Nicole Welch at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
- Hill End: Seven Decades, 2017
4 March to 21 May
Mylyn Nguyen at Murray Art Museum Albury
- Found, 2017
24 January to 2 May
James Guppy at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
- In Flagrante Delicto, 2016/17
30 September 2016 to 12 February 2017
Al Munro at Newcastle Art Gallery
- Holding: Contemporary Fibre Art, 2016/17
26 November 2016 to 5 February 2017
While the word 'HOLDING' can allude to ideas of 'containing' and 'ownership', this group of artists will explore the notion of 'belonging' and 'home' through various textile mediums. Each artist will make a vessel referring to the notion of HOLDING while simultaneously creating structures will which create a rich visual experience.
Ashleigh Garwood at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
- Silver & Salt, 2016/17
17 December to 5 February
Catherine O'Donnell at Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Close to Home: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial, 2016
30 July to 11 December
Curated by Anne Ryan, it feature the work of six artists for whom drawing is a central part of their practice and whose work engages with narrative, memory and experience.
The artists are Jumaadi, Maria Kontis, Richard Lewer, Noel McKenna, Catherine O'Donnell, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.
Nicole Welch at Parliament House, Canberra
- Length and Breadth: new acquisitions from the Parliament House art collection, 2016
22 September to 13 November
From the Flinders Ranges to the Darling Downs, Bathurst Harbour to Broken Hill, this exhibition features a selection of contemporary Australian artworks acquired by Parliament House since 2013. Focusing on images of landscape, both real and imagined, from across the vast Australian continent.
Robert Boynes in Contour 556
- Interventions in the Landscape, 2016
22 October to 13 November
Waratah Lahy at ANU School of Art
- SOA PRO, 2016
19 October to 29 October
A strong cross section of different modes of working and thinking; varying in discipline, materials and attitudes towards making.This exhibition highlights the artist’s individual relationship to process and engagement, the physical interaction of surface and material and combines knowledge with the instinctual.
Todd Fuller at Grafton Regional Gallery
- Storylines: Drawings from Near and Far, 2016
31 August to 22 October
Catherine O'Donnell and Todd Fuller at Bendigo Art Gallery
- Paul Guest Prize, 2016
27 August to 16 October
BMG Artists in
- curated by Todd Fuller and Lisa Woolfe, 2016
Locations and dates:
Newcastle Art Gallery: 6 February - 1 May 2016
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery: 19 August - 2 October 2016
Peter Tilley, Touring Exhibition with Andy Devine
- Black Harvest
2014 to 2016
» Cessnock Regional Art Gallery - 8 January to 1 February 2015
» The Glasshouse Port Macquarie - 13 February to 22 March 2015
» Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre - 23 April to 5 June 2016
» Manly Art Gallery and Museum - 1 July to 4 September 2016
"The collaborative 3D collages and sculptural pieces, assembled from paintings, printing plates and objects either found or made, embrace the idea that the works remain open to a multiplicity of meanings and interpretations. Duality of meaning is an aspect that we have consistently pursued and consciously incorporated in our work. There is an apparent simplicity to the objects and images yet they are richly symbolic and capable of multiple or contradictory interpretations. This is an area of primary importance to us both. The symbolism can be read as a metaphor for humankind's disregard for the natural world. There is also an undercurrent of the lived experience both of us have weathered before settling in Newcastle." - Peter Tilley
Before becoming a touring exhibition, this show was first exhibited at Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle and The Hunters Premier Art Gallery - 6 June to 1 July 2013
Todd Fuller at Glasshouse Regional Gallery
- Inside the Line, 2016
15 July to 28 August
Fuller has exhibited extensively internationally and locally, including Canberra's National Portrait Gallery and Deakin University among others. He has been awarded the Storrier/Onslow residency to the Cité International des Arts in Paris and the William Fletcher Travelling Fellowship to the British School at Rome. Fuller is represented by Brenda May Gallery.
A Glasshouse Regional Gallery Exhibition.
