Congratulations to Natasha Bieniek, Robert Malherbe, Tjungkara Ken, Sylvia Ken and Leslie Rice who are finalists in this year’s prizes. Bieniek, Malherbe and Rice are seasoned entrants to the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Bieniek, who won the Wynne Prize in 2015, has entered her work ‘Reflection’ and has her work ‘Waiting for Arden’ in the Archibald […]
Leslie Rice has been selected as one of 80 finalists for The 65th Blake Prize at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. One of Australia’s longest standing art prizes, The Blake Prize encourages conversation about spirituality and religion through art and offers a non-acquisitive prize of $35,000. The 65th Blake Prize Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre 12 May […]
Leslie Rice is featured in a video interview on the most recent episode of ABC’s ‘The Mix’. Presenter Lindsay McDougall visited Leslie in his Newtown tattoo parlour to discuss his two roles as a tattoo artist and contemporary painter. To watch the episode here, please click here.
Congratulations to the following artists who have been announced as finalists in the 2015 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes. Jason Benjamin (Archibald Prize) Natasha Bieniek (Wynne Prize) Guy Maestri (Wynne Prize) Robert Malherbe (Wynne Prize) Michael Muir (Wynne Prize) Leslie Rice (Archibald Prize) The winners of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes will be announced […]
Leslie Rice was interviewed by arts writer Anna Madeleine in the latest issue of Artist Profile. In the article, Les discusses how the art of tattooing informs his painting practice, his use of velvet as a medium, as well as his current foray into making white frescoes. To read the interview, please click here.
Congratulations to Leslie Rice who has been selected as a finalist in the Black Swan portrait prize for his self-portrait pictured below. Image credit: Leslie Rice, self portrait (made by the artist at the halfway point of the term of his natural life), 2015, acrylic on velvet, 183 x 122 cm.