Art Prizes and Exhibitions
Honestly, there has been so much going on in the last month that I am unsure where to start.
I will start by mentioning that I was invited to exhibit in an Abstract Landscapes exhibition at the St John of God Hospital in Bendigo and submitted two pieces. The exhibition is on until January, so if you can, pop in and check out all the works on display.
TOP VIEWS EXHIBITION
You are invited to my Exhibition Opening on Thursday, October 20, from 6-8 pm.
It is at in.cube8r, 321 Smith Street, Fitzroy. To visit the event page, please click here.
I have been very busy painting for my upcoming "Top Views" exhibition, starting on Oct 20 at in.cube8r in Fitzroy. I have ten pieces and was considering another until I hurt my shoulder, so it will have to do. I don't want to give too much away, but this is one of the finished paintings. "Playtime" is inspired by a building on St Kilda Road called Icon.
Continuing with more great news, I want to mention that one of my older works has been accepted for an exhibition celebrating women. The "Women Now" exhibition will be held at the Queen Women's Centre Victoria from 15 November 2022 until Friday, 13 January 2023.
As a Cartographer for 30 years, I was often subjected to sexism, othering and prejudice. The Cartographic field has always been male-dominated, and I proved that it was possible to have a successful and respected career in the industry. While it was never easy, it made me stronger and gave me the drive I needed to prove myself. "Who's That Girl?" is a painting to remind me of how I felt objectified rather than respected by many of the men in the industry.
ART PRIZE ENTRIES
BIBLIO ART PRIZE
The Biblio Art Prize is lots of fun as you are randomly given a book title by a local author and have to create artwork based on the book. Over the last month, I have read "Those that Perish" by Emma Viskic and the few books preceding it. The story was perfect, as I love a good mystery with action and a twist. The main character is deaf, so Auslan (sign language) features heavily throughout the series and how it affects his daily life as a private detective. Because the book is fiction, I had to devise how I would map a place that doesn't exist; however, I read the book again and took notes on distinguishing landscape features and anything that identified the location of landmarks. The image below is a digital draft, as I am yet to complete the painting. I will share this in my next blog and hopefully have some great news about being a finalist for the second time.
9x5 LANDSCAPE PRIZE
I have just completed and submitted a very small artwork for the Waverley Woollahra Art School 9x5 Landscape Prize. The school is situated on Bondi Road, so I created an aerial view of the school with a spring/summer colour palette. I will let you know if I am accepted in my next installment.
I already have a few fun and interesting projects coming up in the next month and look forward to sharing them with you.
Until then, enjoy art wherever you go and remember to support local in the upcoming silly season.