July 13, 2019

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE NATIONAL STILL LIFE AWARD AT COFFS HARBOUR REGIONAL GALLERY

John Bokor's work 'Spring' has been selected as a finalist in the National Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers.

Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre.

The Still exhibition opens on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs until Saturday 16th November 2019. The judge is Rebecca Coates, Director of the Shepparton Art Museum.

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July 11, 2019

JANE GUTHLEBEN FINALIST IN THE PORTIA GEACH PRIZE

Jane Guthleben is a finalist in 2019 with her work The scratching post (self, artist).

The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive prize 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 any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’

The 2019 exhibition will run from August 2 to September 15, 2019 at Sydney's S.H. Ervin Gallery.

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July 11, 2019

ZOE YOUNG FINALIST IN THE PORTIA GEACH PRIZE

Having won the Portia Geach Painting Prize in 2018, Zoe Young is again a finalist in 2019 with her work The Collectors (Paul and Suz Isherwood).

The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive prize 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 any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’

The 2019 exhibition will run from August 2 to September 15, 2019 at Sydney's S.H. Ervin Gallery.

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June 22, 2019

BUNDIT PUANGTHONG AT GRAU PROJEKT CURATED BY VIPOO SRIVILASA

UN/THAID Curated by Vipoo Srivilasa

This exhibition brings together the work of five contemporary artists from Thailand who now live and work in Australia. Arriving in Australia independently of one another across the 1990s and 2000s, these five artists are based in the urban centres of Melbourne and Sydney and have continued their distinct individual practices since arriving in this country. The work on display in this exhibition is a diverse offering, including performance, painting, ceramics, sculpture, video and installation. Articulating multi-dimensional and layered histories, all of these artists are emboldened in their shared cultural experience of growing up in Thailand and then relocating to Australia while continuing to develop and refine their artistic practices. This exhibition features the work of Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Nakarin Aaron Jaikla, Bundit Puangthong, Pimpisa Tinpalit and Somchai Charoen. A Thai born Melbourne based artist, Vipoo Srivilasa has initiated and organised this exhibition because of his desire to provide visibility and voice for Thai Contemporary artists who have been working and living in Australia.

Thu 13th June, 2019 – Sat 27th July, 2019

Grau Projekt, Melbourne

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June 17, 2019

STEFAN DUNLOP FEATURED IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

Sarah Cox previews Stefan Dunlop's painting practice in the latest issue of Artist Profile magazine.

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June 17, 2019

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE 2019

The Muswellbrook Art Prize began in 1958 as the Festival of the Valley Art Prize with the winning painting Death of Voss by Tom Gleghorn becoming the inaugural work in what has grown to become an excellent collection of modern and contemporary Australian painting, works on paper and ceramics from the Post War period of the 20th Century and now the first two decades of the 21st Century. The Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection was created as a direct result of this ongoing acquisitive art competition.

John Bokor is a finalist in the 2019 prize.

Image: The Red Velvet Lounge 2018 oil on linen 68 x 91cm

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June 15, 2019

CHRIS ZANKO, WYNNE PRIZE FINALIST, ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Christopher Zanko is a finalist in the 2019 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales with his work 'Bulli: bricks and black diamonds' 2019.

The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for 'the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’.

This open competition is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW. Finalists are displayed in an exhibition at the Gallery (although in the early years all entrants were hung). Many winning paintings have become icons in Australian landscape art, entering the collections of public galleries, including our own.

The prize was established following a bequest by Richard Wynne, who died in 1895, and first awarded in 1897, in honour of the official opening of the Gallery at its present site.

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June 1, 2019

ABBEY MCCULLOCH 'SKIN' LIFE DRAWING CLASS AT GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

WHEN: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 6pm - 8.30pm

WHERE: Griffith University Art Museum

COST: $20.00 including refreshments

Join us for a lively life drawing workshop facilitated by contemporary artist and Queensland College of Art alumna Abbey McCulloch!

Suitable for all ages and abilities, the class will foster different ways of seeing, drawing and thinking, using observational and intuitive methods to learn and investigate ways to express their own mark making.

Drawing materials will be supplied, however participants are also encouraged to bring their own journals and media.

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May 26, 2019

ELIZA GOSSE NAMED FINALIST IN THE RAVENSWOOD WOMEN'S ART PRIZE

The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35,000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 31 May, 2019.

Eliza Gosse is a finalist with her work 'Your Yellow Brick Holding Up the Sky' 2019, oil on canvas 50 x 40cm

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May 22, 2019

AMBER WALLIS FINALIST IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE

Amber Wallis's work 'Sleeping Figure' 2018 has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, administered by Caloundra Regional Gallery.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 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 exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Image: Sleeping Figure 2018, oil on canvas, 150 x 150cm

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May 22, 2019

STEFAN DUNLOP FINALIST IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE

Stefan Dunlop's work 'Splash IV' 2018 has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, administered by Caloundra Regional Gallery.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 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 exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Image: Splash IV 2018, oil on canvas, 134 x 153cm

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May 22, 2019

TIM McMONAGLE FEATURED IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

Tim McMonagle

By Ellinor Pelz

Tim McMonagle intimately confronts both the fragile and robust nature of life. With an obsession for mark-making and the act of painting, he depicts humanised landscapes with whimsical contradictions of impasto and swathing washes. His paintings require a closer inspection, as dangling branches and wailing trees act like entwined torsos to question humanity’s relationship to the environment. Artist Profile spoke to McMonagle in his Melbourne studio for Issue 46.

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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 Dr Campbell Grey, Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum, Bridie Gillman was awarded the overall winner with her work 'Some sort of growth' 2018.

Dr Grey 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 16, 2019

SALLY NANGALA MULDA FINALIST IN THE SULMAN PRIZE AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Sally Nangala Mulda has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Sulman Prize, administered by 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.

Sally says of her working this years prize:

This is me outside my home at Abbott’s Town Camp in Alice Springs feeding my cats. Little cat, mother cat. One woman, my family, playing cards. Nobody bothering anybody. No papa bothering the cats! We are just sitting quietly. I like quiet. Nobody talking.

Sally M Nagala Mulda, 2019

Image: Sally feeding little cat, mother cat, acrylic on linen, 76 x 92 cm

May 14, 2019

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE SULMAN PRIZE AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

John Bokor is a finalist in the 2019 Sulman Prize, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Sulman Prize is awarded in the terms of the gift of the family of the late Sir John Sulman, to the best genre painting and/or mural project done by an artist resident in Australia during the five years preceding the date fixed by the Trustees for sending in entries.

