Stu Larsen in the studio

April 10, 2014

A month ago I had the wonderful opportunity to have musician Stu Larsen come to the studio for a few days and sit for me.
Stu travels the world playing his music and had just come back to Australia briefly after several years touring with Passenger.
He is a very genuine fellow with a simple philosophy of travelling light though life, he has few possessions and no fixed address
and in his own words- ‘You look at me as if I’m a vagabond…. well, maybe I am’.
I’m happy to say the work I made from our time together in the studio has been selected for the
Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize held in the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. 9th May – 13th July 2014

This biennial prize exhibition offers a $40,000 major acquisitive prize, with the winning work entering the City of Townsville Art Collection.
This year it will be judged by the new director of the National Portrait Gallery Angus Trumble.

Stu Larsen - Vagabond. oil on plywood 35 x 43 cm web

Stu Larsen – Vagabond. oil on plywood 35 x 43 cm web

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Stu hangs again!

Another painting I did of Stu last year has also accepted into the Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards.

Stu Larsen - Jacinta Moore 40 x 31 cm oil on linen

Stu Larsen – Jacinta Moore 2013 40 x 31 cm oil on linen

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Meg in Milburn Prize

I have been pre selected for the Milburn Art Awards held at the Brisbane Institute of Art
with this work of my daughter Meg. The show runs 2nd – 14th May 2014 at BIS, Windsor.

Meg egg tempera emulsion on canvas 25 x 25 cm

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EMSLA travels to Parliament House

My work ‘Little Things Grew By Continual Accumulation’ – Magpies Collect 40 x 76 cm oil on linen is touring with EMSLA (Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize) and is on display at Parliament House, N.S.W 1st April – 8th May

'It's all about the thrill of the hunt' Magpie Collection  40 x 76 cm oil on linen

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Flying Arts Regional Art Awards

March 05, 2014

Agnieszka and Vonny  (2012 oil on panel 41 x 61 cm) was curated by Tim Morrell into this years Flying Arts Regional Art Awards. The opening was held at the State Library of Queensland 1st February and the show will tour around regional centres for 2014.

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6th year in the EMSLA

November 04, 2013

‘Little Things Grew By Continual Accumulation’ – Magpies Collect  40 x 76 cm oil on linen has been selected to hang in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Awards held at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, opening 15th November 6p.m. It will continue until the 18th January 2014.

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Recovery travels with ArtsLink

From 2014 Recovery – The Flood Objects Project will be available for hire through ArtsLink Qld, (formerly Queensland Arts Council est 1961)

ArtsLink is devoted to curating, supporting and touring high quality visual art and exhibition product.

The link to this exhibition is found here

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Recovery opens in Brisbane

Recovery was shown in Rockhampton Art Gallery in August and the opening, artist talk and full day workshop were well received.

This weekend saw the beautiful Vera Wade Gallery space in the ground floor of St Andrews Uniting Church, Cnr Ann Street and Creek Streets host to the opening of the Brisbane leg of the 2013 tour of Recovery – The Flood Objects Project.
An appreciative crowd came to enjoy the stories and paintings.

Exhibition open to the public 11 a.m – 2 p.m. Mondays to Fridays until the 15th November or by appointment. Entrance to the gallery from the Ann Street entrance.

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working towards an exhibition at Tweed River Art Gallery 2014

July 02, 2013

the beginnings of an investigation into birds and what they could collect.
Objects and Ornithology (working title) teams birds with objects and gently prods at our own insatiable need to collect.

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Selected for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2013

May 23, 2013

Nesting Options has been shortlisted for the 2013 SCAP, the 4th time to be selected into this exhibition of approximately 40 artists from around Australia. The exhibition opens 21st August and runs until 13th October at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld.

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