Stephen Haley | Finalist in The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Stephen Haley | Finalist in The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

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Stephen Haley has been selected as a finalist for The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2017, for his work, ‘Terminal’. This oil painting was first exhibited in Haley’s 2016 painting show ‘World Standard’.

Stephen says of ‘World Standard’, “These works picture spaces and objects found virtually everywhere – both figuratively and literally. Selected emblematic objects were purchased from Internet sites – virtual supermarkets of virtual objects – reworked in 3D software, posed, lit, rendered and then recast as paintings whose surface emulates the computer screen….. These are images drawn from the new world standard. They are a kind of mirror – paintings of generic simulations that have become actual – virtuality is everywhere.”

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2017 is held every two years through Bendigo Art Gallery. The judging panel will award the acquisitive cash prize of $50,000 at the exhibition opening on Friday, 16 June, the exhibition will conclude on 17 September.