Vipoo Srivilasa exhibited in ‘More Love Hours’ at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. ‘More Love Hours’ brought together the works of contemporary Australian artists who use traditional techniques and processes in their practice. The works demonstrated the use of ‘traditional’ forms of creativity as a means to express contemporary values and complex ideologies.
‘More Love Hours’ installation at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, photographed by Viki Petherbridge
Carol Shwarzman writes, “at first glance, their balanced poise beckons for our approval, to satisfy desire for perfection, decoration, or to escape into the soft murmurs of collectible comfort and status quo. Inevitably, closer inspection reveals Srivilasa’s take on cross-cultural social tensions, the commodification of artistic integrity, the role of the self within popular culture, and the history of ceramics worldwide.”
To see more of Vipoo’s work, click here.
Belem Lett is a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award this year with his work ‘Monster.’ The Fisher’s Ghost Award was established in 1956 and runs as part of the Fisher’s Ghost Festival at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales. The opening ceremony is the evening of Friday, 6th of November, and the exhibition runs from 31st of October to 12th of December.
‘Monster’ 2014, oil on aluminium composite panel, 102 x 77 cm
To see more of Belem’s work, click here.
We are very pleased to announce Abbey McCulloch was a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award. The Award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of contemporary Australian female portrait painters.
The Portia Geach Memorial Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia.’
Julian Meagher’s portrait of superstar National Rugby League player Johnathan Thurston is on the cover of the October issue for Rugby League Player Magazine. Meagher was a finalist in the 2015 Archibald Prize with his portrait of Daniel Johns. The Thurston portrait is part of a suite of works from the ‘Code’ series which shines a light on the vulnerability of some of Australia’s biggest football heroes, dramatising the precarious fragility in each man’s isolated facial expression.
Julian Meagher’s solo exhibition ‘Alone in the Sun’ is on from 3 – 27 November 2015.
Congratulations to Vipoo Srivilasa who has been selected as one of 15 artists shortlisted for the Basil Sellers Art Prize. The prize is designed to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice and to engage with themes around sport and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sporting culture in Australia. Shortlisted artists have eight months to complete their work for the $100,000 prize and exhibition which opens at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne in July 2016.
Vipoo has exhibited both internationally and throughout Australia including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Saatchi Gallery, London; the Ayala Museum, Philippines; Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; Nanjing Arts Institute, China; New Mexico Museum of Art in America and the National Gallery of Thailand. His work is held in national and international collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Qieensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Canada.
We are pleased to announce that Julian is a semi-finalist with his portrait Paul Ryan for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Julian was also a finalist with his work Floating In A Darkened Sky for the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
Julian will be exhibiting new works for Alone in the Sun at Edwina Corlette Gallery, November 3 – 21, 2015. This series of new work further investigates how our past inhabits our present. ‘As I have grown older I have become interested in the concept of both collective and personal notions of inherited history,’ he says.
Paul Ryan 2015, oil on linen, 61 x 58 cm
Floating In A Darkened Sky 2014, oil on linen, 120 x 120cm
Alone in the Sun 2015, oil on linen, 183 x 150 cm
Following Craig’s successful exhibition Headlands with Edwina Corlette Gallery, he is a finalist for three Australian artist awards for recent paintings. Craig’s work Persimmon Grove was selected as a finalist for the annual Gosford Art Prize at Gosford Regional Gallery. The beautifully rendered You Lie Deep Within was nominated for the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. And Where the Wild Things Grow has been selected for the annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre. Our fingers are crossed!
Belle Magazine’s November 2015 issue features a beautiful editorial on our Artist Dinner with Michael Reid at Bucci restaurant. Tanya Buchanan writes, ‘the sumptuously layered oil artworks [Craig] creates come from an appreciation of beauty and a place of great physicality… Working with layers and layers of oil paint in the manner that he does takes a lot of perseverance and energy…” (pg. 203 – 205)
Persimmon Grove 2015, oil on linen, 182 x 153 cm
You Lie Deep Within 2015, oil on linen, 170 x 156 cm
Where the Wild Things Grow 2015, oil on linen, 190 x 190 cm
A huge congratulations to Amber Boardman and her first solo show ‘Expansion’ with Edwina Corlette Gallery, and a big thank you to Carrie McCarthy, author of Cultural Flanerie, for her article.
McCarthy writes: “People are weird. They’re frigging weird. I’m not talking about the crazies woven in to the social fabric of big cities, like the guy on my bus who punches the air around him and whispers “boo” in fellow commuters’ ears, or the witchy-looking woman on a Paris street who pointed her finger at me through a foggy window and screamed some unintelligible French curse on me because I happened to meet her eye. No, I’m talking about the rest of us…the ones who watch reality television and make stars out of people like the Kardashians and Honey Boo-Boo, who’ll eat a Big Mac and an extra large fries at McDonalds but counter it with a Diet Coke, or who have hot wax poured on our genitals in an attempt to look more aesthetically pleasing but freak out at the thought of a pap smear or prostate check because that’s just a bit too invasive. You know, us ‘normal’ people, who live our lives without any idea of our own inherent madness.”
Read the full article on Cultural Flanerie