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VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2023


3 Mar 2023 – 20 Mar 2023

Opening Event & Awards Presentation, Tuesday 7 March at 7pm.

Location: Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries


In this exhibition VAS artists are asked to explore subjects from a 21st century perspective, challenging themselves creatively. This Exhibition is sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.

VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2023

Location: Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries


Opening Event & Awards Presentation, Tuesday 7 March at 7pm.

In this exhibition VAS artists are asked to explore subjects from a 21st century perspective, challenging themselves creatively. This Exhibition is sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation.

The judge for this year's Contemporary Exhibition was Mimmo Cozzolino. Mimmo is a visual artist with a passion for combining painting, photography and digital art.

In 2003, with Arcadia del Sud (a series based on seven photographs from his adolescence), he won the overall prize in the Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award.

In Symbols of Australia (Penguin Books,1980) a book on the history of Australian commercial iconography, he investigated the connection between trademarks and Australian national identity.

In 1977, together with the illustration co-operative All Australian Graffiti, Mimmo was co-creator of The Kevin Pappas Tear Out Postcard Book (Penguin Books, 1977). The book prodded irreverently at Australian cultural practices using the medium of the postcard.

A number of his artworks, photographs, designs and posters are held in the collections of State Library of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Powerhouse Museum, RMIT Design Archive, Art Gallery of Ballarat and private collections.


The VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition features prizes for both painting and sculpture:

Painting

  • 1st Prize $3,000
  • 2nd Prize $1,000
  • 3rd Prize $500

Sculpture

  • 1st Prize $2,000
  • 2nd Prize $700
  • 3rd Prize $300

See past winners here.

George Hicks Foundation Logo

Banner Image: 'Untitled', Collage & Mixed Media by Robyn Pridham, Winner 2023

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'Tower of Janis', mixed media painting on x-ray film


2023 Winners


First Prize Winner

—'Untitled', Collage & Mixed Media

Second Prize Winner

—'Aussie Combo' Acrylic

Third Prize Winner

Heather Peberdy—'A Family Connected', Pastel

Highly Commended Artworks

Gayle Whyte—'Melbourne Summer', Mixed Media Mosaic

Gaye Lyons—'The Crimson Scarfe' Oil on Linen

Megan-Jane Johnstone AO—'Land Interrupted', Mixed Media & Gelprint Collage

Bruce Baldey VAS—'Under Surveillance', Digital Print

Lucy Fekete—'Silly Fat Cow & a Two Faced Bitch', Acrylic on Canvas

Louis Sauzier—'Vestiges of an Ancient Journey' Pastel

Sculpture First Prize Winner

Ilona Herreiner—'Time to Fly', Pear Tree & Oil Colour

Sculpture SECOND Prize Winner

Nathalie Anne Marion—'I Know Her Inside Out', Watercolour paper on wire

Sculpture THIRD Prize WinneR

Maxine Wain—'', stone, mixed media

Sculpture Highly commended

Chris Berkman—'Envoy from a Distant Planet', Ceramic, glaze & shell

Curator's Choice award

Helen Carter VAS—'Covid Contrast', Acrylic

Heather Towns_Aussie Combo_Second Prize 2023

'Aussie Combo' Acrylic by Zulu, Second Prize 2023

'A Family Connected', Pastel by Heather Peberdy, Third Prize 2023


Browse Artworks

(Un)forgotten Places
Lara Tees
35cm (W) x 35cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Acrylic on canvas

Not for sale
A Family Connected
Heather Peberdy
56cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Pastel
Award Winner Banner3
$ 1,000.00
A Muse
Karen Hopkins
67cm (W) x 25cm (H) x 13cm (D)
found objects aluminum sculpture wire and ceramic
$ 360.00
Aquatic Shelter
Rosa Wong
34cm (W) x 34cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Ink and Colours on paper
$ 1,000.00
Bark Rhythm
Denise Nethercote
51cm (W) x 77cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oils on canvas
$ 600.00
Bird Hiding
Jennifer Baxter
38cm (W) x 30cm (H) x 2.3cm (D)
Mixed media and collage
$ 270.00
Boundaries
Samira Khadivizand
76cm (W) x 102cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Acrylic on stretched canvas

