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

August 1, 2021

NICHOLAS THOMPSON FEATURED IN ARTMONEY’S ‘COLLECT | COVET’

July 28, 2021

COLLECT | COVET – GALLERY DIRECTOR NICHOLAS THOMPSON Nicholas Thompson is the director of Nicholas Thompson Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Melbourne established in 2015. For Nick, “Art Money is a fantastic initiative, it assists both emerging and seasoned buyers build their collections. It makes acquiring art easy and accessible which is as important for artists and galleries as it is for collectors. It has been invaluable for me to be a partner gallery with the program”. – Collect Alun Leach-Jones Work and Days, 2015 acrylic on canvas, 52 x 42cm This is the first work I bought from my own…

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

SUZANNE ARCHER INTERVIEWED ON ‘THE LONG RUN’ ART GUIDE’S PODCAST SERIES

June 3, 2021

The Long Run #5: Suzanne Archer on responding to life https://art-guide-australia-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/the-long-run-5-suzanne-archer-on-responding-to-life PODCAST 3 June 2021 “I guess that is the thread, that I am very open to influences that come into my life, you know, and I respond to them,” says Suzanne Archer in The Long Run, Art Guide’s latest podcast series featuring interviews with artists who have 60-year practices. Based just outside of Sydney in the bushy suburb of Wedderburn, Archer has long-created layered and dense drawings and paintings, alongside sculpture and installations. With a practice always slightly edging on the mysterious, Archer’s work looks at nature, mortality, disgust and…

SUZANNE ARCHER’S ‘TOYS AND TERRORS’ EXHIBITED IN ‘HOTA COLLECTS, HIGHLIGHTS FROM HOTA’S COLLECTION’ AT HOTA, QLD

June 2, 2021

HOTA Collects presents a snapshot of the 4,500 works in the City Collection, many of which have never been seen, and includes one of the largest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in regional Australia. Suzanne Archer ‘Toys and terrors’ 1986 oil, collage on canvas 172.7 x 275 cm Photograph Pete Waddington Collection HOTA, Qld

JAMES DRINKWATER FEATURE BY LOUISE MARTIN-CHEW IN ‘VAULT’ ISSUE 34

June 1, 2021

James Drinkwater’s painting, drawing and sculpture are fuelled by the theatre of his life. He finds the best material in the intimacy of family and the place he chooses to live, the industrial city of Newcastle. FEATURE by LOUISE MARTIN-CHEW There is a physicality in paintings by James Drinkwater also evident in footage of him at work in the studio. He attacks his surface with thrown paint, hits it with rags, slices with the palette knife and scrubs frenetically with fists. When he turns the painting upside down or on its side and declares it finished, there is a kind…

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN SIR JOHN SULMAN PRIZE 2021 AT ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

May 27, 2021

John Bokor is a finalist in the Sir John Sulman Prize 2021 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales . John Bokor Rosé and lemons oil on canvas 160 x 180.5 cm . “In Rosé and lemons, the casual clutter of domestic life takes centre stage. This painting is my way of showing beauty in the everyday world. I like the struggle between a realistic depiction and the abstract nature of paint. Painting, I believe, should always be a response primarily to the subject, not a photo-like rendering of it. This is not a glamorous scene, it’s about accessible…