05/21/19

JACQUI STOCKDALE | Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture

 

OLSEN Gallery congratulates Jacqui Stockdale on her selection as a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture with her work Matilda. The Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture is a $20,000 biennial national award for excellence in photographic portraiture dedicated to the memory of photographer Olive Cotton. The winning work is acquired for the Gallery’s Collection. The Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture Exhibition opens on 12 July 2019 – 22 September 2019.

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05/21/19

JACQUI STOCKDALE | 2019 LEN FOX PAINTING AWARD

 

OLSEN Gallery congratulates Jacqui Stockdale on her selection as a finalist in the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award with portrait Brother Nature. The Len Fox Painting Award is a highlight of the Castlemaine Art Museum 2019 Exhibition Program. The Len Fox Painting Award Exhibition opens on 8 June 2019 – 1 September 2019.

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05/15/19

FRIENDS STUDIO TOUR: JOHN YOUNG | AUSTRALIAN TAPESTRY WORKSHOP

Join the Friends of the Australian Tapestry Workshop for an exclusive visit to the studio of leading Australian artist John Young. John has collaborated with the ATW on two significant tapestries, Open World (2005) and Finding Kenneth Myer (2011).

John Young was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 1967. He read philosophy of science and aesthetics at the University of Sydney and then studied painting and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. He is well known for his series of paintings that are inspired by transcultural concerns and a bicultural experience. His works have been shown in more than 60 solo exhibitions and more than 160 group exhibitions across Australia, Asia and Europe.

Join the artist on a tour of his studio, and to learn more about his practice and recent projects and exhibitions. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the tour.

ADMISSION
Friends of the ATW $20
General Public $30
Friends of the ATW + Guest $40

Tuesday 2 July 2019 | 5:30pm | Address to be supplied 3 business days before event

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For more information, contact the ATW on 9699 7885 or email contact@austapestry.com.au

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05/12/19

CONGRATULATIONS to McLEAN EDWARDS this year’s winner of the Sir John Sulman Prize.

Established in 1936 the Sulman Prize is awarded to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist. Edwards’ explains that this work is about romantic engagement. “My protagonist holds an apple/phone and is surrounded by new-growth leaves. There is a tree stump, stripped bare; febrile and baleful with one eye open. My hero’s coat is of the ‘look at me’ variety, a map of roads, the pattern a bitumen colour and rather uneven”. Edwards has a forthcoming exhibition ‘Everything Once’ opening on May 22.

‘The first girl that knocked on his door’, 2019 oil on canvas 153 x 122.5cm Edwards’

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05/12/19

Congratulations to Sylvia Ken winner of this years WYNNE Prize

Established in 1897 the Wynne Prize is awarded annually for ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’. Sylvia Ken is from the Amata community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in South Australia. Her family are traditional owners for significant sites where the Seven Sisters story takes place. This painting refers to this story, the landscape that the story takes place in, as well as the characters in the story. ‘I listen to the old people’s stories and I think about these stories and then the ideas come for my paintings… I listen when they are talking about tjukurpa and telling creation stories, and when they say to me, “No, you should paint this way, the Seven Sisters”.’

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