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Winners – Art of Imagination

Congratulations to the winners from the Art of Imagination.

Judged by Patrick Jones.

Fellow Recognition Award judged by Greg deSilva.


First Prize

Undiscovered

by Scott Breton

Oil on Panel

JUDGES COMMENTS

Beautiful art from Scott. Apart from virtuoso technique the painting has a grand scale to it and is filled with mystery and wonder; key ingredients for intriguing works of the imagination, also Scott shows he’s not afraid to paint hands—elegant ones at that.


Second Prize

Goddess of My Lake Emerging

by Glenise Clelland

Oil

JUDGES COMMENTS

Stunning stuff from Glenise. I loved this from the moment I saw it. The sense of wonder and the beautiful harmonies of colour make this a timeless piece of art. Just beautiful.


Third Prize

Reflecting on Life

by William Richardson

Leather

JUDGES COMMENTS

A wonderful sculpture from William. The imaginative flow of the forms coming off the smooth skull and the alien markings are a beautiful thing to see. The leather surface adds to the mysterious sense of a lost artefact from some ancient time.


Highly Commended

Dearg-Due

by Joanne Brooker

Acrylic on Paper

JUDGES COMMENTS

Lovely work from Joanne, which has a wicked sense of humour to it. It was a toss up between this one and her other work on show, but the cats won the day. 

Feel Free to Touch Me

by Anna Gonzalez

Mixed Media-Diorama

JUDGES COMMENTS

I smile every time I see this one from Anna. The sense of stop-motion and the sheer joy of it is fabulous. The interactive nature is also a great gift from the artist to the art lover.

Gaiya – Devil Dingo

by Wilna Ten-Cate

Mixed (Ink, Graphite, Gold Leaf)

JUDGES COMMENTS

Intriguing work from Wilna. The confident use of space and sparse line make this a piece of art that will never grow old. The gold leaf is a perfect final touch.

Medusa Sightings

by Geoff Treagus

Acrylic

JUDGES COMMENTS

Excellent and unique work from Geoff. The consistent jerky flow of the paint gives the impression of an artist totally immersed in their craft. This art has great personality and I love the curious snake eyes.


Fellows Recognition Award

Judged by Greg deSilva

If I Had Wings

by Lesley Shelley

Oil on Linen

JUDGES COMMENTS

A lovely painting using warm tones except for the blue of the girls eyes. The butterfly’s add to the mystery of the title and being able to fly. Even the little mouse on the girls shoulder has sprouted its own wings and could take off at any moment. The umbrella also has that ‘Mary Poppins’ charm, so the girl could also fly, if the magic is right. The work radiates charm.


People’s Choice

Announced at the end of the exhibition

Mark Andrews

Outback at Dusk
Riverside
Bushfires at Dusk

Mark Andrews

Born in Hobart, Tasmania (1968)

Mark studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of New South Wales (UNSW), College of Fine Art (formerly City Art Institute). He also completed a Diploma of Art (Painting Prize Distinction) at Hornsby TAFE in Sydney – studying under Peter Godwin, Valerie Olsen and Bela Ivanyi (Painting, Drawing and Photography). He attended Sculpture classes at Meadowbank, Sydney and studied “Life Drawing” at the Brisbane Institute of Art in Queensland.

Mark has and continues to, travel extensively throughout the world (until Covid-19); including the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as all States and Territories of Australia – attending exhibitions of as many Art Galleries and Museums as possible. He is a Gallery enthusiast and a keen investor of Art, particularly Aboriginal and Modern Art.

An earlier exhibition held almost a decade ago, “Four Corners of Art” (jointly held in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane), virtually sold out, and he’s continued to produce several Commission works since that event. His works have also featured in several Brisbane Grammar School Art Shows, which show-cases almost 100 visual artists, and includes approximately 600 works each year, making it the largest single collection of art for sale by established Queensland artists, in Brisbane.

In 2014, Mark accepted an offer to paint a portrait of close friend, Hugh Jackman in New York, for the Archibald prize. In 2018, he painted a Portrait of Alice Williams – acknowledging her selection in the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team. Last year, Mark painted both a portrait of a prominent Queensland surgeon, Assoc Professor Dr Richard Williams, for the Archibald Prize and also painted “Bushfire Landscape” for the Wynne Prize.

After 30 years in corporate life, Mark returned to his first love, working from his new Art Studio. His 2019 solo Exhibition, “Wanderlust” (Percolator Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane), was well attended and extremely successful. The large body of works, highlighting almost 9 years, was inspired by his love of travelling.

