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
Image credit: Liu Zhuoquan Chinese landscape 8 2018 glass bottle, mineral pigments, wax 32.0 x 14.0 x 14.0 cm
____________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.
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
Please contact the gallery on 07 3254 1855 or email@example.com for further information.
____________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.
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.
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.
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.
Image credit: Gerwyn Davies Poodle 2016 archival inkjet print 79.0 x 100.0 cm Edition of 5 + 1 AP
____________07.11.18 Robert Malherbe in EMSLA 2018
Robert Malherbe is a finalist in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2018 (EMSLA) at Project Contemporary Art Space in Wollongong.
Judged each year by renowned art critic, John McDonald, the non-acquisitive first prize of $20,000 will be awarded on the opening night.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Still life 4 2018 oil on linen 46.0 x 56.0 cm
____________01.11.18 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018
John Nicholson and Marina Strocchi are finalists in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018 at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Nicholson was shortlisted for the award’s sculptural category for his work, Boxes for bubbles 2018, while Strocchi was shortlisted in the open category for her work, The escarpment – Kangaroo Valley 2018.
With over $30,000 in prize money to be won across multiple award categories, the winners will be announced at the official opening on Friday 2 November 2018.
Image credit: Marina Strocchi The escarpment – Kangaroo Valley 2018 acrylic on linen 122.0 x 153.0 cm
____________27.10.18 Lucy Culliton in 2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
Lucy Culliton is a finalist in the 2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award at Bega Valley Regional Gallery.
Lucy was selected as one of 35 finalists for her portrait of her partner, Jamie. Held biennially, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award offers a $50,000 non-acquisitive prize. The 2018 guest judge is art critic and broadcaster, Dr Andrew Frost, with the winner to be announced at the exhibition launch on Friday 26 October 2018.
Image credit: Lucy Culliton Jamie 2018 oil on canvas 200.0 x 100.0 cm
____________26.10.18 People’s Choice Winner – Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018
A.J. Taylor is the winner of the People’s Choice Prize for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery.
The non-acquisitive $2,500 prize was awarded to Taylor for his work, Sapling forest (morning light) 2018.
Image credit: A.J. Taylor Sapling forest (morning light) 2018 oil on board 101.0 x 82.0 cm