• Summer Suite I
    Summer Suite I
    oil on canvas 64 x 86cm
  • Palms - 2017
    Palms - 2017
    oil on canvas 63 x 76cm
  • Beach - 2014
    Beach - 2014
    oil on canvas 50 x 60cm
  • Swimming Cap II - 2015
    Swimming Cap II - 2015
    oil on canvas 90 x 76cm
  • Two Boys - 2017
    Two Boys - 2017
    oil on canvas 50 x 52cm
  • Thursday - 2015
    Thursday - 2015
    oil on canvas 112 x 91cm SOLD
  • Country House - 2015
    Country House - 2015
    oil on canvas 78 x 101cm SOLD
  • Seasons Creatures - 2015
    Seasons Creatures - 2015
    oil on canvas 73 x 105cm SOLD
  • Swimming Cap - 2015
    Swimming Cap - 2015
    oil on canvas 80 x 77cm SOLD
  • Ladies Shoes - 2015
    Ladies Shoes - 2015
    oil on canvas 62 x 89cm SOLD
  • Affair - 2015
    Affair - 2015
    oil on canvas 67 x 72.5cm SOLD
  • Deck Chair - 2015
    Deck Chair - 2015
    oil on canvas 70 x 58cm SOLD
  • Seated Man - 2015
    Seated Man - 2015
    oil on canvas 54 x 69cm SOLD
  • Lou Lou - 2015
    Lou Lou - 2015
    oil on canvas 61 x 61cm SOLD
  • Lounge Room Wine - 2015
    Lounge Room Wine - 2015
    oil on canvas 58 x 61cm SOLD
  • Snow Coat - 2015
    Snow Coat - 2015
    oil on canvas 52.5 x 61.5cm SOLD
  • Red Tree - 2015
    Red Tree - 2015
    oil on canvas 52.5 x 61.5cm SOLD
  • Pickings - 2015
    Pickings - 2015
    oil on canvas 60 x 53cm
  • Troy's Horse - 2015
    Troy's Horse - 2015
    oil on canvas 51 x 56cm SOLD
  • Palms - 2015
    Palms - 2015
    oil on canvas 54 x 51cm SOLD
  • Lady in the Grass - 2015
    Lady in the Grass - 2015
    oil on canvas 53 x 49cm SOLD
  • Red Lounge II - 2015
    Red Lounge II - 2015
    oil on canvas 46 x 53.5cm
  • Lady - 2015
    Lady - 2015
    oil on canvas 53 x 41cm SOLD
  • On Par - 2015
    On Par - 2015
    oil on canvas 44 x 48cm SOLD
  • Crouching Man - 2015
    Crouching Man - 2015
    oil on canvas 44 x 45cm
  • Red Lounge I - 2015
    Red Lounge I - 2015
    oil on canvas 45 x 45cm SOLD
  • The Pier - 2015
    The Pier - 2015
    oil on canvas 40 x 47cm SOLD
  • Seated Girl - 2015
    Seated Girl - 2015
    oil on canvas 45 x 35cm SOLD
  • Evening - 2015
    Evening - 2015
    oil on canvas 42 x 34cm SOLD
  • About It - 2015
    About It - 2015
    oil on canvas 40 x 30cm SOLD
  • Reading - 2015
    Reading - 2015
    oil on canvas 31 x 39cm SOLD
  • Blue Portrait - 2015
    Blue Portrait - 2015
    oil on canvas 40 x 30cm SOLD
  • William - 2015
    William - 2015
    oil on canvas 38 x 29cm SOLD
  • Max - 2015
    Max - 2015
    oil on canvas 39 x 30cm SOLD
  • Plaid Shirt - 2015
    Plaid Shirt - 2015
    oil on canvas 35 x 30cm SOLD
  • Unknown - 2015
    Unknown - 2015
    oil on canvas 33.5 x 30cm SOLD
  • Spectacles - 2015
    Spectacles - 2015