Nicole Welch at Murray Art Museum Albury
- Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury, 2015
12 November to 13 December
Living and working in the city of Bathurst, the importance of regional Australia and the surrounding landscape are visually reflected in Nicole's works. Her elegant photographic images of the Australian landscape celebrate regional centres, as she inserts historical objects into her art that encourage a consideration of place and time. The inclusion of these objects draws attention to the role of history in our understanding of today, as well as the importance of contemporary interpretations of historical ideologies.
The inserted historical objects exist as documentations of what was. In contrast, Nicole's cinematic photographs capture a sense of place that relates to the present. These works serve as a contemporary account of particular landscapes that will one-day transition into historical records for future audiences, as both time and our relationship with our surroundings will inevitably alter and progress.
Developed through the Hill End Artist in Residence Program, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and time spent in Albury in 2015.
Nicole Welch at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
- Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury, 2016
1 July to 14 August
Presented in partnership with Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Catherine O'Donnell at Fairfield Museum and Gallery
- Drawn in Fairfield, 2016
21 May to 6 August
I see the housing in these suburbs as full of connection and disconnection, sameness and difference; the structures I draw become signifiers of human existence, as well as memories, dreams and shared experiences. While my drawings may appear to be an attempt to make an objective representation of dwellings from Western Sydney housing, for me there is a deeper personal connection, which drives me to spend endless hours in the studio in an attempt to elevate these dwellings from the chaos of their surroundings, highlighting the abstract geometric qualities of the architecture, which I find so compelling.
Through my drawings I aim to extract both the sense of humanity that comes with the fact that people live in these buildings and the more formal aesthetics of these places. I employ realism as a catalyst to ignite the imagination of the viewer and invite them to look beyond the mundane and banal. To revisit these spaces imaginatively and find the aesthetic poetry embedded within the suburban landscape, while at the same time disrupting cultural prejudices which prevent people from seeing the underlying elegance of these simple buildings.
With this in mind The Drawn in Fairfield exhibition has focused my attention on the housing within the Fairfield LGA and for the first time has given me the opportunity to include interviews with the people who currently reside in these homes. The interviews were conducted with the help of Naomi McCarthy who invited the resident to share their experiences and memories of the house they live in. Some histories go back many years and others reflected on a shorter history, but all had their own unique story to tell about their time in their Fairfield homes.
James Guppy at Orange Regional Gallery
- Best in Show: Dogs in Australian Art, 2016
9 April to 3 July
Todd Fuller at Dark MOFO
- Neither Here Nor There, 2016
15 to 19 June
As a part of the Museum of Old and New Art's 'Dark MOFO' midwinter festival, Constance ARI presents 'Neither Here Nor There'. Taking place within the tunnels beneath Railway Roundabout (aka. Fountain Roundabout) in Hobart, this free display of creativity utilises the depth and darkness of this space.
Todd Fuller's newest hand-drawn film 'pink eclipse' was created in collaboration with Karin Chan. It animates the courtship between dog and moon. This unlikely love story was selected to be a part of MOFO's underground experience.
James Guppy at Tweed Regional Gallery
- Director's Choice: works from the collection
24 April 2015 to 5 June 2016
There's no doubt that this exhibition is eclectic. It mirrors my love of history and narrative, both real and imagined. There's portraits and still lifes, abstraction and documentary works, all of which are executed with the artists' attention to detail which I so admire and respect. I've tried to cover each aspect of the Gallery's Accession Protocol which includes Australian portraiture, artists' prints, art works inspired by the Tweed region and works by artists of our region, and pieces by Margaret Olley and artworks by her contemporaries..."
