Mari  Hirata

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Mari Hirata

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Curriculum vitae

Education

2002 Master of Arts in Visual Arts: Photography Major. Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art. Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Wild Soles, Retrospect Galleries, Gold Coast.
2008 If The Shoe Fits, Metro Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Domestic Bliss, Art Galleries Schubert, Marina Mirage.
2002 Omnibus, MAVA Graduate Exhibition, White Box Gallery, Griffith University.
2002 Belonging, installation/display, White Box Gallery, Griffith University.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, VIC.
2011 Hidden Worlds, Retrospect Galleries QLD, Gold Coast. Art Melbourne
2011, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC.
2011 New Photography 1, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns.
2011 Shutterspeed, Retrospect Galleries NSW, Byron Bay.
2011 Aussie Girls, CSArt, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2011 Fusion, Retrospect Galleries QLD, Gold Coast.
2010 Pathways to Collecting, Ord Minnett, Surfers Paradise.
2010 Drawn Together, Lorraine Pilgrim + Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2010 Inanimate, Lorraine Pilgrim + Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2010 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2010 Flying Colours - Queensland College of Art celebrates 10 years on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2010 The state we're in: Contemporary Queensland Photography, Part of the 3rd Queensland Festival of Photography, University of Queensland Art Museum, University of Queensland, St. Lucia.
2009 Fourth Estate, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast. Focusing on Photography, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2009 Twelve Degrees of Latitude: Regional Gallery and University Art Collections in Queensland, Touring exhibition. (2009~2011)
2009 Innocence? Capturing the wrongly convicted, Guest artist, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2009 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2009 New Skin: Contemporary Queensland Photo-media, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.
2008 If You Can't Stand the Heat..., Guest artist, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2008 Pap Spears, 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast.
2008 While Others Sleep, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.
2008 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2007 Tales from the Cold Ghost, Black+Neon Gallery, Mermaid Beach.
2007 Blast! : The influence of manga and contemporary Japanese culture on Australian artists, Redcliffe City Council Library Gallery Complex, Redcliffe, and Logan Art Gallery, Logan Central.
2006 While Others Sleep, QCP & Hotel Conrad Project.
2006 Interchange: Current and past graduates of QCA Fine Art Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Art Gallery. 2006 Artifice: Recent Queensland Photography, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.
2006 Olive Cotton Photographic Portrait Prize, Tweed Regional Art Gallery.
2006 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2005 Currency, Metro Arts Gallery, Brisbane.
2005 Soft Coatings, Metro5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 Starry Eyes, Art Galleries Schubert, Marina Mirage
2005 Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Anglican Church Grammer School, Brisbane.
2005 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2004 Straight Out Of Brisbane, (SOOB) Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm.
2004 Departure Lounge, Queensland Centre for Photography, Bulimba, Brisbane.
2004 Space Invaders, Toowoomba Regional Gallery.
2004 Gold Coast Art & Design Award' Mie Gakure, Metro5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2004 Genesis V', Bond University Art Gallery.
2004 All That Glitters, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2004 Timeholes, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.
2004 Nikon Summer Salon', Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
2003 Photography Now: Flashpoint, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 Great Shots (in conjunction with) ‘Refocus: A Photographic Symposium', Art Galleries Schubert, Marina Mirage.
2003 The Pink Poodle Art Prize, presented by CR Resorts, Bond University Art Gallery.
2002 Art and Opera ~ Under the Sails, Art Galleries Schubert, Marina Mirage. 
2002 Ulrick Schubert Photography Art Exhibition, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2001 Discombobulate, QCA Graduate Exhibition, Gold Coast City Arts Gallery.

GRANTS/AWARDS

2011 - NAVA Xmas card competition, winner.
2011 - Regional Arts Development Fund Grant; Arts Queensland & Gold Coast City Council.
2011 - JUMP National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists, mentored by Alasdair Macintyre.
2010 - Marymount Art Show, Winner of Photography Category.
2006 - Ulrick Schubert Photography Art Award, People's Choice Award.
2005 - Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Highly Commended in the category of New Technologies.
2005 - Kodak Autumn Salon: ‘Excellence in Photomedia', Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
2004 - NAVA Visual Art and Craft Artists' Grant; "Departure Lounge".
2004 - Space Invaders: Toowoomba Emerging Artist Exhibition & touring exhibition; ‘Crates on Wheels'. 2004 - Gold Coast Art & Design Award, winner of 2D category.
2004 - May; Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Highly Commended in the category of New Technologies. 2003 - April; Griffith University Postgraduate Student Association, Excellence in Postgraduate Coursework Award.
2003 - January; ‘The Pink Poodle Art Prize', Commended.
2001 - September; ‘N.A.B. Contemporary Art Prize', Pat Corrigan Photographic Acquisition Prize.
1998 - Minister's Award for Excellence in Art: Regional exhibition. 1998 - David Alcock Memorial Arts Award.

