Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories at the Museum of Brisbane features new work by Danie Mellor. The exhibition explores the history of convict Brisbane, from its founding in 1824 to the penal colony’s closure in 1839, including the impact on the Aboriginal peoples on whose Country the colony was built.
Life in Irons provides an insight into daily life in the settlement using original documents, personal accounts and contemporary art alongside immersive new technologies.
Image credit: Danie Mellor Natura Pacifica (yugubarra: a land story) 2018 Lambda print on metallic photographic paper 90.0 cm diameter Edition of 3 + 2 A/P
____________14.03.18 Danie Mellor Solo Exhibition at Cairns Art Gallery
A solo exhibition by Danie Mellor titled Proximity and Perception will be presented at the Cairns Art Gallery. It will focus on a new work commissioned by the Cairns Art Gallery Foundation, which will be placed within the context of his recent art practice and ongoing engagement with his matrilineal Country of the North Queensland rainforest region, south of Cairns.
The exhibition will also feature works spanning the past decade of Mellor’s career, including drawings and recent photographic works.
Image credit: Danie Mellor Dulga-burra (a procession of history) 2018 wax pastel, crayon coloured pencil, wash with oil pigment, watercolour and pencil with Swarovski crystals on paper 98.0 x 149.0 cm Commissioned by Cairns Art Gallery 2018
____________29.03.18 Juz Kitson at Fremantle Arts Centre
Juz Kitson is in group exhibition, Sensual Nature, at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Featuring twelve artists, the exhibition includes sculptural, tactile and seductive work inspired by nature, bringing to the fore organic forms that lurk beneath the conscious mind, wrapped in suppressed desires and fears.
The exhibition is curated by Dr Ric Spencer and developed from an original idea by participating artist, Lia McKnight.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Something sacred 2015 Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, terracotta clay, horse, goat and human hair, paraffin wax, resin, Chinese silk thread, Merino wool, fox and goat pelt, deer and horse hide, wood, bone 300.0 x 140.0 cm
____________24.03.18 Robert Malherbe at Orange Regional Gallery
Robert Malherbe features in group exhibition, Interiors, at Orange Regional Gallery. Curated by Gavin Wilson, Interiors investigates the idea that we are shaped by the spaces around us.
The exhibition includes work by a select group of modernist and contemporary artists, including Brett Whiteley, Margaret Olley, Cressida Campbell, Grace Cossington Smith and Peter Godwin.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Blackheath interior summer 2018 oil on linen 71.0 x 61.0 cm
____________08.03.18 Guy Maestri in Art Guide Australia
Guy Maestri’s upcoming solo exhibition, On Painting, has been featured in Art Guide Australia’s March/April issue in an article by Tracey Clement.
The exhibition will commence from 27 March 2018.
Image credit: Guy Maestri Pointillist self-portrait 2018 oil on linen 61.0 x 51.0 cm
____________30.03.18 ‘A painter’s house’ – The Margaret Olley Art Centre
An exhibition celebrating the home studio of Margaret Olley features work by Guy Maestri and Monica Rohan.
A painter’s house at the Tweed Regional Gallery’s Margaret Olley Art Centre showcases work by Olley alongside responses to her re-created studio by contemporary painters including Maestri, Rohan, John Honeywill and Lewis Miller.
Image credit: Guy Maestri Two jugs with plastic cornflowers 2018 oil on linen 61.0 x 77.0 cm
____________03.03.18 Linde Ivimey at Museum of Australian Democracy
Linde Ivimey features in a group exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra. The Gift: Art, Artefacts, and Arrivals explores the notion of migration as a gift, both to those seeking a new home, and to the accepting nation.
The four exhibiting contemporary artists, Linde Ivimey, Heddy Ritterman, Louise Skala and Linda Wachtel are all family members of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Australia after World War II. Each artist offers a unique story with shared themes of loss, struggle, resilience and hope.
Image credit: Linde Ivimey with her work in The Gift: Art, Artefacts, and Arrivals. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Australian Democracy.
____________08.03.18 James Guppy at Australian Parliament House
Artwork by James Guppy has been reproduced for a large-scale projection on the front of Australian Parliament House in Canberra.
Presented as part of the Enlighten Festival, the projection of Guppy’s Red Poppy, 2005 pays tribute to the centenary of the ANZAC’s in 2017 and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which will occur on 11 November 2018.
Image credit: Installation view of James Guppy’s Red Poppy 2005 projected onto Australian Parliament House, Canberra. Photo: Department of Parliamentary Services.
____________08.03.18 Juz Kitson at Shepparton Art Museum
Juz Kitson features in a collection exhibition at the Shepparton Art Museum. Intimate Realities: Recent Works from the SAM Collection features sculpture, video, photography, printmaking, painting and ceramics by leading contemporary artists and evokes the uncanny and surreal.
Kitson’s work It’s all embracing boundless-ness, no II, 2015–2016 was first exhibited at Jan Murphy Gallery in 2016 as part of group exhibition, Road Trip.
Image credit: Juz Kitson It’s all embracing boundless-ness, no II 2015–2016 Southern Ice porcelain, Jingdezhen porcelain, Merino wool and rabbit pelt 90.0 x 40.0 x 50.0 cm Shepparton Art Museum Collection