NEWS

23.03.2017
Julia Gorman in Vivid Sydney

As part of Vivid Sydney, Julia Gorman - in collaboration with Paris-based production company Danny Rose - will create a constantly evolving projection cast onto the heritage-listed façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). The projection will be developed specifically for Vivid Sydney and draws inspiration from the natural world and images originally made by the artist in watercolour, oils and marker pen.

Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. The festival will run from 26 May until 17 June 2017.

For further information, please click here.

 

23.03.2017
Julia Gorman a finalist in the 2017 Bayside Art Prize

Julia Gorman has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, with her work Legs, 2016 (pictured).

For further details, please click here.

23.03.2017
Ross Taylor at CAVES OFF-SITE

Ross Taylor is included in CAVES OFF-SITE at The Substation. Curated by CAVES co-founders Storm Gold and Kez Hughes, the exhibition opens on 24 March from 6pm and runs until 29 April 2017. Pictured is Taylor's Wolf fleece country, 2014.

For further details, please click here.

17.03.2017
Designwork 01 featured on Broadsheet

Designwork 01, the inaugural exhibition in an ongoing series dedicated to presenting the best contemporary Australian design, has been featured on Broadsheet Melbourne. The exhibition brings design into the context of a commercial gallery, offering design to collectors, a practice that Ewan McEoin, senior curator in the NGV’s Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture, notes is not yet common practice in Australia.

Presented as part of the NGV's Melbourne Design Week, the exhibition features acclaimed designers from different fields, including furniture designers Ash Allen and Dale Hardiman, jeweller Kyoko Hashimoto and ceramicist Lucile Sciallano. 

The exhibition runs until 1 April 2017. To read the preview, please click here.

10.03.2017
Designwork 01 in AFR

Designwork 01 is previewed by Stephen Todd in today's Australian Financial Review. Presented as part of the NGV's Melbourne Design Week, the exhibition is the inaugural in a series dedicated to showing the best contemporary Australian design. Todd writes: 'Perhaps the most important show is Designwork 01 at Sophie Gannon Gallery. Important, because it's the first show of contemporary Australian design in an art gallery context since Roslyn Oxley made the unprecedented step of showing Marc Newson's Lockheed lounge and commode in her Paddington gallery in 1986.' Newson's Lockheed lounge recently sold at auction in London in 2015 for 44.7 million.

The exhibition opens next week on 14 March and runs until 1 April 2017.

To read the article, please click here.

07.03.2017
Designwork 01 in Art Guide Australia

A preview of Designwork 01 by Amelia Winata is featured in the March issue of Art Guide Australia. Presented as part of the NGV's Melbourne Design Week, Designwork 01 will be the first exhbition in an ongoing series dedicated to presenting the best contemporary Australian design. Pictured is Urban Billy, 2013 by Elliat Rich, on show as part of Designwork 01.

Designwork 01 opens on 14 March and runs until 1 April 2017. To read the preview, please click here.

03.03.2017
Nicholas Harding's private collection

Nicholas Harding's private collection of artworks is included in Collector's Space at Rosyn Oxley9 Gallery. Presented as part of Art Month Sydney, the exhibition features Harding's collection, alongside paintings and sculptures owned by fellow artists Del Kathryn Barton, Lara Merrett and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.

To read about the exhibition, please click here.

 

03.03.2017
Sam Cranstoun at Caloundra Regional Gallery

Sam Cranstoun is included in Close Enough: Young Queensland Artists. The group exhibition includes works by post-emerging Queensland artists whose practices are concerned with shared and personal histories. Close Enough opens on Saturday 4 March at 2pm and runs until 23 April 2017.

For further details, please click here.

01.03.2017
Paul Davies at SMoCA

Photograms by Paul Davies are currently on show at SMoCA. Produced during a 2016 residency at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, the photographs (through their titles and compositions) reference one of the oldest surviving photographs: Nicephore Niepce's 'View from the Window at Le Gras' (c. 1826).

28.02.2017
Nicholas Harding at S.H. Ervin

Nicholas Harding's Duxford Street interior (2), 2003 is included in Margaret Olley: painter, peer, mentor, muse at the National Trust's S.H. Ervin Gallery. The exhibition celebrates of Margaret Olley's influences as an an artist from her student days and those she inspired throughout her life. It explores the influences of her teachers on her practice, the inspirations that shaped her as a painter and finally her legacy to those artists she championed, including Nicholas Harding and Cressida Campbell.

 The exhibition closes on 26 March 2017. For further details, please click here.

28.02.2017
Cressida Campbell at S.H. Ervin

Margaret Olley interior, 1992 by Cressida Campbell (pictured) is included in Margaret Olley: painter, peer, mentor, muse at the National Trust's S.H. Ervin Gallery. The exhibition celebrates Margaret Olley's influences as an an artist from her student days and those she inspired throughout her life. It explores the influences of her teachers on her practice, the inspirations that shaped her as a painter and finally her legacy to those artists she championed, including Nicholas Harding and Cressida Campbell.

The exhibition closes on 26 March 2017. For further details, please click here

22.02.2017
DESIGNWORK 01

Presented as part of the NGV's Melbourne Design Week, Designwork 01 at Sophie Gannon Gallery will be the first exhibition in an ongoing series dedicated to presenting the best contemporary Australian design.

 Designwork 01 will feature the best designers practicing in Australia, many of whom contribute to the design field on a global scale, designing commercial products for major design firms including Cappelini and Mooi. These designers practice through an inquiry or set of ideas, much like artists.

The practice of showing contemporary design in a commercial gallery is well established, but hasn’t happened in Australia. Designwork 01 will push Australian design into new areas, in particular, the commercial gallery environment.

Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. See designweek.melbourne for the full program.⠀

If you would like to preview the exhibition, please contact the gallery.

22.02.2017
Vera Möller in Studio International

Following her recent residency on Heron Island with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Vera Möller talks to Studio International's Janet McKenzie about her love of the Reef and her engagement with and commitment to environmental, scientific, political, ethical and philosophical issues that are inextricably connected. Möller's paintings of imaginary underwater species are informed by her scientific background in biology.

To read the feature, please click here.

22.02.2017
Paul Davies at Soho House

Paul Davies’ paintings are currently on show at Soho House in LA, a private members’ club for top Hollywood creatives. To view available works by Davies, please click here.

21.02.2017
Judith Wright's book, In the Garden of Good and Evil

Judith Wright's book, In the Garden of Good and Evil, has recently been published in an edition of 500 by Piper Press.

In the Garden of Good and Evil is the most recent installation in an ongoing project to construct the imagined life of a lost child. The Garden continues Wright's meditation on vulnerability, love and loss. Though the works are infused with a sense of melancholy, there is often an element of the sanguine.

To purchase a book, please contact the gallery.

15.02.2017
Graham Fletcher at Glen Eira

Graham Fletcher's paintings are included in Home at Glen Eira City Council Gallery. Curated by Diane Soumilas, the exhibition explores the private realms of the domestic spaces we inhabit, personal and cultural identity, relationships, history and memory. 

The exhibition opens Thursday 2 March at 6.30pm and runs until 2 April 2017.

For further details, please click here.

14.02.2017
Sam Cranstoun Highly Commended in Bermingham Prize

Congratulations to Sam Cranstoun, who has been awarded a Highly Commended prize at the Bermingham Prize for his artwork 'Holiday, Oh Holiday', 2016, a watercolour work that uses water from the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial at Hyde Park in London.

The Elain Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting is a unique triennial art prize that aims to celebrate excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium.

The exhibition is held at the Webb Gallery at Griffith University's Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, and runs until 25 February 2017.

01.02.2017
Huseyin Sami at Artspace

Huseyin Sami is included in Superposition of three types at Artspace in Sydney. Featuring newly commissioned and recent works, the exhibition brings together 13 Australian artist across generations and mediums dealing broadly within the vernacular of colourist abstraction. Other artists include Sydney Ball, Elizabeth Newman, Jonny Niesche and Gemma Smith.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 9 February (6–8pm) and runs until 17 April 2017. 

