Art Awards: Artist Talks, 10.30am, 16 November 2019
Four award-winning artists will provide insight into their artistic works during free public program, Art Awards: Artist Talks, at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, 10.30am, Saturday, 16 November 2019.
It is a unique opportunity for public to meet the artists and hear a personal account about their winning works and creative processes. The annual Artist Talks provide interesting contextual information from the artists themselves, with each artist presenting a fascinating discussion about their art practice.
The free Artist Talks are held in conjunction with ‘The 44th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2019’, currently on display at the Gallery & Museum until Thursday, 5 December 2019.
The guest speakers include:
Everyone is welcome to come along to the Art Awards: Artist Talks, to connect with the artists and gain a greater appreciation of the influences behind their works. Questions from the audience are encouraged.
KEVIN DUTHIE: Winner of The Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, Sponsored by Rio Tinto and QAL, for his work Ghungalu Land Blackdown Tableland
Kevin started painting with oil paints five years ago as a hobby. He firstly painted abstract but then moved on to traditional styles.
Kevin was encouraged by a fellow artist to enter art competitions, including the Bayton Awards held by the Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Then in 2017 Kevin won The Gladstone Area Water Board Award in Section 1: Easel Paintings in The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards.
Kevin decided to go back to full time study in 2018 and completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at Central Queensland University. He has since entered more competitions, and won the major prize this year, The Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award.
PING CARLYON: Winner of The Inaugural Pamela Whitlock Memorial Acquisitive Award, Sponsored by Gladstone Regional Council, for her work Apparently I’m Chinese Taipei
Coming from Taiwan, Ping has lived in Calliope for 12 years.
Ping is married and has two kids. Having majored in art education, Ping is working part time at Clinton Foodworks. Ping loves watercolour, gym, food and Korean drama.
WILLIAM DEBOIS: Winner of The Gail Sellers Local Artist Award, for his work SHELVING – Part #1: Ancestry
Born in France, William Debois trained as a photographer in his country of birth as well as in Germany and in the UK. He now owns Photopia Studio in Gladstone, a city that welcomed him and his family in 2013. Beyond his professional photography practice, William has become progressively more involved with Gladstone's vivid artistic community and organisations, which have had a marked and very beneficial impact on his artistic development. His uninterrupted practice of photography since the age of about 12 years old has been punctuated by many explorations of the themes of domesticity and the notion of home. William’s winning artwork, “Shelving, Part #1: “ancestry”, as well as his current portrait project, “Signs Of Life / Leaving Home” once again dive into the complex and very individual relationship with private spaces.
LEANNE COLE: Winner of The Natalia Muszkat Photography Award in Section 2: Works on Paper, for her work The Family Zoo
Leanne lives in Tannum Sands and has been painting for many years. She is a versatile painter and has experience in many mediums, but now concentrates mainly on watercolour and printing.
Leanne has been active in the Gladstone art community for over 20 years and had several exhibitions including an exhibition at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum and at the Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery. She has work in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.
Leanne loves to paint still life, people and urban landscapes. She is interested in capturing introspective moments and interesting places she visited.