Not for sale
Climate Change
Robert Young
61cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil on Stretched canvas
$ 500.00
Dishevelled
Sam Bruere
40cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil
$ 1,000.00
Gates of Hell
Victoria Duggan
76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 950.00
Glengala
Kelly Altair
21cm (W) x 18cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Stoneware clay and glazes
$ 240.00
Grounded
Kathie Mathes
44cm (W) x 54cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Mixed medium using gouache, pastel and charcoal
$ 400.00
I Know Her Inside Out
Nathalie Anne Marion
45cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 20cm (D)
Life Size Torso
$ 2,400.00
If I Were King, Red Tail Black Cockatoo
Hsin Lin
75cm (W) x 75cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)
Mixed Media on Canvas
$ 4,680.00
Industrial Turmoil Dyptych
Joseph Luczynski
100cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Acrylic on Canvas
$ 1,300.00
Land Interrupted
Megan-Jane Johnstone
46cm (W) x 56cm (H) x 2cm (D)
mixed media gelprint collage
$ 325.00
Lerderderg in Lockdown
Andrew John Ackland
90cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 600.00
Magical Blossoms
Violetta Misiorek
63.5cm (W) x 63.5cm (H) x 6cm (D)
Acrylic
$ 590.00
Magpie Bathing Time
Lizzie Bohan
40cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Collage, paper
SOLD
MechiMice
Linda Weil
50cm (W) x 56cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Graphite and Color Pencil
$ 1,200.00
Gayle Whyte_Melbourne summer_HC 2023
Melbourne Summer
Gayle Whyte
90cm (W) x 78cm (H)
Mixed media mosaic
$ 1,800.00
Laurel Sloan_Comtemporary 2023
Michael
Laurel Sloan
77cm (W) x 106cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Acrylic on Cardboard intended to remain unframed
$ 1,200.00
Morning Sea
F. V. Andrews
74cm (W) x 54cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Digital Art
$ 600.00
National Park Lorne
Glennis Jack
44cm (W) x 44cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 400.00
Not 1835
Carmel O'Connor
90cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Acrylic on panel
$ 650.00
On Demand
Jon Lam
64cm (W) x 73cm (H) x 6cm (D)
Oil on Canvas
$ 1,500.00
Passing Memories
Karen Hopkins
147cm (W) x 116cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
acrylic on canvas and gold leaf
$ 3,500.00
Silly Fat Cow and a Two Faced B****
Lucy Fekete
36cm (W) x 46cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Acrylic on canvas
Award Winner Banner4
$ 6,000.00
SunDream
Sandra Messner
76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oils on gallery canvas
$ 780.00
The Dancer
Malcolm Drysdale
121cm (W) x 91cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 900.00
The Reversal (Framed in Oak)
Mina Afra
49cm (W) x 64cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on Wooden Panel

Not for sale
The Road to Kata Tjuta
Peter Gibson
91cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on Canvas Stretcher Frame
$ 2,500.00
Time to Fly
Ilona Herreiner
55cm (W) x 140cm (H) x 53cm (D)
Pear Tree, Oil Colour
Award Winner Banner
$ 13,600.00
Under Surveillance
Bruce Baldey
95cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Digital print limited edition
Award Winner Banner4
$ 850.00
Untitled
Robyn E Pridham
67cm (W) x 97cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Collage & Mixed Media on Paper
Award Winner Banner
$ 800.00
Vestiges of an Ancient Journey
Louis Sauzier
96cm (W) x 79cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pastel
Award Winner Banner4
$ 1,800.00
Waiting
George Eustice
51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 350.00
When the Tulips Finally Open
Elizabeth Moore Golding
64cm (W) x 54cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 1,250.00

Browse Artworks

(Un)forgotten Places
Lara Tees
35cm (W) x 35cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Acrylic on canvas

