Anita West Highly Commended

Anita West's painting Garden of Gold has received a Highly Commended award at the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016 judged by Barry Keldoulis CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia, Prof Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Professor in Techno Art at National Cheng Kung University Taiwan, Professor Klaus Rohde, Emeritus Professor at University of New England and Brian Oldman, Director of South Australian Museum.

Lindy Sale in Waterhouse Art Prize

Lindy Sale's painting Closer was selected as a finalist for the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016 showing at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide from 10 June 2016 until 31 July 2016.

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Finalists Announced.

Congratulations to Karl De Waal who is a finalist in the 2015 Wynne Prize at Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes will be announced 17 July 2015.

The 2015 Archibald Prize finalists are: 

Best Artwork By A Local Artist

Art photographer Athene Currie received the Best Artwork By A Local Artist award at the Morton Bay Regional Art Awards, May 15th, 2015.

Hiraani #2 a black and white medium format Holga film image from the series titled 8 was judged by Jan Manton, Director of Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane.  
The photograph (900cm x 900cm) was drum scanned and printed on archival paper by Brisbane Digital Images and framed by ArtisPure at Woloongabba Art Gallery.

Jimmy Rix wins major prize

Jimmy Rix has won the major prize at Lake Lights Sculpture Prize in Jindabyne, NSW for the second year in a row. This has topped off a very successful month for the sculptor after receiving highly commended at Sculpture on the Greens in Wyong and Sculpture in the Valley at Kangaroo Valley, NSW. Jimmy is looking forward to exhibiting later in the year at Swell in Currumbin and spending time in his native Queenland, before he shows at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi in October.

Jennifer Long's Vessels in Conversation

Jennifer Long's latest rice paper and wax artwork 'Trialogue of Vessels' has just been exhibited in the 2014 Rio Tinto Art Awards in the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum. It forms part of her 'blue thread series' where figure and landscape are entwined in dialogues about memory and imagination. Part of this series along with etchings and image transfers will be shown at the exhibition 'make believe' at the Brisbane Institute of Art's Metcalfe Gallery, 41 Grafton Street, Windsor from 5-10 December.

Anthony Bennett a Moran Finalist

Anthony Bennett is a finalist in the Moran Prize 2014 with a portrait of Chris O'Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa) 'study for a portrait of reg' 170cm x 170cm mixed media on canvas 2013. The exhibition of finalists runs until 15 Feb 2015 at Juniper Hall 250 Oxford Street, Paddington in Sydney.

Mollie Bosworth Exhibitions and Awards

Mollie Bosworth, ceramic artist from north Queensland has had a busy year culminating in her participation in the group exhibition SUB-0 THE AFFORDABLE ART SHOW currently on at the Tanks Art Centre, 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill Cairns until the 21st December. Ph. 07 4032 6600. Open 9.00 am - 4.30pm weekdays and 10.00 am - 2.30 pm weekends.

Adrienne Williams' new site in sight

After participating in 5 shows throughout 2013—including an artist and artworks exchange in New Mexico, USA—this year has been a quiet studio year for Adrienne Williams with a couple of large commissioned pieces and gently exploring a new site for sketching and for a new series. A large hillside near Monto of enormous grass trees, with a bottle tree ridgeline above them, has been the latest play ground for Adrienne, who sketches plein air at the beginning and throughout a new series.

Kym Barrett successful 2014

Kym Barrett has been on a winning streak lately. In September, Kym's work Will you join in the Cosmic Dance? was deemed the WINNER of the $17,500 acquisitive Kenilworth Painting Prize, from fourteen other finalists from all over Australia.

Brimblecombe-Fox in PANDORA


Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox's blog Art@Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has been selected for inclusion in the National Library Of Australia’s PANDORA [Australia’s web archive] site for archiving ‘online publications and websites of lasting significance’. PANDORA is an official site for archiving 'online publications and websites of lasting significance' and 'research value' in perpetuity.

Gold Rush for artists

This year's Gold Rush Art Competition run by the Gympie Regional Council run from  8 until 18 October 2014 saw Adrian Hunter crowned the overall winner with his painting Recurrent.

West, O'Connor and Hargarve in SCAP3D

The finalists for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize have just been announced and Di West is delighted that her work The Last Tree has been included in the 40 finalists for the 3D section of this prestigious art prize.

Megan Jones in Calleen Art Prize

Megan Jones had one of her Greenland series of paintings selected for the Calleen Art Prize recently. At present she is working on her contribution to a digital collaborative project, "Oh the River People', to be shown at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo later in the year.

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox Seeing Stars

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox’s painting Where? is a finalist in Seeing Stars, an art award celebrating art and astronomy inspired by the world’s largest telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which will be co-hosted here in Australia. An exhibition of finalists will be held from August 13 at the Yarra Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne.

Jocelyn Thompson East Coast Images

Jocelyn Thompson's image 'Looking East 1' was selected for the prestigious Lethbridge 10 000 small scale art award. The gallery received a record number of entries this year, and the judges based their selection on creativity, originality and skill. Jocelyn's image is part of a new series based on late evening photographs of Australia’s east coast. The images explore nature’s inner workings rather than its surface appearance. The scintillating patterns of sand, light, waves, wind and water set up visual rhythms and resonance that continue past the edges of the square.

