2015 Ryde Women’s Art Prize

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The yellow king, Sharon Kitching

Went to the opening of the Ryde Women’s Art Prize last night. I was a finalist in the Open category, and they had a Community and Youth category as well. Lovely opening,  busy with lots of people, snacks, speeches and wine. Got there just as they where announcing the Open winner – so good timing. And the Winners!

Opening held at See Street Gallery at Meadowbank TAFE, Ryde.

Show runs form Friday 29 May to Saturday 13 June
Gallery open days: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm.

Opening night

Winner of the Open category

Winner: Patricia Concha – Electra Safari
Highly Commended: Danielle Golding – Self Portrait No. 15
Highly Commended: Jayanto Damanik – Conversation With Clara I and II
Commended: Sandra Winkworth – Surefit
Commended: Pamela Honeyfield – Playground

Patricia Concha Electra Safari

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The winner of the Open.

Highly commended

Pamela Honeyfield Playground

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Playground – Pamela Honeyfield

My picks from the show  – Sadami, is the 2nd along in the shot – it’s a beautiful drawing, with a real warmth to the face. The painting closest is by Madeleine Pfull Double Trouble, who I’ve been following on Instagram

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Madeleine Pfull, Double Trouble – installation shot

Sadami Konchi  Publisher Helen Chamberlin Has Revolutionised Australian Publishing Industry

Full list of finalists in the Open (PDF)

 

Kassandra Boswell
Kassandra Boswell
Punters at the opening
Punters at the opening
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Lovely felt sculpture
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Busy night – lots of punters
Blue women sculpture
Blue women sculpture
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Exhibiting male artist spotted
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