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November saw the launch of the inaugural Belle Arti Chapman and Bailey Art Award, a competition that challenged artists to complete a piece of art on stretched linen measuring 36 x 36xm.
The $5,000 prize was presented to Jacqui Stockdale for her painting, Ghost Rider, at the opening of the exhibition at the Chapman and Bailey art gallery in Abbotsford, VIC. The exhibition features all competition entries from over 200 artists from all across Australia.
The art award is a joint venture between Italian company P.E.R Belle Arti, preparer of some of the worlds finest linens and cottons, and Chapman and Bailey, which distributes the products throughout Australia. The linen was supplied by Chapman and Bailey as part of the entry fee, and artists were encouraged to use any medium on the linen.
The judges for the award were artist Angela Brennan, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Director of Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, and Jason Smith, Director & CEO of the Heide Museum of Modern Art.
*Exhibition runs until 28 November at the Chapman and Bailey Gallery, 350 Johnston St, Abbotsford, VIC.*
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