The Aspects Art Show committee is proud to announce that Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Brisbane gallery curator and director, will be this year’s guest judge.
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Together with her husband Graham, Margaret has owned the Red Hill Gallery for 19 years. The Red Hill team represent 120 artists and the gallery is a Brisbane art institution recently celebrating the major milestone of 30 years of operation.
Margaret is looking forward to travelling out to Goondiwindi, accompanied by Susan Blyton, an Art Consultant with Red Hill Gallery and an accomplished artist in her own right.
“We are excited about our trip and discovering artists we haven’t come across before. It’s wonderful to give back to the community and encourage new artists.”
Margaret has been invited to judge many art competitions including the Nudgee College Art Festival, Cairns Art Society awards, Queensland Youth Awards and Nundah Art Show. She is particularly interested in supporting youth and emerging artists.
Asked what she will be looking for in judging this year’s art at the Goondiwindi Show she explains that prize-worthy works usually “jump out at you”.
“There’s a passion and soul on display and it won’t necessarily be safe,” explains Margaret.
“I also consider where we are, the local area and those connections, and whether the art is marketable.”
And what advice would she give to a potential artist?
“It’s all about practise and more practise – honing your craft. You need to work hard and learn from the mistakes. Art requires patience, motivation and passion – it’s a lifetime career.
“Artists also should enter as many art shows and competitions as they can.”
So enter the Aspects Art Show now as entries close Thursday 13th April.
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