COMMISSIONS & OTHERS

Step Out in Southport, temporary public art installation project, Southport.
Finalist: Robina Hospital Expansion Public Art Commission, Concept Design.
Walters Legal Solicitors - Lismore, NSW.
MIRVAC Billboard Project - Yarra's Edge Urban Art program, (Tower1) Docklands, Melbourne.
Judging of the 2006 Coomera Anglican College Art Prize.
Museum of Brisbane hoardings public art project / billboard presentation at the Brisbane Square Building Place 2005
Artworkers Alliance & Pitcher Partners - collaboration for 2005 desktop calendar, Image: January.
Promotional images / materials for Lecia McPhail-Bell (Musician & performer)
Front Cover; ‘The Regular Correspondence of a Love Affair with Words' A book of poetry by Mandy Beaumont
Modelling Folio; series 1&2 self-promotional images for Tewodros In conjunction with National Youth Week: Image for The Minister of Arts and Education

COLLECTIONS

Patrick Corrigan collection
Gold Coast City Arts Gallery
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
University of Technology Sydney
Parliament House, Minister's Boardroom, Brisbane
Brian Tucker collection
Gold Coast University Hospital Collection
Sofitel Art Collection

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Harper's Bazaar Australia, November 2011. ‘Shoe Gazer' (Pg.126),by Susie Burge.
Paradise; The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, Oct 8-9,2011 (Pg. 23) ‘Hands and Heels', by Marina Saint Martin.
Wild Soles: Catalogue essay; ‘The Alchemy of Form' by Virginia Rigney.
Gold Coast Creative, Issue One, 2010. ‘Big shoes to fill' (Pg. 64), by Sharne Wolff.
Lucida Magazine: QCP online publication. Interview by Sharne Wolff, Sep 2010. http://lucidamagazine.com/?p=116
Flying Colours - Queensland College of Art celebrates 10 years on the Gold Coast, Catalogue essay by David Broker.
The state we're in: Contemporary Queensland Photography, catalogue essay by Gordon Craig.
Review; The Weekend Australian, January 16-17 2010 ((Pg.11) ‘Public Works'.
Paradise; The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, November 21-22, 2009 (Pg.20-21) ‘Role Reversal', by Marina Saint Martin.
Paradise; The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, November 7-8, 2009 (Pg.16-17) ‘Spoilt Fourchoice', by Marina Saint Martin.
SPECTRUM: The Sydney Morning Herald, Sep 19 - 20 2009 (Pg.14-15) ‘All points north and then some', by John McDonald.
Paradise; The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, April 18-19, 2009 (Pg.16) 'Shoes not sole stimulus', by Regina King.
POSTER Magazine: Issue 18, summer 08/09. 5th Birthday Special edition, profile by Ella Mudie. (Pg.36) GALLERY: National Gallery of Victoria magazine, ‘If the Shoe Fits' exhibition.
North Coast Arts Quarterly, Summer 08, ‘Hirata - Schubert Contemporary Gallery' (Pg.21)
Antiques & Art in Queensland magazine, Mar - July 08 issue, cover image.
While Others Sleep - Hotel Conrad project, website and book launch, Brisbane.
MIRVAC Billboard Project - Yarra's Edge Urban Art program, (Tower1) Docklands, Melbourne.
Essential Art, educational school textbooks & CD Rom.
‘Vogue' Australia: 2006 September Issue, ‘Vogue Loves...' (Pg.94)
‘Artifice - Recent Queensland Photography', catalogue & website essay by Gordon Craig.
State of the Arts Website: www.stateart.com.au, 27th Sep 2005, Hit List: ‘Ashes to Ashes', by Alex McDonald
The Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin: ‘Paradise' magazine, Oct 1-2nd 2005, (Pg.38), ‘Images of Life and Death', by Judy Anderson
Gold Coast Art & design Awards, 2006 Desktop calendar & cards, image: March
Lino magazine, Issue No.9 2005, Photography; Mari Hirata. (Pg.60-64)
Place 2005, Artworkers Alliance & Pitcher Partners - collaboration for 2005 desktop calendar, Image: January.
Sesame magazine Vol.2, Spring/Summer edition 2004. ‘If the shoe fits' & ‘editor's note' pages.
‘The Regular Correspondence of a Love Affair with Words' A book of poetry by Mandy Beaumont; Front Cover.
Qantas magazine, Diary; Departure Lounge, by John McDonald, November issue.
Photofile, Contemporary Photomedia + Ideas, Issue No.72 ‘Satire'. 2004. ‘Paradise on Earth' by Alison Kubler. (Pg.50-53)
The Gold Coast ‘Weekender' Bulletin, May 29-30th 2004 (Pg.14), ‘Mari steps to art acclaim', by Jodi Hammond
The Courier Mail, Friday May 14th, 2004, ‘Art, Churchie-style'
The Age (Melbourne), Friday April 23rd, 2004 (Pg.18) ‘mX Nightlife'
SBS Radio Interview, Melbourne; 93.1FM, Brisbane; 93.3FM, Thurs 15th Apr 2004, 11pm - 12midnight (alchemy)
Artlink, Vol.24 Nov 2004 ‘Reviews; allthatglitters: contemporary visions of the Gold Coast' (Pg.90)
Gold Coast Bulletin, ‘The Weekender', MAY 29-30th 2004 (Pg.14), by Jodi Hammond 
Nine Gold Coast News, ‘All That Glitters', Mon 9th Feb 5:30pm.
The Age (Melbourne), Wednesday October 1, 2003 (Pg.2) ‘Domain'
The Australian Financial Review, Weekend September 27-28, 2003 (Pg.36-37) ‘Flashpoint: Focus Sharpens on lens flair'
Gold Coast ‘Weekender' Bulletin, May 10-11, 2003 (Pg.22) ‘2003 Border Art Prize'
Weekend Bulletin, Oct 27-28, 2001 (Pg.22) By Jo Hales.