'Four thirty pm is from a group of works I started making in 2017 depicting interior spaces. They are hybrid paintings of real and imagined scenes made using an airbrush and traditional painting tools. This painting took a very long time to resolve. I thought at one point in 2018 that it was finished and had it framed, only to realise early this year that it needed more work. I treated it as badly as it had me and sanded the surface down and reworked the whole painting, destroying most of what was underneath. When it was finally finished the light in the studio resembled the light in the painting. I checked my clock and it was 4.30pm' John Bokor, 2019

Image: JOHN BOKOR ' Four thirty pm' oil on board 125 x 147 cm

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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 13, 2019

ABBEY McCULLOCH FINALIST IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE

Abbey McCulloch's work 'The Forcefield' 2019 has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, administered by Caloundra Regional Gallery.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 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 exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Image: The Forcefield 2019, oil on canvas, 66 x 100cm

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May 13, 2019

ABBEY McCULLOCH 'HIGHLY COMMENDED' IN THE RAVENSWOOD AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ART PRIZE

Abbey McCulloch was awarded 'Highly Commended' in the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize with her work 'Mammoth' 2019.

The annual prize was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35,000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 31 May, 2019.

Image: 'Mammoth' 2019, oil on canvas 101 x 101cm

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May 11, 2019

CLARA ADOLPHS FINALIST IN THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE

Clara Adolphs is a finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize for portraiture, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with her work Rosemary Laing and Geoff Kleem (in their garden) oil on linen 125x156 cm.

The Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’.

This open competition is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW. Finalists are displayed in an exhibition at the Gallery (although in the early years all entrants were hung). Although it is a non-acquisitive prize, several of the entries are now part of the Gallery’s collection.

The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921. In establishing the prize, JF Archibald’s aim was to foster portraiture as well as support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. Over the years some of Australia’s most prominent artists have entered and the subjects have been equally celebrated in their fields.

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May 8, 2019

VIPOO SRIVILASA FINALIST IN THE DEAKIN UNIVERSITY SMALL SCULPTURE AWARD

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019

When: 29 May–12 July 2019
Tuesday to Friday 10am–4pm, Open only during exhibitions
Where: Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne Burwood Campus
Building FA, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125

In its tenth anniversary year this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit displaying the work of the 2019 finalists.

Image: VIPOO SRIVILASA Protection 2018, 66
 x 37
 x 23 cm, ceramic, acrylic paint, glaze ceramic flowers and mix media.

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May 1, 2019

SALLY NANGALA MULDA FEATURED IN ART/EDIT

Louise Martin-Chew writes about Sally Nangala Mulda's life and painting for Art/Edit magazine. She says:

'WHAT IS MOST DISTINCTIVE about the paintings of Sally M. Nangala Mulda is that they tell us just how it is to live in Abbott’s Town Camp, not far from the mostly dry Todd River bed in Alice Springs (Mparntwe). Many of the paintings produced by Indigenous artists working out of the region use colour and pattern to evoke the romance of their connections to Country. However, Sally’s approach delivers the gritty reality of the place in which she lives, the interactions between police and Aboriginal people, the supermarket as the source of “a feed”, the tension around alcohol consumption and people sleeping rough, all set amongst saltbush, waterholes, homes and shops.'

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April 25, 2019

SALLY NANGALA MULDA FEATURED IN RUNNING DOG FOR 'THE NATIONAL' AT THE AGNSW

On Sally Nangala Mulda's work for 'The National' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Snack Syndicate for Running Dog writes:

'Sally Mulda’s narrative style mimics the pedantic, forensic language of the state while at the same time showing that such language tends to obfuscate its subjects—people who live and die. Mulda’s frank descriptions of the Town Camp index the countless different ways that black life is both constrained by, and always in excess of, white law.

Together, the paintings in the exhibition are quietly unsettling, staging a series of encounters that produce both minor affects (annoyance, confusion, amusement, affection) and their major implications. Engaging with the paintings, we feel the enormity of living under occupation, as well as the conviction that such enormity can never be total.'

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April 17, 2019

SALLY NANGALA MULDA FEATURED IN 'THE NATIONAL - NEW AUSTRALIAN ART' AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Curator Isobel Parker Philip talks about Sally Mulda's work for 'The National' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales:

'Sally Nangala Mulda is an artist who lives in Abbott's Town Camp in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

She paints scenes from her daily life. She paints people having breakfast. She paints going to the football. She paints people going to sleep. She also paints the routine and intrusive presence of the police amongst the indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

All of these scenes are painted with the same frank and stark honesty. There is a normalisation of the police presence amongst the Indigenous community that is shocking to see at first and is amplified by the regularity with which Sally paints it and that we see it again and again across the installation.

This reminds us about what life looks like for a huge portion of our Indigenous people. In this work we see the lived effects of the 2007 Northern Territory intervention. It's a brutal reminder about what reality can really look like.

Sally paints her figurative scenes and then applies text on top of them to tether each work to a particular time and place. These are diaristic documents. They're paintings that do the job of photographs or snapshots. There's a kind of direct relationship between these scenes and the real world. We read them as snapshots. We read them as kind of episodes from life as it is lived.'

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March 28, 2019

CHRIS ZANKO REVIEWED IN COAL COAST MAGAZINE

Christopher Zanko’s depictions of classic Australian suburbia and architecture – created through carving and painting – feel happy and nostalgic, as though cementing a time in local history, while also celebrating the beauty of an everyday normal.

“These days a lot of homes and buildings are being knocked down, so the area is not going to look like this for much longer,” Chris says. “It's great to be able to capture these beautiful buildings while they’re still here.”

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March 22, 2019

TARA MARYNOWSKY: FIVE AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS TO WATCH

In 2017, three of Sydney’s major galleries – Carriageworks, Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art – presented the first instalment of the The National, an ambitious look at contemporary art in Australia.

Far from a quick snapshot of the art world, The National is a six-year project encompassing three shows at three galleries every two years. It features more than 100 emerging, mid-career and established artists. Each iteration speaks to the present, charting a brief arc in the story of Australian contemporary art.

Daniel Mudie-Cunningham, senior curator at Carriageworks, has worked on his section of the show for two years. He travelled around the country to meet artists and find new voices to add to a list of already-established names.

“There are connections between what we’re doing,” Mudie-Cunningham says of the three galleries and their curators. “Often there’s a particular zeitgeist, or political themes that recur.”

There are 65 artists involved in The National 2019. Tara Marynowsky is one to seek out:

Tara Marynowsky: the interventionist

'At a glance: A Sydney-based artist who doesn’t start with a blank canvas but builds on existing images, interacting with and subverting the past. She has appeared in exhibitions here and overseas.

What she’s known for: Her watercolour and gouache “interventions” on vintage postcards, which merge colour and surrealism with sepia-tinted images of young women. Her 2018 exhibition at Brisbane’s Edwina Corlette Gallery, Balancing Actress, featured vintage images of nude dancing “girls” with their faces obscured, bathed in pastel textures.

