AUSTRALIAâ€™S MONTHLY BRIEFING ON art
Frida Kahlo Noel McKenna Big Cheese
DARK LIMINALITY EZRA KRZYWOKULSKI 10 th - 22 nd JUNE 2016 SIDESPACE GALLERY, Salamanca Arts Centre Level 1 / 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart Opening drinks, 6 - 8pm, 10th June
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On the Cover
From the Editor Our cover celebrates one of the best-known female artists, Frida Kahlo, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ exhibition of Kahlo and her partner Diego Rivera’s work. Kahlo is the anomaly; one of a handful of female artists whose work is instantly recognisable to a large audience thanks to deeply personal and symbolic work and strong self-portraits that have turned her, and her image, into an icon. A timely companion to one of our news pieces this issue, The CoUNTess Report by Elvis Richardson, which examines the balance of gender representation in the arts. Also in this issue we preview Monash Gallery of Art’s photography exhibition ‘China: Grain To Pixel’ and Contemporary Art Tasmania’s group show ‘Big Cheese’. Plus we chat to Noel McKenna ahead of his latest exhibition at Ten Cubed gallery, Melbourne. Annie Sebel and the Art Almanac team
On the Cover Frida Kahlo Part of the Art Gallery of NSW’s ‘Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’ exhibition, this self-portrait is one of the many artworks on loan from the collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman. Alongside the artworks are photographs providing an insight into each artist’s world and their relationship. Kahlo painted the work after she remarried Rivera in December 1940. In it she uses her hair to express her feelings about their relationship, with the braid forming the infinity symbol. The hairstyle is also a cultural nod to what young girls in the Chimantla region in Oaxaca wear. Art Gallery of New South Wales 25 June to 9 October, 2016 Sydney Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with braid, 1941, oil on canvas, 51 x 38.5cm The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The National: New Australian Art Three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions join forces to present one curated program, with a sole focus on Australian art. The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia are establishing a major new exhibition partnership surveying the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art. ‘The National: New Australian Art’ will take place over a six-year period, with three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021, connecting three of the city’s key cultural precincts – The Domain, Redfern and Circular Quay. The large-scale exhibition will continue Sydney’s long and distinguished history of showcasing the art of our times, and reinforce its position as the national leader in presenting relevant and engaged contemporary arts and cultural programs. The project will forge close relationships with artists through commissioning and developing new work by emerging, mid-career and established Australian practitioners. Artists will be drawn from across NSW and Australia 36
including Australian artists living overseas, charting important global connections. The work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will feature prominently. Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriageworks, comments: “The National: New Australian Art will chart the rich diversity of contemporary practice featuring artists that work in dialogue with other disciplines including performance, dance, music and screen… This collaboration creates an exciting and distinctive new arts and cultural event in Sydney for local, national and international audiences.” Art Gallery of New South Wales 30 March to 16 July, 2017 Carriageworks 30 March to 18 June, 2017 Museum of Contemporary Art Australia 30 March to 18 June, 2017 #nationalAU From left: Dr Michael Brand, Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales with Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia and Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriageworks
Dark Mofo The MONA winter festival returns with an expansive program spreading to new spaces around Hobart. The diverse collection of events that traverse art, performance, live music, a nude solstice swim and winter feasts will take place across Hobart’s waterfront; from Salamanca Place to Dark Park at Macquarie Point, to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, up river to MONA, and further to the historic Willow Court in New Norfolk. Dark Mofo, Creative Director, Leigh Carmichael says, “There are a number of initiatives that we are very excited about this year, the central one being the collaboration with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Deeply Tasmanian themes and ideas inspired directly by the exhibition, ‘Tempest’ are running right through the entire Dark Mofo experience.”
