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HEIDI YARDLEY EXHIBITED AT BENALLA ART GALLERY IN ‘REGATHERING’

February 16, 2021

Heidi Yardley’s ‘Void Ratio’ is exhibited in ‘Re-gathering’ at Benalla Art Gallery until 20 June 21 . Featuring figurative and portrait-based works from both the Benalla Art Gallery Collection and RACV Art Collection, Re-gathering provides a framework through which the community can explore its individual and collective experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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…

SU BAKER NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘ART AND AUSTRALIA’

December 19, 2015

Art & Australia has a new home at the VCA. This follows the gift by previous editor and publisher, Eleonora Triguboff, of the journal and its extensive archive to the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne in December 2015. Art & Australia will re-launch as a research and publishing body that focuses critically on contemporary art, especially in its theoretical, socio-cultural and geo-political contexts. Su Baker is the new editor-in-chief and Edward Colless will be editor from 2016. In print since 1963 Art & Australia is the country’s longest running art journal.

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/