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MICHAEL COOK IN ENCOUNTERS

December 9, 2015

Encounters – an exhibition revealing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander objects from The British Museum – is on now at the National Museum of Australia. Featuring works by Michael Cook, Encounters is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Australia, the British Museum, the Australian National University and a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. The Encounters exhibition is the climax of years of research and community engagement. See the exhibition from 27 November 2015 – 28 March 2016.

Read more about the exhibition here.

YHONNIE SCACRE AT CANBERRA CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE


Yhonnie Scarce’s stunning installation Weak in Colour but Strong in Blood is currently on show at Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
Debuted at the 2014 Biennale of Sydney, Weak in Colour and Strong in Blood presents a mixed media laboratory setting which references the medico-scientific eugenic practices of the early 1900s, particularly those performed by the Australian anthropologist and ethnologist Norman Tindale, including on Scarce’s own family members.
The exhibition will run until 13 Feb 2016.

For further information on the show: http://www.ccas.com.au/exhibitions/weak-colour-strong-blood

 

 

 

 

 

YHONNIE SCARCE AND MEGAN COPE CURATED INTO LIFELINES EXHIBITION IN QUEBEC

November 20, 2015

 

Yhonnie Scarce and Megan Cope have been curated in an exhibition at the Musées de la Civilisation in Québec, Canada. The exhibition, Lifelines: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Australia, includes close to 100 works specially selected by guest curator Professor Françoise Dussart of the University of Connecticut. They are displayed in an open space that evokes the vastness of Australia— its earth tones, vegetation, and near-uninterrupted blue skies.

More information about Lifelines.

NATASHA BIENIEK WINS 2015 PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD

September 17, 2015

We are very proud to announce Natasha Bieniek is the winner of the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award for her painting ‘Sahara’. Celebrating its 50th year, the Portia Geach Award is Australia´s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by female artists.

This exciting win comes hot on the heels of Bieniek recently winning the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. It also follows closely on Bieniek’s successful solo exhibition with the gallery at last week’s Sydney Contemporary.

Bieniek’s winning painting and the work of the other finalists in the Portia Geach Memorial Award, including Abbey McCulloch, can be seen at the S. H. Ervin Gallery until 25th October.  The Wynne Prize exhibition continues at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 27 September.

 

2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

September 16, 2015

Rooms of wonder are unlocked in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object.
The Biennial takes inspiration from the Wunderkammer, delving into a world of wonder and enchantment through the eyes of Australian contemporary artists. Magic Object will offer a space where free associations and insights are made possible by artists and audiences – the Wunderkammer offers itself up as tool with which to not only view the world, but to critique it.Curator Lise Slade has selected exceptional artists working across a range of mediums including our own Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Tom Moore, Chris Bond and Jacqui Stockdale. Other artists in the exhibition include Juz Kitson, Danie Mellor, Hiromi Tango and Michael Zavros.Magic Object runs at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 27 February to 15 May 2016 as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

 


Juan Ford Daejeon Musuem of Art in Korea

September 1, 2015

Juan Ford is exhibiting in 21C Hyperrealism at  The Daejeon Museum of Art Korea, this prestigious exhibition will also be showing works by other Australian artists such as Sam Leach and Sam Jinx. The Exhibition is current from September 4 until December 2015

 

Plan B (detail), 2010, oil on linen, 76 x 61cm Private Collection

Juan Ford, 2015 Nakanojo Biennale Japan

The 2015 Nakanojo Biennale will take place in the Gunma Prefecture and include the work of 132 groups of artists and collaborators. Melbourne based-artist Juan Ford will join 19 artists from 6 countries in the Tomasz Wendland curated project Empty Garden as a key international program of the 2015 edition.

Ford will create an installation that will utilise tens of thousands of black bird silhouette stickers, attached to these abandoned surfaces. Ford will work with the local Nakanojo community and other participating artists to generate the installation. The resultant aesthetic determines itself in an unpredictable manner. The visual outcome is therefore unknown, but each bird may be imagined to represent a free person, and when used in great profusion they may signify population. Depending on how they are placed, they can present demographic ideas such as overpopulation, migration, emigration, static or active populations, and much more.

The Nakanojo Biennale will take place in 37 locations over 6 areas in the Gunma Prefecture in Nakanojo town. Including abandoned schools, the Nakanojo Station, onsen town of Shima Onsen and Sawatari Onsen, Kuni and Isama districts, which have been certified as the most beautiful villages in Japan.  Juan Fordis a Melbourne based artist who has exhibited in Asia, Europe and the USA. Ford is presented at the Nakanojo Biennale by Asialink Arts.

Jacqui Stockdale, Juan Ford, Kevin Chin, Neil Haddon, Marcel Cousins: Finalists, Arthur Guy Prize 2015

August 27, 2015

Jacqui StockdaleJuan FordKevin ChinNeil Haddon and Marcel Cousins have been named as finalists in Bendigo Art Gallerys’ Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2015. This years’ judges include Dr Vince Alessi (Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University and Jennifer Kalionis (Director of Castlemaine Art Gallery). An exhibition of all finalist works will be on show at Bendigo Art Gallery from 29 August – 1 Novemeber 2015.

Vincent Namatjira Finalist, John Fries Art Prize

August 13, 2015

Cook's Dinner Party, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm

Congratulations to Vincent Namatjira who is a selected finalist in the John Fries Award 2015.  Vincent is one of only fifteen finalists selected for this $10,000 non-acquisitive prize which recognises emerging and early career artists. The winner will be announced on 4 September and an exhibition of finalists work will be on show at University of New South Wales Galleries until 10 October. Good luck Vincent.

Vincent was also a recent finalist in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards currently on show at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and his work will be shown at Desert Mob at Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs in September.

About John Fries Award

Kevin Chin and Tony Lloyd, Finalists Albany Art Prize

Kevin Chin, Tend the Ground, 2014

Tony Lloyd and Kevin Chin have been announced as finalists in the 2015 Albany Art Prize for contemporary painting. This major $25,000 acquisitive prize has attracted a host of outstanding finalists including Richard Lewer, Alice Wormald and Anh Do.

An exhibition of all the works by the finalists will be on show at the Albany Town Hall, WA for 5 September – 11 October 2015.

 

Kevin Chin is also a finalist in The Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship. This $25,000 scholarship is awarded to a VCA Arts graduate for travel overseas. An exhibition of finalists will be on show at Margaret Lawrence Gallery from 5 – 16 August 2015.

NATASHA BIENIEK FINALIST BRETT WHITELEY TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP

Glacier, 2014, Oil on wood, 13.4 x 18.5 cm

Natasha Bieniek has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship. Awarded annually, this $30,000 scholarship offers the opportunity for the recipient to further their art education in Europe and includes a three-month residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.

The winner will be announced at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in August.

Neil Haddon Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2015

August 7, 2015

Neil Haddon, The First Time (Hot Dog), 2015, Polished enamel and oil paint on aluminium

Designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists and high calibre works, the inaugural Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize and exhibition was first held in 2003 at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Every two years the Gallery invites artists to submit entries for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. The most outstanding work as judged by the selection panel is awarded an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The Prize was initiated by Mr Allen Guy C.B.E in honour of his late brother Arthur Guy.

Arthur Guy was born in Melbourne on 24 November 1914, the first son for Arthur and Catherine Guy. He was the only and elder sibling of Allen Rupert Guy. Arthur was educated at Camp Hill State School in Bendigo and then at Ballarat Grammar School. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in a signals unit and served in New Guinea. On 14 February 1945, aged 30, he was on a biscuit bomber mission when his plane was shot down near Lae. He is buried in the Lae War Memorial Cemetery.

 

The independent judges for this year’s prize were -

 

Dr Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts and Design, La Trobe University

Jennifer Kalionis, Director, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum

John McDonald, Art critic, Sydney Morning Herald

Peter Guy, representative of the Guy family

Julie Millowick, Vice Chair, Bendigo Art Gallery Board

 

Juan Ford Finalist in Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2015 Bendigo Art Gallery

Juan Ford, Black Hole, 2015, Oil on linen

Designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists and high calibre works, the inaugural Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize and exhibition was first held in 2003 at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Every two years the Gallery invites artists to submit entries for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. The most outstanding work as judged by the selection panel is awarded an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The Prize was initiated by Mr Allen Guy C.B.E in honour of his late brother Arthur Guy.

Arthur Guy was born in Melbourne on 24 November 1914, the first son for Arthur and Catherine Guy. He was the only and elder sibling of Allen Rupert Guy. Arthur was educated at Camp Hill State School in Bendigo and then at Ballarat Grammar School. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in a signals unit and served in New Guinea. On 14 February 1945, aged 30, he was on a biscuit bomber mission when his plane was shot down near Lae. He is buried in the Lae War Memorial Cemetery.

 

The independent judges for this year’s prize were -

 

Dr Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts and Design, La Trobe University

Jennifer Kalionis, Director, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum

John McDonald, Art critic, Sydney Morning Herald

Peter Guy, representative of the Guy family

Julie Millowick, Vice Chair, Bendigo Art Gallery Board

 

WINNER 2015 WYNNE PRIZE

July 17, 2015

Biophilia, Oil on Board, 9 x 9 cm, 2015

We are very proud to announce Natasha Bieniek is the winner of the $50,000 Wynne Prize for her exquisite landscape painting ‘Biophilia’. Bieniek’s miniature sized oil paintings are painted with meticulous precision. These jewel-like works offer a contemporary take on historical painting traditions of illuminated manuscripts and miniature portraits of the 16th century. Their diminutive scale and glossy surfaces also reflect on the way we view images today, bringing to mind smart phones and tablet screens. Her most recent paintings explore the relationship between human beings and the natural world.

‘I’m particularly interested in the impact of nature within an urban environment. My miniature oil painting, Biophilia, is part of a recent series that explores the way humans relate to the natural world. Biophilia literally means ‘love of life’ and references a scientific study that suggests our tendency to affiliate with nature is inherent and integral to our psychological and physical development. The inner-city landscape depicted in my painting illustrates a sense of tranquility that contrasts with its active surroundings. My intention is to draw focus on such diverse pockets of nature, and present the idea that we, as humans, are not above nature but very much a part of it.’

Natasha’s winning painting and the work of the other finalists in the Wynne, Archibald and Sulman Prizes – including works by Juan Ford, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Marcel Cousins and Neil Haddon – can be seen at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 27 September 2015.

THIS IS NO FANTASY + Dianne Tanzer Gallery will present a solo exhibition of Bieniek’s paintings at Sydney Contemporary in September.


Neil Haddon 2015 Wynne Prize Finalist

Neil Haddon, Untitled, 2015, Acrylic on Aluminium, 170 x 150cm

Neil Haddon has been announced as a finalist for the 2015 Wynne Prize. The Wynne Prize is awarded annually  for the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils, acrylic or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists. His work ‘Untitled’ will be exhibited at The Art Gallery of New South Wales and winners will be announced on Friday 17th July.

 

Natasha Bieniek 2015 Wynne Prize Finalist

Natasha Bieniek, Biophilia, oil on dibond, 9 x 9 cm, 2015

Natasha Bieniek has been announced as a finalist for the 2015 Wynne Prize. 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. Her work ‘Biophilia’ will be exhibited at The Art Gallery of New South Wales and winners will be announced on Friday 17th July.

 

 

Juan Ford Finalist Archibald Prize 2015

July 11, 2015

A bungled clairvoyance of William Buckley or Ludwig Leichhardt’s most intense moments I can’t decide which you choose. Attempted while atop a mountain, 2015, oil on Linen, 137 x 152 cm

Juan Ford has been announced as a 2015 Archibald Prize finalist, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. The winner is announced on July 17th.

 

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah Wynne Prize 2015

In the Name, 2015, Silicon and Galvanised Steel

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah  has been announced as a finalist for the 2015 Wynne Prize. 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. His work ‘In the Name’ will be exhibited at The Art Gallery of New South Wales and winners will be announced on Friday 17th July.

 

 

Michael Cook National Maritime Museum Sydney

Go and see a striking series of large-scale photographic works by celebrated Aboriginal Artist Michael Cook, from the Bidjara people of south-west Queensland.

An exhibition to mark NAIDOC week 2015, Undiscovered provides a contemporary Indigenous perspective of European settlement in Australia, a land already populated by its original people. Cook’s artworks shift roles and perspectives around the notion of European ‘discovery’ of Australia, reflecting upon our habitual ways of thinking and seeing our history.

This series questions who really discovered Australia while making reference to what was always here, what has been introduced and the effect this had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their culture and country.

The scene is set on the shoreline looking out to sea, the site that bought the first ships to Australia. The photos depict an Aboriginal man role-switching with his colonisers, at times he is  dressed in full colonial style clothing,  other times the colonial clothing is removed revealing the strength and resilience of Indigenous Australians before and after colonisation.

Throughout the series the man is joined by some of our Australian native animals as well as modern introduced objects. In some photos a sailing ship appears on the horizon a strong reminder of European colonisation.

 

“Michael Cook’s elegiac visual poems use a rich palette of moody greys to shape contemporary attitudes…. a genuine, and persuasive, voice.” 
- Michael Desmond from Wistful Humour: Michael Cook’s Antipodean Garden Of Eden

“Cook asks us to consider how Australian history might have been different if early explorers and settlers had ‘seen through the eyes of the Aboriginal people’”
- Dr. Lisa Chandler, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Points of View: Michael Cook’s Re-Imagined Histories

MEGAN COPE WINS Western Australia Indigenous Art Awards

July 4, 2015

Congratulations to Megan Cope who was announced as winner of the $50,000 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards at the Art Gallery of WA for her video work The Blaktism. Judges Amy Barrett-Lennard, Director of PICA; Clotilde Bullen, former Curator of Indigenous Art, AGWA; and Kimberly Moulton, Melbourne Museum selected Megan’s work for  this prestigious award. The Blaktism draws on Megan’s experiences of applying for a Certificate of Aboriginality to prove her Indigenous identity and explores notions of power and identity.
Megan’s video work and the other finalists – including This is No Fantasy’s Vincent Namatjira – can be seen at the Art Gallery of Western Australia until 12 October 2015.

Read about Megan’s work and the WA Indigenous Art Awards in the West Australian newspaper

Megan’s winning video work is currently showing at the Gallery and  her work is also on show at:

THE BLAKTISM, Australian Centre for Photography
Continues until 16 August 2015

LOST IN TRANSLOCATION, RMIT GALLERY
10 July – 20 August 2015

WAR, WYNDHAM ART GALLERY
8 July – 13 September 2015

WA Indigenous Art Awards 2015

July 3, 2015

Fingers Crossed for two of our artists Megan Cope and Vincent Namatjira both finalists in the award to be announced Friday 3rd July.

Current until 12 October

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, one of the richest Indigenous arts prizes in the country, is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the scope, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.

Fourteen finalists will be represented in the exhibition of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2015. The artists who have been invited to participate in the awards exhibition have the opportunity to share in $65,000 in prizes. The awards comprise a group exhibition of outstanding art and three non-acquisitive awards totalling $65,000: the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000; the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000; and the People’s Choice Award of $5,000.

 

 

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah: Art Gallery of Western Australia

May 1, 2015

A significant collection of Abdul-Rahman Abdullah’s work is currently featured alongside his brother Abdul Abdullah in WA Focus at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This is the debut for a new series of exhibitions dedicated to showing new work by Western Australian artists. Read an interview with the Abdullah brothers here.

On now, WA Focus continues until 27 July 2015.

Abdul-Rahman has also been curated into Here & Now at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA which is on now until 27 June 2015.

Installation view, Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2015

Michael Cook: British Museum

Michael Cook have been curated into a major exhibition –  Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation at the British Museum. Drawing on objects from the British Museums’ collection and accompanied by important loans from British and Australian collections, the exhibition explores Indigenous Australia as a living culture with a continuous history dating back 60,000 years. Objects in the exhibition range from a shield believed to have been collected by Captain Cook at Botany Bay in 1770, to contemporary paintings and specially commissioned artworks by leading Indigenous artists.

Read a review of the show by The Conversation here.  The exhibition continues until 2 August 2015.

Michael Cook, Civilised #13, 2012, Inkjet print on cotton rag

Glen Eira Art Gallery: Arcadia

April 17, 2015

Valerie Sparks, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Michael Cook have been invited to exhibit at Glen Eira Art Gallery’s upcoming show titled ‘Arcadia.’
The exhibition will explore the realms of history, cultural identity, migration, storytelling and the natural world.  The artists involved detail their concerns with memory, scientific exploration, place, culture, colonialism and natural history through their work. The exhibition aims to immerse the viewer in constructed, staged landscapes and exotic utopian environments.

Arcadia
Glen Eira Art Gallery
Hawthorn rd
Caulfield
22 May – 12 July 2015

Curated by Diane Soumilas

Abdul Rahman Abdullah, Shrines, 2013, timber skirting, enamel and brass legs, 1200 x 1200 x 1450 mm

 

 

Michael Cook International Exhibitions 2015

Michael Cook is one of Australia’s most exciting and acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists whose work is rapidly attracting international atten- tion. In testament to Cook’s talent and vision, his work will be exhibited in Venice, London and The Netherlands in 2015 and has also been curated into a number of institutional exhibitions throughout Australia.

Cook’s photographs explore European settlement of Australia and the lack of recognition afforded to the country’s original Indigenous people, who had lived on the land for thousands of years. Narratives are re-imagined and reclaimed in his images, which muddle and reverse racial and social roles. Cook, who is from Queensland’s Bidjara people, envisages how different history could have been and in doing so calls into question entrenched attitudes.

‘While inequality exists, I’ll pursue an art that highlights human bias and challenges my audience’s interaction with the work, and society at large.’ (Michael Cook, 2015)

Cook’s panoramic new series of photographs Object will be exhibited at Palazzo Mora, Venice during the 56th Venice Biennale from May to No- vember 2015. In Object, Indigenous figures assume the roles of Victorian nobility. In their plush, moneyed surrounds they, literally, impose control over their human chattels.

‘Object uses a reversal to depict the historic interracial inhumanity once routinely practiced – a black person ‘owned’ by a white – and drives home the depravity of carelessly objectifying people. This is, arguably, Cook’s strongest series yet in a developing oeuvre that has brought him critical acclaim.’ (Louise Martin-Chew, 2015)

Work from his earlier Civilised series will be shown at the British Museum, London from April to August 2015 in ‘Indigenous Australia; enduring civilisation’, the first major exhibition in the United Kingdom presenting a history of Indigenous Australia and celebrating the strength and resilience of Aboriginal people.

Until April, his photographs will also be shown at the AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The Netherlands in ‘Saltwater Country’, which showcases the works of exceptional artists from Queensland.

 

Michael Cook, civilised #7, 2012, Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 100 x 85 cm

 

 

Petrina Hicks and Yhonnie Scarce in Berlin

Following on from  stunning shows at VOLTA NYC and Art Basel Hong Kong earlier this year,  Petrina Hicks and Yhonnie Scarce will be exhibiting together at Michael Reid’s Berlin Gallery in May.

Petrina Hicks will be showing her new series of  highly staged photographs that are at once beautiful and disconcerting. Rather than using her camera to capture an image of the world, Hicks creates a world for her camera. Within these new works she assembles sculptural forms with a meticulous eye for detail – the shape of a vase, the fall of fabric, the movement of a women’s body.

Yhonnie Scarce will be exhibiting a selection of glass atomic bombs from her ‘Blue Danube’ series.  These meticulously hand blown glass sculptures mimic the atomic bomb model which was dropped over the Maralinga area in the late 1950′s. This was an area where indigenous groups traveled through regularly. Each glass bomb houses a collection of Scarce´s iconic hand-blown glass bush yams.

Michael Reid Gallery, Berlin

PETRINA HICKS & YHONNIE SCARCE

Opening May 13th 2015

Ackerstraße 163,
D-10115 Berlin,
Germany

 

Yhonnie Scarce, Handblown glass bomb & yams, 2015

Owen Leong, Jacqui Stockdale & Valerie Sparks – Josephine Ulrick & win Schubert Photography Award 2015

March 28, 2015

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice.

Established photographers are showcased alongside emerging, resulting in a stunning reflection of contemporary practice that examines diverse themes and approaches. This highly anticipated award, with a total $30 000 in prizes and acquisitions (first prize is $20, 000), is a highlight of Gold Coast City Gallery’s exhibition program.

Gold Coast City Gallery is pleased to announce 58 works have been selected for the 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.

Our congratulations to the finalists recognised in this year’s award:

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

March 26, 2015

IN THE NAME

Alaska Projects
April 4 – April 26, 2015
Opening night Wednesday April 8, 6 – 8pm

I would sit with the yearlings, wiping snot from their nostrils and staring into their bulging yellow eyes, buried in the smell of wet wool. Facing death with a whispered prayer, those eyes glazed blue with a spasm of black shit and a spray of arterial red against the asbestos fence.

IN THE NAME invites you into the bright recesses of Abdul-Rahman Abdullah’s childhood memories, when the scarcity of halal meat supplies brought animal slaughter and butchery into the suburban backyard. The pragmatic nature of life and death in the service of dinner became an unspoken ritual of the home, a bloody expression of the sacrosanct enacted behind closed doors. IN THE NAME explores the sense of duality embedded within the Muslim Australian experience, an innate understanding that axioms of the home tend to falter at the front door.

Marian Drew – Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

January 28, 2015

In this solo exhibition at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Marian Drew’s exquisite photographs and small sculptures raise questions about the value we as Australians place on our unique natural environment.

Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts is a unique contemporary public art gallery located in the heart of St Kilda on vibrant Acland Street.

Detail small Bronze sculpture with Plaster and Wood

 

Owen Leong shortlisted for Singapore Art Prize

January 23, 2015

Celebrated Singapore artist Ho Tzy Nyen was awarded SG$60,000 ($55,500) grand prize for his four-channel video and installation work PYTHAGORAS (2013), an at once visceral and theatrical work that splices fragments of classic films such as The Wizard of Oz and Jean-Luc Godard’s Alpha 60 with inferences to the Greek philosopher from which it takes its title.

The 15 finalists – whose work featured in a sprawling exhibition across SAM’s various galleries, were whittled down from a field of 105 nominees – included artists from New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines, working across genres as diverse as video, photography, robotics, sculpture and installation. The slipperiness of history, culture, self and state was a common thread among the finalists, with several works questioning the limits of authority and perils of control.

 

Izabela Pluta – Excavation at Gertrude Street

Izabela’s next solo show Excavation is our first exhibition for the year and will be current in the Gallery from Feb 3 – 28 2015.

Excavation considers an imagined geography that Pluta constructs from created or found objects pertinent to try and understanding one’s place in the world. The work originates from a melancholic mediation on memory; of gathering and appropriating images and artefacts to suggest an illusion that is determined by a desire for place.

 

Owen Leong – Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Owen Leong is participating in Mind the Gap one of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s most ambitious projects inviting five contemporary artists to work with Casula’s local model train group. The artists and the model train club have collaborated to build artworks that model trains will travel through. Model train layouts usually aim to replicate in intricate detail natural landscape and architecture as realistically as possible.

The artists taking part have each coincidentally proposed fantastical worlds that are far removed from traditional model train scenery including an internal landscape of the body, a speculative future Utopia, a Baroque inspired dreamscape, a ghost train and a love train. This project merges two disparate communities and their creative worlds. One of the very few parameters for this project is that a working model train will travel through the work, allowing artists and railfans to share ideas and skills with spectacular and innovative results.

Artists: Sarah crowEST, Emily Hunt, David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton, Owen Leong, Clare Thackway and Gregory Hodge.

Petrina Hicks VOLTA New York 2015

VOLTA NY is an invitational fair of solo-artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original VOLTA show, which was founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 as a focused, curated, boutique event that is a place for discovery. The exhibition showcases relevant contemporary art positions regardless of the artist’s or gallery’s age. By refocusing on artists through solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes a deep exploration of the work of its selected participants. These galleries must maintain deeply meaningful connections with their artists and follow them throughout their careers. In turn, invited galleries exhibit in an elegant venue, elevating their respective platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike.
In March 2015, VOLTA NY inaugurates its new home location at PIER 90 in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. The landmark move positions it adjacent to Piers 92 and 94, the longtime platform for its sister fair, The Armory Show, and the focal point of March fair season. Moving to PIER 90 allows for synergy between both fairs and their collector bases while retaining VOLTA NY‘s distinct character and rigorous curation — the foundation for VOLTA‘s mission since its 2008 debut.

Yhonnie Scarce – Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

We are very proud to announce that Yhonnie Scarce will present a solo exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong .

Art Basel HK plays a significant role in the international artworld, providing a portal to the region’s artists. The new show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong Kong.

Art Basel in Hong Kong assumes a significant role in the international artworld, providing a portal to the region’s artists. The show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong Kong.

Juan Ford at Art Stage Singapore 2015

January 20, 2015

Juan Ford will be exhibiting his amazing work with Galerie Du Monde at Art Stage Singapore until the 25th January. If you are in Singapore I’m sure he’d love to see you.

Izabela Pluta – Horsham Art Gallery

December 19, 2014

Izabela Pluta is exhibiting in Through A Lens at Horsham Art Gallery until 01 Feb 2015.

Izabela’s next solo show Excavation is our first exhibition for the year and will be current in the Gallery from Feb 3 – 28 2015

In the Flesh | National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

November 27, 2014

Natasha Bieniek, Peony, 2014, oil on wood, 10 x 15 cm

In the flesh is an enthralling and immersive experience of contemporary figurative art that explores the concept of humanness. The exhibition features Jan Nelson, Natasha Bieniek, Patricia Piccinini, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Ron Mueck, Yanni Floros, Sam Jinks, Michael Peck and Robin Eley.

Have a look HERE to see an amazing time lapse of the In the Flesh installation team hard at work.

Friday 7 November 2014 until Monday 9 March 2015

 http://www.portrait.gov.au/exhibitions/in-the-flesh-2014

 

 

 

Abdul – Rahman Abdullah at ACCA 13th December – March 1 2015

November 26, 2014

Abdul – Rahman Abdullah is participating in a very significant International survey exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art titled Menagerie.

Menagerie looks at the human/animal context to find metaphors for existence and survival.  It moves through history and characters familiar and strange.  It reveals the human tendency for us to anthropomorphise through animals and their behaviors as a process of metaphoric discover of the self.

Dates: 13 December 2014 to 1 March 2015

Tony Lloyd – Winner of the 2014 Belle Arti Prize

Melt, 35 x 35cm Oil on linen

Over 370 entries from across Australia were received for the 2014 Belle Arti Chapman Bailey Art Prize. The result is a floor to ceiling contemporary salon hang, and a veritable world of multiple artistic visions. A snap shot of the richness and diversity of arts practice in Australia. All entrants were given an identical 35 x 35cm canvas, a limited time frame, and total creative carte blanche.The award is a $5000 acquisitive prize.

The judges for the 2014 Belle Arti Prize were

Sam Leach – Artist
Dr Vince Alessi – Curatorial Manager, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University
Louise Hearman – Artist

Semblance | Photography

November 13, 2014

 

In our final exhibition for 2014, Semblance brings together significant photographic works that explore photography’s inherent duality. It has the power to both lay bare the truth and perpetrate fictions. With diverse influences, each of these artists offer a unique perspective on our physical and cultural landscape, hinting at the slippages underpinning the images.

