24.11.18 Lisa Slade on Ben Quilty in The Australian

Ahead of Ben Quilty’s major survey exhibition, Quilty, Lisa Slade Slade, Assistant Director, Art Gallery of South Australia, and the curator of Quilty, discusses his practice in a feature article. She explores the evolution of Quilty’s painting practice through the lens of his favourite colour, purple.

To read the article, please click here.

Image credit: Ben Quilty in his studio. Courtesy of The Australian. Photo: Hollie Adams


16.11.18 12 Days of Christmas 2018

In the spirit of Christmas and in the tradition of the Advent calendar, we invite you to view twelve new works for our 12 Days of Christmas campaign.

Commencing Friday 23 November and finishing on Saturday 8 December 2018, we will be releasing a new work by each of the listed artists.

You can view via email, Facebook or Instagram and all works will be available to purchase from 12pm (AEST).

All images and the order in which they are released, will be concealed until the day!

Featured artists this year are (in alphabetical order):

Karen Napaljarri Barnes
Lucy Culliton
Fred Fowler
Claudia Greathead
Adam Lester
William Mackinnon
Guy Maestri
Leith Maguire
Danie Mellor
Michael Muir
Ben Quilty
Victoria Reichelt

Please contact the gallery on 07 3254 1855 or enquiries@janmurphygallery.com.au for further information.


21.11.18 Liu Zhuoquan and Li Ning in Art Guide Australia

Liu Zhuoquan and Li Ning’s current exhibition has been featured in Art Guide Australia. Written by Barnaby Smith, the article discusses the Beijing based artists’ contemporary approaches to traditional Chinese art forms.

Liu Zhuoquan and Li Ning
20 November – 8 December 2018

To read the article, please click here.

To view the exhibition online, please click here.

Image credit: Li Ning   Path through the forest   2016   ink on paper   42.0 x 44.0 cm


17.11.18 Liu Zhuoquan & Li Ning Exhibition

In keeping with the focus on Asian art presented during the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) at QAGOMA, Jan Murphy Gallery is exhibiting two Beijing based artists, Liu Zhuoquan and Li Ning.

Neighbours in one of Beijing’s many burgeoning ‘Art Districts’, the two artists share much more than studio space. Both Liu Zhuoquan and Li Ning are re-interpreting traditional Chinese art practices in a contemporary manner.

Whilst Liu Zhuoquan’s work references the traditional craft of ‘snuff bottle’ painting – painting on the inside of glass bottles, Li Ning adopts traditional ink paintings as his medium.

Liu Zhuoquan & Li Ning
20 November – 8 December 2018

For more information, please click here.

To view the exhibition online, please click here.

Image credit: Liu Zhuoquan   Chinese landscape 8   2018   glass bottle, mineral pigments, wax   32.0 x 14.0 x 14.0 cm


28.11.18 ‘A Fine Romance’ at Gippsland Art Gallery

Natasha Bieniek and Heidi Yardley are in group exhibition, A Fine Romance, at Gippsland Art Gallery.

Showcasing hyper-real paintings and sculptures, the exhibition examines the beauty and deceit of contemporary Australian realism, featuring works from the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection as well as private collections.

A Fine Romance
Gippsland Art Gallery
8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Hidden charms   2013   oil on linen   97.0 x 71.0 cm


23.11.18 Natasha Bieniek at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Natasha Bieniek features in group exhibition, Obsession: Devil in the detail at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

The exhibition showcases works with intricate detail and precise realism across three broad themes of still life, portraiture and landscape.

Obsession: Devil in the detail
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
30 November 2018 – 17 February 2019

For more information, please click here.

To listen to an interview with Natasha and MPRG Curator, Danny Lacy, please click here. 


17.11.18 Fiona Lowry at Glasshouse Port Macquarie

Fiona Lowry will present a solo exhibition at Glasshouse Port Macquarie gallery in New South Wales. It will feature recent works that continue Lowry’s investigation into the Australian bush and its resonating effect on the national psyche.

Fiona Lowry
Glasshouse Port Macquarie
8 December 2018 – 10 February 2019

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Fiona Lowry   I wanted to be myself   2018   acrylic on canvas   198.0 x 167.5cm


07.11.18 ‘Weapons for the soldier’ at Hazelhurst Arts Centre

Danie Mellor and Ben Quilty feature in major collaborative exhibition, Weapons for the soldier, at Hazelhurst Arts Centre.

Conceptualised by the young men of the APY Lands in north-western South Australia (Vincent Namatjira, Aaron Ken, Derek Thompson, Anwar Young and Kamurin Young), Weapons for the soldier brings together both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists in exploring themes of weaponry, warfare, and protecting land and Country.

The official opening of the exhibition on Sunday 11 November 2018 also marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

Weapons for the soldier
Hazelhurst Arts Centre
11 November – 3 February 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Danie Mellor   The mouth of the river   2018   Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper   126.5 cm diameter   Edition of 3 + 2 AP


09.11.18 Linde Ivimey in Artist Profile

Linde Ivimey features in Issue 45 of Artist Profile magazine in an insightful article by Sonia Legge.

In the interview, Ivimey discusses works from her recent exhibition, Conversations with a caterpillar, at Jan Murphy Gallery as well as her ever-evolving studio practice.

For more information in Issue 45 of Artist Profile, please click here. 

Image credit: Linde Ivimey   Nocturno 1   2018   steel armature, acrylic resin, cotton, dyed viscera, cast and natural cow, sheep and snake bones, champagne foils, peacock feather   77.0 x 49.0 x 55.0 cm


03.11.18 Gerwyn Davies at Museum of Brisbane

Gerwyn Davies features in group exhibition, ‘Dress Code’, at the Museum of Brisbane.

Dress Code presents the work of five contemporary artists, including Davies, in exploring fashion as the material embodiment of culture, gender and historical identity.

Davies is also Artist-in-Residence from 29 October – 23 November 2018, engaging with Museum visitors in discussion surrounding fashion and identity, while creating new works that respond to the Museum of Brisbane Collection.

Dress Code
Museum of Brisbane
3 November 2018 – 28 January 2019

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Gerwyn Davies   Poodle   2016   archival inkjet print   79.0 x 100.0 cm   Edition of 5 + 1 AP


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