For The National: Her work starts with a more recent jumping-off point, and an angrier, more overtly political tone. For her piece, Coming Attractions, Marynowsky found 35-millimetre reels of ’90s Hollywood film trailers, including Pretty Woman, Shakespeare in Love, Species and Indecent Proposal, and took to the negatives with a knife, scratching each frame. It’s a labour-intensive and imprecise process. When the film is scanned and played back the result is a series of frenzied animations. Julia Roberts’s face is removed, making her almost monstrous. Gwyneth Paltrow is given a Medusa-like head of snakes. The dodgy gender politics of each film is subverted by force.' BROADSHEET March 2019

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March 20, 2019

TARA MARYNOWSKY IN ART GUIDE REVIEW OF 'THE NATIONAL'

Anna Dunnill reviews Tara Marynowsky's work in The National for Art Guide. She writes:

'Artist Tara Marynowsky has long been fascinated with the monstrous feminine – the twin forms of female beauty and ugliness. She collects old photographic portraits from the first half of the 20th century, often sent as postcards, and applies delicate layers of watercolour and gouache – giving the women bulging brains, greenish skin and purple rouge; eyes blank or goggling.

In addition to her well-known drawing practice, Marynowsky has long worked with film and video; in fact, video came first, having majored in time-based art at Sydney’s College of Fine Arts (now University of New South Wales, Art & Design). However, after focusing on video for some time, her drawing practice came out of a yearning for the tactile: “I just really wanted to get back to using my hands,” she says.

In her forthcoming installation for The National, she has managed to do both. To be exhibited at Carriageworks, Marynowsky’s work Coming Attractions consists of four videos, each taking as its raw material a film trailer from the 1990s: Pretty Woman (1990), Indecent Proposal (1993), Species (1995), and Shakespeare in Love (1998). While at one level these films may spark nostalgia, in each of them the female character is an object of men’s pursuit and desire: variously bought, sold, rescued, hunted and bargained over. Their release dates mark out Marynowsky’s adolescence and highlight some of the female role models available for mass consumption at that time.'

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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.

March 12, 2019

TARA MARYNOWSKY'S WORK FEATURED IN THE GUARDIAN REVIEW OF 'THE NATIONAL'

Andrew Frost writes:

Key works at Carriageworks include Sean Rafferty’s Cartonography (FNQ), a wall of cardboard fruit boxes, everyday objects given a monumental treatment that highlights the surreal oddity of their design, and in Coming Attractions (2017-19) there’s another use of found objects. Tara Marynowsky takes 35mm feature film trailers sourced from eBay and scratches out key figures from the image, such as Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman. The result is amusing but pointed – the pretty woman is erased.

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March 1, 2019

ABBEY MCCULLOCH AT THE GALLERY DONWTOWN FOR TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY

An initiative of Tweed Shire Council, and housed within the creative hub of Murwillumbah’s vibrant M-Arts Precinct, Gallery DownTown aims to act as a driver of creative and economic development in the heart of Murwillumbah’s CBD.

Many artists within the geographical footprint of the Tweed Regional Gallery have mounted their first solo exhibitions through the Community Access Exhibition Program (CAEP) which offers a valuable exercise in professional development, and raises artists’ profiles in the regional community and beyond.

Ensemble: artists from our region at Gallery DownTown showcases the visual arts practice of 10 of the artists who have recently held exhibitions at the Tweed Regional Gallery through the CAEP.

These artworks highlight the talent of artists living on our doorstep. Many of these artists held their first solo exhibition through the CAEP and have gone on to have further successful shows.

Artists featured in Ensemble are Phil Barron, Andew Hmelnitsky, Helle Jorgensen, Gatya Kelly, Abbey McCulloch, Deb Mostert, Lae Oldmeadow, Dale Rhodes, Craig Tuffin and Oksana Waterfall.

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 28, 2019

CLARA ADOLPHS 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.

Clara Adolph's work The Sea 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 28, 2019

JULIAN MEAGHER 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.

Julian Meagher's work Democratic Mountain 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 27, 2019

ARI ATHANS IN VAULT MAGAZINE

Alison Kubler interviews Ari Athans a jeweller whose creative practice extends into painting and sculpture in the latest issue of Vault magazine.

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February 27, 2019

CHRIS ZANKO IN COUNTRY STYLE MAGAZINE

Thirroul artists Chris Zanko and Paul Ryan are featured in the current issue of Country Style Magazine. The article looks at the richness of creative talent on the Coal Coast in the Illawarra region of New South Wales and their deep connection to the area.

February 27, 2019

CHRIS ZANKO IN HAPPY MAGAZINE

Sydney based Art and Music publication Happy Mag recently caught up with artist and musician Chris Zanko to discuss his life down south, what inspires his works and the creative process from the start of a piece to its final product.

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February 27, 2019

AMBER WALLIS AT UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST ART GALLERY

Amber Wallis's work has been included in a group exhibition at USC Art Gallery

Taking its title from the poetry of Sappho, Come Close is an exhibition of the work of Leonard Brown, Christian Flynn, Ian Friend, Gordon Shepherdson, Amber Wallis and Judith Wright.

Placed together, the artwork of these six artists is as cohesive as it is distinct. This cohesiveness comes from a shared commitment to the materiality of process and to working with the tensions of form and formlessness. Building through and out of this process the resulting artworks are objects for contemplation that reveal something about the poetics of experience.

31 January - 16 March 2019

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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 30, 2019

ELIZA GOSSE FEATURED IN PLAIN MAGAZINE

Toby Orton from Plain Magazine features Eliza Gosse's work. He writes:

Delving into social issues of national identity and immigration, artist Eliza Gosse focuses on the post-war houses built for European migrants in her home country of Australia in the 50s, 60s and 70s. In her striking oil paintings, Gosse’s style combines clean, color blocked geometric forms that call to mind the utopian ideals of suburban planning with a ‘nostalgic
inflection’. The ‘Suburban Modernism’ that she has created is a response to her interests in design history, the initial impact of inexpensive post-war architecture on communities and the way that the design’s influence and meaning is viewed over time. In her paintings of the Australian (and to a lesser extent, American) suburbs she celebrates an era of design that mocks the unflattering stereotype of bland suburbia and celebrates the unabashed invention of the time.

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January 20, 2019

JOHN MCDONALD REVIEWS CLARA ADOLPHS FOR THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

John McDonald highlights Clara Adolphs practice in the Good Weekend Magazine:

'Clara Adolphs is not the first artist to be fascinated by the old photographs one finds in flea markets and junk shops. These faded snapshots, intended to immortalise loved ones and special events, have become mysteries, as we cannot identify people and places. Nevertheless it's easy to recall similar holidays and family outings, and enjoy a sense of familiarity.

