Photo Tour: Bluethumb Art Prize Winners Exhibition at 1 Denison
The Bluethumb Art Prize Winners Exhibition is in full swing at North Sydney’s new tallest building, 1 Denison. The informal opening lunch for the building’s occupants, including Nine Entertainment and Microsoft, went down a storm and was the perfect way to welcome the exclusive collection of artworks by the Bluethumb Art Prize 2020 winners into the space. Take the tour around the exhibition for yourself through the photos from the opening below; all taken by the talented Shayben Moussa.
Behind the concierge desk sits work by our Abstract Award winner, Kelilah Taylor-Ware, created especially for the space and absolutely commanding it. Camping under the Moonlight and My Home sit alongside a collaborative piece titled Listen, Learn, Teach with her young sister T’keyah Ware and mother Kelly Taylor.
Western Arrarnta-Luritja artist Hubert Pareroultja was both the overall winner of last year’s Bluethumb Art Prize and the Landscape Award winner. His winning circular painting, Mt Giles, MacDonnell Ranges, was different from his usual landscape paintings and was considered “tricky” by the artist due to its unique composition allowing to be hung multiple ways. “You’ve just got to use your head, think properly you know,” said Hubert in his acceptance speech at our awards ceremony last year. In this exhibition, it sits nestled between 2 new originals and 2 new etchings.
Pictured above, the new series by Still Life Award winner Jane Reynolds sold out within minutes of the collection‘s release, as did the People’s Choice Award winner, Todd Simpson. Todd’s pair of masterpieces are nestled between Artists’ Choice Award winner, Patricia Hillard, and Portrait Award winner Tara Gibbs.
Completing the wall, pictured below, is the soon-to-be-auctioned classic 90s painting by Bluethumb Art Prize judge, artist and all round Aussie legend Ken Done. Ken has generously donated this artwork valued at more than $10,000 to raise money for UNICEF Australia, who he’s a Goodwill Ambassador for – and has been for over 30 years!
Sydney-based folks, have you stopped by the Bluethumb Art Prize Winners Exhibition at 1 Denison yet? See this exclusive collection of new works from our art prize winners in the flesh until the end of July. Of course, the exhibition is always available online here.