In his 1991 book 'National Life and Landscapes: Australian Painting 1900-1940', Ian Burn wrote about…
The John Leslie Art Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious and valuable prizes for contemporary landscape painting.With a first prize of $20,000 (non-acquisitive) the Prize consistently attracts the highest calibre of artists working in Australia. An additional prize of $1,000 will be given to the best Gippsland work.The Prize is made possible through the generous ongoing support of the Gallery’s Patron, John Leslie OBE.
Catalogue here, Essay by Simon Gregg. Extract:
‘In her work Gauze, meanwhile, Adriane Strampp heightens our sensory perception by concealing much of the pictorial data. Hers is a dreamy, half-remembered world where subject and colour are pared back to an elemental core, and where mood and atmosphere take precedence.’
Gippsland Art Gallery
64-66 Foster Street, Sale
September 3 – November 30