Red Birds and Blue Spoons Ken Whisson Ken Whisson - Red Birds and Blue Spoons
Ken Whisson
Red Birds and Blue Spoons 2020
Red Birds and Blue SpoonsKen WhissonRed Birds and Blue Spoons
Ken Whisson
Red Birds and Blue Spoons2020
oil on canvas
100 x 114.5 cm
Courtesy the Estate of Ken Whisson and Niagara Galleries 
$60,000  ENQUIRE
Bunya Milk Simone Griffin Simone Griffin - Bunya Milk
Simone Griffin
Bunya Milk 2024
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Simone Griffin
Bunya Milk2024
acrylic on linen
140 x 110 cm
SOLD 
Orange Abstraction Unfurling Eleanor Louise Butt Eleanor Louise Butt - Orange Abstraction Unfurling
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Orange Abstraction Unfurling 2024
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Orange Abstraction Unfurling2024
oil on linen
152 x 168 cm
SOLD 
I see dread people Kirsty Budge Kirsty Budge - I see dread people
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I see dread people 2024
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Kirsty Budge
I see dread people2024
oil on linen board
27 x 22 cm
Courtesy Daine Singer 
SOLD 
Policeman Stories Sally M Nangala Mulda Sally M Nangala Mulda - Policeman Stories
Sally M Nangala Mulda
Policeman Stories 2023
Policeman StoriesSally M Nangala MuldaPoliceman Stories
Sally M Nangala Mulda
Policeman Stories2023
acrylic on canvas
66 x 122 cm
Cat 12972 23 
$7,000  ENQUIRE
The Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps James Drinkwater James Drinkwater - The Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps
James Drinkwater
The Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps 2023
The Sea In Her Mind While She SleepsJames DrinkwaterThe Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps
James Drinkwater
The Sea In Her Mind While She Sleeps2023
oil on canvas
137 x 213 cm
SOLD 
Parnngurr Rockhole Bugai Whyoulter Bugai Whyoulter - Parnngurr Rockhole
Bugai Whyoulter
Parnngurr Rockhole 2021
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Bugai Whyoulter
Parnngurr Rockhole2021
acrylic on linen
152 x 152 cm
Cat 21-1029 
SOLD 
Martakulu Lydia Balbal Lydia Balbal - Martakulu
Lydia Balbal
Martakulu 2023
MartakuluLydia BalbalMartakulu
Lydia Balbal
Martakulu2023
acrylic on linen
114 x 88 cm
Cat 841467 
$6,700  ENQUIRE
Flood Birth, MO's Leaves, Bess Banksias, Self Storage, Three Seas Sally Anderson Sally Anderson - Flood Birth, MO's Leaves, Bess Banksias, Self Storage, Three Seas
Sally Anderson
Flood Birth, MO's Leaves, Bess Banksias, Self Storage, Three Seas 2024
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Sally Anderson
Flood Birth, MO's Leaves, Bess Banksias, Self Storage, Three Seas2024
acrylic on polycotton
153 x 137 cm
SOLD 
See from sky Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - See from sky
Bridie Gillman
See from sky 2024
See from skyBridie GillmanSee from sky
Bridie Gillman
See from sky2024
oil on canvas
153 x 137 cm
$7,500  ENQUIRE
Monarch's Roost Pia Murphy Pia Murphy - Monarch's Roost
Pia Murphy
Monarch's Roost 2024
Monarch's RoostPia MurphyMonarch's Roost
Pia Murphy
Monarch's Roost2024
oil on linen
137 x 120 cm
SOLD 
Greenhorn Diorama Eytan Messiah Eytan Messiah - Greenhorn Diorama
Eytan Messiah
Greenhorn Diorama 2024
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Eytan Messiah
Greenhorn Diorama2024
glazed ceramic tiles
40 x 60 cm
SOLD 
