September 16, 2023
We are thrilled to announce that ELIZA GOSSE has been selected as a finalist in the 2023 Paddington Art Prize for her work 'Greenwell Point'
The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
“Greenwell Point” 2023
Gouache on paper
28 x 28 cm
September 2, 2023
September 2, 2023
Congratulations to our artist Eliza Gosse who is a finalists in this year's Mosman Art Prize for her work 'We Climbed the Fence and Swam in Their Pool'. Exhibition open 23 September in Mosman, Sydney.
'We Climbed the Fence and Swam in Their Pool' 2023
gouache on paper
39 x 39 cm
May 6, 2023
Eliza Gosse is a finalist in the 2023 Archibald Prize.
This dual portrait features Eliza Gosse and her husband, architect and designer Benjamin Jay Shand, who was the subject of her portrait somewhere near home in the Archibald Prize 2022.
Gosse describes this 2023 work – one of several recent portraits, all painted on board – as ‘a cut-out of our weekend at sunrise – just us and our fluffy robes’.
‘Robes are mandatory if you come to breakfast at ours. The coffee percolates as the muesli is garnished and the CD is chosen,’ she says. ‘Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every morning could be spent lazing over several cups of coffee with a dash of honey and a side of strawberries?
‘While painting these portraits in my studio, I indulged in a few afternoons on the floor – tea and biscuits included – with the works propped up against the wall, as a sort of tea party with my wooden friends.
‘My studio mates will be glad to see these cut-outs gone; they say they came to life at night.’
Read more here.
Breakfast At Ours
oil on board
two panels: 137.5 x 86.5 cm (left); 145.5 x 97 cm (right)
May 6, 2023
"There’s a magical attention to detail within Eliza Gosse's architectural paintings.
She expertly captures the light-filled interiors and magical Modernist facades of homes inspired by designs of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s with a dreamy pastel palette that makes you want to leap right into them. All the while maintaining a beautiful ‘flatness’ about her work."
You can read the article here.
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.
September 28, 2021
Congratulations to Myles Young who is a finalist in the 2021 Paddington Art Prize with his work 'Water Secrets'.
The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 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.
Marlene Antico OAM, created the Prize in order to assist with the monetary difficulties that often impede artists from showcasing their works. As an art student, gallery owner and volunteer guide at the AGNSW for over 10 years, she has underscored her commitment to supporting contemporary Australian artists, aware, of the
August 10, 2021
'KIDS THAT ARE BANNED FROM THE SQUARE'
Antoinette O’Brien’s subjects are tender tough. Just learning to smoke and fight and get dressed without being told how. They are the innovators, influencers and magicians on the streets. But there is something else that brings these sculptures together. Most of these kids sit, squat, lean on a support. Some quotidian piece of street junk like a milk crate. Except look at the glaze, the colour, it has been made significant. As has the folding stool, the wall, the rock…. These are the things that help tether us to our environment. These supports bring structural balance to each sculpture while putting forth a good question: if you are going to ban me from belonging, what will hold me now? - Jaimee Edwards
LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY - GALLERY 5
7 AUG - 26 SEPT 2021
Image: Louie 2021 ceramic, costume jewellery, fox fur, 48 x 41 x 38 cm
June 26, 2021
Living in Lismore New South Wales where she runs Basso Studio, multi-disciplinary artist Antoinette O’Brien is currently working in clay, creating a series of busts and full-figure sculptures. Whilst she has always maintained a studio practice, Antoinette has come into her own recently, working towards a diploma in ceramics. The arresting faces of her ceramic forms gaze out with a lifelike intensity, revealing a consideration of painting techniques. High fired and glazed through multiple firings including reduction, oxidation and lustre, the clay is pushed to its limits, resulting in tearing and buckling that speaks to themes of endurance and precarity. With glazes made from scratch and tested extensively, Antoinette approaches her craft with discipline and was recently awarded the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize by esteemed artist Abdul Abdullah. Antoinette is preparing for a solo exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery in August this year.
