July 2015 :: After more than 10 fantastic years with Helen Gory Gallerie in Melbourne, and since Helen's retirement, the gallery relocation and name change, I have decided it's also time to embark on a different direction for myself. I will no longer be represented by This Is No Fantasy. I look forward to the change and seeing my work in a new context, exciting times lie ahead!
For all professional enquiries please contact me personally.
(image left - oil on maple panel 25 x 20cm 2015)
2015 :: I am currently working in the studio making new paintings in response to my time spent researching and developing work for Guildhouse - 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 later in 2015 at Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide.(more details soon)
December 2014 :: Instagram - deidrepainter
November :: 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]
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.
BOOK - 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
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