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KYLIE BANYARD EXHIBITION REVIEWED IN ‘THE AGE’ BY TIARNEY MIEKUS

November 21, 2020

In Kylie Banyard’s newest paintings the mood is simultaneously mystical, technicolour, strangely nostalgic and enduringly hopeful. While her latest oil and acrylic works emerged from interests in the experimental American art school Black Mountain College, which in the mid-20th century emphasised holistic learning, this isn’t necessarily clear. Yet the aura of the influence is apparent, particularly in the most compelling paintings that depict women working together in acts of toil and farming, their skin tinged by vivid pinks and blues, blending into the environment in which they work. Existing in luminous lighting, the women’s movements are choreographed in ways that…

GUY WARREN IN ‘ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA’ NOV/DEC 20, ARTICLE BY TRACEY CLEMENT P80-85

November 18, 2020

GUY WARREN EXHIBITED IN SALON DES REFUSÉS AT S. H. ERVIN GALLERY & FEATURED IN SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

October 10, 2020

The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition, as well as works not selected for the Wynne Prize. Exhibition current to 29 November. . ‘Guy Warren, who is 99 this year – the same age as the Archibald Prize – had a small watercolour…’ from exhibition review by John McDonald in the Sydney Morning Herald . Image Detail of Guy Warren ‘Orange walk with dead trees’ 2020 illustrated in The Sydney Morning Herald

PHILJAMES FINALIST IN 2020 SIR JOHN SULMAN PRIZE AT ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

September 17, 2020

Philjames is a finalist in the 2020 Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales . Image Philjames The General Lee (1984–2018) 2020 oil on archival pigment print on cotton rag (colour photograph from artist’s personal archive) 110.5 x 162.5 cm . ‘This is a photo of my siblings and me watching ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ when we were little. On screen is ‘The General Lee’, which at the time I just thought was a dope car with a cool pattern on the roof (the confederate flag), completely unaware of American/world history and equally unaware of…

HEIDI YARDLEY FINALIST IN THE PAUL GUEST PRIZE 2020 AT BENDIGO ART GALLERY

September 14, 2020

Heidi Yardley is a finalist in the Paul Guest Prize 2020 at Bendigo Art Gallery with her work ‘Always the same ghost’ . 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 2020 prize will be judged by Lesley Harding, Artistic Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art.   Heidi Yardley Always the same…

LEO COYTE FINALIST IN THE PAUL GUEST PRIZE 2020 AT BENDIGO ART GALLERY

September 14, 2020

Leo Coyte is a finalist in the Paul Guest Prize 2020 at Bendigo Art Gallery with his work ‘All in a heap (Bumpheads Surrender)’ 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 2020 prize will be judged by Lesley Harding, Artistic Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art. Leo Coyte All in a Heap…

LEO COYTE EXHIBITION PREVIEWED IN ‘VAULT’ ISSUE 31, 2020 P 24

September 10, 2020

“Bendigo based artist Leo Coyte will show a new body of work entitled ‘Shelter’ at Nicholas Thompson Gallery, his third exhibition with the Melbourne gallery. Coyte has quickly developed a following for his visually complex paintings that meld abstraction and figuration with a post-pop post-punk sensibility. As Coyte explains: “Vivid colour, dark humour and macabre subject matter combine to form an idiosyncratic visual language that cycles through my everyday encounters and recollections – a marking of time, place and accumulated sensation. I draw on those typical nervous tensions and anxieties almost all of us feel in some way or another, those…

WENDY STAVRIANOS FEATURED ON ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA’S ‘THE LONG RUN’ PODCAST

September 4, 2020

The Long Run #2: Wendy Stavrianos on landscape, nature and gender barriers PODCAST Tiarney Miekus, 4 September 2020 What does it mean to create and innovate over six decades? Art Guide Australia’s newest podcast series The Long Run considers this question with three artists who have had careers spanning sixty years, each reflecting on their art and lives. What can they teach us about the life-stages of an artist? In the second episode we speak with landscape painter Wendy Stavrianos. Working from regional Victoria, Stavrianos is known for her densely layered landscape paintings and use of line in painting, creating…

ELEANOR LOUISE BUTT EXHIBITION REVIEW BY TAI SNAITH FOR 3RRR ‘SMART ARTS’, 3 SEPTEMBER 2020

September 3, 2020

Link to exhibition review below: https://www.rrr.org.au/shared/broadcast-episode/13040/2220000/2972000  

SUZANNE ARCHER FINALIST IN 2020 CALLEEN ART AWARD AT COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY

August 31, 2020

Image: Suzanne Archer ‘Glyph’ 2020 oil on canvas 90 x 122 cm Suzanne Archer is a finalist in the 2020 Calleen Art Award at Cowra Regional Art Gallery, exhibited from 4 October to 15 November 2020 . The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive art prize that encourages originality and artistic merit, established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM. The winning artwork becomes part of the Calleen Collection, the foundation collection of the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

ELEANOR LOUISE BUTT FEATURED IN ‘ARTIST PROFILE’ ISSUE 52

August 27, 2020

PHILJAMES AWARDED THE ALLAN GAMBLE AWARD IN THE 2020 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

August 26, 2020

Image: Philjames, ‘Landscape composition 1’, 2020, oil on vintage offset lithograph 71 x 80 cm Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments…