The Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award is a generous legacy of the late Colin Rigg (1895-1982), a former Secretary of the Felton Bequests' Committee for the National Gallery of Victoria.
This ‘Award of Excellence’ focuses on contemporary design practice in the state of Victoria and is a reflection of the Gallery’s continuing support for and commitment to contemporary design. It is arguably the richest and most prestigious prize ever offered to a contemporary designer in Australia, with a prize of $30,000. Each exhibition is devoted to a particular design discipline. The past three exhibitions, in 1994, 1997 and 2001, represented ceramics, metalwork and textiles respectively. In 2006, the exhibition is dedicated to jewellery.
Sally Marsland is this year's recipient of the Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award.
The award and exhibition are supported by The Cicely and Colin Rigg Bequest.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria's Major Touring Initiative.