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    05.11.19 Victoria Reichelt in the R & M McGivern Prize

    Congratulations to Victoria Reichelt who has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize with her work, Plastic Horror 2. Held every three years, the R & M McGivern Prize is a painting award that invites artists to respond to a theme. The 2019 theme is ‘Anthropocene’, which describes an era proposed by scientists that dates from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. As described by the artist, Reichelt’s Plastic Horror 2 features “..a mountain of plastic cups, the work highlights the omnipresence of these destructive objects, which seem to multiply before our eyes.”

    The winner of the $25,000 R & M McGivern Prize will be announced 28 November.

    R & M McGivern Prize
    Artspace at Realm &
    Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
    23 November 2019 – 1 February 2020

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Plastic Horror 2   2018   oil on linen   42.0 x 42.0 cm

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    16.10.19 Victoria Reichelt at Tweed Regional Gallery

    Victoria Reichelt currently has her works, Seep and La Mere (after Elizabeth Nourse) featured in group exhibition Love, now open at Tweed Regional Gallery. Reichelt presents her work alongside fellow artists Heidi Yardley, Ben Quilty, Fiona Lowry and Linde Ivimey. Curated by Susie Muddiman, this exhibition explores love in its multiple forms.

    Love
    6 September – 17 November
    Tweed Regional Gallery

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Seep   2014   oil on linen   70.0 x 95.0 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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    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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    22.03.19 Victoria Reichelt interview with This Wild Song

    ‘This Wild Song’ is an online project dedicated to celebrating Australian female artists through interviews, portraits, exhibitions and events

    They recently profiled Victoria Reichelt, who discusses her key influences, creative process and approach to making new work.

    To read the interview, please click here.

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt. Courtesy of ‘This Wild Song’. Photo: Ilona Nelson.

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    12.04.18 Victoria Reichelt at Home of the Arts (HOTA)

    Victoria Reichelt’s work features in We are Gold Coast: Works from the Gallery at HOTA Collection at the newly redeveloped and re-named Home of the Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast (formerly Gold Coast Arts Centre).

    The collection exhibition champions the region and rejects the out-dated broader public perception of the Gold Coast of surf, schoolies and theme parks, instead focussing on the location’s array of natural wonders and thriving community of talented artists.

    We are Gold Coast: Works from the Gallery at HOTA Collection
    The Gallery at HOTA
    12 May – 15 July 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Colour field   2012   oil on linen   128.0 x 150.0 cm

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    16.11.17 Victoria Reichelt at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

    Victoria Reichelt is a finalist in the Still: National Still Life Award 2017 at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

    The biennial award offers an acquisitive major prize of $20,000. Finalists were selected by a panel comprised of Brett Adlington, Director, Lismore Regional Gallery; Lisa Paulsen, former MCA board member; and Coffs Harbour Gallery staff. The winner will be selected by Lisa Slade​, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia, at the opening night Saturday 25 November 2017.

    Still: National Still Life Award 2017
    Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
    23 November 2017 – 20 January 2018

    For more information, please click here.

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    06.10.17 Portia Geach Memorial Award 2017

    Victoria Reichelt has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Portia Geach Memorial Award 2017 at S.H. Ervin Gallery with her work, Woods 2017.

    The award showcases excellence in portraiture by female Australian artists with the winner receiving a $30,000 prize.

    Portia Geach Memorial Award
    S.H. Ervin Gallery
    20 October – 26 November 2017

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Woods   2017   oil on linen

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    19.09.17 Victoria Reichelt in Brisbane Festival

    Victoria Reichelt’s ‘Woodlands’ 2017 will be projected on the William Jolly Bridge as part of the Brisbane Festival.

    The display will be on view each night from Wednesday 20 September until Sunday 24 September.

    For more information, please click here. 

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    07.07.17 ‘Artist Profile’ Exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery

    Orange Regional Gallery will present a group exhibition of over 140 artists featured in Australian arts publication, Artist Profile over its ten year history.

    Curated by Editor Kon Gouriotis, and Deputy Editor, Lucy Stranger, the exhibition, Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017 features living painters who have been featured in Artist Profile.

    The exhibition includes work by Lucy Culliton, Fiona Lowry, Guy Maestri, Robert Malherbe, Ben Quilty, Victoria Reichelt and Leslie Rice.

    Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017
    Orange Regional Gallery
    8 July – 10 September

    For more information, please click here.

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    24.06.17 Victoria Reichelt at La Trobe Art Institute

    Victoria Reichelt is featured in a new group exhibition, Survival Bias, at the La Trobe Art Institute in Bendigo.

    Exploring varying aspects of how institutions deal with art and artefacts, Survival Bias sees Reichelt’s work displayed alongside work by Daniel Boyd, Penny Byrne, Deidre But-Husaim and Hannah Bertram. The exhibition provides a timely insight into the nature of collecting by the organisations that hold some of our community’s most valuable cultural assets.

    Survival Bias
    La Trobe Art Institute
    121 View Street, Bendigo
    24 June – 3 September 2017

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Blue ruin   2015   oil on linen   70.0 x 95.0 cm

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    27.07.16 Victoria Reichelt in 2016 John Leslie Art Prize

    Victoria Reichelt has been shortlisted as one of 47 finalists for the 2016 John Leslie Art Prize at Gippsland Art Gallery.

    Held biannually the John Leslie Art Prize awards a $20,000 prize to a contemporary Australian landscape painting, with the 2016 installment to be judged by Marielle Soni, Senior Art Consultant, Artbank Melbourne; Melinda Martin, Director, Linden New Art, Melbourne and artist Shannon Smiley who won the prize in 2014. The winner will be announced at an opening night held on Friday 2 September.

