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GCS Art Award 2016

2016 Art Award

Mark Titmarsh was announced as the recipient of the Grace Cossington Smith art award

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Chairman of Abbotsleigh Council Rev Ian Millican, Dr Mark Titmarsh, Rhonda Davis, Abbotsleigh Headmistress Judith Poole and Dr Andrew Frost

Media release_GCS art award 2016_winner.pdf


GCS art award exhibition 2016_media release.pdf

 The award is sponsored by Abbotsleigh and commemorates one of its alumni, Grace Cossington Smith, who is known as a pioneer of modernist painting in Australia.

Artists were invited to submit original two dimensional artworks reflecting the theme of Making Connections. The winning entry will form part of the permanent collection of Abbotsleigh’s Grace Cossington Smith Gallery. 

 The selector/judges for the 2016 Grace Cossington Smith art award are:

Rhonda Davis senior curator of Macquarie University Art Gallery and 

Dr. Andrew Frost researcher in science fiction, cinema and contemporary art, art critic for Guardian Australia and a lecturer in the Dept. Media, Music, Communications and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University.

The $15,000 Grace Cossington Smith art award winner and finalists will each be awarded $1,000. Finalists’ artworks will be displayed at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery at Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga from 5 November to 10 December 2016. 

2016 Finalists

ArtAward2016.pdf

2016 GCS Art Award Exhibition catalogue.pdf

2016 Art award_Finalist Price List.pdf

NICK COLLERSON

Up All Night,  2016, Oil on Linen

Represented by Liverpool Street Gallery

DAVID COLLINS

Swamp Garden, 2016, oil on canvas, 93 x 115 cm

Represented by Frances Keevil Gallery

BEN DENHAM

Evolution and ecology: spiral set no. 3. 2016, 445 nm laser on paper, 71.5x102 cm

Evolution and ecology: spiral pair no. 1, 2016, 445 nm laser on paper, 141.5 x 71 cm

SHOUFAY DERZ

Someone digging in the ground (black) 2015. Archival print on archival cotton paper, custom made cedar frame, stained natural with eucalyptus and rust., 104 x 111 cm

Someone digging in the ground (red) 2015, Archival print on archival cotton paper, custom made cedar frame, stained natural with eucalyptus and rust., 104 x 111 cm

Unnamed landscape poems (Diptych) 2016, Pigment print,  90 x 99 cm each

Represented by Artereal Gallery

KATE DOWNHILL

Slits, 2016, oil on canvas, 54 x 80

JOHN EDWARDS

Love is in the Air, 2015, oil on canvas, 170x137 cm

Captain Thunderbolt and family, 2015, oil on canvas, 154 x 123 cm

Picnic at Hanging Tree, 2015, oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm

Represented by King Street Gallery on William

FAN DONGWANG

Dragon, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 142x140 cm

ASHLEIGH GARWOOD

Under Erasure #3, 2016, Inkjet on Hahnemuhle watercolour paper, 101 x 152 cm

Under Erasure #8, 2016, C-type on metallic paper, 127 x 152 cm

Represented by Brenda May Gallery

ELOISE KIRK

Deep Dark, 2016, Collage, Resin, Binder, Pigment and Acrylic on board, 62 x 52 cm

Deep Dark 2, 2015, 35x45cm, Collage, Resin, Acrylic, Pigment, and Binder

Represented by Colville Gallery, Hobart

LAURA MOORE

likeness #6, 2015, gelatin silver print from phone screen, edition 1of 1, 180 x 130 cm

likeness #12, 2015, gelatin silver print from phone screen, edition 1of 1, 180 x 130 cm

likeness #14, 2015, gelatin silver print from phone screen, edition 1of 1, 180 x 130cm

DEB MOSTERT

Sticks and Stones - Migrant Bee Eater, 2015, watercolour, 61x46,

Represented by Lorraine Pilgrim

MARISA PURCELL

Connected, 2016, mixed media on linen, 183x168,

Interval, 2016, mixed media on linen, 183x168

Skein, 2016, mixed media on linen, 183x168

Represented by OlsenIrwin Gallery

GENEVIEVE FELIX REYNOLDS

Replaced, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 145 x 108 cm

MARK TITMARSH

Light from Light, Part 1-3, 2016

acrylic and automotive polish on aluminium, 110 x 90 each,



Mary Faith  interview with Simon Hodges:Northside Radio



2016 Exhibition Photos

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All exhibition photographs © Richard Glover


2016 Entry CLOSED​

Key dates

Period in which work must have been completed after 1 September 2015

Artists must have been a resident of Australia/New Zealand September 2015 to September 2016

Submission of entry applications and fee from 1 May to 5 pm 12 September 2016

Finalists notified, email, phone and website 7 October 2016

Finalists' artworks delivered to the GCS Gallery 24 to 28 October 2016

Announcement of winner 5 November 2016

Grace Cossington Smith art award 2016 exhibition 5 November to 10 December 2016  ​

2016 Conditions of Entry​

2016_GCSGallery Art Award_Conditions of entry.pdf

​gcsgallery@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au


www.CalendarForArtists.com  ​ 

http://www.art-prizes.com.au/ ​ ​




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