Jan Senbergs, Diagram of the titled settlement, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 152.5 x 122cm (20431)

Jan Senbergs Here and There - Blouin Art Info

Jan Senbergs' current exhibition, Here and There: An Exhibition of Recent Works has been featured on Blouin Art Info. The exhibition, which features recent paintings and works on paper by the Melbourne based artist, closes on Saturday, 11 August 2018. 

Jan Senbergs
Here and There: An Exhibition of Recent Works
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Until 25 August 2018

Travis MacDonald, A west girl, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 84.5cm (20422)

Travis MacDonald at Melbourne Art Fair

Niagara Galleries presents a solo exhibition of new paintings by Travis MacDonald at Melbourne Art Fair 2018

A limited number of Travis MacDonald's debut artist book, The Cavern, published by Perimeter Editions, will also be available from Melbourne Art Fair. 

Melbourne Art Fair 
2-5 August 2018
Southbank Arts Precinct, Melbourne

Gunter Christmann, Rubezahl, 1967, synthetic polymer paint polyvinyl acetate on canvas

Gunter Christmann in The Field Revisited

Gunter Christmann's work is included in The Field Revisited, the restaging of the landmark 1968 exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. 

"The Field opened to much controversy and helped launch the careers of a generation of Australian artists, including Sydney Ball, Peter Booth, Janet Dawson and Robert Jack" NGV


Pictured above is Rubezahl, 1967 which exists on the reverse of Canberra, 1975. Gunter Christmann commonly reused his canvases, as he has here. 


The Field Revisited
National Gallery of Victoria
Until 26 August 2018

Rick Amor in Art Collector, July 2018

Rick Amor in Art Collector, July 2018

Rick Amor is featured in the current issue of Art Collector. The article, written by Sasha Grishin explores work from his early career, through to his current practice. 

Art Collector Issue 58, July 2018 is on sale now

Noel McKenna, 14 days in New York, 2013, (diary pages of drawings from spiral sketch book), 26 x 60cm each

Noel McKenna - Lismore Regional Gallery

Noel McKenna's work is included in From Here to There: Australian art and walking, an exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery which explores the everyday act of walking.

Noel McKenna works in a variety of media, including oil, enamel and watercolour, lithography and etching, ceramic and metal. He produces offbeat depictions of everyday scenes, often including displaced objects, people and animals. His spare canvases hint at narratives beyond the picture plane, often movingly depicting the relationship between humans and animals.


From Here to There: Australia Art and Walking
Lismore Regional Gallery
7 July - 26 August 2018

Brenda L Croft Dot 21 and Joe 33 Cooma 1959, 2018

Brenda L Croft Heart-in-hand Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Heart-in-hand, an exhibition of recent work by Brenda L Croft will open soon at Canberra Contemporary Art Space at the Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra. The artist has stated that the exhibition is "In tribute to my mother, Dorothy Jean Croft (1938 - 2010), on the 80th anniversary of her birth. A passionate archivist, Dorothy was a talented craft-maker, amateur photographer & dedicated writer. Witty & whip-smart, she was also mercurial & had been since childhood. She was a complex person who taught me many important things: honesty, integrity & social justice. I miss her every day."

Exhibition runs from 13 July until 8 September 2018

Helen Wright - Paul Guest Prize 2018

Congratulations to Helen Wright, who is a finalist in this year's Paul Guest Prize. The non-acquisitive contemporary drawing prize is held biennially and was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, the Honourable Paul Guest QC. 

An exhibition of all finalists' work will be held at Bendigo Art Gallery from the 30 June until Sunday, 9 September 2018. 

David Keeling On a clear day, 2017 oil on linen 168 x 183cm

David Keeling - Hadley Art Prize 2018

Niagara Galleries is pleased to announce that David Keeling is a finalist in this year's Hadley's Art Prize. The acquisitive art prize aims to promote the work of contemporary Australian landscape painting and is held in Hobart annually. 

An exhibition of finalists' work will be held at Galleries at Hadley's Orient Hotel in Hobart from Saturday, 21 July until Saturday, 25 August 2018.  

Status Givers; Status Takers; Positions to be Filled. Also an Innocent, Delighted to be Chosen, 2016-17 oil on canvas 84 x 90cm (20185)

Helen Maudsley - Artist Profile Magazine

Following her recent exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Helen Maudsley has been featured in Artist Profile online.

Helen Maudsley's exhibition Our Knowing and Not Knowing is current at Niagara Galleries until Saturday, 30 June 2018. 

Noel McKenna Door, Hunter Valley oil and acrylic on door 204 x 77 x 9.5cm (20464)

Noel McKenna: Wynne Prize 2018

Congratulations to Wynne Prize finalist Noel McKenna with his entry Door, Hunter Valley. 

An exhibition of Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize 2018 finalists will run from 12 May – 9 September 2018 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.



Drawing inspiration from the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation and incorporating personal imagery and biographical details, Yvonne Kendall, along with Henning Eichinger present the exhibition Overwhelming Beauty: Painting, Collage and Sculpture at Brauer Museum of Art in Valparaiso, USA.  

The exhibition runs from 9 January - 1 April 2018

Sean Meilak - The Design Files 2018

Sean Meilak - The Design Files 2018

Ahead of Art Month Sydney, The Design Files has profiled Sean Meilak's studio and work. A selection of work to be exhibited later in the year can be seen in the article, along with an interview photographs of the artist in his studio. 

Rubaba Haider, You are my Shams (Rumi) I, 2017, gouache on Fabriano paper, 32 x 35.5cm

Rubaba Haider at 2018 India Art Fair

Rubaba Haider's work is currently showing at the 2018 India Art Fair in New Delhi. Haider redefines traditional Hazara techniques of weaving and embroidery, using conventional materials in an unorthodox way. Threads, tears and fabric wefts tell a story of the upheavals that the artist has experienced in her life: the delicate intricacy revealing the fragility and strength of ties that bind people and communities together.
Her work was featured in an associated article for the Fair, 10 artworks from the 10th Edition of the India Art Fair you would want to own, which details the ten artworks that were considered the most impactful, both in terms of the themes explored and the material nature of the work.
2018 India Art Fair
New Delhi, India
9-12 February 2018
Ken Whisson, Far and few, far and few 2005-2006, oil on linen, 95 x 120cm

Ponyland: THE BIG PONY SHOW - Logan Art Gallery

Logan Art Gallery presents Ponyland: The Big Pony Show, featuring a fantastical collection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper with the pony as their subject. The exhibition includes works by Niagara artists Noel McKenna and Ken Whisson.

Exhibition runs from 1 December 2017 - 27 January 2018


Photograph by Eve Wilson

The Design Files Open House - Collingwood Arts Precinct

Sculptural pieces and works on paper by Niagara artist Sean Meilak are featured in the open plan showcase as part of The Design Files Open House.

This collaborative event hosted by The Design Files will schowcase the 'ultimate Australian home', - a bustling, colourful space furnished with locally designed furniture, homewares and lighting, as well as artwork by Australian artists, books by local authors and much more.

The event runs from 22 - 26 November 2017

Helen Maudsley photographed with her work by Selina Ou

Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley - National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria presents Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley, an exhibition of the artist's visual essays.

The exhibition features recent drawings and paintings through which Maudsley continues her exploration of visual languages, both personal and shared, drawing us into her reflections on human relationships and the world around her.

Exhibition runs 17 November 2017 - 12 March 2018

Rick Amor Waiting, 2016, oil on canvas, 151 x 143cm

Rick Amor: Painting Silence - Hamilton Gallery

Hamilton Gallery presents Rick Amor: Painting Silence, the most extensive public gallery exhibition of the acclaimed artist's work in nearly a decade.

