29.07.15 ‘Anywhere, Elsewhere’ curated by Tess Maunder

Fresh artistic talents will be unveiled in upcoming group exhibition, Anywhere Elsewhere, which focuses on the practices of emerging QLD artists. In an initiative to support the next generation of contemporary artists, Jan Murphy Gallery is excited to present the work of local artists, Bridie Gillman, Claudia Greathead and Sancintya Simpson.

Curated by Brisbane based Tess Maunder, the exhibition is concerned with ideologies of place and cultural identity, with each artist bringing their distinctive approach and perspective.

Exhibition open: 4 August – 8 August, 2015

Read further exhibition information here.

Further details on the each of the artists will be revealed over the next three days so be sure to re-visit the Gallery News page.

Image credit: Bridie Gillman   Gold (Shibuya)   archival pigment print   50.0 x 50.0 cm   $770


31.07.15 Introducing Claudia Greathead

JMG is excited to introduce emerging Brisbane painter Claudia Greathead who will be exhibiting as part of upcoming group exhibition Anywhere, Elsewhere, curated by Tess Maunder.

Greathead’s practice critiques constructed cultural values and ideologies through the examination of beauty and its portrayal in Western media – she appropriates and recontextualises imagery in the production of artworks that veer between figuration and abstraction. She presents a collection of new paintings for Anywhere, Elsewhere.

She has recently been selected as a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2015, presented at Griffith University Art Gallery from 31 July – 29 August.

Read further information here.

Visit JMG during 4 August – 8 August 2015 to view Greathead’s works on display.

Image credit: Claudia Greathead   Molly   2015   oil on linen   61.0 x 61.0 cm


30.07.15 Introducing Bridie Gillman

JMG is excited to introduce emerging Brisbane artist Bridie Gillman who will be exhibiting as part of upcoming group exhibition Anywhere, Elsewhere, curated by Tess Maunder. 

Drawing from her background of living in both Australia and Indonesia, Bridie Gillman’s practice negotiates cross-cultural experiences. Her work presented for Anywhere, Elsewhere, is a constellation of photographic images taken from residencies in Indonesia, Japan and Instanbul.

Her work is currently included in group exhibition The Height of a Mountain, the Width of a Valley at Metro Arts space in Brisbane, which is current until 8 August. In the later half of 2015, she will undertake a residency in Malaysia at Hotel Penaga.

Read further information here.

Visit JMG during 4 August – 8 August 2015 to view Gillman’s works on display.

Image credit: Bridie Gillman   The end (Sariyer)   archival pigment print   50.0 x 50.0 cm    edition of 5 plus 2 A/P  $770


18.07.15 Natasha Bieniek – 2015 Wynne Prize Winner

Congratulations to Natasha Bieniek who has been named as the winner of the 2015 Wynne Prize for landscape painting with her miniature oil painting, Biophilia 2015.

Of the work Bieniek has stated “I’m particularly interested in the impact of nature within an urban environment. My miniature oil painting, Biophilia, is part of a recent series that explores the way humans relate to the natural world. Biophilia literally means ‘love of life’ and references a scientific study that suggests our tendency to affiliate with nature is inherent and integral to our psychological and physical development. The inner-city landscape depicted in my painting illustrates a sense of tranquility that contrasts with its active surroundings. My intention is to draw focus on such diverse pockets of nature, and present the idea that we, as humans, are not above nature but very much a part of it.”

Artworks from the finalists of the Wynne, Archibald and Sulman Prizes will remain on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 27 September 2015.

Please click here to view the Wynne Prize finalists.

Image credit: Natasha Bieniek   Biophilia   2015   oil on dibond   9.0 x 9.0 cm


09.07.15 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2015 Finalists

Jason Benjamin   I sat by the river. I waited by the road   2015   oil on canvas   180.0 x 180.0 cm   – Archibald Prize Finalist


natasha_bieniek_biophilia_2015_oil_on_dibond_9x9cmWEBNatasha Bieniek   Biophilia   2015   oil on dibond   9.0 x 9.0 cm – Wynne Prize Finalist


guy_maestri_black_gold_#5_2015_oil_on_linen_61x51cmWEBGuy Maestri   Black gold #5   2014   oil on linen   61.0 x 51.0 cm – Wynne Prize Finalist



Robert Malherbe   Blackheath street landscape   2014   oil on linen   91.0 x 71.0 cm – Wynne Prize Finalist


michael_muir_through_the_circle_2015_oil_on_linen_137cmx167cmWEBMichael Muir   Through the circle   2015   oil on linen   137.0 x 167.0 cm – Wynne Prize Finalist

leslie_rice_hill_end_bacchanal_2015_acrylic_on_velvet_183x122cmWEBLeslie Rice   Hill End bacchanal   2015   acrylic on velvet   183.0 x 122.0 cm – Archibald Prize Finalist


Congratulations to all finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes.


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