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Michelle Cawthorn

Michelle Cawthorn visiting scholar and artist in residence at ANU School of Art and Design, Canberra

October 2019

 OLSEN Gallery artist Michelle Cawthorn was a visiting scholar and artist in residence at the ANU School of Art and Design, Canberra from September 29 - October 13.



MICHELLE CAWTHORN | FLOW Wollongong Art Gallery National Contemporary Watercolour Prize 2019

August 2019

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn who has been selected for the FLOW Wollongong Art Gallery Contemporary Watercolour Prize
Featured image: Michelle Cawthorn, Garden at Manchester Road, 2019 acrylic, watercolour, Indian ink, white gauche, graphite and archival pen on Hahnemüle paper 79 x 108 cm  
FLOW Contemporary Watercolour prize is a biennial acquisitive competition open to artists from around Australia. The prize aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in watercolour painting, including works on paper in watercolour, acrylic, gouache, pen and ink, and watercolour mixed media.   For more information on visiting the exhibition click here.  




Michelle Cawthorn Artist's Talk

OLSEN Gallery
August 2019

Introduction by Tim Olsen. Artist Talk with Michelle Cawthorn and Kate Alstergren

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Related exhibition
Michelle Cawthorn Manchester Road
South Coast Style
Richard Morecroft
Winter 2019

Richard Morecroft shares the painted views of six artists with South Coast connections.

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Related exhibition
Michelle Cawthorn Manchester Road

Michelle Cawthorn selected as finalist for inaugural Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award

November 2018

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a finalist for the 2018 inaugural Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Victoria.
Held every three years, the inaugural $30,000 Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award has been established to showcase Australian artists who work in the medium of watercolour. It is an acquisitive award enabled by the Fornari Bequest, by the Will of the late Lena May Fornari, and is a legacy of her support of the arts in Victoria. Lena May was an ardent collector of watercolours and the first acquisitions through this Bequest were significant watercolour paintings. Continuing this tradition, Splash presents the work of contemporary Australian artists who use this medium in highly accomplished and innovative ways:
The Award will be judged by Linda Michael, independent curator and editor, with one highly commended work judged by Samantha Comte, Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

Featured work: Golden Hole - (left) - 1000 + extra ball 2018 pen, watercolour, graphite, white gouache, liquid graphite, indian ink, acrylic on paper 79 x 79cm
Exhibition dates:
1 December 2018 to 17 March 2019



Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for her selection as a finalist in Fischer Ghost Award

November 25, 2018

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a finalist for the 2018 Fischer Ghost Award. The Fisher's Ghost Art Award is now in its 55th year and has over $30,000 in prize money. The Award coincides with Campbelltown's annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost. 

Featured work: The Bubbler - Jackpot 2018 pen, watercolour, graphite, white gouache, iquid graphite, Indian ink and acrylic on Hahnem?hle paper 158 x 216 cm



Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for her selection as a Bundanon Artist-in-Residence

November 2018

Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a 2019 Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence. The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. The residency is hosted in a purpose-built studio in Shoalhaven River on the south coast of New South Wales. Each year around 350 artists are chosen for the Residency program.