May 30, 2024

SALLY M NANGALA MULDA IS A FINALIST FOR THE 2024 SULMAN PRIZE

We are thrilled to announce that Sally M Nangala Mulda has been selected as a finalist in the Sir John Sulman Prize with her work 'Amoonguna long time ago'.

We stay at Amoonguna long time ago. We went on the train to Maryvale.

Sally M Nangala Mulda, 2024

Sally M Nangala Mulda’s work is a form of documentary storytelling. In this painting, she references a time in the 1960s when her family moved to Amoonguna Aboriginal Reserve about 15 kilometres east-south-east of Mparntwe/Alice Springs, so the children could attend school. Sally was born in the camp of Aboriginal stock and station homestead workers on Maryvale cattle station. That camp was recognised as Aboriginal Land in 1978, and the residents have transformed it into the idyllic Titjikala community within easy walking distance of the old homestead.

Tangentyere Artists, 2024

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Artwork:

'Amoonguna long time ago' 2024

acrylic on linen

51 x 122 cm

May 30, 2024

CHRISTOPHER ZANKO IS A FINALIST IN THE 2024 WYNNE PRIZE

Thrilled to share the news that Chris Zanko is a finalist in the 2024 Wynne Prize with his work ‘Personal plethoras’.

Growing up, Christopher Zanko formed impressions of local architecture that helped him build a ‘cognitive map’. Particular houses and streets in the Wollongong suburbs of his childhood, on Dharawal land, became markers for him in a place now undergoing development and gentrification.

Zanko, a two-time Wynne finalist, noticed this house while walking to his daughter’s preschool in 2023. ‘The arrangement of shadows cast by the eaves and the glimpse into the backyard gave a sense of familiarity,’ he says. Rendered large, with confident lines, the house’s textures of red brick, speckled concrete, pruned bushes and drawn blinds have been lovingly depicted. Zanko carves into the wooden surface with small hand chisels before adding colour, then accentuates the work’s graphic details and deep shadows by applying black paint with a roller.

While the changing nature of our environment can be challenging, Zanko notes, it ‘is arguably necessary, especially considering Australia’s current housing crisis’. ‘Through my process I seek to give a sense of permanency to the narratives and experiences of suburban Australia.’


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Artwork:

‘Personal plethoras’ 2024

synthetic polymer paint on hand-carved wood

180.1 x 150 cm

May 30, 2024

SALLY ANDERSON IS A 2024 FINALIST IN THE SIR JOHN SULMAN PRIZE

Delighted to announce that Sally Anderson has been selected as a finalist in the Sir John Sulman Prize with her work ‘Holding a hurricane, quilt curtain carrying the sea’.

How do you hold a hurricane? How do you hold close things that are spiralling out of your control? Can you contain the sea in a quilt? How do we measure domestic, creative and maternal labour? With time? How does one get more time in a day? How do we hold households, partners, children, paintings, parents and ourselves simultaneously? This painting speaks to the ways motherhood, domesticity and creative practice are, for me, reciprocal and ultimately entangled. Each informs and infects the other. This work deliberately dances between abstraction and representation and employs still-life and landscape motifs as symbols of containment and care.

Sally Anderson, 2024

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Artwork:

‘Holding a hurricane, quilt curtain carrying the sea’ 2024

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

182.5 x 198.2 cm

April 20, 2024

SALLY ANDERSON IS A FINALIST IN THE BAYSIDE PAINTING PRIZE


Congratulations Sally Anderson who is a finalist in the 2024 Bayside Painting Prize for her 2024 work ‘Placenta banksia, Bridal Veil Falls view, the sea in me, PB nude quilt tablecloth’. The Bayside Painting Prize was established in 2015 and is one of the most generous non-acquisitive painting prizes in Australia.

The finalist exhibition will be held at Bayside Gallery from 3 May to 23 June 2024.

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IMAGE

‘Placenta banksia, Bridal Veil Falls view, the sea in me, PB nude quilt tablecloth’ 2024
acrylic on polycotton
168 x 137 cm

Photography courtesy Jessica Maurer

March 1, 2024

BELEM LETT IS A FINALIST IN THE 2024 MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE

It is with great joy that we announce the selection of Belem Lett as a finalist in the 2024 Muswellbrook Art Prize for his work 'The Mountains Await Your Return'

Since 1958, the Muswellbrook Art Prize has grown and evolved and is today one of the richest prizes for painting in regional Australia. Astute adjudication of the Prize over the years has yielded an excellent collection of modern and contemporary Australian paintings, works on paper and ceramics from the Post War period of the 20th Century and into the 21st Century, with the winning acquisitive works forming the nucleus of what is now known as the Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection.

