25 May 2012

Encounters @ Glen Eira City Council

Karen Woodbury Gallery artists Jane Burton and Simon Obarzanek have been included in an exhibition Encounters to be held at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery.

Curated by Diane Soumilas, the exhibition will investigate how each of the artists respond to themes of personal history, memory, identity, ritual, presence and absence, responding to specific sites in public, private, staged and natural environments.

Encounters offers a diverse mix of media (photography, performance, drawing and video installation) and is linked by each of the artists shared sense of the interrelationship between the body, space and time. 

The exhibition opens on Wednesday the 30th of May 2012 for drinks at 6.30pm and will continue until June 24th 2012.

Click here for more information about the show.

Jane Burton, White Stain #9, 2011, pigment print, 110.0 x 110.0cm
Simon Obarzanek, Untitled movement no.2 #6, 2010, C-type hand print, 100.0 x 120.0cm

18 May 2012

John Pule @ New Zealand Maritime Museum

Gallery artist John Pule has been included in Kermadec: Nine artists explore the South Pacific at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. The work in this exhibition is inspired by each artists voyage to the Kermadec region of New Zealand in May 2011.

The Kermadec region is located in the South Pacific Ocean 1,000km North of Auckland and has been identified by the National Geographic Society as one of the last pristine sites left in the worlds oceans.

The work that has been put into this exhibition has not only resulted in a journey of discovery for the artists involved but a major source of awareness for the issues that face the Kermadec region today.

The exhibition has been open since February 15th and will run until the 1st of July 2012.  Other artists in the exhibition include: Phil Dadson; Bruce Foster; Fiona Hall; Gregory O'Brien; Jason O'Hara; Elizabeth Thomson; John Reynolds and Dame Robin White.

For more information about the exhibition click here.

John Pule, I will never leave you 2009, 101.5 x 101.5cm

04 May 2012

Swan Hill National Print & Drawing Award

Gallery artist Heather B. Swann has been selected to be a part of the 2012 Swan Hill National Print and Drawing Awards at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.

The award consists of two prizes: one print and one drawing valued at $7000 each.

Julie Chambers (Director, The Art Vault, Mildura) and Roger Butler, (Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings and Illustrated books, National Gallery of Australia) will be judging this years prize.

The exhibition will run from the 12th of May until the 8th of July with the winner announced on the 12th.

Heather B. Swann, 'How the mind works: Cloud', 2010

03 May 2012

Fantastic Dreamland | Jane Burton

Jane Burton has been selected to be a part of a group show to be held in Shanghai titled Fantastic Dreamland: Exhibition of Contemporary Australian Photography. 

The show will run from April 24th until May 13th 2012. The exhibition also includes work by Melbourne based artist Sonia Payes.

For more information about the show or to view it online, click here.

Jane Burton, 'White Stain # 8', 2011