This work from my recent project, ‘A Chat with Fred’, has been short listed for inclusion in the biennial Heysen Prize. The Prize premises works and artists who are exploring a deep connection with landscape. The $15000 prize will be announced at a launch held at the Hahndorf Academy Saturday 8th of October.
More details and a complete list of artists can be found here.
A comprehensive page of works from my project can be seen here.
During September and October I will be spending a number of weeks working in Bordertown, in the South East of South Australia. I will be conducting a number of workshops with students at the Bordertown High School, leading towards a couple of murals painted in the school and a larger mural in the town itself.
The project has been initiated by Country Arts SA and involves a number of artists working with a range of community groups in the town, resulting in diverse outcomes. An overarching theme running through the programs is a pursuit of conversations around the idea of borders, more generally. The larger project, as a whole will be summarized in a publication inviting writers to respond to the ideas and outcomes generated.
An exhibition of Ben Quilty artworks will be presented at Bordertown’s Walkway Gallery in October and November as part of this.
Ongoing posts and updates specific to This is a Border (Town) can be viewed at the Country Arts SA’s – ‘The Dirt’…
I’m stoked to have this work, created as part of my recent Painting Mill project, selected as a finalist in the Albany Art Prize which opens on Saturday September 3rd. I even organised a swanky new aluminum frame for the work.
Full list of finalists available here – http://www.albanyartprize.com.au/finalists-/
Thanks to Sarah Hender for the words.
The pointy end of this project is fast approaching and I’m looking forward to sharing the work that I have been making.
Dates as follows –
ARTSPACE GALLERY, PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, OPEN FROM AUG 19 – SEP 4
ARTIST TALK, SATURDAY 20TH AUGUST, 3PM
MURAL PAINTING, HAYEK PLAZA WALL, FROM AUGUST 1
Until then – lots of updates will be coming through Instagram – you can check out the hashtag #achatwithfred for these specific posts – link following
Click on the link here for a quick little interview I did with Australian Arts Review.