Aphrodite in Kythera

May 2013

Christopher Hodges’ private commission for a home on the Greek island of Kythera has just been installed.

Image: christopher hodges aphrodite black 2012 painted steel, 170cm (h)

Peter Maloney at Sydney Uni

May 2013

See work by Peter Maloney in ‘Test Pattern’, an exhibition curated by Geoff Newton, which will open at the Sydney University Art Gallery on Saturday 4 May. There will be a conversation with the curator and exhibition artists from 1-2pm. Peter Maloney at Sydney Uni.
See work by Peter Maloney in ‘Test Pattern’, an exhibition curated by Geoff Newton, which will open at the Sydney University Art Gallery on Saturday 4 May. There will be a conversation with the curator and exhibition artists from 1-2pm.

Angus Nivison - Artists Talk

April 2013

Please join us for a floor talk with the artist on Saturday 20 April from 3pm.
View online catalogue for his exhibition 'Letters Home'.

Tony Coleing - Gold Coast City Gallery

April 2013

Tony Coleing’s work (pictured), is a finalist in the 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.
See it at the Gold Coast City Gallery until 19 May 2013.
A new limited edition book by Tony Coleing has just arrived in the gallery. Please enquire for more information.

Image: tony coleing untitled event one 2012 inkjet print, 70 x 46.66cm

Yukultji Napanagati - 2013 Wynne Prize

April 2013

Catch Yukultji Napangati’s highly commended painting in the 2013 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 2 June 2013.

Image: yukyltji napangati untitled 2012 acrylic on linen, 183 x 153cm

christopher hodges easter 2005

April 2013
Image: christopher hodges easter 2005 synthetic polymer on paper 168 x 152cm

Tony Coleing - photography award finalist

April 2013

Tony Coleing has been shortlisted for the 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Coleing’s work will be exhibited alongside other finalists at the Gold Coast City Gallery from 6 April to 19 May 2013.

Just Married - Dr Anne Sanders and John R Walker

April 2013

The pair tied the knot at St Andrews Anglican Church in Braidwood on Saturday 9 March. Congratulations!

Art Month events - not to miss!

March 2013

Parallel Lines: Christopher Hodges and Jane Raffan discuss collecting Aboriginal art in the Utopia Art Sydney stockroom on Saturday 16 March,

The Salon: The catalogue for our latest exhibition, which begins Utopia Art Sydney’s 25 year celebrations, is now available to view online.


Christopher Hodges - Artist Profile

March 2013

Grab a copy of the current Artist Profile (issue 22, 2013), to read Anne Sanders’ excellent interview with Christopher Hodges.

Marea Gazzard - Art Gallery of South Australia

March 2013

Marea Gazzard’s ceramic sculpture Torso 1 of 1967 is included in ‘The mind’s eye’, an exhibition of works from the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection.

Image: New to the stockroom: Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, untitled, 2012, acrylic on linen, 122 x 107cm

Angus Nivison: A Survey

February 2013

Online catalogue now live, with with installation shots and press clippings from the touring exhibition, curated by Sandra McMahon.
Angus Nivison fans can also look forward to his solo exhibition at Utopia Art Sydney, which will open on Saturday 6 April – save the date!

Christopher Hodges' University of Western Sydney commission

February 2013

‘Curl Curl’ looks fabulous at the entrance to the University of Western Sydney’s Parramatta Campus.
It was installed last week.

Bird Bath: only one week to go

February 2013

Don’t miss this unique exhibition, which may just be for the birds.
Last day: Saturday 23 February.

Image: View the online catalogue.

What's on in March?

February 2013

The Salon
Our next exhibition squeezes twenty five years of Utopia Art Sydney history and as many artists in a salon hang, with floor to ceiling art. 2 – 30 March.

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