 For further details, please click here.

31.01.2017
Emily Ferretti book launch

Perimiter Editions has published Walking in Both Directions, an artist book about Emily Ferretti's recent work. The publication bookends her three-month residency at the Australia Council's Greene Street studio in New York in 2015, and features paintings, drawings and a major installation that explore her increasingly abstract and complex work, and her growing fascination and research into the aesthetic, compositional and philosophical underpinnings of American folk art.

Join Emily this Saturday 4 February 2017 (3–5pm) for the book launch and signing at Gertrude Glasshouse (44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood). 

The book is also available to purchase from the gallery. If you would like further information, please contact the gallery.

27.01.2017
Fiona McMonagle in Art Collector

Fiona McMonagle features in the current issue of Art Collector. In the publication's '50 Things Collectors Need to Know' annual feature, McMonagle is recognised as an artist attracting curatorial attention. McMonagle's works, including watercolours described by Ashley Crawford as 'rendered with a strange nostalgia and subjects that come to life', were included in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial, Magic Object

For further details, please click here.

27.01.2017
Michael Muir in Art Collector

Michael Muir is featured in the current issue of Art Collector. In the publication's '50 Things Collectors Need to Know' annual feature, Muir is recognised as an artist attracting the attention of collectors. The success of his recent exhibitions is a testament to his popularity with collectors. 

 For further details, please click here.

27.01.2017
Paul Davies in the LA Times

A painting by Paul Davies is included in an LA Times article about architect Dan Brunn's home. Brunn is an LA-based architect and was recently named as one of Architectural Digest's 10 architects to watch in 2017.

To read the article and view the photograph, please click here.

 

 

02.12.2016
Ross Taylor at Sawtooth

Works on paper by Ross Taylor are included in A Possible World at Sawtooth ARI in Launceston, Tasmania. The exhibition also features work by Sarah Brown, Kim Jaeger and Andy Hutson and closes on 17 December 2016.

To view available works by Taylor, please click here.

25.11.2016
Limited-edition card sets by Cressida Campbell

Limited-edition boxed set gift cards featuring details from Cressida Campbell's coveted woodblock paintings are available to purchase from the gallery.

Each boxed set contains 12 cards with six different images and is grouped into a theme: Bush, Still Life, Interiors, Harbour, Kitchen and Verandah. The cards are suitable as Christmas cards or as a gift to endlessly admire.

The card sets are $59.95 each plus postage. To place an order, please email the gallery.

25.11.2016
Monica Rohan selected as a finalist in the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape

Monica Rohan has been selected as a finalist in the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting, with her work, Into the canopy backwards, 2016 (pictured).

The triennial art prize airms to celebrate excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium.

 For further details, please click here.

25.11.2016
Fiona McMonagle selected as a finalist in the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landsc

Fiona McMonagle has been selected as a finalist in the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting, with her work, The park at the end of my road, 2016 (pictured).

The triennial art prize airms to celebrate excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium.

 For further details, please click here.

23.11.2016
Tarryn Gill wins Bankwest Acquisitive Art Prize

Congratulations to Tarryn Gill, who has been selected as the winner of the Bankwest Acquisitive Art Prize with her work, Guardian Totem (with Toad), 2016 (pictured).

The $30,000 acquisitive award has gained a reputation as one of the most prestigious and generous awards for Western Australian contemporary artists. As part of the award, Gill's sculpture has been acquired by one of Western Australia's most significant corporate collections, the Bankwest Art Collection.

To view more works by Gill, please click here.

18.11.2016
Julia Gorman commission at the MCA

Julia Gorman's The Forties, 2016 is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The museum's former Maritime Services Boardroom has been reinvigroated by Gorman's new artist commission for the first time in 25 years. The site-specific installation features Gorman's distinctive vinyl floor and wall drawings, as well as flutter light shades and window works.

17.11.2016
Cressida Campbell's woodblock cover for Stephanie Alexander cookbook

A woodblock painting by Cressida Campbell features on the cover of Stephanie Alexander's recent cookbook release, The Cook's Table. In the book, Alexander shares some of her favourite menus for entertaining family and friends.

For further details, please click here.

16.11.2016
Judith Wright at GOMA

Two large works and a video installation by Judith Wright are included in A World View, part of the GOMA Turns 10 celebrations. 

The exhibition celebrates a decade of artworks acquired through the support of a single generous benefactor, which has brought major works by leading Australian and international artists into Queensland's Collection. 

A World View opens on 3 December 2016 and runs until 17 April 2017. 

For further details, please click here.

04.11.2016
Tarryn Gill in BankWest Acquisitive Art Prize

Tarryn Gill has been selected as a finalist in the Bankwest Acquisitive Prize with her work, Guardian Totem (with Toad), 2016 (pictured).

The work is part of Gill's Guardian series, which began following her residency at the Freud Museum in London. After being privy to the collection of antiquities in Freud's study, she was inspired to create soft sculptures that appear like seers or prophets. The series also draws inspiration from Japanese tomb ornaments (Haniwa), which are arranged to protect the dead and drive away evil. The works are self-reflexive interrogations in to rituals relating to life and death.

The exhibition opens on 23 November 2016 at Bankwest Art Gallery, Bankwest Place, 300 Murray Street, Perth.

For further information, please click here.

18.10.2016
Fiona McMonagle at the National Portrait Gallery

Paintings by Fiona McMonagle are included in the upcoming exhibition The Popular Pet Show at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Curated by Sarah Engledow, the exhibition features contemporary works from Australian artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done, Noel McKenna, Graeme Drendel, Robyn Sweaney, Kristin Headlam and more.

The Popular Pet Show opens on Friday 4 November 2016 and runs until Monday 13 March 2017. For further information, please click here.

18.10.2016
Nicholas Harding at the National Portrait Gallery

Paintings by Nicholas Harding are included in the upcoming exhibition The Popular Pet Show at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Curated by Sarah Engledow, the exhibition features contemporary works from Australian artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done, Noel McKenna, Graeme Drendel, Robyn Sweaney, Kristin Headlam and more.

The Popular Pet Show opens on Friday 4 November 2016 and runs until Monday 13 March 2017. For further information, please click here.

12.10.2016
Emily Ferretti in Art Collector

Emily Ferretti is featured in the OctoberDecember issue of Art Collector. In her interview with Ashley Crawford, she discusses her painting practice and her fascination with American folk art painting.

For further details, please click here.

Ferretti's solo must-see exhibition Timber Sun closes at the gallery on 15 October 2016.

11.10.2016
Paul Davies' album artwork for Julien Barbagallo of Tame Impala

Paul Davies has recently collaborated with his friend, Tame Impala drummer Julien Barbagallo, for the cover artwork for Barbagallo's upcoming solo album, Grand Chien. The album will be released on vinyl on 28 October 2016.

Grand Chien was written and recorded solo (Barbagallo plays all of the instruments) in Melbourne and in hotel rooms around the world. The album artwork collaboration was sparked after Barbagallo's visit to Davies’ LA studio while he was in town to headline the Coachella festival with Tame Impala. The portrait is a first for Davies, who is known for his paintings of mid-century architecture and hyper-coloured landscapes.

Davies will present new work in a solo exhibition at the gallery this month. To register your interest in new works, please contact the gallery.

07.10.2016
Monica Rohan at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

Monica Rohan's portrait of Australian fashion icons Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson of label Easton Pearson (pictured) will be on view at the Art Gallery of Ballarat as part of the touring Archibald Prize 2016 exhibition. The exhibition opens on Friday 14 October and runs until Sunday 27 November 2016.

For further details, please click here.

07.10.2016
Nicholas Harding at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

Nicholas Harding's portrait of Peter Weiss AO (pictured) will be on view at the Art Gallery of Ballarat as part of the touring Archibald Prize 2016 exhibition. The exhibition opens on Friday 14 October and runs until Sunday 27 November 2016.

