Warwick Art Gallery invited artists aged 6 to 25 years who live on the Southern Downs to participate in a biennial competition and exhibition, aptly called BURST, to represent the ideas and talents of our youth bursting forth onto our gallery walls.
The 2019 version presents artwork by fifty two young local artists and fills the gallery with all manner of self expression and creative fun.
We were fortunate to receive unprecedented support for this exhibition from local business and individuals allowing us to offer twelve cash prizes. Every participant, however, is to be commended for pursuing their art and taking this quite scary step to exhibit in a real art gallery.
Congratulations to the winners:
MAJOR AWARD SPONSORED BY WARWICK CREDIT UNION
Morgan Gander for Radiant
COMMENDATION AWARDS SPONSORED BY ROSE CITY SHOPPINGWORLD AND HELEN HARM REAL ESTATE
Sarah Muller for Beat
Sophie Follett for Blossoms
Iggy King for Changing Perspectives the Gold behind the Gold
Charlee McNatty for City Scenes
Ellen Jackson for Sands of Time
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS SPONSORED BY CONDAMINE ACCOUNTANTS
Lee Heywood for Anzacs
Sophie Waples for Tom Holland
Sarah Henry for A Tranquil Path
Emily Lane for Where I’d Rather Be
Treshawne Achari for Unity in Diversity
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD SPONSORED BY ROSE CITY ARTZ N FRAMING
Will be announced on Friday 13th December
Thanks to exhibition sponsors
We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the following Gallery members and supporters:
Andrew and Peter Dunn on behalf of the late Catherine Dunn
Goomburra Valley Happy Hour
Gillian and Geoff Knott
Kim and Peter Mapstone
Lewis von Stieglitz and Clare McHugh von Stieglitz
A delightful exhibition of 43 mini artworks by Southern Downs artists. These tiny works are all for sale with prices starting at just $20.
(The Incredible Lightness of Being) by Susan Lincoln
Crystal, high-gloss reflective surfaces, video, works on paper and performance come together to create a uniquely immersive installation-based exhibition, by Brisbane-based artist Susan Lincoln.
Warwick Art Gallery is excited to host Susan Lincoln’s YOU ARE HERE 2 (The Incredible Lightness of Being), the artist’s first ever survey exhibition.
Through her use of light, reflection, refraction and repetition, Susan’s meticulously crafted works create ethereal spaces for mindfulness and meditation.
Susan has a rich connection to regional and rural Australia, and it is the nostalgia and familial connection to these places that has left a signature mark on her artworks over the last decade.
Susan Lincoln says, “All of my oeuvre is a testament to childhood memories as a girl, completely spellbound by the light refractions around the room from my mother’s crystal bracelet in the unique light of outback Queensland”.
A key work in the exhibition is TRR (Light Vehicle). Standing at just under three metres tall, this immersive space gently draws audiences in to sit and explore what mindfulness has to offer without any stigmatisation. It allows participants to quietly pause and reflect, and to momentarily escape today’s fast-paced society and life pressures. In this space, light is reflected through lead crystals, acting as prisms, to scatter rainbow colours over the work and its participants.
Image: Susan Lincoln, TRR (Light Vehicle), detail, 2014-2019, moulded fibreglass, polycarbonate, acrylic, lead crystals, paint, timber offcuts, laser cut acrylic, monofilament, rug, 360 x 420 x 420 x 270 cm. Photo credit: L. Grosmann.