Juz Kitson and Danie Mellor have been curated into the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Titled Magic Object, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art takes inspiration from the Wunderkammer, delving into a world of wonder and enchantment through the eyes of Australian contemporary artists.
Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia and curated by Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs at AGSA, Magic Object runs from 27 February to 15 May 2016 as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Featuring work by significant Australian artists, the 2016 biennial will be held across a range of Adelaide venues including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at UniSA.
Image credit: Danie Mellor on a noncorreolationist thought 2016 C-print on metallic photographic paper 80.0 cm diameter
____________16.02.16 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize Finalists
Jan Murphy Gallery represented artists Natasah Bieniek, William Mackinnon, Danie Mellor and Alex Seton have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize.
Held at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide , the Fleurieu Art prize is the richest landscape art prize in the world. The 2016 prize will be judged by Nigel Hurst, Director, Saatchi Gallery London; Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director and Director of Collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales; and Erica Green, Director, Samstag Museum of Art.
The winner of the prize will be announced on opening night on 2 June 2016.
The exhibition is on from 3 June to 27 July 2016.
____________10.02.16 Danie Mellor Solo Exhibition
Leading Australian artist Danie Mellor will present a new solo exhibition, a sensual instinct, from 23 February until 19 March 2016, which will be the first exhibition in the gallery’s 2016 program.
a sensual instinct is a collection of 13 new photographic works that explore the visceral sensuality of landscape and nature. Imagery of natural decay and growth, mortality and cycles of life suggest an ecology that both consumes and births itself. Featuring Mellor’s signature palette of blue, these photographs seduce the viewer. One is reminded of the spectacle of a primordial urge; the allure of life and death unfolding.
Image credit: Danie Mellor A sensual instinct (landscape and desire) 2016 C-print on metallic photographic paper 120.0 x 220.0 cm