20.07.19 Marina Strocchi awarded Arts Fellowship through NT Arts

Congratulations to Marina Strocchi whose application to the Arts Fellowship Program through the Northern Territory Government, has been approved. This program supports established Northern Territory based artists to undertake a sustained period of professional development or research to benefit their own practice and the arts and cultural development of the Northern Territory.

Strocchi’s fellowship will be composed of three months of professional development in New York (including conferences and a presentation at NYU) and four workshops in the Northern Territory.

Image credit: Marina Strocchi   Linework IV   2017   acrylic on paper on marine ply   59.0 x 79.5 cm

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11.07.19 Victoria Reichelt in the Portia Geach Memorial Award 2019

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

For more information about the prize, please click here.

Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   La Mere (after Elizabeth Nourse)   2019

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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

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Woman in Socks   2019   oil on linen   46.0 x 46.0 cm

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