‘Tempest’ is TMAG’s major winter exhibition, a romantic shipwreck of piracy and wild weather, creating a wunderkammer in the gallery space. Curated by Juliana Engberg, it will feature historic works from TMAG as well as new pieces by Tacita Dean, Kit Wise, Rosemary Laing, Pat Brassington and others. Other highlights include: Mike Parr’s ‘Asylum’, a one-off installation in response to the site’s past as a mental institution, Cameron Robbins’ ‘Field Lines’, which utilises mechanical instruments to create artworks, and Ryoji Ikeda’s ‘supersymmetry [experience]’, an immersive sensory installation. Dark Mofo 10 to 21 June, 2016 Tasmania
darkmofo.net.au Cameron Robbins, Lion’s Head, Anemographs Courtesy the artist and Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), (Moorilla Gallery), Tasmania
China: Grain to Pixel by Sara Sweet
The grainy black and white textures of traditional photographs are fast becoming distant memories as they are replaced by the continuous flow of digital pixel imagery. The exhibition, ‘China: Grain to Pixel’ follows the evolution of photography in China over the past 150 years. Presented by Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), the exhibition involves past and contemporary visions of China exposed though the eyes of 70 photographers. In November 2015, MGA Director Kallie Blauhorn visited Shanghai Centre of Photography (SCôP) and met with its founder, Liu Heung Shing. It was during this visit that Blauhorn thought that the exhibition would be perfect for MGA’s Winter Exhibition Series which showcases
prominent international photography. She says, “‘China: Grain to Pixel’ will be the first historical to contemporary survey of Chinese photography to be shown in Australia which, as hosts, is very exciting for MGA.” Viewers will come to see the instrumental ways that particular photographs documented old communist China through to the present day. The camera was adapted by these photographers as a means of expression and representation, reflecting the country’s political, social and cultural transition. MGA Senior Curator, Stephen Zagala explains, “Photography was largely used for documentary purposes during the nineteenth century, and was closely tied to the promotion of communist ideologies through the twentieth century. Over recent decades, contemporary art photographers in China have turned the medium into a vehicle for exploring
more personal perspectives.” The photograph has been successful in raising attention to some of the hidden or lesser-known aspects of society, the beauty contained within a culture and the rare and common occurrences of every day life. Zagala continues, “This exhibition captures a domestic sense of wonder with the ‘Chinese outback’, a sense of curiosity with the place of the individual in the collective, and a sense of hope for the future that China now occupies.” Viewers will engage with 150 works which have been produced by some of China’s most influential and multidisciplinary artistic photographers. Artist Jiang Zhi became known for his video work at a time when the medium was in its early stages in China. Beginning in 2011, the series ‘Love Letters’ empower a narrative that
speaks of the nature of love. Constructed with an ornamental decadence, these love stories begin to tire as the flowers disintegrate and wither into a blackened trace of their former selves. The work of conceptual photographer Maleonn features in the exhibition, he combines drawing and installation art with photography. His piece, Journey to the West (2008) is an elusive visual mind map enriched with a glowing and seemingly pulsating ambience. This scene of enchantment is layered with symbology that seeks strong consideration in order to be found. With every movement of the eye something new is seen and rediscoveries are made upon return.
Photography continues to hold its importance as a powerful medium that enables story telling in a space where images can be seen and shared in greater numbers than ever before. Blauhorn hopes that visitors will walk away with “… a pectoral understanding of both China’s last 150 years of history, as well as a deeper appreciation for Chinese culture.” Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) 5 June to 28 August, 2016 Victoria 1 Maleonn, Journey to the West, 2008, Giclée print, 135 x 90cm (x3) Courtesy the artist and Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne 2 Jiang Zhi, Love Letters No. 9, 2014, Archival inkjet print, 180 x 135cm Courtesy the artist and Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
Panorama: Part Two
‘Still’ is an exhibition of still-life paintings that explore inherent human capacities for observation and reflection. Presented by South Australian artists Louise Feneley, Lisa Young and Lisa Losada, these works celebrate light, stillness, and momentariness; reminding viewers of the dedication and patience required for a skilled painting-based art practice.
Taking advantage of the tremendous depth and strength of the TarraWarra Museum of Art’s permanent collection, ‘Panorama: Part Two’ considers the psychological and emotional power of place in the Australian landscape.
