(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.)
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.
FINALIST In Drawing and Printmaking Section
Title:’entry point bespattered with mire’
carbon pencil on paper 37x27cm 2014 $900
Opening Awards Announcement: 6th Nov. Exhibition: 31st Oct-12 Dec.
Campbelltown Arts Centre Art Gallery Road Campbelltown Sydney
the Norvill is an Australian Landscape Prize, $15000 will be awarded to First prize.
My entry is ‘Cathedral of Ferns 8’ oil on canvas 120x120cm price $5000.
Opening And prize giving Friday 3rd Oct 6.30pm $15 entry.
Exhibition of finalists at RSL Hall Murrurundi NSW
from 3rd of Oct to 26th Oct weekends only