Finalist – 2018 Fishers Ghost Prize, Open section

Good to be entering competitions again. I had been away from the easel for a bit following my MFA, tidying up various projects and without studio space. Feeling the need to mess with paint again I rented a studio in The Nest, which has since moved from its original address on Botany Rd near Green Square up the road to 76 Botany Rd, Waterloo.

I continued working on the James Cook theme and this painting “The Raw” was one of a pair, the other painting “The Cooked” being sold on the night of the Open Studio in July 2018. Obvious citation of Levi Strauss and the enduring power of myth and storytelling.



Gilbert Grace – ‘The Raw’ 2018 oil on cotton with frame 64 x 54 cm

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