Mari Hirata

Curriculum vitae

Education

2002 Master of Arts in Visual Arts: Photography Major. Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art. Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Wild Soles, Retrospect Galleries, Gold Coast.
2008 If The Shoe Fits, Metro Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Domestic Bliss, Art Galleries Schubert, Marina Mirage.
2002 Omnibus, MAVA Graduate Exhibition, White Box Gallery, Griffith University.
2002 Belonging, installation/display, White Box Gallery, Griffith University.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, VIC.
2011 Hidden Worlds, Retrospect Galleries QLD, Gold Coast. Art Melbourne
2011, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC.
2011 New Photography 1, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns.
2011 Shutterspeed, Retrospect Galleries NSW, Byron Bay.
2011 Aussie Girls, CSArt, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2011 Fusion, Retrospect Galleries QLD, Gold Coast.
2010 Pathways to Collecting, Ord Minnett, Surfers Paradise.
2010 Drawn Together, Lorraine Pilgrim + Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2010 Inanimate, Lorraine Pilgrim + Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2010 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2010 Flying Colours - Queensland College of Art celebrates 10 years on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2010 The state we're in: Contemporary Queensland Photography, Part of the 3rd Queensland Festival of Photography, University of Queensland Art Museum, University of Queensland, St. Lucia.
2009 Fourth Estate, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast. Focusing on Photography, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2009 Twelve Degrees of Latitude: Regional Gallery and University Art Collections in Queensland, Touring exhibition. (2009~2011)
2009 Innocence? Capturing the wrongly convicted, Guest artist, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2009 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2009 New Skin: Contemporary Queensland Photo-media, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane.
2008 If You Can't Stand the Heat..., Guest artist, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast.
2008 Pap Spears, 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast.
2008 While Others Sleep, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.
2008 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2007 Tales from the Cold Ghost, Black+Neon Gallery, Mermaid Beach.
2007 Blast! : The influence of manga and contemporary Japanese culture on Australian artists, Redcliffe City Council Library Gallery Complex, Redcliffe, and Logan Art Gallery, Logan Central.
2006 While Others Sleep, QCP & Hotel Conrad Project.
2006 Interchange: Current and past graduates of QCA Fine Art Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Art Gallery. 2006 Artifice: Recent Queensland Photography, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.
2006 Olive Cotton Photographic Portrait Prize, Tweed Regional Art Gallery.
2006 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2005 Currency, Metro Arts Gallery, Brisbane.
2005 Soft Coatings, Metro5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 Starry Eyes, Art Galleries Schubert, Marina Mirage
2005 Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Anglican Church Grammer School, Brisbane.
2005 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2004 Straight Out Of Brisbane, (SOOB) Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm.
2004 Departure Lounge, Queensland Centre for Photography, Bulimba, Brisbane.
2004 Space Invaders, Toowoomba Regional Gallery.
2004 Gold Coast Art & Design Award' Mie Gakure, Metro5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2004 Genesis V', Bond University Art Gallery.
2004 All That Glitters, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2004 Timeholes, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane.
2004 Nikon Summer Salon', Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
2003 Photography Now: Flashpoint, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 Great Shots (in conjunction with) ‘Refocus: A Photographic Symposium', Art Galleries Schubert, Marina Mirage.
2003 The Pink Poodle Art Prize, presented by CR Resorts, Bond University Art Gallery.
2002 Art and Opera ~ Under the Sails, Art Galleries Schubert, Marina Mirage. 
2002 Ulrick Schubert Photography Art Exhibition, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2001 Discombobulate, QCA Graduate Exhibition, Gold Coast City Arts Gallery.

