March 6, 2018

MARISA PURCELL AT GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY

Marisa Purcell's work 'Conceal' 2016 has been included in the inaugural exhibition of the new Gippsland Art Gallery title 'imagine' which celebrates the imagination in all its wild and wonderful forms.

Curated by Simon Gregg, 'imagine' is about beginnings — the beginning of the world, the birth of consciousness, an awakening to the possibilities before us.

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March 6, 2018

VIPOO SRIVILASA'S WORK ACQUIRED BY WHITEHORSE CITY COUNCIL

Vipoo Srivilasa's work 'Sang Thong' has been acquired by the Whitehorse City Council in Victoria.  

The City of Whitehorse is located just 15 kilometres east of Melbourne and covers an area of 64 square kilometres.

Srivilasa's work 'Sang Thong' is based on a well-known Thai folk tale, centred on a marriage between a man and a woman of different social status.

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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’.'

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February 28, 2018

JULIAN MEAGHER AT BYRON AT BYRON

Byron Bay's Byron at Byron Hotel recently completed a renovation which included a suite of works by Julian Meagher.

Designed by well known interior designer Luchetti Krelle, art takes pride of place within the newly renovated walls, with finalist of the 2015 Archibald Prize, Julian Meagher commissioned to paint a series of still life paintings featuring Australian natives for the hotel. 

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December 14, 2017

PAUL RYAN ON ABC 'BOOKS AND ARTS' PODCAST

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

In her introduction Sarah Kanowski says:

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

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

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

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

Download and listen to the full podcast here.

December 14, 2017

JUDITH SINNAMON IN FRANK VEDELAGO DESIGNED HOUSE

Work from Judith Sinnamon's Coastal Banksia series has been recently featured in a Frank Vedelago designed Queensland renovation in Paddington. 

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December 9, 2017

AMBER WALLIS: LISMORE ARTS PROGRAM

We’re closer than you think brings together artwork by 19 artists based in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The exhibition questions the notion of ‘regionality’ and the perception that artists working outside of metropolitan areas are hindered by location. The Northern Rivers, like many regional centres, is no longer just a ‘receiver’, passively waiting to consume pre-packaged arts and culture, but are now recognised as centres of arts creation in their own right with relationships in metropolitan and international markets.

The exhibition is commissioned as part of the Artstate Lismore Arts Program.

"The lightness and darkness of parenting permeates both the process, and narrative of [Amber] Wallis’s work. Now a mother, she has had to renegotiate time to create a productive and consolidated art practice. Works once ruminated over in the flesh are now pondered while she parents. In thinking about her child’s future her thoughts stray to her past. These memories, both cherished and banished, have found their way into her mind and painting. This changed way of working has created a fragmented approach with long thought processes and minimal practical time..."

- Natalie Bull and Zoe Robinson-Kennedy 

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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.

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October 27, 2017

RESIDENCY RECIPIENT: ABBEY McCULLOCH

Abbey McCulloch has been awarded the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency for 2017. The residency is administered by Caloundra Regional Gallery and sponsored by Montville Country Cabins.

The award was judged by Angela Goddard, Director of Griffith Artworks, responsible for the Griffith University Art Collection and the Griffith University Art Gallery in Brisbane.

Image: Abbey McCulloch | Exile | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 150 x 100 cm

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October 27, 2017

BELEM LETT: FINALIST GLENFIDDICH ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PRIZE

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

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

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

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

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