For further details, please click here.

05.10.2016
Nicholas Harding in Belle

Nicholas Harding's Garden roses, 2015 is featured on the cover of the November 2016 issue of Belle magazine (pictured).

To view more works by Harding, please click here

28.09.2016
Now representing Tarryn Gill

Sophie Gannon Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Tarryn Gill.

Tarryn Gill is a Western Australia-based multidisciplinary artist working across the mediums of photography, sculpture, installation, film, drawing and performance. Over the last 15 years, her practice has moved rhizomatically outwards from visual art through film, theatre, choreography, costume and set design. 

Following her residency at the Freud Museum in London in 2013, Gill has produced works that are a result of being privy to Freud's personal collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Asian antiquities and the studio of his daughter and fellow analyst, Anna Freud. Gill's sculptures are reminiscent of characters found in folktales, pop culture, myths and legends, and many of her works appear like prophets, like the objects in Freud's possession.  

According to writer Ted Snell, Gill's 'self-reflexive interrogations into the rituals we construct around life and death combine personal memories with characters drawn from mythology and funerary art to activate the space between the earthly and other-worldly, where we can re-examine, rethink and reimagine our identity'.

Please contact the gallery if you are interested in previewing new works by Gill.

07.09.2016
Sam Cranstoun in the 4th Bus Projects Editions Exhibition

Sam Cranstoun features in the 4th Bus Projects Editions Exhibition, with his work, Untitled (picture elements), 2016, digital print, edition of 5 + A/P (pictured).

The fundraising exhibition includes limited edition prints by 29 emerging, mid-career and established artists. All works are archival inkjet prints, printed in a limited edition of five.

The exhibition opens on 20 September (710pm) and runs until 24 September 2016.

For further information, please click here.

31.08.2016
Adam Pyett at ACCA

Adam Pyett has been selected as an artist in Chapter 2 of Painting. More Painting at ACCA. The exhibition brings together a range of painting practices that reflect the medium's enduring importance and its recent return to the centre of much public debate.

Pyett's work, Silver princess gum flowers, 2015 (pictured), is typical of his approach to the still life genre, featuring rough, daub-like brush strokes in high contrast colours. 

The exhibition opens on 2 September and runs until 25 September 2016. For further information, please click here.

30.08.2016
Artist workshop with Sam Cranstoun

Join Brisbane artist Sam Cranstoun this Saturday 3 September 2016 for a hands-on workshop using vintage and found photographic images as the foundation for collage-based artworks.

Cranstoun works in a variety of mediums  including collage, sculpture, watercolour and video  focusing on historical figures, events and images as a way of exploring how history is shaped and how we respond. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and his work is held in various public collections including University of Queensland Art Museum and Queensland University of Technology Art Museum. Cranstoun has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize and the Churchie Prize, and will have his first solo exhibition at Sophie Gannon Gallery in June 2017.

For further information or to book places for the IMA workshop please, click here.

24.08.2016
Nicholas Harding in John Leslie Art Prize

Nicholas Harding's painting, Wilpena wattle scrub, 2016, has been selected as a finalist in the John Leslie Art Prize. The exhibition opening and announcement of winners will be held at Gippsland Art Gallery on Friday 2 September from 6pm. The exhibition runs from 3 September until 20 November 2016.

For further details, please click here.

16.08.2016
Judith Wright in Belle

Judith Wright's painting Propositions [4], 2011 (pictured) is included in a kitchen interior by Flack Studio. Pick up the current issue of Belle to view the work. To view more works by Wright, please click here.

09.08.2016
Now representing Fiona McMonagle

Sophie Gannon Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Fiona McMonagle.

McMonagle has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, both in highly successful solo exhibitions as well as curated group shows. In 2015, McMonagle was the winner of UQ Art Museum's National Self-Portrait Prize and earlier in 2016, she was included in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Her work is held in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Monash Univeristy Museum of Art, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Artbank and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Works by McMonagle will be included in our upcoming exhibition Fair Go, which opens at the gallery on 16 August 2016.

 

09.08.2016
Fiona McMonagle in 'Luminous' at NGV

Recent watercolours by Fiona McMonagle are included in Luminous: Australian Watercolours 1900–2000, on view at the National Gallery of Victoria until 21 August 2016. For further information, please click here.

03.08.2016
Emily Ferretti in Vault

Emily Ferretti is featured in the latest issue of Vault. Observing the quiet assurance and emotional honesty of Ferretti's work, Kim Brockett talks to Ferretti about her creative compulsions and the influence of her recent residencies (including at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and at the Australia Council's Greene Street Studio in New York) on her practice and the development of her current body of work.

Ferretti's next solo exhibition Timber Sun will be held at the gallery from 27 September until 15 October 2016. To register your interest in previewing the exhibition, please email the gallery.

 

 

29.07.2016
Phil Hunter in Studio International

Studio International's Janet McKenzie talks to Philip Hunter about his most recent body of works, Geophonics, his interest in landscape and in events that happen below the Earth’s crust, and the influence of Sidney Nolan on his practice.

To read the feature, please click here.

29.07.2016
Sam Cranstoun in West End Magazine

Sam Cranstoun is featured on West End Magazine. In the article, Cranstoun discusses his research-based practice and his recent Artbank + QPAC commission. Cranstoun's work can be viewed at QPAC's Russell St Wine Bar during July. 

To read the article, please click here.

 

 

26.07.2016
Leslie Rice in Art Collector

Peter Hill talks to Sydney painter Leslie Rice about his current body of work in the latest issue of Art Collector magazine. Rice's upcoming solo exhibition Tragic Plastic opens at the gallery on 30 August 2016.

To receive a preview of his upcoming exhibition, please email the gallery.

23.07.2016
Sam Cranstoun wins 2016 Artbank + QPAC Commission

Sam Cranstoun has been announced as this year's winner of the Artbank + QPAC Commission. The award provides the opportunity for an early- to mid-career Queensland artist to realise the creation of a new large-scale work on paper for display in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Playhouse, Brisbane.

New work by Cranstoun will be included in the upcoming exhibition Fair Go at the gallery from 16 until 20 August 2016. To receive a preview, please email the gallery.

22.07.2016
Monica Rohan Gold Award 2016 Finalist

Congratulations to Monica Rohan, a finalist in The Gold Award 2016 at Rockhampton Art Gallery.

Rohan's selected work, Uncomfortable, 2016 (pictured) can be viewed at Rockhampton until 4 September 2016.

22.07.2016
Nicholas Harding selected as a finalist in 2016 John Leslie Art Prize

Congratulations to Nicholas Harding, who has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 John Leslie Art Prize for his painting, Wilpena wattle scrub, 2016 (pictured).

For further information, please click here.

 

 

21.07.2016
Adam Pyett selected as a finalist in 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

Adam Pyett has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize with his work, Kangaroo paw, 2016 (pictured). The work will be on view at Geelong Art Gallery from 10 September until 13 November 2016.

For further information, please click here.

21.07.2016
Huseyin Sami selected as a finalist in 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

Congratulations to Huseyin Sami, who has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. His work Untitled (PWGB), 2016 (pictured) will be on view at Geelong Art Gallery from 10 September until 13 November 2016.

For further information, please click here.

19.07.2016
Fiona McMonagle in the Basil Sellers Prize

Fiona McMonagle has been shortlisted for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2016, which encourages contemporary artists to engage with the many themes within sport and to contribute to a critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia. 

Working predominantly with watercolour, McMonagle makes work that pays tribute to the disaffected and the working class. Her portraits often convey a sense of melancholy and nostalgia, with a unique directness that makes for a compelling encounter between subject and viewer. Her Basil Sellers work, The Huddle, 2016 (pictured) – a work which includes audio and sculpture – takes women’s soccer as its subject.

In 2014, McMonagle won the People's Choice Award for The Ring, 2014, her installation of three large-scale watercolour portraits and an animation video.