GRANTS/AWARDS

2011 - NAVA Xmas card competition, winner.
2011 - Regional Arts Development Fund Grant; Arts Queensland & Gold Coast City Council.
2011 - JUMP National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists, mentored by Alasdair Macintyre.
2010 - Marymount Art Show, Winner of Photography Category.
2006 - Ulrick Schubert Photography Art Award, People's Choice Award.
2005 - Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Highly Commended in the category of New Technologies.
2005 - Kodak Autumn Salon: ‘Excellence in Photomedia', Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
2004 - NAVA Visual Art and Craft Artists' Grant; "Departure Lounge".
2004 - Space Invaders: Toowoomba Emerging Artist Exhibition & touring exhibition; ‘Crates on Wheels'. 2004 - Gold Coast Art & Design Award, winner of 2D category.
2004 - May; Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Highly Commended in the category of New Technologies. 2003 - April; Griffith University Postgraduate Student Association, Excellence in Postgraduate Coursework Award.
2003 - January; ‘The Pink Poodle Art Prize', Commended.
2001 - September; ‘N.A.B. Contemporary Art Prize', Pat Corrigan Photographic Acquisition Prize.
1998 - Minister's Award for Excellence in Art: Regional exhibition. 1998 - David Alcock Memorial Arts Award.

COMMISSIONS & OTHERS

Step Out in Southport, temporary public art installation project, Southport.
Finalist: Robina Hospital Expansion Public Art Commission, Concept Design.
Walters Legal Solicitors - Lismore, NSW.
MIRVAC Billboard Project - Yarra's Edge Urban Art program, (Tower1) Docklands, Melbourne.
Judging of the 2006 Coomera Anglican College Art Prize.
Museum of Brisbane hoardings public art project / billboard presentation at the Brisbane Square Building Place 2005
Artworkers Alliance & Pitcher Partners - collaboration for 2005 desktop calendar, Image: January.
Promotional images / materials for Lecia McPhail-Bell (Musician & performer)
Front Cover; ‘The Regular Correspondence of a Love Affair with Words' A book of poetry by Mandy Beaumont
Modelling Folio; series 1&2 self-promotional images for Tewodros In conjunction with National Youth Week: Image for The Minister of Arts and Education

COLLECTIONS

Patrick Corrigan collection
Gold Coast City Arts Gallery
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
University of Technology Sydney
Parliament House, Minister's Boardroom, Brisbane
Brian Tucker collection
Gold Coast University Hospital Collection
Sofitel Art Collection

