Attention art enthusiasts! It’s that time of year when the Inglis Equine Art Prize is on. According to an email received today:
“Created by Inglis’ Deputy Chairman Arthur Inglis in association with Australian Art Sales Director Mike Coward to encourage and promote thoroughbred art, the Inglis Equine Art Prize is the only one of its kind in Australia, with the winner receiving A$15,000 in prizemoney.”
The 2013 theme is All Things Thoroughbred. I thought it was interesting to read about the judges:
Frank Giacco, BArch – Australian artist and winner of the 1994 Archibald Prize. This highly regarded figure and still life painter is also a much sought after art tutor and is a long time teacher at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney. Frank’s experience and knowledge will bring great deal of depth and dimension to the judging panel.
Alister Simpson, AAEA – has been recognized as the leading equine artist in Australia for over three decades. From the age of two, Alister had a passion for drawing horses. He studied art in Auckland, New Zealand and London, and also studied veterinary anatomy over a period of four years. Alister’s skills have earned him significant international acclaim and he is an invited participating full member of the prestigious American Academy of Equine Art. This enables him to exhibit at the Academy, to jury for exhibitions and to teach workshops.
Arthur Inglis – Deputy Chairman and Strategic Development director of Inglis, Arthur Inglis has been involved in the family’s thoroughbred auctioneering business all his life. Arthur is the fifth generation to be linked to the family trade, which dates back to 1867. Arthur will represent Inglis on the judging panel bringing with him a strong wealth of knowledge into the equine industry.
Dates of interest:
Grand VIP Opening Event
Inglis Newmarket, Sydney NSW
Tuesday August 13
Inglis Oaklands, Melbourne VIC
Thursday August 15 – Friday August 16
285 Oaklands Road Oaklands Junction VIC
Members Reserve Viewing
Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne VIC
Saturday August 18
Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Dinner, Scone NSW
Saturday August 24
“A horse’s magnificence is in his strength of heart. With flowing tail and flying mane, wide nostrils, never stretched by pain, mouths bloodless to the bit or rein, and feet that iron never shod, a thousand horses – the wild – the free like waves that follow o’er the sea, came thickly thundering on.” – Author unknown