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 Contemporary Art
  At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art Inc.
565 King Street
(02) 9519 2340
0430 083 364
Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Sunday

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize

One of Australia's largest and most vibrant artistic communities goes on show every September
(December from 2013) withthe Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize (MCAP). Spanning multiple
venues, MCAP showcases the creativediversity and artistic excellence of the very best artists
in the Marrickville community.

MCAP, founded in 2007 and now in its sixth year, features artworks across the spectrum of contemporary art
mediums and practices, attracts large audiences at its award presentations, public
programs and exhibitions and is a much anticipated event in the arts and cultural calendar.

MCAP'12, the sixth annual showcase of contemporary visual artists living,

working, practicing and making in the Marrickville Arts Precinct*.


$6000 Open Award

($3200 cash + $2800 for solo exhibition at ATVP Sept 2013)

$500 People's Choice Award


3 exhibitions over 3 gallery spaces = 1 contemporary visual arts feast


MCAP'12: Finalist's Exhibition

Chrissie Cotter Gallery (Pidcock Street Camperdown)

30 August - 16 September


Shane Forrest, Yvette Hamilton, Troy Quinliven, Donna Page, Rod Chilmaid, Peter Fyfe, Louis Pratt, George Shaw, Ro Murray, Nicholas Fintan, Adam Galea, Gustavo Boke, Ann Theresa Gregory, Alex Wisser, Nicole Eggers, Susannah Williams, Brenda Factor, Mark Bailey, Tina Fiveash, Cigdem Aydemir, Lena Obergfell, Alexander James, Angela Stretch, Josh Harle, Eric Niebuhr, Mishka Borowski, Gilbert Grace, Perran Costi, Kurt Sorensen, Julian Day.


Launch/Award Presentation, Thursday 30 August, 6-9pm / Marrickville ARI Forum, Artist Talks &

People's Choice Award, Saturday 15 September, 1-5pm / Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm




MCAP'12: The rest of the best!

ESP Gallery (228 Illawarra Road Marrickville)

8 - 23 September


Launch, Saturday 8 September, 4-6pm / Gallery Hours: Thurs-Fri 3-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm




MCAP'12: Solo Showcase (MCAP'11 winners' exhibition)

Georgina Pollard, Through Line II & Diego Bonetto, Storytelling

At The Vanishing Point (565 King Street Newtown)

23 August - 16 September


Launch, Thursday 23 August, 6-9pm / Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun 10am-6pm



* Artists must live, work or practice in Camperdown, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Erskineville, Lewisham, Marrickville,

Marrickville South, Newtown, Petersham, St Peters, Stanmore, Sydenham, or Tempe.

MCAP (est.2007) is an initiative of At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art Inc. and supported by funding from Marrickville Council. 




* Entries Close: midnight Sunday 12 August.

* Notification of Exhibition Selections: Monday 20 August.


MCAP'12: Finalist's Exhibition - Chrissie Cotter Gallery (Pidcock St Camperdown)

* Delivery of Artworks: Monday 27 August 10am-6pm.

* MCAP'12 Award Presentation + Launch: Thursday 30 August 6-9pm.

* Marrickville ARI Forum, Artist Talks + People's Choice Award: Saturday 15 September 1-5pm.

* Exhibition: 30 August - 16 September. Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

* Collection of Artworks: Sunday 16 September 5-8pm or Monday 17 September 10am-12noon.

Contact: Brendan Penzer 0430 083 364.


MCAP'12: The rest of the best - ESP Gallery (228 Illawarra Rd Marrickville)

* Delivery of Artworks: Sunday 2 September 6-8pm or Monday 3 September 6-9pm.

* Launch: Saturday 8 September 4-6pm.

* Exhibition: 8-23 September. Hours: Thurs-Fri 3-6pm, Sat-Sun 11-4pm

* Collection of Artworks: Sunday 23 September 3-6pm. Contact: Lou Steer, 0402 167 566.

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