The exhibition opens on 19 July and runs until 6 November 2016.

For further information, please click here.

19.07.2016
Nicholas Harding selected as a finalist in 2016 Wynne Prize

Nicholas Harding has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Wynne Prize for his recent landscape painting, Wilpena Wattle, 2016 (pictured).

For further information, please click here.

16.07.2016
Fiona McMonagle in the National Works on Paper Prize

Fiona McMonagle has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 National Works on Paper Prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for her work, Wonky, 2014 (pictured). The prize showcases recent works by artists working in the field of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture.

The exhibition opens on 16 July and runs until 11 September 2016.

For further details, please click here.

14.07.2016
Emily Ferretti at Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Recent work by Emily Ferretti will be included in Visiting Painting, an upcoming exhibition at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition opens on 16 July and runs until 11 September 2016.

For further details, please click here.

Emily Ferretti's next solo exhibition, Timber Sun, will be on view at Sophie Gannon Gallery from 27 September 2016. To receive a preview, please email the gallery.

14.07.2016
Adam Pyett at Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Recent work by Adam Pyett will be included in Visiting Painting, an upcoming exhibition at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition opens on 16 July and runs until 11 September 2016.

For further details, please click here.

12.07.2016
Graham Fletcher in 'Art of the Pacific' at the NGV

Graham Fletcher's painting Untitled (Nordischefreikorperkultur), 2010 is included in the current exhibition, Art of the Pacific: NGV Collection Focus, at NGV International. The exhibition showcases the cultural diversity, vitality and spirit resonance of Oceanic art and introduces viewers to some of its universe of forms, both old and new.

The exhibition runs until 14 August 2016. For further details, please click here.

11.07.2016
Graham Fletcher in 'Time of Others'

Gallery artist Graham Fletcher is included in Time of Others, a curatorial collaboration between four of the Asia-Pacific region's leading institutions for collecting, exhibiting and interpreting contemporary art: the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane.

As part of the project, Fletcher's works are currently on view at GOMA until 18 September 2016. For more information, click here.

09.07.2016
Leslie Rice selected as in 2016 Salon des Refusés

Congratulations to Leslie Rice, whose painting Bovestrian Portrait of Warwick Thornton has been selected for the 2016 Salon des Refusés, held at S. H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney from 16 July until 18 September 2016. The exhibition will then tour to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (VIC). 

Leslie Rice's next solo exhibition, Tragic Plastic, will be held at Sophie Gannon Gallery from 30 August to 17 September 2016. To receive a preview of this upcoming exhibition, please contact the gallery.

08.07.2016
Judith Wright in Belle

Works by Judith Wright are featured in the current issue (August/September 2016) of Belle magazine. Please click here to view available works by Judith Wright.

07.07.2016
Nicholas Harding selected as a finalist in 2016 Archibald Prize

Congratulations to Nicholas Harding, who has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Archibald Prize with his portrait of Peter Weiss AO (pictured). 

For further details, please click here.

Harding is also a finalist in the 2016 Wynne Prize for his work Wilpena wattle, 2016 from his recent solo exhibtion Garden and Landscape at the gallery.

07.07.2016
Monica Rohan selected as a finalist in the Archibald Prize

Congratulations to Monica Rohan, who has been announced as a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2016 with her work Easton Pearson, 2016 (pictured).

10.06.2016
Julia deVille wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Julia deVille has been awarded the 2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize for her work, Neapolitan Bonbonaparte, 2013 (pictured).

Her winning work features taxidermied chicks, whose feathers have been dyed in the colours of Neapolitan ice cream, in an antique silver ladel. The work refers to the undisclosed use of cage eggs in the production of foods such as ice cream. deVille says that the work is a comment on industrialised animal agriculture, one of the biggest causes of environmental devastation. 

The $30,000 Waterhouse Prize celebrates artists who demonstrate the link between art, science and the natural world in their work. deVille's prize-winning work is on veiw at the South Australian Museum from 10 June until 31 July 2016. For further information, please click here.

10.06.2016
Photograms by Paul Davies acquired by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona

Photograms by Paul Davies have been acquired by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, USA. The museum is Arizona's only permanent collection dedicated solely to contemporary works of art, design and architecture. For further information about the museum, please click here.

10.06.2016
Julia deVille on This Wild Song

Julia deVille has taken as part in Ilona Nelson’s long term project, This Wild Song. The project aims to celebrate the work of Australian female artists through a series of photographic portraits and interviews.

In her interview, Julia speaks about her jewellery and taxidermy artworks and provides an insight into her world.

To read the full interview, please click here

For more information on This Wild Song please click here.

10.06.2016
Michael Muir in Art of Music 2016

Michael Muir's painting Orleans Stomp, 2016 (pictured) will be auctioned for the 2016 Art of Music charity auction at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Saturday 18 June 2016.

Presented by musician Jenny Morris, Art of Music combines the worlds of art and music and sees artists create unique original works inspired by iconic Australasian songs. All works are auctioned at a gala dinner with proceeds going to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, a charity that uses music in interactive therapy sessions to assist people with physical and psychological disabilities.

Muir created a work inspired by The Cruel Sea’s track Orleans Stomp for the auction.

For further details, please click here.

 

09.06.2016
Paul Davies highly commended in the Chippendale New World Art Prize

Congratulations to Paul Davies who has been highly commended in the Chippendale New World Art Prize for his series of photograms, developed during his artist residency at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Phoenix, Arizona.

Responding to the notion of 'organic architecture', Davies created a series of 24 photograms, one per day at various locations around of the property. Sunlight and moonlight are captured at different locations onto paper painted with gum bichromate, a photosensitive solution developed in the 1800s. Using a stencil cut from the photo of the exterior of the Frank Lloyd Wright building, the image was reduced to a silhouette, blending architecture and landscape.

08.06.2016
Julia deVille in i-D Magazine

Julia deVille has been featured in an article, 'Death and Holograms: Inside the World of Julia deVille', published in Vice’s i-D magazine. In the interview, deVille discusses her understanding of death and the inspiration that has driven her to introduce digital technologies into her art practice.

To read the article, please click here.

03.06.2016
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy at Rm Gallery

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy's Events within Boundaries is a site- and calendar-specific installation that materialised during a week-long informal studio residency that Smuts-Kennedy undertook at Rm during Matariki 2015.

It continues her enquiry into the potential for geometric form to function as site-specific tools for investigating the qualities of space. Smuts-Kennedy’s practice is focused on a research-based investigation into fields of energy as they engage with conceptual thinking, both within an art based language and other intuition-driven modes of enquiry.

Events within Boundaries opens on 8 June and runs until 25 June 2016 at Rm Gallery, Auckland.

03.06.2016
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy at Malcolm Smith Gallery

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy has been included in the upcoming group exhibition Soft Architecture, curated by Balmohan Shingade. The exhibition will include works from her Field Work series, including a new interation based on a site-specific reading of Malcolm Smith Gallery, as well as Celestial Poles, a new work from her series Problem Event.

Soft Architecture runs from 13 June until 16 July 2016 at Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland. For further details, please click here.

02.06.2016
Nicholas Harding in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

Nicholas Harding has been selected as a finalist in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, one of Australia's richest portrait awards, for his portrait of John Gaden. Gaden sat for Harding while performing in Belvoir Theatre's production of Seventeen in 2015.

 

The work will be on display at Bega Valley Regional Gallery from 17 June until 20 August 2016.

For further information, please click here.

31.05.2016
Danie Mellor in 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize

Danie Mellor has been selected a finalist for the 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize.

Held at the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide, the Fleurieu Art Prize is the richest landscape art prize in the world. The winner of the prize will be announced on the opening night on 2 June 2016. The exhibition runs from 3 June until 27 July 2016.

Click here to see more works by Danie Mellor.

28.05.2016
Nicholas Harding in 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize

Nicholas Harding has been selected a finalist for the 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize.

