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  • 21st Dec 2018

    Nell and Sarah Contos have been announced as 2019 Clothing Store Resident Artists at Carriageworks.

    Supported by UrbanGrowth NSW, the Clothing Store residency provides subsidised studios in a collaborative space for ten artists, as well as opportunities to engage in community workshops.

     

  • 20th Dec 2018

    Isadora Vaughan has been announced as one of six finalists for the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramics Award.

    The Award celebrates and promotes contemporary Australian artists working in the ceramic medium, with $50,000 in prize money and the winning work acquired by the Shepparton Art Museum. The shortlisted artists will present their new bodies of work at SAM from 22 June to 1 September 2019. The winner for this acquisitive prize will be announced during the exhibition’s official opening event on Friday 21 June 2019.

    (image: Isadora Vaughan, Canker Sore, 2018) 

  • 14th Dec 2018

    Nell will be presenting a group of new and recent works in 'Curiouser & Curiouser’ at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Taking inspiration from the passages of Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 'Curiouser & Curiouser' presents the works of 18 emerging, mid-career and established artists from across Australia. Opening today, 14 December, the exhibition runs until 10 February 2019.

    (image: Nell, ‘The People Shall Know Commonwealth Again’, 2016-17)

  • 12th Dec 2018

    Consuelo Cavaniglia’s major new commission, ‘present distant’, will be presented in 'The Theatre is Lying’ for the inaugural Macfarlane Commissions at ACCA, Melbourne. This exhibition brings together five artists who create alternative narratives and worlds through illusionary, cinematic and theatrical devices, including installation, mise en scene, historical re-enactment, digital montage and compositions with video, light and sound. Opening this Friday, 6 — 8pm, the exhibition runs until 24 March 2019.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia, 'present distant' installation view) 

  • 11th Dec 2018

    Marian Tubbs has been announced as one of the seven 2019 Artspace One Year Studio Artists.

    This is the fourth year that Artspace has offered fully-subsidised studios, aiming to assist over seventy artists over the course of ten years. The practitioners selected represent a cross-section of contemporary Australian art practice, spanning generations and disciplines. In 2019, the Artspace studios will be a platform for the development of major projects and co-commissions for domestic and international exhibitions.

    (image: Marian Tubbs, Quiet revolutions and enfant terribles, 2017 (installation view))

  • 8th Dec 2018

    Nell has been commissioned to undertake a major new public art installation by Carriageworks, in conjunction with Mirvac. A collaborative design with Cave Urban, Nell's 'Eveleigh Tree House' will comprise of a series of teardrop-shaped houses sitting atop stilts and connected by platforms at South Eveleigh, which lies across the train line from Carriageworks. The project is being overseen by Carriageworks curator Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Mirvac as part of broader public art plan across the site. Indigenous artists were also consulted, with the architecture providing new sites for contemplation and retreat within the urban environment. Eveleigh Treehouse will be unveiled in full in 2019.

    (image: 'Eveleigh Tree House', artist’s impression, courtesy Juan Pablo Pinto)

  • 7th Dec 2018

    STATION will be presenting a curated exhibition of gallery artists in Berlin during Gallery Weekend Berlin, April 2019.

    Hosted at Arndt Art Agency this exhibition includes new and recent works by Daniel Boyd, Zac Langdon-Pole, Tomislav Nikolic, Clare Milledge, Marian Tubbs, and Gareth Sansom.

    Opening 26 April, the exhibition runs until 12 May 2019.

  • 3rd Dec 2018

    Clare Milledge's current exhibition, 'Sacks of wind: a rock harder than rock' has been previewed by Art Guide:

    "Milledge’s visual language slips between abstract painting and witchy mysticism; the connections between work and title often oblique. Is gazing at a painting and trying to divine its meaning really so different from reading entrails or casting bones?"

    Read the full preview.

  • 1st Dec 2018

    Sarah Contos will be presenting new arial works in 'The TV Show', an exhibition at Wollongong Art Gallery, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham. Reflecting on the role of television in the digital age, 'The TV Show' brings together the work of eight early career artists whose work is immersed in the image soup of everyday life.

    Opening Sunday 2 December from 1.30pm, preceded by a floor talk by exhibiting artists at 12.30pm. The exhibition continues until 24 February 2019.

    (image: Sarah Contos, 60 Minutes with Agro, 2018)

  • 29th Nov 2018

    Michelle Ussher is presenting 'Big Mother (Dead ends and Circles)' in 'Splash', the McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award. Held every three years, this award has been established to showcase contemporary Australian watercolour practice. It is an acquisitive award enabled by the Fornari Bequest, by the Will of the late Lena May Fornari, and is a legacy of her support of the arts in Victoria. Lena May was an ardent collector of watercolours and the first acquisitions through this Bequest were significant watercolour paintings. Continuing this tradition, 'Splash' presents the work of contemporary Australian artists who use this medium in highly accomplished and innovative ways.

    The Award will be judged by Linda Michael, independent curator and editor, with one highly commended work judged by Samantha Comte, Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

    Works by all the finalists will be on display from 1 December until 17 March 2019.

    (image: Michelle Ussher, Big Mother (Dead ends and Circles), 2018)

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