Drawing attention to the visual impact of Rick Amor's large-scale paintings, the exhibition brings together works from private and public collections that are spatially seductive, tonally quiet and which invite the view into a place of stillness.

Exhibition runs from 6 November 2017 - 4 March 2018.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative Founding Members, 1987

The Boomalli Ten - Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

The Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative is marking it's 30th anniversary with an exhibition of works by its ten founding members, including Niagara's Brenda L. Croft and and Fiona Foley.

The co-operative’s long-standing operations have, and continue to be fundamental in the support and encouragement of members past, present and future.

Exhibition runs from 3 November 2017 - January 2018


Steven Rendall, Heads float about me, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 31cm

2017 Darebin Art Prize

Congratulations to Steven Rendall, who is a finalist in this year's Darebin Art Prize, a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art.

An exhibition of works by all finalists and winners will be held at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre from 28 October 2017 - 4 March 2018.

Rick Amor, Doll portrait, 2015 oil on canvas, 92 x 73cm

Romancing the Skull - Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat presents Romancing the Skull, an exhibition of works from the Middle Ages to now that concern the skull.

Including work by Niagara artist, Rick Amor, the exhibition explores the variety of metaporical associations engendered by this iconic symbol, laying bare our continued fasciantion with the physical form, mortality and decay.

Exhibition runs from 14 October 2017 - 28 January 2018

Unknown Australian, The Ninth Field Brigade, February 24, 1938 (Liverpool, NSW). Courtesy of the State Library NSW

The Unflinching Glaze - Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Niagara artist Stephen Benwell is featured in The Unflinching Glaze, a display of pottery accompanying Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's The Unflinching Gaze.

Both exhibitons explore the male figure through the lens of what curator Richard Perram OAM's characterises as his 'queer gaze'. The Unflinching Gaze is an important opportunity for the gallery to inform and educate the Bathurst community and affirm the local LGBTI community.

Exhibition runs from 14 October - 3 December 2017

Angela Brennan, An Open Future (detail), 2012, oil on linen, 180 x 220cm

Coney Island - Counihan Gallery

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick presents Coney Island, curated by Jane O'Neil.

Comprised of abstract works by emerging and established artists, including Niagara's Angela Brennan, the exhibition celebrates the shared and personal ways in which these artists approach the practice of abstraction.

Exhibition runs from 29 September - 29 October 2017.

Bindi Cole Chocka, Fertility 2 (detail), 2017,Pigment print on rag paper, 120 x 80cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Tell - Ballarat International Foto Biennale and Sydney Festival

Curated by Palawa woman Jessica Clark, Tell is an exhibition of photographic work by contemporary Indigenous artists, including Niagara's Dianne Jones and Brenda L. Croft.
About the exhibition, Clark says, "Photography is a powerful tool that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are using to reframe history on their own terms, weaving narratives of Indigenous experience." 
Exhibition runs at The Mining Exchange as part of Ballarat Interanational Foto Biennale from 19 August - 17 Septemeber 2017 and at UNSW Galleries as part of Sydney Festival from 6 - 28 January 2018 
Rick Amor, Sailing west, AP, mezzotint, 15.5 x 20.5cm, 1996

Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz

Niagara Galleries is delighted to host the Melbourne launch of Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints - the first online catalogue of a printmaker's work to be produced in Australia, and one of only a very few such pioneering catalogues to have been produced anywhere in the world. This extensive online archive is the work of noted print scholar Irena Zdanowicz, and is the result of nine years' rigorous research.

One of Australia's most prominent painters, Rick Amor is also known for his masterly printmaking practice. Phase one of the online catalogue of Amor's prints is complete and focuses on what, both for the artist and for the compiler of the catalogue, are the most complex of the prints - the intaglios, which include etchings, drypoints and mezzotints. To date encompassing 177 works and documenting over 900 states, the catalogue aims to organize Amor's prints, and the many processes involved in their making, in a way that is clear and accessible in a digital format.

The Melbourne launch of this extraordinary resource will take place at Niagara Galleries, 245 Punt Rd Richmond, on Tuesday 19 September 2017 from 6pm, with opening remarks to be given by Madeleine Say, Pictures Collection Manager, State Library of Victoria.


Noel McKenna, Public swimming pools of Australia, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180cm

Noel McKenna: Landscape - Mapped - QAGOMA

Niagara artist, Noel McKenna will be exhibiting at the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art in November with the culmination of a fifteen-year project 'mapping' Australia.

Noel McKenna: Landscape - Mapped is an insightful commentary on the redundancy of physical maps in an era of GPS and Google Earth. These large-scale works reflect who we are as a nation by locating our public swimming pools, dangerous animals and butterflies, acting as an inventory of our contents.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue and a free public event, the artist in conversation with publication contributor, Graeme Simsion. For details, visit QAGOMA's website.

Exhibition runs from 18 November 2017 - 2 April 2018

Installation view of new pots by Angela Brennan

Angela Brennan: Forms of Life - Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art presents Angela Brennan: Forms of Life, a response by Brennan to the University of Melbourne's collection of Greek and Cypriot artefacts.

The exhibition explores how pre-modern objects can influence and contribute to contemporary art practice.

Exhibition runs from 5 Sep 2017 - 25 Feb 2018.


Travis MacDonald, The chandelier seller, 2016, oil on linen, 70 x 60cm

Niagara at Sydney Contemporary 2017

Niagara is delighted to be part of Sydney Contemporary 2017 at Stand G06.

Sydney Contemporary will be held at Carriageworks, Sydney from 7 - 10 September 2017
Oxford: Martin Parr

Oxford: Martin Parr

Martin Parr's latest photobook Oxford, published by Oxford University Press is a portrait of the bubble of this renowned university. The series brings together newly-commissioned work produced between 2014 and 2016.

An exhibition of the series will run as part of Photo Oxford 2017, a celebration of photography through exhibitions and related activities taking place at various collaborative venues in Oxford during the month of September.

Oxford by Martin Parr will be on show from 8 September – 22 October at the Weston Library, Oxford.

Christian Thompson, Gods and kings, 2015, (from the series Imperial relic), chromogenic colour photograph National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016, courtesy of Michael Reid, Sydney

Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia - SAM

Shepparton Art Museum presents Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia, including work by Niagara artist Brenda L. Croft.

The exhibition explores Indigeneity through photomedia works by some of Australia's most acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander artists.

Exhibition runs from 26 August - 29 October.

Julie Dowling, Aunty Violet, 2017, Acrylic, Red Ochre and mica gold on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.

Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret): New Works from Julie Dowling - Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Niagara artist Julie Dowling presents her latest solo exhibition, Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret), at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery in partnership with Yamaji Art.

The exhibition explores concepts of compensation for stolen wages and reparations for slavery in Indigenous communities.

Exhbition runs 4 August - 30 September 2017.

Rubaba Haider, The stitch is lost, unless the thread be knotted IV, 2014, gouache on wasli paper, 30.5 x 33cm

Shifting Realities - Shridharani Art Gallery

Anant Art presents Shifting Realities at Shridharani Art Gallery, an exhibition of works by nine contemporary artists from India and Pakistan, including Niagara artist Rubaba Haider.
The exhibition explores the way in which realities are shaped by family, society, dreams, fantasies and personal identification.
Exhibition runs from 2 - 10 August 2017 


Jan Senbergs, The threat of fire - Otways 2005, oil on board, 90.5 x 121cm

Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007 - 2017

Orange Regional Gallery presents Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007 - 2017, featuring work by Niagara artists Rick Amor, Paul Boston, Kevin Lincoln, Euan Macleod, Noel McKenna, Jan Senbergs, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and Ken Whisson.

The exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by artists featured in Artist Profile magazine over its 10 year history. The magazine has produced 40 issues of in-depth interviews and stories, making it a touchstone visual arts publication in Australia.

Exhibition runs from 8 July - 10 September 2017.

Liu Zhuoquan, Chang’an avenue, 2013, cast iron lamp stand, explosion-proof light globes, wire, mineral colour

Fictitious Realities - Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre

Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre presents Fictitious Realities, an exploration of artworks that play with scale.

Niagara artist Liu Zhuoquan is featured alongside eight other contemporary artists working across various mediums.

Exibition runs from 1 July - 3 September 2017.

Glenn Barkley shortlisted for the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

UPDATE: Join Glenn Barkley for the Gardens and Garniture: Walking Tour and Clay Workshop at the Shepparton Art Museum as part of the award exhibition on 8 July, 11am to 3pm.

Congratulations to Niagara ceramicist, Glenn Barkley, who has been shortlisted for the acquisitive 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Austrlian Ceramic Award alongside Karen Black, Laith McGregor, Jenny Orchard and Yasmin Smith.

An exhibition of works by the shortlisted artists will be held at SAM - Shepparton Art Museum from 17 June to 13 August 2017.

The winner will be announced during the exhibition’s official opening event on Saturday 17 June 2017.


Jan Senbergs, Downtown, 1991, pastel and acrylic wash on paper, Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings

Common-Place: Works from the Collection - Orange Regional Gallery

Work by Niagara artists Euan Macleod and Jan Senbergs are featured in Common-Place: Works from the Collection at Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales.

The exhibition is part of a guest curator series at the gallery. Cecilie Knowles has drawn together these works, exploring how our connections to built and natural environments define who we are.

Exhibition runs from 16 June - 30 July 2017.

Katie Paterson, Totality, 2016. Mixed media, 32.7 in. diameter. Courtesy of the James Zang Collection, London, and James Cohan, New York. Artwork © Katie Paterson. Image courtesy of James Cohan, New York. Photo: Christopher Burke.

Gray Matters - Wexner Center for the Arts

Gray Matters, presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio, draws together the work of 37 contemporary women artists responding to the practice of grisaille - working in shades of grey.

The work of Niagara artist, Michelle Grabner, is included in this striking exhibition.

Exhibition runs from May 20 - July 30 2017

50 fifty - John Curtain Gallery

50 fifty - John Curtain Gallery

Niagara artists Brenda L Croft, Julie Dowling and Gunter Christmann are included in John Curtain Gallery's 50fifty.

The exhibition presents 50 significant works by 50 artists from the John Curtain University as part of the university's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Exhibition runs from 18 May - 9 July 2017.

Rick Amor, Where the boulevards end II, 2015, oil on canvas, 97 x 130cm. Courtesy the artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Queensland.

Rick Amor - Philip Bacon Galleries

Comprising of 14 oil paintings, 6 watercolours and several drawings, Rick Amor at Philip Bacon Galleries showcases the artist's exploration of the surreal and the symbolic.

The exhibition runs from 2 - 27 May 2017.

Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards

Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards

Congratulations to Kevin Lincoln and the Art Gallery of Ballarat, who have been shortlisted for the 2017 Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) with the stunning exhibition catalogue, Kevin Lincoln: The Eye's Mind.

The catalogue is available for purchase through the Art Gallery of Ballarat shop.

For a full list of finalists, visit MAPDA's website. Winners of the awards will be announced 15 May 2017.

Heavenly Daze - Mailbox Art Space

Heavenly Daze - Mailbox Art Space

Heavenly Daze at Mailbox Art Space explores the links and balances between art, music and architecture. The exhibition includes work by Niagara artist, Sean Meilak.

Exhibition runs from 5 – 29 April 2017

Steven Rendall, ... terminal fauna provisional, 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, 123 x 153cm

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize - 2017

Congratulations to Niagara artist, Steven Rendall, who has been selected as a finalist in this year's Bayside Aqcuisitive Art Prize (BAAP) with his work, ... terminal fauna provisional, 2016. For a full list of finalists, visit the BAAP website.

An exhibition of finalists' work will be held at the The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre from 6 May - 18 June 2017.

Helen Wright's delicate resin work on the cover of Assemble Papers, issue 7

Helen Right: Rise and Fall - Assemble Papers

Niagara artist, Helen Wright, is featured on the front cover of Assemble Papers' latest issue. Inside, she talks about the thinking behind her multidicsciplinary practice.

The feature gives an insight into her her upcoming exhbition, Competing Interests, at Niagara Galleries, which will be presented in conjunction with ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2017.

Competing Interests runs from 4 - 29 April

Euan Macleod, Yellow Mountain (Golem), 2016, oil on acrylic on polyester, 180 x 150 cm

Euan Macleod: High and Low - Nockart Gallery

NockArt Gallery​, Hong Kong presents High and Low, an exhibition of 41 works on paper by Niagara artist, Euan Macleod, as well as a number of his paintings. Macleod created the works after a trip to China’s spectacular Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) in 2016.

The exhibition runs from 20 March - 19 May 2017

Julie Dowling, Warangguwa (Falling), 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

Stations of the Cross - Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture presents Stations of the Cross, featuring the work of 16 artists, including Niagara's Julie Dowling.

The exhibition explores the artists' personal responses to the eternal questions raised by the Stations of the Cross.

Exhibition runs until March 26

Glenn Barkley, The clock, 2016 and Shiga Shigeo, Vase, c. 1969. Image courtesy of the QUT Art Collection

Earth & Fire - QUT Art Museum

QUT Art Museum presents Earth & Fire, featuring ceramics drawn from the museum's collection, including work by Niagara artist, Glenn Barkley.

QUT's Art Collection encompasses over 300 ceramic objects by Australia's leading practitioners, the majority dating from the 1970s onwards.

Exhibition runs from 18 March - 21 May 2017

Installation view of Overflow-Undertow by Yvonne Kendall and Henning Eichinger

Overflow-Undertow - Kunstverein Würzburg

Kunstverein Würzburg presents Overflow-Undertow, a collaborative exhibition by Yvonne Kendall and Henning Eichinger.

The exhibition explores the current of social change as it is aided and shaped by modern communication technologies through a series of interconnected images and sculptural pieces.

Exhibition runs from 12 March - 24 April 2017

Clarice Beckett, Half Moon Bay, (undated), oil on board, 28.5 x 38cm

Presence - Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Margaret Lawrence Gallery presents an exhibiton of work exploring the Australian landscape through the lense of spirituality, the sublime, romanticism, impressionism, minimalism and surrealism. Presence includes works by Niagara artists Rick Amor and Clarice Beckett, alongside paintings by Eugene Von Guerard, Frederic McCubbin, Louise Hearman, Fred Williams and a film by Michael Riley.

Exhibition runs from 3 March - 1 April 2017

Noel McKenna, Room with two guitars, Te Miro, 2011, oil on plywood, 61.2 x 64.2cm

Home - Glen Eira City Council Town Hall Gallery

Glen Eira City Council - Arts and Culture presents Home, an exhibition that explores the domestic spaces we inhabit, personal and cultural identity, relationships, history and memory. Several works by Niagara artist Noel McKenna are included in the exhibition.

Exhibition runs from 3 March - 2 April 2017

Installation view of Abstraction at Geelong Gallery featuring work by Angela Brennan

Abstraction: Celebrating Australian women artists - Geelong Gallery

Drawn from the extensive collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Abstraction: Celebrating Australian women abstract artists features work by Niagara artists Angela Brennan, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and Angelina Pwerle, alongside a host of other talented artists.

The exhibition will be on display at Geelong Gallery from 25 February - 7 May 2017.

