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AMBER WALLIS FEATURED IN ‘PARADISO’ ISSUE 20, ARTICLE BY ANNA HUTCHCROFT

December 16, 2021

 

GUY WARREN FEATURE BY SASHA GRISHIN IN ‘ART COLLECTOR’ ISSUE 90

November 29, 2021

Guy Warren is widely regarded as one of the important elders in Australian art, not because he is a centenarian but because of the exceptional and unusual contribution that he has made to the visual culture of this country. He was born in 1921 in Goulburn in rural NSW to a father who was a pianist and a mother who played the violin. It was a family receptive to the arts and to the natural environment but he grew up during the Great Depression when the pressure was on economic survival and art was thought of as commercial art rather…

SUZANNE ARCHER, SU BAKER & WENDY STAVRIANOS INCLUDED IN ANNE MARSH ‘DOING FEMINISM: WOMEN’S ART & FEMINIST CRITICISM IN AUSTRALIA’ PUBLISHED BY THE MIEGUNYAH PRESS

November 17, 2021

“A bold and strikingly illustrated record of women’s art and feminism in Australia, ‘Doing Feminism’ represents over 220 artists and groups with 370 colour illustrations punctuated by extracts from artists’ statements, curatorial writing and critique. Tracking networks of art practice, exhibitions, protest and critical thought over several generations, Marsh demonstrates the innovation and power of women’s art and the ways in which it has influenced and changed the contemporary art landscape in Australia and internationally. The images and texts are curated by decade and contextualised to provide a broad analysis of art and feminist criticism since the late 1960s. This…

RHYS LEE IN ‘VAULT’ EDITOR ALISON KUBLER’S TOP 10 PICKS FOR EXPLORE SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2021

November 13, 2021

GENEVIEVE FELIX REYNOLDS FEATURE BY LUCY HAWTHORNE IN ‘ARTIST PROFILE’ ISSUE 57

November 12, 2021

JOHN BOKOR EXHIBITION REVIEWED BY ELIZABETH FORTESCUE IN ‘ART ALMANAC’ OCTOBER

October 5, 2021

When John Bokor was preparing to take up an artist’s residency on the wild south coast near Bermagui, New South Wales, in May this year, he filled his car with enough art supplies for the two-week stay. As well as boxes of paint, Bokor packed three expansive canvases for working indoors and a bevy of small boards for painting in the dramatic landscape where the icy winter winds were just gathering pace. But the small boards remained untouched throughout Bokor’s stay at Umbi Gumbi Artist-In-Residence, located in the spotted gum forest bordering Cuttagee Beach. In the end, he didn’t do ‘a…

JOHN BOKOR EXHIBITION REVIEWED BY ERIN MCFADYEN IN ‘ARTIST PROFILE’ ONLINE

September 29, 2021

John Bokor’s recent still life paintings – shown alongside earlier interiors at Nicholas Thompson Gallery – sound out the shape of absence, even in their colourific and textural richness. In recent months, video footage of empty  CBDs – especially Melbourne and Sydney – has been circulating through my varied social media feeds. Populating this footage are shopping strips empty of foot traffic, six-lane motorways with a solitary Uber delivery person being blown through on a bike, and huge multi-million dollar stadiums full of silence. These images – and they’re almost stills, really – have an eerie half-liveliness about them. The…

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…

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.