 

Izabela Pluta Museum, 2014, Pigment print on photo rag (framed), 80 x 100 cm (print size), edition of 3 + 2 AP

 

15 Artists at Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland

October 17, 2014

Yhonnie Scarce and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah were invited to participate in the 2014 exhibition ’15 Artists’ at Redcliffe City Art Gallery alongside artists like Vernon Ah Kee, Celeste Chandler and William Yang. The acquisitive award will be announced at the exhibition opening on 24 October, so anyone residing in sunny Queensland (in the Moreton Bay vicinity) should get along and check it out.

Everything is True, by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Everything Is True (edition 2/3), 2012, resin, enamel and timber, 144 x 46 x 120cm

 

Scarred, by Yhonnie Scarce

Yhonnie Scarce, Scarred, 2013, blown glass and perspex box, 13 cm x 33 x 29cm

Kevin Chin announced runner-up in Redland Art Award 2014

We’re thrilled to announce that Kevin Chin has been awarded runner-up in the 2014 Redland Art Award with his four-panel painting, Pass By. The exciting, young Victorian artist is currently working on his five-panel follow up, inspired by his residency in Japan at the end of 2013. With a solo exhibition in the Gertrude St gallery in June 2015, we highly recommend you watch this space.

Pass By, by Kevin Chin

Kevin Chin, Pass By, 2013, oil on linen, 146 x 97 cm (4 panels)

Sir Isaac Isaacs’ Portrait Unveiled at Parliament House

Juan Ford was commissioned by the Melbourne Jewish Museum to paint the portrait of the late Sir Isaac Isaacs, honouring his service as the country’s first, Australian-born Governor General. Appointed to the position in 1931, Sir Isaac Isaacs served as a politician in both state and federal government. The striking portrait was unveiled at Victorian Parliament House this week to coincide with the North Library taking his name. The portrait, on loan from the Jewish Museum, depicts Sir Isaac Isaacs in a bowler hat on the steps of Victorian parliament.

Portrait of Sir Isaac Isaacs, by Juan Ford

Juan Ford's portrait of Sir Isaac Isaacs, 2014 ( studio image)

Prizes – This is no fantasy

October 7, 2014

THIS IS NO FANTASY is proud to announce that Tom Moore is the winner of the $15,000 City of Hobart Art Prize for his glass work ‘Light Bulb Moment’. He won the Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass earlier this year and the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Tom Malone Prize last year.

The City of Hobart Art Prize is on at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery until 23 November 2014.

Tom Moore, Light Bulb Moment 2014, Blown & solid glass, wood,brass 94x37x33cm

 

Abdul -Rahman Abdullah is a finalist in many prizes including the Bankwest Art Prize,  Fishers Ghost Award, Victoria Park Art Award, The Deakin University Small Sculpture Award and by invitation the Redcliff City Art Gallery Prize 

Abdul - Rahman Abdullah The Count 2014 Galvanised Steel & Concrete 20x40x60cm

 

Petrina Hicks is the Winner of the Bowness Photography Prize and a finalist in both the Grace Cossington Smith Art Award and the Kennedy Prize 

Petrina Hicks, Venus 2013

 

Natasha Bieniek is a Semi-Finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize .

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture for the past 26 years. Currently with an annual first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, the Prize is an important part of Australia’s Arts calendar.

Natasha Bieniek, Floret, 2014 Oil on Wood 13.5x18.5cm

 

Britt Salt is a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Award.The annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is a highlight of Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost.
This year marks the 52nd year of the award, with prize money in excess of $40,000. The major prize is the open award and the winning artist is awarded $20,000, with the work becoming part of the Centre’s permanent collection.

Britt Salt, Formless 2014, Powder Coated Aluminium 55x69x65cm

 

Kevin Chin is a finalist in three major prizes,including the Inaugural Grace Cossington Smith Art Award 2014  the Fishers Ghost Art Award and the Redland Art Award 

Kevin Chin, Tend the Ground, 2013 Oil on Linen 133x200cm

 

Yhonnie Scarce has been invited to participate in 15 Artists - Redcliff City Art gallery with her amazing work Scarred.

Yhonnie Scarce, Scarred 2013, 4 pieces of Blown and Etched Glass

 Marcel Cousins is a Finalist in two awards The Albany Art Prize and the McClelland Sculpture Award 

Green Meadow with Ominous Dark Clouds 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 120x120cm

 Jacqui Stockdale is a finalist in the 2014 Paul Guest Prize .The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $12,000 which is held every two years, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia.

El-Laberinto-2014-Ink-pen-on-paper-50-x-900cm

 

 

 

Shannon Smiley Wins 2014 John Leslie Art Prize

September 20, 2014

Shannon Smiley, Untitled, Burnley, oil on canvas, 120 x 95 cm, 2014

This Is No Fantasy is proud to announce Shannon Smiley as the winner of the John Leslie Art Prize 2014 at the Gippsland Art Gallery.

The winning work was selected by three judges; Jane Devery (Curator of Contemporary Art, NGV), Dr Gerard Vaughan (Australian Institute of Art History and past Director of the NGV) and artist Tony Lloyd (2012 winner of the John Leslie Art Prize). They praised the work as a strong painting with incredible detail and felt that Smiley had produced ‘a very beautiful image out of something you wouldn’t look at twice’.
The finalists exhibition is on at Gippsland Art Gallery until 23rd November and more of Shannon’s paintings can be seen hanging in our gallery.

Petrina Hicks wins 2014 Bowness Photography Prize

September 5, 2014

Petrina Hicks, Venus, 2013, pigment print, ed 8, 100 x 100cm

Congratulations to This Is No Fantasy artist Petrina Hicks who has been announced as winner of the Bowness Photography Prize 2014. Petrina’s winning work ‘Venus’ was selected for the prestigious $25,000 prize, awarded by the Monash Gallery of Art Foundation. Petrina is a previous winner of the Josephine Ulrick Photography Award for Portraiture, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award and ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award. Her work is held in major institutional collections including the Art Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australia and Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.  Petrina’s winning work and those of all finalists will be on show at Monash Gallery of Art until 12 October 2014.

Kevin Chin: Shortlisted for 2014 Redlands Prize

Kevin Chin, Pass By, 2013, oil on linen, 146 x 97 cm (4 panels, overall)

We are pleased to announce that ‘Pass By‘ by Kevin Chin is a finalist for the biennial contemporary painting competition,The Redland Art Awards presented by Redland Art Gallery in Queensland. With four prizes totalling over $20,000 and judging by the likes of Maud Page, Curator at Queensland Art Gallery. Kevin will be showing new work inspired by his recent residency in Japan at the gallery early next year.

Owen Leong: Finalist for 2014 Signature Art Prize

Owen Leong, Infinite Love, 2011, HD video, 6:18 mins

The Singapore Art Museum and Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation have announced the 15 artworks vying for the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014. Owen’s entry is a video performance that explores the body as a physical site for social, cultural, and political forces in relation to his cross cultural Asian/Australian identity. Owen is also showing in a group show, ’Mind the Gap‘ at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre from 28 November.

 

 

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Valerie Sparks deliver a stand-out show for Melbourne Art Fair

August 21, 2014

Outland Installation view, 2014

Coming off a busy and successful week at Melbourne Art Fair, dianne tanzer gallery + projects thanks and congratulates artists Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Valerie Sparks who turned on a formidable display with an immersive, imaginative environment. With interest stemming from top-ranking institutions and collectors, 2014 marks a watershed moment in their contemporary careers. Stay tuned for more exciting news about forthcoming shows, and contact us directly for sales information.

Juan Ford at Town Hall Gallery

Juan Ford, Rock'n'Roll, oil on linen, 166 x 213cm, 2012 (private collection)

The group show, Composing Common Worlds, is on now at the Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn. Featuring Juan Ford, alongside Sam Leach, Cameron Robbins, Stanislava Pinchuk, Laura Woodward and Hanna Tai, the exhibition runs until 12 October and is curated by Kent Wilson.

Michael Cook interview in Manuscript Magazine

Michael Cook, Segregation - The Tram, Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 55 x 150cm, edition of 8, 2012

Alison Kubler of Manuscript magazine, interviewed Michael Cook in their most recent edition. The article appears online here, and gives a nice wrap-up of the artist’s busy year. With 2015 around the corner, Michael is back in the studio creating a new body of work which will show in May both overseas and at the gallery concurrently.

Yhonnie Scarce curates ‘Outlaws’ at Linden Contemporary

August 8, 2014

Jason Wing, State of Emergency, installation view, image courtesy David Marks and Linden Contemporary

Yhonnie Scarce has had her curatorial hat on this month, with her show Outlaws opening at Linden Contemporary tonight. Featuring Dale Harding, The Treaters, James Tylor and Jason Wing, the show runs until 7 September and is well worth checking out.

Janelle Low exhibition at the RMIT Design Hub

Janelle Low, installation view, RMIT Design Hub

After her inaugural exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects in June, photographer Janelle Low is currently showing works from her series ‘Blonde-Haired, Blue-Eyed Nothing’ at the RMIT Design Hub. The show will be on display until 18 August and co-oincides with her 12 month residency as part of the ‘Graduate In Residence’ program at RMIT.

Michael Cook – ‘Through my Eyes’ at the Museum of Australian Democracy

August 1, 2014

L-R, Joe Gala and Michael Cook at the Museum for Australian Democracy

It’s the last chance to see Michael Cook’s series of photographs ‘Through My Eyes’ at the Museum for Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Pictured here with Joe Gala, the model from his recent series, ‘Majority Rule’, Michael Cook was in Canberra recently to speak about his work and the politicism of his practice. ABC News were on hand to interview the artist – click here to see the footage.

2014 Bowness Prize at the MGA

July 31, 2014

Congratulations to Owen Leong and Marian Drew on being finalists in the prestigious Bowness Prize to be held at the Monash Gallery of Art.

Dates  to be announced

Tony Lloyd – Highly Commended Sulman Prize

July 19, 2014

Tony Lloyd, The Other Way, oil on linen, 120.5 x 240cm, 2014

Congratulations to Tony Lloyd, who took out ‘Highly Commended’ in the Sulman prize. Announced in Sydney yesterday, Lloyd was on hand to receive the accolade, which came amid exceptional entries from artists like Archibald winner, Fiona Lowry, Noel McKenna, Darren Wardle, and Sulman prize winner, Andrew Sullivan. All the finalists’ entries in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes are on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 28 September.

Michael Cook in Broadsheet Vol 43

July 4, 2014

Michael Cook is featured in Broadsheet Contemporary Visual Art + Culture  #nofilter by Pedro De Almeida

Juan Ford talks on Italian Masterpieces 7.30 July 4 At NGV

Come to the NGV tonight 7:30pm, to hear Juan Ford give selected readings of 500 year old  stories from Vasari’s ‘Lives of the Artists’. All part of the current winter masterpieces show.

The Victorian Indigenous Awards 2014

July 3, 2014

Get ready for The Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. These awards celebrate the quality and diversity of art practice among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and the richness of Victoria’s Indigenous arts and culture.

The shortlist will be announced Friday 4th July.

The total prize pool is valued at over $50,000 across five categories including the $30,000 Deadly Art Award.

We invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to submit an entry. Entry is free and artists are eligible to enter up to three new works.

An exhibition of the winning and short-listed works will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from Saturday 23 August – Sunday 5 October.

Juan Ford and Natasha Bieniek in ‘Side Project’

June 25, 2014

Michael Peck has curated a show called ‘Side Project’ to open 26 June at the Academy of Design in Port Melbourne. Featuring work by Juan Ford, Natasha Bieniek, Bindi Cole, Reko Rennie and more, the show delves into the importance of experimentation for practising artists. On display for a month, it’s a great insight into which works influenced each artists’ trajectory.

Natasha Bieniek, 5:01, oil on board, 12.5 x 17.5cm, 2011

Yhonnie Scarce – The Silence of Others

June 21, 2014

Today is the final day of Yhonnie Scarce’s exhibition, The Silence of Others, in our Gertrude Street space. If you can’t make it in, there is an excellent review of the work by Toby Fehily at Broadsheet online, as well as an in-depth article on the artist in this month’s issue of ArtLink Magazine, written by Daniel Browning.

Yhonnie Scarce, The Silence of Others, installation view, 2014

 

This Is No Fantasy at VOLTA10, Basel

June 17, 2014

Marian Drew at Volta Basel

Marian Drew for This Is No Fantasy at VOLTA10, Basel, installation view

The tenth VOLTA international art fair is underway this week in Basel, Switzerland. In collaboration with Helen Gory Galerie, our joint exhibition initiative, This Is No Fantasy, has produced a booth with immense visual impact – photographers Marian Drew and Jacqui Stockdale combining forces with photo media artist Valerie Sparks to deliver a stand-out show. With exhibitors from across Europe and the globe, it’s fantastic to see respected contemporary Australian artists among such good company.

Marian Drew at Volta Basel

Marian Drew and Jacqui Stockdale for This Is No Fantasy at VOLTA10, Basel, installation view

Izabela Pluta solo show in Sydney

June 11, 2014

Izabela Pluta, Four sides of a piece of coal #3, 2014, pigment print on photo rag, 50 x 50cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

Following her show Agency of inanimate objects at Sydney’s Galerie Pom Pom, Izabela Pluta is currently exhibiting a significant selection of photographic work at the UTS Gallery. Pluta sees in ‘ruins’ the foundation for building a spatial and temporal understanding of past cultural activity and ‘follies’ of a passed time. The exhibition, titled Blue distance is on display until 4 July 2014.

You can read Toby Fehily’s review of Agency of inanimate objects, first published in the May/June issue of Art Guide, here.

Becc Orszag at Gippsland Art Gallery

May 31, 2014

Becc Orszag, Rehearsal for all are equal and all may be crowned emperor, 2013, graphite, carbon & charcoal pencil on layered paper, 47x35cm

You can see new work by Becc Orszag at Gippsland Art Gallery until 6 July 2014. Her highly detailed works “call upon the spirits of distant lands and times, whose worlds overlap and co-exist within our own”. The exhibition is a prelude to Orszag’s show at Dianne Tanzer  in October this year.

Charles Robb exhibition at SGAR, Queensland

May 29, 2014

 

Charles Robb, Loss Control II (Installation view), SGAR, 2014

Last month, Charles Robb exhibited a selection of works in Loss Control II – a solo show at Spiro Grace Art Rooms in Spring Hill, Brisbane. The sculptural works combined Robb’s “twin interests in figurative and incidental form – especially the mundane objects and materials that accumulate in the studio during the modelling and casting process.” See more on Robb’s work at his artist page.

Donna Marcus in domestic bliss at Deakin University Art Gallery

Donna Marcus, 360 degrees (detail), 2009, aluminium, 165 x 103 x 4 cm

 

Domestic bliss is a new group show opening at Deakin University Art Gallery from 5 June to 12 July. Work by Donna Marcus will sit alongside pieces from artists including Hannah Bertram, Lucas Grogan, Prue Venables and Claudia Damichi, which according to curator Emma Cox position the ”domestic space [as] a concept through which ideas pertaining to place, institution, value, mindfulness, politics, gender, and not to mention, familial dynamics, may be seriously explored”.

Natasha Bieniek sells out at Art Basel Hong Kong

May 24, 2014

Natasha Bieniek’s new series of works have received an overwhelming response at Art Basel Hong Kong, capturing the attention of international audiences and resulting in strong press coverage in publications such as The Age and Blouin Art Info and Vogue Living

 

 dianne tanzer gallery + projects stand: Natasha Bieniek,  Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.

ROY ANANDA AT THE ANNE & GORDON SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART

May 22, 2014

Roy Ananda is currently exhibiting a new work, Slow Crawl into Infinity, at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide.

This ambitious new sculptural installation incorporates a myriad of forms and objects that come together in a spontaneous and witty expression of the creative process.”In recognition of the importance that process plays in Ananda’s art, visitors to the Museum will witness the development and installation of the work’s final form, over three weeks, before joining the artist to celebrate the unveiling and presentation of the completed work.”

The exhibition continues until 18 June.

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

University of South Australia, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide

Roy Ananda, Slow Crawl into Infinity, 2014, mixed media installation

Tony Lloyd at Galleries UNSW, COFA

Tony Lloyd is currently exhibiting in Conquest of Space, an exhibition exploring the historical connections between science fiction and contemporary art at Galleries UNSW, College of Fine Arts (COFA).

Featuring more than 40 Australian artworks, “Conquest of Space builds on three major themes of science fiction and contemporary art: the sublime, the uncanny, and the exploration of time and space.”

 

The exhibition continues until 5 July.

Galleries UNSW, COFA, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington

Tony Lloyd, The Present Tension, oil on linen.

 

MARIAN DREW/ JACQUI STOCKDALE @ VOLTA10 BASEL

THIS IS NO FANTASY is excited to announce their next international project appearing at VOLTA10 BASEL from 16-22 June, 2014. Two  highly regarded Australian artists, Marian Drew and Jacqui Stockdale will be featured in a curated exhibition titled Outland. Wallpaper by photomedia artist Valerie Sparks will be created as the backdrop to this exhibition.

Outland features key photographic works by Drew and Stockdale which delve into Australia’s young history and narratives of colonisation. In very different and personal ways these artists reflect on notions of identity and place considering how art and objects shape history and cultural memory.

Volta10

16- 21 JUNE 2014

Markthalle, Basel, Switzerland

Marian Drew, Pelican on Paper and Linen, archival pigment of cotton paper.

Jim Pavlides: Exhibition and Book Launch – Accounts of My Dancing Evenings Season…1914

April 23, 2014

In August 1914, a young woman from Kew, seemingly unaware Australia was about to go to war, wrote in her diary of her hope that there would be more boys in her next dancing class: “If every girl brings one we should do well.”

That diary, one from a collection of 39  belonged to Winifred Noble, who was born in 1895. The diaries cover the years from 1908 to 1950.

Jim’s exhibition comprises a series of lithographs and etchings responding to these diaries, along with an artists book.

Exhibition curent until April 26 2014


Courting Couple 2014, Lithograph 38x56cm Ed 10 

ART FAIR COUNTDOWN

April 17, 2014

Art Basel Hong Kong is upon us once again! dianne tanzer gallery + projects will be exhibiting a solo exhibition of new work by Natasha Bieniek.

After an extremely successful sell-out exhibition with Juan Ford in 2013, dianne tanzer gallery + projects will be returning to Hong Kong this May to continue our investment in the Asian art market.

 

Our collaborative venture THIS IS NO FANTASY is also very pleased to announce  participation in Volta Basel, Switzerland. The exhibition includes work by photographers Marian Drew and Jacqui Stockdale.

Art Basel Hong Kong – May 15-18

Volta10, Switzerland – June 16-21

Natasha Bieniek, Gardenia, 2014, oil on wood, 6x8cm

the medium is the message

Juan Ford and Victoria Reichelt are both included in The Medium is the Message, a new exhibition at La Trobe University Museum of Art opening Wednesday 30 April. Curated by Michael Brennan, the exhibition pulls together six artists who’s work reflects on the state and relevance of contemporary painting.

The exhibition includes Juan Ford, Victoria Reichelt, Chris Bond, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Sam Leach and Amanda Marburg.

Exhibition dates: 30 April – 27 June 2014

Victoria Reichelt, Harpers Bazaar, 2011, oil on linen, 85x55cm,

Juan Ford, Form Follows Friction, 2012, oil on linen, 107x92cm

 

Coming soon – Yhonnie Scarce

We are looking forward to our upcoming exhibitions of new work by Yhonnie Scarce.

Yhonnie Scarce is currently exhibiting in the Biennale of Sydney (AGNSW) and major work has recently been acquired by the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. Her solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects draws on research into eugenics and scientific experimentation upon Aboriginal people. Scarce employs techniques that use medical equipment to pinch and pull her glass bush-fruits – metaphors for the manipulation of culture – a significant theme that Yhonnie exposes through her work. Scarce’s glass work is as delicate in its beauty as it is strong in the stories that it embodies.

The Silence of Others – May 31 – June 21

Yhonnie Scarce (Installation) at the Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Photography: Janelle Low

Coming Soon – Janelle Low

Photographer Janelle Low will be exhibiting her first solo show at dianne tanzer gallery + projects May 31 – June 21. Blonde-Haired Blue-Eyed Nothing is a photographic experience of growing up in multicultural Australia. Unresolved conflicts and disconnected realities are displayed through text and photography with a strong sense of story telling. Janelle takes us on a journey into personal significance & histories, and their relevance in the evolution of Australia’s young cultural landscape.

Janelle Low won the 2013 National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portait Gallery, Canberra. She graduated in 2010 with a Diploma of Photoimaging, RMIT and was a finalist in the Head On Photo Festival Portrait Prize at the State Library of NSW.

Janelle Low, Self Portrait, 2013, digital image

Yhonnie Scarce featured in New York Times

April 9, 2014

The New York Times features Yhonnie Scarce’s provocative work ” Weak in Colour But Strong in Blood” in their review of the Biennale of Sydney.

Now showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Scarce’s laboratory-like installation references past experiments carried out on Indigenous Australians, comprising blown glass, medical equipment and set under harsh lights.

The Biennale of Sydney continues until the 9th of June 2014.

 

 

OWEN LEONG NEWS

March 6, 2014

Owen Leong has a busy and exciting year ahead.

Owen has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award with his work Treefingers seen below. This year’s judge is Natasha Bullock, Curator of Contemporary Art, AGNSW.

Owen will also feature in ‘New Contemporaries’ at Sydney College of the Arts and he has been invited to be part of the Queensland Festival for Photography in April 2014.

NEIL HADDON – New Works

March 5, 2014

Now on show at dianne tanzer gallery+projects, a stunning suite of paintings created by Neil Haddon in anticipation of his current residency at the Australia Council’s prestigious studio in Greene Street, New York.

 

The Permit 2014, enamel paint and clear coat on aluminium panel, 140 x 120 cm

Juan Ford at McClleland Sculpture Park + Gallery

February 13, 2014

We are very proud to announce Juan Ford’s major installation Lord of the Canopy (previously exhibited at LUMA) is opening this weekend at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery.

16 February -27 April,  Opening Sunday 16 Feb 3pm  

eucalyptus tree logs and branches, steel,
acrylic paint, wall installation: dimensions variable
Collection: Commissioned by LUMA |
La Trobe University Museum of Art, 2012   Photography: © The artist

Natasha Bieniek VIP Viewing

January 30, 2014

COMING SOON…….

Art Basel Hong Kong May 15 – 18, 2014

January 25, 2014

We’re very proud to announce our participation once again at Art Basel Hong Kong with the outstanding Natasha Bieniek.

In 2012 Natasha Bieniek won the $50,000 Metro Art Award and was a finalist for the Archibald Portrait Prize, The Doug Moran Portrait Prize and the Redlands Art Prize. Her successful solo exhibition She Hangs Brightly has been exhibited at Gippsland Regional Art Gallery and dianne tanzer gallery + projects in 2012. Bieniek was again shortlisted for the Archibald Portrait Prize in 2013 and was a finalist in the inaugural University of Queensland Self Portrait Prize.

Art Basel’s  four exhibition sectors are designed to present an exceptional selection of works, including museum-quality pieces by proven masters and new artworks by emerging artists.

Natasha Bieniek 2013, Acacia Oil on wood, 10 x 15cm

KEVIN CHIN LAUNCH AT ART STAGE SINGAPORE

January 18, 2014

Kevin Chin‘s paintings have generated sales and serious, considered interest from visitors who thronged Art Stage Singapore 2014. Erudite and witty, Kevin attracted many new fans as he discussed his fascinating paintings whilst Andrew Gaynor attended to business.

Kevin Chin and Andrew Gaynor at the booth

 

Artists in Greene Street Studio New York 2014

November 29, 2013

Congratulations to all three of our artists Neil Haddon ,  Michael Cook and Donna Marcus  as consecutive recipients of the prestigious Australia Council’s  Greene Street Studio in New York.

Neil is in residence Jan-April, Michael’s residency is April-June, and Donna takes over in July until October. What a trifecta!

Neil Haddon, Michael Cook and Donna Marcus’ images below :

Neil Haddon TotenLieder (penguins) 2010, partially abraded high gloss enamel and oil paint on aluminium panel 170 x 150cm 

Michael Cook Civilised #5, 2012, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 100 x 85cm 

Donna Marcus Slip 2011 (installation view)

Owen Leong and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah in Touring Blake Prize

November 28, 2013

More good news to top off an amazing year for Owen Leong and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah. Both have been selected as part of the Touring Blake Prize, travelling to 5 venues across Australia in 2014.

 

 

 TOP: Owen Leong : Bloodline (diptych) Pigment print on archival cotton paper, 100 x 200 cm (two panels)2013, Edition of 5 + 1 AP 

BOTTOM: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Al Falaq, 2013, tinted resin, 75x45x42cm, ed3 

 

Donna Marcus exhibits in the Netherlands

November 22, 2013

Donna Marcus is participating in TO BE OR TO HAVE small works and miniature objects at Project Space Tilburg The Netherlands 

Her amazing  Still Life 2013,  3D print is on show – if you’re over there between 23.11.2013 and 27.01.2014 go visit

 

 

JUAN FORD & YHONNIE SCARCE – MELBOURNE NOW

November 21, 2013

Juan Ford and Yhonnie Scarce are both presenting major new installations as a part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s landmark exhibition Melbourne Now. This is the NGV’s largest and most ambitious exhibition with nearly 400 artists, architects, designers and creative practitioners participating.

Visit both venues to interact with Juan Ford’s installation at the NGV International, and discover Yhonnie Scarce’s dramatic new commission in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Galleries of NGV Australia.

Melbourne Now is open until 23 March 2014 and entry is free.

Juan Ford, You, Me and the Flock, 2013, wallpaper & vinyl stickers, dimensions variable

Adam Laerkesen : Solo Exhibition on now

November 14, 2013

HYPNOPOMP 23.11.13 – 20.12.13

Sydney-based sculptor Adam Laerkesen presents a hauntingly beautiful jungle of nature and the man-made.

A laboratory of impossible invention, animals explore this world of mystery.

Sponsors: Sass & Bide, Andrew & Julia Champtaloup, Nick & Helen Allen

All enquiries email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au

Introducing Andrew Gaynor

November 8, 2013

dianne tanzer gallery + projects is delighted to announce the latest addition to their staff – Andrew Gaynor.

Andrew has been actively involved in the Australian art scene for nearly 25 years and has held positions at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and the McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park. A post-graduate alumni of the University of Melbourne, Andrew is a curator, writer, researcher and former CEO for the Australian Commercial Galleries Association. His monograph on the artist Guy Grey-Smith (published last year) was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Award 2013.

 

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Congratulations to Amy Joy Watson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah!

Big kudos to two of our artists who have just been announced as winners in the Qantas Foundation Encouragement Art Award – Amy Joy Watson, representing South Australia; and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, representing Western Australia. Each receives a travel grant and funding towards a project within their home state.

QANTAS Foundation Encouragement Art Award winners with Ben Quilty

Front row left: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah; Front row right: Amy Joy Watson

Now Representing – Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah studied at the Victorian College for the Arts (2010) and attained his Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) from the Curtin University in 2012.

