Summer Holiday

The Gallery is now closed for the Summer Holiday and will reopen on 2 February 2016.

Emails will be checked regularly while we’re away so please stay in touch.

The 2016 Exhibition Schedule opens with a show of new work by Lyndal Hargrave.



Vipoo Srivilasa at Shepparton Art Museum

Vipoo Srivilasa has collaborated with local indigenous artists for Collisions: Cross-Cultural Collaborations, a community cultural development partnership between Shepparton Art Museum and Gallery Kaiela. The project involves local Indigenous artists partnering with established Melbourne-based contemporary artists.

Through the sharing of ideas, narratives and techniques, the artists have engaged in an exploration of cultural difference and similarity, conflict and connection, forging relationships in a dialogic exchange that departs from the art-making process.

Collisions: Cross-Cultural Collaborations is on show at SAM and runs current to 14 February 2016.

Read more.




Mark Whalen at The Standard, Los Angeles

Mark Whalen recently painted the 6th St Mural at The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. Each month, the Standard invites an artist to paint a mural, often to comment on urban development and contemporary culture. The mural is a twelve by twenty-four meter public art space, located on a major public thoroughfare adjacent to the Standard. Photographer Bobby Alderman captured Mark in action.

Mark Whalen mural 1
‘Signals’ 2015, detail, image source: Sugar Artists Acrylic
Mark Whalen Mural 2
‘Signals’ 2015, detail, image source: Sugar Artists Acrylic
Mark Whalen mural 3
Mark Whalen, image source: Sugar Artists Acrylic

View more work by Mark Whalen here.


Jasper Knight for Ovolo Hotels

Jasper Knight recently collaborated with Ovolo 1888 Hotel Pyrmont to create vibrant spaces in each room of the hotel. Ovolo Hotels is an independent company headquartered in Hong Kong, operating a collection of individually designed lifestyle hotels.

Jasper is currently undergoing an artist residency at The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. Just as Mark Whalen had in October this year, Jasper will paint the 6th St Mural, his first large-scale public project. The mural is a twelve by twenty-four meter public art space, located on a major public thoroughfare adjacent to the Standard.


‘The Wild Mouse Study’, image source: Ovolo Hotels

Image source: Ovolo Hotels
Image source: Ovolo Hotels


Judith Sinnamon on ‘More Margie’ blog

Thank you Margie Fraser for featuring Judith Sinnamon’s recent exhibition ‘Downtown Yangon’ on her More Margie blog.

Judith’s paintings reflect her experience living in Myanmar. Margie writes about Judith’s journey painting in a foreign place, far from the familiar Queensland coastal landscape.

“Yangon is an extreme environment, intense. The sounds and smells are so full on. People, people, people. Going from trees to people was probably a most logical thing for me. One of the first things that struck me were the melodic calls of the women hawking in the streets, sounds floating up to us on the 7th floor of our new home on 37th Street.”

Read Margie’s article here.




John Aslanidis at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

John Aslanidis’ work has been curated into a group exhibition at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. The exhibition Patternation includes work from artists whose practice investigates the conceptual nature of pattern and its affinity with art, science, music and movement.

The exhibition is current from 12 December 2015 to 7 February 2016.

For more information on Patternation and Art Rules, click here.

‘Sonic Network No. 15’ 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 240 x 304 cm
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‘Patternation and Art Rules’ 2015, invitation

Watch: Bundit Puangthong In the Studio

Bundit Puangthong’s perceptive search through worldwide cultural imagery is grounded in traditional technique and the buzz of the street. He’s a bit of a flaneur, mixing new meaning from sources like religious iconography, contemporary corporate advertising and the personal, internal dialogue that accompanies studio work. His dreamlike compositions draw on childhood experience stenciling puppet theatre backdrops with his grandfather, as well as years of formal study in Thailand and Australia. Old and new systems of visual persuasion are his “found objects” and all become fair game for inhabiting multiple philosophies of being.

Videographer Carl Warner