DAN KYLE FEATURE BY OWEN CRAVEN REPUBLISHED IN ‘ARTIST PROFILE’ ONLINE TO COINCIDE WITH ‘BACK COUNTRY’ EXHIBITION

April 16, 2019

Dan Kyle By Owen Craven Soon after graduating from the National Art School, Dan Kyle set up home deep within the Australian bush at the foot of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. His paintings are translations of what he sees – the beauty, the unique forms, the colours – but also his way of reducing the density of the bush to a more approachable landscape for him to keep exploring. Back in Issue 32, 2015, Artist Profile chatted to Dan about the formal and conceptual nuances of his landscapes. You are a young painter, painting landscapes, it’s a bit…

SUZANNE ARCHER IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST PROFILE EDITOR KON GOURIOTIS AT CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE DISCUSSING SURVEY ‘SONG OF THE CICADA’

April 13, 2019

DAN KYLE ‘BACKCOUNTRY’ PREVIEWED IN ‘RUSSH’ ONLINE BY OLIVIA REPACI

April 10, 2019

DESTINATION / IN RESIDENCE Escape to the bush with Dan Kyle at the Nicholas Thompson Gallery WORDS Olivia Repaci     There is something so captivating about the Australian bush. Whether it’s the contrast of the white gum bark against vast shrubbery, or the intricate weaving of branches and leaves that create a labyrinth of natural universes, we’re transfixed. And evidently we’re not alone, the landscape also has a special hold over Sydney artist Dan Kyle. Graduating from the National Art School in 2010 and setting up his studio on the outskirts of Sydney’s west, Kyle creates art that captures the softer side of…

SUMMER EXHIBITION REVIEWED BY DAN RULE IN ‘THE AGE’, SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2016

January 23, 2016

“There’s plenty to like about this happily crammed group show of (chiefly) paintings at Nicholas Thompson Gallery. One of Melbourne’s new generation of younger gallerists, Thompson isn’t afraid to search beyond the stocks of fashionable local artists in their early-mid career – or indeed his own postcode – to fill his gallery space. And it certainly shows here, with a clutch of quality paintings spanning various styles, modes and iterations. There are his go-to artists, including senior Sydney-based painter Alun Leach-Jones, who offers up a lively conglomeration of flat, colour forms that speak to cubism as much as they do…

REW HANKS WORK IN ‘ON THE BEACH’ AT MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2016

January 17, 2016

ON THE BEACH A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition 11 December 2015 – 28 February 2016 On the Beach considers the place of the beach within Australian life. A public space of recreation and leisure, the beach epitomises the liberties of Australia’s democratic society. While in the lead up to Federation many 19th century artists looked to the bush to galvanise a fledging nationalism, by the mid-20th century this had shifted and increasingly the beach became the site of Australian identity. The exhibition considers this history in light of the Cronulla race riots. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the…

SU BAKER NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘ART AND AUSTRALIA’

December 19, 2015

Art & Australia has a new home at the VCA. This follows the gift by previous editor and publisher, Eleonora Triguboff, of the journal and its extensive archive to the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne in December 2015. Art & Australia will re-launch as a research and publishing body that focuses critically on contemporary art, especially in its theoretical, socio-cultural and geo-political contexts. Su Baker is the new editor-in-chief and Edward Colless will be editor from 2016. In print since 1963 Art & Australia is the country’s longest running art journal.

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY IN ‘THE FINANCIAL TIMES: HOW TO SPEND IT’ BY DAVID PRIOR

December 8, 2015

“But it’s the trendy inner-city locales of Fitzroy and Collingwood that are now home to the avant-garde of art in the Antipodes, with galleries such as Gertrude Contemporary – house in a converted textiles factory – and the new eponymous space of pedigreed young curator Nicholas Thompson showcasing the true energy of a new wave of Australian art’. READ FULL STORY HERE: http://howtospendit.ft.com/destinations/99523-melbourne

SUZANNE ARCHER, LINCOLN AUSTIN, CHRISTIAN FLYNN & REW HANKS FINALISTS IN THE ‘GOLD COAST ART PRIZE 2015’

November 26, 2015

Now in its 47th year, the popular award provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art practice from across Australia. The prize is open to all Australian artists working in any art media except photography. There is a total of $30,000 for acquisitions. 2015 FINALISTS Tony Albert | Matthew Allen | Leonie Andrews | Suzanne Archer | Lincoln Austin | Bronwyn Bancroft | Min-Woo Bang | Yannick Blattner | Serena Bonson | Mostyn Bramley-Moore | Leonard Brown | Angela Cavalieri | Will Coles | Carley Cornelissen | Laurindo De Abreu Soto | Julia Deville | J Valenzuela Didi | James…

SUZANNE ARCHER EXHIBITION REVIEWED IN ‘THE AGE’

October 3, 2015

Though death’s ever-increasing proximity forms the unavoidable nub of senior painter Suzanne Archer’s new exhibition of towering, texture-stuttered oils and smaller watercolour and acrylic paintings, her gaggle of dancing, twirling, boogying skeletons (several of them resplendent in wide-brimmed hats and all of them complete with puppeteers’ strings) seem to cackle in the face of the ultimate end. There’s something very Peter Booth about these paintings, both in subject matter and application. Archer’s masterful use of dense layers of paint is certainly reminiscent of Booth’s handling of the palette knife, while her work’s existentialist crux frees itself from hopelessness with its…

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY IN ‘INDULGE MAGAZINE’ STORY ‘A WEEKEND IN MELBOURNE’ BY CHRIS HASSALL

September 21, 2015

“After a bright start at Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane, Nicholas Thompson worked at two Melbourne galleries before opening his own space this year. Nick represents a varied spread of emerging, mid-career and established artists, including Brisbane’s Lincoln Austin and Christian Flynn.”   http://indulgemagazine.net/a-weekend-in-melbourne/

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY, RHYS LEE IN ‘THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW’ ARTICLE ON SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY

September 20, 2015

“New at the fair this year are Melbourne’s Nicholas Thompson Gallery, which opened in March and is taking work by painter Rhys Lee” Link to article here: www.afr.com/…/a-lot-riding-on-the-success-of-sydney-contemporary-2015

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY & RHYS LEE FEATURED IN ‘ART COLLECTOR: SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY SPECIAL EDITION’

September 1, 2015

Bright Futures for Young Galleries …Nicholas Thompson Gallery, which opened in Melbourne early 2015 is one such gallery exhibiting in the Future Contemporary sector. “I am very excited to be involved with the fair, which is emerging as one of the most significant in our region”, says gallery director Nicholas Thompson ahead of the fair. “I am looking forward to presenting my new gallery to a new audience.” Thompson, who has over a decade’s experience working with several of Australia’s most prominent galleries, is showing work by artist Rhys Lee. Lee works with an unpredictable and intuitive freedom that is…