Held at the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide, the Fleurieu Art Prize is the richest landscape art prize in the world. The winner of the prize will be announced on the opening night on 2 June 2016. The exhibition runs from 3 June until 27 July 2016.

Click here to view Nicholas' upcoming solo exhibition at the gallery, Garden and Landscape, opening Tuesday 7 June 2016. 

27.05.2016
Emily Ferretti in Concrete Agenda

Work by Emily Ferretti has been selected for the group exhibition Concrete Agenda curated by Tai Snaith. The exhibition will run from 22 June until 17 July 2016 at c3 Contemporary Art Space. 

For further details, please click here.

26.05.2016
Paul Davies in Chippendale New World Art Prize

Congratulations to Paul Davies who has been selected as a finalist in the Chippendale New World Art Prize. The winner of the prize will receive a $10,000 residency grant at the Art Studio Ginestrelle Retreat at Mount Subasio, Assisi, Italy.

Davies' entry will be on view as part of the finalists exhibition, opening on Thursday 2 June 2016. 

For further details about the prize, please click here.

21.05.2016
John Nicholson at the Museum of Contemporary Art

New work from John Nicholson's next solo exhibtion in July will be on display – for one night only – on Saturday 27 May 2016 for this month's MCA Art Bar curated by Huseyin Sami. For further information, please click here. To receive a preview of Nicholson's forthcoming exhibition, please contact the gallery.

20.05.2016
Huseyin Sami in The Australian Financial Review

Huseyin Sami's collaboration with Paris-based artistic powerhouse Danny Rose is one of the featured collaborations in this year's program for Vivid Sydney, which runs from 27 May until 13 June 2016. To read the article, click here.

17.05.2016
Nicholas Harding in Belle

Nicholas Harding's Estuary landscape (figure and book), 2016 (pictured) is featured in Belle magazine's preview of his upcoming solo exhibition at the gallery. Click here to view the exhibition.

13.05.2016
Martin Smith at Caboolture Regional Gallery

Works by Martin Smith have been included in the exhibition, Love... More than a four letter word at Caboolture Regional Gallery. The exhibition features work by artists working across varying mediums and approaches, all exploring the concept of love in its many capacities. Featured artists include Tracey Moffatt, Joy Hester, Jenny Watson, Linde Ivimey, Angelic Mestiti, Clarke Beaumont and others. 

The exhibition opens on 18 May and will run until 9 July 2016. An artist talk by Martin Smith, Courtney Coomb, Brian Sanstrom and Jenny Watson will be held on Satureday 11 June at 11am.

For further information, please click here.

12.05.2016
Julia deVille in 'Best of the Best' at the NGV

Julia deVille has been selected to present a decorated table for the NGV Women Association's Best of the Best 2016. Her table, and dozens more stunning and wildly diverse tables conceived by some of Australia's leading creatives, is on view in the Great Hall at the NGV on Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May 2016.

For further information, please click here

10.05.2016
Huseyin Sami in Vivid Sydney

As part of Vivid Sydney, Huseyin Sami will illuminate the heritage-listed façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. The festival will run from 27 May until 13 June 2016.

For further information, please click here.

 

06.05.2016
Vera Möller in Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

Congratulations to Vera Möller who has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award.

In its eighth year, this annual acquisitive prize and exhibition awards one outstanding entry $10,000, with the work becoming part of the Deakin University Art Collection.

For further information, please click here.

06.05.2016
Julia deVille in Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

Congratulations to Julia deVille who has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, with her work Mini Antoinette, 2015 (pictured).

For further information, please click here.

03.05.2016
Fiona McMonagle at LUMA

Do I Look Like I Care, a solo exhibition featuring works by Fiona McMonagle, has been curated by Dr Vincent Alessi at La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA). 

Over the last decade Fiona McMonagle has looked towards Melbourne's western suburbs for the subjects which populate her exquisitely and delicately executed watercolours. Generic without being stereotypical, honest without being patronizing, her work explores the trials and tribulations of teenagers and family life in sometime challenging environments. This exhibition brings together works from across the last decade investigating issues of loneliness and solitude, the navigation of teenage years, family and group dynamics and notions of being an outsider or misunderstood in a suburban world.

The exhibition opens on 4 May and runs until 8 July 2016.

To view the e-catalogue, please click here.

29.04.2016
Monica Rohan in the Australian Financial Review Magazine

Monica Rohan is featured in the May 2016 issue of the Australian Financial Review Magazine. Opening drinks for her eagerly anticipated first solo exhibition at the gallery will be held this Saturday 7 May, from 3pm until 5pm. The exhibition runs until 28 May 2016.

22.04.2016
Danie Mellor in Panorama forum at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Danie Mellor's work is included in the current exhibition, Panorama (in two parts), curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick and Victoria Lynn, at TarraWarra Museum of Art. The exhibition features works by Mellor and other artists who have redefined the way we see the landscape, including Fred Williams, John Olsen Sidney Nolan, Daniel Boyd, Stephen Bush, Judy Watson and Imants Tillers.

Part One is on view from 12 March until 15 May 2016. Part Two is on view from 19 May until 31 July 2016.

As part of the exhibition, Danie will join artists Imants Tillers and Judy Watson in speaking about their work in relation to the landscape in a public program at TarraWarra on Saturday 7 May 2016, from 2pm until 3.30pm. Poet, academic and author, Justin Clemens, will also recite new poems that he has written inspired by the exhibitions. The forum will be moderated by TarraWarra director Victoria Lynn.

For bookings and further details, please click here.

15.04.2016
Paul Davies in Vogue

Paul Davies is featured in the current issue of Vogue magazine (May 2016). Following his recent residency at Taliesin West, once Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home in Arizona, Davies talks to Sophie Tedmanson about his paintings and photograms and the inspiration he finds from living and working in LA. 

To read the profile, please click here.

Davies' upcoming exhibition, Hollywood Stills, will be held at Sophie Gannon Gallery from 25 October until 12 November 2016. Please contact the gallery for further information.

12.04.2016
Monica Rohan in Art Collector

Ahead of her first solo exhibition with the gallery, Victoria Hynes talks to Monica Rohan about her painting process, her latest body of work and her firm ascension into the ranks of young Queensland painters to watch, in the 'What Next' feature in the latest edition of Art Collector magazine.

Monica's solo exhibition Funny Peculiar opens at Sophie Gannon Gallery on 7 May 2016.

12.04.2016
Adam Pyett in Art Collector

Adam Pyett's Dancing lady orchid [2], 2011 features in the current edition of Art Collector (issue 76). The painting was selected as one of ten works on visual arts writer Helen McKenzie's artwork wishlist.

To view Dancing lady orchid [2] and other available works by Adam, click here. For further information about the magazine, click here.

31.03.2016
Paul Davies in the McClelland Collection

A recent painting by Paul Davies features in the current exhibition of works from the permanent collection at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery. The exhibition runs until 19 June 2016. 

For further information about the exhibition, please click here.

23.03.2016
Monica Rohan Finalist in 2016 Gold Award

Monica Rohan has been selected as a finalist for the Gold Award 2016 at Rockhampton Art Gallery. 

Established in 2012, the Gold Award honours the memory of Moya Gold, philanthropist and educator, who inspired and provided for this prize directly through a substantial bequest for the acquisition of Australian paintings.

The Gold Award is a national biennial event, presented at the Rockhampton Art Gallery, as a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust and Rockhampton Regional Council. Designed as an invitation award to consider the best in contemporary painting while simultaneously building a substantive collection, the most outstanding work or works by an artist will be awarded the $50,000 cash prize.

The winning entry will be determined by guest judge, Chris Saines CNZM, Director, QAGOMA.

The Gold Award exhibition will run from 23 July until 4 September 2016.

16.03.2016
Emily Ferretti interview for Where They Create

Click here to read Paul Babera's recent interview with Emily Ferretti. The feature also includes images of Emily in the process of completing her work for her forthcoming solo exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

To view available works from this exhibition, please click here.

