22.12.17 Summer Closure 2017/18

If you are travelling over the Christmas period, many of our artists are in exhibitions around the country and internationally.

Below is a list of galleries and exhibitions where you can get your ‘art fix’.

We wish you all the best for the holiday season and thank you for your support in 2017.

Jan, Bayoush, James and Louise

 

Natasha Bieniek
13 October 2017 – 21 October 2018
Go Figure: Works from the collection
Tweed Regional Gallery, South Murwillumbah NSW

Julia deVille
14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Romancing the Skull   Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat VIC

4 December 2017 – 1 July 2018
Theoria   Murray Art Musuem Albury (MAMA), Albury NSW

27 November 2017 – 27 January 2018
Regale – Crafting the table   Craft Victoria, Melbourne VIC

Juz Kitson
6 January 2017 – 18 March 2018
Imagine   Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC

William Mackinnon
15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018
Collaboration with Tom Crago for NGV Triennial 
NGV International, Melbourne VIC

Guy Maestri
13 October 2017 – 21 October 2018
Go Figure: Works from the collection
Tweed Regional Gallery, South Murwillumbah NSW

Danie Mellor
14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Romancing the Skull   Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat VIC

30 October 2017 – 10 February 2018
Tracks and Traces: Contemporary Australian Art in Israel 
Negev Museum of Art, Be’er Sheva, Israel

26 November 2017 – 18 March 2018
Framing Nature
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Langwarrin VIC

1 December 2017 – 18 February 2018
Artnow FNQ   Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns QLD

Adam Pyett
14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Romancing the Skull   Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat VIC

6 January 2017 – 18 March 2018
Imagine   Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC

Ben Quilty
19 August 2017 – 11 February 2018
Something Living   Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW

14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Romancing the Skull   Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat VIC

13 October 2017 – 21 October 2018
Go Figure: Works from the collection
Tweed Regional Gallery, South Murwillumbah NSW

15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018
NGV Triennial    NGV International, Melbourne VIC

Victoria Reichelt
23 November 2017 – 10 February 2018
Still: National Still Life Award 2017   Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour NSW

Leslie Rice
14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Romancing the Skull   Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat VIC

Monica Rohan
13 October 2017 – 21 October 2018
Go Figure: Works from the collection  
Tweed Regional Gallery, South Murwillumbah NSW

6 January 2017 – 18 March 2018
Imagine   Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC

Heidi Yardley
14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Romancing the Skull   Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat VIC

6 January 2017 – 18 March 2018
Imagine   Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC

Archibald Prize Touring Exhibition
View touring dates here
Geelong VIC, Albury NSW, Grafton NSW, Liverpool NSW, Newcastle NSW, Goulburn NSW and Port Macquarie NSW

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15.12.17 Now representing Adam Pyett

We are delighted to welcome Adam Pyett to the gallery and look forward to working with him in the future.

There is a tough structure and playful approach to still life that underpins Adam Pyett’s paintings. An early interest in abstraction remains evident across his now recognisable subject matter with strong compositional elements and tightly developed imagery. He uses paint to convey a quintessentially Australian aesthetic on subjects as diverse as flowers, found objects and punk rock iconography.

Pyett’s work has been recognised with a solo survey, Still Life Paintingat Geelong Gallery (2017), inclusion in Ballarat Art Gallery’s Romancing the Skull (2017) and Painting More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2016). His work is part of the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University Museum of Art, and Artbank, in addition to private collections in Australia and the USA.

Adam’s first exhibition at the gallery will be 30 October – 17 November 2018.

To read further about Adam, please click here. 

To enquire about Adam’s work, please email us here.

Image credit: Adam Pyett   Photo: Sean McPhillips | Mighty Films

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10.12.17 ‘Imagine’ at Gippsland Art Gallery

Juz Kitson, Adam Pyett, Monica Rohan and Heidi Yardley will feature in the inaugural exhibition, Imagine, at the new Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale, Victoria.

Curated by Simon Gregg, Imagine showcases the capacity of human imagination through 134 works from 81 artists from around the globe spanning five centuries of creation.

Imagine
Gippsland Art Gallery
6 January – 18 March 2018

For more information, please click here.

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10.12.17 Ben Quilty in NGV Triennial

Ben Quilty features as one of more than 100 artists from 32 countries for the inaugural NGV Triennial, which surveys the world’s best art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives.

