16 December 2010

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the KWG team we wish you a happy and safe holiday season.

The gallery will close today from 5pm and will re-open February 2 2011 with an exciting exhibition schedule lined up. We are also looking forward to welcoming back Melanie Flynn from maternity leave.

Thank you for your ongoing support... enjoy the summer!

Karen, Rachael and Laura

15 December 2010

Locust Jones: mediated media

Earlier this year, gallery artist Locust Jones undertook an Asialink residency in Seoul, Korea.

The works he made during that time have been exhibited recently at Whitespace in Auckland.

See more images on Locust's website: www.locustjones.com

11 December 2010

All I want for Christmas...

Our pick of the best from our stockroom for your Christmas stocking, see it here.

The Rapture of Death

The Rapture of Death, by Prue Gibson, is an exquisite (and little) black book that is essentially a philosophical enquiry into the use of deathly imagery in contemporary art. Exploring art, literature, film and history the books delves into the idea of why the fear of death is an intrinsic part of life.

Two of our artists eX de Medici and Kate Rohde feature in the publication.

The Rapture of Death is available to purchase from Boccalatte.

10 December 2010

Pieces of Eight

We are excited about the launch of the new Pieces of Eight Gallery, designed by Nonda Katsalidis.

The new Pieces of Eight opened its doors on Monday, at 28 Russell Place, Melbourne. In this much larger purpose built space the gallery now represents 52 artists. Congratulations Melanie!

We look forward to visiting soon.

09 December 2010

Artlink: Elisabeth Kruger / Magda Matwiejew

The current issue of Artlink has two reviews worth a read...

Helen Maxwell has reviewed Elisabeth Kruger's recent exhibition Elisabeth Kruger: On Beauty at the Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra.

Ashley Crawford has reviewed Magda Matwiejew's recent exhibition En Pointe at Karen Woodbury Gallery.

08 December 2010

eX de Medici / Vexed Generation - London

eX de Medici will present a selection of photographic works from her archive The World at London's Fashion Space Gallery with British clothing and accessories designers Vexed Generation.

Having never met, working in divergent media and living on opposite sides of the world, de Medici and Vexed Generation respond to the observations and experiences of our continually changing world through their chosen mediums. The exhibition, eX de Medici / Vexed Generation opens this evening and runs until January 29 2011.

04 December 2010

ArtsView - iPhone App.

Karen Woodbury Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in the launch of the ArtsView iPhone App.

Available on the App Store, ArtsView is an easy way to stay up-to-date with our current and upcoming exhibitions.

Free updates available each month, download yours today.

03 December 2010

Aida Tomescu at Liverpool Street Gallery

Gallery artist Aida Tomescu's Eden exhibition opens tonight at Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney.

If you missed Aida's Melbourne show you will have another opportunity to view the works in Sydney as part of this travelling exhibition.

Until December 18.

02 December 2010

Australia Council Grants

Lots of good news in the gallery this week...

Our congratulations to gallery artists Heather B. Swann and Jonathon Nichols on achieving Australia Council Skills and Arts Development Grants.

Heather will travel to Rome for a Studio Residency and Jonathon to Liverpool for a Studio Residency.

And also, congratulations to our gallery manager Rachael Watts on achieving a Skills and Arts Development General Research Grant to research key international trends in interdisciplinary art and publish written work on her findings.

Aida Tomescu: Freehand

Aida Tomescu with her work at Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Exhibition current until March 6 2011

image: Jim Lee

Del Kathryn Barton: Freehand

Del with her work at Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Exhibition current until March 6 2011.

image: Jim Lee