Feneley’s eloquent canvasses of playful, alternative still-life compositions and landscapes are imbued with imagination and emotion. Brushstrokes are barely evident in Young’s precise and ordered still-life compositions, and Losada, an emerging painter, presents atmospheric landscape works that are products of her visits to unoccupied and isolated locations north of Adelaide. They explore the nature of solitude and its emotional topology. Adelaide Central Gallery Until 29 June, 2016 South Australia
The exhibition explores the way in which Australians have changed the way we ‘see’ the landscape – not only as a depiction of it, but as an interpretation of the layers of history, both emotional and physical within it. Artists include: Peter Booth, Arthur Boyd, Janet Dawson, Godfrey Miller, John Olsen, William Robinson, Tim Storrier, Ken Whisson and Philip Wolfhagen. A specially commissioned new work by Judy Watson, revealing Indigenous histories within the Yarra Valley, hangs in the North Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. TarraWarra Museum of Art Until 31 July, 2016 Melbourne
Lisa Young, Split, 2016, oil on canvas, 60 x 50cm Courtesy the artist, BMGArt Adelaide and Adelaide Central Gallery, South Australia
Ken Whisson, As seen from the river, 15/7/09, 20/7/09 and 30/7/2011, oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm Acquired 2012, TarraWarra Museum of Art Collection Courtesy the artist and TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne
Gabriella Possum from the sand to the sails
Leith Maguire Heads or Tails?
As Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi’s art lights up the sails of the Sydney Opera House for Vivid 2016, Kate Owen Gallery will host a family group show; celebrating the three generations who have made a significant impact on the Indigenous art movement, including a new body of work by Gabriella Possum.
‘Heads or Tails?’ by Leith Maguire captures the beauty and grittiness of nature in her seemingly effortless ink on paper drawings that explore the complex relationship we have with native Australian flora and fauna.
The eldest daughter of one of the most famous Australian artists, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Gabriella began painting at an early age. Through talking, singing and drawing in the sand in the middle of Australia’s Western Desert, the stories of her ancestors influenced Gabriella’s creative process, developing her distinctive bold colour choices and exciting compositions.
“I am interested in the way that living things exist and move through the natural world,” says Maguire. “For me, drawing has always been a means of articulating the patterns and cycles present in the surrounding environment, as well as a way of exploring and attempting to understand my place in them.”
Artists include: Clifford Possum, Lionel Possum, Gabriella Possum, Michelle Possum, Nyrulla Possum and Khatija Possum.
Images of our wildlife are experiencing a comeback as mascots for local conservation efforts, and as barometers to measure the extent of damage inflicted on the Australian landscape and its inhabitants through human intervention and environmental instability.
Kate Owen Gallery Until 13 June, 2016
Linden New Art Until 17 July, 2016
Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Untitled, 2015, acrylic on linen, 206 x 207cm Courtesy the artist and Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
Thicket, 2016, ink on paper, 120 x 80cm (unframed) Courtesy the artist, and Linden New Art, Melbourne
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ART IN BRIEF A weekly snapshot of exhibitions, events and art news
Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery (map ref 14-B) 6 Elder Place, Fremantle 6160. T 0403-012-615. E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.aboriginart.com.au Director: Bill Green. H Open 6 days 10.00 to 4.00, closed Tues.
Art Gallery Of Western Australia (map ref 6-F) Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth 6000. T (08) 9492-6600 F 9492-6655. W www.artgallery.wa.gov.au Free entry unless stated otherwise. H Wed-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (closed Tues). To June 13 Year 12 Perspectives 2015. Your yearly taste of art by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State. The exhibition is an annual barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling, as well as a rich celebration of the role the arts play in the development of individual identities. To July 25 Comic Tragics: the exploding language of contemporary comic art. An international multi-media exploration of the inner life of the comic artist and their incredibly intense, personal and affecting comic works that connect with audiences in unexpected and powerful ways. To Aug 22 WA Focus. Rebecca Baumann’s work spans sculpture, installation and performance. Her work is driven by a formal and conceptual exploration of materials, through which she interrogates ideas about colour and emotion. Also, Sacred and Profane – three large-scale works by renowned international artists, Jitish Kallat, Yang Zhichao and Nalini Malani weave together the detailed and personal, the sacred and profane, into breathtaking pieces that inspire immediate awe through their sheer scale. June 4 to Sept 25 Screen Space: ‘Priapus Agonistes’ – one of a group of works made by young American artist Mary Reid Kelley that re-examine aspects of Greek mythology. Combining humour and tragedy, the film focuses on a minotaur roaming a labyrinth beneath a gymnasium.
