Jeremy Hynes Award News

Jeremy Hynes Award

Submissions now open!

1 October 2019

Since 2009, the IMA has had the honour of presenting the $10,000 award to a risk-taking Queensland artist in the earlier stages of their career, made possible by a bequest made by the family of Jeremy Hynes in his name.

Jeremy Hynes was a key figure in the Brisbane art scene in the 1990s known for his daredevil performance art—lighting fires, smashing mirrors, and confining his audience to taxis. His experimental and courageous performances were a common highlight at the IMA and the artist run space ISNT. Hynes’ exhibition ‘Macro-Surveillance’ was presented at the IMA in 2000.

We are excited to launch the open-call for our sixth biennial Jeremy Hynes Award. The recipient will join an alumni of outstanding Jeremy Hynes Award recipients. We are seeking applications which demonstrate ambition in ideas and artistic risk-taking. The recipient will be awarded $10,000 and will receive mentorship to produce a solo exhibition at the IMA for mid 2020.

Applications close 3 November 2019. Find out more and apply here.

Jeremy Hynes, 'The Amp Piece', performance documentation.

Related Exhibition

Jeremy Hynes


02 Dec–02 Feb 2007