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$10 000 prize announced for Royal Como Art Commission

The Royal Como Art Commission has announced a list of six artists who have been invited to submit works for a generous $10 000 prize.

Six talented emerging artists from Monash Art Design and Architecture, MADA, are all in the running to win the important new commission. The artists that have been selected for their unique and disciplined practices include Emily Cheng, Andrea Eckersley, Alyra Bartasek, Lachlan Petras, Jimmy Tucker and David Egan.

Varied in their visual language, the artists represent the next generation of fine art about to make an impact on Australia’s visual and cultural identity.

Andrea Eckersley says an opportunity to win an award like the Royal Como Art Commission represents an incredible boon to her artists practice. “I applied for the Royal Como Art Prize because I have recently finished my PhD in Fine Arts at Monash University and the prize money represents a great opportunity to fund my future art projects.”


Royal Como is C&L International’s premier luxury Australian residential development. Configured over 21 levels and consisting of 109 spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, Royal Como offers contemporary and urbane living within the elegant surrounds of South Yarra.

The Royal Como apartments have a deliberate art gallery look and feel, designed to provide a blank canvas for inhabitants to curate their own cherished objects through out.

Sonia Simpfendorfer says the Royal Como Art Commission is a natural extension of the gallery inspired approach. “Exploring the intersection between interiors and fine art is critical for any interior design practice, but especially so at Nexus Designs. Nexus have a long and historic tradition of supporting contemporary Australian art and artists and it is an honour to be working with a client who is prepared to support young and emerging artists financially and in an authentic way.”

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