September 21, 2017
Congratulations to artists' Clara Adolphs and Paul Ryan for being finalists in this years Mosman Art Prize.
Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble. In it's seventieth year, the Mosman Art Prize has developed in stature to become Australia’s most prestigious municipally funded art prize with a national profile. It regularly attracts over 900 entries annually and currently offers over $60,000 in prizes.
The prize will be judged by Kristen Paisley, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Australia.
The Mosman Art Prize exhibition will be open to the public for viewing from Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October 2017. Details here.
Winners will be announced Thursday 28 October 2017.
- Paul Ryan, Cook and Hounds, 2017, oil on canvas
- Clara Adolphs, Sal, 2017, oil on linen, 88 x 71 cm
September 20, 2017
Clara Adolphs is currently in exhibition with The Clayton Utz Art Partnership which is a collaborative six month initiative between artist and office. The Program invites Clara to be an Artist-in-Residence at the Clayton Utz office in Sydney to explore and develop her individual practice. Clara is also joined by artist Wendy Sharpe.
September 19, 2017
Congratulations to artist Marisa Purcell for being a finalist in this years Paddington Art Prize 2017.
The Paddington Art Prize is a $25,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.
The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.
This year welcomes the People's Choice award. Details here.
Exhibition current until Sunday 22nd October.
September 14, 2017
Artist Abbey McCulloch is a finalist in this years Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (JUWSPA).
This year the award holds special significance as the Gold Coast honours the memory of Win Schubert and her extraordinary generosity, a lifelong custodian of Australian photography, art and creativity.
There is a diverse range of themes in this years exhibition from both established and emerging artists including portraiture, landscape, abstract and fashion, along with a strong representation of contemporary topics affecting twenty-first century Australians such as climate change, gender representation and shifting economic and technological landscapes.
Congratulations to Polly Borland for her winning photograph Two Heads A.
Artwork: Abbey McCulloch, The Nerve, 2017, inkjet print, 60 x 80 cm
September 14, 2017
Lyndal Hargarve was a finalist in the 2016 Clayton Utz Art Award which is now being exhibited at Lethbridge Gallery by appointment. The Award is open to Queensland-based artists offering a $10,000 winner’s prize. Congratulations Lyndal Hargrave.
August 7, 2017
Hosted by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) in Sydney on 18 August, you now have the chance to learn life drawing from some of the best in the business, with a one-off class led by Archibald Prize finalists.
Supporting NAVA, the 15-person only event will see past Archibald finalists Jasper Knight, Julian Meagher, Dean Brown and Oliver Watts give out tips via way of a life drawing class, discuss their work and also tour their Darlinghurst studio.
“One of the things I like most about life drawing is the communal nature of it. Oliver, Jasper and I spent many of our teenage years together at life drawing classes. I'm looking forward to getting the band back together! Art can be a lonely pursuit so it is magical when you can bounce ideas and create work alongside your peers. NAVA plays a key role in our community and I think it is fitting to be able to support it in this way,” says Julian Meagher, who was selected as a 2015 Archibald finalist for his Daniel Johns portrait.
Visit NAVA to book.
July 22, 2017
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is delighted to announce young Australian artist Clara Adolphs is the recipient of the 2017 Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship.
The Breuer Foundation established the scholarship two years ago, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW, to support young Australian female artists for the purpose of travel to and study in Paris. The scholarship commemorates the late Eva Breuer, one of Australia’s most loved and prolific art dealers who made a significant contribution to Australian art for over three decades.
As the recipient of the 2017 Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship, Adolphs will take up a three-month residency at the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio in Paris. The scholarship awards Adolphs a $25,000 stipend for living and travel expenses associated with the residency.
Based in Bundanoon in NSW, Adolphs collects old photographs as inspiration for her paintings that explore notions of memory and time. The pastel tones and impasto surfaces of Adolphs’s works re-interpret abandoned memories, imbuing them with fresh narratives and context.
Adolphs’s portrait of actor and musician Terry Serio was a finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize and she has also been a finalist for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012.
The Paris residency will present Adolphs the opportunity to embark on a new and ambitious body of work while closely observing the techniques of some of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world.
“My plan for Paris is to create larger and more immersive scenes in painting. Up until this point I have worked at a relatively small scale and this residency will be the impetus to change that while immersed in the finest works throughout history,” Adolphs said.
“The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship will also provide unique opportunities to research anonymous photography which is the current foundation of my work. Located in Paris is the Galerie Lumière des Roses which is dedicated to anonymous amateur photography – this will be top of my list to spend time at during the residency,” Adolphs added.
July 10, 2017
Lucy O'Doherty's exhibition 'Shelter' has been featured on The Design Files blog. Lucy spoke to Elle Murrell about her latest exhibition 'Shelter', her inspiration and winning the 2016 Brett Whiteley Scholarship:
Artist Lucy O’Doherty first found inspiration in cherished childhood doll houses built by her Grandpa. Later, it was vintage advertisements or postcards from the 1950s and 1960s. Her more recent suburban-focused scenes, however, are fictional composites, imagined in tribute. ‘I really can’t remember being interested in depicting anything other than domestic settings,’ reminisces the graduate of Sydney’s National Art School. ‘Except, maybe, when I went through a phase of drawing fairy villages at five! I guess they were still forms of habitations in a way.’
Lucy's exhibition is at the gallery from 20 June until 11 July 2017.
July 8, 2017
Carla Hananiah has collaborated with Australian children's wear label Mad About Mini for their 2017 Winter Collection. Of the collection Mad About Mini says:
We had the privilege of collaborating with one of Australia’s up-and-coming artists, Carla Hananiah, whose painting “Mountains” is featured for the 2017 Winter Collection. Carla has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and has showcased her work in regular exhibitions since 2009. Carla has an incredible talent for capturing all that is breathtaking and majestic about nature. This particular watercolour is a scene from one of her favourite spots in the south island of New Zealand, a place she refers to as ‘paradise’. For Carla, this immense beauty takes her beyond her ‘everyday’ and awakens her imagination to new discoveries and new adventures!
July 8, 2017
Hannah Cutts' work has been selected for Redcliffe Gallery's 15 Artists Exhibition 2017.
This annual award plays a pivotal role in the growth of the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection. The $8000 acquisitive prize exhibits 15 Artists that reflect the collection’s focus of culture, identity, spirit and sense of place.
Artists selected for 2017 are Ari Athans, Glenn Barkley, Sue Beyer, Megan Cope, Hannah Cutts, Jeremy Eden, Martin Edge, Ian Friend, Stephen Hart, Barbara Heath, Abbey McCulloch, Kate McKay, Stephen Nothling, Graeme Peebles and Nan Dingle.
The exhibition runs from 01 September to 28 October 2017. Read more here.