Isobel congratulated the curation of the exhibition and thanked MAMA for ‘the privilege of being allowed to spend time with each work, allowing each to slowly reveal its secrets’.
Amanda’s winning works included a series of prints featuring a single image from Kosciusko National Park, reproduced nine times on photographic paper that is unfixed. As a result, each print is subtly changing colour over time.
In accepting the award, Amanda described photography as her passion and thanked the MAMA Art Foundation for the opportunity to continue her photographic practice.
The work has now enter the MAMA collection, where it will continue a strong tradition of celebrating Australian photography. MAMA Art Foundation Chair Tony Smith emphasized the importance of the continued acquisition of photography into the MAMA collection.
In addition, the $5000 non-acquisitive John and Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship for an emerging artist had been awarded to Ioulia Terizis, also of Sydney, for her series of four gelatin silver photographs including Slivers and Shard, 2017.