Australian Photographic Society presents,

 

Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Prize – 2020

Announcing a stunning new initiative by the Australian Photographic Society – a very special new photographic Prize, unlike any previously seen in Australia, the opportunity for Conceptual photographers to be recognised as the best in Australia – and to win significant prize money.

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The Mullins Story

In 2009, Barbara Mullins provided the APS with a bequest in memory of her husband, the late Doug Mullins, President of the Society 1964-1966.  This bequest was part of the proceeds from the sale of Mullins Gallery, the former headquarters of the South Australian Photographic Federation of which Doug was Patron.

At that time the bequest was intended to support the regular publication of an APS book of members’ work. In 2011 the first edition of APS Gallery was published. In 2012, the APS celebrated its 50th anniversary and a second book was published. No further books have been created and the balance of the bequest has since grown through interest earned.

Seeking to ensure the long-term future of its new Australian Conceptual Photography Prize introduced in 2019, the Society approached the Mullins family with a proposal that would satisfy the intent of honouring both Doug’s and Barbara’s significant contributions to the APS. There was much synergy in the proposal with the style of Doug’s exhibition photography in the Prize, and in Doug and Barbara’s generous support of the arts and the Art Gallery of SA.

In early December 2019, approval was received to apply the balance of the bequest funds to the Prize. The Society has, therefore, retitled the prize as the Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Prize (MACPP) and it will be a permanent reminder of Barbara and Doug Mullins.

Entries Open at 10 AM AEDT 13 December 2019

The 2020 MACPP competition portal will open for entries at 10 AM AEDT on 13 December 2019. This is the second MACPP following its very successful introduction in 2019 – a very special photographic Prize, unlike any previously seen in Australia, the opportunity for Conceptual photographers to be recognised as the best in Australia – and to win significant prize money.

The name of the Prize has been changed to the Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Prize (MACPP), in permanent memory of Doug and Barbara Mullins. The availability of a bequest in their names will ensure the long-term future of the MACPP.

The MACPP is acquisitive; meaning the printed winning artwork that is awarded the MACPP Prize will immediately become the property of Magnet Galleries, which has partnered with the APS.

The winner of the 2020 MACPP will again be awarded $8,000 cash. The winner of the best entry by an APS Member will receive $2,000 cash. If the winner of the 2020 MACPP is an APS Member then that entrant will receive both cash amounts – totalling $10,000. An Emergent Designs voucher valued at $1,000 will be awarded to another finalist selected by the three judges.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 9 July 2020 at the 6.30 PM AEST opening of the exhibition of the finalists’ prints at Magnet Galleries’ Melbourne Docklands Gallery.

Each entry must be a still work that has been substantially produced by photographic means, including analogue and digital photography, collage and mixed media.

Each entry must be accompanied by an Artist’s Concept Statement of no more than 100 words.

Each entry must not have been previously selected as a finalist in a Prize or exhibited at a major public institution.

Entries must have been created in the twelve months preceding the closing date for entries (1 May 2020).

Further enquiries:

Brian Rope, Management Team, MACPP, winfocus@ozemail.com.au

Roger Skinner, Management Team, MACPP, rojpix@ipstarmail.com.au

by Brian Rope, 11 December, 2019 Share: