Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award Winner Announced

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BRISBANE.- Victorian artists Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine were announced as the winners of the Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award in 2010. Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh presented Knowles and Sowerwine with the $75,000 prize at a special event held at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said Knowles and Sowerwine were among the seven finalists short-listed for this prestigious national art award, the most significant prize for new media in the country. ‘Their winning entry You Were In My Dream 2010 is a playful work that offers a rare combination of interactivity, narrative and nostalgia,’ Mr Ellwood said. ‘The judging panel said it is wonderful to see a new media work that comments so succinctly on 21st century participatory culture by making the screen so tactile. The work of Isobel Knowles