Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Artworks from Our Collection on Show

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Artworks from Our Collection on Show

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Byline: Grafton regionalgallery Jude McBean

THREE of the artworks from our founding collection, the Jacaranda Art Society Collection, are on display in Prentice House. The bold abstracted landscape work by Irene Amos won the 1964 Jacaranda Art Prize that was judged by Douglas Pratt, a well-known landscape artist. Elisabeth Cummings' painting Sepik Masks won the 1971 prize that was judged by artist and art critic John Henshaw.

The third work is a highly detailed and figurative drawing, Sisters of Midnight, by Michael John Taylor one of our leading North Coast artists. Michael Taylor and Irene Amos were tutors at Camp Creative, a precursor to Artsfest. Sisters of Midnight was acquired in 1991 from the Camp Creative tutor's exhibition by art patrons David and Judith Judell and donated to the gallery. It become one of the early works acquired into the gallery's regional collection.

Details of the artworks in our Jacaranda Art Society and regional collections are available on our website.

Call for landscapes of the valley

THE Grafton Regional Gallery is calling for artists to submit an artwork for an exhibition at the gallery starting in December this year. Artists and all creative types are invited to enter a work of art that focuses on the Clarence Valley environment.

The Clarence Valley has visually diverse natural landscapes, including the rivers, wetlands, forests, floodplain and coastline. Help celebrate the beautiful and robust natural environment of the Clarence Valley by entering a work of art into the Clarence Valley Scapes exhibition on show from December 14 to February 5, 2012.

There are a few requirements to be part of this exciting exhibition. Only two-dimensional works will be accepted due to hanging restrictions and it is preferable that the work was created after January 2009. Works must be for sale and ready to hang. Work is due for delivery to the Gallery between Tuesday, November 29 and Friday, December 9. Entry forms are available on the website and from the gallery.

Essential Energy Landscape Art Prize

THE 60 finalists were announced for the Countryscapes 2011, the $35,000 Essential Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting, being presented at the Bathurst Regional Gallery. …

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