Tony Albert awarded the 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize
2016 FLEURIEU ART PRIZE
Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
3 June – 29 July 2016
Tony Albert has been awarded the world’s richest landscape art prize, The Fleurieu Art Prize, for his work The Hand You’re Dealt.
Tony Albert’s winning work The Hand You’re Dealt is a wall piece comprised of a suite of vintage playing cards, whose placement weaves references to Western popular culture and Australian Aboriginal culture. These intricate pieces which comprise the overall installation are superbly crafted by Albert through cutting, collage and construction techniques, work to displace traditional Australian Aboriginal aesthetics and accepted national stereotypes. This seamless blend of the kitsch and classic speaks in a contemporary voice about the Australian landscape.