Michael Simms has been selected as a semi-finalist in this years (Richard) Lester Prize for portraiture, for his painting of Genevieve Lemon (see above). The finalists' artworks will be on display in the Centenary Galleries at AGWA (Art Gallery of Western Australia) from the 31st of October to the 29th of November. With a top prize of $50, 000, we wish Michael all the best.
MICHAEL SIMMS ANNOUNCED AS A FINALIST IN THIS YEAR'S LESTER PRIZE
MICHAEL SIMMS SELECTED ONCE AGAIN AS A FINALIST IN THE SBS PORTRAIT PRIZE
Having won the prize in it's inaugural year in 2018, Michael Simms was selected again in this years SBS (Southern Buoy Studio) Portrait Prize. Michael's exquisite portrait of 'Genevieve Lemon', oil on canvas, 60cm x 60cm (seen above) captured "... her warm, authentic and inquisitive nature" (Michael Simms, 2020). Congratulations Michael!
MICHAEL SIMMS, A FINALIST IN THE SHUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE
Congratulations to Michael Simms, who has been selected as a finalist in this year's Sunshine Coast Art Prize. The prize is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by the Caloundra Regional Gallery. The exhibition will run from the 16th of October to the 6th of December. Michael's work, 'Strong Men', oil on canvas, 51cm x 51cm, is in the running to win the prize and we wish him all the best when the winner is selected on the 19th of November.
MELINDA SCHAWEL FEATURED IN THE ARTIST STORY
Melinda Schawel has been featured in The Artist Story. The article details Melinda's background in the arts, and how she has had to adapt her practice because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. For the full story, please click the link here.
MELINDA SCHAWEL RECEIVES PUBLIC ART COMMISSION FROM THE CITY OF CASEY
Melinda Schawel has received a public commission from the City of Casey. The 4m diameter stainless steel tree grill (seen above) will adorn the Cranbourne West Community Hub, which is due to open in January 2021. Well done Melinda and many thanks to Creative Road and City of Casey.
MELINDA SCHAWEL PICKED AS FINALIST IN THE 2020 ADELAIDE PERRY PRIZE FOR DRAWING
Melinda Schawel was selected as a finalist in the Adelaid Perry Prize for Drawing earlier this year for her work, 'Night Moves', ink and pencil on torn perforated paper, 105cm x 75cm (seen above). The award, one of the most prestigious in Australia, seeks to promote excellence in Australian drawing. Congratulations Melinda!