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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,
MULLUMBIMBY NSW 2482

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
CAMBELLTOWN NSW 2560

Opening hours:
10am – 4pm daily

Mosman Art Prize, 26 August – 4 October 2020

Light Falls oil on linen, 56 x 56 cm

Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize with Light Falls 2019.

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art award, and worth $50,000. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work.

As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947.

The 2020 Mosman Art Prize judge is Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney.

Mosman Art Gallery
1 Art Gallery Way
MOSMAN NSW 2088

Opening hours:
Mosman Art Gallery will reopen for limited hours Tuesday to Saturday from Tuesday 9 June from 10am to 4pm
Closed on public holidays.

New Work – King Street Gallery on William, NSW 12 May 2020

1.29 pm to Paddington 2020, oil on linen, 152 x 152 cm

Due to COVID-19 Adriane Strampp’s exhibition scheduled to open at King Street Gallery on William on May 12 has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date.

A selection of new work has been sent to the gallery, and a digital catalogue is available. King Street Gallery is maintaining regular hours and work is available for viewing by appointment.

View catalogue here.
Artist statement: here.
Interview with Richard Morecroft here.

KING STREET GALLERY ON WILLIAM
177 William St, Darlinghurst
NSW 2010 AUSTRALIA

HOURS:

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

Muswellbrook Art Prize, 15 March – 10 May 2020

Riding Lessons, oil on linen 91 x 91 cm

Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the acquisitive Muswellbrook Art Prize with Riding Lessons 2019.

The Muswellbrook Art Prize began in 1958 as the Festival of the Valley Art Prize with the winning painting Death of Voss by Tom Gleghorn becoming the inaugural work in what has grown to become an excellent collection of modern and contemporary Australian painting, works on paper and ceramics from the Post War period of the 20th Century and now the first two decades of the 21st Century. The Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection was created as a direct result of this ongoing acquisitive art competition.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Corner Bridge and William Streets
MUSWELLBROOK NSW 2333

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Weekends 10.00am – 1.00pm
Mondays – by appointment only
Closed public holidays

Luxation: King Street Gallery on William 24 April – May 19 2018

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Hill Crest l oil on linen 91 x 91 cm

Luxation 24 April – 19 May

This exhibition addresses themes of connection, dislocation and the pull to return to places once familiar. Coming from a peripatetic background there is a longing for familiarity and sameness however inevitably things are rarely as remembered.

Rather than the traditional art historical landscape, this work explores aspects of a landscape remembered or places once visited, the memory of which remains long after, and the shifting experience of revisiting as an outsider. The horses return as metaphor for the artists’s own restlessness and journeys of the past and of the future.

View PDF catalogue here.

For all enquiries contact: art@kingstreetgallery.com | +61 2 9360 9727

KING STREET GALLERY ON WILLIAM
177 William St, Darlinghurst
NSW 2010 AUSTRALIA

HOURS:

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

Paddington Art Prize 20 – 30 October 2016

Displacement has been selected for the Paddington Art Prize.

Displacement 2015 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm
Displacement 2015 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm

A $25,000 National acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it’s 13th year.

111-113 Queens Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

20-30 October 2016

Sulman Prize Art Gallery of NSW 16 July – 9 October 2016

Brume 2016 selected for the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Brume 2016 oil on linen 91 x 274 cm
Brume 2016 oil on linen 91 x 274 cm

The Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. A list of all finalists can be seen here.

Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman. The 2016 judge is Judy Watson.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain
NSW 2000
July 16 – October 9

Hill End Artist in Residence 1 – 28 May 2016

Haefliger's CottageHaefliger’s Cottage, Hill End, NSW

The Hill End Artists in Residence Program is based in Hill End, and managed by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in partnership with the Department of Environment & Heritage NSW Parks and Wildlife Services.
BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY

 
The Hill End Artists in Residence Program has its genesis in August 1947 when Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale made a trip to explore to the former gold rush towns of Sofala and Hill End. Friend was so engaged by the character of Sofala and Hill End, that he eventually bought a little cottage in Hill End now called Murrays Cottage and lived there with his partner Donald Murray for a number of years.

Drysdale visited regularly, as did Margaret Olley, Jean Bellette, Paul Haefliger, David Strachan and Jeffrey Smart. Eventually Jean Bellette and Paul Haefliger bought a cottage which is now known as Haefligers in the town. These artists are often referred to as the ‘first wave’ of Hill End artists.

In 1999, under the auspices of Bathurst City Council and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, the Hill End Artists in Residence Program was officially launched.

Adriane Strampp is currently living and working at Haefliger’s Cottage, an online diary can be seen here.

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