Helen Eager at the new MCA

february 2012

Helen Eager is about to add her signature abstract style to the iconic vista of Sydney's Circular Quay! In March 2012 a large-scale wall drawing by Eager will be unveiled at the harbour entrance of the newly renovated MCA buliding.
Don't miss our survey exhibition of Eager's oeuvre from 24 March – 28 April.

Image: sketch detail for MCA wall drawing

Kylie Stillman - Taipei and Melbourne

february 2012

Kylie Stillman's work will be featured in 'Wonderland: New Contempory Art from Australia' at the Museum of Contempory Art, Taipei from11 February –15 April 2012.
Also, see the arist's work in a window installation, 'The Opposite of Wild', on view from the street at 39-41 Arnold St, South Yarra until 13 March.

Image: yamadori 2011, book carving, 37 x 23 x 16cm

Essay by Christopher Hodges

february 2012

'Aboriginal Art: On the Margins No Longer', Meanjin: Volume 70, Number 4, Summer 2011.

Utopia Art Sydney is now on Facebook!

John R Walker at MRAG

October 2011

You are invited to the opening of John R Walker's solo exhibition 'Space and Time: Ten Years in the Landscape' at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 22 October at 3pm. Exhibition runs until 4 December 2011.

Image: plum tree, afternoon 1 2010 archival oil on polyester, 156 x 182.5cm

Fleurieu Art Prize 2011

October 2011

Congratulations to John R Walker and Angus Nivison for their selection in the Fleurieu Landscape Art Prize. 4 November – 5 December 2011, McLaren Vale South Australia.

Nyilyari Tjapangati

October 2011

Nyilyari has been selected as a finalist in the RBS Emerging Artist Award, 10–28 October 2011. RBS Tower, ground level foyer, 88 Philip St Sydney.

Liz Coats at ANU and Bega

October 2011

See works by Liz Coats in the exhibition 'Mallee' at the Australian National University School of Art Gallery, 7 – 29 October 2011, and at 'Far Enough: Aesthetic Responses to the Far South Coast of NSW', Bega Valley Regional Gallery, 30 September – 4 November 2011.

Angus Nivison in EMSLA

October 2011

Angus Nivison has been selected for the 2011 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 19 November – 14 January 2012.

Image: empty vessels 2010 acrylic, charcoal, pigments and gesso on canvas, 130 x 120cm

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa in Blake Prize

September 2011

Congratulations to Pintupi artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, whose work has been selected for the 2011 Blake Prize. It will be exhibited at the National Art School, Darlinghurst from 16 September to 15 October

Image: untitled 2010 acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm

Angus Nivison to Paris

September 2011

Angus Nivison has been awarded a three month artist residency in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Bon voyage!

Five Easy Pieces

September 2011

Check out Christopher Hodge's sculptureBushranger on show at Defiance Gallery, Newtown until 16 October.

Image: bushranger 2011 steel and paint 61 x 61 x 2.8cm

Crave Fest: Art/Food

September 2011

To celebrate 10 years of 2 Danks St, Jared Ingersoll will create canapes inspired by each exhibition. October 20, 7–11pm. Information and bookings atdanksstreetdepotwaterloo.eventbrite.com

Papunya Tula Artists @ NGV

September 2011

Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art at the National Gallery of Victoria features 200 of the first paintings produced at Papunya from 1971–2.
From 30 September 2011 – 12 February 2012.

Musical Tribute to David Aspden at AGNSW

August 2011

To coincide with David Aspden's survey show 'The Colour of Music and Place' at AGNSW, Karen Aspden will be talking about Aspden's life and art in the exhibition space at AGNSW.
5.30pm Wednesday 10 August.

Also at AGNSW: 'Musical Tribute to David Aspden'
Wednesday 17 August 5.30 – 6.15pm and 7.15 – 8.30pm

Image: zahir 1971 acrylic on canvas, 311 x 259cm

Kylie Stillman at Hermes store window

August 2011

Check out Kylie Stillman's large-scale installation in the Hermès store window on Market Street in the Sydney CBD.

Image: yamadon 2011 240 sheets of plywood

'Artist Artists' at Benalla Art Gallery.

August 2011

'Artist Artists' includes work by Helen Eager, Christopher Hodges and Peter Maloney.
30 July – 25 September at Benalla Art Gallery.

'Up Close and Personal' at S. H. Ervin Gallery.

August 2011

'Up Close and Personal' features the collection of Dr Peter Elliott AM, which includes the work of many gallery artists.
12 August – 18 September at S. H. Ervin Gallery.

Makinti Napanangka AM

June 2011

Makinti Napanangka AM has been honoured with an Order of Australia for service to the arts as a contemporary indigenous artist, to women painters of the Western Desert Art movement and to the community of the Northern Territory. The renowned Papunya Tula artist passed away in early January 2011.

Image: untitled 2001 acrylic on linen, 122 x 61 cm

'Recent Forks' at Glasshouse Regional Gallery

June 2011

'Recent Forks' at Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie brings together works by Tony Coleing and Stephen Killick. The show runs from Friday 3 June to Sunday 10 July 2011.

Congratulations to Liz Coats

June 2011

Congratulations to Liz Coats for winning a 2011 Winsor & Newton Studio Scholarship! Liz is a PHD candidate at the ANU School of Art.

Image: organica #2 2010 acrylic media, pigments & gesso on board, 74 x 76 cm

Congratulations to Yukultji Napangati

April 2011

Congratulations to Yukultji Napangati who was runner up in this year's Wynne Prize. The judges narrowed the field to five artists and then two. Yukultji's painting will be hanging in the Wynne Prize at the AGNSW until 26th June.

John R Walker's painting Little River Road Gate

April 2011

John R Walker's painting Little River Road Gate has been chosen by the S H Ervin selection panel for this years Salon des Refuses. The exhibition dates are 16 April to 19th June.

John Bursill, works acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection in Canberra

April 2011

John Bursill has just had three works acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection in Canberra. The committee chose a work from each of his Drought, Bush Fire and Flood series.

flower for a friend, a major public sculpture by Christopher Hodges

November 2010

flower for a friend, a major public sculpture by Christopher Hodges, was unveiled on November 4 by the Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO. Commissioned by the St Vincent's Campus Art Committee for the O'Brien forecourt at St Vincent's Hospital, this dynamic form enlivens its surroundings.