09/2/14

2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize | Semi-finalists

Nicholas Harding, Julian Meagher and Paul Ryan have all been named as semi-finalists in the 2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The annual prize, in its 26 year, awards $150,000 to an outstanding work of portraiture. The winning work is acquired by the Moran Arts Foundation.

“Established by Doug and Greta Moran and Family in 1988 in celebration of Australia’s bicentennial, the Moran Arts Foundation fosters portraiture skills and excellence in photography.” – Moran Arts Foundation

2014 judges are Edmund Capon AM OBE, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1978 to 2011 and artist, Lewis Miller. From the semi-finalists, 30 finalists will be named and exhibited at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney from 29 October 2014 to 15 February 2015. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 28 October 2014. Best of luck to all!

Julian Meagher, Straight Into The Sun, 2014, oil on linen, 76 x 51cm.

Julian Meagher, Straight Into The Sun, 2014, oil on linen, 76 x 51cm

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Paul Ryan, Noah, 2014, oil on linen

Nicholas Harding, Richard Roxburg, 2014, oil on linen, 168 x 76cm

Nicholas Harding, Richard Roxburg, 2014, oil on linen, 168 x 76cm

07/18/14

Mosman Art Prize 2014 | Finalists

Congratulations to Olsen Irwin artists Jo Bertini, Anh Do, Robert Malherbe, Angus McDonald, Caroline Rannersberger and Paul Ryan for selection as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize. The official opening for the exhibition of the finalists works and the announcement of the winner will take place on the evening of Thursday 31 July 2014 at the Mosman Art Gallery.

“Now in its 67th year, the Mosman Art Prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious municipally funded visual art prizes in Australia. It is an annual, acquisitive award for painting sponsored by Mosman Municipal Council.” – Mosman Art Gallery

Mosman Art Prize
26 July – 7 September 2014

Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Rd
Mosman NSW 2088

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Paul Ryan, Blue boy and dog, oil on linen, 102 x 102 cm, 2014 – Finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

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Angus McDonald, Ray of Light, Oil on canvas, 75 x 125cm, 2014 – Finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

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Robert Malherbe, A Walk to the Gallery, Oil on linen, 66 x 56cm, 2013 – Finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

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Caroline Rannersberger, Towards Cloudy Corner, Oil on Belgian linen, 3 x [97 x 39.5cm], 2013 – finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

07/10/14

Archibald and Wynne Prize | Finalists

Olsen Irwin are proud to announce finalists for the 2014 Archibald and Wynne Prizes.

Finalists in the Archibald Prize include Olsen Irwin artists Paul Ryan, Alan Jones, Julian Meagher and Anh Do. Wynne Prize finalists include Guy Maestri and Robert Malherbe.

2014 marks the 11th time Paul Ryan has been hung as a finalist in the Archibald Prize. Alan Jones was also shortlisted in 2013 with a portrait of Pat Corrigan AM. Anh Do and Julian Meagher are first time finalists in 2014.

Robert Malherbe will be hung as a finalist in the Wynne Prize for the 4th time. This will be Guy Maestri’s third year in a row as a finalist in the Wynne Prize. The annual Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture.

Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate all finalists for this outstanding achievement. A full list of finalists can be viewed here on the Art Gallery of New South Wales website.

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Alan Jones, Adam, 2014, Oil and acrylic on linen, 171 x 156 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Anh Do, Father, Oil on canvas, 2014, 244 x 200 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Julian Meagher, John Waters – the clouds will cloud, 2014, Oil on linen, 71 x 55 cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Paul Ryan, Rox, 2014, Oil on linen, 240 x 200cm – 2014 Archibald Prize Finalist

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Guy Maestri, East west cutting, 2014, Oil on linen, 184 x 225 cm – 2014 Wynne Prize Finalist

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Robert Malherbe, The Domain after a storm, 2014, Oil on linen, 66 x 56cm – 2014 Wynne Prize Finalist

06/25/14

Anh Do | Kogarah Art Prize

Anh Do has been awarded the Kogarah Art Prize and Packing Room Prize for his work ‘Wombat Man’, pictured below. Established in 2012, The City of Kogarah Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize for painting with prizes valued at $12,000.

Judge Anne Loxley, C3West Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, deemed Do’s work, “… a commanding portrait, and the bravura of his painting style is very impressive.”

Finalists in the Kogarah Art Prize will be exhibited at Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre from Tuesday 17 June until Sunday 13 July 2014.

The City of Kogarah Art Prize
Finalists’ exhibition
17 June – 13 July 2014

Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre
O’Keefes Lane
Kogarah NSW 2217

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Anh Do, Wombat Man, 2013, 122 x 92cm

06/19/14

Chris Langlois | The Gold Award | Rockhampton Art Gallery

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Chris Langlois, Weather System (St. Vincent Gulf) no.1, 2014, Oil on linen, 183×198

Congratulations to Chris Langlois for selection as a finalist in The Gold Award at Rockhampton Art Gallery, one of Australia’s richest contemporary painting prizes.

