It was most pleasing to see Brian Robinson's large scale wall work Empyreal: A Place and a Path in the Sky and on the Earth welcome visitors to the Art Gallery of South Australia for Tarnanthi 2019.
Congratulations to Brian Robinson, winner of the inaugral Collie Art Prize, Regional Australia's richest art prize. His work, By Virtue of this Act I Hereby Take Possession of this Land, addressed the artprize theme of identity by recording a defining moment in Australia's history.
Brian Robinson's first canvas titled Sowing the Crops and Reading the Stars was selected as the winning artwork in the 2018 Calleen Art Award. Brian is the first Torres Strait Islander artist to have work enter the Cowra Regional Gallery Collection.
Congratulations to Matthew Clarke, whose winning artwork, Lost in Melbourne , will be seen on an art tram running in the streets of Melbourne from now until the end of April 2018.Matthew was one of eight artists chosen from 180 applicants to provide images for the trams which will be launched during the Melbourne Festival.
We are most pleased that works of the late Shane Pickett have been chosen for exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of the 2017 Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art.