Having completed a residency at the Tweed Regional Gallery’s Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio in 2017, Fiona Lowry will exhibit the resulting body of work at the Tweed Regional Gallery in 2018.
The residency provided Lowry with an opportunity to engage with the surrounding landscape, an area she spent some time growing up in.
“My work often explores my own memories of place but also the history of place and this was a unique opportunity to immerse myself in my own history and to understand the history of this landscape” – Fiona Lowry, September 2017.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry My mother’s far embrace (Ukebargh mangroves) 2017 acrylic on canvas 167.0 x 122.0 cm
____________08.03.18 Juz Kitson at Shepparton Art Museum
Juz Kitson features in a collection exhibition at the Shepparton Art Museum. Intimate Realities: Recent Works from the SAM Collection features sculpture, video, photography, printmaking, painting and ceramics by leading contemporary artists and evokes the uncanny and surreal.
Kitson’s work It’s all embracing boundless-ness, no II, 2015–2016 was first exhibited at Jan Murphy Gallery in 2016 as part of group exhibition, Road Trip.
Image credit: Juz Kitson It’s all embracing boundless-ness, no II 2015–2016 Southern Ice porcelain, Jingdezhen porcelain, Merino wool and rabbit pelt 90.0 x 40.0 x 50.0 cm Shepparton Art Museum Collection
____________08.03.18 Guy Maestri in Art Guide Australia
Guy Maestri’s upcoming solo exhibition, On Painting, has been featured in Art Guide Australia’s March/April issue in an article by Tracey Clement.
The exhibition will commence from 27 March 2018.
Image credit: Guy Maestri Pointillist self-portrait 2018 oil on linen 61.0 x 51.0 cm
____________21.03.18 Danie Mellor at Museum of Brisbane
Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories at the Museum of Brisbane features new work by Danie Mellor. The exhibition explores the history of convict Brisbane, from its founding in 1824 to the penal colony’s closure in 1839, including the impact on the Aboriginal peoples on whose Country the colony was built.
Life in Irons provides an insight into daily life in the settlement using original documents, personal accounts and contemporary art alongside immersive new technologies.
Image credit: Danie Mellor Natura Pacifica I 2016 Lambda print on metallic photographic paper 120.0 cm diameter
____________14.03.18 Danie Mellor Solo Exhibition at Cairns Art Gallery
A solo exhibition by Danie Mellor titled Proximity and Perception will be presented at the Cairns Art Gallery. It will focus on a new work commissioned by the Cairns Art Gallery Foundation, which will be placed within the context of his recent art practice and ongoing engagement with his matrilineal Country of the North Queensland rainforest region, south of Cairns.
The exhibition will also feature works spanning the past decade of Mellor’s career, including drawings and recent photographic works.
Image credit: Danie Mellor A man of high degree 2011 pastel, pencil, glitter, Swarovski crystal and wash on Saunders Waterford paper 89.0 x 59.0 cm
____________08.03.18 James Guppy at Australian Parliament House
Artwork by James Guppy has been reproduced for a large-scale projection on the front of Australian Parliament House in Canberra.
Presented as part of the Enlighten Festival, the projection of Guppy’s Red Poppy, 2005 pays tribute to the centenary of the ANZAC’s in 2017 and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which will occur on 11 November 2018.
Image credit: Installation view of James Guppy’s Red Poppy 2005 projected onto Australian Parliament House, Canberra. Photo: Department of Parliamentary Services.
____________03.03.18 Linde Ivimey at Museum of Australian Democracy
Linde Ivimey features in a group exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra. The Gift: Art, Artefacts, and Arrivals explores the notion of migration as a gift, both to those seeking a new home, and to the accepting nation.
The four exhibiting contemporary artists, Linde Ivimey, Heddy Ritterman, Louise Skala and Linda Wachtel are all family members of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Australia after World War II. Each artist offers a unique story with shared themes of loss, struggle, resilience and hope.
Image credit: Linde Ivimey with her work in The Gift: Art, Artefacts, and Arrivals. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Australian Democracy.
____________13.02.18 William Mackinnon on The Design Files
William Mackinnon has been featured by The Design Files in an article by Camilla Wagstaff.
The article discusses his recent move to Ibiza in Spain where he has set up a studio and developed the works for his forthcoming exhibition at the gallery, Twin Palms.
Image credit: William Mackinnon outside his Ibiza studio. Photo: Muchigraphy.
____________05.02.18 William Mackinnon on ‘Talking with Painters’ Podcast
William Mackinnon has been interviewed by Maria Stoljar for an episode of her Talking with Painters podcast.
Mackinnon discusses his studio practice and the development of his upcoming exhibition, Twin Palms, which opens on 27 February at the gallery.
Image credit: William Mackinnon in his studio. Image courtesy of Talking with Painters
____________24.02.18 Lucy Culliton at New England Regional Art Museum
Artist Lucy Culliton has been honoured with a survey exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in Armidale NSW.
Caution Wet Paint sees 30 years of Culliton’s career on display, ranging from her early drawings through to more recent large-scale oil paintings.
Image credit: Lucy Culliton painting en plein air