06/18/19

Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

The Shepparton Art Museum’s is holding it’s flagshib biennal exhibition, The 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA)


The SCMFACA creates opportunities for artists to produce new bodies of work. As a $50,000 acquisitive prize, the SMFACA cements its place as Australia’s premier Award in the medium of contemporary ceramics.

Judges: Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia; Stephen Benwell, Artist; and Dr Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum.

Friday 21 June 2019, 6pm to 8pm
SAM, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton

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06/15/19

Vipoo Srivilasa in ‘All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics’

Six of Vipoo Srivilasa’s porcelain sculptures are on show at the Macau Museum of Art as part of Art Macau. All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics, features ‘90 ceramic masterpieces from outstanding artists from 13 different countries and regions’.

Cureated by internationally acclaimed artist, Caroline Cheng. The exquisite contemporary ceramics show is the largest and highest-level ceramic art exhibition in the Greater Bay Area to date.

The show will ‘challenge the definition of contemporary ceramics, showing a global audience that clay can be extravagant and luxurious’. Held at four casino-hotels operated by Sands China, including the Venetian Hotel.

The exhibition opens June 8th 2019 and will continue until mid October 2019.

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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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04/18/19

Ravenswood Art Prize 2019

OLSEN Gallery wishes to congratulate artists Jacqui Stockdale, Michelle Cawthorn, Leila Jeffreys and Zoe Young on their selection as a finalists in the prestigious Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize.

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35,000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 31 May, 2019. Join us as we celebrate the finest female talent in Australia.

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04/18/19

Alan Jones | Dobell Drawing Prize

Congratulations to OLSEN Gallery artist Alan Jones whose work The Fire Trail 1 has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Dobell Drawing Prize.

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04/17/19

LEILA JEFFREYS IN DOMAIN PRESTIGE; AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW

 

 

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