Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Australian Art at the Mosman Art Gallery

Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Australian Art - Mosman Art Gallery

Mosman Art Gallery presents Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Australian Art, featuring Niagara's Noel McKenna alongside other significant Australian contemporary artists.

As part of the celebrations of the centenary of Taronga Zoo, this exhibition explores the complex and multi-layered relationships that humankind has with the animal kingdom. For more information and a full list of participating artists, visit the Mosman Art Gallery website.

Exhibition runs from 8 October - 27 November 2016

Works created as part of Noel McKenna's residency at the Watermill Center

CATS THAT I HAVE KNOWN - The Watermill Center

Niagara's Noel McKenna is currently artist in residence at The Watermill Center, USA throughout September.

Over the course of his residency, McKenna will create a series of works relating to the local landscape. He will also study works in the renowned Watermill Collection—a highly personal and eclectic collection of objects ranging widely across many cultures and all continents.

Update: McKenna's residency has culminated in the exhibition, CATS THAT I HAVE KNOWN at the Watermill Center. 

Exhibition runs from 17 September - 14 December 2016

Front cover of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art of Connecting: Ken Whisson exhibition July - Octobery 2016

Ken Whisson - Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art of Connecting 2016

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art of Connecting Program presents an exhibition of works by Ken Whisson.

This is the latest exhibition in a rotating art program showcasing the works of leading contemporary Australian artists. The catalogue features an essay by Whisson's colleague and friend, Niagara artist, Euan Macleod.

The works will on exhibition at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sydney from July - October 2016.

Jan Senbergs and Chris Wallace-Crab at the Australian Print Workshop

Those Imagined Cities - Australian Print Workshop

Australian Print Workshop presents Those Imagined Cities, a collaboration between Niagara artist, Jan Senbergs, and Chris Wallace-Crab. Six global cities, which the artists have never, and probably will never visit, are imagined in images by Jan Senbergs and poems by Chris Wallace-Crabbe. These images and poems are brought together in a limited edition portfolio.

An exhibition of works contained within the portfolio will run from 3 September - 8 October 2016 at the Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Fitzroy.

Martin Parr, Australia, Melbourne, 2008, from the series 'Luxury', pigment ink-jet print, 50.8 x 76.2cm

Glamour stakes: Martin Parr - Monash Gallery of Art

Niagara artist Martin Parr will be exhibiting at Monash Gallery of Art with his new solo exhibition, Glamour stakes: Martin Parr.

A selection of works from Parr's Luxury series will be on display, with a particular focus on photographs taken at horse racing events around the world, including the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, 2008.

Exhibition runs from 22 October - 4 December 2016

Angelina Pwerle, Bush Plum, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 118 x 199cm, image courtesy of Newcomb Art Museum

Marking the Infinite - Newcomb Art Museum

Newcomb Art Museum presents Marking the Infinite, showcasing works from contemporary women artists from Aboriginal Australia.

Offering a glimpse into the diverse contemporary art practice of Aboriginal Australia, the exhibition features work by Niagara's Angelina Pwerle alongside that of Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

Exhibition runs from August 20 – December 30, 2016

Julie Dowling’s The Pay-Back, from the Dissenting Voices exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Unknown Land, Dissenting Voices and Gifts to the Fallen - Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia presents three related exhibitions, Unknown Land, Dissenting Voices and Gifts to the Fallen. Each offers different a perspective on the colonisation of Western Australia by Europeans.

The work of Niagara artist, Julie Dowling, is featured in both Unknown Land and Dissenting Voices alongside other prominent Indigenous artists, including Gordon Hookey, Tracey Moffatt, Gordon Bennett and Lin Onus. For further information, visit Art Gallery of Western Australia's website.

Unknown Land runs from 17 September 2016 - 20 January 2017
Dissenting Voices runs from 20 August 2016 - 8 January 2017
Gifts to the Fallen runs from 2 July 2016 - July 2017

Song Ling Face 60, 2012, ink on paper, 70 x 50cm

Mutualism - Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition

The China Cultural Centre, Sydney presents Mutualism - Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition, featuring work by Niagara's Song Ling alongside contemporary Chinese artists, Qiu Zhenzhong, Wang Huangsheng, Chen Ping, Mi Jingming, Zhen Youling, Sun Xiaofeng and Yu Boming.

The exhibition draws attention to the artists' creative practice as an aspect of a broader ecosystem of creativity, innovation, observation, interaction, analyse, cooperation and mutualism.

Exhibition runs from 12 August - early September 2016

Martin Parr, Castlerea. Country Roscommon. E. J. McDermot Ltd. Cash Railway Terminal. Denise Hart., 1983, image courtesy of Roscommon Arts Centre

Martin Parr: So Near & So Far - Roscommon Arts Centre

Roscommon Arts Centre presents So Near & So Far, an exhibition of photographic prints by Martin Parr.

The photographs featured in this exhibition were taken during the artist's time living in Boyle, Co. Roscommon from 1981 - 1983.

Exhibition runs from 11 August - 11 October 2016

Angela Brennan, The anxiety of painting, 2016, oil on linen, 160 x 160cm

The R & M McGirvern Prize 2016

Niagara artist Angela Brennan has been shortlisted for the triennial R & M McGirvern Prize 2016 with her work, The anxiety of painting. The theme for this year's prize is 'text' in painting - as found object, marker, descriptor, defacement or formal surface.

Artspace at Realm will hold an exhibition of finalists' work from 16 September - 20 November 2016.

Stephen Benwell, Statue (blue arm), 2015, earthenware, 27 x 9.5 x 9cm

Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize 2016

Congratulations to Niagara ceramicist, Stephen Benwell, who has been selected as a finalist in the Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize with his work, Statue (blue arm) 2015. For a full list of finalists, visit the prize's website.

An exhibition of finalists' works will be held at Woollahra Council, Sydney from 15 - 30 October 2016.

Angela Brennan: The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs) at KNULP, Sydney

Angela Brennan: The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs) - KNULP

KNULP presents The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs), a solo exhibition by Niagara artist, Angela Brennan. KNULP is an independent art space in Camperdown, Sydney that presents monthly solo and group exhibitions showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists.

Exhibition runs from 4 - 24 August 2016

Euan Heng, Point of view (study), 2016, pencil on paper, 122 x 57cm

Paul Guest Prize 2016 - Bendigo Art Gallery

Niagara artist, Euan Heng, has been announced as one of the finalists for the Paul Guest Prize 2016, with his drawing, Point of view (study) 2016. For a full list of finalists, visit Bendigo Art Gallery's website.

An exhibition of finalists' work will be held at Bendigo Art Gallery from 27 August - 16 October 2016.