– ARTAND Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award –
Established in 2004, the ARTAND Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award targets artists in the first five years of practice, supporting them with a critical text and the illustration of their work on the magazine's back cover. The first five years saw a comprehensive collection policy; since 2009, at least one major acquisition is made annually. To date, the ARTAND Australia Emerging Artist Collection comprises over twenty artists. The award is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts, the national peak body for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector, and supported by Credit Suisse Private Banking.
The collection represents the collaborative vision of the artists, with Art & Australia, NAVA and the editorial advisory board. The works travelled, in partnership with the Newcastle Art Gallery, to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Dubbo Regional Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre and Ipswich Art Gallery, allowing regional audiences to view some of Australia’s most significant contemporary works.