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Music is the Muse for Sydney Artist

The West Australian
18 February 2019
Simon Collins

Music is the muse for Sydney artist Loribelle Spirovski. The 2017 Archibald Prize finalist’s stunning work Age of Reason adorns the cover of Methyl Ethel’s third album, Triage.

Spirovski, who moved to Australia from the Philippines when she was 9, says the oil and acrylic painting is a portrait of her husband, concert pianist and “frequent muse” Simon Tedeschi.


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Shelly Beach 'mayor' Harry Thompson is the muse for a new animated exhibition opening at the Glasshouse

Port Macquarie NewsVerified account
15 February 2019
Laura Telford

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A new exhibition combines film and drawing to tell the story of Port Macquarie icon Harry Thompson the unofficial mayor of Shelly Beach.

A sketch animation artist, Todd Fuller started work on the exhibition during his time as an Artist in Residency at the Glasshouse in October, 2018 and said he is delighted to be back showcasing his work.

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The Sun-Herald

Sunday Snapshot: Art

The Sun-Herald
10 February 2019
Nicole Elphick

ART Shelf Life (until February 24) is a group exhibition that considers the genre of the still life. Noon-4pm, May Space, 409b George Street, Waterloo, free,

Debutantes: Peta Minnici

Art Collector
January 2019
Victoria Hynes

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Peta Minnici has been a stand out student whist completing her Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School over the past several years. In 2015, she won The John Olsen Award for Figure Drawing, as well as the Parkers Fine Art Award for Painting, both held at NAS. In 1017 she was also a finalist for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and has participated in group shows with Sydney's Dominik Mersch Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and GAFFA Gallery. ...more

Arts Friday

89.7 Eastside FM
30 November 2018

Radio interview with Todd Fuller about his exhibition Convicts and Queens: a passionate history of Australia.

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Ideal home of crushed hopes

29 November 2018
Linda Morris

For much of the 20th century, Australia enjoyed one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world.

Suburbs stretched the city edges and homes became castles;  not just places of physical shelter and emotional retreat but showcases of architectural trends, furnishings and the latest kitchen appliances.

Seventy objects drawn from the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences plot the evolution of the "great Australian dream" in a new exhibition opening at the Penrith Regional Gallery on December 1.



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Glenbrook artist Catherine O'Donnell's work featured in The Ideal Home at Lewers

Blue Mountains Gazette
29 November 2018
B.C Lewis

Long-time Glenbrook artist Catherine O'Donnell has a new series of work in a major exhibition curated by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in partnership with Penrith Regional Gallery (Lewers Bequest).

The work pays homage to the brutalist architecture of the Sirius building in Sydney’s Millers Point, providing a commentary upon the loss of public housing and community in the inner city.  Using six large-scale tape drawings she has mapped out the Sirius building footprint, floorplans and elevations across the walls of the main gallery. 


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Making it as a regional artist – the realities and the wins

16 November 2018
Gina Fairley

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Nicole Welch bypassed Sydney, moving from London to Bathurst. Fourteen years on, she talks about the changes and the challenges for an artist living regionally.

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Artstate Bathurst

Art Almanac
November 2018

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'Artstate' celebrates the creativity of the arts across regional New South Wales developed by Regional Arts NSW as part of a four-year project. 'Artstate Bathurst' is on from 1 to 4 November with a vibrant calendar of events including theatre, music, dance, film and a lively visual arts program

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Highlights include Central West artist, Nicole Welch presenting two new works Transformation and Mementos at Tremain's Mill on Thursday 1 November...

JADA win for Todd Fuller

Clarence Valley Independent
31 October 2018
Lynne Mowbray

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A large crowd turned out for the 2018 official opening of the biennial Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) on Friday evening, at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

Gallery director Niomi Sands introduced Art Gallery of NSW curator Anne Ryan who had judged the exhibition earlier on in the day, to announce the winner.

Sydney based artist Todd Fuller took out the prestigious award with his video animation of Grafton.

Todd said that his animation film was drawn one frame at a time and contains 3,600 stills.

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JADA winner pays tribute to Grafton

The Daily Examiner
26 October 2018
Adam Hourigan

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IT HAS references to Rome, a tiny piano and is an ode to the Clarence.

It is also the winner of the 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award.

The animation, titled Ode to Clarence and created by Sydney artist Todd Fuller, was awarded the $30,000 prize by judge Anne Ryan tonight.

The hand-drawn animation was created during a residency at Grafton Regional Gallery in 2016.

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Media artist Nicole Welch explores the colonial history of the Blue Mountains in exhibition at The Glasshouse

Port Macquarie News
12 October 2018
Laura Telford

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A new exhibition at The Glasshouse titled Silence and Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors explores the paths of colonial explorers in the Blue Mountains.

Media artist Nicole Welch uses photography and time-lapse video to convey to audiences a sense of history and reflective culture using landscapes.

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