Len Fox Painting Award Project 2016

'On the Mediterranean Coast - One Hundred Years On' synthetic polymer paint on aluminium composite panel, 79 x 96 cm, 2016

In 1911 Emanuel Phillips Fox painted On the Mediterranean Coast  that presently hangs in the Castlemaine Art Museum. I took that as my starting point.

My shortlisted entry is titled On the Mediterranean Coast – One Hundred Years On, 79 x 96 cm, synthetic polymer paint on aluminium composite, 2016

I am not engaged with what we expect to happen, but what in fact happens despite our intentions and anxieties. Hence, while I admit having huge expectations, I set my parameters, point my materials in that direction, and open the gate!

That is my equivalence to the impressionist: that and a love of colour and a want to lick the best bits off the brush.

In this case, having been seduced by On the Mediterranean Coast, E Phillips Fox, 1911 I sought to trust in the digital accoutrements embedded in the contemporary. That is, I allowed the machine to make an impression of the subject and I carried out its direction without quite knowing the outcome.


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Bill’s painting was shortlisted for the $50,000 Len Fox Painting Award to be judged and opened by Associate Professor Dr. Rex Butler on Saturday 8th October 2016 at the Castlemaine Art Museum – until December 2016.

Currently exhibiting in Figure & Landscape from 1st October at Wagner Contemporary, Sydney.

Next group exhibition Small Images – Grand Vision 40 x 40, 19 November to 22 December 2016, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney.

Represented by Ms Andy Dinan at [MARS] Gallery, 7 James St. Windsor, Melbourne VIC.   +61 (0)3 95217517   andy@marsgallery.com.au    marsgallery.com.au and in Sydney by Ms Nadine Wagner at Wagner Contemporary, Hampden St Paddington, NSW +61 (0)2 9360 6069   nadinewagner@wagnercontemporary.com.au     wagnercontemporary.com.au