TogArt Contemporary Art Exhibition
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TOGA Contemporary Art Award 2012 catalogue
Art, Modern -- 21st Century -- Northern Territory -- Exhibitions; Art, Australian -- Northern Territory -- Exhibitions
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Acknowledgments I cant tell you what art does and how it does it, but I know that art has often judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past has suffered, so that it has never been forgotten. John Berger To all the artists who submitted work into the 2012 Award thank you for showing the past to the future. Clearly without your dedication to creativity this Award would not exist. To those who are amongst this years finalists, congratulations. Each year entries submitted for the Togart Contemporary Art Award grow in number and quality and the pre-selection process becomes a more onerous task. This is heartening, as the Award was conceived to provide a platform to showcase the best of contemporary art practices in the northern regions of Australia. Thanks to this years pre-selection panel for your contribution in selecting this years finalists. A plethora of people contribute to making the Award a success, and I would like to also acknowledge the contribution of the following. To Maurice ORiordan, who wrote this years catalogue essay, many thanks for your insights into the finalists artworks and astute assessment of the Togarts seven-year history. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory have generously assisted with some of the supports for the exhibition and their staff have as always been most generous with their time. Thanks to the staff within the Northern Territory Government, in particular the Protocol Office staff whose role is pivotal in assisting with the success of the opening function. Thanks also to the Government for providing the Chan Contemporary Arts Space as a venue for this years award. To the staff from 24HR Art who now manage the space thank you for your assistance and for looking after the gallery whilst the Award exhibition in situ. My gratitude also extends to Margie West, who has again tirelessly assisted with the design and hang of this years award. Her professionalism and years of experience in this field makes the job considerably easier. To the judges, Roger Butler and Franchesca Cabillo who have agreed to make the final decision on the winner, thank you for agreeing to make this commitment. This year, the award function has again been generously hosted by the Chief Minister in Parliament House. The Toga Group greatly appreciates the ongoing support offered by the Chief Minister, the Arts Minister, Arts NT and their staff. Felicity Green Togart Award Manager 100