John Leslie Art Prize 2022 Review

John Leslie Art Prize 2022 at Gippsland Art Gallery Sale, Victoria

What exactly are the key concerns of contemporary Australian landscape painting? And who wants to know? Alexandra Sasse takes you deeper into these latest landscapes in this review of the John Leslie Art Prize 2022.

Evan Salmon Exhibition 2022

Painting by Evan Salmon 'Car Carrier' 2014

Winner of the NSW Parliamentary Plein Air Award, Evan Salmon’s pared back compositions eloquently remind us that we live in the most extraordinary of worlds.

Dr John Pastoriza-Pinol introduces Simon Deere and Dianne Emery exhibition

Dr John Pastoriza-Pinol giving the opening speech at Alexandra Sasse Gallery Dianne Emery and Simon Deere exhibition

With botanical art we can still find the disciplines of art and science expressing their joint concern for the accurate description of the world…there is a resurgence of realism in contemporary art practice which has inspired many prominent Australian artists to adopt more contemporary interpretations and therefore pushing the boundaries of this art form into mainstream.

Simon Deere and Dianne Emery Exhibition

Watercolour by Dianne Emery

Award-winning artists’ reverent and intimate exploration of form, colour, and design foregrounds our need to connect in a meaningful and constructive way with the nature. Simon Deere’s interpretations of natural forms in decay evoke a sense of fragility and the bizarre. Dianne Emery’s acute perception unites scientific detail with sensibility, creating images of extraordinary beauty.