The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor will be holding their annual art exhibition in the Warland Preserve and for the first time there will be Indigenous Prizes, which will be called Pultong Tjetjurumi Yamalatji.
The inaugural awards judge is Thomas Readett.
This year the club has 1,477 accepted entries, around 71 works of art from First Nations across South Australia and as far away as the Tiwi Islands and 51 sculptures.
The Victor Harbor Art Award for Best Performing is valued at $ 12,500 to the winning artist and there will also be prizes for youth and sculpture prizes. It’s the 43e Art exhibition organized by the Rotary Coub of Victor Harbor.
Sponsors’ night is Thursday, January 13 and the preview night is Friday, January 14.
Tickets for the preview are $ 45 and are available at https://victorharborartshow.com.au/event/46100/2022-victor-harbor-art-show-preview-event.
The judge for the 2022 art exhibition is Amanda Hyatt.
Amanda Hyatt graduated in inorganic chemistry and studied art part-time with Richard Crichton in the early 1970s. She taught mathematics in high school until her desire to become a professional artist. 1987 is irresistible and that it becomes his vocation of life.
She has been a professional watercolourist for 35 years and has had 37 solo exhibitions.
Amanda has won numerous awards, including the Camberwell Rotary Gold Medal, the Bale Watercolor Award, and the Kenneth Jack Watercolor Prize.
She is internationally recognized as a modern and avant-garde master watercolourist and among the top six outdoor watercolors. She has judged numerous art exhibitions, most recently the Camberwell Show and the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, and is a leading teacher in this medium.
Amanda has been a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society and the Australian Watercolor Institute since 1992 and is a signatory member of the Victorian Artists Society.
She has four teaching DVDs with APV Films and her watercolor book ‘Tonal Impressionism’ is in great demand. She leads international and national outdoor painting workshops.
Amanda is first and foremost a watercolor artist, but also paints in all other mediums. It is an Alla
Primaartist, which means she spontaneously captures the mood, magic, and light of the subject with confident, minimal brush strokes.
The 2022 Indigenous Art Judge is Thomas Readett, who is an established artist and Ngarrindjeri / Arrernte male who was born and raised in Kaurna Country (Adelaide, SA) where he continues to practice and live.
Thomas has been a draftsman all his life since he was a child, wanting to pursue his career as a professional artist, he started studying at Adelaide Central School of Art in 2011 and it was then that he started painting.
It is now one of its main practices among others. Thomas graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art and received his Associate’s Degree and Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) in 2015 with a Masters in Painting and Video.
While at Adelaide Central School of Art, he organized group exhibitions with other graduates and completed his studies with his latest video work based on ideas of loneliness and a personal journey through his identity.
Thomas’ self-exploration and personal stories become opportunities to reflect the world at large, through themes of love, loss and mourning. Thomas’ graphic aesthetic is powerfully rendered in black and white, with careful attention to detail.
He merges street art style with classical training to produce technical and conceptual work. In his recent works, he pushes his practice into 3D sculptural space, playing with the pictorial plane and interrupting our usual modes of interpretation.
Thomas has since exhibited solo exhibitions ‘Beneath the Skin’, ‘Dark Light’ and ‘From Within’ with works developed through studio practice and residency programs by artists such as SALA Country Health SA / University of South Australia Glenside Mental Health.
Thomas is now the First Nations Academic Officer at Adelaide Central School of Art and is also busy managing his own art practice.