July 11, 2019
Having won the Portia Geach Painting Prize in 2018, Zoe Young is again a finalist in 2019 with her work The Collectors (Paul and Suz Isherwood).
The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive prize is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’
The 2019 exhibition will run from August 2 to September 15, 2019 at Sydney's S.H. Ervin Gallery.
October 23, 2018
Zoe Young has won the Margaret Olley Commendation Award as part of the Mosman Art Prize with her work Winter Soundtrack // 99 Luftballoons, 2018, acrylic on linen 120 x 140cm.
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.
As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected since 1947 form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947.
October 12, 2018
Zoe Young has won the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award with her portrait of film director Bruce Beresford, titled Drawing Storyboards 2018.
The Portia Geach is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by a female artist. The judging panel included Samantha Meers, Art Gallery of New South Wales trustee; Natalie Wilson, curator of Australian and Pacific art at AGNSW and Director of S.H Ervin Gallery Jane Watters.
S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 12 October – 2 December
April 1, 2018
Zoe Young is a finalist in the 2018 Calleen Art Award administered by Cowra Regional Gallery.
Established in 1977, the Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive art prize which encourages originality and artistic merit. The winner will receive $20,000 in prize money and the winning work will become part of the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.
The exhibition continues to 10 June 2018.
Image: ‘My mother, Myself’, acrylic on board, 190 x 240 cm
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March 6, 2018
Editor of the iconic Australian design blog 'The Design Files' Lucy Feagins, profiles Zoe Young after visiting the Artist's spectacular studio in Bowral in the New South Wales Southern Highlands.
March 6, 2018
The Gallery is delighted to now represent Zoe Young.
Fascinated by the simple beauty of the everyday, Zoe Young works between still life, portraiture and abstraction to capture her delight in life’s fleeting moments, turning them into something intimate, revelatory and long-lasting. The distillation of experiences and sensations is at the heart of Young’s practice. Originally trained in sculpture, her boldly feminine works are underpinned by a solid foundation of modernist theory and considered technical approaches to colour, composition and mark making.
Zoe Young trained at the National Art School in Sydney under Ron Robertson-Swann, an apprentice of Henry Moore. She is the winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2018), two time finalist in both the Archibald Prize (2016, 2014) and the Calleen Art Prize (2018, 2017), she has also been named amongst the finalists of the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2017), the Mosman Art Prize (2017), Salon des Refusés, S. H. Ervin Gallery (2017), Cooks Gallery Emerging Art Prize, Newcastle (2015), and the Wingcarribee Art Prize, Southern Highlands (2015). In 2014, Young was Highly Commended in the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, as well as Yen Magazine’s annual Female Artist of the Year. In 2013 she won the Snowy Mountains Art Prize and was Highly Commended in the John Briscoe Memorial Art Award at Raglan Gallery in Cooma.
Zoe was recently featured in Artist Profile magazine by Bridget Macleod who writes:
'Zoe Young paints to capture fleeting moments in time. At the ramchackle barn she has transformed into a studio in the NSW Southern Highlands, Zoe spoke to Artist Profile about her recent projects, upcoming exhibition and the effect that motherhood and the Archibald have had on her practice.'