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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…

GALLERY IN UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ALUMNI NEWS

March 24, 2015

Read article here – text version below: UQ Art History graduate opens his own commercial gallery 24 March 2015 Nicholas Thompson, an Honours graduate in Art History from the University of Queensland, has opened his own commercial gallery in Melbourne. Nicholas completed his Honours thesis on Australian Indigenous Art at UQ and has worked at some of the most esteemed galleries in Australia. Mr Thompson said his experience in galleries including Australian Galleries and John Buckley Gallery in Melbourne and Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane was where he honed his skills in the commercial sector of the art world. “I had…

GALLERY IN THE AGE AND SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

March 17, 2015

Read the article online here, text version below: Nicholas Thompson’s new Collingwood gallery sparks dialogue between artists young and old Dylan Rainforth Published: March 17, 2015 – 2:32PM Nicholas Thompson opens a new, eponymous gallery in Langridge Street, Collingwood, this Saturday, only a stone’s throw from Australian Galleries where he was gallery manager for the past three years. Before that he worked for John Buckley and, in his hometown of Brisbane, Philip Bacon Galleries. “I’d been working for galleries for about a decade and it was kind of just time to do my own thing,” Thompson says. “I’m opening with15 artists…

NICHOLAS THOMPSON INTERVIEWED ON ALEX MCCULLOCH’S THE ART SHOW

March 10, 2015

Link to the interview here

GALLERY IN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE

February 8, 2015

Column in Jan 2015 issue on the opening of the gallery.