07/17/14

Fiona McMonagle | Studio | Art Guide Australia

Art Guide Australia takes us inside the Melbourne studio of Fiona McMonagle as she prepares an animation for the Basil Sellers Art Prize.

“The animation is based on female boxers. It came about because I’ve been doing boxercise classes. I thought it would be an interesting subject – a lot of people don’t understand why a woman would want to get in the ring and box. I haven’t really gotten in the ring yet – it’s been more about the training – so when I see women who are brave enough, it’s inspiring. I’m interested in what kind of person has that kind of courage.” – Fiona McMonagle, Art Guide Australia

After being selected one of sixteen finalists, the shortlisted artists are then given eight months to complete a work centered on the theme of sport. The acquisitive prize will award $100,000 to the winner on 25 July 2014.

Click here to see more images and read about McMonagle’s work and studio on the Art Guide Australia website.

Basil Sellers Art Prize
22 July – 26 October 2014

Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne
Swanston Street
Parkville VIC 3010

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

07/15/14

Fiona McMonagle | Basil Sellers Art Prize

Fiona McMonagle has been shortlisted for the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s Basil Sellers Art Prize. The acquisitive prize of $100,000 is awarded to an artwork exploring the theme of sport.

“This prize is supported by Basil Sellers in order to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport past and present, and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia.” – Sellers Art Prize, 2014

The finalists work will be exhibited from 22 July to 26 October 2014 at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne. The winner of the award will be announced on Friday 25 July.

Basil Sellers Art Prize
22 July – 26 October 2014

Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne
Swanston Street
Parkville VIC 3010

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Fiona McMonagle, Sisterly love, 2013, Ink and watercolour on paper, 126 x 81cm,

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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