Meet Our 2023 - Jurors

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Showcasing the Colours of Australia

Our goal is to create a broader platform for Australian Artists to engage with the International Arts Community and specifically, for the Watercolour community, to take their Work into new and creative fields of endeavour, creating opportunities to share studios and exhibition spaces where possible in this World.

 The Australian Watercolour Muster Biennale - 2023

Opens in Cairns - Nth Queensland - Australia

Our 32 Best in Muster Exhibition - 6th September to 28th October 2023

Festival Dates | 6th to 11th September 2023 - for Workshops and Events

Opening Night | Friday 8th September 2023 - Please see the full Program for Details
with a 'Call For Artists' commencing on MONDAY 15th May 2023

Other important Dates and 'Conditions of Entry' are now available under 'Artists Info'

Please Meet Our Exhibition Jurors For 2023

Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - France

 “I paint my silences : the long, short, necessary, those that hurt, calm or that anguish, those that question or amaze, I paint what I conceal... I paint with the salt water of my soul. “

Painting is the work of a whole life, it’s an integral part of the life of the painter... It’s the time and the work that al-lows his art to be developed. Only the time fashions the painter and his artistic path is not enough valued... Probably due to the time of ephemera, ready-made and consumerism.

Born in 1961, I am painting since 1981. Passion became my work, I am a full time professional painter. If I would be able to speak to the young 20 years old woman I was when I began to paint, I would say her ........that I am very proud of our artistic independance and of our artistic path.

More than 50 solo exhibitions, in France, but also several times in Sweden and in Australia.

My work has been presented and awarded in numerous collective exhibitions (almost 200), being selected or invited as an honoured guest:

  • In France, in Europe (Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Slovenia) and
  • Other parts of the world: China, Canada, Chile and Australia where I had been invited as an Artist-in-Residence for 10 days on the Sunshine Coast - Queensland Australia - the paintings in the picture are Works inspired by Frenchman's Beach - on Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay Brisbane.

My paintings are also showed in galleries. More recently, my work has been choosen by Architects & Interior Designers for inclusion in major Interior Design Projects in Paris France. 

  • Member painter & Member of the Management Board of French Watercolour Society (SFA)
  • Honourary member of Canadian Watercolour Society (SCA)
  • Member of the artistic and cultural network ERYA

Currently living and working in France, I am also watercolor teacher.

Phillip Edwards - Australia

Phillip Edwards is a Victorian artist who studied Fine arts painting (Oils) at the Victorian College of the Arts in the early 90’s.

Over the past 6 years he has taken up watercolour, producing large scale majestic landscapes of Mt Buffalo and local scenes from the central highlands.

He was awarded the Trustees watercolour prize at the 2018 Wynne prize and has since been made a member of the AWI Australian watercolour Institute.

He has been a finalist in many Australian art prizes including The Calleen, Flow and the Lester portrait prize at the Gallery of WA.

Exhibiting Mt Buffalo paintings ‘The Mountains Quiet Heart’ was his first public institution show with Benella Art gallery in 2020.

  • In 2021 he had his first Sydney solo show with Art Atrium, and
  • An additional solo show with Alexandra Sasse Gallery Melbourne.

With 30 years art practice with multiple solo shows and group exhibitions he continues to refine both his painting and sculptural practice.  He is represented in Victoria by Australian Galleries and NSW via Art Atrium and also has a dedicated gallery at Bullarto (Bullarto Gallery) between Daylesford and Trentham. Phillip is dedicated to the refinements of his watercolour technique and aims to lift the stature of the medium within the fine art world.

Wyn Vogel - Curator and Creative Director -
The Australian Watercolour Muster & Fish Lane Studios

Wyn has been the invited Leader of The Australian Watercolour Delegation to FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy, with her Work showcased as part of the selected Australian Works hung in Italy since 2018 and is now preparing to take 37 original Australian Watercolour Works to represent Australia @ FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2023 - April/May 2023 in Bologna Italy.

Wyn has many years of exhibition and workshop experience. She has exhibited her watercolour Work in Chatswood in Sydney NSW 2019 and Exhibited and demonstrated at the 6th Silk Road International Art Exhibition in Xi'an China in September - 2019. A highlight has been the joint Exhibitions in Coquelles and Gaillon - France and delivered Watercolour Workshops in Gaillon 2018 and the French Village of Saint-Maixme-Hauterive - 2019.

Wyn’s large format works vary from drawn work to watercolour, oil and acrylic glazing – pastel and mixed media work on paper, canvas to built ‘Installations’ – both public and private.

Wyn is an experienced project manager – with professional experience in developing systems for the management of software/multimedia development environments associated with the production of interactive simulation training platforms for defence and aerospace.

Past Jurors - with much thanks

Neil Taylor - Vice President of The Australian Watercolour Institute

Neil Taylor was born in Brisbane in 1953, and studied painting with William Robinson at Kelvin Grove Teachers College in 1970/72 and has held almost 50 exhibitions since 1975. He is Vice President of the Australian Watercolour Institute.

With superb technical skill, Neil paints by combining a variety of styles collaged together and often uses photographic sources. His subjects are idealized poetic interpretations of wilderness and oceans. While often working from expeditions to remote areas of Australia he is currently painting subjects closer to where he lives in the Blue Mountains area west of Sydney.

Neil Taylor has been a Finalist in major prizes; most recently the Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize (2018). His has exhibited in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, KAAF Art Prize and Calleen Art Award, Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Art Prizes. He is a past Winner of the Mount Eyre and Gosford Art Prizes, winner of the Viewer's Choice Award for the Mosman Art Prize, and People's Choice and Volunteers' Choice Award at the Stanthorpe Art Festival. Neil has been accepted as a Finalist in this year's 2021 Hadley Art Prize.

Jude Scott - Western Australian Watercolour Society

As passionate advocate for watercolour during the last twenty years, Jude has taught the medium for many years throughout Western Australia at many venues and also tutors overseas workshops.

She has a love of sharing her watercolour experiences with others finding teaching the perfect way to stay inspired, always aspiring to experiment and learn more.

Jude’s work showcases strength and vibrancy in her colourful compositions, displaying interesting mark making and visual textures.

   


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