    oil on canvas 39 x 30cm SOLD
  • Poodle - 2015
    Poodle - 2015
    oil on canvas 28 x 28cm SOLD
  • Red Jumper - 2015
    Red Jumper - 2015
    oil on canvas 29 x 25cm
  • Lucy - 2015
    Lucy - 2015
    oil on canvas 28 x 23.5cm SOLD
  • Amongst Men - 2014
    Amongst Men - 2014
    oil on canvas 79 x 111cm SOLD
  • Tall Trees - 2014
    Tall Trees - 2014
    oil on linen 86 x 81cm SOLD
  • Tree Climber - 2014
    Tree Climber - 2014
    oil on canvas 90 x 63cm SOLD
  • Blooms - 2014
    Blooms - 2014
    oil on canvas 57 x 89cm SOLD
  • Lost in the Stars - 2014
    Lost in the Stars - 2014
    oil on canvas 59 x 84cm SOLD
  • Smoke on a Bike - 2014
    Smoke on a Bike - 2014
    oil on canvas 65 x 79cm SOLD
  • The Owner - 2014
    The Owner - 2014
    oil on canvas 53 x 80cm SOLD
  • Three Men and a Pup - 2014
    Three Men and a Pup - 2014
    oil on canvas 69 x 62cm SOLD
  • Company - 2014
    Company - 2014
    oil on canvas 52.5 x 71.5cm SOLD
  • On the River - 2014
    On the River - 2014
    oil on canvas 52.5 x 67cm SOLD
  • Garage - 2014
    Garage - 2014
    oil on canvas 50 x 69cm SOLD
  • Pink Punch - 2014
    Pink Punch - 2014
    oil on canvas 53 x 62cm SOLD
  • Garden Sitting - 2014
    Garden Sitting - 2014
    oil on canvas 60 x 51cm SOLD
  • Afternoon with Red Chair - 2014
    Afternoon with Red Chair - 2014
    oil on canvas 49 x 47.5cm SOLD
  • Polka Boy - 2014
    Polka Boy - 2014
    oil on canvas 52 x 40cm SOLD
  • Two Talking - 2014
    Two Talking - 2014
    oil on canvas 35.5 x 53cm SOLD
  • In the Sun - 2014
    In the Sun - 2014
    oil on linen 37 x 50cm SOLD
  • Max - 2014
    Max - 2014
    oil on canvas 47.5 x 37.5cm SOLD
  • Terrace Gate - 2014
    Terrace Gate - 2014
    oil on canvas 41 x 43cm SOLD
  • Red - 2014
    Red - 2014
    oil on linen 39 x 40cm SOLD
  • Quinn - 2014
    Quinn - 2014
    oil on canvas 42 x 34.5cm SOLD
  • Jack - 2014
    Jack - 2014
    oil on canvas 41 x 32.5cm SOLD
  • Swinging Circles - 2014
    Swinging Circles - 2014
    oil on linen 37 x 36cm SOLD
  • Fedora - 2014
    Fedora - 2014
    oil on canvas 39.5 x 32.5cm SOLD
  • Ham on Rye - 2014
    Ham on Rye - 2014
    oil on canvas 39.5 x 29.5cm SOLD
  • Joe and Joseph - 2014
    Joe and Joseph - 2014
    oil on canvas 37.5 x 27.5cm SOLD
  • Coffee - 2014
    Coffee - 2014
    oil on linen 33 x 25cm SOLD
  • Jolene in the Sun - 2014
    Jolene in the Sun - 2014
    oil on canvas 29 x 29cm SOLD
  • Saturdays - 2014
    Saturdays - 2014
    oil on canvas 22 x 35.5cm SOLD
  • Quick Man - 2014
    Quick Man - 2014
    oil on linen 28.5 x 28.5cm SOLD
  • Beach Weather - 2014
    Beach Weather - 2014
    oil on canvas 28 x 26.5cm SOLD
  • The Boxers - 2014
    The Boxers - 2014
    oil on linen 23 x 30.5cm SOLD
