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Housing, Carrying, Toast Jug Holding 2023
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Housing, Carrying, Toast Jug Holding2023
acrylic on polycotton
198 x 183 cm
$14,500  ENQUIRE
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acrylic on linen
152 x 152 cm
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I Didn't Wipe My Tears In Case I'd Miss Something James Drinkwater James Drinkwater - I Didn't Wipe My Tears In Case I'd Miss Something
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I Didn't Wipe My Tears In Case I'd Miss Something 2023
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I Didn't Wipe My Tears In Case I'd Miss Something2023
oil on canvas
137 x 214 cm
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Light becomes what it touches II Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - Light becomes what it touches II
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Light becomes what it touches II 2023
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Light becomes what it touches II2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
150 x 180 cm
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The Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps James Drinkwater James Drinkwater - The Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps
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The Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps 2023
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The Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps2023
oil on canvas
137 x 198 cm
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Her mother's room (in the corners) Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - Her mother's room (in the corners)
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Her mother's room (in the corners) 2023
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Her mother's room (in the corners)2023
oil on canvas
137 x 203 cm
$8,200  ENQUIRE
The Winter Sea Paul Ryan Paul Ryan - The Winter Sea
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The Winter Sea 2023
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The Winter Sea2023
oil on linen
102 x 180 cm
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Fire and Ice Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Fire and Ice
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Fire and Ice 2023
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Fire and Ice2023
oil on canvas
112 x 112 cm
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Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed Aaron Kinnane Aaron Kinnane - Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed
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Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed2023
oil on linen
150 x 130 cm
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August moon (restless flycatcher) Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - August moon (restless flycatcher)
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August moon (restless flycatcher) 2023
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August moon (restless flycatcher)2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
153 x 153 cm
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The language of the bells2023
oil on canvas
183 x 153 cm
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Dead Man's Fingers2022
Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
56 x 48 cm
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September 19, 2023

BELEM LETT FEATURED IN THE SPRING EDITION OF ART/EDIT MAGAZINE

BELEM LETT is featured in the latest edition of Art Edit.

Issue 36 draws on Belem Lett's exploration of preconceptions and how his manipulation of colour creates pieces of harmony.

Text by editor Rose of Sharon Leake and images from past exhibitions with Edwina Corlette Gallery, edition out now.

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Image detail;

'Limbo' 2022
oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
56 x 48 cm

September 16, 2023

BELEM LETT IS A FINALIST IN THE 2023 PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

It is with great pleasure that we announce Belem Lett has been selected as a finalist in the 2023 Paddington Art Prize for his work 'This Land Is Slippery'

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.

Image:

'This Land Is Slippery' 2022
Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
150 x 180 cm

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September 16, 2023

BRIDIE GILLMAN FINALIST IN THE 2023 GIRRA: FRASER COAST NATIONAL ART PRIZE

Bridie Gillman is a finalist in the 2023 Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize for her work 'Quiet, after the storm' (2023).

The inaugural Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize is a major acquisitive prize of $25,000, that seeks to explore our reciprocal and inextricable relationship with the environment through contemporary art.

Selected artworks provide unique perspectives on industrialised landscapes, the forces of extreme weather events, our relationship to domestic gardens, ecological concerns and speculative solutions, ruminations on the beauty and power of nature, and much more.

Image details;

'Quiet, after the storm' 2022
Oil on linen, glazed ceramics and soundscape
various dimensions

The finalists’ exhibition, is held at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery 23 September to 12 November 2023

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September 2, 2023

PAUL RYAN FINALIST IN THE 2023 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

Congratulations to our artist Paul Ryan who is a finalists in this year's Mosman Art Prize for his work 'The King'. Exhibition open 23 September in Mosman, Sydney.

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Image:

PAUL RYAN
'The King' 2023
oil on linen
138 x 122 cm

August 15, 2023

BRIDIE GILLMAN RESIDENCY IN ARRIAOLOS, PORTUGAL

Bridie Gillman completed a residency at Córtex Frontal, for a 6 week placement in an 18th century building located in Arraiolos, Alentejo, Southern Portugal, in April 2023.

Córtex Frontal is a multidisciplinary cultural project created in 2016 by the Cultural Association Córtexcult, in Arraiolos, Évora, Alentejo. The artists in residence program aims to provide the time and space to develop a project, fostering the sharing of experiences between artists and the community.

Bridie's new body of work directly inspired by her time spent at Córtex Frontal will be exhibited in her upcoming show, Watching Walls at Edwina Corlette Gallery 4 October - 24 October 2023.

Córtex Frontal is part of the Portuguese Contemporary Art Networks RPAC.

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August 1, 2023

PAUL RYAN FEATURED IN THE ABC ART WORKS

On Sunday the 30th of July, PAUL RYAN featured in the ABC Art Works episode focusing on album cover art. Hosted by Namila Benson, this episode of ABC Art Works allows Paul to tell us his story as an Australian painter and about his collaborations with American musician Bill Callahan.

Even though they've never met, Paul Ryan and Bill Callahan share a mutually beneficial friendship. Paul has painted several of Bill's album covers and Bill's music has inspired Paul's paintings.

Paul shows us his process and eclectic studio, personifying his practice and shining light on his emotive connection to the landscape so often seen in his pieces.

You can watch Paul Ryan's feature on the ABC iView website HERE

July 29, 2023

BELEM LETT: FINALIST IN THE 2023 HAZELHURST ART ON PAPER AWARD

Congratulations to Belem Lett who is a finalist in this year's Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award for his work 'You Are The Centre Of The Universe'.

The biennial Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a significant national exhibition that aims to elevate the status of work on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.

Finalists will be exhibited in the Main Gallery at Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Sydney from 16 September to 12 November 2023.

Belem's next solo exhibition at the gallery is from 2 – 16 December 2023

Artwork:

You Are The Centre Of The Universe

Oil, gesso on Stonehenge paper 245gsm

228 x 168 cm

2023

July 19, 2023

SALLY ANDERSON FEATURED IN THE JULY/AUGUST EDITION OF ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA

SALLY ANDERSON is featured in the July/August edition of Art Guide Australia.

Drawing on motherhood, domesticity, landscape and memory, the article explores Anderson's practice and consistency with the colour blue.

READ HERE

Text by Briony Downes and images by Jessica Maurer, edition out now.

July 11, 2023

BELEM LETT: FINALIST IN THE 2023 WAVERLY ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Belem Lett who is a finalist in this year's Waverley Art Prize for his work 'Smile'.

Belem is one of the 38 finalists chosen from over 700 entries. Recognising his striking choice of colour and form, Waverley Woollahra Art School credits his signature technique of forcing the eye to follow the shifting stark palettes.