His work explores definitions of identity and belonging, and emerges from his Muslim heritage that is both seventh-generation Australian & Malay.

Abdullah has held two solo exhibitions in Perth and has participated in key group exhibitions such as the Substation Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne, 2013; The Blake Prize, Sydney, 2013; Islam Contemporary, Whitney Centre for the Arts, USA, 2013; Project HOME, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 2013; and the City of Swan Art Awards, Perth, 2011 & 2012. Recent awards and grants include: Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award, Qantas Foundation, 2013; Development Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts (WA), 2013; and Artstart, Australia Council for the Arts, 2013.

Biennale of Sydney 2014 – Yhonnie Scarce and Michael Cook

October 30, 2013

Wonderful news.  Yhonnie Scarce and Michael Cook have each been selected to exhibit major new work in the prestigious   19th Biennale of Sydney 2014

The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire will be presented from 21 March – 9 June 2014, under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg.

Please click the following links to see examples of their work: Yhonnie Scarce        Michael Cook   

Yhonnie Scarce at Jam Factory, SA. Photo: James Grosse

Michael Cook at Debil, Debil, Carriageworks Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

 

Kevin Chin – Art Stage Singapore 2014

October 29, 2013

We are very proud to announce that  THIS IS NO FANTASY will be featuring the exciting new artist Kevin Chin at Art Stage Singapore 2014.

Art Stage Singapore is fast becoming the premier showcase for contemporary art of the Asia-Pacific region and will run from 16-19 January 2014.

Kevin Chin was born in Malaysia and is currently based in Japan & Australia. His work explores how we create a sense of belonging within the global village. His practice is based in oil painting, and crosses sculptural and photographic languages to open spaces between those remembered and imagined. By re-assembling fragments of paradise with the domestic, he finds the otherworldly within the everyday.

Chin is a finalist in the Fleurieu Art Prize 2013, currently the world’s richest  landscape painting prize; Black Swan Prize (Perth) 2013; and the Gold Coast Art Prize (2012). He is a twice recipient of the National Association for the Visual Arts Australian Artists’ Grant (2010, 2011).

KEVIN CHIN from Dianne Tanzer on Vimeo.  Video produced by Michelle Jarni

Yhonnie Scarce – The Cultivation of Whiteness

October 11, 2013

Yhonnie Scarce uses glass as more than a mere material; acting as a lens and a mirror, it both reflects and exposes the tragedies of Australia’s colonisation. Like archaeological objects, Scarce uses her glass works to tell stories and bear witness. Akin to a gatherer of bush food Scarce creates glass-gatherings of the persecuted. The repetition of brittle ambiguous bodies collected for experimentation and examination conjures the relentless impact of colonization and the litany of abuses suffered by Aboriginal people.

Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia. She belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. One of the first contemporary Australian artists to explore the political and aesthetic power of glass, Scarce describes her work as “politically motivated and emotionally driven”.

Scarce is currently exhibiting in Personal Structures, a collateral exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennale and is also a current finalist of the Western Australia Indigenous Art Award. In 2012 Scarce held a residency and exhibited at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, University of Virginia USA and participated in Aboriginal art symposiums at Seattle Art Museum and the Hood Museum, New Hampshire. Later this year Scarce will be featured in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Please e-mail the gallery if you have any enquiries: dtanzer@ozemail.com.au

Yhonnie Scarce, The Cultivation of Whiteness, 2013, 60 pieces blown glass and glass beakers. (Detail)

 

 

 

JUAN FORD – MILDURA PALIMPSEST

October 3, 2013

Juan Ford is presenting a major new work at Mildura Palimpsest #9, which opens to the public this week.

Mildura Palimpsest is a biennial visual arts event that invites artists to engage with the cultural and natural environment of the Mildura and Murray Darling region. Palimpsest #9 has commissioned 45 new artworks from Australian and international artists, and a symposium will be held to accompany the festival.

For more information please visit the Arts Mildura website

Mildura Palimpsest #9
4 – 7 October 2013

Juan Ford, Degenerator, 2013, oil on linen, 180 x 240cm

ADAM LAERKESEN – HYPNOPOMP @ GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY

September 27, 2013

Adam Laerkesen‘s solo exhibition Hypnopomp is now showing at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale.

Hypnopomp sees Laerkesen’s strangely fantastical sculptural installations defy classification. Composed of an uneasy melding of natural and unnatural materials, they speak of cosmological forces beyond human comprehension, where sci-fi meets science lab in impossible and unsettling concoctions.

Download the exhibition catalogue here

Adam Laerkesen: Hypnopomp
Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
until 17 November 2013

Hypnopomp will feature at dianne tanzer gallery + projects 23 Nov – 20 Dec

Adam Laerkesen, Linnaeus’s Dog, 2013, Mixed media, 75 x 125 x 40.5cm, Photograph by Andrew McCudden

M COLLECTION EXHIBITION – OPENS NEXT WEEK

September 24, 2013

dianne tanzer gallery + projects is proud to host the M Collection’s 5 year exhibition, Reflections, opening next week.

The M Collection is a local group of art lovers who are building a collection of contemporary Australian art. Over a ten year period, the works are rotated regularly between each member’s home. This allows everyone to enjoy the experience of owning many works of art whilst only making a small financial contribution.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF JOINING A COLLECTOR GROUP?
Check out our video below and e-mail us at dtanzer@ozemail.com.au to express your interest in being part of a new group!

COLLECTORS from Dianne Tanzer on Vimeo.

 

Reflections: The M Collection Exhibition
3 – 6 October 2013
dianne tanzer gallery + projects

Michael Cook, Undiscovered #4, 2011, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 124 x 100cm, ed 8 of 8
Purchased from dianne tanzer gallery + projects, October 2011 

KEVIN CHIN – RECENT NEWS

Kevin Chin has been shortlisted for the 2013 Black Swan Prize in WA and the 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize in SA. Currently based in Japan, Chin will be undertaking studio residencies at Studio Kura in Fukuoka in February 2014 and Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo in March 2014.

Chin has been announced as a recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant to support his practice in Japan. The Trust aims to promote a vibrant, diverse arts sector in Australia and encourage the pursuit of excellence. Through support for talented emerging artists, the Trust’s grants reward commitment and passion, and support promising Australian artists to develop their skills and achieve their potential.

Congratulations Kevin!

Kevin Chin, Field Report, 2012, oil on linen, 150 x 192cm

YHONNIE SCARCE – VICTORIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS

Yhonnie Scarce has been announced as a finalist of the 2013 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.

Developed by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and presented by the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the awards are designed to showcase and raise the profile of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists and art from south-eastern Australia, and facilitate economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

The winners will be announced on Saturday 2 November 2013 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Visit the VIAA website for more information.

Yhonnie also featured on SBS Radio last week – click here to listen to the full interview online.

Yhonnie Scarce, Not Willing to Suffocate, 2012, glass, painted metal, 65 x 15 x 20cm each

THIS IS NO FANTASY – WEBSITE NOW LIVE!

September 5, 2013

The official website of THIS IS NO FANTASY, our collaborative venture with Helen Gory Galerie, is now live!

Check out the website, join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with our exciting new projects commencing in 2014!

 

VIDEO: TONY LLOYD – OTHER WORLDS

September 4, 2013

Check out our brand new video, TONY LLOYD – OTHER WORLDS, to hear Tony speak about his latest body of work and the elements that influence his practice.

Other Worlds is on now until October 2.

Video produced by Michelle Jarni for dianne tanzer gallery + projects

 

TONY LLOYD – OTHER WORLDS from Dianne Tanzer on Vimeo.

JUAN FORD – LORD OF THE CANOPY

September 3, 2013

Juan Ford‘s solo installation Lord of the Canopy officially opens this week at Mildura Arts Centre (MAC) Gallery.

Incorporating an anamorphic possum ring and a large wall painting, visitors to the MAC Gallery can look to see what the ring reflects, and ponder Ford’s amalgam of rational and irrational references to ecology, subjugation of nature, absurdist metaphysics, and art history.

30 August – 7 October 2013
Official exhibition opening: Thursday 5 September, 7pm
Mildura Art Centre Regional Gallery

Juan Ford, Lord of the Canopy, 2012 installation at LaTrobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo 

FLEURIEU ART PRIZE 2013

August 30, 2013

Congratulations to our artists Kevin Chin, Neil Haddon and Camilla Tadich on being selected as finalists of the 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize!

With a main prize of $60,000 non acquisitive in 2013, the Fleurieu Art Prize is the most significant landscape painting prize world wide.  The Fleurieu Art Prize also offers a Water and Environment Prize of $5,000 to South Australian entrants, a People’s Choice Award and a Youth Sculpture Commission.

The Fleurieu Art Prize festival will be held 26 October – 25 November 2013.

Neil Haddon, After the burn, Mt Nelson (a new landscape emerges), 2013, high gloss enamel on aluminium panel, 170 x 150cm

 

TONY LLOYD – OTHER WORLDS
ON NOW

TONY LLOYD
Other Worlds
until 2 October 2013

There may be other worlds, some right next to ours. Some say that space can be folded so that distant points could meet; places on opposite sides of the Earth could, from a different perspective, be seen side by side.

Is there a viewpoint from which these convolutions of space can be seen? A view into an entirely other world?

Tony Lloyd, Untitled (Cape Woolamai), 2013, oil and enamel on linen, 120 x 240cm

 

OWEN LEONG – PHANTOM LIMB

Owen Leong is featuring in Phantom Limb, opening next week at UTS Gallery in Sydney.

Phantom Limb explores disembodiment and the attempt to bridge a physical or metaphysical divide through the photography, video and installation works of Shoufay Derz, Owen Leong and Cyrus Tang.

For more information please visit the UTS Gallery website.

10 September – 11 October 2013
Opening 10 September, 6-8pm


Owen Leong, Bloodline (diptych), 2013, pigment print on archival cotton paper, 100 x 200cm

 

 

DONNA MARCUS – RECENT NEWS

August 21, 2013

Donna Marcus is currently featuring in two exhibitions: Op Shop at Maitland Regional Gallery and Art/Life: Selected Works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Bequest at the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum.

Donna has also been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. The prize is the first and only national acquisitive prize that showcases the quality and diversity of sculptures of smaller dimensions. The 2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition will be launched on Friday 25 October 2013, and will be open until 10 November.

Donna Marcus, Spareroom, 2006, aluminium, 153 x 133 x 7cm

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COMING SOON: TONY LLOYD

Tony Lloyd
OTHER WORLDS

We are pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Tony Lloyd. Entitled Other Worlds, this exhibition presents a series of viewpoints through which the possibility of the existence of other worlds are explored.

Perhaps there is a viewpoint, somewhere in the universe, from which all these convolutions of space can be seen; a Rosetta dimension that would reveal a wholly different ordering of space: a world where parallel lines intersect, where mirrors reflect other views, where mountains are suspended above us and the sky is beneath our feet­– a view into an entirely other world. - Tony Lloyd

31 August – 5 October 2013
dianne tanzer gallery + projects

Click here to download exhibition preview (PDF)

Tony Lloyd, Eminence and immanence, 2013, oil on linen, 92 x 66cm

YHONNIE SCARCE
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS

Yhonnie Scarce has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards.

WAIAA, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, is a national award to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.

The $50,000 Western Australian Indigenous Art Award will be awarded to the artist whose work in the awards exhibition is considered by the selection panel to be the most outstanding. The winner of this award will be announced at the opening event on Thursday 22 August 2013.

Yhonnie will also be delivering an artist talk on Saturday 24 August at 10am at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For more information and complete list of finalists, please visit the WAIAA website.

Yhonnie Scarce, Burial Ground 2011, blown glass and perspex, 33 x 133 x 38cm

AUCKLAND ART FAIR

August 8, 2013

We are currently exhibiting Michael Cook and Juan Ford at Auckland Art Fair 2013!

Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand’s international showcase for contemporary art presents exhibitions by a select contingent of New Zealand and Australia’s leading galleries and the opportunity to view and purchase works by the region’s most sought-after artists.

For ticketing and visitor information, click here.

If you’re in Auckland this week, pop in and see us at Booth 31!

Auckland Art Fair 2013
7-11 August
The Cloud, Queen’s Wharf, 99 Quay St, Auckland

Juan Ford, Backwoods Fantasia, 2013, oil on linen, 91 x 71cm

YVETTE COPPERSMITH – RECENT NEWS

August 1, 2013

Yvette Coppersmith is exhibiting in Breathing Room, opening tonight at Mop Projects in Sydney.

Breathing Room is a group exhibition and accompanying symposium devoted to the poetics of the interior, curated by emerging curator and writer Jaime Tsai.

Opening Thursday 1 August, 6 – 8pm
1 – 18 August 2013
Mop Projects, Chippendale, Sydney

Symposium
Frida 9 August 2-5pm, followed by drinks
National Art School, Sydney

In other news, Yvette’s portrait commission of Rabbi Fred Morgan will be officially unveiled next week at Temple Beth Israel.

Yvette Coppersmith, Base Work I, 2013, pastel on paper, 70.5 x 50cm

CONGRATULATIONS BECC ORSZAG

Becc Orszag has been awarded a high commendation by judge Roslyn Oxley at the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2013!

All of the shortlisted works in this year’s prize are on display at the Griffith University Art Gallery (in the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane) until 7 September 2013.

We will be exhibiting new work by Becc Orszag at dianne tanzer gallery + projects, 12 October – 16 November 2013.

Congratulations Becc!

Becc Orszag, The Sisters, 2012, graphite carbon and charcoal on paper

WE’RE GOING TO AUCKLAND!

Our bags are packed and we’re ready to head off to the Auckland Art Fair next week!

We will be presenting an exhibition of works by Michael Cook and Juan FordOwen Leong will also be featuring in the fair’s curated moving-image program.

Please note that the gallery will be closed Monday 5 August – Monday 12 August. We will have access to our e-mails while we are away, so please email us at dtanzer@ozemail.com.au with any enquiries.

Auckland Art Fair 2013
Venue: The Cloud, Queen’s Wharf, 99 Quay St Auckland
Vernissage: Wednesday 7 August, 7 – 10.30pm
Fair open: Thursday 8 August – Sunday 11 August

Michael Cook, Undiscovered #9 (detail), 2010, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 124 x 100cm

COMING SOON: IZABELA PLUTA

July 12, 2013

Taken on the same day as the other photo, a new series of photographic works by Izabela Pluta, opens next week at dianne tanzer gallery + projects.

Taken on the same day as the other photo provides a framework for ways of thinking about photographs as objects – collected, assembled, stored and subsequently retrieved. This work considers the spaces of association that may be created through specific objects and methods used for remembering.

20 July – 24 August 2013

Izabela Pluta, Untitled (boat stands), 2013, pigment print on photo rag, 130 x 177.4cm

COUNTDOWN TO AUCKLAND ART FAIR 2013

We are exhibiting works by Juan Ford and Michael Cook at New Zealand’s premier art fair. Hosted at The Cloud on Queen’s wharf, downtown Auckland, the fair attracts collectors and art enthusiasts from the Pacific Rim and beyond.

Video work by Owen Leong will also be featuring in the fair’s curated moving-image program.

7 – 11 August 2013
www.artfair.co.nz

 Juan Ford, Osaka Speed, 2013, oil on linen, 92 x 107cm

TONY LLOYD – GRIFFIN GALLERY LONDON

July 9, 2013

INSIGHT RADICAL: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS ART
Griffin Gallery, London
1 – 30 August 2013

This ground breaking exhibition is the culmination of a unique project started in 2012 and involving six artists: Tony Lloyd, Steve Lopes, Anna Madeleine, Natalie O’Connor, Peter Sharp and Ruth Waller.

The six took up residency in the Free Radical Centre’s science laboratories in Melbourne, Australia and each was asked to respond artistically to the topic of free radicals, thus bringing science and art together.

Supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and BiotechnologyWinsor and Newton, Artist Profile, and the Commonwealth Government through Inspiring Australia.


Tony Lloyd, Chain Reaction, 2013, oil on linen tetraptych, each panel 61 x 46 cm

ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS IS NO FANTASY

June 27, 2013

We are very excited to announce that dianne tanzer gallery + projects is joining forces with Helen Gory Galerie to collaborate on offsite projects, art fairs and international exhibitions through our new venture THIS IS NO FANTASY.

This new paradigm will see two major galleries sharing our Gertrude Street space. Each gallery will retain its unique identity and the Gertrude Street space will become a dynamic arts hub exhibiting select artists from both galleries.

Continuing our ongoing commitment to promoting and exhibiting artists in Australia and internationally, this exciting collaboration reflects the passion and innovation for which both galleries are well known and builds on their wealth of knowledge and experience.

E-mail info@thisisnofantasy.com to subscribe to our mailing list or for any enquiries.

THISISNOFANTASY.COM

MARIAN DREW – AIR BORN @ MCCLELLAND GALLERY

June 19, 2013

Photographic works by Marian Drew are being exhibited in AIR BORN, a group exhibition at McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park opening this Saturday 22 June.

AIR BORN brings together a vibrant collection of 19 contemporary artists’ work who through their varying artistic disciplines are inspired by birds, either as subject or who emulate through their work aspects of avian habitats and rituals.

Birds have played a vivid role in the conceptual and spiritual life of many cultures. AIR BORN inspires an exploration of these cultural traditions and symbology by unravelling varying ideas surrounding the bird and our interaction with them. The themes presented in these works traverse art and cultural history as well as ideas of adornment, volatility, migration, environment, place and identity.

23 June – 6 October 2013
The Elisabeth Murdoch Gallery, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park

Marian Drew, Rainbow Lorikeet on Queensland Needlework, 2009, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 112x134cm

YHONNIE SCARCE + AMY JOY WATSON
HEARTLAND @ AGSA

Yhonnie Scarce and Amy Joy Watson are featuring in Heartland: Contemporary Art from South Australia, which opens this Friday 21 June at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

HEARTLAND is an exhibition of contemporary art from South Australia that premieres new works of art made for the exhibition as well as selected works that have rarely been seen.

The title of the exhibition proposes an expansion of the genre of landscape to include the geographic, the political, the ecological, the immaterial, the emotional and even the spiritual. It consciously deviates from the use of the term landscape to include Indigenous and settler narratives. HEARTLAND hopes to generate new ways of thinking about who and where we are.

Curated by Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Lisa Slade, Project Curator
Free admission
21 June – 8 September 2013


Yhonnie Scarce, Cultivation of whiteness (detail), 2013, 60 pieces blown glass, 1L glass beakers, dimensions variable

INTRODUCING AMY JOY WATSON

We are pleased to announce that we now represent Amy Joy Watson at dianne tanzer gallery + projects.

Amy Joy Watson is a South Australian sculptor known for creating colourful, geometric balsa wood sculptures. Often floating with the assistance of helium balloons, her works delicately balance on a single point or form a stack using magnetic attraction.

Born in Adelaide 1987, Amy has been included in various solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, including Westspace 2012 and at the Contemporary Art Space of South Australia. Amy won the 2011 Adelaide Critics Circle Contemporary Art Award and the SAlife Emerging Artist Award for the 2009 SALA Festival.

In 2012 Amy undertook a 3-month studio residency at ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) New York, sponsored by the 2011 CARCLEW Ruth Tuck Scholarship. Amy was also awarded a 2-month studio residency at Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin Germany 2009. Amy has been successful in receiving an Australia Council for the Arts Tokyo Studio Residency, which she will take up in early 2014.

Amy is exhibiting a major sculptural work in Heartland at the Art Gallery of South Australia, opening this Friday 21 June.

Please e-mail dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for all enquiries.

Amy Joy Watson, Untitled (balloon installation), 2011, balsa wood, watercolour, polyester thread, balloons, dimensions variable

MICHAEL COOK – MY COUNTRY, I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME @ GOMA BRISBANE

June 5, 2013

Michael Cook is featuring in My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, now showing at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).

My Country, I Still Call Australia Home is the GOMA’s largest exhibition of contemporary art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to date. The exhibition examines the strengths of the Gallery’s holdings and explores three central themes — presenting Indigenous views of history (My history), responding to contemporary politics and experiences (My life), and illustrating connections to place (My country).

From paintings and sculptures about ancestral epicentres to photographs and moving-image works that interrogate and challenge the established history of Australia, to installations responding to political and social situations affecting all Australians, the thread that binds these artists is their collective desire to share their experiences and tell their stories.

1 June – 7 October 2013
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Free admission

Michael Cook, Civilised #13, 2012, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 100 x 85cm
Collection: Queensland Gallery of Art

YHONNIE SCARCE @ VENICE BIENNALE – OPENS THIS WEEK

May 30, 2013

Personal Structures, an official satellite exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennale, opens this week at Palazzo Bembo in Venice. The exhibition features Blood on the Wattle by Yhonnie Scarce, an installation that comprises a perspex coffin holding close to 300 blown glass black bush yams.

Yhonnie will be holding an artist talk at 4pm Friday 31 May at Palazzo Bembo – all welcome.

Personal Structures
1 June – 24 November 2013
Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

Yhonnie Scarce, Blood on the Wattle, 2013
Palazzo Bembo, Venice, installation view 

ART BASEL HONG KONG SUCCESS!

We had a hugely successful exhibition at the inaugural edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. With 245 galleries participating and over 60,000 visitors in attendance at the five-day fair, our solo exhibition of Juan Ford‘s works was very well received and extremely popular with clients expressing interest from all over the globe!

Follow the link below to read Nicholas Forrest’s full wrap-up for Blouin ArtInfo:

Australians Buy Big and Sell Big at Art Basel in Hong Kong by Nicholas Forrest

Visitors at our booth at Art Basel Hong Kong

Tony Lloyd – New Horizons @ Gippsland Art Gallery

NEW HORIZONS
Stephen Bram, Stephen Bush, Peter Daverington, Stephen Haley, Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Kate Shaw, Darren Wardle, Alice Wormald

1 June to 25 August 2013 
Gippsland Art Gallery

New Horizons surveys methods and approaches to landscape painting in the early twenty-first century.Common to each of the works is a modification of the natural world, and a sense in which the world has become magnified, artificial and constructed. While still retaining connections to the familiar, New Horizons proposes an alternate reality where thing are not always what they seem.

OPENING: Friday 31 May 6.00pm. To be opened by Ashley Crawford, Art Writer and Curator

CURATOR TALK: Friday 31 May 5.30pm by Simon Gregg

Tony Lloyd, Stylus and Turntable, oil on linen, 92 x 71cm

JUAN FORD @ ART BASEL HONG KONG – ON NOW!

May 22, 2013

We are currently exhibiting a solo exhibition by Juan Ford at the inaugural edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.

Kicking off with the VIP Preview and Vernissage opening party tonight, Art Basel Hong Kong will attract collectors and art enthusiasts from all over the globe to view thousands of artworks from over 250 exhibiting galleries.

To view Juan’s exhibition online, click here. For details of what’s on during the fair and for ticketing information, visit the Art Basel Hong Kong website.

If you’re in Hong Kong, come visit us at Booth 3D-18!
Juan Ford will be presenting an artist talk at our booth at 2pm on Thursday 23 May.

23-26 May 2013
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

Click here to download the Juan Ford catalogue PDF

MARIAN DREW @ HAZELHURST REGIONAL GALLERY

May 15, 2013

Marian Drew‘s solo exhibition, Ornamental (Royal National Park), opens this Friday at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre.

Appearing as part of this year’s Head On Photo Festival,  Ornamental (Royal National Park),  is the culmination of Marian Drew’s residency at Hazelhurst and responds directly to the Royal National Park (RNP), the world’s second-oldest national park. Drew’s art practice in photography, video and sculpture combine in this exhibition in a series of photographs alongside a video work titled Warrumbul Picnic.

Exhibition dates: 17 May – 30 June 2013
Venue: Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, NSW

Marian Drew, Warrambul Swan (detail), 2013, giclee print on cotton paper, 110 x 135cm 

dianne tanzer gallery + projects goes overseas…

May 14, 2013

dianne tanzer gallery + projects will be closed Monday 20 May  - Wednesday 29 May whilst we are exhibiting at Art Basel Hong Kong. We won’t be without our iPads so do not hesitate to email any enquiries to dtanzer@ozemail.com.au. Check Facebook and Twitter for continuous updates of our solo presentation with Juan Ford!

Yhonnie Scarce is also packing her bags for the Venice Biennale – opening the last week of May. Watch this space for news and images of Yhonnie’s work at the Palazzo Bembo as part of this prestigious exhibition!

 

ARTIST TALKS

JUAN FORD @ Art Basel Hong Kong, Thursday 23 May
2pm at Booth 3D-18

YHONNIE SCARCE @ Personal Structures, Friday 31 May
4pm at Palazzo Bembo, Venice

Juan Ford, Entwine and Implode, Detail, 2013, oil on linen, 91x71cm

Yhonnie Scarce, Blood on the Wattle, Detail, 2013, 292 pieces blown glass, perspex, steel, aluminium and fabric, 210x70x60cm

 

These projects have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body.

YHONNIE SCARCE ON TV!

May 1, 2013

The upcoming episode of Colour Theory with Richard Bell will feature our very own Yhonnie Scarce!

Colour Theory is a new art series from NITV looking at cutting edge and developing communities and collectives that are producing contemporary work that reflects the up and coming artistic development within the creative Indigenous community, that up until now has had little exposure to a wider society.

Be sure to watch NITV this Sunday 5th May at 8pm!

ROY ANANDA @ AEAF

Roy Ananda is featuring in B L O O M – S P A C E, an exhibition curated by Adele Sliuzas at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide.

The exhibition explores the territory that blooms in the instant of encounter. Like an underground fungal bloom, affective relations silently grow between artworks, spaces, artists and viewers.

Venue: AEAF, Adelaide
Exhibition dates: 3 May – 1 June 2013

Roy Ananda, R’lyeh Maquettes, 2011, wood, caster wheels, dimensions variable

ARTISTS IN THE PRESS

Be sure to to check out the fabulous feature article on Yvette Coppersmith in the current issue of Australian Art Collector magazine!

Click here to download the article PDF

 

Victoria Reichelt received a special mention in Jacquie Hayes’ article Art collecting is about passion, not dollars in the Australian Financial Review over the weekend.

Click here to download the article PDF

For enquiries regarding Yvette’s or Victoria’s work please email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au

Victoria Reichelt, After (books), 2013, oil on linen, 130 x 91cm

CHARLES ROBB @ ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Charles Robb‘s major installation Address (1999) has recently been acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

The work is currently on view at the gallery as part of the exhibition Unsettled: Recent Acquisitions of Australian Art, on now until 11 August 2013.

Charles Robb, Address, 1999, fibreglass and resin, 6 x 1.5 x 2.7m
collection Art Gallery of South Australia 

OWEN LEONG @ MONASH GALLERY OF ART

Owen Leong is featuring in MAKE UP: painted faces in contemporary photography, an exhibition that opens at the Monash Gallery of Art this week.

As part of the program, Owen will be running a workshop called Camouflage on Sunday 2 June. Places are limited; to book please call 03 8544 0300.

For further information please visit the MGA website.

