SAMIR HAMAIEL ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST IN MACQUARIE GROUP EMERGING ARTIST PRIZE by Samir Hamaiel

Macquarie Group last week announced the 9 short-listed entries for the 2019 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize. Now in its eighth year, the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize supports and recognises a new generation of Australian visual artists. Artists in the early stages of their careers were invited to enter an original work (or works) that reflects the Macquarie Group Collection theme, The Land and its Psyche.

I was lucky enough to be of the nine artists and will attend the  official opening and announcement in August. Finalists were selected by the Macquarie Group Collection Committee, and their works will be exhibited at Space Gallery, 1 Shelley Street, Sydney between 13 August and 5 September 2019. 

RED ROOM ACQUIRED BY TOOWOOMBA REGIONAL ART GALLERY by Samir Hamaiel

I was delighted that my acrylic painting, Red Room, was acquired by Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery for their permanent collection, as part of the Toowoomba Emerging Art Award. The official opening took place at  on Saturday 9th September 2018. I had two works selected as finalists, Red Room and Allsorts.

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FIRST SOUTHSIDE ART MARKET, MORNINGSIDE by Samir Hamaiel

I was really happy to be involved with the first Southside Art Market, in Morningside, Brisbane on Sunday 20th November. The event showcased 30 local artists with a variety of small and large scale prints, paintings and drawings. I'm looking forward to the next scheduled event in April!

SQUARE FOOT AT ASPIRE GALLERY, PADDINGTON by Samir Hamaiel

I was delighted to have two small paintings accepted as part of the 2016 Square Foot exhibition at Aspire Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane. My two entries were Light Lines (below) and Urbanscape. The exhibition ends on Saturday 18th June so please go take a look!

FINALIST AT 2016 CALLEEN ART AWARD, COWRA REGIONAL GALLERY by Samir Hamaiel

I was delighted to find out that my acrylic painting, Tunnel, has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Callen Art Award. The official opening of the finalist exhibition took place at the Cowra Regional Gallery in NSW on Saturday 30th April. It was a great event and the quality of the work was exceptionally high with Tania Mason and her work, Irregular Plasma, taking the overall award.