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SUZANNE ARCHER ‘FEELING THE BOY’ 1987 IN ‘THE DAILY EXAMINER’: ARTEFACTS

July 30, 2020

ARTEFACTS: Exploration of childhood Feeling the Boy, 1987 (Suzanne Archer) Niomi Sands Collection Highlight Suzanne ARCHER Feeling the boy 1987 mixed media on paper 67 x 101cm Winner of the 1987 Jacaranda Art Prize Jacaranda Art Society Collection Feeling the boy is the winner of the Jacaranda Art Prize held in 1987. Well-known Australian artist Guy Warren, as judge of the 1987 Jacaranda Art Prize, awarded this expressive work which explores the artist’s experience of her pregnancy. Like her work of this time, Feeling the boy was centred around her personal experiences and was created in series or bodies of works. Linear…

MIRANDA SKOCZEK FEATURE BY ALICE DINGLE IN JULY AUGUST 2020 ISSUE OF ART ALMANAC

July 25, 2020

REW HANKS’ MAY 20 EXHIBITION REVIEWED BY BRIONY DOWNES IN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE, ISSUE 93, P 198

July 19, 2020

Rew Hanks demonstrates a masterful command of the lino cut with his elaborate black and white images reimagining historical and colonial era scenes through a contemporary lens – finely crafting visual narratives full of so much detail it’s impossible not to keep coming back for more.

AMBER WALLIS ‘SUMMONED PAINTINGS’ FEATURED ON ‘THE REVIEWBOARD’ INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

July 16, 2020

Amber Wallis: Summoned Paintings at @NicholasThompsonGallery until July 26 in line with COVID protocols now online. I had to go a long way around to get into this exhibition. I resisted the confidence of the artists reflected gaze. The assured sexuality & variety is refreshing but I was reading these paintings against an expectation of biographic notes & I was wrong to do so. The nude sits absurdly in Manet’s “Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe”, introspectively in the bath with Bonnard, violently thrusting with Titian, politicised conjoining with Michael Armitage, sweetly diaristic with Louis Fratino or Salman Toor, powerful like Tamara de Lemika’s…

AMBER WALLIS IN ONLINE FEATURE ON AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER LISA SORGINI IN ‘THE NEW YORKER’ ARTICLE ‘PHOTO BOOTH: AN AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER’S DREAMY PORTRAITS OF MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN IN QUARANTINE’ BY ANNA ALTMAN, 31 MAY 2020

July 15, 2020

Photo Booth An Australian Photographer’s Dreamy Portraits of Mothers and Their Children in Quarantine By Anna Altman May 31, 2020 Motherhood, at least in its first days, can resemble quarantine. As the mother’s body recovers from childbirth, and the infant learns the rhythms of the world outside the womb—how to eat, how to sleep—the nuclear family spins a cocoon, fortifying new bonds. In some cultures, this time apart is strictly imposed, as, for instance, in the traditional Chinese practice of “sitting the month,” in which mother and child are forbidden to leave home, or in the Latin American cuarentena (the same word means…

PHILJAMES AWARDED THE WAVERLEY ART PRIZE 2020

July 10, 2020

The Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing print & mixed media – this year’s judges were George Raftopoulous (artist) and Laura Jones (artist)

RHYS LEE IN ‘GOING DOWN UNDER: RHYS LEE PRESENTS SERIES OF NEW PAINTINGS AT NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY, MELBOURNE’ BY SASHA BOGOJEV IN ‘JUXTAPOZ, ART AND CULTURE’ ONLINE

June 30, 2020

Going Down Under: Rhys Lee Presents Series of New Paintings @ Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne Following the tradition of an annual solo presentation that started back in 2015, Nicholas Thompson Gallery is currently running the final week of Recent Paintings of new works by Rhys Lee. The artist told Juxtapoz, “The show came about by me painting for six months, thinking I would be showing 10 large paintings at the Melbourne Art Fair in Australia this month. However, the fair was pushed forward to February 2021 thanks to COVID-19 lockdown, so Nicholas Thompson offered me a show at the gallery…

PETER SHARP FEATURED WITH MICHELLE CAWTHORN IN ART COLLECTOR’S ‘YOU ME & COVID-19 SERIES’

June 5, 2020

YOU ME & COVID-19: MICHELLE CAWTHORN AND PETER SHARP The You, Me & COVID-19 series sees the region’s artists interviewed by the partners they’re sharing #iso with. Watch artists and partners Michelle Cawthorn and Peter Sharp in conversation from their home in the Sutherland Shire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=pSBbL1ioeUw&feature=emb_logo

RHYS LEE ‘RECENT PAINTINGS’ EXHIBITED BY NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY IN MELBOURNE ART FAIR AND OCULA’S ONLINE VIEWING ROOMS 1 TO 7 JUNE 2020

June 1, 2020

https://ocula.com/art-fairs/maf-viewing-rooms/viewing-rooms/nicholas-thompson-gallery/

TONEE MESSIAH IN NEW ISSUE 51 OF ARTIST PROFILE, FEATURE BY LEE-ANN JOY

May 29, 2020

Tonee Messiah By Lee-Ann Joy Tonee Messiah’s debut show at Nicholas Thompson Gallery, ‘In the Practice of Sitting’, explores three recurring themes – posture, place and sensation. Yet in her new work, familiar compositional movements and spatial relationships have been reanalysed by the unexpected confines of her home during the COVID-19 lockdown. Observation of spaces has always played a key role in Messiah’s work, which she believes comes from her early childhood when her family transitioned back and forth between a small Kibbutz in Israel to coastal Australia, before finally settling in Sydney at the age of eleven. ‘I became…

ALUN LEACH-JONES NOUMEMON BLUE IKON IN ‘PUBLIC WORKS’ BRONWYN WATSON IN ‘THE AUSTRALIAN’

May 7, 2020

Alun Leach-Jones, Noumenon XI blue ikon, 1967. Collection Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria. Gift of the Benalla Apex Club, 1967. The work can be viewed online at https://benallaartgallery.com.au/benallacollection/collection-view/1052789/ When Alun Leach-Jones, at the age of 23, decided to leave England, it was because, he said, he was feeling “hemmed in”. He was also keen to escape the possibility of an “easy, middle-class life of a provincial lawyer or doctor”. Instead he chose to emigrate to what he considered the furthest point away from his homeland — and that was Australia. He arrived in Adelaide in 1960 where, while studying at the…

GENEVIEVE FELIX REYNOLDS FEATURED ON BROADSHEET IN ‘A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN: FINDING SPACE FOR CREATIVES IN SYDNEY’ BY NICOLA HEATH

April 28, 2020

Genevieve Felix Reynolds Genevieve Felix Reynolds is a visual artist fascinated by the progression of history. Or, as she puts it, “the journey of an object from something in its original context – in a temple or somebody’s home – and how that is translated over time, breaks down and reforms through photography and through being resituated in museums and archives and books”. Reynolds works with oil and acrylic paints as well as animation, sculpture and architectural elements, incorporating classical imagery and digital components. In Health, her 2019 solo exhibition at Galerie Pompom in Chippendale, Reynolds examined the relationship between…