• 30th Aug 2016

    Coming soon, Daniel Boyd’s new book 'Parts of Lost Body  (after Aimé Césaire & Pablo Picasso)’ with Perimeter Editions.
    Taking late Francophone writer, politician and founding father of the Negritude movement Aimé Césaire's seminal collection of poems 'Lost Bod’y (which was famously illustrated by Pablo Picasso) as its source material and guide, this slender new volume from Indigenous Australian artist Daniel Boyd not only shines a light back on the mid-century black consciousness movement, but continues his quietly spoken mining of modernism's relationship to colonialism. Featuring Boyd's painterly appropriations of Picasso's economical line-drawings – rendered in Boyd's unique pointillist style – 'Parts of Lost Body (after Aimé Césaire & Pablo Picasso)' not only pays homage to Césaire and his wider impact, but poses questions of Picasso's uncomfortable place in the cultural scheme of Negritude.
    42 pages, 25 x 18.5 cm, french-fold with softcover, edition of 350
  • 30th Aug 2016

    André Piguet will be presenting a new body of works on paper in 'earth, passing thru trap’, a solo exhibition at Sydney.

    Opening 3 September 6-9pm, suite 401/11 Randle Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

    (image: #AndrePiguet studio view) #StationMelbourne

  • 19th Aug 2016

    Daniel Boyd is exhibiting three new works, including a new window installation, in Sixth Sense at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Curated by Djon Mundine OAM, this exhibition presents work by contemporary artists who explore the perceptive experience, or realms of the spirit, through alternative forms and combinations of senses.

    The exhibition will be on display until 15 October.

    (image: Daniel Boyd 'Untitled' 2016)

  • 10th Aug 2016

    Adam Lee, Laith McGregor, and Nell are among a group of artists presenting works in Sirens (I Heard Voices in the Night) at Gertrude Glasshouse in collaboration with singer/songwriter Ben Abraham this month. Each artist has created a new work for this project as a means of visually articulating and responding to a specific song from Abraham’s recent album Sirens.

    Opening on 13 August, the exhibition runs until 3 September.

    (image: Nell ‘You AND Me’ (detail) 2016)

  • 10th Aug 2016

    James Deutsher has been curated into the 2016 TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation, where he will be presenting works in Christopher L.G. Hill’s 5th Artist-Facilitated Biennial.
    The TarraWarra Biennial was inaugurated in 2006 as a platform for identifying new trends in contemporary Australian art through an experimental curatorial platform. For this edition TarraWarra Director, Victoria Lynn, is working with Helen Hughes and the Melbourne based Discipline journal to create an exhibition that will consider the structural principles of the edition, circulation, dispersion and continuity.
    Opening on 19 August, the Biennial runs until 6 November.
    (image: James Deutsher ‘Response Trail 2/ONI/straight up design (left)’ 2016)
  • 27th Jul 2016

    Daniel Boyd, Moya McKenna and Tim McMonagle are included in the first chapter of Painting. More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, with artists Jonny Niesche, Tom Polo and Gareth Sansom exhibiting in its second chapter. Reflecting the resurgent activity and critical agency of painting over the past decade, Painting. More Painting provides an overview of contemporary Australian painting in a context in which diverse conceptual, polemic and stylistic connections and debates can be drawn between individual approaches across generations.
    Chapter One will open on 30 July and run until 28 August, with Chapter Two open from 2 September until 25 September.
    (image: Gareth Sansom ‘Amyl’ 2015-16)
  • 26th Jul 2016

  • 23rd Jul 2016

    Jon Cattapan has been awarded the 2016 Rockhampton Art Gallery’s $50,000 Gold Award, for his 2015 work Raft City No. 4 (surveillance version). The Gold Award honours the memory of Moya Gold, philanthropist and educator, who inspired and provided for this prize directly through a substantial bequest for the acquisition of Australian paintings.
    (image: #JonCattapan 'Raft City No. 4 (surveillance version)’ 2015)
  • 15th Jul 2016

    Patrick Pound will be presenting a group of his "collections" in Documentary Intersect at The Adam Art Gallery in Wellington this month. Coinciding with an exhibition of works by the pivotal photographer Walker Evans, whose practice has greatly influenced both Pound's writing and art practices. Pounds installation will be comprised of found images, taking his cue from Evans’s practice of working with readymade printed matter which he published in magazines such as Fortune and Architectural Forum.
    Opening on 29 July, the exhibition runs until 18 September
    (image: Patrick Pound Reconnections. From the Markov chain to the mark of Cain (detail from installation) 2016)


  • 12th Jul 2016

    The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes hosted by the Art Gallery of New South Wales is an annual exhibition with each prize looking a differing style of traditional painting. The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, being awarded to the best portrait painting; The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman, for 2016 the judge is artist Judy Watson.

    David Griggs - Archibald Prize

    Tim McMonagle - Wynne Prize

    Gareth Sansom - Sulman Prize

    The exhibition will be on display until 9 October.

    (image left to right: David Griggs It's a G thang 2016; Tim McMonagle The admiral 2016; Gareth Sansom Destroy all monsters 2016)