We are pleased to announce that Jon Campbell has won the prestigious $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize.
This prize is supported by Basil Sellers in order to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport past and present, and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia.
Jon was awarded the prize for his work, Dream team, depicting the nicknames of famous AFL players, past and present. The work consists of 22 enamel paintings on board featuring names such as 'Captain Blood', 'Cowboy', 'Dipper', 'Daisy' and 'Buddy Love'.
Basil Sellers Art Prize
3rd August — 4th November 2012
Ian Potter Museum of Art
University of Melbourne