Venue: Monash Gallery of Art
Exhibition dates: 3 May – 30 June 2013

Owen Leong, Jac, 2010, pigment inkjet print, 70 x 70cm

ROY ANANDA: SOLO EXHIBITION @ CACSA

April 23, 2013

The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) is presenting the devourer, a major solo exhibition by Roy Ananda.

CACSA’s Manifest series focuses on South Australian artists who have been awarded the prestigious Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Art Award, which Ananda received in 2010.

Ananda will be presenting a floortalk on Friday 26 April at 5.30pm.

Venue: Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
Exhibition dates: 26 April – 26 May 2013

Please visit the CACSA website for more information

Roy Ananda, The abomination of abominations, 2012, oak, beeswax, digital print, 190 x 120 x 90cm. Photography James Field

CHARLES ROBB + YHONNIE SCARCE @ NGV AUSTRALIA

April 16, 2013

Key works by Charles Robb and Yhonnie Scarce held in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria are now on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

Charles Robb’s sculptural work Trophy, acquired by the Gallery in 2003, can be viewed in the NGV Australia entrance foyer, while Yhonnie Scarce’s major works The Collected (2010) and Oppression, Repression (Family Portrait) (2004) feature in the new re-hang of the Indigenous Galleries on the ground level.

Yhonnie Scarce, Oppression, Repression (Family Portrait), 2004, blown glass, photographs and commercially manufactured jars, dimensions variable

 

Charles Robb, Trophy, 2002, fibreglass, polyester resin, synthetic polymer paint, steel, dimensions variable
installation view, National Gallery of Victoria 

INTRODUCING TONY LLOYD

We are pleased to announce that we now represent Tony Lloyd at dianne tanzer gallery + projects.

Tony Lloyd has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally, including Hong Kong, Beijing, London and Amsterdam. Lloyd has received Development Grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, and has had artist residencies at The British School at Rome, Canvas International Art in the Netherlands and 24hr Art’s Beijing studio in China.

Lloyd was the winner of the 2012 John Leslie Art Prize, he was a recipient of the RMIT Post Graduate Award and has been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Arthur Guy Memorial Prize and the 2012 Geelong Contemporary Prize. In 2009 a major survey of his work was presented at the Gippsland Art Gallery. His work features in many collections including the State Library of Victoria, Gippsland Art Gallery, RMIT Gallery and Artbank.

Please email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for all enquiries.

Tony Lloyd, Right Now at Another Time, 2012, oil on linen, 92 x 71cm

MICHAEL COOK
CIVILISED @ DIANNE TANZER GALLERY + PROJECTS
DEBIL DEBIL @ ANNA SCHWARTZ GALLERY SYDNEY

Michael Cook is featuring in Debil Debil, an exhibition curated by Professor Marcia Langton AM at Anna Schwartz Gallery Sydney (20 April – 8 June). The exhibition combines works by artists including Brook Andrew, Gordon Bennett, Daniel Boyd, Destiny Deacon, Ricardo Idagi, Danie Mellor, Tracey Moffatt, Darren Siwes, Christian Thompson, Warwick Thornton, r e a and Nawurapu Wunungmurra.The subjects of many of this group of artists are recognisably characters from the dark past of frontier of Australian anthropology and history; sometimes human, sometimes ancestral, but always carrying multiple meanings.

If you’re in Melbourne you won’t miss out on seeing Michael Cook’s Civilised series; dianne tanzer gallery + projects is exhibiting the work concurrently. Visit us 20 April – 8 June to view this highlight series from the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA.

email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for any enquiries.


Michael Cook, Civilised #10, 2012, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 100 x 85cm

Listen to Marcia Langton and Anna Schwartz discuss the exhibition with Michael Cathcart on ABC Radio National here.

YHONNIE SCARCE – CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AUSTRALIA

March 26, 2013

Yhonnie Scarce‘s inclusion in Personal Structures, an official collateral exhibition of the 55th International Venice Biennale, has been registered with the Australian Cultural Fund facilitated by Creative Partnerships Australia to allow our supporters to make tax-deductible donations.

As Yhonnie’s unique glass works are being acquired by museums worldwide but are sometimes not readily collectible for art lovers, this is a perfect opportunity to support her career and work by making a tax-deductible donation that will directly benefit Yhonnie and this important cultural project.

If you would like to make a donation to Yhonnie’s project, please visit her profile on the Creative Partnerships Australia website.

Yhonnie Scarce, The Collected, 2010, found wooden boxes and blown glass, dimensions variable
Collection National Gallery of Victoria 

MICHAEL COOK – JOSEPHINE ULRICK AND WIN SCHUBERT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD FINALIST

Michael Cook has been announced as a finalist of the 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.

Now in its 13th year, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. This highly anticipated award, with a total $30,000 in prizes and acquisitions, is a highlight of Gold Coast City Gallery’s exhibition program. This is the third year in a row that Cook has been shortlisted as a finalist.

Exhibition dates: 6 April – 19 May
Venue: Gallery 1 and Foyer Gallery

Please visit the Gold Coast City Art Gallery website for more information.

Michael Cook, Civilised #13, 2012, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 100 x 85cm

OWEN LEONG – Bendigo Art Gallery Acquisition

We are pleased to announce that Aki by Owen Leong has been acquired by the Bendigo Art Gallery.

Owen’s work can currently be viewed at the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park as part of the touring exhibition Made in China Australia, and works from Owen’s Tidal Skin series are also on display at dianne tanzer gallery + projects.

Owen Leong, Aki, 2012, pigment print on archival cotton paper, 90 x 90cm

VICTORIA REICHELT: WINNER – SULMAN PRIZE 2013

March 22, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS to Victoria Reichelt, winner of the prestigious 2013 Sir John Sulman Prize for genre painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales!

Head to the Art Gallery of NSW to see Victoria’s winning painting, on now until 2 June 2013.

Victoria Reichelt, After (books), 2013, oil on linen, 130 x 91cm

 

Watch the video below to hear Victoria talk about her winning work:

Victoria Reichelt, Sir John Sulman Prize winner 2013 – YouTube

 

To add to Victoria’s stellar start to the year, her work has recently been acquired by the Rockhampton Art Gallery and the University of Wollongong Art Collection, and she had a successful solo exhibition at Art Stage Singapore.

ARCHIBALD, SULMAN + WYNNE FINALISTS 2013

March 14, 2013

Congratulations to 3 of our represented artists who were this morning announced as finalists of the 2013 Archibald, Sulman + Wynne Prizes, Australia’s most anticipated exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

NATASHA BIENIEKArchibald Prize for portraiture

Natasha Bieniek, Application, 2013, Oil on Dibond, 9 x 9cm

 

VICTORIA REICHELTSir John Sulman Prize for genre painting

Victoria Reichelt, After (books), 2013, oil on linen, 130 x 91cm

 

NEIL HADDONWynne Prize for landscape painting

Neil Haddon, After the burn, Mt Nelson (a new landscape emerges), 2012, gloss enamel and oil on aluminium panel, 170 x 150cm

The winners of each prize will be announced next Friday 22 March. The exhibition will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 23 March to 2 June 2013.

Best of luck to our artists!

COMING SOON @ DIANNE TANZER GALLERY + PROJECTS

March 6, 2013

CHARLES ROBB
LOSS CONTROL

Loss Control is a solo exhibition of new sculptural works by Charles Robb. Loss Control was conceived as part of an ongoing self-portraiture project, shaped by the artist’s interest in figurative and incidental form – especially the mundane objects and materials that accumulated in the studio during the modeling and casting process.  In bringing these very different orders of objects together Robb seeks to testify to the strange slippages and correspondences that occur in the studio, and the new subjectivities that they produce.

23 March – 20 April 2013
dianne tanzer gallery + projects

Exhibition preview: 21 – 22 March 2013

 

JUAN FORD
ART BASEL HONG KONG

We are proud to announce that we will be presenting a solo exhibition of new major paintings by Juan Ford at the premier edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong.

23 – 26 May 2013
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Hong Kong

Juan Ford, Disobey Yourself, 2013, oil on linen, 91 x 71cm

 

YHONNIE SCARCE
VENICE BIENNALE

Yhonnie Scarce has been selected to feature in Personal Structures: Time, Place, Existence, a collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale.

1 June – 24 November 2013
Palazzo Bembo, Venice

Yhonnie Scarce, Burial Ground 2012, 224 pieces blown glass, Collection Art Gallery South Australia

To register your interest in any of our exciting projects please email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au.

YHONNIE SCARCE – AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATION

Yhonnie Scarce and Colombian artist Alberto Baraya are exhibiting together in Border Plantings at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation.

In conjunction with this exhibition, both artists will be presenting artists’ talks as part of the Unsettling Occupations International Symposium on 13 – 15 March at the University of South Australia. To register for the Symposium please email MnM-Centre@unisa.edu.au.

Exhibition dates: 15 March – 13 April 2013
Exhibition venue: Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

Yhonnie Scarce, The Day We Went Away, 2004, 40 pieces of blown glass, found suitcase, dimensions variable

 

OWEN LEONG – MADE IN CHINA, AUSTRALIA

Made in China, Australia featuring our very own Owen Leong has embarked on an extensive nation-wide tour. Presenting the work of 16 Chinese Australian artists, Made in China, Australia brings into discussion ideas that surround the meeting of these different cultures and how these experiences have impacted and shaped the work of each artist. The exhibition will open at McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park on Sunday 17 March 2013, 3pm.

The exhibition will travel to regional venues such as Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre, Ararat Regional Gallery, Kickarts Contemporary Arts Cairns, Grafton Regional Gallery and QVMAG Launceston, concluding in May 2015.

Exhibition dates at McClelland Gallery: 17 March – 9 June 2013

Owen Leong, Budi, 2010, pigment print on archival cotton paper, 70 x 70cm

YHONNIE SCARCE / VENICE BIENNALE / BLOUIN ART INFO

March 1, 2013

An article featuring Yhonnie Scarce has just been released regarding Personal Structures – Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale! Click here to read Nicholas Forrest’s piece about her inclusion in this important exhibition along with Dale Frank, Sally Gabori and Sam Jinks.

YHONNIE SCARCE – VENICE BIENNALE

February 26, 2013

Yhonnie Scarce has been selected to feature in Personal Structures: Time, Place, Existence, a collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale. The exhibition is held at the Palazzo Bembo, Venice and runs concurrently with the Biennale (1 June – 24 November 2013). Curated by the Global Art Affairs Foundation, this exhibition will bring together an international combination of established and emerging artists with a common dedication to the concepts of time, place and existence.

Yhonnie Scarce’s work explores the oppressive conditions used to subjugate Australian Aboriginal people, and the ensuing effects of colonial rule on contemporary Aboriginal culture. Through research into her family’s experiences, Scarce’s glasswork engages with the issue of containment of Aboriginal people, including the forcible removal of these people from their land and the subsequent practice of eugenics. Scarce’s work incorporates her personal histories and research with artifacts from the past, hence highlighting the legacy of issues related to white settlement in dialogue with the present.

Recently in 2012 Scarce has held a residency and exhibited at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, University of Virginia USA and participated in Aboriginal art symposiums at Seattle Art Museum and the Hood Museum, New Hampshire. In 2013 Scarce is exhibiting at the National Gallery of Victoria, Heartland at the Art Gallery South Australia, the Western Australia Indigenous Art Awards, and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation.

Yhonnie Scarce, Burial Ground 2012, 224 pieces blown glass, Collection Art Gallery South Australia

 

Marian Drew at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Marian Drew‘s photographic work is featuring in the major group exhibition 30x: Three Decades at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego.

In celebration of MOPA’s 30th anniversary, 30x: Three Decades highlights one acquisition from each of MOPA’s 30 years, showcasing a selection of influential figures in the history of photography, including works by Alexander Rodchenko, Loretta Lux, Thomas Struth, Lee Friedlander, Robert Adams and other influential artists.

Please visit MOPA’s website for more information.

Exhibition dates: 2 Feb 2013 – 13 Oct 2013
Venue: Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Marian Drew, Lorikeet with Green Cloth, 2006

Izabela Pluta – Public Art Commission

The City of Melbourne has unveiled an installation of a new public artwork, Unset Typologies, by Izabela Pluta.

Unset Typologies, commissioned by the City of Melbourne Public Art Program, is a photomural banner which wraps the east and south facing facades of CitiPower Substation, 620-640 Little Bourke Street.

The artwork explores how the nature of photomural wallpaper enables observers to hypothesize the existence of a past and glimpse the possibility of a future. The images depict a transitional space of exposed fittings, ceiling panels, vents and lights suspended as a result of the building’s transformation. The artwork invites us to contemplate the relentless renewal of the CBD over time, and more specifically the CitiPower Substation itself – an industrial landmark framed by large-scale excavation and new development. For more information please visit the City of Melbourne What’s On website.

We will be presenting a solo exhibition of Izabela Pluta’s new work at dianne tanzer gallery + projects from 20 July – 24 August 2013. To register your interest please email us at dtanzer@ozemail.com.au.

Izabela Pluta, Unset Typologies, 2013, installation view
Image: Carla Gottgens 

Neil Haddon & Victoria Reichelt – Opening Today

February 12, 2013

We are pleased to present solo exhibitions of Neil Haddon and Victoria Reichelt.

Until 16 March, visit the gallery to see Neil Haddon’s painted installation and works on aluminium as well as Victoria’s meticulously painted library spaces where animals wander through a forest of books.

Neil Haddon, Lost (Green), 2012, high gloss enamel on aluminium panel, 150x120cm

 

Victoria Reichelt, Fly, 2012, oil on linen, 26x26cm

Art Stage Singapore with Victoria Reichelt and Marian Drew

January 23, 2013

dianne tanzer gallery + projects is currently exhibiting at Art Stage Singapore, the premier fair of the Asia Pacific Region. Boasting 130 international galleries from 23 countries, Art Stage Singapore is keenly followed by globally renowned collectors and curators.

dianne tanzer gallery + projects is proud to present two solo exhibititions by Marian Drew and Victoria Reichelt.
Check out our sneaky preview shot below! The opening celebration is tonight and the art fair will be open to the public until Sunday 27 January. Follow the link for art fair tickets and information.
http://www.artstagesingapore.com/

Email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for more information on Marian Drew and Victoria Reichelt’s latest work.

AMENDMENT: Dates – Neil Haddon opens 13 February

December 21, 2012

Too many champagnes… Apologies - Neil Haddon opens 13 February- see you there!

Neil Haddon, Putting out the fire (with Geometry), 2012, enamel and oil on aluminum panel, 150x120cm

dianne tanzer gallery + projects summer holidays

December 20, 2012

dianne tanzer gallery + projects will be closed 22 Dec – 1 February 2013…

…But don’t miss out on Drop-By Drawing with Juan Ford at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Sunday 13 January 2-4pm.

 Juan Ford in the studio

First show of 2013

Neil Haddon opens 13 January – see you there!

Neil Haddon, Putting out the fire (with Geometry), 2012, enamel and oil on aluminum panel, 150x120cm

Art Stage Singapore

Check us out at Art Stage Singapore, 24-27 January, Marina Bay Sands.

We are presenting solo exhibitions with Marian Drew and Victoria Reichelt.

Marian Drew, Drake, 2012, pigment print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 110x100cm

Victoria Reichelt, Slide, 2012, oil on linen, 34.5×34.5cm

email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for further info.

Yvette Coppersmith – Portrait Commission

December 12, 2012

Yvette Coppersmith’s portrait of Rupert Myer AM was unveiled this Sunday. Commissioned by Trinity College, Melbourne University, the portrait will join their esteemed collection of alumni portraits.

Yvette Coppersmith is known for her portraiture and depictions of interior-scapes. She has been a finalist in numerous prizes such as the 2009 Archibald Prize; portrait of John Safran, and in 2008 with a portrait of Paul Capsis. She has recently been a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Award Bendigo Art Gallery 2011, RBS Emerging Artist Award 2011, and the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture 2011. Yvette Coppersmith has completed many high-profile commissions including a portrait of Justice Rosemary Balmford, Commissioned by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren for the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Yvette Coppersmith, Rupert Myer AM, 2012, oil on linen, 97×81.5cm, Commissioned by Trinity College, Melbourne University.

 

 

Izabela Pluta – Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize 2012

Izabela Pluta has been selected to exhibit in the inaugural Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize 2012. The winning artist receives $10,000 with the winning art work becoming part of the Macquarie Group Collection. Works will be displayed on Mezzanine, No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney, from 5 to 21 December 2012.  A book marking the first 25 years of the collection will be launched to coincide with the event.

Izabela Pluta, Uprooted (trees), 2011-2012, Acrylic on inkjet prints (framed) 192 x 76 (diptych 96 x 76 cm paper size each), edition of 5 + 2 A/P

Michael Cook – Asia Pacific Triennial

The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane opened with a weekend of celebration. Featuring Michael Cook as one of 75 artists, his new series holds pride of place on the ground floor of GOMA. The exhibition is well worth the visit with artwork from over 27 counties – The Middle East to the Pacific Islands. Don’t miss the only major exhibition series that focuses exclusively on the contemporary art of the Asia Pacific. On until 14 April.

Michael Cook and Bruce McLean (Curator, Indigenous Art QAGOMA) in discussion – Artist Talk series as part of APT7 opening weekend celebrations.

Michael Cook’s new series entitled Civilised looks at four European countries that visited Australia before and in the early stages of colonialisation: The Netherlands, Spain, England and France. It asks ‘what makes a person civilised?’ and suggests what a different historical settlement may have been like if those Europeans had arrived in Australia and realised that the Indigenous Peoples were indeed civilised.

Captain Cook wrote “these people may truly be said to be in the pure state of nature, and may appear to some to be the most wretched upon the earth; but in reality they are far happier than … we Europeans.”

Michael Cook, Civilised #1 & 13, 2012, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 100x85cm, ed 8, Collection Queensland Art Gallery.

Email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for further information.

Art Stage Singapore

We are looking forward to exhibiting solo exhibitions with Marian Drew and Victoria Reichelt at Art Stage Singapore. Beginning January 24, the art fair brings together the best of the Asia-Pacific region including internationally renowned galleries. With over 120 galleries participating, as well as curated projects and collectors events, it is positioned as the Asian art fair which embraces Singapore’s unique position as a bridge between the East and the West.

Marian Drew will present a selection of recent work. Known for her contemporary Australian interpretations of 16th century still lives, Marin Drew’s photographs are a classical homage to native wildlife.

Marian Drew, Drake, 2012, pigment print on archival Hahemuhle cotton paper, 90x110cm

Victoria Reichelt’s new work widens the imagination regarding the endangered condition of our world. Wild animals traverse the landscape of libraries… Acknowledging the vanishing status of both as technology changes and environments morph into the unknown.

Victoria Reichelt, Slide, 2012, oil on linen, 34.5×34.5cm

Please email dtazner@ozemail.com.au for any inquiries or further information.

GREENE STREET RESIDENCY – MICHAEL COOK AND NEIL HADDON

November 29, 2012

Neil Haddon and Michael Cook have both been awarded highly sought after Greene Street Residencies in New York by the Australia Council for the Arts. Neil Haddon will be undertaking a three month residency in January 2014 and Michael Cook will begin his in April 2014.

We look forward to hearing more about their experiences in New York!

Michael Cook’s Stickman series is currently on show at dianne tanzer gallery + projects until 21 Dec.

Neil Haddon will be exhibiting at dianne tanzer gallery + projects in February 2013.

Email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for more information

Neil Haddon, Putting out the Fire (With Gasoline), 2012, high gloss enamel and oil on aluminum panel, 150x120cm

Michael Cook, Stickman #7, (detail), 2011, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 40x100cm

Michael Cook – ‘Stickman’ now showing

November 22, 2012

Having recently been exhibited at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Michael Cook is now showing at dianne tanzer gallery + projects with his iconic series Stickman.

Stickman is the term for the elongated depiction of figures in cave paintings; interestingly this treatment extends internationally – a somewhat universal perception of man drawn by man. In these Stickman works, the limbs of the photographed figures are stretched, and the stickman is also rendered translucent at times, like a memory, a ghost, or a poignant presence of what has gone before. Static images are interspersed with figures that embody movement, all in front of desert and archetypal Australian backdrops. The skies are portentous, brooding, with cracks like old parchment, overlaid on the cloud imagery. The exhibition will run until 22 December.

2012 will end with a bang for Michael Cook, whose work will also be exhibited in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) at GOMA/QAG, opening 8 December.

Michael Cook, Stickman #3, 2011, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 40 x 100cm, ed 8

Roy Ananda – ‘R’lyeh Maquettes’ opens this Saturday

Roy Ananda‘s solo exhibition R’lyeh Maquettes opens at dianne tanzer gallery + projects this Saturday 24 November.

“For several years the influence of horror and science-fiction literature has lurked at the periphery of my practice. The most recurrent and pervasive influence seems to be the work of American pulp author Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937). The murky, pseudo-mythology that underpinned Lovecraft’s nihilistic tales of cosmic horror – today known as the Cthulhu Mythos – continues to be augmented and expanded upon by legions of authors, artists, gamers and fans to this day. The inventory of bizarre entities, nightmarish locales, alien artefacts and forbidden tomes that constitutes the Cthulhu Mythos grows ever larger and with R’lyeh Maquettes I find myself contributing my own portion of user-generated Mythos content.” – Roy Ananda

Please join us for a drink at the gallery this Saturday, 3-5pm!

Exhibition runs until 22 December

Roy Ananda, The abomination of abominations, 2012, Oak, beeswax, digital print, 190x120x90cm
Photograph by James Field

Juan Ford & Marian Drew -The Rapture of Death Gippsland Gallery, Sale

November 15, 2012

THE RAPTURE OF DEATH
Juan Ford, Marian Drew, Jo Bertini, Andrew Browne, Adam Cullen, Julia deVille,  Linde Ivimey, Anne Judell, Sam Leach, eX de Medici, V.R. Morrison, Ben Quilty, Kate Rhode, Ricky Swallow, Michael Zavros

10 November 2012 to 20 January 2013

The Rapture of Death is the experience of delight upon escaping grave danger, writes Prue Gibson. It offers the sweet knowledge that you are safe, at least for the moment, from the clutches of darkness. And it is a phrase which refers to the fear or apprehension of death, rather than the actual experience of dying.

Based on the book of the same name by Prue Gibson, The Rapture of Death features major works by some of Australia’s leading artists. Like the book, this unusual exhibition is a philosophical enquiry into the use of deathly imagery in contemporary art, and investigates why fear of death is an intrinsic part of life.

BASED ON THE BOOK: The Rapture of Death by Prue Gibson. Published by Boccalatte Pty Ltd.

OPENING: Friday 30 November 6.00pm. To be opened by Prue Gibson, Author, The Rapture of Death

The Rapture of Death – Catalogue

Yhonnie Scarce – 2012 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award

November 14, 2012

Yhonnie Scarce is a finalist for the Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award 2012. Exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, the 2012 prize is dedicated to vessels and the notion of containment.
This ‘Award of Excellence’ focuses on contemporary design practice in the state of Victoria and is a reflection of the NGV’s continuing support for and commitment to contemporary design. It is arguably the richest and most prestigious prize ever offered to a contemporary designer in Australia, with a prize of $30,000.

The exhibition opens Friday 23 November.

Yhonnie Scarce, Not Willing to Suffocate, 2012, blown glass, painted metal, 3 parts each 65 x 15 x 20cm, Photography Janelle Low.

 

Roy Ananda – Solo Exhibition Opens Next Week

November 13, 2012

Roy Ananda’s solo exhibition opens next Saturday 24 November 3-5pm.

For several years the influence of horror and science-fiction literature has lurked at the periphery of Ananda’s practice. The most recurrent and pervasive influence seems to be the work of American pulp author Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937).

While this new body of work is unashamedly an extended fan letter to Lovecraft, his mythology serves less as subject matter and more as a organizing principle for Ananda’s sculptural strategies: the spatial manipulation of the drawn or printed image; subtle interventions on found objects; and the use of mutable, modular structures, held just shy of their point of collapse.

Roy Ananda’s exhibition is on at dianne tanzer gallery + projects until 22 Dec.

Email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for further information.

Roy Ananda, The abomination of abominations, 2012, Oak, beeswax, digital print, 190x120x90cm, Photograph by James Field

Charles Robb – McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award

McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award  opens this weekend featuring Charles Robb.

Robb’s new major work entitled Heavy Weather, features a high-jumping athlete, surmounting a monolith. This work seeks to bring these two opposing forces together. Immovability and vaulting athleticism, assertiveness and ungainliness – this sculpture represents the fraught relationship we have with the world and its objects.

The prize is to be announced this Sunday and the exhibition on until 14 July 2013. click here for further details.

Charles Robb, Heavy Weather, 2012, Boulder: Polyurethane/sand and polystyrene over steel frame, pigment, sealant. Figure: UV-stabilised polyester resin, pigment, Q-Cel, fiberglass, steel, sealant.  5.5m x 2.4m x 1.8m, Photographer John Gollings.

NEIL HADDON – INFLIGHT

November 8, 2012

Neil Haddon is currently exhibiting at Inflight Artist Run Space, Hobart Tasmania. Entitled the black mirror, the basement, the studio, the hunter, Haddon’s solo exhibition features painting and installation and can be viewed until 30 November. Click here for more details.

 

OWEN LEONG – New Voices, New Visions

November 2, 2012

Owen Leong‘s work Yasu is featured on the front cover of New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies.

Edited by Catriona Elder and Keith Moore and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, this new publication is a collection of papers that engage with the ideas of nation, identity and place.

For more information about the book please visit the Cambridge Scholars Publishing website.

Owen Leong, Yasu, 2012, archival pigment print on cotton paper, 80 x 80cm

SHAUN O’CONNOR – QUT ART MUSEUM

October 31, 2012

Shaun O’Connor is a part of the QUT Art Museum’s Ex Post Triennial. An inaugural triennial exhibition that surveys the wealth of talent that the University’s Visual Arts discipline generates, the show features Lucy Griggs, Simone Hine, Judith Kentish, Archie Moore, Shaun O’Connor and Sandra Selig.

Opens: Friday 2 Nov 6pm.

Click here for more info.

Shaun O’Connor, Untitled, 2012, cardboard, thermal adhesive, lacquer, resin and spray enamel.

Roh Singh – Sculpture by the Sea

October 25, 2012

Roh Singh is currently participating in the 2012 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Bondi.

Singh’s submission, entitled Spatial Memorial, pays tribute to the 2011 Japan tsunami disaster – the white cord suspended from one pole to the other creates an elevated horizontal line that measures 37.9 metres above sea level. This line marks a recorded height the March 11 2011 Japan tsunami waters reached inland.

Spatial Memorial was awarded the $2500 Sculpture Inside Curators’ Prize.

Exhibition dates: 18 October – 4 November 2012
For more information please visit the Sculpture by the Sea Bondi website.

Roh Singh, Spatial Memorial, 2012, installation view

Michael Cook – Through My Eyes

Michael Cook‘s solo exhibition, Through My Eyes, opens this week at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre (VAC) Gallery.

This exhibition is a photographic project which portrays every Australian Prime Minister, from Edmund Barton through to Julia Gillard, through an Indigenous gaze. Combining official government portraits with those of Indigenous men and women the project asks the viewer to reconsider their view of history from an Indigenous perspective.

