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Essence of Place

Institute Building, Level 1, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide, SA, 5000
25 Jun - 23 Jul 2023 

RSASA Inaugural Biennial Abstract Art Prize.

This exhibition accesses the total spectrum of abstraction from the pure expressionist, non-representational where there is no recognition of our experience, through to personal interpretation of scenes and people that we can recognise. From the bewildering and unknown to the safety of a known, calm image.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

1st Prize – Kennedy Arts Foundation $6000
Melanie CRAWFORD, Oleka, Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 90cm

2nd Prize – RSASA $1500
Aar CAMBRELL, Precarious, Oil on Canvas, 122 x 122cm

3rd Prize – RSASA $500
Judith KLAVINS, Emerge, Acrylic, 65 x 45 x 55cm

M & M Carbins Trust (16-30yrs) prize – $2000
Pia GYNELL-JORGENSEN, This feeling can, I Think, visit Without Breaking Any of my Things, Oil on board, 120 x 120cm

Premier Art Supplies Prize – in kind $300
Cristina METELLI, Blue Forest’s Edge, Oil on canvas, 112 x 97cm

Guildhouse Community Memberships – valued at $98
Roland WEIGHT, Permanent Water, Oil on canvas, 110 x 115cm
Craig GLASSON, JPE Structure #04, Mixed media, 90 x 45 x 4.2cm
Brenton DRECHSLER, Stripes, Oil on canvas mounted on board, 120 x 120cm
Terry MacDERMOT, Southern Land, Acrylic on board, 125 x 142cm

Hangers Prize – 2D
Diana WISEMAN, Uncharted, Acrylic on Canvas, 94 x 94cm framed

Hangers Prize – 3D
Makram ISKANDAR, Ocean Lovers 1, Terracotta, 60 x 50cm

Peoples Choice will be announced at the end of the exhibition. The winner will receive $500 in kind from Art to Art.


An exhibition catalogue can be downloaded here.


Image: Melanie CRAWFORD, Oleka, Acrylic on canvas.


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