Marie Corella Ellis OAM (1918-2003) was a dressmaker and long-term resident of Fortitude Valley. Born in the Valley in February 1918, Marie was named after the Victorian-period celebrity author Marie Corelli. For 60 or more years, Marie resided at 101-103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, where Jugglers Art Space was situated. Marie contributed a lifetime of service to the community, inspired by her love of the Girl Guide movement, children and arts & crafts.
Marie passed away in March 2003 and The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing was subsequently established to help perpetuate Marie's memory, her love of art and her dedication to helping others. The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing further seeks to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice.
This year's finalists exhibition features a number of current and past QCA students. QCA Galleries and Jugglers ArtSpace warmly invite you to the opening event of the Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing Finalists Exhibition:
Friday 2nd August: 6 - 9pm
Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art
226 Grey St, South Bank, Brisbane 4101
The Major Prize winners will be announced at 8pm.
The Finalists Exhibition will run from Friday 2nd August until Friday 16th August. The Gallery will be open from Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, for the duration of the exhibition. If you can't make the opening event we would encourage you to visit the exhibition before it closes as the standard is exceptionally high this year.
All visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award and the winner will be announced at the exhibition closing event on Friday 16th August.