30.08.19 Fiona Lowry featured in Artist Profile

Fiona Lowry has been featured in Artist Profile. In the interview, writer Owen Craven explores and discusses the stories of the Australian bush that inform the artist’s unique depictions of the landscape and human figure.

To read the article, please click here. 

Fiona Lowry’s new solo exhibition, While the sun burns behind the islands is current at Jan Murphy Gallery until 21 September.

Image credit: Fiona Lowry   While the sun burns behind the islands   2019   acrylic on canvas   167.5 x 122.0 cm

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31.08.19 Lucy Culliton in the Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times

Lucy Culliton features in a fantastic article in the Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times today. Writer Caroline Baum discusses Culliton’s life on Bibbenluke, the property in Monaro NSW, where the artist lives and works. Exploring her passion for animals and her day-to-day approach to making new work, the article outlines how her painting practice is tightly interwoven and inspired by her life at Bibbenluke.

As described by the artist, “I’m fast, I can usually do a picture in a day. I’m in the studio by 9am, seven days a week, except when I’m looking after the animals or the garden.”

To read the article, please click here. 

Image credit: Lucy Culliton   Bibbenluke, Autumn   2018   oil on canvas   247.0 x 186.0 cm

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30.08.19 Natasha Bieniek in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Congratulations to Natasha Bieniek who has been announced as a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize with her work Biopod #1.

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize awards the winner an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The winner will be announced at the opening on Thursday, 19 September.

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
Bendigo Art Gallery
14 September – 8 December

For more information about the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, please click here.

Image credit: Natasha Bieniek Biopod #1 2018 oil on silver mirror dibond 14.0 x 9.0 cm

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30.08.19 Mark Tweedie commended in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize

Congratulations to Mark Tweedie who has been awarded a Highly Commended at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize with his work A dream like this is hard to wake from. The artist has had a busy few months having recently presented his work in the online show, I Remember You at Jan Murphy Gallery and Marriage: Love and Law at Penrith Regional Gallery.

The 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize was judged by Alison Kubler and features the work of forty finalists.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize
25 July – 15 September
Caloundra Regional Gallery

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Mark Tweedie  A dream like this is hard to wake from   2019   oil on canvas   127.0 x 122.0 cm

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09.08.19 Heidi Yardley in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award

Congratulations to Heidi Yardley who is a finalist in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award with her work The black veil. Established in 2001, this biennial award and exhibition boasts a major prize $15,000. The winner will be announced at the official opening on 20 September.

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award
Hazelhurst Arts Centre
20 September – 17 November

For more information, please click here. 

Image credit: Heidi Yardley   The black veil   2019   charcoal on primed paper   110.0 x 84.0 cm

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09.08.19 Victoria Reichelt at Bendigo Art Gallery and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Congratulations to Victoria Reichelt who has been announced as a finalist in both the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize with her work Take Away Horror and Still: National Still Life Award 2019 with Styrofoam Horror and Corrugated Horror.

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize awards the winner an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The winner will be announced at the opening on Thursday, 19 September.
While the biennial Still: National Still Life Award, focuses on celebrating the still life genre across all mediums.

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
Bendigo Art Gallery
14 September – 8 December

Still: National Still Life Award
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
20 September – 30 November

For more information about The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, please click here.

For more information about Still: National Still Life Award, please click here.

Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Take Away Horror   2018   oil on linen   102.0 x 102.0 cm

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03.08.19 Louise Tate in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize

Congratulations to Louise Tate who has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. In April this year the protégé artist commenced a short-term residency at the NARS Foundation in New York City. Tate’s entry to the prize was produced during her residency in New York. Open to emerging artists, the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize champions innovation and excellence within traditional, contemporary and new media genres.

The winner of the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize will be announced at the official opening on 13 September, 2019.

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize
10 September – 21 December
IMA

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Louise Tate in her studio. Photo: Tatanja Ross

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03.08.19 ‘Quilty’ and ‘Olley – A Generous Life’ Up Late at QAGOMA

Visitors to QAGOMA can this month experience the Quilty and Olley – A Genouous Life exhibitions after dark with the return of the Up Late program. Featuring events every Friday night during August, the Up Late program offers audiences an opportunity to attend live music, performances and talks in the heart of the gallery.

For more information on the scheduled Up Late events, please click here.

The Quilty and Olley exhibitions currently on show at QAGOMA, were also recently featured and reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald and online media outlet, The Conversation.

To read the Sydney Morning Herald article, please click here.

To read the review featured on The Conversation, please click here.

Image credit: Quilty installation at AGSA Photo: Grant Hancock

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