Amber Boardman has been selected as a finalist in the Noosa Regional Art Gallery’s Noosa Art Award. Now in its second year, the Noosa Art Award celebrates contemporary works which reflect the unique character of modern Australia’s coastal or hinterland environments – urban or natural. Louise Martin-Chew will be judging the award. The winner of the $10,000 prize will be announced 7 May, 2016 and the work will be acquired by the Noosa Council for its corporate art collection.
Congratulations and good luck to Julian Meagher who has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Gold Award presented at the Rockhampton Art Gallery. The Gold Award is Queensland’s richest art prize, designed as an invitation award to consider the best contemporary painting in the Australian art scene. The winning artist will be determined by Chris Saines (QAGOMA Director) and awarded the $50,000 cash prize.
The exhibition is current 23 July – 4 September, 2016.
Vipoo Srivilasa’s solo exhibition ‘Red-Eared Slider’ is currently underway at the Subhashok The Art Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
The ‘Red-Eared Slider’ is a turtle native to the United State and feral across the globe. Originally introduced by a Japanese trader in Thailand, these red-eared turtles disrupt the natural ecology of Thai waters, threatening the native freshwater turtles. For Vipoo, who divides his time between Bangkok and Melbourne, the red-eared turtle represents the disregard humans have for their environment.