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.

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. 

Grey Garden

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

S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks)

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Animals have played a significant role in the development of society [since] before the written word. Imagery of animals dating back thousands of years attest to their relevance in the changing cultures of all societies. We have worshipped, befriended, eaten, abused and idolized the beast. Animals of all kinds are our work mates, companions, guides, sustenance, entertainment and sacrifices. The Animal Show pays homage to our adoration of the animal and presents over 20 artist’s view of feathered, furry, hairy and scaly creatures.

King Street Gallery
on William
177 William St
Darlinghurst
NSW 2010

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
Opening April 4, 6-8pm

Nike 2012

King Street Gallery
on William
177 William St
Darlinghurst
NSW 2010

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
Opening March 7, 6-8pm

Istoria

In this new exhibition Strampp continues to work with a limited palette, focusing on the ambiguities of spatial perception, history and connection.

Included in this exhibition are two works referencing Strampp’s early dress series. The landscapes have developed a deeper space than previous work, whilst the animals within, (a result of a residency at Taronga Zoo in 2011) hold their own, survivors of a rapidly changing landscape.

This exhibition also includes a new series of smaller works, Memorium, that further explore spatial relationships and connection through surface materiality, with the use of paint, wax, paper, mirror and lead.

Image: Nike 2012 oil on linen 152 x 152 cm

Further images available here and here.

Adriane Strampp’s work Observer Observed has been selected for the 2012 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, judged by Sydney art critic John McDonald.

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Observer observed 2011 charcoal on paper 66 x 105 cm

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

Observer observed is one of several drawings produced during a residency at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo in 2011. The subject is Birani, a Malayan Tapir who resides there.

My work has always been concerned with the connection between strength and fragility, the tangible and the intangible, and the presence of absence. From the early dress paintings of the 1980’s through to the current animal works I have explored that which remains ‘in absentia’: the body from the dresses, the gaze between the animal and the viewer. In looking at us the animals remain ‘in absentia’. Rarely does their gaze meet ours directly. In the desire for a reciprocal gaze we project our own emotions and interpretations, however the animals look beyond us and through us as we the observers seek momentary connection. Instead our projections are mirrored back to us, and their gaze reminds us of our imposition on their world.

The drawing has several ‘ghost’ images of the animal in the act of walking and is a reference to Muybridge’s photographs. The use of multiple movements echoes the shift of looking and being looked at. The observer observed.

Adriane Strampp January 2012

Adriane Strampp’s work Lost Worlds has been selected for the 2011 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown NSW.

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Lost Worlds 2011 oil on linen, 76 x 102 cm

Campbelltown Arts Centre
Cnr Camden and Appin Roads
Campbelltown NSW 2560

The University Gallery is delighted to be able to present another exciting exhibition for ZOO AiR 2011 in conjunction with the Taronga Foundation. Now in its eleventh year, the TarongaFoundation has been committed to preserving and conserving endangered species both through zoo-based programs and in the animals’ native habitats.

The work generated through the Artists in Residence program this year will be on exhibition at the University Gallery from 20 July until 13 August. Donated works will then be exhibited at the Byron Kennedy Hall in Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, from Friday 19 August until Sunday 21 August. The auction, by Bonhams Australia, will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 21 August with all proceeds supporting the Taronga Foundation’s conservation projects.

For information visit www.taronga.org/art

Zoo AiR 2011

Zoo AiR 2011

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Taronga Zoo AiR 2011 artists

Adriane Strampp’s Choeropsis liberiensis has been short-listed for the 2011 Hazelhurst Art Award, to be exhibited at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
782 Kingsway
Gymea
NSW 2227

Exhibition dates: July 8 to August 14 2011
9.30am – 4.30pm