13 Sep 2018

Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018

Hahndorf Academy

Congratulations Louise Feneley, Dan Withey and Eleanor Zecchin for being selected for the 2018 Heysen Prize.

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23 Aug 2018


National Portrait Gallery

Congratulations to Deidre But-Husaim for being invited to participate in 20/20 at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

20/20 showcases the dynamic suite of new portraits commissioned to celebrate the National Portrait Gallery’s 20th year. Leaders and individualists invited by the Gallery were matched with unique artists to create distinctive contemporary portraits.

The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy 
oil on canvas

Commissioned with funds provided
by Jillian Broadbent AO 2018


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22 Aug 2018

John Leslie Art Prize

Gippsland Art Gallery

Congratulations to Louise Feneley and Adriane Strampp for being a finalist in the John Leslie Art Prize

The winner receives $20,000 and will be announced at the Gippsland Art Gallery at the launch of the exhibition on September 21.

Exhibition continues until November 25.

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(l-r) Louise Feneley, Inside Water 1, Oil on Belgium linen, 122 x 137 cm
Adriane Strampp, Last Light, Oil on linen, 152 x 152 cm

Congratulations Laura Wills and James Tylor for winning the 2018 National Works on Paper award for the series 'Forgotten Wars'.

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17 Jul 2018

Andrew Clarke

Interview with Artist Profile Magazine

Andrew Clarke chats to Artist Profile about his colour-focused new series of paintings, 'Mephistopheles' Yellow Vacuum Cleaner', ahead of his exhibition opening on the 19th of July at Hill Smith Gallery.

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17 Jun 2018

Laura Wills and James Tylor

Winners of the 2018 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

Laura Wills and James Tylor have won the 2018 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize for their collaborative work, Hidden Landscape: Kangaroo Island. The work will be on show until 22nd July at the Stump Gallery, McLaren Vale.

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7 Jun 2018

Richard Maurovic

Winner of the $10,000 West Torrens Art Prize

Richard Maurovic has been announced as the winner of the $10,000 West Torrens Art Prize for his painting, Respecting All Cultures, Torrensville (acrylic on canvas, 70 x 140cm, 2018). The Prize commenced in 2017 as an acquisitive prize to build awareness of life in West Torrens and to build the City of West Torrens’ own art collection.

Maurovic’s painting encapsulates the Prize’s theme of ‘Past, Present, Future’. He explains:

“Torrensville has always been a vibrant melting pot of cultural diversity; those in the past coming mainly from Greek and Italian heritage to the newer arrivals in more recent times from southeast Asia and the Middle East. My aim was to capture and celebrate our different backgrounds with respect and in harmony by visually referencing existing architecture both old and new and populating the street scene with the mix of people one typically sees. This moment in time is a celebration of daily life in suburban South Australia.

As the child of post-war refugees, I am attuned to the experiences that people have when settling in to a new country, and especially where the language is different from one’s mother-tongue. There are challenges, but they do not prevent a person from embracing the new place and being embraced by it.”

Richard Maurovic 2018

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Hill Smith Gallery artists Louise Feneley and Deidre But-Husaim have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. Congratulations to all of the finalists!

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(left to right) Louise Feneley, Bouquet – Natura Morte, 2017, oil on Belgian linen, 122 x 137 cm
Deidre But-Husaim, The reclaiming, 2016, oil on linen, 137 x 152 cm

Hill Smith Gallery artist Robert Hannaford has been announced as a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize with his self-portrait.

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8 May 2018

Focal Point: New Realist Painting

Preview by Tiarney Miekus

“Painting is always fictional,” says Tony Lloyd when discussing the links between photography, painting and realism. While the artist is interested in the various realities that can be depicted through paintings, he’s also invested in how photography can be a tool for painting. Lloyd is exhibiting in Focal Point: New Realist Painting, alongside prominent Australian painters: Ben Howe, Camilla Tadich, Matthew Quick, Robin Eley and Shannon Smiley.

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