Exhibition

Steven Rendall: Heide Museum of Modern Art

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, VIC
until 21 April 2024

Brenda L. Croft: Gorman Museum of Native American Art

Brenda L. Croft features in the exhibition Reflecting Lenses: Twenty Years of Photography at the Gorman Museum in California, USA. The exhibition presents highlights from the Gorman Museum of Native American Art collection by more than two dozen Indigenous artists from North America, Aotearoa, and Australia. The exhibition highlights self-representation and the works are accompanied by text by the artists featured. Read more about the exhibition in The Reporter here.

In addition, Brenda L. Croft featured in an Art Guide article exploring ancestral legacies and her continued engagement with family and culture in her practice. Read more here.

Reflecting Lenses: Twenty Years of Photography at the Gorman Museum
Gorman Museum of Native American Art, Davis, CA, USA
until 1 September 2024

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Noel McKenna

Congratulations to Noel McKenna, finalist in both the Adelaide Perry Prize and the Darling Portrait Prize.

The Adelaide Perry Prize is an annual acquisitive award hosted by PLC, Sydney and was judged by Sasha Grishin this year.

The Darling Portrait Prize is a biennial national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015). This year the prize will be judged by Bree Pickering, Director, National Portrait Gallery; Erin Vink, Curator First Nations Art (local and global), Art Gallery of New South Wales and Tara Heffernan, Art Historian and Critic. An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be held at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra from 22 June to 22 September 2024.

Noel McKenna also features in the latest issue of MCA magazine. Purchase your copy here.

The Darling Portrait Prize
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
22 June – 22 September 2024

Dianne Jones: Midland Junction Art Centre

Curated by Samara King, the exhibition Re.Collection, currently showing at Midland Junction Art Centre features a diverse reimaging of archival photography by First Nation artists Dianne Jones, Jarnda Councillor-Barns and Katie West.

Re.Collection
Midland Junction Art Centre, Midland, WA 
until 5 May 2024

Rick Amor: Geelong Gallery

Rick Amor features in the current exhibition The O’Donohue & Kiss Gift at Geelong Gallery. The exhibition of works on paper is drawn from generous gifts made to Geelong Gallery by local collectors Conrad O’Donohue and Rosemarie Kiss in 2010 and 2019 and includes work by Honore Daumier, Jim Dine, Francisco Goya, Grahame King, Hertha Kluge-Pott, Helen Ogilvie, Salvatore Rosa, and James McNeill Whistler, alongside works by Rick Amor.

The O’Donohue & Kiss Gift
Geelong Gallery, Geelong, VIC
until 21 July 2024

Rick Amor is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries in August 2024. 

Euan Macleod: Orange Regional Gallery

Euan Macleod: Flux, an Orange Regional Gallery and ANU Drill Hall Gallery partnership exhibition features a series of en plein air paintings Macleod made on Haupapa Tasman Glacier in New Zealand’s South Island, alongside large scale paintings completed upon his return to his studio.

Showing alongside the glacier paintings are 200 works from Euan Macleod‘s ongoing series of portraits of his friend Geoff Dixon. The series started in 2021 during Covid lockdowns with Macleod painting screenshots of his FaceTime calls with Dixon.

Euan Macleod: Flux
Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
until 2 June 2024

Euan Macleod is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries later in 2024. 

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Helen Maudsley

Helen Maudsley‘s work features in the current Deakin University Art Gallery exhibition Conversations in space, alongside works by Alex Hobba, Noriko Nakamura and Laura Skerlj. The group exhibition includes painting, animation and sculptural works. Read the exhibition catalogue here.

In addition, Helen Maudsley features in the National Gallery of Australia’s yearly publication The Annual 2023. Senior Curator of Australian Art Elspeth Pitt visited Helen Maudsley in her studio to discuss the National Gallery’s recent acquisition of her painting SELVES, SURVIVING OTHERS. Purchase your copy of The Annual 2023 here.

Conversations in space
Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA, Melbourne Burwood Campus,
Burwood, Melbourne, VIC
until 5 April 2024

Helen Maudsley is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries in July 2024.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Angela Brennan

An exciting exhibition of Angela Brennan‘s is now on at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Angela Brennan: Tête-à-tête & Vis-à-vis features a new series of large-scale abstract paintings alongside a sculpture inspired by a 19th-century-style conversation couch owned by the Art Gallery of Ballarat which Angela became acquainted with when visiting the Gallery as a teenager. 

In addition, Angela Brennan’s work features in the exhibition At Home with Painting at SCA Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts until 20 April 2024. Curated by Madeleine Kelly, At Home with Painting includes paintings by Angela Brennan alongside work by Hany Armanious, Amber Boardman, Diena Georgetti, Alex Gawronski, Newell Harry, Madeleine Kelly, Spencer Lai, Archie Moore, Jahnne Pasco-White, Lisa Radford, Tim Schultz, Jelena Telecki and Rex Veal.

Angela Brennan: Tête-à-tête & Vis-à-vis
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC
until 21 April 2024

At Home with Painting
SCA Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, NSW
until 20 April 2024

Angela Brennan is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries later in 2024. 

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Martin Parr

Two solo exhibitions from British photographer Martin Parr are currently on in Wales and the USA. The exhibition Beside the sea – Tenby through the lens of Martin Parr features photographs by Martin Parr taken around the seaside town of Tenby between 2008 and 2020. The Parr Survey at Harper’s Gallery, New York is Martin Parr’s second solo show at the venue.

In Australia, Martin Parr’s work can be seen in Photography: Real and Imagined at NGV Australia alongside works by Brenda L. Croft and Dianne Jones.

The Parr Survey
Harper’s Chelsea 534 + Harper’s Books, New York, NY, USA
until 16 December 2023

Photography: Real and Imagined
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square, Melbourne
until 4 February 2024

Beside the sea – Tenby through the lens of Martin Parr
Tenby Museum, Tenby, Wales
until 1 April 2024

Julie Dowling: Shepparton Art Museum

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.

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

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