Congratulations to 3 of our represented artists who were this morning announced as finalists of the 2013 Archibald, Sulman + Wynne Prizes, Australia’s most anticipated exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Natasha Bieniek, Application, 2013, Oil on Dibond, 9 x 9cm
Victoria Reichelt, After (books), 2013, oil on linen, 130 x 91cm
Neil Haddon, After the burn, Mt Nelson (a new landscape emerges), 2012, gloss enamel and oil on aluminium panel, 170 x 150cm
The winners of each prize will be announced next Friday 22 March. The exhibition will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 23 March to 2 June 2013.
Best of luck to our artists!
Natasha Bieniek’s new solo exhibition entitled She Hangs Brightly opens Saturday 20 October, 3-5pm
In 2012 Natasha Bieniek won the $50,000 Metro Art Award and was placed runner up for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. She was also a finalist for the Archibald Portrait Prize and the Redlands Art Prize.
View OCULA.com for available works.
Natasha Bieniek, Hazel, 2012, oil on wood, 10x15cm
Becc Orszag’s first solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects also opens Saturday 20 October, 3-5pm.
Becc Orszag’s drawings are full of trickery and manipulation. With skilled draughtsmanship her work confounds us by the strange mix of landscape, portrait and performance.
Becc Orszag, The Test Pool, 2012, graphite & carbon on paper, (detail)
What a busy weekend of openings we have!
Not only is Juan Ford‘s solo exhibition opening at dianne tanzer gallery + projects this Saturday, but also Natasha Bieniek‘s exhibition She Hangs Brightly and Victoria Reichelt‘s exhibition Catalogue are both opening tomorrow night at Art Gallery in Sale. Natasha and Victoria will be both giving artist talks – an opening not to miss!!
Friday 7 September, 6pm
Venue: Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
left: Natasha Bieniek, Hazel, 2012, oil on wood, 10 x 15 cm
right: Victoria Reichelt, Harper’s Bazaar, 2011, oil on linen, 85 x 55 cm
Two of our amazing artists have exhibitions opening next week at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale:
Natasha Bieniek: She Hangs Brightly
The miniature portrait was created as a form of keepsake – a memento of a loved one to keep close to the heart.
In She Hangs Brightly Natasha revisits the miniature in a suite of new paintings, which also recall the rich colouring and tonality of seventeenth century Dutch painting.
Exhibition dates: 18 August – 7 October 2012
Victoria Reichelt: Catalogue
The playful paintings of Victoria Reichelt linger somewhere between geometric abstraction and hyperrealism. Catalogue features new and recent works to explore book spines and library shelves as sources of unexpected aesthetic delight. The works consider the motivation behind the collecting impulse to form a colourful essay on our love of books.
Exhibition dates: 8 September – 4 November 2012
The opening of both exhibitions will be held on Friday 7 September 6pm and will be accompanied by artist talks from both Natasha & Victoria. We’re looking forward to it!
For further information please see the Gippsland Art Gallery website.
Natasha also has a solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects from 20 October to 17 November 2012. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest.
Following a prize-winning streak as the Metro Art Prize Winner and Doug Moran Portrait Prize Runner Up, Natasha Bieniek’s feature article in the current Vogue Living is out now. Be sure to pick up your copy to read about Natasha’s practice and her secrets of painting in miniature!
We are very proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek has just been named Runner Up for the 2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize!
Natasha is on a winning streak, claiming the Metro Art Prize last week also.
From a record 330,409 entries, the judges selected Natasha’s miniature (4x5cm) work entitled Fading Into Blue for second place.
Natasha’s solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects opens 20 October.
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Natasha Bieniek, Fading Into Blue, oil on wood, 4x5cm
We are very proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek is the winner of the $50,000 Metro Art Prize 2012!
Her winning work measures only 10x15cm and the precise detail and disciplined technique was obviously a stand-out for the judges. While large-scale paintings are commonly seen in portrait prize exhibitions, this tiny work delivers its own type of impact.
“I wanted to take representational painting to an extreme and find a new way to engage with the audience on a more intimate level – so they feel as though they’re witnessing events through a key hole. In contemporary culture so much of the imagery we see is miniaturized, through iPhones and tablets, that I felt it was time to bring this ancient art into a modern context.” Natasha Bieniek
Now in its tenth year, the annual Metro Art Award is the richest art prize in Australia for emerging artists.
Natasha Bieniek, Keepsake, 2012, oil on wood, 10x15cm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest in Natasha Bieniek’s next exhibition entitled She Hangs Brightly. Opening 20 October at dianne tanzer gallery + projects
The 2012 Archibald Portrait Prize Finalists Exhibition is currently on at TarraWarra Museum of Art. This is the first stop for the touring exhibition which will visit regional galleries around Australia for the next 11 months. Reko Rennie, Juan Ford and Natasha Bieniek’s finalist pieces are all included in the exhibition which will be at TarraWarra until 8 July.
Be sure to include the exhibition on your next trip to the Yarra Valley!
Clockwise from top-left: Reko Rennie – Hetti, Juan Ford – Ultrapilgrim, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Natasha Bieniek – Fluroscuro. Images courtesy TarraWarra Museum of Art
Natasha Bieniek is a finalist for the Redlands Westpac Emerging Artist Prize.
The 16th Redlands Westpac Art Prize (the Prize), open to Australian and New Zealand artists, will be presented at the National Art School in Sydney’s Darlinghurst from 2 May until 2 June 2012. It offers a total prize pool of more than $30,000 covering two main award categories of established and emerging artists.
Redlands Principal, Dr Peter Lennox said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the National Art School to showcase some of the latest and most exciting works by leading contemporary Australian and New Zealand artists.”
The winning artists in both the main prize and emerging prize will be announced on Wednesday 2 May 2012. With the exception of the winning art works that are acquired by Redlands School, all works exhibited in the Prize will be available for purchase.
Good luck Natasha!
August, 2011, Oil on board, 5x4cm
We are very proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek, Juan Ford, Vincent Fantauzzo, Reko Rennie are all finalists in the prestigious Archibald National Portrait Prize and Neil Haddon and Juan Ford are finalists in the Wynne Landscape Prize!
We wish them the best of luck – The prizes are to be announced Friday 30 March.
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize Exhibitions are at the Art Gallery of New South Wales – Saturday 31 March – Sunday 3 June