Art Month event - Parallel Lines

February 2013

Christopher Hodges and Jane Raffan will discuss collecting Aboriginal art with a hands-on guide in the gallery stockroom.

Saturday 16 March, 2 – 5pm.

Angus Nivison: A Survey at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney until 10 February

January 2013

Special events:
Sunday 3 February, 3pm:
Join R. Ian Lloyd, photographer of Studio: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity, for a Q&A session with Angus Nivison on the challenges of being a regional-based artist and the luxury of enjoying a large studio space.
Sunday 10 February, 3pm:
Angus Nivison in conversation with Christopher Hodges.
Some great reading:
John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald
Elizabeth Fortescue, The Daily Telegraph 21/12/12
Brooke Lewis, McGrath: The Weekly Magazine
Some great listening:
Angus Nivison interview on Canvas, FBI Radio

Bird Bath,

January 2013

our first exhibition of the year, opened with a bang last night, but all you lucky people still on holidays can catch it until 23 February.
The catalogue is online now.

Community IV: Celebrating Forty Years of Papunya Tula Artists floor talk Saturday 8 December at 4pm

December 2012

Our final show of the year is not to be missed. Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, founded in 1972, is celebrating its forty year anniversary this year. Utopia Art Sydney is proud to have represented this artist run company since 1988. In this group show, young and old, emerging and established artists hang side by side, showcasing the broad range of paintings produced by the Papunya Tula Artists community. Last day: Saturday 22 December, 2012

Angus Nivison in Dobell

December 2012

We are pleased to announce that Angus Nivison has been selected for the Dobell Prize for Drawing, 2012 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, until 10 February, 2013.

Image: angus nivison counterpoint 2012 acrylic, charcoal, pigments & gesso on paper, 153 x 206cm

Introducing Dr Liz Coats

December 2012

Liz Coats has completed her doctoral work at the Australian National University on ‘Organic Growth and Form in Abstract Painting.’ Well done Liz!


December 2012

Helen Eager’s wall painting Tango, commissioned for the opening of the MCA, features in the Sydney Magazine today.

John R Walker, 'Winter in the Fire Forest' floor talk Saturday 10th November, 3pm

November 2012

Visit the gallery on Saturday, November 10 at 3pm to hear Bryan Hooper discuss John R Walker’s latest body of work – until November 17.

Image: installation view, john r walker, winter in the fire forest, utopia art sydney

John Bursill at Parliament House Victoria

November 2012

John Bursill’s ‘In Landscape: Drought, Fire & Flood’ will be opened by Frank McGuire MP at Queens Hall, Parliament House Victoria on Tuesday 13 November at 6.30pm. From November 12 – 16 , 2012.

Image: john bursill, in landscape, burke and wills track, glenhope 1, 2009-11 archival inkjet print on velin arches, 115 x 170cm

Angus Nivison in Newcastle

November 2012

Angus Nivison: A Survey opened at The University Gallery, The University of Newcastle on Saturday October 24. The exhibition will be in Newcastle until November 10.
The next stop of Tamworth Regional Gallery’s touring exhibition is the S H Ervin Gallery Sydney, from January 5 – February 10, 2013.

Image: installation of angus nivison: a survey

Artbank acquires latest Peter Maloney

September 2012

We are pleased to announce that the first of Peter Maloney’s most recent series of vibrant paintings is to be part of Artbank’s collection. This news bodes well for Maloney’s show at the gallery next year!

Image: peter maloney above and below trimouille island 2012 acrylic on polyester, 161 x 120cm

John Bursill: In Landscape

September 2012

The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Cnr Carpenter & Wilson Streets, Brighton Vic. 15 September - 21 October 2012. View the works online
‘John Bursill - Shadow Maker’, a preview essay by Geoff Wallis, can be found in the current, fifth anniversary issue of Artist Profile.

