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21st November, 2018

MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018


The Victorian Artists' Society 2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award

Presented to Artist Julian Bruere

The Victorian Artists' Society has announced artist, Julian Bruere, as the winner of the 2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award with a $10,000 prize, sponsored by The Hansen Little Foundation.

Members of the Little Family at the Victorian Artists' Society.
Left: Hannah Little; Julian Bruere, Winner of the 2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award along with
Pru Little and Katie Palmer at the presentation of the Award last night.

 

Julian Bruere - Artist Statement

"During the last year I have been exploring the effects of textural additions like the bread crumbs, scoring, splatter, and the more liberal use of gouache into my paintings.  These techniques with a drawing basis have made my paintings more personally interesting and continually find their way into my marine, snowgum and portraiture painting." 

Hannah Little speaking at the announcement of the winner of the 
2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award. 

 

Eileen Mackley AM, President of the Victorian Artists' Society said we are honoured to receive the sponsorship of the prestigious 'Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award' by The Hansen Little Foundation, for the fourth year running. 

Mr Paul Little AO, well known Melbourne business identity and philanthropist, was introduced to the Victorian Artists' Society by his late mother Mavis, who enjoyed her time and involvement assisting in the galleries and often encouraged visitors to purchase members' works.

Members of the Little Family attended the opening of the Exhibition and the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award.

Award Winners in the 2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition

Left: Pru Little; Manwel Cassar (Fellowship); Joan Richard (Fellowship); Jennifer Fyfe (Exhibitors' Choice Award); Margaret Gurney (Fellowship); Joe Whyte (Design Framing of Essendon Award); John Wakefield (Fellowship); Ellen Jenkins (Sculptor of the Year Award); Julian Bruere (Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award); Teresa Chung (Signatory) along with Katie Palmer and Hannah Little.

 

Other Awards presented during the evening included the 2018 Sculptor of the Year Award to Ellen Jenkins. The 2018 Exhibitors Choice Award, sponsored by Noel Waite AO was presented to Jennifer Fyfe and the Design Framing Essendon Award was presented to Joe Whyte.

 

The Victorian Artists' Society also presented Fellowship Awards to Margaret Gurney, Clive Sinclair, John Wakefield OAM, Meg Davoren-Honey OAM, Joan Richard and Manwel Cassar.

Signatory Awards were presented to Teresa Chung and Ben Winspear.

Left: Eileen Mackley AM, President of the Victorian Artists' Society; Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Councillor Sally Capp, and Jane Hansen, Director, The Hansen Little Foundation at the Exhibition opening. 

 

Ms Mackley said renewing the special relationship between The Hansen Little Foundation and the Victorian Artists' Society through the Victorian Artists' Society Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award has provided the current artists with a special link to our vibrant history and a source of great inspiration for the future.

Victorian Artists' Society President, Eileen Mackley AM, presenting the Fellowship Award to Manwel Cassar at the opening of the 2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition.

 

Angela Adams, winning bidder, holding the Ray Hewitt painting that was generously donated for the auction with the proceeds going towards the Victorian Artists' Society Building Restoration Fund.

 

Congratulations to all who were successful in being selected for the
2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award  Exhibition -


Otto Boron - Julian Bruere - Ted Dansey - Rachel Dettmann Smith - Annie Finkelde - Melissa Fraser - Adam Frith - Jennifer Fyfe - John Hurle - Mary Hyde - Adrian Johnson - Mike Kowalski - Gwendoline Krumins - Judith Leman - Jan Martin - Kirsty McIntyre - Helen McKie - Anne Melloy - Carole Milton - Elizabeth Moore Golding -  Tim Murphy - Vivi Palegeorge - Des Parkin - Robyn Pridham - Ron Reynolds - Raelene Sharp - Colin Shaw - Clive Sinclair - Gregory R. Smith - Shirley Straford - Ray Wilson - Ben Winspear - Joe Whyte - Li Zhou

 

The Victorian Artists' Society Sculptor of the Year finalists -

 

Fayez Assaf, Bronwyn Culshaw, Violeta Gordana, Ivan Horacek, Ellen Jenkins, Suzanne Kaldor, Anthony Kim, Elfrida Kral Kiss, Jonathan Lawrence, Judith Leman, Lorraine Meinke, Rachel Robertson, Maxine Wain

 

The Victorian Artists' Society 2018 Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition
sponsored by The Hansen Little Foundation

Saturday 17 November 2018 - Tuesday 4 December 2018

Gallery: Frater, Hammond and McCubbin