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.
Image credit: Heidi Yardley Missing person 2017 oil on board 50.0 x 38.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Danie Mellor On a noncorreolationist thought XIV 2016 C-Print on metallic photographic paper 80.0 cm diameter Collection: Gene & Brian Sherman
____________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.
Image credit: Monica Rohan Rush 2014 oil on board 50.0 x 35.0 cm Tweed Regional Gallery Collection
____________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.
A Million Colours Just For You (Online Only)
17 – 25 October 2017
Image credit: Alexandra Standen Too little, too much 2017 Southern Ice porcelain, lustre dimensions variable
____________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
Image credit: Leslie Rice Can’t get Santa Muerte (out of my head) 2016 acrylic on black velvet 101.5 x 76.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Lucy Culliton Sparrows and Japonica 2017 oil on canvas 110.0 x 80.0 cm
____________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
Image credit: ORAIK Jaguar ring 2017 sterling silver gold plated, diamonds and black enamel $1,165
____________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
Image credit: Martin Smith Eating a hotdog on 5th Ave 2016 silver gelatine print with gouache 45.0 x 45.0 cm
____________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.
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
____________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.
Image credit: Natasha Bieniek in her studio. Image courtesy of Art Guide Australia. Photo: Jesse Marlow