Congratulations to Charles Robb on being shortlisted for this prestigious award.
Since its inception in 2003, the McClelland Sculpture Survey has emerged as the most important outdoor sculpture exhibition in Australia, displaying a wide range of works in different media and styles by both established and emerging artists.
Displayed throughout 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens, the McClelland Sculpture Survey is intended to provide sculptors the opportunity to present their works in an outdoor exhibition context. The exhibition is accompanied by a major comprehensive catalogue.
Sculptors nationally and internationally are eligible to enter the McClelland Sculpture Survey, an exhibition highlighting the diversity and invention of contemporary sculptural practice.
The selected artists are eligible for the McClelland Award 2012, an acquisitive award valued at A$100,000 (GST excluded). The McClelland Award 2012 will be judged by Deborah Edwards, the Senior Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Camilla Tadich’s practice focuses on the nocturnal Australian landscape and explores spaces within darkness.
Fleeting moments are captured as light moves in uncanny ways through trees and along roads. Senses are
enhanced as we traverse the darkened landscapes of these paintings.
Tadich’s experience with the Australian bush and the Victorian fires leads her to create work that represents the beauty and disquieting qualities of nature.
Tadich’s work was included in the Bushfire Australia exhibition at Tarrawarra Museum of Art in 2010, and her work features as part of the Artbank, Bundanon Trust, City of Whitehorse and Nillumbik Shire collections. As well as winning the peoples choice award at the Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Tadich has been a finalist in the Nillumbik Shire Art Prize, the RBS Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural History Prize and is the recipient of an Australian Council for the Arts New Work Grant. In 2007 Tadich completed the Bundanon Residency inNew South Wales. Most recently she has been included in Simon Gregg’s new book entitled New Romantics – Darkness and Light in Australian Art.
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
With Yhonnie Scarce, Beaver Lennon, Trevor Nickolls and Lorraine Connelly-Northey , Australia
Artist floor talk with Yhonnie Scarce, Beaver Lennon, Trevor Nickolls and Lorraine Connelly-Northey, lead by Deadly: In-between Heaven and Hell co-curators and project coordinators, Renee Johnson and Fulvia Mantelli.
This floor talk will talk the form of a casual conversation and will provide audiences with greater insights into the artists’ work and practices.
Double Vision exuberantly explores contemporary art with ideas of portraiture and the body as the focus. Representing through a myriad of mediums what it is to be human, the exhibition charts its ways through encounters of the unexpected, psychological and humorous.
This exhibition also looks at the captivating art of Realism and the intriguing exchanges that occur between painting, photography, digital image and sculpture. Including key works from McClelland’s permanent collection augmented by private and public collection loans Double Vision will include the work of Stephen Birch, Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Cherry Hood, Sam Jinks, Justine Khamara, Rosemary Laing, Ron Mueck, Jan Nelson, Evan Penny, Patricia Piccinini, Caroline Rothwell, Julie Rrap, Alexander Seton, Ricky Swallow, Colin Suggett, Christian Thompson and Ronnie van Hout.
Plan B, 2010 76 x61cm Oil on Linen Private Collection
Shaun O’Connor is in great company exhibiting along with Chuck Close, William Kentridge and others at the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum.
QUT holds one of Queensland’s most significant public art collections and has been actively developing its holdings since its fledgling beginnings in 1945 under the banner of a predecessor institution, the Queensland Teachers’ Training College. QUT’s Art Collection is a vital part of the University’s commitment to fostering the cultural life of students, staff, and the broader public, supporting artists and preserving artwork for future generations.
Spanning painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture, Selected Works includes a range of works by international and Australian artists which reflects the diversity of the University’s collecting activities. Artists include: Chuck Close, William Kentridge, Gonkar Gyatso, Sean Scully, eX de Medici, Louise Weaver, Richard Larter, Arthur Boyd, Margaret Olley, Peter Atkins, and Peter Alwast.
The exhibition is current from 10 January – 25 March
Untitled (INA LA) Craftboard,cardboard, thermal adhesive, polyurethane resin,lacquer and enamel, Dimensions Variable 2011