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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…

HEIDI YARDLEY FINALIST IN THE ‘2020 NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER’ AT MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY, CURRENT 5 DEC 2020 TO 21 FEB 2021

August 26, 2020

Heidi Yardley ‘Strangers to ourselves’ 2020 charcoal on primed paper 76 x 56cm The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973. MPRG will hold the prestigious 2020 National Works on Paper (NWOP) acquisitive exhibition from 5 December 2020 – 21 February 2021. With a long and rich history, NWOP attracts leading artists from across Australia working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture. NWOP supports and promotes contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper with up…

MIRANDA SKOCZEK DISCUSSES 2020 EXHIBITION ‘FLOATING MOONS, DIZZYING HUES’ WITH RICHARD MORECROFT FOR ‘EXHIBITIONS’ VIDEO SERIES

August 13, 2020

ANTONIA SELLBACH CONTRIBUTING ARTIST TO THE DAX CENTRE’S ‘STUDIO DAX ONLINE’

August 8, 2020

Studio Dax Online We’re excited to bring you this varied program of online art-making activities hosted by Australian artists from different creative disciplines exploring the connection between art, wellbeing and mental health. The activities are designed to be both fun and practical and are delivered online so you can enjoy and participate in them from the comfort and safety of your own home! Antonia Sellbach Artist Antonia Sellbach invites the viewer to engage with the simple, soothing process of abstract, geometric collage.  This is easy to do at home, collage is portable and can be done at any desk or on the floor…

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY FEATURED IN ART COLLECTOR’S ‘WHAT’S IN THE STOCKROOM’

August 1, 2020

Nicholas Thompson Gallery This week we visit Melbourne’s Nicholas Thompson Gallery, with gallery director Nicholas Thompson. Pictured with work by Amber Wallis. Virginia Cuppaidge, Vrinda, 1982. Acrylic on canvas, 114 x 182cm. “Virginia returned to Australia in 2017, after more than forty years in New York. She has been warmly welcomed back with a survey at Newcastle Art Gallery and inclusion in the NGA’s ‘Know my name’ initiative,” says Thompson. “This painting is one of the last of her smaller Skyspace works, which Jane Eckett from the University of Melbourne described as ’emotionally charged and romantic, yet as tautly balanced as steel…

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

Miranda Skoczek: Floating Moons and Dizzying Hues 9 July 2020 | Alice Dingle The balancing act of the combined energies of pronounced colour, gestural liberation and the physical materiality of a painted surface, quintessentially defines Miranda Skoczek. Freedoms and boundaries of everyday and historical iconography are in confluence with the natural environment in her impressive oeuvre. Art Almanac spoke with the Victorian-based artist ahead of her upcoming solo show at Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, ‘Floating Moons and Dizzying Hues’. I understand you work on your body of exhibited works right up to opening date. Can you tell me about this…

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…