May 6, 2022
The Archibald Prize is a prestigious Australian portraiture art prize that has been running since 1921. The national portrait prize is entering a new century with 816 submissions entered this year, of which 52 finalists were announced on Thursday 5th of May. It is with great pleasure to congratulate Eliza Gosse who was selected as a finalist in the 2022 Archibald Art Prize.
Gosse depicts in her painting an architect and designer Benjamin Jay Shand. She states,
"He sees beauty in the most peculiar places, has great hair and likes to wear sunglasses more than is usual. I can say that because he is my husband. I don’t often paint people; however, Benj finds himself the constant muse for my sketchbook scribbles. And as this is my first large-scale portrait, it felt natural for him to be the subject..."
Somewhere Near Home (Painting of Benjamin Jay Shand) 2022
oil on canvas
122 x 152 cm
March 23, 2022
National Art School in the NSW Landscape is a new exhibition at NSW Parliament House from 9 – 31 March 2022. It explores the relationship between people, land and culture across the state through artworks by 21 significant Australian artists who studied at the National Art School (NAS), which this year celebrates 100 years since moving into the former Darlinghurst Gaol site in inner-city Sydney. Featuring 27 major artworks in various media including tapestry, collage and ceramics, this show represents the enormous diversity of NSW’s landscape, environment and culture.
Congratulations to Eliza Gosse for featuring her work in the exhibition.
August 19, 2020
Eliza Gosse's work 'Spoonfuls of Milo at Kosciuszko' is a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for 'the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists'. This open competition is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW.
August 12, 2020
Eliza Gosse's work 'A Triangle of Vegemite Toast Lay Forgotten Under the Mustard Chair' is a finalist in the 2020 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, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work.
April 16, 2020
Congratulations to Eliza Gosse who is a finalist in the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize with her work "He Watched Cars Passing By Beyond The Cracks In The Curtains", 2020, oil on canvas, 120x150cm.
The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia. There are three prize categories; the Professional Artist Prize of $35,000, the Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000 and the Indigenous Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000.
Artwork judging is overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin and the winners will be announced 26 May 2020.
April 16, 2020
To coincide with her exhibition 'Mini Mokes and Mini Skirts', Eliza Gosse is featured in the April edition of Harpers Bazaar magazine
May 26, 2019
The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35,000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 31 May, 2019.
Eliza Gosse is a finalist with her work 'Your Yellow Brick Holding Up the Sky' 2019, oil on canvas 50 x 40cm
January 30, 2019
Toby Orton from Plain Magazine features Eliza Gosse's work. He writes:
Delving into social issues of national identity and immigration, artist Eliza Gosse focuses on the post-war houses built for European migrants in her home country of Australia in the 50s, 60s and 70s. In her striking oil paintings, Gosse’s style combines clean, color blocked geometric forms that call to mind the utopian ideals of suburban planning with a ‘nostalgic
inflection’. The ‘Suburban Modernism’ that she has created is a response to her interests in design history, the initial impact of inexpensive post-war architecture on communities and the way that the design’s influence and meaning is viewed over time. In her paintings of the Australian (and to a lesser extent, American) suburbs she celebrates an era of design that mocks the unflattering stereotype of bland suburbia and celebrates the unabashed invention of the time.
December 16, 2018
The Ideal Home presents a history of the 20th century Australian home told through household objects, furniture and design classics from the MAAS Collection.
For much of the 20th century Australia enjoyed one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world. This situation emerged following the landmark ‘Harvester Judgement’ of 1907, which enshrined a ‘living wage’, and enabled ordinary workers to purchase a home and support a family.
Post war affluence, technology, mass manufacturing and the ready availability of goods, created both a consumer base and desire. In this setting, suburbs grew and homes became our castles. Australians enthusiastically adopted international trends in architecture, interior furnishings and design. Labour saving devices liberated us from domestic drudgery and increased the time available for leisure. Indoors and outdoors Australians aspired to a lifestyle centred upon the comfort, style, amenity and function of the home.
The Ideal Home presents a history of the 20th century Australian home told through household objects, furniture and design classics from the MAAS Collection. See more of The Ideal Home including modernist design and artworks at MAAS Powerhouse, Ultimo.
The Ideal Home is a partnership between the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.
The exhibition suite features works across the site from the following Australian artists:
- Cope Street Collective: Mathew Cooper and Colin Kinchela
- Karla Dickens
- Victoria Garcia
- Richard Goodwin
- Blake Griffiths
- eX de Medici
- Catherine O’Donnell
- Eliza Gosse
November 1, 2018
The William Fletcher Trust (now the William Fletcher Foundation) was established in 1985 to celebrate the life and to commemorate the work of William Fletcher whose straitened circumstances, ill health and early death cut short his developing talents. In 1988, the Trust awarded its first grants for study to tertiary students of the visual arts. The William Fletcher Trust was incorporated in 2006 as William Fletcher Foundation following a generous bequest. Since 1988, grants totalling over $400,000 have been distributed to over 500 highly talented students of the visual arts, to assist them to continue their studies.
In 2018 the grant was awarded to Eliza Gosse.
July 5, 2018
With an annual prize pool worth $12,000, the Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing print & mixed media.
Eliza Gosse's work "Lone Ficus on New South Head Road is a finalist in the 2018 Prize.
May 15, 2018
Eliza Gosse's work is included in the 2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. The theme of the prize is resilience. Gosse's work depicts a house in the suburbs of Melbourne designed by Russian architect Antol Kagan and is part of a larger series that investigates the architecture of post WWII refugees in Australia.