Mark was thrilled to have several pieces purchased by Hugh for their new USA Hampton’s House – including “Hawaii Big Island”, purchased as a ‘thank you gift’ for Keala Settle, for her involvement in his World Tour, “The Man, The Music, The Show”. Mark was honoured to present this in person to Keala, in Brisbane before the final Australian Show. This hangs in her Los Angeles home.

Many commissioned works have followed, and further sales from the website (post the 2019 exhibition), continue to encourage more works. Thanks partly to lockdowns and travel restrictions, Mark used this time to create in excess of 60 new pieces for an upcoming exhibition. In May 2021, he will be displaying these works and others at the Royal Queensland Art Society (Brisbane Branch)’s Petrie Terrace Gallery, for his new “Expressive Therapy” Exhibition.

Marks’ works are represented in corporate and private collections throughout Australia, the UK, USA, Indonesia and Japan.

Johnny Huang

Beauty in Bloom
Musician Andrew Bierdermann by Johnny Huang
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Minjia ‘Johnny’ Huang

Johnny Huang gained his bachelor of fine arts in Shanghai in 1982. He has been in many art exhibitions throughout Shanghai since then.

Since he came to Australia, Johnny participated in several fine arts exhibitions in Sydney and Adelaide. In 1995, he studied post graduate of visual arts and education in Adelaide University.

He worked as a special artist for T. Bach Art’s gallery in Las Vegas throughout the year 2000.

In 2003, he held art exhibition in Tokyo.

These years, Johnny has travelled between Australia and China to adventure and explore his own artistic type and style.

Winners – 131st Members Annual 2021

The Royal Queensland Art Society would like to congratulate the winners of the 131st Members Annual,

judged by Roger Clarke and Karl de Waal.

Exhibition continues in Petrie Terrace Gallery until Saturday 3rd July.


Overall Winner – Best Artwork

Crookneck

by David Ladley

Oil

Judges Comments:

The perfect landscape painting. Delightful composition, use of light, freedom, brushwork and tone. Enough lightness to take the work to the next level.

Young Artist Award

Arthur

by Lucy Andrews

Judges Comments:

Superb technique. Lucy is a very talented artist and well deserving of the Young Artist Award.


SECTION 1: Painting – Oils & Acrylics

First Prize

The Magic Forest

by Rod Cassidy

Acrylic

Judges Comments:

Freedom of brushwork. Joyous, expressionist, colourful, open and inexplicably right.

Second Prize

Kalbar

by Nigel Gillespie

Oil

Judges Comments:

Brilliant composition and form, and freedom of expression, colour, looseness and confidence in stroke.

Highly Commended

Toys

by David Fenoglio

Oil on Linen Panel

Judges Comments:

Great technical ability, form and a lovely use of brushwork and light.

Highly Commended

Something Lovely

by Adele Bevacqua

Acrylic

Judges Comments:

A great talent. Lovely composition and technique.


SECTION 2: Painting – Watercolour

First Prize

A Symphony in Green (Waterfalls in Paluma Range)

by Pradeep Pillai

Watercolour

Judges Comments:

Highly skilled tonal rangling difficult composition for watercolour. Great Technique

Highly Commended

Far North

by Tony Walker

Watercolour

Judges Comments:

Technically superb. Great Colourisation.


SECTION 3: Photography, Digital Painting & Digital Manipulation

First Prize

Hocus Sulcus

by Anna Gonzalez

Archival Inkjet Print

Judges Comments:

Draws you in. You search for the answer amongst the clues.

Highly Commended

Ripples

by Chris Seymour

Photography

Judges Comments:

Excellent cropping, contrasts and detail


SECTION 4: Sculpture – 3D works all media

First Prize

Setter

by Katia Strounina

Bronze

Judges Comments:

Exceptional fluidity & movement that captures the subject, Rawness vulnerability & immediacy. Love for the animal.

Highly Commended

A Big Problem Needs a Great Big Silver Bullet

by Bill Gale

Steel, Apoxie, Wood

Judges Comments:

Nice concept. Contrast free form against the harshness of the bullet.


SECTION 5: Drawing – All Media

First Prize

Untitled II

by Scunge Princess

Ink on cotton rag

Judges Comments:

That certain unquantifiable rightness that makes it stand alone.

Second Prize

Truth is Beautfy – Fig Tree (Sandgate Road)

by Robyn Bauer

Charcoal

Judges Comments:

Great skill. Movement in the still.

Highly Commended

Artist At Work

by Lucy Andrews

Pastel & Charcoal

Judges Comments:

Excellent work, particularly around the face.

Highly Commended

Where the Vines Grow, There Sip I

by Dr Susan Turner

Pastel

Judges Comments:

Great technique and light.


