Congratulations to Victoria Reichelt who has been announced as a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award 2019 with her work, La Mere (after Elizabeth Nourse). This award is arguably Australia’s most prestigious prize for portraiture by women artists.
Victoria Reichelt describes the motivation behind her entry, “I am aiming to depict my everyday, by creating an honest portrait of the life of a contemporary artist who is also a mother, a situation which often demands late night work in the studio after a day of taking care of children.”
The artist will also present new work alongside fellow artist Natasha Bieniek in an exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery in November this year.
Portia Geach Memorial Award 2019
2 August – 15 September
S.H. Ervin Gallery
Image credit: Victoria Reichelt La Mere (after Elizabeth Nourse) 2019
____________03.07.19 Robert Malherbe in the Kilgour Prize 2019
Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who has been announced as a finalist in the Kilgour Prize 2019.
The Kilgour Prize champions innovation in the field of portrait and figurative painting and awards a major prize of $50,000. This year’s prize will be judged by Lauretta Morton, Director Newcastle Art Gallery, alongside guest judges; Jon Cattapan, Artist and Director of the VCA, University of Melbourne and Michael Dagostino, Director Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Malherbe’s current solo exhibition, Painted from Life, is also current at Jan Murphy Gallery until 13 July.
Kilgour Prize 2019
3 August – 13 October
Newcastle Art Gallery
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Woman in Socks 2019 oil on linen 46.0 x 46.0 cm