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REDNECK PINK-yabby net waterhole + ghosts

Redneck Pink: yabby-net-waterhole + ghosts
mixed media + polymers + gold leaf on canvas | Paddington Art Prize Finalist
1520 x 1520 mm

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The word ‘landscape’ divorces us from the guts of ‘land’ – the looping canes of feral blackberries cut your skin.
This painting is full of holes and ghosts; about what is, and yet is not:
waterholes | rabbit holes | yabby holes in mud | water – brown and hot as tea | holes in yabby nets |
holes in the years that slipped | from wild blackberries and blood ties and ‘going yabbying’ and bare feet in hot dust. |
A bush of ghosts | my brothers and me | flannelette shirts | shearers at the pub roaring on pay night | blood red | and the big black sky of stars.

— Gaye Chapman. Artist Statement. The Paddington Art Prize Online 

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NEWS    
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2013
KEDUMBA DRAWING AWARD [INVITATIONAL] | FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman is an invited finalist in the Kedumba Drawing Award [Invitational] 2013 

The Kedumba Drawing Award is regarded as the most important drawing Award in Australia.
It is an acquisitive Award and new works, selected annually, become part of the Permanent Public Kedumba Collection. Each year, twenty four Australian artists are invited to participate in the Award and submit work which will be hung for the judge to consider. The artists are drawn from recommendations of State, Regional and Private Galleries, from the Kedumba Artist Trustees, from submissions of individual artists and from personal enquiry by the Director and Curator. The Award is judged each year by an eminent Australian artist.

‘The Kedumba Award, in my opinion, which is shared by others, is the most important event for drawing in the country because of the resultant Collection …’
— John Olsen AO OBE. artist
http://kedumba.org.au

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2013
TARONGA ZOO COMMISSIONED ARTIST |’TARONGA WILD! RHINOS’ PUBLIC ART EVENT

Gaye Chapman is a Commissioned Artist [invitational] in the Taronga Conservation Society Australia ‘Taronga Wild! Rhinos’ public art event.

Chapman’s works ‘Dűrer’s Rhinoceros: after Dali’ will be painted on a limited edition rhinoceros sculpture by British artist Chris Wilkinson of ‘Wild in Art’. The large scale installation will be exhibited on the ‘Taronga Wild! Rhinos’ sculpture trail through public spaces in NSW in 2014. 15 Australian artists were commissioned including: Ken Done; Kevin Connor; street artist Numskull and Camilla Franks.

‘Taronga Wild! Rhinos’ is a ‘Wild in Art’ public art event that will bring artists, schools, businesses and communities together to create a world-class sculpture trail through the public spaces of Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Dubbo, Taronga Western Plains Zoo and the Central West region of NSW. ‘Wild in Art’ is a leading international arts and education company that takes mass participation public art events onto the streets, and has produced over 20 major events around the world since 2007, in key cities such as London, Melbourne, Sao Paolo and Liverpool.

At the climax of the event the rhinoceros sculptures will be auctioned to raise critical funding for Taronga Zoo’s Black Rhino breeding and in-situ conservation programs, and a particular focus on funding for TRAFFIC, an organisation monitoring illegal trade in wildlife.

(curator Melissa Bergin)
https://taronga.org.au/image/c3-durers-rhinoceros-after-dali-gaye-chapman

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2013
TARONGA ZOO IN-KIND SUPPORT | ARTIST VISITS    

Gaye Chapman is the recipient of  Taronga Zoo Sydney Artist Visits In-Kind Support, from the Taronga Foundation Australia. 

The Taronga Foundation provides direct financial support to key conservation projects via its Field Conservation Grants program and through partnerships with key wildlife organisations around the world.
‘Taronga has a long association with the visual arts community, dating back to the late 1800s with the establishment of the Artists Camp at Curlew Cove.’
Stephanie Hart. major donors officer the Taronga Foundation
http://taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo

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2013
SYNAPSE ARTISTS REGISTER | ART SCIENCE COLLABORATION    

Gaye Chapman is registered in the Synapse Database. The Art Science Collaborations Artists Register of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT).

