Guy Maestri | Winner | The King's School Art Prize

Congratulations to Guy Maestri for winning The King’s School Art Prize! The $20,000 acquisitive award is awarded annually to the “best contemporary artwork, created by an artist resident in Australia and represented by a commercial gallery”. The award was judged by Edmund Capon AM OBE, former Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1978 – 2011).

The King’s School Art Prize
22 – 24 August 2014

The King’s School
7-129 Pennant Hills Road
North Parramatta NSW 2151

Guy Maestri, Landscape Painting No 4, 2014, oil on linen, 97 x 112cm

Guy Maestri, Landscape Painting No 4, 2014, oil on linen, 97 x 112cm – Winner – The King’s School Art Prize


Mosman Art Prize 2014 | Finalists

Congratulations to Olsen Irwin artists Jo Bertini, Anh Do, Robert Malherbe, Angus McDonald, Caroline Rannersberger and Paul Ryan for selection as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize. The official opening for the exhibition of the finalists works and the announcement of the winner will take place on the evening of Thursday 31 July 2014 at the Mosman Art Gallery.

“Now in its 67th year, the Mosman Art Prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious municipally funded visual art prizes in Australia. It is an annual, acquisitive award for painting sponsored by Mosman Municipal Council.” – Mosman Art Gallery

Mosman Art Prize
26 July – 7 September 2014

Mosman Art Gallery
Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Rd
Mosman NSW 2088


Paul Ryan, Blue boy and dog, oil on linen, 102 x 102 cm, 2014 – Finalist in the Mosman Art Prize


Angus McDonald, Ray of Light, Oil on canvas, 75 x 125cm, 2014 – Finalist in the Mosman Art Prize


Robert Malherbe, A Walk to the Gallery, Oil on linen, 66 x 56cm, 2013 – Finalist in the Mosman Art Prize


Caroline Rannersberger, Towards Cloudy Corner, Oil on Belgian linen, 3 x [97 x 39.5cm], 2013 – finalist in the Mosman Art Prize


Chris Langlois | The Gold Award | Rockhampton Art Gallery

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Chris Langlois, Weather System (St. Vincent Gulf) no.1, 2014, Oil on linen, 183×198

Congratulations to Chris Langlois for selection as a finalist in The Gold Award at Rockhampton Art Gallery, one of Australia’s richest contemporary painting prizes.

“The Gold Award is a national invitation painting award with an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000 made possible through a generous bequest from the Estate of Moya Gold.” – Rockhampton Art Gallery

The biennial event invites just 8 of Australia’s most highly recognised artists to partake as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced on 4 July 2014. Glenn Barkley, former senior curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia will determine the winning entry.

The Gold Award
5 July – 31 August 2014

Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade
Rockhampton Qld 4700


Tamara Dean | Wins New York Photo Award

Tamara Dean wins 2013 New York Photo Award in the category ‘Fine Art Series’ with six images from her highly acclaimed series ‘The Edge’.

‘The Edge’ will be exhibited for the first in its entirety at Olsen Irwin in March 2014. With works from the series also winning the 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, as well as being highly commended in the 2013 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and Olive Cotton Award and named as a finalist in the 62nd Blake Prize and Art & About: Sydney Life – the highly anticipated Olsen Irwin exhibition is sure continue to build on this momentum. Olsen Irwin would like to congratulate Tamara for winning the New York Photo Award and for her outstanding photographic work.

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Tamara Dean, Finding Light, Photograph on archival cotton rag paper, 75 x 100cm

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Tamara Dean | Highly Commended in Olive Cotton Award

The Edge

Brothers – The Edge #15, Archival cotton rag paper, 67 x 100cm

Tamara Dean‘s work ‘Brother’ from ‘The Edge’ series has been highly commended in the Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture at Tweed River Art Gallery. Tamara Dean describes ‘The Edge’ series as ‘,an exploration of the informal rites of passage created by young people in relationship with the natural world. The initiations, and explorations of physical boundaries that occur. The pushing of physical, spiritual and emotional limits in order to discover one’s sense of self.’ – Tamara Dean

Tamara’s work can be viewed at Tweed River Art Gallery as part of the exhibition series ‘The Power of Portraiture’ running until 29 September 2013.

Tweed River Art Gallery
2 Mistral Road
Murwillumbah NSW 2484
Wednesday to Sunday 10am–5pm

Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture 2013
9 August – 29 September 2013