  • Wind Blowin' - 2014
    Wind Blowin' - 2014
    oil on canvas 21.5 x 30cm
  • Kid - 2014
    Kid - 2014
    oil on canvas 29 x 22cm SOLD
  • Hector - 2014
    Hector - 2014
    oil on linen 26.5 x 23.5cm SOLD
  • Man and Car - 2014
    Man and Car - 2014
    oil on linen 40 x 57cm SOLD
  • Richard - 2014
    Richard - 2014
    oil on linen 27 x 24cm
  • Joey - 2014
    Joey - 2014
    oil on linen 29 x 22cm
  • Bem with Cigarette - 2013
    Bem with Cigarette - 2013
    oil on canvas 30 x 36cm SOLD
  • Midnight Games - 2013
    Midnight Games - 2013
    oil on canvas 41 x 61cm SOLD
  • Makes No Difference - 2013
    Makes No Difference - 2013
    oil on canvas 28 x 25cm SOLD
  • Closer - 2013
    Closer - 2013
    oil on canvas 18.5 x 20cm
  • Mr Funicello - 2013
    Mr Funicello - 2013
    oil on canvas 31 x 27cm SOLD
  • Upstairs Room - 2013
    Upstairs Room - 2013
    oil on canvas 43 x 55.5cm SOLD
  • The Statue - 2013
    The Statue - 2013
    oil on canvas 38 x 56cm SOLD
  • Over the Dunes - 2012
    Over the Dunes - 2012
    oil on canvas 67.5 x 102 cm SOLD
  • Miss Heinz - 2012
    Miss Heinz - 2012
    oil on canvas 28.5 x 13 cm SOLD
  • Man on Time - 2012
    Man on Time - 2012
    oil on canvas 45 x 35.5 cm SOLD
  • Old Woman - 2012
    Old Woman - 2012
    oil on canvas 18.5 x 14.5 cm SOLD
  • Tuesday Tea - 2012
    Tuesday Tea - 2012
    oil on canvas 21 x 38 cm SOLD
  • Sunday Soon - 2012
    Sunday Soon - 2012
    oil on canvas 63 x 81 cm SOLD
  • White Hill - 2012
    White Hill - 2012
    oil on canvas 30 x 24.5 cm SOLD
  • The Traveller - 2012
    The Traveller - 2012
    oil on canvas 25.5 x 18 cm SOLD
  • Suss und Klein - 2012
    Suss und Klein - 2012
    oil on canvas 29 x 16 cm SOLD
  • Pearls - 2012
    Pearls - 2012
    oil on canvas 30 x 29.5 cm SOLD
  • Journey's End - 2012
    Journey's End - 2012
    oil on canvas 67.5 x 90 cm SOLD
  • Melting Snow - 2012
    Melting Snow - 2012
    oil on canvas 61 x 81 cm SOLD
  • Officer - 2012
    Officer - 2012
    oil on canvas 23.5 x 18 cm SOLD
  • The Loner - 2012
    The Loner - 2012
    oil on canvas 24 x 18 cm SOLD
  • Annie - 2012
    Annie - 2012
    oil on canvas 29 x 24.5 cm SOLD
  • Bones - 2012
    Bones - 2012
    oil on canvas 24 x 18 cm SOLD
  • Suited Man - 2012
    Suited Man - 2012
    oil on canvas 29 x 17 cm SOLD
  • Water at Dusk - 2012
    Water at Dusk - 2012
    oil on canvas 52.5 x 35 cm SOLD
  • Man in Time - 2012
    Man in Time - 2012
    oil on canvas 20.5 x 17 cm SOLD
  • Peter II - 2012
    Peter II - 2012
    oil on canvas 21 x 14 cm SOLD
  • Beyond the Horizon - 2012
    Beyond the Horizon - 2012
    oil on canvas 28 x 19 cm SOLD
  • Around the Block - 2012
    Around the Block - 2012
    oil on canvas 23 x 31 cm SOLD
