Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2012 Belle Arti Art Prize

Flight Centre was made for the fourth annual Belle Arti Prize exhibition, which opens at Chapman and Bailey Gallery on 12 December. The show has an open theme; the sole prerequisite is that all works are made on Belle Arti stretched linen, 36 x 36 cm.

The imagery was partly developed from the linocut Corporeal/Ethereal, which in turn was drawn from my current exploration of silhouetted imagery (see blog posts November 12 and 14). A key influence was Surrealist artist René Magritte, who on several occasions employed both cut out elements and bird iconography (see below left).

Chapman and Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston Street
Abbotsford Vic 3067

Gallery Hours:
10 am-5.30 pm Monday - Friday
11 am - 5pm Saturday

Telephone: 03 9415 8666

The exhibition runs until 26 January 2013.

Images from top:
Flight Centre, 2012, acrylic on linen, 36 x 36 cm.
Photography by Tim Gresham.
L'entree en scene, by René Magritte