Atavistic Fishermen (diptych) John Smith John Smith - Atavistic Fishermen (diptych)
John Smith
Atavistic Fishermen (diptych) 2023
Atavistic Fishermen (diptych)John SmithAtavistic Fishermen (diptych)
John Smith
Atavistic Fishermen (diptych)2023
acrylic on mixed media
76 x 120 cm
$5,000  ENQUIRE
Careful What You Wish For (after Norman Lindsay) Adrienne Gaha Adrienne Gaha - Careful What You Wish For (after Norman Lindsay)
Adrienne Gaha
Careful What You Wish For (after Norman Lindsay) 2024
Careful What You Wish For (after Norman Lindsay)Adrienne GahaCareful What You Wish For (after Norman Lindsay)
Adrienne Gaha
Careful What You Wish For (after Norman Lindsay)2024
oil on linen
120 x 165 cm
SOLD 
Beautiful Dream (Charged Landscape) Miranda Skoczek Miranda Skoczek - Beautiful Dream (Charged Landscape)
Miranda Skoczek
Beautiful Dream (Charged Landscape) 2024
Beautiful Dream (Charged Landscape)Miranda SkoczekBeautiful Dream (Charged Landscape)
Miranda Skoczek
Beautiful Dream (Charged Landscape)2024
Oil and acrylic on canvas
153 x 137 cm
$12,500  ENQUIRE
I'm sailing right behind Rhys Lee Rhys Lee - I'm sailing right behind
Rhys Lee
I'm sailing right behind 2023
I'm sailing right behindRhys LeeI'm sailing right behind
Rhys Lee
I'm sailing right behind2023
oil on canvas
116 x 94 cm
$12,000  ENQUIRE
blows landing at all my legs, and my feet are still Mark Maurangi Carrol Mark Maurangi Carrol - blows landing at all my legs, and my feet are still
Mark Maurangi Carrol
blows landing at all my legs, and my feet are still 2023
blows landing at all my legs, and my feet are stillMark Maurangi Carrolblows landing at all my legs, and my feet are still
Mark Maurangi Carrol
blows landing at all my legs, and my feet are still2023
oil enamel, permanent marker on linen
137 x 180 cm
$5,000  ENQUIRE
Excuse me while I reach inside my cosmic vagina and pull out another mystical universe you can't understand Jedda-Daisy Culley Jedda-Daisy Culley - Excuse me while I reach inside my cosmic vagina and pull out another mystical universe you can't understand
Jedda-Daisy Culley
Excuse me while I reach inside my cosmic vagina and pull out another mystical universe you can't understand 2024
Excuse me while I reach inside my cosmic vagina and pull out another mystical universe you can't understandJedda-Daisy CulleyExcuse me while I reach inside my cosmic vagina and pull out another mystical universe you can't understand
Jedda-Daisy Culley
Excuse me while I reach inside my cosmic vagina and pull out another mystical universe you can't understand2024
water based pigment on canvas
152 x 122 cm
$10,000  ENQUIRE
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How to Swim borrows its title from a chapter in Emily Ogden’s recent book, written while her children were small: On Not Knowing: How to Love and Other Essays, a suite of personal essays on the value of not knowing and the significance of embracing uncertainty. Other chapters are titled things like ‘how to turn a corner’, ‘how to hold it together’, ‘how to milk’ and ‘how to stay’. I was introduced to this text by a friend based in the UK who mentioned reading it on the train home from Scotland or Wales. This premise of ‘unknowingness’ resonated with me and reminded me of the way I approach painting (and parenting). Through processes of unlearning (or unknowing), we’re able to relinquish total control and dodge conditioning to make way for new processes, perspectives, and notions.

