Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery acquire Amanda Davies

Incapacity  2011, oil on linen, 198 x 244 cm
We are pleased to announce the recent acquisition by TMAG of Amanda Davies work Incapacity, exhibited at Shotgun, Contemporary Art Space Tasmania, Hobart and Cross Art Projects, Sydney.

Congratulations Imants Tillers

Winner of the 2012 Wynne Prize with his work Waterfall (after Williams).   Imants says of the work:

This painting is my version of Fred Williams’s Free copy of Eugene von Guerard’s Waterfall, Strath Creek, 1862. Von Guerard’s celebrated painting hangs in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Williams’s work was a gouache executed in 1970. However, he went on to paint several significant original oils of this iconic subject. In my work, the waterfall somehow embodies the fleeting and mysterious nature of life. The waters of Strath Creek, after all, come from the catchments around Mount Disappointment [in Victoria].

Super-imposed over the ever-changing movement of water, I have quoted the sentiments of a famous Indian sutra:

The fleeting self
Like a beam
Like a vision
Like a bubble
Like a shadow
Like dew
Like lightening