The last month has been a flurry of packing and shipping paintings to art prizes. I’ve had the good fortune to have not one but three paintings chosen as finalists in art prizes. Here’s a look at the chosen few.
FINALIST for the St George Art Awards
Raising Man, 2013
Ink, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
120 x 91.5 cm
FINALIST for arc Yinnar Biennial Prize for Drawing
Praying to No God in Particular, 2014
Ink, Charcoal, Posca pens on Canvas
150 x 130 cm
FINALIST for the Maritime Art Awards
The Giant Washing Machine, 2014
Ink, Acrylic, Oil on Canvas
140 x 140 cm
Digital exhibition: A few painterly portraits.
This year I submitted a self portrait for the Archibald Prize 2014.
Regardless of the portrait not being a finalist, I wanted to share it with you because it was an extremely personal and important piece for me.
Motherhood in art has mainly been represented as ‘mother & child’ in the form of a warm embrace, or stoically presenting children as part of a family showing off it’s status as well as other concepts based around ‘mother earth’.
I wanted to depict my current version of motherhood, specifically the struggles between balancing motherhood and being an artist. What happens when motherhood engulfs you and you feel that there’s no person left inside? Motherhood can be both the vessel for growth and that which drowns you, and to me there has always been a struggle between the two.
Felicity Huffman explains it better than I do in this interview.
My next solo exhibition isn’t until next April, so I thought I would put together some digital exhibition in the meantime. There’s a reason why these are images and not words, so take it away, images!
All images by Evangeline Cachinero. Prints available on request.