Exciting news! – ‘Home Away from Home’ has been just been announced as the $10,000 Bluethumb Art Prize Winner!
I have just returned home after a couple of days in Melbourne for the opening night of the Bluethumb Art Prize finalists exhibition at No Vacancy Gallery in the CBD. It was an excellent night complete with a giant cheque for $10,000! It was so good to be there and meet the hard-working Bluethumb crew including curator Janni Fewster, co-founder Edward Hartley and PR/marketing extraordinaire Freddy Grant. There were a lot of other finalists in attendance and it is always exciting to meet other artists and feel that kindred sense you get from being amongst your own species
The original has now sold but I will soon be releasing a series of limited edition prints. The print series will be limited to 25 prints on either fine art paper or archival canvas. Framing in a natural finish raw ramin timber float frame is also available through my studio. For more information on sizes and pricing, please send me an email and I will get back to you soon.
Here is what the judges had to say about ‘Home Away from Home':
“it feels like home. It glows, it’s warm and safe, inviting, as a home should be. Kirsten has done an excellent job at capturing that enticing feeling in this work.” – Curator and judge, Janni Fewster
“beautiful use of light. The mood and glow created in this painting stand out for me. I just kept being drawn back to it.” – Penny Griggs, General Manager of South Australian Living Artists Festival
Read more about the prize at Bluethumbs Blog
News piece on GWN7 by Emily Evans
Have great week!
2016 Bluethumb Art Prize Winner