The gallery is delighted to present I Won’t be Back ‘Til Dawn, a solo exhibition by well known Melbourne stencil artist Vexta/Yvette Bacina. Recently returned from Bogota, Columbia and the US, Vexta draws inspiration from her extensive travels. Her practice has been honed by wit and nimbleness, and mediated only by a desire to make images that speak of their time. Pop culture, lines from songs and mass media’s imagery accumulate in her work, and imbue it with the immediacy of life from which she draws her inspiration.
Congratulations to gallery artists Stefan Dunlop and Regan HaHa Tamanui, whose works have been acquired by the Parliament House Collection in Canberra.
Stefan Dunlop’s work YELLOW ROAD (pictured) from his recent solo exhibition at the gallery will be hung alongside other landscape works by Queensland artists. Stefan recently showed in a group exhibition at the Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong, and next month appears with other young Australian artists in Jonny White’s COMODAA gallery in London.
Also four works by Melbourne stencil artist Regan HaHa Tamanui have been purchased by the Parliament House Collection. THE MAN MUNDINE, THE BLUES VS THE HAWKS (pictured), MICHAEL CLARK and THE KING from Tamanui’s exhibition Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi depict Australian sporting legends in full flight…
Congratulations to Jason Wing for winning a commendation in the Blacktown Art Centre Award, as well as the Parliament of New South Wales Indigenous Art Prize 2009.
Jason is also a finalist in the Royal Bank of Scotland emerging art prize.
He will be participating in the gallery’s end of year group show, and is having a solo exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery in October 2010.
It is with great pleasure that the gallery welcomes three new artists. JULIAN MEAGHER, EMMA VAN LEEST and JASON WING will all feature in the gallery’s end of year exhibition, as well as appear in shows in 2010.