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ANTONIA SELLBACH ‘UNSTABLE OBJECT #53’ ACQUIRED BY ARTBANK FROM THE GALLERY’S SPRING 1883 EXHIBITION

August 25, 2021

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY’S SPRING 1883 EXHIBITION ONLINE AT ARTSY UNTIL AUGUST 29 2021

August 18, 2021

View online at https://www.artsy.net/show/nicholas-thompson-gallery-nicholas-thompson-gallery-at-spring1883-2021

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY’S SPRING 1883 EXHIBITON REVIEWED BY CHELSEA HOPPER FOR ‘MEMO REVIEW’

August 8, 2021

Collingwood & Fitzroy: Nicholas Thompson Gallery Arts Projects Australia FUTURES Sutton Gallery by Chelsea Hopper 08 August 2021 It wouldn’t be an art fair without abstract painting. Thick gestural lines, bright colour palettes and titles alluding to memory or “the body” are always a given. I step into @14, the satellite venue for Nicholas Thompson Gallery at Spring/Sprung1883, where the walls are neatly lined with paintings either aligned with an Antipodean colour palette (think Albert Tucker) or an upbeat block colour spread that easily compliments works across the room by the likes of artists James Drinkwater, Eleanor Louise Butt, Rhys…

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY’S SPRING 1883 EXHIBITION IN ANDREW BROWNE’S FEATURE FOR ‘THE REVIEWBOARD’

August 6, 2021

Commerce, curatorial or carnival? Gallerists stake out various positions when wrangling the art fair as ‘form’. Some might stuff their booths with the unsold stock from their bulging backrooms, hoping to finally place those space-hogging works. Others think more carefully about the image they want to project – their brand – the participation in a fair an extension of carefully curated identity. Some go all out, either with dazzling eye-popping installation tropes, or with full-blooded solo presentations, taking full advantage of the attentions, however brief, of the teeming hordes that prowl the corridors. Most strive to achieve a balance somewhere…

ELEANOR LOUISE BUTT FEATURED IN SMARTPHONE SNAPS ON ‘ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA’ ONLINE

August 2, 2021

Smartphone Snaps: Eleanor Louise Butt FEATURE 28 July 2021 In her Smartphone Snaps photo-essay, the artist takes a break from working in her studio in the Dandenong Ranges to think about the things—besides painting—that keep her going while sequestered at home.   Here you can see my studio desk with some books I was looking at. You can see paintings here by Krasner, Frankenthaler and Guston. Precariously close by is my palette and brushes. My paint trolley.     New works made during lockdown 2021 on the walls and floor of my home studio, July 2021.     Some of…

GALLERY EXHIBITION FOR ‘SPRING 1883’ 2021 TO BE PRESENTED @14 LANGRIDGE ST, COLLINGWOOD FROM 4 TO 7 AUGUST

August 1, 2021

PHILJAMES EXHIBITON WITH POLLY BORLAND PREVIEWED IN ISSUE 97 OF ‘ART COLLECTOR’ AND FEATURED ON COVER

July 14, 2021

A truly unique collaboration, Philjames and Polly Borland’s forthcoming show is an experimentation in photography and paint­ing that challenges the potential of both mediums. “I approached Polly to see if she’d be interested in doing a full collaborative show,” says Philjames, “and as luck would have it she was super keen and suggested looking at the archives of her Morph series of works.” The resulting works manifest in dark yet playful interrogations of both artist’s psyches. The physicality and tangibility of Borland’s contorted bodies are transformed into grotesque subjects insatiable for our gaze. Borland is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

GUY WARREN FEATURED IN ‘FINDING THE ARCHIBALD’ ON ABC TV

July 10, 2021

As the Archibald celebrates its centenary with an ambitious exhibition; art lover and acclaimed actor Rachel Griffiths embarks on a cultural romp through our most coveted and controversial arts prize.

KYLIE BANYARD & AMBER WALLIS EXHIBITION REVIEWED BY ‘ARTIST PROFILE’ ONLINE

July 1, 2021

Amber Wallis & Kylie Banyard By Artist Profile A new show at Nicholas Thompson Gallery follows from Amber Wallis and Kylie Banyard’s success with ‘The Heroine Paint’ at Lismore Regional Gallery. In this latest exhibition, Banyard and Wallis paint into being both feminist histories and utopian futures, using the canvas as a foundation from which to think about care, communality, and the self. In response to Amber Wallis’s Women, shown at Nicholas Thompson Gallery in 2020, Amanda Maxwell wrote: ‘I’ve never seen a ghost And won’t Bit if I was to I know it would be the ghost of a woman I don’t…

MIRANDA SKOCZEK FEATURED IN AUTUMN ‘JONES’ MAGAZINE FOR DAVID JONES

June 17, 2021

Painter Miranda Skoczek on using colour to create joy in your home The abstract painter and self-described ‘colourist’ takes special delight in playing with every shade of the rainbow. MIRANDA, PICTURED IN HER STUDIO, WEARS BASSIKE COTTON CIRCLE SHIRT DRESS In the Autumn issue of JONES Home, we celebrate how the artistic principles of colour, shape and texture can transform any space. Because, like a great piece of art on your wall, the homewares you use every day have the power to inspire and make home your always happy place. “I’m interested in what resonates with the individual. What’s important is what makes one feel…

AMBER WALLIS & KYLIE BANYARD JOINT EXHIBITION ‘THE HEROINE PAINT’ AT LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY 12 JUNE TO 1 AUGUST 2021

June 5, 2021

This exhibition brings together the work of Amber Wallis and Kylie Banyard, highlighting their visions of painterly utopia. Their work pays homage to American Abstract Expressionism of the 1940s and 50s, which strove towards an alternative image for art and painting. Spontaneity stood at the centre of this, and a purist’s distillation of materials. The counter-culture of the 1960s and 70s, which held similar desires to collapse walls, is also present in both artists’ work. Despite intentions towards a new agenda that went with these aspirational movements, and increased freedoms for women post WWII, power remained largely patriarchal, and women…

GUY WARREN PORTRAIT BY PETER WEGNER AWARDED 2021 ARCHIBALD PRIZE

June 4, 2021

Peter Wegner’s portrait of Guy Warren has been awarded the 2021 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales . “Guy Warren turned 100 in April – he was born the same year the Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921. This is not why I painted Guy, but the coincidence is nicely timed… I chose to paint Guy Warren because he is one of the most incredible centenarians l have ever met. This portrait honours Guy in the 101st year of his productive and meaningful life.” Peter Wegner