Coming up in May – The 18th Briscoe Art Award and things are ramping up with plenty of entries this year.
The judge this year is Jude Rae a well-known Sydney artist, who is looking forward to coming to Cooma to judge the competition.
During the exhibition, we will be having a John Briscoe room in the Hain Room, so if anyone has one of his paintings at home and would be willing to loan it to the gallery for the 4 weeks please contact The Gallery on 02 6452 3377. Along with the painting we would require a 50-word document about the painting. Lets all be part of this marvellous competition.
John Briscoe came to Khancoban in the mid sixties to work on the Snowy Scheme. Whilst working for the technical department he learned drawing, etching and photo reproduction which led him to strike out in an artistic direction. It was his passion for painting that prompted John to become a full time artist. Working mostly with oils John was attracted to the scenery of the Monaro. His work is represented in various collections throughout Australia and overseas. The John Briscoe Art Award was inaugurated in 2000 and the success of that competition led to the award becoming an annual event which the Briscoe family support to this day.