16.02.19 Lara Merrett at UQ Art Museum

Lara Merrett has been commissioned by UQ Art Museum to produce High Stakes, a two-part project beginning with a temporary outdoor studio residency and culminating with a large installation inside the Museum.

In the first part of the project, Lara will host the interactive outdoor studio onsite at UQ Art Museum, encouraging student engagement and providing a unique opportunity for audiences to observe the artist at work.

High Stakes
Temporary studio: 29 April – 10 May
Exhibition: 26 July – 14 December

For more information about High Stakes, visit the UQ Art Museum website.


15.02.19 Robert Malherbe and Ben Quilty in I Heart Paint

Several works by Robert Malherbe and Ben Quilty are included in group exhibition,      I Heart Paint, at Bega Valley Regional Gallery. Featuring six Australian artists, the exhibition focuses on a selection of important painters.

Robert and Ben will each present solo exhibitions at Jan Murphy Gallery in 2019.

I Heart Paint

Bega Valley Regional Gallery

16 February – 29 March 2019

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Blackheath Landscape 3   2018   oil on linen   61.0 x 51.0 cm





30.01.19 William Mackinnon in Art Collector

William Mackinnon is featured in Art Collector’s ’50 Things Collectors Should Know’ 2019 Issue.

2018 was a strong year for Mackinnon after multiple sell-out shows and his inclusion in both the Archibald and Wynne Prizes.

For more information on Art Collector, please click here.

Image credit: William Mackinnon   We are in and out of that place again   2017   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   89.0 x 65.0 cm


20.12.18 Adam Pyett in Geelong Gallery Collection 

Adam Pyett’s painting, Afternoon light in the You Yangs 2018, has been acquired by the Geelong Gallery Collection.

The work was first exhibited as part of Pyett’s inaugural exhibition with Jan Murphy Gallery in November 2018.

For more information on the Geelong Gallery Collection, please click here. 

Image credit: Adam Pyett   Afternoon light in the You Yangs   2018   oil on linen   102.0 x 87.0 cm


20.12.18 Michael Muir in Parliament House Art Collection

Congratulations to Michael Muir’s, whose work, Hidden in the summer 2018, has been acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection in Canberra.

For more information on the Parliament House Art Collection, please click here.

Image credit: Michael Muir   Hidden in the summer   2018   oil on linen   137.5 x 168.0 cm


14.12.18 People’s Choice Award Winner – 2018 John Leslie Art Prize

A.J. Taylor has been voted the winner of the John Leslie Art Prize 2018 People’s Choice Award at Gippsland Art Gallery.

From more than 60 finalists, visitors to the exhibition selected Taylor’s work, Forest ground, early light 2018.

2018 John Leslie ArtPrize
Gippsland Art Gallery
22 September – 25 November 2018

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: A.J. Taylor   Forest ground, early light   2018    oil on board   121.0 x 239.0 cm


14.12.18 Fiona Lowry at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Fiona Lowry is in group exhibition, Borrowed Scenery, at Campbelltown Art Centre. For centuries, women have been the subjects of male artists, inserted into scenes framed by the male gaze. Borrowed Scenery explores what happens when the subjects of this gaze look back, step outside the frame, and assert their own vision and experience of the world.

The exhibition features over fifty artworks by female artists from the Campbelltown City collection across ranging mediums.

Borrowed Scenery
Campbelltown Arts Centre
2 January – 10 March 2019

For more information, please click here. 

Image credit: Fiona Lowry   I’m your kind, I’m your kind and I see   2006   acrylic and gouache on canvas   167.0 x 152.0 cm


08.12.18 Natasha Bieniek at RMIT Gallery

Natasha Bieniek is in group exhibition, Analogue art in a digital world, at RMIT Gallery. Curated by artists, Sam Leach and Tony Lloyd, the exhibition explores the impact of technology and digital imagery on the analogue art practices of painting and drawing.

Analogue art in a digital world
RMIT Gallery
7 December 2018 – 19 January 2019

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Natasha Bieniek   Biophilia   2015   oil on dibond   9.0 x 9.0 cm


24.11.18 Lisa Slade on Ben Quilty in The Australian

Ahead of Ben Quilty’s major survey exhibition, Quilty, Lisa Slade Slade, Assistant Director, Art Gallery of South Australia, and the curator of Quilty, discusses his practice in a feature article. She explores the evolution of Quilty’s painting practice through the lens of his favourite colour, purple.

To read the article, please click here.

Image credit: Ben Quilty in his studio. Courtesy of The Australian. Photo: Hollie Adams


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.

You can view via email, Facebook or Instagram and all works will be available to purchase from 12pm (AEST).

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
Lucy Culliton
Fred Fowler
Claudia Greathead
Adam Lester
William Mackinnon
Guy Maestri
Leith Maguire
Danie Mellor
Michael Muir
Ben Quilty
Victoria Reichelt

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


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