December 9, 2017
We’re closer than you think brings together artwork by 19 artists based in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The exhibition questions the notion of ‘regionality’ and the perception that artists working outside of metropolitan areas are hindered by location. The Northern Rivers, like many regional centres, is no longer just a ‘receiver’, passively waiting to consume pre-packaged arts and culture, but are now recognised as centres of arts creation in their own right with relationships in metropolitan and international markets.
The exhibition is commissioned as part of the Artstate Lismore Arts Program.
"The lightness and darkness of parenting permeates both the process, and narrative of [Amber] Wallis’s work. Now a mother, she has had to renegotiate time to create a productive and consolidated art practice. Works once ruminated over in the flesh are now pondered while she parents. In thinking about her child’s future her thoughts stray to her past. These memories, both cherished and banished, have found their way into her mind and painting. This changed way of working has created a fragmented approach with long thought processes and minimal practical time..."
- Natalie Bull and Zoe Robinson-Kennedy
Read further here
November 10, 2017
Miranda Skoczek's exhibition 'Rag Rugs and Lion Heads' has been featured on the Art Guide website. Miranda spoke with Louise Martin-Chew about her latest exhibition 'Rag Rugs and Lion Heads', her inspiration and the shift in her practice to looser, more expressive works:
Miranda Skoczek’s abstract paintings evoke old walls with layers of forms and shapes that emerge over time. In her studio, she might work simultaneously on nine canvases. Transferring from one to the other, she allows each oil layer to dry before repeatedly painting over it until jewel-like colours resonate and a spatial sensibility has been established within which the viewer may dwell. Skoczek told Art Guide Australia, “I don’t paint about social concerns. I create wholly immersive, beautiful pictures. They are places for escape and restoration: harmonious, calming pictures.”
Miranda's exhibition is at the gallery from 14 November until 5 December 2017.
October 27, 2017
Congratulations to Abbey McCulloch for receiving the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency 2017.
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council open to Australian residents working in a 2D medium.
Forty finalists were selected to exhibit at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, among those were represented artists, Lyndal Hargrave, Abbey McCulloch, Julian Meagher, Bundit Puangthong, Paul Ryan.
Angela Goddard was the judge for the Sunshine Coast Prize 2017. Angela is the Director of Griffith Artworks, responsible for the Griffith University Art Collection and the Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Abbey McCulloch | Exile | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 150 x 100 cm
October 27, 2017
Belem Lett is one of five finalists in the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize 2017.
The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize is now celebrating its fifteenth year globally. This program invites Australian artists to work and live for a period of three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. The program offers the winning Australian artist a residency prize valued at $21,000, along with a chance to collaborate with other celebrated international artists from around the world, in the historic and scenic Scottish highlands.
The finalist exhibit was held at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017.
'Jenny I'll Meet You At The Grocery Store' 2017, oil on aluminium composite panel, 165 x 244 cm
October 13, 2017
Miranda Skoczek was a featured artist in the international group exhibition, The human experience, we are the ones doing works on canvas/Paintings XXXX at the Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon in Denmark. The exhibition was curated by Galina Munroe (Great Britain), Simon Ganshorn (Denmark) and Jordan Kerwick (Australia). The show featured 116 artists each working with abstraction through painting in their own distinct manner to promote diversity and highlight the possibility of medium and painting theory.
Read more on this exhibition here.
October 13, 2017
John Aslanidis has completed his major site-specific commission for Longchamp's Omotesando boutique in Tokyo's Harajuku precinct.
Taking one month to complete, the 84 sqm wall painting extends across three levels and is now open to the public.
This commission is in keeping with Aslanidis' elegant chromatic paintings which offer a vision firmly grounded in knowledge of physics, mathematics and music theory. Colour is liberated, and balanced by greys and blacks married to complementary opposites to create high contrast and compositionally resolved works.
To read more there is an interview with John Aslanidis and i-D Vice Magazine Japan regarding the Longchamp project here.
If you visit Longchamp in Tokyo be sure to tag us @edwinacorlettegallery
October 13, 2017
Art Enquirer is a new publication and joint initiative of the Flying Arts Artiz and IMA Art Club programs. It hosts a collection of essays written by senior students of visual arts from Queensland state and non-state high schools.
Student Charlee Dornauf (Launceston Church Grammar School) wrote essay, 'Behind a Person' which featured works from McCulloch's solo exhibition Zero. Dornauf's focus was a visual analysis drawing attention to remerging themes in McCulloch's practice of femininity and sexuality.
Congratulations to Charlee Dornauf.
The publication is available at the IMA.
October 13, 2017
Congratulations to Belem Lett, finalist in the Salon des Refusés 2017.
The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H.Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition.Each year a panel is invited to go behind the scenes of the judging process to select an exhibition from the many hundreds of works entered but not chosen for the official award exhibition.
The 2017 selection panel comprised James Dorahy art advisor, Michael Reid Galleries; Elisabeth Hastings curator & author, ‘Kevin Connor’ monograph; and Jane Watters, director, S.H. Ervin Gallery.
The exhibition is at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, The Rocks in Sydney.
'I got home from work and sat on the toilet scrolling then remembered i needed to paint a self portrait for the Archibald so i took a selfie and continued to scroll.' oil on aluminium composite panel, 31 x 22 cm
October 12, 2017
Congratulations to Sally Anderson for being awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Arts Scholarship 2017.
The prize is $40,000 and a three month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris which is administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales to further her art's education.
Begun in 1999, this scholarship for young Australian painters is now in its 19th year. The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists aged between 20 and 30 years. It was created from an endowment by Mrs Beryl Whiteley, who died in 2010. The inspiration was the profound effect international travel and study had on her son, the artist Brett Whiteley, as a result of winning the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship at the age of 20.
The exhibition will open 13 October – 19 November 2017 at Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.
October 6, 2017
Amber Wallis's current exhibition 'Part Time Paintings' is featured in the current edition of Art Almanac:
'Amber Wallis is an enigmatic painter whose work holds a mirror to the present and past. In her latest show, with a title that hints at the highs and lows which are inevitable for a new parent, she confirms how motherhood spells a renegotiation of her time but has also encouraged the artist to tap into, or share a different part of herself and trove her signature landscapes for a nuanced and personal history.'