Friday, September 16, 2011


Carla Hananiah_Refuge_2009_Oil on board_91.5 x 122 cm

Artereal Gallery would like to congratulate Carla Hananiah on winning the 2011 John Coburn Emerging Artist Award! The prestigious $5,000 prize which comes under the auspices of the Blake Prize was announced last night at the opening of the Blake Prize exhibition which will be on display at the National Art School Gallery from 16 September - 15 October 2011.

The judges for the 2011 prize were; Pat Brassington, artist and Exhibitions Coordinator at Plimsoll Gallery,Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania; Dr Julian Droogan, Lecturer at Macquarie University and Dr Blair French, Executive Director of Artspace Visual Arts Centre.

Commenting on Carla's winning painting Refuge the judges described the work as“a painted layering of mystery and illumination over an Australian landscape, asking the viewer to consider themes of religious refuge, homeland and becoming.”

“Being in the land at dawn and dusk is a spiritual experience for me. Referencing historical and contemporary notions of sublime, I am interested in capturing a romantic and spiritual landscape with an emphasis on the drama of colour and movement in an ever-changing sky. The psalms influence the titles of this poetry of place.” – Carla Hananiah (2011)

To see a catalogue of available works by Carla Hananiah please contact the gallery on 02 9818 7473 or

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