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Bayside Painting Prize – 3 May to 23 June 2024


Fig and Ladder 2024, oil on linen 91 x 91cm

Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the Bayside Painting Prize with Fig and Ladder 2024.

The Bayside Painting Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

As the only annual prize for painting in Victoria, the finalist exhibition is an important platform for contemporary painters from around the country. The prize is also an opportunity for Bayside City Council to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Australian community, and add exceptional works of art with a local connection to its collection.

The judges for the 2024 prize are Dr Rebecca Coates, Director, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), and Stieg Persson, Artist.

Brighton Town Hall
Corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets
Brighton VIC 3186

Gallery open from Wednesday to Friday, 11am–5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm–5pm

Omnia Art Prize – 24 to 26 May 2024

The Wait (long days and longer nights) 2022 oil and wax on linen 152x152cm

Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the Omnia Art Prize with The Wait (long days and longer nights) 2022, oil and wax on linen 152x152cm

KC Smith Hall
St Kevin’s College
31 Moonga Rd
VIC 3142

Open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26th.

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize – 11 to 26 May 2024

Still Life ii 2023 oil on linen 91 x 91cm

Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize.

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia.

Exhibition of Finalists
Ravenswood Centenary Centre,
Gate 3, Henry Street,
Gordon, NSW Saturday

10 – 26 May 2024
10.00am to 4.00pm

Aliferous: Having Wings – Group Show King Street Gallery on William 26 September to 21 October 2023

Still Life with Mirror 2023, oil on linen 91 x 91cm

Featuring Genevieve Carroll, Angela Malone, David Pearce and Adriane Strampp.

In the context of artistic development the creation of an artist’s work begins embryonically – progressing in stages – gradually becoming a completed piece -‘having wings’.

177 William St, Darlinghurst

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm Sunday

Warrnambool Art Gallery – Artist Talk 30 Sep 2023

Rachael Robb in-conversation with artists Adriane Strampp and Ebony Truscott

11am – 12pm at Warrnambool Art Gallery

Join artist Rachael Robb as she deep dives into painting techniques, inspiration and meaning behind her works in the exhibition I have been here before, with fellow artists and painters Adriane Strampp and Ebony Truscott.

Adriane Strampp completed a BA in Fine Art at Prahran College (1983) and an MFA at Monash University (2010), and has held 30 solo exhibitions as well as participating in many group shows. Drawn to finding connections from a fragmented past to the present, Strampp gathers imagery from across time to create scenes that are imbued with both personal meaning and collective familiarity. Adriane Strampp is represented by King Street Gallery on William (NSW) and Jan Manton Gallery (QLD).

Ebony Truscott is a Warrnambool born, Melbourne based artist and has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting, 1997) and a Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours, 2003) at Victorian College of the Arts. Exhibiting since 1995, Truscott’s work is held in a number of public and private collections in Australian and overseas. She employs observational realism in work marked by an interest in human sensation and perception. Ebony Truscott is represented by Niagara Galleries.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool
Victoria 3280 Australia

In this Stillness, King Street Gallery on William, 9 August – 3 September 2022

Lucy’s Light 2022 oil on linen, 152 x 152cm

During Melbourne’s austere lockdowns, Adriane Strampp was restricted to her Collingwood home for months at a time, separated from her studio in Fitzroy. In this forced stillness, she has created a new series of work that turns toward the subject of the domestic interior as a site for contemplation, studying the light changing through the seasons, and night light reflections on restless nights.

View catalogue here.

177 William St, Darlinghurst

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm Sunday

Len Fox Painting Prize, 12 March – 13 June 2022

Arcadia 2021, oil on linen 91 x91cm

Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the Len Fox Painting Award with Arcadia 2021.

The Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial acquisitive painting prize and is awarded to a living Australian artist to commemorate the life and work of Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865–1915), the uncle of Len Fox, partner of benefactor Mona Fox. The award is funded through a bequest from Mona Fox, with $50,000 awarded to the winner.

Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248)
Castlemaine VIC 3450

Opening hours:
Thursday: 12pm-4pm
Friday: 12pm-6:30pm
Weekend: 12pm-4pm

Pentimenti, Gallerysmith 3 Sep – 9 Oct 2021

Headland (Heart and Lungs) 2021 oil on linen 162 x 205cm

Strampp’s images are so delicately and finely layered onto linen, that if the light falls at a certain angle a glimpse of something tangible can appear, then leave without a trace. At other times roads, rivers, distant lights, smoke and other signs of life come into view through painted swathes of canvas that cast shadow or emanate light. These tricks with materials and brush are what make her work so compelling. In them exists an otherness between truth and fiction. Are these places real or conjured from the imagination?
Excerpt from essay by Marita Smith

Video of gallery installation with narrative by artist here. (3 minutes).

View catalogue here.

170-174 Abbotsford Street
North Melbourne
VIC 3051


Look At/Look Through, 23 April – 12 May

Channel 2021 oil on linen on board 30 x 30 cm

In his 1991 book ‘National Life and Landscapes: Australian Painting 1900-1940’, Ian Burn wrote about Albert Namatjira’s watercolour paintings that “the landscape itself is not the subject focused upon but instead reads as something one journeys through”. Earlier in his 1989 work ‘Homage to Albert (South through the Ranges, Heavitree Gap 1952)’, Burn presented a broader, shorter version of this observation, “A LANDSCAPE IS NOT SOMETHING YOU LOOK AT BUT SOMETHING YOU LOOK THROUGH”. Appearing as if a quote from Namatjira, Burn’s sentence appears in capitals on paper beneath a reproduction of Namatjira’s work on a transparent sheet above. When looking, the effect is twofold; the viewer literally ‘looks through’ the transparent landscape to ‘look at’ the text below. But the text also interrupts the viewer’s ability to ‘look through’ the ‘original’ painting, which is what Burn proposes is the key aspect of Namatjira’s work. The work therefore utilises the landscape but instead of presenting it, obstructs it and simulates the idea of looking at it. The viewer is not invited to navigate the terrain in the picture plane, but instead reminded that they are in an interior space, probably an art gallery, looking at an object. ‘Homage to Albert’ becomes a succinct visual representation of Burn’s conclusion that “(i)n twentieth-century Australia, the idea of the landscape has become more important than the landscape itself. It serves to declare an idea of place, constantly redefining difference in a changing world.

Look At/Look Through is an exhibition of works by 13 artists that explore the relationship between people and the landscape in various ways. In some works, figures, with their backs to us yet almost as surrogates for us, survey the landscape in front of them. In others, the viewer becomes the absent figure, with the work inviting them into another place beyond the gallery, inhabiting the point of view of the person observing the landscape. In some works, visual strategies such as blurring, overlaying text or painterly gestures deny the illusion of real space, instead reorienting attention to the picture plane.

Byron School of Art Project Space
112 Dalley Street,

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, 31 October – 11 December 2020

Dust Storm 2019 oil on linen 91 x 267 cm

Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award with Dust Storm 2019.

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. Now in its 58th year, with a total of $36,000 in prize money to be won the Open section is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council collection and is valued at $25,000.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Rd

Opening hours:
10am – 4pm daily

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