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      • Cliftons Art Prize 2011
      • Melbourne Entries
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    • Artist: Liz Gridley Title: The weight of my mind Medium: Sculpture (clay, plaster, latex, oil pigment, aluminium and cotton thread) Size: 900 x 250mm Art description: This piece addresses the goal to represent through sculpture "the size of oneself." Using latex that measures my height I created a flesh cradle that although stretched to a limit, protects and holds the fragile plaster/clay skull which is a metaphor for the container for my mind. Artist bio: Elizabeth (Liz) Gridley. Completed Bachelor Visual Arts @ Monash 2010. Currently studying Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) @ Monash Gippsland 2011. I Lust for the 'Visually tactile' in my work, I want the viewer to want to touch, feel and experience my work. I enjoy portraiture and works which involve the body both from a psychological and physical perspective. Exhibitions (Group): 4-19 February 2010: Entry 20.11, Brunswick Arts Space, Brunswick, Melbourne. 3-14 May 2010: Greater Than One, Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield, Melbourne. 20-23 April 2010: Against My Body, RUNT Space, Caulfield, Melbourne. Awards: 2010: Winner Tolarno Painting Prize 2010, Monash University (Prize: $1000) 2010: Highly Commendable, Chromacryl Student Art Competition (Prize: $300 Supplies Voucher) Collections: 'See' (Tolarno Hotel Collection, purchased 2010)
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    • Artist: Liz Gridley Title: See Medium: Painting Diptych (oil, acrylic and resin on MDF) Size: 920 x 450mm (total) Art description: Exploring the body's relations and systems, of and to colour, through bare oil painting. In this work I have experimented heavily with new materials and layered painting to work towards my goal of a bodily representation that is "visually tactile." *Note file name is See 2 (not artwork title "See (2.1 and 2.2) as the title as file name makes the file corrupt) apologies. Artist bio: Elizabeth (Liz) Gridley. Completed Bachelor Visual Arts @ Monash 2010. Currently studying Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) @ Monash Gippsland 2011. I Lust for the 'Visually tactile' in my work, I want the viewer to want to touch, feel and experience my work. I enjoy portraiture and works which involve the body both from a psychological and physical perspective. Exhibitions (Group): 4-19 February 2010: Entry 20.11, Brunswick Arts Space, Brunswick, Melbourne. 3-14 May 2010: Greater Than One, Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield, Melbourne. 20-23 April 2010: Against My Body, RUNT Space, Caulfield, Melbourne. Awards: 2010: Winner Tolarno Painting Prize 2010, Monash University (Prize: $1000) 2010: Highly Commendable, Chromacryl Student Art Competition (Prize: $300 Supplies Voucher) Collections: 'See' (Tolarno Hotel Collection, purchased 2010)
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    • Artist: Liz Gridley Title: Torso Study Medium: Painting (oil, acrylic and resin on MDF) Size: 605 x 400mm Art description: Exploring the body's relations and systems, of and to colour, through bare oil painting. In this work I have experimented heavily with new materials and smooth layered oil painting to work towards my goal of a bodily representation that is "visually tactile." Artist bio: Elizabeth (Liz) Gridley. Completed Bachelor Visual Arts @ Monash 2010. Currently studying Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) @ Monash Gippsland 2011. I Lust for the 'Visually tactile' in my work, I want the viewer to want to touch, feel and experience my work. I enjoy portraiture and works which involve the body both from a psychological and physical perspective. Exhibitions (Group): 4-19 February 2010: Entry 20.11, Brunswick Arts Space, Brunswick, Melbourne. 3-14 May 2010: Greater Than One, Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield, Melbourne. 20-23 April 2010: Against My Body, RUNT Space, Caulfield, Melbourne. Awards: 2010: Winner Tolarno Painting Prize 2010, Monash University (Prize: $1000) 2010: Highly Commendable, Chromacryl Student Art Competition (Prize: $300 Supplies Voucher) Collections: 'See' (Tolarno Hotel Collection, purchased 2010)
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    • Artist: Julian Clavijo Title: HUMAN DISINTEGRATION Medium: Wood and acrilyc paint Size: 300cm x 275cm Art description: "This artwork was created with the purpose of transmitting the fragility of a human being represented by the portrait of a real child holding a bullet belt. This brings back to children around the world suffering from corruption, violence, wars and starvation. The fragility and innocence of a child against the poison of war are shown together, representing how humanity is being disintegrated by the armed and the power domination by unfaithful politics" 3045 wood cubes individually placed and painted as pixels, are the essence of the work. Every single cube was cut, painted and crafted by the artist. Each cube plays a roll as individual separated from the ones around, giving the overall notion of disintegration. This way, the viewer at floor level can barely realize what is the artwork about but can see in detail the materialization of it. On the other hand, watched from above, the viewer has the chance to encounter from the distance what is the whole image about in detail. The act of the viewer being above the artwork to be able to look at it becomes an implicit message of the work Artist bio: Julian Clavijo is currently a post-graduate candidate at RMIT University. His field of study is Art in Public Space . A committed object maker, Julian has focused his research through the practice of material engagement. He has explored urban space and transformation through a practical study of pattern and colour shift in the changing city.
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    • Artist: Cara-Ann Simpson Title: Melbourne sonic skyline: Studley Park Rd Medium: ink infused metal Size: 32.5 x 65 cm Art description: This artwork depicts the night skyline of Melbourne City from Studley Park Road, Kew - just over the Johnston Street Bridge, Abbotsford. In the foreground is a spectral analysis of a soundwave from recordings taken on Johnston St, Abbotsford. By incorporating a visual analysis of sound recordings from the area I am presenting works that encompass the physical space as both a visual representation and an aural analysis. Artist bio: Cara-Ann Simpson (b. 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture, sound, space and the participant. Cara-Ann is concerned with modes of listening/hearing in social situations and how people interact with sound. In 2010, Cara-Ann received an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to attend the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME2010, Singapore) where she presented a paper with collaborator Eva Cheng (research engineer) on an interactive sound installation. The Janet Holmes á Court Artists' Grant Scheme supported the development of this installation in 2009, and Cara-Ann was subsequently featured in Real Time Magazine's online Studio section. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts First Class Honours from the University of Southern Queensland in 2008, and received the University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Art - Visual Arts medal in 2007. Simpson was the recipient of the Hobday and Hingston Bursary from the Queensland Art Gallery in 2007 for being the most promising undergraduate student from a Queensland tertiary art course. Cara-Ann also received the Asia-Pacific Golden Key International Honours Society Visual & Performing Arts Sculpture Award (2008), and was short-listed in the Wilson HTM National Art Prize (2009), and Agendo (2009). Simpson has had a number of solo exhibitions, sound releases and been involved in numerous performances and group shows within Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Cara-Ann is the 2011-2012 Electrofringe Co-Producer (annual electronic arts festival and year-round programming), and is currently working on several collaborative and solo projects in Melbourne, Australia.
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    • Artist: Cara-Ann Simpson Title: Sonic Architecture #1 Medium: acrylic on MDF Size: 45.0 x 90.0cm Art description: This painting is from a body of work about Bundoora Homestead - a historic house (turned contemporary art gallery and cafe) in Bundoora, Melbourne. The painting depicts a singular moment in time taken from phase analyses of recordings of the site. The phase analyses has been reduced into a linear reference that is chiseled into the surface of the artwork forming shadows within the pictorial plane. Artist bio: Cara-Ann Simpson (b. 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture, sound, space and the participant. Cara-Ann is concerned with modes of listening/hearing in social situations and how people interact with sound. In 2010, Cara-Ann received an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to attend the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME2010, Singapore) where she presented a paper with collaborator Eva Cheng (research engineer) on an interactive sound installation. The Janet Holmes á Court Artists' Grant Scheme supported the development of this installation in 2009, and Cara-Ann was subsequently featured in Real Time Magazine's online Studio section. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts First Class Honours from the University of Southern Queensland in 2008, and received the University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Art - Visual Arts medal in 2007. Simpson was the recipient of the Hobday and Hingston Bursary from the Queensland Art Gallery in 2007 for being the most promising undergraduate student from a Queensland tertiary art course. Cara-Ann also received the Asia-Pacific Golden Key International Honours Society Visual & Performing Arts Sculpture Award (2008), and was short-listed in the Wilson HTM National Art Prize (2009), and Agendo (2009). Simpson has had a number of solo exhibitions, sound releases and been involved in numerous performances and group shows within Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Cara-Ann is the 2011-2012 Electrofringe Co-Producer (annual electronic arts festival and year-round programming), and is currently working on several collaborative and solo projects in Melbourne, Australia.
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    • Artist: Cara-Ann Simpson Title: Merri Creek construction Medium: ink infused metal Size: 67 x 100 cm Art description: This work uses a photograph of the Merri Creek near where it meets the Yarra River in the Yarra Bend Park, Abbotsford. This site is significant to the Wurundjeri people and was a location for large gatherings; it is also a potential site for one of the earliest land treaties between Indigenous Australians and European settlers, as well as the site of the Merri Creek Aboriginal School and Assistant Protector William Thomas' hut. Within this artwork it is apparent that there has been great change to the site since European settlement with the footbridge in the background, as well as the Eastern Freeway, signage, and a road depicted. I am interested in the integration of architectural structures within the environment and am particularly drawn to this site due to the aesthetic appeal of the joining of the artificial and natural. The work also integrates a visual representation of sound from the area - this sound sample is of current construction (Feb-April 2011) as well as the ever present rumble of both the river and the traffic over the freeway. A temporary office and two cranes are apparent in the background of the artwork. Artist bio: Cara-Ann Simpson (b. 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture, sound, space and the participant. Cara-Ann is concerned with modes of listening/hearing in social situations and how people interact with sound. In 2010, Cara-Ann received an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to attend the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME2010, Singapore) where she presented a paper with collaborator Eva Cheng (research engineer) on an interactive sound installation. The Janet Holmes á Court Artists' Grant Scheme supported the development of this installation in 2009, and Cara-Ann was subsequently featured in Real Time Magazine's online Studio section. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts First Class Honours from the University of Southern Queensland in 2008, and received the University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Art - Visual Arts medal in 2007. Simpson was the recipient of the Hobday and Hingston Bursary from the Queensland Art Gallery in 2007 for being the most promising undergraduate student from a Queensland tertiary art course. Cara-Ann also received the Asia-Pacific Golden Key International Honours Society Visual & Performing Arts Sculpture Award (2008), and was short-listed in the Wilson HTM National Art Prize (2009), and Agendo (2009). Simpson has had a number of solo exhibitions, sound releases and been involved in numerous performances and group shows within Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Cara-Ann is the 2011-2012 Electrofringe Co-Producer (annual electronic arts festival and year-round programming), and is currently working on several collaborative and solo projects in Melbourne, Australia.
