Tjungkara Ken is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2019 with her work Seven Sisters. Showing her work alongside fellow Tjala Arts painter, Sylvia Ken, Tjungkara’s work depicts the Seven Sisters story involving the sisters being chased across country by Wati Nyiru (a bad man).
Tjungkara Ken’s work will also be featured in an upcoming exhibition with Tjala Arts at Jan Murphy Gallery in August.
Image credit: Tjungkara Ken Seven Sisters 2019 acrylic on linen 198.5 x 198.5 cm
____________30.05.19 Heidi Yardley in Artist Profile
Heidi Yardley has been featured in the latest edition of Artist Profile. Deputy Editor Elli Walsh’s wonderful interview with Yardley gives an insight into the artist’s most recent thematic investigations. These include her ongoing use (and subversion) of the female form and her distinct method of ‘assembling’ an image.
Image credit: Heidi Yardley Glass psyche 2013 oil on linen 122.0 x 80.0 cm
____________30.05.19 Gerwyn Davies in the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture
Gerwyn Davies has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture with his work Hedge. Dedicated to the memory of photographer Olive Cotton, the biennial award boasts an acquisitive $20,000 prize. Renowned Australian artist Marian Drew will judge this year’s prize. Winners will be announced at the exhibition opening on Saturday 13 July.
2019 Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture
12 July – 22 September
Tweed River Regional Gallery
Image credit: Gerwyn Davies Hedge 2017 archival inkjet print 100.0 x 100.0 cm
____________30.05.19 Julia deVille wins the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2019
Julia deVille has been announced as the winner of the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2019 with her work, As above, so below. The Nillumbik Prize is a bi-annual acquisitive art prize open to emerging and established artists working in any medium across Australia.
Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2019
30 May – 21 July
Barn Gallery Montsalvat
Image credit: Julia deVille As above, so below 2018 Rabbit, green pill, sterling silver, sapphire, tourmaline, peridot, wood, paint, glass 53.0 x 36.0 x 50.0 cm
____________22.05.19 Gerwyn Davies at Bundaberg Regional Gallery
Gerwyn Davies will present his work in an upcoming solo exhibition, Heatwave, at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition program will also include an artist talk at the gallery on Saturday 29 June.
28 June – 18 August
Gallery One – Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Image credit: Gerwyn Davies Mausoleum 2017 archival inkjet print 85.0 x 110 cm
____________22.05.19 Michael Muir in the Sunday Mail
Michael Muir has been featured in the ‘U on Sunday’ section in The Sunday Mail magazine.
Writer Fiona Purdon interviewed Muir about his recent travels through Italy and how this inspired the paintings in his upcoming exhibition, Proximity.
28 May – 15 June
Jan Murphy Gallery
Image credit: Michael Muir Photo: Noah Muir
____________18.05.19 Now Represented – Celia Gullett
Celia Gullett is now represented by Jan Murphy Gallery.
Gullett’s practice is guided by her interest in colour field painting, abstraction and minimalism. With influences including music, Rajasthan (India) and poetry – Gullett’s work also considers the philosophical ideas associated with the process of creating the artwork as an experience for the viewer.
Celia Gullett’s profile and selected works are now viewable online on our website.
Image credit: Celia Gullett Within I 2018 oil on wood panel 40.0 x 35.0 cm
____________16.05.19 Fiona Lowry and Sylvia Ken in the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize
Fiona Lowry and Sylvia Ken have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize. Lowry presents her work It is night with glaring sunshine and Tjala Arts painter, Sylvia Ken, enters Seven Sisters.
Lowry was also recently announced as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 and Sylvia Ken was awarded last week the 2019 Wynne Prize to much acclaim. Both artists will present new work in exhibitions at Jan Murphy Gallery later this year.
The winner of the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize, will be announced on Friday 19 July at the exhibition opening at Hadley’s Orient Hotel.
2019 Hadley’s Art Prize
20 July – 18 August
Hadley’s Orient Hotel Hobart
Image credit: Fiona Lowry It is night with glaring sunshine acrylic on canvas 122.0 x 167.0 cm
____________15.05.19 Fiona Lowry, Mark Tweedie and Gerwyn Davies in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019
Congratulations to Fiona Lowry and Protégé artists, Mark Tweedie and Gerwyn Davies, who have been announced as finalists in this year’s Sunshine Coast Art Prize.
Lowry is a finalist with her work, We will know it more than ever. Tweedie also entered a painting, A dream like this is hard to wake from #2 and Davies is a finalist with his photographic work, Sir Joh Heslop.
This year’s prize will be judged by Alison Kubler and winners will be announced at the official opening on Thursday 29 August.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019
24 July – 15 September
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Image credit: Mark Tweedie A dream like this is hard to wake from #2 2018 oil on canvas 127.0 x 122.0 cm
____________11.05.19 Sylvia Ken Awarded the Wynne Prize 2019
Congratulations to Sylvia Ken, who has been awarded the Wynne Prize 2019 for her work, Seven Sisters.
Ken paints at Tjala Arts, located in Amata Community in far north-west South Australia. She is a member of the Ken Sisters Collaborative, who previously won the Wynne Prize in 2016.
Her work will also be featured in an upcoming exhibition with Tjala Arts at Jan Murphy Gallery in August.
Wynne Prize 2019
11 May – 8 September
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Image credit: Sylvia Ken Seven Sisters 2019 acrylic on linen 200.0 x 240.0 cm