Collection leads – Kate Beynon is a solo presentation of the artist’s work currently on display at Geelong Gallery. The exhibition includes watercolours, paintings and soft sculptures that expand on the story of An-Li and provide greater insights to Beynon’s practice in which she merges diverse pictorial traditions with personal histories to address issues of hybridity, cultural identity and feminism.
Kate Beynon in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Kate Beynon is a finalist in the 2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with her work Hybrid-self with kindred spirits, 2019. Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual portrait painting prize supporting Australian artists. With a first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) it is Australia’s richest art prize.
Kate Beynon is a finalist in the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize with her work Artist-self with Tudo and the studio spirits, 2019. An exhibition of finalists’ work will be held at Montsalvat from 14 November 2019 – 26 January, 2020.
Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize Barn Gallery, Montsalvat 14 November – 26 January, 2019
Kate Beynon and Helga Groves in the R & M McGivern Prize
Both Kate Beynon and Helga Groves have been selected as finalists in the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize. This year, the theme for the $25,000 acquisitive prize is ‘Anthropocene’, calling for artists across Australia to consider the impact of human habitation on the environment. An exhibition of finalists work will be held across Maroondah City Council’s arts spaces from late November.
R & M McGivern Prize 2019 ArtSpace at Realm/Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery 23 November, 2019 – 1 February, 2020