Victoria Reichelt has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 National Still Life, her work Woodlands will be on show at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from November 25 and running until 20 January 2018.
Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation of this enduring genre. With art historian Frances Woodley’s definition that still life is “the representation of objects in space in relation to a surface … a representation, a reflection, a transformation and a revelation of the objects around us” as a starting point, the award encourages artists to explore, among others, still life themes of ‘memento mori’, the everyday and the passage of time, life and death.
Finalists were selected by a panel which includes Coffs Harbour Gallery staff, Brett Adlington, Director Lismore Regional Gallery, and former MCA board member and art collector Lisa Paulsen.
The winning work will be selected by Lisa Slade, Assistant Director Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Winning works and acquisitions from Still become part of the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery collection.