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

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13.07.17 Monica Rohan ‘Look down at the ground’ Video Interview

Monica Rohan’s solo exhibition, Look down at the ground, will run from 18 July – 12 August 2017.

A video interview with the artist discussing this most recent body of work can be viewed by pressing play below.


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

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


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.

Queensland Art Gallery
1 July – 29 October 2017

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


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.


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
7 – 10 September 2017

For more information, please click here. 

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


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


06.05.17 Ben Quilty in Art Guide Australia

Ben Quilty’s upcoming solo exhibition, The Last Supper, has been previewed by Art Guide Australia in an article by Louise Martin-Chew.

Quilty’s first solo exhibition in Brisbane since 2013, The Last Supper will run from 23 May until 17 June.

To read the article, please click here.

Image credit: Ben Quilty   The Last Supper no. 4   2017   oil on linen 265.0 x 202.0 cm


02.05.17 Heidi Yardley – ‘Night Letters’ Online Exhibition

Night Letters is a new series of intimately scaled oil paintings by Heidi Yardley.

The work forges a romantic and mysterious link between the female figure and evening landscapes. Both exist in a liminal, erotic space, as if somewhere between waking and sleeping. Moonlight is seductive as it reflects off subterranean waters; a place where desire and awe are tempered with the uncertainty of the unknown.

Heidi Yardley
Night Letters (Online Only)
28 April – 05 May

To view the exhibition, please click here. 

Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Night Letters #4   2017   oil on board   18.0 x 15.0 cm


27.04.17 Jason Fitzgerald, Alexandra Standen and Olesya Zolotaya

An exhibition of jewellery works by Olesya Zolotaya and ceramics by Jason Fitzgerald and Alexandra Standen will be on display in the gallery alongside Richard Dunlop’s solo exhibition, Crossing the Rubicon River, until Saturday 29 April.

The exhibition will also be available to view online until 3 May 2017.

To view the exhibition online, please click here.

Image credit: Alexandra Standen   Uncomfortable pauses   2017   hand built Southern Ice porcelain, blue pigment   dimensions variable


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