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  • 7th May 2019

    With excitement, STATION announces the opening of a new gallery in Sydney. Located in a Victorian terrace building in Potts Point, this new space will serve as a complement and counterpoint to our Melbourne gallery. We will be launching STATION, Sydney in September 2019 to coincide with Sydney Contemporary.

    Established in 2011, STATION represents a broad group of established and emerging Australian and international artists. STATION is dedicated to presenting a diverse, conceptually driven exhibition program, with the aim of fostering rigorous, critically engaged contemporary art practices.

    The expansion to Sydney will present new opportunities for our artists to be positioned within a broader national and international dialogue, and for the gallery to build new relationships and audiences. Following the success of our current offsite exhibition in Berlin, we will be continuing to extend our global reach through regular presentations at art fairs and offsite projects in Australia and internationally.

  • 6th May 2019

    David Griggs has been commissioned to create two 8.4 metre long paintings for the entrance of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, for the upcoming exhibition 'City Prince/sses'.

    'City Prince/sses' focuses on the rise of the 21st century megacity. The exhibition is presented as an imaginary, multiple and complex city, without borders, messy, staggering and creative: an unpredictable laboratory, which is always in motion and being (re)constructed.

    'City Prince/sses'
    DHAKA, LAGOS, MANILA, MEXICO CITY & TEHRAN
    Palais de Tokyo, Paris
    21 June – 8 September 2019

    (image: David Griggs in his studio, 2019)

  • 3rd May 2019

    David Griggs is a finalist in the 2019 Archibald Prize (for a portrait of Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace) and the 2019 Sir John Sulman Prize.

    Grigg's says of his portrait of Alexie:
    ‘I wanted to paint Alexie as a thank you for looking out for me during a hard time. In turn, she allowed me into her own internal world in all its glory and pain. The painting you see is a mood, a free-flowing creative exchange between two humans, two friends.’

    This is David Griggs’ eighth time as a finalist in the Archibald Prize.

    (image: David Griggs, 'Tracing the antiquity of Jewish alchemy with Alexie Glass-Kantor' 2019)

  • 3rd May 2019

    Dane Lovett is a finalist in the 2019 Sir John Sulman Prize.

    The prize celebrates the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist.

    Dane says of his work:
    "'Standard poodle 8' is part of a series of paintings based on photographs of dogs posted online. While it’s possible to scroll through an almost endless feed of poodle images on the internet, I have painted this particular image over and over again. With each version, parts of the original are lost or distorted, and the work becomes more concerned with self-reflexivity, gesture and mark-making. I am particularly interested in how images, whether iconic or ubiquitous, can slip between the familiar, the strange, the ugly and the beautiful, and occasionally reverberate between all four."

    (image: Dane Lovett, 'Standard poodle 8', 2018)

  • 30th Apr 2019

    Isadora Vaughan has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Ramsay Art Prize, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

    The $100,000 acquisitive prize recognises contemporary Australian artists under 40.
    The finalists exhibition will be on show 25 May – 25 Aug 2019.

    (image: Isadora Vaughan 'Canker Sore' 2018)

  • 12th Apr 2019

    Daniel Boyd has been announced as a collaborator in the next Kaldor Public Art Project, producing a porous light installation for the Clothing Store spaces at Carriageworks.

    Project 34: ‘Absorption' will be led by Asad Raza, who will be presenting his work in Australia for the first time. Developed in consultation with biologists and environmental scientists, ‘Absorption’ will comprise an installation with organic elements that will mediate interactions in the space, setting the scene for collaborations, rituals, and conversations. Much of Raza’s work has a strong collaborative dimension. During his visits to Australia over the past year, Raza has invited artists to develop initiatives that move the project beyond an individual artist’s vision to a project that evolves and changes throughout its duration. Focussing on dialogue and collaboration, these artist interventions take the form of installations, performances, and experiments.

    ‘Absorption’ will run from 3–19 May 2019 in the Clothing Store building at Carriageworks, Sydney.

    (image: Daniel Boyd, 'Untitled (33.894728, 151.189099)' 2019. Window installation, adhesive vinyl on glass 23 panels within Kaldor Public Art Project 34: Asad Raza, Absorption, 2019. The Clothing Store, Carriageworks. Photo by Pedro Greig. Image courtesy Broadsheet.)

