Why do you buy art? We asked our supporters and friends and gathered these varied and interesting responses. From 'Setting the Mood', to 'Gifts of Love', to collecting for the sheer pleasure of it. The reasons are diverse, but at the core is a love of art. What reasons do you have for buying art?
17 Reasons to Buy Art
Hannah Quinlivan: Finalist 2017 Churchie Emerging Art Prize
The very talented Hannah Quinlivan has been announced as one of the 30 finalists for 'the churchie' 2017. A national art prize, the overall winner will be rewarded with a $15,000 non-acquisitive cash prize sponsored by Brand + Slater. The QUT Art Museum exhibition runs from 11 November - 17 December.
MICHELLE MOLINARI: ROMANCING THE SKULL AT THE ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT
FLG artist Michelle Molinari has been curated into the Art Gallery of Ballarat's current group exhibition Romancing the Skull. The exhibition explores themes of mortality, politics and rebellion and runs from 14 Oct 2017 to 28 Jan 2018. Here is the lovely artist standing beside her piece 'Vanitas', oil on panel.
Gina Kalabishis finalist in the 2017 Eutick Memorial Still LIfe Award
This divine painting by Gina Kalabishis has been announced as a finalist in the highly regarded Eutick Memorial Still Life Award! Titled 'Passing Pulpit Rock - Distant Sky (After Nick Cave and Else Torp)' It's oil on linen 124 x 86cm.
Dagmar Cyrulla: Finalist in the 2017 Doug Moran
Congratulations Dagmar Cyrulla! Finalist in the $150,000 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize for I am Woman, oil on linen, 184 x 153cm. Such a talented artist, Dagmar recently won the Manning Art Prize with another gorgeous nude painting. So excited for you Dagmar!
Kathrin Longhurst: Finalist in the 2017 Doug Moran
Kathrin Longhurst has been announced as a finalist in the $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2017 for her painting Alex (Portrait of Alex Perry), oil on linen, 180 x 180cm. This year's award will be judged by Daniel Thomas AM, Wendy Sharpe and Greta Moran, with the winner being announced on the18th October. We wish Kathrin the best of luck!