10.11.17 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017

Marina Strocchi and Heidi Yardley are finalists in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017.

The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) is a national still life painting award that offers a non-acquisitive first prize of $20,000. The 2017 award will again be judged by John McDonald, who has been principal judge since the awards inception. The winner will be announced on the opening night, Friday 10 November 2017.

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017
Project Contemporary Artspace Wollongong
10 November – 9 December

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Heidi Yardley   Missing person   2017   oil on board   50.0 x 38.0 cm

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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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18.10.17 Collection Exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery

Go Figure: Works from the collection presents a selection of works at the Tweed Regional Gallery that showcase dynamic representations of the human figure and features work by Natasha Bieniek, Guy Maestri, Ben Quilty, Monica Rohan and others.

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

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Image credit: Monica Rohan   Rush   2014   oil on board   50.0 x 35.0 cm   Tweed Regional Gallery Collection

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17.10.17 Alexandra Standen – Online Exhibition

A Million Colours Just For You is a new series of porcelain vessels by Sydney based artist Alexandra Standen.

Alexandra Standen
A Million Colours Just For You (Online Only)
17 – 25 October 2017

To view the exhibition, please click here. 

To view the artist’s CV, please click here. 

Image credit: Alexandra Standen   Too little, too much   2017   Southern Ice porcelain, lustre   dimensions variable

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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, 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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12.10.17 Lucy Culliton in Brisbane News

Lucy Culliton’s current exhibition, Bibbenluke Menagerie, has been featured in an article by Fiona Purdon in the latest issue of Brisbane News.

To read the article, please click here.

To view the exhibition online, please click here.

To view a video with Lucy on her Bibbenluke property, please click here. 

Image credit: Lucy Culliton   Sparrows and Japonica   2017   oil on canvas   110.0 x 80.0 cm

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05.10.17 Pieces of Eight Jewellery – Online Exhibition

Jan Murphy Gallery has collaborated with Melbourne based contemporary jewellery gallery, Pieces of Eight, to present a curated selection of jewellery.

Featuring a range of unique works by artists, including Emma Homfray, Melanie Katsalidis, Nina Oikawa, Sian Edwards, Kate Rohde and Lisa Roet.

Piece of Eight Jewellery (Online Only)
5 – 12 October 2017

To view the exhibition online, please click here.

Image credit: ORAIK   Jaguar ring   2017   sterling silver gold plated, diamonds and black enamel   $1,165

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01.10.17 Martin Smith on New York City Residency

Martin Smith will undertake a residency in Brooklyn, New York with the NARS Foundation (New York Artist Residency and Studios). The project is supported by the Australia Council and Arts Queensland and will see Smith at NARS from 1 October – 22 December 2017. An exhibition of artists in residency during this period will be held from the beginning of December.

NARS Residency Exhibition
NARS Gallery, Brooklyn N.Y.
From 1 December 2017

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Martin Smith   Eating a hotdog on 5th Ave   2016   silver gelatine print with gouache   45.0 x 45.0 cm

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27.09.17 Danie Mellor in Sir Elton John Collection

Danie Mellor’s work, Secrets and magic (the currency of desire) II 2016, is now held in the Sir Elton John Collection, which focuses on modern and contemporary photography. The musician recently visited Mackay to launch his regional Australian tour and was presented with the artwork as a gift from the Mackay Regional Council.

To read an article from the Mackay Daily Mercury, please click here.

Image credit: Danie Mellor   Secrets and magic (the currency of desire) II   2016   C-print on metallic photographic paper   Edition of 3 + 2 A/P   60.0 cm diameter   Sir Elton John Collection

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01.09.17 Art Guide Australia Visit Natasha Bieniek’s Studio

Natasha Bieniek’s Melbourne studio has been explored in an article by Art Guide Australia, with the artist discussing studio life with writer, Varia Karipoff.

To read the article, please click here.

Image credit: Natasha Bieniek in her studio.  Image courtesy of Art Guide Australia. Photo: Jesse Marlow

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