How to Swim comprises 18 Australian artists spanning various career stages and working predominantly in the field of painting. Their work draws on diverse references: the land, fishing, art historical imagery and objects, domesticity, overheard conversations, and intimate personal narratives. Their work somewhat defies traditional painting categorisation and inhabits multiple genres at one time, thus existing in a kind of liminal or ‘non-space’ – swimming in and between abstraction and representation, landscape, figuration, and still life. I suspect a fundamental part of the exhibiting artists’ practices is surrendering to process and embracing this premise of ‘unknowingness’, a state that Ogden suggests precedes knowledge or shifts in articulating it.

Sally Anderson 2023

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 12, 2023

RHYS LEE FEATURED IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE

RHYS LEE is featured in Issue 42 of Beautiful Bizarre.

Leesa Hickey, Director of Side Gallery in Australia, has selected 8 works in the market that she wishes to add to her personal collection. Amongst these 8 works is Rhys Lee's 2021 Polkadot Robe.

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Image:

Polkadot Robe 2021
oil on canvas
95 x 78 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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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.

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

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 26, 2023

SALLY M NANGALA MULDA FEATURING IN ARTBANK + ACMI COMMISSION

Arrernte and Southern Luritja artist Sally M Nangala Mulda alongside Arrernte and Western Arrarnta artist Marlene Rubuntja have developed their practice to be completely recognisable and representative of the place in which they live, Mparntwe/Alice Springs. Working from Tangentyere Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists (art centres), these senior women have established themselves as two of Australia’s leading visual artists.

The third Artbank + ACMI Commission, Two Girls From Amoonguna, encompasses video, soft sculpture and paintings, with the centerpiece the animated work titled Arrkutja Tharra, Kungka Kutjara, Two Girls.

Arrkutja Tharra, Kungka Kutjara, Two Girls delves into the reality of First Peoples’ experiences in Central Australia by chronicling the artists’ successes and struggles. The work centres Sally and Marlene’s voices, as well as the voices of their younger family members, who can be heard in the animation. It was made in collaboration with Ludo Studio, the Emmy-award winning production company behind Bluey, Robbie Hood and The Strange Chores, along with script writer Courtney Collins, Left of Elephant Sound and Tangentyere Artists producer Ellanor Webb.

Figures from Marlene’s soft sculptures and Sally’s acrylic on linen paintings star in the animation, embedded on top of Marlene’s ink on paper works of the Central Australian landscape. Bringing together both artists’ practice, Sally’s iconic cursive painted lettering produce the subtitles.

Having grown up at the Amoonguna Settlement outside of Mparntwe/Alice Springs in the early 1960s, the two friends wouldn’t reconnect until much later in life, after both of them had seen their fair amount of hardships; now having achieved so much, they are immensely proud of one another.

Two Girls from Amoonguna is an exhibition about two of Australia’s leading artists and their journey to get there.

Watch Two Girls from Amoonguna HERE

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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

SALLY M NANGALA MULDA FINALIST IN THE SULMAN PRIZE

Sally M Nangala Mulda is a finalist in the 2023 Sulman Prize.

Old man pay day

Daughter and father drinking beer. Down the creek one woman got two tail. Two man coming with the beer two rum with the bag

Two rum and two coca cola in the bag

Woman taking tail

Man taking rum and coca cola with the bag

Man taking beer at the creek

Sally M Nangala Mulda, 2023

Sally M Nangala Mulda’s work is a form of documentary storytelling. She started painting in 2008 and has frequently portrayed town camp life since the 2007 Northern Territory intervention: people camping in the riverbed in swags, council rangers moving people on, people cooking kangaroo tail down the creek. Her practice represents an important catalogue of lived experience of town camp life and colonisation.

Read more here.


Sally M Nangala Mulda

Old man pay day

acrylic on linen

59.5 x 91.5 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

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.

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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

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May 6, 2022

SALLY M NANGALA MULDA - SULMAN ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations to Sally M Nangala Mulda 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.

Sally Mulda's painting 'Old Days at Amoonguna' depicts the art centre's toyota picking up all the woman for painting. That kungka Nadine driving. Long time ago I use to get picked up at Little Sisters. Now Abbott’s Camp. Every day. We listen to CAAMA radio. Good ways. Everybody talkin’ talkin’. This one [middle] – three woman, they on the hospital lawn, playing card for money. Pay day. Night time [right panel] four woman by the fire at town camp. They sitting round the fire at night time. Keeping warm, talking story. Maybe they by the fire because no power card? This is town camp life. Every day.

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Old Days at Amoonguna 2021
acrylic on linen
66 x 122.5 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

MIRANDA SKOCZEK - Interview for Vault Magazine

There is more to Miranda Skoczek’s paintings than immediately meets the eye. They are built intuitively and in layers, from colours, patterns and objects that she absorbs in her immediate home environment – and all over the world. They are often abstract, sometimes with figurative elements; they focus on paint and colour, process and time, to create a space that takes us somewhere other, outside the material world. Inspiration comes from art and antiquities, folk art and contemporary design – and through obsessive consumption of images. Skoczek describes herself as “a sponge,” confessing to VAULT: “I have 95,000 photographs on my phone.”

