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Always was, always will be.

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Hatched 2010

Hatched 2010

Hatched is Australia’s most significant survey of emerging artists.

Heading into its 19th year, this landmark exhibition continues to provide an unparalleled opportunity for talented art school graduates to present their work in a professional gallery context alongside that of their national peers. It offers an all-important stepping-stone from the realm of education to the beginnings of a professional career as an artist.

This year 39 artists from 20 art schools across the country were selected to grace the vast galleries of PICA. Bear witness to these contemporary pioneers as they head into new artistic territory with their extreme mix of expanded drawing and painting practices, soft architecture and aural environments – amongst other eye, mind and ear-bending aesthetic experiments!

Hatched expands further in 2010 with the launch of the Doctor Harold Schenberg Art Prize, an annual award of $20,000 that will be presented to one Hatched artist each year. The Prize has been set up to allow an outstanding art school graduate to invest in the development of their practice through travel, research or production support.

Recipient of the 2010 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize: Andrew Varano