Still: National Still Life Award Exhibition

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 (All day) to Saturday, 20 January 2018 (All day)

Building on the ten year foundation of our still life painting award, Still is a newly biennial, acquisitive award for works in the genre of still life, in all mediums. Still is open to artists at all stages of their careers.

Still: National Still Life Award offers $20,000 for the major award and $5,000 for the People’s Choice Award.

Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation of this enduring genre. With art historian Frances Woodley’s definition that still life is “the representation of objects in space in relation to a surface … a representation, a reflection, a transformation and a revelation of the objects around us” as a starting point, the award encourages artists to explore, among others, still life themes of ‘memento mori’, the everyday and the passage of time, life and death.

The exhibition features works by 63 finalists (chosen from over 600 entries) including Tony Albert, Louise Allerton, Kelly Austin, Tanya Baily, Elie Begg, Annette Blair, Rene Bolten, Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Terri Butterworth, Fran Callen, Tom Carment, Angela Casey, Tiffany Cole, Karl de Waal, Trisha Dean, Mary Donnelly, Scott Duncan, Sarah Edmondson, Nicolette Eisdell, Merran Esson, Ben Fayle,Guy Gilmour, Sarah Goffman, Ronnie Grammatica, Linda Greedy, Colleen Greig-Canty, Vanessa Holle, Alana Hunt, Susan Jacobsen, Laura Jones, Helle Jorgensen, Paul Kalemba, Laura E. Kennedy, Myriam Kin-Yee, Zai Kuang, Michael Langley, Sam Leach, Kellie Leczinska, Alison Mackay, Josh Mackenzie, Kiata Mason, Julian Meagher, Robert Moore, Stephen Nothling, Susan O'Doherty, Sarah O'Sullivan, Sassy Park, Victoria Reichelt, Elvis Richardson, Damien Shen, Brendan Smith, Tim Snowdon, Richard Spoehr, Vipoo Srivilasa, Nathan Taylor, Samantha Thompson, Anselm van Rood, Prue Venables, Lilli Waters, Kati Watson, Greg Weight, Mirra Whale, and Cleo Wilkinson.

Finalists were selected by a panel which includes Coffs Harbour Gallery staff, Brett Adlington, Director Lismore Regional Gallery, and former MCA board member and art collector Lisa Paulsen.

The winning work will be selected by Lisa Slade​, Assistant Director Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia.

People's Choice Voting - This is your chance to be the judge! Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery invites you to visit the gallery and vote for your favourite Still artwork. The People’s Choice Award winner receives $5,000.

People’s Choice Voting times:
Thursday 23 November 3-6pm
Friday 24 November 10am – 4pm
Saturday 25 November 10am – 2pm

Winning works and acquisitions from Still become part of the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery collection.

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff & Duke Streets
Coffs Harbour

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

http://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/gallery