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Artist Spotlight: Rick Amor

Celebrating the streetscapes of Melbourne, Romancing the Streetscape, the current exhibition at Town Hall Gallery includes several paintings by Rick Amor. The exhibition also includes work by William Breen, Andrew Browne, Mark Chu, Robert Clinch, Cathy Drummond and Dani McKenzie. Art collector Norman Rosenblatt features in the 2023 edition of Art Collector’s ’50 things collectors should know’, out now. In an article written by Duro Jovicic, Norman Rosenblatt’s passionate collecting, and the recent exhibition Eyes that see: the Collection of Norman Rosenblatt at Bayside Gallery in Brighton are discussed, as well as work by Rick Amor and David Keeling. Pick up a copy of the latest issue of Art Collector here Romancing the StreetscapeTown Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourneuntil 15 April 2023 Rick Amor is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries in October 2023

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Sharjah Biennial 15: Sangeeta Sandrasegar

Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present features works by more than 150 artists from across the globe, including Sangeeta Sandrasegar. Sandrasegar’s new body of work On the field of Truth, on the battlefield of life IV, 2022 was unveiled as part of the opening week events last week. Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the PresentSharjah, the United Arab Emiratesuntil 11 June 2023

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Rubaba Haider in wHole at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Drawing together a diverse range of artworks by contemporary Australian artists, the current exhibition wHole at Heide Museum of Modern Art features work by Rubaba Haider. Curated by Melissa Keys, the exhibition explores a range of works that display an interest in the phenomena of openings and absences and an underlying desire for completeness. Alongside Rubaba Haider, exhibiting artists include: Rushdi Anwar, Kushana Bush, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Lucio Fontana, Mira Gojak, Robert Jacks, Anish Kapoor, Titus Kaphar, Lindy Lee, Gordon Matta-Clark, Noriko Nakamura, S.J Norman, Rosslynd Piggott, Norma Redpath and Ricky Swallow. wHoleHeide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Melbourneuntil 5 March 2023 Rubaba Haider is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries in March 2023

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Artist Spotlight: Stephen Benwell

Stephen Benwell‘s work features in two current exhibitions in New South Wales, as well as an upcoming exhibition at Bundanon Art Museum. Thinking Through Pink at Wollongong Art Gallery is curated by Dr Sally Gray and includes works from the Wollongong Art Gallery collection; decorative arts from the Powerhouse collection, Sydney; posters from the archives of second-wave feminist artists Jan Fieldsend and Marie McMahon and works by invited contemporary artists. Clay Dynasty at Powerhouse Museum celebrates studio ceramics in Australia and features works from the 1960s through to the present day. The exhibition features more than 400 objects from the Powerhouse’s significant ceramics collection, including works by Stephen Benwell and Angela Brennan. The upcoming exhibition Fantastic Forms celebrates Bundanon’s 30th Anniversary. Curated by Boe-Lin Bastian and Sophie O’Brien, Fantastic forms features ceramics, sculpture and animation, and brings together new commissions by three contemporary Australian artists, Nabilah Nordin, Stephen Benwell and Rubyrose Bancroft, with Bundanon’s expansive collection of drawings by artist

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Artist Spotlight: Brenda L. Croft

Brenda L. Croft has received attention from a number of journalists and publications for her exhibition and projections Naabami (thou shall/will see): Barangaroo (army of me) and Dyin Nura (Women’s Place), which featured in Sydney Festival last month. Croft featured in several articles in The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as on SBS World News, NITV, in The Age, Koori Mail, Indesign Live, Habitus Living, The Art Guide, Art Almanac and National Indigenous Times. In addition, a ten minute interview with Croft aired on 2ser, and Art Collector published an extensive article in their latest issue, which includes an interview with Croft, about her career and her Sydney Festival projects. Pick up a copy of Art Collector here. Following this, Sydney’s largest biennial survey of contemporary Australian Art, The National 4 will feature work by Brenda L. Croft. The biennial will be held across four sites: Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks, MCA Australia and Campbelltown Art Centre and will include 53 artists and collectives In addition, Brenda L. Croft’s work is now showing

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Artist Spotlight: Kevin Lincoln

