Alison Mackay - Paintings

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Quid Pro Quo (Gary Grealy) Oil on Shellac on Card 38cm x 38cm Portia Geach Memorial Award 2017 - Finalist

Bottled Bird with Skull Oil on board under resin 25cm x 20cm Mosman Art Prize 2013 - Finalist

Kelton - The Road In 45cm x 100cm Mixed Media on Paper NSW Parliament's Plein Air Painting Prize 2014 - Finalist

Above: Snapper Oil on wood 70cm x 50cm Mosman Art Prize 2012 - Finalist Right: Mullet with Blue Bottles Oil on wood 70cm x50cm EMSLA (Eutick Memorial Still Life Award) 2012 - Finalist

Above: Low Tide at Moona Creek Oil on Wood 65cm x 45cm NSW Parliament's Plein Air Painting Prize 2016 - Finalist Right: Basin Shadows (triptych) Oil on Shellac on Card 28cm x 28 cm each NSW Parliament's Plein Air Painting Prize 2017 - Finalist

Shower. Head. (Self Portrait) Oil on Wood under Resin 30cm diameter Portia Geach Memorial Award 2015 - Finalist

Quid Pro Quo (Portrait of Gary Grealy) Oil on Shellac on Card 38cm x 38cm Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2017 - Semi-Finalist

Above: Battlefields (diptych) Oil on Wood under Resin 15cm x 40cm Gallipoli Art Prize 2013 - Finalist Fisher's Ghost Art Prize 2014 - Winner Traditional section

Right: For the Fallen (12 panels) Oil on 12 Birch Panels 75cm x 80cm Gallipoli Art Prize 2015 - Finalist

Above: 136,000 to 1 Oil on Wood Panel 70cm x 50cm Gallipoli Art Prize 2017 - Finalist Right: Fallen (diptych) Mixed Media on Paper 90cm diameter each Gallipoli Art Prize 2014 - Finalist

Left: From the Waist Up Oil on Shellac on Paper 80cm x 60cm Portia Geach Memorial Award 2011 - Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize 2012 - Finalist Above: Quid Pro Quo (portrait of photographer, Gary Grealy) Oil on Birch Panel 60cm x 60cm Black Swan Portrait Prize 2017 - Finalist

Right: Red Garfish Oil on Wood 70cm x 50cm Calleen Art Award 2013 - Finalist EMSLA 2012 - Finalist Below: Kitchen Sink (diptych) Oil on Masonite 40cm x 100cm Shoalhaven Art Award 2009 -Winner Still Life section Above: West of Alice Oil on Shellac on Drug Packaging (variable dimensions) Waverley Woollahra Art Prize 2012 - Winner Works on Paper section

Above: Chops, Tongs, Glass Oil on birch panel 60cm x 60cm Waverley Woollahra Art Prize 2017 - Finalist Left: Roadside Flowers on Emily Book Oil on stretched canvas 95cm x 65cm Korean Australia Art Prize KAAF 2016 - Finalist

Curriculum Vitae – Alison Mackay Born in the UK, now lives and works in Jervis Bay, NSW as a painter and writer. Solo and 2 Person Exhibitions: 2016 "STILL" Recent still life paintings at Weswal Gallery, Tamworth 2015/2016 "After Olley" Shoalhaven City Arts Centre & Regional Gallery 2013 “Inside/Out” Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral 2011 Glass Gallery, Milk Factory, Bowral “Objective” 2009 Locavore, Huskisson “Everything... and the Kitchen Sink” 2007 Jervis Bay Kiosk, Huskisson “Mostly Flowers” 2006 Jervis Bay Kiosk, Huskisson “59 Apples…” 2005 Jervis Bay Kiosk, Huskisson “Cut from Above” Selected Group & Joint Exhibitions: 2017 HOMESCAPES 3 person show at Saint Cloche, Sydney curated by Amber Creswell Bell 2017 Portia Geach Memorial Award – Finalist 2017 Doug Moran Portrait Prize – semi-finalist 2017 Black Swan prize for portraiture (WA) – finalist 2017 NSW Parliament’s Plein Air Painting Prize – semi-finalist 2017 Waverley Woollahra Art Prize – Finalist 2017 The Gallipoli Art Prize – Finalist 2017 ‘Where are they now?’ Group show at Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral 2017 Kelton Plain Residency exhibition at Raglan Gallery Cooma through Defiance, Sydney 2016 Korean-Australian Arts Foundation exhibition – finalist 2016 ‘The Nature of Things’ 3-person still life show at FORM Gallery, Queanbeyan. 2016 ‘Spring Fever’ Group show at Defiance Gallery Sydney October 2016 2016 NSW Parliament's Plein Air painting award – Finalist 2016 “Spineless” – Group exhibition curated by Matt Chun at Mister Jones, Bermagui 2016 The Gallipoli Art Prize - Finalist 2016 Summer Exhibition, The Milk Factory, Bowral 2015 The 50th Anniversary Portia Geach Memorial Award – Finalist 2015 The Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney – Finalist 2015 ‘Private Lives: The Artists as Collector’ Group exhibition at SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney 2014 Fisher’s Ghost Award, Campbelltown – Winner Traditional section 2014 Shoalhaven Fine Art Gallery – group exhibition 2014 “The Meaning of (still) Life Defiance Gallery Sydney 2014 “Stuck Together” Defiance Gallery, Sydney 2014 NSW Parliament’s Plein Air Painting Prize – Finalist 2014 Gallipoli Art Prize – Finalist 2014 'Animalia' International Print Exchange Exhibition at 'Il Bisonte' Florence, Italy 7-30 May 2014 2014 Summer Exhibition at the Gate Gallery Wollombi (courtesy of Defiance Gallery Sydney) 2013 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) Coffs Harbour – Finalist 2013 Still Life group exhibition at The Gate Gallery Wollombi (courtesy Defiance Gallery Sydney) 2013 Mosman Art Prize – Finalist 2013 Waverley Woollahra Art Prize – Finalist 2013 “Please Be Seated” Defiance Gallery, Sydney 2013 Cowra Calleen Art Award – Finalist

