A month ago I had the wonderful opportunity to have musician Stu Larsen come to the studio for a few days and sit for me.
Stu travels the world playing his music and had just come back to Australia briefly after several years touring with Passenger.
He is a very genuine fellow with a simple philosophy of travelling light though life, he has few possessions and no fixed address
and in his own words- ‘You look at me as if I’m a vagabond…. well, maybe I am’.
I’m happy to say the work I made from our time together in the studio has been selected for the
Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize held in the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. 9th May – 13th July 2014
This biennial prize exhibition offers a $40,000 major acquisitive prize, with the winning work entering the City of Townsville Art Collection.
This year it will be judged by the new director of the National Portrait Gallery Angus Trumble.
Stu Larsen – Vagabond. oil on plywood 35 x 43 cm web
From 2014 Recovery – The Flood Objects Project will be available for hire through ArtsLink Qld, (formerly Queensland Arts Council est 1961)
ArtsLink is devoted to curating, supporting and touring high quality visual art and exhibition product.
The link to this exhibition is found here http://artslinkqld.com.au/recoveryfloodobjects
Recovery was shown in Rockhampton Art Gallery in August and the opening, artist talk and full day workshop were well received.
This weekend saw the beautiful Vera Wade Gallery space in the ground floor of St Andrews Uniting Church, Cnr Ann Street and Creek Streets host to the opening of the Brisbane leg of the 2013 tour of Recovery – The Flood Objects Project.
An appreciative crowd came to enjoy the stories and paintings.
Exhibition open to the public 11 a.m – 2 p.m. Mondays to Fridays until the 15th November or by appointment. Entrance to the gallery from the Ann Street entrance.
The opening night of Recovery at the Gympie Regional Gallery and a Saturday still life drawing workshop with enthusiastic local artists was a great weekend of art and conversation. Thanks to Joolie Gibbs and Sandra Ross and a willing, professional team of vollies for making the exhibition look so good.
Follow the link to an interview conducted by contemporary artist Claire Bridge on her blog ART WORLD WOMEN.
this blog is all about women artist’s making a difference to the world through their art practices. Claire asks questions about Recovery – Flood Objects Project
A Self Portrait entitled Facing Myself has been selected for the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award held at Grafton Regional Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 26th October 2012 and then tours Regional and Metropolitan galleries throughout 2013-2014. It is an investigation of myself in charcoal on paper, and how I now have to see the world, through my glasses or over them.
The main focus for this year has been to get alongside people who have lost possessions during the summer floods of 2011 and document their stories of loss and recovery through paintings and text.
The opportunity to partner with me on this project is found here
Kate’s Objects (after Cotan) oil on panel 40 x 60 cm
Home Sown is the launch exhibition for Lorraine Pilgrim Studio Gallery 19th May 2- 6 p.m. at 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport. There will be artists talks and a Q&A panel discussion with arts professionals. I will be giving an artist talk at 4 p.m followed by art discussion and the official opening of this exciting new gallery space. Lorraine Pilgrim has over 40 years experience in private art galleries and studios and has mentored and grown the careers of many of South East Queensland’s prominent mid career and emerging artists.
New work entitled Crusader Postcard oil on panel 25 x 30 cm
Swizzle Sticks 61 x 77 oil on canvas has been selected as a finalist in this years EMSLA. This will be the 4th consecutive year a work has been chosen for this show. Opening 18th November in the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and runs until the 14th January 2012.
Demonstration watercolour using small objects in the gallery Saturday 19th November 12.30 – 2 p.m.
To view finalists http://www.claytonutzartaward.com.au/finalists.php