Noel McKenna Door, Hunter Valley oil and acrylic on door 204 x 77 x 9.5cm (20464)

Noel McKenna: Wynne Prize 2018

Congratulations to Wynne Prize finalist Noel McKenna with his entry Door, Hunter Valley. 

An exhibition of Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize 2018 finalists will run from 12 May – 9 September 2018 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

YVONNE KENDALL - BRAUER MUSEUM OF ART, USA

YVONNE KENDALL - BRAUER MUSEUM OF ART, USA

Drawing inspiration from the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation and incorporating personal imagery and biographical details, Yvonne Kendall, along with Henning Eichinger present the exhibition Overwhelming Beauty: Painting, Collage and Sculpture at Brauer Museum of Art in Valparaiso, USA.  

The exhibition runs from 9 January - 1 April 2018

Sean Meilak - The Design Files 2018

Sean Meilak - The Design Files 2018

Ahead of Art Month Sydney, The Design Files has profiled Sean Meilak's studio and work. A selection of work to be exhibited later in the year can be seen in the article, along with an interview photographs of the artist in his studio. 

Rubaba Haider, You are my Shams (Rumi) I, 2017, gouache on Fabriano paper, 32 x 35.5cm

Rubaba Haider at 2018 India Art Fair

Rubaba Haider's work is currently showing at the 2018 India Art Fair in New Delhi. Haider redefines traditional Hazara techniques of weaving and embroidery, using conventional materials in an unorthodox way. Threads, tears and fabric wefts tell a story of the upheavals that the artist has experienced in her life: the delicate intricacy revealing the fragility and strength of ties that bind people and communities together.
 
Her work was featured in an associated article for the Fair, 10 artworks from the 10th Edition of the India Art Fair you would want to own, which details the ten artworks that were considered the most impactful, both in terms of the themes explored and the material nature of the work.
 
2018 India Art Fair
New Delhi, India
9-12 February 2018
Ken Whisson, Far and few, far and few 2005-2006, oil on linen, 95 x 120cm

Ponyland: THE BIG PONY SHOW - Logan Art Gallery

Logan Art Gallery presents Ponyland: The Big Pony Show, featuring a fantastical collection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper with the pony as their subject. The exhibition includes works by Niagara artists Noel McKenna and Ken Whisson.

Exhibition runs from 1 December 2017 - 27 January 2018

 

Photograph by Eve Wilson

The Design Files Open House - Collingwood Arts Precinct

Sculptural pieces and works on paper by Niagara artist Sean Meilak are featured in the open plan showcase as part of The Design Files Open House.

This collaborative event hosted by The Design Files will schowcase the 'ultimate Australian home', - a bustling, colourful space furnished with locally designed furniture, homewares and lighting, as well as artwork by Australian artists, books by local authors and much more.

The event runs from 22 - 26 November 2017

Helen Maudsley photographed with her work by Selina Ou

Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley - National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria presents Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley, an exhibition of the artist's visual essays.

The exhibition features recent drawings and paintings through which Maudsley continues her exploration of visual languages, both personal and shared, drawing us into her reflections on human relationships and the world around her.

Exhibition runs 17 November 2017 - 12 March 2018

Rick Amor Waiting, 2016, oil on canvas, 151 x 143cm

Rick Amor: Painting Silence - Hamilton Gallery

Hamilton Gallery presents Rick Amor: Painting Silence, the most extensive public gallery exhibition of the acclaimed artist's work in nearly a decade.

Drawing attention to the visual impact of Rick Amor's large-scale paintings, the exhibition brings together works from private and public collections that are spatially seductive, tonally quiet and which invite the view into a place of stillness.

Exhibition runs from 6 November 2017 - 4 March 2018.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative Founding Members, 1987

The Boomalli Ten - Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

The Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative is marking it's 30th anniversary with an exhibition of works by its ten founding members, including Niagara's Brenda L. Croft and and Fiona Foley.

The co-operative’s long-standing operations have, and continue to be fundamental in the support and encouragement of members past, present and future.

Exhibition runs from 3 November 2017 - January 2018

 

Steven Rendall, Heads float about me, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 31cm

2017 Darebin Art Prize

Congratulations to Steven Rendall, who is a finalist in this year's Darebin Art Prize, a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art.

An exhibition of works by all finalists and winners will be held at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre from 28 October 2017 - 4 March 2018.

Rick Amor, Doll portrait, 2015 oil on canvas, 92 x 73cm

Romancing the Skull - Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat presents Romancing the Skull, an exhibition of works from the Middle Ages to now that concern the skull.

Including work by Niagara artist, Rick Amor, the exhibition explores the variety of metaporical associations engendered by this iconic symbol, laying bare our continued fasciantion with the physical form, mortality and decay.

Exhibition runs from 14 October 2017 - 28 January 2018

Unknown Australian, The Ninth Field Brigade, February 24, 1938 (Liverpool, NSW). Courtesy of the State Library NSW

The Unflinching Glaze - Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Niagara artist Stephen Benwell is featured in The Unflinching Glaze, a display of pottery accompanying Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's The Unflinching Gaze.

Both exhibitons explore the male figure through the lens of what curator Richard Perram OAM's characterises as his 'queer gaze'. The Unflinching Gaze is an important opportunity for the gallery to inform and educate the Bathurst community and affirm the local LGBTI community.

Exhibition runs from 14 October - 3 December 2017

Angela Brennan, An Open Future (detail), 2012, oil on linen, 180 x 220cm

Coney Island - Counihan Gallery

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick presents Coney Island, curated by Jane O'Neil.

Comprised of abstract works by emerging and established artists, including Niagara's Angela Brennan, the exhibition celebrates the shared and personal ways in which these artists approach the practice of abstraction.

Exhibition runs from 29 September - 29 October 2017.