16.03.2016
Nicholas Harding wins People's Choice Award

Congratulations to Nicholas Harding who was the outstanding winner of the People's Choice Award in the UQ Art Museum's National Self Portrait Prize with his entry (pictured), Beached (Yuraygir self portrait), oil on linen, 183 x 183 cm, 2015.

11.03.2016
Leslie Rice on 702 ABC Sydney

Listen to Leslie Rice on Sunday Brunch with Simon Marnie, 10am–12pm this Sunday 13 March 2016, on ABC 702 digital radio.

11.03.2016
Julia deVille in 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale

Julia deVille has been selected for the 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale's small sculpture exhibition. Held at St Cuthbert’s Church in Lorne, the small exhibition also functions as a collector's project, encouraging people to start collecting sculpture or build their existing collections.

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale runs from 12 March until 3 April 2016.

10.03.2016
Judith Wright in Eyeline

Read Michelle Boulous Walker's feature on Judith Wright's work in the latest issue of Eyeline magazine.

04.03.2016
Emily Ferretti solo exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Emily Ferretti – as the recipient of the 2014 Eutick Memorial Still Life award – will be exhibiting a new series of paintings and drawings at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. The exhibition runs from 18 March until 30 April 2016.

For enquiries, please contact the gallery.

03.03.2016
Emily Ferretti exhibition at Schoolhouse Studios

NY COLLECT is a solo exhibition by painter Emily Ferretti and shows the outcome of her recent Greene Street studio residency in New York City. Based on Ferretti’s exploration into American folk art traditions, which was her focus while in America, the show incorporates elements of research and studio-based works made over the three-month residency period. It includes a large-scale wall installation, artefacts and drawings that show both the conceptual and tangible working methods of the artist's practice. 

NY COLLECT is a very personal insight into new subject matter that has ignited and influenced an important shift in Ferretti's work.

For further information, please click here.

 

02.03.2016
Leslie Rice's pop-up tattoo parlour for Spectrum Now Festival

Gallery artist Leslie Rice will be operating a pop-up tattoo parlour in the Domain during the 2016 Spectrum Now festival in Sydney. The festival runs from 3 until 13 March 2016.

Watch a video and read more about this event here.

27.02.2016
Tarryn Gill in the Adelaide Biennial

Tarryn Gill's Guardians installation is included in the prestigious 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object at the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art. The installation comprises of textile-based mixed media sculptures that make sound.

Curated by Lisa Slade, the biennial exhibition opens on 27 February and runs until 15 May 2016.

For further details, please click here.

27.02.2016
Fiona McMonagle in the Adelaide Biennial

Fiona McMonagle has been included in the prestigious 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Curated by Lisa Slade, the biennial exhibition opens on 27 February and runs until 15 May 2016.

For further details, please click here.

26.02.2016
Julia deVille in 'Cornucopia' at Shepparton Art Museum

See Julia deVille's sculpture Sentience (Collection of Bendigo Art Gallery) in Cornucopia at the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) from 27 February until 23 March 2016.

26.02.2016
Danie Mellor in '2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object'

Danie Mellor has been included in the prestigious 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Objectat the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at UniSA, from 27 February to 15 May 2016.

09.02.2016
John Nicholson in Art Collector

John Nicholson features in the latest edition of Art Collector magazine (issue 75) as one of the artists who caught the eye of collectors and achieved a sell-out show in 2015.

For further information, please click here.

09.02.2016
Adam Pyett in Art Collector

Adam Pyett features in the latest edition of Art Collector magazine (issue 75) as one of the artists who caught the eye of collectors and achieved a sell-out show in 2015.

For further information, click here.

21.01.2016
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy in 'Counter Compositions' at Artbank

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy's work Ten Parts Whole #3, 2014 is included in the current exhibition at Artbank, Counter Compositions. The exhibition is open from 21 January until 16 April 2016.

For further information about the exhibition, please click here.

Sarah's next exhibition at the gallery will be held in March 2016. Please contact the gallery for further information or to preview new works.

12.01.2016
Paul Davies awarded the Taliesin Artist Residency

Congratulations to Paul Davies on being awarded the artist residency at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Paul Davies will join students throughout February at Taliesin, the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright. Davies’ work has been known to the Dean of the School, Aaron Betsky (formerly Director at Cincinnati Art Museum and Director of the Venice Biennale of Architecture), who made mention of his work last year in an essay featured in Architecture Review.

The Taliesin Artist Residency is based at Taliesin, Phoenix, Arizona. Frank Lloyd Wright established the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, which was based on the idea of the allied arts fostered in a community of learners that could be an alternative to the traditional university. The program developed into Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. From its origins, Taliesin has served as a living, working, educational space, forming a creative and diverse community of professional architects, artists, faculty, students and staff.

To view all available works by Paul Davies, click here

11.01.2016
Monica Rohan on the cover of Frankie magazine

A recent work by Monica Rohan (oh you pretty things, 2015, oil on board, 80 x 60 cm) painted with her distictive, immersive patterning and vibrant palette is on the cover of the Jan/Feb issue of Frankie magazine.

Monica's highly anticipated first solo show in Melbourne will be at Sophie Gannon Gallery from 10 May 2016. To receive a preview of the exhibition, please contact the gallery.

Click here for more information about Frankie.

09.12.2015
Sophie Gannon Gallery now representing Sam Cranstoun

New work by the artist will feature in the gallery's stand at Melbourne Art Fair in August 2016.

Cranstoun's first solo exhibition will be in 2017.

04.12.2015
Huseyin Sami in The Age

Huseyin Sami's current solo exhibition, Sometimes a New Fiction Will Do has been reviewed by Dan Rule in The AgeClick here to read his review.

28.11.2015
Julia deVille in The Age

Karla Dondio from The Age talks to Julia deVille about how her love of animals - and creative skills - led to her making beautiful taxidermy sculptures. Click here to read the article.

21.11.2015
Judith Wright's 'A journey' in The Australian

In today's edition of The Australian, Kitty Hauser writes about Judith Wright's installation A Journey as an insightful introduction to Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes now on at NGV Australia at Federation Square. The exhibition runs until 16 January 2016. To read the article online, click here.

20.11.2015
Martin Smith at Monash Gallery of Art

Works by Martin Smith are included in the upcoming exhibition, Cutting Edge, at Monash Gallery of Art. The exhibition will showcase contemporary artists who physically manipulate photographic prints to create unique artworks. 

Cutting Edge opens on 26 November 2015 and runs until 21 February 2016.

For further information, please click here.

20.11.2015
Danie Mellor in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA

See Danie Mellor's new multi panelled drawing Deep (forest), 2015 and the accompanying photographs New Materialisms (anticipating Girrugarr), 2015 at APT8, opening tonight at Queensland Art Gallery.

APT is the only exhibition series of the 160 biennials and triennials currently staged worldwide to focus on the contemporary art of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

APT8 will be on at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) from 21 November until 10 April 2016.

14.11.2015
Fiona McMonagle wins UQ National Self-Portrait Prize

Congratulations to Fiona McMonagle, who has been awarded the UQ National Self-Portrait Prize 2015 for her work One hundred days at 7pm, 2015 (still from single-channel video animation, pictured).

For further details, please click here. To view available works by McMonagle, please click here.

13.11.2015
Monica Rohan in Artist Profile

Monica Rohan is featured in the latest issue of Artist Profile. In the interview, Monica explains her practice and emotively emotioned works. 

To read the interview, please click here.

24.10.2015
Julia deVille in 'Fantastic Worlds' at Rockhampton Art Gallery

One of Julia deVille's most arresting sculptures Rocking Alpaca has been included in the forthcoming Fantastic Worlds exhbition at Rockhampton Art Gallery. The exhibition runs from 12 December 2015 until 14 February 2016.

24.10.2015
Emily Ferretti in 'Indoor Green: Living with Plants'

Still life paintings by Emily Ferretti are featured in the newly released book Indoor Green: Living with Plants by Mr Kitly's Bree Claffey.

