Mediated Landscape
       
     
Air to Ground
       
     
The Elements: Fire
       
     
Reflection
       
     
Seeing differently
       
     
as far as a life goes
       
     
bare witness
       
     
Scar
       
     
waterfront
       
     
2019 M16 Drawing Prize
       
     
Mediated Landscape
       
     
Mediated Landscape

Frank Thiron and Graham Eadie

Gallery 1

26 September - 13 October 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 26 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 13 October

This exhibition of photographs and paintings re-examines the landscape genre and through its emphasis on mediation, offers a new sensory experience. The works based in time and space support and play off one another, while source material informs and re-orients the fixed gaze towards an unexpected aesthetic experience.

Image: Frank Thirion, Beyond the bounds of possibility, 2018 Photograph on bond paper, 600x400mm.

Air to Ground
       
     
Air to Ground

Bec Bigg-Wither

Gallery 2

26 September - 13 October 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 26 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 13 October

In the fiftieth anniversary-year of the first moon-landing, this exhibition considers space exploration and terrestriality. It grounds these poles in a local perspective, using historical NASA public domain images and my own photographs of the site of the former Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station near Canberra, which helped track the Apollo moon-landing missions.

Image: Bec Bigg-Wither, Apollo 9 (detail), 2019. Inkjet print, 30.5 x 177.5 cm.Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Elements: Fire
       
     
The Elements: Fire

Marily Stretton and Helene Walsh

Gallery 3

26 September - 13 October 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 26 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 13 October

This series of works examines Fire, the last of the four elements in a series of exhibitions undertaken by Stretton over several years at M16 Artspace. Air, Water, Earth and Fire are held to be the physical manifestations of our psychological make-up. Ultimately an examination of the elements is a reminder that life’s force depends on all four and on the balance, or lack of it, that we achieve among them.

Image: Marilyn Stretton, Untitled #2, 2017, acrylic on canvas paper, 30x42cm, Photo courtesy of the artist.

Reflection
       
     
Reflection

Kate Smith

Gallery 1a

17 October - 3 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 November

Smith is fascinated by the Australian landscape, particularly moments of change such as dust storms, mists and rain. In these moments, familiar landscapes become bewildering, disconcerting and awe-inspiring.

Image: Kate Smith, Sky, 2019, mixed media on paper, 42 x 29cm

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Seeing differently
       
     
Seeing differently

Diana McPhetres, Rodney Moss, Neil Lade and Trevor Sutton

Gallery 1b

17 October - 3 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 November

The rugged landscape near Lithgow inspired this series of imaginative and diverse paintings from four Canberra-based artists. The eight-day retreat in an isolated and breath-taking part of the Capertee Valley proved to be a perfect creative spark.

Image: Rodney Moss, En Plein air at Capertee, 2019, acrylic on canvas, detail.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

as far as a life goes
       
     
as far as a life goes

Cait Wait

Gallery 3

17 October - 3 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 November

A collection of narrative portraits which illustrate and depict chosen people in a time and place. The oil paintings are a result of a collaboration between the artist and the subject, as they reveal their past, present future connections and memories.

Image: Wait Cait, Sal, oil on canvas, 90cm x 90cm.

This exhibition is supported by the Regional Arts Fund and Country Arts SA.

bare witness
       
     
bare witness

Bob McKendry, Kris Kerehona, David Hempenstall, Lisa Matiazzi, Mark Mohell

Gallery 1

7 - 24 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 November

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 24 November

There is profound liberation in the unpredictable, instinctive nature of simply experiencing the world – alive – away from the strictures of life’s routines and minutiae, social shackles cast aside. It is something that transcends any conscious outlook: to imbibe without limitation; to feel without rationale; to simply be and bear witness.

Image: Mark Mohell, Untitled 36, 2018, photograph.

Scar
       
     
Scar

Janet Angus

Gallery 2

7 - 24 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 November

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 24 November

An exploration of psychological space through painting and the processes involved. I am interested in the human condition, in particular the wounds we develop, the scars we bear and how these shape us over the course of our lives.

Image: Janet Angus, Where you stop is where I begin, 2018, Oil on board, 152 x 137 cm.

waterfront
       
     
waterfront

Petros Papoulis

Gallery 3

7 - 24 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 November

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 24 November

Papoulis has a long-held fascination with the water’s edge. Observing how we interact with it, how we use it, what happens there and how the elements can affect it.

Image: Petros Papoulis, 4Knots, 2015, Crayon and Graphite On Paper, 80cmx59cm

Photo: Bruce Harley

2019 M16 Drawing Prize
       
     
2019 M16 Drawing Prize

The M16 Artspace Drawing Prize, established in 2006 has become highly acclaimed and sought after, attracting a record number of high calibre entries nationally and internationally. A wide array of work is submitted on diverse surfaces and using diverse media, both traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques. The annual exhibition seeks to examine, challenge and open up a dialogue concerning definitions and perceptions of what drawing can be.

The 2019 Judges

Karina Harris and Neil Hobbs

Landscape Architects, Collectors and Curators of Contour 556

Awards include:

The Philip Leeson Architects’ Prize of $ 5,000 (Main Prize) http://www.philipleeson.com.au/

The Delta Cleaning Services Prize $ 500

The Framing Store, Braddon $ 500 voucher

To Enter the 2019 Drawing Prize Click Here

Key 2019 dates:

Entries open Monday 1 July 9am
Entries close Friday 1 November (4pm)

Finalist announced Tuesday 12 November 5pm
Artwork delivery deadline Thursday 21 November 5pm

Exhibition opening and prize announcements Thursday 28 November 7pm (event runs 6-8pm)

Entry Fee
$35 per artwork (incl. GST). Maximum of three (3) entries per artist.

For full T&C see our download a document page.

Image: M16 Artspace