Place - Serpentine Community Gallery Art Prize 2015

Serpentine Community Gallery Art Prize 2015

This is the second year that

the Serpentine Community Gallery

is hosting this very special members' exhibition.

The theme this year is


A $300 art prize is being offered for the best entry.


Painters, photographers, sculptors, performing artists, installation artists etc. are all WELCOME to enter!

Opening night celebration:

Friday 14th August, 2015, 6-8PM.

The open night celebration and entry into see

'Place' at the Serpentine Arts Gallery is FREE.

As the invite to exhibit said:

"Place" is open to your interpretation.

However, a few suggestions are described below.

1. A place in the sun. The dictionary calls this a favourable position, or a share in something to which one has a

natural right. Life in the wonderful Northern Rivers area provides many examples of this. Barb Sutties recent exhibition at the Tweed River Gallery

“Mt Warning, Caldera: The Impacts” is a case in point. Beautifully painted mountain views come

with a warning of the challenges we all face

to maintain our natural heritage.

2. Another portrayal of “place” (as “entitlement”) can be seen in “Laudanum”, a series of photographs by

Tracey Moffatt. This loose series portrays

an Asian maid with her white mistress.

3. Many white Australian artists, especially from the

60’s to 90’s were concerned with their relationship

with the Australian landscape. In 1997,

 Chris O’Dougherty (aka Reg Mombassa)

 said about his work “Telegraph poles

 and a gum tree, Moranbah”

“The image depicts the loneliness and alienation

that results from placing Northern Europeans

in a vast, empty, incongruent landscape.

It has taken time, cultural conditioning,

 air-conditioning, refrigeration and insecticides

 to help us learn to appreciate and

love the Australian landscape as we do.”

For those whose special place is their car,

their garden, within their family,

or inside their head,

we look forward to seeing the results.

Art-lovers enjoy the works and the event.

At the opening: Serpentine Community Gallery President Shaun Murphy with Summerland Lismore e-branch manager Matt Filicietti

and Serpentine Art Prize Open Section winner Paulette Hayes

 The opening night of the Serpentine Art Prize exhibition - Place - was a huge success

...a very enjoyable night was had by a large crowd of artists and art lovers.

Paulette Hayes won the open art prize with her work....'Dreamtime Alice'.

Susannah French won the Members section with...'Homegrown'.

Victoria Pitel won the Sculpture/Photography section with her sculpture....'Hanna in Boots'.

Congratulations to all winners...

all artists involved...

all volunteers involved...

all sponsors, the judges and supporters of the gallery.

It is a very impressive exhibition.

Winner of the Serpentine Art Prize 2015

....Open Section.....

'Dreamtime Alice' by Paulette Hayes

Winner of the Serpentine Art Prize 2015

.....Sculpture Section....

'Hanna in Boots' by Victoria Pitel

Winner of the Serpentine Art Prize 2015

....Members section....

Susannah French with her work 'Homegrown'

'Middle Child'

Acrylic on Canvas

by Christine Marsh