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  • 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)

  • 2nd May 2017

    Zac Langdon-Pole has been jointly awarded the prestigious Ars Viva-Prize 2018.  Awarded annually by the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy for over sixty years, this prize celebrates the work of young artists living in Germany. It consists of two exhibitions organised at leading art institutions in Europe, accompanied by a bilingual catalogue, a cash prize of 5.000 EUR, as well as an artists' residence on Fogo Island (Canada).

    The jury selected 14 finalists from 57 proposed artists this year, who presented their work in their studios and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

    (image: Zac Langdon-Pole ‘motherland’  2015)

  • 29th Apr 2017

    Sarah Contos and Tony Schwensen are exhibiting works in Let’s dance at Arts Project Australia. Curated by Monash University Museum of Art director Charlotte Day, this exhibition considers dance in a myriad of ways; as both a performance on stage and within the relative privacy of one’s bedroom; as social courtship; as part of sacred ritual and, on occasion, as a physical form of endurance or protest.

    Opening on 6 May, the exhibition runs until 10 June.

    (image: Sarah Contos 'Carpet Burn’ 2017)
    (photo: Christo Crocker)

  • 26th Apr 2017

    Sarah Contos has been announced as one of 21 finalists for the inaugural Ramsay Art Prize. Held every two years and presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Art Prize is an ongoing $100,00 acquisitive prize. The prize also includes the selected works in a major exhibition at the host institution, the Art Gallery of South Australia.

    The winner will be announced on 26 May, with the exhibition running from 27 May until 27 August.

    (image: SarahContos ‘Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye’ 2016 (Detail))
    (photo: Jessica Maurer)

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