TRIED TO BUY A SHACK
Selected by our curatorial team, The BSG Prize is awarded to an artist whose entry is indicative of a practice that we are excited to support, awarding them with an exhibition with us in the upcoming 2023-24 exhibition schedule.
This year we have awarded the prize to an individual that has demonstrated an approach to their medium that plays with traditional painting techniques, favouring, quite literally, a broader stroke to work with. We are excited to see the work they will produce for their awarded exhibitions.
With this, Brunswick Street Gallery is pleased to present a BSG Prize to Angus Hamra for their painting Tried To Buy A Shack.
Of this piece, Brunswick Street Gallery issued a joint statement:
‘It is deceptively difficult to convey a complete scene with such remarkable economy of brushstrokes, particularly one so convincing and effective as Angus Hamra’s Tried to Buy a Shack. As the marks are considered not only for their breadth but also the texture of the bristle, the transparent paint is illuminated by the white gesso beneath, utilising a method most commonly associated with watercolour painting on paper. Selected not only for its exceptional handling of paint and light, this intimate painting’s quotidian subject immediately evokes the feeling of peering through the trees on an afternoon walk. The curatorial team at BSG is looking forward to working with Angus more closely in the future.’
Congratulations to Angus Hamra, awarded a BSG Prize as selected by the Brunswick Street Gallery’s Director Sean Smith, Gallery Manager Jacqui Burnes, Gallery Coordinator Woody Mellor and Gallery Coordinator Charlie Job.
The BSG Prize winner will be awarded a solo exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery in 2023/24.
Image: Tried To Buy A Shack, Angus Hamra, oil on board, 36x30cm.