Leslie Rice

Tragic Plastic

Leslie Rice Advancing target, 2016

Leslie Rice Advancing target, 2016, fresco, 47 x 47 cm

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Leslie Rice Tilting squares, 2016
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Leslie Rice Tilting squares, 2016, fresco, 47 x 47 cm
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Leslie Rice Advancing and receding stripes medium, 2016
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Leslie Rice Advancing and receding stripes medium, 2016, fresco, 47 x 47 cm
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Leslie Rice Good fat stripes, 2016

Leslie Rice Good fat stripes, 2016, fresco, 32 x 32 cm

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Leslie Rice Advancing HT, 2016
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Leslie Rice Advancing HT, 2016, fresco, 62 x 62 cm
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Leslie Rice Advancing and receding squares, 2016
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Leslie Rice Advancing and receding squares, 2016, fresco, 62 x 62 cm
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Leslie Rice Advancing orbs, 2016

Leslie Rice Advancing orbs, 2016, fresco, 32 x 32 cm

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Leslie Rice Advancing and receding stripes small, 2016

Leslie Rice Advancing and receding stripes small, 2016, fresco, 32 x 32 cm

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Leslie Rice Receding stripes, 2016

Leslie Rice Receding stripes, 2016, fresco, 47 x 47 cm

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Leslie Rice Advancing stripes, 2016

Leslie Rice Advancing stripes, 2016, fresco, 47 x 47 cm

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Leslie Rice Matthew 5:30, 2016

Leslie Rice Matthew 5:30, 2016, acrylic on black velvet, 20 x 25.5 cm

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Leslie Rice Deuteronomy 19:21, 2016

Leslie Rice Deuteronomy 19:21, 2016, acrylic on black velvet, 20 x 25.5 cm

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Leslie Rice Can't get Santa Muerte (out of my head), 2016
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Leslie Rice Can't get Santa Muerte (out of my head), 2016, acrylic on black velvet, 101.5 x 76 cm
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Leslie Rice A crazy Motherfucka, 2016

Leslie Rice A crazy Motherfucka, 2016, acrylic on black velvet, 61 x 46 cm

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Leslie Rice Salomés dance (crescendo), 2016

Leslie Rice Salomés dance (crescendo), 2016, acrylic on black velvet, 61 x 46 cm

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Leslie Rice Matthew 7:15, 2016

Leslie Rice Matthew 7:15, 2016, acrylic on black velvet, 61 x 46 cm

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Leslie Rice Prometheus bound, 2016

Leslie Rice Prometheus bound, 2016, acrylic on black velvet, 183 x 122 cm

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Leslie Rice Hill End Bacchanal (portrait of Luke Sciberras), 2015

Leslie Rice Hill End Bacchanal (portrait of Luke Sciberras), 2015, acrylic on black velvet, 183 x 122 cm

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2015

Leslie Rice Edwardian memento mori (Elephant Man skull), 2015
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Leslie Rice Edwardian memento mori (Elephant Man skull), 2015, acrylic on velvet, 20 x 25cm
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Bacchanalia

Leslie Rice Bacchanal (a Luncheon on the Grass), 2014
$14,000 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (a Luncheon on the Grass), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 92 x 122 cm, $14,000 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Nocturne), 2014
$11,000 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Nocturne), 2014, acrylic on velvet, $11,000 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Pour the Wine), 2014
$9,900 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Pour the Wine), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 91.5 cm, $9,900 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (the Arrival of Silenus), 2014
$9,900 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (the Arrival of Silenus), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 92 x 61 cm, $9,900 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Lamentation), 2014
$9,900 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Lamentation), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 92 x 61 cm, $9,900 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Startled Satyr), 2014, $7,000.00
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Startled Satyr), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 46 cm, $7,000.00
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (a Drunken Tryst), 2014
$7,000 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (a Drunken Tryst), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 46 cm, $7,000 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Young Bacchus), 2014
$7,000 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Young Bacchus), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 46 cm, $7,000 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Sour Grapes), 2014
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Sour Grapes), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 20 x 25 cm
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Last of the Summer Wine), 2014
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Last of the Summer Wine), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 20 x 25 cm
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Nevermore), 2014
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Nevermore), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 20 x 25 cm
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Melbourne Art Fair 2012

Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, Sisyphus begins another day, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, Sisyphus begins another day, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 92 cm
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, Tityos is consumed eternally by vultures, 2012

Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, Tityos is consumed eternally by vultures, 2012, acrylic on velvet

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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the riddle of the Sphinx is solved, and she devours herself in r, 2012
$8,800 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the riddle of the Sphinx is solved, and she devours herself in r, 2012, 54 x 75 cm, $8,800 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the hideous gorgon Medusa is slain, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the hideous gorgon Medusa is slain, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 46 x 61 cm
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, Phryxis sacrifices his saviour to Poseidon, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, Phryxis sacrifices his saviour to Poseidon, 2012, 54 x 75 cm
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, brave Bellerophon, astride the winged horse Pegasus, slays the f, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, brave Bellerophon, astride the winged horse Pegasus, slays the f, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 122 x 91.5 cm
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, a harpy picks through the aftermath of war, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, a harpy picks through the aftermath of war, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 46 cm
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, behold! The unholy stench of Manticore!, 2012
$8,800 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, behold! The unholy stench of Manticore!, 2012, acrylic on velvet, $8,800 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the dreaded Minotaur slumps dying in his labyrinth, 2012
$8,800 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the dreaded Minotaur slumps dying in his labyrinth, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 75 x 54 cm, $8,800 incl. GST
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Debut

Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, beautiful Adonis is gored to death by a wild boar, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, beautiful Adonis is gored to death by a wild boar, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 74.5 x 54.4 cm
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, mighty Heracles completes the first of his labours - killing the, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, mighty Heracles completes the first of his labours - killing the, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 60 x 90 cm
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, a lone Griffon returns to its Eyrie, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, a lone Griffon returns to its Eyrie, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 55 x 75 cm
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Leslie Rice Tilting squares, 2016
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Leslie Rice Tilting squares, 2016, fresco, 47 x 47 cm
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice Advancing and receding stripes medium, 2016
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice Advancing and receding stripes medium, 2016, fresco, 47 x 47 cm
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Leslie Rice Advancing HT, 2016
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Leslie Rice Advancing HT, 2016, fresco, 62 x 62 cm
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Leslie Rice Advancing and receding squares, 2016
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Leslie Rice Advancing and receding squares, 2016, fresco, 62 x 62 cm
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Leslie Rice Can't get Santa Muerte (out of my head), 2016
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Leslie Rice Can't get Santa Muerte (out of my head), 2016, acrylic on black velvet, 101.5 x 76 cm
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Leslie Rice Edwardian memento mori (Elephant Man skull), 2015
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice Edwardian memento mori (Elephant Man skull), 2015, acrylic on velvet, 20 x 25cm
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (a Luncheon on the Grass), 2014
$14,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice Bacchanal (a Luncheon on the Grass), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 92 x 122 cm, $14,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Nocturne), 2014
$11,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Nocturne), 2014, acrylic on velvet, $11,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Pour the Wine), 2014
$9,900 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Pour the Wine), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 91.5 cm, $9,900 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (the Arrival of Silenus), 2014
$9,900 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice Bacchanal (the Arrival of Silenus), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 92 x 61 cm, $9,900 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Lamentation), 2014
$9,900 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Lamentation), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 92 x 61 cm, $9,900 incl. GST
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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Startled Satyr), 2014, $7,000.00
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice Bacchanal (Startled Satyr), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 46 cm, $7,000.00
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice Bacchanal (a Drunken Tryst), 2014
$7,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice Bacchanal (a Drunken Tryst), 2014, acrylic on velvet, 61 x 46 cm, $7,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the riddle of the Sphinx is solved, and she devours herself in r, 2012
$8,800 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the riddle of the Sphinx is solved, and she devours herself in r, 2012, 54 x 75 cm, $8,800 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, behold! The unholy stench of Manticore!, 2012
$8,800 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, behold! The unholy stench of Manticore!, 2012, acrylic on velvet, $8,800 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the dreaded Minotaur slumps dying in his labyrinth, 2012
$8,800 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, the dreaded Minotaur slumps dying in his labyrinth, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 75 x 54 cm, $8,800 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, a lone Griffon returns to its Eyrie, 2012
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Leslie Rice As the sun sets slowly in the west, a lone Griffon returns to its Eyrie, 2012, acrylic on velvet, 55 x 75 cm
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A critically acclaimed painter and established tattoo artist, Leslie Rice is known for his use of dramatic imagery drawn from the grand tradition of history painting. Blending high art and pop, Rice combines Mannerist tableaux, including mythological and biblical references, with the vultures, lions, skulls and buxom women seen tattooed on the bodies of his clients and friends.

