Day: 18 February 2023

Art Collector: Ken Whisson

“Although he lived an unusually long and purposeful life, it is not easy to accept that the author of those unforgettable pictures has gone. There will never be another like him.” Joe Frost discusses the work of the late Ken Whisson in the latest issue of Art Collector. Read more by ordering your copy here.

Artist Spotlight: Fiona Foley

Fiona Foley‘s work features in the current exhibition Significs at Conners Conners. Significs brings together work by a number of contemporary Australian artists who explore explores text through the ideas of signs, semiotics and perception.

Featuring work by both Dianne Jones and Fiona FoleyBeating about the bush: a new lens on Australian Impressionism, at Art Gallery of Ballarat pairs work by female photographers who have re-examined the Australian landscape with works drawn from the gallery’s collection of Australian Impressionist landscape paintings.

Conners Conners, Fitzroy, Melbourne
until 4 March 2023

Beating about the bush: a new lens on Australian Impressionism
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria
until 19 February 2023

Martin Parr’s first solo exhibition at Clementine de la Feronniere

Martin Parr‘s first solo exhibition at Clementine de la Feronniere has opened in Paris. Photographs from the 1970s to present day feature in his latest exhibition, with subjects ranging from tourism, small shops, horse races, sporting spectators and village fairs.

Martin Parr
Clementine de la Feronniere, Paris, France
until 12 May 2023

Artist Spotlight: Steven Rendall

Works by Steven Rendall are currently being shown in two artist run exhibitions in Melbourne. The Bureau for the Organisation of Origins (BOO!) in Fitzroy Gardens is open Tuesday to Saturdays 11am until 5pm and is currently exhibiting works by Steven Rendall, along with Parminder Kaur, Tobias Titz with Alum Cheedy and Bobby Bunungurr, Patrick Pound, Saffron Newey, Scotty So, Hootan Heydari, Katyan Javan, Edie Duffy, Julie Vinci and more.

Steven Rendall’s work is also showing at Brunswick Temporary. Bringing together work by six artists who explore the interplay of our digital/physical existence in contemporary life, A sky the colour of a dead channel continues until 25 February.

Origin of Images (Oi!)
The Pavilion, Fitzroy Gardens, Fitzroy, Melbourne
until 4 March 2023

A sky the colour of a dead channel
Brunswick Temporary, Brunswick, Melbourne
until 25 February 2023

Steven Rendall is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries in May 2023.

Artist Spotlight: Euan Macleod

Euan Macleod‘s work features in two current exhibitions in Queensland. Peter Kingston / Euan Macleod: Travelling North at Cairns Art Gallery, and the group exhibition entitled WrestleMANIA at Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton. WrestleMANIA brings together work by twenty contemporary sculptors, painters, cartoonists and new media artists who have all responded to the sport and theatre of wrestling. Drawn from the Cairns Art Gallery collection, Peter Kingston / Euan Macleod: Travelling North features work by the two artists that respond to the vibrancy of life in the tropics.

Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton, QLD
until 26 February 2023

Peter Kingston / Euan Macleod: Travelling North
Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns, QLD
until 5 March 2023

Artist Spotlight: Rick Amor

Celebrating the streetscapes of Melbourne, Romancing the Streetscape, the current exhibition at Town Hall Gallery includes several paintings by Rick Amor. The exhibition also includes work by William Breen, Andrew Browne, Mark Chu, Robert Clinch, Cathy Drummond and Dani McKenzie.

Art collector Norman Rosenblatt features in the 2023 edition of Art Collector’s ’50 things collectors should know’, out now. In an article written by Duro Jovicic, Norman Rosenblatt’s passionate collecting, and the recent exhibition Eyes that see: the Collection of Norman Rosenblatt at Bayside Gallery in Brighton are discussed, as well as work by Rick Amor and David Keeling. Pick up a copy of the latest issue of Art Collector here

Romancing the Streetscape
Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne
until 15 April 2023

Rick Amor is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries in October 2023

PERTH FESTIVAL: Tennant Creek Brio

Tennant Creek Brio, whose exhibition Radioactive Anomalies is currently on at Niagara Galleries feature in Black Sky at Perth Festival, alongside Julie Dowling. Held at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Black Sky includes Tennant Creek Brio and Julie Dowling’s work, which appear alongside Tracey Moffatt, Gombawarrah-Yinhawangka Traditional Owners and Michael Bonner.

Black Sky
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Crawley, Perth
until 22 April 2023 

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