My painting ‘The Blue Scarf after Munch and Cossington Smith’ is part of a group exhibition organised by the Korea Australia Arts Foundation.
KAAF is pleased to announce an interim exhibition titled ‘New Beginning’comprising of past award winners and some selected finalists at the Korean Cultural Centre. Exhibition dates 29th Nov 2020 – 29th Jan 2021
My Painting On Yawuru Land – A Portrait of Dalisa Pigram is a finalist in the 2020 Percival Portrait Painting Prize. The exhibition of finalist work will be at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from the 22nd May – 19th July 2020
Delighted to have received a commendation Award at the Kaaf Art Prize!
Thank you to Judges John Mcdonald – Art Critic and Columnist SMH, Oliver Smith – Senior Lecturer SCA and Professor Suh Yongsun – Faculty of Fine Arts, SNU
A Word from the Judge (published in 2018 KAAF Art Prize Catalogue)
“What’s most appealing about this painting is its raggedness, it’s brazen lack of finish. It can take an artist a long time to work up the courage to leave forms and surfaces in such a raw state. The temptation is to fill in gaps and define contours to give a more authoritative result. Ann Arora, by contrast, has produced a seemingly casual image of a group of men in the street in which details are less important than the energy of the brushstrokes, the interplay of flat planes and pattern, the thin and dense application of paint, and a fearless use of colour. It’s a work one returns to again and again, largely because of its unpredictability.”
My portrait of Australian artist Jo Bertini is a finalist in the biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize. The exhibition will be held at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from the 27th April to the 15th July.
My portrait of celebrated writer David Malouf has been selected for the Salon des Refusés at the S.H Ervin Gallery. Exhibition opens on the 16th July until September 18. The exhibition then travels to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery until Late November. Thank you to David for being such a gracious sitter!