Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Art News | Tags: 2013 Dunalley Bushfires, Art News, Mount Barrow, Mt Barrow, Nigel Hewitt, Tasmania | Comments Off on Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire
An artwork using ash from the 2013 Dunalley bushfires has won this year’s Glover art prize. Nigel Hewitt won the $40,000 prize, the country’s richest landscape award for his work, Woven.
The Tasmanian-born artist, who now lives in Western Australia, used wood ash to depict a forest landscape. Hewitt was thrilled with the award, which honours colonial artist John Glover :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 20th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News | Tags: Australia, MONA, Mural, SNAKE, Sydney Nolan, Tasmania | Comments Off on MONA Removing Nolan’s Snake
A Sidney Nolan artwork which sat in storage for 40 years until it was unveiled at Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art in 2011 is being taken down. The spectacular mural is comprised of 1,620 individual paintings, which when hung as a polyptych creates a snake winding subtly across the paper mural.
MONA is the brainchild of eccentric millionaire gambler David Walsh, his acquisition of Snake was the catalyst for the museum.
Nolan’s serpent mural, Snake, was hung on a purpose-built 40 metre wall, it’s been a centre-piece of the museum which opened two years ago. Snake was described as a major structural component of the museum and one of the Nolan’s best, most dramatic works by Mr Walsh.
Snake will be replaced by an installation from the Japanese digital artist Rioji Ikeda in June 2013. If you haven’t had a chance to view Nolan’s spectacular work, hurry! More info: www.mona.net.au
Posted: October 24th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News | Tags: Australian Landmarks, Australian Tourist Destinations, Hobart, lonely Planet, MONA, Tasmania, Top Ten Destinations | Comments Off on MONA Launches Hobart Into Lonely Planets Top Ten Destinations
Hobart’s ranking as one of 10 cities in the world to visit next year has been put down to the success of the Museum of Old and New Art – MONA – Travel guide Lonely Planet has San Francisco at the top of the list, with Hobart in seventh place :: Read the full article »»»»