Jason Benjamin, Gerwyn Davies, Danie Mellor, Monica Rohan and A.J. Taylor are finalists for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery.
The annual prize offers an acquisitive major prize of $25,000 with the winning work acquired by the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. The winner will be announced on Thursday 30 August at the official opening.
____________01.06.18 Linde Ivimey at National Portrait Gallery
Linde Ivimey features in group exhibition, So Fine – Contemporary women artists make Australian history, at the National Portrait Gallery.
Forming part of the National Portrait Gallery’s twentieth birthday celebrations, the exhibition features new works from ten women artists reinterpreting and reimagining elements of Australian history.
Image credit: Linde Ivimey Marilyn Ball Albatross 2018 steel armature, acrylic resin, dyed cotton, cast and natural, sheep, turkey and chicken bones, sewn viscera, earth, smoky quartz and pearls 95.0 x 63.0 x 30.0 cm
____________19.06.18 Fred Fowler in The Design Files
Fred Fowler’s first Jan Murphy Gallery solo exhibition, Home / Visitors has been featured by The Design Files. In an interview with Elle Murrell, Fowler discusses the inspiration behind this newest body of work.
Home / Visitors
26 June – 21 July 2018
Image credit: Fred Fowler in the studio, 2018. Photo: Amelia Stanwix
____________30.06.18 William Mackinnon at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre
William Mackinnon features in group exhibition, Freshwater/Saltwater at the Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre.
A collaborative exhibition between Shepparton Art Museum and the Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Freshwater/Saltwater features both contemporary and historical works that highlight the material and cultural significance of water.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Crossroads (ii) 2018 acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas 200.0 x 450.0 cm (triptych)
____________30.06.18 Julia deVille at RMIT Gallery
Julia deVille’s work features in My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne. The group exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s seminal science fiction novel, Frankenstein.
Exploring themes of difference and acceptance, My Monster interrogates the history of human intrigue in hybrid creatures and looks to the future possibilities through biotechnological advances.
Image credit: Julia deVille Peter 2012 rabbit, antique sterling silver goblet 17.0 x 15.0 x 15.0 cm
____________16.06.18 Fred Fowler in The Courier Mail
Fred Fowler features in The Courier Mail’s ‘U on Sunday’ section. In the article, writer Fiona Purdon explains how a trip to Stradbroke Island became the starting point of inspiration for Fowler’s first Jan Murphy Gallery solo exhibition, Home / Visitors.
Home / Visitors
26 June – 21 July 2018
Image credit: Fred Fowler Peppermint Grove oil paint, oil stick and gold leaf on wood panel 90.0 x 80.0 cm
____________01.06.18 Tjala Arts – ‘Seven Sisters’ Exhibition
Jan Murphy Gallery presents an exhibition featuring artwork from the acclaimed Tjala Arts centre in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. In a first for both organisations, the exhibition solely focuses on artists from Tjala Arts, providing a platform for their works in Queensland.
Seven Sisters features new works by the Ken Sisters Collaborative (Tjungkara Ken, Yaritji Young, Freda Brady, Maringka Tunkin and Sandra Ken), plus individual works by Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken and Tjungkara Ken. The Seven Sisters Story is a Tjukurpa Story (Creation Story) about the constellations of Pleiades and Orion. The sisters are the constellation of Pleiades and the other star Orion is said to be Nyiru or Nyirunya (described as a lusty or bad man). Each of the works in the exhibition is about this Creation Story.
Image credit: Ken Sisters Collaborative 2017, Courtesy of Tjala Arts
____________05.06.18 Gerwyn Davies – ‘Idols’ Online Exhibition
Idols is a new online exhibition by Gerwyn Davies which reanimates popular iconography and myth through an assemblage of costume, performance and photography. Conjuring characters across the political, religious, historic, this work is interested in familiar narratives that are highly contrived in nature.
Davies recently held a solo exhibition at Sydney’s Australian Centre for Photography in February 2018 and he will be in the upcoming Biennale of Australian Art in the Art Gallery of Ballarat later in 2018. His work is held in private and public collections, including Artbank, Gallery at HOTA Collection and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Image credit: Gerwyn Davies Madonna 2018 archival inkjet print 110.0 x 95.0 cm Edition of 8 + 1 A/P
____________15.06.18 Claudia Greathead at Metro Arts
A new solo exhibition, Wanblut, by Protégé artist Claudia Greathead is currently on display at Metro Arts in Brisbane.
Wanblut features paintings and sculptures by Greathead and continues her investigation into familial relationships.
For more information, please click here.
Image credit: Claudia Greathead Wanblut 2018 oil on board 30.0 x 30.0 cm
____________01.06.18 Adam Pyett in Artist Profile
Adam Pyett features in Artist Profile, Issue 43, in an interview with Bridget Macleod.
The article explores Pyett’s painting practice, both in terms of concept and his painting process.
Adam Pyett will hold his first exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery from 30 October – 15 December 2018.
Image credit: Adam Pyett in his studio. Photo: Sean McPhillips