The Mornington Peninsula Galleries National Works on Paper (NWOP) Prize is now open for entries, encouraging artists to explore paper as a medium in imaginative and various ways. Danny Lacy, the Director of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) is looking forward to seeing the myriad of ways artists use the malleable medium.


‘When you let artists just go for it, they tend to push the boundaries of what paper can do, sometimes even further than we probably even considered,’ Lacy enthused.


‘It’s really an open book,’ Lacy explained. ‘For instance, in the past we’ve had artists such as Deborah Kelly enter a video work, which was this amazing paper animation, and in 2020 we had a performance work by Brian Fuata, which was the first time a work of this nature had been a finalist.’


The NWOP offers up to $60,000 in acquisitions and awards, including the $20,000major acquisitive award.

The NWOP is open to all Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.


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Image: Annika Romeyn, winner of the 2020 National Works on Paper major acquisitive award, Endurance 5, 2019, watercolour monotype on paper (detail)