Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who has been announced as a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2019 with his work Tiatia. Malherbe’s entry in the prize is a portrait of fellow artist Angela Tiatia.
Facilitated by the Moran Arts Foundation, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes with a major award of $150,000. The winner will be announced 30 October.
The Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2019
31 October – 1 December
Juniper Hall, Paddington
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Tiatia 2019 oil on linen 97.0 x 122.0 cm
____________04.10.19 Monica Rohan at the Museum of Brisbane
Monica Rohan currently has her work Easton Pearson presented in new exhibition New Woman, at the Museum of Brisbane. Featuring work by more than 80 artists, New Woman aims to recognise and celebrate some of Brisbane’s most significant, trailblazing women artists.
13 September – 15 March
Museum of Brisbane
Image credit: Monica Rohan Easton Pearson 2016 oil on board 122.0 x 90.0 cm
____________28.09.19 Robert Malherbe in the Paddington Art Prize
Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Paddington Art Prize with his work Across the Lake. Malherbe has had a busy year presenting his work in multiple prizes including the 2019 Wynne Prize as well his solo show, Painted from Life, at Jan Murphy Gallery.
The Paddington Art Prize is a national acquisitive art prize for painting inspired by the Australian landscape. The winner of the $30,000 award will be announced at the opening night on 17 October.
The Paddington Art Prize
17 October – 27 October
Menzies Art Brands
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Across the Lake 2019 oil on linen 76.5 x 66.5 cm
____________28.09.19 Ben Quilty and Guy Maestri at S.H. Ervin Gallery
Works by Ben Quilty and Guy Maestri feature in the group exhibition River on the Brink: inside the Murray-Darling Basin at S.H. Ervin Gallery.
Presented in collaboration with Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, this exhibition explores the urgent crisis currently unfolding with the devastation of the Murray-Darling Basin. Curated by Gavin Wilson, River on the Brink: inside the Murray-Darling Basin brings together the work of artists responding to this serious environmental issue.
River on the Brink: inside the Murray-Darling
20 September – 3 November
S.H. Ervin Gallery
Writer John McDonald recently wrote about the exhibition in the Sydney Morning Herald. To read the article, please click here.
Image: Guy Maestri The Broken River 2019 oil on linen 140.0 x 112.0 cm
____________04.09.19 Guy Maestri and Monica Rohan at Sydney Contemporary
Join us at Sydney Contemporary as we present new work by Guy Maestri and Monica Rohan, in conjunction with Sophie Gannon Gallery.
Sydney Contemporary, Stand #E17
Carriageworks, 12 – 15 September
Image credit: Guy Maestri Wilcannia 2019 oil on linen 183.0 x 224.0 cm
____________04.09.19 William Mackinnon at Sydney Contemporary
Join us at Sydney Contemporary as we present a solo exhibition of new paintings by William Mackinnon at Booth #E19.
Sydney Contemporary, Stand #E19
Carriageworks, 12 – 15 September
Image credit: William Mackinnon Wild wild life 2019 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 200.0 x 300.0 cm
____________07.09.19 Love exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery
Heidi Yardley, Ben Quilty, Victoria Reichelt, Linde Ivimey and Fiona Lowry all currently have their work featured in group exhibition Love, now open at Tweed Regional Gallery. Curated by Susie Muddiman, this exhibition explores love in its multiple forms.
6 September – 17 November
Tweed Regional Gallery
Image credit: Heidi Yardley Loveless 2017 oil on board 38.0 x 30.0 cm
____________30.08.19 Fiona Lowry featured in Artist Profile
Fiona Lowry has been featured in Artist Profile. In the interview, writer Owen Craven explores and discusses the stories of the Australian bush that inform the artist’s unique depictions of the landscape and human figure.
Fiona Lowry’s new solo exhibition, While the sun burns behind the islands is current at Jan Murphy Gallery until 21 September.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry While the sun burns behind the islands 2019 acrylic on canvas 167.5 x 122.0 cm
____________31.08.19 Lucy Culliton in the Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times
Lucy Culliton features in a fantastic article in the Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times today. Writer Caroline Baum discusses Culliton’s life on Bibbenluke, the property in Monaro NSW, where the artist lives and works. Exploring her passion for animals and her day-to-day approach to making new work, the article outlines how her painting practice is tightly interwoven and inspired by her life at Bibbenluke.
As described by the artist, “I’m fast, I can usually do a picture in a day. I’m in the studio by 9am, seven days a week, except when I’m looking after the animals or the garden.”
Image credit: Lucy Culliton Bibbenluke, Autumn 2018 oil on canvas 247.0 x 186.0 cm
____________30.08.19 Natasha Bieniek in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
Congratulations to Natasha Bieniek who has been announced as a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize with her work Biopod #1.
The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize awards the winner an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The winner will be announced at the opening on Thursday, 19 September.
The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
Bendigo Art Gallery
14 September – 8 December
Image credit: Natasha Bieniek Biopod #1 2018 oil on silver mirror dibond 14.0 x 9.0 cm