This past week, I have been working on a painting for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Applications close this Friday, so I have to get a riggle on and get the entry in. My understanding is that it’s open to artists Australia-wide, so I’m not expecting to really be in the running for a prize – but I am really excited about entering something for the Bendigo Gallery. A place where I wiled away many a pleasant hour as a teenager, staring adoringly at artworks and being facinated by the most contemporary artwork I’d seen at that time. The possibility of just being part of the art prize exhibition, having a work shown in that gallery, would be a big thrill.
I did a painting last year based on Melbourne’s whether, often described as “four seasons in one day”. The original painting was a good starting point, but I’ve played with the idea more this week and come up with this for the art prize.
There is more here to be explored here – will try out some other shapes and configurations. But this is the one for the art prize.