CDU PhD student short-listed for Australia’s richest landscape art prize 


This year’s Fleurieu Biennale, which features Australia’s richest prize for landscape painting, has attracted some of the biggest names in the art world and includes CDU PhD candidate and local artist, Caroline Rannersberger.

The Fleurieu Art Prize is the centerpiece of the 2008 Fleurieu Biennale which will be held in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula from Friday (November 7) to November 30 2008.

Established in 1998, the Fleurieu Art Prize celebrates the significance of landscape painting in the Australian art world.

Ms Rannersberger has already been preselected for the 2008 Fleurieu Biennale in the Fleurieu Art Prize and Fleurieu Water Prize award categories.

A finalist in the Fremantle Print Award in 2006, she went on to feature in the ABC national landscape painting documentary, Painting Australia. In 2007, Ms Rannersberger was a finalist in the ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award and in the TOGA Art Award, and also featured in the Goethe Institute Far Away So Close international portrait exhibition of Germans living in Australia.

Chair of the Fleurieu Biennale Board, arts identity Nicky Downer said this year’s event promised to once again feature some of the best art Australia has to offer.

“The record number of entries is a great indication of how much the Fleurieu Biennale has grown,” she said.

With awards totaling $91,000 and the main prize of $50,000 on offer, the program ranks as one of the most significant visual arts prize programs across Australia.

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