The Waverley Art Prize celebrates excellence across the local arts community and greater Australian contemporary Visual Arts sector, ultimately showcasing the brilliance of early to mid-career Australian artists.

The Finalist Exhibition for this Waverley Art Prize is held in Sydney at the Bondi Pavilion until August 13, 2023.

Artwork:

Smile

oil, gesso and marble dust on aluminium composite panel

150 x 122 cm

2023

June 21, 2023

JAMES DRINKWATER: AT MID-CAREER SURVEY AT DRILL HALL GALLERY

Early recognised as an exceptional talent, James Drinkwater has never toned-down the intensity and bravura of his approach to painting. His work has mined a vast legacy of modern art – Australian, British, American, French – as if all of it remains relevant, fresh and available to him. Now, on the brink of turning 40, this is the first survey of his prodigious past. While his paintings evoke figures, landscapes and interiors, they are also meticulously composed abstractions, distinctive for their complex and opulent fusion of texture, colour and spatial intrigue. This exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication.

AT MID-CAREER: James Drinkwater is curated by Terence Maloon.

The exhibition opens on Friday 23 June, 6pm, and will be officially lanched by Terence Maloon. No reservations are required to attend.

Image: James Drinkwater, We are clumsy now on this southern beach, 2016, mixed media on board, 140 x 120 cm. Private collection.

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May 24, 2023

SALLY ANDERSON FINALIST IN THE 2023 RAVENSWOOD AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Sally Anderson who is a finalist in this year's Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize with her work ‘Sea Town Lawn Roof Song with NO’s Vessel.’

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Image details;
SALLY ANDERSON
‘Sea Town Lawn Roof Song with NO’s Vessel’ 2023
acrylic on canvas
115 x 97 cm

May 6, 2023

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE OMNIA ART PRIZE

Belem Lett is a finalist in the 2023 Omnia Art Prize with his works 'These Peaks Watch Over You' and 'Eclipse'. The Omnia Art Prize is one of Australia’s premier art awards and exhibitions for contemporary art. Read more here.

Artworks:

These Peaks Watch Over You

oil, clear primer on brushed aluminium composite panel

150 x 120 cm

2022


Eclipse

clear coat, acrylic, gesso, wood putty, screws, wood glue, pine

82 x 42 x 28 cm

2023

March 28, 2023

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Belem Lett who is a finalist in this year's Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize with his work 'Vertical Horizon'.

Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser-known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

READ MORE HERE

Image:
BELEM LETT
Vertical Horizon 2023
Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
122 x 94 cm

March 4, 2023

SALLY ANDERSON FINALIST IN THE 2023 MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Sally Anderson who is a finalist in this year's Muswellbrook Art Prize with her work ‘Lismore Island Roof Song with a Screenshot of Nat Silk’s Seatown’.

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Image details;
SALLY ANDERSON
‘Lismore Island Roof Song with a Screenshot of Nat Silk’s Seatown’ 2022
acrylic on polycotton

February 28, 2023

Belem Lett Featured on the Cover of Belle Magazine

Belem Lett's bold artwork 'Move Me' (2022) is featured on the recent cover of Belle Magazine. Belem's piece celebrates the power of colour and is shown in an exclusive look inside interiors star Anna Spiro's home.

BELEM LETT
Move Me 2022
Oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
122 x 94cm

September 30, 2022

JOHN McDONALD REVIEWS SALLY ANDERSON IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD FOR THE PORTIA GEACH AWARD

Sally Anderson’s Guido Holding Folding Moulding is another stand-out. Ostensibly a portrait of her artist husband holding their child, there’s a metaphysical dimension to the work, with a sculpture on a pedestal, a jug with flowers and a red, flag-like curtain taking up significant space in the composition. The play of curves and fractured planes adds to the mystery of the picture, as we feel we are looking through multiple doorways or windows, projecting a dream-like atmosphere.

John McDonald SMH

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September 24, 2022

SALLY ANDERSON FINALIST IN THE 2022 PORTIA GEACH PRIZE

16 September – 6 November 2022

Congratulations to Sally Anderson who is a finalist in the Portia Geach Award at SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney.

First awarded in 1965, the Portia Geach Memorial Award was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach. As per the direction of the will, the Award is annually presented to an Australian female artist for the best portrait painted from life of a man or woman distinguished in art, letters or the sciences. Geach was widely acclaimed as a leading artist and was a frequent commentator in the national media – making her an iconic figure in the Australian arts community. The $30,000 non-acquisitive Portia Geach Memorial Award is given by Perpetual as trustee, to the entry with the highest artistic merit.

Image —

Guido holding, folding, moulding 2022, acrylic on polycotton, 198 x 153 cm

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July 20, 2022

'BLUE ISLAND' AT BYRON SCHOOL OF ART, CURATED BY SALLY ANDERSON

Blue Island investigates the interplay of colour and memory in relation to individual experience. Paintings draw on hydrangea related respective experience to demonstrate the capacity for colour and object to hold and trigger memory and association. The exhibition seeks to question the reliability of memory and offers a way to authenticate experience through colour. In attempting to realise something perhaps visually impossible to verify within their paintings; mixing colour truthfully and straightforwardly from memory, the artists are challenged to settle on feeling and intuitive correctness rather than absolute truth and certainty.

Using a uniform size canvas, the 14 invited artists were instructed to translate, from their ‘mind’s eye’, the colour they most strongly associate with their experience of hydrangeas. The result is a collection of essentially monochrome surfaces steeped with hidden and concealed recollections of mothers and mother’s mothers, former neighbours and neighbourhoods, marriage, childbirth city front-yards, suburban backyards, households and broken family homes. More visually evident (than the personal histories imbued in the paintings) is the materiality and individually distinctive application of paint to surface. These largely monochrome works give a condensed, and detail like insight into each artist’s painterly signature, almost all of which are instantly recognisable.

Sally Anderson, 2022

Please head here to view an online catelogue and contact [email protected] for any further information.

May 27, 2022

Belem Lett WINS OMNIA ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Belem Lett who has won the 2022 Omnia Art Prize for the most outstanding work in any medium.

The prize was judged by Charlotte Day, Director of Monash University Museum of Art. The exhibition is open until 30th May at St. Kevins College, Toorak.

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This Sun Burns For Us 2022
oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminum composite panel
152 x 150cm

May 6, 2022

Peta Minnici - Finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize

The Dobell Drawing Prize is an unparalleled celebration of drawing technique and innovation. Presented by the National Art School in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, the biennial prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice. The 2021 exhibition showcased work by 64 finalists from around the country, demonstrating the vitality and scope of current Australian drawing.

Minnici's drawing are formed intuitively using a gradual technique of mark making, creating a blurring of focus and a slowing of viewing time; emphasising the tonal structure of each image through the loss of edges and turning the photographic image into a series of atmospheric sensations reminiscent of a memory.

