Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2013

Fragments, 2013, oil on linen, 71 x 56 cm

The Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize opened last Thursday at Montsalvat in Eltham. There are 31 finalists and the variety of interpretations makes for an interesting exhibition. The image above is my entry. The Self Portrait genre is a favourite of mine, I always find it fascinating how artists portray themselves. It's a difficult thing to do, because with each stroke of the brush your pose shifts. The idea behind this image address the fact that we never really know ourselves completely, but only in parts or fragments.

If you want a day out, then a trip to Montsalvat would be a good thing to do. The exhibition continues until January 5, 2014

The Barn Gallery, Montsalvat
7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham 3095

Open 7 days, 9am - 5pm

03 - 9439 7712