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Award :: The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Highly Commended 'Tinnitus 2' has been selected as a finalist work for the 2020 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum. The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum's first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. The prize invites established and emerging artists to present their perspectives on the scientific issues facing our planet and offers a valuable platform for them to contribute to the environmental debate.

Article & Swarm :: Bees, Curiosity and Coincidence -"The bees are little studies in the foibles and fragility of paint, and in this they also stand for the fragility of environmental systems, and our own human failings...Deidre first began painting tiny bee works, oil on wooden panels 5 x 7.5 cm, as tests for a larger swarm painting. Now individual bees have been sent to collectors all over the world, like outriders scouting ahead of the swarm. " writes Zoe Freney.
All individual bee paintings are part of one world wide work titled Swarm. If you would like to be one of the collectors and world wide pollinator contact me via email for details.
Swarm is in Australia, UK, USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Spain.

Gallery update :: paintings added - IMPRESSIONS OF SHANDONG & SOUTH AUSTRALIA - SASA GALLERY 2019

Exhibition :: The force that through the green fuse drives the flower at Noosa Regional Gallery - 3 May - 16 June

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower is an ambitious exhibition project that sets out to re-create the abundant and biodiverse natural ecosystems of the Noosa region – inside Noosa Regional Gallery – while also exploring how humans interact with and coexist with this space. Taking its title from the Dylan Thomas poem, the exhibition sets out to consider and convey the interconnectedness of nature and humankind, the energy and force that flows through each and the cycle of life and destruction that makes it wondrous and sublime.

Featuring: A.J. Taylor, Ash Keating, Bianca Beetson, Deidre But-Husaim, Kim Barrett, Kim Guthrie, Lisa Morgan, Dr.Leah Barclay, Lou Jaeger, Natalie Ryan, Naomi White, Sam Leach, Sarah Rayner, Simon Finn, Ryan Jones and Tess Chodan.

Exhibition :: A Fine Romance - Gippsland Regional Gallery December 7 - 17 February, 2019. I am delighted to be a part of this new museum exhibition. A Fine Romance is an exhibition about beauty and deceit. Featuring paintings and sculptures by a range of contemporary artists, it is as seductive as it is awe-inspiring. Drawing on the Gallery's collection, together with dazzling artworks sourced from behind the closed doors of private collectors, A Fine Romance is an experience not to be missed! The line-up represents a who's-who of Australian realism, including Natasha Bieniek, Robin Eley, Louise Feneley, Juan Ford, Sam Jinks, Sam Leach, Matt Martin, Shannon Smiley, Heidi Yardley, Michael Zavros and myslef. Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster Street, Sale 2850 Victoria

:: 20/20 Saturday 20 October 2018 until Sunday 10 February 2019. The National Portrait Gallery is situated on King Edward Terrace, in front of the High Court and alongside the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Open every day of the year from 10am to 5pm, except 25 December.

Honored to be one of the 20 commissioned artists in 20/20 coming up at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. '20/20 will showcases a dynamic suite of new portraits commissioned to celebrate the National Portrait Gallery's 20th year. Leaders and individualists invited by the Gallery were matched with unique artists to create distinctive contemporary portraits.'
The complete suite of new commissions will be unveiled at the exhibition launch in October.

:: Highly Commended The Reclaiming has been selected as a finalist work for the 2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum.

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum's first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. The prize invites established and emerging artists to present their perspectives on the scientific issues facing our planet and offers a valuable platform for them to contribute to the environmental debate.
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Upcoming exhibition
:: Fragile Natures a selection of paintings by Deidre But-Husaim and photographs by CJ Taylor at Hill Smith Gallery 31 May - 16 Jun 2018. Please contact the gallery for details.

:: TRACE at Hill Smith Gallery, 2 Sep - 16 Sep 2017. Works by contemporary Adelaide artists, Annette Bezor, Deidre But-Husaim, Louise Feneley & Anna Platten, contributing to the celebration of the FRAN Festival. Opening Saturday 2nd September 2-5 pm contact gallery for details.

