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Be it or figurative artwork - within this select group we present artists that are in the National Portrait Gallery  Canberra, have been winners and finalists in awards such as the Shirley Hannan $50000 Portrait Prize, Archibald Packing Room , Black Swan, Alice Bale, Norma Bull, The Mortimer, and the Australian Art Excellence Medallion. This is a preview of some of the images from the exhibition.  We encourage you to visit the exhibition before it closes on Sunday, 14th July 2013.

Joseph Attard

Joe has won many awards, most notably

  • the Alice Bale Award for oil painting

  • the John Balmain Award for figure drawing;

  • the Tom Roberts Award for portraiture, (Heidelberg Heritage Artists);

  • AGRA Best in Show Winter;

  • finalist for the Camberwell Travel Grant Award

  • finalist Alice Bale Travel Grant Award.

  • AGRA Australian Art Excellence Award Medallion Winner in 2002.

Helen Edwards

  •    Represented National Portrait Gallery Canberra "The Seekers Reunite'' 2012

  •   Finalist A.M.E.Bale Art Prize Melbourne 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003, 2001

  •   Finalist 'The Mortimore Prize' touring N.S.W 2012, 2007

  •   Finalist 'Black Swan Portrait Prize' Perth W.A. 2012, 2010

  • 'Salon des Refuses' Sydney, 2012, 2007

  •   'Detour' Group Exhibition by Fusion Six  Gallery 15 Melbourne

  •   Finalist 'Portrait Awards' Castlemaine Regional Gallery Vic 2011, 2007

  •   Finalist 'Black Swan Portrait Prize' Perth W.A 2011, 2009

  •   Portrait Artists Aust Group Exhibition Sydney 2012, 2011, 2010

  •   'Hidden Faces of the Archibald' Melbourne Vic 2011, 2010, 2009,2007, 2006

  •   'About Face'  Group Exhibition Fusion Six Latrobe Regional Gallery Vic

  •   'About Face' Group Exhibition Fusion Six Wangaratta Reg. Gallery Vic

  •   'Best in Show' Pastel Society of Victoria

  •   First Prize 'Peoples' Choice' Hidden Faces of the Archibald' Melbourne 2007

  •   'About Face' Fusion Six Glen Eira City Gallery Melbourne Vic

  •   Finalist 'Victorian Artist of the Year' Melbourne 2006,2003

  •   Finalist Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize Bega NSW 2005

  •   Best Portrait Award Pastel Society Vic 2003

Regina Hona

  • The A.M.E. Bale National Award for Best Work on Paper, $5000. 2010.

  • Archibald Entry - 2010, 2009, 2008 & Hidden Faces of Victoria exhibition each year.

  • Finalist Best Work on Paper, A.M.E. Bale National Portrait Awards., 2009, 2008

  • 2009 - Best in Show, Australian Guild of Realist Artist's, Summer Exhibition

  • 2009 - Ming Mackay Award, Best Painting as voted by peers, Pastel Society of Victoria

  • 2009 - Best in Show-Runner Up, Pastel Society of Victoria, Annual Exhibition

  • Finalist in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, 2008, 2006

  • 2007 - Best Painting - Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Summer Exhibition

Suzi Hancock
Qld Artist Suzi Hancock has been painting for 17 years and since starting to exhibit 4 years ago has won over 60 awards.

Di King

  • Many solo/groupexhibitions including:

  • 1989/96 Mall Galleries, Royal British Arts Society, London, UK

  • 1993/4/5 Hamilton & Sale & Warnambool Regional Galleries  Exhibitions

  • 1997 A 2 person exhibition at Gallery Forty Seven, London

  • 1997 Gallery Miromessnil, Paris, France

  • 1998 Gelabert Studios, International Gallery, New York, USA

Some of her most recent awards include

  • 2012   Platinum Award. City of Victor Harbor

  • Winner of the  Mortimore Prize 2011

  • 2011   Best Oil painting at  Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga, Kingston & Mont de lancy,

  • Winner…Sir Arthur Streeton Award

  • Best Australian Landscape to $3,000, Camberwell Rotary

  • Winner of the Australian Art Excellence Medallion 2008

Hugh Jackman, Tommy Emmanuel, Marina Prior, James Morrison, Rhonda Burchmore, Julie Anthony, Bruce Rowland, Graeme Goble, Peter Brocklehurst, Geoffrey Rush and Olivier Newton-John

Publications include

  • 1999/2000 Pastel Artist International Master Pastellists of theWorld Australian Showcase

  • 2002/3 Australian Artist Magazine - "How did you paint that"

  • 2005 International Artists - "100 Ways to Paint People & Figures" Vol 2

  • The Art of Di King - Kennedy Publications

Brigitte Dawson

A relatively new artist to watch with interest

Adriana Mahne

A new artist to watch with interest. Adriana has had a solo exhibition.

