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Journeys : October November 2009
Call 1300 787 060 or go online Make a statement and express yourself with a Designer Plate. Choose from a great range of Bling, Camo, Metallic and Floral Plates, all for a once-only payment of just $395. Nathan Grey, a young artist from Lindisfar ne, has beaten 60 other entries to win this year's R ACT Insurance Tasmanian Youth Portraiture Prize. All entrants were Tasmanians aged 30 or under, who were asked to do a portrait of another living Tasmanian who had inspired them. Nathan's subject was Fin, a Hobart bar man. The judging panel, headed by Adriane Boag of the National Gallery of Australia, said the portrait showed great strength of character. In an essay accompanying his entry, Nathan w rote: "You might know Fin. He may have served you a beer at T42 or "This is a great showcase for emerging Tasmanian artists. The level of talent was very impressive and reflects well on the health of art and culture in Tasmania," she said. The winners were announced at an event attended by some 100 guests representing participants in the prize, the arts community, business and state and local gover nment. Trent Sayers, Chief Executive Officer of R ACT Insurance, thanked Tasmanian Regional Arts for its organisational skill in bringing this year's competition together, as well as the other partners involved, Clemenger Tasmania and Geon. Go online to read more about this year's R ACT Insurance Tasmanian Youth Portraiture Prize -- visit www.typp.com.au Where to see the touring exhibition The winners and short-listed finalists from the 2009 R ACT Insurance Tasmanian Youth Portraiture Prize are on display in the Academy Gallery at the Launceston campus of UTAS until 12 October. The exhibition moves to Hobart for display in the Sidespace Gallery from 17-31 October. The Sponsor's and People's Choice Awards will be announced during the touring show. (The exhibition was displayed in Devonport late last month). Barcelona. He takes great pride in his work, moving briskly behind the bar from person to person." Entries were so strong this year that the judges, scr utinising the 33 short-listed finalists on the walls of Devonport's Regional Art Gallery, chose two runners up -- Rachael Gates of Richmond for her portrait, Ian Pearce and Too Much by Allison Lowe of Snug, who each receive $500 from R ACT Insurance. Winner Nathan Grey wins $5000 and a trip for two to see the Archibald Prize in Sydney. Adriane Boag said the 33 finalists displayed originality, variety and skill. Portrait of Hobart bar worker wins RACTI prize Pictured at the Devonport prize function are (from left) Helene Weeding and Adriane Boag (judges); Lee Cole, President of Tasmanian Regional Arts; Rachael Gates, runner-up (that's her portrait of Ian Pearce behind); Kim Schneiders (judge) and RACT Insurance CEO Trent Sayers. Life on the move 25 October / November 09
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