Christine Druitt Preston | Finalist | Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 | Caloundra Regional Gallery.
Congratulations to gallery artist, Christine Druitt Preston, whose linoblock print Olley Land – Take a place at the table has been selected as finalist in this years Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020.
My linoblock print, ´Olley Land – Take a seat at the table´, is informed by a drawing of the Tweed Regional Gallery Margaret Olley home studio re-creation. Unlike the ordered compositions of Olley´s paintings this artwork responds to the un-edited, multi-layered and visually fascinating central room of her Duxford Street, Paddington home.
The famous dining table, with its willow pattern ware and Kama Sutra placemats, was the repository of innumerable objects – the ultimate still life.
Made at my dining room table, this work acknowledges Margaret Olley´s practice and the lineage of women artists whose artworks respond to the domestic interiors that also served as their studios. – Christine Druitt Preston, 2019.
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by the Caloundra Regional Gallery. The award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium.
Forty finalists have been selected to exhibit in the gallery and the winning work will be added to the Gallery´s Sunshine Coast Art Collection.
This years judge is Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director, Gallery, HOTA Home of the Arts, Gold Coast.
The Official opening and announcement of winners is on Thursday 19 November, 6.00-8.00pm
Exhibition Dates: 16 October – 06 December.
Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Cnr Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie, NSW.