2016 Emma Hack Art Prize

Kate Kurucz (graduate 2012) and Margie Hookway (current student) named as recipients in Emma Hack Art Prize

Adelaide Central School of Art congratulates outstanding 2012 Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours graduate, Kate Kurucz, who was recently named as the recipient of the $5000 acquisitive Emma Hack Art Prize for her work Apostle. The School also congratulates current Bachelor of Visual Art student, Margie Hookway, who received the Emma Hack Art Prize $2000 People’s Choice Award for her work, Akundiik.

Emma Hack, who co-judged the art prize alongside Patrick McDonald and Ingrid Kellenbach, said that Kurucz’s winning artwork was selected because of its references to identity, nostalgia, journey, and her touch of humour.

Mary-Jean Richardson, Head of Painting at Adelaide Central School of Art, was delighted that the winning works were from two students of the School. “It is great to see the skills and techniques taught at the School equipping artists with the ability to succeed in their endeavours,” she said. “Kate's work Apostle is a humorous, beautifully crafted take on identity, and Margie's thoughtful 'Akundiik' reflects the possibilities of portraiture.”

Kate Kurucz was also recently named as a recipient of the Guildhouse Collections Project. The Collections Project will provide Kurucz an opportunity to research a collection at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and develop new work for exhibition in response to her findings. The Project aims to encourage innovative interpretations of the collections at the state institutions, which will encourage new audience experiences and help raise awareness about the creatives in our state.

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IMAGES | Kate Kurucz, Apostle (detail) 2016, oil on board, 45x60cm. Margie Hookway Akundiik (detail) 2016, oil on canvas, 130x130cm