The home of Adriane Strampp has been used as a location for the popular Channel Ten TV series Offspring, filmed around the Fitzroy and Collingwood area. The Saturday Age features a video interview on what it’s like to be an Offspring home-owner.
Adriane Strampp with Eugene and Nelson Khoury Offspring location manager Text and video can be found here: Loft ideal to fill with Offspring Text: Daniella Miletic Photo: Simon Schluter
There has been a lot of interest in the hare drawings since appearing on the cover of the current issue of Inside Out magazine, featuring the home of Lucy Fenton and Josh Markey, owners of Fenton & Fenton.
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.
Passages of Time is Adriane Strampp’s first exhibition in Adelaide since 1999, and is an overview of recent work. It includes paintings from both the horse and landscape series as well as several drawings.
Strampp’s new work continues to explore the poetic and the romantic, whilst at the same time referencing elements of her earlier work. Over the last six years Strampp has reduced her palette to quiet greys built of many thin washes of colour, creating a sense of stillness and shadow, reinforcing her interest in both spatial relationships, surface materiality and the presence of absence.
As a result her landscapes have become ethereal and ambiguous, their haziness leaves the viewer uncertain of what they are seeing – trees in the mist or shadows suspended in particles of light, they appear familiar but not specific. The statues refer to her early and popular dress series, weathered and sometimes damaged they remain strong and heroic, a contemplation of mortality and fallen ideals. The animals she chooses to draw and paint are often vulnerable, yet they too carry a stoic, if guarded strength.
There is a sense of timelessness in this new work, and a sense of maturation as Strampp attempts to address the importance of connection and communication through her work.
Animals have played a significant role in the development of society [since] before the written word. Imagery of animals dating back thousands of years attest to their relevance in the changing cultures of all societies. We have worshipped, befriended, eaten, abused and idolized the beast. Animals of all kinds are our work mates, companions, guides, sustenance, entertainment and sacrifices. The Animal Show pays homage to our adoration of the animal and presents over 20 artist’s view of feathered, furry, hairy and scaly creatures.
10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday Opening March 7, 6-8pm
In this new exhibition Strampp continues to work with a limited palette, focusing on the ambiguities of spatial perception, history and connection.
Included in this exhibition are two works referencing Strampp’s early dress series. The landscapes have developed a deeper space than previous work, whilst the animals within, (a result of a residency at Taronga Zoo in 2011) hold their own, survivors of a rapidly changing landscape.
This exhibition also includes a new series of smaller works, Memorium, that further explore spatial relationships and connection through surface materiality, with the use of paint, wax, paper, mirror and lead.
Adriane Strampp’s work Observer Observed has been selected for the 2012 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, judged by Sydney art critic John McDonald.
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.