Together with the The Collectors Club of Western Australia we are pleased to announce the selection of the 2020 John Stringer Prize finalists. JCG recognises that now more than ever we need to support our local creatives through our campaign #support4WAartists.
Mark Tweedie is a West Australian figurative artist whose work is characterised by themes of family, memory and ageing. Examining the treasured family photo album, Tweedie magnifies and recontextualises old photographs to construct emotive and haunting narratives. His work is known for its painterly style with a focus on surface texture, frequently combining muted glazes with sculptural impasto applications.
He has exhibited nationally, notably being a finalist in the 65th Blake Prize, the Kilgour Prize (2014, 2017, 2018), and highly commended at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (2019). During 2016, he was awarded the Black Swan Prize’s Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Tweedie has undertaken significant local and intestate residencies, including a recent residency at the Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany in 2019.