This year’s Coraki Art Prize is very lucky to have Marc de Jong judging both the ‘PAINTING’ and the ‘WORKS ON PAPER’ sections. Marc was one of Melbourne’s most notable stencil artists in the 90’s, playing a defining role in the contemporary Australian street art scene and Marc has been exhibited and collected by several galleries including the National Gallery of Australia. Separate from the street art he is an established contemporary painter. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Art and, prior to that, studied under Howard Arkley while completing an advanced certificate of Art and Design at Prahran TAFE. He has had many solo exhibitions and been involved in numerous group shows. He was a finalist in the 2010 Archibald Prize, 2009 Sulman Prize, the 2008 Wynne Prize, the 2008 Fleurieu Biennale and the 2006 ABN Amro Emerging Artist’s Award among other art prizes.
Also this year’s Coraki Art Prize is extremely lucky and proud to have Sandra Taylor judging the ‘SCULPTURE’ section this year.
Sandra recently had a retrospective exhibition called, ‘True Stories Sandra Taylor 1975 – 2017’, down at the Grafton Regional Gallery, it was superb. Those lucky enough to have gone would have seen the work which speaks for itself.
Sandra Taylor is considered a significant Australian artist who has made many major contributions to the visual arts through her practice as well in her work as a teacher, and in particular to ceramics.Her work has been influential, and has been loved and admired by many.
One could write a very long list of her achievements but I’ll just mention a few. She has exhibited extensively nationally as well as overseas, her work has been exhibited in major public galleries as well as in many private ones. Her work has been collected by many galleries including the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Powerhouse Gallery.
Private collectors include the likes of Sir Elton John, the late Sir Michael Parkinson and David Evans, President of MGM/United Artists.
Grafton Regional Gallery has been collecting her work for many years and continues to collect her work as Sandra has worked and lived locally.
Sandra has also been a great support to the Coraki Art Prize over the years, working as a volunteer, an adviser and judge, has donated work as a prize for fundraising in a raffle and has also entered work.
Above image from front cover of ‘ True Stories Sandra Taylor 1975 – 2017’ picture of work by Sandra Taylor, ‘Glorious home, fabulous pool view I’, 1996, terracotta.
Above picture of work by Sandra Taylor,
‘Oh cow of full and empty meaning’,
Picture of work by Sandra Taylor,
handbuilt various inlaid coloured clays & painted & stain clays.
Our judge for PHOTOGRAPHY this year is the very talented Mark Davis.
Mark has been a keen photographer for nearly 30 years and until recently, convened a camera club in Ballina. Mark has won numerous local and interstate awards for his photography including Ipswich Art Awards, BHP Waltzing Matilda Photographic Competition, Bentley Art Show, Ocean Shores and selected numerous times in the Caldera Art Awards. In 2012 Mark held a very successful exhibition of his infrared photography at the Tweed Regional Gallery. Marks enjoys many forms of photography and often uses his images to make other artworks. More of his work can be seen on his website www.markd.com.au .
Mark owns and manages Ballina Art & Framing and will display 2 of his images.
make an image – don’t just take a photo
A BIG THANK YOU to the artists whose images of entries from 2015 were used to make the 2017 entry form look great.
On the cover – ‘Landmarks’ by Leora Sibony.
In the center clockwise from top left – ‘Elliot’s Journey’ by Tia Terry,
‘Song’ by Katka Adams, ‘Perspective Rail’ by Rose Storer,
‘Head Space’ by Caroline Ezzy, ‘Stalking’ by Charlie Llewellyn.
Below clockwise from top left –
‘Echidna Mating Season’ by Vanessa Kapeen,
‘Ruby in a Chair’ by Sacha Walker,
‘Brother’ by Chantelle Ferguson Mamallacta,
‘Tabulam Summer’ by Rowan McDonough,
‘Milford Sound NZ’ by Selwyn Crook.
Hello everyone, This an overview of our entry form for this year’s Coraki Art Prize 2017. A big thank you to Neville Minch who produced yet another beautiful entry form !
Hello everybody, here is an article from the Coraki & District News that tells you about the new venue for this year’s Coraki Art Prize Exhibition – Coraki Campbell HealthOne on Surry St, which is located behind the Conference Centre and old hospital building. All artwork will be shown in the one venue this year instead of split over two venues like it has in previous years.
Below is an article from the Echo Newspaper about the help the Coraki Art Prize got from the Men’s Shed in Casino. They were kind enough to help with modifications to the picture rails that are being installed in the Coraki HealthOne Building in preparation for our upcoming exhibition of works entered in the Art Prize.
A reminder to everyone that there will only be one venue for the exhibition this year, on the 28th and 29th of October!
Here’s an article from yesterday’s Richmond River Express Examiner about the upcoming Coraki Art Prize and picture of president of the Coraki Art Prize Melva Thompson holding a painting by local Coraki artist Vanessa Kapeen.
Also includes an article about an upcoming exhibition starting in November at the Bankhouse Gallery in Mallanganee called ‘High Tea’ featuring a body of work by the very talented Christine Spedding who is one of our favorite artists!
This year’s Coraki Art Prize will be held over the last weekend in October. All artists are encouraged and invited to enter this year, the 6 sections include:
- Works on Paper (drawing & printmaking)
- Youth Art (12yrs & under) – in any medium
- Youth Art (13 – 18yrs) – in any medium
All entries must be original and must have been produced in the last 12 months and each artist can enter up to two entries.
There is prize money to be won in each section as well as an overall $2000 prize to be won by the ‘Best In Show’ and a ‘Popular Choice’ prize of $500 which will be chosen by the public who come to see the exhibition of works entered.
Entry Forms will be available soon on this website and will be distributed and made available through out the Northern Rivers.
Enquiries can made to : firstname.lastname@example.org or (02)6683 2729
ENTRY FORMS – WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO GET THEM DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN RIVERS THIS WEEK, YOU WILL FIND THEM AT GALLERIES, ART SUPPLY STORES, INFORMATION CENTRES, CAFES & OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT THE ART PRIZE. BELOW IS A ONLINE -PDF VERSION OF THE ENTRY FORM THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD, FILL IN AND THEN EMAIL TO US.
ALTERNATIVELY IT CAN BE PRINTED OUT, FILLED IN AND SENT VIA POST. ANYONE THAT HAS DIFFICULTIES PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AND WE CAN EMAIL YOU THE ENTRY FORM ALSO.
The Collector’s start up kit comprises a suite of artworks by local artists that have been kind enough to donate their work. The collection is a broad and rich selection of works which is a fantastic start-up kit for collecting Australian contemporary art.
One of the works featured in this prize is this beautiful glass sculpture by Jacqueline King.
‘Forest Floor’ – kiln- and flame-worked glass by Jacqueline King.
This beautiful piece is inspired by the less than 0.1 per cent remnant big scrub rainforest that remains of the once 75,000 hectares in this region. The hand cut leaves are slumped into a bowl vessel. Jacqueline’s work is highly personal yet retains an aesthetic that speaks to us all. She emphasises the brilliance and beauty of glass – allowing it to ‘come to life’ with light, colour, texture and form. “Glass is the most beautiful medium to work in as it has its unique challenges but the presence of light can dazzle and transform a piece in seconds. I believe I have found a life long love and I hope my work inspires grace and just a little natural peace.”