Banyule Award for Works on Paper - Nhalinggu Bagung
The 2023 Banyule Award for Works on Paper is now open for entrants. In this special feature, the theme for the acquisitive prize for 2023 is explored – Nhalinggu Bagung, which, in the local Woi Wurrung language means "come gather".
The 2023 Victorian Salon des Refusés
A curated selection of portraits by Victorian artists submitted for national portrait prizes and either not hung in the 'official' exhibitions or shown in Melbourne.
I had the opportunity to connect with Geraldine through a mutual friend. I was working on a series of artworks that explored the theme of joy. What better subject than to paint a comedian who shares hilarious anecdotes and observation from everyday life. I saw Geraldine perform at the Sydney Opera House in 2022, during the finale she emerged in a wetsuit surrounded by balloons. This scene was one that I wanted to recreate in a painting, Geraldine grew up in Albury NSW, so I also wanted to give a nod to a regional setting which is why I painted Geraldine in a landscape.
The Design Files
14 Must see Artists at Melbourne Affordable Art Fair
"Established and award-winning Australian artist Belinda Wilson is a must-see at the Affordable Art Fair this year. Her work champions the Australian landscape in spectacular blues, created using a mix of oil paint, watercolour and gouache".
The Affordable Art Fair, Sydney
15-18 June, 2023
with Brenda Colahan Fine Art (BCFA)
Omnia Art Prize Finalist
Brenda Colahan Fine Art
Brenda Colahan Fine Art is pleased to present 'NEST' an exhibition of five bold contemporary artists working across Australia who, by brush, paint, and spirit, have interpreted the sensations and memories of shelter and belonging. In tumultuous times we often return to places of familiar safety. However, it is that same tumult that often prevents us from returning to these sites of comfort and security. Through these stunning works by Margaret Builder, Joanna Cole, Gabrielle Pool, Belinda Wilson, and Claire Yerbury we are offered an alternative, even more personal, refuge.
NEST will be on show at BCFA from 13 April to 26 April, with an opening drinks celebration on Saturday 15 April from 3pm to 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
image: Gabrielle Pool "Cabin in the woods #1" Oil on canvas 150x 150cm
'The Joy Effect'
Solo Exhibition with Brenda Colahan Fine Art
'Land of Euphoria'
Solo exhibition with Manyung Gallery Group
Collaboration with denu
I partnered with Sarah, Director from denu Australia who has created a beautiful room mist containing lavender, eucalyptus and geranium that evokes the calmness of nature. A perfect compliment when you walk into Manyung Gallery for the exhibition 'Land of euphoria'. The exhibition allows you to be immersed in a sensory experience of sight, small and taste. The painting 'lost in lavender' is featured for a limited time on their room mist and beautiful chocolate by Monsieur Truffle.
The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne
1-4 September 2022
with Manyung Gallery Group, Stand B07
The Affordable Art Fair, Sydney
2-5 June 2022
with Brenda Colahan Fine Art (BCFA) Stand C06
Omnia Art Prize - Finalist
Artist in Residence - April 2022
Manyung Gallery Group Malvern
has exhibited extensively within Australia (Muse Gallery, Artistry, Victoria Gallery and Qantas Lounges
countrywide) and internationally (at the Australian Embassy in Korea, Costa
Rica and New York City), with her work receiving accolades from numerous
national awards (Prometheus Visual Art Award, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery
and the ANL Maritime Art Prize).