LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN

Image: The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW)

Image: The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW)

A sneak peak of a major tapestry in progress at The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) designed by prominent Australian artists LYNDELL BROWN and CHARLES GREEN for the new Sir John Monash Centre (SJMC) in France.

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PAT BRASSINGTON

Pat Brassington,  Permissions #6 , 2013, pigment print, 21 x 18cm. 

Pat Brassington, Permissions #6, 2013, pigment print, 21 x 18cm. 

Brassington’s art defies easy compartmentalisation – it may draw on the artist’s biography, but it is not autobiographical.  The images possess a narrative, but it is not one that is easily deciphered or, for that matter, completely decipherable.  They are deliberately enigmatic images, hauntingly memorable and deliberately disturbing. 
— Sasha Grishin

Excellent review of PAT BRASSINGTON's practice and current exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Body Electric.

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MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO

The eclectic collection of models in A Working Model of the World is opening in New York City at the Sheila C Johnson Design Centre, Parsons School of Design / The New School. 

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO's maquette, Microfossil Pollen Found Here, is included in this major group exhibition which explores the way models are used to create and share knowledge. A Working Model of the World investigates the practical, philosophical and symbolic work that models do for us, and asks how we use models to contemplate, experiment, invent and teach.

The exhibition opens Thursday 28 September 6-8pm (with curator's walk-through from 5.30pm). 

It continues to 13 December 2017. 

Image:  Maria Fernanda Cardoso,  Microfossil Pollen Found Here , 2014.

Image:  Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Microfossil Pollen Found Here, 2014.

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO & NIKE SAVVAS

Congratulations to MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO and NIKE SAVVAS, who have been invited to show work in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, curated by Erica Green, founding Director of the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art. Inaugurated in 1990, the Adelaide Biennial is the country’s longest-running survey of contemporary Australian art and an important platform for Australian artists to realise new works and projects of a scale that require an institutional context for their conception, realisation and presentation. 

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EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

Congratulations to EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, who has been shortlisted for this year’s NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Mid-career/Established). The recipient will be awarded a cash amount of $30,000 from Create NSW, a major Artbank commission of up to $20,000 and a residency at a NSW regional gallery.

Eugenia Raskopoulos's work will be featured in an exhibition at Artbank in Sydney from 26 October 2017 to 16 February 2018, with the Fellowship recipient to be announced on the opening night of the exhibition.

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Eugenia Raskopoulos,  rootreroot & routreroute , 2016. Installation view Tarrawarra Biennial 2016:  Endless Circulation . Photo: Andrew Curtis

Eugenia Raskopoulos, rootreroot & routreroute, 2016. Installation view Tarrawarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation. Photo: Andrew Curtis

CYRUS TANG

Congratulations to CYRUS TANG, finalist in this year's The Churchie National Emerging Artist Prize!  

The Churchie is a highly regarded emerging art prize dedicated to innovation and excellence across contemporary, traditional and new media genres. The winner will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition, at QUT Art Museum on Saturday 11 November 2017. 

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Cyrus Tang,  When things start to move  (still), 2017, HD video in loop. 

Cyrus Tang, When things start to move (still), 2017, HD video in loop. 

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO & JANET LAURENCE

MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO and JANET LAURENCE have been curated into an exhibition at Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, titled Seeing Science. The exhibition includes a group of contemporary artists who engage with concepts of science in their practice. 

The exhibition will be on view from 15 September to 3 November 2017.

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Janet Laurence,  Biologist’s Camera Trap,  Aceh Camp, Fauna and Flora International, 2012

Janet Laurence, Biologist’s Camera Trap, Aceh Camp, Fauna and Flora International, 2012

JULIE RRAP, ANNE ZAHALKA and ROSE FARRELL & GEORGE PARKIN

Image: Julie Rrap,  Window Dresser No.1 (Marilyn) , 2000, digital print, 195 x 122cm.

Image: Julie Rrap, Window Dresser No.1 (Marilyn), 2000, digital print, 195 x 122cm.

ROSE FARRELL & GEORGE PARKIN, JULIE RRAP and ANNE ZAHALKA have been selected to exhibit in the group exhibition 'Self/Selfie' at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Curated by the Biennale Director, Fiona Sweet, the exhibition explores the whimsical nature of selfies, as well as their contribution to the growing culture of narcissism and promotion of conformist behaviour — and the development of the “anti-selfie” on social networks like Snapchat.

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ROBERT OWEN

ROBERT OWEN has been announced as one of the 2017 Melbourne Festival Melbourne Art Tram artists. 

Robert Owen's work for the tram, Beautiful Stranger is a continuation of his celebrated series Music for the Eyes, inspired by jazz, movement and light. It plays homage to the history of jazz in Melbourne, and extends Owen’s exploration of art’s capacity to translate mood and emotion through colour.

The Melbourne Art Trams will be launched on Thursday 5 October 2017.

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DANI MARTI

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Dani Marti,  My Sad Captain , 2010, 16:9, 18min. 

Dani Marti, My Sad Captain, 2010, 16:9, 18min. 

A review of The Public Body .02 at Artspace Sydney has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald.

In her article, Linda Morris draws attention to DANI MARTI's intimate and powerful video work 'My Sad Captain' (2010).

The exhibition continues through to 2 October 2017. 

