Saturday, September 1, 2012

MCAP'12 - Video Art Wins the Day!

MCAP, that's the Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, it's now in its Sixth year and it just keeps on getting better. Apart form the artists, Video was the big winner this year with George Shaw's 'Oedipus Risingtaking the main Gong with video works by Alex Wisser and Cigdem Aydemir taking tied (I think) runner up spots; Julian Day (of ABC FM Music Up Late fame) taking a Gong for his Sound & Physical Fixed Keyboard(s) installation piece 'Requiem'.

Its a pretty fabulous showing by the 30 finalists, congratulations to you all. MCAP'12: Finalist's Exhibition Chrissie Cotter Gallery (Pidcock Street Camperdown) 30 August - 16 September.
MCAP12, Brendan with prize winners Alex Wisser, Cigdem Aydemir and George Shaw with Alex's daughter. Chrissie Cotter Gallery
L-R, Brendan, Alex, Cigdem and George with Alex's daughter in the foreground..

Detail, 'In Pink' Silicon Dogs heads by Brenda Factor, MCAP 12  Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Artists Portrait, Julian Day, MCAP 12 Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Julian Day

Chairs with Brass Feet, Installation, MCAP 12 Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Red Jackets - Street Fashion - MCAP 12 Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Detail, '[market] fluctuations' by Peter Fyfe, MCAP 12 Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

'untitled #2 and #3' by Kurt Sorensen, Collodon Plate photographs, MCAP 12 Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

Street Style - Camilla, Jeans with seam down front and no back pockets - MCAP 12 Chrissie Cotter Gallery.
Camilla, " I like jeans with a seam down the front & no pockets on the back, they suit every woman."

Locking the bike, Black puffer vest, blue jeans and runners, Sydney Street Style.

Plush Leopard Print Shoulder Bag, Striped leggings, Street Fashion Sydney.

Heavy Twill mens Blouson Jacket, Blue Jeans, White Tee & Hoodie, Street Fashion Sydney.

Mustard jacket and grey pants with large buttons, End of Winter, Street Fashion Sydney

Mens cotton rain coat over mustard cardigan, print tee, cotton drill pants and brown shoes - Street Fashion Sydney

But wait there's more!
MCAP'12: The rest of the best!
ESP Gallery (228 Illawarra Road Marrickville)
8 - 23 September
Launch, Saturday 8 September, 4-6pm / Gallery Hours: Thurs-Fri 3-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm

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MCAP'12: Solo Showcase (MCAP'11 winners' exhibition)
Georgina Pollard, Through Line II & Diego Bonetto, Storytelling
At The Vanishing Point (565 King Street Newtown)
23 August - 16 September, Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun 10am-6pm

And as I think you can see from the shots, everyone was having a pretty fabulous time.
All pictures made with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1, I think I'm getting the hang of my new camera!


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