Kevin Lincoln: Evoking Gippsland closes at Gippsland Art Gallery this week. This must-see exhibition features paintings and drawings by Kevin Lincoln, including some bound in the artist’s travel books, spanning a period of forty years. Subjects range from Wilsons Promontory, Tenby Point, Wattle Point, Lindenow, Kilcunda, and Grantville, Mitchell River, Powlett River, and the rolling hills of South Gippsland. In addition, Kevin Lincoln features in the October 2022 issue of Art Collector. ‘A Monumental Presence’, written by John McDonald explores Lincoln’s early career and his latest work. Order your copy here. Kevin Lincoln: Evoking GippslandGippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoriauntil 19 February 2023 Kevin Lincoln is exhibiting at Niagara Galleries in August 2023

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Artist Spotlight: Helen Maudsley

The current exhibition housed in Bolton Court in Bendigo Art Gallery features abstract art spanning from the 1930s to the present day. Included in the exhibition is work by Helen Maudsley (pictured above with two works by Kate Tucker), alongside work by a number of important Australian artists including Richard Larter, Jenny Watson and Robert Jacks. Against The Odds at Art Gallery of WA celebrates the work of women artists held in the State Art Collection, focusing on art made in the 1950s. Prompted by the recent purchase of a significant early painting by Helen Maudsley, Against The Odds includes works by thirty-two artists, working across all media. In addition, Monash University Museum of Art has announced the artists whose work will be included in the upcoming exhibition Thin Skin, including paintings by Helen Maudsley. Curated by Australian, London-based writer, curator and former editor of frieze magazine, Jennifer Higgie, Thin Skin will feature works by more than thirty artists from Australia

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Artist Spotlight: Brenda L. Croft

Brenda L. Croft has a number of upcoming projects including an exhibition and projection project with Sydney Festival in January 2023. In Dyin Nura (Women’s Place), commanding portraits by Croft will be projected across Old Government House, Parramatta. Supported by Lendlease, evenings of music and performance will feature from the 19-22 January. In addition, Croft’s exhibition Naabami (thou shall/will see): Barangaroo (army of me), will feature on the headland at Barangaroo from 5-29 January and at The National 4, at Art Gallery of New South Wales. Read more about Sydney Festival in Broadsheet and Australian Arts Review. In addition, Brenda L. Croft’s work also features in the 20th-Century galleries Rehang exhibition at Art Gallery of New South Wales and the nationally touring exhibition Still in my mind: Gurindji location is currently on at The Drill Hall Gallery, ANU. A range of public programs will be held at The Drill Hall Gallery from the 13-14 December 2022. Details can be found here. Brenda

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Rubaba Haider in wHole at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Drawing together a diverse range of artworks by contemporary Australian artists, the upcoming exhibition wHole at Heide Museum of Modern Art features work by Rubaba Haider. Curated by Melissa Keys, the exhibition explores a range of works that display an interest in the phenomena of openings and absences and an underlying desire of completeness. Alongside Rubaba Haider, exhibition artists include: Rushdi Anwar, Kushana Bush, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Lucio Fontana, Mira Gojak, Robert Jacks, Anish Kapoor, Titus Kaphar, Lindy Lee, Gordon Matta-Clark, Noriko Nakamura, S.J Norman, Rosslynd Piggott, Norma Redpath and Ricky Swallow. wHoleHeide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Melbourne15 November 2022 – 26 February 2023

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Artist Spotlight: Stephen Benwell

Stephen Benwell‘s work features in a number of current exhibitions nationally. His work was shortlisted for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and an exhibition of the 49 finalists’ work is currently showing at Woollahra Gallery. ⁠Voting for the Viewer’s Choice Award is open until Sunday, 20 November. Vote here.   Thinking Through Pink, opening next month at Wollongong Art Gallery also features Benwell’s work. The exhibition, described as a contemplation on the politics and pleasures of colour, is curated by Dr Sally Gray and includes works from the Wollongong Art Gallery collection; decorative arts from the Powerhouse collection, Sydney; posters from the archives of second-wave feminist artists Jan Fieldsend and Marie McMahon and works by invited contemporary artists. In addition, Stephen Benwell’s work is included in the exhibition The Sun at Midnight, currently at The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne. The exhibition features work by five contemporary artists, including Benwell and reflects the continuing influence of

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