Quince (2019), archival pigment and oil paint on canvas, 61 x 91 cm
Congratulations to Greg Weight, who is currently selected as a finalist in the STILL: National Still Life Award 2019 at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery with his beautiful work ‘Quince’ (2019).
STILL is the signature program of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery – an Australia-wide award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums, held every two years. Over 56 artists were selected as finalists in this year’s award, a record number of entries from all over Australia. Selected artworks include sculpture, printmaking, installation, painting, ceramics, photography and video – highlighting the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice.
The winner will receive $30,000 prize money and the winning artwork joins the Gallery’s collection. The judge for the 2019 award is the highly-respected Director of the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Rebecca Coates.
The STILL exhibition opens on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs until Saturday 30th November 2019.
To view all artists in this year’s award click here.
Greg Weight’s career spans from his association with the Yellow House in Sydney in the 70s, to his highly regarded work as a fine art photographer, and his landscape art and sculpture. ‘Australian Artists, Portraits by Greg Weight’, was published by Chapter and Verse in 2004, and is a unique collection of portraits of artists, taken over the last thirty years. He was the inaugral winner of The Citigroup Australian Photographic Portrait Prize in 2003 and the winner of Head On Alternative Photographic Portrait Prize in 2006. Greg’s work is represented in the collections of most major galleries in Australia. In 2012 Greg’s haunting photograph of a church in south western NSW won the Peoples Choice Award in the Blake Prize for religious art.