Amber Boardman has been selected as a finalist in the Grace Cossington Smith Biennial Art Award.

On her shortlisted work, Boardman explains, ‘a crowd of spectators in a stadium smooshes together in their attempt to catch greatness—a home run ball hit out of the park by an unseen athlete. As everyday life is increasingly mediated by the internet, reverence for physicality, for touch, for the energy of an exuberant crowd feels important.’

Amber Boardman, Greatness souvenir, 2020, oil on canvas, 183 x 183cm