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
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.
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.
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 9.0 x 9.0 cm – Wynne Prize Finalist
Guy 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 137.0 x 167.0 cm – Wynne Prize Finalist
Leslie 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.