Collaboration between the arts and sciences has the potential to create new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. The Synapse database contains comprehensive information on collaborative projects between artists and scientists. Such projects include the research, development and production of work through residency programs and other means, as well as exhibitions and publications concerned with this interdisciplinary practice.
http://www.synapse.net.au/people/gaye_chapman

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2013 – 2010
LOOK!. NATIONAL TRAVELLING INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION. SELECTED    

State Library of Victoria exhibition: ‘LOOK! The art of Australian picture books today’ toured | touring regional and state galleries, museums and libraries across eastern Australia.
(curator Mike Shuttleworth)
http://gallery.slv.vic.gov.au/image.php?id=919

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2012
PADDINGTON ART PRIZE [FOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING]. NATIONAL FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a finalist for her work
REDNECK PINK: yabby-net-waterhole + ghosts

The Paddington Art Prize is a national prize. It is among the country’s most highly coveted painting prizes, advancing interpretation of landscape as a significant contemporary genre.
(judges John McDonald art critic | former head of Australian art National Gallery of Australia, Janis Lander artist | art writer and Margaret Woodward artist)
http://www.paddingtonartprize.com.au

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2012
BLACK SWAN PRIZE FOR PORTRAITURE. FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a finalist for her work
BLOODSHOT NOCTURNE

The City of Perth Black Swan Prize is a prestigious national prize and Australia’s third richest non-digital portrait prize for Australian artists excelling in their field.
(judges Gary Dufour deputy director | chief curator Art Gallery of Western Australia, Helen Carroll-Fairhall curator Wesfarmers Arts, Wendy Sharpe artist, Alec Coles ceo Western Australian Museum)
http://www.blackswanprize.com.au/portraiture_finalists

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2012
THE KING’S SCHOOL ART PRIZE. INVITATIONAL. FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a finalist for her work
All This Useless Beauty III

Awarded to the painting judged the best contemporary painting, painted by an artist resident in Australia, represented by An Australian commercial gallery.
(judge Felicity Fenner, senior curator & acting gallery director, College of Fine Arts, University NSW)
http://artshow.kings.edu.au/art/

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2012
MARIE ELLIS OAM PRIZE FOR DRAWING. FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a finalist for her work
Big Black Goonoo + Ghosts: banksia marginate. (multi-panel x 16)

http://www.jugglers.org.au/2012/07/09/marie-ellis-oam-prize-for-drawing-2012-finalists

(judges Jeff Hopkins-Weise historian +honorary research fellow Queensland Museum, Dr Elizabeth Woods artist, Keith Burt artist. curator Samuel Eyles)

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2012
PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD [PORTRAIT PRIZE] TOURING EXHIBITION. SELECTED    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a touring finalist for her work
BLOODSHOT NOCTURNE: me & my talismans staring into a brown study.
Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW.

The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for female artists.
(judges John Beard artist, Dinah Dysart writer, editor | arts adviser, Elenora Triguboff publisher | editor Art & Australia and Jane Watters director National Trust S H Ervin Gallery)
http://www.trust.com.au/philanthropy/awards/portia_geach/default.asp

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2011
PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD [PORTRAIT PRIZE]. FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a finalist for her work
BLOODSHOT NOCTURNE: me & my talismans staring into a brown study.

The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for female artists.
(judges John Beard artist, Dinah Dysart writer, editor | arts adviser, Elenora Triguboff publisher | editor Art & Australia and Jane Watters director National Trust S H Ervin Gallery)
http://www.trust.com.au/philanthropy/awards/portia_geach/default.asp

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2011
THE JOHN GLOVER ART PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING. FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a finalist for her work
PRODROMUS: Blackberries in Truganini Reserve: recollections of invader plants in Truganini Reserve –
after A Corroboree in Van Diemen’s Land by John Glover, 1840.

(judges Anthony Bond director curatorial
 Art Gallery NSW, Francis Parker curator contemporary Australian art, QLD Art Gallery, Professor Marie Sierra head School of Visual and Performing Arts University Tasmania)
The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) is an international award for a landscape painting of Tasmania.
http://www.johnglover.com.au/the_shows

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2011
FESTIVAL OF FISHER’S GHOST ART AWARD. FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a finalist for her work
WATERHOLE: Big Blue Goonoo + Ghosts

The Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is a National award
(judge Glenn Barkley curator Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Sydney)

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2011
WAVERLEY ART PRIZE. FINALIST    

Gaye Chapman has been selected as a finalist for her work
WATERHOLE: Big Blue Goonoo + Ghosts

The Waverley Art Prize is a national art prize
(judges Ann Thomson artist, Larry McDonald Charles Hewitt Gallery, Guy Maestri artist)

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2011
PROFESSIONAL MEMBER NAVA + MEMBER IAA    

Gaye Chapman has been accessed as a Professional Member of the National Association of the Visual Arts [NAVA] + Member of the International Association of Art [IAA]

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2010 + 2009
STATE LIBRARY OF NSW COLLECTION. PURCHASE    

Gaye Chapman: Aggregated Collection of Artwork and Drawings, 1990-2010

Purchased for the:
State Library of NSW. Mitchell Library Collection: Manuscripts, Oral History & Pictures

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