Art that shines on stillness of life
WHEN life is still you can bet someone will capture it on canvas.
The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award showcases and celebrates still-life works.
On display at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 10 Years of EMSLA is a retrospective of the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award that includes a special exhibition of all the winning artworks from the past decade.
“The EMSLA is one of Australia’s top art prizes and we’re very proud that Dr Mal Eutick chose the city gallery as its home back in 2007,” Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight said.
“It has provided Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery with a unique opportunity and goal – to acquire the best still-life paintings in Australia, from the colonial era onwards.
“This is the very first time that all the winning artworks have been exhibited together so it’s a unique occasion.”
The first EMSLA winner, Sam Leach, said, “Winning it paid for months of dedicated studio practice and allowed me to develop and extend the scope of my work.
“Winning the prize helped to establish my reputation as an artist and led to significant opportunities in curated shows at regional and state art institutions.”
The exhibition is open and will run at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery until April 22.
EXHIBIT: 2016 winner Kerrie Johns with her work Flowers in a Window.