© Martin Parr, Magnum Photos, Rocket Gallery

Martin Parr - winner of the 2017 Outstanding Contribution to Photography Prize

Congratulations to Martin Parr, who is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize from World Photography Organisation. The World Photography Organisation has conducted an interview with Parr.

An exhibition will be held to coincide with the award, presenting a selection of images, books and film from Parr's career, shown as part of the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr - 2017 Exhibition at Somerset House, London, 21st April - 7th May

Parr will collect his title at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony held in London on Thursday 20 April

Destiny Deacon Over the fence from the series Sad & bad 2000, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Destiny Deacon. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Our Lands - Art Gallery of NSW

Niagara artist Brenda L. Croft features in Our Lands, a group exhibiton at the Art Gallery of NSW.

The exhibition, held in the Yiribana Gallery, is drawn from the gallery's collection and explores the issues surrounding land rights in Australia.

Exhibition runs from January 21 - June 18 2017

Euan Macleod, MK1, 2003, etching, edition of 25, 30 x 22.5cm

Euan Macleod: Prints 1991-2016 - Orange Regional Gallery

Orange Regional Gallery presents Euan Macleod: Prints 1991-2016, a retrospective of the artist's prints curated by Gavin Wilson.

Macleod’s prints have played a significant role in the evolution of the artist’s career. Working with master printmakers such as Ron McBurnie and Michael Kempson, he has probed aspects of the human condition extending his idiosyncratic oeuvre.

Exhibition runs from 10 December 2016 - 5 February 2017

Installation view of Michelle Grabners solo exhibition at James Cohan Gallery

Michelle Grabner - James Cohan Gallery

James Cohan presents an exhibition of new work by Michelle Grabner.

Grabner has produced a series of bronze sculptures and large scale paintings drawn from the artist's collection of knitted and crocheted blankets. The works respond to the textiles' varying modes of 'usefullness' - as objects of comfort and care transformed into physical frameworks for fine art objects.

Exhibition runs from 8 December 2016 - 28 January 2017

Image courtesy of the Art Gallery of South Australia

Rick Amor at The Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia presents a significant collection of works by Rick Amor.

This display draws on the gallery’s collection to highlight a recent gift of Amor’s prints by Adelaide collectors, Rick and Jan Frolich. These are augmented with rare prints, etching plates and sketchbooks loaned from the artist’s own collection. For further informaition, visit AGSA's website.

Exhibition runs from 2 December 2016 - 30 April 2017

Jan Senbergs,The Geelong Road, 2004, synthetic polymer paint, Geelong Gallery Purchased with the assistance of the Regional Galleries Collections Fund, 2005 Courtesy of the artist

My Geelong - our Gallery - Geelong Gallery

My Geelong—our Gallery reveals the artistic riches of Geelong Gallery, a collection owned by the people of Geelong.

Twenty diverse members of the Greater Geelong community were invited to meet Gallery Director Jason Smith and select a favourite work of art. Their choices are exhibited in this revealing and fascinating special exhibition and trail through the Gallery. Featured amongst the chosen works is The Geelong Road 2004 by Niagara artist, Jan Senbergs.

Exhibition runs from 12 November 2016 - 2 April 2017

Running Interference at Rubicon Ari

Running Interference - Rubicon Ari

Rubicon Ari presents Running Interference, which brings together the work of Steven Rendall, Vittoria Di Stefano, Sam Martin and James Little.

Curated by Kent Wilson, the exhibition explores art’s power to transfer information both internally and externally. For further information, visit Rubicon Ari's website.

Exhibition runs from 9 - 26 November 2016

Noel McKenna, Untitled (Chihuahua), 2001

The Popular Pet Show

The National Portrait Gallery presents The Popular Pet Show.

The exhibition, which features Niagara artist, Noel McKenna, showcases works that express the joy and warmth derived from animal companions and celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways.

Exhibition runs from 4 November 2016 - 13 March 2017

Angela Brennan and Mel Deerson present Mobile Drawings at The Alderman

Mobile Drawings - The Alderman

Angela Brennan and Mel Deerson present an exhibition of mobile drawings - the sketches and notes that the artists make when they are someplace else.

Held upstairs at The Alderman, the exhibition runs from 29 October - 6 November 2016.

Greek Style Mangrove Pot,  2016, earthenware, 41 x 13 cm

Glenn Barkley: itsallright - Utopia Art Sydney

Utopia Art Sydney presents itsallright, a solo exhibition of ceramic work and collage by Niagara artist, Glenn Barkley

Drawing upon classical and oriental forms and decoration, Barkley has produced an exhibition that is both joyful and dramatic.

Exhibition runs from 26 October - 19 November 2016

© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Martin Parr: Welcome To Belfast - Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed presents Welcome To Belfast, a new body of work by Martin Parr.

The documentary project, commissioned by Belfast Exposed, focusses on tourism in Belfast including the legacy of the ill fated Titanic, built in the Belfast docks and the 'Troubles', a 40 year period of violent conflict which continues to resonate throughout Northern Ireland.

Exhibition runs from 14 October - 23 December 2016

Contempottery at Mailbox Art Space

Contempottery - Mailbox Art Space

Contempottery, presented at Mail Box Art Space showcases the work of Niagara ceramicist, Stephen Benwell, alonside that of Kim Jaeger, Tessy King, Noriko Nakamura, Kirsten Perry, Jessilla Rogers & Mark Whalen.

Exhibition runs from 5 - 29 October 2016

Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Australian Art at the Mosman Art Gallery

Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Australian Art - Mosman Art Gallery

Mosman Art Gallery presents Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Australian Art, featuring Niagara's Noel McKenna alongside other significant Australian contemporary artists.

As part of the celebrations of the centenary of Taronga Zoo, this exhibition explores the complex and multi-layered relationships that humankind has with the animal kingdom. For more information and a full list of participating artists, visit the Mosman Art Gallery website.

Exhibition runs from 8 October - 27 November 2016

Works created as part of Noel McKenna's residency at the Watermill Center

CATS THAT I HAVE KNOWN - The Watermill Center

Niagara's Noel McKenna is currently artist in residence at The Watermill Center, USA throughout September.

Over the course of his residency, McKenna will create a series of works relating to the local landscape. He will also study works in the renowned Watermill Collection—a highly personal and eclectic collection of objects ranging widely across many cultures and all continents.

Update: McKenna's residency has culminated in the exhibition, CATS THAT I HAVE KNOWN at the Watermill Center. 

Exhibition runs from 17 September - 14 December 2016

Front cover of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art of Connecting: Ken Whisson exhibition July - Octobery 2016

Ken Whisson - Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art of Connecting 2016

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art of Connecting Program presents an exhibition of works by Ken Whisson.

This is the latest exhibition in a rotating art program showcasing the works of leading contemporary Australian artists. The catalogue features an essay by Whisson's colleague and friend, Niagara artist, Euan Macleod.

The works will on exhibition at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sydney from July - October 2016.

Jan Senbergs and Chris Wallace-Crab at the Australian Print Workshop

Those Imagined Cities - Australian Print Workshop

Australian Print Workshop presents Those Imagined Cities, a collaboration between Niagara artist, Jan Senbergs, and Chris Wallace-Crab. Six global cities, which the artists have never, and probably will never visit, are imagined in images by Jan Senbergs and poems by Chris Wallace-Crabbe. These images and poems are brought together in a limited edition portfolio.

An exhibition of works contained within the portfolio will run from 3 September - 8 October 2016 at the Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Fitzroy.

Martin Parr, Australia, Melbourne, 2008, from the series 'Luxury', pigment ink-jet print, 50.8 x 76.2cm

Glamour stakes: Martin Parr - Monash Gallery of Art

Niagara artist Martin Parr will be exhibiting at Monash Gallery of Art with his new solo exhibition, Glamour stakes: Martin Parr.