Rice’s use of black velvet – widely considered the lowest of painting supports – evokes the cheapness of the flea market. However, instead of images of sunsets and pin-up girls, velvet provides a vehicle for Rice’s deep chiaroscuro, emphasising the clash of high and low in his works. Painted in a dark palette, Rice’s works are anathema to the brash amplitude of contemporary visual culture, and suggest a retreat from the golden age of Western painting.

Leslie Rice is a two-time winner of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2012, 2007) and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize (2015, 2012, 2010, 2008) and the John Sulman Prize (2013). 

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Leslie Rice in Art Collector

Peter Hill talks to Sydney painter Leslie Rice about his current body of work in the latest issue of Art Collector magazine. Rice's upcoming solo exhibition Tragic Plastic opens at the gallery on 30 August 2016.

To receive a preview of his upcoming exhibition, please email the gallery.


Leslie Rice selected as in 2016 Salon des Refusés

Congratulations to Leslie Rice, whose painting Bovestrian Portrait of Warwick Thornton has been selected for the 2016 Salon des Refusés, held at S. H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney from 16 July until 18 September 2016. The exhibition will then tour to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (VIC). 

Leslie Rice's next solo exhibition, Tragic Plastic, will be held at Sophie Gannon Gallery from 30 August to 17 September 2016. To receive a preview of this upcoming exhibition, please contact the gallery.


Leslie Rice on 702 ABC Sydney

Listen to Leslie Rice on Sunday Brunch with Simon Marnie, 10am–12pm this Sunday 13 March 2016, on ABC 702 digital radio.


Leslie Rice's pop-up tattoo parlour for Spectrum Now Festival

Gallery artist Leslie Rice will be operating a pop-up tattoo parlour in the Domain during the 2016 Spectrum Now festival in Sydney. The festival runs from 3 until 13 March 2016.

Watch a video and read more about this event here.


Leslie Rice finalist in 2015 Archibald Prize

Leslie Rice is a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize for his portrait Hill End Bacchanal (Portrait of Luke Sciberras).

Rice's painting is exhibited as part of the 2015 Archibald Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, held between 18 July and 27 September 2015. Click here for further information.


Leslie Rice in 'A Permanent Mark: the impact of tattoo culture on contemporary art'

Paintings by Leslie Rice are included in ‘A Permanent Mark: the impact of tattoo culture on contemporary art’ at Pinnacles Gallery in Townsville. The exhibition brings together the works of 16 Australian and international artists to investigate the meeting point of tattoo culture and contemporary art. The exhibition is on until 16 August 2015.

For more information, please click here.

Also read a recent interview with Leslie in the latest edition of Artist Profile magazine here.


Leslie Rice in Artist Profile magazine

Anna Madeleine talks with gallery artist Leslie Rice about his painting practice.

www.artistprofile.com.au


Leslie Rice Finalist in the 2013 Sulman Prize

Congratulations to Leslie Rice, whose work Saint George has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Sulman Prize. For futher details, please click here.


Leslie Rice wins Doug Moran Portrait Prize

Congratulations to Leslie Rice, who is this year's recipient of the Doug Moran National Portrait prize, the world's richest award for portrait painting. Rice first won the Doug Moran portrait prize in 2007. He is the only artist to have won the prestigious award twice.

Rice, who has spent more then 15 years as a tatoo artist, paints dramatic works on black velvet in a Mannerist style, drawing inspiration from the violence and drama of the narratives found in Greek mythology. Like body painting with a needle, painting on velvet is exacting and unforgiving, yet it provides a dramatic backdrop for his subject matter.

At this year's Melbourne Art Fair, Sophie Gannon Gallery and Jan Murphy Gallery (Brisbane) will present a solo exhibition of paintings by Rice entitled Mortinaissance at Stand C43.

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