Ross Booker in Broken Hill

Art works by Ross Booker have been chosen as finalists in both the Broken Hill Regional Gallery’s Outback Open Art Prize and the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award for 2013. The Lethbridge 10000 is being held at the Lethbridge Gallery 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane Qld, from 15 June - 30 June. The Outback Open Art Prize is on at the Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW from 6 July - 18 August. Ross’ art practice is based on his many years of travel in central Australia.

Aria Stone Cliftons Art Prize finalist

Aria Stone has been selected as a finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize with her recent painting ‘Whisper’. Stone said of the work, "The painting represents the loss of my partner and the memories that linger after his passing. Sometimes it feels as though he is here with me whispering his love in the silence of my empty house.” The four week exhibition period showcases finalist artworks. It begins on Tuesday 28 May and concludes at the Award Evening on 4 July. The exhibition will take place at Level 2, 10 Moore Street, Canberra City.

Joyce Blanche at Rotary Art Spectacular

Joyce Blanche has been accepted as a featured artist in the 2013 Rotary Art Spectacular, to be held at Riverside Centre (123 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Qld) from 11-20 April. Proceeds from the 34th annual exhibition will benefit the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland and Rotary's ROMAC organisation.

Joyce Blanche selected for Milburn Art Prize

Joyce Blanche's work, "GWV Committee Members", has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Milburn Art Prize. The official opening of the Milburn Art Prize will be held on May 3, 2013. This is the inaugural year of the Brisbane Institute of Art Milburn Art Prize, named in memory of talented artist and inspiring BIA tutor, Paul Milburn who died in 2011. The exhibition runs from May 3 until May 15 at the Institute's premises at Grafton Street, Windsor, Brisbane.

Ross Booker wins People's Choice at Sunshine Coast Art Prize.

Ross Booker’s work, Illara Creek – morning light, was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D at Caloundra Regional Gallery (22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra, Qld). Ross has recently returned from a three week artist’s camp at Illara Creek in central Australia hosted by Sandrifter Safaris Alice Springs, Northern Territory. You can see more of Ross’s work at Retrospect Galleries NSW (52 Jonson St, Byron Bay, NSW) and Marks and Gardner Gallery (69 Main Western Road, North Tamborine).

Susan Buret - Goulburn finalist

Susan Buret's work - Flutter 2 - is a finalist in the 2012 Goulburn Art Award. The exhibition is currently on at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery (Cnr Bourke and Church Streets, Goulburn, NSW) until 8 December 2012.

Aria Stone – Finalist M16 Drawing Prize

Aria Stone has been chosen as a finalist in the M16 Artspace Drawing Prize. Her artwork - Rhythm of Life - will be exhibited along with other finalists at M16 Artspace (21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT. Ph: 02 6295 9438) from 6 December to Friday 21 December. The official opening is on Friday 7 December (6pm).

Tony Nugent - 2012 JADA finalist

Tony Nugent's work - Lamentation of the Osprey - is a finalist in the 2012 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, a Grafton Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition, which makes its way to the Redcliffe City Art Gallery from 24 January - 2 March 2013

Symone Male - Portia Geach Memorial finalist

Symone Male is excited to announce her self portrait - Unprepared - which has been accepted as a finalist in this year's Portia Geach Memorial Award. Symone's piece explores the depths of grief, introspection and solitude associated with the recent death of her brother. Her work will be displayed at the National Trust (S.H.Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney) until 5 November.

Des Rolph - Kenilworth finalist

Des Rolph is pleased to announce that her painting - Drifting Through a Razzle Dazzle Landscape - is one of 15 finalists in the Kenilworth Art Prize. This annual prize ($15,000 in 2012) created in 2006, is a National acquisitive prize intended to give recognition and financial support to artists who have demonstrated outstanding artistic achievement and are committed to their ongoing creative development.

Aria Stone - arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing finalist

Aria Stone is a finalist in the 2012 arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing Prize with her drawing - Materiality II. The exhibition will run from Friday 19 October – Saturday 24 November. The official opening is on Saturday 20 October (2-4pm) at Art Resource Collective (19 Main St. Yinnar, Vic. Ph: 03 5163 1310). Aria is also participating in Water Water - Aesthetic Responses to the Goulburn Broken Catchment exhibition held at the Shepparton Art Museum (40 Welsford St Shepparton, Vic) which is on until 14 October.

Yvonne Mills-Stanley - Redland Art Award finalist

Yvonne Mills-Stanley is a selected finalist in Redland Art Awards 2012 with her work - Following the Big Wet - from her Grass Series. Redland Art Awards 2012 runs from 4 November to 2 December at Redland Art Gallery (Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Sts, Cleveland, Qld).

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox - Finalist

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has again been invited to participate in the Tattersall’s $25,000 Landscape Art Award. The public exhibition will be on 10-21 September at Waterfront Place (1 Eagle St, Brisbane, Qld). Kathryn’s entry for the Santos Art Award, Roma, has also been selected as a finalist. Kathryn’s recent blog post - Animals - has been listed in Scientific America’s Symbiartic - Science-Art Scumble.

Small Sculpture Wins Big

Congratulations to Elizabeth Shaw, winner of the Noosa Regional Gallery national contemporary Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP) 3D, presented by the Sunshine Coast Council, which was announced on Friday, 24 August 2012. Shaw's exquisite tiny sculpture "rotary dibbler" made of recycled sterling silver, found clock cog and bone earned Elizabeth a cash prize of $15,000 and a four-week arts residency on the Sunshine Coast valued at $5000.