2018 Biennale of Sydney

16 March, 2018
George Tjungurrayi is one of the artists to be featured in the 21st Biennale of Sydney.  In her announcement Mami Kataoka, Artistic Director of the Biennale, said “I had been looking into the idea of nature from a Japanese perspective for quite a long time. But I think there is a beautiful resonance with Australian Indigenous culture, and how that would speak with western, modern idea of nature” .

The Biennale runs from 16 March to 11 June, 2018. George's work will be exhibited at Carriageworks.  Image: George Tjungurrayi with a recent painting

2018 Biennale of Sydney

March 16 to June 11, 2018

Simryn Gill to be included in the forthcoming Biennale of Sydney.  Simryn's work will be drawin from the Museum of Contemporary Art collection, and will exhibited in the MCA.

21st Biennale of Sydney

Superposition: Equilibrium and Engagement 

Image: Untitled (Interior) II 2008

John R Walker: 2018 Adelaide Biennial

3 March - 3 June, 2018

John R Walker selected for 2018 Adelaide Biennial.  Divided Worlds, curated by Erica Green, presents 30 Australian artists over 4 venues,  opening in March 2018.  Walker has painted a suite of 7 large paintings of Burra and Oratunga, ancient eroded landscapes transformed by mining and agriculture.

Image: detail of Oratung to Burra Suite

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

March 3 - 29, 2018
Helen Eager and Kylie Stillman selected as finalists in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, at the Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC in Croydon, Sydney.   Image: Helen Eager 434 Series 2018

In between: notions of the transitory and the intermediary

March 2 - April 7, 2018
Robert Ambrose Cole is included in this exhbition at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, Soutthbank, Melbourne

Boundless Volumes

November 30, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Excess leather bound volumes of Parliamentary proceedings have provided an opportunity for the Parliament House Art Collection to engage with artists to create new artworks that reinterpret, re-use and reycle these incredibly evocative objects.  Includes Simryn Gill and Kylie Stillman 

Presiding Officer's Exhibition Area, New Parliament House, Canberra 

Image: Kylie Stillman Banksia 2017

All the better to see you with, Fairy Tales Transformed

Until March 18, 2018

Featuring international and Australian artists, All the better to see you with explores artists' use of the fairy tale to express social concerns and anxieties surrounding issues such as the abuse of power, injustice and exploitation.  Includes Kylie Stillman.

Image: Scape 2017, plywood, 240 x 200 x 30cm

Kylie Stillman: Another Look

28 October - 20 December, 2017

Kylie Stillman commissioned new works for the Hawthorn, 'Town Hall Gallery' collection.

Driven by research into the collection's history and the many artworks and objects that make it up, Stillman was asked alongside four other artists to create works in response to the 'Town Hall Gallery' collection. 

 

Liz Coats: Active seeing

20 October - 17 December, 2017

ACTIVE SEEING: a survey of works by Liz Coats

From the beginning, her work has explored the materialisation and perception of colour and light and has demonstrated an integrity of purpose and highly refined, unifying vision.

Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University
 

Bush to Bay, Hinton and the Artist's Camp

2 December 2017 - 28 January, 2018

The New England Art Museum in Armidale invited four contemporary landsartist to 'camp out' on Sydney harbour to create works in response to impressionist paintings of Sirius Cove, Sydney, in the Howard Hinton collection at NERAM.  The exhibition will now be hosted by the Mosman Art Gallery from December, 2017.

Image: Sydney Harbour, Night 2016

Simryn Gill: Fathom

November 9 - 30, 2017

Fathom is presented by PS Art Space, Fremantle, as part of the inaugural Fremantle Bienale "High Tide'.  

The exhibition includes Simryn Gill's Relief prints, and objects by three artists who's lives and practice are closely linked to the sea. 

The Pacific, Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver

21 October, 2017 - 18 January, 2018

This exhibition considers the Pacific as a shared and connected space, and features artists from all over the Pacific region, including Simryn Gill.

 

Image: Pressing In 2016, unique print

Kylie Stillman: NOTE

9 October - 12 December

North Fitzroy Library, Melbourne, VIC

NOTE is an exhibition plays on the casual nature of the handwritten note, but Kylie Stillman has carved these into small stacks of books, giving permanency to otherwise disposable messages.

Clunes Ceramic Award 2017

30 September - 15 October, 2017
Eloise Rankine is a finalist in this year's Clunes Ceramic Art Award, in Victoria.  Image: Float away with me 2017

Simryn Gill: The Opening Up of the World

30 September - 3 December, 2017

Lunds konsthall, Sweden

This exhibition is Simryn Gill's first solo presentation in Scandinavia.  The exhibition articulates the experience of mapping and the mapping of experience.  Gill has included several major bodies of work from recent years, including photography, pressings and collections of found objects

 

2017 National Still Life Award

25 November - 10 January 10
Kati Watson has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 National Still Life Awardat Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.  Winner will be announced on November 25. Image: Waiting 2017, stoneware

Mosman Art Prize

23 September - 29 October, 2017

Bobby West Tjupurrula is a finalist in this year's Mosman Art Prize, at the Mosman Regional Gallery, Sydney.

 

Image: Untitled 2017, acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm

Telstra NATSIAA Finalists Announced

11 August, 2017

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) is Australia's longest running and most presitigious Indigenous art award.

The 2017 Finalists include Papunya Tula artists Yukultji Napangati, Yalti Napangati and Ray James Tjangala

Winners are announced on Friday, August 11. Exhibition continues until 26 November, 2017 at the Museum and Art Galllery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 

Image: Ray James Tjangala, Untitled 2016

longrain tokyo

4 August, 2017

Christopher Hodges light sculpture commissioned for the new Longrain Tokyo restaurant opening soon. 

 

 

 

 

Simryn Gill acquired by AGNSW

01 August, 2017

The Art Gallery of NSW has acquired three of Simryn Gill's recent Pressing In unique prints.  Gill inked found lumber washed up on the shores of the Straits of Malacca, and printed onto paper from used ledger and wages books.

 

Image: Pressing In 2016, unique print

Salon Des Refuses

29 July - 15 October, 2017

Mantua Nangala and George Tjungurrayi have been selected in this year’s Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney

Image: George Tjungurrayi, Untitled, 2017

WYNNE PRIZE Finalists: AGNSW

29 July - 22 October, 2017

Angus Nivison, John R Walker and Yukultji Napangati have been selected as finalists in this years Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW).

 

Image: Yukultji Napangati, untitled 2015, 244 x 183cm

Glenn Barkley: yetmorecontemporaryart

28 July - 20 August, 2017
Glenn Barkley presents 'yetmorecontemporaryart' at Artspace, Sydney.

"I'm intrigued by the way that online forums have become the home of art criticism. Plithy comments have replaced analysis as the mainstream print media shrinks. I mine the online environment for subject matter fixing it perpetuity. pots have the potential to last for millennia and this really appeals to my ego." GB
 

Image: Performance Anxiety Pot, 2016, earthenware

Simryn Gill: 'Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs'

15 July - 31 October, 2017

Simryn Gill exhibiting in the travelling exhibition 'Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs', curated by Cosmin Cistinas and Inti Guerrero.

Opening now in an adapted version at the Jim Thompson Art Centre in Bangkok, the exhibition was previously presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Manila and at Para Site in Hong Kong.