Exhibition :: Survival Bias, La Trobe Art Institute, curated by Kent Wilson.
Survival Bias presents the work of five Australian artists who explore different aspects of how institutions deal with art and artefacts – the collection, presentation and care of these important and sometimes contested images and objects. The exhibition provides a timely insight into the nature of collecting by the administrative bodies who hold some of our community's most valuable cultural assets.
Featuring Hannah Bertram, Daniel Boyd, Deidre But-Husaim, Penny Byrne and Victoria Reichelt.
Saturday 24 June 2017 until Sunday 03 September 2017.
LAI Gallery, 121 View Street, Bendigo.

:: My painting The Reclaiming has been selected as a finalist work for the 2017 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. The Reclaiming, oil on linen 2016, 137 x 152 cm (54 x 60 inch) [tap to view]

:: SALA exhibition at Dashun Gallery, Jinan (Shandong) China. The exhibition is one of the key activities of a cultural exchange of artists between South Australia and Shandong ... tap here to read press.

Art Fair
:: Art Central Hong Kong - Hill Smith Gallery will be exhibiting a new group of paintings in their curated exhibition Uneasy Idyll. This exhibition will showcase new paintings from myself (Deidre But-Husaim), Shannon Smiley, Adriane Strampp and Matt R.Martin in booth C09 Art Central - Hong Kong 2017. This new contemporary art fair returns to the iconic Central Harbourfront 21-25 March 2017 (VIP Preview 21 March) with over 90 exhibitors showcasing the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established contemporary galleries from across Asia and the globe. With 30,000 collectors, VIPs and the art-loving public attending the first edition, Art Central has firmly established itself as a must-see event in the annual art fair calendar, adding a fresh new style to Hong Kong Art Week. Contact Hill Smith Gallery for details.
[View Art Central Hong Kong]  [Video Art Central 2017 Teaser]

:: Kennedy Art Prize Winner 2016 Delighted to share that my painting 'The Ineffable' was awarded as the Kennedy Art Prize Winner for 2016 [view painting]

The Kennedy Arts Foundation Award is based and exhibited in Adelaide but open to Australian artists nationwide, it is awarded to works that embody, comment on or celebrate beauty. The winning artist receives $25,000, and their artwork is acquired by the Kennedy Arts Foundation.

:: The 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery's collection while supporting Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general. This $30,000 acquisitive painting award and biennial exhibition features over 30 works by some of Australia's leading and emerging artists.

My painting The Admirers (AGSA), oil on linen, 102 x 102 cm, (40 x 40 inch) 2015, has been selected as a finalist work and will be on view at the Geelong Art Gallery from 10 September until 13 November 2016. The exhibition will feature 33 works by Penelope Aitken, Robert Andrew, Xiao Bai, Kate Beynon, Warren Breninger, Hector Tjupuru Burton, Deidre But-Husaim, Magda Cebokli, Trevelyan Clay, Jonathan Crowther, Marieke Dench, Shaun Gladwell, Julia Gorman, Michael Gromm, Marie Hagerty, Peter Hill, Naomi Hobson, David Jolly, Col Jordan, Ash Keating, Chris Langlois, Donna Lougher, Viv Miller, Jennifer Mills, Jan Murray, John Nixon, Rosslynd Piggott, Adam Pyett, Sally Ross, Brad Rusbridge, Huseyin Sami, Kate Tucker and Jurek Wybraniec.

:: 16 August – 17 September anything at all Adelaide Central Gallery - Curator: John Neylon - Opening Speaker: Nick Mitzevich - Featuring South Australian artists: Narelle Autio, Deidre But-Husaim, Sasha Grbich, Aldo Iacobelli, Ian North, Sophia Nuske, Christopher Orchard and Geoff Wilson. [ view work ]

:: My painting The Admirers (AGSA) has been selected as a finalist work for the 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. Oil on linen, 102 x 102 cm, (40 x 40 inch) 2015.

:: Delighted that my work has been included in the book and collection Looking Down Under - Contemporary Artists from Australia. The selected works will travel and be exhibited around the world with the Imago Mundi Australian Collection. Curator - Rosa Maria Falvo, Luciano Benetton World Art Collection.

