08/23/14

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

06/25/14

Anh Do | Kogarah Art Prize

Anh Do has been awarded the Kogarah Art Prize and Packing Room Prize for his work ‘Wombat Man’, pictured below. Established in 2012, The City of Kogarah Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize for painting with prizes valued at $12,000.

Judge Anne Loxley, C3West Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, deemed Do’s work, “… a commanding portrait, and the bravura of his painting style is very impressive.”

Finalists in the Kogarah Art Prize will be exhibited at Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre from Tuesday 17 June until Sunday 13 July 2014.

The City of Kogarah Art Prize
Finalists’ exhibition
17 June – 13 July 2014

Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre
O’Keefes Lane
Kogarah NSW 2217

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Anh Do, Wombat Man, 2013, 122 x 92cm

04/16/14

Jo Bertini | Finalist | Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award

Jo Bertini has been named as a finalist in the Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award to be exhibited at Cowra Regional Gallery from 4 May to 15 June 2014. Bertini won the 2013 Central West Regional Art Award for her work Wongitta Wadi Gold – pictured below.

Judge of the 2013 award, deputy director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Anne Flanagan, commended Bertini’s work, saying, “Jo’s large, square painting has a magic to it. The bright blue sky is like a ribbon that holds the animated brush stokes in place. The brush strokes move quickly across the canvas and are filled with all the warmth of the desert landscape – pink, ochre, yellow, red and a tantalizing orange that fills the foreground. The painting is carried out with confident speed and yet, as in the tradition of the oil sketch, has a keen descriptive quality.” – Anne Flanagan, Deputy director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Cowra Regional Gallery will also host a solo exhibition of Bertini’s work in October 2014.

Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award
4 May to 15 June 2014

Cowra Regional Gallery
77 Darling Street
Cowra NSW 2794

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Jo Bertini, Wongitta Wadi Gold, 2011, Oil on canvas, 122 x 122cm

10/9/13

John Olsen Instagram Competition | Winner

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John Olsen, Evolution, 2013, Limited edition etching, $1200, proceeds go to UNSW’s College of Fine Arts

Suzanne Gorman is the lucky winner the Olsen Irwin instagram competition to win the limited edition John Olsen ‘Evolution‘ etching! Her Instagram picture of the freshly unwrapped David Band work was selected by art advisor and consultant Fiona McIntosh as the winner. Entrants were asked to instagram a photo of an artwork in their home or from a visit to a gallery – all entries can be viewed on instagram with the hashtag #olsengifttocofa. A big thanks to all who took part. You can also follow Olsen Irwin on Instagram @olsenirwingallery.

In association with master print maker Michael Kempson, John Olsen has produced the limited edition ‘Evolution‘ etching that would normally retail for $3,800. At just $1,200 with proceeds going to UNSW’s College of Fine Art – this generous offer is also great value for the customer. Click to purchase a edition here.

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Suzanne Gorman’s winning instagram photo of her newly purchased David Band work