20.12.14 Gallery summer closure dates

We would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday.

The gallery will be closed from 21st December 2014 to 3rd February 2015.

Please preview our 2015 calendar here, our program will start with a solo exhibition by Guy Maestri.

We look foward to seeing you in the New Year!

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20.12.14 Guy Maestri – Black gold

Guy painting a mining landscape on plein air within the Broken Hill area, image courtesy the artist.

Having recently joined Jan Murphy Gallery’s stable of represented artists; Black gold is Guy Maestri’s first solo exhibition in Queensland. The NSW based artist is known for his skill in plein air painting and the connection he has with landscape surrounding Broken Hill, Hill End and Wilcannia.

In developing work for this exhibition, Maestri spent time in and around Broken Hill exploring mining debris from yesteryear, he says:

In exploring the areas established by mining, I have gained more of an understanding into the processes through which nearly every man-made thing comes into being. Generally speaking, ore contains the building blocks of life.”

I was also thinking about the way mineshafts and chambers run throughout the earth like the roots of a massive, invisible tree.

A graduate of the National Art School, Maestri won the 2014 Kings Art School Prize judged by Edmond Capon OBE AM and the Premier’s Plein Air Painting Prize. He is a regular finalist in the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW and his work is held in several public collections including the National Portrait Gallery and Parliament House Collections.

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16.12.14 Alex Seton – Two new exhibitions

We are excited to announce two solo exhibitions by Alex Seton, at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Linden Centre for Contemporary Art. The exhibitions continue the exploration of asylum seekers that begun with the installation ‘Someone died trying to have a life like mine’ at the 2014 Adelaide Biennial ‘Dark Heart’. Following the two shows in Melbourne, ‘Last Resort’ will tour to Rockhampton Art Gallery in May.

Showing at McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park from Nov 22, 2014 to Feb 8, 2015; Linden Centre for Contemporary Art from Dec 19, 2014 to Feb 15, 2015; and Rockhampton Art Gallery from May to July, 2015.

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