I was so lucky to be selected for the 2011 Helpmann Academy Exhibition, let alone to win two fantastic awards (Click here to read the press release about those). The works selected were Enken, Tom, Maryanne, Kane (on fabric) and Gloria (on fabric). So far, 4 or the 5 have sold.
The Helpmann Academy are a fantastic organisation that support artists of all kinds (visual, dancers, actors) through employment, grants and other opportunities.
The first prize was the SALA Festival Award - Premium Registration for the SALA Festival 2011 worth $410. And the second (and major prize for the night) was generously donated by the Hill Smith Gallery and the Helpmann Academy Friends - $5,000 towards air travel to any destination and a valuable cash contribution to living expenses.
If you haven't seen the show, make sure you do. Click here for details. The show displays a large variety of work by emerging Adelaide artists that graduated from Visual Arts in 2010
Also very grateful for all the wonderful exposure this show has brought me, including my painting Tom being on a bus shelter in the city! Corner of North Tce and Kintore Ave. Check it!