This Wild Song (TWS) is a long term project by Melbourne artist Ilona Nelson. TWS celebrates significant Australian female artists through portraits, interviews, exhibitions and events. Read the full interview with Becc on the TWS website here > thiswildsong.com.au
Becc Ország is a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize with her work ‘Fantasy of virtue / All things and nothing’.
Australia’s most prestigious drawing prize, The Dobell Drawing Prize is back in a newly revived state presented by the National Art School (NAS), tackling drawing as a progressive 21st century medium and looking at all its permutations within art making today. Inaugurated in 1993 the prize was founded by The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and held in conjunction with the Archibald Prize, Sulman Prize and Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Artist Ben Quilty has been chosen as the judge of the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize, selecting 57 finalist from a record breaking 788 entries. In conjunction with the prize, NAS is also hosting a broader drawing festival which includes a range of additional drawing exhibitions and a symposium. The Dobell Drawing Prize and the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales will run in alternate years.
The Dobell Drawing Prize #21 exhibition includes works by all 57 finalists and is on at the National Art School (NAS) Gallery from 28 March to 25 May 2019.
National Art School Gallery
28 March - 25 May
ANALOGUE ART IN A DIGITAL WORLD | RMIT GALLERY | December 7 - January 19, 2019
THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER 6PM- 8PM
Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV
Analogue Art in a Digital World, curated by Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd, presents a survey of contemporary artists who use the analogue practices of painting and drawing to create artworks that engage with or are influenced by digital visual culture.
Monika Behrens, Natasha Bieniek, Chris Bond, Andrew Browne, Magda Cebokli, Simon Finn, Juan Ford, Stephen Haley, Michelle Hamer, Kate Just, Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Amanda Marburg, Viv Miller, Jan Nelson, Becc Ország, David Ralph, Datsun Tran, Darren Wardle & Alice Wormald.
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Mon to Fri 11am - 5pm
Thurs 11am – 7pm
Sat 12pm - 5pm
FANTASY OF VIRTUE / ALL THINGS AND NOTHING | SOLO | STOCKROOM GALLERY | KYNETON
11 AUGUST - 2 SEPTEMBER 2018
Fantasy of virtue / All things and nothing features intricate works on paper by Victorian-based artist BECC ORSZÁG. In this ongoing body of work, ORSZÁG explores 'sehnsucht', a German noun which describes an individual’s unfulfilled longing for an idealistic, unattainable alternate experience, combined with the phenomenon of paramnesia (déjà vu); the distortion of memory in which fantasy is confused with reality. ORSZÁG examines these ideas in relation to concepts of sacred space and religious experience, questioning notions of existence, ritual, pilgrimage and idolatry.
Official Opening Saturday 11 August 4pm
98 PIPER STREET
MIRROR DRAWING | BECC ORSZAG + MATTHEW ALLEN | NEON HEATER GALLERY | OHIO USA
4-18 MAY 2018
Mirror Drawing brings together Melbourne based artist Becc Ország and Amsterdam based artist Matthew Allen to present a minimal and meditative installation of drawings that attempt to push the material and perceptual limits of drawing. While both making use of traditional drawing media: paper and graphite, both artists take a unique position to the concept and phenomenon of mirroring and the generation of pictorial space.
Official Opening Friday 4th May 5-9PM
The Neon Heater Art Gallery
400 1/2 S Main Street. Rm 22.
Findlay, Ohio, USA
Becc Ország is a finalist in the 65th Blake Prize with her drawing 'Announce your Kingdom (you can live forever)' 2017.
One of Australia’s longest standing and most prestigious prizes, The Blake Prize encourages conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non – belief. This year there were 769 entrants hailing from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Norway, United States and United Kingdom and from every Australian state and territory. Orszag's work will be exhibited with the 80 finalists who have been selected for exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse from 12 May - 1 July. The winner of the $35,000 Blake Prize will be announced at the exhibition launch on 19 May 6-9pm.
12 May - 1 July
Becc Ország is a finalist in the 2018 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing with her drawing 'Fragmentation of Mind (be still/withdraw)' 2017. The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country. 44 finalists have been selected from close to 500 entries from artists across Australia by Judge, Ms Anne Ryan, Curator Australian Art, Prints and Drawings Art Gallery of New South Wales. The official opening and announcement will be held at 7.00 pm Friday 2 March at Adelaide Perry Gallery. The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing finalists exhibition continues until March 29.
Adelaide Perry Gallery
3 March - 29 March
Cnr College Street, Hennessy St, Croydon NSW 2132
MIXED TAPE | STOCKROOM | KYNETON
13 JANUARY - 28 JANUARY 2018
MIXED TAPE 2018 is an annual group exhibition previewing many of the artists who will feature at Stockroom Gallery over the upcoming year. Artists will present a myriad of approaches including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, glass, assemblage and photography.
JAMES CAREY / ADAM CUSACK / ANN HOLT / JIMMY LANGER / JESSICA LEDWICH / JOANNE MOTT / GRANT NIMMO / BECC ORSZAG / MARK RODDA / ROBBIE ROWLANDS / BRAD RUSBRIDGE / JASMINE TARGETT / ALEX WALKER / IRENE WELLM & GREG WOOD
98 PIPER STREET
IMAGINE | GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY | SALE
6 JAN - 18 MARCH 2018
One of the most exciting, ambitious, and beautiful exhibitions ever staged in regional Australia, 'Imagine' encompasses 134 works from 81 local, national, and international artists, to take visitors on a journey through five centuries of art making.
Revealing a history of the earth as told through the human imagination, from the fires of first creation through to the science and technology of today and beyond, imagine is an exhibition like no other.Read More
INTO THE WILDERNESS | FLINDERS LANE GALLERY | MELBOURNE
5 DEC - 22 DEC 2017
DAVID FRAZER, ANNIKA ROMEYN, JAZMINA CININAS, BECC ORSZAG & SOPHIA SZILAGYI.
The natural world is a place of extremes – it can be a landscape of fury, of the unforgiving, of the merciless, or the untameable. Yet it is also an environment that can be harnessed - where crops are sown and gathered, where the weather can be predicted, where its mountains and oceans can be traversed. This exhibition brings together represented artists of FLG and selected guest artists who create works on paper within their practice. Whether they’re from drawing, painting or printmaking backgrounds, these artists produce incredibly beautiful and contemporary collectable artworks.
FLINDERS LANE GALLERY
137 Flinders Lane,
Melbourne, VIC 3000
21ST BIRTHDAY | FIRSTSITE GALERY | MELBOURNE
28 NOVEMBER - 8 DECEMBER 2017
This massive group show featured selected works new and from the recessive vaults of noteworthy alumni who’ve started their careers at (your) student gallery. Take an auspicious look over some of our hundreds of shows. More than 4,000 RMIT students have exhibited works in over 800 shows at First Site over the last 21 years. Catalogue available for purchase from the gallery.
(Images, Install view - Becc Ország ‘Stories Told’, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, 2009, Instal view - Becc Ország ‘Forsaken Monument (boy)’ 2016)Read More
INCINERATOR ART AWARD: ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE | INCINERATOR GALLERY | MELBOURNE
7 OCTOBER - 26 NOVEMBER 2017
OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 6-8PM
Becc Ország is a finalist in this years Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change with her drawing 'Hope (align yourself with me)'. The Incinerator Art Award is $10,000 non-acquisitive award of national significance with entries received from every state and territory in Australia. The award showcases the work of 22 artists who interrogate contemporary culture in their practices to achieve and influence social change.Read More