GORDON SHEPHERDSON’S 1989 ‘ST STEPHEN’ PAINTINGS INSTALLED AT THE QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY/GALLERY OF MODERN ART

June 23, 2019

⁣‘The ‘St Stephen’ paintings of the late 1980s provided the artist with a motif which allowed a personal vision to merge with an event of historical and mythical significance. These works are some of the very few examples of narrative painting by Shepherdson’ extract from David Burnett’s catalogue essay for ‘Marks + Moments: Paintings by Gordon Shepherdson’ Queensland Art Gallery, 1997⁣

JAMES DRINKWATER’S SURVEY ‘THE SEA CALLS ME BY NAME’ CURRENT AT NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY TO 11 AUGUST 2019

June 2, 2019

JAMES DRINKWATER INTERVIEWED BY CHLOE MANDRYK IN NEW ISSUE OF ART ALMANAC, JUNE 2019

May 30, 2019

James Drinkwater: the sea calls me by name 30 May 2019 | Chloe Mandryk In speaking with James Drinkwater ahead of a major survey show at Newcastle Art Gallery we explore his porous approach to painting where an intriguing conceptual and material web is crafted, it’s a structure with space for transience, like a dream-catcher. His paintings possess an associative aesthetic that invites the audience to join, or complete an emotional journey. You very eloquently describe your personal relationship with painting as a ‘long eternal conversation with the past’. But, making or creating is generative, so what are you hoping…

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…

LINCOLN AUSTIN AND ARRYN SNOWBALL INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION ‘LIGHT PLAY: IDEAS, OPTICS, ATMOSPHERE’ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ART MUSEUM UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER 2015

August 19, 2015

This exhibition considers the work of contemporary artists who employ light and related technologies, and examines their practice in relation to artistic precedents. Historically, artists invoked light’s symbolic power and, from the late-19th century, explored its fleeting optical effects. In the 1920s and 1930s László Moholy-Nagy and his contemporaries equated electric light with Modernist ideals while, in the 1960s and 1970s, Minimalist and Conceptual artists, including Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman, experimented with fluorescence. Light play, which coincides with the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, features artworks by artists who use light as a medium in its own…

RHYS LEE IN GROUP EXHIBITION ‘LOVE MORE HOURS’ AT THE IAN POTTER MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

July 26, 2015

Rhys Lee’s work is included in ‘Love More Hours: Contemporary artists and craft’ at the Ian Potter Muesum, University of Melbourne. Wednesday 22 Jul 2015 to Sunday 11 Oct 2015 Curator: Suzette Wearne More love hours brings together selected works by thirteen contemporary Australian artists who use craft media, techniques or processes in their practice. While the works reflect significant stylistic and thematic diversity, the exhibition demonstrates how artists use ‘traditional’ forms of creativity—ceramics, embroidery, weaving, paper-craft—to express contemporary values and complex ideologies. More love hours than can ever be repaid is the title of a 1987 work by the late…

NICHOLAS THOMPSON INTERVIEWED ON ‘ARTS ABOUT’, RADIO PORT PHILLIP FM, DISCUSSES SARAH FAULKNER’S EXHIBITION ‘NATURE MORTE’

July 26, 2015

LINK TO AUDIO HERE: http://rppfm.com.au/show/podcasts/the-peninsula-arts-scene – PODCAST FILE 26 JULY 2015