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Looking into Bundanon 2019
ink in saunders paper
83.5 x 66.4 cm

May 6, 2022

Peta Minnici - Featured in 'Still Life'

Peta Minnici has been featured in the book 'Still Life' written by Amber Creswell Bell, published by Thames & Hudson.

May 6, 2022

Christopher Zanko and Paul Ryan - Sulman Art Prize Finalists

Congratulations to Christopher Zanko and Paul Ryan who are finalists with a collaborative work in the 2022 Sulman Art Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist.

Christopher Zanko and Paul Ryan's work is set against the backdrop of Wollongong in NSW. This painting is concerned with the vulnerability of the changing demographics of an area once defined by coal mining, steelmaking and allied industries.

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PAUL RYAN + CHRISTOPHER ZANKO
Bulli, Rock Steady 2022
oil and acrylic on wood relief carving
120 x 100 cm

May 6, 2022

Belem Lett - SULMAN ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations to Belem Lett who is a finalist in the 2022 Sulman Art Prize.

The Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist. Established within the terms of Sir John Sulman’s bequest, the prize was first awarded in 1936. Each year the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW invite a guest artist to judge this open competition. Finalists are displayed in an exhibition at the Gallery opening on the 14th of May.

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Bending Over Backwards 2022
oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
150 x 125 cm

May 4, 2022

James Drinkwater FEATURED IN HOUSE AND GARDEN MAGAZINE

Lottie Consalvo and James Drinkwater have created a big-hearted, art-filled home in their terrace house by the sea.

James’ art practice incorporates painting, sculpture, drawings and wearable textiles. “Since I was a child, making art was the clearest way I could express myself,” he says. His creativity is nourished by “generosity of any kind, whether it be the human spirit or nature itself”.

Story Elizabeth Wilson | Styling Sophie Wilson | Photography Alana Landsberry

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February 26, 2022

BELEM LETT - CHROME CITY: GROUP EXHIBITION, LOS ANGELES

The main idea of this show is to speculate if Sydney, Australia, a sprawling conurbation of coastal and landlocked suburbs, has anything artistically in common with the metropolis of Los Angeles. I am also speculating that there is such a thing as Australian cool, which might reflect or correspond with a perception held that LA art is definitely cool. LA’s emergence as an important art city has been an ongoing matter for debate but has recently become cemented by the by appearance in LA of some major new art museums and international galleries.

Artists: Ron Adams, Polly Borland, Chris Dolman, Belem Lett, Adam Norton, Philjames, Genevieve Felix Reynolds

Durden & Ray, Los Angeles
19 March - 9 April 2022

Title: The River, 2022
Medium: oil, gesso, marble dust on aluminium composite panel
Size: 81 x 61 cm

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February 25, 2022

THE BLAKE PRIZE - CASULA POWERHOUSE

The Blake Prize is one of Australia's longest standing and most prestigious prizes which encourages conversation about religion and spirituality through art and poetry.

Belem Lett has been named as a finalist for the 67th Blake Prize, 2022.

Title: Electric Dreams, 2021
Medium: oil on aluminium composite panel
Size: 152 x 150 cm

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February 18, 2022

PAUL RYAN: Q&A WITH THE ILLAWARRA FLAME

David Roach, co-curator of the Clifton Contemporary Art Fair, talked to one of the high-profile participating artists, Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan’s striking, often provocative paintings are sort by collectors both in Australia and internationally. Many feature the Northern Illawarra coast and escarpment as seen from the ocean.

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February 18, 2022

PAUL RYAN FINALIST IN THE KILGOUR PRIZE

Paul Ryan is a finalist in Newcastle Art Gallery's Kilgour Art Prize 2021.

The Kilgour Prize is Newcastle's annual art prize for figurative and portrait painting. It awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art and a People’s Choice of $5000 to the painting voted most popular by the general public. Each year the Gallery receives hundreds of applications from across Australia.

'Three Imaginary Boys' 2021
oil on linen
138 x 153 cm

February 8, 2022

BELEM LETT - GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH ART PRIZE

The Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize is inspired by the work of Abbotsleigh Old Girl and artist Grace Cossington Smith who made connections with her changing world through her drawing and painting.

Congratulations to Belem Lett for being finalist in three Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize awards for 2022.

Title: Wave Racer, 2021
Medium: oil on aluminium composite panel
Size: 110 x 80 cm

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February 8, 2022

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE HAZELHURST WORKS ON PAPER PRIZE

The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a significant national biennial exhibition that promotes excellence and innovation in the field of art on paper. This year, Hazelhurst received over 700 entries from artists throughout Australia.

Belem Lett has been selected to exhibit for the Art on Paper award 2022.

Title: Sunflower, 2021
Medium: oil, gesso on 12 sheets stonehenge paper
Size: 228 x 228cm

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June 9, 2021

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE BAYSIDE ART PRIZE

Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community.

Belem Lett's work 'Pineapples' 2019 is a finalist in this year's prize.

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June 3, 2021

James Drinkwater FEATURED IN VAULT ART MAGAZINE - ISSUE 34

Written by Louise Martin-Chew

April 13, 2021

DAN KYLE AT WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

Dan Kyle's work is part of Wangaratta Art Gallery's exhibition 'Contemporary Landscape Perspectives: A Group Show' from 13 March – 30 May 2021.

This dynamic exhibition of five contemporary landscape Australian painters, Max Berry, Holly Greenwood, Dan Kyle, Bronte Leighton-Dore and Andrew Pye explores individual perspectives of elements of the Australian bush, the terrain, landscape and key symbolism of trees and flora in their immediate environment.

All five artists are emerging as contemporary painters in the Australian art scene. Berry, Greenwood, Kyle and Leighton-Dore are New South Wales based (Sydney and Blue Mountains), the four have partnered with local artist Andy Pye, the group have connections both through friendship but also their oeuvre, their painting practice and style. Each artists surrounding environments are re-interpreted in large scale paintings and works on paper.

This collection of artists and their work presents a diversity of expression and contemporary representation of the Australian Bush.

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March 22, 2021

SALLY ANDERSON FEATURED IN THE AUSTRALIAN

Exciting Australian art to buy for your home

50 works by 50 artists — all for sale. Presenting The Australian’s inaugural summer exhibition, a showcase of the most exciting young Australian artists working today. By

It’s this moment of evolution that has inspired The Australian’s Summer Exhibition — a showcase of sculptures, paintings, photographs and works on paper. Beautiful to look at, it’s a celebration of some of the best and brightest artists working today. All 50 pieces have been selected because they signify what’s happening in Australian art and culture right now.

