2017 Portia Geach Memorial Award : 20 October-26 November : S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney, Australia
"Polly" ©pollyxenia joannou : photo credit : john mcrae 2017
Presenting the work of artists Michael Bennett, Annelies Jahn, Pollyxenia Joannou, Joe Wilson and curated by Amber Hearn.
Thursdays to Saturdays, 11am to 6pm; Sundays, 11am to 4pm; Thursday 23 February to Sunday 12 March 2017; Opening night: Wednesday 22 February 6-8pm
Stacks Projects, 191 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Found and Made explores the different ways artists can ‘make’ their work.
This exhibition will display a range of work with a strong focus on object and what that really constitutes.
The artists draw on the readymade object, found/discarded and handmade or constructed objects, along with a performance piece whereby an investigation is made into the role the body (as a ‘material’ or ‘object’) plays, as the medium to ‘make’ work with.
Found and Made will exhibit an array of scale and media, from painting to assemblage, sculpture, installation, and performance.
The exhibition presents a broad spectrum of work displaying creative approaches to traditional conventions of media and presentation.
A contemporary monochromatic painting by Sydney artist Pollyxenia Joannou has won first prize in the 2016 Redland Art Awards, announced on Friday at the Redland Art Gallery in Cleveland.
Redland City mayor Karen Williams said this year’s awards had attracted a very high standard of works, which ensured judging the biennial awards was incredibly difficult.
Cr Williams announced the winners during Friday’s official opening of an exhibition of the finalists.
“Congratulations to Pollyxenia Joannou for her stunning painting ‘Duplicity’, which was awarded first place in the 2016 Redland Art Awards and will now become part of Redland Art Gallery’s permanent collection,” she said.
Brisbane artists Monica Rohan won second prize for ‘Heads up Shoulders back’ and Carol McGregor was awarded the local environment prize for her work ‘Black seeds’.
Cr Williams said more than 400 entries had been received from across Australia this year, with judges given an unenviable task of shortlisting to just 50 works before selecting the winners, who shared more than $20,000 in prize money.
“An exhibition of the finalists will be on show until November 27 at Redland Art Gallery, and includes works by four Redland-based artists and two Quandamooka artists currently residing outside the city,” she said.
“I encourage everyone to visit the exhibition and cast their vote for the $500 Meredith Foxton People's Choice Award, proudly sponsored by Redland Yurara Art Society.’
The award will be announced on the Redland Art Awards website on November 17.