Image credit: Adam Pyett Photo: Sean McPhillips | Mighty Films
____________17.04.20 Adam Pyett in the 2020 John Leslie Art Prize
Congratulations to Adam Pyett who has been announced as finalists in the 2020 John Leslie Art Prize. The John Leslie Prize is a biennial award for landscape painting with a top prize of $20,000. The winning artwork will be acquired for the Gippsland Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
The John Leslie Art Prize
16 May – 26 July
Gippsland Art Gallery
Image credit: Adam Pyett Morning shadows 2020 oil on linen 77.0 x 67.0 cm
____________20.12.18 Adam Pyett in Geelong Gallery Collection
Adam Pyett’s painting, Afternoon light in the You Yangs 2018, has been acquired by the Geelong Gallery Collection.
The work was first exhibited as part of Pyett’s inaugural exhibition with Jan Murphy Gallery in November 2018.
Image credit: Adam Pyett Afternoon light in the You Yangs 2018 oil on linen 102.0 x 87.0 cm
____________22.08.18 Adam Pyett in 2018 John Leslie Art Prize
Adam Pyett is a finalist for the 2018 John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale, Victoria. Adam has been selected for his work, Big tree beside the Yarra at Ivanhoe 2018.
The acquisitive prize awards $20,000 to the best landscape painting with the winner to be announced by Wellington Shire Council Mayor, Cr. Carolyn Crossley, at the official opening on Friday 21 September 2018.
Image credit: Adam Pyett Big tree beside the Yarra at Ivanhoe 2018 oil on linen 137.0 x 122.0 cm
____________01.06.18 Adam Pyett in Artist Profile
Adam Pyett features in Artist Profile, Issue 43, in an interview with Bridget Macleod.
The article explores Pyett’s painting practice, both in terms of concept and his painting process.
Adam Pyett will hold his first exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery from 30 October – 15 December 2018.
Image credit: Adam Pyett in his studio. Photo: Sean McPhillips
____________15.12.17 Adam Pyett at Gippsland Art Gallery
Adam Pyett will feature in the inaugural exhibition, Imagine, at the new Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale, Victoria.
Curated by Simon Gregg, Imagine showcases the capacity of human imagination through 134 works from 81 artists from around the globe spanning five centuries of creation.
Image credit: Adam Pyett Narcissus skull (blue) 2007 oil on linen 50.5 x 45.5 cm
____________14.10.17 Adam Pyett at Art Gallery of Ballarat
Adam Pyett features in group exhibition, Romancing the Skull, at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Examining the continued symbolic depiction of the skull in art, this exhibition considers the ranging themes of mortality, piracy and rebellion.
Featuring work by leading Australian contemporary artists alongside a number of international artists, Romancing the Skull also explores the culturally specific use of skull imagery.
Image credit: Adam Pyett Vanitas, Ramones 2014 oil on linen 92.0 x 61.0 cm
____________20.05.17 Adam Pyett Solo Survey Exhibition at Geelong Gallery
Adam Pyett’s solo survey exhibition, Still life painting, is on display at Geelong Gallery. Curated by Lisa Sullivan, the survey spans more than ten years of Pyett’s career and showcases his continued engagement with the still life genre.
Image credit: Installation view of Still life painting at Geelong Gallery. Image courtesy Geelong Gallery. Photo: Andrew Curtis
____________01.09.16 Adam Pyett in 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize
Adam Pyett is a finalist for the 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize for his work Kangaroo paw 2 2016.
The biennial prize offers a $30,000 acquisitive award and showcases the best of contemporary Australian painting practice. The judges for the 2016 prize are Victoria Lynn, Director Tarrawarra Museum of Art; Jason Smith, Director, Geelong Gallery; and Lisa Sullivan, Curator Geelong Gallery. The exhibition of finalists work will commence following the winner announcement on opening night.
Image credit: Adam Pyett Kangaroo paw 2016 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.0 cm
____________23.07.16 Adam Pyett at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Contemporary Australian painting will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne. Painting. More Painting will feature the work of over 70 living Australian artists, including Adam Pyett, and aims to reflect upon the medium’s enduring importance.
Conceived by ACCA Curator Annika Kristensen and Associate Curator Hannah Mathews, and developed in collaboration with ACCAs new Artistic Director/CEO Max Delany, this is the first major institutional exhibition of contemporary Australian painting in over a decade.
Painting. More Painting will be presented in two chapters across ACCA’s four exhibition galleries. Fourteen artists will be featured in depth with solo presentations in the centre’s smaller galleries, while sixty other painters will be exhibited in a large panoramic display in the larger gallery space.
Image credit: Adam Pyett Silver Princess Gum flowers 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 61.0 cm
____________25.09.15 Adam Pyett Interviewed by Daily Imprint
Adam Pyett has been interviewed by Daily Imprint to unpack what makes the talented painter tick.
Image credit: Adam Pyett White flowering eucalyptus 2015 oil on linen 76.5 x 66.0 cm