We are pleased to announce that Juan Ford has been shortlisted for the Wynne prize, and Victoria Reichelt for the Sulman, both at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Running along side the Archibald, the The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture, by an Australian artist and Juan was shortlisted for his 2010 work Nobody is Necessary, pictured above.
Victoria’s work New York, New York is in the running for the Sulman, also in conjunction with the Archibald. The Sir John Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting or genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist.
And in more good news, project artist Giles Alexander has been shortlisted for the Archibald
Good luck to all our artists!
As a feature of The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Natasha Frisch’s work features in The High Life, a project presented by West Space.
The High Life is a series of art projects popping up on some of Melbourne’s best loved roof tops for the duration of the festival (12- 23 March). With a brief to make new work that responds to ideas around plants and gardens, food sustainability, urban landscapes and environmental concerns more broadly, Natasha Frisch’s work features on the roof top of Sarti Restaurant and Bar along with that of the Hotham Street Ladies.
To see her work, head up to 6 Russell Place, Melbourne before the 23rd, or join the artists on closing night for champagne and a tour of all four sites, starting with Natasha’s work at Sarti.
For more information see the West Space website.
Look out for the special edition of Artlink. Yhonnie Scarce is featured along with other significant artists including Vernon Ah Kee, Fiona Foley, Gordon Hookey, Richard Bell and Lin Onus, Tony Albert, Gary Lee, Dianne Jones, Beaver Lennon, and Bindi Cole This is a publication of significance in the development of contemporary Australian Indigenous art and the recognition of a powerful cast of emerging critical writers.
Blak on blak is Indigenous authors writing about the tough hard-hitting art which first emerged in Queensland in recent years and came to national prominence when Richard Bell was awarded the Telstra prize for his controversial painting Bell’s Theorem which carried the message Aboriginal Art It’s a White Thing.
The formation of the ProppaNow group focused the energies of Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Fiona Foley, Gordon Hookey and others whose brilliant use of irony, satire and blak humour first shocked and then captivated an audience, forcing a confrontation with issues of racism and ignorance.
Image: Yhonnie Scarce ( detail )Oppression Repression mixed media