Featured image: Antoinette O’Brien, Sitting Pretty. Ceramic and found object, 47 x 36 x 28cm
June 26, 2021
2020 HURFORD HARDWOOD PORTRAIT PRIZE
The 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a national portrait prize administered by Lismore Regional Gallery open to any media. 2020 judge Abdul Abdullah, named Antoinette O’Brien as the winner of the $10,000 acquisitive prize for her portrait of Helen Deravenchecko, saying: ‘The combination of ceramic elements in the work drew me into a story about memory, and how moments attach themselves to our experience.’ Abdullah also recognised Michelle Dawson with a highly commendation for her portrait of the late Vera Wasowski
December 8, 2020
LIVING IN IPSWICH
Solo Exhibition, Jane du Rand
Jane du Rand was the recipient of the 2019 Regional Arts Development Fund which supported her to develop a new body of work focused on the architecture and history of Ipswich, Queensland. These works aim to capture the essence of the homes that reflect the lives of the people living in Ipswich and to create a ceramic record of “living in Ipswich”.
"The architect in me finds the urban fabric of Ipswich to be beautiful and unique. The collection of Queenslander houses and their positions in the streetscapes around Ipswich are amazing and I cannot go about my daily commutes without constantly being fascinated by the houses that pass me by. There are really beautiful historical homes, but there are also so many wonderful “everyday” Queenslanders of varying age and condition lived in by local people, and it is these homes and their occupants, and the way people use and live in their houses that interest me the most." Jane du Rand 2020
November 27, 2020
Eight emerging visual artists have been awarded the 2020 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize including Myles Young for his work 'Shortcut to Widefield' 2020.
Now in its ninth year, the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize recognises a new generation of Australian visual artists. Artists in the early stage of their careers were invited to enter up to five original works that reflect the Macquarie Group Collection’s theme The Land and its Psyche.
The winners are:
- Katie Banakh, Victoria
- Victoria Hempstead, NSW
- Mahala Hill, ACT
- Emma Itzstein, Victoria
- George Kennedy, Tasmania
- Katie Stewart, NSW
- Joanne Wheeler, Central Australia
- Myles Young, NSW
The Macquarie Group Collection has supported emerging Australian visual artists for over 30 years. With the theme The Land and its Psyche, the Collection comprises more than 850 works by artists who, at the time their work was acquired, were in the early stages of their career. Acquisitions are made by a committee of volunteer Macquarie staff and a curatorial consultant.
Works in the Macquarie Group Collection are exhibited in more than 40 Macquarie Group offices worldwide and periodically loaned to public institutions.
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.
May 15, 2020
The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women 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.
Congratulations to Julia Sirianni for being a finalist in the Emerging Artist category for 2020.
Title: A Place to Hide
Medium: Oil on board
Size: 60 x 60 cm
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
October 17, 2019
Jane Du Rand has been commissioned by the Travel Corporation to complete a 6.8m x 4m mural in the foyer of the Travel Corporation Headquarters in Sydney.
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.
7 – 16 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection
6 September 2023 – 3 October 2023
Julia Sirianni ‘Scenes From the South’
12 April 2023 – 2 May 2023
Eliza Gosse ‘All My Friends Have White Walls And Beige Carpet’
12 April 2023 – 2 May 2023
Myles Young ‘Nature is a Theatre’
15 March 2022 – 2 April 2022
Julia Sirianni ‘On My Mind’
3 – 19 February 2022
Myles Young ‘Nature Electric’
23 November 2021 – 15 December 2021
THE ART OF CHRISTMAS | ONLINE ONLY
22 June 2021 – 10 July 2021
Jane Du Rand ‘Ornithological Observations’
30 March 2021 – 17 April 2021
Eliza Gosse ‘You're Poolside and Everything is Perfect’
2 – 17 February 2021
Julia Sirianni ‘In the Distance’
14 November 2020 – 14 February 2021
Jane Du Rand ‘LIVING IN IPSWICH’ (IPSWICH ART GALLERY)
27 August 2020 – 16 September 2020
Myles Young ‘Country Invitations’
11 – 16 June 2020
Julia Sirianni ‘Suburban Sanctuaries’ (Online Only)
5 – 23 May 2020
Eliza Gosse ‘Mini Mokes and Mini Skirts’
17 March 2020 – 15 April 2020
Jane Du Rand ‘Artefact’
20 February 2020 – 14 March 2020
My Imagination - The Next Generation
26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition
19 February 2019 – 9 March 2019
Eliza Gosse ‘Distance From Here’