2016 External EXHIBITIONS
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.
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.
James Guppy at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
- In Flagrante Delicto, 2016/17
30 September 2016 to 12 February 2017
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Catherine O'Donnell at NORTH Contemporary Art Space
- The 'F' Show, curated by Abdullah M.I. Syed, 2016
20 April to 7 May
James Guppy at Orange Regional Gallery
- Best in Show: Dogs in Australian Art, 2016
9 April to 3 July
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
BMG Artists in 'Just Draw'
- 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