NIKE SAVVAS is one of six distinguished artists exhibiting in Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships. The exhibition celebrates the 25th anniversary of Gordon Samstag’s bequest, which led to establishment of the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships, and will showcase pivotal work by the participating artists. New work by Nike Savvas will be on view in the show.

Quicksilver will be on view from 14 October to 9 December 2016.

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A review by Tessa Laird of the TarraWarra Biennial 2016 exhibition Endless Circulation, at the TarraWarra Museum of Art, appears as a key feature on Art Agenda. 

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS's video works within the show are described within the review: 

Eugenia Raskoupolous’ Rootreroot (2016) figures a north/south divide. Above, an olive branch sweeps a perfect clockwise circle into soil; below, the same arm sweeps a native Australian wattle branch counter-clockwise. The aerial perspectives (shot with drones) turn the hermetically sealed loops into an infinity symbol. 

The exhibition continues through to 6 November 2016. 

Read the entire review here


JANET LAURENCE and MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO will be participating in the upcoming Cuenca Biennale in Ecuador, Frágil. Laurence and Cardoso are two of the four Australian artists who have been selected to represent Australia. The Cuenca Bienal is one of Latin America's longest-standing and most established Biennials and 2016 is the first year Australian artists have been invited to participate.

The exhibition will run from 22 October to 31 December 2016. 

Read the Art Almanace review here.

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Image: Janet Laurence in the studio.   Photograph: Fabian Jensch.   

Image: Janet Laurence in the studio. Photograph: Fabian Jensch.


JANET LAURENCE has been invited to participate in The 56th October Salon, The Pleasure of Love, at the Belgrade City Museum and Cultural Center of Belgrade, Serbia, curated by David Elliot (UK). 

This October Salon will pay homage to the history of the Salon - specifically the 'anti-establishment' Autumn Salon of Paris in 1903 - and show the work of approximately 60 emerging and established artists from Serbia, the Balkan region and around the world. The Salon will concentrate on what role emotion plays in contemporary art and how it may be framed in ways that are neither banal nor kitsch. 

The Pleasure of Love, 56th October Salon will take place from 23 September until 6 November 2016.

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Guan Wei,  Meditation , 1986, acrylic on canvas, 133 x 50cm. 

Guan Wei, Meditation, 1986, acrylic on canvas, 133 x 50cm. 

GUAN WEI is exhibiting several works in the group exhibition The Eye of the Collector in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France. 

For The Collectors Eye: Nine Personal Collections in Strasbourgnine collectors have agreed to make accessible to the public some of the works they have gathered over the years and treasured in the privacy of their homes.

The exhibition opens 17 September 2016 and continues through to 26 March 2017. 


The University Gallery, the University of Newcastle, is showing a solo exhibition by DANI MARTI titled Still Life in Yellow, Steel and Mandarins. The exhibition continues Marti's exploration of the physical, psychological and emotional boundaries around intimacy, sexuality, relationships and the role of the artist. 

Well-known for creating challenging portraits that delve beyond the surface of human experience, Dani Marti uses unconventional processes and materials to capture the essence of his subject and emotional estates. In this exhibition, he presents a series of 'still-life' installations that read like portraits of life. 

The exhibition runs from 5 October to 12 November 2016.

Dani Marti,  Notes for Bob,  2:1, 5k video projection 20'41", funded by the australia council.

Dani Marti, Notes for Bob, 2:1, 5k video projection 20'41", funded by the australia council.


Left: Eugenia Raskopoulos,  Rootreroot , 2016, HD digital video, single channel, colour, stereo, 8:45 min. Right: Eugenia Raskopoulos,  Routereroute , 2016, murano glass neon, dimensions variable.

Left: Eugenia Raskopoulos, Rootreroot, 2016, HD digital video, single channel, colour, stereo, 8:45 min. Right: Eugenia Raskopoulos, Routereroute, 2016, murano glass neon, dimensions variable.

EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS's work is currently on view in the TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation, curated by Victoria Lynn and Helen Hughes.

