Friday, August 22, 2014

John Leslie Art Prize

I am excited to have been selected as a finalist in the John Leslie Art Prize, one of Australia's major prizes for landscape painting. My watercolour Luminous Earth will be on display in what should be a fascinating exhibition at the Gippsland Art Gallery from 20th September - 23rd November.

Luminous Earth, watercolour on stretched paper, 150 x 100cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dr Sketchy's @ National Gallery of Australia for "Stars of the Tokyo Stage" Exhibition (9th Aug 2014)

FLG Representation + Taiwan Opening + Megalo Etching Class

I am happy to have recently signed on with Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne. I look forward to exhibiting and working with FLG (beginning with a solo exhibit in March 2015) and am particularly excited to see my work alongside the dynamic and diverse group of artists that make up their gallery stable (including my dear friend and inspiration Hannah Quinlivan)! You can get a great overview of FLG's artists at the current Melbourne Art Fair where their exhibition is broken into 2 spaces The Light Side and The Dark Side.

Although I'm not able to attend the opening in Taiwan tomorrow afternoon, it's nice to know that my lithograph Ravine will be on display for a whole new audience and alongside some amazing company, including silver prize winner Tomiyuki Sakuta who I had the pleasure of meeting during his recent residency at Megalo Print Studio, Canberra.

Speaking of Megalo... why not check out the current class program and have a go at printmaking?! I'm looking forward to teaching a weekend of etching - a medium that offers a great variety of possibilities from fine lines to expressive textures and rich gradations of tone.

ETCHING with Annika Romeyn 
18 & 25 October (2 x Saturdays) 10-4pm
cost member: $260, non-member: $315, concession: $293
learn the basics of intaglio printing or refine your skills exploring such techniques as soft ground, aquatint and drypoint

Contact Megalo to book your place:
21 Wentworth Avenue Kingston
PO Box 5449 Kingston ACT 2604
t: (02) 6232 6041
Tues - Sat 9.30am - 5.00pm

a recent experiment with one of the many etching techniques: 'white-ground' (an imperfect acid-resist that results in fantastic organic and expressive marks and textures)