Not for sale
A Family Connected
Heather Peberdy
56cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Pastel
Award Winner Banner3
$ 1,000.00
A Muse
Karen Hopkins
67cm (W) x 25cm (H) x 13cm (D)
found objects aluminum sculpture wire and ceramic
$ 360.00
Aquatic Shelter
Rosa Wong
34cm (W) x 34cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Ink and Colours on paper
$ 1,000.00
Bark Rhythm
Denise Nethercote
51cm (W) x 77cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oils on canvas
$ 600.00
Bird Hiding
Jennifer Baxter
38cm (W) x 30cm (H) x 2.3cm (D)
Mixed media and collage
$ 270.00
Boundaries
Samira Khadivizand
76cm (W) x 102cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Acrylic on stretched canvas

Not for sale
Climate Change
Robert Young
61cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil on Stretched canvas
$ 500.00
Dishevelled
Sam Bruere
40cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil
$ 1,000.00
Gates of Hell
Victoria Duggan
76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 950.00
Glengala
Kelly Altair
21cm (W) x 18cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Stoneware clay and glazes
$ 240.00
Grounded
Kathie Mathes
44cm (W) x 54cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Mixed medium using gouache, pastel and charcoal
$ 400.00
I Know Her Inside Out
Nathalie Anne Marion
45cm (W) x 70cm (H) x 20cm (D)
Life Size Torso
$ 2,400.00
If I Were King, Red Tail Black Cockatoo
Hsin Lin
75cm (W) x 75cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)
Mixed Media on Canvas
$ 4,680.00
Industrial Turmoil Dyptych
Joseph Luczynski
100cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Acrylic on Canvas
$ 1,300.00
Land Interrupted
Megan-Jane Johnstone
46cm (W) x 56cm (H) x 2cm (D)
mixed media gelprint collage
$ 325.00
Lerderderg in Lockdown
Andrew John Ackland
90cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 600.00
Magical Blossoms
Violetta Misiorek
63.5cm (W) x 63.5cm (H) x 6cm (D)
Acrylic
$ 590.00
Magpie Bathing Time
Lizzie Bohan
40cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Collage, paper
SOLD
MechiMice
Linda Weil
50cm (W) x 56cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Graphite and Color Pencil
$ 1,200.00
Gayle Whyte_Melbourne summer_HC 2023
Melbourne Summer
Gayle Whyte
90cm (W) x 78cm (H)
Mixed media mosaic
$ 1,800.00
Laurel Sloan_Comtemporary 2023
Michael
Laurel Sloan
77cm (W) x 106cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Acrylic on Cardboard intended to remain unframed
$ 1,200.00
Morning Sea
F. V. Andrews
74cm (W) x 54cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Digital Art
$ 600.00
National Park Lorne
Glennis Jack
44cm (W) x 44cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 400.00
Not 1835
Carmel O'Connor
90cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Acrylic on panel
$ 650.00
On Demand
Jon Lam
64cm (W) x 73cm (H) x 6cm (D)
Oil on Canvas
$ 1,500.00
Passing Memories
Karen Hopkins
147cm (W) x 116cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
acrylic on canvas and gold leaf
$ 3,500.00
Silly Fat Cow and a Two Faced B****
Lucy Fekete
36cm (W) x 46cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Acrylic on canvas
Award Winner Banner4
$ 6,000.00
SunDream
Sandra Messner
76cm (W) x 76cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oils on gallery canvas
$ 780.00
The Dancer
Malcolm Drysdale
121cm (W) x 91cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 900.00
The Reversal (Framed in Oak)
Mina Afra
49cm (W) x 64cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on Wooden Panel

Not for sale
The Road to Kata Tjuta
Peter Gibson
91cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Oil on Canvas Stretcher Frame
$ 2,500.00
Time to Fly
Ilona Herreiner
55cm (W) x 140cm (H) x 53cm (D)
Pear Tree, Oil Colour
Award Winner Banner
$ 13,600.00
Under Surveillance
Bruce Baldey
95cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Digital print limited edition
Award Winner Banner4
$ 850.00
Untitled
Robyn E Pridham
67cm (W) x 97cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Collage & Mixed Media on Paper
Award Winner Banner
$ 800.00
Vestiges of an Ancient Journey
Louis Sauzier
96cm (W) x 79cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pastel
Award Winner Banner4
$ 1,800.00
Waiting
George Eustice
51cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 350.00
When the Tulips Finally Open
Elizabeth Moore Golding
64cm (W) x 54cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 1,250.00

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