Welcome!

News Feed Item

Canberra Artist Wins Cliftons Art Prize 2014



- Leading training and event venue provider announces winners in 13th annual Cliftons Art Prize competition
- More than 725 artists submitted works for a chance to gain international exposure and win AUD$28,000 in prize money
- Finalists' artworks on display as part of a four week exhibition at Cliftons venues across Asia Pacific. Finalists artwork can be viewed at www.cliftonsartprize.com


Sydney, Australia, July 4, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Cliftons, the leading provider of training and event venues last night announced Canberra based artist, Penelope Boyd, as the winner of the 2014 Art Prize.

Ms Boyd's artwork, "The Wait", was selected as the overall winner of the international Art Prize from amongst more than 725 entries across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Ms Boyd describes her winning painting as "depicting a young girl in a moment of simple domesticity. Subtle tensions, including the subject's gaze, body language, and the skewed angles, speak of a disruption, providing room for the viewer to explore their own psychological narrative."

The Art Prize is hosted annually by Cliftons, leading provider of premium meeting, training and event venues in Asia Pacific. Several months ago, Cliftons invited emerging and established artists from across ten cities to submit original artworks into the competition with winners from each city being awarded AUD$2,000 and the overall winner, Penelope Boyd, receiving AUD$10,000. Winners were announced at awards evenings held at each Cliftons location across Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.

Judges in the 2014 Art Prize were Tim Abdallah, Head of Art at Menzies, Ian Hamlin, President of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, John Batten, Hong Kong based writer, art critic and curator and Denise Mimmocchi, Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Ms Boyd, an artist living and working in Canberra, was ecstatic at the announcement she had won the overall Clifton Art Prize award.

"It's a huge honour to have won the Cliftons Art Prize this year. As a self-taught artist, and so early in my career, it's wonderful to have my work validated by such esteemed judges, particularly amongst such a talented group of artists. It makes those long hours in the studio worthwhile," she said.

Owner and Managing Director at Cliftons, Andrew Cameron, sees the annual Art Prize as a superb platform for emerging artists to showcase their talent.

"It's always an exciting time of year and this year we're show casing some extraordinary artworks our venues. Cliftons vision is to provide mentally stimulating environments that enhance the learning experience. We're thrilled to be able to support young artists and provide a vibrant learning space for our clients. The artworks on display have received a great deal of positive feedback from event attendees and we look forward to many more years of showcasing inspiring new works in our venues," he said.

Winners in each location can be viewed on the Cliftons Art Prize website www.cliftonsartprize.com as well as images from the awards evenings held on Thursday 3rd July.

About Cliftons

Founded in 1997, Cliftons delivers seamless total event solutions around the globe. A privately held company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Cliftons venues are situated in CBD locations across Asia Pacific in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hong Kong, Singapore, Auckland and Wellington. Dedicated service teams passionate about delivering their customer's vision, coupled with innovatively designed venues built specifically for computer training, seminars, meetings and corporate events makes Cliftons stand out from the rest. www.cliftons.com

Source: Cliftons

Contact:
Rachel Pirie
Head of Marketing 
W: www.cliftons.com
E: [email protected]
T +61 2 9250 0999




Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.

More Stories By ACN Newswire

Copyright 2008 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of ACN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of ACN Newswire. ACN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Struggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Learn how Platform as a Service (PaaS) can streamline application development processes and make resource management easy.
Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, will show how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningfu...
If there is anything we have learned by now, is that every business paves their own unique path for releasing software- every pipeline, implementation and practices are a bit different, and DevOps comes in all shapes and sizes. Software delivery practices are often comprised of set of several complementing (or even competing) methodologies – such as leveraging Agile, DevOps and even a mix of ITIL, to create the combination that’s most suitable for your organization and that maximize your busines...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run ef...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will dis...
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to massively disrupt IoT. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond AI, will discuss what the five main drivers are in Artificial Intelligence that could shape the future of the Internet of Things. AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process...
Increasing IoT connectivity is forcing enterprises to find elegant solutions to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with re-configurable dashboard widgets to effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from immediate actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Shikhir Singh, Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha, will discuss how to create HTML5 dashboards that interact with IoT devic...
See storage differently! Storage performance problems have only gotten worse and harder to solve as applications have become largely virtualized and moved to a cloud-based infrastructure. Storage performance in a virtualized environment is not just about IOPS, it is about how well that potential performance is guaranteed to individual VMs for these apps as the number of VMs keep going up real time. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in product and marketing at Tintri, will discu...
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world re...