National Gallery of Australia acquisitions

November 2015
We are thrilled to announce that the National Gallery of Australia have just acquired two works by Utopia Art Sydney artists.
- David Aspden's ‘Two Sides of Love', 1985 (pictured left, top)  and Peter Maloney's, 'Help Machine', 2002 (pictured left, bottom).

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri - New York Times

September 2015
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri's first solo exhibition in New York reviewed by the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/19/arts/design/an-aboriginal-artists-dizzying-new-york-moment.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

Art Almanac cover

September 2015
Helen Eager's painting 'Coney Island' graces the cover of the September issue of Art Almanac. Inside, Annie Sebel's interview with the artist sheds light on her new body of work.

Artist Profile

September 2015
Lucy Stranger reviews Helen Eager 'Intersections' for Artist Profile's website:
http://www.artistprofile.com.au/helen-eager/

Kylie Stillman - The Art Life

August 2015
Read Sharne Wolff's lovely review of Stillman's show 'Over, Under, Around and Through' here:
http://theartlife.com.au/2015/over-under-around-and-through/

John R Walker - Art Monthly

August 2015
Don't miss John Zubrzycki's insightful essay on John R Walker in the current (August 2015) issue of Art Monthly.
Says Zubrzycki, "to talk with Walker about his vision, his methodology and what has inspired him over the years is to embark on a journey that is part philosophy, part musicology, part geomorphology."

Christopher Hodges sculpture reviewed

August 2015
In her article ‘The Lightness of Being', Jo Moulton examines a number of Christopher Hodges' recent sculptures.
To read, follow this link: http://www.theoutdoorcooperative.com/products/sculpture-the-lightness-of-being/

3 Amigos in Tamworth

July 2015
Christopher Hodges, Angus Nivison and John R Walker are '3 Amigos' - find their work at Weswal Gallery in Tamworth. For more information: http://www.weswalgallery.com.au/2011/index.htm

Birth of the Cool

July 2015

Find paintings by David Aspden at SAMSTAG Museum of Art, Adelaide in 'Birth of the Cool', curated by Terence Maloon. 17 July - 18 September, 2015.

http://www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Samstag-Museum/2015-Exhibitions/17072015-Birth-of-the-Cool/

Turn Turn Turn

June 2015

Works by Marea Gazzard and Brett Stone are included in ‘Turn Turn Turn: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School'.
The exhibition runs from 5 June to 8 August at the National Art School Gallery.
Opening night: Thursday 4 June 6-8pm

 Image: Marea Gazzard 'Rae II' 2001

John R Walker at Drill Hall Gallery

June 2015

Curated by Glenn Barkley, ‘Here I Give Thanks' will bring together a group of John R Walker's works inspired by particular landscapes.
The exhibition will run from 3 July until 9 August 2015 at the Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra.
Opening Night: Thursday 2 July

For more information visit: http://dhg.anu.edu.au/events/john-r-walker/

Christopher Hodges wins Kangaroo Valley Sculpture Award

May 2015
Hodges' sculpture The Maid (pictured) was awarded first prize for Sculpture in the Valley, 2015. Congratulations Christopher!

Simryn Gill at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore

March 2015

NTU CCA Singapore presents Simryn Gill: Hugging the Shore, 27 March - 14 June 2015. Simryn Gill's first major solo exhibition in Southeast Asia brings together a series of works that reveal the artist's specific attitude towards how we produce meaning and make a place for ourselves in the world.

https://www.gillmanbarracks.com/others/ntu-cca-singapore/617

Talks on collecting for art month

March 2015
Join us on the gallery floor at 3pm on Saturday 7, 14 & 21 March to hear Christopher Hodges discuss the art of collecting in its varied guises - from the museum to the ‘emerging' collector.

Look out for Helen Eager's limited edition prints made specially for Art Month Sydney, Tully Arnot's ‘Grass' and Papunya Tula Artists etchings - all ideal for the young collector.

Simryn Gill in new anthology

February 2015
Simryn Gill is included in "Women's Work is Never Done", a beautiful anthology of Catherine de Zegher's essays on female artists' work:
http://www.bookdepository.com/Womens-Work-is-Never-Done-Catherine-de-Zegher/9789490693473

Ceramics, food & conversation

February 2015
Art Month Sydney presents a Thai banquet dinner by Longrain at Utopia Art Sydney on Saturday 14 March. Tickets are $190 and also include Lisa McGuigan wines and a ceramic artwork by Brett Stone for every guest.

For more information and to book your ticket, go to:
http://www.artmonthsydney.com.au/experiences/the-art-of-eating-ceramics-food-and-conversation/

CLAY 2 - The Art Life

February 2015
Sharne Wolff reviews CLAY 2 for The Art Life:

"Whether due to its renaissance, revival or re-evaluation, the hype surrounding ceramics this year is already being felt."

http://theartlife.com.au/2015/clay-2/

CLAY 2 - SMH

February 2015
Clay 2 reviewed by Patricia Anderson in Spectrum.

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.