2019 Judges

Natalie Wilson

Natalie Wilson is curator of Australian & Pacific art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, where she has worked since 1998.

Her work has included researching and writing essays for AGNSW publications Australian Art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2000) and Parallel Visions (2002). Since 2006 Natalie Wilson has curated many collection-based exhibitions at the AGNSW.

2016 – curated the Archibald Prize, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition for the AGNSW.

2015 – curated the touring exhibition Painter in Paradise: William Dobell in New Guinea, which travelled to Lake Macquarie, Brisbane and Cairns, in collaboration with the SH Ervin Gallery.

2013 – curated the retrospective exhibition All fired up: Peter Rushforth, potter for the SH Ervin Gallery, where she is a member of the Art Advisory Committee.

2013 – spent two months researching Pacific art in museum collections across Europe and developing the exhibition Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, which opened in May 2014 at the AGNSW.

2012 – awarded the 2012 AGNSW Moya Dyring Studio Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris

2011 – awarded the 2011 Art Gallery Society of NSW Staff Development Scholarship to conduct research in Papua New Guinea, spending five weeks travelling in the Highlands and along the Sepik River.

2010 – co-curated the retrospective Justin O’Brien: the sacred music of colour.

2007 – Researcher and catalogue compiler for the 2007 Sidney Nolan retrospective

Dawn Oelrich

Dawn is the Director at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery.

Tess Campbell

Tess Campbell together with Sam Mountford was the Major Prize Winner of the 2018 RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portrait Prize with their collaborative entry; The Rest.

Tess is a media artist and freelance videographer based in nipaluna/Hobart, Tasmania. Tess regularly collaborates with artists and film makers and has worked in dance, performance and community projects. Her own practice is preoccupied with speculative fiction in film.