Blue Mountains Gazette
29 November 2018
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....more Read online: https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5783220/glenbrook-artist-pays-homage-to-sirius-building/
16 November 2018
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.Read online: https://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/visual-arts/gina-fairley/making-it-as-a-regional-artist-the-realities-and-the-wins-256839
'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...
Clarence Valley Independent
31 October 2018
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.Read online: https://www.clarencevalleynews.com.au/jada-win-for-todd-fuller/
The Daily Examiner
26 October 2018
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.Read online: https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/jada-winner-pays-tribute-to-grafton/3560009/
Media artist Nicole Welch explores the colonial history of the Blue Mountains in exhibition at The Glasshouse
Port Macquarie News
12 October 2018
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.Read online: https://www.portnews.com.au/story/5699463/silence-and-solitude-exhibition-reflects-on-colonial-past/
28 September 2018
Rubbish in the eyes of the others, is worthless, not desirable what people throw away as waste and unwanted objects. Leslie Oliver, Australian Artist and Filmmaker sees that what others discard can be used and made into beautiful art.
Art Collector - Sydney Contemporary Special Edition
Charlie Sheard has spent three solid years on the works exhibiting at this year's Sydney Contemporary, carefully constructing layer upon layer of bleeding, spilling, flowing paint.
The seeds, fruit, and vegetables in Tavener’s images seem to float in space, a reminder that all life on earth relies on energy from our nearest star – the Sun. Her jewel-like artworks serve to highlight just how precious and precarious life on earth is. It is not just the seeds stored in Norway that are vulnerable: all seeds, all plants and all animals worldwide are threatened by manmade climate change. ...moreRead online: https://artguide.com.au/janet-tavener-the-last-seed
World Sculpture News
Sculptor Peter Tilley's figurative art continues his philosophical enquiry, namely the pursuit of a harmony between life's opposing forces. His addressing of meaningful philosophical concerns through physical and robust media is testament to his masterful skill as a seasoned sculptor, as well as suggesting new depths as a visionary visual artist.
SMH Good Living
7 September 2018
Charlie Sheard refutes the slander that abstract artists just slap on it. Sheard ran a private studio school for 20 years, in which he instructed students on the painting techniques of the old masters. In terms of expertise, he is one of Australia's most knowledgeable artists.Read online: https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/art-charlie-sheard-20180817-h144m1.html