"Eugenia Raskoupolous has created two new works for this exhibition, a video entitled Rootreroot and a neon work entitled Routereroute. In the video we see a woman dragging an olive tree in a clockwise direction in the upper section, and in the lower section the same woman dragging a wattle tree in an anticlockwise direction. The struggle and the labour involved in the gestures are evident in the image, as we follow her slow but determined trajectory around each endless loop. Shot from above using drones, the two circles intertwine at one point, with the shadow of each figure dissolving into the other. At this fleeting intersection, we glimpse a moment of completeness.

In Routereroute, two red neon signs spell out the title of the work, one in Greek (in reference to the artist’s Greek heritage and first language) and one in English. The letters of the Greek words form a larger circle than the English, as if to emphasise the gaps of translation. The emphasis is, rather, on the route, direction or road travelled. Translation never really meets its destination; it is in continuous and endless circulation." - Victoria Lynn

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PETER DAVERINGTON is a Finalist in the 2016 John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Art Gallery. According to Curator Simon Greeg, his shortlisted work, The Floating Terraces of Philistinia, "continues the plot to derail common sense. We discover a monochrome world densely populated with floating checkerboard planes, connected by hovering steps. Such fractured, 'world' landscapes were popularised by Dutch artists in the sixteenth century, and while Daverington similarly employs multiple narratives through a steeply raked panorama, he does so only to hold a mirror to the absurdity of our 'real' world."

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Peter Daverington,  The Floating Terraces of Phillistinia , 2016, oil on canvas, 158 x 122cm. 

Peter Daverington, The Floating Terraces of Phillistinia, 2016, oil on canvas, 158 x 122cm. 


Imants Tillers,  Once upon a time , 2009, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 90 canvas boards, 229 x 356 cm.

Imants Tillers, Once upon a time, 2009, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 90 canvas boards, 229 x 356 cm.

An impressive IMANTS TILLERS work is currently on view in the Art Gallery of NSW entrance court. Signs and symbols to live by is a curated exhibition in which the artists respond to the question of whether art could still offer signs and symbols to live by in the 20th Century. 

The exhibition is on view at the AGNSW through to 2017. More information >


Congratulations to CYRUS TANG who has been awarded the Highly Commended Award in the 2016 Sunshine Coast Prize! Judge Jane Deeth described Cyrus's photographic work, 7403.00s, as a delicately alluring conceptual piece: 

"This piece enacts events that are befalling our contemporary world – flood, tsunami and the destruction of war ... The work is subtle, capturing time and encouraging close scrutiny, its immediate impact belying this devastation."Read the press review here

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition is on display at the Caloundra Regional Gallery in Caloundra, QLD through to Sunday 2 October 2016.

Cyrus Tang,  7403.00s , 2016, archival giclee print, 90 x 90cm. 

Cyrus Tang, 7403.00s, 2016, archival giclee print, 90 x 90cm. 


Prudence Gibson has written a fantastic review of JANET LAURENCE's Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef at the Australian Museum. In this installation, Gibson writes, Janet Laurence "reminds us of the gift of life and to be more aware of how we live and function on the planet."

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Janet Laurence,  Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef,  Australian Museum, installation view.

Janet Laurence, Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef, Australian Museum, installation view.


ANNE SCOTT WILSON is taking part in a pop-up exhibition titled Threshold, at the Carlton Hotel, fourth floor, 193 Bourke Street Melbourne.

Threshold opens 31 August as part of the Deakin @ Carlton Festival. A diverse group of art practices will represent a kind of threshold where free association will be encouraged.

Rooms will be occupied by artist’s work created through live performance in response to site, visual art, photography, performance inspired installation. 

The exhibition runs till Saturday 3 September.


JANET LAURENCE is featured in Auftrag Landschaft / (com)mission Landscape, on view from 9 September 2016 to 2 April 2017, at the Schloss Biesdorf in Berlin. On 9 September Schloss Biesdorf will celebrate its re-opening as a recently restored cultural heritage site and new major destination for art and public space in the eastern part of Berlin.  

