Judith Sinnamon’s new exhibition of paintings opens at the gallery next week. Titled ‘Wallum’ after the Australian ecosystem of coastal south-east Queensland characterised by flora-rich scrubland, this series of works is a continuation of Judith’s love of her native Sunshine Coast surrounds. Attunement to light – how it flows over, plays upon and defines structure, shape and colour – is Judith’s primary concern. Her carefully crafted studies of Australian native flora capture each plant’s singular gesture and presence, compelling the viewer to engage with a unique species as well as to witness the artist’s dialogue with paint.
Judith has a Diploma of Fine Art majoring in Painting from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Her work is held by the Mater Private Hospital Brisbane Art Collection, the Kawana Private Hospital Art Collection and numerous private collections in Australia as well as internationally.
Join us the Drinks with the Artist on Saturday, 25 October from 2-4pm.
Julian Meagher has been commissioned by Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney to bring the Company’s actors to life with a suite of drawings for their 2015 catalogue. Belvoir’s position as one of Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed theatre companies has been determined by such landmark productions as The Wild Duck, The Diary of a Madman, The Blind Giant is Dancing, The Book of Everything, Cloudstreet, Measure for Measure, Keating!, Parramatta Girls, Exit the King, The Alchemist, Hamlet, Waiting for Godot, The Sapphires, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Stuff Happens and Medea.
John Aslanidis recently exhibited his work ’Sonic Network no.13’ 2013 in the group exhibition ‘Colour Music’ at the Drill Hall Gallery, at the Australian National University. The exhibition sought to “bring together the work of visual artists who speculate on connections between pictorial form and pitch, harmony, movement and musical notation.” Curated by Tony Oates the works in the exhibition ranged from painting using light, performance, kinetics and musical collaborations. All of which embody a “preoccupation with synaesthesia that haunted the modernist project.” Other artists included Roy de Maistre, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Jozef Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski and Frank Hinder.
For Aslanidis his paintings “occupy a space which exists between vision and sound, a perceptual approach to abstraction with conceptual underpinnings.” His solo exhibition ‘Sonic Network No.15’ will be showing at Edwina Corlette Gallery from the 30th of September until the 18th of October.
Congratulations to Amber Wallis who was a finalist in this years John Leslie Art Prize for landscape painting. The selected work is a 2013 piece titled ‘Gum Colours/Limb Flags’. Run by Gippsland Art Gallery every two years the John Leslie Art Prize stands as one of Australia’s leading prizes for landscape artists working and living in Australia. With over 400 entries received the competition was narrowed down to 34 finalists and the winner announced by The Hon. Peter Ryan MP, Deputy Premier of Victoria, at the official opening.