Ronnie Tjampitjinpa at AGNSW

February 2015

An exhibition celebrating the 40-year career of leading Papunya Tula painter Ronnie Tjampitjinpa will be staged in the Yiribana Gallery at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 4 April - 1 November 2015.

http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/ronnie-tjampitjinpa/ 

Donna Green - Art and Australia

January 2015
Follow this link to read Art and Australia's interview with Donna Green:
http://www.artandaustralia.com/news/interview/donna-green-clay-2

Glenn Barkley - 'Glazed and Confused'

December 2014
Work by Glenn Barkley is included in 'Glazed & Confused' at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. 13 December 2014 - 8 January 2015.

Chuck Close in Guardian Australia

November 2014

Andrew Frost reviews 'Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration' at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/nov/19/chuck-close-mca-review-analogue-printmaking-digital-era

Chuck Close featured in Artist Profile

November 2014
"I was a magician as a kid, but I always broke the cardinal rule to never reveal how a trick was done. I feel the same way about this exhibition. I want people to see and experience how these prints are made, and to understand that prints like these are not "reproductions" or "lesser" in intrinsic value than paintings. I firmly believe that knowing how they are made doesn't take away from the magic of the work of art." - Chuck Close

http://www.artistprofile.com.au/

Liz Coats - Megalo Print Studio

November 2014
An exhibition of work by Liz Coats will be opening at Megalo Print Studio, Kingston ACT on Thursday 27 November, 6pm.

 

John R Walker in Drawing Biennial at AGNSW

November 2014
A number of delicate gouaches on paper by John R Walker feature in 'Drawing Out: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial', curated by Anne Ryan at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The exhibition runs from 21 November 2014 until 26 January 2015.

Reviews of the exhibition by John McDonald (SMH):
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/art-gallery-of-nsw-drawing-out-exhibition-shows-how-sketches-reveal-more-than-words-20141111-11joba.html

and by Sharon Verghis (The Australian):
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/the-lost-art/story-fnolgd60-1227114344061?sv=2619e4df7b842fce1b443c64dbfe7fec

Pintupi Nine: Thirty year anniversary of contact with white Australia

October 2014
Papunya Tula artists Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri and Yukultji Napangati were amongst the Pintupi family group who first entered the community of Kiwirrkura in 1984. Prior to this, the group had lived a traditional desert life, without any contact with European settlers.

To read the ABC's coverage of this anniversary, follow the link below:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-24/pintupi-mark-anniversary-of-contact-with-white-australia/5840812

Helen Eager at S.H. Ervin Gallery

October 2014
Look out for Helen Eager's vibrant painting at ‘Five Decades of Watters', a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Watters Gallery at the S.H. Ervin Gallery until 2 November.

Yukultji Napangati: AGNSW acquisition

October 25
 The Art Gallery of New South Wales has recently acquired a major canvas by Yukultji Napangati from her solo exhibition with us earlier this year.
Congratulations Yukultji!

Simryn Gill reviewed on The Art Life

October 2014

Read Sharne Wolff's review of Simryn Gill ‘On the Shelf':

http://theartlife.com.au/2014/on-the-shelf/

Image: Simryn Gill, Eyes and Storms 20, 2012/13

Craigie Horsefield tapestry

October 2014
A sumptuos new tapestry by Craigie Horsefield has just arrived in the gallery.

John R Walker at Moree Plains Gallery

October 2014
A survey exhibition of John R Walker's paintings will be at Moree Plains Gallery during October.
The exhibition opening is on Friday 10 October, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

To view the online catalogue for the exhibition, follow this link:
http://issuu.com/utopiaartsydney/docs/site_moreeplainsgallery

Image: John R Walker, Winter in the Fire Forest 3, 2012

Actions Stations reviewed

September 2014

A great review by Peter Haynes of 'Action Stations: Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor' at CANBERRA CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE until September 28.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/action-stations-peter-maloney-louise-paramor-20140919-10hniy.html

Image: Peter Maloney, The Bottom of My Heart, 2014

'Balance' reviewed on Artshub

September 2014

Gina Fairley rates 'Balance' 4/5 on ArtsHub. Thanks Gina!

To read her review, follow this link:

 http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/reviews/visual-arts/christopher-hodges-balance-245691

Peter Maloney: Canberra & Sydney

August 2014
A vibrant painting by Peter Maloney features in "Loose Canon", an exhibition curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham at the new Artbank HQ on Young St in Waterloo. On display until November 15 2014.

Also, Peter Maloney's exhibition "Action Stations", with Louise Paramor, opened last night at Canberra Contemporary Art Space. (installation shot pictured left)
Exhibition runs until 27 September 2014.

Helen Eager at the MCA

August 2014
Helen Eager's wall painting 'Tango' has been reinstalled at the Museum of Contemporary Art. It's as striking as ever and great to see it in this new context!

John R Walker at SLNSW

August 2014
Find two concertina artist books by John R Walker in the Amaze Gallery at the State Library of New South Wales.

LEGACY: A tribute to Marea Gazzard & Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

August 2014
Newcastle Art Gallery places the work of two great Australian artists side by side in an exhibition spanning the 1960s to recent years.
Exhibition dates: 23 August - 15 November 2014 Image: marea gazzard,bularri, 1979, clay, 57 x 54 x 21cm

Action Stations: Peter Maloney at CCAS

August 2014
“Action Stations”, an exhibition of recent work by Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor, will be at Canberra Contemporary Art Space from 22 August - 27 September 2014.
Opening 6pm Friday 22 August. Image: peter maloney, solstice, 2012, acrylic on polyester, 161 x 120cm

2 Danks St Award for Art Criticism

July 2014
Open to both established and new writers for a review of an exhibition at any of the permanent galleries of 2 Danks St from 12 July to 4 October 2014. The main award is $1,000 and the opportunity to publish a reveiw in Art Almanac. This year, Artist Profile also introduces a new category, offering an alternative prize of $500 for a review which shows flair and potential and/or stretches the boundaries of current reviewing.
The panel of judges includes Owen Craven, Laura Fisher, Andrew Frost and Prue Gibson. For further information, contact Janet Clayton at Janet Clayton Gallery on 02 9698 8443 or janetclayton@me.com

Orson Welles F for Fake

July 2014
2 Danks St Film Night
Tuesday 15 July
Mandy Chang, the ABC's Commissioning Editor for the Arts, introduces Orson Welles' 1973 directorial finale, F for Fake.
6pm for drinks, light refreshments & a wander around the galleries. 7pm for film viewing. $20 cash on the night
RSVP essential by Thursday 10 July (limited seating)
info@2danksstreet.com.au
Mandy Chang also recommends the new series Art + Soul 2 starring Hetti Perkins on ABC1 at 8:30pm on Tuesday 8 July.

Artist - Book: Acquisitions

June 2014
There was a tremendous institutional response to the books in our last exhibition, with works by Simryn Gill, Tony Coleing and Helen Eager all going into public collections, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery and National Library of Australia.

Review: Yukultji Napangati

June 2014

Follow the link below to view Sharne Wolff's review of Yukultji Napangati's show.

 http://theartlife.com.au/2014/yukultji-napangati/