More congratulations in order this week!
First off, work by Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce can be seen in the Victorian Indigenous Art Award finalist exhibition at Fortyfive Downstairs until April 2. We are very proud of Reko and Yhonnie for being shortlisted by a prestigious panel of selection judges that included Bill Nuttall Director of Niagara Galleries and Karen Quinlan, Director of Bendigo Art Gallery – if you get the chance, head over to 45 Flinders Lane, CBD to have a look.
Harry Nankin and Helen Pynor have been shortlisted for this year’s Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize. On display from April 9 until May 22, the exhibition of selected finalists is a vibrant reflection of current practice nationally in still photography. The prize is announced at the exhibition opening on April 9 at the Arts Centre Gold Coast – see the Centre’s website for a complete list of finalists and other details.
And finally, we are proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek and Vincent Fantauzzo are finalists in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, won last year by Michael Zavros.
Good luck to all our artists!
Top image: Helen Pynor, Liquid Ground 5, 2010, c-type photograph
Bottom image: Natasha Bieniek, July, 2011, oil on board
March is gearing up to be a busy month here at dtg+p, and to kick it off we have an opening and a cause for congratulations:
Roh Singh’s exhibition Inaudible Sounds, presented courtesy of dianne tanzer gallery + projects for LIFEwithBIRD, opens tonight 6 – 9 pm at the LIFEwithBIRD store in Melbourne’s GPO. A feature of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s 2011 Cultural Program, Singh’s sculptures, often taking the form of all together new, yet familiar animals, bounce off the spaces in the LIFEwithBIRD GPO store – floating, colliding and playing with the minimalist space of the shops’ interior.
If you can’t make the opening tonight, the exhibition can be viewed until March 30 at the LIFEwithBIRD store, shop F05, GPO Building, 350 Bourke Street.
We are also very proud to announce that Juan Ford has been awarded a residency at the OMI International Arts Center, Columbia County, N.Y. U.S.A. by the Art Omi Australia Committee. The residency will provide Juan with the opportunity to develop new work, initiate discourse and collaboration with peers, exhibit publicly and advance his international profile. Juan will undertake the residency in July this year, coinciding with the Art OMI open weekend.
More information on the residency program and the OMI International Arts Center can be found here.