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    • Artist: David-Ashley Kerr Title: I hear the River Medium: Lighjet Print Size: 80 x 140 cm Art description: Conceived with both time and place in consideration, this image attempts to engage in memory the sensory element of audible sound, to situate the viewer within the perspective of the lone subject. The lone subject lingers in a void between the experience and a response to their environment. These continuous visual planes that represent vast environments allude to the timelessness of nature, in my attempt to consolidate both contemporary and historical time, to then allow the placing of a subject to become an entirely active study into man and site, culture and environment. Artist bio: David-Ashley Kerr is a visual artist working in photomedia, primarily with large-format photography.He completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Art at Deakin University [2009] and a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University [2010]. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University on an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, his research inquiring into the semiotic relationship between cultural identity and physical environment through the staged lone figure in contemporary landscape photography
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    • Artist: David-Ashley Kerr Title: Territory Medium: Chromira photographic print Size: 117 x 200 cm Art description: David-Ashley Kerr's photographic practice is a visual inquiry into the semiotic relationship between culture and environment. He explores the staged lone figure in contemporary landscape photography, attempting a representation of archetypes in mainstream culture that bridge a relationship between cultural identity and physical environment. Artist bio: David-Ashley Kerr is a visual artist working in photomedia, primarily with large-format photography.He completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Art at Deakin University [2009] and a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University [2010]. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University on an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, his research inquiring into the semiotic relationship between cultural identity and physical environment through the staged lone figure in contemporary landscape photography
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    • Artist: David-Ashley Kerr Title: I hear the Sea Medium: Lighjet Photographic print Size: 80 x 140 cm Art description: Conceived with both time and place in consideration, this image attempts to engage in memory the sensory element of audible sound, to situate the viewer within the perspective of the lone subject. The lone subject lingers in a void between the experience and a response to their environment. These continuous visual planes that represent vast environments allude to the timelessness of nature, in my attempt to consolidate both contemporary and historical time, to then allow the placing of a subject to become an entirely active study into man and site, culture and environment. Artist bio: David-Ashley Kerr is a visual artist working in photomedia, primarily with large-format photography.He completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Art at Deakin University [2009] and a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University [2010]. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University on an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, his research inquiring into the semiotic relationship between cultural identity and physical environment through the staged lone figure in contemporary landscape photography
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    • Artist: Kate Murdoch Title: Tacitus Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 75 x 75cm Art description: Abstract work inspired by images of tropical foliage Artist bio: Kate Murdoch Qualifications Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) majoring in painting, Monash University 1995 Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts) RMIT 2000 Prizes and Awards 2004 Finalist, Wyndham City Contemporary Art Prize, Werribee, Victoria 2008 Finalist, Port Lincoln Art Prize, South Australia 2008 Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize, Queensland 2009 Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Newport, Victoria 2009 Finalist, Corangamarah Art Prize, Barongarook, Victoria Solo Exhibitions 2002 'Versiform' Goya Galleries, Melbourne, with Martin Hodge Richmond Library Display Case (CAS), Richmond, Melbourne 1999 'Reflections' Gallery 5, St Kilda, Melbourne 1997 'Synergy' Royal Women's Hospital, Carlton, Melbourne (Fringe Festival) Group Exhibitions 2009 Corangamarah Art Prize, Otway Estate Winery, Barongarook, Victoria 2009 Winter 09 Group Show, Blue Door Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park 2009 'Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize', The Substation, Newport 2009 Blue Door Gallery@Gasworks, Artist in Residence, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park 2008 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition', 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne 2008 'Port Lincoln Art Prize', Port Lincoln, South Australia 2008 'Stanthorpe Art Prize', Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, Queensland 2007 'Melb5' Bob Curtiz Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2007 'The Collector's Show' Steps Gallery, Carlton, Melbourne 2005 'Soundscapes' Fresh Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne 2004 'The Collector's Show' Steps Gallery, Carlton, Melbourne 'Wyndham City Contemporary Art Prize' Wyndham Community Cultural Centre, Werribee 'Affordable Art Show' Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, Melbourne (Bungay Art House) 2003 'Manyung Gallery April Show' Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Eckersley's Open Space Gallery, Melbourne 'Salon Show' Gallery 314, Richmond, Melbourne 2002 'The Red Show' Jackman Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Postcard Show 2002' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 2001 'Postcard Show 2001' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Eckersley's Open Space Gallery, Melbourne 2000 'Postcard Show 2000' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Roar Member's Exhibition' Roar Studios, Fitzroy, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Melbourne 1999 First Settlement Gallery, Sorrento Antipodes Gallery, Sorrento 'Contemporary Art Society Members Exhibition' Melbourne 'New Members Exhibition' Victorian Artist's Society, Melbourne 1998 'Integrate' The Lounge, Melbourne 1995 'Monash Graduate Show' Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne  
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    • Artist: Kate Murdoch Title: The Ideal Disconnect Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 97 x 97cm Art description: Abstract work inspired by imagery from the suburb in which I live. Artist bio: Kate Murdoch Qualifications Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) majoring in painting, Monash University 1995 Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts) RMIT 2000 Prizes and Awards 2004 Finalist, Wyndham City Contemporary Art Prize, Werribee, Victoria 2008 Finalist, Port Lincoln Art Prize, South Australia 2008 Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize, Queensland 2009 Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Newport, Victoria 2009 Finalist, Corangamarah Art Prize, Barongarook, Victoria Solo Exhibitions 2002 'Versiform' Goya Galleries, Melbourne, with Martin Hodge Richmond Library Display Case (CAS), Richmond, Melbourne 1999 'Reflections' Gallery 5, St Kilda, Melbourne 1997 'Synergy' Royal Women's Hospital, Carlton, Melbourne (Fringe Festival) Group Exhibitions 2009 Corangamarah Art Prize, Otway Estate Winery, Barongarook, Victoria 2009 Winter 09 Group Show, Blue Door Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park 2009 'Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize', The Substation, Newport 2009 Blue Door Gallery@Gasworks, Artist in Residence, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park 2008 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition', 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne 2008 'Port Lincoln Art Prize', Port Lincoln, South Australia 2008 'Stanthorpe Art Prize', Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, Queensland 2007 'Melb5' Bob Curtiz Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2007 'The Collector's Show' Steps Gallery, Carlton, Melbourne 2005 'Soundscapes' Fresh Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne 2004 'The Collector's Show' Steps Gallery, Carlton, Melbourne 'Wyndham City Contemporary Art Prize' Wyndham Community Cultural Centre, Werribee 'Affordable Art Show' Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, Melbourne (Bungay Art House) 2003 'Manyung Gallery April Show' Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Eckersley's Open Space Gallery, Melbourne 'Salon Show' Gallery 314, Richmond, Melbourne 2002 'The Red Show' Jackman Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Postcard Show 2002' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 2001 'Postcard Show 2001' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Eckersley's Open Space Gallery, Melbourne 2000 'Postcard Show 2000' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Roar Member's Exhibition' Roar Studios, Fitzroy, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Melbourne 1999 First Settlement Gallery, Sorrento Antipodes Gallery, Sorrento 'Contemporary Art Society Members Exhibition' Melbourne 'New Members Exhibition' Victorian Artist's Society, Melbourne 1998 'Integrate' The Lounge, Melbourne 1995 'Monash Graduate Show' Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne  
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    • Artist: Kate Murdoch Title: Matinale Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 97 x 97cm Art description: Abstract work inspired by images of tropical foliage . Artist bio: Kate Murdoch Qualifications Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) majoring in painting, Monash University 1995 Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts) RMIT 2000 Prizes and Awards 2004 Finalist, Wyndham City Contemporary Art Prize, Werribee, Victoria 2008 Finalist, Port Lincoln Art Prize, South Australia 2008 Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize, Queensland 2009 Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Newport, Victoria 2009 Finalist, Corangamarah Art Prize, Barongarook, Victoria Solo Exhibitions 2002 'Versiform' Goya Galleries, Melbourne, with Martin Hodge Richmond Library Display Case (CAS), Richmond, Melbourne 1999 'Reflections' Gallery 5, St Kilda, Melbourne 1997 'Synergy' Royal Women's Hospital, Carlton, Melbourne (Fringe Festival) Group Exhibitions 2009 Corangamarah Art Prize, Otway Estate Winery, Barongarook, Victoria 2009 Winter 09 Group Show, Blue Door Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park 2009 'Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize', The Substation, Newport 2009 Blue Door Gallery@Gasworks, Artist in Residence, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park 2008 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition', 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne 2008 'Port Lincoln Art Prize', Port Lincoln, South Australia 2008 'Stanthorpe Art Prize', Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, Queensland 2007 'Melb5' Bob Curtiz Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2007 'The Collector's Show' Steps Gallery, Carlton, Melbourne 2005 'Soundscapes' Fresh Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne 2004 'The Collector's Show' Steps Gallery, Carlton, Melbourne 'Wyndham City Contemporary Art Prize' Wyndham Community Cultural Centre, Werribee 'Affordable Art Show' Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, Melbourne (Bungay Art House) 2003 'Manyung Gallery April Show' Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Eckersley's Open Space Gallery, Melbourne 'Salon Show' Gallery 314, Richmond, Melbourne 2002 'The Red Show' Jackman Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Postcard Show 2002' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 2001 'Postcard Show 2001' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Eckersley's Open Space Gallery, Melbourne 2000 'Postcard Show 2000' Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne 'Roar Member's Exhibition' Roar Studios, Fitzroy, Melbourne 'Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition' Melbourne 1999 First Settlement Gallery, Sorrento Antipodes Gallery, Sorrento 'Contemporary Art Society Members Exhibition' Melbourne 'New Members Exhibition' Victorian Artist's Society, Melbourne 1998 'Integrate' The Lounge, Melbourne 1995 'Monash Graduate Show' Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne  
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    • Artist: Nick Hall Title: Zookeeper Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 190x210cm Art description: "Zookeeper" explores humanity's propensity for delusion and complacency in response to the imminent threat that climate change,rising sea levels and mass species extinction pose to our modern civilization. Artist bio: Nick is a 20-something artist based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2010 Nick completed his Masters of Fine Arts at RMIT. Since 2004 Nick has held 6 Solo exhibitions and exhibited in numerous group shows both in Melbourne and Sydney. In 2009 Nick's work "Our Faces Were Flesh" was a finalist in the biennial Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, Bendigo. In 2001 Nick's work was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum and Macy's Teachers College, New York, as part of a selection of Australian high school graduates. In 2005 Nick's work was also exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney as a finalist in the QANTAS SOYA youth art award for emerging artists.  
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    • Artist: Nick Hall Title: Global Dread Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 150x150cm Art description: "Global Dread" explores the physical and psychological boundaries we, as humans, have constructed to divorce ourselves from the "natural world", a legacy of a historical march toward progress. We have found our civilization in an important point in history where our knowledge of the imminent threat of global warming burdens us with a sense of loss and guilt but paralyzes us into inaction and perpetuates our delusion. Artist bio: Nick is a 20-something artist based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2010 Nick completed his Masters of Fine Arts at RMIT. Since 2004 Nick has held 6 Solo exhibitions and exhibited in numerous group shows both in Melbourne and Sydney. In 2009 Nick's work "Our Faces Were Flesh" was a finalist in the biennial Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, Bendigo. In 2001 Nick's work was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum and Macy's Teachers College, New York, as part of a selection of Australian high school graduates. In 2005 Nick's work was also exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney as a finalist in the QANTAS SOYA youth art award for emerging artists.  
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    • Artist: Brittany Jones Title: Habanera Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 2 feet x 3 feet Art description: I saw the woman 'Habanera' just off the main city square on a trip to Havana, Cuba in early 2007. My process for painting portraits is multi-layered. I first take photograph of the subject, then use waxy, coloured penciled to colour in an A4 black and white photocopy of the image with my desired colours. I use this finished peice as a reference for making a large scale oil painting. Although I always change the colours from their original in my paintings, I try to keep an absolute photorealistic approach to the rest of the piece Artist bio: Brittany Jones graduated Suma Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor's in Studio Art. She has a passion for all 2D art forms, but concentrates maily in oil painting and photography. In 2006 she was chosen to show at the prestigious Gasparilla Festival of The Arts in Tampa, USA where only 300 artists from around the US and abroad are chosen to display. She has also exhibited at various art galleries in Atlanta, USA. Statement of originality: I saw the woman 'Habanera' just off the main city square on a trip to Havana, Cuba in early 2007. My process for painting portraits is multi-layered. I first take photograph of the subject, then use waxy, coloured penciled to colour in an A4 black and white photocopy of the image with my desired colours. I use this finished peice as a reference for making a large scale oil painting. Although I always change the colours from their original in my paintings, I try to keep an absolute photorealistic approach to the rest of the piece.    
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    • Artist: Brittany Jones Title: Bold Recluse Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 2 feet x 3 feet Art description: I asked to talk this man's photo at an art market in Tallahassee, Florida. He was a lovely man, but so shy and I wanted to contrast that in a bold way. My process for painting portraits is multi-layered. I first take photograph of the subject, then use waxy, coloured penciled to colour in an A4 black and white photocopy of the image with my desired colours. I use this finished peice as a reference for making a large scale oil painting. Although I always change the colours from their original in my paintings, I try to keep an absolute photorealistic approach to the rest of the piece. With this image, I wanted to strip all colour for the portrait and then contrast that with bold, graphic, coloured lines. Artist bio: Brittany Jones graduated Suma Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor's in Studio Art. She has a passion for all 2D art forms, but concentrates maily in oil painting and photography. In 2006 she was chosen to show at the prestigious Gasparilla Festival of The Arts in Tampa, USA where only 300 artists from around the US and abroad are chosen to display. She has also exhibited at various art galleries in Atlanta, USA. Statement of originality: I saw the woman 'Habanera' just off the main city square on a trip to Havana, Cuba in early 2007. My process for painting portraits is multi-layered. I first take photograph of the subject, then use waxy, coloured penciled to colour in an A4 black and white photocopy of the image with my desired colours. I use this finished peice as a reference for making a large scale oil painting. Although I always change the colours from their original in my paintings, I try to keep an absolute photorealistic approach to the rest of the piece.    
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    • Artist: Brittany Jones Title: Magenta Mark Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 30 x 36 inches Art description: This is of my University paiting teacher, Mark Messersmith. My process for painting portraits is multi-layered. I first take photograph of the subject, then use waxy, coloured penciled to colour in an A4 black and white photocopy of the image with my desired colours. I use this finished peice as a reference for making a large scale oil painting. Although I always change the colours from their original in my paintings, I try to keep an absolute photorealistic approach to the rest of the piece. Artist bio: Brittany Jones graduated Suma Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor's in Studio Art. She has a passion for all 2D art forms, but concentrates maily in oil painting and photography. In 2006 she was chosen to show at the prestigious Gasparilla Festival of The Arts in Tampa, USA where only 300 artists from around the US and abroad are chosen to display. She has also exhibited at various art galleries in Atlanta, USA. Statement of originality: I saw the woman 'Habanera' just off the main city square on a trip to Havana, Cuba in early 2007. My process for painting portraits is multi-layered. I first take photograph of the subject, then use waxy, coloured penciled to colour in an A4 black and white photocopy of the image with my desired colours. I use this finished peice as a reference for making a large scale oil painting. Although I always change the colours from their original in my paintings, I try to keep an absolute photorealistic approach to the rest of the piece.    
