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
____________22.06.19 Mark Tweedie’s ‘I Remember You’ – Online Exhibition
I Remember You is a new online exhibition by Protégé artist, Mark Tweedie. Presenting a series of meticulously rendered small-scale oil paintings, the artist has focused on capturing childhood as an inimitable period of innocence and freedom.
As described by Tweedie, “the works celebrate this precious and carefree initial stage of life before we are shaped, refined, influenced, and often, damaged from traversing adolescence and adulthood.”
Mark Tweedie lives and works in Perth and has been working as an artist full time since 2013. He recently announced as a finalist in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize and in 2018 completed a residency in Glaziers Bay, Tasmania. He was also the inaugural winner of the 2016 Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize at the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Black Swan Prize, and has been a finalist in the Kilgour Prize (2014, 2017, 2018) at Newcastle Art Gallery.
I Remember You
19 June – 26 June
Image credit: Mark Tweedie Hip hip hooray 2019 oil on canvas 31.0 x 31.0 cm
____________15.06.19 Robert Malherbe interview on Radio National
Robert Malherbe has been interviewed on The Art Show on ABC Radio – Radio National. In the feature Malherbe shows Fiona Gruber around his studio and discusses his materials, process and creative motivations.
The artist also has work currently presented in both the Wynne Prize 2019 and the Len Fox Painting Award. Malherbe’s forthcoming solo exhibition, Painted from Life, will open at Jan Murphy Gallery on Tuesday 18 June.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe in his studio. Photo: Fiona Gruber (ABC)
____________15.06.19 Robert Malherbe in the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award
Robert Malherbe is a finalist in the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award with his work, View from Camel Rock. Celebrating the life and work of Emanuel Phillips Fox, the Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial exhibition and acquisitive prize awarded to a living Australian artist.
Malherbe currently has his work on show in the Wynne Prize 2019 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and his new solo exhibition, Painted from Life, will open at Jan Murphy Gallery Tuesday 18 June.
2019 Len Fox Painting Award
Castlemaine Art Museum
8 June – 1 September 2019
Image credit: Robert Malherbe View from Camel Rock 2019 oil on linen 41.0 x 41.0 cm
____________15.06.19 Linde Ivimey at Rockhampton Art Gallery
Linde Ivimey is currently featured in the group exhibition, Counterparts, at Rockhampton Art Gallery. Using the Countess Report (2016) as a resource, this group exhibition has allowed access to art practitioners to respond to the work of female artists in the Rockhampton Art Collection and develop a new work.
Ivimey’s work, Eat me Alice, was acquired by the gallery in 2016.
8 June – 8 September
Rockhampton Art Gallery
Image credit: Linde Ivimey Eat me Alice 2012 steel, acrylic resin, dyed cotton and acrylic fabric, cast and natural turkey and chicken bones, pigment 186.0 x 50.0 x 44.0 cm
____________08.06.19 Ben Quilty and Margaret Olley Exhibitions at QAGOMA
In the lead up to the opening of Quilty in Brisbane, Ben Quilty has been busy sketching large-scale drawings on the walls of GOMA in tribute to his friend and mentor – Margaret Olley. The artist has been using a series of vessels including jugs and teapots that have been cast in chalk, to create the large wall drawings. These vessels were cast from objects given to Quilty by Margaret Olley.
Ben Quilty’s major survey exhibition, Quilty, will open alongside, A Generous Life, an exhibition of 100 paintings by Margaret Olley later this month at QAGOMA.
ABC News journalist, Lisa Millar, spoke with the Quilty whilst he was working on the installation of his much anticipated survey show in Brisbane.
A Generous Life
15 June – 13 October 2019
29 June – 13 October 2019
Video credit: Courtesy the artist and QAGOMA
____________01.06.19 Leith Maguire’s ‘Recent Drawings’ – Online Exhibition
Recent Drawings is a new online exhibition by Leith Maguire, which presents a delicate body of work referencing memories, objects and landscapes. Produced during as described by the artist, “an enforced period of rest” – this exhibition captures the artist’s meticulous drawing process and continued visual investigations of flora and fauna.
Maguire lives Melbourne and also works as a Weaver Intern at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. In 2013, the artist was awarded the Hill End Artist Residency and 2016 had her work presented by Jan Murphy Gallery at the Spring 1883 Art Fair in Melbourne.
31 May – 7 June 2019
Image credit: Leith Maguire Untitled 2019 ink and gouache on paper 66.0 x 101.0 cm
____________30.05.19 Tjungkara Ken in the Wynne Prize 2019
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