NICHOLAS FOLLAND – at the Art Gallery of South Australia

July 25th, 2014

Associated Artist NICHOLAS FOLLAND is currently showing in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s exhibition, The Extreme Climate of Nicholas Folland in galleries 9 & 10. This exhibition coencides with the SALA Festival and the release of his SALA monograph Nicholas Folland, written by Lisa Slade and published by Wakefield Press. This exhibition is on show until 30 Novemeber.

Nicholas will also have an exhibition, Touch and Go here at GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery from 30 July – 31 August.

Image: detail: Nicholas Folland, Doldrum 2005, found boat, crystal and glassware, fluorescent light, dimensions variable temporary installation, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

HOSSEIN VALAMANESH – at Casula Powerhouse

July 25th, 2014

HOSSEIN VALAMANESH has work currently on exhibition at Casula Powerhouse in Sydney in the Binns + Valamanesh exhibition. Hossein Valamanesh and Vivienne Binns are mighty forces in the Australian contemporary art landscape. Their individual practices are uncompromising and evolving as both artists continually experiment with material, form and subject. The exhibition features a broad range of works from each artists oeuvre. The exhibition runs until September 7. For more information about the exhibition click here.

DARYL AUSTIN – Selected for the 2014 Salon des Refuses

July 25th, 2014

Congratulations to DARYL AUSTIN who has been selected for the 2014 Salon des Refuses with his work ‘Nijmegen 1936 (Ingrid Kellenbach)’, Oil on Poplar Panel, 25 x 20 cm (pictued below). The exhibition of works selected will be on show at SH Ervin Gallery, Observatory hill, Sydney from 19 July – 14 September.

MCKENNA and GRIGGS finalists in the 2014 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

July 11th, 2014

Congratulations to NOEL MCKENNA and DAVID GRIGGS. Noel has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Wynne and Sulman Prizes and David has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Archibald Prize. The exhibition is on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 19 July – 28 September 2014. Winners will be announced on 18 July. For more information about the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes click here.


Images (L-R)

Noel McKenna, Palm Beach wharf, oil on canvas, 180 x 150cm

Noel McKenna, Domestic Interior, acrylic on canvas, 150.5 x 150.5cm

David Griggs, Not a sexpat idiot cowboy painting, acrylic on canvas, 213 x 152cm

IMANTS TILLERS – Winner of the Gold Award 2014

July 11th, 2014

Congratulations to IMANTS TILLERS – Winner of the 2014 Gold Award at Rockhampton Art Gallery. His winning work ‘Epiphany’ is pictured below. Congratulations also to PETER ATKINS, finalist in the award. The exhibition of all 8 finalists works runs from 5 July – 31 August. To read more about the Gold Award click here.

Image: Imants Tillers, Epiphany, 2014, Acrylic and gouache on 25 canvas boards 127 x 178 cm

MARK SIEBERT – Upcoming exhibitions and projects

July 11th, 2014

MARK SIEBERT has been included in the John Moores Painting Prize 2014. The exhibition opens as part of the Liverpool Biennial and is on view at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK from 5 July  - 30 November 2014. For more information about the John Moores Painting Prize click here.

Mark is also included in the Florence Trust Summer Exhibition in London which runs from 5 – 13 July 2014.

Mark has also recorded an EP to coencide with his current paintings. The 6 tracks on the EP relate to his works. To listen to or download click here.

Image: Mark Siebert, Losers (Union Street), 2011, oil on card, 16 x 21.5cm

JAMES GEURTS – Upcoming Projects

May 29th, 2014

Associated Artist James Geurts who is currently showing his Topography of Water with us has some exciting projects coming up in 2014:

Magnetic Eclipse, TONE Festival, site light installation commission, Kent UK (16 June-22 June)

Standing Wave: Drawing Resonance I, installation, HMK Gallery Hoorn Holland (19 July-22 Aug)

WaterTable I, site and gallery installation, Zulong Gallery Dallas Texas, USA (8 Sept-14 Oct)

WaterTable II, Public Art commission and A.I.R.project, St Arnoud, Victoria (10 Sept-10 Dec)

The Presence of Giants, Arts Victoria public sculpture commission, Victoria (14 Sept-20 Jan)

James’ exhibition Topography of Water will be showing alongside Peter Atkins Silence at GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery from 28 May – 22 June

Image: James Geurts, Drawing Psychogeography 3: Tidal River/Bass Straight, 2008, Wilsons Promontory, Australia, photographic print, edition of 6, 120 x 100cm

Christopher Williams’ ‘Manifesto’ to be installed in Weimar

May 28th, 2014

Christopher Williams recently exhibited his sound work Manifesto at GAGPROJECTS as part of our Emerging Artists exhibition. The 8 channel sound work takes fragments from many existing manifestos of the Twentieth Century. Christopher has been invited to install this work at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and will be giving a public lecture about the work on the 12th of June.

Final Days of ‘Dark Heart’ and performance in response to Sally Smart’s work

May 9th, 2014

The 2014 Adelaide Bienial of Australain Art: Dark Heart will close this Sunday the 11th of May. In a unique and one-off event, Melbourne-based choreographer and dancer Brooke Stamp will perform a contemporary dance piece responding directly to Sally Smart’s The Choreography of Cutting (Spring) in the exhibition space. This fitting collaboration is a manifestation of Smart’s ongoing interest in movement, dance and the body. Make sure you go past and see the work of SALLY SMART, DANI MARTI and JULIA ROBINSON at the Art Gallery of South Australia before the exhibition closes this Sunday.

NOEL MCKENNA showing at Two Rooms in Auckland

May 1st, 2014

NOEL MCKENNA has an upcoming exhibition titled A Walk from One Tree Hill to Half Moon Bay at Two Rooms Gallery in Auckland. It is an exhibition of 14 new paintings made by the artist during a residency at Two Rooms, Auckland. The works form a visual diary of McKenna’s time in New Zealand, capturing the sights he came across during walking excursions around the streets and up the volcanic hills and mountains – Mt Eden, One Tree Hill, Mt Wellington, Pigeon Mountain – of Auckland’s eastern suburbs. The exhibition opens 2nd of May and runs until 31st of May. View works in the exhibition here.


Noel McKenna, Archer, One Tree Hill, Auckland 2014