Winner and Acquisitions Announced 4 Dec 2010
Judge Geoffrey Cassidy Director , Artbank , made the following announcements of the winner of the $10,000 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize and the additional acquisitions for Gold Coast City Gallery Collection.
The following works were also acquired for Gold Coast City Gallery Collection
Waratah Lahy Photographing a work of art 2 2009
This work is a delightful comment on the way people now engage so completely with the world, and with art in particular, through their cameras. We no longer have an experience; we store it on our I-phone for later, never to be had.http://waratahlahy.com/artwork/1786429_P
Dane Lovett Oasis 2010
A Gen Y still life with a twist where superseded technology evokes an unexpected poignancy. The rate of change has accelerated to the point where we feel these technologies have barely been
given a chance. Yesterdays heroes beautifully rendered and elegantly composed.
Nerissa Lea Study for what remains behind 2009
Serious in intent and dark in humour Nerissas work is a dreamscape, a psychological landscape rich in history and portent. There is a real richness to the work that draws the viewer back again and again, trying to know the unknowable what remains behind.
Victoria Reichelt Last days 2010
Victoria Reichelts stacks of books are more than they seem. In precarious piles with doomsday titles, they foretell their own obsolescence. The painting delights with its technical ability while impressing with its conceptual strength and its humour.
Joe Furlonger Bridge to Bribie 2010 A mature work by an instinctive painter, this work engaged me on a number of levels the sophisticated palette and layering of paint, the confident sweep of the bridge and the evocative glow
of the distant mountains. Joe has developed a clear artistic voice and this work simply sings. Its terrific that the structure of the prize allows works of this calibre to be entered. The most accomplished work in the exhibition .
The artist receives a $10,000 cash prize. The work remains available for sale courtesy Ray Hughes Gallery Sydney.
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