• 16 December 2022

    Season’s greetings and summer closure

    Jan Murphy Gallery will be closed for our annual summer break from 23 December – 31 January 2023. From all of us at the gallery, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Over the summer, you can see a number of our artists featured in exhibitions across the country and overseas. For more […]

  • 14 December 2022

    Monica Rohan, Ben Quilty and Drew Connor Holland in ‘Wrestlemania’ at Rockhampton Museum of Art

    Drew Connor Holland, Monica Rohan and Ben Quilty are currently featured in the exhibition ‘Wrestlemania’ at the Rockhampton Museum of Art. ‘Wrestlemania’ is an examination of this compelling entertainment by 20 contemporary sculptors, painters, cartoonists and new media artists responding to wrestling in all its spectacle, psychology and humour. Curated by Jonathan McBurnie, the exhibition […]

  • 10 December 2022

    Iluwanti Ken interviewed by Daniel Browning on Radio National

    Iluwanti Ken was recently featured as a guest on Radio National with Daniel Browning to discuss the newly opened Sydney Modern. In the interview, Browning speaks with Art Gallery of New South Wales Director, Michael Brand, and artists Iluwanti Ken and Grace Lilian Lee. The full conversation is now accessible online via ABC Radio National […]

  • 1 December 2022

    Richard Lewer at Sydney Modern

    Congratulations to Richard Lewer, one of nine artists commissioned to create site-specific new work for the opening of Sydney Modern. Richard Lewer’s ‘On Site’ is a fitting tribute and documentation of the people who brought the Sydney Modern Project to life. The large-scale work featuring portraits of the architects, construction workers, project managers, safety and […]

  • 26 November 2022

    Iluwanti Ken in the Dobell Drawing Prize

    Congratulations to Iluwanti Ken who has been selected as a finalist for the Dobell Drawing Prize.  Presented by the National Art School in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, the biennial prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice.  Dobell Drawing Prize National Art School Gallery, Sydney 31 March — […]

  • 10 November 2022

    Marina Strocchi interview with Studio International

    Ahead of her solo exhibition opening in December, an interview with Marina Strocchi has been featured on Studio International. In the interview with Janet McKenzie Marina discusses her art practice and years spent living in central Australia. To read the article, please click here. Marina Strocchi’s forthcoming 2022 exhibition, ‘Two Places’, will be open from […]

  • 5 November 2022

    Martin Smith in Vault Magazine

    Martin Smith is currently featured in the November 2022 — January 2023 issue of Vault magazine. The photo essay includes writing by Alison Kubler that encapsulates Martin’s photographic practice and the interplay between photography and text within his work. As Kubler writes: “this tension between word and image tethers the work to larger ideas about […]

  • 5 November 2022

    Michael Cook wins 2022 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

    Congratulations to Michael Cook, winner of the 2022 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award for his work ‘Resort ‘ from the series ‘Fake’. Queensland-based photographer Michael Cook masterfully teases out the fictitious possibilities of familiar narratives. Over the last decade, he has produced photographic works that interrogate the legacy of colonisation and invite the viewer to experience […]

  • 26 October 2022

    Lara Merrett at Goulburn Regional Gallery

    Work by Lara Merrett can be seen in the new group exhibition, ‘Bright’, now open at Goulburn Regional Gallery. This exhibition brings together the work of 7 prominent Australian Artists who explore abstraction and colour within their practice. With a variation of mediums and art forms incorporated, ‘Bright’ seeks to evoke contemplation and discovery. Bright […]

  • 26 October 2022

    Drew Connor Holland in the 2022 Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship

    Congratulations to Drew Connor Holland who is a finalist in the 2022 Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship. Established by Ms Beryl Whiteley in memory of her late son Brett Whiteley, this prestigious scholarship aims to support the ongoing career development of the shortlisted entrants. Drew is among 5 shortlisted entrants commended with a 2-week residency at […]

