28 June 2010

Heather B. Swann - Sovereign Asian Art prize

Heather B. Swann has been nominated for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.

Finalists will be announced in August 2010. The prestigious first prize of US$25,000 will be announced at beginning of the finalists' exhibition in October 2010.

27 June 2010

Locust Jones - 24HR ART

If you are in Darwin, check out Locust Jones' current exhibition, Lozenge of Dawn at 24HRART on until July 24.

26 June 2010

Magda Matwiejew - New Video Work

In anticipation of Magda Matwiejew's upcoming exhibition at Karen Woodbury Gallery (28 July - 21 August 2010) we thought we would give you a sneak peek of Magda's newest video work, Pretty Ballerina.

Locust Jones: selected for the Noosa Regional Gallery 3D travelling Scholoarhip

Locust Jones' work, Shark Globe 2010, has been selected for the Noosa Regional Gallery Travelling Scholarship.

The official opening and announcement of the winner will take place, 6pm Friday 6 August.

18 June 2010

Locust Jones: Art in America

Locust Jones' recent exhibition, Elevating a Disastorous Situation into a Catastrophe, at MOP Projects, 4-21 March, has been reviewed in the current issue of Art and America magazine.

Marie Hagerty

Marie Hagerty has been been selected to participate in Something in the air: Collage and Assemblage Canberra Region Art at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, from June 20 until October 10 and in(two)art at Maitland Regional Art Gallery from August 20 until October 10. 

17 June 2010

Del Kathryn Barton documentary on Artscape

Since winning the 2008 Archibald Prize, Del Kathryn Barton has become a rapidly rising star of the Australian contemporary art world.  Barton's richly colourful and hallucinogenic works offer a complex, often disorienting meditation upon the nature of reality.

We are pleased to announce Del Kathryn Barton will be the subject of an upcoming ABCTV Artscape: Artist at Work documentary.  Tune in to ABC1 this Tuesday 22 June, 10pm and gain an insight into the practice of this rising art star.

10 June 2010

REPEAT Lisa Roet: Ape Lady

If you missed it the first time...the Artscape documentary, Lisa Roet: Ape Lady will be repeated, Sunday 27 June on ABC2 6.30pm. The documentary follows the artist as she creates her most ambitious work - a huge 3-metre high one-tonne bronze cast. A must see. 

Lara Merrett tapestry to be unveiled

Lara Merrett has worked with the Victorian Tapestry Workshop to realise a significant tapestry work.  The tapestry was conceived in response to a poem written by Dr Francis Macnab, inspired by his desire to incorporate an important, and colourful work of art into the interior of St Michael's Uniting Church.  The poem became the inspiration for a series of three paintings, one of which was chosen to be the subject of this new tapestry.

Accomplished weavers, Pamela Joyce and Cheryl Thornton of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop worked for 16 weeks to complete the tapestry. The finished work is substantial and arresting with floating and ambiguous forms connecting against a luminous background. The work is titled, Celebrated Light, and is 150 cm x 150 cm.

Celebrated Light, will be unveiled at St Michael's Uniting Church, during service on Sunday June 20, 10am. Everyone is invited to share in the occasion.

03 June 2010

Jonathan Nichols @ The National Portrait Gallery

Jonathan Nichols is currently included in a group exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra entitled Present Tense: An imagined grammar of portraiture in the digital age. This exhibition runs from 22 May - 22 August 2010.  

02 June 2010

Lara Merrett: every breath you take

Lara Merrett's exhibition every breath you take is now open! Official opening drinks with the artist are this Saturday 5 June from 3 - 5 pm.