EXHIBITION DATES:Saturday, 7 February 2009 - Friday, 27 March 2009
OPENING:7th February 2009
Exhibition dates: 7 February - 27 March
Despite the hottest weather in history hundreds of people made
their annual trek to the Linden Postcard Show to hear that a young
Indigenous artist from Brisbane had won the Bendigo Bank 1st Prize
of $5,000 in this year's Linden Postcard Show with a work judge
Jarrod Rawlins, Director of Uplands Gallery, described as "being
'Jingo All The Way' is representative of Tony Albert's recent
body of work which explores ideas about representation, idols and
freedom. A piece of vintage velvet material depicting an aboriginal
man's face has been sprayed with the words 'jingo all the way'.
Provoked by what the artist states as stereotypical representation
of Indigenous Australians in mainstream culture, his ironic use of
wordplay, paintings and wall based installations examine cultural
alienation and displacement.
The Dog's Bar 2nd Prize valued at $4,000 ($2,000 cash and a
dinner worth $2,000) was won by Sandra Eterovic for her sculptural
work 'Neighbourhood Watch'. A suburban brick veneer house made of
plywood has been meticulously painted and, above the roof, the head
of Wayne Carey smiles benignly down on the scene. The work is an
ironic comment on hero worship in the Australian suburbs.
Art Spectrum Finest Colours Award of $1,000 worth of art
materials has been awarded to Stevan Jacks for his 'American Gothic
#2' a Star Wars take on the classic American portrait which has
achieved iconic pop culture status replacing the farmer and his
wife with Darth Vadar and Princess Leah.
The Bendigo Bank People's Choice Award will be announced at the
end of the exhibition on 27 March 2009. So come in to Linden and
vote for you favourite artwork and you, and the most popular
artist, could be $1,000 richer thanks to Bendigo Bank.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS AND ALL OUR
Thank you to the judges :
Tony Ellwood, Director, Queensland Art Gallery GOMA
Jarrod Rawlins, Director, Uplands Gallery
Zara Stanhope, Independent Curator and Writer