STOP PRESS: TESS WAS AWARDED SECOND PRIZE OF $2000 IN THE YOUTH ART SECTION FOR EMERGING ARTISTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16 AND 25 AT THE JUDGING HELD ON THURSDAY 16TH JULY
Tess Barker, Customer Service Representative and recent exhibitor at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, has been accepted by the South Australian Museum as a finalist for the 2010 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. This is the richest natural history prize in Australia, encompassing sections dedicated to works on paper, sculpture, painting, and since 2009, the youth art prize, in which Tess is a finalist.
Her framed linocut print, Protea: New and Spent Bud, was recently hung in the galleries Octagon Artspace as part of the "NEW" - 5 artists new to the Gallery exhibition (see Past Exhibitions). It’s encouraging to see the progression Tess has made in recent years after attaining her Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Fine arts at the University of Newcastle (2008), to contributing to the Bungendore team by assisting in the curatorial aspects of exhibitions and fine art related inquiries. The exhibition winners will be announced on July 16. We wish Tess every success.