• 9th Aug 2018

    Patrick Pound’s major exhibition On Reflection opens this weekend at City Gallery, Wellington, NZ. For the exhibition Pound has shuffled his private holdings with Te Papa’s national collections, continuing to invert the typical power dynamic between artist and institution. Constantly playing on ideas about mirroring and the double, the show is organised as a vast palindrome or Rorschach test. Merging high and low, Pound's On Reflection presents a wondrous "museums of things”.

    Opening this Saturday 11 August, the exhibition runs until 4 November.

  • 7th Aug 2018

    Work by Patrick Lundberg will be exhibited in ‘Painting Amongst Other Things’, a multi-venue exhibition and symposium project in Canberra, initiated by Raqeul Ormella and Peter Alwast of the Painting Workshop at the School of Art and Design, ANU. The project considers works which have set out to expand the common definition of painting. From paintings that move beyond the picture plane to embrace physical space as installation; to works that employ novel technical, mechanical, or digital methods of production to reappraise authenticity; to artists who utilise materials and motifs which are intended to destabilise the aesthetic canon - the works involved in the project are provocative in their approach and ambition.

    Patrick’s work can be viewed at the ANCA Gallery in a group show curated by Oscar Capezio, from 8 - 26 August.

    (image: Patrick Lundberg 'No title’ 2017 (detail))

  • 5th Aug 2018

    Ronnie van Hout’s commission for the Bendigo Art Gallery in conjunction with the Melbourne Art Foundation was unveiled this week at the Melbourne Art Fair. ‘Surrender’ features two larger than life toy soldiers bent over in a gesture of surrender to an unknown conqueror. The work is situated in relation to the war memorial, where the language of memory most often belongs to the victor, but in these sculptures van Hout monumentalises the capitulator and memorialises the idea of giving up and letting go. At the closure of the fair the sculptures will become part of the Bendigo Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

    (image courtesy of the Bendigo Advertiser) 

  • 4th Aug 2018

    The 2018 TarraWarra Biennial ‘From Will To Form’ opens today, with a site responsive sculpture by Isadora Vaughan and Michelle Ussher’s newly executed ceramic and painterly pieces joining the work of 22 other artists and artist groups. Curated by Emily Cormack, the Biennal considers how the wild, intangible forces that animate behaviour might be present within an artwork. Continues until 6 November. (image: Isadora Vaughan ‘Canker Sore’ 2018)

  • 26th Jul 2018

    Sarah Contos has been awarded a 2019 Studio Scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Recipients of these prestigious scholarships stay at one of two of the AGNSW studios at the Cité Internationale des Arts – either two months at the Moya Dyring Memorial Studio or three months at the Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio.

    (image credit: Lisa Mattiazzi)

  • 19th Jul 2018

    Laith McGregor is one of the artists contributing to this years’ Splendour in the Grass Arts Program. His work, 'Hide Your Eyes’, is a self-portrait of the artist in the likeness of a guru or religious figure transferred onto a series of banners that viewers are invited to manipulate in various ways - to deface, distort and alter. Ready with permanent markers to be drawn on in situ, the banners will evolve in collaboration with the Splendour crowd. Laith invites participants to draw faces, text, graffiti and personal ramblings directly onto the work, thereby building an alternate communal persona.

  • 19th Jul 2018

    Jonny Niesche and Consuelo Cavaniglia are presenting new works in ‘Dream’n Wild’, a group exhibition at ALASKA Projects of artists and writers who have a connection to, or who have lived and worked between, the cities of Vienna and Sydney. Curated by Alexander Jackson Wyatt, the exhibition seeks to engage the physical and figurative architecture of the gallery as an impossible bridge between distinctly separate locations. Opening tomorrow night, Friday 20 July from 6-8pm, the exhibition continues until 3 August.

    (image: Jonny Niesche, ‘Untitled (After Morris)' 2018)

  • 10th Jul 2018

    Ronnie van Hout’s solo exhibition 'No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout', curated by Melissa Keys, opens tomorrow night at Buxton Contemporary. Showcasing over thirty years of artistic practice alongside newly commissioned installations, this exhibition surveys van Hout’s absurdist impressions of the contemporary human condition through an array of sculptural, video, photographic, embroidered and text-based works. ‘No one is watching you’ will open to the public on July 12 and remain on view until 21 October.

    (image: Ronnie van Hout ‘Handwalk’ 2015 (film still))

  • 3rd Jul 2018

    Laith McGregor has received 2018’s Paul Guest prize for drawing from the Bendigo Art Gallery with his work 'This Old Island'.

    This $15,000 non-acquisitive prize is held biannually at the Bendigo Art Gallery and highlights contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The prize was judged by Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Australia.

    An exhibition will feature the artworks of all fifty finalists at the Bendigo Art Gallery from 30 June - 9 September 2018.

    (image courtesy of the Bendigo Advertiser)

  • 22nd Jun 2018

    Ahead of his solo exhibition at Buxton Contemporary and the unveiling of his Melbourne Art Foundation 2018 commission, an article covering the work of Ronnie van Hout has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald.  

    'No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout' opens at Buxton Contemporary on 12 July, with the Melbourne Art Fair running from 2-5 August.  

    (image credit: Justin McManus)