‘Abstract artist James Drinkwater was so moved by William Dobell’s painting “Storm Approaching Wangi” that he painted his own version and created a ballet. It will be performed at Lake Macquarie’s MAP Mima in November. What does a ballet inspired by an artwork look and sound like? The ABC’s Dan Cox needed to know more so he visited Drinkwater’s studio.’ . 🎧 https://www.abc.net.au/newcastle/programs/breakfast/james-drinkwater/13944088
Episode 111- Suzanne Archer the ultimate artist of elimination and addition with an awesome 50 year art career. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-111-suzanne-archer-the-ultimate-artist/id1503610662?i=1000565554442
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Having opened his new gallery early last year, Nicholas Thompson has been keeping an eye out for emerging talent. He first came across the dreamy, atmospheric paintings of Nicholas Ives at Melbourne ARI Rubicon. “I find Nick’s use of soft colour atmospheric and really engaging,” says Thompson. “The way his objects float against the more free flowing abstraction of his background landscapes creates an interesting tension. It’s the presentation of these arrangements and senarios.. that I find really captivating”.
NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY AND LEO COYTE’S EXHIBITION FEATURED ON NINE NETWORK AND VISIT VICTORIA’S ‘POSTCARDS’
Art Tour Melbourne has long been heralded a hub for all things sport and fine dining but what really sets it apart is its diverse art culture you won’t find anywhere else. Walk To Art tours will help you discover a new form of art right on your doorstep, from uncovering street murals, new and unique gallery spaces to artist run studios like Juddy Roller studios, Nicholas Thompson Gallery to project spaces such as Gertrude Contemporary. Top off your tour with a stop by Rupert on Rupert in Collingwood, a repurposed warehouse combining relaxed dining and bar areas with stylish…
ARRYN SNOWBALL ‘HOUSE OF BREATH’ SURVEY EXHIBITION AT CABOOLTURE REGIONAL ART GALLERY UNTIL 7 MAY 2016
Exhibition: Arryn Snowball – House of Breath Steam, wind, shadow and light are the indistinct images that occupy Snowball’s paintings and new media works. His subjects, while familiar, are just beyond recognition. Arryn Snowball: House of Breath celebrates the work of a significant collection artist who has spent the past decade honing his craft and building a reputation as an important abstract painter. https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/general.aspx?id=4294969892
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
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…
“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…
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…
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.
“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