Post #11 – on 26/05/2016 Clio wrote:
Congratulations to Rebecca for being the recipient of a number of acknowledgements of her artwork in recent Art Awards and Prizes.
In the 2016 Hunters Hill Art Prize, Rebecca was acknowledged for two of her artworks. The annual award is New South Wales’ longest continuous running Art Exhibition since 1955, which is now displayed for10 days in three historic venues; Hunters Hill Town Hall, Vienna Cottage and Hunters Hill Congregational Church.
Rebecca’s mixed media drawing ROCK THE CRADLE 2 received the Runner Up Prize in the Hunters Hill Art Prize. Her sculpture made from assembling found materials and incorporating painting and drawing, OLD HEAD ON OLD SHOULDERS – MUTTON vs LAMB vs MEDUSA, was also selected as a Finalist in the Hunters Hill Sculpture Prize. Rebecca attended the Opening Night on May 6, and received the Award from Mr. Ron Kaplan of Hunter Holden who sponsored that particular section of the Prize and the Mayor of Hunters Hill Mr. Richard Quinn.
Rebecca’s work, CLIO THE WHITE COCKATOO, was selected as a Finalist in the Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville. The $ 40,000 Acquisitive Prize commenced in 2007 and is an open competition for Artists. While showcasing the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian Artists the competition has also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them.
The very large and delicate portrait Rebecca painted of me (Clio, but she calls me the studio muse and goddess of amusement – S.M.A.G.O.A), is an acrylic and charcoal on Aquarelle Arches paper work, with chicken wire and ribbons attached. The frame consists of four differing frames to further accentuate the complex nature of the subject (me).
It is exciting to have the work sitting beside the winning work of the prize, Lisa Adams work titled ‘Revelation’ (as seen in the image below). The exhibition opened on May 6 and will continue until July 10.