feel good ART PRIZE Melbourne Australia

The conception of the feel good ART PRIZE drew inspiration from Tamara Mount’s monthly Feel-Good Friday Talks in Tadworth, London, which commenced in 2021. These talks aim to empower individuals to become the best version of themselves, contributing to help the community become an even healthier and happier place. Witnessing the positive impact of the Feel-Good Friday Talks, I pondered the possibility of adapting a similar “feel-good” movement to assist Australians post-COVID and amid lockdown challenges. This led to the idea of establishing a feel good ART PRIZE as a means of benefiting the entire community.

The inception of the feel good ART PRIZE initiative occurred in September 2022, coinciding with my appointment as the manager of Quadrant Gallery. Tasked with the reopening of the gallery after a two-year closure, I recognised a unique opportunity for visual artists to showcase and share feel-good artworks to the community—a significant chance for positive change.

The essence and concept of Quadrant Gallery lies in the fusion of architecture and art, elevating both spaces and lives. Art possesses the transformative ability to subtly alter surroundings, serving as an influential force capable of temporarily shifting one’s current state or creating a lasting impact. It is an integral part to the connectivity of the human spirit.

The primary objective of the feel good ART PRIZE is to benefit the entire community. For artists, it provides an opportunity to reflect on and revisit a feel-good moment, capturing and sharing it through their artwork. The purpose of these artworks is to convey and exchange positive emotions, aiming to uplift viewers and create a connection with those feelings.

The significance of art lies in its ability to impact those who see it, potentially changing their minds or uplifting their spirits. The 2023 feel good ART PRIZE achieved resounding success, and our commitment to delivering this much-needed concept remains steadfast.

We are grateful for the generous sponsorship of $1,000.00 by Professor Emeritus Barbara van Ernst AM. Our esteemed judging panel for the 2024 feel good ART PRIZE includes Corbett Lyon, a leading Australian architect and founder of the Lyon Housemuseum, along with Dr. Damian Smith, curator and art critic.

Everyone possesses the ability to find joy and transform ordinary moments into something extraordinary. Art plays a crucial role in society by engaging with current issues and influencing perspectives and actions. It has the power to change the world, even if it exists on a small 20x20cm art piece.

We invite artists to submit a small “feel-good” artwork measuring up to 20x20x20cm, as we believe it’s the small things that matter, contributing to the improvement of various aspects of our lives and, in turn, making our community an even healthier and happier place.

 

Inspired by Tamara Mount (MBPsS, BABCP, IIN, ANE)

Written by Cetta Pilati, Quadrant Gallery Manager

Singapore Morning

Anna Caione

Geometrix 1

Mixed Media on Canvas

15 x 20 cm

$300

 

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Kate Renney 

Whispers in the Medina  

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 cm

$250

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Anton Hasell

Small Clock

Steel & Bronze

20 x 20 x 17 cm

$6000

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Barb Uhlenbruch

Dance of Colour

Mosaic

20 x 20 cm

$370

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Ben Ashby

The View from the Port Hills

Ballpoint Pen, Water Based Ink,

Brown Paper.

19 x 19 x 2 cm

$400

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Bronislaw Kozka

Wilson No. 16

Mixed Media

20 x 20 cm

$450

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Chloe Kim

Rain Rays 

Acrylic Paint, Cotton Canvas

10 x 10 cm

$300

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Chloe Kim

Red Wine

Acrylic Paint, Cotton Canvas

10×10 cm

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Chloe Kim

Strawberry Plants

Acrylic Paint, Cotton Canvas

10 x 10 cm

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Chris Sutton

Cosmic Code 

Mixed Media – AI Art from

originalphotos

20 x 20 cm

$425

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Christine Bulandus

Finding Meaning 

Steel & Acrylic Sheets & Mixed

Media

20 x 7 x 14.5 cm

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Christopher Shelton

Appreciate Friendships

Oil on Linen

20 x 20 cm

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Clara Batton Smith

The Tardigrade

Textile

20 x 20 x 20 cm

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Clive Sinclair

The Barbers Little Malop St

Geelong

Oil on Canvas

20 x 20 cm

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Dilrukshi Mendis

Summer Dog

Oil Paint on Canvas

20 x 20 cm

$320

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Dilrukshi Mendis

Winter Dog

Oil Paint on Canvas

20 x 20 cm

$320

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Dunisha Udugahapaththawa

Sunbathed

Mixed Medium; Acrylic Paint and

Imitation Gold Leaf on Canvas

18 x 13 x 1.5 cm

$425

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Florence Wang

What Lies Above 

Oil on Ironbark Wood

19 x 12 x 2 cm

$290

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Clouds

Frank Silvello

Exciting Breath 

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 cm

$350

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JD Mitchell

Comfort Zones

Collage

20 x 20 x 3 cm

$200

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Jo Reitze

Lon Calendulas

Gouache

19 x 19 cm

$200

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Jo Taylor

Surfer Girl 

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 15 cm

$150

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Joanne Ting Mahon

Boy and Bird

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 x 4 cm

$300

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Joanne Ting Mahon

Girl and Bird 

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 x 4 cm

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Julia Schmitt

Den-Den Town, Osaka

Fineline Pen

16 x 12 cm

$180

 

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Kate Beck

Coastal Walk I

Acrylic on Paper

20 x 20 cm

$150

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Kate Beck

Coastal Walk II

Acrylic on Paper

20 x 20 cm

$150

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Still Life

Kate Beck

Coastal Walk III

Acrylic on Paper

20 x 20 x 20 cm

$150

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Kate Smith

Did you Believe in Fairies?

