30.04.19 Julia deVille in the Ramsay Art Prize 2019

Julia deVille is a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize 2019 with her work, Mother is my monarch 2018.

This year’s finalists have been be selected by an international judging panel: Russell Storer, Deputy Director (Curatorial and Research), National Gallery of Singapore; Richard Lewer, artist; and Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Each of the finalist’s works will be included in a major exhibition and the winner will be announced on Friday 24 May 2019.

Ramsay Art Prize
25 May – 25 August
Art Gallery of South Australia

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27.04.19 Guy Maestri at Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Guy Maestri’s work, After Oat Harvest, 1926 is included in the upcoming group exhibition, Paintings from Hamilton, at Horsham Regional Art Gallery.

Established in 1961, the Hamilton Gallery Collection is well recognised for its holdings of Australian and International decorative arts, sculpture and painting.

The Paintings from Hamilton exhibition explores the painting medium through the eye of the artist – shaping the way we see the landscape and the world around us.

Paintings from Hamilton
25 May – 18 August
Horsham Regional Art Gallery

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Image credit: Guy Maestri   After Oat Harvest, 1926   2016   oil on linen   183.0 x 224.0 cm


27.04.19 Natasha Bieniek in the 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

Natasha Bieniek is a finalist in the 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize with her work, Pocket Landscape #1. The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting and aims to capture the varied and diverse approaches to the medium.

This year’s judging panel comprises of Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria; Anthony Fitzpatrick, Curator, TarraWarra Museum of Art and Joanna Bosse, Curator, Bayside Gallery.

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
Bayside Gallery
24 May – 21 July

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Image credit: Natasha Bieniek   Pocket Landscape #1   2018   oil on gold mirror dibond   6.0 x 8.0 cm


27.04.19 Juz Kitson in ‘SODEISHA: connected to Australia’

Juz Kitson is amongst a group of ten contemporary Australian artists selected to produce new work for the commemorative SODEISHA: connected to Australia 2019 exhibition at Newcastle Art Gallery.

This exhibition in part, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the SODEISHA: Avant Garde Japanese Ceramics exhibition that toured Australia between 1979 and 1981. The original exhibition featured the work of 32 Japanese artists and at the culmination of the tour, the Sodeisha group gifted a substantial portion of the work to the Newcastle Art Gallery.

SODEISHA: connected to Australia
Newcastle Art Gallery
2 March – 19 May 2019

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Image credit: Juz Kitson   You are what you think about most  2018   Jingdezhen porcelain, glass, bone, rabbit fur, merino wool, horse hair, turtle shell, marine ply and treated pine   145.0 x 85.0 x 30.0 cm  Photo: John Cliff


26.04.19 Lara Merrett in Inside Out Magazine

Lara Merrett is featured in the April 2019 edition of Inside Out Magazine. In the article, writer Karlie Verkerk speaks to eight Australian artists working with colour as a primary focus in their practice.

Merrett’s distinctive, large-scaled work is significantly influenced by colour, and states in the article, “No colour is off-limits. I love the idea that I could invent a new one”.

Lara Merrett’s upcoming exhibition will open at Jan Murphy Gallery on 7 May.

To read the article, please click here.

Image credit: Lara Merrett   The world inside   2019   acrylic and ink in linen   153.0 x 122.0 cm


10.04.19 Louise Tate – NARS Residency

Protégé artist, Louise Tate, has been selected for the 2019 NARS international residency program. Facilitated by The New York Art Residency and Studio (NARS) Foundation, the program aims to create an international artistic dialogue, supporting both emerging and mid-career artists.

Louise will complete a short-term integrated residency at the NARS Foundation in New York, commencing from April 2019. This marks a significant step in the artist’s developing career and follows some of her recent achievements which include the Kyneton Residency Program presented by the Macfarlane Fund (2017) and the Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Award (2017).

Image credit: Louise Tate   Aphrodite and 60’s new wave terraced houses   2017   oil and pastel on canvas   90.0 x 115.0 cm


05.04.19 Marina Strocchi in Art Monthly Australasia

In the lead up to her new exhibition, Terra Firma, Marina Strocchi has been featured in the April issue of Art Monthly Australasia. Writer Chloe Wolifson has outlined Marina’s exploration of select motifs, colours and forms reflective of her time spent on a residency in Kangaroo Valley NSW.

To read the article, please click here.

Terra Firma
Jan Murphy Gallery
9 April – 4 May

Image credit: Marina Strocchi   Eucalypts I   2018   acrylic on handmade Indian rag paper   55 x 75.5 cm


06.04.19 Victoria Reichelt interview with This Wild Song

‘This Wild Song’ is an online project dedicated to celebrating Australian female artists through interviews, portraits, exhibitions and events

They recently profiled Victoria Reichelt, who discusses her key influences, creative process and approach to making new work.

To read the interview, please click here.

Image credit: Victoria Reichelt. Courtesy of ‘This Wild Song’. Photo: Ilona Nelson.


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