Sunday, November 3, 2013

I won an award!

I'm pretty excited to say that my work 'Fistful of Wishes' was the winner of the 2013 Banyule Award for Works on Paper , theme Of Light: Reflections on Colour.
The $4,000 acquisitive award is presented biennially by Council to an outstanding contemporary work on paper, with the winning piece becoming part of the Banyule Art Collection (joining amazing artists such as Brook Andrew, Ian Abdulla, Rick Amor, Peter Booth, Pat Brassington, Jon Cattapan, Mari Funaki, John Nixon, Mike Parr, Patricia Piccinini, Rosslynd Piggott, Clifton Pugh, Lloyd Rees, Sally Smart and John Wolseley).
The finalists were selected from 178 entries and the work was judged by Dr Vincent Alessi, Artistic Director LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art,  Kelly Gellatly, Director, The Ian Potter Museum of Art; and Banyule Council’s Art Curator Claire Watson.
Claire Watson was very lovely and said she and her fellow judges were 'charmed' by my playful reverence for the now obsolete Polaroid Camera and my 'inventive use of watercolour'. She also said “Her work represented an excellent subject for discussions around our relationship to light, and our ability to capture its transient effects through photography.”
Pretty stoked.
The show is on till the 14th of December. There is a curators talk and I will also be speaking on a panel if you are interested, here are some details.

Curator’s Talk, Banyule Award for Works on Paper
When: Thursday 28 November, 10.30am
Enjoy morning tea and hear from Claire Watson, Curator at Banyule Council, who will share insights about the works and the exhibition theme Of Light - Reflections on Colour.
Free event
Bookings required:
Where: Hatch, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe

Forum Reflections on Colour

When: Sunday 1 December, 2.30pm

In this forum artist Tai Snaith, scientist and broadcaster Dr Andi Horvath and colour forecaster Genty Marshall discuss colour and what it means within their fields and beyond.
Free event
Bookings required: 
Where: Hatch, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe

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