The mystical is evident in Skoczek’s hope that her paintings work like amulets for those who acquire them. Protective elements aside, in their sensual textures and influences, so powerfully evoked, these paintings emerge as poignant and poetic visual essays written to the past and the present.

Front Cover: Miranda Skoczek, Vault Magazine

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July 22, 2021

SALLY M NANGALA MULDA, FINALIST IN THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE AGNSW 2021

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.

Born in Titjikala in 1957, Mulda experienced a childhood accident that left her with impaired vision, but surgery has improved her sight. Exhibiting since 2008, she creates bright canvases with distinctive cursive text, depicting scenes of everyday life within Abbott’s Camp and drawing attention to social and political issues with emotional honesty.

In this portrait, the artist is wearing the stripey top and sits with her daughter, Louise Abbott. The other two people cooking roo tails on the fire represent all town camp women. As Mulda puts it: they are ‘maybe me and Louise, maybe any womans. This is town camp life. Every day.’

Mulda is also a finalist in this year’s Sulman Prize.

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    June 9, 2021

    SALLY M NANGALA MULDA 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.

    Sally Mulda's work 'Town Camp Stories' 2020 is a finalist in this year's prize.

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    June 4, 2021

    ADRIENNE GAHA IN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE

    Adrienne Gaha is featured in Issue Art Collector issue 94, October to December, 2020.

    ADRIENNE GAHA: THROUGH ROSE-COLOURED GLASSES

    What drives Adrienne Gaha’s latest work is the myriad different interpretations waiting to be discovered in paint.

    Words: Louise Martin-Chew Portrait: Jacquie Manning

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    June 3, 2021

    James Drinkwater FEATURED IN VAULT ART MAGAZINE - ISSUE 34

    Written by Louise Martin-Chew

    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.

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    March 22, 2021

    MIRANDA SKOCZEK FOR DAVID JONES MAGAZINE

    Copywriter and content specialist Elle McClure was asked by the team at Medium Rare Content agency to help produce content for the autumn 2021 issue of the David Jones magazine, JONES HOME. As well as compiling trend pages and writing copy across the issue, Elle interviewed Otis Hope Carey, Louise Olsen and Miranda Skoczek as part of profiles on the artists.

    You can read more HERE

    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.

    READ FULL STORY HERE

    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’

    READ MORE HERE

    April 22, 2020

    JUXTAPOZ ART AND CULTURE CHECKS IN ON RHYS LEE

    From a Feature in Juxtapoz Magazine online —

    'Continuing our mission to check with friends and favorite artists around the globe, we virtually traveled all the way to Victoria, Australia, to check on what's happening with Rhys Lee. Based in a small coastal town located southwest of Melbourne, the artist is a whirl of activity as he intensively works on new paintings.'

    READ MORE HERE

    November 30, 2019

    MIRANDA SKOCZEK, VAULT MAGAZINE

    'Artefacts', Alison Kubler, Vault Magazine, Issue 23, 104-105pp.

    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

    READ MORE HERE

    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

    READ MORE HERE

    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.'

    READ MORE HERE

    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 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.'

    READ MORE HERE

    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.'

    READ MORE HERE

    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.'

    READ MORE 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.

    READ MORE HERE

    March 6, 2019

    10 YEARS OF GORMAN | HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

    In celebration of Gorman’s decade-long collaboration with visual artists, Heide is presenting a two-week pop-up exhibition in the iconic modernist building, Heide II.

    The exhibition will feature garments from a new range by Gorman created in conjunction with ten artists who have worked with the Australian clothing label since 2009: Rachel Castle, Megan Grant, Claire Johnson, Dana Kinter, Studio Elke, Rhys Lee, Ellie Malin, Mirka Mora, Liz Payne and Miranda Skoczek. The garments will be displayed alongside the artworks which inspired them.

