Archive | In the Spotlight

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Paintings by Ben Howe The MONOCHROMATIC ANOMALIES Exhibition will feature over 30 works by celebrated Melbourne based artist Ben Howe. The exhibition will include retrospective paintings from two of Howe’s most highly regarded bodies of work – the Crowd Series and the Surface Variations Series, but the pièce de résistance of the show will be […]

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David Bromley Murals at Eastland

With the opening of the new Eastland section this week it was the David Bromley Murals that I wanted to see.  It is well worth the visit to Eastland just to see these enormous colorful murals scattered throughout the massive extension of the shopping centre. Visually exciting, colorful and fun. What a fantastic idea to […]

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Pictured left to right co-judge Matthew Perkins, 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015 New Media Award Public Art Mentorship Winner Aaron Butt with Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival Director James Birrell.

Cutting edge New Media artworks on show at Regional Botanic Garden

The New Media Art Prize is on display at the Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden until November 1. The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. An amazing “world-class” new media artwork is how professional co-judges Matthew Perkins and Lubi Thomas described Victorian artist Sheena Colquhoun’s winning artwork in […]

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Local artist Carolyn Cardinet invited to show in BEEAC

Carolyn Cardinet is a local artist living in Port Phillip has been invited to make an installation work in BEEAC next to Colac in country Victoria. I installed the work on ‘Father’s day’ at 11am in the WINDOWSPACE that Anna Sande kindly makes available to artists. In particular artists with an experimental art practice engaging with the environment. […]

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Guan Wei wins the $50,000 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize for 2015

  Image: Guan Wei born China 1957, arrived  in Australia 1989 Beach 5 2014 acrylic on canvas Every two years the Gallery invites artists to submit entries for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. The most outstanding work as judged by the selection panel is awarded an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The Prize was initiated […]

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Alan Jones wins the 2015 Mosman Art Prize

Alan Jones, winner ‘Mosman Council Major Prize’ for his artwork Painting 131 (North Coogee), 2015 Now in its 68th 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. First prize was […]

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Clarence Prize winner announced

The 2015 Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design has been awarded to South Australian artist Liam Mugavin for his piece ‘Koto Light’.   Mugavin was awarded the prize by the Mayor of Clarence at the opening of the Clarence Prize Exhibition at the Rosny Barn. The judges selected Mugavin’s piece ‘Koto Light’, a floor […]

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Janet Hayes | Another year, another Archibald Prize Entry

I have set myself the goal of submitting an entry into the Archibald Prize annually for at least five years. This is my fourth entry. It helps if the sitter is well known but it isn’t a rule of entry, just a suggestion. I don’t know anyone who would constitute a well known person for […]

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Pipe Dreams’ Public Art Commission to grace Pipemakers Park

‘Pipe Dreams’ Public Art Commission to grace Pipemakers Park: ‘Pipe Dreams’ is now set to become a reality.   Renowned Australian artist Matthew Harding is the successful artist selected for Maribyrnong City Council’s latest $170,000 Public Art Commission.  He will install his public art piece ‘Pipe Dreams’ at Thompson Reserve, the entrance to Pipemakers Park in […]

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