Image above: Christine Wrest-Smith Jars of glass 2023 oil on linen 76.5 x 76.5 cm
Congratulations to Sue Anderson, Dale Cox, Rodney Forbes, Rick Matear and Christine Wrest-Smith who have been selected as Finalists for the Maritime Art Prize 2023.
The Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize is back for it’s 21st year, and invited artists to respond to the theme of The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea. Hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Docklands, Melbourne has gained international recognition as a prestigious competition and boasts a $25,000 prize pool.
Congratulations to Dale Cox who received the Runner-Up Award for his painting Take your medicine.
Dale Cox Take your medicine 2023 acrylic on gold enamel on board framed 73 x 123 cm
Rodney Forbes Burn Your Boats 2022 oil on canvas 61 x 40.5 cm
Rodney Forbes won the 2020 prize with his painting A Submariner Dreams of Home, and says the prize means a lot to him because the Mission to Seafarers ‘do great work with distressed seafarers far from home’.
Sue Anderson Flying along to Popes Eye 2023 oil on linen 76 x 61 cm
Rick Matear Ladder and Sea 2023 acrylic on canvas 116 x 92 cm
Maritime Art Prize 2023
717 Flinders Street
Docklands Victoria 3008
Friday 20 – Thursday 26 October
12pm – 8pm Daily
Exhibition Opening Night:
Thursday 19 October, 6pm
Image above: David Frazer Love letter (panels I & II) 2020 linocut edition 50 100 x 148 cm.
The 2023 Castlemaine State Festival Open Studios is an event designed to promote regional visual arts on Dja Dja Wurrung country in historic Castlemaine, Newstead, Maldon, Elphinstone and district. Offering a rare opportunity to visit studios and galleries within the shire and experience a behind the scenes, personal look at artists in their natural habitat – discuss their artwork and techniques – and purchase directly from the artist. Open Studios showcases over 150 local artists in studios, galleries and exhibitions in what has become a much-loved biennial event.
David Frazer studio: Unstable Press, 28 Blakeley Road, Castlemaine.
Open 10am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday during festival dates.
David Frazer will also take part in an upcoming exhibition at CAstlemaine Art Museum, For the Love of Song, alongside Australian and international songwriters. Read more about it here.
Dale Cox studio: 96 Farnsworth Street, Castlemaine
Opening hours: 10am – 4pm, Friday – Sunday, during festival dates.
Dale Cox works across a diverse range of visual media including painting and sculpture and film, often appropriating found objects as materials for alteration and reinvention. His paintings and sculptures can be found in significant public, corporate and private collections across Australia.
2023 Castlemaine State Festival
Castlemaine Goods Shed
21 Kennedy Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450
24 March – 9 April 2023
Dale Cox Mickey Buddha 2006 mixed media.