POLLOCK AT THE PRINCESS

13 Sep 2017 - 4 Oct 2017

Art Competition & Exhibition

 

Theatre North at the Princess presented Stephen Sachs’s play Bakersfield Mist at the Princess Theatre on Tuesday 12 September, starring Australian television legends John Wood and Julie Nihill, together again since headlining the cast of popular police drama Blue Heelers.

The play is based on a true story in which Maude, an unemployed bartender, buys a painting in an op shop and is convinced that the work is by renowned artist Jackson Pollock, worth millions.

World-class art expert Lionel Percy flies from New York and arrives at her Bakersfield trailer park home to authenticate the painting.

 

Theatre North at the Princess & Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 2017 Subscription Season Theatre Show Sponsor, invited Launceston artists to create a Jackson Pollock-inspired artwork, for the chance to win some very attractive prizes.

 

The competition Pollock at the Princess not only coincided with Bakersfield Mist, but pays homage to Pollock, celebrating the 65th birthday of Blue Poles (Number 11, 1952), one of the American artist’s most famous works and the first acquisition in Australia of a major work by the artist.

The National Gallery of Australia acquired the work in 1973 for 1.3 million dollars amid huge controversy. This year it has returned home from a rare loan to the Royal Academy in London.

 

THEME

Hommage to Jackson Pollock

 

JUDGE

Patrick Sutczak is an Associate Lecturer in Art at TCotA, an artist and curator and former Director of Sawtooth ARI.

 

1st PRIZE: Ruth Williams, Study After Namuth

2nd PRIZE: Josh Foley, Project Pollock

3rd PRIZE: Catherine Phillips, Poles. Apart.

 

Greg Leong

Artistic Director, Theatre North at the Princess
 
Joscelyn Littlejohn

Director of Sales, Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

 

Venue

PRINCESS THEATRE STAIRWELL GALLERY & UPSTAIRS FOYER

Dates

Wednesday 13 – Tuesday 26 September

Weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm

Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm

Exhibition open for public viewing. Visitors must sign in & out.

 

Tickets / Prices

Free Entry

 

Presented By

Theatre North at the Princess

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

 

Performers

ARTWORKS BY:

Patricia Adams
Jim Andrew
Christina Booth
William Cassidy
Kaye Clark
Charliekath Crothers
Lisa Jane de Boer
Stephanie Donnelly
Paul Eggins
Charitha Fernando
Josh Foley
Felicity French
Jacquilyne Kelder
Maria Lawson
Melissa Lubke
Ben Miller
Melanie Ozanne
Catherine Phillips
Joanna Nimeck Satel
Belinda Schultz
Sue Stevenson
Marilyn Theisel
Ruth Williams
Anne Young

 

Notes

For more information please call 6323 3270.

 

Running Time

Exhibition: 2 weeks

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