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Dec 18, 2020

Fivex Art Prize 2020 Awards & Exhibition

  • What: Six outstanding finalist artworks selected from 520 entries across Australia for the inaugural Fivex Art Prize: Billboard Art Reimagined. Awards presented by the Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp, Monday 14 December 2020
  • Who: First Prize of $30,000 shared by Catherine Clover (VIC) and Daniel Kotsimbos (VIC); $1,000 awarded to each of the other four finalists: Kent Morris (VIC), Magdalene Carmen (VIC), Deborah Kelly (NSW), Phi Do (VIC)
  • Where: All artworks now showing on the iconic QMS Media digital billboards, cnr Flinders & Elizabeth streets, Melbourne
  • When: Each individual work shown every day / night, interspersed within cycles of commercial advertising content until 31 January 2021
  • Showcase: All six artworks shown collectively on rotation for one hour without advertising Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December 2020, 12pm to 1pm (other showcase sessions TBA)

The Fivex Foundation congratulates all awarded artists, and thanks all artists who contributed to the first edition success of the Fivex Art Prize: Billboard Art Reimagined.

The Fivex Foundation gratefully acknowledges Fivex Art Prize sponsor QMS Media, and also thanks The City of Melbourne, OMA (Outdoor Media Association), and NGV (National Gallery of Victoria). Special thanks to members of the judging panel: Jane Devery, Curator of Contemporary Art, NGV; Liss Fenwick, Public Art Lead, Melbourne City Council; Charmaine Moldrich, CEO, OMA; Gary Deirmendjian, distinguished artist, National Art School, Sydney; Alessio Cavallaro, media art curator and Creative Producer, Fivex Art Prize.

Equal FIRST PRIZE 2020

Catherine Clover, Song Cycle

Equal FIRST PRIZE 2020

Daniel Kotsimbos, Peak Frequency

FINALISTS 2020

Kent Morris, City of the Future

Magdalene Carmen, Hello Sign / Hey! Sign

Deborah Kelly, Evolutionary Exuberance

Phi Do, Move In All Directions

All street view images above courtesy The Fivex Foundation

FIVEX ART PRIZE 2020 AWARDS 

PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE LORD MAYOR SALLY CAPP 
The Westin Melbourne, Monday 14 December 2020

L–R: Barclay Nettlefold, Group CEO, QMS Media, sponsor of Fivex Art Prize; Daniel Kotsimbos, artist; Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne; Catherine Clover, artist; Joshua Berger, Director, The Fivex Foundation and Fivex Art Prize; photo: Eugene Hyland

L–R: Councillor Jamal Hakim, City of Melbourne; Daniel Kotsimbos, artist; Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne; Deborah Kelly, artist; Catherine Clover, artist; Phi Do, artist; Magdalene Carmen, artist; Joshua Berger, Director, The Fivex Foundation and Fivex Art Prize; photo: Eugene Hyland

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