  • 10th Apr 2019

    Steaphan Paton’s solo exhibition ‘The Australian Inquisition’ opens tomorrow night at Gertrude Glasshouse.

    A current Gertrude Studio Artist, Paton’s practice involves an entwining of media to create environments that offer a glimpse of the journey between process and outcome, presenting through an environment of sculpture and multi-channel video. 'The Australian Inquisition' utilises heavyweight steel piping of the kind used in major water or oil distribution as sculptural armatures from which patternised shield-like elements have been extracted. Removed of their functionality to transport resources, the pipes mimic the forms of barks traditionally used in the production of shields, while also resembling some kind of foreign body archeologically excavated and presented as an obscure object of indiscernible origin and function. Looking upon these metallic barks or recently unearthed apparatus, a cinematic journey though landscape unfolds, offering both a visualistic sense of flow and momentum, as well as a contextual cue of historical cultural trajectory.

    Opening tomorrow, Thursday 11 April from 6-8pm, ‘The Australian Inquisition’ continues until 18 May.

    (image: Steaphan Paton, 'The Onus of Proof' 2019)

  • 10th Apr 2019

    STATION is proud to announce the gallery's 2019 Berlin project exhibition, 'Ruler, rete'. 

    Hosted at Arndt Art Agency from 26 April - 12 May 2019, the exhibition will feature gallery artists Daniel Boyd, Zac Langdon-Pole, Clare Milledge, Tomislav Nikolic, Gareth Sansom and Marian Tubbs. Designed to function as a series of visually led conversations throughout the gallery spaces, 'Ruler, rete' will focus on points of ideological convergence and material rapports, exploring themes of migration and the telling of histories through new and recent paintings, sculpture and installations by the exhibiting artists.

    Opening: Friday 26 April, 6.00-9.00pm
    Arndt Art Agency 
    Fasanenstraße 28
    10719 Berlin


    ARTIST TALKS:

    Join us at Arndt Art Agency, Berlin, for a light brunch on Sunday 28 April from 11am, followed by a series of facilitated artist talks:

    12–1pm: Clare Milledge and Marian Tubbs in conversation with Juliette Desorgues
    2–3pm: Daniel Boyd and Zac Langdon-Pole in conversation with Willem de Rooij
    4–5pm: Gareth Sansom in conversation with Peter Churcher
     

    (images, left: Daniel Boyd, Untitled (GGFDGOC) (detail), 2019, oil and archival glue on canvas 253.0 x 216.0 cm; right: Zac Langdon-Pole, Petalled Corpus (ii), 2017, cast iron calf weaner, spike replaced with hand-carved and etched iron meteorite (Canyon Diablo, Arizona, USA), 9.0 x 12.5 x 4.0 cm

     

     

  • 4th Apr 2019

    Steve Carr has a new book out, his second published by Perimeter Editions.

    “'Smoke Bubbles 1–58' houses a series Carr made while on residency in Japan in 2010. Taking the cover of American soul singer Smokey Robinson's 1973 debut LP Smokey as their point of departure, these images are both planetary and happily preposterous in their bearings. Page after page, we witness soap bubbles filled with cigarette smoke floating, flitting and shimmering against an inky-black studio backdrop – transitory, richly aesthetic moments plucked from a stench of cigarette plumes and a squelch of suds.”

    Steve's first book with Perimeter Editions, 'Variations for Troubled Hands’, won the 2017 Australian Photobook of the Year Award.

    (image: 'Steve Carr: Smoke Bubbles 1–58'. Image courtesy Perimeter Editions)

  • 28th Mar 2019

    Tom Polo is featured in 'The National 2019: New Australian Art', opening tomorrow.

    The National presents the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney's premier cultural institutions. The 70 featured artists respond to the times in which they live, presenting observations that are provocative, political and poetic.

    Tom has two expansive installations on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, involving five new paintings, two site-specific wall paintings and 40 of his ‘Paris Drawings’, made while undertaking a residency in Paris as recipient of the 2015 Brett Whitley scholarship, administered by the AGNSW.

    (image: Tom Polo, 'watching is looking and looking is noticing’ 2019)

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