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

PANORAMA - TARRAWARRA MUSEUM OF ART

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

EVENTIDE - 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 WAITING ROOM - ARTBANK

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

BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE 2016

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

AUTHENTICITY...? - INCINERATOR GALLERY

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

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE - MEGALO PRINT STUDIO

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

CLIMARTE - ARTS FOR A SAFE CLIMATE 2016

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

HERE&NOW16 / GENYM

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

BEST IN SHOW: DOGS IN AUSTRALIAN ART - ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY

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

WITH SECRECY & DISPATCH - CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE 2016

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

UNIVERSAL/PERSONAL

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.