Image: john bursill in landscape, lake eppalock II 2008-11 archival inkjet print on velin arches, 115 x 170cm

David Aspden survey: BRAG

September 2012

Don’t miss this fabulous survey, at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery until 23 September 2012.

Image: david aspden spring comes to upper swainswick 1972, acrylic on canvas, 156 x 421.5cm

Spring is Sprung:

September 2012

Danks Street Galleries Spring Equinox opening 19.9.12

Opening at Utopia Art Sydney: a survey of Christopher Hodges’ works on paper, from 1988 to 2012.
Book now for a Spring dinner for the occasion, designed by Jared Ingersoll at the Danks Street Depot.
Special price: two courses for $45.
Call 9698 2201 or email


Image: christopher hodges yellow flower 2003 acrylic on paper, 168 x 152cm

Kylie Stillman: Local

September 2012

Find sculpture by Melbourne-based artist Kylie Stillman at Wyndham Art Gallery, Werribee.
‘Local, an exhibition of Wyndham’s professional artists’ closes 30 September. Save the date: 19 September 2012, 5 - 8pm.

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri: dOCUMENTA (13)

June 2012

Work by Papunya Tula artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri is included in dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany until 16 September 2012.
Don’t miss his paintings in our current show, 'Classic Works from Papunya Tula Artists', which ends this Saturday 16 June!

Image: warlimpirrnga tjapaltjarri untitled 2005 acrylic on linen, 153 x 183cm

Yukultji Napangati Wins the 2012 Alice Prize

June 2012

Congratulations to Yukultji Napangati who has been awarded the 37th Alice Prize, a national contemporary art award, judged this year by Nick Mitzevich, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Paintings by Yukultji Napangati will be on display at the Utopia Art Sydney stand at the Melbourne Art Fair 2012 in August.

SAM - Seattle Art Museum

June 2012

Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection
Christopher Hodges has just returned from Seattle, where he spoke as a panelist at a symposium in conjunction with Ancestral Modern at the Seattle Art Museum.
Margaret Levi and Bob Kaplan’s collection includes many of our gallery artists. Exhibition open until 2 September, 2012.

Tony Coleing: MPRG

June 2012

Tony Coleing will be featured in a curated exhibition at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery titled Controversy: The Power of Art. Exhibition dates 21 June - 12 August 2012.

Opening tomorrow night

June 2012

An excellent survey exhibition of Angus Nivison’s paintings, curated by Sandra McMahon, opens tomorrow night at Tamworth Regional Gallery. Exhibition dates 16 June - 28 July 2012.
Both Barry Pearce and John McDonald have written essays for the catalogue, which is well worth a look!

Image: angus nivison vestige 2011 acrylic, charcoal, pigments & gesso on canvas, 200 x 180cm

Reminder: Winter Solstice Opening

June 2012

Don’t forget to save the date for the Danks Street Galleries’ special opening next Wednesday 20 June from 6-8pm.
At Utopia Art Sydney we will open' Interconnected' , featuring works by Biennale of Sydney artists David Aspden, Makinti Napanangka and Craigie Horsfield. Also including Helen Eager, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and George Tjungurrayi.

Image: makinti napanangka untitled 2004 acrylic on linen, 91 x 122cm

Peter Maloney: Test Pattern

May 2012

See paintings by Peter Maloney in a group show looking at found abstraction in Australian contemporary art. ‘Test Pattern’ is at Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 40 Dodds Street Southbank, Melbourne until 9 June.

Image: peter maloney neo never never 2003 acrylic on canvas, 214 x 167cm


May 2012

2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the NGA
Naata Nungurrayi has been included in 'unDisclosed' at the National Gallery of Australia, showcasing the work of 20 leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Australian contemporary art. 11 May - 22 July, 2012.

Image: naata nungurrayi untitled 2005 acrylic on linen, 107 x 91cm

Save the Date: 20 June 2012

May 2012

The Danks Street galleries will be holding a special opening from 6-8pm to celebrate the winter solstice.Make sure to book your dinner at Danks Street Depot.