It's in the nature of snapshots to concentrate on moments of leisure, and this is reflected in paintings such as Sunbather, where a woman relaxes in a deck chair, or Daylight Hours (pictured), in which three figures lie stretched out on the grass.'

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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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January 8, 2019

CLARA ADOLPHS IN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE

Clara Adolphs lated work has been reviewed in the current issue of Art Collector magazine in their 'Collectors Love' section:

'Clara Adolphs often bases her paintings on old photographs and images from the newspaper but in Too Early to Sleep, her solo exhibition at Chalk Horse in Sydney last year, it was holiday snaps. The centrepiece was a large painting of the same name. A line dragged through wet paint marked the crags of a mountain ridge. Below it, patches without any paint at all told of the bright snow on its slopes – making Too Early to Sleep feel like an over-exposed photograph; an artefact from someone else’s life.'

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January 3, 2019

JOHN ASLANIDIS PROJECTION ON THE WILLIAM JOLLY BRIDGE IN BRISBANE

In celebration of the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, John Aslanidis’ Sonic no. 61 will be projected onto the William Jolly Bridge from Wednesday 2nd January to Sunday 6th January 2019.

John combines colour and pattern in precise relationships heightening the awareness of the phenomenon of perception. Looking at Aslanidis work becomes intensely physical as the composition bounces and the viewer’s gaze rebounds, reminiscent of the process when engaging with the intensity of tennis, as a player or viewer.

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December 16, 2018

ELIZA GOSSE IN 'THE IDEAL HOME' AT PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY

The Ideal Home presents a history of the 20th century Australian home told through household objects, furniture and design classics from the MAAS Collection.

For much of the 20th century Australia enjoyed one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world. This situation emerged following the landmark ‘Harvester Judgement’ of 1907, which enshrined a ‘living wage’, and enabled ordinary workers to purchase a home and support a family.

Post war affluence, technology, mass manufacturing and the ready availability of goods, created both a consumer base and desire. In this setting, suburbs grew and homes became our castles. Australians enthusiastically adopted international trends in architecture, interior furnishings and design. Labour saving devices liberated us from domestic drudgery and increased the time available for leisure. Indoors and outdoors Australians aspired to a lifestyle centred upon the comfort, style, amenity and function of the home.

The Ideal Home presents a history of the 20th century Australian home told through household objects, furniture and design classics from the MAAS Collection. See more of The Ideal Home including modernist design and artworks at MAAS Powerhouse, Ultimo.

The Ideal Home is a partnership between the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.

The exhibition suite features works across the site from the following Australian artists:

  • Cope Street Collective: Mathew Cooper and Colin Kinchela
  • Karla Dickens
  • Victoria Garcia
  • Richard Goodwin
  • Blake Griffiths
  • eX de Medici
  • Catherine O’Donnell
  • Eliza Gosse

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December 4, 2018

VIPOO SRIVILASA AT MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY

Obsession: Devil in the detail examines our fascination with the meticulous and micro, the real and the hyperreal and brings together a range of historical and contemporary works under three broad themes of still life, portraiture and landscape. Featuring artworks that seduce us with the power of their realism and intricate detail, the devil in the detail becomes the ideas and concepts that exist beneath the surface.

Featuring work by local and international artists including Natasha Bieniek, Chris Bond, Erin Coates, Audrey Flack, Juan Ford, James Gleeson, Sam Jinks, Jess Johnson, Anna Kristensen, eX de Medici, Tully Moore, Callum Morton, Jan Nelson, Sandra Selig, Vipoo Srivilasa, Ricky Swallow, teamLab, Eugene von Guerard and more.

30 November 2018 - 17 February 2019

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November 20, 2018

VIPOO SRIVILASA COMMISSIONED FOR ICONSIAM IN BANGKOK

Vipoo Srivilasa has been commissioned to design seven large sculptures for ICONSIAM, a mixed-use development on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Thailand, opening on 9 November 2018.

ICONSIAM is the ultimate shopping destination. The all-in-one complex, located on 750,000 square metres of the land on the banks of Chao Phraya River is a wonder to behold for those passionate about retail and development. It is divided into three main sections: the main ICONSIAM, the glamorous riverside ICONLUXE, and street facing side Siam Takashimaya.

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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.

TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY

November 12, 2018

JOHN BOKOR HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE EMSLA ART AWARD

John Bokor has been awarded a highly commended in the 2018 EMSLA prize.

Now in its twelfth year, the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award comes to Wollongong to coincide with the city’s signature festival, Viva La Gong. Judged annually by critic and art historian John McDonald, the EMSLA has added prestige to the festival and increased still life’s importance as a genre in art.

9 November - 1 December 2018

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November 7, 2018

CHRIS ZANKO AT HAZELHURST REGIONAL GALLERY

Chris Zanko's work is included in Hazelhurst's Regional Gallery's exhibition Life in Working Art, an exhibition presenting a diverse selection of works from the Gallery's installation team.

3 November - 13 November 2018

November 1, 2018

ELIZA GOSSE WINS WILLIAM FLETCHER GRANT

The William Fletcher Trust (now the William Fletcher Foundation) was established in 1985 to celebrate the life and to commemorate the work of William Fletcher whose straitened circumstances, ill health and early death cut short his developing talents. In 1988, the Trust awarded its first grants for study to tertiary students of the visual arts. The William Fletcher Trust was incorporated in 2006 as William Fletcher Foundation following a generous bequest. Since 1988, grants totalling over $400,000 have been distributed to over 500 highly talented students of the visual arts, to assist them to continue their studies.

In 2018 the grant was awarded to Eliza Gosse.

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November 1, 2018

JOHN ASLANIDIS AT THE MUSEUM MODERN ART IN HUNFELD, GERMANY

John Aslanidis' work is included in NEW OPTICS III at the Museum Modern Art Hünfeld, Germany. The exhibition, curated by Edgar Diehl, brings seven artists together to explore the definition of non-objective art.

28 October 2018 - 27 January 2019

STIFTUNG MUSEUM MODERN ART HÜNFELD – SAMMLUNG JÜRGEN BLUM

GESCHÄFTSSTELLE: Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1 36088 Hünfeld Telefon + Fax: +49 (0)6652 180 148 E-Mail: [email protected]

MUSEUMSANSCHRIFT: Museum Modern Art Hünfeld Hersfelder Straße 25 36088 Hünfeld

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October 27, 2018

STEFAN DUNLOP FEATURED IN THE DESIGN FILES

Stefan Dunlop's work was featured on the highly regarded Design Files blog. Elle Murrell writes of Stefan's work:

'The 45-year-old came to his practice ‘in a round about way’. He tried out a range of jobs and a degrees not associated with art, before landing in New York for six months, where he enrolled in the New York Studio School. ‘This is what really kick started my painting career,’ he recalls. ‘Now I work in splendid isolation on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.’

