HILL SMITH GALLERY, UNEASY IDYLL  不安的牧歌

DEIDRE BUT-HUSAIM, MATT R. MARTIN, SHANNON SMILEY, ADRIANE STRAMPP

Diversion 2017 oil on linen 91 x 91 cmAdriane Strampp, Diversion 2017 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm
 
Hill Smith Gallery will be exhibiting the works of four painters, Deidre But-Husaim, Matt R. Martin, Shannon Smiley and Adriane Strampp in the group show ‘Uneasy Idyll’ at Art Central during Hong Kong Art Week.

While each artist is unique in their method and interpretation, the artists share themes associated with the figure and the landscape such as the illusion of the idyllic, ambiguity and time suspended. All four approach their practice with great skill and technical knowledge, the resulting paintings allowing a breadth of interpretation yet remaining visually and thematically sympathetic with each other.

ADRIANE STRAMPP explores the theme of the Romantic landscape, the intangible and the evocative, the search for a sense of place, and the desire for connection, a reflection of her own peripatetic background. Interest is not in the mimetic representation of landscape, but rather the suggestion and presence of the viewer observing, present yet separated from that which he sees. It traces both the literal and the emotional journey of a landscape remembered, the search for familarity, and explores triggers that help us connect the past with the present.

Adriane Strampp的作品,是對浪漫主義風景畫的探討,是只可意會但回味無窮的情緒,是對未知之地的探索,對心意相通的渴望,更是藝術家對周遭環境的情感投射。Adriane的興趣並不在於對景觀的重現,而是暗示並展現出一種與其所觀察到的景象相分離的體驗。它追溯由記憶中的風景而生的感性之旅,尋找似曾相識的感覺,並探索能夠讓我們將歷史與當下相連接的觸發點。

Info Hill Smith Gallery: Margo Hill-Smith margohs@bigpond.com  | +61 402 231 517 | Art Central HK website

ART CENTRAL
9 Lung Wo Road
Central Harbourfront
Hong Kong

March 21 – 25
VIP Preview March 20

HILL SMITH GALLERY
113 Pirie Street
Adelaide
www.hillsmithgallery.com.au

strampp_adriane_shadowlandsShadowlands 2016 oil on linen, 91 x 274 cm

View catalogue here.

JAN MANTON ART
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QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

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Displacement has been selected for the Paddington Art Prize.

Displacement 2015 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm Displacement 2015 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm

A $25,000 National acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it’s 13th year.

111-113 Queens Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

20-30 October 2016

First Light has been selected for the Len Fox Painting Award at the Castlemaine Art Museum.

First Light 2015 oil and wax on linen 41 x 41 cm First Light 2015 oil and wax on linen 41 x 41 cm
 
The 2016 Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial $50,000 acquisitive award at the Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum. Initiated and funded by Len Fox (1905-2004), this prestigious award commemorates the life and work of his uncle, the influential and internationally recognized Australian born painter, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915). Known for his plein air, impressionist style, Fox’s paintings are characterized by vibrantly coloured landscapes and scenes of everyday life.

Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum
14 Lyttleton Street
Castlemaine
VIC 3450

October 9 – December 31

Gauze has been selected for the John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Art Gallery.

Gauze 2016 oil on linen 122 x 122 cm Gauze 2016 oil on linen 122 x 122 cm
 
The John Leslie Art Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious and valuable prizes for contemporary landscape painting.With a first prize of $20,000 (non-acquisitive) the Prize consistently attracts the highest calibre of artists working in Australia. An additional prize of $1,000 will be given to the best Gippsland work.The Prize is made possible through the generous ongoing support of the Gallery’s Patron, John Leslie OBE.
 
Catalogue here, Essay by Simon Gregg. Extract:

‘In her work Gauze, meanwhile, Adriane Strampp heightens our sensory perception by concealing much of the pictorial data. Hers is a dreamy, half-remembered world where subject and colour are pared back to an elemental core, and where mood and atmosphere take precedence.’

Gippsland Art Gallery
64-66 Foster Street, Sale
VIC 3850

September 3 – November 30

Haefliger’s Garden has been selected for the 2016 Paul Guest Prize for contemporary drawing at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Haefliger's Garden 2016 52 x 152 cm, charcoal, ink, watercolour on 640 gsm watercolour paper Haefliger’s Garden 2016 52 x 152 cm, charcoal, ink, watercolour on 640 gsm watercolour paper
 
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
VIC 3550
August 27 – October 16 2016

Adriane Strampp will be exhibiting with Gallerysmith at 602 as part of Melbourne Art Week.

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Archibald Prize 2016: Esther Stewart wins Sulman Prize with abstract painting

Other Watson favourites included Adriane Strampp’s Brume, Reko Rennie’s Warriors come out to play, and Isriel Adams Water’s Edge.

Elie Choueifaty – Sydney Morning Herald

Brume 2016 selected for the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Brume 2016 oil on linen 91 x 274 cm Brume 2016 oil on linen 91 x 274 cm

The Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. A list of all finalists can be seen here.

Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman. The 2016 judge is Judy Watson.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain
NSW 2000
July 16 – October 9

Haefliger's CottageHaefliger’s Cottage, Hill End, NSW

The Hill End Artists in Residence Program is based in Hill End, and managed by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in partnership with the Department of Environment & Heritage NSW Parks and Wildlife Services.
BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY

 
The Hill End Artists in Residence Program has its genesis in August 1947 when Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale made a trip to explore to the former gold rush towns of Sofala and Hill End. Friend was so engaged by the character of Sofala and Hill End, that he eventually bought a little cottage in Hill End now called Murrays Cottage and lived there with his partner Donald Murray for a number of years.

Drysdale visited regularly, as did Margaret Olley, Jean Bellette, Paul Haefliger, David Strachan and Jeffrey Smart. Eventually Jean Bellette and Paul Haefliger bought a cottage which is now known as Haefligers in the town. These artists are often referred to as the ‘first wave’ of Hill End artists.

In 1999, under the auspices of Bathurst City Council and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, the Hill End Artists in Residence Program was officially launched.

Adriane Strampp is currently living and working at Haefliger’s Cottage, an online diary can be seen here.