This series of photos was acquired for the La Trobe University Art Collection in 2011 and this exhibition is the first time that they have been shown in Victoria.

Exhibition dates: 24 October – 2 December 2012
Venue: La Trobe University VAC Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

Michael Cook, John Howard, 2012, La Trobe University Art Collection. Purchased 2011

 

Owen Leong – 4A EDITION

October 18, 2012

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Owen Leong‘s limited edition artwork for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

4A EDITION is an annual subscription project in which subscribers receive three signed and numbered limited edition artworks commissioned exclusively for 4A by leading Asian and Australian artists.

Editions are limited to only 50. For more information, or to register for the 4A EDITION, please contact 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Owen Leong, Phoenix Claw, 2012, bleached beeswax, 18 x 6 x 4 cm. Photography: Shoufay Derz

Izabela Pluta – The Third Landscape

The work of Izabela Pluta will be featured in an upcoming group show at Tin Sheds Gallery, The University of Sydney.

The Third Landscape, curated by Joni Taylor, explores new understandings of industrial heritage and ruin. The exhibition examines the transformative possibilities for regenerating seemingly negative landscapes of the forgotten and the blighted.

Opens October 18th
Exhibition runs October 19th – November 17th

Tin Sheds Gallery
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
The University of Sydney

For more information please visit the Tin Sheds Gallery website.

Izabela Pluta, House (on the frontier), 2012, latex-based ink-jet print, installed photo mural

Omission – Michael Cook & Yhonnie Scarce

October 13, 2012

Glenn Iseger-Pilkington has curated Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts‘ current exhibition omission. This exhibition explores Australia’s tragic colonial history, in particular the overt culture and practice of division, exclusion and omission of Indigenous peoples, their cultures, their landscapes and the creatures that occupy them. The exhibition continues until 28 October 2012.

Seven indigenous artists Bindi Cole, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Sandra Hill, Danie Mellor, Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce   each interrogate these omissions. They give voice to those who did not have that opportunity while simultaneously paying homage to their Indigenous ancestors. They make a loud and unapologetic declaration that such injustices and atrocities shall not go unwritten, unmade or unremembered.

Michael Cook, Stickman, 2011, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton paper, 40x100cm, ed 8

 

Natasha Bieniek & Becc Orszag – Opening Saturday 20 Oct 3-5pm

Natasha Bieniek’s new solo exhibition entitled She Hangs Brightly opens Saturday 20 October, 3-5pm

In 2012 Natasha Bieniek won the $50,000 Metro Art Award and was placed runner up for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. She was also a finalist for the Archibald Portrait Prize and the Redlands Art Prize.

View OCULA.com for available works.

Natasha Bieniek, Hazel, 2012, oil on wood, 10x15cm

 

Becc Orszag’s first solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects also opens Saturday 20 October, 3-5pm.

Becc Orszag’s drawings are full of trickery and manipulation. With skilled draughtsmanship her work confounds us by the strange mix of landscape, portrait and performance.

Becc Orszag, The Test Pool, 2012, graphite & carbon on paper, (detail)

NEW ARTISTS – ADAM LAERKESEN & SHANNON SMILEY

October 9, 2012

We are proud to announce that Adam Laerkesen and Shannon Smiley are now represented by dianne tanzer gallery + projects.

Sydney-based sculptor Adam Laerkesen creates hauntingly beautiful works that respond to his personal experiences of growing up in isolation in rural Queensland.
He has recently been a finalist for the Melbourne Sculpture Prize and the John Fries Memorial Prize. His work is part of Dreamweavers, National touring exhibition curated by Simon Gregg (2011-2013).

Adam Laerkesen, Novice, 2011, Foam, Forton plaster, dyed cloth, mattress, 132x75x108cm

 

Melbourne painter Shannon Smiley has been a finalist in the 2012 John Leslie Art Prize, the Metro Art Award and has been exhibiting across Australia since 2006.

Smiley looks to the Australian suburban environment for places of enchantment. In the overlooked and undefined spaces without purpose or function, a wilderness grows with an urgent will to live. Smiley’s works are romantic depictions of contemporary landscape.

Shannon Smiley, Untitled #3, 2011, oil on linen, (Detail)

Shannon Smiley and Adam Laerkesen will both be exhibiting their first solo exhibitions with dianne tanzer gallery + projects in 2013.

ART PLATFORM LOS ANGELES

October 5, 2012

Last week dianne tanzer gallery + projects debuted at Art Platform Los Angeles, LA’s premier art fair. Neil Haddon‘s solo exhibition of new work was a great success – the works resonating strongly with LA’s “Finish Fetish”!

The art fair kicked off with a glamorous opening event – Hollywood celebs arrived in private jets and posed on the red carpet.

The gallery was also featured in The Examiner – a major Los Angeles daily newspaper. Read the full article here!

Email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au for further information.



Neil Haddon solo exhibition, dianne tanzer gallery + projects @ Art Platform LA, installation view

 


Crowds enjoying the Fair at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

Neil Haddon – booth video at Art Platform Los Angeles

September 28, 2012

Check out this video of Neil Haddon’s booth at Art Platform Los Angeles. The opening night was a grand party affair and the booth was awash with collectors and LA celebs including Billy Zane, Fran Drescher & Dianne Keaton! Check out the panoramic video of our booth below!

Celebs arriving…..

 

 

Neil Haddon @ Platform LA from Dianne Tanzer on Vimeo.

NEIL HADDON – ART PLATFORM LOS ANGELES

September 20, 2012

Only 7 more sleeps until dianne tanzer gallery + projects presents Neil Haddon at Art Platform Los Angeles!!

The contemporary art fair for Los Angeles, located at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica airport, brings together over 80 galleries from New York, Paris, London, Melbourne, Tokyo and Berlin.

A collection of six new paintings by Neil Haddon will be exhibited at the fair, September 28-30 (preview evening September 27).

Click here to download the Neil Haddon Art Platform LA catalogue

Neil Haddon, Putting Out the Fire (with Gasoline), 2012, high gloss enamel on aluminium panel, 150 x 120 cm

Yhonnie Scarce – Kluge Ruhe Residency

September 14, 2012

This week Yhonnie Scarce will be completing her residency at Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, University of Virginia. During her two-week stay Yhonnie has been conducting glass-blowing workshops, presenting lectures and working with students at the University of Virginia. A solo exhibition of her works in glass, entitled What They Wanted, is on view at the Museum September 11 – December 30.

Here are some fantastic snaps of Yhonnie in action!

VIDEO: IN THE STUDIO WITH JUAN FORD

September 13, 2012

Want to know more about Juan Ford?

Take a sneak peek inside Juan’s Melbourne studio and learn about his artistic practice, including his most recent body of work now showing at the gallery!

Video produced by Rachel Feery for dianne tanzer gallery + projects

IN THE STUDIO with Juan Ford from Dianne Tanzer on Vimeo.

VICTORIA REICHELT IS IN HARPER’S BAZAAR

September 11, 2012

Victoria Reichelt is featured in the current edition of Harper’s Bazaar!

Click here to read this great article.

She is currently exhibiting at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale.

email dtazner@ozemail.com.au to register interest in Victoria Reichelt’s work or for more information.

 

HELEN PYNOR – AUSTRIA

Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy have received an honorary mention in the Hybrid Arts category of Prix Ars Electronica 2012 for The Body is a Big Place. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most internationally recognized and important forums to recognize innovation and excellence in new media art. This collaborative research and exhibition explored organ transplantation and involved a by-pass machine, pig-hearts, video installation and performance.

The work was featured during the Prix Ars Electronica Festival and will continue on exhibition until Oct 6 at the OK Im oö Kulturquartier, Linz, as part of the Cyberarts 2012 exhibition.

Helen Pynor is heading back to Sydney next week to complete a 4-month residency at the Heart and Lung Transplant Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, funded by the Australian Network for Art and Technology Synapse Art-Science grant.

Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy, The Body is a Big Place, 2012, Installation image at Prix Ars Electronica Festival, Linz Austria.

Natasha Bieniek + Victoria Reichelt at Gippsland Art Gallery

September 6, 2012

What a busy weekend of openings we have!

Not only is Juan Ford‘s solo exhibition opening at dianne tanzer gallery + projects this Saturday, but also Natasha Bieniek‘s exhibition She Hangs Brightly and Victoria Reichelt‘s exhibition Catalogue are both opening tomorrow night at Art Gallery in Sale. Natasha and Victoria will be both giving artist talks – an opening not to miss!!

Friday 7 September, 6pm
Venue: Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

Click here to download Natasha’s exhibition catalogue and click here to download Victoria’s exhibition catalogue, with essays by exhibition curator Simon Gregg

left: Natasha Bieniek, Hazel, 2012, oil on wood, 10 x 15 cm
right: Victoria Reichelt, Harper’s Bazaar, 2011, oil on linen, 85 x 55 cm 

YHONNIE SCARCE IN THE USA

Yhonnie Scarce is on a month-long tour of the USA with a whirlwind schedule of events.

Last week she spoke to a packed auditorium as a part of the Seattle Art Museum’s public lecture series. The lecture discussed  her own practice and response to the Museum’s current exhibition entitled Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection.

Yhonnie has just begun her residency at the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, University of Virginia where she will be working with the academic community and presenting a solo exhibition.

At the end of the month Scarce is speaking at the Aboriginal Art Symposium at Hood Museum, Dartmoth College, New Hampshire. This program is facilitated by Stephen Gilchrist (former NGV Indigenous Curator who is now based in the USA.)

Watch this space for updates and pics!

Yhonnie Scarce at Seattle Art Museum

Burial Ground 2011 (Detail) Blown glass, dimensions variable, Collection Art Gallery South Australia, Photography Janelle Low

JUAN FORD – National Gallery of Victoria Acquisition

We are thrilled to announce that Juan Ford‘s painting Last Laugh has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria.

Last Laugh is from Juan’s latest body of work, which is currently being exhibited at dianne tanzer gallery + projects. The work will then feature in the NGV’s permanent collection of Australian contemporary art.

Join us for exhibition opening drinks at the gallery this Saturday 8 September, 3-5pm!

Click here to download Juan’s exhibition catalogue with essay by Dr Vincent Alessi, Artistic Director, La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA)

Juan Ford, Last Laugh, 2012, oil on linen, 107 x 92 cm
Acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria 

Yhonnie Scarce at Seattle Art Museum

August 31, 2012

Yhonnie Scarce is discussing her work at Seattle Art Museum tonight (Thursday August 30) 7-8pm.

Scarce uses glass to explore the effects of colonisation and the treatment of Indigenous Australians in historic and contemporary contexts. She will be discussing her work through the lens of the exhibition Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan and Levi Collection at SAM Downtown.

Free with museum admission; please visit the SAM website to make a reservation.

Venue: Plestcheeff Auditorium, Seattle Art Museum

Yhonnie Scarce, Burial Ground, 2009-10, blown glass, dimensions variable

JUAN FORD – exhibition opens next week

August 30, 2012

Juan Ford‘s much anticipated solo exhibition opens next week at dianne tanzer gallery + projects.

A determination made in 2007 to briefly conduct an un-clicheed re-engagement Australian painting has turned into an ongoing and ever-expansive project for Juan Ford. Since then he has unceremoniously and disrespectfully mashed together painted realism, figuration, botanical illustration and landscape traditions with junk, plastic, gaffer tape, house paint, stickers and sludge to produce a unique series of paintings.

In this series, portraits have become landscapes, landscapes become portraits, but in a way that gives these ludicrous ‘traditional’ demarcations a swift kick up the posterior. His project focuses on the idea that human hubris to our natural environment will be our own undoing, and thus  mocks the tendency of painted realism to salute colonialism, and the nature-fearing, resource-devouring, self-destructive attitudes it embodies.

This series is also an exquisitely and lovingly rendered study of the play of Australian light, and an ode to all that grows here naturally.

Join us for drinks at our official opening on Saturday 8 September, 3-5pm!

Juan Ford, Circular Logic, 2012, oil on linen, 107 x 92 cm

 

Natasha Bieniek + Victoria Reichelt at Gippsland Art Gallery

Two of our amazing artists have exhibitions opening next week at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale:

Natasha Bieniek: She Hangs Brightly
The miniature portrait was created as a form of keepsake – a memento of a loved one to keep close to the heart.
In She Hangs Brightly Natasha revisits the miniature in a suite of new paintings, which also recall the rich colouring and tonality of seventeenth century Dutch painting.
Exhibition dates: 18 August – 7 October 2012

Victoria Reichelt: Catalogue
The playful paintings of Victoria Reichelt linger somewhere between geometric abstraction and hyperrealism. Catalogue features new and recent works to explore book spines and library shelves as sources of unexpected aesthetic delight. The works consider the motivation behind the collecting impulse to form a colourful essay on our love of books.
Exhibition dates:  8 September – 4 November 2012

The opening of both exhibitions will be held on Friday 7 September 6pm and will be accompanied by artist talks from both Natasha & Victoria. We’re looking forward to it!

For further information please see the Gippsland Art Gallery website.

Natasha also has a solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects from 20 October to 17 November 2012. Please e-mail dtanzer@ozemail.com.au to register interest.

 


Natasha Bieniek, Scarlet, 2012, oil on wood, 15 x 20 cm

 


Victoria Reichelt, Inside Out, 2011, oil on linen, 85 x 55 cm

 

 

 

 

Donna Marcus featured in Green Magazine

August 23, 2012

Donna Marcus is featured in the current issue of Green Magazine. This five-page feature article sheds light on Donna’s unique practice and provides an insight into her incredible studio in Queensland’s Mt Tamborine.

Congratulations Donna on a stunning article. Be sure to pick up your copy today!

Click here to download the full article (PDF format)

IZABELA PLUTA – Finalist for the Bowness Prize

August 22, 2012

We are very pleased to annouce that Izabela Pluta has been selected as one of the 42 finalists of the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. Established to promote excellence in photography, the prize and exhibition will showcase some of the most outstanding contemporary work produced in Australia over the past 12 months.

Pluta’s two works entitled Study for a Sham Ruin #7 & #8 were selected from over 2500 entries.

The winner of the $25 000 prize will be announced at MGA on Thursday 4 October 2012.

Goodluck Izabela!

Study for a sham ruin #8, pigment ink-jet print with acrylic, 50x50cm 

Juan Ford – Official Portrait of the Honourable John Brumby Unveiled

August 16, 2012

Juan Ford’s official portrait of the Honourable John Brumby was unveiled Wednesday night at the Victorian Parliament House. The portrait will form part of the collection of Victorian Premiers’ Portraits.

Ford has gained considerable recognition for his portraiture. His portrait commissions include dignitaries from Monash, Melbourne, La Trobe, RMIT and Sydney Universities.

His solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects is opening 8 September.


Juan Ford, The Honourable John Brumby, 2012, oil on linen, 130 x 100 cm

NATASHA BIENIEK – VOGUE LIVING

Following a prize-winning streak as the Metro Art Prize Winner and Doug Moran Portrait Prize Runner Up, Natasha Bieniek’s feature article in the current Vogue Living is out now. Be sure to pick up your copy to read about Natasha’s practice and her secrets of painting in miniature!

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Owen Leong – Facade Project 2012

Owen Leong‘s public art commission for the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre Facade Project 2012 will be officially unveiled and launched by Councillor Alec Sandner, Mayor, City of Greater Bendigo tonight (Friday 17 August) at 5pm.

The Facade Project is a partnership between La Trobe University and the City of Greater Bendigo, and is a national competition where artists are invited to submit proposals for a major work to be exhibited annually across the 14-metre glass facade of the Visual Arts Centre.

Congratulations Owen on your winning submission!

For more information on the Facade Project visit the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre.

Camilla Tadich in John Leslie Art Prize 2012

August 9, 2012

Camilla Tadich has been selected for the 2012 John Leslie Art Prize with the painting Supermarket, Pheasant Creek.

The John Leslie Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for landscape painting and is open to all artists living and working in Australia.

Congratulations and best of luck Camilla!

Opening & announcement of winners: Friday 28 September 6pm
Venue: Gippsland Art Gallery

For more information please visit the Wellington Shire Council website.

Camilla Tadich, Supermarket, Pheasant Creek, 2011, oil on linen, 100 x 150 cm

Michael Cook in Asia Pacific Triennial

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Cook has been selected to feature in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), which will be held at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) in December 2012 – April 2013.

APT7 marks the twentieth anniversary of the APT series which is the only recurring exhibition to present the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. APT7 will feature new and recent work by 77 artists and artist groups from 27 countries across the region, including painting, installation, sculpture and photography by Indigenous Australian artists; new works by artists from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Vietnam; and a special focus on West Asia, with works and major commissions by artists from Turkey through the Middle East to Iran and Central Asia.

Exhibition dates: 8 December 2012 – 14 April 2013
Venue: GOMA & QAG, Brisbane

For more information please visit the APT7 website.

Michael Cook, The Mission #9, 2011, inkjet print on archival Hahnemuhle cotton rag paper, 124 x 100cm

Shaun O’Connor and Juan Ford in New York

August 2, 2012

We are looking forward to Shaun O’Connor and Juan Ford’s exhibition opening at Krause Gallery next week!

Entitled Minor History, the exhibition is a collection of new painterly sculpture by Shaun O’Connor exhibited alongside fellow dianne tanzer gallery + projects artist Juan Ford.  Exhibition opens August 11 – September 1.

The work in Minor History presents O’Connor’s astute reflections on the commonplace signs, symbols and inscriptions that activate the street surfaces of the artist’s Brooklyn neighborhood. Anonymous inscriptions, protest graffiti, doodled abstractions, buffed tags and faded blue collar handbills serve as starting points for a collection of meticulously modeled painterly sculptures. The artist utilizes everyday materials to craft slick objects that read as pop editorial.

Juan Ford is exhibiting new work – see below!!

 

 

 

Shaun O’Connor -  2012

Owen Leong at Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

Owen Leong‘s photographs and video work have been included in Made in China, Australia, an exhibition at Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.

Curated by Greg Leong, Made in China, Australia is is a multi-generational exploration of the Chinese Australian diaspora through the works of 16 artists, including high profile artists such as Tony Ayres, Lindy Lee, Jason Wing, William Yang and more. A bilingual catalogue has also been published to accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition will tour nationally from 1 January 2013 – 5 May 2014 to regional galleries across Australia, including Burnie Regional Art Gallery, McClelland Sculpture Park and Museum, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre, Ararat Regional Gallery, Kickarts Contemporary Arts Cairns, Grafton Regional Gallery, QVMAG Launceston.

Exhibition dates: 4 August – 2 September 2012

Further information can be found at the Salamanca Arts Centre website and the Cast Gallery website.

Owen Leong, Budi, 2010, pigment print on archival cotton paper, 70 x 70 cm

Becc Orszag at Not Fair 2012

Becc Orszag is exhibiting in Not Fair 2012. This edition of the biennial exhibition for emerging Australian artists is titled Primal Mutation. Distended bodies, apocalyptic visions and lyrical poetics create a somewhat anti-digital discourse across painting, drawing, installation and photography. With an emphasis on technical skill combined with unbridled imagination, curators Melissa Amore, Sam Leach and Ashley Crawford have sought out the most powerful and potent of a new generation of artists.

Venue: Thousand £ Bend, Melbourne
Exhibition dates: 1-5 August 2012

Becc Orszag, Falling Toward the Sky, 2012, charcoal on six sheets of paper, 200 x 210cm

dianne tanzer gallery + projects takes Neil Haddon to Art Platform – Los Angeles

August 1, 2012

We are proud to announce our participation in Art Platform – Los Angeles. We will be presenting a solo exhibition of new work by Neil Haddon.

Haddon’s work is held in prestigious collections such as the National Gallery of Victoria, ArtBank, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Gold Coast Arts Centre. He has been the recipient of many prizes and awards including the $30,000 2008 John Glover Prize for landscape painting  and The Whyalla Art Prize 2009. Haddon has also been a finalist of the 2011 and 2012 Wynne Prize – Art Gallery of New South Wales. Most recently his work was included in Theatre of the World, curated by Jean-Hupert Martin at MONA, Tasmania.

Haddon’s experience of living in Tasmania informs his artwork and he attempts to find his own sense of belonging by redistributing images from the local media stories to the language of painting. Characters become disconnected from their original context as Haddon applies, then removes successive layers of high-gloss enamel paint. A collection of six new paintings will be exhibited at Art Platform – Los Angeles, September 28–30.

Neil Haddon, Lost (pink), 2012, high gloss enamel on aluminium panel, 150x120cm

 
With participating galleries from New York, Paris, London, Melbourne, Tokyo and Berlin, Art Platform – Los Angeles will continue engage collectors and art enthusiasts in a vibrant exchange of art and culture.

Coinciding with it’s move to the Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport,  Art Platform – Los Angeles has engaged the expertise of renowned LA-based architects Frederick Fisher and Partners who have led the renovations of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Bergamot Station & Galleries, Broad Art Foundation, et al., to design a well-considered floor plan that interacts seamlessly with the art exhibited in this historic space.

Watch this space for more info!

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

Roh Singh: Solo exhibition

July 25, 2012

Roh Singh‘s solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects entitled Tell them I said something is about the occasionally poignant and often humorously apt final last words uttered at the cusp of life. Singh has memorialised quotes of famous last words of a variety of artists, performers and historical figures into a sculptural format. Using the peaks and troughs of soundwaves Singh solidifies the ephemeral characteristics of sound into a sculptural existence. This body of work continues Singh’s exploration of the conundrums in representing intangible and ephemeral elements as sculpture.

28 July – 1 September at dianne tanzer gallery + projects

Roh Singh, Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can’t drink any more. Pablo Picasso, 2012, wood, paint, 138 x 15 x 15cm

 

Izabela Pluta at the Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

Izabela Pluta is in Foreplay – an exhibition curated by Lucy Bleach and Geoff Parr at The Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art – Hobart.

The exhibition also features Scott Cotterell, Amanda Davies, Michael Schiltz and Lucia Usminani.

27th July – 19 August 2012, Opening Friday 27 July at 5.30pm

Izabela Pluta, House (on the frontier), 2012, Latex-based ink-jet print, 270 x 420 cm

JUAN FORD at substation

July 24, 2012

Juan Ford‘s segment of SUB12 opens this Thursday 26 July at The Substation, Newport.

In its third year, SUB12 is a major annual three-month exhibition program presenting newly commissioned work by twelve leading contemporary Australian artists. 2012 curator Jessica Bridgfoot has invited a group of Australia’s most exciting contemporary practitioners working across sculpture, painting, video, installation. Each artist has been ‘handed over’ a space within the industrial network of The Substation’s Gallery for a month of the program.

Ford’s contribution includes painting and installation – on display until August 19

We are also pleased to announce that Juan Ford is the recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant  for Established Artists. Ford will use this grant to continue development of his painting and installation based practice.

Juan Ford’s next exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects opens 8 September. Please email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au to register interest.


CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO NATASHA BIENIEK

We are very proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek has just been named Runner Up for the 2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize!

Natasha is on a winning streak, claiming the Metro Art Prize last week also.

From a record 330,409 entries, the judges selected Natasha’s miniature (4x5cm) work entitled Fading Into Blue for second place.

Natasha’s solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects opens 20 October.

email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au to register interest.

Natasha Bieniek, Fading Into Blue, oil on wood, 4x5cm

 

Harry Nankin at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

July 19, 2012

Harry Nankin‘s exhibition “Syzygy” is now showing at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Lake Tyrrell in the Victorian Mallee once served as an indigenous celestial observatory. Telescope showcases the work of “Syzygy”, a project which reflected ‘photo-poetically’ upon this lost sacrament by using the now usually dry salt lakebed as an imaging surface for exposing specially made photographic films without a camera to starlight. The resulting pictures are the star lit shadows of live native invertebrates and reptiles gathered from the lakeshore and rare astronomical glass plate photographs brought to the location.

Exhibition dates: 11 July – 26 August 2012

Congratulations Natasha Bieniek – Winner of Metro Art Prize

July 18, 2012

We are very proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek is the winner of the $50,000 Metro Art Prize 2012!

Her winning work measures only 10x15cm and the precise detail and disciplined technique was obviously a stand-out for the judges. While large-scale paintings are commonly seen in portrait prize exhibitions, this tiny work delivers its own type of impact.

“I wanted to take representational painting to an extreme and find a new way to engage with the audience on a more intimate level – so they feel as though they’re witnessing events through a key hole. In contemporary culture so much of the imagery we see is miniaturized, through iPhones and tablets, that I felt it was time to bring this ancient art into a modern context.” Natasha Bieniek

Now in its tenth year, the annual Metro Art Award is the richest art prize in Australia for emerging artists.

Natasha Bieniek, Keepsake, 2012, oil on wood, 10x15cm

Email dtanzer@ozemail.com.au to register interest in Natasha Bieniek’s next exhibition entitled She Hangs Brightly. Opening 20 October at dianne tanzer gallery + projects

Marian Drew at Queensland Centre for Photography

July 12, 2012

Marian Drew and Jorge Deustua’s exhibition Beyond Landscape opens this weekend at the Queensland Centre for Photography. The exhibition explores landscape at night in Peru and Australia. The artists began this project in 2010 after a chance meeting in Australia, 2009.

This collaborative dialogue between two people with different histories, cultures and languages led to relatively exotic landscapes. Traveling from the desert of Paracas on the coast of Peru, up into the sacred valley of the Andes and into the south jungle of Peru, the Sandoval valley, the collaboration allowed both to witness another country supported through local knowledge and understanding. These National Parks and archeological sites were corresponded in Australia by travels to Fraser Island, Girraween National park and the pristine coastline of Central Queensland.

The launch of Drew and Deustua’s book, ‘The Rock and the Tree: Australia Peru’ will coincide with the opening of the exhibition.

Opening: Saturday 14 July 5-8pm

Exhibition dates: Sunday 15 July – Sunday 12 August

Marian Drew & Jorge Deustua, Panadanus, 2010

 

Juan Ford Upcoming exhibitions

July 10, 2012

Juan Ford is participating in Revealed¹: inside the private collections of South Australia; Samstag Museum, Adelaide, current until 22 July 2012

Revealed1: inside the private collections of South Australia peers into the living rooms of South Australia’s private art collectors, people whose passion for art has long helped nurture and develop artists and the art scene. Revealed1 will showcase the richness and diversity of private art collections through a fascinating survey of premium works from these collections.

Juan also has numerous upcoming exhibitions;

Sub12 at The Substation, 26 July -19 August. SUB12 is a major annual three-month exhibition program presenting newly commissioned work by twelve leading contemporary Australian artists.

Krause Gallery in Lower East Side, New York City is presenting Juan Ford and Shaun O’Connor - 10 August – 31 August.

We are also very pleased to announce Juan’s solo exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects – opens 8 September.

Watch this space for more upcoming news for Juan Ford.

Juan Ford, Rock n Roll, 2012 oil on linen, 166x213cm

Charles Robb at Blindside, Melbourne

July 6, 2012

Charles Robb and Courtney Pedersen’s A Natural History of Trees is a meditation on the materiality of wood and the raft of associations that it conducts. Taking the form of a pine‐panelled room containing a pair of life‐sized tree trunks composed entirely of stacks of cut paper, the installation is simultaneously a response to the complexity of our relationship with nature and place, and an evocation of the precarious quality of the collaborative process.