23.10.2015
Julia deVille feature on SBS

Learn more about Julia deVille and her work from this recent feature on SBS's The Feed here.

15.10.2015
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy selected for McCahon House Residency

Congratualtions to Sarah Smuts-Kennedy who will be taking up a McCahon House Artists’ Residency in September 2016.

Parehuia, the purpose-built McCahon House Contemporary Artists' Residency and Studio, is located adjacent to Colin McCahon's former home and is amongst the most prestigious artists’ residencies in New Zealand. Three mid-career artists are selected and supported each year to research and develop new work in the house.

Smuts-Kennedy's next solo exhibition at Sophie Gannon Gallery will be held in July 2016.

10.10.2015
Huseyin Sami wins the Woollahra Small Sculpture Plinth prize

Congratulations to gallery artist Huseyin Sami on winning this year's Plinth Prize in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for his work Untitled (Long Stack), 2015 (pictured). Sami's first solo exhibition at the gallery will open on 24 November 2015.

09.10.2015
Nicholas Harding at Tweed Regional Gallery

Nicholas Harding is the artist in residence at Tweed Regional Gallery from 9 October until 29 October 2015. During this time, the Archibald Prize winning artist will work live in the gallery to create a new large-scale ink drawing.

For further information, please click here.

30.09.2015
Monica Rohan video interview for QAGOMA

Monica Rohan is featured in a video interview for QAGOMA. In this interview, she discusses her art practice and her inclusion in GOMA Q: Queensland Contemporary Art. The exhibition runs until 11 October 2015.

To view the interview, please click here.

24.09.2015
Huseyin Sami to Illuminate Vivid Sydney 2016

Huseyin Sami has been announced as a Vivid Sydney festival artist in 2016. He will illuminate the heritage-listed façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), when the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas returns in 2016 (27 May until 13 June 2016).

For further information, please click here.

 

18.09.2015
Monica Rohan on The Design Files

Monica Rohan was interviewed by The Design Files in her home studio. Monica spoke to Jo Hoban about her background, influences and her recent artist residency at Tweed River Regional Art Gallery. 

To read the full interview and view images of Monica in her studio, please click here.

11.09.2015
Danie Mellor selected for the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

Congratulations to Danie Mellor on his inclusion in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Magic Object, at the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

The 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art takes inspiration from the Wunderkammer, delving into a world of wonder and enchantment through the eyes of Australian contemporary artists.

Magic Object, curated by Lisa Slade, will run from 27 February to 15 May 2016 as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Please click here for further information about the exhibition.

 

10.09.2015
Julia deVille in beautiful.bizarre

Click here to read an interview with Julia deVille in beautiful.bizarre. In her interview, Julia discusses her background and inspirations, as well as the challenges of being a taxidermy artist and a committed vegan and animal rights activist. 

11.08.2015
Nicholas Harding in 'The Art of Shakespeare'

Nicholas Harding's work It's the same with men (wildflower, cactus and dogs), 2015 (pictured) is included in The Art of Shakespeare catalogue. Featuring works by leading Australian artists, The Art of Shakespeare is a celebration of Shakespeare's timeless words and the worlds he created, honouring Bell Shakespeare's 25th anniversary.

The collection will tour to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney between 2 September and 15 November 2015. Please click here for further information.

To view the catalogue, please click here.

11.08.2015
Julia deVille in the Manning Art Prize

 

Congratulations to Julia deVille, who has been announced as a finalist in the Manning Art Prize for her work, Cornflower II, 2014.

For further information, please click here.

 

09.08.2015
Paul Davies in Sunday Life Magazine

Paul Davies and his wife Sarah Noye Davies are featured in the 9 August 2015 issue of Sunday Life magazine, published by The Age. Click here to read the feature article about Australian creative entrepreneurs living and working in Los Angeles.

 

28.07.2015
John Nicholson finalist in the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Selected from over 700 entries, John Nicholson has been announced as a finalist for the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, a national acquisitive award for small sculpture. The guest judges for the 2015 Prize include art advisor and curator Barbara Flynn, collector and philanthropist Penelope Seidler AM and Art Gallery of NSW director Dr Michael Brand.

Nicholson's work will be included in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize exhibition, held from Saturday 10 to Sunday 25 October 2015 at the Woollahra Council Chambers, Sydney.

For more information, click here.

28.07.2015
Huseyin Sami finalist in the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Gallery artist Huseyin Sami has been announced as a finalist for the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, a national acquisitive award for small sculpture. The guest judges for the 2015 Prize include art advisor and curator Barbara Flynn, collector and philanthropist Penelope Seidler AM and Art Gallery of NSW director Dr Michael Brand.

Sami's work, Untitled (Long Stack), 2015 (pictured), will be included in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize exhibition, held from Saturday 10 to Sunday 25 October 2015 at the Woollahra Council Chambers, Sydney.

For further information, please click here.

28.07.2015
Julia deVille finalist in the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Previous winner (2013) Julia deVille has been announced as a finalist for the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, a national acquisitive award for small sculpture. The guest judges for the 2015 Prize include art advisor and curator Barbara Flynn, collector and philanthropist Penelope Seidler AM and Art Gallery of NSW director Dr Michael Brand.

deVille's work will be included in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize exhibition, held from Saturday 10 to Sunday 25 October 2015 at the Woollahra Council Chambers, Sydney.

For more information, click here.

 

 

11.07.2015
Monica Rohan in GOMA Q

Monica Rohan's work, Jumble, 2015 (pictured) has been included in GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

The exhibition is the first in a series focusing on Queensland contemporary art and showcasing the talents of emerging, mid-career and senior Queensland artists across a range of themes and mediums. 

The exhibition opens on 11 July and runs until 11 October 2015. For further details, please click here.

10.07.2015
Graham Fletcher in Art Collector magazine

The work of New Zealand artist Graham Fletcher features in the latest edition of Art Collector magazine.

10.07.2015
Judith Wright in Art Collector magazine

Judith Wright's work features in the latest edition of Art Collector magazine.

10.07.2015
Leslie Rice finalist in 2015 Archibald Prize

Leslie Rice is a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize for his portrait Hill End Bacchanal (Portrait of Luke Sciberras).

Rice's painting is exhibited as part of the 2015 Archibald Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, held between 18 July and 27 September 2015. Click here for further information.

09.07.2015
Michael Muir finalist in 2015 Wynne Prize

Congratulations to Michael Muir who is a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize for landscape painting.

09.07.2015
Julia deVille finalist in Victorian Craft Award

Julia deVille has been selected as a finalist in this year's Victorian Craft Award for Pegasus (pictured). The inaugural Victorian Craft Award is the largest exhibition of Victorian craft, presenting the work of emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state.

deVille's work is on display at Craft as part of the exhibition, from Saturday 1 August until Saturday 15 August 2015. For more information, please click here.

08.07.2015
Philip Hunter artist residency in Perth

Throughout August, Philip Hunter will be taking up an artist's residency in Perth.

03.07.2015
Leslie Rice in 'A Permanent Mark: the impact of tattoo culture on contemporary art'

Paintings by Leslie Rice are included in ‘A Permanent Mark: the impact of tattoo culture on contemporary art’ at Pinnacles Gallery in Townsville. The exhibition brings together the works of 16 Australian and international artists to investigate the meeting point of tattoo culture and contemporary art. The exhibition is on until 16 August 2015.

For more information, please click here.

Also read a recent interview with Leslie in the latest edition of Artist Profile magazine here.

01.07.2015
Julia deVille in beautiful.bizarre

Julia deVille's work is featured in the latest edition of beautiful.bizarre, a quarterly art book showcasing the work of prominent and upcoming contemporary artists. To purchase online, please click here.

24.06.2015
Graham Fletcher in 'Time of Others'

Gallery artist Graham Fletcher is included in Time of Others, a curatorial collaboration between four of the Asia-Pacific region's leading institutions for collecting, exhibiting and interpreting contemporary art: the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane.

