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October 12, 2017

SALLY ANDERSON: WINS BRETT WHITELEY TRAVELLING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP 2017

Congratulations to Sally Anderson for being awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Arts Scholarship 2017. 

The prize is $40,000 and a three month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris which is administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales to further her art's education.

Begun in 1999, this scholarship for young Australian painters is now in its 19th year. The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists aged between 20 and 30 years. It was created from an endowment by Mrs Beryl Whiteley, who died in 2010. The inspiration was the profound effect international travel and study had on her son, the artist Brett Whiteley, as a result of winning the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship at the age of 20.

The exhibition will open 13 October – 19 November 2017 at Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.

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October 6, 2017

AMBER WALLIS FEATURED IN ART ALMANAC

Amber Wallis's current exhibition 'Part Time Paintings' is featured in the current edition of Art Almanac:

'Amber Wallis is an enigmatic painter whose work holds a mirror to the present and past. In her latest show, with a title that hints at the highs and lows which are inevitable for a new parent, she confirms how motherhood spells a renegotiation of her time but has also encouraged the artist to tap into, or share a different part of herself and trove her signature landscapes for a nuanced and personal history.'

See more here

September 29, 2017

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD: CLARA ADOLPHS

Congratulations to Clara Adolphs for winning the Mosman Art Prize Emerging Artist Award for her portrait Sal, 2017. This is the second occasion on which she has won this award. This artwork is a portrait of artist and friend Sally Anderson. 

The exhibition is open until Sunday 29 October.

Well done to Paul Ryan and all other finalists this year. 

Clara Adolphs Sal, 2017, oil on linen, 83 x 67cm

September 29, 2017

JULIAN MEAGHER & VIPOO SRIVILASA: 2017 NATIONAL STILL LIFE AWARD

Congratulations to Julian Meagher and Vipoo Srivilasa for being finalists of the 2017 National Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

The acquisitive Award offers a major award of $20,000 as well as a People’s Choice Award of $5,000. This years' judge is Lisa Slade, Assistant Director of Artistic Programs at Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Finalist works exhibited Friday 24th November 2017 to Saturday 20th of January 2018 at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

September 23, 2017

VIPOO SRIVILASA: Q&A

In conjunction with National Clay Week, Artaxis presents 12 hours of live-streaming conversations with 24 Artaxis members from 16 countries.

Vipoo Srivilasa is scheduled to talk between 12:00pm - 1:00pm, 11 October 2017. Questions may be submitted here

Vipoo’s work explores similarities between the cultures of his native home, Thailand and his adoptive home, Australia. His work is a playful blend of historical, figurative and decorative art practices whilst engaging with contemporary culture.

Using blue and white colour, he creates complex narratives through highly decorated images on ceramic forms. His work requires an intimacy in which the key elements of the drama are often found in unusual places within the forms themselves.

Collaboration has been an important part of Vipoo's creative practice. He has been using clay to engage communities into his creating process in the past 10 years. In addition to exhibiting his work, Vipoo actively initiates and organises cultural exchange projects between national and internationally artists.

Get your questions ready and join Vipoo and others for a Q&A. To watch click here.

September 22, 2017

VIPOO SRIVILASA: AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS GRANT

Vipoo Srivilasa is the recipient of the general skills and arts development grant from the Australian Council for the Arts to work with Sakarin Krue-On, a multi-disciplinary Thai artist, and Marije Vogelzang, the world's first eating designer from the Netherland, in order to develop and create new interactive ceramic work for an exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery in 2019 and the S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre in Bangkok. 

Keep up to date here.

September 21, 2017

CLARA ADOLPHS + PAUL RYAN: FINALISTS IN 2017 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

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: COLLABORATION WITH CLAYTON UTZ

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

MARISA PURCELL: FINALIST 2017 PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

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

ABBEY MCCULLOCH: FINALIST 2017 JOSEPHINE ULRICK AND WIN SCHUBERT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

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