year, the competition has gone from strength to strength with growth in the number of entries and increasingly astounding quality.

THE YEN ART AWARDS WILL OPEN FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN NOVEMBER 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & IMAGES
Annie Sebel, Yen Editor, asebel@yenmag.net, 02 9901 6338