Kate Shaw has won the 29th Annual Tattersall's Club and Mercedes-Benz Toowong Landscape Art Prize with her entry 'The Grandparents - 1928, The Gorge'. She receives $30,000 prize money for her winning entry.
'The Grandparents - 1928, The Gorge' is acrylic and resin on board in describing her work, Kate Shaw states "My practice re-interprets notions of what constitutes landscape painting, both within an art historical context and a contemporary social context. My intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it. My paintings aim to convey ideas of nature, alchemy and creation by operating on one level as a landscape another as abstraction."
Kate Shaw has also been a finalist for the Wynne Prize, Fleurieu Landscape Art Prize and Salon de Refuses.
A total of 93 artists across Australia accepted the invitation to articipate in the 2018 Tattersall's Club and Mercedes-Benz Toowong Landscape Art Prize Award. The prize is acquistive and the winning painting is added to the Club's art collection. The judging panel for 2018 includes Dr David Middlebrook, former Tattersall's Art Prize winner and senior painting lecturer, Mrs Bettina MacAuley, Gallery and Museum Consultant Antiques and Fine Art Valuer , Ms Angela Goddard, Director of Griffith University Art Gallery and Mr Stuart Waddington, Committee Member of Tattersall's Club.
Jane Grealy was awarded Highly Commended for her piece 'Winter Morning, Teneriffe Dog Park' which is oil on Belgian linen. Jane Grealy has previously won Drawing from Nature, ArchiGraphicsArts Competition of Architectual Drawings and also won tthe People's Choice Award at the Jacararanda, Aquisitive Drawing Award. Jane has also been a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award.
Tattersall's Club Members voted for Melissa Egan's piece, 'Sentinels of Arcadia' as the Members' Choice Award. Which is a mixed media on linen. Melissa Egan has also previously been awared Highly Commended at Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize, and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, Sulman Art Prize and the Salon des Refuses.