7 May to 18 June 2017
The Calleen Art Award encourages originality, creativity and artistic excellence. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject and style, established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM. The winner of the 2017 Calleen Art Award will receive $20,000 in prize money made possible by the generous support of the Calleen Trust, and the winning work will become part of the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.
The exhibition opening and announcement of the 2017 Calleen Art Award winner took place at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery on Saturday night 6 May 2017 from 6pm, with over 120 visitors including many of the finalists.
The exhibition was opened by Cr Judi Smith, Deputy Mayor, Cowra Shire Council and the Calleen Art Award winner was announced by the Awards Judge, Mr Angus Trumble, Director, National Portrait Gallery.
The winner of the 2017 Callen Art Award is Zai Kuang from Melbourne for his work titled Audery oil on canvas 102 x 84cm. Artists statement “My paintings are about children and daily life. I want to explore the relationships between children and their surroundings and the objects in the domestic environment” (except from the exhibition statement).
During the evening guests were treated to the presentation of delightful music by an ensemble of young musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Calleen Art Award 2017 catalogue | Download PDF(PDF, 2MB)
Image: Winner of the 2017 Calleen Art Award – Zai Kuang, Audery, 2017, oil on canvas, 180 x 90cm