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The John Coburn Emerging Artist Award

Introduced in 2007 as a way to encourage emerging artists to challenge their art practice, this award category continues to uncover new and inspiring artistic talent.

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About John Coburn
When John Coburn won the Blake Prize in 1960, it enabled him to begin a professional career as an artist. John went on to make a major contribution to Australian visual culture and is remembered for his paintings, design, and tapestries including the curtains for the Sydney Opera House.

He was a Director of the Blake Society and designed the Society's logo. He was a teacher and active supporter of young and emerging artists. 

Related Files

  • BlakePrize-EntryForm-2012.pdf [600.68kB] (added 1825 days ago)

    Entry form for 61st Blake Prize, John Coburn Emerging Artists Award and MUA Blake Prize for Human Justice.


Modified by Stefanie Lewis on February 23, 2012