Cherry Manders

•  "Salon de Refuses" (Hidden faces of the Archibald) 2012
Cherry has won awards for both art and sculpture ...
• First Prize Riviera Art Expo
• First Prize, Yarra Glen Art Award (two years running)
• First Prize, Warrandyte Gallery Art Award
• First Prize, Bendigo art and Sculpture award
• First Prize, McCubbin Award 2008, 2009
• Best Still Life in show, Victor Harbour Art Awards 2010
• Winner of the Victorian Arts Society Norma Bull Portraiture Scholarship 2011

Lyn Mellady

EXHIBITIONS:- 0ver 40 solo/group exhibitions in NSW, VIc, 7 in Australian regional galleries
AWARDS:-About 60 awards for pastel and oil land/seascapes.  Portraits are her second stream and have never been entered in competition.
Paintings in City Collections - Sutherland,NSW; Cambelltown NSW; Frankston, Vic; Nagoya, Japan; Susomo, Japan


•Worlds Best Portrait & Figurative Artists 2012 - Kennedy Press
•Detour - The Collection by Fusion6
•Worlds Best Pastel Charcoal and Pencil Artists 2011 & 2010
- Kennedy Press
•ABOUT FACE The story of the Permanent collection by FusionSix.

  • 50 Australian Artists - Artists Inc

•'Master Pastelists of the World'- Australia's representative in 'Australian Showcase' - Pastel Artist International, No 14,2002  

Terrianne Murray

Terrianne has received numerous awards including The Australian Art Excellence Medallion, The Ming MacKay Award and has exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally.

Barbara McManus

Barbara has been the recipient of more than 50 art awards including in 1986 the AME Bale Over Seas Scholarship.
This award presented Barbara with the opportunity to visit the World’s most famous art museums, absorb European culture, participate in workshops in Wales and Cornwall, and sketch her way through the British Isles, Russia, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco; parts of Scandinavia, and Central Europe.  During this time her work was included in the International Patel Exhibition in Lille, France in 1987.

Juliet Peer’s book “More Than Just Gum Trees”
Max Germaine’s “Encyclopedia: Artists and Galleries Australia”
and “Who’s Who in Australia sand the Far East”.   She was also a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 1990.

Barbara spent eight years with The Victorian Artists Society Council and teaching staff, and was their Artist of the Year.  She was made A Fellow in the same year.

Shelea Neighbour
Shelea is a young artist to watch with interest.

Angelo Quabba

22 Solo Exhibitions
AWARDS Angelo has many awards  for his work, the most notable being
the Silver Medal at the Camberwell Art Show 2008,
First Prize McCubbin Medal Award & Platinum Award Victor Harbour
More than 20 Best in Show Awards in Australia
and 1978 Third Prize Oils, Claudio Guidali, Italy
Third Prize Oils, National Art Competition, Brescia, Italy

Vivi Palegeorge

Vivi's work is gaining recognition and has been gathering awards over the past few years.

Dawn Stubbs

Dawn has been a notable wildlife artist for many years winning numerous awards and has turned her art towards portraits. She was a recent finalist in the Blake Prize for Religious art and was Winner of the Black Swan Award 2012

Raelene Sharp
Winner of $30000 Shirley Hannan Portrait Award 2006

•Winner Australian Art Excellence Medallion Award 2003

  • Finalist in A.M.E. Bale Travel Grant 2003

•Finalist in Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2012
•Recipient of the Victorian Artists' Society Norman Kaye Medal 2005
•Included in Joint Exhibition of 30 artists chosen by the Portrait Artist Australia for Washington DC Exhibition 2005
•Included in Salon International 2006 & 2012 Texas USA
•Finalist Mortimore Prize 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010(Portrait)
•Winner Kevin Taylor Award 2006
•Finalist in Hidden Faces of the Archibald Exhibition 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
•Member of Fusion6 “About Face” Touring Portrait Exhibition 2007 – 2010
•Fusion6/Melbourne Citymission -  Detour Exhibition 2011
•Finalist in James Farrell Self Portrait Award – Castlemaine Art Gallery 2007
•Finalist Black Swan Prize for Portraiture – Perth Western Australia – 2008, 2009 & 2010

Rosemary Todman Parrant

Numerous awards including

  • The Royal Overseas Open Award,

  • The Alice Bale Oil Painting award and

  • The Alice Bale best works on paper.

  • Best pastel at the Camberwell Rotary Art Show.

  • Many more Best in Show Awards

Her Oil Portraits  hang in Monash University, Vision Australia, Anzac house , private schools and homes.

Cathy Van Ee

Cathy van Ee has had diverse experience in image making as an artist and designer.

Her industry experience includes an extensive career as a book designer & illustrator for Penguin Books Australia, five years in Philatelic for Australia Post selecting designers and artists from around Australia for our postage stamps, and 4 years the Manager of the Walker St Gallery in Dandenong.
She is now teaching drawing and painting

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