- Susi Muddiman, Gallery Director, September 2014
Catherine O'Donnell at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
- Wait, Weep & Be Worthy: Women, The Home Front & War, 2016
1 April to 22 May
Peter Tilley at Newcastle Art Gallery
- A DIRTY BUSINESS: Devine, Styan and Tilley, 2016
20 February to 15 May
Catherine O'Donnell at NORTH Contemporary Art Space
- The 'F' Show, curated by Abdullah M.I. Syed, 2016
20 April to 7 May
BMG Artists at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
- 'Patternation' curated by Carrie Kibler, 2015
12 December to 7 February
Catherine O'Donnell at Murray Art Museum Albury
- A Notion of Home, 2015/16
10 December 2015 to 7 February 2016
Treating architecture as the heroic subject, these large-scale drawings encourage viewers to delve into their own memories as O'Donnell brings to light our urban landscape and public housing estates.
In these works O'Donnell is interested in highlighting the iconic housing styles from these estates, elevating the underlying abstract principles of the buildings and situating them in a narrative about home design, suburbia and universal principles of order, as well as the impact of these things on the individual.
BMG Artists at Canberra Contemporary Art Space
- Colour Code, 2015
11 to 20 December
Ashleigh Garwood at Australian Centre for Photography
- The Alchemists: Rediscovering photography in the age of the jpeg, 2015
31 October to 6 December 2015
Exhibited Artists at Video Contemporary
- Carriageworks, 2015
10 to 13 September
Peter Tilley at Artbank
- Visible Storage, 2015
12 June to 29 August
"Visible Storage brings together works drawn from the recesses of Artbank's collection store. The title pays homage to a strategy by various international collecting institutions of building glass walls around storage areas to create a permanent 'exhibition' of racks and vitrines holding artworks that would be otherwise publicly unavailable. While most of Artbank's storage is designed to be publicly accessible, Visible Storage shines a light on works stored behind the scenes - not easily viewed. Curated by the Artbank team, this exhibition features select works we felt deserved to be shared with the public and granted a new lease on life."
Mylyn Nguyen at Installation Contemporary
- Carriageworks, 2015
10 to 13 September
Carol Murphy at the National Art School
- TURN TURN TURN, 2015
5 June to 8 August
"TURN TURN TURN celebrated more than 60 years of the renowned ceramics course at the National Art School. The teaching of ceramics is an important part of inter-generational influence, and in Australia the NAS Ceramics department has a history of outstanding creativity... Curated by Glenn Barkley, TURN TURN TURN was not a definitive history but rather a loose delineation of ceramics practice. It came at an important time as ceramics is currently undergoing a form of interrogation and invigoration." - The Curator's Department
Curated by Glenn Barkley with Ivan Muñiz Reed.
Nicole Welch at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
- BRAG 200X200, 2015
27 March to 14 June
"Spanning the colonial portraits of Joseph Backler to the cutting edge contemporary practices of artists such as Joan Ross and Jonathan Jones, BRAG 200X200 features 200 paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, installations and new media works drawn from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's permanent collection. From its genesis in 1955 with the acquisition of Jean Bellette's Still Life, BRAG's collection now comprises over 2,000 works valued at 8.6 million dollars. BRAG 200X200 showcases works of local and national significance by Australia's best known artists including: Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, Margaret Olley, John Olsen, Jeffrey Smart, Grace Cossington Smith, Tim Storrier, Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley, and Fred Williams." - Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Sybil Curtis at QUT Art Museum
- Garden, 2015
14 March to 3 May
Robert Boynes at Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Pop to Popism, 2014/15
1 November 2014 to 1 Mar 2015
"Spanning three decades from the mid 1950s to the 1980s, the exhibition traces the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad. One of our most ambitious exhibitions ever, it will consume an entire Gallery floor and feature over 200 works" - Art Gallery of New South Wales, The movement that changed art forever.
Robert Boynes at Canberra Museum + Gallery
- PULSE: Reflections on the body
18 October 2014 to 22 February 2015
What are the constituent elements of the human body What relationship do these have to our health, and to pathology? What drives us to define what is a "normal body" And ultimately, how do our views on the body inform what we think it is to be human?
