I am absolutely thrilled to share I’ve been awarded high commendations for both the Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries, and the Gosford Art Prize this year! While travel has been off the cards for many of us, two of my “covid-collage” tapestries are at least getting out and about, and are on exhibition.
A New World, Highly Commended, ATW’s Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award
The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award is held every two years by the Australian Tapestry Workshop. It celebrates excellence and creativity in contemporary tapestry by weavers in the first five years of their professional practice. This year 22 finalists were selected, representing 10 countries.
Alayne and Alan Davies generously support the award, in memory of their mother Irene Davies, a tapestry enthusiast and avid supporter of the ATW.
Award winners were announced online on 28 October 2021 via live stream. You can watch the announcement and view the work of all winners and finalists via the ATW website.
An exhibition of the finalists will take place at the ATW from
3 November to December 24 2021.
A New World – Lee Leibrandt, 2021.
Oh hi 2020, Highly Commended, Gosford Art Prize
The Gosford Art Prize is the premier art prize of the Central Coast region. This year 135 artworks were selected from a record 951 entries from all across Australia.
The announcement of prizes was livestreamed on Facebook from the Gallery on 29 October 2021.
The exhibition of finalists will be on display at Gosford Regional Gallery from 30 October 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022.
Oh hi, 2020 – Lee Leibrandt, 2020.