24 April 2018

Goulburn Art Award goes to Kelly's 'Ghosts'

| Alex Rea
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Goulburn Art Award Winner Mark Kelly, with his work ‘Ghosts of the Past’ 2018, photographic print. Photos: Supplied.

A hauntingly beautiful photographic print by Mittagong’s Mark Kelly has won the 2018 Goulburn Art Award. The black and white print was an overlay of two images producing a mesmerizing picture playing with light and negative spaces.

The official opening and presentation on Friday evening 20th April, was well attended, as 67 works were exhibited in the awards.

Freya Jobbins from Picton, with ‘False Face Series #2′.

The winner was selected by David Broker, Director of Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

Highly Commended was awarded to Birte Larson for ‘Grey Matter III’, a ‘drawing’ in wood and cement. The Young Artist Award went to Cooper Pearce for a drawing in felt tip titled “An Elephant Never Forgets.’

Gina Mobayed, Director of the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery said, “The exhibition is sure to impress as we have a range of artworks that are diverse in style and medium. We hope to have a large crowd join us on Friday night in celebrating our local creative community and the huge effort they have put into their works.”

Patrice Cooke, Predator, 2017, ceramic. (Detail).

The exhibition was opened by Goulburn Mulwarree Council Mayor Bob Kirk, as well as the inaugural exhibition created through the Gallery’s outreach program.

The program, which is proudly supported by the IMB Bank through their Community Foundation, works with the Crescent School, Warrigal Care Goulburn and PGU Kenmore and has delivered 54 workshops since July 2017.

The program is designed to improve accessibility to the Gallery and its program by those in the community who would have difficulty attending the Gallery in person. The exhibition consists of over 20 works created by participants.

Gail Stockley, Ridgeline, 2017.

IMB Bank CEO Robert Ryan said the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery’s Disability Outreach Workshops have provided a wonderful artistic program for over 500 participants since last July.

“The selection of works that will be on display at the Art Gallery is the culmination of hard work by the workshop participants and we are proud that our Community Foundation has provided the funding for such an important community asset,” Mr Ryan said.

The winner of the 2018 Goulburn Art Award receives $1000 cash and an exhibition within the 2019 Art Gallery Program.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is located at 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn, entry via Church Street.

Lynne Flemons, Mapping the Ephemeral, 2018.

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