Dear Friends of FLG, FLG’s priority is to protect and safeguard our visitors and staff and as such we are taking the precautionary measure to close the Gallery from Wednesday 18 March to support wider efforts to contain COVID–19 in our community. We will provide updates regarding our return to operations (including future exhibitions and programs) via our website, e-communications and through social media channels over the coming weeks as the situation evolves and in response to Government advice. Remember this too will pass. In the meantime, look out for those less fortunate and call to check on your friends and neighbours who may need some help, even if it’s just a roll of loo paper. Stay safe & be thoughtful – we are all in this together. Claire, Taryn, Phe & Bridie
FLG response to Covid-19
Agneta Ekholm completes impressive 6 metre commission for the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection
Congratulations to Agneta Ekholm for recently completing an impressive 6 metre-long commission for the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection. Painted in acrylic on fine canvas, this piece will now travel the world as the Ritz Carlton launch their latest offering of exclusive luxury accommodation and travel this year. An incredible piece that will be admired by many.
Agneta Ekholm is a Finalist in the 47th Muswellbrook Art Prize 2020
Congratulations to Agneta Ekholm who has been announced a Finalist in the 47th Muswellbrook Art Prize 2020. The Prize selects only the very best works to compete in the final adjudication and be displayed in the exhibition. Many of the winning artists have had long and successful careers and many are numbered among the most significant in Australia’s creative life. The Muswellbrook Art Prize is an acquisitive, $50,000 art competition held anually at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre in NSW.
Leah Thiessen announced as a finalist in the Glover Prize 2020
We are delighted to announce that FLG Artist Leah Thiessen has just been announced as a finalist in the Glover Prize for 2020! The Glover prize is awarded annually by The John Glover Society Inc. for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania with the aim to stimulate conversations about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words landscape, painting and Tasmania.
Thiessen's work can be viewed in the finalists' exhibition held over the March long-weekend in the historic Falls Park pavilion in Evandale, a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania.
KATHRIN LONGHURST FINALIST DARLING PORTRAIT PRIZE
Kathrin Longhurst has been announced as a Finalist in the inaugural $75,000 National Portrait Gallery’s Darling Portrait Prize 2020. The Prize will recognise the significance and relevance of portraiture in Australia and will be an ongoing legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015). 2018 marks twenty years since the Portrait Gallery was established, an achievement that would not have been possible without the unwavering dedication of our Founding Patrons Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Mrs Marilyn Darling AC.’ - Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery, Dr Helen Nugent AO
Gina Kalabishis to embark on 2 week Umbi Gumbi Artist in Residence program
Gina Kalabishis has been selected to partake in a 2 week Artist-in-Residence program on the far South Coast of NSW, Australia. Umbi Gumbi has inspired many of Australia’s writers and artists. John Blay, a founder of the cooperative, wrote his first novel, Part of the Scenery while camped out at the Umbi Gumbi dam. Salman Rushdie visited during the time he was in hiding from writing The Satanic Verses. Richard Neville, Martin Sharp and Brett Whiteley - writers, artists and social commentators - all stayed at Umbi Gumbi.