2 Danks St grand reopening

January 2014

The 2 Danks St galleries reopen for 2014 on Wednesay 29 January with 8 exhibitions focusing on contemporary sculpture.
Don’t miss our exhibition CLAY!

Kylie Stillman - Geelong Gallery

January 2014

New Kylie Stillman book carvings will be included in ‘Ex libris - the book in contemporary art’ at Geelong Gallery from 22 February to 25 May 2014.

Peter Maloney - Newcastle Art Gallery

January 2014

‘Peter Maloney: A Focus’ will present an overview of Maloney’s practice from 1979 - 2012. At Newcastle Art Gallery from 15 February - 11 May 2014.

Tony Coleing: Change

November 2013

Some fabulous work by Tony Coleing is included in volume 4 of Change, ‘an artist’s comic in the age of alternative energy’ compiled by Stephen Killick.

Christopher Hodges: Maximum Minimus

Nov 2013

A mini sculpture by Christopher Hodges is included in Defiance Gallery’s 18th
Annual 6x6x6 Inch Miniature Sculpture Show.
Until 14 December 2013.

AGNSW Acquisitions

November 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Helen Eager’s painting 'VIF' (pictured left) and Peter Upward’s painting 'Syncopation No 5' (below) have been acquired for the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
You can find Helen Eager’s spectacular 3 x 4m painting 'Spark' in The Alternative Museum, 2 Danks St.

David Aspden: A Survey

November 2013

Opened at Newcastle Art Gallery on Saturday 23 November.
Exhibition runs until 2 February 2014.

 

Vale Marea Gazzard

October 2013
Today we mourn the loss of one of our most treasured artists, Marea Gazzard AM.

Marea passed away peacefully earlier this morning, Monday 28th October, with the same grace and dignity she has displayed throughout her life. She was 85.

After a life of sculpture in clay and bronze Marea has left a significant legacy with important works in our leading public institutions and private collections.
This year alone has seen a survey of her work of the last 30 years at Utopia Art Sydney, the celebration of her work 'Mingarri' which sits at the centre of our Parliament House in Canberra, and the installation of her last major work, 'Selini 1' in the entrance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

David Malouf summed it up in an essay of 2007:
"The most impressive aspect of Marea Gazzard's long working life, and the one that constitutes her claim on our attention as an artist of the first order, is its integrity. Everything Marea Gazzard does, every move she makes into new areas of practice and reference, belongs to a single sensibility and consciousness, a single vision of what a life and a body of work, when completed and seen whole, might be."

Her career is marked by a fine record of solo exhibitions, a major retrospective at the S H Ervin Museum in 1994 and a perceptive monograph by Christine France.

Marea also made a significant contribution in addition to her artistic career. In 1970 she was elected Director of the World Craft Council, in 1972 she became Vice President of the World Crafts Council for Asia and in 1973 the inaugural Chair of the Australia Council Crafts Board. In 1980 she became the first elected President of the World Craft Council and in 1982 was appointed to the Australian National Commission of UNESCO.

Marea Gazzard enjoyed the respect of her peers and will be sadly missed by many younger artists who have enjoyed her perceptive comments and generous support. Marea was always very appreciative of the support she received from those that appreciated her work.

Marea is survived by her son and daughter and two grandsons. There will be private cremation.

John Bursill at Pharos Gallery

October 2013

John Bursill’s exhibtion 'In Landscape: Drought Fire, Flood' will be opening at Pharos Gallery in St Andrews, Victoria on Saturday 26 October from 3 - 5pm.
The show will be opened by Geoff Wallis, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Ballarat.
Following the opening day the show will be viewable by appointment until November 22.
contact: pharoseditions@bigpond.com or 0409 017 859

Welcome baby Drake Dellar

October 2013

Kylie Stillman’s latest creation with collaborator John Dellar!

Marea Gazzard

September 2013

'Selini 1' installed at the AGNSW this week.

John R Walker

September 2013

new website launched: http://johnrwalker.com.au

Liz Coats

September 2013

exhibiting new paintings at Megalo Print Studio / Gallery
Canberra, until 21st September

No Boundaries

September 2013

The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Brighton, Victoria
Works by:
John Bursill, Liz Coats, Helen Eager, Christopher Hodges, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Peter Maloney, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Makinti Napanangka, Yukultji Napangati, Angus Nivison, Gloria Petyarre, Kylie Stillman, Rover Thomas, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri, George Tjungurrayi & John R Walker.
To attend the opening on Thursday 12 September at 6pm,
RSVP 9592 0291/bacc@bayside.vic.gov.au

Find Helen Eagers 'Tango' reinvented on the MCA stores shopping bags!

August 2013

Last week: 'The Perversity of Purpose'

August 2013

Don’t miss Kylie Stillman’s fantastic exhibition. Last day is Saturday 31 August.

Unbound

August 2013

Kylie Stilman’s work is in 'Unbound' at Macquarie University Art Gallery. Curated by Rhonda Davis and John Potts, the exhibition asks: ‘when is a book a book?’ Until 7 September.

From the Depths

August 2013

Collaborative woodcut prints by Tony Coleing and Robert Cooney, from a show called ‘The Plumbers of Homebush Bay’, are included in ‘Robet Cooney: From the Depths’ at Newtown Hub Gallery until1 September.

Whatever happened to art criticism?

August 2013

a Danks Street galleries conversation on contemporary art
Join us on Wednesday August 7 at 7pm. Seats are limited so come early!
The panel:
Col Jordon - Artist, Emeritus Professor University of New South Wales, former art critic, ‘Illawarra Mercury’
Helge Larsen - Jeweller, Former Associate Professor and Head of Jewellery at Sydney College of the Arts
Katrina Strickland - Deputy Editor, Australian Financial Review Magazine
MC: Christopher Hodges
Venue: Dominik Mersch Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo
Pre-conversation drinks and share platters will be available for purchase from 5pm in the new Danks Street Diner (9698 8595). Grab a tasting plate and two glasses of wine for $30.

Save the date: new paintings by Helen Eager

August 2013

Our next show at Utopia Art Sydney opens on Saturday 7 September.
Get excited!

Image: Helen Eager in her studio, July 2013

Kylie Stillman

August 2013

Kylie Stillman's exhibition ‘The Perversity of Purpose’ is now showing.
View online catalogue

Image: (cue)eucalypt(tpyl), 2013, hand-cut paperback books, 39 x 54 x 11cm

No Boundaries

August 2013

Work by Utopia Art Sydney artists will be exhibited at the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre in Victoria for their exhibition ‘No Boundaries’
from 24 August – 6 October 2013.

Papunya Tula Artists special event:

July 2013

On Saturday 20 July at 3pm Christopher Hodges will talk about 25 years of representing Papunya Tula Artists, their history and the artists who are painting now.
Click here to view the online catalogue

New work from Peter Maloney:

July 2013
Image: ray johnson backstroking, 2013, acrylic & graphite on canvas, 26 x 26cm