• 15th Jan 2018

    A selection of collaborative works by Joshua Petherick and Lewis Fidock are currently on show in Unreal City at Firstdraft, Sydney. Curated by Sarah Rees, ‘Unreal City’ is an exhibition of painting and sculpture by Australian contemporary artists. The exhibition traces art and architecture back and forth through historical and social associations, whilst referencing traditions of Minimalism and Arte Povera in its examination of objects, structures and spacial relationships.

    On view until 28 January.

  • 15th Jan 2018

    Opening this Thursday 18 January 6 - 8 pm Adam Lee will be presenting MONOLITH at Gertrude Glasshouse. An exhibition of new works made whilst on the Glasshouse Stonehouse studio residency in Chenaud, France and in his Macedon studio since his return. This newly established studio residency is organised by private benefactors and long-term Gertrude supporters Michael Schwarz and David Clouston and Antje and Andrew Géczy.  The residency provides the opportunity for Australian and New Zealand Artists to live and work for a period in France, and opens avenues for the experience of working within a European context in order to develop new work to be exhibited in Australia.

    Adam Lee was the inaugural artist selected for the residency and spent six weeks living and working in Chenaud. MONOLITH draws upon the experience of remoteness within the rural landscape of Southern France, seeking to mine aspects of local folklore and religious mythologies interweaved with fragments of the personal and the autobiographic.

    The exhibition runs until 3 February.

    (image: #AdamLee ‘Monolith (Numbering Our Days)’ (detail) 2017

  • 22nd Dec 2017

    Isadora Vaughan has been announced as one of Gertrude Contemporary’s 2018 incoming studio artists. The highly competitive application-based program supports 16 artists for a two-year period, with 8 artists invited to join the program each year. Through this program Gertrude Contemporary shows its commitment to supporting artists at key moments in the development of their practice, to represent an inter–generational selection of artists, and to support a diverse range of artistic practices. The selection of artists is led by an advisory committee involving a current Studio Artist, a Studio Artist alumni, an external curator and key Gertrude staff.

    (image: Installation view 'Cunjevoi' 2016)

  • 12th Dec 2017

    David Griggs has been announced as one of the 2018 Artspace One Year Studio Artists. This will provide Griggs 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: David Griggs ‘Zodiacs and God’ (detail) 2011)

  • 12th Dec 2017

    Michael Staniak is currently presenting work in Homeostase as part of the Wrong Digital Biennale in São Paulo, BR. The exhibition examines in a panoramic way the international emerging art scene under the effects of a ubiquitous, pervasive and post-internet digital reality. The works on display are born or transited in the digital environment, are created in electronic equipment or by hand, in the online world or disconnected from networks, static or moving.

    The Biennale runs until 28 January.

    (image: Michael Staniak ‘OBJ_210’ 2017)

  • 7th Dec 2017

    Nell will be presenting work in Board, an exhibition at the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery recognising the board as a ubiquitous feature of Australian life and as a fertile ground for the visual arts. The contributing artists mine board-based subcultures – specifically surfing and skateboarding – for their dynamic imagery and performance potential as well as metaphysical and narrative associations.

    Opening Saturday 9 December, the exhibition will run until 2 February 2018.

    (image: Nell, ghost deck #1, 2015)

  • 2nd Nov 2017

    The 2017 ARIA Awards commemorative poster has been designed by Nell. Since 2013 the Australian Recording Industry Association has commissioned an Australian artist to create an piece celebrating the awards, with Reg Mombassa, Ken Done and Blak Douglas awarded this opportunity in previous years.

    The ARIA Awards ceremony will be televised on 28 November.

  • 19th Oct 2017

    Ronnie van Hout will be presenting two works in Hyper Real at The National Gallery of Australia. An exhibition that provokes reflection, fascination, fear and joy. From eerily lifelike sculptures to out-of-this-world virtual reality, Hyper Real charts the evolution of hyperrealism into the 21st century. A compelling chronicle of the cycles of life and our constant need for connection, exploring the fundamental question: “what makes us human?”

    Opening 20 October, the exhibition runs until 18 February 2018

    (image #RonnievanHout ‘Sitting Figure I’ (detail) 2016)

  • 5th Oct 2017

    Patrick Pound and Daniel Boyd will be exhibiting in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial: Divided Worlds. Curated by Erica Green, she notes that this iteration of the Biennial "recognises that we live in troubled times, however, rather than foretelling conflict” the focus will be "on assembling an exhibition that celebrates the enduring role of art and culture. Divided Worlds offers an opportunity to experience an alternative dimension – one where “difference” is the natural order of things, and a strength to be celebrated.”

    The Biennial will run across the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Santos Museum of Economic Botany; and will be on from 3 March until 3 June 2018.

    (image: Patrick Pound 'Photography and Air' (detail) 2016-17)

  • 4th Oct 2017

    Zac Langdon-Pole will be exhibiting new works at Kunstverein München this month; an exhibition linked to being awarded the prestigious ARS VIVA 2018 prize alongside Anna-Sophie Berger and Oscar Enberg. Since 1953 the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries has been awarding the annual ARS VIVA prize to young artists living in Germany whose works are distinguished by their pioneering potential. The ARS VIVA exhibition will also tour to S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium, where it will be attenuated appropriately. The artists are additionally awarded individual prize money, a residency at Fogo Island Arts (Canada), and a bilingual catalogue centered on their work.

    Opening 6 October, the exhibition runs until 19 November in Munich, Germany.

    (image: Zac Langdon-Pole 'Paradise Blueprint’ (detail) 2017)