August 19, 2019
Since 2001 The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award has been a significant national biennial exhibition that aims to elevate the status of works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.
With prize money totalling $26,000, the Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15,000 major award; the Young & Early Career Artist and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Awards ($5,000 each); and the People’s Choice Award ($1,000), plus the Hazelhurst Preparator’s choice Residency Award.
Image below: BELEM LETT 'Mountains of Madness' 2019, mixed media on paper, 148 x 110 cm
August 19, 2019
Administered by Bendigo Art Gallery and held every two years, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize is designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists, awarding a generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000.
Belem Lett is a finalist in the 2019 award.
Image below: BELEM LETT 'Dip Me in the Water' 2019, oil on aluminium composite panel 163 x 122cm
August 17, 2019
Through the Margaret Olley Art Centre, the Tweed Regional Gallery offers a unique experience of Margaret Olley’s home studio, provide insight into Australian art history and practice, and honor the artist’s legacy of mentorship and patronage. The Nancy Fairfax Artist-In-Residence (AIR) studio program encourages arts practice and creative engagement between artist, community and place.
The AIR studio will extend and complete the re-creation of Margaret Olley’s home studio at Tweed Regional Gallery. Throughout her professional life, Margaret Olley supported many artists through mentorship and financial assistance. To Margaret, the most productive ways of supporting artists were to encourage the public exhibition of an artist’s practice and to encourage sales. It is widely known that Olley mentored a number of younger artists and encouraged their representation in public and private collections. She actively supported artists and advanced their careers through purchasing works for collections or offering artists the opportunity to further their development through fellowship programs.
The AIR studio program will offer artists an opportunity to stimulate their practice in a creative environment. The Gallery will administer and promote a program which will see at least two invited artists participate in funded residency programs at TRG annually. The artwork resulting from these residences will be included in the Gallery’s exhibition program and displayed in the Friends of the Gallery.
Marisa Purcell will take up the Residency in 2020.
August 9, 2019
Marisa Purcell has been awarded a Kedewatan Residency in Ubud which she will take up later in 2019.
The Kedewatan Residency Program was established by artists as a space for professional contemporary artists, writers, curators, dancers to make work, while providing the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant community of Ubud. The studio residency offers a private residence for both the research and creation of new work.
July 13, 2019
John Bokor's work 'Spring' has been selected as a 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 on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs until Saturday 16th November 2019. The judge is Rebecca Coates, Director of the Shepparton Art Museum.
July 11, 2019
Jane Guthleben is a finalist in 2019 with her work The scratching post (self, artist).
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.
July 4, 2019
A new exhibition showcases the work of five Thai-born artists now living and working in Australia, the first of its kind in Melbourne.
Curated by Vipoo Srivilasa, the show was designed to provide a platform, "for [the artists] to have a voice in Australia".
An artist who moved to Australia 22 years ago, Srivilasa says when you emigrate, your cultural identity changes.
"All of them have a very strong sense of Thai culture in their work, yet it’s not traditional. It blends with Australian culture and becomes something new, something exciting."
The exhibition features the work of Gallery artist Bundit Puangthong
Un/Thaid runs until July 27 at Grau Projekt, Level 1, 2-12 Alexandra Pde, Clifton Hill. The gallery is open Wed-Sat, from 1pm-6pm. grauprojekt.com
June 22, 2019
UN/THAID Curated by Vipoo Srivilasa
This exhibition brings together the work of five contemporary artists from Thailand who now live and work in Australia. Arriving in Australia independently of one another across the 1990s and 2000s, these five artists are based in the urban centres of Melbourne and Sydney and have continued their distinct individual practices since arriving in this country. The work on display in this exhibition is a diverse offering, including performance, painting, ceramics, sculpture, video and installation. Articulating multi-dimensional and layered histories, all of these artists are emboldened in their shared cultural experience of growing up in Thailand and then relocating to Australia while continuing to develop and refine their artistic practices. This exhibition features the work of Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Nakarin Aaron Jaikla, Bundit Puangthong, Pimpisa Tinpalit and Somchai Charoen. A Thai born Melbourne based artist, Vipoo Srivilasa has initiated and organised this exhibition because of his desire to provide visibility and voice for Thai Contemporary artists who have been working and living in Australia.
Thu 13th June, 2019 – Sat 27th July, 2019
Grau Projekt, Melbourne
June 17, 2019
Sarah Cox previews Stefan Dunlop's painting practice in the latest issue of Artist Profile magazine.
June 17, 2019
The Muswellbrook Art Prize began in 1958 as the Festival of the Valley Art Prize with the winning painting Death of Voss by Tom Gleghorn becoming the inaugural work in what has grown to become an excellent collection of modern and contemporary Australian painting, works on paper and ceramics from the Post War period of the 20th Century and now the first two decades of the 21st Century. The Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection was created as a direct result of this ongoing acquisitive art competition.
John Bokor is a finalist in the 2019 prize.
Image: The Red Velvet Lounge 2018 oil on linen 68 x 91cm