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April & May 2023 news from the studio


2023 finalist:

▪️Lethbridge Landscape prize finalist – Salon de Refuses (online gallery) 2023, May 2023

▪️Inside This Box – The Corner Store Gallery- Orange Feb 2023 (painting sold)

▪️Harden Landscape Prize finalist – Harden – coming up May 2023

▪️Milburn Art Prize finalist, Brisbane Institute Art, May 2023

Upcoming 2023 exhibitions/happenings

▪️TERRAIN group exhibition The Corner Store Gallery – April 2023

▪️ Residency at The Lighthouse – Newcastle – April 2023

▪️prepping for group show at Project 90 Gallery, in collaboration with The Moree Gallery, in Paddington May 2023

▪️solo show Art Gallery on Darling, Balmain, July 2023

▪️new river series paintings at The Moree Gallery -sold out

Solo exhibition the road less travelled 29 August – 1 October at The Peisley St Gallery, Orange NSW

A crispy winter in Central West with its pared back palette and grassy wind-swept tawny hills. Long limbed spindly naked trees that offer filtered views of the landscape. Those gorgeous mystic skies and catching a glimpse of a sparkling body of water. The secret back roads tucked in and around Central West always beckon and remain my constant muse.

contact curator Leiarna at hello@thepeisleystgallery.com.au

* Calleen Art Award at The Cowra Regional Art Gallery coming up

9 October – 20 November

Finalist in the 2022 Whitewall Art Prize “Into the Light”

Finalist in the 2022 Hornsby Art Prize

Finalist in the 2022 Kangaroo Valley Art Prize (Arts in the Valley) – Exhibition October Long weekend 2022

Breathing Trees (oil on canvas), 108cm x 80cm, framed

  • Gosford Art Prize finalist 2022 with The Waters Edge series, 20 August – 23 October 2022. Update: painting is sold 🔴

Gallery finalist in Lethbridge 20000 small scale art award 2022

River Song, oil on canvas, finalist in Lethbridge 20000 small scale art award 2022 (sold🔴)

** Orana Arts and Corridor Project funded Residency September 2022

Roundtable discussion followup from 2021 Stuart Town residency

  • Finalist in the 2022 Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, 9 Oct – 20 November, 2022
  • Finalist in 2022 Whitewall Art Prize, Into the Light, White Wall Art Projects, Berrima, 7-17 October
  • Finalist in the 2022 Hornsby Art Prize 19-30 October
  • Finalist in the 2022 Kangaroo Valley Art Prize, Arts in the Valley, 1-3 October 2022
  • Finalist in the 2022 Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Sept/Oct 2022
  • Awarded a funded residency at @thecorridorproject for September 2022, this a partnership between Orana Arts and The CORRIDOR project
  • participating in the Threatened Species Project @wildlandstasmania in Hobart for July/Aug 2022
  • Gallery Finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 small scale award 2022, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
  • a solo September 2022 at The Peisley Street Gallery in Orange NSW…the road less travelled
  • “…a song of land, river and sky…” a solo exhibition @themoreegallery in Moree Northern NSW, March 2022 – completed
  • Group Show “Eye Candy” The Peisley Street Gallery Orange April 2022- completed
  • 2 artworks available at The Toowoomba Gallery in Queensland 2022-completed
  • 2 artworks available Grammar Art Show in Toowoomba April 2022-completed

2021 happenings

November 2021- Awarded the Ironbark Residency through Orana Arts and Stuart Town Advancement Association. A week spent with master print maker Tim Winters at Kinkara Studio in Stuart Town

November 2021- workshopping with Idris Murphy in Royal National Park

Bouddi Peninsula Arts trail December 2021

looking@landscape – solo exhibition at The Japanese Gardens Cowra

artist bio

Inel Date is an emerging contemporary artist with a studio based in rural NSW and on the Central Coast NSW.  With a Masters of Arts degree and many years as a Visual Art Educator she is inspired by documenting and responding to place. A move to full time studio practice in 2020 has allowed the expansion and refinement of her practice. Her work is now sold & collected widely. Recently, amongst others, she has been selected as a finalist in the Calleen Art Prize (2019/2020/2022), Lethbridge 20000 small scale art award (2022), Gosford Art Prize (2022) & Kangaroo Art Prize 2022 (Arts in the Valley). Always a geographer her practice is grounded in place. Focused on watching skies and shifting seasons, the play of light and shadow on the landscape and observing the mark of humans (both past and present) within and upon the landscape.

Initially working en plein air to understand and document place. She then moves into studio practice to create works that swing between still abstracted landscapes with pared back seasonal colours or otherwise richly layered exploratory surfaces that focus on mark making, serendipitously creating patterns and making sense of place.  Her 2022 series has involved two solo exhibitions, one in Moree NSW (a song of land, river and sky March 2022) and the other in Orange NSW (the road less travelled September 2022)- both exhibitions being a response to those landscapes, skies and moods. Her current series continues to explore the intersection of geography and place, with a focus on local rural river systems, wetlands and mangrove habitats in NSW that has led to an interest in riparian environments, land and water management. These works will be exhibited in 2023 at a Group show in Sydney and a solo in Balmain in July.


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