25 February 2011

Your move: Australian artists play chess

Inspired by the international exhibition The Art of Chess, Bendigo Art Gallery commissioned thirteen of Australia’s leading contemporary artists make a work in response to the game of chess. Michael Doolan, Lionel Bawden and Kate Rohde were each invited to make a work for the show, Your move: Australian artists play chess, and was exhibited late last year at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

See a previous post on our blog.

The exhibition is now touring and will open today at UQ Art Museum, until April 24 2011 before touring to McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria and the Samstag Museum, South Australia.

Lara Merrett and Del Kathryn Barton: Hong Kong

The work of Del Kathryn Barton and Lara Merrett will feature in Wattle - the first major survey exhibition of contemporary Australian art in Hong Kong. The exhibition will take place at the Cat Street Gallery and features a curator’s pick of forty-five artists currently working in Australia and includes painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media installation. The exhibition will open on Saturday February 26th from 6pm.

WATTLE | Contemporary Australian Art
24 February 2011 - 26 March 2011

19 February 2011

Magda Matwiejew: Female Eye Film Festival

Magda Matwiejew's film Pretty Ballerina has been nominated for the best Experimental Film at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.

The Female Eye Film Festival is an annual event - now in it's 9th year - that celebrates female directors from around the world.

The festival will run from March 16 - 20.

17 February 2011

Locust Jones: Art for literacy

Gallery artist Locust Jones along with other well known Australian artists and a group of teens from Lurnea High School will participate in the exhibition, Subtext: Art for Literacy presented by the Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation at Carriageworks.

The centrepiece of the show is an impressive 25m long canvas that Jones worked on with 21 students from East Turkestan, Iraq, Vietnam, Sudan, Argentina and Thailand. The work came together over a series of 5 workshops where the stories of the students were translated onto the canvas.

Read more about the project here.

The show will open this evening and run until March 5.

12 February 2011

Del Kathryn Barton: Artist Talk

Del Kathryn Barton will speak about her new series of drawings especially created for the freehand exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art tomorrow at 2pm.

This is a free event.

11 February 2011

Jane Burton - In the Blood

Jane Burton will exhibit a new body of work, titled, In the blood at Gippsland Art Gallery. Curator of Gippsland Art Gallery, Simon Gregg has written an exquisite essay about Jane's work in the limited edition catalogue.

Gregg writes about Jane's luscious and evocative photographs, their deep appeal to the imagination and their reference to the Australian Gothic. In the blood will officially open this evening from 6.30pm by Dr David Hansen, curator and art writer. Jane Burton will hold an artist talk before the opening at 6pm.

Jane Burton In the blood
Gippsland Art Gallery
February 5 - March 27 2011

top image:
Jane Burton, In the Blood #2 2010, 17 x 25 cm, pigment print, edn of 3
bottom image:
Jane Burton,
In the Blood #8 2010, 17 x 25 cm, pigment print, edn of 3

10 February 2011

Sam Jinks - Pieta'

Gallery artist Sam Jinks, renowned for his incredible hyper real sculptures will exhibit a collection of works including the moving Pieta' at Gippsland Art Gallery.

Gippsland Art Gallery curator Simon Gregg, has written a beautiful essay, in the limited edition catalogue. Gregg's essay looks at Jinks' exploration of the experience of being human and death as part of the greater cycle of birth and life as a recurring theme in the work.

Pieta' will officially open on Friday 11 February from 6.30pm by Andrew Gaynor, independent curator and arts researcher.

Sam Jinks


Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
12 February - 20 March

09 February 2011

Simon Obarzanek: Photofile

Kirsten Rann has written a feature piece on the work of gallery artist, Simon Obarzanek, titled Unperfect Bodies in the current and final print issue of Photofile 91: The Body and Space.

08 February 2011

Curious Colony: travelling exhibition

You may recall we posted about Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer when it was first exhibited at Newcastle Region Art Gallery? Gallery artists Kate Rohde and Phillip Wolfhagen were both invited to participate in the exhibition. Well the exhibition has been on the move and is now on show at the National Trust S.H Ervin Gallery. If you missed it the first time you can still catch it, until February 20.

Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer
National Trust S.H Ervin Gallery
January 11 - February 20 2011.

07 February 2011

Nusra Latif Qureshi - Reframed

Nusra Latif Qureshi (who featured in our Figuration Now show) has work in the Reframed exhibition at Counihan Gallery, Brunswick. Reframed brings together a selection of works form the Moreland Art Collection that explore social and environmental themes.

Until Sunday February 13.

05 February 2011

Lisa Roet - White Ape

Lisa Roet's White Ape was collected late yesterday for delivery to New Zealand. White Ape will be exhibited at Gow Langsford Gallery alongside a collection of charcoal drawings and bronze works.

Lisa Roet at Gow Langsford Gallery
March 2 - 26 2011