• 28th Sep 2017

    Tom Polo's latest solo exhibition '(These things) tell me more about you' opens tonight at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

    Arising from the artist’s own investigations and research into the gallery’s collection, the exhibition will comprise of a new large-scale hybrid mural that reflects on the themes and histories that run throughout selected works, as well as physically incorporating a selection of works from the collection.

    '(These things) tell me more about you' will run until 26 November 2017.

    (image: Tom Polo 'borrowed vocabulary (sink or swim)’ 2016)

  • 14th Sep 2017

    Gareth Sansom’s career retrospective 'Transformer' opens tonight at NGV Australia. One of Australia’s pre-eminent painters, the themes explored throughout his practice cover pop culture, sexual transgression, dada, punk and painting’s own history as seen through the lens of twentieth-century modernist abstraction. Over 130 works will be on show, many which have never exhibited publicly before. Suites of works on paper and photography will complement more than 50 paintings, including recent works from the past 15 years.

    ‘Transformer’ will run until 28 January 2018.

    (image: Installation view ‘Recent Paintings’ 2016)

  • 2nd Sep 2017

    Joshua Petherick is presenting a group of works in the 2017 iteration of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Montreal, CA. For the 2017 biennale, MOMENTA has joined forces with the renowned curator and art critic Ami Barak. The theme he has selected revolves around the statement: What Does the Image Stand For? Barak has thus brought together artists who explore the question of the veracity of images above and beyond their status as a documentary trace and a record of the real, while inquiring into the subjectivity of photographic and videographic language. In keeping with its international vocation and its tradition of openness, MOMENTA 2017 is showcasing the work of 38 artists from 17 countries, who represent numerous ways of working with the image irrespective of generational concerns.

    Petherick will be exhibiting in the Central Exhibition, which is being held across the Galerie de l’UQAM and VOX Centre de l’Image Contemporaine.

    Opening on 7 September the biennale runs until 15 October.

    (image: Joshua Petherick 'Glass Tables IV (Ditch Presences) (i-iii)’ (detail) 2015)

  • 31st Aug 2017

    Patrick Pound is exhibiting a major new work in All that is solid… at TarraWarra Museum of Art. Their third exhibition in the TarraWarra International series, designed to showcase leading contemporary art practice in a global context. The Australian and international artists in this exhibition depict precarious histories, and their art offers imaginative responses. Many of them use the format of the archival fragment as a starting point for their work – a photograph or video from days gone by. Others depict the current social changes, turbulent conflicts, and altered political landscapes with a new imaginative filter.

    The exhibition runs from 2 September until 12 November.

    (image: Patrick Pound 'Cancelled Archive’ (detail) 2017)

  • 30th Aug 2017

    Isadora Vaughan will be presenting a major new sculptural installation for her upcoming solo exhibition Recalcitrant Bodies at The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne. Spanning across the entire gallery, Vaughan utilises steel, ceramic and glass to build a ground across the space, one that houses tender, sculptural manifestations of an imagined body’s interior. The exhibition will also include additional works and text by Clementine Edwards, Debris Facility, Amanda Horowitz and Aodhan Madden. 

    The exhibition runs from 31 August until 23 September, with the offical opening on Thursday 31 August, 6-8pm.

    (image: Magnification view of human blood cells under a Color scanning electron micrograph. Science Photo Library / Alamy Stock Photo)

  • 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.