• 21st Aug 2019

    Reko Rennie’s three channel video work ‘OA_RR’ is included in the exhibition 'Untimely Geographies' at The SUBSTATION, as part of Channels Festival 2019: International Biennial of Video Art.

    'Untimely Geographies'​ investigates relationships between individuals, communities and power structures. Curated by Kelli Alred.

    Channels Festival 2019 launches with an opening celebration and preview of this exhibition at The SUBSTATION this Saturday 24 August, 2–5pm.

    (image: Reko Rennie ‘OA_RR’ 2017. Photo: Justin McManus)

  • 16th Aug 2019

    Jonny Niesche, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Clare Milledge, Adam Lee and Sarah Contos are included in the 'Idle Worship' exhibition, launching tomorrow 16 August at the Lismore Regional Gallery. The exhibition will be opened by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney.

    Curated by Natalie Bull & Zoë Robinson-Kennedy, ‘Idle Worship’ explores contemporary notions of reverence, worship and idolisation. The exhibition continues until 13 October.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia, ‘Untitled (Simultaneous Spaces) 2016 (installation view)


  • 9th Aug 2019

    Michelle Ussher has been selected to participate in a residency at the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, UK.

    The residencies are designed to support contemporary practitioners in developing research projects and studio-based practices, and are informed by the legacy of the college's founder Edward James, renowned for his support of individual artists and avant-garde collaborations across a variety of creative fields.

    ​(image: Michelle Ussher 'Tweak My Tendril' 2015)

  • 8th Aug 2019

    Recent works by Sam Martin are on view in 'Zephyr', an exhibition held in conjunction with the Cultural Threads Festival of the City of Greater Dandenong that explores the metaphors of folds, falls and fragility evoked by the use of textiles in art. Martin's open weave compositions are exhibited across two venues, Walker Street Gallery and the Heritage Hill Museum.

    'Zephyr' is on view until 31 August.

    (image: Sam Martin 'Again and Again, Again' 2019)


  • 4th Aug 2019

    Adam Lee and Dane Lovett have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize.

    The biennial prize is designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists, awarding an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000.

    The finalists exhibition will be on show at Bendigo Art Gallery 14 September – 8 December 2019.

    (image: Adam Lee 'Mammouth' 2019)

  • 2nd Aug 2019

    Consuelo Cavaniglia + Brendan Van Hek: 'an unreliable narrator' opens tonight at Gertrude Contemporary, 6–8pm. 
    Working across the two gallery spaces and expansive atrium of Gertrude Contemporary,  the colllaborative exhibition is conceived as a single work, and will unfold as a series of repeated scenarios, like versions of the same story, told and retold from slightly divergent perspectives.

    The exhibition will run until 21 September.

    ​(image: Consuelo Cavaniglia 'surfaces and circumstance II' 2019)

  • 26th Jul 2019

    Laith McGregor's lithograph 'Church' has been shortlisted for the 2019 Geelong acquisitive print awards. McGregor will join 36 leading and emerging Australian artists in an exhibition of the finalists' works, on display at Geelong Gallery from 20 September to 24 November.

    The prize-winning prints and additional acquisitions will be announced on Thursday 19 September.

    (image: Laith McGregor 'Church' 2018. Printed by Martin King, Australian Print Workshop)

  • 21st Jul 2019

    New work by Sean Peoples is included in 'MEATWARE' at Sumer, Tauranga, New Zealand. Peoples will be exhibiting works alongside Simon Denny, Lewis Fidock & Joshua Petherick, Jess Johnson & Simon Ward and Yvonne Todd in an exhibition that explores a contemporary treatment of the subject and narrativity in visual art.

    Opening today from 11am-1pm, 'MEATWARE' continues until 17 August.

    (image: Sean Peoples 'Thought Experiment (Australia, New Zealand)' 2019 (excerpt)

  • 19th Jul 2019

    New work by Consuelo Cavaniglia is included in 'SNO 158' at Sydney Non Objective, opening tonight, Friday 19 July from 5-7pm. Cavaniglia will be exhibiting in the company of Lynne Boyd, Jo Lewis and John Vickery.

    'SNO 158' will be on view until 9 August.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia, 'Space For Light II' 2019)

  • 18th Jul 2019

    Sarah Contos is in the exhibition 'Connecting Thread', opening tomorrow at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Abbotsleigh High School.

    Curator Lizzy Marshall says of the exhibition:
    "A structured thread is formed from ideas. Moreover, artworks within 'Connected Thread' are not inert twine nor objects from centuries of tradition. These artworks are a weaving of the conceptual and the material. Each artwork is an invisible performative action by the artist interweaving the political, cultural, autobiographical into an intractable understanding of the contemporary present through the audience experience."

    Opening event: Saturday 27 July, 2–4pm
    The exhibition will run until 22 August.

    (image: Sarah Contos 'Snakes and Ladders' 2017. Photo: Christo Crocker)