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NGA Summer Scholarship Entry by imorawetz NGA Summer Scholarship Entry by imorawetz
I was asked by one of my teachers at my school if I wanted to have a go at entering the competition (I guess you would call it that??) for the National Gallery of Australia's Summer Art Scholarship.
I had to create a piece of artwork as a response to a piece by Mike Parr, and send it in along with a carefully thought out page of writing to accompany it.
After staying up until 3am and crazily painting something without really caring.. I posted it away to the gallery thinking I had absolutely NO chance.
Anyways, November rolls around and I get the phone call saying I got in! AHHHH lol I still can't believe it :l I was one of 2 Canberra people that had been chosen. Only 2 people from each state were picked!

I have to say that I think it was the most fantastic thing I have EVER done so far, and I met some amazing people during the week :) I want to go back! :(

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Now onto the painting. !

Because I did this quite a while ago now, I didn't keep the reference photos. I picked some stocks -well i'm hoping they were stocks... please dont kill me!, off here and I guess I must have deleted them after I was done... !!!!!! i'm extreeeemely sorry to the owners of the photos I used as a reference, I would credit you but simply can't :(!

If its your eye that I have used in this piece pleeease let me know and I'll be sure to credit all that I can.

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I'm definitely going to update the artwork soonish and fix bits and pieces because it looks just so rushed :l so ignore the bad bits pllllzzzz?
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abolfazlmustang Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
so excellent
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Goofy-Charli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student General Artist
*Cries* I'm entering for this year...but after seeing this I know there's no WAY I'm going to get in. *Cries some more* I wish I could somehow relate it to Doctor Who, then I could send in the only drawing I'm actually proud of. Can't see THAT happening!
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imorawetz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You could enter pretty much anything as long as you can make something believable up about how it responds to the main artwork, haha.
do you guys have the link to the artwork of which you're responding? i'd love to see it.
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Goofy-Charli Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student General Artist
That's comforting it fits right into my saying: bullshit and justify! That's the rule I live by and it's gotten me the academic for art every year. :) Doesn't matter what you say or do as long as you can explain it!

I'll probably put mine up here sometime after I've posted it away, sucks I don't get to keep the original though. :(

Hmmm...Doctor Who...going to the future...future Stags made of metal...*laugh* that's a just a little bit far fetched! I think what I've done is okay.
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imorawetz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha. thats good :) you must show me!
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Goofy-Charli Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student General Artist
:) Yeah, well I'm getting a little worried now I may not actually make it on time. Applications close the 29th and I'm probably going to have to post it on the 28th Express. It should get there the next day but I hope that means it still counts! ><

I'll definitely put it up here anyway. :)
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imorawetz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I remember mine didn't make it and the package got lost I think, luckily I live in a town just outside of Canberra so my mum whipped in there to hand another copy in for me haha!
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Luciaraio Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Amazing job at getting the scholarship, I'm attempting to enter it this year but i just cannot find any inspiration. I have ideas but I just can't translate them onto paper and I feel like they aren't goopd enough and scrap them :(
I love the detail in this and I checked out your gallery and really love the way you do realism, it's beautiful. Your art needs more love :)
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Goofy-Charli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Hey there! I'm also attempting to enter and I'm super glad you live in a different state because if I were up against you I'd have no chance! Anyway, good luck and I hope you get in - God I hope I do but I'm not sure if my submission is good enough...I've had the same kind of inspiration block.:(
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Luciaraio Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Heyya! Woah when I first read that I was like, oh dear someone else entering :S Yeah I'm glad we live in separate states to, I do not want to know any competition I have! Haha aww thanks, that means a lot to me!! But don't doubt yourself, these days it is very much about the idea as much as the visual representation, my art teacher gave me a huge speil about this the other day haha, work on your idea if you're not sure of your visual message and good luck :) Are you doing a digital art or traditional? The Stags is a hard artwork to 'respond' to haha, I still don't really understand what we're supposed to do, I hope my reasons for painting what I have are good!!! I'm almost done, so excited!!
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