Congratulations to PAT BRASSINGTON who has been awarded the inaugural $50,000 Don Macfarlane Prize.

Established and named in honour of respected Melbourne businessman, Donald (Don) Macfarlane, the Prize is a new $50,000 award given annually to a senior Australian artist in recognition of their unwavering, agenda-setting arts practice, ongoing cultural contribution and leadership, and commitment to mentorship.

Decided unanimously by an Advisory Committee that includes senior members of Australia’s visual arts community, the Macfarlane Prize recognizes Brassington’s groundbreaking, enduring career, which spans four decades. 

Pat Brassington's next exhibition at ARC ONE Gallery will be in 2018.