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New Farm artist claims Pine Rivers art award

May 28, 2008
New Farm artist claims Pine Rivers art award
New Farm artist Susan Buret has won the prestigious overall prize at the Pine Rivers Annual
Art Awards.
Mayor Allan Sutherland said he was delighted to present the prestigious $5000 Pine Rivers
Art Award to Ms Buret for her two-dimensional artwork “Her Arrival.”
“The event – now in its 16th year – attracted a high standard and diversity range of artworks,”
he said.
“The exhibition comprises more than 160 works and will remain on display at the Pine Rivers Regional Gallery (Unit 7, 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine) and the adjacent Strathpine Community Centre until July 5.”
Ms Buret, who has artwork in public collections in Australia and the United States, previously
won the 2006 Conrad Jupiter’s Award and was a finalist in the Blake and Churchie awards.
In June 2008, Ms Buret will be Artist in Residence at Bundanon in New South Wales.
This year’s judge Michael Hawker, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery, said the awards were an excellent example of the commitment of
regional organisations in bringing art to the people of Queensland.
“Through the works in the exhibition we see artists who have pursued their own paths and
produced individual visions of the world,” Mr Hawker said.
“These new and fresh ways of seeing the world are what we seek in art and art making.”
Cr Sutherland said Moreton Bay Regional Council had budgeted $20,000 to acquire artworks
for its collection with artists sharing a prize pool of $8500.