2010 news for Melbourne's Gallerysmith including news of artists including Susan Purdy, Dadang Christanto, Nici Cumpston, Siri Hayes and Tony Albert.
Rachel Coad has been awarded the 2016 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Her winning portrait of fellow artist Waldemar Kolbusz was selected by a panel of judges including Angus Trumble, Thea Costanino and former Director of AGWA, Alan Dodge. The judges said: “The winning artwork has a scale and presence and the subject’s personality has been captured superbly. The artist has moved beyond the photo realism and creates a sense of nostalgia through the use of sepia tones, …. It is a painter’s painting of a painter.”
The Black Swan Prize, now in its 10th year, is one of the richest art awards in the country with the winning artist receiving $50,000 in prize money. The prize is proudly supported by the Lester Group.