The Bett Gallery Graduate Award is designed to give the recipient the opportunity to experience exhibiting in a first class commercial contemporary art gallery. The award is judged yearly in collaboration with the Tasmanian College of the Arts, and awarded when one student shows a particularly high standard of work, imagination and determination.
The winner of this award will be given the opportunity to join the Bett Gallery exhibition program, culminating in a solo exhibition with the support of Bett Gallery directors, staff and artists.
Amongst other things the winner receives curatorial support and mentorship, significant local and national exposure and the opportunity to launch their career in one of Australia’s most established commercial galleries.
My work is process-based and steeped in formalism. I have no prescription for the outcome, there is no end-point, but rather a pause in the process...now pending on the walls of a gallery. The final surface is the façade, not the content. My work is in the seeking...
American philosopher Susan Langer identified art as a highly articulate, non- discursive symbolisation of inner life that ordinary language cannot convey. I extend this to the painting process.