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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…

ARRYN SNOWBALL AND NICHOLAS THOMPSON INTERVIEWED ON ALEX MCCULLOCH’S ‘THE ARTS SHOW’

April 22, 2016

LINK TO AUDIO BELOW: http://www.alexmccullochart.com.au/the-arts-show-7-april-2016-artists-special/

‘Genesis of a painter: Guy Warren at 95’ at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney until 29 May

April 15, 2016

To celebrate the milestone 95th birthday of artist Guy Warren in 2016, the S.H. Ervin Gallery is presenting an exhibition of works from the 1950s & 1960s, produced during his London years and soon after his return to Sydney, and his latest works which reveal how the artist’s  obsession with emergence and submergence of the figure in relation to its background, the poetry of being that has been evident throughout his oeuvre to the present day. Curated by Barry Pearce, Emeritus curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW. http://www.shervingallery.com.au/whats-on/current

NICHOLAS THOMPSON QUOTED IN ART COLLECTOR’S ‘ARTISTS UNCOVERED’, ISSUE 76

April 12, 2016

Having opened his new gallery early last year, Nicholas Thompson has been keeping an eye out for emerging talent. He first came across the dreamy, atmospheric paintings of Nicholas Ives at Melbourne ARI Rubicon. “I find Nick’s use of soft colour atmospheric and really engaging,” says Thompson. “The way his objects float against the more free flowing abstraction of his background landscapes creates an interesting tension. It’s the presentation of these arrangements and senarios.. that I find really captivating”.

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY AND LEO COYTE’S EXHIBITION FEATURED ON NINE NETWORK AND VISIT VICTORIA’S ‘POSTCARDS’

April 3, 2016

Art Tour Melbourne has long been heralded a hub for all things sport and fine dining but what really sets it apart is its diverse art culture you won’t find anywhere else. Walk To Art tours will help you discover a new form of art right on your doorstep, from uncovering street murals, new and unique gallery spaces to artist run studios like Juddy Roller studios, Nicholas Thompson Gallery to project spaces such as Gertrude Contemporary. Top off your tour with a stop by Rupert on Rupert in Collingwood, a repurposed warehouse combining relaxed dining and bar areas with stylish…

ARRYN SNOWBALL ‘HOUSE OF BREATH’ SURVEY EXHIBITION AT CABOOLTURE REGIONAL ART GALLERY UNTIL 7 MAY 2016

March 5, 2016

Exhibition: Arryn Snowball – House of Breath Steam, wind, shadow and light are the indistinct images that occupy Snowball’s paintings and new media works. His subjects, while familiar, are just beyond recognition. Arryn Snowball: House of Breath celebrates the work of a significant collection artist who has spent the past decade honing his craft and building a reputation as an important abstract painter. https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/general.aspx?id=4294969892

LEO COYTE’S ‘OH MAN’ ACQUIRED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ART MUSEUM, BRISBANE

February 19, 2016

Leo Coyte’s ‘Oh man’ acquired by the University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.

SARAH FAULKNER ‘PERSONAL COLLECTION’ SURVEY EXHIBITION AT FITZROY LIBRARY FROM 4 FEBRUARY TO 30 MARCH 2016

February 17, 2016

Personal Collection by Sarah Faulkner In this exhibition, artist Sarah Faulkner showcases some of the paintings from her personal collection, including small oil and gouaches. The works range from early Roar days in the 1980s to many different images from travels in Australia and overseas. Many of these paintings Sarah has held onto because of the special affinity she has with them, as they show a time or place, or an experience, close to her heart. Some recent works are also included which until now have been kept behind closed doors. Sarah Faulkner was a founding member of Roar Studios, a…

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…