The Art Gallery of NSW has just announced the winner of the Anne Landa Award. David Rosetzky is the happy camper who gets a cheque for $25,000 beating out stiff competition from favourites Shaun Gladwell and Guy Benfield.
“David Rosetzky receives $25,000 and his work, Untouchable, is acquired for the Gallery’s collection. Commenting on winning the Anne Landa Award, David Rosetzky said: “I am very excited and appreciative about receiving the Anne Landa Award. To have a video installation in the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ collection is a great honour. The award will enable me to further develop my practice as I plan to use the prize to buy equipment and time in the studio to work on new projects. I am very thankful to Sophie Landa in initiating this award and exhibition with the Art Gallery of New South Wales as it helps raise the profile of contemporary new media art in Australia and also provides artists with much needed opportunities and support.”
What a nice young man.
(The Art Life returns next week).