Paddington Art Prize 2015

Tonee Messiah and Eloise Kirk are finalists in this year’s Paddington Art Prize. This $25,000, national acquisitive prize is awarded to a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
22 Oct – 1 Nov 2015 111-113 Queen St Woollahra, Sydney

Image: Tonee Messiah, Moonlit Midnight Dunns Swamp 2015, oil on linen, 112 x 106 cm. Finalist in the 2015 Paddington art Prize.

Fisher’s Ghost 2015 Finalists

John Aslanidis, Belem Lett and what, are finalists in this year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award. Incorporating multiple categories, the major prize awards $30,000 to a contemporary artist and sees their work acquired for the collection at CAC.
31 Oct – 12 Dec 2015 Campbelltown Arts Centre

Image: what, The Supermale 2013-15, Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, shellac on macrocarpa, 60 x 88 cm. Finalist in the 2015 Fishers Ghost Art Award.

John Aslanidis: Eye Score

If you didn’t catch John Aslanidis’s extraordinary painting and sound collaboration Sonic Network No 14 at Gallery 9 last July, you’ll find it in Eye Score: The Audible Image, exploring the auditory impact of the visual arts.
22 Sept – 1 Nov 2015 Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne

Image: John Aslanidis Sonic Network no. 14 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 305 x 488 cm


Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: Adelaide Biennial 2016

Gallery 9 is thrilled to announce that Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran has been selected as a participating artist in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Titled Magic object, the 2016 biennial takes inspiration from the Wunderkammer, the talismanic and cultural ritual. Nithiyendran is developing an ambitious installation of new works for the exhibition.
27 Feb – 16 May 2016 Art Gallery of South Australia

Tony Lloyd: Albany Art Prize 2015

Tony Lloyd is a finalist in this year’s Albany Art Prize. This major acquisitive prize is now in its 8th year. Lloyd’s painting You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go… will be exhibited in the finalists exhibition at Albany Town Hall.
4 Sept – 11 Oct 2015

Image: Tony Lloyd You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go 2014, oil on linen, 61 x 122 cm


Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran wins the Sidney Myer Award

Congratulations to Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, winner of the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Art Award. The $50,000, biennial award is the premier prize for ceramic artists in Australia. Co-judge Kirsten Paisley from the National Gallery of Australia found Nithiyendran’s ceramics “exceptionally exciting”, commenting “his work evokes the energy and reverence of the ‘deity’ while embodying the playfulness of a story-book action hero.” A selection of works from the commissioned exhibition will enter the prized ceramics collection at the Shepparton Art Museum.
For more information visit the SAM website.
New works by Ramesh will be exhibited at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery 9 booth B04, 10–13 Sept.
Listen to a post-award interview with Ramesh on Radio National.