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    • Artist: Christian Vallejos Title: Bob Marley - Waiting In Vain Medium: Pencil Size: A3 size: 420 x 297 mm Art description: "Bob Marley - Waiting In Vain" was created using pencil and my hands while listening to Bob Marley songs, also to motivate me and give me an adrenalin to create. Artist bio: My Name is Christian Jordan Vallejos, born September 25 1992. I am 18 years old, I grew up in Melbourne Victoria Australia, and always had a passion for Art. As a kid I would focus all my attention in my art and realized this is what i wanted to do for the rest of my life. At the age of twelve I went to Africa with my family for 4 months and became aware of the suffering around us and was inspired to create images displaying poverty and the suffering of others around us, my goal was to make this aware to the more fortunate people in our modern society. My drawing "Hungry" was accepted into an art gallery in New Port, at the age of 16 I started to play tropical instruments such as the ukulele, the conga drum and electric jazz Guitar. I realized I got the same peace and felling at playing music as I did with my Art and wanted to do both. I became inspired by the work of David Garibaldi and started to use my music as a motivation to create and now I want others to see and feel my work the way i did. Currently I'm studying at CAE doing an Visual Arts Certificate 3 and hoping to make my work publicized in the feature.    
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    • Artist: Christian Vallejos Title: Hungry Medium: Pencil Size: A3 size: 420 x 297 mm Art description: "Hungry" was created using pencil and my hands, Inspired by a Photograph. I'm not sure who the photographer was...Photo link: http://www.savealegacy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/girl-crying.jpg Artist bio: My Name is Christian Jordan Vallejos, born September 25 1992. I am 18 years old, I grew up in Melbourne Victoria Australia, and always had a passion for Art. As a kid I would focus all my attention in my art and realized this is what i wanted to do for the rest of my life. At the age of twelve I went to Africa with my family for 4 months and became aware of the suffering around us and was inspired to create images displaying poverty and the suffering of others around us, my goal was to make this aware to the more fortunate people in our modern society. My drawing "Hungry" was accepted into an art gallery in New Port, at the age of 16 I started to play tropical instruments such as the ukulele, the conga drum and electric jazz Guitar. I realized I got the same peace and felling at playing music as I did with my Art and wanted to do both. I became inspired by the work of David Garibaldi and started to use my music as a motivation to create and now I want others to see and feel my work the way i did. Currently I'm studying at CAE doing an Visual Arts Certificate 3 and hoping to make my work publicized in the feature.    
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    • Artist: Christian Vallejos Title: Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely Medium: Pencil Size: A3 size: 420 x 297 mm Art description: . "Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely" was created using pencil and my hands while listening to Stevie wonder songs to motivate me and give me an adrenalin to create. Artist bio: My Name is Christian Jordan Vallejos, born September 25 1992. I am 18 years old, I grew up in Melbourne Victoria Australia, and always had a passion for Art. As a kid I would focus all my attention in my art and realized this is what i wanted to do for the rest of my life. At the age of twelve I went to Africa with my family for 4 months and became aware of the suffering around us and was inspired to create images displaying poverty and the suffering of others around us, my goal was to make this aware to the more fortunate people in our modern society. My drawing "Hungry" was accepted into an art gallery in New Port, at the age of 16 I started to play tropical instruments such as the ukulele, the conga drum and electric jazz Guitar. I realized I got the same peace and felling at playing music as I did with my Art and wanted to do both. I became inspired by the work of David Garibaldi and started to use my music as a motivation to create and now I want others to see and feel my work the way i did. Currently I'm studying at CAE doing an Visual Arts Certificate 3 and hoping to make my work publicized in the feature.    
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    • Artist: Madeleine Van Veenendaal Title: Blood Tear Medium: paint and canvas Size: 60cm by 60cm Art description: it is a simple painting of a girl being so overwhelmed by the struggles through teenage life, that it is causing her cry out blood. Artist bio: I'm a 15 year old girl who partakes in outside school art classes, i have been asked to join exstention art classes at my school, kingswood college. My work has been displayed in art shows, number of times, and i have sold/selling a few of my art peices and i have had request's from many people for my art work. I wish when im older to be a great selling world wide artist, and to have a small gallery featuring my own peices along with young artist with great potential.    
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    • Artist: Madeleine Van Veenendaal Title: lonely girl Medium: paint and canvas Size: 50cm by 40cm Art description: It is a sad story of a beautiful woman loosing the love of her life and is now left to be alone, loveless, and distraught. Artist bio: I'm a 15 year old girl who partakes in outside school art classes, i have been asked to join exstention art classes at my school, kingswood college. My work has been displayed in art shows, number of times, and i have sold/selling a few of my art peices and i have had request's from many people for my art work. I wish when im older to be a great selling world wide artist, and to have a small gallery featuring my own peices along with young artist with great potential.    
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    • Artist: Karen Hopkins Title: Moment of creation Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: H91cm x W183cm Art description: Moments when we pause and are present are often sacred and memorable they transform the way we feel, bringing calm and serenity into our lives, connecting us with each other, the essence of our being and life itself. In these moments we become open to whatever arises, ego dissipates and we feel serenity and calm, creativity emerges as we are open, in the flow of life and creativity.In this painting i have aimed to capture this. Artist bio: Karen an exhibiting artist for 17 years has works in numerous corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally. Her recent abstract paintings draw on themes inspired by nature, emotions, and virtues within us. Using colour, texture, form and rhythm she aims to take the viewer on a journey and explore the deeper levels that connect us all. www.karenhopkinsart.com    
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    • Artist: Karen Hopkins Title: Being in constant change Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: H46 cmx W184 cm Art description: One thing that is certain about life is change and we are al part of that constant change. In this painting i have tried to express the feeling of being in the flow of life which is constantly changing. Artist bio: Karen an exhibiting artist for 17 years has works in numerous corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally. Her recent abstract paintings draw on themes inspired by nature, emotions, and virtues within us. Using colour, texture, form and rhythm she aims to take the viewer on a journey and explore the deeper levels that connect us all. www.karenhopkinsart.com    
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    • Artist: Karen Hopkins Title: Calm Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: W100cm x H100cm Art description: In this painting i have tried to capture elements of being calm. Using muted tones and delicately blended colors my aim is to create a calm ambience around the painting. Artist bio: Karen an exhibiting artist for 17 years has works in numerous corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally. Her recent abstract paintings draw on themes inspired by nature, emotions, and virtues within us. Using colour, texture, form and rhythm she aims to take the viewer on a journey and explore the deeper levels that connect us all. www.karenhopkinsart.com    
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    • Artist: Madeleine Van Veenendaal Title: Marilyn Monroe Portrait Medium: Paint and canvas Size: 153.5cm by 122xm Art description: i got a picture of marilyn monroe and i interpretated it into my own portrait of her using extrodinary colours and lines, i also got a potrait of her and compined the two also using anther portrait along the lines but adding my own personal touches. Artist bio: I'm a 15 year old girl who partakes in outside school art classes, i have been asked to join exstention art classes at my school, kingswood college. My work has been displayed in art shows, number of times, and i have sold/selling a few of my art peices and i have had request's from many people for my art work. I wish when im older to be a great selling world wide artist, and to have a small gallery featuring my own peices along with young artist with great potential.  
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    • Artist: Liz Lacey Title: Tribal City 1 Medium: acrylic paint and collage on canvas Size: 1200 x 900 cm Art description: A series of paintings whose images unsettle the viewer with the convergence of binary opposites. An exploration of who and what determines identity is at the core of these works, confronting us with the tribe vs the individual, non-western civilisation vs. western civilisation and social restraint vs. personal responsibility. Artist bio: I am a Melbourne based emerging artist who engages in teaching and practise of art. I gained my Bachelor of Education (Art and Craft) @ Melbourne University, completing major studies in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, woodwork and textiles. Underlying my art practice is recognition of the human need to make a mark. My current work challenges the boundaries of the form that mark can take, engaging with printmaking, cross-media sculpture, constellation, assemblage and performance photography and video as well as traditional methods of mark-making. Enactment of mark-making and the compelling impact of indexical residue directs my embrace of Koestler's concept of creativity as '...a process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual...". In 2010 I was awarded K.V.T.A acquisitional Gouache prize for my painting, 'GariwerDrama". My first solo exhibition, "HUMAN CONDITION", a mixed media site specific sculpture showed at The Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds , in November 2010. I was awarded an Arts and Culture Individual Initiative Grant from the City of Moonee Valley this year. I am contributing artist to "EITHER/OR arbitrary surface" @ Footscray Community Arts Centre and Trocadero ArtSpace, December 2010- February 2011.
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    • Artist: Liz Lacey Title: Tribal City 2 Medium: Gouache, ink and collage Size: 750mm x 570mm Art description: A series of paintings whose images unsettle the viewer with the convergence of binary opposites. An exploration of who and what determines identity is at the core of these works, confronting us with the tribe vs the individual, non-western civilisation vs. western civilisation and social restraint vs. personal responsibility. Artist bio: I am a Melbourne based emerging artist who engages in teaching and practise of art. I gained my Bachelor of Education (Art and Craft) @ Melbourne University, completing major studies in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, woodwork and textiles. Underlying my art practice is recognition of the human need to make a mark. My current work challenges the boundaries of the form that mark can take, engaging with printmaking, cross-media sculpture, constellation, assemblage and performance photography and video as well as traditional methods of mark-making. Enactment of mark-making and the compelling impact of indexical residue directs my embrace of Koestler's concept of creativity as '...a process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual...". In 2010 I was awarded K.V.T.A acquisitional Gouache prize for my painting, 'GariwerDrama". My first solo exhibition, "HUMAN CONDITION", a mixed media site specific sculpture showed at The Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds , in November 2010. I was awarded an Arts and Culture Individual Initiative Grant from the City of Moonee Valley this year. I am contributing artist to "EITHER/OR arbitrary surface" @ Footscray Community Arts Centre and Trocadero ArtSpace, December 2010- February 2011.
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    • Artist: Atoosa shokoohi Title: Human Nature Medium: Oil on Canvas. Size: H 75 -W 56 Art description: In this piece illustrates the Human's inner strength and devotion towards one another in times of despair. It is about how we naturally draw towards another in troubling times when they need us most. As human beings we are all connected to one another and our presence deeply and directly affects others. Just like the roots of trees we hold on to each other and grow stronger when we unite. Art has always taken a big part of my life, I Paint to express myself and also to detach from this commercialized world and think of a place that only exists in my head. Artist bio ATOOSA ATASHIN Born 1985 in Tehran, Persia, Currently living in Melbourne Australia. I have graduated in 2005 Bachelor of Industrial Design from RMIT University. I'm currently working part time on my new paintings. My style of painting is Surrealism, I've always been inspired by Salvador Dali's work and I admire his creativity. I believe being an Artist isn't just about creating something unusual and out of ordinary, it's about the depth, techniques and the message in the art work. Art is about introducing a different aspects and vision to the viewers and giving them a unique feeling.