Fremantle Arts Centre (map ref 12-C) 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160. T (08) 9432-9555. E email@example.com W www.fac.org.au Free entry. H Daily 10.00 to 5.00. June 4 to July 19 The Dog’s Artist by Susan Flavell (WA) presents a series of video portraits and ceramic sculptures investigating our relationships with dogs while considering the human-centred history of the gaze in portraiture. Also, Freakmo – working under the name Freakmo, Kiana Jones (WA) runs one of Australia’s most popular special effects make up YouTube channels. Jones will present a series of large-scale fantasy photos and video portraits, developed through hours of labour intensive make up sessions. Also, Memory – Indonesian artist Wayan Upadana returns to Fremantle Arts Centre with a new series of drawings, watercolours, video and sculpture works based on the experience of 134
being a tourist in WA, and Face Value. Beyond the superficial account of likeness, this exhibition contrasts idealised formal portraits with a range of naturalistic, satirical and psychological studies of character. Artists include Jazmina Cininas, Bob Birch, Robert Dorizzi, George Haynes, Mary Moore, Kathleen O’Connor and Guy Grey-Smith.
Gallows Gallery (map ref 17-F) 53 Glyde Street, Mosman Park 6012. T (08) 9286-4730. E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.gallowsgallery.com H Tue-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00. June 9 to 26 Lori Pensini – this current body of work is a continuum of Lori’s exploration through her pioneering and aboriginal ancestry. In essence it is about reconnecting, coming back to country, to a sense of belonging and understanding. These works examine the symbiotic relationship between our landscape and the people in it, and how through time they have shaped each other. “I want to portray the delicacy of both indigenous culture and the environment and to illustrate the beauty of such a synergy”. – Lori Pensini. Lori Pensini is an awarded artist and semi-finalist in the 2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery 24 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530. T (08) 9964-7170. E email@example.com W artgallery.cgg.wa.gov.au H Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, public hols 1.00 to 4.00. See website for details. To June 25 Accident & Process by Derek Kreckler. May 27 to July 2 Missing Lives: Photos from the Wars in the Balkans in the 1990s.
Indigenart - Mossenson Galleries (map ref 9-L) 115 Hay Street, Subiaco 6008. T (08) 9388-2899, 0413-803-998. E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.mossensongalleries.com.au H Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00 or by appt. June 1 to 25 (opening Wed June 8, 5-7pm with artists) M - Mixer by Matthew Clarke and Martin Edge.
Japingka Gallery (map ref 14-A) 47 High Street, Fremantle 6160. T (08) 9335-8265. E email@example.com W www.japingka.com.au H Open daily. Through June Bush Medicine Leaves from the Central Desert.
(map ref 13-L) UWA, 35 Stirling Highway (cnr Fairway), Crawley 6009. T (08) 6488-3707. E firstname.lastname@example.org W lwag.uwa.edu.au H Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00. To July 16 HERE&NOW16/GenYM – investigates the creative responses of nine contemporary artists whose works are tied together by experiences of growing up Muslim in Australia. Also, Julie Gough: Collisions – exploring contact and colonisation with the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. To Sept 17 Berndt Museum – Mowaljarlai Vision And Voice. Honouring the life and legacy of lawman, philosopher, artist, activist, storyteller, bush professor, and statesman, David Mowaljarlai.
LightLocker Art Space (map ref 7-D) Grand Lane, Perth and Roe Street Car Park Arcade, Northbridge 6003. W foodchainperth.com/lightlockers H Accessible 24/7. To Sept Antecedent – Ruby Smedley, Sioux Tempestt, The Welcome Collective, Steven Finch and Michelle Wells. See ad below.
Linton & Kay Galleries Subiaco (map ref 11-E) 299 Railway Road (cnr Nicholson Rd), Subiaco 6008. T (08) 9388-3300. E email@example.com W www.lintonandkay.com.au H Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00. June 11 to July 3 Quiet Perceptions by Todd Stuart.
