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.

Image courtesy of NGV Australia

JAN SENBERGS: OBSERVATION-IMAGINATION

NGV Australia presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Niagara artist Jan Senberg's work, Observation - Imagination.

Program highlights include talks by curators, writers and arts practitioners, providing audiences with insights into Jan Senbergs’s artwork and creative practice, beginning with a special opening weekend conversation with eminent art historian Patrick McCaughey. For a full list of public programs, visit the exhibition's page on NGV Australia's website.

The exhibition runs from 18 March - late June 2016

UNSEEN CITY: PHOTOS BY MARTIN PARR

UNSEEN CITY: PHOTOS BY MARTIN PARR

Niagara artist Martin Parr is exhibiting at Guildhall Art Gallery, showing photographs that reflect Parr's time as the City of London's photographer-in-residence.

Exhibition runs from 4 March - 31 July 2016

Glenn Barkley, Carbuncle pot with drooping polyp (with Lyn Havilah), from The Museum of the Worm, 2015-16, earthenware, stoneware, collage, enamel, synthetic polymer paint, timber, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art, Sydney

2016 ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART - MAGIC OBJECT

Niagara artist Glenn Barkley’s work will be on display in Gallery 22 at the Art Gallery of South Australia during Magic Object, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

For a full list of participating artists, visit Magic Object's website. 

The biennial runs from 27 Februrary - 15 May 2016

Euan Macleod, Barrow Man, 2007, oil on canvas. Private Collection

EUAN MACLEOD: PAINTER AT THE SUTER ART GALLERY TE ARATOI O WHAKATU

The Suter Art Gallery Te Akatoi Whakatu has opened Euan Macleod - Painter, a major touring retrospective of the artist's paintings. 

Spanning three decades of Euan Macleod's prolific career, 39 canvases take viewers on a journey not only through physical landscapes but also through states of mind and being. As well as asking how each of us engages with nature, the exhibition hints at myths and narratives from human history–processes of discovery, conflict and resolution.

Exhibition runs from 20 February - 1 May 2016 at The Suter, before touring New Zealand.

Installation view of The Garden of Earthly Delights at Westspace

The Garden of Earthly Delights - West Space

Niagara artists Glenn Barkley and Angela Brennan are holding a collaborative exhibition, The Garden of Earthly Delights at West Space.

Taking inspiration from Renaissance works such as Heironymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights (1503–1515) and Andrea Mantegna’s Agony in the garden (1457-59), Angela Brennan engages with the temporal instability of such works through improvised paintings, while Glenn Barkley draws on the surreal elements of the natural world depicted in these paintings, creating a series of wildly animated ceramic sculptures and wall hangings.

Exhibition runs from 12 February - 12 March 2016

THE RHUBARB TRIANGLE AND OTHER STORIES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN PARR

THE RHUBARB TRIANGLE AND OTHER STORIES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN PARR

The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting a new commission and major survey exhibition by Niagara photographer Martin Parr.

Comprising over 300 photographs taken over the past 40 years, The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories is the largest Martin Parr exhibition in the UK since his 2002 Barbican retrospective.

Exhibition runs from 4 February - 12 June 2016

 

Martin Parr, Italy, Lake Garda, 1999. Photo courtesy of the artist/Magnum Photos

Life's a Beach - Martin Parr

Niagara's Martin Parr will be exhibiting at the Bondi Pavilion with Life's a Beach, a humerous retrospective cataloguing Parr's career-long obsession with photographing people by the seaside.

Exhibition runs 31 January - 27 March 2016

Helen Maudsley, Through the Never Country. Going; Rushing Along. Here and There and Never Was., 2010, oil on canvas, 34 x 54cm

DIALECT: WORKS FROM THE TOWN HALL GALLERY COLLECTION

Dialect: Works from the Town Hall Gallery Collection includes work by Niagara artist Helen Maudsley, alongside examples by Fred Williams, Eric Thake, Ian Armstrong and Robert Jacks. 

The exhibition considers the way in which artists develop styles and marks that form a type of handwriting, particular to each artist. Viewers are encouraged to look at how some artists have changed their style over the years, while others have a very clear signature that has become like a trademark.

Exhibition runs from 16 January - 6 March 2016

Julia Ciccarone Harvest, 2008, oil on linen, 122 x 122cm

ON THE BEACH: LEISURE, PLEASURE, CONFLICT

On the Beach: Leisure, Pleasure, Conflict at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery includes works by Niagara artists Julia CiccaroneFiona Foley and Dianne Jones, alongside Tracey Moffatt, Brett Whiteley, Jeffrey Smart and Gordon Bennett, as well as a host of other incredible artists.

The exhibition explores the beach as a stage that 'reveal[s] the pleasurable, recreational or, more disturbingly, the poignant and confronting aspects of our past and present' - Jane Alexander, exhibition catalogue foreword

Exhibition runs until 28 February 2016

Euan Heng, Normandy Livestock, 1997, linocut on paper, 27 x 20.7 cm. Image courtesy of MRAG

Euan Heng: From the MRAG collection - Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2015-16

The Maitland Regional Art Gallery presents an exhibition of prints by Euan Heng, donated to the MRAG Collection by the artist in 2005.

Heng's storybook-like imagery often obscures unsettling undercurrents in his imagery, a concept thoroughly explored in this exhibition. For more information, see MRAG's summer program guide.

Exhibition runs from 5 December 2015 - 7 February 2016