Minnawarra Art Awards Profiles

2019 Curator

Ron Nyisztor has been exhibiting since 1989 locally, interstate and overseas. His paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections and have also been awarded best in show and highly commended. Nyisztor Studio ARI has been directed by Ron for the past 13 years and is committed to a program to showcase West Australian artists, metropolitan and regional, seeking to developing a wider audience and appreciation for the visual arts.

2019 Judges

Louise Dickmann is an artist and curator with qualifications in visual art from Central TAFE and Curtin University, and a Master in Art History and Curatorial Studies from the Australian National University. Her field of interest includes the historic and contemporary visual art of Western Australia and the State’s wider Indigenous and non-Indigenous material culture. Louise worked as a Lecturer at Central TAFE (2003 – 2017), as an Art Consultant then Manager of Membership Services at Artsource (2007 – 2012), and as a freelance visual arts writer from 2009. She is currently the Curator of the City of Joondalup art collection.

Trevor Richards is a Fremantle based artist whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture, video, photography and installation. He is widely recognised for his hard-edge abstract paintings and three-dimensional wall mounted works that explore bold colour, geometric shape and pattern. He combines all within a minimalist, concrete art aesthetic which reflects an interest in the nuances of built structures in everyday life. Richards has exhibited regularly since 1978, holding over 30 solo exhibitions and participating in many group exhibitions in Australia and Europe. His artworks are held in major collections locally and nationally. He has completed artist residencies in Germany, France, Poland and Switzerland (1999). He was awarded the Minnawarra Prize Open Award in 2012.