Congratulations to Glenda Orr who has been selected as a finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award.
With a first prize of $20,000, the Lethbridge Art Award is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. The judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill. The winner of the award will be announced on 19 June, with the exhibition taking place at Lethbridge Gallery in Brisbane from 18 June – 26 June 2021. For more information, click here.
Glenda’s submission is an artists’ book titled, Parked life, which brings together a series of etchings created last year during the pandemic. The inspiration for this series was sparked on her daily morning walk through the park with her dog, Pluto. On her way to get a takeaway coffee from her local cafe, Glenda noticed a growing number of people engaging with the park in the guise of ‘exercise’ although she felt that many people were rather finding solace in a small snippet of nature – much like herself.
These etchings will be showing in Glenda’s upcoming solo exhibition at Australian Galleries in August 2021.