So, what is happening right now? The primary art market in Australia is experiencing a small boom. For obvious reasons, flying to international art fairs is off the cards, and this has led Australian collectors to rediscover a local market packed full of prodigious works by tomorrow’s household names.

It means there’s a renewed focus on Australian stories and more opportunities for emerging artists to have their work seen, as gallerists and buyers look toward home. It’s this time of risk-taking and yes, even optimism that our summer exhibition represents.

Read more HERE

November 12, 2020

PAUL RYAN ARCHIBALD AND SULMAN FINALIST 2020

N\H artist Paul Ryan is a finalist in Australia's most anticipated art prize, the 2020 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman. The exhibition is on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until January 10th 2021.

Paul Ryan's painting "Three Imaginary Boys" is the artist's sixth finalist selection in the Sulman Prize. He is a 13-time Archibald finalist and five-time Wynne Prize finalist. Paul has won the Paddington Art Prize (2007 & 2010), Geelong Contemporary Art Prize (2012) and has been a finalist numerous times in the Mosman Prize, Moran Prize, Fishers Ghost, Kilgour, Tattersals and other major awards.

'Three Imaginary Boys' 2020
oil on linen
138 x 153 cm

October 14, 2020

DAN KYLE, A RECIPIENT IN THE 2020 BRETT WHITELEY SCHOLARSHIP

For the first time in its 22 year history, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship has been awarded to five artists, one of whom is Dan Kyle.

Congratulations Charlie Ingemar Harding (Victoria), Emily Grace Imeson (NSW), Dan Kyle (NSW), Lily Platts (NSW) and Georgia Spain (Tasmania).

Art Gallery of New South Wales Director, Michael Brand, said that in one of the most challenging years the arts community has ever experienced he’s delighted that the Scholarship could be awarded, albeit in a different format.

‘That the Scholarship this year is shared between five artists instead of a single artist speaks to the moment we’re in, where we all need to work together and find new ways of thinking for the benefit of our community.

‘The Scholarship remains a prestigious, national painting award and I welcome all five recipients to the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship alumni who have, like Brett Whiteley before them, had their worlds open up as a result of being offered this opportunity to spend time creating work in a new location,’ Brand said.

August 28, 2020

SALLY ANDERSON FEATURED IN BNEART MAG

To coincide with her exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery, Edwina Corlette Gallery is delighted to present a series of new paintings by Sally Anderson. Sally is a past winner of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and a finalist in this year’s Portia Geach Award for female portraiture, with her painting of Claudia Karvan (below).

Born in Lismore, Anderson began her undergraduate studies in Visual Art at Southern Cross University before transferring to the College of Fine Art in Sydney. A past finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize and the Paddington Art Prize, Anderson was invited to participate in the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists Residency in Reykjavik in 2014. Her work has been acquired by Artbank, the Australian Catholic University and corporate and private clients in Australia and Europe.

August 6, 2020

SALLY ANDERSON FEATURED ON THE DESIGN FILES

The concept of home has changed in 2020. For a lot of people, home has never been just one static place, and yet in the last few months that stasis has been forced upon us. In the midst of shelter-in-place orders, we’ve been directed to decide on a single location that represents our place in the world and stay there, hoping it keeps us safe.

Reframing the domestic space as a new landscape intrigues artist and new mother Sally Anderson. Her new body of work is entitled Bridal Veil Falls, the Window and the Piano Lesson, and was created almost entirely in lockdown. The pieces will be on display at Edwina Corlette gallery in Brisbane from tomorrow, in an exhibition that explores the fusion between Sally’s subjective experience of parenthood, and the collective endurance of pandemic paralysis.

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July 27, 2020

SALLY ANDERSON AT TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY

Sally Anderson — Arm of the Sea and the Fertile Tree

3 July 2020 — 29 November 2020

TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY - The Anthony Gallery

“To help my son sleep we put on white noise of a small river in Scotland and Llyn Gwynant waves in Wales. The toponomy of Lismore indicates it was named after Isle of Lismore which lies in Loch Linnhe, an arm of the sea, on the West Coast of Scotland. I was born in Lismore early 1990, an experience I hadn’t intimately considered until the birth of my son a couple of years ago. My son was conceived in the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio at Tweed Regional Gallery. There’s a pair of hoop pines (aka Richmond River Pines) that dominate the side view from the residency verandah. I often use these trees, along with banksias, within my work to represent the Northern Rivers region, my transition to motherhood and European exploration/invasion of Australia.

The works in 'Arm of the Sea and the Fertile Tree' use landscape metaphor rather than subject. Intimate personal experience and collective experience are translated into paintings, bedspreads, windows, still lifes and stages.”

Sally Anderson

July 27, 2020

SALLY ANDERSON FINALIST IN THE 2020 PORTIA GEACH PRIZE

Sally Anderson's work 'Claude Swimming' has been selected as a finalist in the Portia Geach Prize for 2020. The painting of Claudia Karvan, actress, producer and writer will be exhibited at the National Trust's S.H. Ervin Gallery from 14 August – 20 September 2020.

The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists. The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by after any female resident who was born in Australia or was British born or has become a naturalised Australian and whose place of domicile is Australia’

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July 16, 2020

PAUL RYAN FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE 2020


Paul Ryan is a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize.

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble. In it's seventieth year, the Mosman Art Prize has developed in stature to become Australia’s most prestigious municipally funded art prize with a national profile. It regularly attracts over 900 entries annually and currently offers over $60,000 in prizes.

The 2020 Mosman Art Prize was judged by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney.

February 7, 2020

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE GLOVER PRIZE 2020

The Glover Prize has announced its 42 finalists for 2020. These finalists represent the Judges’ selection of the best artworks of the Tasmanian landscape, chosen from the entrants coming from every Australian state and territory. These 42 artworks will be on display at the Glover Prize Exhibition at Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale, Tasmania during March this year.

The judges for the Glover Prize 2020 are Queensland Art Gallery | Museum of Modern Art (QAGOMA) director, Chris Saines; Sydney artist, Fiona Lowry; Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) Senior Curator and Dark Mofo Associate Artistic Director, Jarrod Rawlins. The judges next task is to carefully narrow down the 42 finalists to choose the winner of the $50,000 cash prize. After its display at the exhibition, the John Glover Society Inc. will acquire the winning artwork for its collection.

Belem Lett's work Burn Baby Burn 2020 has been selected as one of the finalists. The exhibition commences on 6 March, running from Saturday the 7th of March, 2020 and continuing until the end of the following weekend on Sunday the 15th of March, 2020, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale.

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September 27, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN: FINALIST IN THE BRETT WHITELEY TRAVELLING ART SCHOLARSHIP

Bridie Gillman has been been selected as one of six finalists in the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is now in its 21st year and is open to Australian painters aged between 20 and 30 years. It was created from an endowment by Mrs Beryl Whiteley in 1999. 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 in 1959 at the age of 20.

