Former resident wins prestigious art prize

FORMER Mount Gambier resident Lucy Forsberg has been awarded the prestigious Jeremy Hynes Award by Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art.

The Brisbane-based artist recently graduated from the Queensland University of Technology and submitted a video work titled Earthwork 3 for the prize, which depicted a bird’s-eye view of five mining areas across Australia.

Earthwork 3 aimed to embody the “psychologically distanced relationship to mining” and its effects on the planet.

Ms Forsberg was announced as the winner of the biennial prize at the museum’s annual party on October 28.

The award gifts $10,000, provided by the Jeremy Hynes Estate, to an experimental Queensland artist

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