In brief: Artist Milestones 18 May 2010 - Art Collector

29 June 2010

  • Gil Meydan, Fiona Wolf and Karl Schwerdtfeger have won the 2010 Head On Photographic Portrait Prize. The three share a prize pool valued at $50,000.
  • As part of the Biennale of Sydney, Janet Laurence will be presenting a talk on her new site-specific installation, Waiting: A Medicinal Garden for Ailing Plants, on Tuesday 18 May 2010 at 1.30pm in the Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • The results of Lily and Regina Karadada's 2009 APW Collie Print Trust Fellowship have now been published and will be exhibited at the Australian Print Workshop gallery at the end of the month. They worked with printmaker Martin King to produce the series of etchings, which revolves around the Wandjina and Guion Guion spirit figures. King visited the remote Kimberley community of Kalumburu with a travelling print workshop to complete the project.
  • New Zealand's Judy Millar is currently in New York on a ISCP residency.
  • A solo exhibition of work by Bentinck Island artist Sally Gabori is being staged in London at the Gallery in Cork Street, in conjunction with Alcaston Gallery and Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi Art. My Island Home will open on 24 May 2010.
  • Del Kathryn Barton has been named co-winner of the Arts & Culture category (along with actress Deborah Mailman) in the InStyle Audi Women of Style Awards. InStyle editor Kerrie McCallum described Barton's accomplishments as an artist as ''astounding and inspiring ... all the while changing nappies''
  • Ryan Presley, Kirra Jamison, Ida Lawrence and Luke Kidd are among the 45 young artists pre-selected for the The Churchie National Emerging Art Award. The winner will be decided by judge Andrew Frost in early June.
  • Sydney-based painter Dorryce Rock has been commissioned to create a series of works for fashion brand Willow. The works, inspired the latest range, will be exhibited in the Willow boutiques in Sydney and Melbourne from July to October 2010. Willow founder Kit Willow said the ''clever works'' would create ''an inspiring and unique backdrop for the fashion collection''.
  • Alison-Jane Rice has secured representation with New Yor's Agora Gallery for 2011. Her work will be included in a group exhibition of work from Australia and New Zealand in May 2011.

Jane O'Sullivan

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