Camilla Tadich has been selected for the 2012 John Leslie Art Prize with the painting Supermarket, Pheasant Creek.
The John Leslie Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for landscape painting and is open to all artists living and working in Australia.
Congratulations and best of luck Camilla!
Opening & announcement of winners: Friday 28 September 6pm
Venue: Gippsland Art Gallery
For more information please visit the Wellington Shire Council website.
Camilla Tadich, Supermarket, Pheasant Creek, 2011, oil on linen, 100 x 150 cm
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.