Melissa Ritchie – Finalist in the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

The 2014 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture will take place in October 2014 in the heart of Perth, Western Australia. 40 artworks by Australia’s finest portrait artists will be on display, with artists competing for the prestigious $50,000 Lester Group Prize and the $7,500 People’s Choice Prize.

Dates:  Thursday 9th October – Sunday 19th October

Melissa Ritchie’s portrait of Angry Anderson has been shortlisted as a finalist.
See all finalists.

Melissa Ritchie – Finalist in the Flanagan Art Prize

The 2014 Flanagan Art Exhibition will feature stunning works from artists around Australia. This year’s judge is Professor Callum Morton, the Head of Fine Arts at Monash University.

The exhibition will run from 22 August – 31 August 2014 @ St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, Victoria.

Melissa Ritchie’s portrait “Barber of Saville” of basketball star Glen Saville is one of the chosen finalists.

See catalog of artists>>

e wasted – Slot Gallery, Alexandria, NSW

‘e  Wasted’ is in the Slot Gallery 38 Botany Road, Alexandria NSW until Saturday 3rd August 2014.This gallery has 24 hour access and is on a busy Sydney Street that heads to the Airport.Thanks to Gina Fairley and Tony Twigg for this opportunity.


Make it Sew @ Wollongong Art Gallery

31st May – 24th August 2014

Anita Larkin - Wollongong Air

Anita Larkin – Wollongong Air

Artists talk on 12th June: 12:30 – 1:30pm
by Derry Messum, Anita Larkin and Peter O’Brien

Assemblage works from the gallery collection. The exhibition includes works by David Bowers, Frederick Braat, Alison Clousten, Tony Convey, John Davis, Bert Flugelman, Rosalie Gascoigne, Ian Gentle, Peter Hardy, Ian Howlett, Anita Larkin, Derry Messum, Susan O’Doherty, Peter O’Brien, Tom Risley, Tony Twigg.

Cnr Kembla and Burelli Streets, Wollongong, Australia

Thirroul Seaside Art Festival $1000 Grant

Artists from Helensburgh to Shellharbour are invited to apply for an ART GRANT,  for either Art Classes and a voucher for materials, OR a grant for materials (Voucher) to a value of $1,000.
The selected artist’s work will be featured at either the ART PRIZE Exhibition (2D works)
or the SCULPTURE ON THE SHORE (3D works) during the 2015 Thirroul Seaside & Arts Festival.
Application due before 30th September.