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Morgen 2015 oil and wax on linen 50 x 50 cm

In 2012, Adriane Strampp re-visited a northern part of the USA, just above the Great Lakes, where she had spent a portion of her childhood. From the car she was travelling in, Strampp photo-documented the nine-hour road trip to her past. Out of the hundreds of photo that she took from first light through to dusk, Strampp selected only a few to use as structures to diverge from and create the works that form Vorbeigehen.

Vorbeigehen is an exhibition series of faintly painted and distanced landscapes. Some large in scale, surrounding and enveloping us in their eminence, others are smaller and dense in shadow. In these paintings, the focus is not on the landscape itself but rather on our deeper, ephemeral relationship with memory and the experience, anticipation, and expectations of revisiting a place once loved. The visually immersive paintings attempt to materialise intangible, visceral experiences that bleed into hallucinations of memory and imagination.

In this regard, Strampp’s work has a strong correlation to the writing of Susan Sontag. In her 2003 book, Regarding The Pain of Others, Sontag observed that memory alters an image according to its need to confer an emblematic status on things we feel worthy of remembering. One may feel shame, fear, anxiety, sadness or loss upon remembering a past and it’s associated vernacular or ‘landscape’ of imagery we remember it by.

Download catalogue here.

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Mirror 2014 selected for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. Charcoal and wax on board, 50 x 50cm

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Adelaide Perry Gallery
The Croydon Centre for Art
Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney
Boundary St
Croydon
NSW 2132

 

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists 2015 will be officially opened at Adelaide Perry Gallery on Friday 27 February at 7 pm.

Special guest speaker Mr Glen Barkley, curator, will make the opening announcements and this year’s judge, Mr Peter Kingston AM, will present this year’s winner with the $25,000 acquisitive prize.

From over 480 entries Peter Kingston created a shortlist 43 artworks.

In a statement about the process Mr Kingston said:

In judging the drawings I have been guided by the words of Vincent Van Gogh: ‘The figure of a labourer – some furrows in a ploughed field – a bit of sand, sea and sky -are serious subjects, so difficult, but at the same time so beautiful, that it is indeed worth while to devote one’s life to the task of expressing the poetry hidden in them.’

And my friend, the late Martin Sharp: ‘To make visible the invisible.’

This is no mean task to achieve, as one not only has to actually commence work but also leave one’s self open to chance and unexpected diversions along the way. To make a record of this journey is what I was looking out for.

The finalists I have chosen have, in my view and experience, come some way towards achieving this.

Echo 2014 has been selected for the 2014 Paul Guest Prize for contemporary drawing, at Bendigo Art Gallery.

The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $12,000 which is held every two years, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, the Honourable Paul Guest QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing and to create challenging and unique art works.

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo
15 November 2014 – 26 January 2015

Echo 2014 charcoal and wax on board 50 x 50 cm © Adriane Strampp

Unease 2014 has been selected for the Paddington Art Prize. The Paddington Art Prize was established by Marlene Antico in 2004. This $20,000 acquisitive prize is awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. This year’s judges are:

Lou Klepac OAM Art Historian, Author, Curator and Publisher
Barry Pearce Emeritus Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW
Jane Watters Director of S.H. Erwin Gallery

Exhibition dates: Saturday, 11th October until Tuesday, 21st October
111 – 113 Queen Street Woollahra, NSW 2025. Entrence via Dorhauer Lane
Unease 2014, 152 x 152 cm oil on linen Unease 2014, 152 x 152 cm oil on linen ©Adriane Strampp

The ‘alternative’ selection from hundreds of entries to the Archibald and Wynne Prizes, the Salon des Refusés started at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992. Each year a panel of selectors goes behind the scenes of the Art Gallery of New South Wales to select the exhibition from the works not included in the finalist exhibition. The Salon has an excellent reputation, and the criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation and cover themes such as contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and artist’s responses to the landscape. 

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Grey Garden, oil on linen 152 x 152 cm ©Adriane Strampp

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Full link to magazine interview and images here.

Isn’t it incredible how light has the ability to change ones appearance and character completely? The illuminated service station you purchased a packet of gum at this morning seems much more dire past a certain time, and all of the creaks and squeaks that seem to rest in between your walls during the day find satisfaction in giving you the heebie-jeebies in the early hours of the morning, are two ideal examples of this. But when Melbourne artist Adriane Strampp exposed the overcast, murky surroundings we recognise in our daily lives on canvas, she determined that beauty truly can be seen – even in the darkness.

Strampp had always been interested in filling in the gaps; her childhood consisting of colouring books and dazzling presentations – the young creative often paying little attention to the written aspect of her assignments. Her correlation with hues and shades is evident in her exquisite oil paintings; a traditional art form Strampp is determined to preserve. “There’s sensuality to painting unlike drawing, printmaking or working digitally,” she states, “which tend to be more technical, and often employ harsher methods and materials.” The fluidity, tactility, and versatility of painting are three elements that Strampp has found herself falling in love with.

There’s something admirable and humble about the way Strampp connects with her individual pieces. Every morning, after picking up a take-away coffee, Strampp spends ten minutes simply observing her work before continuing to paint. She believes that time is needed to reconnect. The mood upheld in Strampp’s elegant paintings is a true indication of the frame of mind as preserved by the artist. Her art is a true indication of her awareness of the world that surrounds her and its alluring splendour, as seen through her visionary eyes. For more information on Adriane Strampp, don’t hesitate to visit www.adrianestrampp.com.

Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the 2013 Banyule Works on Paper Award with her work ‘Ether’.

The Banyule art collection is a contemporary collection of art works by leading and emerging Australian artists. While it includes a range of media it is distinguished by its collection of works on paper. The Banyule Award for Works on Paper capitalises upon this strength by developing this aspect of the collection further. It is an acquisitive prize of $4,000 and is held biennially.

The theme for the award this year is “Of Light: Reflections on Colour”.

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Ether 2013 oil on paper 79 x 56 cm (image size) ©Adriane Strampp

Adriane Strampp’s renovated warehouse and former hanger factory has been chosen for filming the popular Melbourne-based Channel Ten TV series Offspring featuring Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Matthew Le Nevez and Eddie Perfect.

In this article Inside Out magazine profiles the various homes used for the production, and how they fit with the characters.

Strampp was also a guest Instagrammer for Inside Out magazine and you can see her Instagram pictures for Inside Out by searching for the hashtag #adrianestramppinsideout.

PHOTOGRAPHY:ARMELLE HABIB, STYLING:JULIA GREEN, AUTHOR:CLARE PATIENCE

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Adriane Strampp’s home features in Mr Jason Grant‘s new book A PLACE CALLED HOME, photography by James Geer and published by Hardie Grant books, 2013.

If you’ve ever been envious of someone else’s home or lusted after interiors, then A Place Called Home is for you!

Jason Grant shares insider information on how to decorate your home just like a stylist. The book is filled with lots of clever and fun ideas, as well as information on where to find the coolest accessories and homewares.

In this highly illustrated, creative guide on how to create beautiful spaces, Jason explains how to draw inspiration and how to get started using moodboards and other tips and tricks. He also makes interior decorating more manageable by detailing what you need to consider in each room from the bedroom, living, dining and kitchen. Jason also addresses storage solutions, small spaces, outdoor areas, working with colour, recycling and finishing touches. There will also be an information section with a directory of all of Jason’s favourite places to shop globally, including online stores.