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    • Artist: Stephen Nova Title: Mortal Cities Medium: Charcoal & Graphite on paper Size: 110 x 140 cm Art description: The philosophical and poetic writing from Italo Calvino's famous novel 'Invisible Cities' acted as the inspiration for the drawing 'Mortal Cities'. The ideas within the novel, act as a series of meditations and offer us an alternative approach to the way we think about cities, how they are formed and how they function. As with the drawing, the novel also explores the themes of time and space, movement and change, the power of memory and how the past qualifies the future. Artist bio: STEPHEN NOVA 1970 Born Perth Western Australia, currently resides in Melbourne Education 1999 Certificate of Museum Studies, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia 1994 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia Solo Exhibitions 2011 'Inception', Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2009 fortyfive downstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2005 Gadfly Gallery, Perth, Australia 2003 Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Australia 2002 The Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth, Australia 2000 Perth Galleries, Perth, Australia 1996 Perth Galleries, Perth, Australia Group Exhibitions 2007 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria 2003 'Out from Down Under and Beyond', Agora Gallery, New York 2003 'Fresh Paint', Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Australia 2002 Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Australia 2001 Art01, Perth Art Fair, Fremantle, Australia 2000 'Flash Exposure', S.E.A. Gallery, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia 1996 'Off the Rails', Craftwest Gallery, Perth, Australia 1995 'Hatched', National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia Awards/Commissions 2005 Troy Resources London 2003 Artflight Grant, ArtsWA. Department of Culture & the Arts, Western Australia 2002 Talijancich Winery, Swan Valley, Perth, Australia Commissioned to produce drawings and paintings for new wine labels 2001 Old Swan Brewery Redevelopment (Apartments) Commissioned to produce 17 paintings 1997 Rockwork Australia Commission, Environmental Art Design 1996 General Projects Grant from ArtsWA, Department of Culture & the Arts, Western Australia 1994 Selected to represent Edith Cowan University at the National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia Collections Seychelles Consulate, New York Troy Resources London Troy Resources N.L., Perth, Australia Tribeca Australia King Edward Hospital Swan Brewery Apartments, Perth, Australia Federal Government Parliamentary Offices, Exchange Plaza Building, Australia Federal Government Parliamentary Offices, Department of Veteran Affairs, Australia Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers, Perth, Australia GIO Building, Perth, Australia Canning College, Perth, Australia Private Collections in Australia, U.S.A., United Kingdom
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    • Artist: Leah Mariani Title: Peter Medium: Collage and acrylic paint on board Size: 100cm x 70cm Art description: In this work I have used paper and acrylic paint. The work shows an interest in pattern, texture and form. I love the contrast of pattern verses the flat areas of colour. In this work you can see the influence of my favorite artist Gustav Klimt. Artist bio: I'm a Melbourne based artist, producing prints, paintings, and some mixed media. Currently I am completing a Diploma in Visual Art at the Centre of Adult Education in Melbourne. My work is held privately, though it is sometimes displayed in cafes and group exhibitions
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    • Artist: Leah Mariani Title: Peter II Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 76cm x 56cm Art description: In this work I am exploring the use of pattern and colour in painting. I wanted the figure to remain grounded and masculine against the bright and colourful background. The transparent robe serves as a connection between flat background and the 3D form, ensuring the figure is immersed fully into its surroundings. Artist bio: I'm a Melbourne based artist, producing prints, paintings, and some mixed media. Currently I am completing a Diploma in Visual Art at the Centre of Adult Education in Melbourne. My work is held privately, though it is sometimes displayed in cafes and group exhibitions
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    • Artist: Leah Mariani Title: Emily Medium: Mixed media on board Size: 100cm x 70cm Art description: The work shows an interest in pattern, texture and form. I love the contrast between the richly patterned garments and the flat areas of colour. The work has a textile feel to it, which is created by the use of different types of paper (mostly scraps of wrapping paper). Whilst the pose of the figure suggests a confident, modern day woman, the clothing is reminiscent of decades past. In this work you can see the influence of my favourite artist Gustav Klimt. Artist bio: I'm a Melbourne based artist, producing prints, paintings, and some mixed media. Currently I am completing a Diploma in Visual Art at the Centre of Adult Education in Melbourne. My work is held privately, though it is sometimes displayed in cafes and group exhibitions
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    • Artist: Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang Title: Huangshan Porter (i) Medium: Archival inkjet print Size: 53 x 80 cm Art description: This photograph is part of the Huangshan Porter series, shot in China in 2010. A world heritage site, Huangshan has no open roads. The hotels, stores and restaurants are serviced and kept stocked by hard working porters who carry resources up the mountain on foot, hanging their cargo from long poles balanced over their shoulders or backs. Artist bio: Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang is an inter-disciplinary artist whose work has been collected by private and public collections nationally and internationally. Annie graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2008, though she has been exhibiting in WA and internationally for the last 7 years, and has won several awards including the 2009 Young Artists with Artitude Award, the 2008 NAVA Ignition Prize. She has been short-listed for the Fiona Stanley Hospital public art project, and has also recently exhibited in the 2011 Los Angeles Art Show. Her studio is now based in Richmond, VIC.
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    • Artist: Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang Title: Tread Medium: Archival inkjet print Size: 114 x 53cm Art description: In 2008 I travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to cover a photojournalistic story on rickshaws as an eco-friendly form transportation, looking at the politics and issues surrounding rickshaw wallahs. These hard-working people are one of the most underprivileged workers in the world, earning under US$2 a day. What is worse is that the Bangladeshi government is now working to phase out their way of living, replacing them with the more popular mode of transport: the automobile. Artist bio: Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang is an inter-disciplinary artist whose work has been collected by private and public collections nationally and internationally. Annie graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2008, though she has been exhibiting in WA and internationally for the last 7 years, and has won several awards including the 2009 Young Artists with Artitude Award, the 2008 NAVA Ignition Prize. She has been short-listed for the Fiona Stanley Hospital public art project, and has also recently exhibited in the 2011 Los Angeles Art Show. Her studio is now based in Richmond, VIC.
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    • Artist: Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang Title: Kite Festival Medium: Archival inkjet print Size: 53 x 80 cm Art description: Amongst the tens of thousands of people at the Dhaka Kite Festival, a young child runs and dances on the rooftop of his home in Dhaka Old Town, attempting to fly his kite. . Artist bio: Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang is an inter-disciplinary artist whose work has been collected by private and public collections nationally and internationally. Annie graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2008, though she has been exhibiting in WA and internationally for the last 7 years, and has won several awards including the 2009 Young Artists with Artitude Award, the 2008 NAVA Ignition Prize. She has been short-listed for the Fiona Stanley Hospital public art project, and has also recently exhibited in the 2011 Los Angeles Art Show. Her studio is now based in Richmond, VIC.
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    • Artist: Sharron Okines Title: Danger Medium: Drypoint Etching/Chine Colle Print Size: 27 x 39 cm Art description: This image is from a recent body of work entitled "Love Letter" which was inspired by images of my husband at work. I hope my interpretations will draw attention to the unseen familiar and create dialogue around the quietly diligent men who ensure one of our most essential services I have always like to look upward - it instils in me a great sense of wonder. I like to examine the unseen familiar in order to create and develop new dialogues. Artist bio: Sharron Okines is an emerging Visual Artist who completed her Diploma of Visual Arts in 2010 with High Distinctions. Currently focusing on traditional printmaking disciplines, she has been selected to participate in several successful Group shows. Her first solo show with the "Love Letter" body of work is currently on exhibit in Melbourne city with another solo show booked for September 2011. She was awarded the Printmaking Encouragement Award by Chisholm Institute Frankston and was also selected as a finalist for the Mary and Lou Senini Student Award for Printmaking 2010 at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park. Most recently she was awarded an Encouragement prize for her Print Folio which was judged by the senior curator at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
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    • Artist: Denzil Furtado Title: Headspace Medium: photoshop Size: 2394 x 1344 pixels Art description: This piece aims to bring to light some of the icons, passions, words and emotions that are central to us as a society and us as individuals, all of which contribute to create the landscape and environment in which we live. Artist bio: My name is Denzil Furtado, and I have a passion for basketball, music, art and travel. My favorite genre of music is rap/hip-hop and I love contemporary art. I follow the NBA and my favorite team is the Chicago Bulls.
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    • Artist: alistair pirie Title: OWL Medium: carved timber Size: 25 x 45 x 55 cm Art description: fun Artist bio: born melbourne
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    • Artist: alistair pirie Title: Captains Last Voyage Medium: Mixed Timbers Size: 19x44 x45cm Art description: a biographical piece Artist bio: born melbourne
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    • Artist: alistair pirie Title: Totem Medium: Mixed timbers acrylic paint paper Size: 15x26x60cm Art description: Totemic Piece.There is also a back to this along similar lines Artist bio: born melbourne
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    • Artist: Lizzie Pogson Title: In Praise of Shadows Medium: Sound Art Size: 9 Minutes Art description: "In Praise of Shadows" is a transitional sonic work constructed by using both natural and synthetic sound sources. Inspired by Barry Truax's 'walkman phenomenon', this work creates locational ambiguity by placing the listener within a series of hyper-real sonic environments. Real-world sounds are no longer tied to their original mechanisms, and synthetic sounds become believable within realistic aural spaces. As part of the creation of this work I made a series of field recordings in Japan using both binaural and stereo recording microphones. This work is part of a series of sound works that explores the spatial boundaries of what the listener perceives to be 'normal'. The playback of these recordings through loudspeakers (and not headphones), further obscures the listeners sense of space. ** The stereo file of this work is usually 143.8 MB, however, it is impossible for the work to be compressed to under 1MB like an image can be. In hope that this work can be included in this competition, a sample of the work can be heard here : http://lizziepogson.com/soundbites Artist bio: Lizzie's sound art practice involves the collection of field recordings and abstraction of this material to create discrete zones of aural experience. By juxtaposing natural and synthetic sound material in different combinations recorded natural spaces act as environments for the inclusion of synthetic sounds and vice versa. Lizzie has exhibited and performed her compositions in the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Liquid Architecture Festival (Melbourne), at West Space Gallery (Melbourne) and at Project Space Gallery (RMIT, Melbourne) for the group show 'Magnetic Traces' in 2010. She has also collaborated with sound artists Philip Samartzis and Camilla Hannan for live multichannel performances. Most recently, Lizzie was selected for the 'Hatched' exhibition to be held at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in April/May 2011. Lizzie has also been commissioned to write a new composition for the Parisonic Festival to be held in Paris (2011). Lizzie lives in beautiful regional Victoria.
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    • Artist: Catherine van Wilgenburg Title: The Land of Iramoo Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 2m x 2m Art description: 'Iramoo'*, the original Woiworung language name for the great grassy plains that once encircled the Melbourne area, is the inspiration for contemporary landscape paintings of St Albans, Cairnlea and Caroline Springs. This work is about connecting with the land in my own backyard - in Melbourne's West. Suburban homes are perched perilously and shallowly on top of deep layers of ground containing stencil images of indigenous flora and fauna It is part of the series 'Connecting with the Land', in which I put together our white settler past within the present landscape to see how disconnection from this land determines current beliefs and behaviours about the land in our own backyards. The landscapes are drawn from the 35 hectares at the Iramoo Sustainable Living Centre in St Albans and Cairnlea, at which I am Convenor of The Friends of Iramoo. Artist bio: ARTIST CV CATHERINE VAN WILGENBURG EXHIBITIONS 2011 Open Studios West 'Conversations with the Land' Exhibition Paintings & Prints 2009 'The Land of Iramoo' Ed Clark Gallery, Windsor Finalist VU Queen St Short Film Festival 'What is Iramoo?' 2009 Victoria University Staff Exhibition, Victoria University, Footscray Campus 2008 George Paton Gallery Melbourne University 'When you think about Art' 2008/9 Maribyrnong City Council Open Studio Exhibition 2007 Big West Festival Open Studio Day Exhibition at Living Colour Studio 2005 Big West Festival Open Studio Day Exhibition Kimberley Series 2005 Commission Nicholas Scott Real Estate 2005 Purchase Riverside Convention Centre, Maribyrnong 2004 Building Colour Consultancy projects 2000 Major Painting Commission Hotel Como, HPA Pty Ltd Architects, Mirvac Group 1998 Finalist Moreland City Council Civic Centre Redevelopment Project 1996 Painting Commissions 1992 Corporate Art Connections, Windsor, Melbourne. 1992 'The Challenge of Excellence', World Congress Centre, Melbourne COMMUNITY CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 2009 Reconciliation with the Land Parliament World's Religions in conjunction with Iramoo Sustainable Community Centre 2009 What is Iramoo? Movie - digital storytelling at Iramoo Sustainable Community Centre 2006 Lecturer Victorian College of the Arts - Post Graduate CCD Programs 2006 Tarneit Skies - digital project involving residents' images for Tarneit Skies Retirement Village, Hoppers Crossing. Commissioned by Premier Villages Pty 2005 Just Art for just Refugees - Creative Living Centre Richmond, 2004 Kite Project with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Society 2003 Artist Liaison for the Arts in Business Project funded by Victorian Government Streetlife Program with Cities of Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley & Hobsons B 2002 Arts Consultant to The Forest Resort Tourist Development , Creswick, Victoria 2001 Commonwealth Federation Grant for Design and Construction of 'Revisit Yarraville - Federation Walking Tours', in conjunction with Yarraville Traders' Association, Footscray Historical Society & Yarraville Community Centre. 1998 Artist in Schools Kite Project Kingsville Primary School 1993 Director Centre for Creative Ministries East St Kilda Parish Uniting Church in Australia 1991 Sandringham in a Spectrum of Textures - Sandy Beach Community Centre 1990/82 Costume Designer Arts Access Theorem Project in 40 institutions of Victoria Coordinator Victorian Ministry for the Arts Artist in Community Training Program Australia Council Artist in Community Training Program Bowral N.S.W ARTIST IN RESIDENCES Artist in Residence Kingsville Primary School, Vic. Artist in Community Residence at Gronn Place and BarklySt., Housing Estates,W.Brunswick, Victoria Artist in Residence Praxis Fremantle W.A. West Australian Institute Technology - Women's Week Artist in Residence Orange Festival N.S.W. COMMITTEES Board Member Arts Access 2004 - 2002 Committee of the Greater Western Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2008 - 4 Convenor Friends of Iramoo 2009 - 2010 QUALIFICATIONS Masters Visual Arts La Trobe University Diploma Education Nottingham University UK / Diploma Fine Art South Australian University ACMI Digital Storytelling, VU Digital Storytelling
