Finalist - Lethbridge 10000 Art Award - Lori PensiniFantastic news again for Lori Pensini as her heart warming painting, 'House Girl, is accepted as a finalist into this years Lethbridge 10000 Art Award.
'My family were early settlers to the wheatbelt, WA and formed multiracial relationships with the indigenous noongar tribes. This painting references the interlacing of the colonial British & noongar cultures, the faded landscape lines in the background reflecting the loss of cultural identity.'
Lori Pensini - Finalist - Kilgour Portrait PrizeCongratulations to Lori Pensini for being selected as a finalist for this years Kilgour Portrait Prize with her beautiful painting 'Pride & Prejudice'.
'Inspired by the recent discovery of the indigenous line of our family. My 4th great grandfather migrated from England in the 1830’s where upon he gained prominence as a grazier in the South West of Western Australia. He worked closely with the local nooongar tribes realising the value of their bush knowledge and natural ability with livestock, and went on in time to create a conservation park to secure native food sources for them as well as sanctuary from local authorities. Two of his sons married noongar women with one, Mary, bearing 12 children.
Our family over time, was not immune to the social & political prejudices of the colonial era and began to see aboriginal liaisons as a shameful threatening thing, and all acknowledgement of noongar ties were suppressed. We sadly lost contact and knowledge for many generations.
This painting is of my cousins Tyler and Georgia set in Yangerdin noongar country of our pioneering home. They sit as one, painted in the same cloth - the folds and stripes continuous to represent the bridging & rebuilding of cultures and acknowledgement of shared blood.'
Dorothy Davies - Emerging Talent Award - Vasse Art Award 2018Congratulations to our wonderful artist Dorothy Davies for winning Emerging Talent at Vasse Art Award 2018 with her painting 'Plum Bay'.
Lori Pensini - Collie Art Prize - FinalistOur fingers are crossed for Lori as she is in the running for the regions richest art prize of $50,000.
Paula Wiegmink: Artists for Conservation
Highly Commended - City of Busselton Art Award - Jo DarvallCongratulations to our fabulous artist Jo Darvall for receiving 'Highly Commended' at the City of Busselton Art Award 2017.
Paula's African AdventurePaula Wiegmink has just returned from a 4-week trip to Africa with a client.
Finalist - Paddington Art Prize - Laura MatthewsLaura continues to have a fantastic year with finalist selections, this time she has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Paddington Art Prize.
We welcome Neil Elliott into the GalleryWe are delighted to have painter and sculptor, Neil Elliott now on board with us here at Studio.
Spring Exhibition 2017The opening of our Spring Exhibition, 'The Essence of Art in the Bush', was a huge success.
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2017 - Semi Finalist - Lori PensiniFor the past 29 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known.
Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the wider arts community by holding the free annual Moran Prizes exhibition, now at Juniper Hall Paddington, displaying the top 30 works selected by nominated judges each year.
The annual first prize is of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), the Prize is an important part of Australia's Arts calendar. The Prize is acquisitive and the winning portrait immediately becomes the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be exhibited permanently as part of the Moran Arts Foundation Collection.
We are so proud and happy that Lori has been selected as a finalist, we have everything crossed for her.
11 Oct - Finalists announced
18 Oct - Winner Announced
19 Oct - Exhibition Opens at Juniper Hall
'Mirror Mirror on the Wall', oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm
Black Swan Portrait Prize 2017 - Lori Pensini - FINALISTLori is so unique with her work no wonder she was chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Black Swan Art Prize 2017. This prize showcases and promotes Australia's top artists, it is an exhibition/competition not to be missed.
FINALIST - Joanne Duffy - Pro Hart Outback Art Prize 2017The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.
Lethbridge 10 000 Art Award - Finalist - Lori PensiniCongratulation to Lori for being selected as a finalist for this years Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scalle Art Award.
Joanne Duffy - FINALIST - Perth Royal Show Landscape Art Prize 2017Congratulations to our fantastic artist Joanne Duffy who was selected as a finalist for this years Perth Royal Landscape Art Prize.
Colour and movement: Debbie Mackinnon’s Art AdventuresOur fabulous artist Debbie Mackinnon who is based in Sydney has had an article published about her art adventures in the weekend Australian Newspaper.
New York, New YorkGood luck to our artist Jacinda Bayne who is having her first exhibition - ‘Merging Landscape’ in New York, October 5th 2017.
Lori Pensini - Finalist in the Kilgour Prize 2017Lori Pensini - Finalist in the Kilgour Prize 2017
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Lori’s Pensini - ‘Woman with Mullet’
Not One, But Two!Not one, but two.
FINALIST - Perth Royal Show Landscape Art Prize 2017Congratulations to Lori Pensini for being selected as a finalist for the Perth Royal Show Landscape Art Prize 2017.
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