20.03.19 Mark Tweedie in ‘Marriage, Love + Law’

Protégé artist, Mark Tweedie, is included in Marriage, Love + Law at Penrith Regional Gallery.

Marriage, Love + Law is a group exhibition developed from the NSW State Archives and explores the laws and attitudes that have shaped marriage in Australia.

Marriage, Love + Law
30 March – 16 June
Penrith Regional Gallery

For more information about the exhibition, visit the gallery website.

Image credit: Mark Tweedie   A cautionary tale (Bride #2)   2018   oil on canvas   31.0 x 41.0 cm

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12.03.19 ‘Quilty’: Now open at AGSA

Ben Quilty’s survey show, Quilty, has launched at the Art Gallery of South Australia to great acclaim. Developed by the Art Gallery of South Australia and curated by Lisa Slade, this exhibition is the first major survey on the artist’s work to date.

Quilty will also tour to QAGOMA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales later this year.

Read reviews of the exhibition in:

The Conversation, please click here

The Guardian, please click here

Arts Hub, please click here

John McDonald, please click here

Image credit: Installation view of Quilty at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo: Grant Hancock.

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05.03.19 Juz Kitson in the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

Juz Kitson has been selected as one of six finalists for the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award.

The award is one of the country’s most prestigious prizes and will be judged by Dr Lisa Slade, Stephen Benwell and Dr Rebecca Coates. The winner will be announced at the opening on Friday 21 June 2019.

Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
Shepparton Art Museum 22 June – 1 September 2019

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Photo by Ji Xiao Tong

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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

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23.02.19 Ben Quilty Feature in the Good Weekend

A major article on Ben Quilty is featured in the latest Good Weekend magazine in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Journalist, Brook Turner, sheds light on the life, career and recent obstacles faced by the artist. It also offers a fascinating perspective of his current exhibition, The Accident, which opened recently at Jan Murphy Gallery.

Quilty, a major retrospective exhibition, will soon open at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the article provides a deeper insight into the artist’s motivations and evolving practice as he reaches this significant point in his career.

The Accident, is on display at Jan Murphy Gallery until Saturday 16 March and Quilty opens at the Art Gallery of South Australia Saturday 2 March (then tours to state galleries in Brisbane and Sydney).

To read the article, please click here.

Image credit: Ben Quilty. Courtesy of The Sydney Morning Herald. Photo: Tim Bauer

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20.02.19 ‘Ben Quilty’ Publication

A major publication on Ben Quilty has been released by Penguin Random House Australia to coincide with a retrospective of his work at the Art Gallery of South Australia (then touring to QAGOMA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales),

Titled, Ben Quilty, the publication documents the artist’s career to date and includes work from his early career through to his more recent projects. Featuring a forward by acclaimed writer and friend to the artist, Richard Flanagan, as well as texts by Lisa Slade, Vincent Namatjira, Justin Paton and Frank Young.

Ben Quilty
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
Hardcover, 352 pp, colour, fully illustrated, 30.0 x 26.0 cm
ISBN: 978 0 14379 5940

Available: $90 + $20 postage & handling

Please email or phone the gallery on +61 7 3254 1855 to purchase this item.

Ben Quilty’s new exhibition, The Accident, is on display at Jan Murphy Gallery until Saturday 16 March.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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