Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Amanda Davies in Shotgun 2011

CAST and project partner, Detached Cultural Organisation present the second edition of this annual early career artist exhibition and professional development opportunity. Shotgun provides a platform for promising early career artists based in Tasmania to develop new work for exhibition. This years artists are Andrew Harper and our own Amanda Davies.

Shotgun operates under a flexible curatorial model with selection of applications assessed through a committee process. This year sixteen artists from across Tasmania were invited to submit portfolios. From these submissions six artists were chosen for interview, and ultimately two were selected for inclusion in Shotgun.



Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tom O'Hern Artist Interview for Primavera '11

Imants Tillers acquired by Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

In These Latitudes 2011
acrylic & gouache on 72 canvas boards
No. 90304 - 90375
226.5h x 284.5 cm (approx installation area)
Bett Gallery is thrilled to announce the acquisition of this significant Imants Tillers, from his recent exhibition The Journey South,   by the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Helen Wright wins Hutchins Art Prize

Congratulations to Helen Wright for taking out the 2011 Hutchins Art Prize with her work:

The Exquisite Corpse of Seaweed Man  2011
relief print
168 x 60 cm

Limited edition available from Bett Gallery.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Joel Crosswell Artist Talk

15 Soul Collectors, clay, wire and resin, 40 x 40 x 9 cm
"My sculptures and drawings are based around existence. I create a world based on ideas that already exist in mythology and shamanism as well as ideas that link closely with the everyday world in which we live. I am interested in ideas of what may be beyond death and how this relates to our sense of self. I use the figurative form of the body to portray this sense of vulnerability. My art practice involves a process of subconscious channelling where the art becomes metaphoric for past memories, feelings and personal stories."

Joel Crosswell, 2011

Joel will be speaking further about his work, this Saturday the 15th of October at 2pm in the gallery backspace.  Join us.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Welcome to The Valley Collection

Bett Gallery announces it's most recent art collecting group -  The Valley Collection.  Tasmanian based, and with a focus on collecting a major collection of contemporary Australian Art, we wish them all the best as they start on their collecting journey.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Gravity #4  2011,  cast bronze, 24 x 12 x 12 cm
Congratulations to Belinda Winkler who has been short listed as a finalist in the 2011 Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize. Announced Friday 21 October.