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    • Artist: Catherine van Wilgenburg Title: Barak at Jones Creek Medium: Oil wax and pigment on canvas Size: 1m x 80cm Art description: Layers of contemporary suburban housing at Jones Creek St Albans and Cairnlea reveal the aboriginal presence of Barak the Wurundjeri Nurungaeta at Coranderk Healseville in the 1840s, where Wurundjeri were sent.during dispossession of their lands Artist bio: ARTIST CV CATHERINE VAN WILGENBURG EXHIBITIONS 2011 Open Studios West 'Conversations with the Land' Exhibition Paintings & Prints 2009 'The Land of Iramoo' Ed Clark Gallery, Windsor Finalist VU Queen St Short Film Festival 'What is Iramoo?' 2009 Victoria University Staff Exhibition, Victoria University, Footscray Campus 2008 George Paton Gallery Melbourne University 'When you think about Art' 2008/9 Maribyrnong City Council Open Studio Exhibition 2007 Big West Festival Open Studio Day Exhibition at Living Colour Studio 2005 Big West Festival Open Studio Day Exhibition Kimberley Series 2005 Commission Nicholas Scott Real Estate 2005 Purchase Riverside Convention Centre, Maribyrnong 2004 Building Colour Consultancy projects 2000 Major Painting Commission Hotel Como, HPA Pty Ltd Architects, Mirvac Group 1998 Finalist Moreland City Council Civic Centre Redevelopment Project 1996 Painting Commissions 1992 Corporate Art Connections, Windsor, Melbourne. 1992 'The Challenge of Excellence', World Congress Centre, Melbourne COMMUNITY CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 2009 Reconciliation with the Land Parliament World's Religions in conjunction with Iramoo Sustainable Community Centre 2009 What is Iramoo? Movie - digital storytelling at Iramoo Sustainable Community Centre 2006 Lecturer Victorian College of the Arts - Post Graduate CCD Programs 2006 Tarneit Skies - digital project involving residents' images for Tarneit Skies Retirement Village, Hoppers Crossing. Commissioned by Premier Villages Pty 2005 Just Art for just Refugees - Creative Living Centre Richmond, 2004 Kite Project with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Society 2003 Artist Liaison for the Arts in Business Project funded by Victorian Government Streetlife Program with Cities of Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley & Hobsons B 2002 Arts Consultant to The Forest Resort Tourist Development , Creswick, Victoria 2001 Commonwealth Federation Grant for Design and Construction of 'Revisit Yarraville - Federation Walking Tours', in conjunction with Yarraville Traders' Association, Footscray Historical Society & Yarraville Community Centre. 1998 Artist in Schools Kite Project Kingsville Primary School 1993 Director Centre for Creative Ministries East St Kilda Parish Uniting Church in Australia 1991 Sandringham in a Spectrum of Textures - Sandy Beach Community Centre 1990/82 Costume Designer Arts Access Theorem Project in 40 institutions of Victoria Coordinator Victorian Ministry for the Arts Artist in Community Training Program Australia Council Artist in Community Training Program Bowral N.S.W ARTIST IN RESIDENCES Artist in Residence Kingsville Primary School, Vic. Artist in Community Residence at Gronn Place and BarklySt., Housing Estates,W.Brunswick, Victoria Artist in Residence Praxis Fremantle W.A. West Australian Institute Technology - Women's Week Artist in Residence Orange Festival N.S.W. COMMITTEES Board Member Arts Access 2004 - 2002 Committee of the Greater Western Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2008 - 4 Convenor Friends of Iramoo 2009 - 2010 QUALIFICATIONS Masters Visual Arts La Trobe University Diploma Education Nottingham University UK / Diploma Fine Art South Australian University ACMI Digital Storytelling, VU Digital Storytelling
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    • Artist: Catherine van Wilgenburg Title: Someone Got Screwed 3 Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 800mmx 600mm Art description: This is a playful juxtaposition of the Australian coat of arms and a queen. This is an autobiography of a Pommie girl migrant Artist bio: ARTIST CV CATHERINE VAN WILGENBURG EXHIBITIONS 2011 Open Studios West 'Conversations with the Land' Exhibition Paintings & Prints 2009 'The Land of Iramoo' Ed Clark Gallery, Windsor Finalist VU Queen St Short Film Festival 'What is Iramoo?' 2009 Victoria University Staff Exhibition, Victoria University, Footscray Campus 2008 George Paton Gallery Melbourne University 'When you think about Art' 2008/9 Maribyrnong City Council Open Studio Exhibition 2007 Big West Festival Open Studio Day Exhibition at Living Colour Studio 2005 Big West Festival Open Studio Day Exhibition Kimberley Series 2005 Commission Nicholas Scott Real Estate 2005 Purchase Riverside Convention Centre, Maribyrnong 2004 Building Colour Consultancy projects 2000 Major Painting Commission Hotel Como, HPA Pty Ltd Architects, Mirvac Group 1998 Finalist Moreland City Council Civic Centre Redevelopment Project 1996 Painting Commissions 1992 Corporate Art Connections, Windsor, Melbourne. 1992 'The Challenge of Excellence', World Congress Centre, Melbourne COMMUNITY CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 2009 Reconciliation with the Land Parliament World's Religions in conjunction with Iramoo Sustainable Community Centre 2009 What is Iramoo? Movie - digital storytelling at Iramoo Sustainable Community Centre 2006 Lecturer Victorian College of the Arts - Post Graduate CCD Programs 2006 Tarneit Skies - digital project involving residents' images for Tarneit Skies Retirement Village, Hoppers Crossing. Commissioned by Premier Villages Pty 2005 Just Art for just Refugees - Creative Living Centre Richmond, 2004 Kite Project with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Society 2003 Artist Liaison for the Arts in Business Project funded by Victorian Government Streetlife Program with Cities of Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley & Hobsons B 2002 Arts Consultant to The Forest Resort Tourist Development , Creswick, Victoria 2001 Commonwealth Federation Grant for Design and Construction of 'Revisit Yarraville - Federation Walking Tours', in conjunction with Yarraville Traders' Association, Footscray Historical Society & Yarraville Community Centre. 1998 Artist in Schools Kite Project Kingsville Primary School 1993 Director Centre for Creative Ministries East St Kilda Parish Uniting Church in Australia 1991 Sandringham in a Spectrum of Textures - Sandy Beach Community Centre 1990/82 Costume Designer Arts Access Theorem Project in 40 institutions of Victoria Coordinator Victorian Ministry for the Arts Artist in Community Training Program Australia Council Artist in Community Training Program Bowral N.S.W ARTIST IN RESIDENCES Artist in Residence Kingsville Primary School, Vic. Artist in Community Residence at Gronn Place and BarklySt., Housing Estates,W.Brunswick, Victoria Artist in Residence Praxis Fremantle W.A. West Australian Institute Technology - Women's Week Artist in Residence Orange Festival N.S.W. COMMITTEES Board Member Arts Access 2004 - 2002 Committee of the Greater Western Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2008 - 4 Convenor Friends of Iramoo 2009 - 2010 QUALIFICATIONS Masters Visual Arts La Trobe University Diploma Education Nottingham University UK / Diploma Fine Art South Australian University ACMI Digital Storytelling, VU Digital Storytelling
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    • Artist: Dawn Shipley Title: FOI Medium: Print Size: A4 Art description: Collagraph printed on wallpaper Artist bio: Sculptor, painter, printer. Diplomas in Ceramics and Visual Arts with Chisholm College.
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    • Artist: Dawn Shipley Title: Burlesque Medium: Mixed media Size: A4 Art description: Digitally manipulated drawing Artist bio: Sculptor, painter, printer. Diplomas in Ceramics and Visual Arts with Chisholm College.
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    • Artist: Dawn Shipley Title: Look, but don't touch Medium: Mixed media Size: A4 Art description: Digitally manipulated life drawing of burlesque dancer. Artist bio: Sculptor, painter, printer. Diplomas in Ceramics and Visual Arts with Chisholm College.
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    • Artist: Jo Garner Title: "Birds on High" Medium: Mixed media Size: 95 x 30cm Art description: This tower consists of reclaimed lamp base, plates, ornaments, flowers from various objects, oil burner and beads. This stands 95cm high and is 30cm wide - weight approx. 20kg. Artist bio: Jo is a former teacher now mixed-media artist who creates a new life from the bibs and bobs she gathers from others. She began some 4 years ago with a basic mosaics course, but has devoted herself more seriously to her art since selling her environmental business some 12 months ago. She works from her home studio in Montmorency Victoria. Motivation "In a throw-away world I hope that my pieces encourage people to think about the possibilities encapsulated in the ephemera in their life. What can they do with those broken or mismatched pieces of china that still hold memories but are no longer of use? Re-crafting other people's waste is an aesthetic and absorbing pursuit, and I hope my art pieces act as symbols of the beauty that is in everything, and a peaceful protest against the vain pursuit of 'more and more stuff'. "I am constantly inspired by the creativity of other artists. I get most of my ideas from strolling through second-hand shops which are full of surprises and opportunities. It is inspiring to re-craft other people's castoffs into pieces of art that I find beautiful." Exhibitions Diversity of Life, City of Whittlesea, 2010 9 x 5, Walker Street Gallery, 2010 "She who loves", Walker Street Gallery, 2011 " Creativity Unlocked", TheTown Hall Gallery, 2011  
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    • Artist: scotty smith Title: tiki jam Medium: acrylics markers Size: 18 inches by 18 inches Art description: i have a love of tiki's and try and express happy bright warm funky tikis in my own style that brighten a room Artist bio: 23 years from Melbourne, I live to paint and draw, i love to do tikis and anything bright and loud, i allways aim to bring happy vibes to my paintings http://scottyleesmithart.wordpress.com    
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    • Artist: Elaine Batton Title: fishing boat moring light Medium: Photographic (Holga camera) multi exposure film based (Holga camera) image Size: 20 inch*20 inch + frame Art description: From the Zen Landscape/Morning light series. This peaceful image was created as dawn was breaking, a celebrates the awakening of a new and potentially golden day. Artist bio: Elaine Batton - Curriculum Vitae Artist: Elaine Batton Website: www.elainebatton.com Email [email_address] Address: PO Box 7178, St Kilda Rd, Vic 8004 Phone: 0411 408 023 Qualifications Advanced Diploma of Photography PSC (Photography studies college, Melbourne) 2004 Exhibitions June 2010 "Zen Of the Landscape and Selected other works" Obscura Gallery, Melbourne May 2010 "Zen Of the Landscape" Solo Show; Meyer gallery, Sydney January 2010 Carbon Black - Launch 2 October 2009 "The Studio" Art Sydney April 2009 "The Studio" Art Melbourne March 2008 Finalist - "She who Explores" Walker Street Gallery Dec 2007 Obscura Gallery - The Summer Show January 2007 Dark Portraiture (Curated exhibition) - PCP (Perth Centre Photography) August 2006 Mars Gallery (Port Melbourne) The Nude show. October 2005 "The Art of Nature" Central Goldfields Gallery, Marybough. August 2005 Tempera Galleries. Solo show. Serenity series. Awards March 2008 Finalist - "She who Explores" Walker Street Gallery July 2006 Finalist - Landed - Gasworks Art Park March 2006 Finalist - She Who Belongs - Walker Street Gallery April 2005 - Finalist Castlemaine State Art Fair. May 2005: Graduation award - Fuji industry award for excellence in a commercial folio. April/May 2004: M11- Black and White magazine Capture : Highly commended.  
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    • Artist: Elaine Batton Title: golden dawn morning light Medium: Photographic (Holga camera) multi exposure film based (Holga camera) image Size: 20 inch*20 inch + frame Art description: From the Zen Landscape/Morning light series. This peaceful image was created as dawn was breaking, a celebrates the awakening of a new and potentially golden day. Artist bio: Elaine Batton - Curriculum Vitae Artist: Elaine Batton Website: www.elainebatton.com Email [email_address] Address: PO Box 7178, St Kilda Rd, Vic 8004 Phone: 0411 408 023 Qualifications Advanced Diploma of Photography PSC (Photography studies college, Melbourne) 2004 Exhibitions June 2010 "Zen Of the Landscape and Selected other works" Obscura Gallery, Melbourne May 2010 "Zen Of the Landscape" Solo Show; Meyer gallery, Sydney January 2010 Carbon Black - Launch 2 October 2009 "The Studio" Art Sydney April 2009 "The Studio" Art Melbourne March 2008 Finalist - "She who Explores" Walker Street Gallery Dec 2007 Obscura Gallery - The Summer Show January 2007 Dark Portraiture (Curated exhibition) - PCP (Perth Centre Photography) August 2006 Mars Gallery (Port Melbourne) The Nude show. October 2005 "The Art of Nature" Central Goldfields Gallery, Marybough. August 2005 Tempera Galleries. Solo show. Serenity series. Awards March 2008 Finalist - "She who Explores" Walker Street Gallery July 2006 Finalist - Landed - Gasworks Art Park March 2006 Finalist - She Who Belongs - Walker Street Gallery April 2005 - Finalist Castlemaine State Art Fair. May 2005: Graduation award - Fuji industry award for excellence in a commercial folio. April/May 2004: M11- Black and White magazine Capture : Highly commended.  
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    • Artist: Elaine Batton Title: Paris curve Medium: Photographic, lustre print Size: 20 inch*20 inch + frame Art description: The romance and mystery of paris Artist bio: Elaine Batton - Curriculum Vitae Artist: Elaine Batton Website: www.elainebatton.com Email [email_address] Address: PO Box 7178, St Kilda Rd, Vic 8004 Phone: 0411 408 023 Qualifications Advanced Diploma of Photography PSC (Photography studies college, Melbourne) 2004 Exhibitions June 2010 "Zen Of the Landscape and Selected other works" Obscura Gallery, Melbourne May 2010 "Zen Of the Landscape" Solo Show; Meyer gallery, Sydney January 2010 Carbon Black - Launch 2 October 2009 "The Studio" Art Sydney April 2009 "The Studio" Art Melbourne March 2008 Finalist - "She who Explores" Walker Street Gallery Dec 2007 Obscura Gallery - The Summer Show January 2007 Dark Portraiture (Curated exhibition) - PCP (Perth Centre Photography) August 2006 Mars Gallery (Port Melbourne) The Nude show. October 2005 "The Art of Nature" Central Goldfields Gallery, Marybough. August 2005 Tempera Galleries. Solo show. Serenity series. Awards March 2008 Finalist - "She who Explores" Walker Street Gallery July 2006 Finalist - Landed - Gasworks Art Park March 2006 Finalist - She Who Belongs - Walker Street Gallery April 2005 - Finalist Castlemaine State Art Fair. May 2005: Graduation award - Fuji industry award for excellence in a commercial folio. April/May 2004: M11- Black and White magazine Capture : Highly commended.  
