September 26, 2019

AMBER WALLIS FEATURED IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

Artist Profile magazine features Amber Wallis's latest body of work 'Murky Sex Paintings' in the current edition. Curator Kevin Wilson writes:

Far from being ‘light weight’, Amber Wallis’s paintings are complex, tonally low key, sketchy, at times dark, and drawing-like. They are confronting and seem to give little away. They ask questions about painterly space, about a jumble of real and imagined views and how we describe our memories, sexuality, feelings and hurt.

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May 22, 2019

AMBER WALLIS FINALIST IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE

Amber Wallis's work 'Sleeping Figure' 2018 has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, administered by Caloundra Regional Gallery.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium. Forty finalists have been selected for exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Image: Sleeping Figure 2018, oil on canvas, 150 x 150cm

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March 20, 2019

AMBER WALLIS, BELEM LETT, LUCY O'DOHERTY AND SALLY ANDERSON IN 'The Whiteley at 20: Twenty Years of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship' AT S.H. ERVIN GALLERY

22 March – 5 May 2019

An exhibition of artworks by 20 young Australian artists celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, will be on view at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney from 22 March to 5 May 2019.

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship was established by Ms Beryl Whiteley (1917-2010) who generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, to provide young painters the opportunity to travel to Paris and explore Europe in order to develop their artistic practice. Since its inception in 1999, 20 young painters have followed in the footsteps if Brett Whiteley who won the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship in 1959.

The exhibition features works by Sally Anderson, Alice Byrne, Mitch Cairns, James Drinkwater, Petrea Fellow, Becky Gibson, Nathan Hawkes, Alan Jones, Nicole Kelly, Belem Lett, Lucy O’Doherty, Wayde Owen, Timothy Phillips, Tom Polo, Ben Quilty, Karlee Rawkins, Samuel Wade, Amber Wallis, Natasha Walsh, and Marcus Wills, alongside the four paintings by Brett Whiteley that secured him the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship, displayed together for the first time since 1959.

The exhibition presents the works by each artist that were entered and/ or won the scholarship, works resulting from their residency at the Cite Internationale des Art, Paris and recent work. The cohort of scholarship awardees features three artists who have gone on to win the Archibald Prize and many have now established themselves on the art scene and exhibit regularly.

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July 26, 2018

AMBER WALLIS FINALIST IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE 2018

Amber Wallis's work Room 1975 has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, administered by Caloundra Regional Gallery.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium. Forty finalists have been selected for exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Image: Amber Wallis | Room 1975 | 2017 | oil on linen | 150 x 120 cm

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