September 6, 2019

SALLY ANDERSON FEATURED IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

In Issue 44, 2018, Sally Anderson spoke to Artist Profile Magazine about how the deeply autobiographical, the metaphorical and the observed intertwine in her painting practice.

'My paintings talk of relationship, context and metaphor. They are loaded with autobiographical content, draw on past and present experiences and often arrive in pairs. Recent paintings use abstraction, still life and borrowed landscapes to reference everyday intimate experience held in object and place. They explore the self and use abstraction, landscape and still life as devices to do so.' Sally Anderson

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August 30, 2019

DAN KYLE : FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE 2019

Dan Kyle's work 'Caught in a Haze' has been selected as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.

Until 27 October 2019, Mosman Art Gallery

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August 30, 2019

SALLY ANDERSON : FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE 2019

Sally Anderson's work 'Side of the Road River with Rousseau's Bluebells' has been selected as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.

Until 27 October 2019, Mosman Art Gallery

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August 19, 2019

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE HAZELHURST WORK ON PAPER AWARD

Since 2001 The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award has been a significant national biennial exhibition that aims to elevate the status of works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.

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With prize money totalling $26,000, the Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15,000 major award; the Young & Early Career Artist and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Awards ($5,000 each); and the People’s Choice Award ($1,000), plus the Hazelhurst Preparator’s choice Residency Award.

Image below: BELEM LETT 'Mountains of Madness' 2019, mixed media on paper, 148 x 110 cm

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August 19, 2019

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE ARTHUR GUY PAINTING PRIZE

Administered by Bendigo Art Gallery and held every two years, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize is designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists, awarding a generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000.

Belem Lett is a finalist in the 2019 award.

Image below: BELEM LETT 'Dip Me in the Water' 2019, oil on aluminium composite panel 163 x 122cm

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May 30, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN AT MUSEUM OF BRISBANE

BRISBANE ART DESIGN FESTIVAL 2019 is where art, design and the city of Brisbane collide over a 17-day festival of dynamic exhibitions, performances, talks, art tours, workshops and open studios. BAD showcases more than 150 Brisbane artists, from emerging talents who are carving their mark locally, to trailblazers who are redefining creativity on the international stage.

Bridie Gillman collaborated with Brisbane designer Alexander Loterztain to make the work Breath as part of the festival held at Museum of Brisbane. Image: Jono Searle courtesy Museum of Brisbane.

May 18, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN WINS MORETON BAY ART AWARD

The Moreton Bay Regional Art Award is an annual acquisitive exhibition proudly sponsored by the Moreton Bay Council. This year the Art Award offered an acquisitive prize of $8000, four category prizes of $2000 each, and two supplementary $1000 prizes for a Local Artist and a People's Choice Award.

Judged by Megan Williams, Manager of the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Bridie Gillman was awarded the overall winner with her work 'Some sort of growth' 2018.

Megan Williams commented: 'The artist's sense of the materiality of paint, the play of colour, darkness and light make it a very strong and visually arresting painting. The colours reference the natural environment and you get a sense of the artists awe and love of nature, however, its abstract quality resists clear and direct communication. It is a work to become immersed in, to sit with, and to contemplate.'

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May 14, 2019

BELEM LETT AT HAZELHURST ART CENTRE

RocoColonial

4 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

RocoColonial is a major artist-initiated project by Gary Carsley and presented by Hazelhurst Arts Centre in partnership with Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

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ARTISTS: Brook Andrew | Tony Clark | Peter Cooley | Deborah Kelly | Belem Lett | Jennifer Leahy | Danie Mellor | Marc Newson | Técha Noble & Romance Was Born | Joan Ross | Justin Shoulder | Esme Timbery | Jenny Watson | Louise Zhang

CARTOUCHES: Renjie Teoh

Rococo and Colonial are often considered to be disparate, undisputable categories that neatly divide periods of time. This separation offers little opportunity to consider parallel histories - how similar or different things might be happening elsewhere or at the same time. RocoColonial is an exhibition that examines the overlap between Rococo and Colonial and begins by acknowledging that both can be intrinsically related and link Australia to a wider, speculative world of multiple, concurrent histories.

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May 6, 2019

Peta Minnici - KEDUMBA DRAWING AWARD

The Kedumba Drawing Collection was started in 1990 and embodies and reflects all the elements of outstanding drawing created in Australia over more than 50 years and has acquired almost two hundred drawings.

Peta Minnici subject of her work depicts Minnici almost as a voyeur peering from outside through glass windows of Bundanon Homestead during my recent residency.
Capturing both inside and surrounding landscape in one frame, as a play on reflections, allows the internal foyer and staircase to fuse seamlessly with the mountains and trees.

Minnici has been selected to have her artwork 'Looking In, Seeing Out - Bundanon' acquired for this collection.

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May 6, 2019

DAN KYLE FEATURED IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

In 2015 Owen Craven wrote about Dan Kyle, his studio and life in the bush near the Blue Mountains —

Soon after graduating from the National Art School, Dan Kyle set up home deep within the Australian bush at the foot of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. His paintings are translations of what he sees – the beauty, the unique forms, the colours – but also his way of reducing the density of the bush to a more approachable landscape for him to keep exploring. Back in Issue 32, 2015, Artist Profile chatted to Dan about the formal and conceptual nuances of his landscapes.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

March 20, 2019

AMBER WALLIS, BELEM LETT, LUCY O'DOHERTY AND SALLY ANDERSON IN 'The Whiteley at 20: Twenty Years of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship' AT S.H. ERVIN GALLERY

22 March – 5 May 2019

An exhibition of artworks by 20 young Australian artists celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, will be on view at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney from 22 March to 5 May 2019.

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship was established by Ms Beryl Whiteley (1917-2010) who generously allocated funds for the scholarship in memory of her son, Brett Whiteley, to provide young painters the opportunity to travel to Paris and explore Europe in order to develop their artistic practice. Since its inception in 1999, 20 young painters have followed in the footsteps if Brett Whiteley who won the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship in 1959.

The exhibition features works by Sally Anderson, Alice Byrne, Mitch Cairns, James Drinkwater, Petrea Fellow, Becky Gibson, Nathan Hawkes, Alan Jones, Nicole Kelly, Belem Lett, Lucy O’Doherty, Wayde Owen, Timothy Phillips, Tom Polo, Ben Quilty, Karlee Rawkins, Samuel Wade, Amber Wallis, Natasha Walsh, and Marcus Wills, alongside the four paintings by Brett Whiteley that secured him the Italian Government Travelling Scholarship, displayed together for the first time since 1959.