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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 23, 2018

ZOE YOUNG WINS MARGARET OLLEY COMMENDATION AWARD IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE

Zoe Young has won the Margaret Olley Commendation Award as part of the Mosman Art Prize with her work Winter Soundtrack // 99 Luftballoons, 2018, acrylic on linen 120 x 140cm.

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 23, 2018

AMBER WALLIS FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE

Amber Wallis is a finalist in this year's Mosman Art Prize with her work 'Nude' 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 12, 2018

ZOE YOUNG WINS 2018 PORTIA GEACH PRIZE

Zoe Young has won the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award with her portrait of film director Bruce Beresford, titled Drawing Storyboards 2018.

The Portia Geach is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by a female artist. The judging panel included Samantha Meers, Art Gallery of New South Wales trustee; Natalie Wilson, curator of Australian and Pacific art at AGNSW and Director of S.H Ervin Gallery Jane Watters.

S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 12 October – 2 December

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October 9, 2018

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE KEDUMBA DRAWING AWARD

John Bokor is a finalist in the Kedumba Drawing Award at Orange Regional Gallery. Now in its 29th year, the Award plays a vital role in fostering the production and appreciation of drawing in Australia. Initiated by Jeffrey and Marlene Plummer in 1989, the Kedumba Drawing Award has grown steadily. Each year, the Judge is an established artist whose only guideline is “to enrich and enhance the Collection”

The Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings, with over 230 works, is currently on long term loan to Orange Regional Gallery. It is an Orange Regional Gallery and Kedumba Trust partnership exhibition.

20 October to 2 December 2018.

October 5, 2018

STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PERMANENT COLLECTION

John Bokor's artwork, 'Collection Day' 2011 is now on permanent display at the State Library of New South Wales’ new galleries. The new space opens 6th October 2018.

'Collection Day' shows Organs Road, Bulli, looking east, the morning after garbage collection day. The bins, with lids flung open, capture the everyday aspect of suburban recycling practice. This loose and lively suburban street scene celebrates the commonplace.

'Collection Day', 2011, oil on board, 90 x 120cm

October 4, 2018

THE KINGS SCHOOL ART PRIZE

Miranda Skoczek, Julian Meagher and John Aslanidis are finalists in The Kings School Art Prize 2018.

The King’s Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive award presented to the best contemporary artwork created by an artist resident in Australia and represented by a commercial gallery, supporting both the artists and the fine arts industry. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by an appointed Art Prize panel.

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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

JOHN BOKOR, FINALIST IN THE TATTERSALL'S ART PRIZE

John Bokor is a finalist in the 2018 Tattersall's Art Prize with his work A Walk in the Park 2018, oil on canvas, 108x122cm.

A total of 93 artists across Australia accepted the invitation to articipate in the 2018 Tattersall's Club and Mercedes-Benz Toowong Landscape Art Prize Award. The prize is acquistive and the winning painting is added to the Club's art collection. The judging panel for 2018 includes Dr David Middlebrook, former Tattersall's Art Prize winner and senior painting lecturer, Mrs Bettina MacAuley, Gallery and Museum Consultant Antiques and Fine Art Valuer , Ms Angela Goddard, Director of Griffith University Art Gallery and Mr Stuart Waddington, Committee Member of Tattersall's Club.

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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September 30, 2018

JULIAN MEAGHER IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Julian Meagher 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 his entry 'Wapengo Lake Tideline', Julian says

I wanted this work to chase the spontaneity and freedom of a watercolour. It was painted at a time of great change just before my son was born. A time of giving in to forces far greater than me, of tides, cycles and connection to country.

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September 30, 2018

AMBER WALLIS, FINALIST IN THE JOHN LESLIE ART PRIZE

Amber Wallis's work Bedroom 1975 and Bedroom View is a finalist in the John Leslie Prize for through Gippsland Art Gallery.

The Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious and valuable prizes for landscape painting. With a first prize of $20,000 it consistently attracts the highest calibre of artists working in Australia.

The Prize is named after the Gippsland Art Gallery’s long time Patron, John Leslie OBE (1919—2016), and continues through the generous ongoing support of the John Leslie Foundation.

22 September — 25 November 2018

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September 30, 2018

TARA MARYNOWSKY IN THE NATIONAL 2019

The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) today announced that The National 2019: New Australian Art will present the work of 65 emerging, mid-career and established Australian contemporary artists living across the country and abroad.

A major collaborative venture, The National 2019 is the second edition of a six-year initiative presented in 2017, 2019 and 2021, exploring the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art.

Connecting three of Sydney’s key cultural precincts – The Domain, Redfern and Circular Quay – The National 2019 follows a successful first edition of the exhibition held in autumn of 2017 that attracted 286,631 visitors.

Tara Marynowsky will present new work for the National 2019 at Carriageworks.

Exhibition Dates

Art Gallery of New South Wales: 29 March – 21 July 2019

Carriageworks: 29 March – 23 June 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia: 29 March – 23 June 2019

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September 12, 2018

CHRIS ZANKO AT WOLLONGONG ART GALLERY

Christopher Zanko's wood relief carved work 'Redman Ave Reflections' is included in Wollongong Art Gallery's exhibition Here + Now.

Co-curated by Wollongong Art Gallery and Aaron Fell-Fracasso, Here + Now celebrates the diverse and unique creative energy of the Wollongong region and includes works by Jessica Cochrane, Tex Crick, Ebony Eden, Misha Harrison, India Mark, Paige Northwood, Nick Santoro and Chris Zanko.

1 September - 25 November 2018

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August 22, 2018

CHARMAINE PIKE FINALIST IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Now in its 15th year, the annual Paddington Art Prize is a national acquisitive award for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape – a significant contemporary genre with a long tradition in Australian painting and a key contributor to our national ethos.

The Paddington Art Prize offers $30,000 to the overall winner. Louisa Antico from Sofala Cottage will offer a selected artist a one week retreat at her historic miner’s cottage in Sofala in the Turon Valley, 40km north of Bathurst on the road to Hill End; and Defiance Gallery Directors, Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey will select two artists to have an exhibition with Defiance Gallery at Mary Place Gallery in Sydney. Winners of the Defiance Gallery Prize will also receive an invitation to the Nock Art Foundation Residency, Queenstown, New Zealand during 2019 including three weeks accommodation at ‘Giverny’ with studio facilities.

Charmaine Pike is a finalist in 2018.