SECTION 6: 2D Artworks – Any Other Media

First Prize

Lunchtime in the Bottle-Tree Scrub

by Owen Hutchison

Judges Comments:

Beautifully worked trees. Surprises, technical ability and purpose.

Second Prize

Nude on a Chair

by Glenise Clelland

Mixed Media

Judges Comments:

Great colourisation. Brilliantly structed freeform. Organic in nature.

Highly Commended

Who Am I?

by Grace Mijin Yeon

Mixed Media

Judges Comments:

Whimsy and technique. Humorous and interesting. Lovely painting detail.

Highly Commended

Remember That Day?

by Elisabeth Ruiz

Mixed Media

Judges Comments:

Evocative and atmospheric


Cindy MacDonald

Jodie
You Matter
A Mile Walked

I have always loved to draw and paint and as a child I would draw my favourite animals; lions and birds and dogs and people and I still love those subjects! To be able to find that essence, that divine spark that is within all of us and to reveal that through art is my constant aim…And to be able to produce work that honours the subject, delights and sometimes maybe even challenges the viewer and honours the One who is the source of all wonder.


Many years went by when I didn’t even pick up a pencil because life just took over. I am married to a wonderful man and I  have three beautiful adult children and am also so blessed to be a nanna to five gorgeous little ones. However, it is in the last few years that I have really felt the call of God on my life to pick up that pencil/ brush again and I have been taken back to that happy place deep within my soul, where I am creating artwork that expresses the love of my soul and that has  meaning.


I have won some awards in local art shows and my greatest achievement was winning Grand Champion of Show for a portrait of my Dad in pastel…and have sold work at shows and online.

Dan Webb

I have been painting, drawing and creating all my life.

From my earliest influences of whatever was around me at the time, building other worldly mechanical machines from found objects, to draw and paint man made machines and nature, selling my first painting when I was 13.

Mostly I’m influenced by the beauty and chaos of our world and beyond,  space, the great oceans , wilderness, animals,  the naked male form, the spirituality of the human existence and large man-made machines, I’m always drawn to  discovering new ways to make my art, and new mediums to create it with.

I am Admin for the  ‘Boyzart’ page  on facebook.

I am on Instagram ‘Anterradorsa’

Exhibitions

  • Urban Paradise Gallery Surfers Paradise qld Group showing artist co-op Nov 2019
  • ‘Mosaic’ Exhibition , Parramatta Artists Studios Sydney  NSW March 2018
  • ‘Octapus’ Mural , Warehouse , East Brisbane Qld Jan -feb 2018
  • WESAF ,Mural for Westend Street art Festival Qld November 2017
  • ‘All are One’ joint artist exhibition , COSSAG artists,St Stephens Cathedral , Brisbane Qld 2017
  • ‘Ebb and Flow’ joint artist exhibition Entangle garden art warehouse /gallery Qld 2017
  • Mural for Michelle Bowden, ‘Octapuses Garden’, Kedron Qld 2017
  • Mural at St. Stephens Cathedral Brisbane Qld COSSAG artists 2016-2017  
  • The Kangaroos Bounce back Exhibition Sydney NSW 2016
  • The Kangaroos visit Mostra Exhibition Italy 2016
  • ‘The Kangaroos visit Rome’ exhibition,Extension, Parco dei Cimini, Italy, 2015-2016 (exhibit and co-curate)
  • ‘The Kangaroos visit Rome’ exhibition, Galleria Expo, Pallazzo Velli, Rome, Italy, 2015 (exhibit and co-curate)
  • ‘The Kangaroos visit Rome’ show ‘Yuga Cafe’ Glebe Sydney NSW   2015
  • ‘Melt’ GLBTQ art exhibition , Powerhouse , Brisbane Qld 2015
  • ‘Vive Le’Homme’Exhibition Lust For Life Tattoos/Gallery Fortitude Valley Qld 2014
  • ‘Take Action’ Exhibition , Art & Design Precinct West End Qld  2014
  • ‘see.me. takeover Times Square’, New York, U.S.A. 2014
  • ‘Sydney Pride’ ExhibitionTap Gallery Darlinghurst Sydney, NSW 2013
  • ‘Life’s a Beach’ exhibition, Art & Design Precinct West End Qld  2013
  • ‘Brisbane Art of Pride’ exhibition, Art & Design Precinct West End Qld 2013
  • ‘First In, Best Dressed’ exhibition, Art & Design Precinct West End Qld2013
  • ‘Outloud’ Mardi Gras exhibition,The Tap Gallery Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2004 – 2015
  • Sydney Pride Exhibition Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst Sydney, NSW 2013
  • ‘Bent Art’ exhibition, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW 2007
  • Tropical Fruits NYE Art exhibition, NSW  2007
  • Solo exhibition, ‘Boys of Summer’ , Mr Marys Hotel , Redfern Sydney, NSW 2007
  • The North Sydney Art Prize North Sydney NSW 2005
  • ‘Luna Park Memorabilia’ exhibition, Luna Park, Sydney NSW 2005
  • ‘World Environment Week’ exhibition, The Tap gallery, Sydney NSW 2004

