Last week was the the Royal Adelaide Show at the Wayville Showgrounds. The Adelaide show is an important event for competitors from many different disciplines to share their skills, livestock and practices.
This year I entered the Royal Adelaide Art Prize category with my artwork titled 'In Bloom'. The Artwork was created as part of my semester study for the first semester of my Masters Degree.
The collection of artworks explored the development of creativity within the artist and how it is influenced by selective points within the creating phase.
This work was the original artwork that initiated my investigation. The gladioli in the artwork, within floriography it is representative of 'Strength of Character'. This is reminiscent of the same strength and confidence artists need when they publicly display their art.
'In Bloom' , Pencil and gouache on paper
At the exhibition opening I was awarded the South Australian School of Art graduate award! This prize is awarded to students and graduates of the South Australian School of Art in Adelaide, South Australia.
I am very excited and overwhelmed with this experience and very excited for what the future holds! I encourage any young artists to also become involved next year as there are some great prizes awarded each year, and many chances to meet other artists and gallery executives.
Abbey is a practicing Visual Artist and high school teacher.