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Major portrait commission :: A portrait of The Honourable Robert M. Hill AC, 15th Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, has been unveiled and will now hang in Bonython Hall to form part of the University's private art collection. [click to view portrait]

November :: I am currently working in the studio making new paintings in response to my time spent researching and developing work for The Collections Project at the Art Gallery of South Australia. This studio intensive has been supported by a grant from Arts SA Independant Makers and Presenters Project Grant. The resulting body of work will be exhibited in 2015.

October :: I have donated a painting to Arts Project Australia for their fundraising auction. The Auction is this Sunday 5th October, South Yarra. Arts Project Australia is a centre of excellence that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promoting their work and advocating for inclusion within contemporary art practice. Click here to view the online catalogue.

Gallery representation update :: "Nicola Stein and Jemma Clark of Helen Gory Galerie and Dianne Tanzer are happy to announce that we will now be known as THIS IS NO FANTASY. For the past twelve months THIS IS NO FANTASY and Dianne Tanzer Gallery have enjoyed a number of successful collaborative projects. We are continuing this collaboration and furthering our commitment to the promotion and exhibition of outstanding Australian artists here and overseas. As many of you know, Helen has retired to enjoy time with her family and make her own art. We want to thank Helen and wish her all the best for the next chapter."

September :: My painting Self (painted beard) has been selected as a semi finalist work for the 2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. (Oil on maple panel, 60 x 45 cm, 2014)

September :: Last weeks to see my paintings at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the hang has been extended until 30th September you can view the works in the galleries vestible just off North Terrace.

August :: My new paintings produced for The Collections Project will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia until 7 September.
Here is Sera Waters' review of the work.

July :: The Collections Project - AGSA - Deidre But-Husaim

'The Collections Project is a collaborative project between Guildhouse and the Art Gallery of South Australia. It provides South Australian artists the chance to work with the Gallery's collection, inviting fresh interpretations, developing new audiences for art and providing professional opportunities for artists.

Deidre But-Husaim is the first Collections Project participant at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Her work explores people looking at and experiencing art. In this series of paintings she has interpreted our brief encounters with works on display.

Guildhouse supports creative professionals through a program of information sessions, events and projects. By collaborating with creative institutions, businesses and the broader community we create opportunities and promote contemporary visual artists, craftspeople and designers.

Deidre's work can be seen in the Vestibule, Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide.
11 July - 07 September 2014

Image top left
The Special Goodness (Robert Dowling)
, 2014,
51.0 x 51.0 cm, oil on maple panel
Photo: Grant Hancock'

Please note images of all works from The Collections Project will be on site after September 7.

June :: I am currently undertaking research and development of new work within the Art Gallery of South Australia for The Collections Project (more details below)

May :: The Incinerator Open Studio :: The studio I share with Sera Waters is open to the public for Open House Adelaide, 3 & 4 May from 10am - 4pm. It is a Walter Burley Griffin heritage-listed incinerator built in Thebarton in 1937. All welcome!

April :: I have a work in the upcoming BMGART exhibition Through The Mirror Ball, Thursday 1 May - Saturday 17 May 2014. Opening May 1st at 6.30pm

February :: I have work in Not Just A Pretty Face, a Fringe Festival group exhibition from 13 February - 20 March 2014 at the Adelaide Town Hall.

January 2014 :: In Japan

My painting The Lesson is currently being exhibited at the Adelaide Festival Centre from Friday the 20th December 2013. You can view this work, which won People's Choice Award, and other winning works from the Whyalla Art Prize until the 9th February 2014.

December :: Excited to announce that I have been selected to research and produce new work with The Collections Project in the Art Gallery of South Australia. The project is a collaborative project between Guildhouse, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the SA Museum. My research starts February 2014, culminating in the resultant work being hung in the AGSA for a period of two months. Stay tuned for more info.

- I am thrilled to be included in CREATIVE BLOCK (Chronicle Books) by Danielle Krysa, who maintains the discerning blog: The Jealous Curator! 50 artists were interviewed to find out what inspires us and what we do when our creativity seems to have dried up. CREATIVE BLOCK is now available for pre-orders on Amazon!

November :: My painting The Lesson, has won the People's Choice Award category for the 2013 City of Whyalla Art Prize.

October :: Tatiara Art Prize update - Excited to share that my painting Studio (door) was selected as the inaugural winner for this new art prize. The $10,000 prize is for a two dimensional work in any medium, and Studio (door) will become part of the Tatiara District Council´s permanent collection.

Whyalla Art Prize update - The Lesson was acknowledged by the 2013 Whyalla Art Prize judges as Highly Commended within the Major Prize category.

My painting of Morgan Allender has been selected as a semi finalist work for the 2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The work Morgan (as Antheia), oil on maple, 51 x 51 cm.

Studio (door), has been selected as a finalist work in the inaugural Tatiara Art Prize, a competition and exhibition open to all Australian artists with prize money of $12,000 for 2 dimensional work in any medium.

