Find us on TwitterFebruary 2014
Christopher Hodges is now tweeting – find him @utopiaartsydney.
Sculpture CityJanuary 2014
S. H. Ervin Gallery
Find work by Christopher Hodges in an exciting exhibition of 10 Sydney sculptors at the S. H. Ervin Gallery. The exhibition is open to the public today and runs until 2 March 2014.
In addition, a new work by Christopher Hodges will be installed at the Alternative Museum, 2 Danks St from Tuesday 28 January - for one week only!
2 Danks St grand reopeningJanuary 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 GalleryJanuary 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 GalleryJanuary 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: ChangeNovember 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 MinimusNov 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 AcquisitionsNovember 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 SurveyNovember 2013
Opened at Newcastle Art Gallery on Saturday 23 November.
Exhibition runs until 2 February 2014.
Vale Marea GazzardOctober 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 GalleryOctober 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.
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Welcome baby Drake DellarOctober 2013
Kylie Stillman’s latest creation with collaborator John Dellar!
Marea GazzardSeptember 2013
'Selini 1' installed at the AGNSW this week.
John R WalkerSeptember 2013
new website launched: http://johnrwalker.com.au
Liz CoatsSeptember 2013
exhibiting new paintings at Megalo Print Studio / Gallery
Canberra, until 21st September
No BoundariesSeptember 2013
The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Brighton, Victoria
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,
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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.
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 DepthsAugust 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!
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 EagerAugust 2013
Our next show at Utopia Art Sydney opens on Saturday 7 September.
Kylie StillmanAugust 2013
Kylie Stillman's exhibition ‘The Perversity of Purpose’ is now showing.
View online catalogue
No BoundariesAugust 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.