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    • Artist: ying huang Title: kelly Medium: oil Size: 30x36inch Art description: Work one Title: Kelly Kelly (2011) is a highly personalised portrait based on the death mask of Edward Kelly, who was executed in 1880 at the Old Melbourne Gaol in Melbourne, Australia. The work invites the viewer to explore the difficulties of condemning the 'criminal' whilst simultaneously accepting the State's power to take life. The larger than life Kelly projects outwards, confronting the viewer with questions such as whether 'guilt' necessarily equates to 'evil', whether 'innocence' and 'guilt' are mutually exclusive, or when innocence (in a legal sense) becomes 'evil'. Although the death penalty has long since been abolished in Australia, Kelly recalls a relatively recent period in our history and reminds us of the shift that has since occurred in the local socio-political landscape. Accordingly, the work serves as a symbol of the fickle and sometimes arbitrary nature of conventional public morality and promotes the value in constantly questioning and re-examining that morality, particularly when it is codified into law. Finally, the viewer is invited to simply identify with Kelly as a fellow human being and to consider whether it is a mere trick of time, space and circumstance that separates us from the subject and his fate. Artist bio: Biography - Ying Huang I was born in North East China, arrived in Australia Melbourne in 2001 and am presently completing a bachelor of fine art at RMIT majoring in printmaking. Finalist Calleen Art Award 2011.
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    • Artist: ying huang Title: Jordan Medium: oil Size: 30x36inch Art description: Work one Title: Jordan Jordan(2011) is a highly personalised portrait based on the death mask of Edward Kelly, who was executed in 1880 at the Old Melbourne Gaol in Melbourne, Australia. The work invites the viewer to explore the difficulties of condemning the 'criminal' whilst simultaneously accepting the State's power to take life. The larger than life Kelly projects outwards, confronting the viewer with questions such as whether 'guilt' necessarily equates to 'evil', whether 'innocence' and 'guilt' are mutually exclusive, or when innocence (in a legal sense) becomes 'evil'. Although the death penalty has long since been abolished in Australia, Kelly recalls a relatively recent period in our history and reminds us of the shift that has since occurred in the local socio-political landscape. Accordingly, the work serves as a symbol of the fickle and sometimes arbitrary nature of conventional public morality and promotes the value in constantly questioning and re-examining that morality, particularly when it is codified into law. Finally, the viewer is invited to simply identify with Kelly as a fellow human being and to consider whether it is a mere trick of time, space and circumstance that separates us from the subject and his fate. Artist bio: Biography - Ying Huang I was born in North East China, arrived in Australia Melbourne in 2001 and am presently completing a bachelor of fine art at RMIT majoring in printmaking. Finalist Calleen Art Award 2011.
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    • Artist: Denzil Furtado Title: neXt Medium: photoshop Size: 3000x1772 pixels Art description: The root of all human innovation is thought. This piece expresses human thought on a global scale (hence the world map and array of countries in words) through the use of typography combined with art. The mind and light bulb expresses the idea of the human mind being the birth-place of all innovation. The hand and tree depicts the notion of caring for the environment as we move forwards into our future. The wording at the base of the piece indicates that we ought to be prepared for the future as it comes. Artist bio: I, Denzil Furtado, have a passion for art, music, travel and basketball. Contemporary and digital design is my preferred form of art, as it blends the modern aspects of this world to create a digital visual depiction of the things around us. I especially appreciate hip-hop/rap/RnB music, and my favourite artists are Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa.
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    • Artist: Steve Monk Title: Was It The Right Choice ? Medium: Oil Size: 90cm x 70cm Art description: Oil on Canvas. A painting about relationships. It depicts love lost, love found, what might have been and what will never be. Was the right choice made? Like a cat we prowl the night searching in the hope we will eventual end up naked in the arms of that right choice. Artist bio: Studied Fine Art at Huntingdale Tech and Melbourne College of Advanced Education. Paints mainly figrative works. Is a member of numerous Art Society and Art Groups.
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    • Artist: Denzil Furtado Title: Mind Outburst Medium: photoshop Size: 5512 x 7874 pixels Art description: This piece is a depiction of the human mind's embrace of the future. Indeed, the human mind is the root of all innovation, all enterprise, and all endeavor. The featuring of the world map expresses humanity on a global scale, while the colorful abstract depicts the ideas/notions that come about as a result of human thought. The silhouette of the city skyline reflects the modernness of the city, and the quote is a true summary of what I believe is the truth behind being ready to face the future. Artist bio: I, Denzil Furtado, have a passion for art, music, travel and basketball. My preferred art form is contemporary and digital design, because it blends together and represents perfectly the aspects of the modern and historic world. My favorite music genre is hip hop/rap, and my favorite artists are Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa.
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    • Artist: Hilary Senhanli Title: Escalating Medium: Mixed media on paper Size: 69 x 51 cm Art description: Masses of people get escalated to work by the clock work of peak hours... Artist bio: Melbourne based visual artist Hilary Senhanli graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts under the tutorage of Pam Hallandal. Later studying and painting in London and Brussels she exhibited annually with Arts Perspective International and back in Australia exhibiting extensively with numerous commercial galleries. A consistent finalist in many important Australian art prizes including the $30,000 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), the $82,000 National Drawing Together Art Prize, International Drawing Biennales, the St Patrick's College Flanagan Prize and the Walker St Gallery Emerging Artist Award. She has conducted a successful online initiative in 2010, posting a small new work every second day for one hundred days, later covered by the Monash Journal on 30 August 2010.
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    • Artist: Hilary Senhanli Title: The Colonnade Medium: Mixed media on paper Size: 50 x 71 cm Art description: The posture is diverse, people are promenading, walking and texting, talking on their mobiles, holding drinks, carrying large shopping bags . They have their pets or are waiting for somebody or dealing with children. Artist bio: Melbourne based visual artist Hilary Senhanli graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts under the tutorage of Pam Hallandal. Later studying and painting in London and Brussels she exhibited annually with Arts Perspective International and back in Australia exhibiting extensively with numerous commercial galleries. A consistent finalist in many important Australian art prizes including the $30,000 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), the $82,000 National Drawing Together Art Prize, International Drawing Biennales, the St Patrick's College Flanagan Prize and the Walker St Gallery Emerging Artist Award. She has conducted a successful online initiative in 2010, posting a small new work every second day for one hundred days, later covered by the Monash Journal on 30 August 2010.
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    • Artist: Hilary Senhanli Title: Cleaning up 3 Medium: Mixed media on paper Size: 49 x 71 cm Art description: Disaster-prone regions regroup to rebuild. Artist bio: Melbourne based visual artist Hilary Senhanli graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts under the tutorage of Pam Hallandal. Later studying and painting in London and Brussels she exhibited annually with Arts Perspective International and back in Australia exhibiting extensively with numerous commercial galleries. A consistent finalist in many important Australian art prizes including the $30,000 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), the $82,000 National Drawing Together Art Prize, International Drawing Biennales, the St Patrick's College Flanagan Prize and the Walker St Gallery Emerging Artist Award. She has conducted a successful online initiative in 2010, posting a small new work every second day for one hundred days, later covered by the Monash Journal on 30 August 2010.
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    • Artist: Rebecca Devereux Title: Willow at night Medium: Photography Size: 12 by 12 inch Art description: Fine art photography. Artist bio: I am a freelance photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. I picked up my first Pentax SLR camera at 15, and it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. I have travelled, studied and worked abroad extensively, now making Melbourne my home base. Inspired by shapes, textures and colors found in nature, food and still life, my work often transforms a familiar object into something altogether new. I am always updating my portfolio and pursuing work.
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    • Artist: Rebecca Devereux Title: Rose in a shell Medium: Photography Size: 12 by 12 inch Art description: Fine art photography. Artist bio: I am a freelance photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. I picked up my first Pentax SLR camera at 15, and it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. I have travelled, studied and worked abroad extensively, now making Melbourne my home base. Inspired by shapes, textures and colors found in nature, food and still life, my work often transforms a familiar object into something altogether new. I am always updating my portfolio and pursuing work.
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    • Artist: Rebecca Devereux Title: A bright day. Medium: Photography Size: 12 by 12 inch Art description: Fine art photography. Artist bio: I am a freelance photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. I picked up my first Pentax SLR camera at 15, and it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. I have travelled, studied and worked abroad extensively, now making Melbourne my home base. Inspired by shapes, textures and colors found in nature, food and still life, my work often transforms a familiar object into something altogether new. I am always updating my portfolio and pursuing work.
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    • Artist: Rehgan De Mather Title: Dig Medium: Acrylic, spray enamel, oil stick, collage and road sign on canvas. Size: 200cm x 122cmm Art description: Work created during 2011 residency at Appleton Street Studios, Richmond, awarded through the Sandra Bardas Studio Grant. Artist bio: With numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as being selected as a finalist in numerous high-profile awards, Rehgan De Mather has quickly established himself as a young artist to watch. Since completing his BVA at Monash University Gippsland in 2001 De Mather has held 17 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 30 group exhibitions throughout Australia. He has been selected as a finalist three times in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, twice in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, John Leslie Art Prize & Arc Yinnar Drawing Prize, as well as being a finalist in the Prometheus Art Award, Araluen Art Prize, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Agendo Art Award, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture & Stanthorpe Arts Festival. He was a semi-finalist in the arts category of the Young Australian of the Year Awards and was also a recipient of a Regional Arts Development Grant through Arts Victoria. De Mather was born in Adelaide, grew up in Sale and currently lives and works in Melbourne. "Rehgan De Mather's paintings replicate the traces of industry, and the cryptograms of graffiti, on walls of contemporary spaces. They flash with comic book exclamations, bleed with paint scrawled behind alleyways, and are seared by an essence of New York grit. Rehgan's prolific output of work, for such a young artist, seems to be riding on a distinctly serious but fun attitude. His work is exciting because it is raw and has a genuine interest in the noises and signs that clutter urban spaces." David O'Halloran, Curator, Glen Eira City Gallery
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    • Artist: Rehgan De Mather Title: Edit Medium: Acrylic, spray enamel, collage and plastic letter on canvas. Size: 200cm x 122cm Art description: Work created during 2011 residency at Appleton Street Studios, Richmond, awarded through the Sandra Bardas Studio Grant. Artist bio: With numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as being selected as a finalist in numerous high-profile awards, Rehgan De Mather has quickly established himself as a young artist to watch. Since completing his BVA at Monash University Gippsland in 2001 De Mather has held 17 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 30 group exhibitions throughout Australia. He has been selected as a finalist three times in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, twice in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, John Leslie Art Prize & Arc Yinnar Drawing Prize, as well as being a finalist in the Prometheus Art Award, Araluen Art Prize, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Agendo Art Award, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture & Stanthorpe Arts Festival. He was a semi-finalist in the arts category of the Young Australian of the Year Awards and was also a recipient of a Regional Arts Development Grant through Arts Victoria. De Mather was born in Adelaide, grew up in Sale and currently lives and works in Melbourne. "Rehgan De Mather's paintings replicate the traces of industry, and the cryptograms of graffiti, on walls of contemporary spaces. They flash with comic book exclamations, bleed with paint scrawled behind alleyways, and are seared by an essence of New York grit. Rehgan's prolific output of work, for such a young artist, seems to be riding on a distinctly serious but fun attitude. His work is exciting because it is raw and has a genuine interest in the noises and signs that clutter urban spaces." David O'Halloran, Curator, Glen Eira City Gallery
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    • Artist: Rehgan De Mather Title: Grid Medium: Acrylic, spray enamel, collage and plastic letter on canvas. Size: 200cm x 122cm Art description: Work created during 2011 residency at Appleton Street Studios, Richmond, awarded through the Sandra Bardas Studio Grant. Artist bio: With numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as being selected as a finalist in numerous high-profile awards, Rehgan De Mather has quickly established himself as a young artist to watch. Since completing his BVA at Monash University Gippsland in 2001 De Mather has held 17 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 30 group exhibitions throughout Australia. He has been selected as a finalist three times in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, twice in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, John Leslie Art Prize & Arc Yinnar Drawing Prize, as well as being a finalist in the Prometheus Art Award, Araluen Art Prize, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Agendo Art Award, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture & Stanthorpe Arts Festival. He was a semi-finalist in the arts category of the Young Australian of the Year Awards and was also a recipient of a Regional Arts Development Grant through Arts Victoria. De Mather was born in Adelaide, grew up in Sale and currently lives and works in Melbourne. "Rehgan De Mather's paintings replicate the traces of industry, and the cryptograms of graffiti, on walls of contemporary spaces. They flash with comic book exclamations, bleed with paint scrawled behind alleyways, and are seared by an essence of New York grit. Rehgan's prolific output of work, for such a young artist, seems to be riding on a distinctly serious but fun attitude. His work is exciting because it is raw and has a genuine interest in the noises and signs that clutter urban spaces." David O'Halloran, Curator, Glen Eira City Gallery
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    • Artist: Pina Carrubba Title: Snow Gums, Fire then Ice Medium: Acrylic Paint Size: 63.5cm x 92.5cm Art description: In 2009 Victoria had the worst bushfires in Australia's recorded history. The dramatic change from fire to snow across the Alpine parts of Victoria and NSW inspired this piece. Monochrome acrylic paint was applied to MDF using only a palette knife. Artist bio: Have created art for 27 years. Trained as a graphic artist, preferrence in the creation of contemporary art via various mediums. My work is inspired by nature and how people live amongst their environment. Recently entered the inaugural City Coast Country exhibition at the Wyndham Art Gallery. My work (Our City Bursting At The Seams 2010) was selected to promote the event and to be reproduced as postcards which will also promote Arts and Culture in the city.