September :: My painting, The Lesson, has been included in the selection of finalists for the 2013 City of Whyalla Art Prize

August :: See Unseen - Opening Tuesday 20 August 6-8pm, - Sera Waters, Helen Fuller and myself at Adelaide Central Gallery, Glenside Cultural Precinct (via gate 1 at 226 Fullarton Road, previously Glenside Hospital). All welcome

July :: Upcoming SALA Exhibition - See Unseen - Deidre But-Husaim, Helen Fuller and Sera Waters at Adelaide Central Gallery, 20 August - 13 September 2013

June :: Delighted to announce that Still Life (5 days) has won second prize in the 2013 Inaugural RSASA Portrait Prize.

June :: Still Life (5 days) has been selected as a finalist work in the 2013 Inaugural Royal South Australian Society of Arts Portrait Prize. Nick Mitzevich, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, will open the Inaugural Portrait Prize exhibition on Sunday 23rd June at 2pm. RSASA Gallery Insitute Building, Level 1, Corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace, Adelaide. Exhibition runs 23 June - 14 July.

April :: Sera Waters and my studio, The Incinerator, designed by Sir Walter Burley Griffin, will be open as part of Open House Adelaide 2013 on Saturday 4th May.
'Open House Adelaide is part of Open House Worldwide, and is an opportunity to discover hidden architectural gems and to see behind doors that are rarely open to the public. It began in London, but has spread around the world. You can now attend similar events in cities including Jerusalem, Trojmiasto, Helsinki, Chicago and Tel Aviv.' Open House Adelaide

Jan :: Currently working in the studio on new paintings for SALA exhibition in Adelaide later this year.


GROUP SHOW - Helen Gory Galerie 12 - 22 December 2012
Gallery 1: Robyn Burgess, Deidre But-Husaim, Kirsten Coelho, Petrina Hicks, Abbey McCulloch, Tim Moore, Tom Moore, Luisa Rossitto, Britt Salt, Carmel Seymour, Jacqui Stockdale, Lorene Taurerewa, Jennifer Tyers, Teo Treloar and Oliver Watts.
Gallery 2: Collaboration by Kate Tucker & Tai Snaith
For details about my work Painting Gods & Demons please contact the gallery.

December 2012 :: Thrilled to announce that 'Studio (collection desk)' has been acquired by Artbank for their collection. You can see this work and others at my exhibition Provenance, on at Helen Gory Galerie until 8 December 2012.

Established in 1980, Artbank purchases contemporary Australian art in order to support and promote emerging artists. The program was initiated by the Australian Government and is now part of the Office of the Arts with over 10,000 artworks in the collection. To gain revenues to maintain and expand the collection, Artbank rents works to businesses and individuals across the country.

Selected images from my current exhibition Provenance, showing at Helen Gory Galerie Melbourne, are now available to view online - please click here. You can see higher resolution images of select paintings by clicking the 'zoom' link at bottom of images.

November :: My exhibition Provenance will open on 14 November 2012, opening reception 6 - 8 pm, exhibition continues until 8 December at Helen Gory Galerie, 25 Edmonds Road (just off Greville St.), Prahran, Victoria 3181 :: Exhibition preview available on request, gallery@helengory.com ph 03 95252808 :: Images of paintings will be uploaded to the website after the exhibition opens.

October :: In the October issue of Australian Art Collector there is an Artist Profile on my recent work and upcoming exhibition at Helen Gory Galerie written by Louise Martin-Chew [click here for full article]

Australian Art Collector, Issue 62, October – December 2012
A digital subscription edition of AAC is available online here.

September :: My upcoming exhibition Provenance at Helen Gory Galerie 14 November - 8 December 2012, more details soon

August :: SALA - The Incinerator studios will be open for one day only on Sunday 12th Aug between 11am - 4pm as part of this years SALA 2012 Inner West Studio Jaunt.

Come along and see my work and the work of Sera Waters. We rarely open our studio to the public, so don't miss this opportunity to see our latest work and the wonderful building designed by Walter Burley Griffin that houses our studios.This is also a chance to preview some of the paintings for my upcoming exhibition Provenancebefore they leave for Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne. All welcome!

July :: Still Life (5 days) to view the 30 finalist for the Doug Moran Prize click here

June :: Still Life (5 days) has been shortlisted in the Doug Moran 2012 Art Prize.

May :: Currently working in the studio towards my upcoming exhibition, Provenance, at Helen Gory Galerie Melbourne, 2012.

April :: The Painting, A finalist in the 2012 Sulman Prize, the Art Gallery of New South Wales 31 Mar – 3 Jun 2012.

February :: Last days of nVisage at Adelaide Cental Gallery

January 2012 :: nVisage Opening Friday 20 January 6-8pm Adelaide Cental Gallery An exhibition based on portraiture.
Daryl Austin, Godwin Bradbeer, Deidre But Husaim, Sophie Hann, Chelsea Lehmann, Jess Mara, Brigid Noone, Mary-Jean Richardson, Paul W Ruiz, Deborah Trusson, Lucy Turnbull

Exhibition concludes 18 February
Gallery contact information - info@acsa.sa.edu.au

Pre January 2012 click for archived news

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