Exhibition dates - Wednesday 11 July – Saturday 28 July

Charles Robb, A Natural History of Trees

YHONNIE SCARCE – Picture This Exhibition

July 4, 2012

Yhonnie Scarce is a part of Picture This, an exhibition opening Thursday 5 July at Counihan Gallery – Brunswick.

This exhibition considers our enduring interest in both portraiture and the human form. While thematically diverse, each of the artists engage with the human body as a core subject, focusing on how physical gestures and actions can reflect social, political and aesthetic concerns. The selected works feature painting, video, sculpture and photography, and together reflect on indigeneity, the past and the experience of the everyday.

The exhibition includes Vera Cooper, Archie Moore, Ben McKeown, Christopher Pease, Ryan Presley, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Naretha Williams, Raymond Zada.

Presented in association with NAIDOC week, 1-8 July.

Open until 5 August – More info here.

Yhonnie Scarce, Family Portrait, 2008, found alcoholic bottles, twine and wood, dimensions variable,  Burial Ground 2010, Blown glass 80 pieces, dimensions variable.

Owen Leong shortlisted John Fries Memorial Prize & Selected for La Trobe University Facade Project

June 29, 2012

We are proud to announce two wonderful achievements by Owen Leong

Firstly Owen has been selected as a finalist in the John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists, an annual non-acquisitive award of $10,000.

The competition is administered by Viscopy, Australia and New Zealand’s not-for-profit rights management organisation for the visual arts. The prize has been donated by the Fries family in memory of former Viscopy director and honorary treasurer, John Fries, who made a remarkable contribution to the life and success of Viscopy.

The JFMP Finalists’ Exhibition will be held at Gaffa Galleries, Sydney from Saturday 11 August to Saturday 1 September. The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on August 14 at 7pm. The finalists’ exhibition is curated by Venita Poblocki. The prize will be judged by Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW and artists, Bronwyn Bancroft and Kath Fries.

For more information contact Viscopy

 Aki, 2012, pigment print on archival cotton paper, 90x90cm

Secondly, Owen’s Tidal Skin proposal for the 2012/2013 Facade Project has been selected for The Visual Arts Centre Facade Project (VACFP)  Public Art Commission. This is conducted annually by La Trobe University and the City of Greater Bendigo. Watch this space for more news on the installation in August.

CHARLES ROBB AND NEIL HADDON AT MONA

June 22, 2012

Charles Robb and Neil Haddon’s work is included in Theatre of the World – A new exhibition at MONA curated by Jean-Hubert Martin.

Theatre of the World explores and rejects the notion that ancient and contemporary artworks are inherently different and that we must burden the past with the weight of history.

Curator Jean-Hubert Martin is the former director of Centre Georges Pompidou, Kunsthalle Bern, the Moscow Biennale and Paris Musée National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie amongst other prestigious positions.

Click here to read artsHub article on the exhibition

Neil Haddon and Charles Robb’s work will be on display at MONA until April 8 2013.

Jean-Hubert Martin, curator of the exhibition “Theatre of the World” at MONA in Hobart. Picture: Peter Mathew Source: News Limited

 

Charles Robb, Extension, 2006, Gypsum-based acrylic resin, fiberglass, synthetic polymer paint, 60x27x43cm, Collection of MONA, Tasmania

 

The Archibald Portrait Prize at Tarrawarra Museum of Art

June 20, 2012

The 2012 Archibald Portrait Prize Finalists Exhibition is currently on at TarraWarra Museum of Art. This is the first stop for the touring exhibition which will visit regional galleries around Australia for the next 11 months. Reko Rennie, Juan Ford and Natasha Bieniek’s finalist pieces are all included in the exhibition which will be at TarraWarra until 8 July.

Be sure to include the exhibition on your next trip to the Yarra Valley!

Clockwise from top-left: Reko Rennie – Hetti, Juan Ford – Ultrapilgrim, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Natasha Bieniek – Fluroscuro. Images courtesy TarraWarra Museum of Art

NATALIE RYAN – Current exhibition

Natalie Ryan’s current exhibition entitled Evanescere explores notions of the cadaver as a secondary form, a shadow of it’s living self. These works depict the internals of animals stripped of their dermis, identifying features and in a suspended state of disappearing.  In conjunction with this, these works also explore the idea of the animal cadaver on display and museology as a resting place. These works combine bodies and elements of the landscape that reference the paradigm of natural history museum displays. They seek to question the role the body plays in the museum and the loss of the individual as it becomes a subject to represent an entire species.

Evanescere is on at dianne tanzer gallery + projects until 21 July

Natalie Ryan, Blue Velvet (Bear), 2012, taxidermy foam cast, prosthetic eyes, synthetic fibres and wood

NEWS FROM HELEN PYNOR

June 15, 2012

Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy have received an honorary mention in the Hybrid Arts category of Prix Ars Electronica 2012 for The Body is a Big Place. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most internationally recognized and important forums to recognize innovation and excellence in new media art. This collaborative research and exhibition explored organ transplantation and involved a by-pass machine, pig-hearts, video installation and performance. A video version of this collaboration is included in the upcoming exhibition ‘Controversy: The Power of Art’ curated by Vivien Gaston at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery – Open 21 June – 12 August.

Helen Pynor’s work entitled Headache which was part of her series ‘red sea blue water’ is all over London! The work is being used as the promotional image for The Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition entitled Brains. The Wellcome Museum features art and objects which explore medicine, art and life. It was established by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1939 to create a space to house his collections, where professionals could come to learn more about the development of medicine and medical science. If you are in the UK, be sure to visit the museum or spot Helen Pynor’s work in the tube!

 

JUAN FORD IN BELGIUM

June 9, 2012

Juan Ford is part of Cosmopolitan Stranger, Hotel De Immigrantes – a satellite exhibition to Manifesta 9 – The European Biennial Belgium.

The recently opened exhibition is part of a series of projects and exhibitions that take place all over the world. The Hotel de Immigrantes project aims to bring artists from many corners of the world together to work in a local context and create unique projects.

Curated by Thomasz Wendland and Koen Vanmeschelen, each event will start with a meeting of international artists, (who will come to the venue as if they were actual immigrants) and will conclude with an exhibition. The artists will live together, share the space, share food and facilities, try to adopt to the local conditions, try to communicate and find a way to organize their new life by means of art.

The project will take place over 2012/2013 and will feature in New York, Hasselt, Singapore, Hannover, Bratislava, Montevideo, Fukushima and finally in Buenos Aires.

Click here to follow this ongoing project

Juan Ford’s diving tower made from found materials, 2012, Hasselt Belgium

IZABELA PLUTA – MELBOURNE CITY PUBLIC ART COMMISSION

June 5, 2012

Izabela Pluta has been commissioned by Melbourne City Council to complete a major public art work. The two-part billboard work will be installed on the CitiPower Station, Little Bourke Street later this year.

The site was the very first electric power generator in Melbourne and operated continuously between 1892 and 1982.

“I have always been drawn to sites that, for me, invoke a longing for place, for example redundant urban landscapes and dilapidated or re-used buildings–sites that appear universal and drift between an actual place and a past place – the Citipower Substation is an example of this…

In this work, I am interested in the nature of images to enable the observer to hypothesize the existence of a past and glimpse the possibility of a future: the site of the Citipower Substation is an industrial landmark, it exists in a pocket framed by new developments within the CBD, where the city remains in constant flux, developing and redeveloping itself. My interest here lies in the possibility of imagining an alternative place (optimism) and how it may materialise in the psyche of local people, travellers or migrants.” Izabela Pluta

WELCOMING YVETTE COPPERSMITH TO DIANNE TANZER GALLERY + PROJECTS

We are pleased to announce that we now represent Yvette Coppersmith in Victoria.

Yvette is known for her portraiture and depictions of interior-scapes. She has been a finalist in numerous prizes such as the 2009 Archibald Prize; portrait of John Safran, and in 2008 with a portrait of Paul Capsis. She was a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Award Bendigo Art Gallery 2011, RBS Emerging Artist Award  2011, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture 2011, Stan And Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 2010, Redland Art Award 2010, Fletcher Jones Art Prize 2010, Xstrata Percival Portrait Award 2010, Portia Geach Memorial Prize 2003, 2007, 2008,  and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2002, 2006, 2007.

Yvette Coppersmith was also the inaugural recipient of the Metro Art Award in 2003 and has been a finalist 5 times subsequently.

She has completed many high-profile commissions including a portrait of Justice Rosemary Balmford, commissioned by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren for the Supreme Court of Victoria, and Rupert Myer AM for Trinity College, The University of Melbourne.

 Sophie with Lulu, 2011, oil on linen, 107x102cm

Yvette Coppersmith’s work investigates body and place. Her work explores places and imagery that surround the body and offer a mode of personal expression.

“The obsessive interest I’ve had in depicting details of the skin, creases of a shirt and gaze of the eye has been transferred to the interior space of the home.”  The intimacy inherent in an artist/model relationship, is also seen in the relationship between the people who inhabit the space but are not visible in the scene. The house, Jean Baudrillard claims, is the symbolic equivalent of the body, where “man is bound to the objects around him by the same visceral intimacy that binds him to the organs of his own body.”

 

City of yarra 2012 acquisition

May 24, 2012

Congratulations Yhonnie Scarce on the recent acquisition of Florey and Fanny by the City of Yarra. Florey and Fanny was part of Yhonnie’s major solo exhibition held in 2011. This will be a strong addition and a significant step in developing Aboriginal contemporary art works in this major collection.

Scarce’s work entitled Florey and Fanny features two domestic aprons styled upon the ones that Scarce’s grandmother Fanny and great-great-grandmother Florey wore when they were domestic servants in the early 1900s. In Scarce’s work, glass blown bush plums are hidden in the pockets of the domestic aprons. These represent perhaps the only link to Indigenous culture that Scarce’s ancestors were able to secretly hold on to whilst at work on a farm or mission. Their stems poking out of apron pockets, the fruits represent Aboriginal culture itself – hidden, contained, and forced into an apron of colonialism.    

JUAN FORD INSTALLATION

May 18, 2012

Juan Ford‘s exhibition entitled Lord of the Canopy opens Saturday 19 May at La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo (2-4pm).

Between the branches of a monstrous, reconstituted tree, and the delicate anamorphic drawings of Juan Ford, the Lord of the Canopy may indeed dwell. You can find him in Bendigo until 24 June.

This impressive installation is Juan’s final project before his trip to Manifesta 9. He heads to Belgium next week to participate in the European Biennial, one of the foremost art events in Europe. Watch this space for images of his Manifesta project!

Juan Ford, Lord of the Canopy, 2012, Installation detail.

 

 

 

National Gallery Australia acquires Reko Rennie

May 16, 2012

We are very proud to announce the National Gallery of Australia, has acquired two major works by Reko Rennie from his Neo Geo series exhibited in the gallery in 2011. Message Stick (Green) Hand Pressed Textile Metallic Foil, Screen Print on Belgium Linen 150x150cm.

Reko is currently undertaking his residency at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces…. so expect more to come!

MICHAEL COOK PRESENTS CONCURRENT EXHIBITIONS THIS MAY

May 11, 2012

At dianne tanzer gallery + projects Michael Cook’s latest series entitled The Mission is exhibited until June 9. He is also included in the National Gallery of Australia’s National Indigenous Art Triennial which opened last night.

The Mission is a series of ten works, documenting the journey of an Indigenous woman from her home to the mission and the changes that are wrought. Set up as a sort of terrifying institutional bulwark against genocidal colonization, the missions were state administered locations of supposed stafety and support of Aboriginals. The missions themselves echo the power dynamics at play in Cook’s work; exterior forces model and remake as they feel, squeezing culture and identity into policy and historical narrative. (Shae Nagorcka)

Click here to view The Mission exhibition.

Michael Cook at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra with Broken Dreams & Undiscovered, 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial.

From May to July 2012, the National Gallery will celebrate the second National Indigenous Art Triennial, unDisclosed. Until July 22 visitors to the National Gallery will have the opportunity to experience the visual expression of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. 20 artists have been selected for their commitment to excellence and their daring to explore new fields of practice and artistic vision. These artists both inform and redefine contemporary Indigenous art as we presently know it.

The exhibition’s theme, ‘unDisclosed’, alludes to the spoken and the unspoken, the known and the unknown, what can be revealed and what cannot. It captures the duality of the disclosed and undisclosed embedded within the works and the exhibition as a whole. Viewers are invited to unearth the layers of hidden and subtle meanings and to place them alongside those that are conspicuous.

unDisclosed will be touring nationally in 2013, opening at the Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns QLD, on 22 February 2013 before travelling to South Australia to the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, at the University of South Australian, Adelaide SA, opening on 3 May 2013.

Michael Cook’s Undiscovered at the National Gallery of Australia as a part of unDisclosed: the 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial.

MARIAN DREW: ANIMAL/HUMAN

Marian Drew is featured in ANIMAL/HUMAN, an exhibition at the University of Queensland Art Museum. The exhibition explores our relationships with animals and the complexity, contradiction and connections between species. The exhibition focuses on the scientific, cultural and ethical nature of our relationships.  A number of works continue traditions whereby animals are depicted in symbolic or totemic form, are endowed with human qualities, or stand in for the self.

“Contemporary Australian artists are producing an astonishing array of artworks that not only depict animals, but also focus on the animal-human relationship in all its positive and negative permutations,” exhibition curator Michele Helmrich said.

The exhibition is on until 22 July.

Marian Drew, Tasmanian Rosella with Apple & Serviette, 2006, archival ink on Hahnemuhle cotton rag paper, 134x112cm

Redlands Westpac Emerging Artist Award

April 26, 2012

Natasha Bieniek is a finalist for the Redlands Westpac Emerging Artist Prize.

The 16th Redlands Westpac Art Prize (the Prize), open to Australian and New Zealand artists, will be presented at the National Art School in Sydney’s Darlinghurst from 2 May until 2 June 2012.  It offers a total prize pool of more than $30,000 covering two main award categories of established and emerging artists.

Redlands Principal, Dr Peter Lennox said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the National Art School to showcase some of the latest and most exciting works by leading contemporary Australian and New Zealand artists.”

The winning artists in both the main prize and emerging prize will be announced on Wednesday 2 May 2012. With the exception of the winning art works that are acquired by Redlands School, all works exhibited in the Prize will be available for purchase.

Good luck Natasha!

August, 2011, Oil on board, 5x4cm

Donna Marcus

Donna Marcus’ latest commission for Lend Lease is in the process of being installed in Mackay, Queensland. A stunning constellation of her ubiquitous sculptural forms. The work entitled True North features four colourful, star-shaped installations. Watch this space for the final images! Congratulations Donna!

SHAUN O’CONNOR IS NOW REPRESENTED by Krause Gallery New York !

April 12, 2012

Krause Gallery opened in 2004 and  represents emerging to established contemporary artists of local, national and international acclaim. The Gallery offers innovative, original works of art in a variety of media and styles. The artists represented by the Krause Gallery take progressive approaches to their work and apply innovative techniques that challenge & redefine the traditional boundaries of their media.

Shaun will exhibit  in July -August along with Juan Ford in the Summer Group Show

www.krausegallery.com

 

MORE IMPORTANT NEWS FOR JUAN FORD

The much anticipated official portrait of The Hon. John Brumby, former Premier of Victoria, is now ready to be hung in Queen’s Hall, at Victorian Parliament House. An image will be uploaded after the official announcement.
Juan has also been commissioned by Vincent  Alessi, Director of La Trobe University  Visual Arts Space, Bendigo. The major  installation will comprise  a forest  installed in the gallery, with anamorphic devices. It is entitled The Sleep of Reason, Opening  May 10.
On the International front Juan will participate in  The Cosmopolitain Stranger: Hotel de Immigrantes 2, curated by Koen Vanmechelen and Tomasz Wendland, in Hasselt, Belgium. Part of Manifesta 9 (the European Biennale) Manifesta is the only itinerant european biennial of contemporary art, together with events such as the biennial of Venice and the Documenta in Kassel, Manifesta is one of the foremost art events of Europe.
He is then onto the USA,  where he will exhibit at Krause Gallery, Orchard Street Lower East Side,  New York City.

Congratulations Natalie Ryan – Shortlisted for the Artecycle Sculpture Prize

April 11, 2012

The 2012 ARTECYCLE exhibition will take place 18 May 2012 to 8 July 2012.

ARTECYCLE is an annual non-acquisitive sculpture and installation competition with a prize pool of $14,000 including:

- $10,000 East Keilor & Strathmore Community Bank Award
- $3,000 The Incinerator Gallery Award
- $1,000 Incinerator People’s Choice Award
Inspired by the Incinerator Gallerys history, entrants are asked to explore the themes of environmentalism and sustainability using either recycled materials or materials that would otherwise be considered disposable.

The 2012 exhibition will be judged by Doug Hall, AM, Australian Commissioner, Venice Biennale, 2011 and former director of the Queensland Art Gallery.

The selection committee members for the exhibition were

- Donna Marcus, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University
- Simon Gregg, curator of the Gippsland Art Gallery
- Giacomina Pradolin, former director of the Linden Gallery

JUAN FORD & VICTORIA REICHELT – FINALISTS, ROCKHAMPTON ART GALLERY GOLD AWARD

Congratulations to Juan Ford and Victoria Reichelt who are both finalists in the Inaugural Gold Award for Contemporary Painting.| The award is in memory of Moya Gold, a philanthropist and educator in the arts.
The winner will be announced 1 June 2012.

Circular Logic, 2012 Oil on Linen 107 x 92cm Courtesy: Jan Manton Gallery.

Jason Benjamin
Kate Bergin
Juan Ford
Sally Gabori
Ben Quilty
Victoria Reichelt
Kate Shaw
Michael Zavros

BECC ORSZAG AND PETER THOMAS – Finalists: Swan Hill Print & Drawing Awards

April 10, 2012

Congratulations to Becc Orszag and Peter Thomas who are both finalists in the 2012 Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards.

The mission of the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards is to promote excellence in Australian prints and drawings; present an exhibition of contemporary Australian prints and drawings, and continue to build a high quality collection for Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Two prizes are awarded, one print and one drawing $7,000 each. The announcement will be on Saturday 12 May and the exhibition will run until Sunday 8 July.

For more details click here.

Peter Thomas is exhibiting at dianne tanzer gallery + projects: 8 Sept – 13 Oct 2012

Becc Orszag is exhibiting at dianne tanzer gallery + projects: 20 Oct – 17 Nov 2012

Peter Thomas, Royal Oak, 2011, Japanese Ink on paper, 40×59.5cm

Becc Orszag, My other half, 2011graphite and carbon pencil on paper, 55x45cm

 

DONNA MARCUS IN PRINT !

April 4, 2012

Donna Marcus features in Marita Bullocks book Memory Fragments, Visualising Difference in Australian History.It investigates a series of works by four established and highly regarded artists who all make use of discarded objects hence the title Memory Fragments.

The book can purchased at http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/

ARCHIBALD & WYNNE PRIZE X 6 !

March 21, 2012

We are very proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek, Juan Ford, Vincent Fantauzzo, Reko Rennie are all finalists in the prestigious Archibald National Portrait Prize and Neil Haddon and Juan Ford are finalists in the Wynne Landscape Prize!

We wish them the best of luck – The prizes are to be announced Friday 30 March.

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize Exhibitions are at the Art Gallery of New South Wales – Saturday 31 March – Sunday 3 June

Michael Cook & Izabela Pluta – Finalists of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize

February 28, 2012

Congratulations to Michael Cook and Izabela Pluta for being selected as finalists of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.

This $20,000 award is one of the most prestigious photography awards in Australia and the finalist’s exhibition showcases some of the most exciting photographers currently working in Australia.

The exhibition is held at The Arts Centre Gold Coast from 31 March – 13 May.

We wish the best of luck to Izabela Pluta and Michael Cook!

Izabela Pluta, Shrines,  2011, original photomural on Adshell paper, printed as Lambda photograph, 80 x 66.7 cm

 

Michael Cook, Broken Dreams #9, 2010, inkjet print on Hahnemuhle archival cotton paper, 124x100cm

 

VICTORIA REICHELT – Italian Vanity Fair

February 23, 2012

Victoria Reichelt is featured in the current issue of Italian Vanity Fair. Her photorealist paintings are featured in an article about libraries and books. In a magazine along-side Lady Gaga she’s got to be the hottest thing in town!

Ciao Bella- Galleria Dianne Tanzer di Melbourne

IZABELA PLUTA – Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

February 3, 2012

Izabela Pluta’s exhibition entitled Reservoir opens 3rd February at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale.

This exhibition features work developed during Izabela Pluta’s recent residency at the Cowwarr Art Space in regional Gippsland. Objects are displaced in remote, isolated landscapes which conjure a nostalgia for places from another life.

Wander through these strange landscapes at Gippsland Art Gallery until 25 March.

Click here for more info and exhibition catalogue

 

 

Izabela Pluta, Reinforced wall, 2011, Chromogenic print, 100x100cm

 

 

 

 

JUAN FORD – Washington DC – Australian Embassy

February 2, 2012

Juan Ford is exhibiting at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC as part Lie of the Land: New Australian Landscapes.

Curated by Alex Taylor, the exhibition features a selection of the hottest Australian contemporary painters. The exhibition features a new genre landscape painting that aims to broaden the scope of what an Australian landscape is traditionally viewed as.

The exhibition will be at the Australian Embassy, Washington DC from 21 February – 13 April.

Juan Ford, Blues for the red sun, 2012, oil on wood, 25x20cm

CHARLES ROBB – MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE AND SURVEY & AWARD 2012

January 20, 2012

Congratulations to Charles Robb on being shortlisted for this prestigious award.

Since its inception in 2003, the McClelland Sculpture Survey has emerged as the most important outdoor sculpture exhibition in Australia, displaying a wide range of works in different media and styles by both established and emerging artists.

Displayed throughout 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens, the McClelland Sculpture Survey is intended to provide sculptors the opportunity to present their works in an outdoor exhibition context. The exhibition is accompanied by a major comprehensive catalogue.

Sculptors nationally and internationally are eligible to enter the McClelland Sculpture Survey, an exhibition highlighting the diversity and invention of contemporary sculptural practice.

The selected artists are eligible for the McClelland Award 2012, an acquisitive award valued at A$100,000 (GST excluded). The McClelland Award 2012 will be judged by Deborah Edwards, the Senior Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

CAMILLA TADICH – IN THE SHADOWS

January 19, 2012

Camilla Tadich’s practice focuses on the nocturnal Australian landscape and explores spaces within darkness.

Fleeting moments are captured as light moves in uncanny ways through trees and along roads. Senses are
enhanced as we traverse the darkened landscapes of these paintings.

Tadich’s experience with the Australian bush and the Victorian fires leads her to create work that represents the beauty and disquieting qualities of nature.
Tadich’s work was included in the Bushfire Australia exhibition at Tarrawarra Museum of Art in 2010,  and her work features as part of the Artbank, Bundanon Trust, City of Whitehorse and Nillumbik Shire collections. As well as winning the peoples choice award at the Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Tadich has been a finalist in the Nillumbik Shire Art Prize, the RBS Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural History Prize and is the recipient of an Australian Council for the Arts New Work Grant. In 2007 Tadich completed the Bundanon Residency inNew South Wales. Most recently she has been included in Simon Gregg’s new book entitled New Romantics – Darkness and Light in Australian Art.

Supermarket, Pheasant Creek ( Detail ) Oil on Linen, 100 x 150cm 

 

YHONNIE SCARCE, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL – DEADLY

Artists Floor Talk

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

With Yhonnie Scarce, Beaver Lennon, Trevor Nickolls and Lorraine Connelly-Northey , Australia

Artist floor talk with Yhonnie Scarce, Beaver Lennon, Trevor Nickolls and Lorraine Connelly-Northey, lead by Deadly: In-between Heaven and Hell co-curators and project coordinators, Renee Johnson and Fulvia Mantelli.

This floor talk will talk the form of a casual conversation and will provide audiences with greater insights into the artists’ work and practices.

JUAN FORD, MCCLELLAND GALLERY+SCULPTURE PARK

Double Vision

  • The Elisabeth Murdoch Gallery and French Gallery
  • 5 December 2011 – 18 March 2012

Double Vision exuberantly explores contemporary art with ideas of portraiture and the body as the focus. Representing through a myriad of mediums what it is to be human, the exhibition charts its ways through encounters of the unexpected, psychological and humorous.

This exhibition also looks at the captivating art of Realism and the intriguing exchanges that occur between painting, photography, digital image and sculpture. Including key works from McClelland’s permanent collection augmented by private and public collection loans Double Vision will include the work of Stephen Birch, Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Cherry Hood, Sam Jinks, Justine Khamara, Rosemary Laing, Ron Mueck, Jan Nelson, Evan Penny, Patricia Piccinini, Caroline Rothwell, Julie Rrap, Alexander Seton, Ricky Swallow, Colin Suggett, Christian Thompson and Ronnie van Hout.

Plan B, 2010 76 x61cm Oil on Linen Private Collection

Shaun O’Connor Selected Works New Acquisitions from the QUT Art Collection

January 17, 2012

Shaun O’Connor is in great company exhibiting along with Chuck Close, William Kentridge and others at the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum.

QUT holds one of Queensland’s most significant public art collections and has been actively developing its holdings since its fledgling beginnings in 1945 under the banner of a predecessor institution, the Queensland Teachers’ Training College. QUT’s Art Collection is a vital part of the University’s commitment to fostering the cultural life of students, staff, and the broader public, supporting artists and preserving artwork for future generations.

Spanning painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture, Selected Works includes a range of works by international and Australian artists which reflects the diversity of the University’s collecting activities. Artists include: Chuck Close, William Kentridge, Gonkar Gyatso, Sean Scully, eX de Medici, Louise Weaver, Richard Larter, Arthur Boyd, Margaret Olley, Peter Atkins, and Peter Alwast.

The exhibition is current  from 10 January – 25 March

Untitled (INA LA) Craftboard,cardboard, thermal adhesive, polyurethane resin,lacquer and enamel, Dimensions Variable 2011

 

OWEN LEONG

December 6, 2011

We are proud to announce Owen Leong will be exhibiting with us in 2012.

Leong works with photography, video and installation to explore how the body is physically, socially and culturally framed. His artwork visualises the structures that mark our bodies through race, gender and colour.

On a recent Asialink Visual Arts Residency in Tokyo, Leong created Frozen, a powerful temporal installation evoking darkness and longing. Inside a cage of silk and suspended from fisherman hooks were two frozen shark hearts. Over the course of a single day the hearts melted and dripped blood onto a cone of salt. This piece produces spatial anxieties in which time dissolves and gravity evaporates into loss and desire.

Leong has exhibited in Australia and internationally. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Poznan, Poland; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai & Today Art Museum, Beijing amongst others. Owen has been a recipient of awards and grants from Australia Council, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Art Gallery of NSW and Asialink. He has held residencies in Sydney, Manchester, Paris, & Tokyo.