Linton & Kay Galleries Perth City (map ref 7-D) The Old Perth Technical School, Level 1/137 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000. T (08) 6465-4314. E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.lintonandkay.com.au H Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00. May 28 to June 22 Steal – George Haynes, Ben Joel, Leslie Munro, Melanie Dare, Tori Benz, Jarrad Martyn, Ian Williams, Kim Kim Kim and Anna Sabadini. June 4 to 24 Mastering Movement by Ian De Souza.
ANTECEDENT: Artists: Ruby Smedley, Sioux Tempestt, The Welcome Collective, Steven Finch and Michelle Wells. 20 May - September 2016. Accessible 24/7.
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery (map ref 14-A) 46 Henry Street, Fremantle 6160. T (08) 9432-9898. E email@example.com W www.fac.org.au/exhibitions/moores-building.aspx H Daily 10.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions. May 28 to June 12 (opening Fri May 27, 6pm) Dear Intermix +1 a body of work by six women artists – Anne Marie McCaughey, Marcia Espinosa, Stephanie Carne, Robyn Varpins, Jillian Kurz and Elisabeth Ribul. Three from Australia and three from other lands meet with a common aim… to explore the visual. United in a common desire to produce from a range of background experience in the art world, drawn together through a love of materials and creativity. June 19 to July 24 (opening Sat June 18, 6pm) Call of the sea – an exhibition by The Dutch Seapainters, and West Australian Maritime artists, held in Fremantle to acknowledge the 400th anniversary of the Dutch sailor Dirk Hartog’s landing on this continent. The first account of Europeans to arrive on the West Coast of Australia in 1616. An exhibition that explores the visual arts that seeks to cover the various aspects of humankind’s relationship with the sea from ancient times to the present.
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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) (map ref 6-F) Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Perth 6000. T (08) 9228-6300. E firstname.lastname@example.org W pica.org.au Free entry. H Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00. To July 16 Hatched: National Graduate Show maps the trends and concerns of Australia’s next generation of contemporary artists. Featuring 34 graduates from 23 art schools and universities nationally, Hatched is a celebration of the most exciting emerging artists from across the country. Now in its 25th year, Hatched is an eagerly anticipated annual survey of the newest artistic practices to keep an eye on.
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Brisbane Art Prize 2016 www.brisbaneartprize.com
Flanagan Art Prize 2016 www.stpats.vic.edu.au
Entries open $10,000 acquisitive prize. International, open category. Entries close Thurs June 30. Exhibition Aug 15 to 21. Visit website for details. See ad page 128.
Entries close Fri June 17. Exhibition Aug 19 to 28 at St Patrick’s College, Ballarat. Visit website for details and entry form. See ad page 100.
Chapel on Station Gallery Annual Religious Art Prize www.chapelonstationgallery.org.au
Frankston Arts Centre Open Exhibition 2016: Space in Art www.fac.com.au
T (03) 9890-5810. Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly – 2D and 3D art competition. Entries close Fri Aug 5. Exhibition Aug 25 to Sept 7. Visit website for entry form and details. See ad page 81.
T (03) 9784-1896. Submissions for FAC’s Open Exhibition Aug 4 to 26 will explore the theme of ‘space in art’. All mediums. Winners awarded an exhibition and opening event in 2017. Details (03) 9784-1896 or visit website. Entry $16. Entries close Thurs July 28.
City of Albany Art Prize 2016 www.albanyartprize.com.au National $25,000 acquisitive prize for contemporary Australian painting. Entries close 5pm (WST), Mon June 6. Entry available online.
Contemporary Art Awards 2016 www.contemporaryartawards.com Winners Prize $3000 plus additional prizes for the winners and finalists. Entries close Mon June 13. Apply online or through the supplied hardcopy application forms, visit website for details. See ad page 141.
Corangamarah Art Prize www.redrockarts.com.au Call for entries for the $7500 acquisitive prize Con.ceit’16. Entries close Fri June 24. Exhibition Aug 7 to 28. Visit website for entry form and guidelines.
Cossack Art Awards 2016 cossackartawards.com.au
T (07) 5588-4067. Calling for contemporary ceramic works from artists living in Australia or overseas. Winner awarded $10,000 acquisitive prize with up to $5,000 for additional acquisitions. All works become an important addition to Gold Coast City Gallery’s permanent collection. Entries close Thurs June 30.
