22.05.19 Gerwyn Davies at Bundaberg Regional Gallery

Gerwyn Davies will present his work in an upcoming solo exhibition, Heatwave, at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition program will also include an artist talk at the gallery on Saturday 29 June.

For more information about the exhibition, please click here.

Heat Wave
28 June – 18 August
Gallery One – Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Image credit: Gerwyn Davies    Mausoleum   2017   archival inkjet print   85.0 x 110 cm

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22.05.19 Michael Muir in the Sunday Mail

Michael Muir has been featured in the ‘U on Sunday’ section in The Sunday Mail magazine.

Writer Fiona Purdon interviewed Muir about his recent travels through Italy and how this inspired the paintings in his upcoming exhibition, Proximity.

Please click here to read the article.

Proximity
28 May – 15 June
Jan Murphy Gallery

Image credit: Michael Muir  Photo: Noah Muir

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18.05.19 Now Represented – Celia Gullett

Celia Gullett is now represented by Jan Murphy Gallery.

Celia’s practice is guided by her interest in colour field painting, abstraction and minimalism. With influences including music, Rajasthan (India) and poetry – Gullett’s work also considers the philosophical ideas associated with the process of creating the artwork as an experience for the viewer.

Celia Gullett’s profile and selected works are now viewable online on our website.

Image credit: Celia Gullett   Within I   2018   oil on wood panel   40.0 x 35.0 cm

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16.05.19 Fiona Lowry and Sylvia Ken in the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize

Fiona Lowry and Sylvia Ken have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize. Lowry presents her work It is night with glaring sunshine and Tjala Arts painter, Sylvia Ken, enters Seven Sisters.

Lowry was also recently announced as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 and Sylvia Ken was awarded last week the 2019 Wynne Prize to much acclaim. Both artists will present new work in exhibitions at Jan Murphy Gallery later this year.

The winner of the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize, will be announced on Friday 19 July at the exhibition opening at Hadley’s Orient Hotel.

2019 Hadley’s Art Prize
20 July – 18 August
Hadley’s Orient Hotel Hobart

For more information click here.

Image credit: Fiona Lowry   It is night with glaring sunshine   acrylic on canvas   122.0 x 167.0 cm

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15.05.19 Fiona Lowry, Mark Tweedie and Gerwyn Davies in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019

Congratulations to Fiona Lowry and Protégé artists, Mark Tweedie and Gerwyn Davies, who have been announced as finalists in this year’s Sunshine Coast Art Prize.

Lowry is a finalist with her work, We will know it more than ever. Tweedie also entered a painting, A dream like this is hard to wake from #2 and Davies is a finalist with his photographic work, Sir Joh Heslop.

This year’s prize will be judged by Alison Kubler and winners will be announced at the official opening on Thursday 29 August.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019
24 July – 15 September
Caloundra Regional Gallery

For more information click here.

Image credit: Mark Tweedie  A dream like this is hard to wake from #2  2018   oil on canvas   127.0 x 122.0 cm

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11.05.19 Sylvia Ken Awarded the Wynne Prize 2019

Congratulations to Sylvia Ken, who has been awarded the Wynne Prize 2019 for her work, Seven Sisters.

Ken paints at Tjala Arts, located in Amata Community in far north-west South Australia. She is a member of the Ken Sisters Collaborative, who previously won the Wynne Prize in 2016.

Her work will also be featured in an upcoming exhibition with Tjala Arts at Jan Murphy Gallery in August.

Wynne Prize 2019
11 May – 8 September
Art Gallery of New South Wales

For more information about the Wynne Prize, please click here.

Image credit: Sylvia Ken   Seven Sisters   2019   acrylic on linen   200.0 x 240.0 cm

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11.05.19 Natasha Bieniek receives Highly Commended in the Wynne Prize 2019

Congratulations to Natasha Bieniek, who has been Highly Commended in the Wynne Prize 2019 for her work, Reflection.

Bieniek won the Wynne Prize in 2015 and is also a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize. Natasha Bieniek will have an exhibition with Victoria Reichelt at Jan Murphy Gallery in November this year.

Wynne Prize 2019
11 May – 8 September
Art Gallery of New South Wales

For more information about the Wynne Prize, please click here.

Image credit: Natasha Bieniek  Reflection   2019   oil on gold mirror dibond   125.0 x 83.0 cm

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09.05.19 Lara Merrett in Art Guide Australia

Tracey Clement profiled Lara Merrett’s new exhibition, Flip side, in the May – June issue of Art Guide Australia. It is a busy month for the artist as she also completes the onsite temporary residency component of High Stakes, at UQ Art Museum.

Lara Merrett’s exhibition, Flip side, is current at Jan Murphy Gallery until 25 May.

To read the feature online, please click here.

Image credit: Lara Merrett Flip side 2019, Installation View. Photo by Mark Sherwood.

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04.05.19 Drew Connor Holland in Vault Magazine

Protégé artist, Drew Connor Holland, is currently featured in the May – July issue of Vault magazine.

Writer Neha Kale’s interview with Holland discusses the motivations and creative process of the emerging artist. With a focus on the re-use of existing materials and ephemera, Holland’s works comprise of digital prints on pulped scraps of paper and personal effects.

To get a copy of the magazine, please click here.

Image credit: Drew Connor Holland    Portrait (Nina)   2017   solvent transfer of video game screenshots to handmade paper: discarded artworks, magazines, clothes, human hair, wigs, childhood drawings, letters, folios, receipts, report cards, merit certificates, glitter   84.0 x 58.0 cm

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02.05.19 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

Congratulations to Natasha Bieniek, Robert Malherbe, Tjungkara Ken, Sylvia Ken and Leslie Rice who are finalists in this year’s prizes.

Bieniek, Malherbe and Rice are seasoned entrants to the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Bieniek, who won the Wynne Prize 2015, has entered her work Reflection and has her work Waiting for Arden in the Archibald Prize. Malherbe has been finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes on multiple occasions, entered his work Lithgow, path to water. Rice, who has also been a previous finalist in the Archibald and Sulman Prizes, entered his work Teha’amana and her husband Paul Gauguin. Tjala Arts artists, Tjungkara Ken and Sylvia Ken, have also been previous finalists in recent Wynne Prizes.

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019
11 May – 8 September
Art Gallery of New South Wales

For more information, please click here.

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