Image: Charmaine Pike The Soft Pink Truth 2018, 120 x 150cm, acrylic on canvas

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August 21, 2018

BUNDIT PUANGTHONG FINALIST IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Now in its 15th year, the annual Paddington Art Prize is a national acquisitive award for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape – a significant contemporary genre with a long tradition in Australian painting and a key contributor to our national ethos.

The Paddington Art Prize offers $30,000 to the overall winner. Louisa Antico from Sofala Cottage will offer a selected artist a one week retreat at her historic miner’s cottage in Sofala in the beautiful Turon Valley, 40km north of Bathurst on the road to Hill End; and Defiance Gallery Directors, Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey will select two artists to have an exhibition with Defiance Gallery at Mary Place Gallery in Sydney. Winners of the Defiance Gallery Prize will also receive an invitation to the Nock Art Foundation Residency, Queenstown, New Zealand during 2019 including three weeks accommodation at ‘Giverny’ with studio facilities.

Bundit Puangthong is a 2018 Finalist.

Image: Bundit Puangthong Green Fields 2018, 150 x 135cm, acrylic & pastel on paper

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August 3, 2018

MARISA PURCELL, FINALIST IN THE REDLAND ART AWARDS

Marisa Purcell's work Tesselate has been selected as a finalist in the Redland Art Awards.

This is a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists. Redland Art Awards 2018 features four prizes, totalling over $20,000.

Now celebrating its 31st year, the competition is presented at the Redland Art Gallery in Brisbane. Opened in 2003, Redland Art Gallery is a vibrant cultural destination with a varied exhibition program of innovative and traditional works.

Sunday 2 September - Sunday 14 October 2018. Read more HERE.

July 26, 2018

AMBER WALLIS FINALIST IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE 2018

Amber Wallis's work Room 1975 has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, administered by Caloundra Regional Gallery.

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 exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Image: Amber Wallis | Room 1975 | 2017 | oil on linen | 150 x 120 cm

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July 5, 2018

ELIZA GOSSE FINALIST IN THE WAVERLEY WOOLLAHRA ART PRIZE

With an annual prize pool worth $12,000, the Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing print & mixed media.

Eliza Gosse's work "Lone Ficus on New South Head Road is a finalist in the 2018 Prize.

June 29, 2018

BUNDIT PUANGTHONG SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD AWARD AT ROCKHAMPTON ART GALLERY

Designed as an invitational award, The Gold Award aims to acquire contemporary Australian painting to Rockhampton Art Gallery’s collection by means of the most outstanding work or works by an artist awarded a cash prize of $50,000 and acquired by Rockhampton Art Gallery. The Award was conceived in 2010 when the then Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust received a substantial bequest from the Estate of Moya Gold for the acquisition of Australian paintings. With industry review and guidance, the Trustees advised to expend the interest accumulated by the Gold Trust to fund a new painting award. Now in its fourth iteration The Gold Award has become a premier biennial event of national significance. Presented by Rockhampton Art Gallery, The Gold Award is a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board and Rockhampton Regional Council.

The Gold Award 2018 has been judged by Simon Elliott, Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

Bundit Puangthong was selected for the Gold Award in 2018.

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June 28, 2018

LUCY O'DOHERTY FEATURED IN DOINGBIRD MAGAZINE

doingbird is an independently published fashion/art publication celebrating creative freedom. It recently featured Lucy O'Doherty who talked about growing up in an artistic family.

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May 30, 2018

ABBEY McCULLOCH AT HOTA

Abbey McCulloch's work 'Beyond' 2016 is part of an exhibition at the new Home of the Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast until 15 July 2018.

WE ARE GOLD COAST: WORKS FROM THE GALLERY AT HOTA COLLECTION

The Gold Coast is often misjudged and scorned by out-dated beliefs that it’s just surf, schoolies and theme parks.

But we know ‘The Goldie’ is driven by youthful and infectious energy; incredible natural wonders and a talented, thriving artistic community.

Featuring works from the collection, this vibrant exhibition is a visual exploration of our identity and sense of place. It provides the opportunity to contrast the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Gold Coast and documents the vibrant cultural evolution of the area.

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May 30, 2018

VIPOO SRIVILASA 'OBSESSED: COMPELLED TO MAKE', ON TOUR

Vipoo Srivilasa's work forms part of a touring exhibition through the Australian Design Centre titled 'Obsessed: Compelled to Make' which is on now at Cairns Regional Gallery.

Obsessed: Compelled to make presents the work of 14 artists from across Australia, delving beyond the finished object, beyond the personality of the maker, into the fundamental conceptual framework of their creations. We look at the complexities of their materials and processes, the realities of their day-to-day studio routine and unravel what compels each maker to create over the course of their personal career – Why this technique or material? Why that concept? How does the mind of a maker work?

This exhibition explores the act of making through the framework of obsession – how it consumes us, carrying
 us along in its wake, colouring every aspect of our lives.
 With these professional artists, it is their obsessions, and all the associated angst, failures, breakthroughs and milestones, that feeds their productivity and to deliver exceptional outcomes. 

Artists: Gabriella Bisetto | Lorraine Connelly-Northey |  Honor Freeman, | Jon Goulder | 
Kath Inglis |
 Laura McCusker |
 Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp) | 
Kate Rohde |
 Oliver Smith | Vipoo Srivilasa | Tjunkaya Tapaya | Louise Weaver | Liz Williamson. 

Obsessed: Compelled to makeis an Australian Design Centre of ADC on Tour exhibition touring to 12 venues across Australia, accompanied by a series of films and a full-length catalogue.

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May 30, 2018

VIPOO SRIVILASA AT WOLLONGONG ART GALLERY

Vipoo Srivilasa's work #happy_together VI 2017, acquired by Wollongong Art Gallery, is currently being exhibited in 'East Meets West' until 11 November 2018.

The Mann-Tatlow collection of Asian Art, gifted in 2003 and the Nancye Dryden Collection of South East Asian Textiles bequeathed to the Gallery in 2012, have formed the Gallery’s newest collecting area. This exhibition relates collection works by contemporary Asian artists and Australian artists who have responded to Asian culture within their practice and to the Mann-Tatlow Collection of Asian Art including works by Julie Bartholomew, Lionel Bawden, Kirsten Coelho, Tom Dion, Dongwang Fan, Sarah Goffman, Tie Hua Huang, Shotei Ibata, Lindy Lee, Joanne Saad, Shigeo Shiga, Vipoo Srivilasa, Laurens Tan, Andy Warhol and Gerry Wedd.

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May 15, 2018

ELIZA GOSSE FINALIST IN THE RAVENSWOOD WOMEN'S ART PRIZE

Eliza Gosse's work is included in the 2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. The theme of the prize is resilience. Gosse's work depicts a house in the suburbs of Melbourne designed by Russian architect Antol Kagan and is part of a larger series that investigates the architecture of post WWII refugees in Australia.

