• 29th Nov 2018

    Michelle Ussher is presenting 'Big Mother (Dead ends and Circles)' in 'Splash', the McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award. Held every three years, this award has been established to showcase contemporary Australian watercolour practice. It is an acquisitive award enabled by the Fornari Bequest, by the Will of the late Lena May Fornari, and is a legacy of her support of the arts in Victoria. Lena May was an ardent collector of watercolours and the first acquisitions through this Bequest were significant watercolour paintings. Continuing this tradition, 'Splash' presents the work of contemporary Australian artists who use this medium in highly accomplished and innovative ways.

    The Award will be judged by Linda Michael, independent curator and editor, with one highly commended work judged by Samantha Comte, Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

    Works by all the finalists will be on display from 1 December until 17 March 2019.

    (image: Michelle Ussher, Big Mother (Dead ends and Circles), 2018)

  • 23rd Nov 2018

    Laith McGregor will be exhibiting work in 'Trace' at Bunjil Place Gallery, Narre Warren. The exhibition looks beyond the traditional definitions of drawing and recognises artists that are using new and innovative techniques to create pieces that amaze and inspire. Also including the work of Joyce Hinterding, Cameron Robbins, Sandra Selig, Kylie Stillman and Gosia Wlodarczak.

    Opening Saturday 24 November, until 24 February 2019.

    (image: Laith McGregor, Casper, 2016)

  • 16th Nov 2018

    Tom Polo and Laith McGregor will have works on view in 'Beyond Reason: exploring the logic of the imagination', an exhibition curated by Kevin Wilson for the QUT Art Museum. Surveying the work of 26 artists, the show sets out to explore their structural engagement with absurd, playful, emotional and dark thematics.

    Opening Saturday 17 November, on view until 3 February 2019.

    (image: Tom Polo, A head is somewhere to go - let's head, 2017. Photo: Zan Wimberly)

  • 11th Nov 2018

    New works by Sam Martin and Jake Walker will be on view in 'Support Structure', a group exhibition devised by the La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo. The exhibition brings together artists whose work assumes a sculptural sensibility, acknowledging the physicality of painting as a medium.

    On view from 12 November to 22 December, officially opening Thursday 15 November, 5:30-7pm.

    (image: Jake Walker, 104, 2018)

  • 12th Oct 2018

    David Griggs has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Bruny Art Prize. 'The Bruny' is a unique national award focused specifically on painting that explores concepts of identity and environment, including the relationship between people and the physical world. In 2018 the broad theme of the prize is 'Art of Adaption', which encompasses the ways communities negotiate challenges such as climate adaptation.

    The winner will be announced on 13 October with the exhibition of the finalists' work on view at Alonnah Hall until 21 October.

    (image: David Griggs, Zodiacs and God, 2011)

  • 5th Oct 2018

    The Telepathy Project (Sean Peoples and Veronica Kent) are presenting work in ‘Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnabulism, Madness’ at Gertrude Contemporary. Curated by Artistic Director Mark Feary, this exhibition brings together works by Australian and international artists that explore the representation of the sleeping figure within contemporary art.

    Opening tonight, 5 October from 6-8pm, the show continues until 3 November.

    (image: The Telepathy Project, 'Objects seen in dreams should be manufactured and put on sale (after Breton)’ (detail), 2018)

  • 5th Oct 2018

    ‘Borrowed Time’, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Laith McGregor opens today at Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW. This is the second iteration of the exhibition, which originated at Caloundra Regional Gallery in March this year.

    For McGregor, time is both a subject matter for his work, as well being a tangible measure of the artist’s labour. Best known for his labour-intensive, biro portraits, in recent years his practice has expanded to include sculpture, video and print-making, and a range of subject matter. Opening Friday 5 October, the exhibition continues until 2 December.

    (image: Laith McGregor ‘Tired Landscape’ (detail) 2018)

  • 4th Oct 2018

    Consuelo Cavaniglia will be presenting a solo exhibition of new work tonight at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

    Cavaniglia’s work is determined by the selection and orchestration of lines, shadows, planes of colour and reflective surfaces. Her pieces create environments where the viewer, artwork and space they share are all intricately connected, and which challenge perceptual expectations of surface qualities through angling, layering and offsetting reflection and shade. These works bring new dimensions to our understanding of installation practice, in which sensorial and emotive responses to works are privileged and a multiplicity of experiences arise.

    The exhibition opens Thursday 4 October 5.30-7.30pm, and runs until 3 November.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia, installation view, Margaret Lawrence Gallery 2018)

  • 28th Sep 2018

    André Piguet's new exhibition 'Port Duckula' opens tonight at Spazio Tripla - an independent, artist run gallery in Bologna, IT.

    The exhibition runs until late October.

    (image: André Piguet, port duckula 3, 2018)

  • 8th Sep 2018

    Work by Patrick Pound is on view in ‘Systematic’, an exhibition curated by Dr. Eliza Burke at the Plimsoll Gallery, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania. Showcasing eight Australian and New Zealand artists whose works engage with the creative potential of systems to critique, re-imagine or re-invent their workings, ’Systematic’ brings together works that invite viewers to reflect on the relationships between various human and non-human systems, and concepts of organisation, inter-relatedness and connectivity.

    Open from today, 8 September, and on view until 14 October.

    (image: Patrick Pound 'Hi wire acts’ 2015)