Juz Kitson features in group exhibition Hunter Red: Corpus at the Newcastle Art Gallery. Bringing together works from the Newcastle Art Gallery Collection and other institutions that form the Hunter Cultural Collective, the exhibition interrogates the human body through works across ranging platforms.
The overarching theme of red brings with it loaded symbolism and tactile metaphors in representing the body. Kitson will be exhibiting alongside work by Dani Marti, Julie Rrap, Patricia Piccinini, Rosemary Laing, James Gleeson, Mike Parr and others.
Image credit: Juz Kitson Thousands of words exist silently in your memory 2017 hand blown glass, merino wool, rabbit fur, polyester string, marine ply and treated pine 200.0 x 78.0 x 60.0 cm
____________19.05.18 Ben Quilty at Bendigo Art Gallery
Ben Quilty’s work features in a new display at the Bendigo Art Gallery. The new exhibition includes several new acquisitions to the Bendigo Art Gallery Collection as well as significant works on loan.
Quilty’s work, Kuta Rorschach No. 2 2013, was acquired by the Bendigo Art Gallery Collection in 2014. The painting depicts the popular Balinese holiday destination, Kuta Beach, the site of the 2002 ‘Bali bombings’ which claimed the lives of 202 people including 88 Australians.
Ben Quilty Kuta Rorschach No. 2 2013 oil on canvas 8 panels each 220.0 x 520.0 cm
____________16.05.18 Karen Napaljarri Barnes – ‘Budgerigar Dreaming’ Online Exhibition
Budgerigar Dreaming (Ngatijirri Jukurrpa) is a new series of paintings by Karen Napaljarri Barnes, a Warlukurlangu artist based in Yuendumu in the Northern Territory.
The series of works refers to the Budgerigar Dreaming story. The Jukurrpa (Dreaming) sites shown in these paintings for Ngatijrri (Budgerigar) are at Yangarnmpi, south of Yuendumu. In her paintings, Barnes has used a non-traditional way of painting the Jukurrpa. She has used a more realistic depiction of the birds and a very abstract representation of the landscape and colours.
Image credit: Karen Napaljarri Barnes 768/18 2018 acrylic on Belgian linen 107.0 x 107.0 cm
____________18.05.18 Art of Music 2018
Art of Music is a fundraiser event presented by musician Jenny Morris with proceeds going to charity organisation, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Held every two years, a group of Australia’s top artists come together to create an original exhibition where each artist chooses an iconic Australian/NZ song to inspire a piece of artwork.
The artwork is then auctioned during a gala dinner in the Grand Court of the Art Gallery of NSW. The participating artists for Art of Music 2018 include Ben Quilty, Guy Maestri and Lucy Culliton amongst others. The event will feature musical performances by Mark Seymour of Hunters and Collectors, as well as Ainslie Wills and Julia Jacklin.
Image credit: Ben Quilty Study of Paul Kelly 2018 oil on linen 77.0 x 66.0 cm
____________03.05.18 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018 Finalists
Congratulations to all finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018.
Archibald Prize 2018 finalists include Jason Benjamin, William Mackinnon, Robert Malherbe and Guy Maestri.
Wynne Prize 2018 finalists include Sylvia Ken, Fiona Lowry, William Mackinnon, Robert Malherbe and Yaritji Young.
____________16.05.18 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2018
Juz Kitson is a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2018 with her work, You are everything; ripples moving ever outwards 2018.
Presented by Ravenswood School for Girls, the annual prize for emerging and established female artists in Australia awards the winner a $35,000 prize. The theme for the 2018 prize is ‘resillience’.
Image credit: Juz Kitson You are everything; ripples moving ever outwards 2018 Jingdezhen porcelain, merino wool, rabbit fur, marine ply and treated pine 105.0 x 62.0 x 30.0 cm