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PETER SHARP FINALIST IN THE DOBELL DRAWING PRIZE 22

January 22, 2021

Peter Sharp is a finalist in The Dobell Drawing Prize 22 . The Dobell Drawing Prize is the leading drawing exhibition in Australia. Presented in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation (SWDAF), the biennial prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice. . The exhibition is current at the National Art School, Sydney from 25 March to 22 May 2021 . Image: Peter Sharp Burgess Beach 2020 Charcoal on 10 sheets of paper Installation size 150cm by 150cm

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE DOBELL DRAWING PRIZE 22

January 22, 2021

John Bokor is a finalist in The Dobell Drawing Prize 22 . The Dobell Drawing Prize is the leading drawing exhibition in Australia. Presented in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation (SWDAF), the biennial prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice. . The exhibition is current at the National Art School, Sydney from 25 March to 22 May 2021 . Image: John Bokor The lounge room in spring 2020 charcoal, wash and collage 85 x 100 cm

SUZANNE ARCHER FINALIST IN THE DOBELL DRAWING PRIZE 22

January 22, 2021

Suzanne Archer is a finalist in The Dobell Drawing Prize 22 . The Dobell Drawing Prize is the leading drawing exhibition in Australia. Presented in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation (SWDAF), the biennial prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice. . The exhibition is current at the National Art School, Sydney from 25 March to 22 May 2021 . Image: Suzanne Archer Vasculum and Exuviae (Custodian series) 2020 Ink and chalk pastel (diptych) 160 x 290 cm

JAMES DRINKWATER FINALIST IN THE 2020 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

August 26, 2020

Image: James Drinkwater ‘Bump in the night’ 2019 oil on linen 125 x 104.5 cm Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments…

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

August 26, 2020

Suzanne Archer ‘Messenger Masks’ 2018 paper, ink, charcoal, chalk pastel, graphite, acrylic paint, metal stands 90 x 150 x 50cm 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…

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.