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  • 21st Feb 2017

    Patrick Pound’s publication Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition, a major catalogue for his forthcoming exhibition of the same title at the National Gallery of Victoria, will be launched during the Melbourne Art Book Fair this March. Published by the NGV, Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition features insightful texts by Maggie Finch and Geoffrey Batchen, an interview with the artist, and full-colour image reproductions of works featured in the exhibition.

    Saturday 18 March, 1 - 1:30 pm, NGV International, Melbourne Art Book Fair Discussion Space.

  • 1st Feb 2017

    Laith McGregor has been announced as one of the five finalists in the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) which is held at the Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria. With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic art award, and has offered Australian audiences the opportunity to view the best contemporary ceramic art for over 12 years.

    Opening on 17 June with the announcement of the winner, the exhibition then runs until to 13 August.

    (image: Laith McGrogor ‘Peekaboo’ 2013)

  • 28th Jan 2017

    Sarah Contos will be presenting a new body of work in This is Not a Love Song at Gertrude Contemporary this February. Curated by Gertrude’s artistic director Mark Feary, this exhibition assembles and commissions works which focus upon the act of sex. Featuring video, installation, printmaking and sculptural works by Australian and international artists, This is Not a Love Song focuses on encounters of desire, lust and physical connectivity between consenting adults, while remaining attuned to notions of risk and vulnerability. 
     
    Opening on 3 February, 6–8pm, the exhibition runs until 11 March.
     
    (image: Sarah Contos detail of work in progress, 2017)
  • 25th Jan 2017

    André Piguet has been announced as one of Gertrude Contemporary's Studio Artists. Piguet will enter the Gertrude Contemporary Studio Program in 2017 for a two-year tenure and join the ongoing group of artists in residence.
     
    (image: André Piguet ‘coral reefer’ 2016)
  • 21st Jan 2017

    Consuelo Cavaniglia and Jonny Niesche are presenting work in Nice One Picasso, a contemporary art project for the Sydney iteration of the 2017 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival. Held throughout Callan Park, Rozelle, and in the Laneway Pretty Important People (PIP) bar, the two exhibitions showcase the work of current students and graduates of Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway's Sydney venue).
     
    On view during the Festival on 4th February, and from 8th until 11th February.
     
    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia ‘untitled’ 2016)
  • 17th Jan 2017

    Gareth Sansom’s recent exhibition at STATION, ‘New Paintings’, has been featured in the December issue of ArtForum.

  • 16th Jan 2017

    Laith McGregor has been awarded the 2017 Helsinki International Artist Programme residency. Funded by the Australia Council this residency is the largest international residency centre in the Nordic and Baltic region, where every year up to 90 arts professionals from around the world are offered a working period of one to three months.
     
    (image: Laith McGregor ‘Air’ 2016)
  • 20th Dec 2016

    Jonny Niesche will be presenting new work in 'Superposition of three types’ in February 2017 at Artspace, Sydney. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor and Talia Linz, this exhibition brings together 13 living Australian artists across generations and mediums dealing broadly within the vernacular of colourist abstraction, and also features durational works of sound, movement and word that will activate the gallery at different points throughout the exhibition.
     
    Opening on 10 February, the exhibition runs until 17 April, 2017.
  • 16th Dec 2016

    Coming soon, the first substantial overview of the artistic practice of Laith McGregor. Taking the major 2012 work S-O-M-E-O-N-E as both its title piece and a point of embarkation, this book avoids the formal and structural conventions of the traditional monograph, it is neither exhaustive nor linear in its breadth. Rather, it assumes the similarly rigorous and rambling quality that has come to characterise McGregor’s scroll-like drawings, idiosyncratic sculptures and painted gestures, honing its focus on a selection of key works created during the last five years. Made in close collaboration with the artist, S-O-M-E-O-N-E offers an at once critical, playful and heuristic expression of a practice that is psychic, layered, cumulative, diaristic and highly personal in its scope.
     
    Published by Perimeter Editions, with texts by Romy Ash and Robert Leonard, S-O-M-E-O-N-E will be available in early 2017.
  • 10th Dec 2016

    Tom Polo has been announced as one of the 2017 Artspace One Year Studio Artists. This will provide Polo with a substantial studio space to undertake ambitious projects; engaged feedback and dialogue from a dedicated Artspace Program Curator; introductions to networks through the Artspace Visiting Curators; and many other benefits that will only build upon his already exciting and engaging artistic practice.
     
    (image: Tom Polo 'Judgemental Earring 2015)

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