Regular readers may recall Lianne Gough’s enigmatic portrait of her daughter ‘Cails’ won the Mortimore Art Prize 2013 (see the post here) and now the Mortimore Prize has come to Geelong after touring the eastern states for the last eight months, so this is a great opportunity to see Lianne’s work in the flesh so to speak.
If you like paintings based on realism, you will enjoy this exhibition at Courthouse Arts gallery featuring about 45 selected works, including the section winners, in the genres of still life, landscape, waterscape, figurative, drawing, ‘smalls’ and the newly added surrealism.
And Lianne is not the only local artist in this exhibition. Geelong West artist Janne Kearney is a finalist, for the fifth year in a row, with her painting Another Love in the Surrealism section. Her mixed media work can be viewed with chromagraphic 3D glasses to give the perception of depth, as though there is an additional plane to the picture plane in which the air-kissy lips seem to hover in front of your eyes.
Further details about the Mortimore Prize can be found at http://australianartsales.com.au/MortimorePrize/mortimoreprize.html