NEW YORK, PERU + MELBOURNE CBD

October 27, 2011

Yhonnie Scarce is back home after a whirlwind trip to New York , her work was received to great acclaim and she will be exhibiting back in the USA in 2012.

If you’re in Peru, Marian Drew is exhibiting new work Peru-Australia Beyond The Landscape with Jorge Deustua at the Centro Cultural Inca Garcilleria Lima opening Nov.2

The Melbourne Laneways Commisssions have now been unveiled. Yhonnie Scarce has once again made headlines with Iron Cross along with Reko Rennie and his fantastic Neon Native work , see both works in Brien Lane and Cocker Al in the CBD.

Vincent Fantuazzo’s collaboration with Oscar nominated film maker Baz Luhrmann will be exhibited at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins during November. The Creek 1977 is  a mutimedia installation based on Luhrmanns childhood memories of country NSW,  swing by the Sofitel Foyer on your way to work, before a dinner or on your lunch break.

dianne tanzer gallery + projects take off!

September 14, 2011

dianne tanzer gallery + projects and Victoria Reichelt have packed their bags and are off the the Korea International Art Fair. From 22 – 26 September we will be exhibiting in Seoul along with 192 other galleries from all over the world.

Victoria Reichelt, Life, April 26, 1968, Oil on linen, 45x35cm

We are proud to announce that Marian Drew is exhibiting in Paris! If you are passing though, make sure to check out her work as part of Photoquai, the 3rd biennial exhibition of world images. The exhibition is open 24 hours a day, with the work exhibited along the river Seine next to Musee du quai Branly. Marian Drew is representing Australia in this exhibition that aims to  showcase photographers who are little-known in Europe.

Marian Drew, Bandicoot and Quince, 2006, pigment print on archival cotton paper, 112x136cm

Juan Ford has a solo exhibition at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo, NSW. Open until 9 October, the retrospective exhibition features paintings and 3D work that reflect his interest in nature and it’s place in the contemporary world. Click here for more info.

Juan Ford, The Other Hidden Hand, 2009, Oil on linen, 122x107cm

More Spring News

September 5, 2011

Welcome to Michael Cook - He has had a very successful year, as a finalist in both the 2011 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards and the 2011 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Michael has now joined the gallery and we look forward to his solo show with us in 2012.

Michael Cook, Broken Dreams #2, 2010, inkjet print, 124 x 100, Ed 8.

Juan Ford is currently exhibiting new work at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. Branching out from his painterly practice, ‘Conference of the Birds’ references a 12th century Sufi poem (of the same name). On the journey to find their ideal king, the birds encounter problems as their mass and abundance make it impossible to find a solution… Yet one small birds stands back from the flock. The exhibition Trans closes 30 October.

Juan Ford, Conference of Birds, 2011, vinyl sticker, dimensions variable.

Izabela Pluta has gone country and is completing a residency at Cowwarr Art Space Gippsland. She is developing new work for a solo exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery which will run 4 Feb – 25 March 2012. We will keep you posted!



Izabela Pluta, Untitled 2, 2009, Lambda photograph, 76x76cm, edition 5.

Helen Pynor is also in residence at Performance Space, Sydney. Working with artist Peta Clancy for their ongoing collaborative project ‘The Body is a Big Place, they are developing a 5 channel video projection with sculptural elements comprising a pair of animal hearts and an organ perfusion system. The outcome will be exhibited at Performance Space in November – Watch this space!

Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy, The Body is a Big Place, video production still, photography Chris Hamilton.

Shaun O’Connor has packed his truck and left for Paris! Shaun is completing a residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, a global residency program in the centre of Paris. Bon Voyage Shaun!

Shaun O’Connor, Delivery Truck, 2011, Craftboard, cardboard, thermal adhesive, polyurethane resin, lacquer & enamel, 41x77x5cm.

MORE AUGUST NEWS

August 25, 2011

We are proud to announce that Natalie Ryan has recently been shortlisted for three national art awards! Look out for her in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize – Exhibition from September 3-25. Click here to learn more about the Woollahra Small Sculpture award – Exhibition 22 Oct – 6 November…and take a trip to the Yarra Valley to see Natalie Ryan’s beautiful sculpture in the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Award – 23 Oct – 4 December.

We have taken Reko Rennie to Sydney! He is currently exhibiting at MOP Projects.  Make sure you check out his new solo exhibition Black Magic before 4 September.

Neil Haddon is featured in the September/October edition of Vogue Living! Buy a copy and read about his unique practice before his upcoming exhibition at dianne tanzer gallery + projects (17 Sept – 8 Oct). Neil Haddon’s new series of paintings on aluminium explore relocation and migration, stemming from his own experience, moving from England, via Spain, to Tasmania.

Vogue Living September/October 2011, Photography: Nicholas Watt

dianne tanzer gallery + projects GOING GLOBAL

August 10, 2011

After working together for many years, Dianne Tanzer and Edwina Bolger are pleased to announce their co-directorship of dianne tanzer gallery + projects. Edwina comes with a wealth of experience having worked in various galleries and arts institutions over the past twenty years.

The partnership will open up a new direction for the gallery with increased participation in international art fairs, curatorial and artist residency programs in Australia and overseas. The gallery will also be developing a number of its own initiatives open to artists Australia-wide.

We are extending our vision beyond the conventional exhibition space.

Everything about art has changed – so have we !


Yhonnie Scarce in New York

July 26, 2011

Congratulations to Yhonnie Scarce , her amazing work Burial Ground is included in a major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts ( MoCADA)  New York – go see if you’re in NY August 11 to October 30 2011.

Helen Pynor will be exhibiting her work in Love Lace at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney as part of Sydney Design until April 2012. Helen will be talking about her “hair” works at the Symposium Saturday July 30. click here

Image: Untitled (uterus urinary)
2010
Knitted human hair
Photo: Sotha Bourn, copyright Powerhouse Museum Sydney

Hear Izabela Pluta and Reko Rennie at ACMI speaking on,  Psychogeography : Artists Changing Places Tuesday August 2, 7pm click here

Reko Rennie is having a big year,  he is also shortlisted for the 2011 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards at the Art Gallery of WA , August 13 til December 19. Fingers crossed !

Daniel Dorall is in print ! check out the book Microworlds to see his beautiful miniature diorama’s click here

ON THE SCREEN: Simon Pericich

June 28, 2011

Simon Pericich

Simon Pericich, PIXSELLS, Video, 4.57 minutes

Currently ON THE SCREEN @ dianne tanzer gallery + projects

until 16 July

In 2009 a third of all websites on the Internet were of a porn content. Porn is basically responsible for every advance in communication technologies through its constant demand and the creative freedoms allowed by its revenue. Today $89 is spent on porn every second- that works out at around $28 billion every year.*

Simon Pericich’s hysterical, dark brand of makeshift art production is concerned with the terrifying awareness that humanity and its current actions are irrationally selfish and detrimental. Traversing large- scale installation, video and image his dystopia’s are often humorous, acting like an epitaph and harbinger for a future that seems out of the control of its population. Sometimes stemming from the autobiographical, sometimes from the stance of a detached trend consumer, Pericich’s practice forms transitory bonds between audience members and acts as an invitation or platform to participate. Simon tends to recycle found or commonplace materials and techniques to create obsessive topical products that point toward a dark future.

*(from the book; SEX, BOMBS AND BURGERS. Peter Nowak)

ARTISTS EVERYWHERE!

June 24, 2011

Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce are the recipients of Melbourne Laneway Commissions for 2011……brilliant !

This is an annual program and the commissions provide ongoing opportunities for artists, foster creative capacity and strongly advocate the artist profession.
Unpredictable by nature the Laneway Commissions have grown to become a significant part of Melbourne’s richly layered cultural life.

Helen Pynor is in the news again with Breath, a solo show at GV Art in London, a gallery specialising in art-science practice. The exhibition continues until 2 July. The show was reviewed by New Scientist. Her beautiful work, Milk is also currently at the Australian Centre for Photography.

Yet more exciting news for Natasha Bieniek – after her sellout show,  she has now been shortlisted for the Redlands Westpac Art Prize Oct-Nov 2011 – what a year it has been so far !

If you are in Adelaide go to see Roy Ananda’s work in  Imagining Interiors at the Jam Factory, it is based on contemporary and historical Gothic literature. Current until July 10 2011

Merrin Eirth’s work at Docklands New Quay can now be seen at all hours in the window space of LPC Service 104/7 Rakaia Way New Quay

ALERT! ARTISTS LET LOOSE OVERSEAS

May 27, 2011

The countdown has begun for Korean International Art Fair 2011! In late September the gallery team and Victoria Reichelt will be heading to Seoul for the gallery’s first international art fair. 2011 is the Australian and Korean year of friendship so as the featured country at KIAF 2011, a herd of 19 Australian galleries will be participating.

An academic program, collectors tours and VIP events accompany the art fair so if you’re in the area, check it out!Victoria Reichelt, Uprising, 2010, oil on linen, 112 x 91cm

Juan Ford is off to New York this July to undertake a residency at the OMI International Arts Center, Columbia County, N.Y. U.S.A. It was awarded by the Art Omi Australia Committee. See www.artomi.org for updates and info.

Local news: Daniel Dorall can be seen at Twenty by Thirty Gallery which is located at 20 Presgrave Place (enter via Howey Place off Little Collins Street) Melbourne. Dorall has on ongoing fascination with mazes and miniatures which can be seen in Lot’s Wife which opens on June 1 until 30 June.

New addition to the gallery! Joel Zika is featured in Dreamweavers, a group exhibition curated by Simon Gregg. Winding a path of the fantastic, dreams, nightmares and darkness, the exhibition is now open at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC 14 May – 10 July 2011. The exhibition will be touring around the country for next next two years! – McClelland Gallery, Swan Hill Regional Gallery VIC, Maitland Regional Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre NSW, Redland Art Gallery QLD & Plimsoll Gallery TAS.

Joel Zika, Wildwoods, 2010, video production still.

Roy Ananda architectural sculptures are featured at the Jam Factory, Adelaide. Imagining Interiors is a group exhibition on until 10 July. Curator Wendy Walker has invited artists to create new work surrounding the theme on contemporary Gothic literature.

Izabela Pluta Shortlisted for two Major National Awards

May 12, 2011

Congratulations to Izabela on being shortlisted for two  major national awards. The 2011 City of Hobart Art Prize,  and the 2011 Olive Cotton Award for Portraiture.

Go see the works at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ( 23 July til September 18)

Image: Untitled (LOT cards 1-4)2010

From the series Sailing for the abyss, screen prints ,  found postcards 14.5×10.5cm each

And view the work below,  Macquarie # 5,  2010 at the Tweed River Art Gallery ( 3rd June til July 31)

International News : Helen Pynor is on show in London. Her exhibition BREATH, is current til July 2  at GV Art -  Closest tube Baker Street !

Artist Updates

April 29, 2011

Yhonnie Scarce is exhibiting in the group show, Media Specific at Monash University Faculty Gallery. The exhibition focuses on glass works in contemporary practice. The exhibition opens May 3 until May 14.

Matthew Hunt has taken over the Perth Cultural Centre with a site specific installation work. Watch out for his infamous text pieces if you’re in the area!

Harry Nankin in Horsham: This is the last chance to see Harry’s exhibition Syzygy at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery so choose Horsham as your weekend road-trip destination!

Harry Nankin, Syzygy, 2011, installation detail.

WELCOMING IZABELA

April 15, 2011

We are excited to announce that we will be working with Izabela Pluta as a represented artist. Her recent installation, on things mended and broken, was a pleasure to have in the gallery and we look forward to supporting her practice and future projects.

Pluta’s work derives from personal encounters with certain places. She incorporates photomedia and installation to create spaces on the periphery of vision – places noticed momentarily and forgotten. Each depicting a form of aging or decline: vanished places, experiences, intervals or instants.

Izabela has a number of projects on the horizon, including exhibitions at Monash Gallery of Art this August, Gippsland Art Gallery early next year and a residency at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Ireland in October 2011.

For more information on Izabela, see her artist page on the website or email us to find out more.

2011 ARCHIBALD & WYNNE FINALISTS

April 8, 2011

Congratualations are in order for our artists who have been selected for 2011 Archibald Prize and Wynne Prize.

Vincent Fantauzzo’s shortlisted work featuring Matt Moran has taken out the Packing Room Prize. Our fingers are also crossed for Natasha Bieniek’s exquisite miniature portrait, Giles Alexander’s Space or Bust (Portrait of Sam Leach) and for Neil Haddon’s Wynne Prize entry, Analgesic fields, N.W. Tasmania.

Keep an eye out for another of our artists, Roy Ananda who makes a special appearance in the Archibald as a subject !

Project artist Merrin Eirth has just completed a 4 month residency at Docklands New Quay. Her work can be seen at all hours in the window space of LPC Service, 104/7 Rakaia Way New Quay.

Reko Rennie has been busy installing for his show, Remember Me, as part of the Linden Innovators Program which opens tonight 6-8pm. The exhibition explores issues of identity and transformation and runs until May 8. If you are in Melbourne and looking for something to do tonight, head down for the launch and enjoy a drink with the first round of innovators!

Image credits: (Top right) Vincent Fantauzzo, Matt Moran (detail), 2011, oil on canvas
(Bottom left) Natasha Bieniek, October, 2010, oil on board, 4 x 5 cm

MORE MARCH NEWS

March 18, 2011

More congratulations in order this week!

First off, work by Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce can be seen in the Victorian Indigenous Art Award finalist exhibition  at Fortyfive Downstairs until April 2. We are very proud of Reko and Yhonnie for being shortlisted by a prestigious panel of  selection judges that included Bill Nuttall Director of Niagara Galleries and Karen Quinlan, Director of Bendigo Art Gallery – if you get the chance, head over to 45 Flinders Lane, CBD to have a look.

Harry Nankin and Helen Pynor have been shortlisted for this year’s Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize. On display from April 9 until May 22, the exhibition of selected finalists is a vibrant reflection of current practice nationally in still photography. The prize is announced at the exhibition opening on April 9 at the Arts Centre Gold Coast – see the Centre’s website for a complete list of finalists and other details.

And finally, we are proud to announce that Natasha Bieniek and Vincent Fantauzzo are finalists in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, won last year by Michael Zavros.

Good luck to all our artists!

Top image: Helen Pynor, Liquid Ground 5, 2010, c-type photograph

Bottom image: Natasha Bieniek, July, 2011, oil on board

ROH SINGH AT THE GPO + NEWS FROM JUAN FORD

March 9, 2011

March is gearing up to be a busy month here at dtg+p, and to kick it off we have an opening and a cause for congratulations:

Roh Singh’s exhibition Inaudible Sounds, presented courtesy of dianne tanzer gallery + projects for LIFEwithBIRD, opens tonight 6 – 9 pm at the LIFEwithBIRD store in Melbourne’s GPO. A feature of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s 2011 Cultural Program, Singh’s sculptures, often taking the form of  all together new, yet familiar animals, bounce off the spaces in the LIFEwithBIRD GPO store – floating, colliding and playing with the minimalist space of the shops’ interior.

If you can’t make the opening tonight, the exhibition can be viewed until March 30 at the LIFEwithBIRD store, shop F05, GPO Building, 350 Bourke Street.

We are also very proud to announce that Juan Ford has been awarded a residency at the OMI International Arts Center, Columbia County, N.Y. U.S.A. by the Art Omi Australia Committee. The residency will provide Juan with the opportunity to develop new work, initiate discourse and collaboration with peers, exhibit publicly and advance his international profile. Juan will undertake the residency in July this year, coinciding with the Art OMI open weekend.

More information on the residency program and the OMI International Arts Center can be found here.

SHAUN O’CONNOR in ROTTERDAM AND OTHER NEWS

February 14, 2011

Congratulations to Shaun O’Connor who has been selected as an international artist to participate in RAiR’s project Guest House, (Rotterdam Artist in Residence). He has been chosen as one of twenty international artists who have previously held residencies in Rotterdam. Shaun has become part of this project after his 3 month residency with Stichting Kunst & Complex in 2003. This exhibition is a part of Art Rotterdam 2011 and will take place from February 10-20.

http://www.rair.nl/cms/events/rair3-guest-house for more info.

We will see more of Shaun O’Connor soon as he has a solo show at dianne tanzer gallery + projects 25 June – 16 July 2011.

Neil Haddon has been shortlisted once again for the prestigious Arthur Guy Memorial Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery. His work Totenlieder (penguins) 2010 can be viewed until April 3. Past winners have included Dale Frank and Stephen Bush, congratulations to Tim Johnson on winning in 2011.

Congratulations also to Roh Singh, who has been shortlisted for the Montalto Sculpture Prize to be announced on  February 20. Roh’s solar powered land art sculpture can be viewed during the day but comes to life around dusk for 4 hours every night. Until May 1 at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red hill South, VIC 3937.

HARRY NANKIN AT THE NGV AND REKO RENNIE IN THE USA

January 28, 2011

Stormy Weather, Contemporary Landscape Photography is an exhibition drawing from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, currently running at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia at Federation Square. Examining contemporary photographers’ active relationships with various environments, the exhibition is a chance to see work by gallery artist Harry Nankin, amongst other notable artists, such as Jill Orr and David Stephenson. Frequently underpinning these works of quiet intensity and considerable beauty is an undercurrent of disruption and contradiction that suggests all is not as it may first appear – head over to have a look before March 20.

Reko Rennie has a major show opening tonight (January 28), all the way over in the United States. Curated by NGV Curator of Indigenous Art, Stephen Gilchrist, ‘Patternation’ is on at the Kluge-Ruhe Institute, University of Virginia. Referencing both Rennie’s use of pattern, and the ‘repetitive “patter” of national discourse concerning Indigenous people in both Australia and the US’, transformed the institute’s gallery walls with his trademark vibrant colour and pattern. While in Virginia, Rennie will collaborate on a public art project at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative with Native American artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Nez Perce/Onondaga) January 25-27. Hyde, who lives in Pittsburgh, mixes Indian imagery with icons of pop culture, expressing what he calls the “fragmented contemporary life” of a Native American U.S. citizen. Although not a street artist, Hyde incorporates stencils in his paintings on canvas. See the Kluge-Ruhe Institute’s website for more information.

Top image: Harry Nankin, Of Great Western Tears / Duet 2 (detail), 2007

Bottom image: Reko Rennie preparing for Native, 2010

WELCOME TO 2011…

January 17, 2011

We’re back in the gallery and getting stuck into an exciting and dynamic 2011. We are looking forward to exhibitions of new work from many of our artists, including Donna Marcus, Matthew Hunt, Shaun O’Connor, Helen Pynor, Victoria Reichelt, Neil Haddon, Natalie Ryan, Mark McCarthy and Yhonnie Scarce. Natasha Bieniek will  be presenting her first solo show at the gallery, following up a very successful year that saw her shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist award, and included in many group shows.

2011 also sees the the gallery’s project program stepping up a gear, to present an exciting series of exhibitions and events to complement our regular schedule. We’ll be working with some great artists and curators nationwide this year, both emerging and established, and you can expect some fantastic shows from artists such as Izabela Pluta, Eric Bridgeman and Yandell Walton. We’re also venturing off site, presenting Reko Rennie’s new exhibition at MOP Projects in Sydney in the latter half of the year.

On the Screen, the video program curated by Rachel Feery, is also launching into a brand new calendar of events. Fresh from the release of Short Play Volume One (the national video art journal founded by Rachel last November, and available for purchase in the gallery!), Rachel has a great line up of artists for us and you can expect a mini publication featuring the program for the first half of 2011 to peruse through very soon.

All in all, we’re very excited about what’s in store, and we hope you can make it to as many events as possible.

The first show for the year (Unclassified, curated by Gillian Brown and Rachel Feery), opens February 5, so we are looking forward to seeing you in the gallery – here’s to a great 2011!

Image: Matthew Hunt, Pleasure District, 2010

VICTORIA REICHELT ACQUIRED AT THE DUKE PRIZE

December 7, 2010

Congratulations to Victoria Reichelt, whose work Last Days, 2010 has been acquired by the Gold Coast City Gallery Collection at the 2010 Duke Prize.

Geoffrey Cassidy, Artbank Director, had this to say about Victoria’s entry:

“Victoria Reichelt’s stacks of books are more than they seem. In precarious piles with doomsday titles, they foretell their own obsolescence. The painting delights with its technical ability while
impressing with its conceptual strength and its humour”

Victoria’s work has been acquired along side entries by Dane Lovett, Nerissa Lea and Waratah Leahy. The 2010 Stan and Maureen Duke Prize was won by Joe Furlonger.

The Duke Prize exhibition can be viewed until the 6 February 2011, at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise.

Image: Victoria Reichelt, Last Days, 2010, oil on linen, 80 x 80 cm

EXPERIMENTS ON PLANT HYBRIDIZATION

November 23, 2010

The last show for the year, Experiments on Plant Hybridization, opens this Thursday 25 November. Curated by Drew Pettifer and Gillian Brown, the show features works by a mix of represented and new/emerging artists from Melbourne and interstate.

Join us 6 – 8 pm Thursday night for a few drinks and to see works by Juan Ford, Matthew Hunt, Andy Hutson, Andre Piguet, Helen Pynor, Hanna Tai, Claire Anna Watson, Kent Wilson and Tessa Zettel & Karl Khoe (Makeshift)

The exhibition takes its title from Gregor Mendel’s 1865 treatise on his studies in plant genetics.  Following a more philosophical (and pseudoscientific) approach, the show takes as its starting point the concept that Mendel’s experiments were born of a curiosity to explore the potential of nature, its ability to be harnessed and worked by mankind. The show aims to present a series of experiments into the relationship that exists between humans and nature, artists and environment.

Image: Kent Wilson, 2010

Juan Ford wins Peoples Choice at Basil Sellers Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art

November 4, 2010

Congratulation to Juan Ford on taking out the Basil Sellers Art Prize Peoples Choice Award, announced last night by Dr Chris McAuliffe.The Basil Sellers Art Prize provides a range of awards for artists. In addition to the $100,000 prize, the finalists are in the running for the 2011 Basil Sellers Creative Fellowship, an artist-in-residency program at the National Sports Museum, and the $5,000 Yarra Trams People’s Choice award, voted on by visitors to the Exhibition.
The other 2010 finalists were: Vernon Ah Kee, Eric Bridgeman, Juan Ford, Phillip George, Ponch Hawkes, Grant Hobson, David Jolly, Richard Lewer, Noel McKenna, Glenn Morgan, David Ray, Gareth Sansom and Tony Schwensen.

Image: A Memoir from the break of day 2010, oil on wood, steel fire extinguisher.

YOUR MOVE: AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS PLAY CHESS
30 October 10 – 30 January 11

Another gallery artist Sebastian Di Mauro has his wonderful Homeland Rule 2010, on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery.
Inspired by the international exhibition The Art of Chess, Bendigo Art Gallery has commissioned thirteen of Australia’s leading artists to respond to the notion of the game of chess.

By showing The Art of Chess and Your Move concurrently Bendigo Art Gallery seeks to cement the role of Australian artists within the wider international art community, while also highlighting the skill and dynamism inherent in Australia’s contemporary art scene.

In 2011 the exhibition will tour to The University of Queensland Art Museum, Qld; McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Vic; and the Samstag Museum, SA.

The works in this exhibition will engage with a multiplicity of concepts – from Ken Yonetani’s ethereal porcelain sculptures engaging with issues of climate change and environmental degradation, Sebastian Di Mauro’s sculptural discourses on the impacts of colonisation, to Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healey’s more psychological approach – using this game of strategy as a metaphor for the First World War with beer bottles and coasters comprising the key players all displayed on the classic Australian picnic table.

New Addition: Giles Alexander and Helen Pynor at Royal Academy London

October 15, 2010

Giles Alexander, whose debut show with us opens on the 23rd October,  is currently featured in a huge 8 page spread in the latest Art Collector (Oct-Dec 2010).  Giles has had a busy year so far, including the RBS Award, the Moran Prize, the Archibald Prize and the Not Fair Art Fair.  We are very proud to announce that he is the latest addition to dianne tanzer gallery + projects.

Congratulations Mark McCarthy on being shortlisted for Tidal, the  City of Devonport Art Award

More wonderful news for Helen Pynor, her beautiful work Milk 4 (Wattle ) from her exhibition with us Swelling 2009, has been selected for the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts London alongside such artists as David Hockney, Yinka Shonibare, Bill Viola, Tracey Emin

Image detail: Giles Alexander, History Painting 2010

REKO RENNIE AT OPEN WEEKEND AND OTHER NEWS

October 7, 2010

Following up Reko Rennie’s stencil workshop at Open Weekend, (Art Gallery of New South Wales, October 2-4): the event was a huge success, attracting a large crowd of visitors who took up the opportunity to get involved and get their hands dirty!

Images courtesy of the artist

In other news, Daniel Dorall is the recipient of a Melbourne City Arts Project Grant for 2011. The grant will go towards the production of a new sculpture/installation show at the end of next year.

Daniel Dorall, Distance (detail), 2009, mixed media, dimensions variable

And as we’re sure everyone knows, it’s Melbourne Festival time again and Nyah – Bunyar, featuring work by Yhonnie Scarce opens tomorrow night Friday 8 October at the Arts Centre, Gallery 1. The exhibition runs until 24 October and a range of public programs will run alongside the show, see the Festival site for more info.

Melbourne Festival + Art Gallery New South Wales.

September 28, 2010

Yhonnie Scarce and Reko Rennie are both participating in major events in October.

For the 2010 Melbourne Festival, emerging Indigenous artist Bindi Cole has curated an ambitious exhibition including artist Yhonnie Scarce, exploring contemporary Aboriginal spirituality in an urban world titled NYAH-BUNYAR (TEMPLE) Arts Centre Gallery 1 Oct 8-24

Reko Rennie is participating in Art + Soul open weekend at AGNSW 2-4 October
Over the coming long weekend, three full days of performances, talks by curators, artists and celebrities, music, films and workshops will be staged at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Hetti Perkins and Edmund Capon will also team up to introduce visitors to the art + soul exhibition, leading talks at 10.30am on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Reko Rennie will host a 4-hour stencil workshop, Yvonne Koolmatrie will lead a weaving demonstration and artist talks by Judy Watson, Richard Bell, Destiny Deacon, Ricky Maynard and HJ Wedge will also be held throughout the weekend.

September News: Shaun O’Connor, Louise Blyton, Hannah Bertram, Neil Haddon, Yhonnie Scarce

September 2, 2010

Shaun O’Conner, Untitled [Unfinished Prayer], 2010, Graphite on watercolour paper


Congratulations to Shaun O’Connor who has been selected for the Blake Prize Directors Cut online show. This will be available to view from Wednesday 6 October on the Blake Prize website.

Louise Blyton, [currently showing at dianne tanzer gallery + projects] has also been shortlisted for the Blake Prize – Congratulations

Hannah Bertram is featured in the September/October issue of Vogue Living. Her show at dianne tanzer gallery + projects is opening 23 September.

Neil Haddon’s work is currently on show at the NGV, in Contemporary Encounters, Survey of NGV’s recent acquisitions.