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Harper's Bazaar Australia, November 2011. ‘Shoe Gazer' (Pg.126),by Susie Burge.
Paradise; The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, Oct 8-9,2011 (Pg. 23) ‘Hands and Heels', by Marina Saint Martin.
Wild Soles: Catalogue essay; ‘The Alchemy of Form' by Virginia Rigney.
Gold Coast Creative, Issue One, 2010. ‘Big shoes to fill' (Pg. 64), by Sharne Wolff.
Lucida Magazine: QCP online publication. Interview by Sharne Wolff, Sep 2010. http://lucidamagazine.com/?p=116
Flying Colours - Queensland College of Art celebrates 10 years on the Gold Coast, Catalogue essay by David Broker.
The state we're in: Contemporary Queensland Photography, catalogue essay by Gordon Craig.
Review; The Weekend Australian, January 16-17 2010 ((Pg.11) ‘Public Works'.
Paradise; The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, November 21-22, 2009 (Pg.20-21) ‘Role Reversal', by Marina Saint Martin.
Paradise; The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, November 7-8, 2009 (Pg.16-17) ‘Spoilt Fourchoice', by Marina Saint Martin.
SPECTRUM: The Sydney Morning Herald, Sep 19 - 20 2009 (Pg.14-15) ‘All points north and then some', by John McDonald.
Paradise; The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, April 18-19, 2009 (Pg.16) 'Shoes not sole stimulus', by Regina King.
POSTER Magazine: Issue 18, summer 08/09. 5th Birthday Special edition, profile by Ella Mudie. (Pg.36) GALLERY: National Gallery of Victoria magazine, ‘If the Shoe Fits' exhibition.
North Coast Arts Quarterly, Summer 08, ‘Hirata - Schubert Contemporary Gallery' (Pg.21)
Antiques & Art in Queensland magazine, Mar - July 08 issue, cover image.
While Others Sleep - Hotel Conrad project, website and book launch, Brisbane.
MIRVAC Billboard Project - Yarra's Edge Urban Art program, (Tower1) Docklands, Melbourne.
Essential Art, educational school textbooks & CD Rom.
‘Vogue' Australia: 2006 September Issue, ‘Vogue Loves...' (Pg.94)
‘Artifice - Recent Queensland Photography', catalogue & website essay by Gordon Craig.
State of the Arts Website: www.stateart.com.au, 27th Sep 2005, Hit List: ‘Ashes to Ashes', by Alex McDonald
The Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin: ‘Paradise' magazine, Oct 1-2nd 2005, (Pg.38), ‘Images of Life and Death', by Judy Anderson
Gold Coast Art & design Awards, 2006 Desktop calendar & cards, image: March
Lino magazine, Issue No.9 2005, Photography; Mari Hirata. (Pg.60-64)
Place 2005, Artworkers Alliance & Pitcher Partners - collaboration for 2005 desktop calendar, Image: January.
Sesame magazine Vol.2, Spring/Summer edition 2004. ‘If the shoe fits' & ‘editor's note' pages.
‘The Regular Correspondence of a Love Affair with Words' A book of poetry by Mandy Beaumont; Front Cover.
Qantas magazine, Diary; Departure Lounge, by John McDonald, November issue.
Photofile, Contemporary Photomedia + Ideas, Issue No.72 ‘Satire'. 2004. ‘Paradise on Earth' by Alison Kubler. (Pg.50-53)
The Gold Coast ‘Weekender' Bulletin, May 29-30th 2004 (Pg.14), ‘Mari steps to art acclaim', by Jodi Hammond
The Courier Mail, Friday May 14th, 2004, ‘Art, Churchie-style'
The Age (Melbourne), Friday April 23rd, 2004 (Pg.18) ‘mX Nightlife'
SBS Radio Interview, Melbourne; 93.1FM, Brisbane; 93.3FM, Thurs 15th Apr 2004, 11pm - 12midnight (alchemy)
Artlink, Vol.24 Nov 2004 ‘Reviews; allthatglitters: contemporary visions of the Gold Coast' (Pg.90)
Gold Coast Bulletin, ‘The Weekender', MAY 29-30th 2004 (Pg.14), by Jodi Hammond 
Nine Gold Coast News, ‘All That Glitters', Mon 9th Feb 5:30pm.
The Age (Melbourne), Wednesday October 1, 2003 (Pg.2) ‘Domain'
The Australian Financial Review, Weekend September 27-28, 2003 (Pg.36-37) ‘Flashpoint: Focus Sharpens on lens flair'
Gold Coast ‘Weekender' Bulletin, May 10-11, 2003 (Pg.22) ‘2003 Border Art Prize'
Weekend Bulletin, Oct 27-28, 2001 (Pg.22) By Jo Hales.