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Material Girl 2009

Since 2002, the Material Girl Arts Award and Exhibition has been celebrating and promoting the work of Tasmanian female artists.

In 2009, Tasmanian Regional Arts was proud to manage Material Girl with the support of Women Tasmania, Poimena Gallery (LCGS. Sponsorship was provided by Zonta International and Rio Tinto Alcan to cmplement the funding from Women Tasmania.

As in previous years, Material Girl asked artists to respond to a theme, provoking thought about issues impacting on contemporary women. In 2009 this theme was – Global Woman.

On Friday March 20 the Material Girl 09 Award Ceremony and opening by Ms Katy Woodroffe was held. The ceremony was attended by the Minister for the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, who selected and presented the Premier's Choice Award. Mischa Mann presented the Rio Tinto Alcan Award for Overall Excellence, Georgie Hutchinson and Carol Fuller presented the Zonta International Award for Highly Commended and the Zonta International Award for Young and Emerging artist.

Support material from the 2009 Exhibition

Material Girl 09 Catalog High ResMaterial Girl 09 Catalog
Material Girl 09 Catalog Low Res Material Girl 09 Low Res Catalog


May – November 2009
Regional centres with Tasmanian Regional Arts Touring Program. Details of exhibition dates and venues are availabe from the touring menu.


Rio Tinto Alcan Award for Overall Excellence $1500
& People's Choice Award $500
Janine Wright & Redempta Brasalen, Pela/Home, Green gage branches and braided hair extensions, Dimensions variable, NFS

pela home 2

Zonta International Award for Highly Commended $500
Jennifer Dickins, Let's Dance, Silver gelatin photograph, 80 x 80 cm, $700.

lets dance

Zonta International Award for Young Emerging Artist $500
Brooke Atkins, Doll's Pram, Fine art inkjet print, 75 x 80 cm, NFS.

Doll's Pram

Premier’s Choice Award $1000
Jacki Murphy, Bella, Original drawing, pastel, digital composite on rives paper, 80 x 80 cm, $585.


For enquiries or assistance please contact:
Tasmanian Regional Arts
PO Box 172 Latrobe TAS 7307
E: materialg...@tasregionalarts.org.au
Ph: 03 6426 2344

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Tasmanian Regional Arts

Head Office: Cnr George & James St, Latrobe, PO Box 172 Latrobe TAS 7307
Email i...@tasregionalarts.org.au Phone 03 6426 2344 Fax 03 6426 2889
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