13.09.17 Lara Merrett – This is not a love song (B)

Lara Merrett’s new solo exhibition, This is not a love song (B) is on display from 14 September to 7 October 2017.

A video interview with the artist speaking about this new body of work can be viewed below.

To view the exhibition online, please click here. 

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22.08.17 Sydney Contemporary 2017

We are excited to be exhibiting at Sydney Contemporary from 7 – 10 September.

Please join us at Booth #E14.

Exhibiting Artists:
Danie Mellor
Guy Maestri
Juz Kitson
Tjungkara Ken
& Yaritji Young
Ben Quilty
Lara Merrett

For more information, please click here. 

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22.08.17 Julia deVille Awarded 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

Julia deVille has been named as one of ten Australian artists to receive the 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship from the Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation.

Each of the Creative Fellows were awarded a generous grant which recognises the outstanding talent and exceptional courage of mid-career artists. The prestigious award provides them with the opportunity to reflect and develop on their respective creative practices.

For more information, please click here.

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01.08.17 ‘Artist Profile’ Exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery

Orange Regional Gallery are presenting a group exhibition of over 140 artists featured in Australian arts publication, Artist Profile over its ten year history.

Curated by Editor Kon Gouriotis, and Deputy Editor, Lucy Stranger, the exhibition, Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017 features living painters who have been featured in Artist Profile.

The exhibition includes work by Lucy Culliton, Fiona Lowry, Guy Maestri, Robert Malherbe, Ben Quilty, Victoria Reichelt and Leslie Rice.

Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017
Orange Regional Gallery
8 July – 10 September

For more information, please click here.

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20.07.17 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017 Finalists

Congratulations to all finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017.

Archibald Prize Finalists 2017 include Lucy Culliton and Robert Malherbe.

Wynne Prize Finalists 2017 include Lucy Culliton, Juz Kitson, Fiona Lowry, William Mackinnon, Guy Maestri and Alexandra Standen.

Sulman Prize Finalists 2017 include Robert Malherbe and Monica Rohan.

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
Art Gallery of New South Wales
29 July – 22 October 2017

For more information, please click here.

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08.07.17 2017 Hadley’s Art Prize

William Mackinnon and Guy Maestri are finalists in the inaugural Hadley’s Art Prize in Hobart, Tasmania. The 2017 theme for the acquisitive landscape prize is ‘History and Place’ for the best portrayal of the Australian landscape which acknowledges the past.

Mackinnon was selected for his work, Community 2010, painted during his time working as a field officer for Papunya Tula artists in the Northern Territory.

Maestri was selected for his work, Governor’s ravages 2017 which references the 1978 Australian Film, and Thomas Keneally’s Booker Prize-nominated novel The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith. The text ‘A whole host of improvements’ is a quote from the story and the image itself is painted from a screenshot from the movie.

The winner of the $100,00 acquisitive prize will be announced at the opening of the exhibition of finalists’ artwork.

2017 Hadley’s Art Prize
Galleries at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart
15 July – 25 August 2017

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: William Mackinnon   Community   2017   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   99.0 x 122.0 cm

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01.07.17 Danie Mellor in ‘Travellers’ at Queensland Art Gallery

Danie Mellor is featured in group exhibition, Travellers, at the Queensland Art Gallery. Exploring the metaphysical aspects of travel, the exhibition also features work by Jeffrey Smart, Jan Senbergs, Hiroaki Takahashi, Craig Koomeeta and many more.

Curated by Peter McKay, Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, Travellers includes decorative objects that transport sustenence and medicine, as well as paintings, prints, sculptures and videos drawn from the collection that capture discovery, trade, pilgrimage and forced relocation.

Travellers
Queensland Art Gallery
QAGOMA
1 July – 29 October 2017

For more information, please click here.

Image Credit: Danie Mellor   Whether you like it or not   2005   pencil on Magnani paper   71.0 x 101.0 cm   QAGOMA Collection

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20.06.17 Ben Quilty and Richard Flanagan Publication

In January 2016 Ben Quilty and acclaimed Australian author, Richard Flanagan, travelled to Lebanon, Greece and Serbia as guests of World Vision. On this journey, they followed “the river that is the great exodus of our age: that of Syrian refugees.”

The consequent publication, Notes on an Exodus, bears witness to the remarkable people they met on their journey and features an essay by Richard Flanagan and illustrations by Ben Quilty.

Notes on an Exodus
Soft cover 55 pp, illustrated, colour
Publisher: Vintage, 2016
ISBN: 978 0 14378 235 3

A limited number of signed copies by both Richard and Ben are available for purchase with all proceeds going directly to World Vision.

Available $50.00 including postage and handling.

Please email the gallery or phone +61 7 3254 1855 to purchase this item.

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19.06.17 Lara Merrett at Installation Contemporary 2017

Lara Merrett has been selected as one of 15 artists for Installation Contemporary 2017. Part of the Sydney Contemporary 2017 program and curated by the MCA’s Chief Curator, Rachel Kent and assistant curator Megan Robson, Installation Contemporary presents a range of large-scale site-specific artworks that respond to the unique space of Sydney’s Carriageworks.

Merrett will present a new three-dimensional painting installation, Time After Time (Compendium of Gestures) 2017, which interrogates the relationship between painting and its surrounding architecture. Using drop sheets and a variety of paint applications, Merrett will work in-situ to create an immersive environment of colour as a response to the physicality of the Carriageworks space and surrounding artworks.

Installation Contemporary 2017
at Sydney Contemporary 2017
Carriageworks
7 – 10 September 2017

For more information, please click here. 

Image credit: Lara Merrett in her studio. Photo: Hugh Stewart

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01.06.17 Karen Napaljarri Barnes – Online Exhibition

Birds and Animals Around Yuendemu is a new exhibition by Karen Napaljarri Barnes.

Since 2001, Napaljarri Barnes has been painting with the Warlukalangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre in Yuendemu, Northern Territory.

Karen Napaljarri Barnes
Birds and Animals Around Yuendemu (Online Only)
31 May – 07 June 2017

To view the exhibition, please click here.

Image credit: Karen Napaljarri Barnes   1050/17   2017   acrylic on Belgian linen   91.0 x 91.0 cm

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