1 Behind the Closed Door (Day 16) ink, acrylic & charcoal on paper 38cm x 28cm 2017
2. Light in the Dark (Day 20) ink, acrylic & charcoal on paper 38 x 28cm 2017
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.
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
Day 34 – Old Farmhouse, 76 x 56 cm, ink, acrylic, string on paper – is from a recent venture 60 works in 60 days. A selection of works from 60 works in 60 days will be on exhibition at Lost Bear Gallery from 26 August – 18 September 2017.
“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.
60 drawings in 60 days – New work for coming show in August 2017, day 16, 20, 17 and 6.
An example of some work exhibited in ‘Ephemeral Inscriptions‘ – The things you hide own you.
7- 30 March 2015 – Lost Bear Gallery www.lostbeargallery.com.au
Exhibition Opening Saturday 7 March 2015, 2 – 4pm