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IMANTS TILLERS

Imants Tillers and Michael Nelson Jagamara unveiling  The Messenger  at Parliament House, Canberra. Photographs: DPS/Auspic.

Imants Tillers and Michael Nelson Jagamara unveiling The Messenger at Parliament House, Canberra. Photographs: DPS/Auspic.

IMANTS TILLERS and Michael Nelson Jagamara's newest collaborative painting, The Messenger, has been unveiled at Parliament House, Canberra, by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tony Smith. This significant painting is the third and latest major work to be acquired for the Parliament House Collection in recent years.

An exhibition of works by the two artists was officially opened at the same time - Meeting Place - Michael Nelson Jagamara & Imants Tillers at Parliament House includes collaborative and individual works from the 1980s to present. On view until 12 November 2017.

IN THE PRESS:
"Powerful message from Imants Tillers and Michael Nelson Jagamara"Sydney Morning Herald, 18 August 2017

"Unique ‘Messenger’ artwork unveiled"Canberra CityNews, 17 August 2017

CYRUS TANG

When things start to move    (video still), 2017, single-channel video, duration 4:50mins, loop

When things start to move (video still), 2017, single-channel video, duration 4:50mins, loop

CYRUS TANG will be exhibiting work in Book Club, curated by Meryl Ryan, at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.

The exhibition includes contemporary artists Chris Bond, Deidre Brollo, Simryn Gill, Julie Gough, Stephen Goddard, William Kentridge, Archie Moore, Brigita Ozolins, Patrick Pound, Cyrus Tang, Ahn Wells, and writer Naomi Riddle, who acknowledge the power of books through art.

Exhibition dates: 26 August - 15 October 2017

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NIKE SAVVAS

NIKE SAVVAS will be discussing her installation-based practice at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide, on Tuesday 8 August, 1.30-2.30pm. 

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Nike Savvas,  2016  (detail), installation view, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art. Photograph by Sam Noonan.

Nike Savvas, 2016 (detail), installation view, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art. Photograph by Sam Noonan.

PAT BRASSINGTON

Congratulations to PAT BRASSINGTON who has been awarded the inaugural $50,000 Don Macfarlane Prize.

Established and named in honour of respected Melbourne businessman, Donald (Don) Macfarlane, the Prize is a new $50,000 award given annually to a senior Australian artist in recognition of their unwavering, agenda-setting arts practice, ongoing cultural contribution and leadership, and commitment to mentorship.

Decided unanimously by an Advisory Committee that includes senior members of Australia’s visual arts community, the Macfarlane Prize recognizes Brassington’s groundbreaking, enduring career, which spans four decades. 

Pat Brassington's next exhibition at ARC ONE Gallery will be in 2018.

ANNE ZAHALKA

CONGRATULATIONS to ANNE ZAHALKA! Her work, The Papapetrou Family, was highly commended by Judge and NGA Senior Curator, Dr Shaune Lakin, in the 2017 Olive Cotton Award, and was Winner of the Director’s Choice Award.

Anne’s theatrical and highly constructed portrait of celebrated photographer Polixeni Papapetrou, The Age art critic Robert Nelson, their children Solomon and Olympia and their rescue greyhounds Lexi and Mille, has been acquired for the Tweed Regional Gallery's Permanent Collection.

The exhibition is on view until Sunday 8 October 2017 at Tweed Regional Art Gallery. 

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Anne Zahalka,  The Papapetrou Family,  2017, dye sublimation on chromalux metal, 80 x 80 cm.

Anne Zahalka, The Papapetrou Family, 2017, dye sublimation on chromalux metal, 80 x 80 cm.

GUAN WEI

Guan Wei,  Reflection #10,  2016, acrylic on canvas, 127 x 159 cm.

Guan Wei, Reflection #10, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 127 x 159 cm.

Congratulations to GUAN WEI, who has been selected as a Finalist in the Wynne Prize 2017, with his painting, Reflection #10. The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for 'the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’.

"Reflection #10 is inspired by the images of 17th and 18th-century ceramics and textiles related to explorations, discovering new land and utopia. Like a mirror, these works superimpose, reflect and mix the history and reality, culture and society of the country in which I find myself, together with my personal imagination and my home country’s history through time. Beyond the narrative of history, Reflection #10 discusses the sensitive, fragile, yet deep and serene psychological world of humans: where we are from, where we are going."

Guan Wei, 2017

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition will be on view from 29 July - 22 October 2017 at the Art Gallery of NSW. The Winners will be announced on 28 July at 12pm.

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GUAN WEI

Congratulations to GUAN WEI, who received a Highly Commended Award in the inaugural Hadley's Art Prize 2017. The exhibition is now on view at Hadley's Orient Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania, until 25 August 2017. 

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Guan Wei,  Reflection No.5,  acrylic on canvas, 127 x 104cm.

Guan Wei, Reflection No.5, acrylic on canvas, 127 x 104cm.

DANI MARTI

DANI MARTI's solo exhibition, I AM, has been listed as one of the ten things to see, hear and do this weekend by The Age Newspaper

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Dani Marti,  Pointless (Salmon) , 2017, customised corner cube reflectors, glass beads on aluminium frame, 90 x 90 x 28cm. 

Dani Marti, Pointless (Salmon), 2017, customised corner cube reflectors, glass beads on aluminium frame, 90 x 90 x 28cm.