Congratulations Linda Olsen for being awarded 2nd in the recent Artwest Community Gallery Portrait competition! Linda's painting was inspired by an old photograph of her father, sister and husband and captures the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of the group. The work is titled "Looking Back".
HDG-Artist Peter Fung has been successful as a finalist in the inaugural Brisbane Portrait Prize. Congratulations Peter!
Peter's entry was one of 100, chosen from a huge entry pool of 600+.
His subject is a colleague and local gynecologist who also specialises in IVF. The sitter is also an art lover, who didn't hesitate to sit for this portrait. Subtle indications of the sitter's interests make up the background of this wonderful painting.
The Finalists' Exhibition may be seen at the Brisbane Powerhouse from September 30th 2019 until October 31st 2019.
Congratulations Laura, on winning the Kenilworth Arts Council's 2018 "Kenilworth Art Prize" with "Vista #7" ! The substantial art prize was awarded at this year's Kenilworth ArtFest, being held at the Kenilworth Public Hall, from 28th September to 1st October. "Vista #7" is oil on board, 84 x 106cm.
More accolades for Laura on being awarded a Highly Commended for her pencil drawing "The Muse" in the RQAS Harold and Agnes Richardson Drawing Prize 2018.
Comments on "The Muse" by judge, Richard Blundell:
“THE MUSE” pencil drawing of Judson Collins
THE MINIMALISM OF THIS DRAWING AND REDUCTIONIST APPROACH TO THE HUMAN FORM EXPRESSES A MONUMENTALISM FOUND IN SOME MODERNIST ITALIAN FIGURE DRAWING, PAINTING & SCULPTURE TRADITIONS WHICH PROVIDE EXPRESSION OF & INSIGHT INTO THE HUMAN CONDITION.
THIS DRAWING EXEMPLIFIES THE AXIOM THAT “LESS IS MORE”.
Laura's drawing can be seen at the RQAS Petrie Tce Gallery between 25th September and 12th October.
STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND GALLERY - Currently featuring the HDG-Artists in the "EXPRESSIONS" section of the Exhibition
Download this document to see a visual commentary on the HDGArtists section of the Exhibition.
Congratulations, Joanne on having a work selected to hang in the prestigious Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular!
The 2018 Art Spectacular was in it's 39th year and is, quote, " Queensland's largest and most prestigious annual art exhibition". Having "raised almost $2 million for Brisbane Rotary community projects and local charity partners", "the Exhibition is an amazing collection of local, interstate and international artists" .Joanne's beautiful work, "Lyrical Grasses" is pictured at right. It is a mixed media composition on paper and board.
In February 2018, the RQAS held it's Abstract Exhibition which featured over 40 artists and over 70 works. Laura Phillips was judged First Prize winner - the judge, Elizabeth Duguid, had the following to say about Laura's work, Dance of the Birds: Quote (from the Australian Artist magazine) " After walking around and examining all the other works, I was drawn back to Laura Phillip's Dance of the Birds. It's positive marks combined with the sensitive quality of colour and line, made it a winner for me".
Tom recently won First Prize in Photography in the Northern Rivers Bentley Art Awards with his photo of sheep shearing. He has also received Highly Commended awards for two of his paintings, in the Arttimes Ipswich Annual and theSomerset Art Awards respectively.