  • 22 October 2022

    India Mark in the Evelyn Chapman Award

    Congratulations to India Mark who is finalist in the 2022 Evelyn Chapman Art Award. Facilitated by S.H. Ervin Gallery, this biannual prize is awarded to an Australian painter aged under 45 and aims to bolster the education and career opportunities with their art practice in Australia or internationally. For more information about India Mark and […]

  • 21 October 2022

    Michael Cook at Tweed Regional Gallery

    An exhibition of works from Michael Cook’s series, ‘The Mission’, is now open at Tweed Regional Gallery. The Mission – Michael Cook 21 October – 30 April 2023 The Anthony Gallery, Tweed Regional Gallery For more information, please click here. Image credit: Michael Cook, ‘The Mission (Typical Aboriginal Picaninny)’, 2011, inkjet print, 124.0 x 100.0 […]

  • Ben Quilty, 'The Alien, Cook’s Death, After Zoffany’, 2022, oil on linen, 202.0 x 625.0 cm
    19 October 2022

    Artists at 2022 Bangkok Art Biennale

    Congratulations to Ben Quilty, Sylia Kanytjupai Ken, Iluwanti Ken and Zaachariaha Fielding whose work is included in the 2022 Bangkok Biennale. Running for 4 months, the Bangkok Art Biennale spans across an array of arts and cultural venues and landmarks, creating an immersive experience for visitors to the city. This year’s edition is themed ‘CHAOS […]

  • 18 October 2022

    Fred Fowler on ‘Talking with Painters’ podcast

    Fred Fowler has been interviewed by Maria Stoljar for an episode of the ‘Talking with Painters’ podcast. In the episode, Fowler discusses his studio practice, approach to painting (and the challenges that come with it) and his creative influences. To listen to the episode, please click here. Image credit: Fred Fowler, in his studio. Photo […]

  • 29 September 2022

    Marina Strocchi in the Kangaroo Valley Art Prize

    Congratulations to Marina Strocchi who has been announced as a finalist in the 2022 Kangaroo Valley Art Prize. The Kangaroo Valley Art Prize is a biennial contemporary art award that attracts entries from around Australia. Forming part of the Arts in the Valley Festival program, the exhibition of finalists will be presented across several galleries. The […]

  • 24 September 2022

    Jason Fitzgerald in Home Beautiful Magazine

    A profile on Jason Fitzgerald features in the latest edition of Home Beautiful Magazine. Jason discusses his ceramic and sculpture and gives us a glimpse into his studio. To read more on Jason Fitzgerald and to view artworks, please click here. Image credit: Jason Fitzgerald in his studio, John Downs 2022.

  • 22 September 2022

    David Griggs in conversation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

    David Griggs will join Maria Stoljar (from Talking with Painters) for an in conversation event at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Wednesday, 28 September. The eight times Archibald Prize finalist will discuss his energetic paintings that tap into the raw undercurrents of society and human conditions. Artists in conversation Centenary Auditorium Art […]

  • 18 September 2022

    Michael Cook in 2022 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

    Congratulations to Michael Cook who is a finalist in the 2022 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award with his work, ‘Enculturation #2’. This prestigious acquisitive award is open to artists working in contemporary photography and the major prize winner will be announced 11 October. Visitors to HOTA can see Michael’s work on display in […]

  • 16 September 2022

    Monica Rohan and Leonard Brown in the 2022 Brisbane Portrait Prize

    Congratulations to Monica Rohan and Leonard Brown who have both been announced as finalists in the 2022 Brisbane Portrait Prize with their works ‘Asha Jeffries’ and ‘The Cypriot / Chris Gaynor’. The artists discuss their portraits below: “I’ve painted Asha with an open, relaxed pose and direct gaze reflecting the vulnerability and self-assuredness she expresses […]

  • 16 September 2022

    Gerwyn Davies exhibition ‘Pleasure’ at The Calile Hotel

    A new body of work by Gerwyn Davies is now on display in the pop up exhibition, ‘Pleasure’ at The Calile Hotel in Brisbane. In early 2022, Davies was given unprecedented access to The Calile Hotel as artist-in-residence, utilising the distinct architecture as the backdrop for a new series. An article about Gerwyn Davies and […]