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Jan Murray Finalist Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

— Sunday 13th February 2022

Murray Jan Paperwork 1 AGMA FInalist 2021
Congratulations Jan Murray whose 'Paperwork (1)' will be on view at Bendigo Art Gallery till 13 February 2022

2021 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Finalist Exhibition

20 NOV 21 - 13 FEB 22


Held every two years, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize attracts some of Australia’s most accomplished artists, awarding a generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The Prize provides Bendigo Art Gallery with the opportunity to survey a breadth of contemporary painting by established and emerging artists from across Australia. 

This exhibition of finalists work, showcases the dynamism and diversity of contemporary painting practice today. The winning work joins the Gallery’s permanent collection.

The Prize was initiated by Mr Allen Guy CBE (1917-2007) to honour his brother Arthur Guy (1914-1945) whose life was tragically cut short whilst in military service in New Guinea. Inaugurated in 2003, Bendigo Art Gallery acknowledges all those who have contributed to the success of the Prize and look forward to the continuation of this prestigious and highly regarded acquisitive prize. 

Previous winners include Stieg Persson (2003), Dale Frank (2005), Stephen Bush (2007), Jan Nelson (2009), Tim Johnson (2011), Chris Bond (2013), Guan Wei (2015), Margaret Loy Pula (2017) and Jahnne Pascoe-White (2019).

For more information: visit Bendigo Art Gallery's website: https://www.bendigoregion.com.au/bendigo-art-gallery/exhibitions/2021-arthur-guy-memorial-painting-prize


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Jan Murray

Paperwork (1) 2020
oil on canvas board and aluminium moulding


Click here to view further works by Jan Murray


Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.