Laura Wills and James Tylor 'Hidden Landscape Kangaroo Island' 2018 pastel, pencil and pigment ink on paper 138 x 112cm

July | Well Made Newsletter

We’re officially half way through the year and well into the colder months. While we might have hibernated somewhat for Winter, our Creative Practitioners are keeping busy as usual with art prizes, exhibitions and residencies. See what they’re up to this month…

Fleurieu Art Prize Winners | Laura Wills and James Tylor

Congratulations to Laura Wills and James Tylor for winning the Fleurieu Art Prize for their collaborative work Hidden Landscape: Kangaroo Island, pictured above, which explores the history of the Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island.

The finalists work will be exhibited across Stump Hill Gallery and the Fleurieu Arthouse in McLaren Vale and the Signal Point Gallery in Goolwa, now to 22 July 2018.

The Nature of Reality | Dan Withey

The Nature of Reality is Dan Withey’s fifth solo exhibition with Hill Smith Gallery. This exhibition explores the ideas of legacy, societal constructs, and the human condition in the contemporary world.

Exhibition runs 28 June – 14 July

SALA Residency | BAY the Artist and Laura Wills

Ashton Boyd, also known as BAY the Artist, and fellow artist Thomas Readett have been selected by SALA, Country Health SA and the University of South Australia to undertake a three-month residency within the country mental health inpatient units located in the Glenside Health sites.

Laura Wills has also been selected to work with the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at SAHMRI with fellow artist Anna Dowling as part of SALA’s artist-in-residence program.

The work inspired by the residencies will be exhibited during this year’s SALA festival from 1 – 31 August.

Stanthorpe Art Prize | Julie Blyfield

Congratulations to Julie Blyfield, whose sculpture Silver, leaves of grey was selected as a finalist for the 2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize. This biennial art prize is open to Australian and International artists, with winners sharing in $40,000 prize money.

Exhibition runs 16 June – 19 July at Stanthorpe Art Gallery in Queensland.

China Residency | Wendy Fairclough

Through the Guildhouse and Yiwei Art Foundation partnership, Wendy Fairclough recently spent five weeks in China, four of them based in Shanghai. Wendy says, ‘Overall being in China was challenging, interesting and thought provoking. The things that continue to percolate in my thoughts are considerations on aspects of society…’

You can read more about Wendy’s trip here.

Studio Space Available | George Street Studios

Be a part of the renowned George Street Creative Hub! Studio space is currently available and suitable for artists, designer makers and artisans working across furniture, sculpture and mixed medium. They are welcoming expressions of interest from artists and makers of all career levels – a great opportunity for emerging artists to learn form experienced practitioners.

For further details or to organise a visit please contact:

Tony Rosella 0402 114 702

Greg Healey 0411 448 996

DRINK DINE DESIGN Entries Open | JamFactory

Focusing on South Australia’s reputation for great food, wine and dining experiences, the Drink Dine Design award calls for innovative and exciting product design ideas to enhance the experience of consuming food and wine. Win $3,000 and have your design evaluated by leading industry figures.

Entries close 31 August 2018

Images: Dan Withey, Mindstate – Slideslate, acrylic on canvas, 90x120cm; BAY, Mind Map (Sunset), 2015, Acrylic on Paper; Wendy Fairclough, Rain at Night…(detail), 2017. Photographer Grant Hancock; George Street Studios, 2014. Photographer Grant Hancock



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