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28 November 2003

Dave Groom sells his 2004 Wynne Prize entry (before it’s painted)

While working on some new paintings, one of Dave's Sydney collectors recently visited him at his Beechmont studio and decided to buy the Wynne Prize entry after admiring the pastel and oil studies which had just been completed. The painting will be a diptych featuring one of Daves favourite areas, the Coomera Gorge in Lamington National Park. You can see some of his other work at:

http://www.daveGROOM.com

Diana Heath gets a finals’ spot in the 2004 McGregor Art Fellowship

After completing work at one of the McGregor art courses, Diana Heath entered, and became a finalist in this year’s competition. You can view her entry at:

http://www.usq.edu.au/transace/mcgregor/artfellow/fellfin.htm

Or you can see more of her work at:

http://www.dianaHEATH.com


The McGregor Schools USQ have a long tradition of excellence in art education in Australia. To celebrate the 36th year of the Summer School and the 16th year of the Winter School, and to contribute further to art education in Australia, they again offered the Art Fellowship (valued at $8000).

The Fellowship is aimed at emerging artists who demonstrate talent and commitment to self-development. In particular the judges consider the potential for the artist's career to be enhanced by exposure to an intensive period in an international setting. The Fellowship is then awarded to a student who has attended either the 2003 McGregor Winter School or the 2004 McGregor Summer School and is selected from the disciplines of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking or Sculpture. The Annual Fellow receives an expenses paid study tour (six weeks duration) in the United Kingdom, and then may be invited to mount an exhibition at a subsequent McGregor Summer School.

You can read about the Fellowship at:

http://www.usq.edu.au/transace/mcgregor/artfellow/default.htm

Overseas’ show for Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox now on-line

It may only be the start of the year, but Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox is up and running with images for her May show in United Arab Emirates. Opening on 10 May at Green Art Gallery in Dubai (with the exhibition to be opened by the Australian Ambassador to the UAE, Mr. Noel Campbell, you can preview the show at:

http://www.kathrynBRIMBLECOMBE-FOX.com or

Take a look at the gallery space at:

http://www.gagallery.com

New Carl Warner exhibit in Sydney now open

Carl Warner has a new exhibition of photographs - nature is - which opened this week at Esa Jäske Gallery (Shop 2/27-39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW - ph: - 02 9698 9887). The show runs to 21 February and you can see some of the images at:

http://www.carlWARNER.com.au or

http://www.esajaskegallery.com/

Nick Ashby on show tonight at Brisbane’s Gallery 482

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Nick Ashby, and to kick it all off, you can see a new series of paintings and works on paper at Gallery 482 (482 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley - ph: 07 3254 0933) which opens tonight (Friday 30 January 2004). The show runs to 25 February and you can also see some of Nick’s work at:

http://www.nickASHBY.com or

http://www.gallery482.com.au

Nicola Chatham adds new work and gains gallery representation

After a successful show late last year, you can catch up on some new work from Nicola Chatham with her latest drawings in the gallery section of her website. Take a look at:

http://www.nicolaCHATHAM.com

There’s been even more good news for Nicola as she is now being represented by two galleries in Queensland:

>Artworks Gallery (25 The Brickworks Centre, 107 Ferry Road, Southport, ph: 07-55 285 441)

http://www.artworksgallery.com.au

And:

>JBD by Design, Brisbane (8/104 Newmarket Rd, Windsor, ph: 07 3357 6348)