07.12.19 Linde Ivimey in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

Linde Ivimey has been featured in issue 27 (December) of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Writer Jennifer Susan Jones delves into the artist’s history and unique approach to her sculpture-based practice. As described by Jones, “It may seem, due to the surreal, nightmarish quality of her work, that dreams would be a source of inspiration for the artist. Yet Linde states that old museums are her best source of ideas, their grounds brimming with beautifully displayed bones, feathers, teeth, fur, and skin, all placed in immersion-worthy dioramas.”

For more information on this issue of Beautiful Bizarre, please click here. 

Image credit: Linde Ivimey   Fur Mendax   2018   acrylic resin, natural fibre, dyed cotton, cast and natural turkey bones, woven vertebrae, champagne foils, white pearls   145.0 x 47.0 x 40. 0 cm

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20.11.19 Quilty – Painting the Shadows documentary

Ben Quilty is featured in a new ABC documentary Quilty – Painting the Shadows which is now available to watch on ABC iview. Directed by Catherine Hunter, the documentary explores in-depth the artist’s journey and evolving creative practice. The film also documents the most recent shift in Quilty’s art which is a growing interest in our national history and the dark corners of our past.

To view the documentary on ABC iview, please click here. 

Image credit: Ben Quilty in his studio. Photo: Tim Bauer

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14.11.19 Mark Tweedie in Vault Magazine

An interview with Protege artist Mark Tweedie has been featured in issue 28 of Vault Magazine. Writer Jane O’Sullivan’s article discusses Tweedie’s studio process and focus on themes connected to memory, nostalgia and personal experience. The artist also delves into his recent achievements being awarded Highly Commended for his haunting work, A dream like this is hard to wake from #2 in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize and presenting his online solo exhibition I remember you at Jan Murphy Gallery earlier this year.

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Mark Tweedie   Hip hip hooray   2019   oil on canvas   31.0 x 31.0 cm

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14.11.19 Adam Lester and Claudia Greathead in Last Seen project

Adam Lester and Claudia Greathead have created paintings for Last Seen, an initiative of the Queensland Eye Institute which partners contemporary artists with a visually impaired person, to depict their last dearly-held memory before their sight deteriorated.

The exhibition of the paintings can be seen at QPAC from 5pm on Friday 15 November 2019.

Image credit:
Adam Lester   Oscar’s day at the beach   2019   oil and acrylic on canvas   100.0 x 200.0 cm

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15.11.19 Nicolette Johnson in Vault Magazine

Newly represented artist, Nicolette Johnson, has been featured in Issue 28 of Vault Magazine.

Writer Alexia Petsinis delves into the artist’s sources of inspiration and experimental ceramics- based practice. Commenting on her vessels, the artist describes them as “ intricately embellished to the point where they become almost unusable…In my newest work, the vessel is completely enclosed, trapping the void within.”

For more information about the article in Vault, please click here.

Image credit: Nicolette Johnson   Particle Vase   2019   Stoneware vessel, black glaze, manganese oxide wash, steel-reinforced epoxy   59.0 x 27.0 x 27.0 cm

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06.11.19 Ben Quilty in ABC documentary

Ben Quilty’s major survey show, Quilty, commences the last leg of its tour this week opening at the Art Gallery of New South Wales this Saturday 9 November.

Quilty
Art Gallery of New South Wales
9 November – 2 February

For more information, please click here. 

Furthermore, Ben Quilty is also featured in a new ABC documentary Quilty – Painting the Shadows which will be aired Tuesday, 19 November. Directed by Catherine Hunter, the documentary explores in-depth the artist’s journey and evolving creative practice. The film also documents the most recent shift in Quilty’s art which is a growing interest in our national history and the dark corners of our past.

For more information and to view the documentary preview, please click here. 

Image credit: (1) ‘Quilty – Painting the Shadows’. Courtesy of Catherine Hunter and the ABC.

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05.11.19 Victoria Reichelt in the R & M McGivern Prize

Congratulations to Victoria Reichelt who has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize with her work, Plastic Horror 2. Held every three years, the R & M McGivern Prize is a painting award that invites artists to respond to a theme. The 2019 theme is ‘Anthropocene’, which describes an era proposed by scientists that dates from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. As described by the artist, Reichelt’s Plastic Horror 2 features “..a mountain of plastic cups, the work highlights the omnipresence of these destructive objects, which seem to multiply before our eyes.”

The winner of the $25,000 R & M McGivern Prize will be announced 28 November.

R & M McGivern Prize
Artspace at Realm &
Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
23 November 2019 – 1 February 2020

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Victoria Reichelt   Plastic Horror 2   2018   oil on linen   42.0 x 42.0 cm

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05.11.19 Gerwyn Davies at RMIT Gallery

Gerwyn Davies will have his work Bed, featured in upcoming group exhibition Pleasure at RMIT Gallery. Curated by Julian Goddard, Helen Rayment and Evelyn Tsitas, this exhibition presents the work of more than 35 artists and explores how artists and designers have used the body as a provocative, personal and political canvas.

Pleasure
29 November – 7 March
RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

For more information, please click here.

Image credit: Gerwyn Davies   Bed   2018   archival inkjet print   65.0 x 90.0 cm

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05.11.19 William Mackinnon on the cover of Good Weekend

William Mackinnon’s work has been featured on the cover of Good Weekend Magazine in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Recently featured at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, William Mackinnon’s From the acorn to the oak was selected as the cover image of the annual ’52 Weekends Away’ edition. The painting was inspired by a visit William and his partner made to Sydney’s Rose Seidler House, designed by the late architect Harry Seidler for his mother.

As described by the artist, “The painting sits somewhere between nostalgia for a country we no longer call home and the fantasy of a place we might one day design and live in.”

Image credit: William Mackinnon   From the acorn to the oak   2019   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   193.0 x 163.0 cm

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16.10.19 Robert Malherbe in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

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

For more information, please click here. 

Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Tiatia   2019   oil on linen   97.0 x 122.0 cm

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