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
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.
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”.
Memorium 2012 oil, wax, paper and lead on board 25 x 180 cm
Adriane Strampp’s Memorium 2012 has been shortlisted for the Geelong contemporary art prize. The Geelong contemporary art prize (formerly the Fletcher Jones art prize) is an acquisitive painting prize, conducted by the Geelong Gallery on a biennial basis.
In 2012, an exhibition of shortlisted paintings will be held from 15 September to 18 November. The announcement of the winning work will be made on the opening night.
This year the $30,000 prize money is generously provided by the Dimmick Charitable Trust.
Geelong Gallery Little Malop Street Geelong VIC 3220 Australia
Adriane Strampp’s life-size drawing Tapir has been selected for the 2012 Paul Guest Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery. The judge for the 2012 Paul Guest Prize is Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The full list of finalists can be read here.
‘My abiding and passionate interest in art commenced several decades ago and from those early beginnings I was introduced to contemporary art in a holistic way which ran parallel to my professional career. I appreciate that the journey for artists is, at times, a demanding and tortuous one and I trust that in some small way I have and will continue to assist them to achieve their full potential.’ Paul Guest 2009
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.
Adriane Strampp’s work Observer Observed has been selected for the 2012 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, judged by Sydney art critic John McDonald.
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 Hare (In memory of Marcus) charcoal, pencil and graphite on Arches paper 76 x 56 cm
Adriane Strampp’s work Hare (In memory of Marcus) 2010 has been acquired for the Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawings.
Adriane Stampp 19. Hare (In memory of Marcus)
“An iconic, enigmatic work that reminds me of the enquiry that Durer was capable of. The artist placed the hare in a believable space without rendering a background. Placing all the importance on the animal itself.”
Speech by Peter Sharp Judge of the Kedumba Drawing Award 2010
Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls, NSW