Other Hangings

  • Club 29 McGlachlan St Fortitude Valley
  • Gloria Jeans Café – King St, Newtown, Sydney.
  • Aussie Boys Clothing, Oxford St, Sydney.
  • The Glass Bar, Brunswick st Fortitude Valley Brisbane, Qld
  • Site Cafe Banyo Qld
  • Drift cafe Coolangatta Qld
  • Tempo cafe Westend Qld
  • Palermo Cafe Highgate Hill Qld
  • Jilarty Cafe /Gallery Rainbow Beach Qld

Attended art school at

  • Randwick TAFE, Commercial Art, 1978   

Winners – Harold & Agnes Richardson Drawing Prize 2021

The Royal Queensland Art Society would like to congratulate the winners of the 2021 Harold & Agnes Richardson Drawing prize. Judged by Bill Platz. This prize celebrates the practice of Drawing.


First Prize

Working From Home

by Paul Renals

Wood, Epoxy

Judges Comments:

In the tradition of Van Gogh’s shoes, this drawing brings concerns about the nature of work and the lives of workers into the COVID era with humility, poignancy and beauty. The laborious texture, graphic impact and subtle asymmetry of the shoes set this drawing apart as the winner of the 2021 HARD Prize.


Second Prize

Study for a Painting

by Anton Piche

Mixed Media – Crayon, Walnut Ink & Watercolour

Judges Comments:

Although there are a number of outstanding figures in the exhibition, this study distinguishes itself through atmosphere, mood and the dramatic play between transparency and opacity. The tension between the walnut ink, crayon and body colour contrast beautifully with the melancholic model.


Third Prize

Lee in Isolation 27.04.2021

by Claire Grant

Coloured Pencil & Cyanotype

Judges Comments:

This little portrait makes scale and materiality integral to the intimacy of the work. The lovely gestural marks in emulsion don’t just provide a ground for the contour drawing, they foreground the play between light, time and observation that perfectly align with the content.


Highly Commended

Draco Ligno

by Brittany Blackie

Ink & Tea on Paper

Judges Comments:

A clever portrait with outstanding graphic dexterity.

Male Gesture Study

by Scott Breton

Pencil on Toned Paper

Judges Comments:

The interplay between the aleatory effects of the stained paper and the gesture of the body heightens the drama and tension in the work.

Banyan Tree

by Kay Kane

Brush & Ink on Cartridge

Judges Comments:

Beautifully rendered with mastery between tone and contour — this is a deeply fascinating little landscape.

Angophora 2

by Glenda Orr

Sap Soaked Paper, Etching, Gesso Wash and Pencil

Judges Comments:

The anthropomorphism of the tree grabs attention, but the subtlety of the graphic treatment encourages sustained study.

The Goat Track

by Jennifer Redmond

Charcoal

Judges Comments:

A bold charcoal drawing loaded with mystery and narrative potential.

Window of Reflecting Cultures in Venice

by Cees Sliedrecht

Pen & Watercolour

Judges Comments:

This drawing achieves the difficult balance between playful montage and compositional structure while maintaining immediacy and exuberance.


PEOPLES CHOICE: Winner

Breathe

by Scott Breton

Mixed Media


Winners – Different Dimensions 2021

The Royal Queensland Art Society would like to congratulate the winners of the 2021 Different Dimensions sculpture Exhibition, judged by Rhyl Hinwood.


First Prize

Sanctuary

by Bill Gale

Wood, Epoxy


Second Prize

Landfall 1, 2, 3

by Jennifer Long

Etched Paper & Aluminium, Shellac, Wood, Wax


Third Prize

Les Perles

by Thomas Gillick

Mixed Media


Highly Commended

Study for the Neue Proun, by Guy Lobwein

Virtual Reality Installation

Ear, Shell, Ear. A Word in Your… by Gary Fenlon

Carrara marble mounted on travertine.

Game On, by Dr Ekaterina Strounina

Polymer Clay, Bronze Pattina

After the Fire, by Marie Smith


PEOPLES CHOICE: Winner

To be announced