Buckingham Palace art collection to go on gallery display for the first time

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace’s art collection are going on view at the Queen’s Gallery in London for one year while the palace is renovated.

Works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Vermeer, Van Dyck, Canaletto and others have been on the walls of one of the state rooms of Buckingham Palace for two centuries, admired by those invited to receptions as well as by visitors with audio guides shuffling through as part of the annual summer opening.

Now, one of the world’s most spectacular collections of art is to be shown in a gallery exhibition setting for the first time, as impending work to overhaul the palace’s ageing wiring and antiquated lead pipes means they have to be temporarily removed.

It’s a one-off opportunity, according toDesmond Shawe-Taylor, surveyor of the Queen’s pictures. In total 65 pieces of artwork will make the short journey to the Queen’s Gallery for a year long display.
Courtesy of The Guardian
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The Lester Prize Main Awards Finalists 2020

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The 2020 Finalists for The Lester Prize Main Awards are:

Willie Ackerman • Daevid Anderson • Jill Ansell • Elizabeth Barden • Anthony Bartok • Sam Broadhurst • Filippa Buttitta • Thomas Chandler • Doreen Chapman • Rachel Coad • Joshua Cocking • Daniel Connell • Serena Cowie • Jaye Early • Stacey Evangelou • Kierah Falkner Babbel • Sebastian Galloway • Indra Geidans • Andrea Huelin • Sean Hutton • Janne Kearney • Kate Kurucz • Jess Le Clerc • Fiona O’Byrne • Michael O’Connell • Nicole O’Loughlin • Sid Pattni • Lynn Savery • Oliver Shepherd • Lauren Snowden • Craig Soulsby • Loribelle Spirovski • Nick Stathopoulos • Zoë Sydney • Jill Talbot • Wade Taylor • Datsun Tran • Ordella Wall • Marcus Wills • Jonathon Woolven

Winners will be announced on 30 October 2020. The Lester Prize Main Awards Exhibition will be held in the historic Centenary Galleries at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre from 31 October—29 November 2020.
Courtesy of The Lester Prize
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Our International Artists

We predominately collaborate with Australian artists, however, along the journey of art and travel we also connect with artists who are outside of our Australian bubble. In these times we may feel a million miles apart but remain connected through art. Please enjoy this week’s selected works, which have been created far and wide; York and Cornwall in the UK, Barcelona in Spain and Reykjavik in Iceland…

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Supporting our Victorian Artists

This week we are experiencing extreme lockdown and isolation in Melbourne and Victoria to fight against the global pandemic. For our artists who continue to create under these difficult conditions, we applaud their ability and resolve to paint in these enduring times. Some amazing works have been created throughout this year by all of our artists and we thank our collectors for your continuing support.

Please enjoy the art below from our artists in Victoria, all of which are currently available should you be tempted.

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