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
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
Becc is a finalist in this years M Collection Art Award with her drawing 'Immaculate Landscape VI'. The announcement of the $7000 Acquisitive Prize and opening of the finalists exhibition is on 25 August 2016 at Gallerysmith, the exhibition runs until 3 September 2016.
25 August - 3 September
170-174 Abbotsford Street,
North Melbourne, Victoria
SANCTUARY | NICHOLAS PROJECTS | MELBOURNE
17 JUNE - 2 JULY 2016
Please join us for the opening of Becc Ország's solo exhibition on Friday the 17th June from 6pm. To be opened by Simon Gregg, Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery.
Becc Ország’s Sanctuary is an exploration of paramnesia, in which fantasy is confused with reality. This new series of drawings presents an idyllic yet perplexing world in which the profound coexists with the perturbed.Read More
Becc's most ambitious drawing to date 'The Source of All Things (Birth of The Rivers)' has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 National Works on Paper Prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
Sixty-six artists from around Australia have been shortlisted from close to 1,000 entries for the $50,000 National Works on Paper prizes and acquisitions. The prize, the most prestigious acquisitive prize and exhibition of its type in Australia, showcases recent works by artists working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture.Read More
by Sam Leach
The Romans practiced Augury by observing the flight of birds. When the omens were good, the battle was begun, or perhaps the new bath-house was opened. Prediction is a fun game. I spent many years working as a forecaster for a government department so I developed a very modest skill in recognising and interpreting omens. James Little and Ben Aitken have obviously been craning their necks in recent months as they prepared Melbourne’s newest ARI space, Nicholas Projects. Their first show is called Inaugural.Read More