  • The Bather - 2012
    The Bather - 2012
    oil on canvas 32.5 x 15.5 cm SOLD
  • High Noon - 2012
    High Noon - 2012
    oil on canvas 68 x 100 cm SOLD
  • White - 2012
    White - 2012
    oil on canvas 65 x 91 cm SOLD
  • Bei Mir - 2012
    Bei Mir - 2012
    oil on canvas 30 x 30.5 cm SOLD
  • Jenny & Colleen - 2012
    Jenny & Colleen - 2012
    oil on canvas 57 x 37 cm SOLD
  • On the Beach - 2012
    On the Beach - 2012
    oil on canvas 64 x 90 cm SOLD
  • Sun and Snow - 2012
    Sun and Snow - 2012
    oil on canvas 49 x 59 cm SOLD
  • First Day - 2012
    First Day - 2012
    oil on canvas 38 x 61 cm SOLD
  • Sonntag Fruh - 2012
    Sonntag Fruh - 2012
    oil on canvas 37 x 59 cm SOLD
  • Two in a Boat - 2012
    Two in a Boat - 2012
    oil on canvas 30.5 x 40 cm SOLD
  • Dear - 2012
    Dear - 2012
    oil on canvas 23 x 17 cm SOLD
  • Dylan - 2012
    Dylan - 2012
    oil on canvas 51 x 29 cm SOLD
  • Yvonne - 2012
    Yvonne - 2012
    oil on canvas 13 x 9 cm SOLD
  • Pam - 2012
    Pam - 2012
    oil on canvas 29 x 25.5 cm SOLD
  • Less One - 2016
    Less One - 2016
    oil on linen 90 x 118 cm SOLD
  • Background - 2016
    Background - 2016
    oil on linen 80 x 110 cm SOLD
  • Amongst Men ii - 2016
    Amongst Men ii - 2016
    oil on linen 84 x 104 cm SOLD
  • Cahoots - 2016
    Cahoots - 2016
    oil on linen 72 x 99.5cm SOLD
  • Still Stare - 2016
    Still Stare - 2016
    oil on linen 74 x 91.5 cm SOLD
  • Games - 2016
    Games - 2016
    oil on linen 69 x 87 cm SOLD
  • Midnight Table - 2016
    Midnight Table - 2016
    oil on linen 74 x 85 cm SOLD
  • Between Them - 2016
    Between Them - 2016
    oil on linen 63 x 82 cm SOLD
  • For Days - 2016
    For Days - 2016
    oil on linen 58.5 x 85cm SOLD
  • Shadows - 2016
    Shadows - 2016
    oil on linen 65 x 70 cm SOLD
  • Boys - 2016
    Boys - 2016
    oil on linen 68 x 64 cm SOLD
  • Women at Night -2016
    Women at Night -2016
    oil on linen 61 x 69.5 cm SOLD
  • Notes - 2016
    Notes - 2016
    oil on linen 58 x 69 cm SOLD
  • White Dresses - 2016
    White Dresses - 2016
    oil on linen 55 x 65 cm SOLD
  • Back Garden - 2016
    Back Garden - 2016
    oil on linen 59 x 61 cm SOLD
  • Hydrangeas - 2016
    Hydrangeas - 2016
    oil on linen 44 x 62.5 cm SOLD
  • Park Bench - 2016
    Park Bench - 2016
    oil on linen 57 x 49 cm SOLD
  • Visitors - 2016
    Visitors - 2016
    oil on linen 54 x 48.5 cm SOLD
  • Fridays - 2016
    Fridays - 2016
    oil on linen 52 x 49 cm SOLD
  • Suit & Tie - 2016
    Suit & Tie - 2016
    oil on canvas 60 x 52 cm SOLD
  • Terry Serio - 2016
    Terry Serio - 2016
    Finalist, The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales 2016 | oil on canvas 122 x 94 cm SOLD
Clara Adolphs