    Rad More HERE

    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

    READ MORE HERE

    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

    READ MORE HERE

    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

    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.

    READ MORE HERE

    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.

    READ MORE HERE

    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.

    READ MORE HERE

    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.

    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

    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

    November 10, 2017

    MIRANDA SKOCZEK IN ART GUIDE MAGAZINE

    Miranda Skoczek's exhibition 'Rag Rugs and Lion Heads' is featured on the Art Guide website. Miranda spoke with Louise Martin-Chew about her latest exhibition 'Rag Rugs and Lion Heads', her inspiration and the shift in her practice to looser, more expressive works:

    Miranda Skoczek’s abstract paintings evoke old walls with layers of forms and shapes that emerge over time. In her studio, she might work simultaneously on nine canvases. Transferring from one to the other, she allows each oil layer to dry before repeatedly painting over it until jewel-like colours resonate and a spatial sensibility has been established within which the viewer may dwell. Skoczek told Art Guide Australia, “I don’t paint about social concerns. I create wholly immersive, beautiful pictures. They are places for escape and restoration: harmonious, calming pictures.”

    Miranda's exhibition is at the gallery from 14 November until 5 December 2017.

    Read the full article here

    October 13, 2017

    MIRANDA SKOCZEK AT CARLSBERG BYENS GALLERI & KUNSTSALON, DENMARK

    Miranda Skoczek was a featured artist in the international group exhibition, The human experience, we are the ones doing works on canvas/Paintings XXXX at the Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon in Denmark. The exhibition was curated by Galina Munroe (Great Britain), Simon Ganshorn (Denmark) and Jordan Kerwick (Australia). The show featured 116 artists each working with abstraction through painting in their own distinct manner to promote diversity and highlight the possibility of medium and painting theory.

    Read more on this exhibition here.

    October 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.

    Read more 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.

    March 21, 2017

    MIRANDA SKOCZEK 'DESHILADO'

    Miranda Skoczek presents her first collection of jewelled works at Pieces of Eight Gallery in Melbourne as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017.

    In DESHILADO, Miranda pays homage to the samplers created by stitchers in the early 16th Century. The collection is a three dimensional gathering of a myriad of interests and influences remixing materials and techniques, blurring the boundaries between objects, jewellery and art.

    With a desire to connect ancient traditions with fashion, while acknowledging the archaeological importance of jewellery as artefact, Skoczek takes the opportunity to bring permanency to ornaments that have up to this point existed as abstract fragments in her paintings.

    The exhibition is current until 25 March 2017.  View more here

    February 6, 2017

    MIRANDA SKOCZEK ON THE DESIGN FILES

    Miranda Skoczek is featured on The Design Files blog with a look at her move from an inner city two bedroom apartment, to a bucolic retreat set amongst the verdant landscape of the Dandenong Ranges.  Miranda and her seven year old son Harper speak about the influence of nature on their lives and the impact a move to the country will have on her painting practice.

    Read the article 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.

    November 30, 2016

    MIRANDA SKOCZEK FOR COUNTRY ROAD

    Miranda Skoczek is renowned for her engaging, energetic works and her spectacular use of colour. A fixture on the Australian art scene, her work is instantly recognisable for its layers of intuitive colour, pattern and motifs. Iconic Australian label Country Road thought her work was perfect for a collaboration with charity RedKite. Miranda has designed two tote bags and a t-shirt, with all proceeds from each sale going towards providing essential support to children and their families who are facing cancer. 

    Read the interview with Miranda here.

    April 8, 2015

    Miranda Skoczek and Gorman

    Miranda Skoczek has collaborated with Gorman Clothing for their 2015 winter collection. In sync with the label’s aesthetic, Miranda’s artwork blends seamlessly into signature Gorman textures and styles. Her work is featured across all 53 pieces in the collection, with every print originating from five of her artworks.

    Read more about the collaboration here.

    May 22, 2010

    AN ESSAY BY DR ASHLEY CRAWFORD

    Dr Ashley Crawford is a freelance cultural critic based in Melbourne, Australia.

    Read an article by Ashley Crawford on artist Rhys Lee HERE

    Image courtesy NBB Gallery, Berlin