Finalist Blacktown Art Prize
Well as stories go it was a nice one. Enter an art prize with an image of a painting done after time on a property Evandale on the Darling River. Call the rather large painting ‘Darling River, Evandale’. Don’t hear anything and realise it’s past the cut off date so decide to check who of my colleagues were accepted. The link takes me to the Facebook page and scrolling down the list I discover my name. A lovely surprise. I appreciate being among the finalists.
Wow a judge and the speaker on the night.
A lovely note on the Facebook page of Blue Mountains Artist Network – BMAN by Deborah Sheenan about my involvement at the opening of the BMAN exhibition opening 13 October. Sometimes as an artist you are asked to do a rather delightful task.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Opening Night of our Spring Exhibition at The Edge Gallery. Special thanks to our Judge and Selector Ruth le Cheminant for a very interesting talk, and for all of her hard work in helping to make this a successful Exhibition. Congratulations to artists Jo Langley, Stephen Travers and Caroline Giniunas on their awards.
And if interested I’ve attached the notes for the talk I gave.
Notes for my talk 13 October 2017
Sometimes magic happens!
Julie Chambers director of The Art Vault in Mildura rang recently to invite me to spend some time in the river area of the Darling. I spent some time chatting with Julie and Pam organising the trip with them. Pam is a local interested in my work and how I would interpret and respond to the river gums on her property on the Darling River. Must say I’m curious too in how to capture the unique feel, colour and environment of that area. And then to compare this area to the area I live in the Blue Mountains.
I am looking forward to the journey there, meeting up with good friends at The Art Vault, meeting Pam and spending time out bush. We intend to devote time being in the environment and I’ll be doing plenty of sketching and plein air work. And I anticipate some of these works will be in the exhibition ‘Out of the Blue’ at The Art Vault in June/July.
Check The Art Vault for more information on what they do and my coming exhibition.
Ruth is having an exhibition at The Art Vault, Mildura. The exhibition will open 21st June and the last day will be 10th July.
The Art Vault is a privately owned art gallery in Mildura that has developed into a vital art hub in Mildura and thew Mallee area. The Art Vault offers art residencies and exhibitions. Ruth has been associated with The Art Vault since 2010 and has had a number of exhibitions and art residencies with them. This is a wonderful opportunity for Ruth to return to the area and be inspired. She is already looking forward to it!
Review of Ruth’s 2015 exhibition by Peter Haynes in The Canberra Times
Peter Haynes the Art Critic of The Canberra Times visited the exhibition Water : Land : Sky by Debra Jurss and Ruth le Cheminant at Form Gallery, Queanbeyan and wrote a review of the exhibition which was published July 23, 2015 in both The Canberra Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. Read the full art review by Peter Haynes here .