January 20, 2019
John McDonald highlights Clara Adolphs practice in the Good Weekend Magazine:
'Clara Adolphs is not the first artist to be fascinated by the old photographs one finds in flea markets and junk shops. These faded snapshots, intended to immortalise loved ones and special events, have become mysteries, as we cannot identify people and places. Nevertheless it's easy to recall similar holidays and family outings, and enjoy a sense of familiarity.
It's in the nature of snapshots to concentrate on moments of leisure, and this is reflected in paintings such as Sunbather, where a woman relaxes in a deck chair, or Daylight Hours (pictured), in which three figures lie stretched out on the grass.'
September 29, 2017
Clara Adolphs has won the Mosman Art Prize Emerging Artist Award for her portrait Sal, 2017 for her portrait of artist and friend Sally Anderson. This is the second time Clara has been awarded the 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.
Clara Adolphs Sal, 2017, oil on linen, 83 x 67cm