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Congratulations Tanya Chaitow and Liz Shreeve, who have been selected as finalists in the Fishers Ghost Art Award. The exhibition is being held at Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2 November - 16 December 2013. The launch will take place Friday 8th November from 7 pm.
The Fishers Ghost Art Award is an acquisitive prize of $20,000. This is the third time that both Chaitow and Shreeve have been selected. Chaitow's piece this year, Mind The Gap, is a large-scale charcoal, acrylic and collage work on paper
Chaitow also has work on exhibition as part of the Blake Prize, continuing until 16 November at the College of Fine Arts (COFA), Paddington. The artist will have a solo exhibition, Moon Days, this year at Stella Downer Fine Art, 19 November - 14 December.
About Fishers Ghost Art Award:
The annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is a highlight of Campbelltown’s annual Fishers Ghost Festival. This year marks the 51st year of the award with prize money in excess of $30,000. The major prize is the open category and the winning artist is awarded $20,000, with the work becoming part of the Centre’s permanent collection.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tanya Chaitow immigrated to Australia in 1978. She completed her Masters of Fine Art at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales at the end of 2007 and in the same year she spent three months completing a residency at the Cité of Paris - returning for a second residency in 2010. In 2011 Chaitow was selected as a finalist in the Fleurieu Art Prize, and she showed in the Dobell Prize for Drawing for the third time. Tanya Chaitow has had six solo exhibitions since 2007 and she has exhibited in over fifty group shows. Her work is represented in both public and private collections in Australia, South Africa and the USA.
Liz Shreeve's works are a myriad of light and shade. She uses the strict geometry of the grid to create contemplative, harmonious shifts in light and space. After a long career as a science teacher Shreeve graduated with Honours from the National Art School, Sydney in 2005. In 2013 she has been chosen as a finalist in the Hutchins Art Prize, North Sydney Art Prize and Art on Paper Hazelhurst Art Award. Liz Shreeve has held six solo exhibitions and been included in over seventy group exhibitions. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections across Australia, Indonesia and the USA. In 2012 she exhibited internationally in Grenoble, France.