SALA Festival Patron’s Art Writer’s Award – winning work

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Melinda Rackham receiving her award from SALA Patron Paul Greenaway, 9 October 2018. Photo: Christina Peek

Read Melinda Rackham’s winning piece of writing, ‘Intimacy of Strangers’.

SALA Festival Patron’s Arts Writer’s Award is to acknowledge and recognise excellence in visual arts writing including catalogue essays or reviews about South Australian living visual artists. Eligible work must have been written within a 12 month period, from August 2017 – August 2018. The award aims to support scholarship and encourage writing about South Australian living artists. The recipient of the award will receive a residential studio space for one month at Phasmid Studios, Berlin including return economy flights.

The 2018 winning writer is Melinda Rackham, read her piece
Intimacy of Strangers.

This article was originally published in Imprint (Vol. 53 No. 3), and is reproduced courtesy of the publishers, Print Council of Australia Inc.


Thank you to the 2018 judges, Alison Kubler, Editor of Vault New Art & Culture Magazine, Michael Fitzgerald, Editor of Art Monthly Australasia, and Wendy Walker, former editor of Broadsheet: Visual Arts + Culture, independent writer, editor and occasional curator.