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May 14, 2018

JULIAN MEAGHER IN THE SALON DES REFUSES AT SH ERVIN GALLERY

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. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which attracts hundreds of entries each year and the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection has become a much anticipated feature of the Sydney art scene.

Julian Meagher's work 'Wapengo #1' was selected in 2018.  Wapengo #1 is from a series painted after a recent residency on the Sapphire Coast where Meagher spent a month with his pregnant wife Beejal in Mimosa Rocks National Park. He says:

‘I wanted these oil paintings to chase the spontaneity and freedom of a watercolour. They are unashamedly romantic, painted at a time of great change just before my son was born. A time of giving in to forces far greater than me, of tides, cycles and connection to country.’

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May 14, 2018

JULIAN MEAGHER FINALIST IN THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2018

Julian Meagher is a finalist in the Art Gallery of New South Wales' Archibald prize, the most prestigious portrait prize in Australia. His work is of Man Booker prize recipient Richard Flanagan.  Meagher says:

'Richard Flanagan’s novels are published in 42 countries and have received numerous honours and awards, including the 2002 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the 2014 Man Booker Prize and the 2016 Athens Prize for Literature.

‘He is one of my favourite novelists but it is his writing and interviews on literature, the environment, art and politics that particularly make him one of Australia’s most important voices,’ says Julian Meagher. ‘Herb, Richard’s writing partner, was pretty insistent that he be included in the painting.’

Born in 1978 in Sydney, Meagher still lives and works there. This is his third time in the Archibald Prize. He has also been a Wynne finalist.

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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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May 14, 2018

TIM McMONAGLE, FINALIST IN THE 2018 WYNNE PRIZE

Tim McMonagle is a finalist in the 2018 Wynne Prize for landscape painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He says:

'In my painting Shadow captain I was interested in capturing an imagined anthropomorphic nature. In the changing low light of dawn or dusk the large eucalyptus seems to twist and contort, fastened to the ground where it is anchored.' Tim McMonagle, 2018

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May 14, 2018

MARISA PURCELL, FINALIST IN THE RAVENSWOOD ART PRIZE

Marisa Purcell is a finalist in the 2018 Ravenswood Art Prize with her work 'Cage'. More than just an art prize, The Ravenswood is a visual art movement championed by women. 

Approximately 70% of art school graduates nationally are female. However, female artists are significantly underrepresented in gallery exhibitions and prize recipients. ‘The numbers just don’t add up for women in the visual arts world,’ said Edwina Palmer, Head of Visual Arts at Ravenswood School for Girls. 

The prize is designed to promote and connect Australia’s female artists. It consists of two categories; the Professional Artists’ prize valued at $35,000, and an Emerging Artist prize valued at $5,000, making the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize the richest professional art prize for women in Australia.

‘I see it very much as a space for women, and we hope we can do a lot for them. The Art Prize gives women another opportunity to build their careers, and to put the spotlight on women in art,’ said Palmer.  

Established in 2017, the inaugural Art Prize was an extraordinary success with over 780 entrants. Palmer was stunned with the reception the Prize received. 

May 3, 2018

JULIAN MEAGHER IN VOGUE LIVING MAY/JUN 2018

Julian Meagher is featured in the May/June edition of Vogue Living magazine.

April 23, 2018

NOW REPRESENTING CHARMAINE PIKE

The Gallery is delighted to announce we now represent Charmaine Pike.

The paintings of Charmaine Pike allude to the remote landscape, its geographical features and natural formations, embedded or rather personified with human emotion. Her use of bold lines, form and colour probe deep into the human condition, dealing with psychological tensions within the self and the environment we inhabit.

Melissa Pesa, Artist Profile November 2017

Charmaine was selected as a finalist in The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing in 2010, The Mosman Art Prize 2013, The Paddington Art Prize 2015 and 2016. In 2012, her solo exhibition at Tamworth Regional Gallery was met with great acclaim. In 2014 she was selected by Angus Nivison for ‘Place and Practice’ the Regional Arts Australia National Visual Arts Showcase in Parliament House, Canberra. 

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April 16, 2018

SALLY M NANGALA MULDA IN THE STUDIO


This is us, this is the way it is – that’s what Sally Mulda’s paintings of life seem to say.  Paddy wagons in the river, policemen pouring out grog, an assortment of bottles and cans lying on the ground; four disconsolate people, probably men, walking away.  Dogs, children sleeping and everything in between that makes up life in the Alice Springs Town Camps, are depicted in her paintings, raw and free.

April 16, 2018

YARRENYTY ARLTERE ARTISTS AT THE MCA

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists In Our Hands are soft sculptures made with bush dyed woollen blankets, embellished with wool and feathers for the 21st Biennale of Sydney. 

SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2018. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous assistance from Georgie and Alastair Taylor. 

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists Founded 2000 in Alice Springs, Australia Live and work in Alice Springs. Participating artists:

Cornelius Ebatarinja (Western Arrernte/Arrernte), Trudy Inkamala (Western Arrernte/Luritja), Roxanne Petrick (Alyawarre), Sonya Petrick (Eastern Arrernte/Alyawarre), Dulcie Raggett (Luritja), Marlene Rubuntja (Arrernte), Katherine Ryder (Eastern Arrernte), Rosabella Ryder (Arrernte), Dulcie Sharpe (Luritja/Arrernte), Rhonda Sharpe (Luritja)

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists is a not-for-profit Aboriginal owned and run art centre located in the Larapinta Valley Town Camp, Alice Springs, one of the oldest Town Camp communities on Arrernte country.

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists present a series of the whimsical soft sculptures that demonstrate the unique style for which they are renowned. Representing the past, present and future, the pieces reflect memory and traditional stories as well as exploring contemporary issues and challenges faced by the community. Embodying local flora and fauna, stories of family and country, or scenes from everyday life in the Town Camp, the sculptures are made from recycled woollen blankets which are dyed using local plants, tea and corroded metal. Embroidered with brightly coloured wool thread and embellished with feathers, the soft sculptures are filled with character and humour. They are emblematic of the vitality of the Town Camp and its people, and the ingenuity of the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists who, through creativity and perseverance, have reignited the confidence and spirit of their community.

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April 16, 2018

YARRENYTY ARLTERE ARTISTS AT THE NGV TRIENNIAL

ESTUDIO CAMPANA | YARRENYTY ARLTERE ARTISTS | ELLIAT RICH

NGV TRIENNIAL

Victoria Amazonica 2017, was created by Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana in collaboration with Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, designers Elliat Rich and James Young and the Centre for Appropriate Technology – all based in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

Based initially on a sketch Humberto Campana made in Alice Springs of a giant South American lily, this exuberant, large-scale soft domed structure features intricate embroidery by the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists that tells stories of rain, rivers and water.

