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
 

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

 

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

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 landscapes transformed by mining and agriculture.

Image: detail of Oratung to Burra Suite

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.

Artist Profile - Australasian Painters 2007 - 2017

8 July - 10 September, 2017

Christopher Hodges and John R Walker at Orange Regional Gallery

Artist Profile magazine and Orange Regional Gallery have partnered to present a selection of paintings by over 140 artist who have been featured Artist Profile over the past 10 years.

 

 

Image: Christopher Hodges, Flat 2016, wood and acrylic 30 x 25cm

Tjungunutja, From Having Come Together

2 July, 2017 - 18 February, 2018

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Tjungunutja will reveal the largest and most important collection of early Papunya paintings in the world. Comprising of over 130 paintings, rare cultural artefacts and historical ephemera, this startling exhibition will provide an extraordinary insight into the genesis of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement.

Image: Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Untitled 2004

Glenn Barkley: Shepparton Art Museum

17 June - 13 Aug, 2017

Glenn Barkley is one of 5 finalists in the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, (SMFACA) at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).

 

Simryn Gill: A Temporary Futures Institute

28 April - 17 September, 2017

Simryn Gill is included in 'A Temporary Futures Institute', at the M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Antwerp, Belgium.

Co-curated by Anders Kreuger and Dr May Van Leemput, the exhibition combines displays by professional futurists with works by contemporary artists, making us think critically about the future rather than re-interpereting past imaginings of the future

Earth & Fire

18 March - 21 May

Marea Gazzard & Glenn Barkley, exhibit in 'Earth & Fire', curated by Vanessa Van Ooyen at QUT Art Museum.

Ceramics from the QUT Art Collection
QUT Art Museum: Brisbane  

Kylie Stillman: Opposite of Wild

27 May - 6 August, 2017
Kylie Stillman presents the 'Opposite of Wild' at Linden New Art, Melbourne
The Opposite of Wild is a new body of work created specifically for the Linden New Art's temporary space at Domain House, Melbourne. 

Sculpture in the Valley

5 - 7 May, 2017

Christopher Hodges works on display
In its second rendition, 'Sculpture in the Valley', displays works throughout the grounds of the property at Cedar Grove, Kangaroo Valley. 

 

Glenn Barkley in NYC

May 2017
Glenn Barkley on display at the 'Collective Design Art Fair', in New York

2018 Biennale of Sydney

16 March, 2018
George Tjungurrayi is one of the artists to be featured in next year’s 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. Image: George Tjungurrayi with a recent painting

The National 2017

30 March - June 18, 2017

The National: New Australian Art presents the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney's premier cultural institutions: the AGNSW, MCA and Carriageworks. 

Peter Maloney has been included with new paintings and a series of related works on paper. Maloney explores a new interconnected, almost organic cellular structure composed of connecting lines that form rings, symbols of growth or the pulsing of energy.

 

Marking The Infinite

Until February, 2019

Yukultji Napangati and Wintjiya Napaltjarri are included in this touring exhibition of a selection of the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl. The exhibition of of nine contemporary indigenous Australian women artists travels to Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington DC, before it finishes in Vancouver in early 2019.

Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

17 June - 13 August, 2017
Glenn Barkley is one of five shortlisted finalists for the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, at Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria.   With prize money of $50,000, the award is now Australia's premier award for ceramic artists.  Each finalist will exhibit a body of work and the winner will be announced at the opening on June 17. Image: Glenn Barkley everythingivegotbelongstoyou (snake pot) 2016

Who's Afraid Of Colour

Until April 17, 2017

Emily Kame Kngwarreye is included in "Who's Afraid of Colour", An unprecedented survey of over 100 Indigenous Australian Women artists from 1990 to the present.  The exhibition is drawn from the NGV collection, and includes all media from traditional woven baskets and bark paintings to contemporary paintings, photographs and video. Also included are Papunya Tula artists Wintjiya Napaltjarri and Tjunkiya Napaltjarri.