:: Wonderful to have 14 of my paintings included over 12 pages in 'Cool Painting' by Carolina Amell. This book is published in Barcelona and is a bilingual edition in English/Spanish. Available from all good book sellers. [details]

:: My work is featured in the latest issue of ART COLLECTOR - 50 THINGS COLLECTORS NEED TO KNOW 2016, New Directions by Alison Kubler, Issue #75, Jan–March 2016

:: I am excited to announce that my work is now represented by HILL SMITH GALLERY, Adelaide, Australia. HSG represents a highly selective and dynamic group of contemporary artists, and I am delighted to have been asked to join the gallery.
For further information and purchase inquiries, please contact Hill Smith Gallery
T +61 8 8223 6558

:: Highly Commended - Taitiara Art Prize 2015 - My painting, The Admirers (AGSA), click to view

Limited Edition Print Release
:: I have released a Limited Edition Digital Print of my oil painting 'The Belief', this print is the actual size of the original work. Printed on Hahnemuhle Paper 308 gsm, using Archival Inks, each print is hand signed and numbered. The edition is limited to 40 prints, free shipping within Australia. Please click here for more details.

:: 2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize - My painting of Nick Mitzevich, The Special Goodness (Dark Heart #2), has been selected as one of the 30 finalist works. [view painting]
Moran Prizes Exhibiton opens 29 October 2015, featuring the winners and finalists of both the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.
The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm, closed from Monday 21 December to Tuesday 5 January inclusive for Christmas / New Year. The exhibition closes Sunday 14 February 2016
Address: Juniper Hall, 250 Oxford St Paddington NSW 2021

:: Taitiara Art Prize 2015 - My painting, The Admirers (AGSA), has been shortlisted.


"This is But-Husaim's first solo show in Adelaide and an opportunity for viewers to get a comprehensive look at a body of work that has iconic written all over it." John Neylon
Up until the 17th October.

Exhibition :: My exhibition The Special Goodness is now open to the public and will run over the next two weeks until 17 October. You can view my paintings at Hill Smith Gallery, 113 Pirie Street, Adelaide, open Tues – Fri : 10am - 5.00pm and Sat : 2pm – 5pm

Review :: The Special Goodness online at The Adelaide Review [click here]

Press :: If you would like to read about this body of work there is an article in the latest edition of The Adelaide Review (October issue #428) in it's Visual Arts section titled Your watch, page 30, 31 & 32.

:: Solo Exhibition - The Special Goodness at Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide.
To be opened by Nick Mitzevich, 2 October. 3 Oct - 17 Oct 2015
Please contact the gallery to attend this exhibition opening.
Hill Smith Gallery, 113 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA, T + 61 8 8223 6558
Open Tues – Fri : 10am - 5.00pm Sat : 2pm – 5pm
This body of work, The Special Goodness, was made with the support of an Arts SA Independant Makers and Presenters Project Grant.

image top left: The Belief, oil on maple panel, 2015, 25 x 20 cm (10 x 8 inch)

Music :: I'm delighted to share that a detail from my painting Omikuji has been used for the cover artwork on the Adam Page and Ben Todd - EP. Mixed by James Brown, mastered by Jarrad Payne and released by Wizard Tone Records. These guys are immensely talented, click here for your listening pleasure.

:: The Incinerator Open Studio, Deidre But-Husaim and Sera Waters. Situated within a 1930s Heritage Incinerator by Walter Burley Griffin. Saturday only see behind the scenes and preview Sera and Deidre's works in progress.
8th August Saturday 10am - 4pm (one day only)
36 West Thebarton Rd, Thebarton South Australia
(Sorry no wheelchair access)

August 2015
:: Painting with Deidre But-Husaim - Class at Adelaide Central School of Art
Monday 9.00am – 1.00pm - 3 August – 2 November
This course will give artists/students the opportunity to develop their painting and studio practice further in a supportive and friendly visual arts environment. [Read more details]

July 2015 :: After more than 10 fantastic years with Helen Gory Galerie 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)

:: 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.

December 2014 :: I'm now on Instagram - deidrepainter Instagram

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.

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

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