University of Newcastle Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours graduate Shan Turner-Carroll has won the Doctor Harold Schenberg Art Prize.

Shan’s work was selected to represent the University at the Hatched exhibition, which features 37 artists from 20 art schools across Australia and is currently showing at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Doctor Harold Schenberg Art Prize of $35,000 has been awarded to one outstanding Hatched artist allowing them to further invest in their career.

Shan will travel to Myanmar in June, having been awarded the Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship in 2012, to exhibit his Honours project and to work on a new body of work reflecting his experiences in his ancestral homeland.

You can see Shan’s work on our Callaghan campus. As part of the University’s history and heritage project, Shan photographed the former Dean of Law Neil Rees. His portrait hangs in the Law School, located in the McMullin building.

From next week an exhibition of Shan’s undergraduate and Honours work will also be in the Chancellery foyer exhibition space.

READ MORE about Shan’s style of work.

READ MORE in the West Australian.