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Adelaide Perry Prize 24 February – 24 March 2012

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

City of Yarra acquisition 2011

The City of Yarra has acquired the drawing Hare II by Adriane Strampp for its Contemporary Art Collection. Hare II was recently exhibited in Five Miles from the Sea at Victoria University.

Over 150 artworks were submitted by 80 artists from which nineteen works were chosen.

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Hare II 2010 charcoal on Arches paper 76 x 56 cm 20101

Kedumba Drawing Award 31 October – 30 November 2010

Hare (In memory of Marcus)
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

31 October – 30 November 2010

John Leslie Art Prize 2 October – 14 November 2010

Adriane Strampp is among the 31 finalists for this year’s John Leslie Art Prize 1 October 2010 with her painting Grey Garden oil on linen 152 x 152 cm.

The Vision Splendid – Beauty in the Natural World
John Leslie Art Prize,
Gippsland Art Gallery,
Sale,
VIC

2 October – 14 November 2010

Kedumba Drawing Award 31 October – 30 November 2010

Adriane Strampp Tsuki 2010
Adriane Strampp Tsuki Charcoal, pencil and graphite on paper 76 x 56 cm 2010
Adriane Strampp Hare 2010
Adriane Strampp Hare Charcoal, pencil and graphite on paper 76 x 56 cm 2010

Adriane Strampp has been invited to enter this year’s Kedumba Drawing Award.

Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls, NSW
31 October – 30 November 2010

‘The Kedumba Collection has become the most representative collection of drawings of this period in this country.’

John Olsen AO OBE

Sulman Prize Art Gallery of NSW 27 March – 30 May 2010

The Crossing
Adriane Strampp The Crossing 2009 oil on canvas 92x92cm

Art Gallery NSW: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
27 March – 30 May 2010

Adriane Strampp’s work The Crossing was selected as one of finalists for the prestigious Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. The judge for the Sulman Prize changes each year and for 2010 was the artist Imants Tillers.

This is the fourth time that Adriane has been a finalist, the previous years being 2006, 2003 and 1996.

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