The Blake Prize
Mark is a finalist in the forthcoming 65th Blake Prize. Two of Mark's works are shortlisted for this year's exhibition: Now I lay me down (2018) and It wasn't supposed to be like this (2016).
This year there were 769 entrants hailing from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Norway, United States and United Kingdom and from every Australian state and territory. Eighty finalists have been selected for final judging and exhibition from 12 May – 1 July, 2018 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW.
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2018 Solo Exhibition - NSW
Births, Deaths & Marriages is a new body of work, born from Mark's long-held attachment to family photo albums. The paintings explore lineage and domestic family life set against the enduring narratives of love and loss.
The exhibition runs Feb 7 -18 at Saint Cloche, Paddington, Sydney, NSW.
To receive a catalogue of the new works once available, please contact the gallery on firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Bunbury Biennale
Ken & Mary (I faced reality a long time ago ) has been acquired by the City of Bunbury Art Collection, through the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries. The work is currently on show as part of the 2017 Bunbury Biennale, closing Sep 10.
The Bunbury Biennale is a juried exhibition which brings together works by contemporary artists from across Western Australia. Featuring some of the state’s most respected visual arts practitioners, alongside emerging and mid-career artists it is a chance for regional audiences to experience the diversity of contemporary arts practice in the west.
Ken & Mary (I faced reality a long time ago), 2016, oil on canvas, 152 x 122 cm, City of Bunbury Art Collection
2017 Kilgour Prize
Mark is a finalist in the forthcoming Kilgour Prize at the Newcastle Art Gallery in NSW.
The Kilgour Prize is Newcastle's annual art prize for figurative and portrait painting. It awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art, and a People’s Choice of $5000 is also awarded to the painting voted most popular by the general public. Thirty finalists have been selected for this year's exhibition from more than 370 entries from across Australia.
The Kilgour Prize runs Aug 5th - Oct 15th, 2017
2017 Cossack Residency
Set amid the historic buildings of a heritage listed ghost town, the Cossack Art Awards attracts thousand of people every year to the small town of Cossack, some 1600 kilometres north of Perth.
Mark is the artist in residence for this year's Cossack Art Awards and will be on site creating new work and running workshops during July and August, 2017.
The awards have grown in size and stature over the years to become the richest acquisitive art award in regional Australia. 2017 marks the award's 25th anniversary.
The beautiful coastal town has a brilliant history dating back to 1886 when Francis T Gregory undertook the first European exploration of the Pilbara region in WA’s north west.
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Life, Still celebrates the faces, places and spaces that are present in the varied lives of these 9 artists from across Australia.
This theme, pertaining to all life's varied facets, is open to the interpretation of the artist – and explores still life, portraits and landscapes, united by a painterly expression and gentle palette.
Pre-sales and interstate buyers are welcome. The exhibition runs Nov 24 - Dec 4, 2016, at Saint Cloche gallery, Paddington, NSW.
*This exhibition has now concluded. If you would like to be notified when new works are available, please email Mark via the contact page.
Upcoming Talk & Workshop @ AGWA
Mark is participating in the Black Swan Prize's Artist Floortalks series. To view the full schedule, click here.
Date: Thursday 27th October, 2016
Location: Art Gallery of WA
Time: 11am - 12pm
Impasto and Tonal Techniques Workshop by Mark Tweedie
Explore the process of building a face through a series of acrylic-based techniques incorporating impasto and tonal activities. This intimate workshop encourages a confident approach to painting and the chance to further develop your portraiture skills, regardless of experience.
Date: Saturday 29th October, 2016
Location: Education Studio, Art Gallery of WA
Time: 3 hours, 10am - 1pm
Cost: Free – All materials provided
Bookings: Maximum of 12 participants.
2016 Black Swan Prize at AGWA
Mark is a finalist in this year's Black Swan Prize, held for the first time at the Art Gallery of Western Australia to commemorate the portraiture prize's 10 Year Anniversary. The Black Swan Prize will be the signature event of AGWA's Portraiture Month from Saturday 8 – Monday 31 October 2016.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this, 2016, oil on canvas, 152 x 107 cm
2016 Glencore Percival Portrait Prize
Mark is a finalist in the 2016 Glencore Percival Portrait Prize at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, QLD. The biennial prize showcases the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists.
Two works have been selected for the exhibition: My one and only (L) and Things tend to go wrong with me.
The exhibition runs May 6 - July 10.
My one and only, 2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 23 cm
No Second Prize
Mark is participating in No Second Prize, a fundraising exhibition at Gallery Central, Perth, WA. The exhibition runs Nov 2 - 11, 2015.
Artists concerned for the welfare of all animals have created works for this fundraising exhibition. The opening of the exhibition is a ‘sweepstake free’ alternative to Melbourne Cup catered luncheon. Donations, proceeds and 40% of income from artwork sales will be donated to an accredited horse rescue facility in Bullsbrook.
Opening: 11.30am (Perth time), Tuesday 3 November 2015 Entry: Suggested donation $10 Venue: Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street Northbridge RSVP: email@example.com
Rajah 1947, 2015, oil on canvas, 23 x 23 cm
2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Mark is a semi-finalist in the 2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with his work Things tend to go wrong with me.
About the Prize:
Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the wider arts community by holding the free annual Moran Prizes exhibition, now at Juniper Hall Paddington, displaying the top 30 works selected by nominated judges each year.
Currently with an annual first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), the Prize is an important part of Australia's Arts calendar. The Prize is acquisitive and the winning portrait immediately becomes the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be exhibited permanently as part of the Moran Arts Foundation Collection.
Things tend to go wrong with me, 2015, oil on canvas, 122 x 84 cm
2015 Heathcote Select
Heathcote Select, an exhibition of nine Western Australian artists has now opened and continues until Nov 8th, 2015, at Heathcote Museum & Gallery, Perth, WA.
Mark is exhibiting a series of small scale portraits, alongside works by local artists including: Iain Dean, Tessa McOnie and Kim Kim Kim, to name a few.
For purchase enquiries please contact the gallery on (08) 9364 5666. Gallery hours are Tue-Fri 10-3pm | Sat-Sun 11-3pm.