Only 31 years old, Adolphs continues her career ascent with being awarded the 2017 Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship through the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  The award gives Clara a three month residency in Paris next year along with $25,000.  Clara was also a finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the first time in 2016 and has been a finalist in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship four times as well as being awarded two residencies.

A figurative painter, Adolphs work captures familiar moments and feelings of unknown characters.  Using old photographs as the source of her imagery she re-incarnates isolated details of people of the past and explores the notion that moments are fleeting.  Memories and photographs will linger, but they represent just a speck of time.

There is a nostalgic feel to Adolphs work, a reference to history, but the moments are universal and current, they are just in a different place and a different time.

Whilst the subject matter is very carefully considered and chosen, it is the vehicle for her to then surrender control and allow the paint to take on a life of its own.  Adolphs is extremely technically skilful and her luscious strokes of paint are sparingly and expertly rendered with the palette knife and brush.  Raw canvas is left and paint is scratched back to give form, resulting in a seemingly loose but extremely accurate rendition of the image.

Born 1985

Education 2005 – 2008 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting and Drawing Major), CoFA, University of NSW

Art Prizes and Awards

  • 2017 Winner, The Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • 2016 Finalist, The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • 2016 Finalist, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
  • 2016 Residency, Leigh Creek Artist in Residence, South Australia
  • 2016 Winner, SOPA (Sydney Olympic Park Authority) Artist at the Armory Award Residency (for sculpture)
  • 2015 Finalist, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
  • 2015 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
  • 2015 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
  • 2015 Finalist, Paddington Art Prize
  • 2015 Finalist, Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, 2nd Prize
  • 2014 Finalist, Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery
  • 2014 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
  • 2014 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
  • 2014 Winner, Bowral Indoor Sculpture Prize, BDAS Gallery
  • 2014 Residency, New York Studio Art School, drawing Marathon
  • 2013 Finalist, Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship
  • 2013 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
  • 2013 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
  • 2013 Semi-Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
  • 2013 Commended, John Copes Watercolour Prize
  • 2012 Finalist, Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship
  • 2012 Semi-Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
  • 2012 Winner, Young Emerging Artist Award, Mosman Art Prize
  • 2012 Finalist, Metro Gallery Award
  • 2012, Highly Commended, BDAS Young Artists’s Prize
  • 2011 Finalist, Metro Gallery Award
  • 2011 Commended, BDAS Art on Paper Prize
  • 2010 Winner, Judges Recommendation Prize, Hornsby Art Prize
  • 2010 Winner, North Sydney Youth Award
  • 2010 Highly Commended, Arc Yinnar Drawing Award
  • 2010 Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize
  • 2010 Finalist, Norvill Art Prize
  • 2010 Finalist, St George Art Award
  • 2009 Finalist, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize
  • 2009 Finalist, Liverpool City Art Prize

Solo Exhibitions

2016          MiCK Gallery Sydney, “Cahoots”

2016          Lindberg Gallery, Melbourne

2015          MiCK Gallery Sydney, “Thursday”

2014         MiCK Gallery Sydney, “The Man In Me”

2012          MiCK, Gallery Sydney, “Augenblicke”

Collections

Gold Coast City Gallery; Australian Corporate Collection; Art Committee Members, Australian Corporate Collection; Board Member, Museum of Contemporary Art; Leading Art Consultant and referred clients; Artist; Curator, Australian Bank Collection; Board Member, Art Month Sydney; the Elliott Eyes Collection

Daily Imprint | October 2015

Highlife Magazine | 2015

Vogue Living | September/October 2014

Art Almanac | September 2014

Artist Profile | October 2014
Broadsheet | October 2014
Everguide| October 2012
A Magazine | September 2012

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