Ben Quilty was declared the overall winner of the inaugural Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art in Singapore in January 2014. In addition to winning his category of painting from over 500 nominees, Ben will stage an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery London in July 2014. The award celebrates and supports emerging artistic talent across greater Asia.
Ben’s exciting first London exhibition will showcase his works from predominantly public galleries in Australia and precedes an extended painting residency in Paris in 2014.
Here is a link to the Saatchi gallery website.
____________24.05.14 John McDonald – reviews 2014 Art Basel Hong Kong
Prominent art critic, John McDonald has given an overview of Australia’s contribution to Art Basel Hong Kong. He says:
Another section, Insights, consisted of curatorial projects from 47 Asia-Pacific galleries. The most prominent Australian contributor was Jan Murphy from Brisbane, who hosted a sell-out show of work by Danie Mellor.
Read the full article here.
____________24.05.14 Ben Quilty – The Australian
Ben Quilty in his studio in Robertson in the NSW Southern Highlands. Source: News Corp Australia
Ben Quilty prepares for his upcoming exhibition with the prestigious Saatchi Gallery, London. He discusses being the first Australian to exhibit with the gallery and more with Alex Speed in today’s The Australian. Read more here.
____________15.05.14 Australian success at Art Basel Hong Kong – The Sydney Morning Herald
Danie Mellor A rarified Existence 2014 mixed media on paper 153.0 x 153.0 cm
The Sydney Morning Herald on the success of Australian galleries, including Jan Murphy Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong: “Danie Mellor, has had a positive reaction from Eastern audiences to his work, on display at Art Basel HK in a solo showing with Brisbane’s Jan Murphy Gallery. Inspired by the blue and white of ceramics that originated in the region but were ”appropriated” by British pottery brand Spode in the 1700s, Mellor feels he is bringing the colour palette he employs back to its true home in showing here.”
Read full article here.
____________14.05.14 Art Gallery of South Australia acquire works by Alex Seton & Julia deVille
Alex Seton Someone died trying to have a life like mine 2013 Wombeyan marble, nylon webbing dimensions variable
The following works have been acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia: Seton’s Someone died trying to have a life like mine & deVille’s Victorian cat mummy.
Read more here
____________09.05.14 Danie Mellor – Art Basel Hong Kong
We are proud to announce the gallery will be representing Danie Mellor at the prestigious Art Basel Hong Kong. International clients will have the opportunity to view a new collection of Mellor’s works in the Insights section of the fair.
The artist will explore complex and ongoing narratives of identity, continuing his engagement with Indigenous culture and Australian colonisation.
Art Basel Hong Kong, May 15 to 18. For further information please follow the link.
____________08.05.14 Victoria Reichelt – La Trobe University Museum of Art
Victoria Reichelt Formless 2008 oil on canvas 44.0 x 83.0 cm
JMG artist Victoria Reichelt features in exhibition The Medium is the Message at La Trobe University Museum of Art.
Read more about the exhibition here.