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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…

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…