Incinerator Art Award 2016: Art For Social Change incineratorgallery.com The Incinerator Art Award is our annual contemporary art prize, open to all visual art forms, with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000 including: the $10,000 Boathouse Award, $3,000 Incinerator Gallery Award and $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Applications close Mon July 4.
Australia’s most unique regional art prize. Entries close Tues June 7. Visit website for details.
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award 2016 graftongallery.nsw.gov.au
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/emsla
T (02) 6642-3177. Call for Entries – Grafton Regional Gallery’s 2016 JADA is now open. Entries close 4pm, Fri Aug 5. See website for details.
The winning artist will be invited to exhibit in a solo exhibition. Entries close Fri Aug 19. Exhibition Nov 11 to Jan 7, 2017. Visit website for details and entry form. See ad page 24.
Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award www.theartscentregc.com.au
John Leslie Art Prize 2016 www.gippslandartgallery.com T (03) 5142-3500. $20,000 non-acquisitive painting prize. Entries close Fri July 15. Visit website for entry details. See ad page 77.
NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2016 www.pleinair.com.au
Entries open to unrepresented artists from Melbourne and regional Victoria. Entries close Fri July 1. Exhibition Aug 18 to Sept 3. Visit website for details and entry form or email mcollectionartaward@gmail. com See ad page 81.
Artists invited to submit up to two paintings done en plein air of a NSW subject, made after May, 2014. Entries are open Wed June 22 to July 27. Finalists will be displayed in the Fountain Court through Oct. Visit website for entry form and details. See ad page 113.
Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing www.jugglers.org.au/marie-ellis
The Paddington Art Prize 2016 www.paddingtonartprize.com.au
Entries close Mon June 13. Finalists exhibition opens Aug 5. Visit website for terms and conditions, applications and submission.
E email@example.com $25,000 acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Applications close midnight, Sat Sept 10. Applications on-line. Visit website for details or call 0418-167-135. See ad page 111.
Members Annual www.rqasbiennial.com.au T (07) 3367-1977. E firstname.lastname@example.org Entries now open to RQAS Members only. Entries close Tues Aug 9. Exhibition Aug 16 to Sept 2 at Petrie Terrace Gallery. See ad page 131.
Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2016 slm.is/meroogalartprize
The M Collection 2016 Melbourne Art Award www.themcollection.net
2016 Pirtek Still Life Prize www.bdasgallery.com T (02) 4861-4093. Bowral & District Art Society invites entries for the 2016 Pirtek Still Life Prize at the Bowral Art Gallery. Entries close Wed July 6. Visit website for entry form and details.
A regional, non-acquisitive competition and exhibition. It is open to a work using any medium made by a woman 18 years or over, who is a resident of NSW. Up to two entries are allowed per artist. Entry fee for one artwork is $30 or $55 for two. Entries close 5pm, Fri Aug 12. Exhibition Sept 24, 2016 to Jan 28, 2017. Visit website for details. See ad page 119.
Queensland Figurative 2016 www.rqasbiennial.com.au
Mosman Art Prize 2016 www.mosmanartgallery.org.au
Redland Art Awards is a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists. Entries close Fri Aug 12. Exhibition Oct 16 to Nov 27. Phone or visit website for details.
Annual acquisitive prize for painting. Entries close Mon Aug 8. Exhibition Aug 20 to Sept 25. Visit website for details and entry form.
The Neerim District Community Bank Art Prize 2016 www.neerimbower.com.au E email@example.com Neerim Bower Acquisition 2016 for sculptural pieces reflecting the theme ‘Inspired by Birds’. Entries close Mon July 31. Exhibition Oct 14 to Nov 6.
T (07) 3367-1977. Entries now open. Major Prize of $10,000. Entries close Thurs Aug 18. Exhibition Sept 6 to 25, 2016 at Petrie Terrace Gallery. See ad page 131.
Redland Art Awards 2016 www.redlandartawards.org.au
Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2016 Sculpture among the Tulips The ninth annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize for outdoor sculpture. Applications close Fri July 29. Guidelines and applications available from the curator Mark Cowie on firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 1086, Daylesford Vic 3460. See ad page 77.
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