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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

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY, RHYS LEE IN ‘THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW’ ARTICLE ON SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY

September 20, 2015

“New at the fair this year are Melbourne’s Nicholas Thompson Gallery, which opened in March and is taking work by painter Rhys Lee” Link to article here: www.afr.com/…/a-lot-riding-on-the-success-of-sydney-contemporary-2015

NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY & RHYS LEE FEATURED IN ‘ART COLLECTOR: SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY SPECIAL EDITION’

September 1, 2015

Bright Futures for Young Galleries …Nicholas Thompson Gallery, which opened in Melbourne early 2015 is one such gallery exhibiting in the Future Contemporary sector. “I am very excited to be involved with the fair, which is emerging as one of the most significant in our region”, says gallery director Nicholas Thompson ahead of the fair. “I am looking forward to presenting my new gallery to a new audience.” Thompson, who has over a decade’s experience working with several of Australia’s most prominent galleries, is showing work by artist Rhys Lee. Lee works with an unpredictable and intuitive freedom that is…

LINCOLN AUSTIN AND ARRYN SNOWBALL INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION ‘LIGHT PLAY: IDEAS, OPTICS, ATMOSPHERE’ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ART MUSEUM UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER 2015

August 19, 2015

This exhibition considers the work of contemporary artists who employ light and related technologies, and examines their practice in relation to artistic precedents. Historically, artists invoked light’s symbolic power and, from the late-19th century, explored its fleeting optical effects. In the 1920s and 1930s László Moholy-Nagy and his contemporaries equated electric light with Modernist ideals while, in the 1960s and 1970s, Minimalist and Conceptual artists, including Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman, experimented with fluorescence. Light play, which coincides with the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, features artworks by artists who use light as a medium in its own…

RHYS LEE IN GROUP EXHIBITION ‘LOVE MORE HOURS’ AT THE IAN POTTER MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

July 26, 2015

Rhys Lee’s work is included in ‘Love More Hours: Contemporary artists and craft’ at the Ian Potter Muesum, University of Melbourne. Wednesday 22 Jul 2015 to Sunday 11 Oct 2015 Curator: Suzette Wearne More love hours brings together selected works by thirteen contemporary Australian artists who use craft media, techniques or processes in their practice. While the works reflect significant stylistic and thematic diversity, the exhibition demonstrates how artists use ‘traditional’ forms of creativity—ceramics, embroidery, weaving, paper-craft—to express contemporary values and complex ideologies. More love hours than can ever be repaid is the title of a 1987 work by the late…

NICHOLAS THOMPSON INTERVIEWED ON ‘ARTS ABOUT’, RADIO PORT PHILLIP FM, DISCUSSES SARAH FAULKNER’S EXHIBITION ‘NATURE MORTE’

July 26, 2015

LINK TO AUDIO HERE: http://rppfm.com.au/show/podcasts/the-peninsula-arts-scene – PODCAST FILE 26 JULY 2015

REVIEW IN ‘THE AGE’ BY DAN RULE OF SHOTS OFF THE DICES CURATED BY RHYS LEE

June 28, 2015

It’s downright refreshing to witness a curator – albeit a painter doing a one-off shift as a curator – frame his curatorial logic in terms of his mateship with the selected artists. While nepotism is a rampant, relatively unchecked and certainly unadmitted ailment of the art world, Shots off the Dices sees organiser and artist Rhys Lee use friendship (and painting) as the show’s binding thread. That’s all it needs, for Lee’s sensibilities as an artist creep out nicely amid this densely populated show of works. There’s plenty in the way of arcane, blurred and bled figuration here. American artist…

NICHOLAS THOMPSON INTERVIEW IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE’S ‘ARTICULATE’

June 26, 2015

Faculty of Arts alumni shaping the Australian Art scene Is art your passion? A vocation? Do you dream of working in the arts, surrounded by beautiful objects? Kirsty Grant (BA(Hons) 1990, PgDip in Art Curatorial Studies 1991) and Nicholas Thompson (MArtCur 2013) share their insights about the Australian art scene, the challenges involved with the notoriously hard-to-crack industry, and how they have built up their careers. Nicholas Thompson, a Master of Art Curatorship graduate, opened his own commercial gallery, the Nicholas Thompson Gallery, in Collingwood earlier this year. Nick has worked at some of the most esteemed galleries in Australia, including Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane, and…

ARTICLE ON ‘SHOTS OFF THE DICES’ CURATED BY RHYS LEE IN ‘THE AGE’

June 17, 2015

The internet, and Instagram in particular, has radically reshaped the way the art world operates. Just as collectors will often purchase works they’ve only seen on Instagram, artists such as Rhys Lee are swapping artworks with artists they’ve never met, and who live halfway round the globe. “Sometimes they arrive in one piece and sometimes they don’t,” Lee jokes. The principle extends to a new group exhibition Lee has curated, Shots Off the Dices, opening at Nicholas Thompson Gallery on Saturday. “The Australians in it are my friends … and the internationals are new friends that I’ve met on Instagram,”…

ALUN LEACH-JONES WORK IN ’21ST CENTURY HEIDE: THE COLLECTION SINCE 2000′ AT HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

April 20, 2015

Alun Leach-Jones ‘Untitled’ collage in ’21st Century Heide: The collection since 2000′ at Heide Museum of Modern Art until June 14 2015  Link to Heide exhibition page here