Guide 2015 selected for the Glover Prize. Oil and wax on linen, 122 x 122 cm
Falls Park Pavillion,
The Glover Prize has become one of Australia’s most significant awards for landscape painting. It is awarded annually for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania. The winner receives $40,000 and a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, whose legacy is celebrated though the Prize.
Landscape painting is defined in its broadest sense. The aim is to stimulate conversations about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words landscape, painting and Tasmania. The Glover is open to artists from anywhere in the world. The exhibition is held over the March long-weekend in the historic Falls Park pavilion in Evandale, a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania.
The winner of the Glover is selected from around 40 works chosen by a panel of eminent judges.
2016 GLOVER PRIZE JUDGES
Maudie Palmer AO
Independent curator and Professorial Fellow, Monash University
Fiona Hall AO
Artist and Australian representative at Venice Biennale 2015
Arts Officer, Moonah Arts Centre
The Departure 2016 selected for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. Graphite on Lanaquarelle 640gsm watercolour paper 30 x 76 cm
Adelaide Perry Gallery
The Croydon Centre for Art
Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country.
Inaugurated in 2006, the Prize is generously supported by the Parents and Friends’ Association of PLC Sydney.
Named in honour of respected painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perry who taught Art at PLC Sydney from 1930 to 1962, the Prize attracts submissions from around the country.
The 2016 Perry Prize judge is Ms Julie Ewington, independent curator and writer. Read Julie’s statement on judging here.
The Consolation of Thought 2015 oil/wax on linen 91 x 274 cm
Text and selected works can be viewed on Ocula here.
Hill Smith Gallery
Echo 2015 oil/wax on linen 152 x 152 cm
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The painting Transition 2015 was borrowed recently to appear on a television advertising campaign by Monde Nissan for Black Swan dips. Image credit Publicis Mojo.
On the cover of The Sunday Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne interior designers The Stylesmiths borrowed Encounter 2015 for this Australian-themed shoot.
Transition 2015 oil on linen 152 x 152 cm
This new work by Adriane Strampp continues to explore the remembered landscape; fragmented views of journeys made reflecting Strampp’s own peripatetic upbringing and sense of dislocation. It reflects upon the passage of time, absence, memory and loss, portrayed in largely monochromatic, improbable colour. The work posits our own tendency to colour our memories and reflections.
As Strampp describes a sense of transience and motion when there is no final destination, we are taken along for the ride, fleeting glimpses of the passing landscape that give us non-specific views that nevertheless involve a sense of familiarity. It is the movement, the lack of connection that concerns her, rather than the traditional art historical landscape. Occasional reflections are placed across works such as Rise 2015, deliberate visual barriers, so separating the viewer from the landscape, transforming them instead into an objective observer. As with her earlier work, subtle visual barriers at odds with the image are frequently employed as a means of creating uncertainty and unrest.
Strampp’s surface is a time-consuming construction involving the use of wax and delicate colour washes that depict the hazy, ephemeral and elusive nature of memory. As paint is allowed to run and dissolve there is a melancholic sense of transience and at the same time, in keeping with the notion of fleeting memory, other areas are painted in detail. The strong hues are used for their capacity to elicit emotional responses, as well as to capture the subjective nature of memory.
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Arts News, Vogue Living (Australia) September/October issue.
Natalie Walton, the amazingly talented creator behind the popular Daily Imprint requested a second interview to update and rerun the original interview in 2009. The new interview can be read here. Thanks Natalie!
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.
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