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    • Artist: Jessica Honey Title: Levi Medium: Acrylic on Board Size: 60 x 80 cm Art description: Jessica Honey's work looks at the strange genre of children's fashion media and explores the process of psychological transference in relation to portraiture and print media. Through painted portraits a crossover between child and adult content is exposed in the child's self-awareness, direct gaze, facial expression and posture. A saccharine palette and a highly considered surface provide a smokescreen for commentary on class, socialization and attitude. Artist bio: Originally from New Zealand, Jessica Honey completed a Bachelor of Media Arts (First Class Honours) at Wintec in 2005. Jessica now lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2010. Jessica was invited to exhibit in Debut IIV at Blindside Gallery an independently curated exhibition of outstanding works selected from graduate exhibitions in Victoria, and has since also shown at Bus Projects in a joint show entitled 'One armed man applauds the kindness of others'.
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    • Artist: Jessica Honey Title: Jean Paul Medium: Acrylic on Board Size: 90 x 120 cm Art description: Jessica Honey's work looks at the strange genre of children's fashion media and explores the process of psychological transference in relation to portraiture and print media. Through painted portraits a crossover between child and adult content is exposed in the child's self-awareness, direct gaze, facial expression and posture. A saccharine palette and a highly considered surface provide a smokescreen for commentary on class, socialization and attitude. Artist bio: Originally from New Zealand, Jessica Honey completed a Bachelor of Media Arts (First Class Honours) at Wintec in 2005. Jessica now lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2010. Jessica was invited to exhibit in Debut IIV at Blindside Gallery an independently curated exhibition of outstanding works selected from graduate exhibitions in Victoria, and has since also shown at Bus Projects in a joint show entitled 'One armed man applauds the kindness of others'.
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    • Artist: Phillip Barnes Title: Awakening Medium: Graphite, copper, polycarbonate, aluminum, silver, gold, acrylic Size: 120 x 120 Art description: Barnes takes a portrait beyond the mere representation of a person's features to reference character and life history. Sitters, through a private contemplation exercise, provide Barnes with words or numbers that have a special significance to their life. Barnes then weaves these within and above a meticulous image to provide starting points on a journey of discovery for the viewer. Viewers are invited on a voyage of exploration that mimics the process taken when meeting someone new. From the simple "What do they look like?" to a deeper understanding of personality and complex personal history that has been woven into a unique portrait. Artist bio: 2008 Archibald finalist 2009 Hidden Faces of the Archibald finalist 2010 Williamstown Contemporary Art Award finalist 2010 Toyota Emerging Art Award finalist 2010 Calleen Award finalist 2010 Hidden Faces of the Archibald finalist 2010 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards finalist 2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist 2010 Coorangamorah Art Prize finalist
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    • Artist: Phillip Barnes Title: Black dog day (Mark Mitchell) Medium: Graphite, polycarbonate, aluminum, acrylic, enamel, glass Size: 120 x 100 Art description: Barnes takes a portrait beyond the mere representation of a person's features to reference character and life history. Sitters, through a private contemplation exercise, provide Barnes with words or numbers that have a special significance to their life. Barnes then weaves these within and above a meticulous image to provide starting points on a journey of discovery for the viewer. Viewers are invited on a voyage of exploration that mimics the process taken when meeting someone new. From the simple "What do they look like?" to a deeper understanding of personality and complex personal history that has been woven into a unique portrait. Artist bio: 2008 Archibald finalist 2009 Hidden Faces of the Archibald finalist 2010 Williamstown Contemporary Art Award finalist 2010 Toyota Emerging Art Award finalist 2010 Calleen Award finalist 2010 Hidden Faces of the Archibald finalist 2010 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards finalist 2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist 2010 Coorangamorah Art Prize finalist
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    • Artist: Phillip Barnes Title: Claudia Chan Shaw Medium: graphite, polycarbonate, acrylic, enamel, oil, brass, copper Size: 120 x 100 Art description: Barnes takes a portrait beyond the mere representation of a person's features to reference character and life history. Sitters, through a private contemplation exercise, provide Barnes with words or numbers that have a special significance to their life. Barnes then weaves these within and above a meticulous image to provide starting points on a journey of discovery for the viewer. Viewers are invited on a voyage of exploration that mimics the process taken when meeting someone new. From the simple "What do they look like?" to a deeper understanding of personality and complex personal history that has been woven into a unique portrait. Artist bio: 2008 Archibald finalist 2009 Hidden Faces of the Archibald finalist 2010 Williamstown Contemporary Art Award finalist 2010 Toyota Emerging Art Award finalist 2010 Calleen Award finalist 2010 Hidden Faces of the Archibald finalist 2010 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards finalist 2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist 2010 Coorangamorah Art Prize finalist
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    • Artist: Sarah Niddrie Title: Best mates Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 153x92cm Art description: Best Mates is a moment captured in time between friends. Of an innocent unconditional bond the two share. There are no boundaries or expectations. Just a boy and his dog. Artist bio: I am a single stay at home mum who has a passion for art. I have recently built up enough courage to enter some pieces into some Art competitions to hopefully make a career out of being a full time Artist. I have had no formal training in Art but have always had a keen interest and explored and experimented, so I hope you like my submission.
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    • Artist: Dan O'Donnell Title: Basin Medium: Acrylic and Mixed media on canvas Size: 66cm x 112cm Art description: My artworks are a combination of acrylic painting and collage. I often construct rural scenes of a metaphysical nature that sit between representational and abstraction. There's something about the inability to read into the identity of a character, or of a time and place that to me, keeps an image alive. I like to disable people's obsession with deconstructing everything they see and prompt them to just savor the scene they enjoyed in the first place. Artist bio: Born in Melbourne, 1979. Lives and works in Ballarat, Victoria. 2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Vic 2007 Artist's Assistant for Australian artist, David Noonan (London, UK) . Assisting the artist with screen printing works SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010 Transient Land Pigment Gallery, Nicholas Building, Swanston St, Melbourne 2008 Drive-Bye Trocadero Artspace, Footscray, Vic 2006 Boredmeadows Victoria Park Gallery, Abbotsford, Vic GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008 St Patrick's College Art Exhibition St Patrick's College, Ballarat, Vic 2006 VCA Graduate Exhibition Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Vic VCA Painting Department Group Exhibition Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Vic Proud Margaret Laurence Gallery, Southbank,Vic Shortlisted for Wallara Travelling Scholarship Exhibition Margaret Laurence Gallery, Southbank, Vic Art$mash Fundraiser Victoria Park Gallery, Abbotsford, Vic 2005 Proud Margaret Laurence Gallery, Southbank, Vic Shifted#1 Group Show Victoria St, Brunswick, Vic 2004 VCA Painting Department Group Exhibition Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Vic Proud Margaret Laurence Gallery, Southbank,Vic 2003 Group Show PB Gallery, Swinburne University, Prahran, Vic ART AWARDS 2006 John Vickery Scholarship 2006 Terry Cutler Acquisitive Art Prize
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    • Artist: Jessica Honey Title: Victoria Medium: Acrylic on Board Size: 90 x 120 cm Art description: Jessica Honey's work looks at the strange genre of children's fashion media and explores the process of psychological transference in relation to portraiture and print media. Through painted portraits a crossover between child and adult content is exposed in the child's self-awareness, direct gaze, facial expression and posture. A saccharine palette and a highly considered surface provide a smokescreen for commentary on class, socialization and attitude. Artist bio: Originally from New Zealand, Jessica Honey completed a Bachelor of Media Arts (First Class Honours) in 2005. Jessica now lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2010. Jessica was invited to exhibit in Debut IIV at Blindside Gallery an independently curated exhibition of outstanding works selected from graduate exhibitions in Victoria, and has since also shown at Bus Projects in a joint show entitled 'One armed man applauds the kindness of others'.
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    • Artist: Nafeesa Upama Khan Title: Mask Medium: Mixed Media Size: 40cmX60cm Art description: The artwork illustrates a man's face behind a mask. The man's facial expression is cunning & shrewd and to hide himself he is using the religeous weapon-The Cross Mask. This mask here is the metaphor for goodness & bright side of life. We often come accross this kind of person who tries to decieve us using their false goodness. The artwork depicts that no matter what way he uses his true face ultimately reveals itself. Artist bio: Born in Bangladesh and Migrated to Australia, Nafeesa has obtained her Bachelor degree in Architecture from Khulna University, Bangladesh and Master in Information Systems from Central Queensland University, Australia. She has been practicing Architecture and Interior Design for more than a decade in both the countries. Her experience ranges from designing and documenting to teaching Architecture & Interior Design. She also is a self taught painter and participated in many solo & group exhibitions. She was awarded several prizes in this field as well. Recently she has been awarded the Honourable Mention prize by the Socio Design Foundation for her artwork-"Becoming Ash". To Nafeesa life is so colourful and dramatic that she gets all her creative inspiration from it.
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    • Artist: Ellery Bakker Title: He Can Kill Almost Any Card In One Hit Medium: Pokemon Trading Cards Size: 1.62m x 1.62m Art description: This assemblage of cards seeks to reflect contemporary ideologies of value. Like many successful contemporary practitioners of art and fashion, Pokémon cards have the ability to manipulate perceptions of value. As seen in the products of alignments between Louis Vuitton & artist Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst & Levi's, visual trademarks associated with a defined quality can be used to prescribe a certain value. This is a value that, in the case of the Pokémon cards, is not necessarily linked with the product cost or the card's usefulness within the game. Limited availability, character abilities and holographic foils give the cards seductive value and are utilized to construct desirability. Its presentation is similar to that of a lepidopterist's arrangement of his coveted butterflies; these modern-day artifacts have the appearance of being hermetically sealed, are loving fixed to the wall with delicate pins, the holograms glistening like wings in the light. Artist bio: As a bachelor of design student in my final semester of study I am looking forward to the second half of this year in which I will finally be able to single-mindedly pursue art. For several years I was unsure what my vocation would be once I graduated from university, but I was sure that design was not the path I wished to follow. I was looking for something that would be challenging and philosophically rich but also visual and creative. Since deciding that I wanted to pursue art I have felt proud of several major successes. Not only have I held my first solo exhibition 'Nike is the Savior of Humanity' but I was pleased to find myself the recipient of accolades from my RMIT mentor and Samstag Award Winner Simon Perichich. Furthermore I found myself shortlisted for a Brunswick Street Gallery art prize. Later this year I plan to hold another solo exhibition as the recipient of a grant from RMIT, while I am also looking forward to an arrangement to travel to Berlin next year to undertake a short mentorship with artist Simon Fujiwara. I am a dedicated young artist who would be delighted to be win the Cliftons Art Prize in 2011. The prize would greatly contribute to the furthering of my artistic education and development, and the funding of new works and training.
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    • Artist: Merryn J Trevethan Title: It's Hard To See With So Many Around Medium: Acrylic on Linen Size: 137 x 137 cm Art description: Trevethan uses cues from the visible world to reconstruct an internalised world of memories; filed away, distorted and recorded only to be recalled, revised and re-recorded at a later date. Primarily dealing with observation and recording of space and imagery, her process echoes the mind and body's process of looking/seeing and deciphering visual information. Artist bio: Merryn J Trevethan is a Melbourne based artist well known for her vibrant, dynamic paintings that explore the suburban landscape. She has held many successful solo exhibitions, including "Off to Never Never Land" in 2010 and has been included in many prestigious contemporary art prizes and group exhibitions, including the R. & M. McGivern Art Prize, ABN AMRO Emerging Artists Award and The Hutchins Art Prize. In 2005, Trevethan completed her Masters of Fine Arts (By Research) at Monash University. In 2008, Trevethan was Short Listed for the "Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award and in 2009 Trevethan travelled to China where she was an artist in residence at Red Gate Gallery-­ International Artist Residency Program, in Beijing. Trevethan's work was included in "Network" exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria in 2011 and she will be travelling to New York as an artist in residence at Point B Worklodge.