A selection of works from Parr's Luxury series will be on display, with a particular focus on photographs taken at horse racing events around the world, including the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, 2008.

Exhibition runs from 22 October - 4 December 2016

Angelina Pwerle, Bush Plum, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 118 x 199cm, image courtesy of Newcomb Art Museum

Marking the Infinite - Newcomb Art Museum

Newcomb Art Museum presents Marking the Infinite, showcasing works from contemporary women artists from Aboriginal Australia.

Offering a glimpse into the diverse contemporary art practice of Aboriginal Australia, the exhibition features work by Niagara's Angelina Pwerle alongside that of Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

Exhibition runs from August 20 – December 30, 2016

Julie Dowling’s The Pay-Back, from the Dissenting Voices exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Unknown Land, Dissenting Voices and Gifts to the Fallen - Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia presents three related exhibitions, Unknown Land, Dissenting Voices and Gifts to the Fallen. Each offers different a perspective on the colonisation of Western Australia by Europeans.

The work of Niagara artist, Julie Dowling, is featured in both Unknown Land and Dissenting Voices alongside other prominent Indigenous artists, including Gordon Hookey, Tracey Moffatt, Gordon Bennett and Lin Onus. For further information, visit Art Gallery of Western Australia's website.

Unknown Land runs from 17 September 2016 - 20 January 2017
Dissenting Voices runs from 20 August 2016 - 8 January 2017
Gifts to the Fallen runs from 2 July 2016 - July 2017

Song Ling Face 60, 2012, ink on paper, 70 x 50cm

Mutualism - Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition

The China Cultural Centre, Sydney presents Mutualism - Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition, featuring work by Niagara's Song Ling alongside contemporary Chinese artists, Qiu Zhenzhong, Wang Huangsheng, Chen Ping, Mi Jingming, Zhen Youling, Sun Xiaofeng and Yu Boming.

The exhibition draws attention to the artists' creative practice as an aspect of a broader ecosystem of creativity, innovation, observation, interaction, analyse, cooperation and mutualism.

Exhibition runs from 12 August - early September 2016

Martin Parr, Castlerea. Country Roscommon. E. J. McDermot Ltd. Cash Railway Terminal. Denise Hart., 1983, image courtesy of Roscommon Arts Centre

Martin Parr: So Near & So Far - Roscommon Arts Centre

Roscommon Arts Centre presents So Near & So Far, an exhibition of photographic prints by Martin Parr.

The photographs featured in this exhibition were taken during the artist's time living in Boyle, Co. Roscommon from 1981 - 1983.

Exhibition runs from 11 August - 11 October 2016

Angela Brennan, The anxiety of painting, 2016, oil on linen, 160 x 160cm

The R & M McGirvern Prize 2016

Niagara artist Angela Brennan has been shortlisted for the triennial R & M McGirvern Prize 2016 with her work, The anxiety of painting. The theme for this year's prize is 'text' in painting - as found object, marker, descriptor, defacement or formal surface.

Artspace at Realm will hold an exhibition of finalists' work from 16 September - 20 November 2016.

Stephen Benwell, Statue (blue arm), 2015, earthenware, 27 x 9.5 x 9cm

Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize 2016

Congratulations to Niagara ceramicist, Stephen Benwell, who has been selected as a finalist in the Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize with his work, Statue (blue arm) 2015. For a full list of finalists, visit the prize's website.

An exhibition of finalists' works will be held at Woollahra Council, Sydney from 15 - 30 October 2016.

Angela Brennan: The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs) at KNULP, Sydney

Angela Brennan: The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs) - KNULP

KNULP presents The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs), a solo exhibition by Niagara artist, Angela Brennan. KNULP is an independent art space in Camperdown, Sydney that presents monthly solo and group exhibitions showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists.

Exhibition runs from 4 - 24 August 2016

Euan Heng, Point of view (study), 2016, pencil on paper, 122 x 57cm

Paul Guest Prize 2016 - Bendigo Art Gallery

Niagara artist, Euan Heng, has been announced as one of the finalists for the Paul Guest Prize 2016, with his drawing, Point of view (study) 2016. For a full list of finalists, visit Bendigo Art Gallery's website.

An exhibition of finalists' work will be held at Bendigo Art Gallery from 27 August - 16 October 2016.

Stephen Benwell, Vase, 2012, earthenware, 31 x 20cm


Craft Victoria presents Collected Material, an exhibition offering an insight into the collector's world. Ceramics, including a 2012 vase by Niagara artist Stephen Benwell, are exhibited alongside jewellery, shows and garments brought together from private collections.

Exhibition runs from 29 July - 1 October 2016

Martin Parr, Mayor of Todmorden's inaugural banquet, 1977 © Martin ParrMagnum Photos


The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is hosting the touring exhibition Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, a major exhibition showcasing these two significant photographers.

The exhibition features over 100 works drawn from the Tony Ray-Jones archive at the National Media Museum alongside 30 rarely seen early black and white photographs, The Non-Conformsits, by Niagara photographer Martin Parr.

Exhibition runs from 9 July - 25 September 2016



Niagara's Michelle Grabner has curated Portland 2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Centre.

The exhibition taps into the punk rock spirit of the regional artists represented in a sprawling display of contemporary sculpture, installation and painting across multiple locations.

Exhibition runs from 9 July - 18 September 2016

Kevin Lincoln, Pan and bowl 2007, oil on canvas, 56 x 154cm


The Art Gallery of Ballarat presents Kevin Lincoln's highly anticipated survey exhibition, The Eye's Mind.

This retrospective places focus on the evolution of Lincoln's work over twenty-five years of mature and critically acclaimed work.

Exhibition runs from 23 April - 19 June 2016


Kevin Lincoln's magical survey exhibition, The Eye's Mind, has landed at QVMAG, Launceston.

The exhibition will be on show at the Tasmanian gallery from 9 July - 4 September 2016.

Dianne Jones, Untitled #2, 2013, digital photograph, 48.5 x 73cm


Wyndham Art Gallery presents RACE, an exhibition dealing with issues of racism through the eyes of prominent national and international artists, including Niagara's Dianne Jones.

Exhibition runs from 6 July - 2 September 2016

Clarice Beckett, Bathing boxes, Beaumaris, (undated), oil on board, 45 x 36cm


Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre presents Midwinter Masters: The Ordinary Moment, featuring over 50 works by Niagara artist's Clarice Beckett alongside contributions from seven contemporary women artists.

The exhibition explores the power that art has to make the ordinary extraordinary.

Exhibition runs from 2 July - 11 September 2016



RMIT Gallery presents Quiddity, an exhibition that draws attention to a collection's life when it is not on display.

Including work by Niagara artist, Stephen Benwell, the exhibition takes a behind-the-scenes look at the RMIT University Art Collection from the perspective of the conservator or registrar rather than the artist or curator, exploring works with materials, taxonomy, provenance, condition, and storage in mind. 

Exhibition runs 1 Jul 2016 - 20 Aug 2016

Euan Heng, Through the Forest, Through the Trees, 1995, cont. on paper, 76.5 x 82.2cm. Image courtesy of Wellington Shire Council


Gippsland Art Gallery presents A Fine Line featuring drawings by prominent Australian artists including Niagara's Euan HengKevin Lincoln and Jan Senbergs.

The exhibition seeks to showcase drawing not just as a preparatory practice but as a powerful medium in and of itself.

Exhibition runs 18 June - 2 October 2016

© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos


The Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil, presents a major retrospective of photographs by Niagara artist, Martin Parr, the largest ever held in South America.

Consisting of seven themed parts, Parrtificial showcases Parr's fascinating photographic depictions of life around the world.

