Applications open for 11th Prospect Portrait Prize
Newmarch Gallery invites contemporary approaches to portraiture.
Applications are now open for the 11th Prospect Portrait Prize. For more information click on the Terms and Conditions button, and to apply, click on the 'Apply Now' button.
Applications close 5pm, Monday 27 September 2021.
Mother's Ilk - Exhibition Catalogue
A group of contemporary male South Australian artists pair with their mothers to combine and compare each-other’s creative forces, and produce an artwork or two.
Artists: Will Cheesman/Pamela Jane Cheesman, Henry Jock Walker/Michelle Gai Branson, Jack Hodges/Sharyn Brady, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm/Koruna Schmidt Mumm. Jack Ladd/Cathy Brooks, Wes the Pants/Claudine Maselli.
Calling all makers, creators and artists
This is early bird notice that online entries for the 2021 Community Art Show at Newmarch Gallery will open early April and close on 30 June. The exhibition opening will be on Sunday 25 July celebrating everything about our creative community!
There is no fee to enter, and no commission on sales. Artwork will be required at the Gallery approximately two weeks prior to opening. More details and the online entry form will be available here soon!
Ann Newmarch Survey
As we celebrated the one year anniversary of Newmarch Gallery opening in December 2019, we opened our most significant exhibition to date: Ann Newmarch Survey, 11 Dec 2020 - 25 Jan 2021.
Curator of the exhibition, Sarah Northcott, has provided curatorial notes Reflecting on Connections in response to the exhibition, which provides further insight into Ann, her practice, studio and career, as well as the exhibition.
To view Reflecting on Connections - click here
For more information about Ann, the history of the gallery, and to listen to the oral history of Ann, visit the About page of our website.
Image: Ann Newmarch. Maralinga Poisoned Rations (as the serpent struggles), 1988. synthetic polymer paint on canvas. 163 x 168 cm. Private Collection
Eleanor Zecchin - Radio Interview
In Eleanor Zecchin's exhibition '1000 Ways to Rainbow' metaphorical readings of rainbows are used to explore the inexhaustible potential of watercolour in parallel with the discipline and pursuit of an optimistic mind.
To hear Eleanor as she speaks with Radio Adelaide about her exhibition click on the button below.
We welcome Threads in Motion
Arts South Australia and City of Prospect have recently celebrated the installation of Threads in Motion by artist Karl Meyer, in association with Exhibition Studios.
City of Prospect was selected as the 2019 recipient of Arts South Australia's Major Commission Fund (Public Art and Design) giving Karl's incredible concept, originally presented in May 2019, both the location and funding to be created.
Installed in early October 2020, and with official launch held in March 2021, this piece is located at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect, and can be viewed from Ground Floor and Level 1 during opening hours of Prospect Library and Newmarch Gallery, and also from Prospect Road at any time of the day or night.
To learn more about Threads in Motion, click here
For more information about artist Karl Meyer, click here
This project is jointly funded by Department of Premier and Cabinet (made available by Arts South Australia's Major Commission Fund) and City of Prospect.
Temporary Public Art - Inside Out
Inside Out is a temporary public art installation designed in response to the pandemic and the first lockdown. When gyms and sporting clubs closed, people came out in force, walking the streets of Prospect at all times of the day.
The Arts and Events team worked on ways to get art to the people, as people couldn't get in to see the art. So we created street art - dotted all around the city, not only for people's enjoyment, but also to highlight the diverse range of artists we have living and working within our community. For more information and locations of works, click on the link below.
Reconciliation Week - In conversation with Damien Shen
Newmarch Gallery is excited to bring you 'I'm Here', an interview with Damien Shen.
Damien Shen is a South Australian man of Ngarrindjeri and Chinese descent. As an artist he draws on both of these powerful cultural influences to create works of intense personal meaning. In using his artistic talent to share his story he aims to open the eyes of viewers to new ways of seeing Australian identity and Aboriginal art.
Interviewed by Pete Lindon, member of Prospect Arts Action Network, this is not to be missed.
Watch the full interview here
Prospect Portrait Prize Winners Announced
Jasmine Crisp is the winner of the Prospect Portrait Prize for 2019.
'Jasmine has presented a complex emotive portrait of one individuals journey, the trials and tribulations of being away from one’s home. In this tour de force of technique she references Sandro Botticelli’s classic Birth of Venus created in 1486, often referred to as the ‘Venus on a half shell’, which remains a symbol of idealised beauty and the perfection of form as conceived in Italy over 5 centuries ago. Jasmine has presented a complex emotional portrait which both indulges the viewers gaze and subverts it. She is at once beautiful and tragic; intimate and isolated. The portrait is also an evocation of humanities current state anxiety in regards the natural world. She is at once a part of it and apart from it'.
Russell Kelty, Independent Judge, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Image: Venus is a Tourist (self portrait in Reykjavik), oil on canvas, 135 x 120cm.
Paul Whitehead is the Winner of the Payinthi Award, as voted by staff of City of Prospect.
Paul's work captures his father in the weeks before he passed.
Image: Paul Whitehead, Dad's Last Summer, oil on canvas, 76 x 56cm
Newmarch Gallery opens
It is with great excitement, years of planning and an incredibly creative community, that we celebrate the first day as Newmarch Gallery on 14 October 2019. Prospect Arts Action Network (PAAN), together with staff and the arts community open the doors to a state of the art, light filled and modern facility in the heart of Prospect, and the entry to Payinthi, our new home of City of Prospect. We look forward to you being a part of Newmarch Gallery!
The official opening of Newmarch Gallery was 5 December 2019.