Charlie Sheard at Wooton Gallery, Changsha
- Natural Texture on Canvas, group exhibition
25 April to 6 June 2020
Curated by Wenfeng Kang, this group exhibition brings together four artists, including represented artist Charlie Sheard.
Todd Fuller at Stacks Projects
- DemoKinisi | Todd Fuller's 'Billy's Swan'
8 to 14 April 2020
Represented artist, Todd Fuller is now featured in STACKS Projects' exhibition series DemoKinisi, held as a response to current alterations to our ways of living in the light of Covid-19. The DemoKinisi series will run for 12 weeks as an online exhibition and an ongoing projection of art that can only be viewed from the exterior of the Gallery space in Potts Point.
Todd's work Billy's Swan 2017 will be continually projected in this second week of the series.
In Peter Darling's choreography of the 'Dream Ballet' sequence for the musical Billy Elliot, a young Billy undertakes a Pas de deux with a chair. Set to the dramatic sound track of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Darling subverts the safety of the ballet barre replacing it with a mesmerising spinning chair balanced on pointe. Appropriating this choreography, the Artist creates a self portrait animated in charcoal on paper. Through it, Fuller re-enacts childhood experiences as a pseudo 'Billy Elliot' dancing in rural community. In the face of debate arising from a non-binding, same sex marriage postal plebiscite (and with fading technique), his hand drawn solo reflects on the relationship between gender, dance, and place, as well as the ability of the queer community to draw resilience, strength and beauty from the most chaotic of moments.
Loribelle Spirovski at House of Fine Art
- Here and Now, 2020
6 April to 21 May
Represented artist, Loribelle Spirovski, has been invited to exhibit at House of Fine Art (HOFA) London for their group exhibition Here and Now.
Catherine O'Donnell in the 47th Muswellbrook Art Prize 2020
- Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
15 March - 12 July 2020
Catherine O'Donnell has been selected as a finalist in the 47th Muswellbrook Art Prize 2020.
The exhibition runs from 15 March until 10 May - winners to be announced on 14 March.
Todd Fuller in the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture 2020
- Juniper Hall, Paddington
6 - 22 March 2020
Todd Fuller has been named a Finalist in the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture 2020 with his work Harry II (2019).
The exhibition is open from the 6th to 22nd March, with prizes announced on the 5th March.
Suburbia - Kevin McKay
Kevin McKay, Rob Howe, Lucy O’Doherty, Zuza Zochowski at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra
15 February to 7 March, 2020
"In this exhibition four artists come together to explore what the Great Australian Dream looks like through different eyes. From urban scapes with industrial and commercial buildings, to idiosyncratic depictions of post war architecture and suburban streetscapes that could be anywhere. As they reflect on their own experience of home, community and place, these works reflect back to the viewer our own nostalgia, formed through popular culture and personal experience".
"With similar colour palettes across different media, these artists show how our perceptions of suburban life are embedded deep within our collective psyche".
Sybil Curtis at Childers Art Space
- Structures in a Landscape, 2020
8 February to 29 March, 2020
Sybil Curtis has been invited to exhibit a solo show with Bundaberg Regional Galleries, exhibiting at Childers Art Space, Queensland. The exhibition Structures in a Landscape will feature many works from Sybil's studio and from her previous exhibition with MAY SPACE in 2018.
Waratah Lahy and Tony Curran at Tuggeranong Arts Centre
- Fake Nature
8 February to 7 March 2020
Waratah Lahy and Tony Curran are producing an exhibition of contemporary landscapes at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
'Fake Nature is an exhibition that features paintings of the landscape through a technological gaze. Artists Waratah Lahy and Tony Curran have separately produced contemporary approaches to the landscape highlighting photographic, algorithmic and Web 2.0 sensibilities towards nature.'
Waratah's landscapes depict contemporary suburbia, borrowing from the traditions of snapshot photography and 19th century phantasmagoria, while Tony uses algorithmic processes to create fake vistas that follow the conventions of folk landscape painting.
Catherine O'Donnell, at Tweed Regional Gallery, 2020
- 'Fibro Façade', An installation by Catherine O'Donnell
31 January to 28 June 2020
> Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 31 January to 28 June 2020.
“Catherine O’Donnell’s draughtsmanship skills are some of the finest this country has even seen. Rather than create static replications of sites, she imbues her houses with a pathos and resonance which reveals her talents as a storyteller. It is this strength that draws audiences beyond the awe of her life-like drawings, evoking the shared experience of home...” - Lizzy Marshall, curator of 2168: Estate of Tomorrow
Fibro Façade is an installation comprising eleven meticulous charcoal drawings of elements from common fibro housing and an architectural tape outline connecting them. O’Donnell’s installation was commissioned by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and was on display there in 2018 in the solo exhibition 2168: Estate of Tomorrow.
O’Donnell leaves the screen door ajar, pulls back the curtain, opens the window and shows the uneven lines of the venetian blinds to reveal that her renderings are equally about the occupants as they are about the structures that they call home.
Visit Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Images by Silversalt Photography, courtesy of the Artist and MAY SPACE Sydney
Ruth Ju-Shih Li in group exhibition at Xinying Cultural Centre, Taiwan
- Every Moment With You
10 January - 1 March 2020
Ruth Ju-Shih Li has been invited to exhibit in a group exhibition Every Moment With You at Xinying Cultural Centre, Tainan, Taiwan.