Exhibition runs from 18 June - 24 July 2016

Star Gossage in her studio. Photo: Tim Melville


Papakura Art Gallery presents Hikohiko, a collaborative exhibition between Niagara artist, Star Gossage and her sister Aroha Gossage.

The title Hikohiko refers to the twinkling of stars as the exhibition coincides with Matariki, when the rising of the Pleiades constellation signals the beginning of the new year for Māori people.

Exhibition runs from 11 June - 16 July 2016

Dianne Jones, darlarinj (english: hunting), 2014, archival inkjet print on cotton paper, edition of 10, 60 x 90.5cm


Niagara artist, Dianne Jones is featured in Reframed at Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds.

The exhibition explores the role Aboriginal Australian artists are playing in reconstructing accepted ideas about history, connection to country and identity through photographic processes.

Exhibition runs from 3 June - 24 July 2016

Ken Whisson, As seen from the river, 15/7/09 and 20/7/09 and 30/7/11, oil on linen, 90 x 120cm


Part two of Panorama, presented by TarraWarra Museum of Art, includes work by Niagara artists Jan Senbergs and Ken Whisson.

The exhibition explores how artists see the landscape and includes painting, drawing, photography, film and seismic images.

Part two runs from 19 May – 31 July 2016

Rhyll Plant, Who, me?, 2015, wood engraving, monotype and airbrush, edition of 33.  Image courtesy of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery


Niagara artists, Helen Wright and Euan Heng are featured in Eventide, the current exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

The exhibition features 31 leading Australian printmakers who each consider the transitional period of 'eventide' - where day meets night - through the exacting medium of relief printmaking.

Exhibition runs from 13 May – 3 July 2016

Angela Brennan, Aryballos 2015, earthenware, 39 x 25 x 28cm

OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN - Manly Art Gallery & Museum

The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) and Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M) present OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN, a national partnership exhibition of contemporary Australian ceramics, curated by Niagara's Glenn Barkley.

The exhibition examines recent ceramic practice in Australia and features the work of 12 contemporary ceramicists, including Niagara artists Stephen Benwell and Angela Brennan.

Exhibition runs from 13 May - 16 June 2016

Installation view of The Waiting Room. Image courtesy of Sarah Murray.


The work of Niagara artist, Julie Dowling will be included in Artbank's upcoming exhibition, The Waiting Room.

The exhibition integrates works from the Artbank collection with private loans to draw attention to the performance of the waiting room and the way in which we understand this often unnoticed facet of everyday life.

Exhibition runs from 12 May - 6 August 2016

Terry Batt, Blue Chinese Bowl with Fruit, 2016, oil on canvas, 152 x 152cm


Congratulations to Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalists, Steven Rendall and Terry Batt. For a full list of finalists, visit the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize website.

An exhibition of works by the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalists will run from 12 May - 26 of June 2016 at the The Gallery @ BACC.

Euan Heng, Interlude suspended, 2010, oil on linen 143 x 102cm


Euan Heng's work is included in Peter Hill's installation titled A work in progress in the current exhibition Authenticity...? at Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds.

Exhibition runs from 10 - 22 May 2016

Exhibition catalogue, designed by Jim Pavlidis. Image courtesy of Annika Romeyn


Niagara artist Euan Heng is featured in Megalo Print Studio + Gallery's exhibition Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

The exhibition showcases the quality and variety of Peter Lancaster's work as a Master Lithographer, collaborating with countless artists at Lancaster Press in Melbourne.

Exhibition runs from 7 - 28 May 2016

Angela Brennan, Not what it used to be, 2014, oil on linen, 96 x 81cm


The work of Niagara artist, Angela Brennan is featured Climarte - Arts for a Safe Climate poster project, which sees the work of 11 artists transformed into posters and displayed on the streets of Melbourne in the name of climate action.

For a full list of artists involved in the project, visit Climarte's facebook page.

Rubaba Haider, Like a shadow; I am and I am not 2015, installation (safety pins and thread) image courtesy of the University of Western Australia


Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery presents HERE&NOW16 / GenYM, an exhibition that offers a firsthand look at being young and Muslim in modern Australia. The work of nine contemporary artists are on show, including Niagara's Rubaba Haider.

The exhibition runs at the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Centre and The University of Western Australia until 16 July 2016. For further information, see the University of Western Australia's media release for the show. 

Terry Batt, Double Happiness: The Year of the Dog, 2006, oil and wax on linen


Niagara artist, Terry Batt is featured in the current exhibition Best In Show: Dogs In Australian Art at Orange Regional Gallery, NSW.

The exhibition explores the ways that dogs have been represented in Australian art and features around 80 works borrowed from public and private collections throughout the country.

Exhibition runs from 9 April - 3 July 2016

Image by Genevieve Grieves, courtesy of Campbelltown Arts Centre


Niagara artists Dianne Jones and Fiona Foley feature in the current exhibition With Secrecy & Despatch at Campbelltown Arts Centre

The exhibition brings together the work of six Aboriginal Australian artists with four First Nation Canadian artists who have been commissioned to create works for the 200th Anniversary of the Appin Massacre.

Exhibition runs from 9 April – 13 June 2016

Rubaba Haider, The stitch is lost, unless the thread be knotted IV 2014, gouache on wasli paper, 30.5 x 33cm


Niagara artist Rubaba Haider is exhibiting as part of Universal/Personal, a group show at Hinterland Galerie in Vienna.

Featuring emerging artists from Pakistan, the exhibition's focus is on miniature painting as an expression of the deeply personal framed within a broader sociopolitical climate. For a full list of artists and installation shots from the exhibition, visit Hinterland Galerie's website.

Exhibition runs from 5 April - 7 May 2016


Helen Wright, Unstable territory 1 2009, archival inkjet print and oil on canvas, 35 x 25cm

Helen Wright: The Edge of Reason - Gippsland Art Gallery

The Gippsland Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition of work by Niagara artist, Helen Wright.

Wright's wild ensemble of works maintains a balance between sorrow and humour across numerous mediums, including painting, printing, sculpture and drawing. For further information, visit the Wellington Shire Council website. 

Exhibition runs from 26 March - 29 May 2016

David Keeling, Lowtide, soft breeze, 2016. Image courtesy of the Glover Prize

David Keeling - winner of the GLOVER PRIZE 2016

Congratulations to David Keeling on being awarded the 2016 Glover Prize, one of Australia's most significant awards for landscape painting, with his entry Lowtide, soft breeze. Keeling was previously awarded the Glover Prize in 2006 and is the only artist to have won it on more than one occasion.

For a full list of finalists, visit the Glover Prize website.

Image courtesy of NGV Australia


NGV Australia presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Niagara artist Jan Senberg's work, Observation - Imagination.

Program highlights include talks by curators, writers and arts practitioners, providing audiences with insights into Jan Senbergs’s artwork and creative practice, beginning with a special opening weekend conversation with eminent art historian Patrick McCaughey. For a full list of public programs, visit the exhibition's page on NGV Australia's website.

The exhibition runs from 18 March - late June 2016



Niagara artist Martin Parr is exhibiting at Guildhall Art Gallery, showing photographs that reflect Parr's time as the City of London's photographer-in-residence.

Exhibition runs from 4 March - 31 July 2016

Glenn Barkley, Carbuncle pot with drooping polyp (with Lyn Havilah), from The Museum of the Worm, 2015-16, earthenware, stoneware, collage, enamel, synthetic polymer paint, timber, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art, Sydney


Niagara artist Glenn Barkley’s work will be on display in Gallery 22 at the Art Gallery of South Australia during Magic Object, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

For a full list of participating artists, visit Magic Object's website. 

