Actions Stations reviewed

September 2014

A great review by Peter Haynes of 'Action Stations: Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor' at CANBERRA CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE until September 28.

Image: Peter Maloney, The Bottom of My Heart, 2014

'Balance' reviewed on Artshub

September 2014

Gina Fairley rates 'Balance' 4/5 on ArtsHub. Thanks Gina!

To read her review, follow this link:

Peter Maloney: Canberra & Sydney

August 2014
A vibrant painting by Peter Maloney features in "Loose Canon", an exhibition curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham at the new Artbank HQ on Young St in Waterloo. On display until November 15 2014.

Also, Peter Maloney's exhibition "Action Stations", with Louise Paramor, opened last night at Canberra Contemporary Art Space. (installation shot pictured left)
Exhibition runs until 27 September 2014.

Helen Eager at the MCA

August 2014
Helen Eager's wall painting 'Tango' has been reinstalled at the Museum of Contemporary Art. It's as striking as ever and great to see it in this new context!

John R Walker at SLNSW

August 2014
Find two concertina artist books by John R Walker in the Amaze Gallery at the State Library of New South Wales.

LEGACY: A tribute to Marea Gazzard & Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

August 2014
Newcastle Art Gallery places the work of two great Australian artists side by side in an exhibition spanning the 1960s to recent years.
Exhibition dates: 23 August - 15 November 2014 Image: marea gazzard,bularri, 1979, clay, 57 x 54 x 21cm

Action Stations: Peter Maloney at CCAS

August 2014
“Action Stations”, an exhibition of recent work by Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor, will be at Canberra Contemporary Art Space from 22 August - 27 September 2014.
Opening 6pm Friday 22 August. Image: peter maloney, solstice, 2012, acrylic on polyester, 161 x 120cm

2 Danks St Award for Art Criticism

July 2014
Open to both established and new writers for a review of an exhibition at any of the permanent galleries of 2 Danks St from 12 July to 4 October 2014. The main award is $1,000 and the opportunity to publish a reveiw in Art Almanac. This year, Artist Profile also introduces a new category, offering an alternative prize of $500 for a review which shows flair and potential and/or stretches the boundaries of current reviewing.
The panel of judges includes Owen Craven, Laura Fisher, Andrew Frost and Prue Gibson. For further information, contact Janet Clayton at Janet Clayton Gallery on 02 9698 8443 or

Orson Welles F for Fake

July 2014
2 Danks St Film Night
Tuesday 15 July
Mandy Chang, the ABC's Commissioning Editor for the Arts, introduces Orson Welles' 1973 directorial finale, F for Fake.
6pm for drinks, light refreshments & a wander around the galleries. 7pm for film viewing. $20 cash on the night
RSVP essential by Thursday 10 July (limited seating)
Mandy Chang also recommends the new series Art + Soul 2 starring Hetti Perkins on ABC1 at 8:30pm on Tuesday 8 July.

Artist - Book: Acquisitions

June 2014
There was a tremendous institutional response to the books in our last exhibition, with works by Simryn Gill, Tony Coleing and Helen Eager all going into public collections, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery and National Library of Australia.

Review: Yukultji Napangati

June 2014

Follow the link below to view Sharne Wolff's review of Yukultji Napangati's show.

Kylie Stillman

June 2014
Find work by Kylie Stillman in the exhibition
‘Re-Writing the Image: Text as Art', at the
Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn from
17 June until 10 August 2014.
Four new book carvings by Kylie Stillman
have just arrived in the gallery, after being exhibited in Ex Libris at Geelong Art Gallery. Image: kylie stillman, the spray, 2013 hand-cut paperback books

Peter Elliott Memorial Celebration

May 2014

A celebration of the life of Peter Elliott, great patron of the visual arts and friend to many, will be held at The Great Hall, University of Sydney, at 4pm on Wednesday May 14.

The touring exhibition Masterpieces from the Peter Elliott Collection is at Orange Regional Gallery until June 15.

John R Walker - two fabulous shows

April 2014

Terroir Big Land Pictures, John’s survey at Orange Regional Gallery, runs until
Sunday 27 April. To view the online catalogues, click on the following:
Installation views

The End of All Our Exploring, an exhibition of John’s recent work at Utopia Art
Sydney, closes on Saturday 26 April. Click here to see Online catalogue.
Also, read Gina Fairley’s review of the show on ArtsHub

Image: Installation view, Terroir Big Land Pictures, Orange Regional Gallery

Christopher Hodges

April 2014

Christopher Hodges – brand new website!

John R Walker

April 2014

John R Walker & Simryn Gill, finalists in Redlands Konica Art Prize
Find their work at the National Art School Gallery from 11 April until 15 May, 2014.

Liz Coats

March 2014

This Saturday 15 March will be the last day of Liz Coats’ exhibition 'Streaming' - not to be missed!

Image: liz coats, streaming #6, 2011, acrylic media & pigment on canvas, 110 x 88.5cm, detail

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

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!