12.04.18 Danie Mellor at Pataka Art + Museum

Danie Mellor: Pleasure and Vexation – the strata and spectacle of history will be the first major exhibition in New Zealand of past and present works by this much awarded artist.

Presented and curated by the Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua City, New Zealand, the exhibition will feature over twenty works, including works on loan from Australian institutional collections.

Danie Mellor: Pleasure and Vexation – the strata and spectacle of history
Pataka Art + Museum
27 May – 19 August 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Danie Mellor   The pleasure and vexation of history   2017   wax pastel, wash with oil pigment, watercolour and pencil on paper   220.0 x 140.0 cm

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28.04.18 Natasha Bieniek in 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

Natasha Bieniek is a finalist for the 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize at Geelong Gallery.

The biennial prize awards a $30,000 acquisitive prize to the winner, with the 2018 prize to be judged by Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator, Geelong Gallery; Justin Paton, Head Curator, International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales; and Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum. The winner will be announced on Friday 8 June.

2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize
Geelong Gallery
9 June – 19 August 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Natasha Bieniek   Mirrorscape (installation view)   2018   oil on gold dibond   12.0 x 18.0 cm

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20.04.18 Jason Fitzgerald and Claudia Greathead Exhibitions

Two new exhibitions by Brisbane based artists, Jason Fitzgerald and Claudia Greathead, will be presented at Jan Murphy Gallery.

Sculptor Jason Fitzgerald’s latest series of ceramic and timber works will comprise his exhibition, Shaky Ground. Until recently, Fitzgerald was solely known for geometrically formed timber sculptures made of salvaged timber shards and off-cuts, but of late he has been working in the ancient medium of clay. Shaky Ground contains both timber and ceramic works.

Emerging artist Claudia Greathead will present a series of new paintings in her upcoming exhibition, Round and Round. Painterly enigmas and strange narratives characterise her imagery, which has emerged from old and recent family photographs, travel, and her singular journey.

Claudia Greathead & Jason Fitzgerald
Jan Murphy Gallery
28 April – 26 May 2018

To view Jason Fitzgerald’s Shaky Ground exhibition online, please click here.

To view Claudia Greathead’s Round and Round exhibition online, please click here.

Image credit: Jason Fitzgerald   Tectonic bowl 3   2018   terracotta and glaze   22.0 x 35.0 x 30.0 cm

Image credit: Claudia Greathead   If there is something   2018   oil on linen   46.0 x 61.0 cm

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12.04.18 Victoria Reichelt at Home of the Arts (HOTA)

Victoria Reichelt’s work features in We are Gold Coast: Works from the Gallery at HOTA Collection at the newly redeveloped and re-named Home of the Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast (formerly Gold Coast Arts Centre).

The collection exhibition champions the region and rejects the out-dated broader public perception of the Gold Coast of surf, schoolies and theme parks, instead focussing on the location’s array of natural wonders and thriving community of talented artists.

We are Gold Coast: Works from the Gallery at HOTA Collection
The Gallery at HOTA
12 May – 15 July 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Colour field   2012   oil on linen   128.0 x 150.0 cm

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21.04.18 Fred Fowler in Art Collector

Fred Fowler features in the ‘What’s next’ section of the April/June 2018 issue of Art Collector, which focuses on artists coming up in the art world.

Fowler will have his first solo exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery from 26 June – 21 July 2018.

For information on where to get a copy of Art Collector, please click here.

Image credit: Fred Fowler   Wedge tailed eagle in a thermal sky   2018   oil and micaceous iron oxide on birch ply   60.0 x 50.0 cm

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10.04.18 Lara Merrett Announced for MCA’s 2018 Bella Room Commission

Each year a contemporary Australian artist is invited by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) to create a multi-sensory, interactive and immersive artwork to inspire people with disability or access requirements to connect with contemporary art.

The Bella Room Commission is a key component of the MCA’s Bella Program for children, young people and adults with access requirements, and in 2018 will see Lara Merrett create an installation, Paint me in, featuring thee brightly coloured canvases suspended and looped from the roof of the Bella Room.

2018 Bella Room Commission
Museum of Contemporary Art
National Centre for Creative Learning
From 23 May 2018

For more information, please click here.

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12.04.18 Leslie Rice shortlisted for The Blake Prize

Leslie Rice has been selected as one of 80 finalists for The 65th Blake Prize at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

One of Australia’s longest standing art prizes, The Blake Prize encourages conversation about spirituality and religion through art and offers a non-acquisitive prize of $35,000.

The 65th Blake Prize
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
12 May – 1 July 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Leslie Rice   Salome   2018   acrylic on velvet   61.0 x 46.0 cm

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20.04.18 A.J. Taylor in 2018 Fleurieu Biennale

A.J. Taylor is a finalist for the 2018 Fleurieu Biennale. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Fleurieu Art Prize in 2018, the newly renamed Fleurieu Biennale will be exhibited across three galleries in the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.

The 2018 prize will be judged by Christopher Orchard, artist; Emma Fay, Guildhouse Executive Director; and Godwin Bradbeer, artist, with the winner to be announced on Saturday 16 June 2018 at Stump Hill Gallery in McLaren Vale.

2018 Fleurieu Biennale
Stump Hill Gallery, McLaren Vale
Fleurieu Arthouse, McLaren Vale
Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa
16 June – 22 July 2018

For more information, please click here.

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