Robert Boynes at Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
- Velocity, 2014
14 November to 14 December
Nicole Welch at Penrith Regional Gallery
- Green, 2014
30 August to 16 November
"...'Green' explores the intersection between nature and culture, presenting artworks that shine the lens of artistic enquiry on the environment, in particular the symbiotic relationship between the man-made and the natural." - Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
Peter Tilley at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
- crossing the sky by boat, 2014
23 October to 9 November
Tilley was also inducted into the Decade Club at Sculpture by the Sea in 2014. The Decade Club was created to honour artists who have exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea for 10 years or more.
BMG Artists at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
- Kitchenalia, 2014
28 August to 11 October
Nicole Welch at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
- The Third Wave: Two Decades of the Hill End Artists in Residence Program, 2014
1 August to 28 September
Tanmaya Bingham at Ostrale'O14
- 8th International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Dresden
18 July to 27 September
The OSTRALE thus deliberately focuses on artistic positions that, both in Dresden and further afield, question, move, confuse and unite. We believe that by recognising different identities and modes of expression and by putting them on an equal footing as topics for discussion within contemporary society, we can help make Europe more cosmopolitan and open-minded." - OSTRALE
Al Munro at Penrith Regional Gallery
- Colour and Light, 2014
31 May to 24 August
"These works are the result of a number of discussions with Waratah Lahy about the areas in which our interests connect. Waratah was working on a series of paintings of street and garden scenes framed and distorted by ornate window panes. These formed patterned grids, very similar to the molecular and crystallographic grids which have informed my work for the last few years. We chose to begin our In Tandem works using a crytsalline shape from a series of brooches I has made in 2012, and to focus on ideas of grids, structure and space.
My works began with a number of drawings, but soon moved into a constructed form using the balsa wood to allow me to explore ideas of structure and construction. The resultant works make use of stripes that mimic a scientific colour code or system of measurement and make reference to the constructed-ness of a scientific understanding of the natural world. The works reference diagrams, but replace the conventional black and white line work with brightly coloured, glittering stripes, reinvesting the forms with some of the variety and vivdness present in natural specimens." - Al Munro
Al Munro at ANU School of Art Gallery
- Chat: Australia/Thai Art Exchange, 2014
4 April to 3 May
James Guppy at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
- EFFLORESCENT - A Contemporary Take, 2014
31 January to 12 April
Mylyn Nguyen at Sydney Town Hall
- Crossing Boundaries, 2014
22 January to 9 February
"One day I was told I should have been a pig and that dogs are noble and should have been my brother. I was told that dragons shouldn?t like me but it didn?t matter as one day karma would turn me into a bird and then a snail. I was told monkeys would protect me from snakes and whales would save me from drowning. Naturally I thought I would marry a rooster but I was told I would fall in love with a horse. I was told that my mole would stop horses from finding me and that parting my hair in the middle would make my monkey and pig hate each other.
Ponytail is a body of work that explores the animals that I have hidden behind, accepted my fate with and live my life fearing. " - Mylyn Nguyen
Art Stage Singapore
- Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, 2014
16 to 19 January
James Guppy: Touring Survey Exhibition auspiced by Tweed River Art Gallery
- Seduction and Subversion: the art of James Guppy 1989-2009
2009 - 2011
» Ipswich Art Gallery - 28 November 2009 to 17 January 2010.
» Bathurst Regional Art Gallery - 5 February to 21 March 2010.
» Manning Regional Art Gallery - 9 April to 23 May 2010.
» Wollongong City Gallery - 4 June to 25 July 2010.
» Orange Regional Art Gallery - 6 August to 19 September 2010.
» Logan Art Gallery - 13 October to 13 November 2010.
» Manly Art Gallery & Museum - 3 December 2010 to 30 January 2011.
» Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery - 11 February to 15 April 2011.
» Albury Regional Art Gallery - 6 May to 26 June 2011.
Melbourne Art Fair 2008
- Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, 2008
30 July to 3 August
The Art Fair, a not for profit organisation, remains the only internationally renowned exhibition of its type to take place in Australia and we are delighted to exhibit here once again.
Image: Melbourne Art Fair 2008, photograph by David Marks