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.

Liz Coats: New Paintings

May 2012

A solo exhibition of paintings by Liz Coats, the culmination of her post-doctoral research over the past three and a half years, will be at the School of Art Gallery, Australian National University from 7 June - 15 June, opening 6pm 7 June.

Image: detail: liz coats streaming #6 2011 acrylic media on canvas

SAM - Seattle Art Museum

May 2012

Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection
Margaret Levi and Bob Kaplan’s collection includes many of our gallery artists.
31 May - 2 September, 2012.
Christopher Hodges will be speaking as a panelist at a symposium in conjunction with Ancestral Modern at the Seattle Art Museum on Thursday 31 May, 2012.

Angus Nivison Survey

May 2012

An excellent survey exhibition of Angus Nivison’s paintings will be on show at Tamworth Regional Gallery from 16 June - 28 July 2012.

Image: angus nivison lookout 2010 acrylic, charcoal, pigments & gesso on canvas, 160 x 155cm

24th March 2012

March 2012

Helen Eager's exhibition colour and light opening today 3-5pm.
Helen Eager's 'Tango' commissioned for the New Museum of Contemporary Art will be unveiled next week!

David Aspden & Makinti Napanangka: the 18th Biennale of Sydney

March 2012

We are proud to announce that works by David Aspden and Makinti Napanangka have been selected for the 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations.
Find them at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 27 June - 16 September, 2012

Image: david aspden golden glow 1973 acrylic on canvas, 164 x 321.5cm

21st March: A Conversation on Contemporary Art

March 2012

This has been postponed. Watch this space for the new date.

The Countdown Begins

March 2012

In just a few weeks Helen Eager’s wall drawing for the new Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney will be unveiled. (The new MCA officially opens 29 March, 2012)
Meanwhile, Eager’s survey show at Utopia Art Sydney opens on Saturday 24 March.

Super Saturday: 17th March

March 2012

On Saturday 17 March 2 Danks Street will be jam-packed with free talks for Art Month.
Don’t miss Bryan Hooper’s floor talk at Utopia Art Sydney with insightful information on our Abstraction show, starting at 11.30am.