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  • 28th Jul 2017

    Joshua Petherick is exhibiting collaborative works with Lewis Fidock in Future Eaters at Monash University Museum of Art. An exhibition that presents a range of contemporary Australian and international artists working with sculptural practices in our present technological age. Featuring several newly commissioned artworks and installations, the exhibition explores some of the ways sculptural materials and forms are changing as artists respond to the mediated and virtual realities of the world in which we live and work.

    The exhibition runs from 22 July until 23 September, with the offical opening on Wednesday 26 July, 6-8pm.

    (image: Lewis Fidock and Joshua Petherick 'The' 2017)

    (photo: Christian Capurro)

  • 21st Jul 2017

    David Griggs has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2017 Archibald Prize. His entry is a self portrait which makes reference to the biblical story of Cain, the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel. "This painting is a dual self-portrait – not good or evil" he says, "more like sanity and that flipside word that needs to be talked about more: madness."

    Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the winner will be announced on 28 July. The exhibition runs from 29 July – 22 October.

    (image: David Griggs 'Twisting Cain with a brown eye while lacking a constitution for darkness’ 2017)

  • 20th Jul 2017

    Tom Polo and Jon Cattapan have been named as finalists for the 2017 Sulman Prize.

    Awarded to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media by an Australian artist, this year the prize will be judged by Tony Albert. The winner will be announced on July 28, with the exhibition of the finalist’s works running from 29 July - 22 October.

    (image: TomPolo 'Carbon Copy’ 2017)

  • 23rd Jun 2017

    Daniel Boyd is mounting a solo show with the Cairns Art Gallery, in conjunction with the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

    ‘Daniel Boyd: Bitter Sweet’ will be a collection of major works that trace the hidden history of slavery in Far North Queensland, resulting in 60,000 South Sea Islander people being taken to work in sugarcane plantations from the mid-1800s and early-1900s.  The exhibition examines narratives of the Pacific Islands as a ‘paradise’, and the life of Pacific Islanders in relation to slavery and the sugar cane industry, and the effect on descendants’ lives in Far North Queensland, including those of Boyd’s own ancestors.

    Officially opening on 12 July, the exhibition will run from 24 June - 10 September. 

    (image: Daniel Boyd Untitled (HL) 2014)

  • 6th Jun 2017

    Marian Tubbs has been announced as the recipient of the the 2017 Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship in the category of Sculpture. The scholarship of $50,000 is awarded annually to candidates who show great promise in the arts and literature, and offer the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either overseas or interstate.

  • 30th May 2017

    Joshua Petherick has been announced as one of the finalists for the 2017 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. In its ninth year, the annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University, with the winner being awarded $10,000 and become part of the Deakin University Art Collection.

    The winner will be announced on 6 June, with the exhibition running until 14 July

    (image: Joshua Petherick 'Ear with Tinnitus (v)' 2016
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  • 27th May 2017

    Dane Lovett has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2017 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. Held at the Bendigo Art Gallery every two years, the prize is an an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000.

    The winner will be announced on 16 June, with the exhibition running until 17 September.

    (image: Dane Lovett ‘Fatin 41’)

  • 26th May 2017

    Sarah Contos has been announced as the winner of the inaugural $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize with her work: Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye.

    (photo: Saul Steed)

  • 25th May 2017

    Tom Polo has been announced as one of eight artists to present work in Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

    For the 26th edition of Primavera, curator Sophia Kouyoumdjian will work with the participating artists to explore the theme of ‘Ancient Futures’. Each work in the exhibition will consider the relationship between existence in the present, and the past, in relation to archives and collections.


    Opening on 23 August, the exhibition runs until 19 November.


    (image: Tom Polo ‘Side Lines’ 2016)

  • 17th May 2017

    Steve Carr will be exhibiting three projects for his solo exhibition Variations for Troubled Hands at the Ashburton Art Gallery this autumn. The exhibition will also coincide with the launch of a new publication of the same name, which is now available through Perimeter Editions.

    Opening this Saturday 20 May, the exhibition runs until 24 June.

    (image: Steve Carr 'A Study For Cadence’ (detail) 2015)

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