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Deidre But-Husaim Biography

Deidre But-Husaim is a visual artist who has oil painting at the core of her practice. In 2014 she was selected as the recipient of the Inaugural Guildhouse Collections Project at the Art Gallery of South Australia. But-Husaim has been a finalist in numerous major Australian art prizes including the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Sulman Prize and the Archibald Prize. In 2013 she was the inaugural winner of the Tatiara Art Prize and also won the People's Choice in the Whyalla Art Prize. She has received various awards and grants From Arts SA and the Australia Council for the Arts to further her research and practice. But-Husaim regularly presents workshops at the Art Gallery of South Australia and lectures in painting at Adelaide Central School of Art. She has held several solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, and is held in Artbank and in private collections both nationally and internationally. Her work has been curated into institutional exhibitions and is regularly featured in the art press, including in-depth profiles on her practice in Australian Art Review and Art Collector magazines.

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You'd Have To Be Bonkers: Australians In HK Related Press You'd Have To Be Bonkers: Australians In HK 31 March 2017, The Art Life

Is it only a week since Hong Kong? After a blur of skyscraper light shows, bamboo scaffolding, detour signs, cranes and ferries, it’s hard to believe it all happened. For an international art fair rookie (like me) Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK) was hard to get your head around. Held across two large floors of the sophisticated but sterile Hong Kong...

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'Uneasy Idyll' at Hill Smith Gallery Related Press 'Uneasy Idyll' at Hill Smith Gallery 22 March 2017, Artist Profile

On exhibition currently at Hill Smith Gallery as part of Art Central Hong Kong, the gallery has selected four artists from the South side of Australia – Deidre But-Husaim (SA), Matt R. Martin (VIC), Shannon Smiley (VIC) and Adriane Strampp (VIC). Whilst distinct in their own practices, each artist plays with the emotion of the figure or the...

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Your Watch. Deidre But–Husaim, "The Special Goodness" Related Press Your Watch. Deidre But–Husaim, "The Special Goodness" 7 October 2015, The Adelaide Review

From this point on, the looking game becomes far more interesting. Marcel Duchamp once said “It’s awfully hard to go on painting … Having done anything you naturally want to do it again and if you do it again then you know you are doing it again and it is not interesting… a painter has more trouble about it than...

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Deidre But-Husaim. "The Collections Project" Related Press Deidre But-Husaim. "The Collections Project" 11 August 2014, The Adelaide Review

This project begins in Russia – in 2008 at The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, within one of the world’s oldest museums with the largest collection of paintings. Twenty or so young men, probably cadets considering their military dress and hats in hand, enter The Majolica Room and gather in close proximity before...

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