• 14th Sep 2016

    Moya McKenna will be exhibiting in 'Shut Up and Paint' at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. An exhibition that celebrates and examines contemporary painting in the NGV Collection, with a number testing the boundaries of what might be considered painting today, as artists explore a more fluid relationship between it and other forms of art making, and reconsider painting’s place in a contemporary world.
    Opening on 17 September, the exhibition runs until 12 February 2017.
    (image: Moya McKenna ‘Sacred tentacles’ 2007)
  • 6th Sep 2016

    Ronnie van Hout will be presenting a new sculptural work for his upcoming exhibition YOU! at Gertrude Contemporary. Created specifically for the street-facing front gallery of Gertrude Contemporary, van Hout’s sculptural figure stands in the centre of the room, pointing back at the viewer and the street with an almost accusatory menace. Turning the tide on what it might mean to be stared upon, we are implicated in the narrative, indeed, we are somehow at fault and being singled out for this reason. Through this van Hout performs a tangential shift within self-portraiture to cast the viewer as the subject, reprimanding us for looking and returning power to the lone figure in the gallery.  

    Opening on 9 September, the exhibition runs until 15 October.

    (image: Ronnie van Hout 'YOU!' (detail) 2016)

  • 31st Aug 2016

  • 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