Albany Art Prize // Albany, WA

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Untitled, 2014 by Richard Lewer has won the major acquisitive prize for the 2015 City of Albany Art Prize. The judge's comments: 'Richard Lewer’s painting stood out as a work which was both timeless and completely of its time.  The seemingly simple composition of a shark hanging against a turbulent ocean belies a complex issue, personally felt and universally debated. The sacrificial shark is both a victim and predator, and Lewer has painted it like an upturned obelisk, an inverted monument - totemic, but a dubious trophy. The gritty and grim scene is reflected in texture and palette, and Richard Lewer’s virtuosity in the handling of oil paint upon a steel surface give the work it's charge, creating a dark but instantly iconic painting'. Photo Bo Wong // Design Satellite

Untitled, 2014 by Richard Lewer has won the major acquisitive prize for the 2015 City of Albany Art Prize. The judge’s comments: ‘Richard Lewer’s painting stood out as a work which was both timeless and completely of its time. The seemingly simple composition of a shark hanging against a turbulent ocean belies a complex issue, personally felt and universally debated. The sacrificial shark is both a victim and predator, and Lewer has painted it like an upturned obelisk, an inverted monument – totemic, but a dubious trophy. The gritty and grim scene is reflected in texture and palette, and Richard Lewer’s virtuosity in the handling of oil paint upon a steel surface give the work it’s charge, creating a dark but instantly iconic painting’. Photo Bo Wong // Design Satellite

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Boom Gallery // Geelong, Vic

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Bird painting by Amanda Carson, abstract paintings by Emily Besser, wax bowls by Dale Hardiman, ceramics by Lee Goller,  timber vases by Stampel, ceramics by Ana Maria Hernandez Jensen, painting by Chelsea Gustafsson, Ichimu porcelain, Tara Shackell ceramics on the shelf at the design gallery at Boom Gallery, Geelong, Victoria. Photo Bo Wong // Design Satellite

Bird painting by Amanda Carson, abstract paintings by Emily Besser, wax bowls by Dale Hardiman, ceramics by Lee Goller, timber vases by Stampel, ceramics by Ana Maria Hernandez Jensen, painting by Chelsea Gustafsson, Ichimu porcelain, Tara Shackell ceramics on the shelf at the design gallery at Boom Gallery, Geelong, Victoria. Photo Bo Wong // Design Satellite

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Vic + Velour // Albany, WA

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The front counter at Vic + Velour, Albany who are stockists for chemical free, Australian made and owned natural products from Bondi Wash (left). The striped rug quickly disappeared into my bag after the shoot but there are other similar, beautiful textiles. Photo Bo Wong // Design Satellite

The front counter at Vic + Velour, Albany who are stockists for chemical free, Australian made and owned natural products from Bondi Wash (left). The striped rug quickly disappeared into my bag after the shoot but there are other similar, beautiful textiles. Photo Bo Wong // Design Satellite

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