2012 ‘Larapinta Trail Artists’ Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra 2012 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) Coffs Harbour - Finalist 2012 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture (WA) – Finalist 2012 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney – Finalist 2012 BDAS Pirtek Still Life Prize, Bowral – Commended 2012 Waverley Art Prize, Sydney – Winner, Works on Paper Prize 2012 “Under a Grand” Rex-Livingston Gallery, Sydney 2012 “Larapinta Exhibition”(travelling exhibition) Moree Plains Regional Art Gallery 2011 “The Larapinta Exhibition” Defiance Gallery, Sydney 2011 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney - Finalist 2010 “NEW” – Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore 2010 “A Meating of Minds” – 2-person exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra 2010 Stanthorpe Art Prize Exhibition, Stanthorpe – Finalist 2009 “Horse” - Joint exhibition at Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Nowra 2009 Mortimore Prize, Dubbo – Finalist Still Life section 2009 Meroogal Women’s Arts Prize, NSW - Touring exhibition 2009 Shoalhaven Arts Society Exhibition, Nowra – Winner Still Life prize 2008 Shoalhaven City Art Centre “Gender Agenda” - figure paintings (2 person show) 2009 Alvaro Still Life Prize, Bowral – Highly commended 2008-9 Wollongong City Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Wollongong 2008 Mortimore Prize Exhibition, Dubbo - Finalist 2008 “Immersion & Observation” - Still life at Jervis Bay Kiosk (2 person show) 2008 “Little Archies” - Winner portrait prize at Lady Denman Museum 2008 Stanthorpe Prize Exhibition, Stanthorpe - Finalist 2007 Whyalla Prize Exhibition, Whyalla (SA) - Finalist Residencies: 2017 Maffra Women Artists’ Residency, Defiance Gallery, Sydney 2014 Nancy Fairfax Studio, Tweed Regional Gallery 2013 Kelton Women Artists’ Residency, Defiance Gallery, Sydney 2012 Kelton and Maffra Residency, Defiance Gallery, Sydney 2006 Bundanon Trust, Artist in Residence Programme Awards: 2014 Winner, Traditional section, Fisher’s Ghost Prize, Campbelltown 2012 Winner, Works on Paper Prize, Waverley Art Prize, Sydney 2009 Winner, Still Life Section, Shoalhaven Art’s Prize, Nowra 2008 Winner, Wollongong Portrait prize, Wollongong City Gallery 2008 Winner “Little Archies” portrait prize at Lady Denman Museum 2007 Winner “Wray Owens Acrylic Prize” Shoalhaven Arts Society, Nowra Collections: Wray Owens Collection, Shoalhaven Bundanon Collection, Shoalhaven Kelton Collection, Cooma National Gallery of Austalia, Canberra (as part of the Animalia print collection) Nock Art Foundation, Hong Kong Private collections throughout Australia, Asia, the UK and Europe.

'Paint is like an additional sense for me, it's the way I feel and explore objects - their texture, shape and surface. Painting is how I get to know things.:

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