Ink on Paper

15 x 20 x 3 cm

$220

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Li Letitia Shen

Embrace

Enamel, Copper, Sterling Silver,

Waxed Thread

1.3 x 12.1 x 6.4 cm

$490

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Lisa Banh

Good Fortune

Ceramic (Stoneware, Slip,

Glaze, Fired in Oxidation)

11 x 16 x 10 cm

$380

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Margaret Christianson

Stonegum

Corten Steel and River

20 x 20 x 20 cm

$300

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Marie Bogoyevitch

Eternal Optimism. Sunshine in my

Pocket

Textile with Hand Stitching

9.5 x 15 x 8.5cm

$500

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Martine Zajacek

The Best Dog in the World

Collage

15 x 20 cm

$90

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Martine Zajacek

The Cyclists

Mixed media collage

watercolour pencil

15 x 20 cm

$90

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MaryLin Litchfield

Modern Life

Mixed Media

20 x 15 x 7 cm

$320

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Meredith Simpson

The Singing Lesson

Collage and Acrylic on Canvas

18 x 18 cm

$190

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Moira Kirkwood

Good Thing Growing with

Appropriate Support II

Mixed Media on Canvas

20 x 20 cm

$300

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Narelle Tout

We Can … Together

Mixed Media

17.5 x 17.5 x 1.5 cm

$100

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Still Life

Nathan Wright

Sun Soakers

Ink on Paper

20 x 20 cm

$400

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Paula Mackay

Silver Princess

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 x 3.5 cm

$220

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Pujun Fan

Translucent

Enamel, Copper, Steel Wire

7.21 x 6.32 cm

$800

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Robyn Kinsela

Ocean Air

Oil on Canvas

20 x 20 x 4 cm

$300

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Robyn Kinsela

Desert Road Trip

Mixed Media on Board

14x 18 x 5

$450

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Rod Dawson

Madagascan Kitchen Loft

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 x 5 cm

$250

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Rosalind Price

Here Comes the Sun, Easter

MacDonnell Ranges

Oil on Canvas

17.5 x 17.5 cm

$400

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Rosalind Price

Promise of the Night, Flinders Island

Oil on Canvas

17.5 x 17.5 cm

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Rosalind Price

Evening Calm, Flinders Island

Oil on Canvas

17.5 x 17.5 cm

$400

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Ruby Tirekidis

Sweet Leroy

Acrylic on Oak

20 x 20 cm

$320

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Sally Brown

Mycenia Interrupta

Fused Glass, Wood, Wire

20 x 8 x 8 cm

$550

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Sally Hastings

Sunday Arvo Slither

Acrylic on Canvas

13 x 18 x 1.8 cm

$350

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Sam Golding

Slice

Oil on Panel, Carved Timber

5x20x20 cm

$400

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Sam Golding

Bud

Oil on Board, Carved Timber

18x20x20 cm

$400

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Scarlett Stokoe

Creature 70

Mixed Media

20 x 16 x 16 cm (with stand) 8 x 7 x 8

cm(without)

$400

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Clouds

Seijiro Nishioka

Family Groove

Plaster, Paper, Wire

20 x 20 x 16 cm

$380

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Serena Pham

Inner Garden

Acrylic on Wood

20 x 20 x 2 cm

$280

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Sheena Mathieson

Tangential

Monoprint on Paper on Wood

20 x 20 cm

$200

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Sheridan Hume

Chameleon Delight

Mixed Media

18 x 12 x 12 cm

$500

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Terence Beer

Blue Rose

Colour Pencil on Paper

20 x 20 cm

$380

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Still Life

Thang Do

1. 20x20x(20×2)

Folded Sapphire Foilboards, Paper, Gold

Leaf, and Another Dimension

20 x 20 x 20 cm

$599

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Thang Do

2. 20x20x(20×2)

Folded Ruby Foilboards, Paper, Gold Leaf,

and Another Dimension

20 x 20 x 20 cm

$599

 

2024 PRIZE WINNER

 

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Xiao Yu Bai

Study of Tao#40

Oil on Canvas

18 x 12 cm

$260

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Zai Kuang

Children#28

Oil on Paper on Board

20 x 16.8 cm

$660

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Tony Jackson

Drift

Oil on Canvas

20 x 20 cm

$220

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Tony Jackson

Round & Round

Oil on Canvas

20 x 20 x 20 cm

$250

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