January 1, 2020

JANE DU RAND AT IPSWICH ART GALLERY

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

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November 30, 2019

MIRANDA SKOCZEK, VAULT MAGAZINE

'Artefacts', Alison Kubler, Vault Magazine, Issue 23, 104-105pp.

November 30, 2019

JANE GUTHLEBEN RESIDENCY IN FRANCE

Jane Guthleben was the recipient of the international NG Art Creative Residency which is a two week placement at the 15th century Provincial homestead in Eygalières, Provence, Southern France in November 2019.

Directed and founded by Nicky Ginsberg, the NG Art Creative Residency is a prize that aims to provide creatives an opportunity to embark on imaginative endeavours and immerse themselves in an environment of reflection and creative freedom in the studio and en plein air.

Jane's new body of work from Eygalières will be exhibited in her upcoming show, Grandiflora at Edwina Corlette Gallery 17 March - 9 April 2020.

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October 17, 2019

BRONTE LEIGHTON-DORE HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Bronte Leighton-Dore has been awarded Highly Commended in the 2019 Paddington Art Prize.

The 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.

Image: 'The Shadows Run Both Ways, Berambing NSW, 2019, oil on board, 124.5 x 172.5 cm.

September 27, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN: FINALIST IN THE BRETT WHITELEY TRAVELLING ART SCHOLARSHIP

Bridie Gillman has been been selected as one of six finalists in the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is now in its 21st year and is open to Australian painters aged between 20 and 30 years. It was created from an endowment by Mrs Beryl Whiteley in 1999. The inspiration was the profound effect international travel and study had on her son, the artist Brett Whiteley, as a result of winning the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship in 1959 at the age of 20.

September 6, 2019

SALLY ANDERSON FEATURED IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

In Issue 44, 2018, Sally Anderson spoke to Artist Profile Magazine about how the deeply autobiographical, the metaphorical and the observed intertwine in her painting practice.

'My paintings talk of relationship, context and metaphor. They are loaded with autobiographical content, draw on past and present experiences and often arrive in pairs. Recent paintings use abstraction, still life and borrowed landscapes to reference everyday intimate experience held in object and place. They explore the self and use abstraction, landscape and still life as devices to do so.' Sally Anderson

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August 30, 2019

JANE GUTHLEBEN: FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE

As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks in the Mosman Art prize form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.

In 2019 Jane Guthleben is a finalist with her work 'North Shore arrangement with superb fruit doves'. She says of the painting:

This work is based on the 17 century Dutch still life floral works by Rachel Ruysch, which have inspired my large floral compositions. For this work I have researched indigenous flora and birds from the Mosman Municipal area that are under pressure from urban encroachment and weeds.

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August 30, 2019

DAN KYLE : FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE 2019

Dan Kyle's work 'Caught in a Haze' has been selected as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.

Until 27 October 2019, Mosman Art Gallery

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August 30, 2019

SALLY ANDERSON : FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE 2019

Sally Anderson's work 'Side of the Road River with Rousseau's Bluebells' has been selected as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.

Until 27 October 2019, Mosman Art Gallery

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August 19, 2019

CHRIS ZANKO FINALIST IN THE NATIONAL STILL LIFE AWARD AT COFFS HARBOUR REGIONAL GALLERY

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers. Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre.

The Still exhibition opens at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs until Saturday 30th November 2019.

Christopher Zanko is a finalist in the 2019 award.

Image: CHRISTOPHER ZANKO 'Sundial' 2019

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