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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…

PHILJAMES AWARDED THE WAVERLEY ART PRIZE 2020

July 10, 2020

The Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing print & mixed media – this year’s judges were George Raftopoulous (artist) and Laura Jones (artist)

RHYS LEE IN ‘GOING DOWN UNDER: RHYS LEE PRESENTS SERIES OF NEW PAINTINGS AT NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY, MELBOURNE’ BY SASHA BOGOJEV IN ‘JUXTAPOZ, ART AND CULTURE’ ONLINE

June 30, 2020

Going Down Under: Rhys Lee Presents Series of New Paintings @ Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne Following the tradition of an annual solo presentation that started back in 2015, Nicholas Thompson Gallery is currently running the final week of Recent Paintings of new works by Rhys Lee. The artist told Juxtapoz, “The show came about by me painting for six months, thinking I would be showing 10 large paintings at the Melbourne Art Fair in Australia this month. However, the fair was pushed forward to February 2021 thanks to COVID-19 lockdown, so Nicholas Thompson offered me a show at the gallery…

PETER SHARP FEATURED WITH MICHELLE CAWTHORN IN ART COLLECTOR’S ‘YOU ME & COVID-19 SERIES’

June 5, 2020

YOU ME & COVID-19: MICHELLE CAWTHORN AND PETER SHARP The You, Me & COVID-19 series sees the region’s artists interviewed by the partners they’re sharing #iso with. Watch artists and partners Michelle Cawthorn and Peter Sharp in conversation from their home in the Sutherland Shire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=pSBbL1ioeUw&feature=emb_logo

RHYS LEE ‘RECENT PAINTINGS’ EXHIBITED BY NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY IN MELBOURNE ART FAIR AND OCULA’S ONLINE VIEWING ROOMS 1 TO 7 JUNE 2020

June 1, 2020

https://ocula.com/art-fairs/maf-viewing-rooms/viewing-rooms/nicholas-thompson-gallery/

TONEE MESSIAH IN NEW ISSUE 51 OF ARTIST PROFILE, FEATURE BY LEE-ANN JOY

May 29, 2020

Tonee Messiah By Lee-Ann Joy Tonee Messiah’s debut show at Nicholas Thompson Gallery, ‘In the Practice of Sitting’, explores three recurring themes – posture, place and sensation. Yet in her new work, familiar compositional movements and spatial relationships have been reanalysed by the unexpected confines of her home during the COVID-19 lockdown. Observation of spaces has always played a key role in Messiah’s work, which she believes comes from her early childhood when her family transitioned back and forth between a small Kibbutz in Israel to coastal Australia, before finally settling in Sydney at the age of eleven. ‘I became…

ALUN LEACH-JONES NOUMEMON BLUE IKON IN ‘PUBLIC WORKS’ BRONWYN WATSON IN ‘THE AUSTRALIAN’

May 7, 2020

Alun Leach-Jones, Noumenon XI blue ikon, 1967. Collection Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria. Gift of the Benalla Apex Club, 1967. The work can be viewed online at https://benallaartgallery.com.au/benallacollection/collection-view/1052789/ When Alun Leach-Jones, at the age of 23, decided to leave England, it was because, he said, he was feeling “hemmed in”. He was also keen to escape the possibility of an “easy, middle-class life of a provincial lawyer or doctor”. Instead he chose to emigrate to what he considered the furthest point away from his homeland — and that was Australia. He arrived in Adelaide in 1960 where, while studying at the…

GENEVIEVE FELIX REYNOLDS FEATURED ON BROADSHEET IN ‘A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN: FINDING SPACE FOR CREATIVES IN SYDNEY’ BY NICOLA HEATH

April 28, 2020

Genevieve Felix Reynolds Genevieve Felix Reynolds is a visual artist fascinated by the progression of history. Or, as she puts it, “the journey of an object from something in its original context – in a temple or somebody’s home – and how that is translated over time, breaks down and reforms through photography and through being resituated in museums and archives and books”. Reynolds works with oil and acrylic paints as well as animation, sculpture and architectural elements, incorporating classical imagery and digital components. In Health, her 2019 solo exhibition at Galerie Pompom in Chippendale, Reynolds examined the relationship between…

JAMES DRINKWATER IN NEWCASTLE HERALD ‘HUNTER IDENTITIES REVEAL WHAT THEY’RE DOING WITH THEIR TIME AS CORONAVIRUS HITS HOME’ BY SCOTT BEVAN

April 24, 2020

MARCH 28 2020 – 6:00AM Hunter identities reveal what they’re doing with their time as coronavirus hits home Scott Bevan  ESCAPE: Artist James Drinkwater at Myall Lakes. Picture: Supplied It is far better to be alone than in bad company,” the first US President, George Washington, famously advised. And right now, among the worst company you can keep is coronavirus. To prevent the disease from spreading, we’re being told to stop keeping company with each other. Our lives as social animals feel like they are being sealed and boxed away. Our world is shrinking by the day. Here we are,…

RHYS LEE ON JUXTAPOZ ‘ART IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: RHYS LEE REPORTS FROM DOWN UNDER’ BY SASHA BOGOJEV

April 23, 2020

Art In Uncertain Times: Rhys Lee Reports From Down Under April 22, 2020 | in Studio Time Continuing our mission to check with friends and favorite artists around the globe, we virtually traveled all the way to Victoria, Australia, to check on what’s happening with Rhys Lee. Based in a small coastal town located southwest of Melbourne, the artist is a whirl of activity as he intensively works on new paintings.   “It’s pretty much business as usual in the studio,” Lee kicks off his report from Down Under. “My studio is in my backyard so I’m lucky there is no travel involved.”…