The exhibition presents the works by each artist that were entered and/ or won the scholarship, works resulting from their residency at the Cite Internationale des Art, Paris and recent work. The cohort of scholarship awardees features three artists who have gone on to win the Archibald Prize and many have now established themselves on the art scene and exhibit regularly.

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March 15, 2019

PAUL RYAN FINALIST IN THE DOUG MORAN PORTRAIT PRIZE

Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists. The prize has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known. With a first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) it is Australia’s richest art prize.

February 28, 2019

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE GLOVER PRIZE 2019

After receiving a record-breaking 482 entries this year and careful deliberation from the judges, the Glover Prize has announced its 42 finalists for 2019. These finalists represent the Judges’ selection of the best artworks of the Tasmanian landscape, chosen from the 482 entrants coming from every Australian state and territory, as well as a number of submissions from New Zealand, Italy, and the United Kingdom. These 42 artworks will be on display at the Glover Prize Exhibition at Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale, Tasmania during March this year.

The judges for the Glover Prize 2019 are Art Fairs Australia CEO and director, Barry Keldoulis; Sydney artist Joan Ross; and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) director, Janet Carding. The judges next task is to carefully narrow down the 42 finalists to choose the winner of the $50,000 cash prize. After its display at the exhibition, the John Glover Society Inc. will acquire the winning artwork for its collection.

Belem Lett's work The River Runs/The People Come has been selected as one of the finalists. The exhibition commences on the March long-weekend, running from Saturday the 9th of March, 2019 and continuing until the end of the following weekend on Sunday the 17th of March, 2019, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale.

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February 5, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN FEATURES IN ART ASIA PACIFIC MAGAZINE

Bridie Gillman's work as featured in Casula Powerhouse's 'Looking Here, Looking North'Exhibition has been reviewed in Art Asia Pacific Magazine.

SOO-MIN SHIM writes:

'At the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Sydney, a video portrays the interior of a restaurant, its walls decorated with Australian-flag bunting, and kitsch Australiana tea towels and posters, positioning us inside an ostensibly Australian establishment. It is revealed in subsequent shots of the staff, clientele, and the beach outside, however, that this is in fact a tourist spot in Bali. Bridie Gillman’s video work Bali State of Mind (2017–18) ruminates on the unequal power dynamic between Australia and Indonesia, the latter being economically reliant on tourism and subject to the objectifying tourist gaze that comes with over one million Australians visiting annually.

Still image from BRIDIE GILLMAN’s Bali State of Mind, 2017–18, two-channel video installation: 17 min 40 sec. Courtesy the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane. Artwork produced in collaboration with Asha Madge.

Still image from BRIDIE GILLMAN’s Bali State of Mind, 2017–18, two-channel video installation: 17 min 40 sec. PreviousNext

Gillman is one of seven artists included in the exhibition “Looking Here Looking North” by members of Woven, a collective with “continuing personal connections to Indonesia.” While Gillman’s work is subtly political, the exhibition holistically was striking in its ability to reach beyond essentialist identity politics, reconfiguring what it means to be part of the Indonesian diaspora by speaking to universal themes of memory, place and belonging.

“Looking Here Looking North” is on view at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, until March 17, 2019

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January 16, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN AT CASULA POWERHOUSE

looking here looking north is an exhibition by Woven, a collective of artists who each have continuing personal connections to Indonesia. Themes of identity, memory and cross-cultural experience are explored through performance, painting, installation, photography, video and sculpture.

Featuring work by: Kartika Suharto-Martin, Ida Lawrence, Mashara Wachjudy, Bridie Gillman, Sofiyah Ruqayah, Alfira O’Sullivan and Leyla Stevens.

looking here looking north is presented alongside an exhibition by artist Frances Larder and an exhibition of video works by Jumaadi as part of a suite of exhibitions showcasing perspectives on Indonesia.

CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 12 JANUARY - 17 MARCH 2019

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December 3, 2018

AARON KINNANE FEATURED IN VOGUE

Australian artist Aaron Kinnane on being inspired by nature

by SOPHIE TEDMANSON 8 SEPT 2017

The Australian painter chats to Vogue.

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November 14, 2018

SALLY ANDERSON ACQUIRED BY TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY

Sally Anderson's work ‘Guy’s Painting of Wollumbin on my Wollumbin’ 2018, acrylic on linen, 140 x 122cm has been acquired by Tweed Regional Gallery. In 2017 Sally was an artist in residence at the Nancy Fairfax Artist Residency through the Tweed Regional Gallery and throughout her life, has had strong connections to the region.

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October 23, 2018

PAUL RYAN FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE 2018

Paul Ryan is a finalist in this year's Mosman Art Prize with her work 'Yeah The Boys' 2018.

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work.

As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected since 1947 form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947.

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October 4, 2018

FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD 2018

John Aslanidis, Belem Lett and Bridie Gillman are finalists in the 2018 Fisher's Ghost Award through Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the Campbelltown Art Centre permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.

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September 30, 2018

BELEM LETT IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Belem Lett has won the UNSW Print Prize as part of the 2018 Paddington Art Prize with his work River Reflection (After Boyd) (pictured).

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it’s 15th year. In addition, UNSW Art & Design offers a selected artist the opportunity to create a limited edition print and a $3,000 prize.

September 30, 2018

SALLY ANDERSON IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Sally Anderson who is a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2018.

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

Of her entry 'Sharing Thirroul (Paul Ryan’s Post Of Thirroul With Curtain) And Guy’s Wollumbin', Sally says

This work uses ‘borrowed landscapes’ to look at ways we experience the Australian landscape from the comfort of our homes. It uses landscape as a device to demonstrate a shift in the way we experience landscape.

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May 14, 2018

PAUL RYAN HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE WYNNE PRIZE 2018

Paul Ryan was awarded Highly Commended in the Winner Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales with his work 'Kembla, Mount Kembla".  Ryan says:

In 1922, DH Lawrence and his wife Frieda came to Thirroul, about an hour south of Sydney, by train. It was here that he wrote the novel Kangaroo, in which he described ‘the town that slid down at the bush-covered foot of the dark tor’. I have lived beneath this dark tor for most of my life. It is omnipresent, it shields us and acts as a gilded cage. In summer, spring and early morning, it captures the sun and glows. But in winter, it stands against the western sky as a dark fortress, blocking our escape and most of the afternoon sun. This a painting of a deep love of place. Paul Ryan, 2018

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March 7, 2018

BRIDIE GILLMAN / THE DESIGN FILES

Jo Hoban from the Design Files recently caught up with Bridie Gillman in her Brisbane studio, to discover the inspiration behind her work: cross-cultural experiences – from a childhood growing up in Indonesia, to residencies abroad and trips across Australia. Her bold, striking compositions convey moody landscapes, exploring both emotional and physical terrain.

