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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September 16, 2023

ELIZA GOSSE IS A FINALIST IN THE 2023 PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

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.

Image:

“Greenwell Point” 2023
Gouache on paper
28 x 28 cm

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September 16, 2023

BELEM LETT IS A FINALIST IN THE 2023 PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

It is with great pleasure that we announce Belem Lett has been selected as a finalist in the 2023 Paddington Art Prize for his work 'This Land Is Slippery'

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.

Image:

'This Land Is Slippery' 2022
Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
150 x 180 cm

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September 16, 2023

BRIDIE GILLMAN FINALIST IN THE 2023 GIRRA: FRASER COAST NATIONAL ART PRIZE

Bridie Gillman is a finalist in the 2023 Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize for her work 'Quiet, after the storm' (2023).

The inaugural Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize is a major acquisitive prize of $25,000, that seeks to explore our reciprocal and inextricable relationship with the environment through contemporary art.

Selected artworks provide unique perspectives on industrialised landscapes, the forces of extreme weather events, our relationship to domestic gardens, ecological concerns and speculative solutions, ruminations on the beauty and power of nature, and much more.

Image details;

'Quiet, after the storm' 2022
Oil on linen, glazed ceramics and soundscape
various dimensions

The finalists’ exhibition, is held at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery 23 September to 12 November 2023

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September 12, 2023

VIPOO SRIVILASA FINALIST IN MELBOURNE PRIZE FOR URBAN SCULPTURE 2023

VIPOO SRIVILASA has been selected as one of the four finalists in the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023.

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