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GUY WARREN FEATURE BY JOHN MCDONALD IN ‘SYDNEY MORNING HERALD’ 10 APR 2021

April 10, 2021

Australia’s oldest artist remains at the canvas, reaching a century By John McDonald April 8, 2021 — 5.00am Australia’s oldest working artist, Guy Warren, is getting tired of being asked: “What’s the secret of a long life?” His answer is very simple: “You just have to keep living.” When Warren gets down to detail he says it’s a matter of “good genes, good luck and a whiskey every night”. Beyond that he doesn’t know what on earth he did to find himself turning 100. As we go deeper into the subject it’s agreed the two golden rules might be: “Don’t sit…

WENDY STAVRIANOS FEATURE BY SASHA GRISHIN IN ISSUE 54 OF ‘ARTIST PROFILE’

April 10, 2021

Wendy Stavrianos: Paintings from a room Wendy Stavrianos has a distinctive artistic vision – an artistic personality that is authentic, unique and identifiable from twenty paces and one that is impossible to confuse with the work of any other artist. Her art is deeply autobiographic and consists of symbols and motifs that she has gathered over a lifetime and, with her guidance, it is sometimes possible to decipher the etymology of some of her symbols. However, her art is not illustrative of a personal narrative but alludes to broad, universal themes. As one of her favourite writers, Jorge Luis Borges,…

SUZANNE ARCHER FINALIST IN 48TH MUSWELBROOK PRIZE AT MUSWELLBROOK REGIONAL ART GALLERY

March 23, 2021

HEIDI YARDLEY FINALIST IN THE PAUL GUEST PRIZE 2020 AT BENDIGO ART GALLERY

September 14, 2020

Heidi Yardley is a finalist in the Paul Guest Prize 2020 at Bendigo Art Gallery with her work ‘Always the same ghost’ . The Paul Guest Prize is an award and exhibition held biennially that highlights contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, The Honourable Paul Guest OAM QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice. The 2020 prize will be judged by Lesley Harding, Artistic Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art.   Heidi Yardley Always the same…

LEO COYTE FINALIST IN THE PAUL GUEST PRIZE 2020 AT BENDIGO ART GALLERY

September 14, 2020

Leo Coyte is a finalist in the Paul Guest Prize 2020 at Bendigo Art Gallery with his work ‘All in a heap (Bumpheads Surrender)’ The Paul Guest Prize is an award and exhibition held biennially that highlights contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, The Honourable Paul Guest OAM QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice. The 2020 prize will be judged by Lesley Harding, Artistic Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art. Leo Coyte All in a Heap…

LEO COYTE EXHIBITION PREVIEWED IN ‘VAULT’ ISSUE 31, 2020 P 24

September 10, 2020

“Bendigo based artist Leo Coyte will show a new body of work entitled ‘Shelter’ at Nicholas Thompson Gallery, his third exhibition with the Melbourne gallery. Coyte has quickly developed a following for his visually complex paintings that meld abstraction and figuration with a post-pop post-punk sensibility. As Coyte explains: “Vivid colour, dark humour and macabre subject matter combine to form an idiosyncratic visual language that cycles through my everyday encounters and recollections – a marking of time, place and accumulated sensation. I draw on those typical nervous tensions and anxieties almost all of us feel in some way or another, those…

WENDY STAVRIANOS FEATURED ON ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA’S ‘THE LONG RUN’ PODCAST

September 4, 2020

The Long Run #2: Wendy Stavrianos on landscape, nature and gender barriers PODCAST Tiarney Miekus, 4 September 2020 What does it mean to create and innovate over six decades? Art Guide Australia’s newest podcast series The Long Run considers this question with three artists who have had careers spanning sixty years, each reflecting on their art and lives. What can they teach us about the life-stages of an artist? In the second episode we speak with landscape painter Wendy Stavrianos. Working from regional Victoria, Stavrianos is known for her densely layered landscape paintings and use of line in painting, creating…

ELEANOR LOUISE BUTT EXHIBITION REVIEW BY TAI SNAITH FOR 3RRR ‘SMART ARTS’, 3 SEPTEMBER 2020

September 3, 2020

Link to exhibition review below: https://www.rrr.org.au/shared/broadcast-episode/13040/2220000/2972000  

SUZANNE ARCHER FINALIST IN 2020 CALLEEN ART AWARD AT COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY

August 31, 2020

Image: Suzanne Archer ‘Glyph’ 2020 oil on canvas 90 x 122 cm Suzanne Archer is a finalist in the 2020 Calleen Art Award at Cowra Regional Art Gallery, exhibited from 4 October to 15 November 2020 . The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive art prize that encourages originality and artistic merit, established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM. The winning artwork becomes part of the Calleen Collection, the foundation collection of the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

ELEANOR LOUISE BUTT FEATURED IN ‘ARTIST PROFILE’ ISSUE 52

August 27, 2020

PHILJAMES AWARDED THE ALLAN GAMBLE AWARD IN THE 2020 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

August 26, 2020

Image: Philjames, ‘Landscape composition 1’, 2020, oil on vintage offset lithograph 71 x 80 cm Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments…

JAMES DRINKWATER FINALIST IN THE 2020 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

August 26, 2020

Image: James Drinkwater ‘Bump in the night’ 2019 oil on linen 125 x 104.5 cm Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments…