EVENT 20/05/23



The Junction Co. and Courthouse Gallery+Studio are excited to present The Jury Art Prize 2023 finalists. The curated art prize exhibition showcases artworks from artists working across regional Western Australia, culminating in an exciting show of unique perspectives.
These finalist artworks reflect the exceptional creative talents that continue to grow and thrive in regional and remote WA. Finalists were selected from all regions and included painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media from Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.

Exhibition Opening Night
Saturday 20 May, 2021
6pm – 10pm
Courthouse Gallery+Studio
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland WA
Exhibition Dates
20 May – 28 July, 2023
Jury Prize Voting Closes
27 July 2023, 4 pm AWST
Jury Prize Winner Announced
Friday, 28 July 2023

This is a FREE inclusive event

Caution: Flashing lights will be used at this event and may be disruptive to people who are sensitive to light.

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Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (b. 1977) is an artist living and working on Wadjuk Nyungar country, in the Peel region of Western Australia. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, he explores the intersections of identity, culture and the natural world. Living and working in a rural environment, his practice offers an alternative perspective across disparate communities.  

Since graduating from Curtin university in 2012, Abdul-Rahman has exhibited widely around Australia, including WA Focus 2015 (AGWA), Adelaide Biennial 2016 and 2022 (AGSA), The National 2019 (MCA) and the upcoming Tarrawarra Biennial 2023. His work is held in public, corporate, university and private collections. In recent years he has been active as a board member for PICA, Arts advisor for City of Perth, state, national and regional peer assessor and set designer for Marrugeku. He has received funding from Australia Council and DLGSC, and is currently undertaking a fellowship with Regional Arts Western Australia. 

Gemma Weston

Gemma Weston is Curator of the University of Western Australia Art Collection at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, and a committee member of un projects, Naarm/Melbourne. With Bahar Sayad, she will be the 2023 guest editor of un projects’ printed magazine.

Gemma has a broad and deep range of experience in galleries and exhibition-making. As Visual Arts Program Associate she delivered the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Perth Festival Visual Arts Program. Following this, Gemma joined ART ON THE MOVE as Exhibitions Touring Manager, and sweet pea, as Gallery Associate. From 2013 – 19 she was curator of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, also at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, and she has also co-founded two independent art spaces, OK Gallery (2011 – 13) and Pet Projects (2015 – 17).

Gemma’s writing has appeared in Doing Feminism: Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia (edited by Anne Marsh, Melbourne University Press, 2022), Vivienne Binns: On and Through the Surface (co-published by the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Monash University Museum of Art, 2022), Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Outcome is Certain (published by the Monash University Museum of Art, 2020), and in journals Artlink, un, Semaphore and Garland. In 2018, she edited Remembering ARTEMIS: A Western Australian Women’s Art Forum, published by UWA Publishing.

Gemma’s curatorial and publishing work is informed by a background in artistic practice. She occasionally exhibits as Gemma Watson, and collaboratively with Dan Bourke and Andrew Varano as Pet Projects.

Sarah Wall

Sarah Wall is Curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). Before she joined PICA in 2020, she held curatorial roles at the Shepparton Art Museum, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide. She has worked on a number of exhibitions, curating presentations by Robert Andrew, Pilar Mata Dupont, Nathan Beard, Yuichiro Tamura, Fiona Clark and Mikala Dwyer, among others.


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