April 4, 2018

VIPOO SRIVILASA IN ART GUIDE

Barnaby Smith has reviewed Vipoo Srivilasa's exhibition Everyday Shrines at Gippsland Art Gallery:

'The experience of belonging to two or more countries is an increasingly universal one, especially for Australians. An affiliation with multiple cultures and an identity formed by multiple traditions is, after all, the migrant experience. It is a theme that has been widely explored across the arts spectrum, yet rarely with as much playfulness as in the work of Thai-Australian ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa. His new exhibition Everyday Shrines, shown at Gippsland Art Gallery as part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Forward series, takes an impish yet thoughtful approach to fusing the imagery and iconography of Australian and Thai societies.'

The exhibition is current until 17 June 2018 at Gippsland Art Gallery.

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April 1, 2018

ZOE YOUNG IN CALLEEN ART PRIZE

Zoe Young is a finalist in the 2018 Calleen Art Award administered by Cowra Regional Gallery.

Established in 1977, the Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive art prize which encourages originality and artistic merit. The winner will receive $20,000 in prize money and the winning work will become part of the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

The exhibition continues to 10 June 2018.

Image: ‘My mother, Myself’, acrylic on board, 190 x 240 cm

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March 30, 2018

JULIAN MEAGHER AT PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY

5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron

24 March 2018 – 20 May 2018

The artist-collector relationship has existed for millennia, manifesting in multiple forms with varying outcomes. During the Renaissance, the patronage of the Medici family enabled Raphael and Leonardo DaVinci to focus solely on art. Just outside Melbourne, during the mid twentieth century, at their home Heidi, John and Sunday Reed invited a young Sidney Nolan inside their world, creating a consummate creative union. In Sydney, Judith Nielsen has helped usher contemporary Chinese artists from emerging to legendary status. Each partnership has yielded significant outputs reverberating throughout different cultures.

5X5 recognizes the cultural significance of these types of pairings by exploring the trajectories of five artists and their parallel collector relationships:

  • Amanda Love / Tracey Emin
  • Dr. Dick Quan / Uji ‘Hahan’ Handoko Eko Saputro
  • Lisa Paulsen / Patrick Hartigan
  • James Emmett / Julian Meagher
  • The Private Collector / Nigel Milsom

Marking a twenty-five-year relationship, artist Julian Meagher and collector James Emmett have the longest standing association of all the collector-artist pairings showcased in 5X5. Their journey begins when they went to high school together. The pair would become closer friends when Emmett’s partner, Peter Wilson commissioned Meagher to paint Emmett’s portrait during their university years (included in this exhibition).

The works included in this exhibition span the entire period of the Emmett and Meagher’s art collecting/ art making histories. Interestingly, Meagher admits that some of these earlier works are no longer representative of his current practice, revealing the temporal nature of collecting. Often new acquisitions redefine the collection or an artist’s output as a whole by casting new light on past works or acquisitions and suggesting possible directions for the future. Nevertheless, this relationship timestamps their shared experiences as they developed into their adult selves.

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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

JULIAN MEAGHER FEATURE / SEMI PERMANENT

Tides and cycles

By Christopher Barker, Tuesday February 13, 2018

For Sydney artist Julian Meagher, 'Inlet/Outlet' is a new type of beast.

Not so much in its challenge to Australia’s contemporary cultural identity (something he is largely known and regarded for), but for translating those ideals to landscape works inspired by the far South Coast of New South Wales Australia. The result, a 21-piece exhibition at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery, chases freedom, the tide and slow looking. The effect on him, profound as it may be, is outlined in our interview below. 

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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

ZOE YOUNG / THE DESIGN FILES

Editor of the iconic Australian design blog 'The Design Files' Lucy Feagins, profiles Zoe Young after visiting the Artist's spectacular studio in Bowral in the New South Wales Southern Highlands.

VISIT THE DESIGN FILES HERE

March 6, 2018

JULIAN MEAGHER / ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

Julian Meagher's three week residency at the Myer House at Blithry Inlet on the south coast of New South Wales and the resultant solo exhibition at Bega Regional Gallery is profiled on the Artist Profile blog.

'Sydney artist Julian Meagher's latest exhibition 'Inlet Outlet' is the fruit of a 2017 residency with Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG). A pilot project for a long-term partnership between the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and BVRG, the inaugural residency signals 'another key step in the development of the arts in the region and provides the opportunity for visual artists to draw from the unique natural environment of the local region, connect with regional communities and expand their practice outside of metropolitan studios', says BVRG Director Iain Dawson.'

VIEW THE ARTICLE HERE

March 6, 2018

NOW REPRESENTING CHRIS ZANKO

The Gallery is delighted to announce we now represent Illawarra based artist Chris Zanko.

The streets of Australian suburbia with their red brick houses, electricity pole-lined streets and rusty Hills Hoist-filled backyards provide endless inspiration for Chris Zanko's work.  His carved wooden surfaces depicting iconic mid-century architecture capture a nostalgic view of the vernacular architecture of our suburbs. 

Zanko graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts at Wollongong University with Distinction in Painting. He was a winner of the 2016 Gosford and Gongcrete Art Prizes and a finalist in the 2015 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award. He has exhibited in group exhibitions including at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Project Contemporary Art Space in Wollongong. 

March 6, 2018

TARA MARYNOWSKY AT GOULBURN REGIONAL ART GALLERY

Chris Bond, Ricky Emmerton, Tara Marynowsky, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Nicola Smith

Sauced Material brings together a group of artists who extend the narrative or form of existing media. Their works have been shaped, moulded and crafted from film, music, personal histories and literature but with flavour anew and enhanced. This adaptive approach orients audiences to and from a new point of orbit in reference to the work. Memory is at play - but so is the politics of origin and ownership.

Within the breadth of time that has passed between the first and the now, a clear history has been created. These artists reveal that distance in their own remaking. Their approaches differ but the commentaries and techniques are crystallised and ready for service.

From 2 March - 14 April 2018

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March 6, 2018

JULIAN MEAGHER AT BEGA REGIONAL GALLERY

In April 2017 Bega Valley Regional Gallery welcomed prominent Sydney artist Julian Meagher as inaugural artist in residence. A pilot project for a long term partnership between the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the BVRG, the residency offered the opportunity for visual artists to draw from the unique natural environment of the local region, whilst connecting with regional communities and expanding their practice outside of metropolitan studios.

Meagher spent time at the beautiful Sir Roy Grounds-designed Myer House set on Bithry Inlet in the pristine Mimosa Rocks National Park and Inlet Outlet showcases the artistic fruits of that stay.

Exhibition on until 10 march 2018

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