Old Farmhouse – Bells Line of Road, Bilpin Ink, acrylic &sting on paper 76 x 56cm
The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000, awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of NSW subject. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an annual event and is recognised by plein air artists throughout Australia.
The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting out of doors, in direct engagement with nature, where the transitory effects of light can be observed and recorded. Contemporary Australian artists paint ‘en plein air’ both in the bush and the city. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the beautiful state of NSW. Painting in the tradition of ‘en plein air’ allows the artist to capture something more than just the depiction of a landscape, adding mood and atmosphere to the setting.
Wednesday 11 October 2017 – Awards Ceremony & Announcement of NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2017 Winner and Highly Commended.
Tues 3 Oct – Fri 27 Oct 2017 -Exhibition Dates for Plein Air Exhibition in Fountain Court, Parliament of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Monday to Friday only
“Birds do it, bees do it…probably we’ll live to see machines do it…” – Cole Porter 1928
At Siteworks this year we will be examining the lives of the remnant dinosaurs that fly amongst us and exploring the universe and navigation of bees, those bearers of fertility and harbingers of ecological collapse.
Along the way there will be real and imagined habitats, sonic interpretations, scientific research unpacked, showy costumes, sex education and erotic tales.
But it’s not all ‘adults only’, there will be opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy encounters with real live bees and birds. And a dawn chorus if you camp overnight.
All of this and more will be explored at Bundanon’s annual spring event that brings scientists, artists and community voices together to share knowledge and ideas arising from the Bundanon sites through discussions, presentations and experiences.
Expressive Mark-Making with Jody Graham
Saturday, 5 and 12 August 2017
10 am – 4 pm
Join award-winning artist Jody Graham as she guides you through two days of creating and using your own mark-making tools.
Day 1 | Saturday, 5 August 2017
Mark-making at Nurragingy Reserve*
Meet at Nurragingy Reserve in the morning to find materials. Head to Blacktown Arts Centre in the afternoon to start making your tools.
*Participants must organise their own transport to and from Nurragingy Reserve.
Day 2 | Saturday, 12 August 2017
Life drawing with non-conventional drawing tools
Extend your ideas about what you can draw with, and discover alternative ways to understand and draw the human figure.
$45 for 2 workshops
This is a 2-day workshop. Single workshop bookings are not available. Price includes GST and booking fee. All materials and afternoon tea are provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Recent work for Sculptures at Scenic World – Blue Mountains Australia 2017
60 drawings in 60 days – New work for coming show in August 2017, day 16, 20, 17 and 6.