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SUZANNE ARCHER FINALIST IN THE PAUL GUEST PRIZE 2022 AT BENDIGO ART GALLERY

July 14, 2022

The Paul Guest Prize is an award and exhibition held biennially that highlights contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, The Honourable Paul Guest OAM QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice.  The Prize is a non-acquisitive cash award of $15,000. ‘My abiding and passionate interest in art commenced several decades ago and from those early beginnings I was introduced to contemporary art in a holistic way which ran parallel to my professional career. I appreciate that the…

TODD McMILLAN FEATURE BY JANE O’SULLIVAN IN ‘ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA’

July 6, 2022

JAMES DRINKWATER INTERVIEWED ON ABC RADIO

June 24, 2022

‘Abstract artist James Drinkwater was so moved by William Dobell’s painting “Storm Approaching Wangi” that he painted his own version and created a ballet. It will be performed at Lake Macquarie’s MAP Mima in November. What does a ballet inspired by an artwork look and sound like? The ABC’s Dan Cox needed to know more so he visited Drinkwater’s studio.’ . 🎧 https://www.abc.net.au/newcastle/programs/breakfast/james-drinkwater/13944088

SUZANNE ARCHER INTERVIEWED ON ‘ARTWANK’

June 8, 2022

Episode 111- Suzanne Archer the ultimate artist of elimination and addition with an awesome 50 year art career. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-111-suzanne-archer-the-ultimate-artist/id1503610662?i=1000565554442

PETER SHARP EXHIBITION PREVIEW IN ‘ARTIST PROFILE’ ISSUE 59

June 3, 2022

SUZANNE ARCHER IN ‘THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN’ PUBLIC WORKS BY BRONWYN WATSON

May 14, 2022

In 1965, British-born Suzanne Archer, aged 19 and just out of art school, migrated to Australia. Four years later she had her first solo show at Sydney’s Clune Gallery accompanied by a media blitz from newspapers, radio and television. “(The show) was a hit and I think partially some of the interest might have been because I was a woman ironically,” Archer has said. As part of the media’s coverage, she recalls being told by a female photographer to sit on a chair, pull her skirt up, and cross her legs. “Certainly, the photographs and the advertising for the show…

ELEANOR LOUISE BUTT ON PABLO PICASSO’S ‘THE STUDIO AT LA CALIFORNIE’ 1956 IN MAY/JUNE 2022 ISSUE OF ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA

May 5, 2022

CELESTE CHANDLER STUDIO PROFILE BY SOPHIA HALLOWAY IN ‘ART ALMANAC’, APRIL 2022

April 8, 2022

In the Studio: Celeste Chandler “I’ve had to find a way to work amongst the chaos of life.” When I speak to Melbourne-based artist Celeste Chandler about her upcoming show at Nicholas Thompson Gallery, 6 to 30 April, it’s from her kitchen-cum-studio. Prior to a couple of years ago, Chandler had a large studio and painted on a large scale. The studio was something she thought she could never give up – but due to a combination of circumstances, including the pandemic and her cancer diagnosis, Chandler has had to recalibrate. During the pandemic, many of us share this feeling…

KYLIE BANYARD FINALIST IN 2022 LEN FOX PAINTING PRIZE AT CASTLEMAINE ART MUSEUM

March 12, 2022

Kylie Banyard is exhibited as a finalist in the 2022 Len Fox Painting Prize at Castlemaine Art MuseuM “A grainy black and white archival photograph depicts a group of young women working in a cornfield (Cira. 1940). Found amongst the Black Mountain College archives, the photograph tells a story of three women clustered together working in a relaxed synchronous flow, framed by the grand Appalachian Mountains blanketed by a soft misty light; the dynamic between them appears as harmonious as the triangular shape their collective bodies form across the centre of the picture plane. Discovered while travelling on a research…

TONEE MESSIAH COLLABORATING ARTIST FOR GORMAN FEBRUARY 2022 COLLECTION

February 24, 2022

Gorman has previously worked with Australian artists including Rhys Lee and Miranda Skoczek. In 2019, ‘Gorman: Ten years of collaborating’ was exhibited at Heide Museum of Modern Art featuring work by collaborative artists and Gorman textiles.

MIRANDA SKOCZEK ON COVER OF ‘VAULT’, ARTICLE BY LOUISE MARTIN-CHEW

February 23, 2022

There is more to Miranda Skoczek’s paintings than immediately meets the eye. They are built intuitively and in layers, from colours, patterns and objects that she absorbs in her immediate home environment – and all over the world. They are often abstract, sometimes with figurative elements; they focus on paint and colour, process and time, to create a space that takes us somewhere other, outside the material world. Inspiration comes from art and antiquities, folk art and contemporary design – and through obsessive consumption of images. Skoczek describes herself as “a sponge,” confessing to VAULT: “I have 95,000 photographs on…

KYLIE BANYARD AND JESSIE BOYLAN’S LA TROBE ART INSTITUTE BIANNUAL FACADE COMMISSION FEATURED ON ABC CENTRAL VICTORIA

February 11, 2022

Bendigo Creek doesn’t get a lot of love or appreciation, as to most people it just looks like a big concrete and bluestone drain directing any surplus rainwater away from homes, businesses and roads in the regional Victorian city’s CBD. But parts of the creek still look like a natural waterway, just 13 kilometres north of the city at Huntly Streamside Reserve, not far from Bendigo’s livestock saleyards. It meanders along, dotted with trees and vegetation, alive with insects and birdlife beside a clearing of long grass. Bendigo Creek at the bottom of View Street is a heavily engineered drain.(ABC Central Victoria:…