12.30pm – 1.30pm Wednesday 24 November 2021

Join 2021 John Stringer Prize finalists Merrick Belyea, Clare McFarlane and Ross Potter in conversation with Julia Remmert, Prize coordinator for the John Stringer Prize.

The John Stringer Prize is an annual, non-acquisitive prize for Western Australian contemporary artists, initiated and run by The Collectors Club of Western Australia. The exhibition runs from 19 November – 15 December 2021.

Image caption: Ross Potter, UNCONDITIONALLOVE , (detail), 2021, graphite on paper, 120 x 140cm (42 square paper sheets, 20 x 20cm each), image courtesy of artist.

Ross Potter, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, 2021.

The prestigious John Stringer Prize – created in 2015 in honour of acclaimed curator, the late John Stringer (1937–2007) – commissions six contemporary Western Australian artists to create new work from which the winning artist will be determined by a secret ballot conducted by The Collectors Club members.

This year they were selected by an independent selection panel consisting of Chris Malcolm, Director, John Curtin Gallery; Dr Laetitia Wilson, Exhibitions Manager, Janet Holmes à Court Collection and Nathan Giles, Executive Director, Perth Public Art Foundation.

The exhibition features new work created specifically for the Prize by the six artists who work in a range of media including drawing, painting, photography, installation and textiles.