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    • Artist: Merryn J Trevethan Title: You Know I Don't Like Being Stuck In A Crowd... Medium: Acrylic on Linen Size: 137 x 137 cm Art description: Trevethan uses cues from the visible world to reconstruct an internalised world of memories; filed away, distorted and recorded only to be recalled, revised and re-recorded at a later date. Primarily dealing with observation and recording of space and imagery, her process echoes the mind and body's process of looking/seeing and deciphering visual information. Artist bio: Merryn J Trevethan is a Melbourne based artist well known for her vibrant, dynamic paintings that explore the suburban landscape. She has held many successful solo exhibitions, including "Off to Never Never Land" in 2010 and has been included in many prestigious contemporary art prizes and group exhibitions, including the R. & M. McGivern Art Prize, ABN AMRO Emerging Artists Award and The Hutchins Art Prize. In 2005, Trevethan completed her Masters of Fine Arts (By Research) at Monash University. In 2008, Trevethan was Short Listed for the "Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award and in 2009 Trevethan travelled to China where she was an artist in residence at Red Gate Gallery-­ International Artist Residency Program, in Beijing. Trevethan's work was included in "Network" exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria in 2011 and she will be travelling to New York as an artist in residence at Point B Worklodge.
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    • Artist: Jo Morley Title: Antagonist Medium: Acrylic, pencil and pastel on paper Size: 700x1000mm paper size Art description: I am an emerging Sydney-based artist and designer, interested in human interaction. In particular, the capturing of critical, poignant moments of life: from vulnerability to power, and in the roles we may be expected to play. Recent work - particularly in my 2010 exhibition The Surface of Things - is based on women and the messages that are absorbed, and then contribute, to a sense of self. I explore love and the many guises a woman will take on in pursuit of connection. I hope to challenge the viewer to discern the difference between the real and the celluloid, the actual and the artifice. I use a combination of drawing, painting and printmaking techniques to represent these themes. Artist bio: Academic Qualifications: 2001  Bachelor of Design (COFA, UNSW), Honours Class 1 Training and courses: 2001-current Brett Whiteley Studio, Central St Martins School of Art and Design (London), Workshop Arts Centre, National Art School. Teachers and mentors have included Petra Borner, Neil Gilks, Mieke Cohen, Jo Bertini, and Merrick Fry. Awards/prizes 2011 Finalist, She Who Loves, Walker St Gallery Solo Exhibition: 2010  The Surface of Things (China Heights, 12-14 November) Select Group Exhibitions: 2010  Without Notice (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby) 2009 Portraiture (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby) 2008  Pressed For Space (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby)
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    • Artist: Jo Morley Title: Podium i Medium: Pencil, acrylic and pastel on fabriano paper Size: 420x760mm Art description: I am an emerging Sydney-based artist and designer, interested in human interaction. In particular, the capturing of critical, poignant moments of life: from vulnerability to power, and in the roles we may be expected to play. Recent work - particularly in my 2010 exhibition The Surface of Things - is based on women and the messages that are absorbed, and then contribute, to a sense of self. I explore love and the many guises a woman will take on in pursuit of connection. I hope to challenge the viewer to discern the difference between the real and the celluloid, the actual and the artifice. I use a combination of drawing, painting and printmaking techniques to represent these themes. Artist bio: Academic Qualifications: 2001  Bachelor of Design (COFA, UNSW), Honours Class 1 Training and courses: 2001-current Brett Whiteley Studio, Central St Martins School of Art and Design (London), Workshop Arts Centre, National Art School. Teachers and mentors have included Petra Borner, Neil Gilks, Mieke Cohen, Jo Bertini, and Merrick Fry. Awards/prizes 2011 Finalist, She Who Loves, Walker St Gallery Solo Exhibition: 2010  The Surface of Things (China Heights, 12-14 November) Select Group Exhibitions: 2010  Without Notice (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby) 2009 Portraiture (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby) 2008  Pressed For Space (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby)
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    • Artist: Joanna Wolthuizen Title: Dock of the Bay Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 105cm x 105cm Art description: Dock of the bay is an abstract painting aimed at allowing the viewer to explore. The combination of form, colour and various paint application methods are used to reflect a sense of scenery revolving around the bay. Elements are arranged to draw the viewer into the composition where they may be guided through a narrative of the subject. This is an expressive work which also retains a level of control and poise. Artist bio: Joanna Wolthuizen was born in Melbourne in 1982. She has studied at Brighton Bay College of Art, Design and Photography and at Monash University. After several years of working as a designer, Joanna returned to her original passion of painting in 2008. Since this time, she has held several solo and group exhibitions spanning between Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland. Joanna has been a selected finalist in 8 national art prizes since 2010. These have included the Paddington Art Prize (2010), the biennial Norvill Art Prize (2010), the Calleen Art Award (2010), the Outback Art Award (2010, 2011), the Walker Gallery Art Award (2010, 2011) and the biennial Prometheus Visual Arts Award (2011).
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    • Artist: Jo Morley Title: Polarity iv Medium: Acrylic and pencil on paper Size: 560x760mm Art description: I am an emerging Sydney-based artist and designer, interested in human interaction. In particular, the capturing of critical, poignant moments of life: from vulnerability to power, and in the roles we may be expected to play. Recent work - particularly in my 2010 exhibition The Surface of Things - is based on women and the messages that are absorbed, and then contribute, to a sense of self. I explore love and the many guises a woman will take on in pursuit of connection. I hope to challenge the viewer to discern the difference between the real and the celluloid, the actual and the artifice. I use a combination of drawing, painting and printmaking techniques to represent these themes. Artist bio: Academic Qualifications: 2001  Bachelor of Design (COFA, UNSW), Honours Class 1 Training and courses: 2001-current Brett Whiteley Studio, Central St Martins School of Art and Design (London), Workshop Arts Centre, National Art School. Teachers and mentors have included Petra Borner, Neil Gilks, Mieke Cohen, Jo Bertini, and Merrick Fry. Awards/prizes: 2011 Finalist, She Who Loves, Walker St Gallery Solo Exhibition: 2010  The Surface of Things (China Heights, 12-14 November) Select Group Exhibitions: 2010  Without Notice (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby) 2009 Portraiture (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby) 2008  Pressed For Space (Ewart Gallery, Willoughby)
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    • Artist: Joanna Wolthuizen Title: The Winter Voyage Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 105cm 105cm Art description: The Winter Voyage is a journey painting aimed at allowing the viewer to explore, whilst maintaining a visually balanced composition. This abstract work is composed of forms which hint at silhouettes of ships and scenery in the hope of conveying a sense of voyage and landscape, that is quiet and reserved. Artist bio: Joanna Wolthuizen was born in Melbourne in 1982. She has studied at Brighton Bay College of Art, Design and Photography and at Monash University. After several years of working as a designer, Joanna returned to her original passion of painting in 2008. Since this time, she has held several solo and group exhibitions spanning between Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland. Joanna has been a selected finalist in 8 national art prizes since 2010. These have included the Paddington Art Prize (2010), the biennial Norvill Art Prize (2010), the Calleen Art Award (2010), the Outback Art Award (2010, 2011), the Walker Gallery Art Award (2010, 2011) and the biennial Prometheus Visual Arts Award (2011).
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    • Artist: Joanna Wolthuizen Title: Zen Medium: Acrylic on linen Size: 122cm x 122cm Art description Zen is an expressive painting which aims to radiate a sense of strength and composure, control and balance. Artist bio Joanna Wolthuizen was born in Melbourne in 1982. She has studied at Brighton Bay College of Art, Design and Photography and at Monash University. After several years of working as a designer, Joanna returned to her original passion of painting in 2008. Since this time, she has held several solo and group exhibitions spanning between Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland. Joanna has been a selected finalist in 8 national art prizes since 2010. These have included the Paddington Art Prize (2010), the biennial Norvill Art Prize (2010), the Calleen Art Award (2010), the Outback Art Award (2010, 2011), the Walker Gallery Art Award (2010, 2011) and the biennial Prometheus Visual Arts Award (2011).
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    • Artist: Ben Johnson Title: 7th Chamber Medium: Drawing (acrylic, gouache, charcoal) Size: 60x187cm Art description The work was made with an interest in the chance encounter of a multitude of latencies and participations that both make up our perception of our surrounding environment, and the environment itself; which we are not separate from. This sense of being as wholly an expression of the environment was something I wanted to convey in my approach to the drawing. The content was derived from a series of studies drawn from walking through marginalised sites around Melbourne where the organic and inorganic have begun to converge. My work is informed by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Barnett Newman, Kim Dorlan, Frederick McCubbin and Peter Doig. Artist bio Ben Johnson is an emerging interdisciplinary artist working in the mediums of painting, drawing and installation. Based in Melbourne, Ben completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (painting) at Monash University in 2010. Ben's work is privately owned in collections such as the Bayside City Council and has exhibited both locally and interstate. Ben's work is centred on examining a post-modern Sublime found in the cracks of the contemporary Australian urbanised environment. In 2011 he graduated from Honours in Fine Art at Monash University whilst continuing to exhibit in Artist Run Initiatives and alternative spaces.
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    • Artist: Ben Johnson Title: Olinda Medium: Drawing (acrylic, gouache, pencil) Size: 80x110cm Art description This work was made in recollection of a walk through the forested road between the suburbs of Monbulk and Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges, about 40k East of Melbourne. Despite the quintessential beauty of the lush ferntree and eucalyptus forest there are innumerable signs of human presence, that add to a strange feeling of unseen surveillance while walking through what looks on the surface like untamed aussie bushland. I aimed to capture these mixed feelings in my approach to this drawing. My work is informed by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Barnett Newman, Kim Dorlan, Frederick McCubbin and Peter Doig. Artist bio Ben Johnson is an emerging interdisciplinary artist working in the mediums of painting, drawing and installation. Based in Melbourne, Ben completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (painting) at Monash University in 2010. Ben's work is privately owned in collections such as the Bayside City Council and has exhibited both locally and interstate. Ben's work is centred on examining a post-modern Sublime found in the cracks of the contemporary Australian urbanised environment. In 2011 he graduated from Honours in Fine Art at Monash University whilst continuing to exhibit in Artist Run Initiatives and alternative spaces.
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    • Artist: Ben Johnson Title: Silvan Reservoir Medium: Painting (acrylic, charcoal, gouache) Size: 50x85cm Art description The Silvan Reservoir is located near Silvan about 40 km East of Melbourne, Victoria. The reservoir has a capacity of 40,000 megalitres, and is surrounded by hectares of impressive native eucalyptus forest with a bubbling ferny creek running through the national park. The environment dramatically shifts as it reaches the tendrils of human habitation. This was painted in a trash heap found on the outskirts of the Silvan forest; old tvs, fridges, armchairs and even a half-buried volkswagon seemed to be merging and blurring the boundaries/distinctions/binary of the manmade and the natural; of human/nature. My work is informed by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Barnett Newman, Kim Dorlan, Frederick McCubbin and Peter Doig. Artist bio Ben Johnson is an emerging interdisciplinary artist working in the mediums of painting, drawing and installation. Based in Melbourne, Ben completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (painting) at Monash University in 2010. Ben's work is privately owned in collections such as the Bayside City Council and has exhibited both locally and interstate. Ben's work is centred on examining a post-modern Sublime found in the cracks of the contemporary Australian urbanised environment. In 2011 he graduated from Honours in Fine Art at Monash University whilst continuing to exhibit in Artist Run Initiatives and alternative spaces.
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    • Artist: Jenny Reddin Title: No Way Medium: Oil on Linen Size: 1.5m x 2m Art description No Way was painted 4 weeks after the Black Saturday fires. My husband, daughter and I fought the fire that burned 99% of our property, to save our house and our lives. No way was what we always said before the fires - there is no way we would ever be effected by bushfire, no way that a fire in Kilmore would reach us here in Healesville and frankly, when we were finally surrounded by fire, there was no way we could leave. We were completely surrounded. Artist bio CAREER SYNOPSIS . 1999 Elsternwick Art School - Portrait Drawing . 2003 Healesville Living & Learning Centre - Painting under Lesley Dickman . 2004 Healesville Living & Learning Centre - Certificate in Art Studies . 2005 - 7 Painting & Drawing Master Class under Richard Granville-Smith . Current Master Class with Leslie Dickman . Current Curtin University OAL - Bachelor of Arts (Art) SOLO EXHIBITIONS . 2005 Yering Station Gallery . 2006 Cru Restaurant & Gallery . 2007 Sticks Winery . 2007 Tony Smibert Gallery . 2008 3 Stories Gallery . 2008 Yering Station Gallery . 2008 Pigment Gallery . 2009 Brunswick Street Gallery . 2009 Art Sydney (BSG) . 2009 City of Casey Civic Centre Arts Space . 2010 Cambridge Studio Gallery . 2010 Brunswick Street Gallery . 2010 Art Melbourne . 2010 Brunswick Street Gallery GROUP EXHIBITIONS . 2004 Upper Yarra Valley Art Gallery . 2004 Artholes Gallery, Abbotsford . 2005 The Loft at Rochford - Masterclass exhibition . 2005 Banyan Gallery . 2007 Monsalvat - 28 exhibition . 2009 Steps Gallery AWARDS . Winner 1st and 2nd prizes in the inaugural Banyan Gallery People's Choice award. . Yarra Valley Art Show Award Winner 2005 . Finalist in the Brunswick Street Gallery Art Prize 2010