The BAM Art Prize is designed to promote awareness of the arts in the Northern Rivers by presenting a national art prize within the region.
The winner is featured on the cover of BAM, alongside a 6-page feature in the magazine.
All shortlisted artworks are featured in the magazine, followed by an 8-week finalist exhibition.
Entry to the 2020 Prize will open June 1, 2020
Susi Muddiman OAM.
Susi Muddiman is Director of the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, northern New South Wales. She has 20 years’ experience as a Director of three of the state’s leading regional galleries.
Susi completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland and a Diploma in Australian Studies, specialising in Australian Art. She was elected as President of the Regional Galleries Association of NSW for several years as well as the national Committee of the Print Council of Australia Inc.
She has contributed to many committees, judging panels and advisory roles, and curated numerous exhibitions, many of which have enjoyed national tours, including Surface Tension: the art of Euan Macleod 1999-2009, The Glass: Michael Zavros, and Private Assembly: a contemporary collection from Hong Kong. Susi was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List 2015. The citation for the honour was 'for service to the museums and galleries of New South Wales'.
Sharne Wolff is a freelance arts writer from Lennox Head. Sharne's writing has been published in numerous places including Art Monthly, Art Guide, The Guardian, The Australian Financial Review, Imprint and Byron Arts Magazine. She also writes regular art columns for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Art Life blog. She recently co-curated From Here to There: Australian art and walking at Lismore Regional Gallery. She is the Associate Editor of BAM.
Simha Koether is a ceramic artist, independent curator and founder of Vivid Tours International - specialising in cultural travel and practice-led art retreats.
Simha obtained qualifications in Restoration and Conservation of Paintings, from the Palazzo Spinelli Institute of Art and Restoration in Florence, Italy, Jewellery Design and Production Methods from the Art Institute of Florence and has a Bachelor of Creative Industries from Charles Darwin University.