• 18th May 2019

    Works by Consuelo Cavaniglia and Jonny Niesche appear in the exhibition ‘IN-FORMALISM’, curated by Ruark Lewis and Andrew Leslie, at Casula Powerhouse, Sydney.

    IN-FORMALISM witnesses the evolution of abstract non-objective art in Australia from 1968, surveying the key generations of artists who have contributed to the ongoing language of abstract art.

    (image: Jonny Niesche ‘I mix with the world, the world mixes with me’ 2019)

  • 15th May 2019

    Sarah Contos' 2017 Ramsay Prize winning work 'Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye' is currently on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia in the exhibition 'Femmage'.

    Drawn from the collection, many of the works on display combine or collage materials, including paint, photographic imagery and fabric to reference themes pertaining to women and identity.

    'Femmage' is showing until 1 September 2019.

    (image: Sarah Contos 'The Long Kiss Goodbye' 2017. Photo: Paul Steed)

  • 15th May 2019

    Consuelo Cavaniglia is in 'Vanishing Point' at ANU Gallery, Canberra, alongside Ellen Dahl, Taloi Havini, Yvette Hamilton and Salote Tawale. Echoing the illusion of parallel lines at their vanishing point, the exhibition considers the island as a concept where opposing ideas converge — contained yet contingent, real yet imagined, the political and the personal.

    Open from tomorrow and running until 14 June.

    (image: Consuelo Cavaniglia 'Untitled' 2017)

  • 13th May 2019

    Sam Martin, Laith McGregor and Marian Tubbs are finalists in the 2019 Sunshine Coast Art Prize

    The major prize winner will receive $25,000 cash, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, and the winning artwork will join past Sunshine Coast Art Prize winning works in the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

    An exhibition of the finalists' works will be on view at Caloundra Regional Gallery from July 24 to September 15.

    (image: Sam Martin, 'The Snake Decides' 2018)

  • 11th May 2019

    André Piguet is included in 'Prima Materia', opening at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre tomorrow.

    Prima Materia translates literally from the Latin as, ‘first matter’, and was based on the notion that gold could be produced from a few basic elements. The exhibition invites a comparison between the creation and destruction dichotomy of the alchemical pursuit and contemporary art practice.

    The exhibition runs from 11 May to 7 July.

    (image: André Piguet, 'orb trap I w/ accretion disk' 2016)

  • 7th May 2019

    With excitement, STATION announces the opening of a new gallery in Sydney. Located in a Victorian terrace building in Potts Point, this new space will serve as a complement and counterpoint to our Melbourne gallery. We will be launching STATION, Sydney in September 2019 to coincide with Sydney Contemporary.

    Established in 2011, STATION represents a broad group of established and emerging Australian and international artists. STATION is dedicated to presenting a diverse, conceptually driven exhibition program, with the aim of fostering rigorous, critically engaged contemporary art practices.

    The expansion to Sydney will present new opportunities for our artists to be positioned within a broader national and international dialogue, and for the gallery to build new relationships and audiences. Following the success of our current offsite exhibition in Berlin, we will be continuing to extend our global reach through regular presentations at art fairs and offsite projects in Australia and internationally.

  • 6th May 2019

    David Griggs has been commissioned to create two 8.4 metre long paintings for the entrance of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, for the upcoming exhibition 'City Prince/sses'.

    'City Prince/sses' focuses on the rise of the 21st century megacity. The exhibition is presented as an imaginary, multiple and complex city, without borders, messy, staggering and creative: an unpredictable laboratory, which is always in motion and being (re)constructed.

    'City Prince/sses'
    Palais de Tokyo, Paris
    21 June – 8 September 2019

    (image: David Griggs in his studio, 2019)

  • 3rd May 2019

    David Griggs is a finalist in the 2019 Archibald Prize (for a portrait of Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace) and the 2019 Sir John Sulman Prize.

    Grigg's says of his portrait of Alexie:
    ‘I wanted to paint Alexie as a thank you for looking out for me during a hard time. In turn, she allowed me into her own internal world in all its glory and pain. The painting you see is a mood, a free-flowing creative exchange between two humans, two friends.’

    This is David Griggs’ eighth time as a finalist in the Archibald Prize.

    (image: David Griggs, 'Tracing the antiquity of Jewish alchemy with Alexie Glass-Kantor' 2019)

  • 3rd May 2019

    Dane Lovett is a finalist in the 2019 Sir John Sulman Prize.

    The prize celebrates the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist.

    Dane says of his work:
    "'Standard poodle 8' is part of a series of paintings based on photographs of dogs posted online. While it’s possible to scroll through an almost endless feed of poodle images on the internet, I have painted this particular image over and over again. With each version, parts of the original are lost or distorted, and the work becomes more concerned with self-reflexivity, gesture and mark-making. I am particularly interested in how images, whether iconic or ubiquitous, can slip between the familiar, the strange, the ugly and the beautiful, and occasionally reverberate between all four."

    (image: Dane Lovett, 'Standard poodle 8', 2018)

  • 30th Apr 2019

    Isadora Vaughan has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Ramsay Art Prize, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

    The $100,000 acquisitive prize recognises contemporary Australian artists under 40.
    The finalists exhibition will be on show 25 May – 25 Aug 2019.

    (image: Isadora Vaughan 'Canker Sore' 2018)