Portrait of a pal

Moment. A portrait of a longtime pal wasn’t expected to stand out amongst the CHArtchibald Prize entries. That’s according to the artist of the prize-winning portrait himself. Tim Broom’s ‘Ferg’ was announced as the annual prize at the official opening of Art About Town month at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton on Friday night. …

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CHArtchibald winner’s labour of love

Art. A striking portrait of empowerment and decadence by Frances Joyce has won the annual CHArtchibald Prize. On Friday, the month of Art About Town started with a street festival in Smithton where people could wander the main street to view this year’s entries before the prize winners were announced at Time Out on Emmett. …

1 year ago

CHArtchibald Prize competition

Art. The annual CHArtchibald Prize is back, so set up your easel and paints and find yourself a smiling subject. This is the seventh year the Circular Head Arts, or CHArts, has run the competition. Based on the national Archibald Prize, the local competition calls for a portrait of a past or present Circular Head identity. …

1 year ago
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Power of art

Inspiration. Stanley artist Jeff Power has won the 2016 CHArtchibald Prize for his portrayal of David Buchanan. A ‘Red Party’ was held at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton on Friday recognising all the artists who contributed to Circular Head Council’s Art About Town month during September. Having already done portraits of others from the …

2 years ago

Faces in portraits

Art. If you catch a glimpse of a peering portrait in Time Out on Emmett this month, it is likely to capture your attention. In association with the Circular Head Council initiative Art About Town throughout the month of September, Circular Head Arts are once again hosting the CHArtchibald Prize. Now in its sixth year, …

2 years ago

CHArtchibald Prize competition

Art. Do you know a local identity who deserves to be etched on paper forever? The annual CHArtchibald Prize may just be the thing for you. This portrait competition is open to all ages, and invites submissions of portraits of local identities. There is a $1000 first prize. Entry forms are to be in by …

2 years ago

Inspiring individuals

Art. The people have voted. Luke Viney’s stencil portrait of a fellow teacher has been deemed the CHArtchibald Prize People’s Choice winner. “It’s basically my experience with Josh Smith,” Viney said of the meaning behind his piece. “He’s a very animated character – full of life. Getting him to be quite expressive in the photo …

3 years ago
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Ripples of a man

Art. A portrait capturing the essence of local man Trevor Marshall has won this year’s CHArtchibald Prize, earning Stanley artist Josie Riches her third win. Judged on how well the artist portrays a Circular Head identity, judges found Ms Riches’ piece to fit the brief perfectly. As for the man in the portrait, he believed …

3 years ago

Art transformation

Culture. Art About Town is set to be transformed from a youth art and photography competition to a month-long celebration for all ages. From street art to exhibitions, the Circular Head Council initiative is set to see art put to the forefront during the month of September. Youth and community services officer Jodie Saville said …

3 years ago

CHArtchibald Prize

Art. Josie Riches, of Stanley, is this year’s CHArtchibald Prize winner after capturing both a happy and sad Barb Long. Riches said the day she took the photo of what she would paint, was a sad one for Long, who would close her Stanley cafe, Chin Wag, in the coming days. “She’s smiling, but I …

5 years ago