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Finalists will be exhibited at the Muswellbrook Art Gallery from 2 April - 25 May 2024

Belem's next solo exhibition at the gallery is from 1 - 21 May 2024

Artwork:

'The Mountains Await Your Return' 2022

Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminum composite panel

150 x 122 cm

November 30, 2023

BRIDIE GILLMAN IS A FINALIST FOR THE 2023 BERMINGHAM PRIZE

Congratulations to Bridie Gillman who is a finalist for the The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize for her work 'Night Lines'.

Celebrating excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium, this non-acquisitive prize offers a winning of $20,000 generously donated by Elaine Bermingham.

Selected finalists will be exhibited at QCA Galleries, located within Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art and Design at South Bank, Brisbane from 30 November 2023 - 11 January 2024.


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IMAGE

Night Lines 2023

watercolour and ink on linen

102 x 115cm

November 16, 2023

VIPOO SRIVILASA IS THE WINNER OF THE 2023 CIVIC CHOICE AWARD FOR THE MELBOURNE PRIZE FOR URBAN SCULPTURE

Vipoo Srivilasa has won the Civic Choice Award as part of the 2023 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture.

The annual Melbourne Prize, now in its 19th year, continues its objective to provide opportunities to Victorian writers, musicians and for 2023, sculptors, demonstrating the importance of recognising and rewarding creative talent.

Artists practicing in expanded fields of sculpture, including public installation, new media, performance, sound-based and socially engaged practice were encouraged to apply, plus entries from artists at all stages of their practice, including First Nations people and artists from all genders and cultural, linguistic and diverse backgrounds.

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October 20, 2023

JANE GUTHLEBEN IS A FINALIST IN THE 2023 PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD

Jane Guthleben has been selected for the Portia Geach Memorial Award, for her painting of the bird photographer, Leila Jeffreys.

Renowned photographic artist Leila Jeffreys is internationally recognised for her bird portraiture, video installations, books, films and her contribution to bird conservation. Recently she undertook an assignment in sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, where she observed penguin populations. She sent me pictures from the trip of penguin parents doting on their fluffy brown babies. With recent news that shrinking ice has had a devastating impact on penguin populations in Antarctica this year, her trip and research couldn’t have been timelier.

For our Portia Geach sitting we went to Sydney Aquarium where we spent a few hours looking at penguins. Leila is a bird whisperer, and the penguins there climbed all over her and were fascinated by her camera equipment. It seemed right that a portrait of Leila would include a bird.

This painting is part of an ongoing series of portraits of women I admire that I call ornament-portraits; small in size and designed to be the opposite of monuments (which have historically been mostly of men). The subject stands on a little plinth, rather like an ornament on a shelf. In this case the plinth can also be read as a shrinking iceberg floating in Antarctic waters.

Image:

'Leila and the Baby King' 2023
oil on marine ply
40.2cm x 22.6cm

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September 19, 2023

BELEM LETT FEATURED IN THE SPRING EDITION OF ART/EDIT MAGAZINE

BELEM LETT is featured in the latest edition of Art Edit.

Issue 36 draws on Belem Lett's exploration of preconceptions and how his manipulation of colour creates pieces of harmony.

Text by editor Rose of Sharon Leake and images from past exhibitions with Edwina Corlette Gallery, edition out now.

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Image detail;

'Limbo' 2022
oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
56 x 48 cm

September 16, 2023

JUDITH SINNAMON IS A FINALIST IN THE 2023 BRISBANE PORTRAIT PRIZE

We are delighted to announce that JUDITH SINNAMON is a finalist in the 2023 Brisbane Portrait Prize for her portrait of Nathan Appo.

Judith sought to capture Nathan's incredible warmth and generosity and a wisdom that comes from 65,000 years of continuous sustainable culture and land management with a deep love for country and humanity at its core.

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts.

Judith is having a solo exhibition with us October 25.

Image:

'Nathan Appo' 2023
Oil on linen
134 x 104 cm

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