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AMBER WALLIS & KYLIE BANYARD JOINT EXHIBITION ‘THE HEROINE PAINT’ AT LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY 12 JUNE TO 1 AUGUST 2021

June 5, 2021

This exhibition brings together the work of Amber Wallis and Kylie Banyard, highlighting their visions of painterly utopia. Their work pays homage to American Abstract Expressionism of the 1940s and 50s, which strove towards an alternative image for art and painting. Spontaneity stood at the centre of this, and a purist’s distillation of materials. The counter-culture of the 1960s and 70s, which held similar desires to collapse walls, is also present in both artists’ work. Despite intentions towards a new agenda that went with these aspirational movements, and increased freedoms for women post WWII, power remained largely patriarchal, and women…

GUY WARREN PORTRAIT BY PETER WEGNER AWARDED 2021 ARCHIBALD PRIZE

June 4, 2021

Peter Wegner’s portrait of Guy Warren has been awarded the 2021 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales . “Guy Warren turned 100 in April – he was born the same year the Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921. This is not why I painted Guy, but the coincidence is nicely timed… I chose to paint Guy Warren because he is one of the most incredible centenarians l have ever met. This portrait honours Guy in the 101st year of his productive and meaningful life.” Peter Wegner

SUZANNE ARCHER INTERVIEWED ON ‘THE LONG RUN’ ART GUIDE’S PODCAST SERIES

June 3, 2021

The Long Run #5: Suzanne Archer on responding to life https://art-guide-australia-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/the-long-run-5-suzanne-archer-on-responding-to-life PODCAST 3 June 2021 “I guess that is the thread, that I am very open to influences that come into my life, you know, and I respond to them,” says Suzanne Archer in The Long Run, Art Guide’s latest podcast series featuring interviews with artists who have 60-year practices. Based just outside of Sydney in the bushy suburb of Wedderburn, Archer has long-created layered and dense drawings and paintings, alongside sculpture and installations. With a practice always slightly edging on the mysterious, Archer’s work looks at nature, mortality, disgust and…

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

KYLIE BANYARD EXHIBITION AT CASTLEMAINE ART GALLERY UNTIL 31 JANUARY

January 19, 2021

The first exhibition in CAM’s Orbit program; a series of exhibitions by artists who live and work in Central Victoria. Kylie Banyard’s practice is grounded in painting and intersects with photography, video and sculpture, as well as fields such as architecture and education. In her work, she explores the utopian imagination and the history of experimental models for living and learning, creating images and spaces that question whether the faded optimism associated with discarded utopias of the early counterculture and radical technological and social experiments of the past can be regenerated through aesthetic experiences to poetic and critical effect. She creates images that offer…

SUZANNE ARCHER’S ‘MESSENGER MASKS’ ACQUIRED BY MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY

December 16, 2020

VIRGINIA CUPPAIDGE IN NICK MITZEVICH’S DIRECTOR’S CHOICE IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA’S ‘ARTONVIEW’ MAGAZINE, SPRING 2020

December 10, 2020

ARRYN SNOWBALL INTERVIEWED BY OSCAR PERRY IN ‘ARTIST PROFILE’ VOL 53

December 3, 2020

ARRYN SNOWBALL EXHIBITION PREVIEWED IN ‘ART GUIDE’ BY TRACEY CLEMENT, NOV/DEC 20

November 29, 2020

Berlin-based Australian painter Arryn Snowball has recently worked with poets, dancers and musicians. Collaboration is intrinsic to his creative process. “A big part of art is sharing it with others. Painting is not only art while someone is looking at is; that is already a collaboration between the artist and audience,” Snowball explains. “I put my trust in process and follow where it leads. Process is at the heart of abstract painting.” Part of this process is keeping an open studio. “I open my studio door to a friend and they step into my practice. They bring their practice with…

AMBER WALLIS INTERVIEWED BY LEE MATTHEWS

November 25, 2020

Photography: Lisa Sorgini Amber Wallis carefully balances colour and stroke, always creating something compositionally beautiful and alluring. We were lucky enough to ask her a few questions about her paintings and consequently got to know a little bit more about herself. Wallis as a person is open, considerate and thoughtful, and knowing this about her we can only appreciate the reflective and personal nature of her art even more. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got into painting? I grew up in New Zealand, my family grew weed and bartered services on Waiheke and…

KYLIE BANYARD EXHIBITION REVIEWED IN ‘THE AGE’ BY TIARNEY MIEKUS

November 21, 2020

In Kylie Banyard’s newest paintings the mood is simultaneously mystical, technicolour, strangely nostalgic and enduringly hopeful. While her latest oil and acrylic works emerged from interests in the experimental American art school Black Mountain College, which in the mid-20th century emphasised holistic learning, this isn’t necessarily clear. Yet the aura of the influence is apparent, particularly in the most compelling paintings that depict women working together in acts of toil and farming, their skin tinged by vivid pinks and blues, blending into the environment in which they work. Existing in luminous lighting, the women’s movements are choreographed in ways that…

GUY WARREN IN ‘ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA’ NOV/DEC 20, ARTICLE BY TRACEY CLEMENT P80-85

November 18, 2020