The biennial runs from 27 Februrary - 15 May 2016

Euan Macleod, Barrow Man, 2007, oil on canvas. Private Collection


The Suter Art Gallery Te Akatoi Whakatu has opened Euan Macleod - Painter, a major touring retrospective of the artist's paintings. 

Spanning three decades of Euan Macleod's prolific career, 39 canvases take viewers on a journey not only through physical landscapes but also through states of mind and being. As well as asking how each of us engages with nature, the exhibition hints at myths and narratives from human history–processes of discovery, conflict and resolution.

Exhibition runs from 20 February - 1 May 2016 at The Suter, before touring New Zealand.

Installation view of The Garden of Earthly Delights at Westspace

The Garden of Earthly Delights - West Space

Niagara artists Glenn Barkley and Angela Brennan are holding a collaborative exhibition, The Garden of Earthly Delights at West Space.

Taking inspiration from Renaissance works such as Heironymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights (1503–1515) and Andrea Mantegna’s Agony in the garden (1457-59), Angela Brennan engages with the temporal instability of such works through improvised paintings, while Glenn Barkley draws on the surreal elements of the natural world depicted in these paintings, creating a series of wildly animated ceramic sculptures and wall hangings.

Exhibition runs from 12 February - 12 March 2016



The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting a new commission and major survey exhibition by Niagara photographer Martin Parr.

Comprising over 300 photographs taken over the past 40 years, The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories is the largest Martin Parr exhibition in the UK since his 2002 Barbican retrospective.

Exhibition runs from 4 February - 12 June 2016


Martin Parr, Italy, Lake Garda, 1999. Photo courtesy of the artist/Magnum Photos

Life's a Beach - Martin Parr

Niagara's Martin Parr will be exhibiting at the Bondi Pavilion with Life's a Beach, a humerous retrospective cataloguing Parr's career-long obsession with photographing people by the seaside.

Exhibition runs 31 January - 27 March 2016

Helen Maudsley, Through the Never Country. Going; Rushing Along. Here and There and Never Was., 2010, oil on canvas, 34 x 54cm


Dialect: Works from the Town Hall Gallery Collection includes work by Niagara artist Helen Maudsley, alongside examples by Fred Williams, Eric Thake, Ian Armstrong and Robert Jacks. 

The exhibition considers the way in which artists develop styles and marks that form a type of handwriting, particular to each artist. Viewers are encouraged to look at how some artists have changed their style over the years, while others have a very clear signature that has become like a trademark.

Exhibition runs from 16 January - 6 March 2016

Julia Ciccarone Harvest, 2008, oil on linen, 122 x 122cm


On the Beach: Leisure, Pleasure, Conflict at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery includes works by Niagara artists Julia CiccaroneFiona Foley and Dianne Jones, alongside Tracey Moffatt, Brett Whiteley, Jeffrey Smart and Gordon Bennett, as well as a host of other incredible artists.

The exhibition explores the beach as a stage that 'reveal[s] the pleasurable, recreational or, more disturbingly, the poignant and confronting aspects of our past and present' - Jane Alexander, exhibition catalogue foreword

Exhibition runs until 28 February 2016

Euan Heng, Normandy Livestock, 1997, linocut on paper, 27 x 20.7 cm. Image courtesy of MRAG

Euan Heng: From the MRAG collection - Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2015-16

The Maitland Regional Art Gallery presents an exhibition of prints by Euan Heng, donated to the MRAG Collection by the artist in 2005.

Heng's storybook-like imagery often obscures unsettling undercurrents in his imagery, a concept thoroughly explored in this exhibition. For more information, see MRAG's summer program guide.

Exhibition runs from 5 December 2015 - 7 February 2016

Euan Heng, A pocket full of rye, 2014, acrylic and oil on wooden panel, 40 x 40cm


Congratulations to Euan Heng, who has been selected as a finalist for the Arthur Guy Memorial Prize with his entry A Pocket Full of Rye. For a full list of finalists, visit the Bendigo Art Gallery's website.

An exhibition of Arthur Guy Memorial Prize 2015 finalists will run from 29 Aug – 1 Nov 2015 at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

Fiona Foley, The Oyster Fishermen 11, 2011, ultrachrome print on paper, 60 x 80cm


Saltwater Country is a major touring exhibition featuring new works from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander artists expressing their relationships to Queensland's coastal environments. The exhibition includes works by Niagara artist Fiona Foley.

Having toured America and The Netherlands, Saltwater Country will be showing in numerous regional Australian galleries throughout 2016 and 2017. For a full itinerary, visit Saltwater Country's official website

Works by Stephen Benwell on display at Sydney Contemporary 2015

Sydney Contemporary 2015

Niagara Galleries is pleased to be presenting new work by the distinguished ceramicist and painter, Stephen Benwell for Sydney Contemporary 2015.

Concerned with the transience of ordinary, everyday beauty, Roman holiday: paintings, statues, vases will include his signature revival of classical forms: the ceramic vessel, the figurine. As ever, these are intimate works, with painterly surfaces, that combine colour, line and figuration in an enticingly tactile form. 

Staged at Carriageworks, Sydney Contemporary presents over 90 galleries from 14 countries, offering visitors access to cutting-edge art from some of the world's most respected artists as well as the opportunity to discover the next generation of emerging talent.

Song Ling My name is Fartunate - self portrait, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 198 x 198cm


China Cultural Centre in Sydney's current exhibition A Retrospective of Chinese Archibald Finalists showcases 23 paintings from Chinese-born artists in Australia, who were finalists in the Archibald Prize or selected for the Salon des Refusés. The exhibition includes Niagara's Song Ling alongside Xu Wang, Zhong Chen and Dapeng Liu, among others.

Exhibition runs from 25 July - 27 August 2015

Installation view of The Maatsuyker Collection Halfway Hang at Moonah Arts Centre


The Maatsuyker Collection Halfway Hang art Moonah Arts Centre exhibits the first 5 years of the collective's 10 year journey to form an outstanding collection of Tasmanian art. Included in the exhibition is Niagara artist David Keeling, who will be exhibiting with Niagara 22 September - 17 October 2015.

The Maatsuyker Collection Halfway Hang runs until 29 August 2015.

Keeling's Kelso – 4.35pm, 2010 is featured in this installation view of the exhibiton

Ken Whisson Buildings and hillside, 10/09/07, 12/01/08, 13/02/08, oil on mixed linen canvas, 95 x 120cm


Country & western: landscape re-imagined 1988-2013 at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery features paintings by Niagara artists Ken Whisson and Euan Macleod, along with works by Imants Tillers, Jeffrey Smart, Eugene von Guerard, Jason Benjamin, William Robinson, Elisabeth Cummings, Mulkun Wirrpanda, Tracey Moffatt and more.

Exhibition runs 24 July - 20 September 2015, then touring.

Noel McKenna, Home Interior: door A


Congratulations to Sulman Prize finalist Noel McKenna, with his entry Home interior: door A. For a full list of finalists visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales' website. 

An exhibition of Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize 2015 finalists will run from 18 Jul – 27 Sep 2015 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Installation view of What Lies Buried Rises at Footscray Community Art Centre

WHAT LIES BURIED RISES - Footscray Community Arts Centre

In What Lies Buried Rises at Footscray Community Arts Centre curator Dianne Jones and artists Della - Balladong Noongar woman - and Genevieve Grieves, respond to the 1839 murder of white woman Sarah Cook, and her child in the small town of York, Western Australia. 

Exhibition runs from 3 July - 9 August 2015

Rubaba Haider, Because I cannot sleep, I make music in the night (Rumi) I, 2014, gouache on wasli paper,  22 x 22cm


Rubaba Haider is exhibiting as part of Home Here Now at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre.

