Recent news for Tribute-Art: Mary van den Berk
2018 Finalist in Meroogal Womens Art Prize https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/meroogal-womens-art-prize-2018
My art is about people, place and narrative. A recent MAD-Monday event on Resilience informed my subject choice of Meroogal gardens. Growing our own food benefits individuals, communities and our planet. The war-effort story encouraged growing your own vegetables and raising your own fowls -creating a resilient food garden. Today’s Edible balconies are in the same vein.
Using the Belle Thorburn image “feeding the chooks (circa1925)” for context, I then drew, painted and embroidered chooks from (Massaro Community Farm, USA).
2016 PAULINES BED – – oil, charcoal and stitching on canvas 90 x 67 cm 2016
June 2013 Finalist in Mosman In Situ 2013
May 2013 Finalist in Hidden Sculpture walk 2013
May 2013 Finalist in Cliftons Art Prize
April 2013 Finalist in Chippendale New World Art Prize with “Dick St Chippendale”
“CONVERSATIONS” exhibition held at Kaleidescope Gallery November 8 2012
June 2011: I was granted an ArtStart grant with the Australian Council for the Arts which took effect from 1 July 2011 for a year. This was a welcome boost to establishing my arts practice and tribute art business.