The exhibition looks at humans' relationship to landscape and questions its role in artistic production, while deliberately touching on the conflict and ambivalent reputation of commissioned art. Nine contemporary artists, who developed (commissioned) projects for the upcoming International Garden Exhibition (IGA) taking place in Berlin in 2017, have been curated into the show: Erik Göngrich, Jeppe Hein, Martin Kaltwasser, Janet Laurence, Seraphina Lenz, Anna Rispoli, Michael Sailstorfer, Jeanne van Heeswijk and the studio for landscape architecture, Atelier le Balto. Their projects reflect their way of looking at and working with different aspects of landscape. 

Schloss Biesdorf website <In German>


Lydia Wegner,&nbsp; Yellow Cut,&nbsp; 2016, light jet print, painted frame, 46 x 32 cm.

Lydia Wegner, Yellow Cut, 2016, light jet print, painted frame, 46 x 32 cm.

LYDIA WEGNER's work is currently included in a group show, Genteel Notions, at LON Gallery, Collingwood. The exhibition builds upon the gallery’s established structure of showing a mix of conceptually curated exhibitions as well as shows that favour process and intuition as a framework for curating. Genteel Notions brings together a group of emerging and established photgraphers. 


TRACY SARROFF is showing in a light installation group show at Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood. Artists and designers from around Australia have been invited to propose works responding to the theme “energy as light” and will be filling two venues with new artworks using a startling array of materials and light.

The exhibition runs from 18 August to 1 September 2016. 

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Tracy Sarroff,&nbsp; Rhizopoda Radiaria,  2008,&nbsp;perspex and light component, 50 x 44 x 44 cm.&nbsp;

Tracy Sarroff, Rhizopoda Radiaria, 2008, perspex and light component, 50 x 44 x 44 cm. 


John Young,  Guan Liang I,  2016, oil on linen, 102 x 84cm.&nbsp;

John Young, Guan Liang I, 2016, oil on linen, 102 x 84cm. 

JOHN YOUNG is exhibiting three series of works; Storm Resurrection, Naive and Sentimental Paintings and Veil in Shanghai. The solo exhibition, Storm Resurrection, opened at Pearl Lam Galleries on 2 July and will continue through to 21 August 2016. 

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As a finalist of the 2016 Gold Award, JOHN YOUNG's work is currently on display at the Rockhampton Art Gallery. The award is designed as an invitation award to consider the best in contemporary painting in Australia. Congratulations John Young! 

The exhibition continues through 4 September 2016.

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JOHN YOUNG's work is included in the international group exhibition, The Repetition of the Good. The Repetition of the Bad, at the New Synagogue in Berlin, Germany. Selected photographs and drawings from Bonhoeffer in Harlem, Safety Zone as well as a new group of works based on Oskar Schindler will be on display. The exhibition is set against the backdrop of the darkest chapter of German history, addressing the profound loss suffered by the Jewish community of Berlin under the National Socialist dictatorship.

Exhibition runs from 7 July - 4 September 2016. 

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Image: John Young, from the  Safety Zone  series, 2010.&nbsp;

Image: John Young, from the Safety Zone series, 2010. 


Image: Guo Jian with his works installed in  Refugees . Photo: Wolter Peeters.

Image: Guo Jian with his works installed in Refugees. Photo: Wolter Peeters.

The Sydney Morning Herald featured an article on GUO JIAN, in relation to the group exhibition Refugees.  The article celebrates Guo Jian’s series Trigger Happy and his inclusion in the politically-charged exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. 

Read the article here

The exhibition continues through 11 September 2016. 

Further press for the exhibition can be read here


MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO is an exhibiting artist in Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital, an exhibition from the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, showing as part of the Sydney Design Festival. 

The exhibition explores the increasingly important role of digital manufacture in contemporary art, science, design and architecture, and will run from 3 September 2016 to 25 June 2017.

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Maria Fernanda Cardoso,&nbsp; Museum of Copulatory Organs - Love Darts  (detail), 2012.&nbsp;

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Museum of Copulatory Organs - Love Darts (detail), 2012.