Ildiko Kovacs, Winner of the 2015 Bulgari Art Award

Congratulations to Ildiko Kovacs on winning the 2015 Bulgari Art Award!

Ildiko is the fourth winner of the Bulgari Art Award, one of the most prestigious art awards in Australia.

The $80,000 award includes the acquisition of one of Ildiko’s works by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and a $30,000 residency in Italy.

The acquired work, Onda, is also the first acquisition of Ildiko’s work by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

“Onda” is the Italian word for “wave”; Ildiko said of the work: “For me it’s a really important part of being at Bundeena, I love the ocean…The ocean has always been my lifeline…a lot of my work I guess is the rhythm of the wave, it’s my response to nature.”

The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Head Curator Wayne Tunnicliffe said: “I have long admired the gestural brilliance [of Ildiko’s work]…”Onda…exemplifies the artist’s innate understanding of colour and line.”

Onda is currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Ildiko Kovacs, Onda, 2015, oil on plywood, 180 x 365 cm

Image: Ildiko Kovacs, Onda, 2015, oil on plywood, 180 x 365 cm, collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.