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
Image credit: Heidi Yardley The black veil 2019 charcoal on primed paper 110.0 x 84.0 cm
____________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
Image credit: Victoria Reichelt Take Away Horror 2018 oil on linen 102.0 x 102.0 cm
____________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
Image credit: Louise Tate in her studio. Photo: Tatanja Ross
____________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.
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.
Image credit: Quilty installation at AGSA Photo: Grant Hancock
____________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
____________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
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