Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: Space YZ at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn has recreated work from her time in art school for Space YZ, the current exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham. The exhibition features 88 artists who are alumni of the former Western Sydney University art school (formerly known as University of Western Sydney).

Space YZ
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW
Thursday, 7 January – Sunday, 14 March 2021

David Keeling: Stranger at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

An important survey exhibition of David Keeling’s work is currently on at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Curated by Jane Stewart, David Keeling: Stranger brings together more than 70 works by Keeling, completed from the 1980s through to 2020 and is the fourth in the TMAG exhibition series Living Australian Artists.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery have produced an impressive publication to accompany David Keeling: Stranger exhibition. Contact their bookshop on (03) 6165 7070 to secure a copy.

David Keeling: Stranger
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
until Sunday, 14 February 2021

Know My Name at National Gallery of Australia

Know My Name, The National Gallery of Australia’s gender equity initiative is now on. Access the extensive program of exhibitions & events and discover commissions, creative collaborations, publications and partnerships here. ⁠⠀
Niagara Galleries wholeheartedly supports this initiative, which aims to enhance the understanding of women artist’s contribution to Australia’s cultural life. Niagara artists included in the initiative are: Brenda L. Croft, Julie Dowling, Fiona Foley, Pat Larter, Helen Maudsley, Lena Nyadbi and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn. ⁠⠀

Read more about Know My Name in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Conversation, ABC news, Artshub and The Canberra Times and visit the official Know My Name site here.

Brenda L. Croft was a panellist in Alternate Histories, a conference that is part of Know My Name. Watch it here. Croft’s portrait Matlilda was discussed by Genevieve Grieves during Where to now?, which can be accessed here.

Know My Name
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Part One: until 4 July 2021
Part Two: opens in late July 2021

Helen Wright: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial

Real worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020 presents the work of eight contemporary Australian artists who create extraordinary new worlds through their complex and inventive drawing practices. Helen Wright‘s work is now showing alongside Martin Bell, Matt Coyle, Nathan Hawkes, Danie Mellor, Peter Mungkuri, Becc Ország and Jack Stahel in the Biennial. Hear from curator Anne Ryan and watch a walk through of the exhibition here.

Helen Wright joined Jack Stahel and Yumi Stynes for Art After Hours Online last month. Watch the conversation here. In addition, Wright recently contributed to Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Look magazine, with the article The Art That Made Me. Read the article here. Read more about the Biennial here.

Real worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
until Saturday, 7 February 2021

Niagara Galleries: open by appointment only

Art does matter…especially when the world can feel troubling and confusing.
However, in the best interest of the community, Niagara Galleries will open by appointment only from Thursday, 19 March, following recommendations by the Australian government and the World Health Organisation.
The exhibition program will continue as scheduled and will be available online, or to view by appointment. Please call (03) 9429 3666 or email mail@niagaragalleries.com.au to arrange an appointment.
Transport and delivery of purchased works will continue to be arranged during this time, please contact registrar@niagaragalleries.com.au. For any other queries contact mail@niagaragalleries.com.au.
The Niagara team are dedicated to staying connected, continuing to support our artists, friends and the wider community. We look forward to keeping you up to date online, via our website, and social media channels, and by phone, until we are able to open the gallery doors again.
Stay connected and stay well.

Euan Macleod: High Wire

Euan Macleod has collaborated with author, Lloyd Jones to create a hardback book, weaving together words and pictures in the first of Massey University Press’ kõrero series. The venture aims to explore the potential of images and writing to compliment and elevate one another.

The book will be available to purchase from Massey University Press in April.

Brenda L. Croft: National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Congratulations to Brenda L. Croft, whose powerful portrait Matilda (Ngambri/Ngunnawal), 2020, has been shortlisted for the 2020 National Photographic Portrait Prize. An exhibition of finalists work will be held at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra from March and then tour New South Wales and Queensland througout the year and into 2021. The winner will be announced on the 19th of March.

National Photographic Portrait Prize
National Portrait Gallery
6 March – 10 May 2020 and touring

Euan Macleod: Nockart Gallery

In October, Euan Macleod will be exhibiting at NockArt Gallery alongside Rodney Pople in an exhibition titled Shadows: Hong Kong 2020. Paintings by the artists will explore themes of alienation, tenacity, defiance and impudence in relation to the physical and political landscape of contemporary Hong Kong.

Shadows: Hong Kong 2020
NockArt Gallery, Hong Kong
Opening in October 2020

February 15th, 2020

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