Issue 2
Monday, 26 March 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Lee Harrop says persistence pays dividends in the arts industry
Lee Harrop says persistence pays dividends in the arts industry

Artist nominated for three awards

By Andrew Hall

Creative Arts PhD candidate Lee Harrop has been selected as a finalist in three prestigious art awards taking place in Australia and New Zealand.

For the third consecutive year Lee has been named a finalist for the Wyndham Art Prize held in Werribee, Victoria. Her work is also on display in the Alice Art Prize exhibition in Alice Springs, and the Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Art Award Exhibition in Whakatane, New Zealand.

“Each of the awards has a rigorous selection process for the finalists by a panel  with great credentials and experience in the industry,” Lee said.

“You never know what other opportunities might arise from being nominated as a finalist and showing your work in competitions like these – panellists and judges might not remember you as a finalist but they might remember your work when they are curating other exhibitions.

“It’s not just about getting nominated for the award and winning, it’s about getting your work out there and taking advantage of those opportunities.”

Lee also has a peer-reviewed journal article titled “Here Lies Truth” published in the most recent issue (43) of UK-based Antennae arts magazine, which can be found online at W: antennae.org.uk.