READ THE DESIGN FILES HERE

March 6, 2018

DAN KYLE / THE PLANTHUNTER

Dan Kyle has been featured on the Planthunter, who visited Dan at his spectacular home and studio in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

The Planthunter is an online magazine devoted to celebrating plants and the varied ways humans interact with them. Plants have been inspiring, feeding, sustaining and soothing humans for aeons. The Planthunter documents and celebrates these connections. 

'The rusted metal entrance gate rolls open revealing a four-meter-tall man with a gas mask staring at us from amongst the trees. A collection of huge sculptures lay scattered around him – the scene creates quite an entry statement, heightening my curiosity about the man we’ve headed up to the mountains to meet, artist Dan Kyle.'

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

March 6, 2018

DAN KYLE IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

The Gallery is delighted to now represent Dan Kyle.  

Owen Craven profiled Dan and his practice in a recent online article for Artist Profile magazine.

'Soon after graduating from the National Art School, Dan Kyle set up home deep in the Australian bush at the foot of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.  His paintings are translations of what he sees - the beauty, the unique forms, the colours - but also his way of reducing the density of the bush to a more approachable landscape for him to keep exploring.'

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

February 28, 2018

SALLY ANDERSON IN ART ALMANAC

Sally Anderson's recent exhibition 'Self Storage and the Really Real' is featured in the January edition of the Art Almanac.  

'“Self Storage and the Really Real’ looks at ways we authenticate experience and store memory in object and place’, says artist Sally Anderson whose abstract compositions brim with clear references to past experiences; from the hydrangeas at her childhood home to shells from the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, and Norfolk Pines from recent Instagram posts to landscapes from past and present relationships. These works are a visual archive giving permanence to intangible memories and making them, as the title implies, ‘really real’.'

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

December 14, 2017

PAUL RYAN ON ABC 'BOOKS AND ARTS' PODCAST

Paul Ryan features in an ABC podcast on Books and Arts. 

In her introduction Sarah Kanowski says:

'Paul Ryan lives and surfs on the south coast of New South Wales, and the beautiful landscape of the Illawarra features in many of his paintings.

He's also an accomplished portraitist (and many time Archibald Prize finalist) and has an abiding interest in depicting figures from colonial Australia.

Paul Ryan listens to music while he paints and has collaborated with American musician Bill Callahan.'

Paul discusses the methodologies of his practice and the prominent themes in his work surrounding colonial Australia. 

Download and listen to the full podcast here.

October 27, 2017

BELEM LETT: FINALIST GLENFIDDICH ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PRIZE

Belem Lett has been selected as one of five finalists in the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize for 2017.

The Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize is now celebrating its fifteenth year. This program invites Australian artists to work and live for three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. The program offers the artist a residency prize valued at $21,000 as well as the opportunity to collaborate with other international artists in the historic and scenic Scottish highlands. 

The finalists exhibition was held at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017.

Image: 'Jenny I'll Meet You At The Grocery Store'  2017, oil on aluminium composite panel, 165 x 244 cm

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October 13, 2017

BELEM LETT FINALIST IN THE 2017 SALON DES REFUSÉS

Congratulations to Belem Lett who has been names as a 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 the final 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.

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October 12, 2017

SALLY ANDERSON WINNER 2017 BRETT WHITELEY TRAVELLING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Sally Anderson has been awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Arts Scholarship for 2017. 

The prize is $40,000 and a three month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is open to Australian artists aged between 20 and 30. It was created from an endowment left by Beryl Whiteley, who witnessed the profound effect that international travel had on her son Brett Whiteley, as a result of him 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.

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September 21, 2017

PAUL RYAN: FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE 2017

Paul Ryan is a finalist in this years Mosman Art Prize.

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award.  It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble. In it's seventieth year, the Mosman Art Prize has developed in stature to become Australia’s most prestigious municipally funded art prize with a national profile. It regularly attracts over 900 entries annually and currently offers over $60,000 in prizes.

The prize will be judged by Kristen Paisley, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Australia.

The Mosman Art Prize exhibition will be open to the public for viewing from Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October 2017. Details here.

IMAGE: Cook and Hounds, 2017, oil on canvas

July 8, 2017

PAUL RYAN: FINALIST IN THE KILGOUR ART PRIZE

Paul Ryan is a finalist in Newcastle Art Gallery's Kilgour Art Prize 2017. 

The Kilgour Prize is Newcastle's annual art prize for figurative and portrait painting. It awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art and a People’s Choice of $5000 to the painting voted most popular by the general public. Each year the Gallery receives hundreds of applications from across Australia.

The Kilgour Prize will be on display 5 August - 15 October 2017. For further information, please click here.

July 8, 2017

SALLY ANDERSON: FINALIST IN THE KILGOUR PRIZE

Sally Anderson has been selected as a finalist in Newcastle Art Gallery's Kilgour Prize.

In 1987 artist Jack Kilgour bequeathed funds for the creation of a figurative and portrait art competition to be run in perpetuity at Newcastle Art Gallery. Today the Kilgour Prize is one of Australia's major art prizes and awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art as determined by a panel of three judges, and $5,000 for the People's Choice Award, as determined by votes from the public.

The Kilgour Prize will be on display 5 August - 15 October 2017. For further information, please click here.

May 8, 2017

PAUL RYAN FINALIST IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE 2017

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The Award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium.

Forty finalists have been selected for an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

Angela Goddard is 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. Angela was previously the Curator of Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Winners announced 31 August.

Image: Paul Ryan The Sea Was Angry That Day My Fiends 2017 oil on linen 123 x 123cm

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March 22, 2017

PAUL RYAN FEATURED IN BRISBANE NEWS

Arts writer Phil Brown reviews Paul Ryan's exhibition 'Happy Days in the Colony' in the current issue of Brisbane News.  Read the review HERE

February 6, 2017

SALLY ANDERSON ON THE DESIGN FILES

Iconic Australian blog The Design Files visited Sally Anderson in her studio recently, to see how things were progressing in the lead up to her first solo exhibition.  

'Working predominantly with a muted colour palette, the artist will often add an unexpected contrast, like a brush of bright magenta. ‘For me, working with colour is very intuitive; I might spend weeks working with dusky colours, only to come in one day needing to mix a cyan blue,’ she tells. 

The paintings are an ongoing process of adding layers and marks. Sometimes Sally will paint over a work in her studio that she’d thought she was long done with. ‘My partner once said that my pieces are a bit like découpage… with individual snippets and cut-outs layered heavily onto a surface,’ she says. ‘My mum has always loved crafts and used to actually découpage the furniture in our house… maybe that’s unknowingly made an impression on me!’

Read the full article here.

