This year, the history of the Belle Arti Prize will be celebrated with Le Belle Arti, an exhibition featuring all the past winners of the Belle Arti Prize. Tunni Kraus (VIC) 2016, Tony Lloyd (VIC) 2014, Karen Black (Qld) 2013, Marie Hagerty (ACT) 2012, 2011, Lewis Miller (VIC) 2010 and Jacqui Stockdale (VIC) 2009 will be coming together in presenting new works alongside their original 35 x 35cm winning canvas.
Le Belle Arti promises to be an inspirational and exciting show and one to be marked in the calendar. By applauding those winners of the past, the exhibition will celebrate the ongoing partnership between Chapman and Bailey and P.E.R Belle Arti Linen, the history of the Prize and the quality art materials they promote, the artists evolving practice, and Chapman and Bailey’s continuing commitment to the Victorian and wider Australian art community.
Please join us for opening night at Chapman and Bailey gallery on September, 6- 8pm.
350 Johnston St, Abbotsford, VIC
Ph 03 9415 8666
Chapman and Bailey would like to acknowledge the following galleries and their artists:
Jacqui Stockdale courtesy of This is No Fantasy, VIC
Tony Lloyd courtesy of MARS Gallery, VIC
Karen Black courtesy of Sutton Gallery, VIC
Marie Hagerty courtesy of Karen Woodbury Gallery, VIC
Lewis Miller courtesy of Australian Galleries, VIC
Belle Arti Prize History
For 7 years the Belle Arti Prize $5000 acquisitive award has been bringing together artworks from around the country in a competition involving two fine companies: the Italian company P.E.R Belle Arti and Chapman & Bailey, one of Australia’s leading art services company and gallery.
P.E.R Belle Arti linen, preparer of some of the world’s finest linens and cottons and Chapman & Bailey, makers of premium artist stretcher bars, partner to allow each entrant experience the joy of using a high quality hand stretched canvas. The Belle Arti Prize is open to everyone and entrants receive a premium quality 35 x 35cm canvas as part of their entry fee. All received entries are exhibited and the result is a floor to ceiling contemporary salon hang of over 300 entries- an amazing sight on the opening night celebration.
Each year, entrants from all around Australia continue to create strong and varied artworks for this unique competition delivering a true a snap shot of the richness and diversity of arts practice in Australia.
Linda Michael, Deputy Director and Senior Curator, Heide Museum of Modern Art. Curator of Wrong Way Time by Fiona Hall, 2015 Venice Bienalle, John Young, well known Australian artist, Mark Chapman, CEO of Chapman & Bailey (2016), Sam Leach – Artist, Dr Vince Alessi – Curatorial Manager, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, Louise Hearman – Artist (2014) Melissa Laughnan, Max Delaney, Juan Ford (2013) Sally Smart and Rosslynd Piggot (2012) Vera Moeller, Nathalie King, Gareth Samson (2011) Simon Wright, Judy Watson (2010) Angela Brennan, Alexie Glass Kantor, Jason Smith (2009)