1 December - Congratulations to gallery artists, GW Bot, Graeme Drendel, Graham Fransella and Adrian Lockhart who have been selected as finalists for the Dobell Drawing Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition at AGNSW runs from 2 December to 5 February next year.
28 November - Anna Eggert has created a wonderful new sculpture for Canberra, commissioned by the ACT Government. In ‘Here and Now’, Anna considers the way that the physical world interacts with people and the unseen forces that move through our bodies. Constructed in different grades and patterns of industrial stainless steel mesh, the intersecting lines of the mesh produce a complex visual effect, the energy and density constantly shifting with each step that the viewer takes. In Anna’s words, “We do not just look at the physical world. It does not stay still. Lines of unseen force move through us and leave their marks - gravity, magnetic and electrical forces, microwaves, sound and light waves. This sculpture puts us in that aesthetic laboratory. Constantly changing moiré patterns, like watered silk, are expressed in the stainless steel mesh as we move around and past the installation”. The sculpture, consisting of eight figures, is on the corner of London Circuit and Edinburgh Avenue in the City.
26 November - Wendy Teakel awarded the Capital Arts Patrons Organization (CAPO) Singapore Airlines travelling scholarship. She plans to travel to Nepal to investigate getting some of her works woven into rugs. The inspiration for the project came from the Weaving Art and Change project curated by Isabella Holding and exhibited at fortyfivedownstairs in May this year.
10 November - Sophia Szilagyi has won the 2011 Banyule City Council Award for her work 'Courage', pigment print on rag paper, 80 x 98cm, edition of 10. The prize was judged by Geoffrey Edwards, Director at Geelong Art Gallery, Dr. Bernhard Sachs, School of Art, Melbourne University Victorian College of the Arts, and Banyule's Art Collection Curator, Claire Watson.
10 July - Beaver Galleries congratulates Julie Blyfield as the winner of the 2012 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. For the prize, Julie has created a series of sculptural vessels inspired by her regular visits to the pristine coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The work, entitled 'Scintilla series' replicates the fragile coastal environment and plant life found there. The vessels are hand made from pure silver that is delicately worked to create the effect of our fragile natural environment.
26 May - The work of GW Bot is represented in the British Museum show "Out of Australia" which opens today. The first big show of Australian art in London for over a decade, it features 125 works on paper by 60 significant Australian artists from the 1940s to today. The exhibition runs until 11 September.
15 April - Graham Fransella was announced today as the winner of the 2011 Trustees Watercolour Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for his work, "Tree". This is the fifth time that Graham has won this award. Beaver Galleries is holding an exhibition of Graham's recent work from 5 to 24 May 2011.