• 22nd Mar 2018

    David Griggs’ touring exhibition 'BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN’ is now on show at Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie.

    The exhibition features a decade of past paintings, photographs, videos, and the premiere of 'COWBOY COUNTRY', an epic feature film following the story of a kidnapped American Filipino teenager held captive for ransom. Developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW, 'BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN’ it is the first major Australian survey of Griggs practice.

    The exhibition runs until 22 April.

  • 22nd Mar 2018

    Marian Tubbs will be presenting work created with Jana Hawkins-Andersen, alongside Hannah Hallam-Eames & Samuel Jackson in ‘Slime and Shine’.

    An exhibition of two collaborative bodies of work curated by Charlotte Cornish at the Honeymoon Suite, ‘Slime and Shine’ opens March 24 from 4-6pm and runs until 28 April.


  • 21st Mar 2018

    Consuelo Cavaniglia and Jonny Niesche have been selected to present works to the 2018 Redlands Konika Minolta Art Prize, at the National Art School Gallery in Sydney. Curated by Nike Savvas, she notes in her curatorial statement that "the artists selected approach to practice evidences a discriminating, uncompromising and highly individualist approach to art making and models of practice.” All participating artists submit a single recent work to contend for one of two prizes. The main award for established artists is the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, valued at $25,000 and an Emerging Artist Prize, valued at $10,000.

    The exhibition continues until 12 May.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia ‘untitled (screen)' 2018)

  • 21st Mar 2018

    Jonny Niesche has been announced as one of the commissioned artists in this years Vivid Festival.

    The work 'Virtual Vibration’ will transform the facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) with an evolving image that brings together the cheerful dissonance of psychedelia with the formal concerns of high modernism. The large-scale projection mapping of the installation is a highly collaborative creative work produced by the Spinifex Group in conjunction with Niesche and composer Mark Pritchard.

    The work will be on display 25 May until 16 June, 6pm-11pm.

    (image: Jonny Niesche 'Virtual Vibration’ (concept detail) 2018)

  • 17th Mar 2018

    Tomislav Nikolic is presenting work in ‘Other People Think: Auckland’s Contemporary International Collection’, an exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki curated by director Rhana Devenport.

    'Other People Think’ brings together a selection of the gallery’s new acquisitions that speak to the range and dynamism of contemporary art, both locally and internationally. The exhibition explores issues and experimentations that captivate artists today, and reflects shared themes of contemporary life such as memory, connections to place, and the realm of the imagination.

    On view until 10 June.

    (image: Tomislav Nikolic, 'vestige of now: 5', 2015-17)

  • 10th Mar 2018

    Isadora Vaughan and Michelle Ussher have been named as contributing artists to the 7th TarraWarra Biennial, 'From Will to Form'.

    Curated by Emily McCormack, the exhibition stems from the idea that 'art is not a matter of reproducing or inventing forms but of capturing forces', and considers how the wild intangible forces that animate behaviour might be present within an artwork. Vaughan will be creating a site specific sculpture comprised of molten glass, uranium glass and grit from the surrounding environment that will seemingly pierce the Museum's expansive North window, spilling out onto the ledge beyond.

    Open from 3 August - 6 November.

    (image: Isadora Vaughan, 'A Thousand Times the Rolling Sun', installation view, H. M Beechworth Prison, Beechworth, 2018. Photo: Arron Rees) 

  • 7th Mar 2018

    A solo exhibition celebrating the work of Nell opens tomorrow night at Walkway Gallery in Bordertown.

    Drawing from the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, ‘Nell' features two important bodies of work including paintings and 'The Wake', a collection of hand-built vessels which emulate Haniwa – Japanese tomb ornaments which serve to both protect the dead but also drive away evil.

    Opening tomorrow at 7pm, the exhibition continues until the end of April.

    (image: Nell, 'LUCKY', 2014-2015)

  • 6th Mar 2018

    ‘Borrowed Time’, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Laith McGregor opens tomorrow at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

    ‘Borrowed Time’ focuses on time and labour - recurring themes in McGregor’s work. Encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture and video, the exhibition will be anchored by an installation of ceramic sculptures recently gifted by the artist to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring a new text by exhibition curator Hamish Sawyer, and will travel to the Tweed Regional Gallery later in 2018. Opening tomorrow from 6.00-8.00pm, preceded by a floor talk with the artist at 5.30pm.

    The exhibition continues until 29 April.

    (image: Laith McGregor, 'St Petersburg', 2014)

  • 16th Feb 2018

    Ronnie van Hout has been announced as the recipient of the Melbourne Art Foundation 2018 Commission. Jointly commissioned with the Bendigo Art Gallery this ambitious large-scale work will be unveiled at the Melbourne Art Fair before moving to its permanent home in Bendigo.

    (image: RonnievanHout ‘crawling figure’ (detail) 2017)

  • 15th Feb 2018

    Isadora Vaughan will be presenting work in 'A Thousand Times The Rolling Sun', a project held in and responding to the Old H.M Prison in Beechworth. Built in 1864 and ceasing operations in 2004, the prison’s exterior and interior spaces retain a nuanced and tangled lineage of its history. Its relatively untouched facade has corroborated and perpetuated a specific narrative, particularly in relation to Beechworth’s gold rush and Kelly gang affiliations. This project attempts to investigate and celebrate the multiple histories and myths that have come to characterise the prison in collective consciousness.

    'A Thousand Times The Rolling Sun' will be open from 16-18 February 2018, from 10am - 4pm daily.

    (image: #IsadoraVaughan, Cunjevoi (installation view), 2016)