Finalist in the Little Things Art Prize Saint Cloche Gallery, Paddington
artwork: Jungle Circuit 39 watercolour on paper 10x15cm 2018.
Over 300 submissions were received. This year’s judges Stephen Bird & Damian Moss have chosen a selection of works from 100 artists, which will be exhibited from Wednesday the 29th August through to Sunday the 9th September.
…Winners will be announced on Saturday 8th September at the Award presentation event, join us at 2pm. We are delighted to have Mayor of Woollahra Peter Cavanagh open the event!…Come in a vote for your favourite Little Thing and Win! ✨
</a Winner of the Wilderness and Adventure prize, Mt Wilson Spring Blossom Festival Exhibition 2017.for Temperate Rainforest #12 & #13 Cathedral of Ferns. Carbon pencil on paper
Judged by Anthony Bond OAM , he preferred to not separate the two drawings as they were so similar and complemented each other, also noted down that the ‘drawing was very fine with confident marks’.
This is the second time Anthony has acknowledged my work and awarded me the top prize.
(Anthony Bond OAM is a freelance writer and curator until recently Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW where he was responsible for collecting and displaying International contemporary art since 1984. He publishes in journals and catalogues here and overseas.)
Blue Lake 15, 16 jenolan caves series, conte pastel on paper 18x27cm diptych 2015
Judge David Middlebrook’s comments: Meredith Cooper’s delicate work on paper, Blue Lake 13, Jenolan Caves, is a beautifully realised painting, a tonal work that carefully balances detail and colour. It evokes and triggers a memory in the viewer, that will take all of us back to a place and a time, a bush walk, a picnic, time spent with a loved one, good art always evokes memory. Its surface is fascinating. More than this, it has the ability to evoke meditation in both the viewer and the artist. It allows time out in an ever increasingly crazy world.