Having completed a residency at the Tweed Regional Gallery’s Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio in 2017, Fiona Lowry will exhibit the resulting body of work at the Tweed Regional Gallery in 2018.
The residency provided Lowry with an opportunity to engage with the surrounding landscape, an area she spent some time growing up in.
“My work often explores my own memories of place but also the history of place and this was a unique opportunity to immerse myself in my own history and to understand the history of this landscape” – Fiona Lowry, September 2017.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry My mother’s far embrace (Ukebargh mangroves) 2017 acrylic on canvas 167.0 x 122.0 cm
____________24.02.18 RMIT Art Collection Exhibition
Juz Kitson features in Chaos and Order, 120 years of collecting at RMIT, a survey exhibition of the RMIT Art Collection curated by Jon Buckingham, Collections Coordinator at RMIT Gallery.
Exploring the contradictions inherent in public art collections this survey embraces the challenges faced in acquiring works adhering to strict criteria, and the serendipitous acquisitions that fall outside the stated ambit of a collection.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Founded on the belief that there is order. 2017 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, Physical vapour deposition, beetle wings, rabbit pelt, wild goat hide, resin, silicone, bone, treated pine and marine ply 130.0 x 75.0 x 30.0 cm RMIT University Art Collection
____________24.02.18 Lucy Culliton at New England Regional Art Museum
Artist Lucy Culliton has been honoured with a survey exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in Armidale NSW.
Caution Wet Paint sees 30 years of Culliton’s career on display, ranging from her early drawings through to more recent large-scale oil paintings.
Image credit: Lucy Culliton painting en plein air
____________13.02.18 William Mackinnon on The Design Files
William Mackinnon has been featured by The Design Files in an article by Camilla Wagstaff.
The article discusses his recent move to Ibiza in Spain where he has set up a studio and developed the works for his forthcoming exhibition at the gallery, Twin Palms.
Image credit: William Mackinnon outside his Ibiza studio. Photo: Muchigraphy.
____________05.02.18 William Mackinnon on ‘Talking with Painters’ Podcast
William Mackinnon has been interviewed by Maria Stoljar for an episode of her Talking with Painters podcast.
Mackinnon discusses his studio practice and the development of his upcoming exhibition, Twin Palms, which opens on 27 February at the gallery.
Image credit: William Mackinnon in his studio. Image courtesy of Talking with Painters
____________20.02.18 Protégé Page
We are excited to announce the launch of our Protégé Page on our website.
Protégé extends representation to a selected number of young and emerging artists on the basis of their achievements and the potential in their developing practices.
The Protégé list is fluid, so please visit this page on our website for regular updates.
Image credit: Gerwyn Davies Hedge 2017 archival inkjet print 100.0 x 100.0 cm Edition of 8 + 1 AP
____________05.02.18 Juz Kitson in Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture 2018
Juz Kitson is a finalist for the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture 2018 with her work, Flesh tones of carnation. The continuum of life 2017.
The 2018 finalists for the biennial prize will be judged by Dr Felicty Fenner, Director of UNSW Galleries and faculty member of UNSW School of Art and Design; Professor Richard Goodwin, artist, architect and academic at UNSW School of Art and Design; and Ingrid Morley, sculptor and former student at Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Flesh tones of carnation. The continuum of life 2017 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, glass, horse hair, polyester thread, rabbit and fox pelt, treated pine and marine ply 111.0 x 60.0 x 34.0 cm
____________17.02.18 Michael Muir Finalist in Muswellbrook Art Prize 2018
Michael Muir is a finalist in the Muswellbrook Art Prize 2018 for his work Hidden in the summer 2018.
This year’s prize will be judged by Tracey Cooper-Lavery, Gallery Director, Gold Coast City Gallery. The Muswellbrook Art Prize offers a non-acquisitive $50,000 painting prize, which is awarded on the opening night, Saturday 10 March.
Image credit: Michael Muir Hidden in the summer 2018 oil on linen 137.0 x 167.0 cm
____________09.02.18 Ben Quilty in ‘All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files’ Exhibition
Ben Quilty features in group exhibition, All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files, at Yellow House Sydney.
Focused on the Nauru Files published by The Guardian in August 2016, which leaked incident reports by staff of Nauru’s detention centres occurring between 2013–15, the exhibition sees 30 of Australia’s leading contemporary artists illustrate the files that revealed 2,116 individual cases of assault, sexual abuse, self-harm, child abuse and abhorrent living conditions endured by asylum seekers in the care of the Australian Government.
All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files
Yellow House Sydney
2 – 10 February 2018
____________03.02.18 Now representing Fred Fowler
We are delighted to welcome Fred Fowler to the gallery and look forward to working with him in the future.
Fred Fowler’s distinctive paintings are landscapes – physical, cultural or psychological – that expose the hidden and imaginary, described as wormholes or portals to alternative realities. He uses abstraction to eliminate background noise and convey the impact of a complex past on Australian landscape. These arrays of shape, colour and objects explore a wide range of subjects – colonisation, globalisation, environmental crises and the urban – with a seductive palette and an interest in the dark undercurrents of our time.
His early artistic interests lay with underground movements such as graffiti and street art. He had his first exhibition of contemporary art at 21, and worked in graphic design before travelling in Europe for an extended period. His reputation and portfolio saw him granted admission to the Masters program at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012. Fowler has since been awarded the TWIG regional art residency in Swan Hill, Victoria (2014), the Sculptors in Schools Residency for the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Victoria (2014), and the Artist in Residence in Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South Korea (2015). He has created murals and public artworks in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Lyon and New York. His work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Fred’s first exhibition at the gallery will be 26 June – 21 July 2018.