Guy Maestri will have a solo exhibition at the Tweed Regional Art Gallery commencing in March 2017.
The works in this exhibition are the direct result of Guy’s time spent at a unique residency run by the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre, where Guy was given access to the re-created home and studio of Australian artist, Margaret Olley.
Artist Talk: Guy Maestri on objects and inspiration (in conversation with
Gallery Director, Susi Muddiman OAM)
Sunday 18 June, 11:00am
Free. No booking required.
____________17.02.17 Alex Seton at Newcastle Art Gallery
Alex Seton’s solo exhibition The Island, surveys work from the past five years of his practice. Presented at the Newcastle Art Gallery, the exhibition contemplates and questions Australia’s role in the asylum debate.
‘The Island’ as a concept can be a safe place of refuge, isolated geographically and ideologically from the humanitarian challenges the world is currently grappling with. Alternatively it can take on a more sinister tone as a place deserted for those who have survived a perilous sea journey only to be marooned, stateless, detained, looking to the horizon for help.
Alex will be at the gallery on Saturday 18 February for the launch and a floor talk with writer and advocate Linda Jaivin from 2pm.
Image credit: Paper Armada 2015 (Detail), Bianca Carrara marble, dimensions variable
____________17.02.17 Guy Maestri at Art Gallery of South Australia
Guy Maestri will feature as one of 60 modern and contemporary artists to be exhibited as part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s major exhibition Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time.
Through a series of duets and duels, works by Auguste Rodin will be brought into vivid conversation with over 200 works of art by leading artists from Australia and overseas. Curated by Leigh Robb, the exhibition coincides with the centenary of Rodin’s death and will draw on the Gallery’s extensive collection of Rodin bronzes.
____________01.02.17 ‘Dog Days’ – Group Exhibition
The humble studio dog has played confidante, silent critic and muse to the artist for centuries. Many of these dogs sit quietly on studio floors while their owners paint, sculpt and produce work.
Dog Days is a simple ode to these special friends. It is an opportunity for their owners to honour their companions, to thank them for their tireless devotion and late nights burning the midnight oil before exhibition deadlines. Some have ‘borrowed’ their subjects but all have portrayed them with the respect they deserve.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Jason Benjamin, Lucy Culliton, Jason Fitzgerald, James Guppy, Claudia Greathead, Linde Ivimey, Rhys Lee, Adam Lester, William Mackinnon, Robert Malherbe, Guy Maestri, Leith Maguire, Ben Quilty, Monica Rohan, Martin Smith, Marina Strocchi, Deborah Williams and Heidi Yardley.
25 February – 25 March 2017
Dog Days will be running concurrently with Creatures: Great and Small at Philip Bacon Galleries and Bruce Heiser Gallery will be showcasing cats – this is war!
Image credit: Lucy Culliton Five studio dogs (Hepzibah, Reddy, May Day, Super Zippy and Tessa) 2017 oil on canvas 100.0 x 100.0 cm $15,000