“The Gold Award is a national invitation painting award with an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000 made possible through a generous bequest from the Estate of Moya Gold.” – Rockhampton Art Gallery

The biennial event invites just 8 of Australia’s most highly recognised artists to partake as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced on 4 July 2014. Glenn Barkley, former senior curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia will determine the winning entry.

The Gold Award
5 July – 31 August 2014

Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade
Rockhampton Qld 4700

05/29/14

Jo Bertini | Guy Maestri | Finalists | NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

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Jo Bertini, ‘The Road Out West’, Oil on canvas, 91 x 91cm

Jo Bertini and Guy Maestri have been selected as finalists in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. The finalists’ works will be exhibited in the Fountain Court at the Parliament of NSW from 10 June to 1 August 2014. The announcement of the 2014 winner and highly commended works will be on 18 June. $20,000 will be awarded to the winner for the acquisition of the work for the collection of the New South Wales Parliament. The 2013 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize was won by Guy Maestri.

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
Finalists’ Exhibition
10 June – 1 August 2014

Parliament of NSW
Fountain Court
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Guy Maestri, No Man’s Land, 2014, Oil on linen, 77 x 87cm

 

05/8/14

Caroline Rannersberger | Bay Of Fires Art Prize

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Caroline Rannersberger, Inside Cloudy Bay Lagoon, 2014, Oil on Belgian linen triptych, each – 97 x 39.5cm, total – 97 x 118.5cm

Caroline Rannersberger has been named as a finalist in the Bay of Fires Art Prize with her work Inside Cloudy Bay Lagoon. An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be held in the new Gallery Parnella in St Helens, Tasmania. The Bay of Fires Art Prize awards $20,000 for the acquisition of the first prize work and will be judged by Kelly Gellatly – Director of the Ian Potter Gallery at Melbourne University in Melbourne, Andrew Frost – writer and critic from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and Raymond Arnold – renowned Australian printmaker and artist from Queenstown, Tasmania.

Bay of Fires Art Prize
Exhibition opening 7 June 2014

Gallery Parnella
60 Cecilia St
St Helens Tasmania 7216

04/23/14

Fiona McMonagle | Shortlisted | National Works on Paper

Fiona McMonagle has been shortlisted for The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s 2014 National Works on Paper with her work The Bird Lady. National Works on Paper aims to promote and support contemporary Australian artists working with on on paper and is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards and acquisitive exhibitions. The exhibition opens 23 May 2014.

2014 National Works on Paper
23 May – 20 July 2014

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road (corner of Mornington-Tyabb Road and Dunns Road)
Mornington 3931

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Fiona McMonagle, The Bird Lady, 2013, Ink and watercolour on paper, 78.5 x 114cm

04/18/14

Jo Bertini | Finalist | Percival Portrait Prize

Congratulations to Jo Bertini for selection as a finalist in the Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. The biennial prize, first held in 2007, promotes excellence in portraiture painting and offers a major acquisitive prize of $40,000 with the winning work entering the City of Townsville Art Collection. The 2014 Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize will be judged by Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Angus Trumble.

The exhibition of finalists will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 9 May to 13 July 2014. Accompanying the exhibition will be an exhibition catalogue of the finalists’ works.

Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize
9 May to 13 July 2014

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Cnr Denham and Flinders Streets
Townsville QLD 4810

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Jo Bertini, Field Work – Foot Walking, 2010, Oil on board, 61 x 92cm

04/16/14

Jo Bertini | Finalist | Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award

Jo Bertini has been named as a finalist in the Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award to be exhibited at Cowra Regional Gallery from 4 May to 15 June 2014. Bertini won the 2013 Central West Regional Art Award for her work Wongitta Wadi Gold – pictured below.

Judge of the 2013 award, deputy director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Anne Flanagan, commended Bertini’s work, saying, “Jo’s large, square painting has a magic to it. The bright blue sky is like a ribbon that holds the animated brush stokes in place. The brush strokes move quickly across the canvas and are filled with all the warmth of the desert landscape – pink, ochre, yellow, red and a tantalizing orange that fills the foreground. The painting is carried out with confident speed and yet, as in the tradition of the oil sketch, has a keen descriptive quality.” – Anne Flanagan, Deputy director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Cowra Regional Gallery will also host a solo exhibition of Bertini’s work in October 2014.

Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award
4 May to 15 June 2014

Cowra Regional Gallery
77 Darling Street
Cowra NSW 2794

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Jo Bertini, Wongitta Wadi Gold, 2011, Oil on canvas, 122 x 122cm