Gold Coast Art Prize 2015
5 December - 31 January 2016
2015 Judge Nick Mitzevich has awarded Tweed Heads-based artist Hiromi Tango the winner of the Gold Coast Art Prize 2015 for her work Sea Tears.
Nick Mitzevich, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia comments:
‘One can’t escape the energy and vitality of Sea Tears by Hiromi Tango. A cultural collision of her Japanese heritage and her most recent experiences in Australia contribute to this unmissable work.’
‘Operating as both a 3D sculpture and a wall work – too much is never enough for Hiromi Tango!’ continues Mitzevich.
‘Like a Berocca for the senses, Tango seduces us into her mad and obsessive collecting. Like a bowerbird, she mines her immediate surroundings and experiences to create works that are both autobiographical and take the pulse of contemporary society. Thematically this work is a tour de force for the Gold Coast’s legacy of sea, sun and surf.’
Sea Tears has been acquired for the Gold Coast City Collection