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Louise Hearman  has been awarded the National Sports Museum/Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship, valued at $50,000. It’s a good prize to win, giving her $30,000 and a further $20,000 for materials. The final selection came down to seven artists and like most awards of this size, not easy to win. Louise has won the ball

Hat trick for Heide

Monday, 26 November 2012 by

Heide launched an intriguing three-way exhibition on the weekend: Louise Bourgeois, the French-born American artist who is recognised as the founder of Confessional Art; an exhibition that looks at relationships between the art of Louise Bourgeois and 10 Australian artists; and a small exhibition of Del Kathryn Barton’s large  paintings from her book The Nightingale

Very Contemporary Gertrude

Monday, 26 November 2012 by

Gertrude Contemporary is an exciting and adventurous place to be.  It’s where young and adventurous artists make their marks. Gertrude was founded in 1983 as a non-profit contemporary art complex of gallery spaces and studio facilities and provides professional support to artists in the early stages of their careers. Each year Gertrude offers places for

Can stencils win an Archibald?

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by

Luke Cornish began his life as a painter on the streets with stencils. He walked out of a horticultural degree and began working in a sign-writing business where he picked up the secrets to his new found love. “Its in the detail” he says. Totally self-taught, Luke’s stencil portraits grabbed the attention of the Archibald

Paul ‘Two Hats’ Sumner

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by

Chinese Gilt. Paul Sumner is a unique art dealer.  His gallery, Moss Green in South Yarra, is both a representing gallery as well as an auction house. It’s highly unusual for any one art-dealer to wear both hats. But it just seems to come naturally for Paul Sumner whose urbane sophisticated manner masks a highly

Gay Dutton paints wheels…

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by

Gay Dutton paints classic cars, motor bikes and wooden speedboats. It’s an interesting niche and Gay paints in a corner of husband Jeff’s, classic car showroom, the iconic Duttons in South Yarra. She is well placed to paint the classics of the 1930’s as many of them pass through the Dutton showroom: “It’s not bad

Bromley Fever

Monday, 19 November 2012 by

Auction house Leonard Joel had a huge turn-out to David Bromley’s decadently decaying studio space in Chapel Street on Sunday for about 550 lots of the artist’s collection of just about everything. The auction turned over $1,000,000 including the buyer’s premium. Joels had around around 2,000 registrations and who knows how many were actually there.

Adelaide sculptor Greg Johns is the winner of the $100,000 McClelland Award 2012 for his work At the Centre (There is nothing). Robert Lindsay, Director, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery said: “He is one of Australia’s foremost sculptors who, with great imagination and ambition, has consistently explored through his steel sculptures themes of the figure

Christopher Langton featured on Inside Art TV last week has taken out the inaugural $30,000 McClelland Achievement Prize (MAP) for his work Away with the fairies 2012. http://www.insideart.tv/tv-episodes/series2/week-10/ Langton is a pop artist/sculptor and his works are large scale, plastic and fibreglass constructions  taking their inspiration from the Japanese Anime cartoon genre. All 35 finalists

Burnt trees light up the lens

Monday, 12 November 2012 by

John Gollings is arguably Australia’s best- and certainly best known-architectural photographer. He is in high demand for large architectural projects which take full advantage of John’s leftside/rightside creative/technical brain. John has also been involving in a number of long-term cultural projects especially in India, Cambodia, China, Libya and New Guinea. Here in Australia, John has

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