December 16, 2016

PAUL RYAN ON FRENCH BLOG 'LA BLOGOTHEQUE'

Influential French blog site La Blogotheque recently featured a profile on Paul Ryan in his Thiroull studio. Paul has been painting American musician Bill Callahan’s album covers for the last five years. He talks about the role music plays in his art in the second episode of the blog's interview series “Music is my radar”:

Read and watch here.

December 14, 2016

PAUL RYAN IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

Paul Ryan was recently interviewed by Steve Lopes for Artist Profile magazine:

'Paul Ryan’s gutsy paintings pack a punch that has won him many fans over the years. Ryan is not afraid to experiment with subject matter. A 13-time Archibald finalist, he regularly collaborates with other artists and also musicians, and often chooses to deal with confronting topics. He is happy with the choices he has made in his art career, and the apparent ease of life in his comfortable seaside studio belies the “collateral damage” that painting can bring to a life devoted to art.'

Read the full article HERE.

December 14, 2016

NOW REPRESENTING PAUL RYAN

Edwina Corlette Gallery is delighted to announce the representation of Paul Ryan.

Born in Auckland in 1964, Paul Ryan has had regular solo exhibitions since 1988. Based in Thirroul on the New South Wales coast, Ryan's work looks at the Australian landscape and history, in particular as it relates to the area near where he lives.  

A finalist in the Archibald Prize 13 times, he has also been a finalist in the Wynne Prize three times and the Sulman Prize four times. He won the 2010 Paddington Art Prize for landscape painting and the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize in 2012. 

Paul Ryan's first exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery will be in 2017.

November 28, 2016

BELEM LETT, FINALIST IN THE BERMINGHAM PRIZE

Belem Lett is a finalist in the inaugural Birmingham Prize. The overall winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize generously donated by Elaine Bermingham. 

The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting is a unique triennial art prize which aims to celebrate excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium. This non-acquisitive prize is open to all Australian artists and selected finalists will be exhibited in the Webb Gallery, located within Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art at South Bank, Brisbane. All finalist artworks will be available for sale to the public.

May 28, 2016

Belem Lett: Finalist, Sunshine Coast Prize & Chippendale New World Prize

Belem Lett has been selected as a finalist in two awards – the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, which offers a major acquisitive prize of $25,000, plus an artist studio residency, and the Chippendale New World Art Prize, where the winner will receive a $10,000 residency grant at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle Retreat at Mount Subasio, Italy. The Chippendale New World Art Prize winner will be announced 2 June, and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize winner will be announced 1 September, 2016.

October 17, 2015

Belem Lett - Fisher's Ghost Art Award Finalist 2015

Belem Lett is a finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award this year with his work 'Monster.' The Fisher's Ghost Award was established in 1956 and runs as part of the Fisher's Ghost Festival at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales.  The opening ceremony is the evening of Friday, 6th of November, and the exhibition runs from 31st of October to 12th of December.

To see more of Belem's work, click here.

April 8, 2015

Belem Lett shows at Chasm Gallery NY

Belem Lett joins Genevieve Felix Reynolds for an exhibition titled “Bang Bang” at Chasm Gallery in New York: a boutique gallery in Brooklyn NY, focusing on Australian fine art. The show runs from 10 – 20 April, 2015.

Image: Belem LettBang (2015) oil on aluminum composite panel, pigment, resin 62 x 45 x 6 cm.

25 September 2024 – 15 October 2024
PAUL RYAN

25 September 2024 – 15 October 2024
BRIDIE GILLMAN

24 July 2024 – 13 August 2024
SALLY ANDERSON

1 – 21 May 2024
BELEM LETT

28 February 2024 – 19 March 2024
‘How To Swim’ Curated by Sally Anderson featuring Lydia Balbal, Kirsty Budge, Eleanor Louise Butt, Mark Maurangi Carrol, Jedda-Daisy Culley, James Drinkwater, Adrienne Gaha, Bridie Gillman, Simone Griffin, Rhys Lee, Eytan Messiah, Sally M Nangala Mulda, Pia Murphy, Miranda Skoczek, John Smith, Ken Whisson, Bugai Whyoulter, Sally Anderson

19 December 2023 – 30 January 2024
THE SUMMER SHOW

7 – 21 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

25 October 2023 – 15 December 2023
Candy Nelson Nakamarra ‘Kalipinypa’

6 September 2023 – 3 October 2023
Peta Minnici ‘The Duality of Reality’

26 July 2023 – 16 August 2023
Sally Anderson ‘Carrying Flood Face Flowers’

14 June 2023 – 4 July 2023
Aaron Kinnane ‘River Song’

29 November 2022 – 28 February 2023
THE SUMMER SHOW

27 September 2022 – 15 October 2022
Bridie Gillman ‘Wash Over Me’

8 – 11 September 2022
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY

25 August 2022 – 4 September 2022
James Drinkwater ‘A N D I A M O’

7 – 25 June 2022
Belem Lett ‘Limbo’

23 February 2022 – 12 March 2022
Paul Ryan ‘Rococo Dreaming’

3 January 2022 – 1 February 2022
THE SUMMER SALON

23 November 2021 – 15 December 2021
THE ART OF CHRISTMAS | ONLINE ONLY

9 – 27 November 2021
Dan Kyle ‘Garden on the Edge’

22 October 2021 – 6 November 2021
Sally Anderson ‘Seabed Bedspread’

11 – 29 May 2021
Bridie Gillman ‘Amongst’

8 – 27 October 2020
Paul Ryan ‘The Botanist’

16 April 2020 – 2 May 2020
Belem Lett ‘Smoke Screen’

29 January 2020 – 19 February 2020
Bridie Gillman ‘With the Sun in My Eyes’

8 – 23 November 2019
DAN KYLE 'Caught In A Haze'

29 August 2019 – 21 September 2019
SALLY ANDERSON 'Blue You Sea Sky'

26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition

2 – 25 April 2019
PAUL RYAN 'Cyan Summer'

19 February 2019 – 9 March 2019
BRIDIE GILLMAN 'Wide Eyed'

12 – 16 September 2018
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR - DAN KYLE, MIRANDA SKOCZEK, MARK WHALEN, YARRENYTY ARLTERE ARTISTS

29 August 2018 – 15 September 2018
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

22 February 2018 – 15 March 2018
Paul Ryan ‘The Colonies, South by Southeast’

17 March 2017 – 6 April 2017
Paul Ryan ‘Happy Days in the Colony’

3 – 23 February 2017
Bridie Gillman ‘Overnight’

3 – 12 November 2016
BRIDIE GILLMAN Online Only

1 – 24 March 2016
Belem Lett ‘Paradise Lost’

2 – 19 December 2014
Belem Lett ‘There Be Monsters’