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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)

  • 8th Mar 2017

    Daniel Boyd will be presenting work in Mondialité at the Villa Empain, an exhibition space run by the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Asad Raza, this exhibition focuses on the Martinican writer, poet, philosopher, and literary critic Edouard Glissant and his inspiring call for a global dialogue that does not erase local cultures.

    In our current moment, there is much to remind one of the international debates swirling around cosmopolitanism at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, homogenizing forces are leading to extinctions, both through environmental degradation and the disappearance of cultural phenomena, yet at the same time, to refuse the forces of globalization risks returning to dangerous forms of neo-localism and neo-nationalism. Returning to a key creative thinker of our time, the exhibition proposes the importance of a nuanced version of global dialogue, now more than ever.

    Opening on 19 April, the exhibition runs until 27 August.

  • 2nd Mar 2017

    Jon Cattapan will be presenting work in A decolonial geographic at the Devonport Regional Gallery in Tasmania this month. Curated by Fernando do Campo this exhibition brings together the work of 11 artists who engage with pictorial, material and philosophical questions that rethink misleading representations of the Australian landscape in A decolonial geographic.

    Ideas of the pastoral and natural Australian landscape are commonly depicted as postcard perfect – sublime and transcendent – and emptied of human beings. A decolonial geographic re-calibrates this idealised and romantic view of what landscape signifies and how it should be portrayed.

    Opening on 19 March, the exhibition runs until 20 April.

    (image: Jon Cattapan Fall of the Valley Kings 2016)

  • 24th Feb 2017

    Daniel Boyd will be presenting work in ‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ at the National Gallery of Australia this May.

    Bringing the works of 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country into the national spotlight, ‘Defying Empire’ commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum that recognised Aboriginals as Australians for the first time. It explores the ongoing resilience of Australia’s Indigenous people since first contact, through to the historical fight for recognition and ongoing activism in the present day.

    Opening on 26 May, the exhibition runs until 10 September.

    (image: Daniel Boyd ‘Untitled’ 2016)

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