Image above: Christine Wrest-Smith, Portrait of Aldo Bilotta (2019) oil on linen
Congratulations to Christine Wrest-Smith with her work ‘Portrait of Aldo Bilotta’ and Rick Matear with his work ‘At the Beach’ which have been selected as Finalists in the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award
Image above: Rick Matear ‘At the Beach’ 2019, acrylic on linen, 56 x 77 cm
The Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial prize awarded to a living Australian artist to commemorate the life and work of Emmanuel Phillips Fox (1865–1915). Administered by the Castlemaine Art Museum, the Fox Award recognises and promotes the work of artists pursuing the artistic interests and qualities of E. P. Fox. These include: An engagement with colour and light, particularly within the genres of landscape and figure painting; ambitious connections with international developments in art; an interest in travel and an engagement with the cultures of diverse regions and peoples.
As an acquisitive prize, with $50,000 being awarded to the winner. This year Castlemaine Art Museum is honoured to have Geoffrey Smith, Chairman Sotheby’s Australia, as the 2019 judge.
The exhibition opening and announcement of the winner will be held on Friday 7 June 2019. The exhibition will run from 8 June – 1 September 2019
Castlemaine Art Museum – 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC
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