Helen Eager on the walls

March 2014

Two new wall paintings by Helen Eager, titled ‘Starlight’ and ‘Moonlight’, are now installed at the entrances to Utopia Art Sydney.
On the other side of town, in the entrance hall of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Gallery’s latest Helen Eager acquisition ‘VIF’ greets visitors as part of the exhibition Forcefields.

Image: helen eager, starlight, 2014, wall painting

Visual Feasts - Luke Mangan and the 2 Danks Street Galleries

March 2014

Book now for a special bespoke dinner next Wednesday 19 March, with entree course inspired by the paintings of Helen Eager.

$110 per person includes canapés, three course meal and drinks.
02 9002 5321 or mojo@lukemangan.com

An afternoon of talks

February 2014

Join us for an afternoon of stimulating discussion about art and collecting on Saturday 22 March.
From 3:30pm at Utopia Art Sydney, John R Walker will talk about his exhibition ‘The End of All Our Exploring’, which opens that day.
The program of talks commences at 2pm.
For further information go to:

Coming up for John R Walker: a major survey and an exhibition of recent work

February 2014

Terroir: Big Land Pictures, a survey of John R Walker’s major canvases, will be at Orange Regional Gallery from 15 March to 27 April 2014.

Back in Sydney, ‘The End of All Our Exploring’ opens at Utopia Art Sydney on Saturday 22 March.

Image: john r walker, badja walking III, 2013, gouache on paper, 112 x 76cm

Find us on Twitter

February 2014

Christopher Hodges is now tweeting – find him @utopiaartsydney.

Sculpture City

January 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!

Image: christopher hodges, garden, 2013, painted steel, 217 x 224 x 49cm

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.


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.