    Of her entered work, The Write to Be Forgotten, Reichelt states:

    “In the context of the landscape, the mountains of Post-it’s stand in for the natural environment, where mountains of trees would be more commonly represented. The work recognises the environmental impact of our day to day life, as we forfeit mountains of trees for mountains of paper. The work suggests that a benefit in the move from the physical to the digital, is that fewer elements of the natural landscape will be forfeited for the sake of human needs.’

    John Leslie Art Prize 2016
    Gippsland Art Gallery
    3 September – 20 November 2016

    For more information, on the prize please click here

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   The Write to Be Forgotten   2016   oil on linen   95.0 x 75.0 cm

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    17.06.16 Victoria Reichelt in The Ordinary Instant

    Brisbane painter Victoria Reichelt has been included in a group exhibition titled, The Ordinary Instant at the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre in Victoria.

    Curated by Julie Skate, the exhibition will see the display of 50 works by modern Melbourne painter, Clarice Beckett, as well as contributions from seven contemporary women artists including Reichelt. It aims to provide a new lens in which to view Beckett’s work and to explore the power that art has to make the ordinary extraordinary.

    The other featured contemporary artists are Lynne Boyd, Michelle Hamer, Kristin Headlam, Pia Murphy, Saffron Newey and Camilla Tadich.

    The Ordinary Instant
    The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
    2 July – 11 September 2016

    For more information please click here

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Surge   2014   oil on linen   75.0 x 91.0 cm

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    03.06.16 Victoria Reichelt in Artist Profile

    A major feature article on Victoria Reichelt is in the current issue of Artist Profile.

    In a wonderfully insightful interview with Kon Gouriotis, Editor, Artist Profile,  Reichelt discusses how her painting practice has developed over the course of her career.

    To read the article please click here 

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Green ruin   2015   oil on linen   70.0 x 95.0 cm

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    16.10.15 Artist Profile features 'Future Ruins'

    Victoria Reichelt’s current exhibition, Future Ruins, is featured in an article by Lucy Stranger in Artist Profile.

    The new body of work continues Reichelt’s investigation into modern archival and library spaces as ‘future ruins’  in the contemporary world.

    The exhibition runs until 31 October 2015

    Please click here to read the review

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Yellow ruin   2014   oil on linen   70.0 x 95.0 cm   SOLD

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    21.08.15 Supreme Court Library Queensland Exhibition

    Victoria Reichelt and Linde Ivimey are in Discerning Judgement, an exhibition at the Supreme Court Library Queensland.

    Curated by John Stafford and Jodie Cox from CREATIVEMOVE, in collaboration with the Supreme Court Library, Discerning Judgment explores commonalities of how judgment is required in the practices of art and law.

    The nine artists selected for the exhibition are Robert Andrew, Michael Cook, Joachim Froese, Linde Ivimey, Victoria Reichelt, Tyza Stewart, Kylie Stillman, Judy Watson and Michael Zavros.

    Each of these artists will also undertake a residency in 2016, where they will be paired with a legal mentor to explore a particular area of the law.

    An article about the exhibition was featured on Arts Hub and written by Gina Fairley. Please click here to read the article.

    The exhibition is on until 5 February 2015.

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Prowl   2013   oil on linen   91.0 x 133.0 cm

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    13.11.14 Studio profile

    Victoria Reichelt’s Studio profile was recently featured on website, Raven. Please click here for a link to the full article.

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    22.07.14 2014 Geelong Art Prize finalist

    Victoria Reichelt   Flood   2014   oil on linen   91.0 x 75.0 cm

    Congratulations to Victoria Reichelt who has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Geelong Art Prize for her work ‘Flood’.

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    08.05.14 Victoria Reichelt at La Trobe University Museum of Art

    Victoria Reichelt features in exhibition The Medium is the Message at La Trobe University Museum of Art.
    Read more about the exhibition here.

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    Art Collector feature

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    Lossless, new painting by Reichelt and sculpture by Seton is an exhibition presented at JMG.

    Lossless is a data compression format without any loss of quality, often used for archiving or production purposes. The exhibition brings together two artists who make work about this idea of loss under digital advancements.

    What are we losing in the conversion of the world’s information and production from analogue to digital? Digital technologies have made our lives easier and quicker with the rapid sharing and storing of information, but this exhibition explores the idea that the texture and richness of our stories and information are being lost in the telling. The digital world does not entirely account for the complexity of smells, textures and flaws that make up the character and the tangibility of our world and its stories. Both artists explore this small but important loss in their unique way in this exhibition.

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    02.11.13 Victoria Reichelt in The Design Files

    Victoria Reichelt features in The Design Files in an interview with Editor, Lucy Feagins.

    After Reichelt’s success as the winner of the Sulman Prize earlier in the year, the interview discusses Reichelt’s new exhibition with Alex Seton, Lossless, at Jan Murphy Gallery.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: Victoria Reichelt at Jan Murphy Gallery. Image courtesy of The Design Files. Photo: Toby Scott

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    22.03.13 Winner, Sulman Prize

    Victoria Reichelt has won the Sulman Art Prize 2013 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist and is held in conjunction with the Archibald Prize and the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

    Established within the terms of Sir John Sulman’s bequest, the prize was first awarded in 1936. Each year the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales invite a guest artist to judge this open competition, this year the judge was Kate Benyon. Finalists are displayed in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 23 Mar – 2 Jun 2013.

    A link with full details can be found here.

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