Quilty’s featured work will be High Tide Mark 2016, a recent acquisition for the NGV collection. The painting depicts a single life vest, rendered in a vibrant palette of lush orange and red paint. The work was produced in 2016, when Quilty was invited by World Vision Australia to travel to Greece, Serbia and Lebanon with author Richard Flanagan to witness firsthand the global refugee crisis.

NGV Triennial
NGV International
15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018

For more information, please click here.

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01.12.17 Danie Mellor in ARTNOW FNQ

Danie Mellor features in the biennial ARTNOW FNQ at Cairns Art Gallery. ARTNOW FNQ focusses on showcasing the depth of contemporary art in Far North Queensland, and brings together the talents of emerging and established, Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in a dialogue about ideas relating to nature, place, environments, identity, politics and history.

This year’s biennial is curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney and will present the work of thirty artists working across a range of mediums and disciplines.

ARTNOW FNQ
Cairns Art Gallery
1 December 2017 – 18 February 2018

For more information, please click here.

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07.12.17 Juz Kitson in RMIT University Art Collection

Juz Kitson’s work, Founded on the belief that there is order. 2017, has been acquired by the RMIT University Art Collection.

The work was first exhibited as part of Kitson’s Primordial Pure exhibition at Sydney Contemporary 2017.

For more information about the RMIT University Art Collection, please click here.

Image credit: Juz Kitson   Founded on the belief that there is order.  2017   Jingdezhen porcelain, Southern Ice porcelain, Physical vapour deposition, beetle wings, rabbit pelt, wild goat hide, resin, silicone, bone, treated pine and marine ply   130.0 x 75.0 x 30.0 cm   RMIT University Art Collection

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26.11.17 Danie Mellor at McClelland Gallery

Danie Mellor features in group exhibition, Framing Nature, at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.

Curated by Simon Lawrie, Framing Nature presents works from the gallery’s collection alongside key loaned works and explores diverse visual and conceptual approaches to nature.

Framing Nature
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
26 November 2017 – 18 March 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Installation view of Danie Mellor’s Natura naturans, Naturata, Natura naturata (the twenty first century) 2015 on display as part of Framing Nature at McClelland Gallery.

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24.11.17 12 Days of Christmas 2017

In the spirit of Christmas and in the tradition of the Advent calendar, we invite you to view twelve works by twelve artists over twelve days.

From Tuesday 28 November, we will be featuring one significant new work from an artist at 12pm (AEST) every day of the campaign leading up to Christmas.

All images and details will be concealed until the day of reveal!

You can view via email, Facebook or Instagram and all works will be available to purchase.

Featured artists this year are:

Natasha Bieniek
Claudia Greathead
Guy Maestri
Robert Malherbe
Michael Muir
John Nicholson
Ben Quilty
Monica Rohan
Marina Strocchi
A.J. Taylor
Huang Xu
Heidi Yardley

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

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24.10.17 Danie Mellor in Be’er Sheva, Israel

Danie Mellor features in group exhibition, Track and Traces: Contemporary Australian Art at the Negev Museum of Art in Be’er Sheva, Israel.

Presented by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in conjunction with the Negev Museum of Art, the exhibition is curated by Negev Museum Director, Dr Dalia Manor, and SCAF’s Assistant Curator, Emily Rolfe. Coinciding with the Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba, the exhibition features work by nine Australian artists, including Mellor, to profile contemporary Australia and its complex anatomy of divergent cultures and histories.

Track and Traces: Contemporary Australian Art
Negev Museum of Art
Be’er Sheva, Israel
30 October 2017 – 10 February 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Danie Mellor   On a noncorreolationist thought XIV   2016   C-Print on metallic photographic paper   80.0 cm diameter   Collection: Gene & Brian Sherman

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14.10.17 ‘Romancing the Skull’ at Art Gallery of Ballarat

Romancing the Skull is a major group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Examining the continued symbolic depiction of the skull in art, this exhibition considers the ranging themes of mortality, piracy and rebellion.

Featuring work by leading Australian contemporary artists alongside a number of international artists, Romancing the Skull also explores the culturally specific use of skull imagery. Included in the exhibition are works by Julia deVille, Danie Mellor, Adam Pyett, Ben Quilty, Leslie Rice & Heidi Yardley.

Romancing the Skull
Art Gallery of Ballarat
14 October 2017 – 28 January 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Leslie Rice   Can’t get Santa Muerte (out of my head)   2016   acrylic on black velvet   101.5 x 76.0 cm

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