Roy Ananda, Terraformer (detail), 2009, mixed media, dimensions variable
Quite a few congratulations are in order:
Firstly, to Roy Ananda who has been awarded the Qantas Foundation Art Award. As the representative from South Australia, Roy shares in a prize pool of $112 000 of cash and flights to enable him to develop his art and art practice through travel. Roy is also the recipient of an Australia Council New Work Grant, which will support his upcoming show at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia.
Juan Ford, Never Never Ever, 2010, oil on linen, 76 x 61 cm
Juan Ford has also received an Australia Council New Work Grant – on the back of which he will explore the remote outback in search of source material for future work. We will be showcasing Juan’s latest works at the 2010 Melbourne Art Fair.
Ken & Julia Yonetani are also recipients of an Australia Council New Work Grant to support the production of new work for an upcoming show at dianne tanzer gallery + projects which will subsequently be exhibited at GV Art Gallery in London. Later this year Ken & Julia will commence a residency with local scientists in Mildura to work on a new project which has been funded by an Australia Council Inter-Arts Grant and a Synapse Grant from ANAT.
Helen Pynor has also been awarded an Australia Council Visual Arts New Work Grant, in collaboration with Peta Clancy. This grant will fund their collaborative project The Body is a Big Place. The funding augments other support the project has received from the Inter-Arts Board of the Australia Council and Performance Space in Sydney. Helen and Peta will use the funding to undertake a 3 month residency at SymbiotiA in Perth and to realise a large scale video and sculpture installation at Performance Space in 2011.
In more good news for Helen, 3 of her works have been selected for the 2010 National Photographic Prize. This will be held at Albury Regional Gallery from 30 July to 26 September 2010. This year the prize will be judged by Dr Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Victoria.
Congratulations to all the artists, and keep an eye on this blog for their future developments!
Hannah Bertram has recently completed two more works as part of her project The Silence of Becoming and Disappearing. A series of private domestic installations that continue her exploration of the Ornament and its relationship to preciousness, Hannah uses the dust and detritus of the environment to create delicate temporal works for audiences that may consist only of the homeowners.
Hannah will be exhibiting here at the gallery 23 September – 16 October, but until then there are five more installations in The Silence of Becoming and Disappearing.
More information can be found about Hannah on the Project Artist page of the website.