About The Australian Watercolour Muster - 2021

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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.

11 SEP – 23 OCT - 2021 in Cairns Qld!

30 Artworks - the ‘Best in Muster 2021’ – from Artists across Australia will be selected for Exhibition in The Old Cairns Court House from the 11th September to 23rd Octoberalong with a Live ‘Spring Muster of Artists’ celebrating the colours and beauty of North Queensland together over 5 days in Cairns – 14 to 18 September 2021 with Workshops, Plein Air Painting and a final ‘Picnic and Paint’ on the lawns of the Old Court House on the 18 September 2021.

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Australian Watercolour Muster

The Theme for 2021 - 'The Chemistry of Watercolour'

You are welcome to be exploratory in this years submissions - using all water based mediums - single pigments, granulation - water based inks on paper or experimental substrates, such as primed canvas and boards.

Call For Submission of Artists Watercolour Work -
Opens 6th June 2021 and Closes 6th August 2021

For this year - 2021 we will have 3 Entry Categories:

  • Category 1 | 1/2 Sheet Watercolour on Watercolour Paper we recommend 300gsm or above = 56 x 38cm either landscape or portrait This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

Finalists in this years - Category 1 will be eligible to be entered into FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2022 if COVID allows this to go ahead. 

30 Best in Muster Entries will be selected from this Category 1 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

  • Category 2 | Free size - Watercolour on Paper we recommend 300gsm or above = up to 56 x 76cm either landscape or portrait  - This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

1 Best in Muster from this Category 2 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

  • Category 3 | Watercolour on an Experimental Substrate Canvas or Board = This may be up to 1 metre in size either side - landscape or Portrait. This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

1 Best in Muster from this Category 3 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

90% of the materials to be used are to be water based mediums from all brands:

  • Water based pigments
  • Water based inks
  • Water based markers
  • Water based pencils

10% of materials can be introduced mixed media - including fibre and introduced paper/s

*** Please read the Terms and Conditions for full details relating to the 'Submission' of your Artwork for 2021

Our Curators and Jurors

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.

Wyn Vogel - Creative Director - 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 2018/19 and 2020/21 and is currently planning and working with Cairns Regional Council to bring together the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2021, to include a physical Exhibition of Juried Works - from the 11th September to 24th October 2021 and a live 'Muster' in Cairns - Open to all Artists from across Australia for the period - 14 to 18 September 2021.

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.

   


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