Chippendale Creative Precinct have revealed the winners of the 2017 Chippendale World Art Residency that will provide four talented artists with the opportunity to take part in a residency in Eygalières in the South of France.
The ‘global art movement’ invites Australians, and for the first time in 2017 artists from around the world, to participate in the prize devoted to landscape painting. After careful deliberation, judges Dr. Stanley Quek, Professor Raphael Rubinstein and President of the CCP, Nicky Ginsberg, have awarded Paul Davies, Suzanne Chamlin and Laurance Wallen with a shared $10,000 award. Joining the trio is fourth runner up Daniel Shaw, who has received a three-week residency in Provence.
Davies’ work imagines a landscape in hues of bright blues and is an apt representation of Glazer’s vision for the CCP to be Australian focused with a global vision. The artist, who lives part time in Los Angeles and Australia cites the similarities between the landscapes as the inspiration behind his work. The eucalypts that are dotted around Los Angeles are a warm reminder of his hometown in Australia.
Daniel Shaw, hailing from the United Kingdom and Spain, represents a new chapter for the prize. The artist, whose creative vision of the landscape combines a written passage from James Baldwin’s novel ‘Giovanni’s Room’ (1956) with portraiture, has won the attention of the judges for his unique portrayal of the transience of the landscape and its relationship to the human psyche.
The competition is now in its fifth year and is made possible by the generous donation of $100,000 from the former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia and current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty. Ltd.; Dr. Stanley Quek, that will see the project into its tenth year. The winning artworks reflect the individuality encouraged by the CCP, which has played a role in the gentrification of Chippendale an area now proudly home to more than 15 art galleries, cafes and other interesting, local businesses.