Congratulations to Abbey McCulloch who has been selected as a finalist in the Gold Coast Art Prize 2015 with her work ‘Abundance’. Guest Judge Nick Mitzevich, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia will reveal the overall winner for this year’s Prize, as well as the works to be acquired in the Gold Coast City Collection. The winner will be announced at the Official Opening 5 December. Exhibition current until 31 January 2016.
Abbey McCulloch, ‘Abundance’ 2015, oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm
To view Abbey’s available works at Edwina Corlette Gallery, click here.
Sarah Werkmeister reviews Julian Meagher’s exhibition ‘Alone in the Sun’ in the current edition of Art Guide magazine:
“It’s fair to say that Australia has a rocky history. Julian Meagher’s new exhibition, Alone in the Sun, interrogates the scars left behind, in both the national consciousness and in the landscape itself, with a deft poeticism…
Meagher’s trademark bottles and flora feature in the show as well, making reference not only to the artefact – he worked with a scuba diver to source bottles from Sydney Harbour and scoured op shops too – but also to the need to drink to deal with hardship. Instead of imbuing the typical Australian masculinity onto notions of drinking, the delicacy and translucency of the paint allude to the passing of time through an object, speaking to an understanding of human nature and the way it influences our psychic environment.
Meagher seems to suggest that we’re all implicated in Australia’s scars and that the only way to move forward is to start by looking back.”