Cambridge Studio Gallery 2015 Portrait Prize
February 11 to 28, 2015
Artists are invited to submit works in the 2015 Cambridge Studio Gallery (CSG) WHO is LOOKING at YOU? Portrait Prize.
WHO is LOOKING at YOU? is for works depicting the human face as its subject matter.
All mediums accepted and unique approaches encouraged.
Graeme Drendel is a Melbourne painter who has exhibited extensively throughout Australia over the past twenty years. He has held over 20 solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions and been a finalist in various major art prizes over that period. A dedicated painter of the human figure and the psychological intrigues that emanate from human interaction, his work is held in several public and many private collection nationally and internationally.
Colleen Ahern completed a Bachelor of Arts, Painting, from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1999. Professional experience includes teaching appointments at Victorian College of the Arts, Swinburne University and Victoria University. Colleen teaches both drawing and painting, and has worked as a professional artist’s assistant since graduating. She is currently represented by Neon Parc Gallery, Melbourne. Her work predominately exploits notions of identity, through the use of iconic popular imagery, and the obsessions of the ‘fan’, employing both painting and drawing mediums. Her solo exhibitions include ‘Cortez the Killer’, Neon Parc, Melbourne( 2013), ‘Of skins and heart’, Neon Parc, Melbourne ,(2010), ‘Frantic Romantic’, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2007); ‘Angels on Airwaves’, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2006); ‘Steal Your Face,’ Seventh Gallery, Melbourne (2005); ‘Your Ok… You can Come in’, TCB Art Inc., Melbourne (2003).
Some of Colleen’s recent group exhibitions include: ‘Rockem Sockem’,St Helliers Street Gallery (2014) ‘Dear Masato, All at Once’, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2014) ‘Smoking Gun’, Death be Kind, Melbourne (2011);’A Way of Calling’, Linden Contemporary Art space, Melbourne (2011);’Jewell of the Newel’, Firstdraft ,Sydney (2010); ‘Photocopier’, Centre for contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2010).
1st prize: A solo exhibition held within the following 12 month period at Cambridge Studio Gallery.
A people’s choice award: A place in Cambridge Studio Gallery’s 2015 end of year group exhibition.
Further information on the Cambridge Studio Gallery 2015 Portrait Prize can be found below
2014 Portrait Prize Winner:
2014 Winner: Guy Morgan, Louise Voigt (After Retinal Detachment)