Meet the Judges
The Judging panel for the Women’s Art Prize Tasmania is composed of experienced, skilled artists, art workers and members of the Tasmanian art community. They are responsible for judging the Acquisitive and Emerging Prizes.
Meet our judges for 2020.
Dawn Oelrich, BFA(UVic), BBus (QUT), DC (USC) – Director Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)
With over 20 years working in visual arts in Queensland, most recently as Curator at the University of the Sunshine Coast, I have been delighted to move to Tasmania and take up the role as Director of Burnie Regional Art Gallery. The largest regional art gallery in the northwest, BRAG has a 40-year history providing thought-provoking exhibitions, supporting artists and engaging the community. I am happy to continue that good work.
Prior to moving to Burnie, and as Curator at the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery I sat on several committees including the Master Planning Committee, all new building committees and the Vice Chancellors Art Advisory Committee (VCAAC). Earlier in my career, I was the Exhibitions Coordinator at Redcliffe City Gallery (from 1995 to 2003) and a past board member of the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland (RGAQ), a member of the National Standards Review Committee and a member of the national University Art Museums Association (UAMA). Recently I have become a committee member of AMaGA Tasmania.
Born in Scotland in 1966, studying at the Glasgow School of Art, the Royal College of Art, and then the University of Tasmania, Anne Morrison’s practice is one informed and enriched by travel, by exposure to foreign landscapes, ancient cultures, – the result is a sensitive and nuanced approach to painting – and the processes and metaphors that evoke the intimate connection between body and land. Morrison challenges preconceptions of how we see, experience and know the world, allowing us the opportunity to navigate and explore that binding connection through her work. Anne was the winner of the Women’s Art Prize Tasmania Trawalla Foundation $15,000 acquisitive prize in 2019.