Installation view, Neil Haddon, Broken, 2009

We are very proud to announce the  NGV has also recently acquired Yhonnie Scarce‘s work Oppression, Repression [Family Portrait]

Installation Detail: Oppression, Repression [Family Portrait], 2004, Blown glass and commercially manufactured jars, photographs. Dimensions variable.

Natasha Bieniek, Yhonnie Scarce and Giles Alexander have all been shortlisted for the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist award, to be announced Tuesday 21 September. Goodluck!

Currently at  dianne tanzer gallery + projects Lost in Painting [until 18 September] A collaborative survey of contemporary painting practice featuring artists from both nellie castan gallery and dianne tanzer gallery + projects. Exhibiting Giles Alexander, Natasha Bieniek, Chris Bond, Marian Drew, Craig Easton, Louise Paramor, Victora Reichelt, Kate Shaw, Megan Walch.

Melbourne Art Fair 2010

August 11, 2010

Congratulation to Juan Ford, Charles Robb and Natalie Ryan who participated in the Art Fair. Juan Ford’s amazing work was a sellout on the opening night. Robert Nelson,  Art Critic for the Age commented on Friday 6 The Arts section” The whole installation is ingenious and unsettling”. Many thanks for the wonderful feedback from all our clients, friends and Curators.

Image: Detail, Juan Ford The Disconnector 2010, Charles Robb Total Theory (horizontal)

UPDATES FROM: ROY ANANDA, JUAN FORD, HELEN PYNOR, KEN & JULIA YONETANI

July 26, 2010

Roy Ananda, Terraformer (detail), 2009, mixed media, dimensions variable

Quite a few congratulations are in order:

Firstly, to Roy Ananda who has been awarded the Qantas Foundation Art Award. As the representative from South Australia, Roy shares in a prize pool of $112 000 of cash and flights to enable him to develop his art and art practice through travel.   Roy is also the recipient of an Australia Council New Work Grant, which will support his upcoming show at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia.

Juan Ford, Never Never Ever, 2010, oil on linen, 76 x 61 cm

Juan Ford has also received an Australia Council New Work Grant – on the back of which he will explore the remote outback in search of source material for future work.  We will be showcasing Juan’s latest works at the 2010 Melbourne Art Fair.

Ken & Julia Yonetani are also recipients of an Australia Council New Work Grant to support the production of new work for an upcoming show at dianne tanzer gallery + projects which will subsequently be exhibited at GV Art Gallery in London.  Later this year Ken & Julia will commence a residency with local scientists in Mildura to work on a new project which has been funded by an Australia Council Inter-Arts Grant and a Synapse Grant from ANAT.

Helen Pynor has also been awarded an Australia Council Visual Arts New Work Grant, in collaboration with Peta Clancy.  This grant will fund their collaborative project The Body is a Big Place. The funding augments other support the project has received from the Inter-Arts Board of the Australia Council and Performance Space in Sydney.  Helen and Peta will use the funding to undertake a 3 month residency at SymbiotiA in Perth and to realise a large scale video and sculpture installation at Performance Space in 2011.

In more good news for Helen, 3 of her works have been selected for the 2010 National Photographic Prize.  This will be held at Albury Regional Gallery from 30 July to 26 September 2010.  This year the prize will be judged by Dr Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Victoria.

Congratulations to all the artists, and keep an eye on this blog for their future developments!

HANNAH BERTRAM – THE SILENCE OF BECOMING AND DISAPPEARING

July 2, 2010

Hannah Bertram has recently completed two more works as part of her project The Silence of Becoming and Disappearing. A series of private domestic installations that continue her exploration of the Ornament and its relationship to preciousness, Hannah uses the dust and detritus of the environment to create delicate temporal works for audiences that may consist only of the homeowners.

Hannah will be exhibiting here at the gallery 23 September – 16 October, but until then there are five more installations in The Silence of Becoming and Disappearing.

More information can be found about Hannah on the Project Artist page of the website.

2010 Fletcher Jones Art Prize

June 17, 2010

Congratulations to Victoria Reichelt and Reko Rennie on being shortlisted for the Fletcher Jones Art Prize.

This is an acquisitive painting prize of $30,000 conducted by the Geelong Gallery from July 24 until 12 September.The acquisitive prize to be announced 23 July. Previous prize-winners include John Nixon, Janenne Eaton, Lindy Lee, Dale Frank, John Young, Ann Thomson, Juan Ford, Sam Leach and Nadine Christensen.

Image Right : Victoria Reichelt Panic 2010

Image below : Reko Rennie Green and Gold 2010

Juan Ford at NGV, National Portrait Gallery, Devonport Regional Gallery and more

May 27, 2010

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Juan Ford is having a busy time;  after having just returned from his residency at Bundanon, his work  Present Tense will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery Canberra. He is also participating  in Understory, Devonport Regional Gallery curated by Troy Ruffels, The Outsider curated by Micheal Brennan at Trocadero Melbourne, and on June 2  National Gallery of Victoria  the second creative installation for children in NGV Kids Corner with Light Play, current until November. It features many interactions between mirrors, reflective surfaces and light; and interacts with elements of the NGV collection. Image on left : Plan-B

EXPO 2010 Shanghai

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We are proud to announce that two of our artists Reko Rennie and Donna Marcus represented the States of Victoria and Queensland respectively in the Australian Pavilion Shanghai.The sculpture will be gifted to the new Contemporary Art Museum soon to be completed in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu.

In the official picture above, courtesy of Philip Gostelow is Mr Zhang Wei Guo, Vice Governor, Jiangsu Provincial Government, The Hon. John Brumby, Victorian Premier and Reko Rennie.

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Image: Donna Marcus Redroom 2010

2010 Western Australian Indigenous Art Award Announced

April 23, 2010

Congratulations to Yhonnie Scarce one of  the 16 artists who have been invited to participate in the awards exhibition and have the opportunity to share in $65,000 in prizes.

The finalists in the nation’s richest indigenous arts prize, the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, were  announced today.

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Nominated alongside artists such as Richard Bell, Judy Watson and Christian Thompson, Yhonnie is in the running for one of three prizes; the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000; the Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000; and the People’s Choice Award of $5,000.

The selection panel for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2010 consisted of three indigenous curators:  Brenda L. Croft, Stephen Gilchrist and Glenn Pilkington, all with nationally-acknowledged expertise and knowledge within the Australian indigenous arts sector.

The exhibition will be on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from July 31. Entry to the exhibition is free, although donations are welcomed.

Victoria Reichelt at Gold Coast City Art Gallery

April 16, 2010


Victoria Reichelt, English Fairy Tales II 2010, oil on canvas, 91 x 112 cm

Flying Colours - an exhibition in which Queensland College of Art celebrates 10 years of Gold Coast Alumni – is currently on at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. The exhibition features work by Victoria Reichelt (including 2 new paintings) alongside artists such as Michael Zavros and Abbey McCulloch.

Flying Colours runs until May 10.

Image: Victoria Reichelt English Fairy Tales II 2010, oil on canvas, 91 x 112 cm

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SHORTLISTED ARTISTS

March 18, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Juan Ford has been shortlisted for the Wynne prize, and Victoria Reichelt for the Sulman, both at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Running along side the Archibald, the The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture, by an Australian artist and Juan was shortlisted for his 2010 work Nobody is Necessary, pictured above.

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Victoria’s work New York, New York is in the running for the Sulman, also in conjunction with the Archibald. The Sir John Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting or genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist.

And in more good news, project artist Giles Alexander has been shortlisted for the Archibald

Good luck to all our artists!

THE HIGH LIFE

March 13, 2010

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NATASHA FRISCH

As a feature of The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Natasha Frisch’s work features in The High Life, a project presented by West Space.

The High Life is a series of art projects popping up on some of Melbourne’s best loved roof tops for the duration of the festival (12- 23 March). With a brief to make new work that responds to ideas around plants and gardens, food sustainability, urban landscapes and environmental concerns more broadly, Natasha Frisch’s work features on the roof top of Sarti Restaurant and Bar along with that of the Hotham Street Ladies.

To see her work, head up to 6 Russell Place, Melbourne before the 23rd, or join the artists on closing night for champagne and a tour of all four sites, starting with Natasha’s work at Sarti.

For more information see the West Space website.

BLAK ON BLAK – ARTLINK

March 4, 2010

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Look out for the special edition of Artlink. Yhonnie Scarce is featured along with other significant  artists  including Vernon Ah Kee, Fiona Foley, Gordon Hookey, Richard Bell and Lin Onus, Tony Albert, Gary Lee, Dianne Jones, Beaver Lennon, and Bindi Cole This is a publication of significance in the development of contemporary Australian Indigenous art and the recognition of a powerful cast of emerging critical writers.

Blak on blak is Indigenous authors writing about the tough hard-hitting art which first emerged in Queensland in recent years and came to national prominence when Richard Bell was awarded the Telstra prize for his controversial painting Bell’s Theorem which carried the message Aboriginal Art It’s a White Thing.

The formation of the ProppaNow group focused the energies of Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Fiona Foley, Gordon Hookey and others whose brilliant use of irony, satire and blak humour first shocked and then captivated an audience, forcing a confrontation with issues of racism and ignorance.

Image: Yhonnie Scarce ( detail )Oppression Repression mixed media

Gippsland Art Gallery . Sale

February 23, 2010

Natalie Ryan’s  works can be seen at Gippsland Gallery -Sale , in an amazing exhibition curated by Simon Gregg . Unnatural Selection: Working within the tradition of Taxidermy Ryan creates strange animal menageries that hang between life and death .Til March 21

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Seen at dianne tanzer gallery + projects launch……….

February 9, 2010

LISA-DANE ED-ALEXIE

Lisa Keen, Dane Lovett                         Edwina Bolger, Alexie Glass-Kantor

JUAN

Juan Ford, Fiona Lloyd

KIRSTEN-LISA-NATALIE

Kirsten Haydon, Lisa Keen, Natalie Ryan

ELENA-DONNA

Elena Taylor, Donna Marcus

ROY-RACHEL

Roy Ananda, Rachel Feery

STEPHEN-REKO

Stephen Gilchrist, Reko Rennie

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Paul Gurney, Alex Baker                      Dianne Tanzer, Alexie Glass-Kantor

RY-NAT-VIC

Ry David Bradley, Natash Bieniek, Victoria Reichelt

RELAUNCH OPENING

February 5, 2010

Too see works from White Hot please refer to the Projects bar on our website.

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Last night was a fabulous success with a wonderful opening address by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Director of Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces. Well known curators including Alex Baker, Elena Taylor and Stephen Gilchrist from the NGV were among the crowd. Clotilde Bullen, Art Gallery Western Australia, Geoffrey Cassidy, Director Artbank, Bala Starr, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Simon Gregg, Gippsland Gallery Sale and Vincent Alessi, LUMA were also present. Other commercial gallery directors including Nellie Castan, Helen Gory and James Makin joined in the celebrations. dianne tranzer gallery + projects would like to thank all those  who have supported us over the years and look forward to seeing you in the future.

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re launching 2010…

January 28, 2010

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dianne tanzer gallery + projects will be re-opening February 6th 2010 as an exciting new platform for Australian contemporary art.  The newly renovated space will include an experimental project space, video pod and an exciting new program – each exhibition will be paired with paired Artist talks, Collector’s dinner or curatorial workshops.  dianne tanzer gallery + projects will continue to focus on the professional development of artists, whilst actively supporting their exploration of the creative process.

The inaugural show WHITE HOT will explore ideas of intensity + extremes – and starts the summer season with a ‘hot’ selection of Australian contemporary artists working with paint, sculpture, video + photography.

400 GEORGE STREET, BRISBANE

December 4, 2009

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The latest project by internationally acclaimed Brisbane based artist, Donna Marcus was commissioned  by Cox Rayner Architects for the new building at 400 George Street.  This piece has  required  huge amounts of aluminium and has been sourced from  Australia wide from Sydney to  Hobart.

The finished work comprises 3000 domestic  aluminium objects which resemble geological formations ie stalactites and stalagmites.

Marcus has worked closely with Curator Jacqueline Armistead to bring this ambitious project to fruition

NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY

December 1, 2009

An exhibition exploring the subversive ideas of suburbia and domesticity by Nellie Castan Gallery and Dianne Tanzer Gallery

At Nellie Castan Gallery , 12 River St South Yarra, nellie-installation www.nelliecastangallery.com

Curated by Lisa Keen and Olivia Poloni

Until December 19

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL STUDIO LONDON

November 26, 2009

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Helen Pynor’s success continues. Helen is the recipient of an Australia Council Studio in London.

Helen proposes  to undertake research that follows on from her  PhD research, in the art-medicine area, at  numerous London museums of medical science/surgery and at the Wellcome Collection.

Other important news: Helen has been developing a collaborative project with Melbourne artist Peta Clancy around organ transplantation and the questions of subjectivity that it raises, their  proposal has been accepted culmonating in  a 3 month residency at SymbioticA in Perth (the art-biosciences research laboratory). At SymbioticA they  plan to learn techniques of microsurgery that will allow them  to undertake a specific element of their  collaborative project, as well as  exploring  the conceptual questions underlying the project.

Image: Milk ( tea-tree ) 2009  detail

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL NEW YORK ISCP STUDIO

More exciting news for Marian Drew , Marian is the recipient of the an Australia Council Residency 2010  in Brooklyn New York for 6 months at ISCP  (International studio & curatorial program )emu-blogImage: Emu with Drawn Bowls 2009

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND NATIONAL ARTISTS’ SELF – PORTRAIT PRIZE

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Marian Drew and Charles Robb have  been selected for the University of Queensland National Artists’ Self Portrait Prize  to be To be opened by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and judge of the 2009 Prize. Other Australian artists who have been shortlisted for the prize include:

Rick Amor (VIC), Del Kathryn Barton (NSW), Lyndell Brown & Charles Green (VIC), Peter Churcher (VIC/Spain), Lucy Culliton (NSW), eX de Medici (ACT), Julie Dowling (WA),  McLean Edwards (NSW), Leah Emery (QLD), Shaun Gladwell (NSW), Cherry Hood (NSW), Linde Ivimey (VIC), Leah King-Smith (QLD), Sam Leach (VIC), Lindy Lee (NSW), Rhys Lee (VIC), Fiona Lowry (NSW), Gabriella & Silvana Mangano (VIC), Amanda Marburg (VIC), Dani Marti (NSW/UK/Spain), Tim McMonagle (VIC), TV Moore (NSW), Dennis Nona (QLD), Scott Redford (QLD), Luke Roberts (QLD), Julie Rrap (NSW), Darren Siwes (SA), Martin Smith (QLD), Christian Bumbarra Thompson (VIC), Alick Tipoti (QLD, Judy Watson (QLD), William Yang (NSW), Heidi Yardley (VIC)

The University of Queensland National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize highlights The University of Queensland’s commitment to developing a National Collection of Artists’ Self-Portraits.
Friday 27 November 2009 – 24 January 2010

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Image above :  Charles Robb,  Seed 2009

Image : Marian Drew, Genevieve (detail )

STAN + MAUREEN DUKE GOLD COAST ART PRIZE 2009

November 20, 2009

Congratulations to Giles Alexander and Neil Haddon on being shortlisted for the Stan + Maureen Duke Art Prize

Image: Giles Alexander, Untitled, Oil and Resin on Polyester Canvas

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The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize is an acquisitive art award and exhibition, open to all forms of art media except photography. This Prize is managed by Gold Coast City Art Gallery and began its life in 1968 with the inaugural Gold Coast Art Prize. The prize entered a new era in 2007 with the support of the Stan and Maureen Duke Foundation.

JUDGE: Andrew Frost art critic
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Official opening and judges announcement Saturday December 12
exhibition closes Sunday February 14 2010

YERING STATION SCULPTURE AWARD

October 28, 2009

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Congratulations to Dana Harris has won the $10,000 non-acquisitive Yering Station Sculpture Award for Location, a site specific installation work using cotton, jute, material & twine. Dana’s work was  selected by a judging panel including Heide Museum of Modern Art director Jason Smith, RMIT’s Andrew McInneny and Monash University Museum of Art’s Geraldine Barlow.

WINNERS ! RBS EMERGING ARTIST AWARD 2009

October 21, 2009

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We’re very proud to announce Helen Pynor is the winner of the RBS Award.

Her amazing triptych Milk , the work is divided into 3 panels, Tea Tree, Bird’s Nest Fern and Wattle and will now form part of the corporate collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Australia

Helen was shortlisted along with many of Australia’s top artists including Sam Leach,Jackson Slattery , Natalie Ryan, Deidre But-Husaim, Victoria Reichelt   Laith McGregor, and Reko Rennie

Helen receives a cash prize of $15,000, an around the world airline ticket and a coveted place in an international artistic development program. Their work will also form part of the RBS Australia corporate art collection alongside previous winners such as Petrina Hicks (08), Arlo Mountford (07) Trent Parke (06) Julie Fragar (05) and Lionel Bawden (04).

Congratulations again to Victoria Reichelt for a round the world ticket and $2000 for winning the Employees Choice Award, for her work Spectrum

The finalists’ works will remain on public view in the foyer of the RBS tower in Phillipo Street Sydney until the 30th October

THE STAN AND MAUREEN DUKE GOLD COAST ART PRIZE

October 20, 2009

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More exciting news for Neil Haddon and Louise Blyton – both artists4 have been shortlisted for the Duke Prize

The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize is an acquisitive art award and exhibition, open to all forms of art media except photography. This Prize is managed by Gold Coast City Art Gallery and began its life in 1968 with the inaugural Gold Coast Art Prize. The prize entered a new era in 2007 with the support of the Stan and Maureen Duke Foundation.

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Neil Haddon exhibition Broken 2009

Louise Blyton exhibition Cloak 2009

MONASH GALLERY – RESEARCH PUBLICATION GRANT

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Daniel Dorall has just  received a research publication grant from Monash University to fund my exhibition ‘Line’ – which will continue his exploration of the maze in a two-dimensional setting, through finished rendering of the negative spaces of mazes – from maze objects created in 2005.
Daniell  will be having a solo exhibition titled Simpang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The exhibition ‘Simpang’ or crossroads, is Dorall’s second international solo exhibition after exhibiting at The Kiosk, Project Room in Christchurch, New Zealand in May 2008. The exhibition will be held in conjunction and funded by the Bombay Sapphire Art Projects (BSAP) at Valentine Willie Fine Art, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. BSAP is a mini art festival created with the aim to encourage and support artists in developing ideas and exploring new directions in their practice. Bombay Sapphire Art Projects 2009 (BSAP09) looks out for interesting and challenging work especially by emerging artists from Malaysia. The aim is to encourage and support artists in developing ideas and exploring new directions in their practice. The programe hopes to promote the exchange of ideas, cultures and practices among artists and their audience. Exhibition opens 3rd December and will go on until the 19th, for anyone who is going to be on that side of the world.

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RUTGERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

October 19, 2009

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Hannah Bertram participated in an  exhibition Decadence & Decay  The Mansion Project held at Paul Robeson Galleries Rutgers University New Jersey  USA.This exhibition consists of works by contemporary artists who have responded to this site, literally and metaphorically: Hannah BERTRAM, Sarah BLISS, Chakaia BOOKER, Corinne May BOTZ, Sonya CLARK, Beth DOW, Raeford DWYER, Sara JONES, Lisa M. KELLNER, and Montana TORREY. The above work Something 2009 is dust, marble dust,  absence installation , variable dimensions

NEIL HADDON – WINNER WHYALLA ART PRIZE 2009

October 16, 2009

Exhibition Dates  15 October – 13 November

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We are  pleased to announce Neil Haddon is the winner of the 2009 Whyalla Art Prize, South Australia. The Wyhalla Art Prize has developed into a significant award with prize money of $25,000 and is seen as an important exhibition of contemporary arts in Australia.

The SHILO PROJECT: Ian Potter Museum of Art

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Congratulation to  Juan Ford (above image : Juan Ford A Glitch in the System (detail )Neil Haddon and Louise Blyton. They have all been shortlisted for the Shilo Project curated by Dr Chris McAuliffe. Neil Diamond’s 1970′s iconic album features a connect the dots portrait and over 100 artists have been invited to particpate and make their own version to be exhibited from November 2009 til April 2010.

Juan Ford is also undertaking a Bundanon Residency in May 2010. The Bundanon Trust artist in residence program is now in its 10th year. It has established a reputation for providing a creative inspirational space for artists from all disciplines to focus on their practice. The program supports artists’ new work, research and collaborations. Up to 200 artists a year participate in the residency and event program either through application or invitation. The program fosters artists and musicians in all stages of their careers, from emerging to professional, and is open to both national and international applicants.

UQ Art Museum

October 7, 2009

Shaun O’Connor Untitled (freedom or death)

Congratulations to Shaun O’Connor, his work Untitled (freedom or death) that was exhibited in Neo Goth in 2008 at the University of Queensland Art Museum has just been acquired by the University of Queensland Art Museum.

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Image: Shuan O’Connor Untitled (freedom or death) 2008 installation Neo Goth at the UQ Art Museum

Westpac Redlands Art Prize

September 30, 2009

14 November – 6 December Mosman Art Gallery

Harry Nankin features in Westpac Redlands Art Prize

syzergy-harryRenowned Australian artist Imants Tillers is  curating  the Redlands Westpac Art Prize in 2009,
Imants selects  20 of Australia and New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists to participate in the main prize. Besides submitting new artworks, these artists will also nominate an “emerging” artist. That is one, whose works they feel have the potential to participate in the main prize one day, but who as yet are not well recognised. This makes for a two tiered exhibition, which provides for much of its cutting edge and uniqueness.
This year Imants has selected another exciting collection of artists to participate in the show, these include; Mike Parr, Lindy Lee, Harry Nankin and Julie Gough.
Harry Nankin is renowned for his eerily beautiful, intelligent and poetic use of the revelatory power of simple photographic processes.  Rather than simply photograph the world, he uses traditional photographic materials and techniques to record traces, to question, evoke and explore.
With 14 other extraordinary selected artists and 15 talented emerging artists on display including sculptor Roh Singh as Harry Nankin’s emerging artist choice the 2009 Redlands Westpac Art Prize will be a show not to be missed.

Image: Harry Nankin Syzygy 2009

New Artbank Acquisitions

September 29, 2009

Dianne Tanzer Gallery 25 September – 17 October

Reko Rennie Message Stick

Works have been acquired by Artbank from Reko Rennie’s newest exhibition Message Stick. Artbank focuses its support on emerging artists and providing access through the collection to Australia’s most exciting developments in contemporary visual arts.

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Images: Reko Rennie Message stick (blue) 2009 and Message stick (fuschia) 2009

Sebastian Di Mauro survey exhibition at Queensland University of Technology Art Museum

September 26, 2009

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum 31 October – 31 January

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Curated by Simone Jones this first survey exhibition of Sebastian Di Mauro’s work and practice opens on the 31 of October 2009 at the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum.  This large exhibition illustrates the diversity of Di Mauro’s practice and consists of earlier works and recreated installations as well as new previously unseen works. The exhibition includes sculptures, installations, works on paper and paintings. The exhibition also features and brings together Di Mauro’s works from the collections of McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park, Victoria, Museum of Brisbane and Artbank.

In addition to the survey exhibition of Di Mauro’s work and practice at the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum is the launch of a major monograph about Di Mauro that has been funded by Arts Queensland.

Bendigo Art Gallery

In Victoria the work by Sebastian Di Mauro  finalist in the 2008 Helen Lempriere Award Folly Themeda trianda syn. T.astralis 2008 was acquired by the Bendigo Art Gallery in 2009 and can now be seen in the garden of the forecourt of the Bendigo Art Gallery.

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Image: Sebastian Di Mauro Folly Themeda trianda syn. T.astralis 2008 acquired by the Bendigo Art Gallery in 2009

LINDEN VENICE BIENNALE TRAVEL PRIZE

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Victoria Reichelt wins major  travel prize as part of the Melbourne Airport Innovators award at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Victoria will travel to the Venice Biennale with her prize.

Linden Director, Ms Giacomina Pradolin said the award is given to an artist who participates in Linden’s Innovators Program that promotes new, innovative and uncompromising art in a professional and accessible environment – a centre of creative excellence worldwide.


2009 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

September 25, 2009

Monash Gallery of Art  9 November – 13 December

Congratulations to Marian Drew, Harry Nankin, and Helen Pynor

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William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2009 From 2,000 photographs submitted by 450 entrants, the judging panel has short listed 50 photographs for this year’s prize. In contention are photographs by many of the country’s best-known photographers as well as emerging artists. One of these finalists will win the $20,000 prize.

Image: Marian Drew Rainbow Lorikeet on Queensland  needlework 2009




MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, MAKING IT NEW : Focus on Contemporary Australian Art

MATHEW HUNT  10 September – 11 November

 

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Making it New celebrates contemporary art in Australia today. Presenting a diverse selection of works by 18 established artists, the exhibition spans painting, installation, video, sculpture and new media.

The exhibition is the fourth in the MCA’s biennial exhibition series which focuses on Contemporary art practice. Previous exhibitions were Meridian ( 2003 ) Interesting Times (  2005 ) and Cross Currents ( 2007 )

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2009

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24 October – 1 November

We are pleased to announce Roh Singh and Ken Yonetani have been selected for this prize in Sydney

We are pleased to announce Roh Singh and Ken Yonetani have been selected for this prize in Sydney

Established in 2001, The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics and is one of only two national prizes that showcases the quality and diversity of sculptures of smaller dimensions.

Over 400 entries from national and international artists are received annually and finalists’ works are exhibited over a ten day period at the historic Redleaf Council Chambers in Double Bay, Sydney. the winner is to be announced on the 23rd October.

Images: Roh Singh owl blind 2009 and Ken Yonetani Sweet Barrier Reef 2008

Basil Sellers Art Prize 2009

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Congratulations to Juan Ford on being shortlisted for this prestigious prize, held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art The University of Melbourne

 

Important dates

Announcement of $100,000 prize winner:
5 August 2010

Exhibition: 
6 August – 7 November 2010

2009 RBS Emerging Artist Award

RBS Tower, Phillip St, Sydney : 21 September – 2 October

Congratulations to Helen Pynor, Victoria Reichelt, Reko Rennie and Natalie Ryan for being selected as finalists!

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The RBS Emerging Artist Award (formally the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award), now in its sixth year, is one of the largest corporate exhibitions of emerging contemporary art in Australia. This September RBS will unveil the works of gifted up and coming Australian contemporary artists who have been selected to participate in the sixth annual RBS Emerging Artist Award. 53 artists selected by independent curator Susan Manford will display works across a broad range of media and forms including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, installation and glass. Works will be displayed in a series of exhibitions held at the Renzo Piano RBS Tower in Sydney culminating in a presentation evening on 20 October to announce the Award winner.

Images: Helen Pynor Milk 5 (tea tree) 2009 and Victoria Reichelt Red Army 2009

Congratulations to Helen Pynor also for  winning  the People’s Choice Award at the Willoughby Sculpture Prize for my knitted hair sculpture work “Exhale.” The show was on from 25 September to 5 October 2009 and was held in the historic Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator building, in Willoughby, Sydney, which is currently being converted to an art exhibition space and studios. There were 48 sculpture works on exhibition, and the prize was centred around themes of sustainability and regeneration.