Supporting local emerging visual artists, the award assists in the development and realisation of their professional career. This artist will receive $2000 cash, in addition to their exhibiting artist fees and seeks to promote conceptual intelligence and original thinking, contemporary relevance, and professional execution.
Courtney was chosen as the Award recipient as part of her successful applicants to the Murray Art Museum Albury Open Call Program.
Open Call is dedicated to presenting the work of artists from our region (Riverina Murray & North East Victoria), as well as artists from beyond the region whose work is locally significant
Courtney's exhibition Bank Manager Hour is currently on display in our Brindley Galleries.
The Award was established by Charles Sturt University Visual Arts Faculty in 2002 in memory of artist Susan Moorhead (1947-1990). The Award is now held in trust by the MAMA Art Foundation.
Through her place-based practice, Courtney is interested in challenging prevailing colonial approaches to understanding and perceiving the landscape, and examining her identity and privilege as a farmer in Australia. Her paintings often border abstraction and are grounded in a love of colour, texture and layers.