30 September 2010

Robert Boynes: Embody-meant

The work of gallery artist Robert Boynes has been included in the exhibition embody-meant, at Flinders University Art Museum, State Library of South Australia.

is the third in a series of recent exhibitions at Flinders University Art Museum on the theme of identity. The exhibition brings together Adelaide and Canberra-based artists from the University of South Australia School of Art, Architecture and Design, and Digital Art Research Experiment, and the Australian National University School of Art.

Embody-meant runs until October 17.

Elisabeth Kruger: On Beauty

Gallery Artist Elisabeth Kruger has a survey exhibition opening today at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery, with an official opening event to be held on October 7.

Elisabeth Kruger: On Beauty runs from September 30 until November 7 2010.

, 2008
oil on linen
122.5 x 153.0 cm.

Photographer: Graham Baring

29 September 2010

Jane Burton: Ipswich House Project images

Here is a peek at some of Jane Burton's most recent works commissioned by Ipswich Art Gallery for the The Ipswich House: Heritage house portraits by contemporary Queensland artists. (Although based in Melbourne, Jane was born in Queensland!)

The exhibition is current until
Sunday, 14 November 2010.

MacFarlane's House #1 and #3, 2010
pigment print
43.0 x 43.0 cm

25 September 2010

Michael Doolan

You may recall we blogged about Michael Doolan's 'Imaginary Animals' ArtPlay workshop for 13-20 year olds?

Clog, the Craft Victoria blog, has a great post recapping the day's events and all of the great work that came from it.

Check it out here.

22 September 2010

Philip Wolfhagen: A Painter's Landscape

We are very pleased to announce the opening of Philip Wolfhagen's much anticipated first solo exhibition with Karen Woodbury Gallery.

The exhibition comprises 16 oil and beeswax paintings. This stunning new body of work includes majestic cloudscapes, depictions of brush scrub, leafy trees, and paddocks set on a background of varying horizon lines all exploring the diversity and beauty of natural light.

Join us this evening for drinks with the artist, from 6-8pm.
The exhibition is current until October 16.

21 September 2010

Michael Doolan: Ceramic Review

Inga Walton explores the work of Michael Doolan in the current issue of Ceramic Review Magazine. The six page feature, 'A Fractured Fairy Tale', provides an in depth perspective into Michael's work.

18 September 2010

Renaissance Dinosaur: closing today!

Today is the final day of renaissance dinosaur, our Kate Rohde and Romance Was Born collaborative exhibition.

ABC Arts Online recently sat down with the artists and asked them about their inspiration behind the collection, the collaboration and the connect between art and fashion. Follow the link to see the interviews, Renaissance Dinosaurs Roar.

Whilst we will be sad to see this exhibition go, we are very excited about the next one, Philip Wolfhagen: A Painter's Landscape - opening Wednesday September 22.

Heather B. Swann: Sculpture Award

Karen and Rachael took a trip out to Heather B. Swann's St Kilda studio this week to catch up on what she's been up to...

We were pleased to hear that Heather's work has been included in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award (a $10,000 Acquisitive Award) and that she has been shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.

A winner will be announced at the exhibition opening on October 27.

Karen Woodbury and Heather B. Swann

15 September 2010

Philip Wolfhagen: A Painter's Landscape

We are currently gearing up for our next exhibition, Philip Wolhagen: A Painter's Landscape.

As one of Australia's most acclaimed landscape painters, Philip Wolfhagen continues to create deeply evocative, beautiful and soothing works in this much anticipated first solo exhibition at Karen Woodbury Gallery.

A Painter's Landscape opens September 22.

Philip Wolfhagen
Second study for A Painter’s Landscape III, 2010
oil & beeswax on linen
46.0 x 49.0 cm (detail)

11 September 2010

eX de Medici: Photofile

The current issue of Photofile magazine has a brilliant article and interview with eX de Medici about her time serving as an official artist of the Australian War Memorial in the Solomon Islands (March 2009). The article focuses on the photographs de Medici originally intended for studio work on her return to Australia.

You can purchase a copy of Photofile online here.

08 September 2010

Derek O'Connor: M16 Artspace

Gallery artist Derek O'Connor has been featured in an ABC interview about the ARI, M16 Artspace in Canberra.

Check out the interview here.

Derek O'Connor
Riptide, 2009
oil on canvas
53.0 x 43.0 cm

04 September 2010

John Pule: Art and Australia

Martin Edmond has written an essay about the work of significant New Zealand artist and poet, John Pule in the current issue of Art & Australia (Vol. 48 No. 1).

The essay, The Cloudscapes of John Pule, corresponds with the major solo exhibition, John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals) at City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand. This is the first survey exhibition of Pule's work in a public gallery.

John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals) is current until September 12.

John Pule
I will never leave you, 2009
enamel, oil and ink on canvas
101.5 x 101.5 cm

03 September 2010

Rhys Lee: Collaborative Project


Gallery artist Rhys Lee has a collaborative exhibition launching this evening at the new Block Projects space, from 6-8pm.

Jane Burton

Gallery artist Jane Burton has been super busy of late, shortlisted as a finalist in two photographic prizes and working on a new commission.

Jane's work has been selected for the 2010 National Photography Prize - Modern Narratives: Photography as Story Teller, Albury Art Gallery, July 30 - September 26 and, the 2010 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, September 23 - October 24.

Ipswich Art Gallery have commissioned and acquired new work from Jane for the Ipswich Heritage House portraits project. The new work will be exhibited from September 11 - November 14.

Jane Burton
Portrait of L
(from the series Velvet Portrait Suite) 2010
pigment ink-jet print
62 x 51 cm
(finalist: 2010 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize)

01 September 2010

eX de Medici: Australian War Memorial

In 2009 the Australian War Memorial commissioned eX de Medici as an official artist. Her task was to produce a body of work in response to the subject of peacekeeping. de Medici travelled to the Solomon Islands in March of 2009 and the resulting works form part of the exhibition, Perspectives.

Karen and Rachael were in Canberra for the opening last night. Perspectives runs from 2 September 2010 – 2 March 2011.

eX de Medici
Bullpup 2009
watercolour on paper

Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, article no.: OL00610.003

Del Kathryn Barton: AGNSW Acquisition

The Art Gallery of New South Wales recently unveiled their newest acquisition, come of things, by our very own Del Kathryn Barton. The work was purchased for the AGNSW with funds provided by Contempo at the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, 2009-2010. Karen and Chris were on hand to celebrate with Del.

Del Kathryn Barton come of things 2010
synthetic polymer paint, gouache, watercolour and pen on polyester canvas
2 parts, 250 x 360 cm overall

left image: photographed by Fiona Susanto right image: photographed by Lynn McColl