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24 November 2017
Tomorrow is the last day to catch this display of contemporary drawings. A nod to the fundamental nature of the medium, the exhibition's roll call of over 20 artists includes Noel McKenna, Catherine O'Donnell and Paul White. All are welcome to attend Saturday afternoon's artist panel conversation, Drawing Conclusions. ...more
11-12 November 2017
Group exhibition Out of Line pays tribute to the fundamental nature of drawing and the depth of potential behind the simple line. Exploring a variety of aesthetics, mediums and technologies, the pieces in this exhibition aim to defy expectations. Featured artists include Margaret Ackland, Edgar Schilter, Mylyn Nguyen and Anastasia Parmson. ...more
October - December 2017
Sydney-based artist and photographer Ashleigh Garwood began 2017 with a residency at the University of Idaho in the Astrophysics Department, deciphering astrophotography, and the myriad scientific lenses used to determine the colour and composition of the universe beyond our sight--radio and gravitational waves, weather patterns, and mapping inferences, for example.
These composite dimensions and systems of information beyond regular vision are what interests Garwood, who is also currently completing an honours year in photography at the University of Technology, Sydney. ...more
12 October 2017
Ashleigh Garwood is drawn to dramatic landscapes: the frigid majesty of glaciers, the caldera of volcanoes, deep ruptures in the surface of the planet; places that have an otherworldly ambience. But the photographs she presents in her solo show, Massing, are literally not of this earth. Or rather they are and they are not. ...more
11 October 2017
We had an exciting sneak preview of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's new exhibition Unflinching Gaze: Photo Media & the Male Figure when Richard Perram spoke at the Arts OutWest arts networking night. ...more
9 October 2017
Kitchen-Studio is the next Black Box Projects exhibition at MAY SPACE. Curated by Megan Fizell and featuring artists Nina Ross, Miku Sato, Hana Hoogedeure and Luke O'Donnell, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Hanne Nielsen and Birgit Johnsen, and Ana Prvački, the show turns the domestic kitchen into a performance space. ...more
7-8 October 2017
Ashleigh Garwood explores landscape and its shifting forms in this exhibition of analogue and digital photography. Garwood created these mostly black-and-white images after completing a residency in astrophotography at the astrophysics department of the University of Idaho. ...more
16-17 September 2017
Everywhere one looked the galleries were making a tremendous effort. It was brave of Brenda May to fill her booth with a massive wall drawing of a house by Cath O'Donnell, but the effect was stunning. ...more
9 September 2017
The highlights of Sydney Contemporary are split between those works by artists you might already know but go beyond expectation, or artists unknown to you who have a mature and interesting practice. Of the first category, Catherine O’Donnell’s Urban Perspective installation at MAY SPACE is a delight. O’Donnell draws on paper with charcoal, producing exact, delicate 1:1 scale drawings of the windows, doors and screens of suburban fibro houses. ...more
8 September 2017
The Australian Theatre for Young People presents playwright Declan Greene's "Moth," directed by Rachel Chant, with art by award-winning artist Todd Fuller. Todd Fuller produced 2600 charcoal drawings of moths for his hand-drawn animation to be projected across the rear of the set of "Moth." Rather than fluttering constantly throughout the play, the moths punctuate particular moments in the play and illustrate the "mental descent" of one of the characters, Fuller said. Fuller's work can be seen at the Sydney Contemporary art fair at Carriageworks through September 10, 2017. While he has worked with dancers, "Moth" is Fuller’s first working contact with theatre. ...more
The Daily Telegraph
6 September 2017
RACHEL Chant shares a desk at Waverley Council with award-winning artist Todd Fuller. Chant is council's theatre producer and Fuller is council's gallery and curatorial assistant.
So when Chant was chosen to direct Moth, a play by the Australian Theatre for Young People, she naturally turned to Fuller to help with the way the play would look. ...more
Art Collector Special Edition
Catherine O'Donnell is a keen observer of everyday architectural forms and urban environments. She renders these subjects with precision. Her works often omit the presence of humans and in doing so, O'Donnell emphasises the elegance of the building structures themselves.
In 2017, O'Donnell will complete the Terrence and Lynette Fern Cité Internationale des Arts Residency Fellowship. She was also one of six artists selected for the second edition of the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennale in 2016. O'Donnell has previously completed residencies at Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Bundanon Trust and Parramatta Artists studios. ...more