Utopia Art SydneySeptember 2010
Utopia Art Sydney once again combined a cross section of leading Australian artists for the Korean International Art Fair which opened in Seoul on September 8. Senior artists Marea Gazzard and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa attracted attention. Kylie Stillman, Eileen Napaltjarri and Helen Eager's colourful works were also a strong drawcard. The mix of indigenous and non indigenous artists has proved a positive point of interest and comparison.
This is Utopia Art Sydney's second visit to Seoul as part of the Australian Commercial Galleries Association initiative to introduce Australian Art to a broader audience. Arc One Gallery, Alcaston Gallery and Niagara Galleries from Melbourne made for a strong Australian presence. The support of the Australia Council has assisted this presence.
Gallery Director Chistopher Hodges said, 'Australian artists sit well in an international context and while recognition by the general public is growing slowly, our gallery peers in Seoul have been supportive and interested in the artists we represent.'
PTA NOWJune 2010
PTA NOW opened on June 26. This exhibition reveals the breadth and depth of talent that continues to grow in the care of this true community organisation. George Tjungurrayi, Makinti Napanangka Patrick Tjungurrayi and many more.
Marea Gazzard featured on Art Nation on ABC TV on Sunday, 27 June.
John R. Walker is one of the artists in the exhibition 'two six two two' at Goulburn Regional Gallery, 15 July to 21 August 2010.
Peter Maloney jets off to Berlin next month where he will be exhibiting in Exile's 'Lost Horizon'.
He has photomontages at the Canberra Museum, and has created art for a new cd by Thee Mark Chapman Experience. Year Zero Records
The 12th biennial Melbourne Art Fair is on from 4 - 8 August; we hope you can join us there.
Tickets are on sale now.
Art MonthMarch 2010
There is a lot happening in Art Month and Utopia Art Sydney is part of the action.
Some dates and info for the diary:
In the gallery:
March 20, 11am–12pm
'Inspiring Collecting: Indigenous Australian Art', Wally Caruana and Christopher Hodges in discussion as part of Art Month Events. To RSVP seeartmonthsydney.com
Bring the kids in for their free 'Family Gallery Trail' art inspired activities book, and a free art pack from Eckersleys.
Helen Eager is one of the contributing artists. artmonthsydney.com/news/family-gallery-trail
At 2 Danks Street:
March 17, 6–8 pm
Conversations at Danks Street: 'Does art educate or entertain?'.
An exciting panel debate the pros and cons of arts role today.
Out and about:
Christopher Hodges has a sculpture installation at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel outside the Garden Court Restaurant. Great for lunch or a drink and a viewing.
March 7 to April 1
Helen Eager is in a group exhibition 'Ascent into Infinity' at The Delmar Gallery, 144 Victoria Street, Ashfield, including works from 1988 to 2010.
March 17, 12.30–2pm
Art class: Eckersleys and Christopher Hodges, Sofitel Wentworth Hotel.
Korean Art FairSeptember 2009
Spring has certainly been a busy time for our artists and the gallery. Christopher was recently in Seoul at Utopia Art Sydney's stand at the Korean Art Fair, KIAF/09; see image below.
Kylie Stillman is having a good start to the new season with a selection of her bird books on show in Seoul. Kylie has just started a three month residency at the Green Street Studio in New York.
Also in New York are Doreen Reid Nakamarra and Yukultji Napangati from Papunya Tula Artists, attending the opening of 'Nganana Tjungurringanyi Tjukurrpa Nintintjakitja' We Are Here Sharing Our Dreaming'. This is their first show in New York. The exhibition features recent works by many well known Papunya Tula Artists including Makinti Napanangka, Ningura Napurrula and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. The exhibition is open until the 26th September at 80 Washington Square East Galleries.
George Tjungurrayi has work in the New York exhibition and his three paintings make a stunning contribution to our stand in Korea. Works on paper by Helen Eager were also featured in Seoul and her exhibition of new paintings, 'Tripartite', will open at Utopia Art Sydney on Saturday 17 October.
Image: Stand at Korean Art Fair 2009
Christopher Hodges' public sculpture 'the white flower'August 2009
Spring has arrived early in Hunter Park, opposite Balmoral Beach. Christopher Hodges' latest public sculpture 'the white flower' has just been installed.
It was first proposed by Mosman Art Trust and commissioned early last year. This specially prepared site, with its slight elevation, allows the sculpture to be enjoyed from all directions.
The simple organic form is a classic Hodges work. At 2.5 metres tall this painted steel sculpture sits happily in its new home.
Closed for Easter & ANZAC dayApril 2014
Please note that Utopia Art Sydney will be closed on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 April for Easter, and on Friday 25 April for ANZAC day.