In selecting Peter Smeeth for the Archibald's Packing Room Prize, AGNSW head packer Steve Peters said, "I’ve always said g’day to Peter [Smeeth] when he’s delivered his works to the Gallery. There should be more artists like him in the world.”
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale announced the 28 finalists of the inaugural $15,000 Martin Kantor Portrait Prize for exceptional photographic portrait of a significant Australian distinguished in the arts, letters, science sports or politics.
Working primarily in sculpture and installation, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah explores different ways that culture, identity and personal mythology can be articulated through ideas of family, animal archetypes and a sense of place.
The people have spoken. Kasane Lo and her work lotus lotus (red) (2017) have been announced as the winner of the $1,000 winner of the People's Choice category of the 2017 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award.
This year's judge was Max Delaney, Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), who selected Bond from a group of five Victorian artists including Lane Cormick, Eric Demetriou, Ruth O’Leary and Lisa Radford.
Ten emerging Australian artists from Canberra and Adelaide are in Berlin as part of a collaborative project under the framework of ‘Australia now Germany 2017’, in partnership with Berlin Glas e.V, Canberra Glassworks and the JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design.
CIAF opens on 13 July for its 8th iteration of music, dance and art events showcasing the talents of artists from Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as awarding a number of prizes celebrating excellence and innovation in the field.
The AGWA new exhibition space, Six Seasons Gallery (named after the Noongar weather patterns), is dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.