Acclaimed National Landscape Art Prize touring regional Queensland
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is giving the Gladstone Region the rare opportunity to view works by renowned Australian landscape artists including Gordon Shepherdson, John Caldwell, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Davida Allen, Sybil Curtis, Maureen Hansen and Joe Furlonger. The exhibition, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize has been curated by Bernadette Hollet, the Club Art Curator, and with the support of Museums & Galleries Queensland will tour to 6 venues in regional Queensland in 2016 – 2017.
Exhibition curator Bernadette Hollet said, “In 2015, Tattersall's Club celebrated its 150th anniversary. To mark this milestone and to commemorate 25 years of the Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall's Club Committee has made available a selection of winning entries for a regional tour. We are delighted to share these works with regional Queensland.”
Since 1990, Tattersall's Club has conducted its prestigious national art award, which has allowed the Club to acquire significant paintings by well-known Australian artists. Many artists who have won the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize have been finalists or winners of major Australian art prizes such as the Archibald Prize, the Wynne Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Moran Art Prizes, the Glover Prizes and the Fleurieu Art Prize.
The 15 artworks in this exhibition have been selected because of their connection to Queensland – many locations depicted are Queensland landscapes. Collectively, they present a diversity of ways of viewing and interpreting our landscape. The exhibition features a range of painting styles including traditional, contemporary, narrative, industrial and urban, by mid and senior career artists. Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize opens at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum at 6pm, on Friday 2 September, where it will be exhibited until 1 October 2016.
A Curator's Talk by Bernadette Hollett will be held in the days after the official launch at 11am - 12 noon, on Saturday 17 September 2016, all are welcome to attend. The exhibition is also supported by a FREE Education Resource that schools and students can make use of. Copies of this are available at the Gallery & Museum and online: http://gragm.qld.gov.au.
'Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize' is organised by Tattersall’s Club and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
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