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GUY WARREN 1921 – 2024

June 14, 2024

It is with much sadness that Nicholas Thompson Gallery marks the passing of Guy Warren (1921 – 2024). Guy Warren was born in 1921 and celebrated his 100th birthday in April 2021. Melbourne painter Peter Wegner’s portrait of the artist was awarded the Archibald Prize in 2021, the 100th anniversary of the prize. Guy Warren exhibited regularly since 1955. Following war service with the AIF from 1941-46, he studied at the National Art School from 1947 to 1949 under the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Training Scheme. He was the Principal lecturer and Head of Painting at the Sydney College of Arts from…

AMBER WALLIS FINALIST IN 2024 SIR JOHN SULMAN PRIZE AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

May 30, 2024

Amber Wallis is a finalist in the 2024 Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales “My mother spent a large portion of her life living and working in Central Australia. I see her sometimes, walking the desert as a ghost in my dreams, a transparent yet protective force. This work abstractly portrays my matrilineal line: women and ghostly apparitions that exist within landscapes, architectural forms and interior spaces of my past. I’m interested in notions of care, in women’s experiences of steadfastness, protection and guardianship; and simultaneously our invisibility. My broader practice often references my…

SALLY ANDERSON FINALIST IN 2024 SIR JOHN SULMAN PRIZE AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

May 30, 2024

Sally Anderson is a finalist in the 2024 Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales “How do you hold a hurricane? How do you hold close things that are spiralling out of your control? Can you contain the sea in a quilt? How do we measure domestic, creative and maternal labour? With time? How does one get more time in a day? How do we hold households, partners, children, paintings, parents and ourselves simultaneously? This painting speaks to the ways motherhood, domesticity and creative practice are, for me, reciprocal and ultimately entangled. Each informs and…

KEZ HUGHES PROFILED IN ‘ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA’ MAY/JUNE 2024

May 29, 2024

‘It is with deep consideration that Hughes reimagines objects, challenging the relationships that exist between the original artist, the viewer and herself. The act of looking is integral. We are left wondering which of these three protag¬onists holds the position of main voyeur: what is Hughes looking for? By considering objects of the past, transmuted through the mistrans-lations and slippages of history, Hughes has found a way to encounter herself in the present.’ extract from Josephine Mead ‘Studio: Kez Hughes’ in ‘Art Guide Australia’, May/June 2024 p 76 to 81

NICOLE KELLY FINALIST IN 2024 GOULBURN ART AWARD

May 22, 2024

Nicole Kelly is a finalist in the 2024 Goulburn Art Award . The Goulburn Art Award began in 1992 and is held every two years. The Award represents the talent and diversity of artists working within the region. The Gallery encourages submissions from artists at all stages of their careers. The 2024 Goulburn Art Award will be judged by Bree Pickering, Director, National Portrait Gallery. . Image Nicole Kelly 𝙎𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝘽𝙞𝙧𝙙 𝙃𝙤𝙪𝙧 2023 oil on polyester 131.5 x 117cm

ELEANOR LOUISE BUTT AWARDED THE 2024 MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE FOR PAINTING

April 8, 2024

Congratulations to Eleanor Louise Butt who has been awarded the 2024 Muswellbrook Art Prize for Painting. The $50,000 acquisitive award will see Eleanor’s work added to the Muswellbrook collection, which includes previous winners such as David Aspden, Sydney Ball, Richard Larter and Fred Williams. . Established in 1958, the Muswellbrook Art Prize is one of the most celebrated prizes for painting in regional Australia. Astute adjudication of the Prize over the years has yielded an excellent collection of modern and contemporary Australian paintings, works on paper and ceramics from the Post War period of the 20th Century and into the…

SUZANNE ARCHER EXHIBITED IN ‘FEMME-MAISON: IMAGINED BOUNDARIES – WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE COLLECTION AND BEYOND’ AT MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY UNTIL 29 APRIL

March 26, 2024

Suzanne Archer is exhibited in ‘Femme-Maison: Imagined Boundaries – Women artists from the collection and beyond’ at Macquarie University Art Gallery until 29 April Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Art Movement in Australia in Macquarie University’s 60th anniversary Macquarie University Art Gallery is proud to present this two-venue exhibition program in partnership with Gallery Lane Cove A collection can reveal multiple viewpoints and conceptions, nuanced by its history of continuity and gaps. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Art Movement in Australia we have tapped into the collection by reappraising those shifts and generational legacies.…

KEZ HUGHES FINALIST IN 2024 BAYSIDE PAINTING PRIZE

March 20, 2024

Kez Hughes is a finalist in the 2024 Bayside Painting Prize Established in 2015, the Bayside Painting Prize is one of the most generous non-acquisitive painting prizes in the country. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today. Image: Kez Hughes ‘𝙉𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙠𝙤 𝙉𝙖𝙠𝙖𝙢𝙪𝙧𝙖, 𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙, 𝙎𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙤𝙣 𝙂𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙮 2016’ 2023 oil on linen 64 x 79 cm

MARTIN GEORGE FINALIST IN 2024 BAYSIDE PAINTING PRIZE

March 20, 2024

Martin George is a finalist in the 2024 Bayside Painting Prize . Established in 2015, the Bayside Painting Prize is one of the most generous non-acquisitive painting prizes in the country. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today. . Image: Martin George 𝙑𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙮 2024 acrylic on linen 76 x 101.5cm Photo Photographic Record, Melbourne

SALLY ANDERSON FINALIST IN 2024 BAYSIDE PAINTING PRIZE

March 20, 2024

Sally Anderson is a finalist in the 2024 Bayside Painting Prize . Established in 2015, the Bayside Painting Prize is one of the most generous non-acquisitive painting prizes in the country. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today. . Image: Sally Anderson 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖 𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨𝙞𝙖, 𝘽𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙡 𝙑𝙚𝙞𝙡 𝙁𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙖 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙚, 𝙋𝘽 𝙣𝙪𝙙𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙩 𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙩𝙝 2024 acrylic on polycotton 168 x 137cm

TAI SNAITH FEATURED IN THE DESIGN FILES: STUDIO VISIT

March 8, 2024

Artist Tai Snaith Paints From A Beautiful ‘Haunted’ House In Fitzroy North Since Melbourne-based artist Tai Snaith started her art studies back in the early 2000s, she’s exhibited paintings, collage, ceramic sculptures and public art. But for her upcoming exhibition, Tai has turned her full attention to painting and ‘a fortuitous happy accident’ led her to an abandoned Victorian worker’s cottage that’s become her new art studio. Tai says it’s equal parts grimy, decrepit, and enchanting, complete with a haunting energy she’s channelled into her emotive paintings. Step inside! Written by Christina Karras Photography by Amelia Stanwix Melbourne-based artist Tai Snaith…

JAMES DRINKWATER IN CONVERSATION WITH VAULT EDITOR ALISON KUBLER AT THE MELBOURNE ART FAIR

March 7, 2024

James Drinkwater in conversation with Alison Kubler Melbourne Art Fair, VAULT stand Sunday 25 February, 12pm Alison Kubler Today we’re going to talk a little bit about painting and what James has been up to, and the new monograph I love you more than paintings 2008 – 2024 with has been launched at the Melbourne Art Fair by Nicholas Thompson Gallery. James how about you start by telling us, because you’ve been overseas, where have you been and how has that influenced your recent work? James Drinkwater Yes, it seems like we’re doing a lot of travel at the moment.…