The exhibition aims to celebrate the vision and voices of now established Australian artists who arrived in Australia another culture and includes work by Gosia Wloarczak, Kosar Majani, Khaled Sabsabi, Hossein Valamanesh and Guan Wei.

Exhibition runs from 2 July - 1 August 2015

Installation from Angela Brennans 2014 exhibition Plan C is to plan see


Congratulations to Niagara's Angela Brennan who has been named in the latest round of projects to be support through Creative Victoria’s VicArts Grants Program. She is the recipient of a grant for the creation and publication of a retrospective artist's book that will explore her three decades of artistic practice.

Song Ling, Pipeline No.4, 1985, ink on paper, 148×90cm


Ghosts in the Mirror-Song Ling 1985-2013 is the first major retrospective in China for artist Niagara artist Song Ling (宋陵), a Melbourne based painter who participated in the infamous ’85 New Wave art movement in China.

The exhibition, co-hosted by Zhejiang Art Museum and Hive Center for Contemporary Art, comprises of about 200 artworks and documentary materials from Song Ling's three decade-long career. 

Exhibition runs at Today Art Museum, Beijing from 26 July - 11 August 2014 & Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhuo 23 May - 2nd June 2015

Steven Rendall, Flatscreens, 2010, oil on linen, 220 x 350cm


Transmission: Legacies of the Television Age at the National Gallery of Victoria includes a work by Niagara artist Steven Rendall.

The exhibition encourages visitors to reflect on the influence of technology on their lives, how this is reflected in art and to consider what is coming next.

Exhibition runs from 15 May - 13 September 2015

Star Gossage, Woman in Veil, 2006, oil on board, 60 x 60cm. Image courtesy of the Auckland Art Gallery


Senior artists Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Robyn Kahukiwa and Emily Karaka, along with next-generation painters Saffronn Te Ratana and Niagara's Star Gossage, share their perspectives on Māori art and contemporary times in Five Māori Painters at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki. 

The exhibition runs from 22 February - 15 June 2014

Fiona Foley Nulla 4 eva III, 2009, ultrachrome print on Hahnemühle paper, 1 of 15, 80 x 120cm


Colonial Afterlives at Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart will consider a range of contemporary responses to British colonisation from Indigenous and diasporic artists living in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Britain and Canada.

Several of the artists explore multiple identities through performance and photography, including Niagara artist Fiona Foley.

Exhibition runs from 19 March - 27 April 2015

Euan Macleod, STANLEY RUSSELLS TOP, 3/5/14, Oil on polyester, 53 x 65.5cm, Courtesy of the artist, Watters Gallery, Sydney and Niagra Galleries, Melbourne.


In 2013-2014, a group of Australian and New Zealand artists set up their easels in the Dardanelles, where tens of thousands of young men had lost their lives here during World War I.

Your friend the enemy includes the responses of 13 contemporary artists' to this landscape. Included in this expedition and exhibition is the work of Niagara artist Euan Macleod.

David Keeling, Two worlds collide - garage sale, 2000-2001, oil on linen, 122 x 152cm


David Keeling: inside out includes both paintings and sculpture spanning three decades of David Keeling's career. 

The Academy Gallery at the University of Tasmania notes that David "has achieved significant national recognition for his landscapes, which have become a powerful voice in the development versus conservation debate, especially within the Tasmanian context".

Fiona Foley, HHH #1, 2004, ultrachrome print on paper, edition of 15, 76 x 101cm


Niagara artist Fiona Foley is included in a new exhibition titled Saltwater Country at the AAMU Museum of contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The work in the exhibition concerns early encounters with Europeans and the forced labour imposed on Aboriginal people during the nineteenth century and includes sixteen artists from Queensland's coastal regions in north-east Australia. 

Ian Fairweather, Chi-Tien stood on his head before the Empress, 1964, synthetic polymer paint and gouache on board, 72 x 106.4cm


Ian Fairweather had an intense fascination with Chinese culture which lead him to translate into English the popular Chinese novel The Drunken Buddha

Alongside the translation he painted a series of works in relation to the stories within the novel. For the first time in almost 50 years all the available works from this series have been brought together and displayed in The Drunken Buddha at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Exhibition runs from 29 November 2014 - 15 March 2015

Rick Amor, Self portrait on the New York subway, 2004, oil on canvas, 46 x 56cm


The National Portrait Gallery's exhibition Rick Amor: 21 Portraits, curated by Dr Sarah Engledow, consists of 21 paintings, drawings and prints, selected to indicate major elements of the artist's work including his periods abroad, his commission works, his circle in Melbourne, his stern self-analysis and his brooding visions of the natural and built environment. 

Included in the exhibition are portraits of Niagara artists Jan Senbergs and Paul Boston. The exhibition runs from 28 November 2014 - 1 March 2015.

Richard Larter, The hairdresser, 1969, synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 133 x 122cm, Collection of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges


Niagara artist Richard Larter is featured in the incredible Pop to Popism exhibition at The Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition features more than 200 works exploring the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad.

Exhibition runs from 1 November 2014 - 1 March 2015

Noel McKenna, Favourite deceased artists, 2012, slip cast greenware with earthenware additions, Purchased 2012 Newcastle Art Gallery collection, Courtesy the artist


Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales, continuing in their series of exhibitions which focus on artists within their collection will show Absurdia: Noel McKenna - A Focus

McKenna's diverse and quirky depictions of life and the somewhat peculiar aspects of the everyday will feature in the exhibition, with works that span sculpture, paintings and ceramics. 

Exhibition runs from 23 August - 16 November 2014

Installation view of the 2014 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award


Niagara artists Yvonne Kendall and Jennifer Joseph have been selected as finalists in the 2014 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award.

An exhibition of the finalists' works will be held from Thursday, 30 October to Saturday, 13 December 2014 at the Deakin University Art Gallery.

Noel McKenna, Domestic interior, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 150.5 x 150.5cm


Congratulations to Julia Ciccarone and Noel McKenna, who have been selected as a finalists for the Sir John Sulman Prize 2014.

McKenna is also a finalist for the Wynne Prize 2014 with his work Palm Beach wharf, 2014.

Noel McKenna's Domestic interior, 2014 which has earned him a finalist position in the Sir John Sulman Prize, is pictured above.


Catalogue cover, Gunter Christmann, Now at Heide Museum of Modern Art


Gunter Christmann's survey exhibition Gunter Christmann: Now and Then at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen is the first survey exhibition of this remarkable painter in his 50 year career. Gunter worked closely with curator Lesley Harding on the exhibition before is death in late 2013.

A beautiful catalogue has been produced to accompany this exhibition and can be purchased via Niagara Galleries or from the Heide MoMA shop.

Exhibition runs from 26 July - 16 November 2014

Book cover, Pirianesi's Grandest Tour from Europe to Australia by Colin Holden


Rick Amor and Jan Senbergs are included in The Piranesi effect at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne. This exhibition coincides with Rome: Piranesi's vision at the State Library of Victoria.

The catalogue publication for these exhibitions is entitled Piranesi’s Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia and is available now. Amor's work features on the back cover of this beautiful book. 

Rome: Piranesi's vision at the State Library of Victoria runs from 22 February - 22 June 2014
The Piranesi effect at The Ian Potter Museum of Art runs from 20 February - 25 May 2014
Installation of works by Angela Brennan at Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria


Rick AmorStephen BenwellAngela Brennan, Jan Senbergs and Bradd Westmoreland are included in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria which celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne. Both Amor and Senbergs are showing at NGV International (St Kilda Road) and Benwell, Brennan and Westmoreland are being exhibited at NGV Australia (Federation Square).

Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria runs from 22 November 2013 - 23 March 2014