ACU Art Collection: Contemporary Visions

ACU’s latest publication ACU Art Collection: Contemporary Visions focuses on modern and contemporary works from the collection ACU Art Collection. Contemporary Visions features artworks by sixty artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics and more, including Angela BrennanFiona FoleyEuan Heng and Sangeeta Sandrasegar.

Read more about the publication and order your copy here.

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: Aflame

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: Aflame at Campbelltown Arts Centre has now closed, but a number of journalists have written about the well-received exhibition. Savanhdary Vongpoothorn: Aflame was previewed by Nikita Holcombe for Artist Profile and reviewed by Gina Fairley for Artshub. Read about the exhibition in Artist Profile here and Artshub here.


Fiona Foley‘s work features in the upcoming exhibition Loose Knot Chorus, presented by independent arts platform Suite7a. Loose Knot Chorus includes emerging and established contemporary artists from Australia, Aotearoa, Palestine & the US.

In addition, Fiona Foley was shortlisted for the Kate Challis RAKA/Ruth Adeney Koori Award. Since 1991, the Kate Challis RAKA Award has shown recognition and support for First Peoples creatives and artists across prose, poetry, script writing, drama and visual arts and has amplified the practices of emerging and established artists, who have made a significant impact and contribution to the arts within the past five years. Read more about the awards and Fiona Foley’s work here.

Loose Knot Chorus
Petersham Town Hall, Petersham, Sydney
10 – 17 November 2023
Register here for the opening night: Thursday 9th Nov 6-9pm


A solo exhibition of recent painting and collages by Euan Heng opens in Edinburgh next week. Regarding the exhibition, entitled Archipelago, Euan Heng states “at the moment of assembly, paper-cut collages give shape to and advance the corresponding paintings and small sculptures.”

In addition, Euan Heng’s work features on the front cover of the recent publication by Subhash Jaireth titled George Orwell’s Elephant & Other Essays. View the cover and order your copy here.


The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2-25 November 2023

Steven Rendall: data for future paintings

Curated by Melissa Keys and Laura Lantieri, Steven Rendall and Albert Tucker: data for future paintings at Heide Museum of Modern Art features a new series of work by Steven Rendall, prompted by, and exhibited alongside selected studies and photographs by Albert Tucker.

Steven Rendall and Albert Tucker: data for future paintings
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Melbourne 
until 17 March 2024


Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia, at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the largest overview of art by First People of Australia artists to be presented in Aotearoa and features work by Julie Dowling. Drawn from the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Ever Present highlights the diverse peoples and artistic practices across Australia. The artworks included in the exhibition address Australia’s complex histories and challenge stereotypes about First People of Australia. Read more about the exhibition in the NZ HeraldABC NewsSydney Morning HeraldArtshub and Broadsheet.

In addition, a tender portrait by Julie Dowling of her own grandmother features in the exhibition Dance Me to the End of Love at Shepparton Art Museum. Works in the exhibition are selected from the SAM collection and include ceramics, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, assemblage and installation.

Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand until 29 October 2023

Dance Me to the End of Love
Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria 
until 11 February 2024


Angela Brennan‘s Portrait of Erik Jensen is currently on display at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, the first stop on the Archibald Prize 2023 regional tour and the only Victorian venue for the exhibition.

Brennan’s work also features in BLAZE: people made known at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, which features portraits drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.

In addition, We wanna be free: Paintings from the 1980s and 1990s in the VCA Collection at Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery, includes work by Angela Brennan, as well as Dale Hickey.  

Archibald Prize 2023
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VIC until 5 November 2023

BLAZE: people made known
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Crawley, Perth until 9 December 2023

We wanna be free: Paintings from the 1980s and 1990s in the VCA Collection  
Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery, Southbank
until 4 November 2023

Dale Hickey: Weaving Together

Artbank and the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) have partnered to present the group exhibition Weaving Together – Tapestries from the Artbank Collection. The exhibition celebrates the initiative of founding Directors Sue Walker (Victorian Tapestry Workshop) and Graeme Sturgeon (Artbank), which resulted in the acquisition of a number of tapestries by emerging and established Australian artists from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, now known as the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW). The exhibition features a major collaboration between Dale Hickey and the ATW.

Weaving Together – Tapestries from the Artbank Collection
Artbank Melbourne, Collingwood, Melbourne
until 17 November 2023

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