As part of the project, Fletcher's works are currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo until 28 June 2015. For more information, click here.

For more information about Time of Others, please click here.

17.06.2015
UQ National Artists' Self Portrait Prize

Congratulations to gallery artists Judith Wright, Julia deVille and Nicholas Harding, who have each been included in the University of Queensland's 2015 National Artists' Self Portrait Prize.

17.06.2015
Danie Mellor in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA

Danie Mellor has been selected for inclusion in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8). APT is the only exhibition series of the 160 biennials and triennials currently staged worldwide to focus on the contemporary art of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

APT8 will be on at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) from 21 November 2015 until 10 April 2016.

09.06.2015
Kirra Jamison exhibition opening

Kirra Jamison's solo exhibition Drink, Salt, Moon is showing now at Sophie Gannon Gallery. To view the exhibition, please click here. Join us for opening drinks on Saturday 13 June 2015, 3-5pm.

 

06.06.2015
Huseyin Sami at Penrith Regional Gallery

Huseyin Sami is featured in Penrith Regional Gallery's Right Here, Right Now exhibition. The exhibition runs until 23 August 2015. Please click here for more information.

05.06.2015
Monica Rohan at Tweed Regional Gallery

Following her residency in the Nancy Fairfax Artist-in-Residence Studio, Monica Rohan is featured in an exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery. The exhibition runs until Sunday 4 October 2015. For more details, please click here.

03.06.2015
Graham Fletcher joins Sophie Gannon Gallery

New Zealand artist Graham Fletcher joins Sophie Gannon Gallery.

To view available works by the artis, please click here

03.06.2015
Paul Davies in Colorado, USA

Paul Davies is in Colorado for an artist residency this month. To view available works, please click here.

14.05.2015
Vera Möller in Artist Profile magazine

Jane Sullivan interivews represented artist Vera Möller ahead of her next solo show at Sophie Gannon Gallery in September.

www.artistprofile.com.au 

14.05.2015
Leslie Rice in Artist Profile magazine

Anna Madeleine talks with gallery artist Leslie Rice about his painting practice.

www.artistprofile.com.au

16.04.2015
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy in Art News New Zealand

Recent work by gallery artist Sarah Smuts-Kennedy is featured in Sue Gardiner's article 'Art in the age of an ecological emergency' in the Autumn edition of Art News New Zealand.

www.artnews.co.nz

15.04.2015
Taxidermy and the art of Julia deVille

Read about the increasing interest in taxidermy and the sculptures of Julia deVille in this recent article here:

www.theage.com.au/money/investing/go-and-get-stuffed-20150410-1mh65s.html

13.04.2015
Emily Ferretti in 'Fertile Ground: Australian Tapestry Workshop Artists in Residence from 2014'

Emily Ferretti is featured in the Australian Tapestry Workshop's artists-in-residence exhibition, Fertile Ground. 

For more information, please click here.

12.03.2015
Emily Ferretti awarded Australia Council residency at Greene Street, New York

Congratulations to Emily Ferretti who will be taking up a three-month residency at the Australia Council's Greene Street studio in July 2015.

21.11.2014
Adam Pyett floor talk at Geelong Art Gallery

Join represented artist Adam Pyett for a floor talk at Geelong Gallery as part of the 2014 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. The free floor talk will be held on Sunday 26 October at 3pm (no bookings required).

For more information, click here.

 

20.11.2014
Vera Möller in 'Warhol Now' at the Jewish Museum of Australia

Gallery artist Vera Möller was one of seven contemporary Australian artists invited to present a new work in Warhol Now at the Jewish Museum of Australia, held in conjunction with - and in response to - the Museum's latest exhibition Andy Warhol's Jewish Geniuses.

Both exhibitions are on display from 20 November until 24 May 2015.

For further information please click here.

19.11.2014
Emily Ferretti at the Australian Tapestry Workshop

During the month of November, Emily Ferretti will be the artist-in-residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Emily will be giving a free public talk about her practice and her residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 12.30pm.

For further information, please click here.

15.11.2014
Emily Ferretti wins the 2014 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award

Congratulations to Emily Ferretti on winning the 2014 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award for her painting Together (bedroom still life). The painting has now been acquired for Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery's collection.

14.11.2014
Michael Muir in The Guardian

Michael Muir's upcoming exhibition in Perth, Under Water, is featured in The Guardian. The exhibition runs from 22 October until 26 October 2014 at Moana Project Space.

To view the article, please click here

21.10.2014
Vera Möller in Deakin University Small Sculpture Award

Congratulations to gallery artist Vera Möller who is a finalist in this year's small sculpture award at Deakin University.

The exhibition will run from 30 October until 13 December 2014.

For further information, please click here.

 

21.10.2014
Julia deVille in Deakin University Small Sculpture Award

Congratulations to gallery artist Julia deVille who is a finalist in this year's small sculpture award at Deakin University.

Exhibition dates: 30 October13 December 2014

For further information go to:

www.deakin.edu.au/art-collection

23.09.2014
Monica Rohan at Redcliffe City Art Gallery

New work by Monica Rohan will be on display at Redcliffe City Art Gallery in 15 Artists, an annual acquisitive award and exhibition. 15 Artists is open from 23 October until 6 December 2014.

23.09.2014
Monica Rohan wins Nancy Fairfax studio residency

Congratulations to gallery artist Monica Rohan, who has been selected for the Nancy Fairfax Artist-in-Residence program at Tweed River Regional Gallery.

As part of the residency, Monica will produce works to be presented in a solo exhibition at Tweed River in 2015.

For further information about the Nancy Fairfax studio residency, please click here.

01.08.2014
Michael Muir wins Mosman Art Prize

Congratulations to Michael Muir who has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Mosman Art Prize for his work Past the stacks, 2014 (pictured).

To read more about the prize, please click here.

12.07.2014
Michael Muir Finalist in 2014 Wynne Prize

Congratulations to Michael Muir who has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Wynne Prize for his work Where secrets lie, 2014.

This painting is part of a body of work in which Muir continues to explore his love for water, which segues into memories of proximity to the sea. The work is based loosely on an area on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 

For further details on the exhibition, please click here.

10.07.2014
Michael Muir Finalist in Albany Art Prize

Congratulations to Michael Muir who has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Albany Art Prize for his work Living reflection, 2014 (pictured).

03.07.2014
Emily Ferretti at Chapter House Lane

Emily Ferretti presents a suite of 33 new paintings at Chapter House Lane's window space, situated alongside St Paul's Catherdral in Chapter House Lane, which runs between Flinders Street and Flinders Lane.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 3 July 2014 at 6pm.

14.06.2014
Julia deVille wins 2014 Scope Art Award

Congratulations to gallery artist Julia deVille who has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Scope Galleries Art Award – Art Concerning Environment for her artwork entitled Albumen.

15.05.2014
Paul Davies in Architectural Review

'Limbo Architecture: Painters of Modernism' by Aaron Betsky

Read Aaron Betsky's essay discussing the various interpretations of modernist architecture in the work of Peter Doig, Luc Tuymans, Enoc Perez, Stefan Kurten, Paul Davies, Brian Alfred and Daniel Rich in Architectural Review.

14.05.2014
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy makes The Park

The Park is an intruiging artwork anchored by six beehives in Victoria Park. It has been initiated, designed and planted by Auckland based artists Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Taarati Taiaroa and is activated through public participation in the form of building, identifying or plotting 'Pollen Hotels' on an interactive map. These Pollen Hotels are needed to help sustain the bees over the Winter.

This project has been created as part of Pop Projects. For further information please go to pop.org.nz

07.05.2014
Breakfast with Danie Mellor

Don’t miss a unique opportunity to have breakfast with Danie Mellor this Saturday 10 May 2014, 9.30am at TarraWarra Museum of Art, prior to the official opening of Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties.

Enjoy a light breakfast, a tour of the exhibition and a memorable talk by the artist.

For bookings and further information, please click here.

29.04.2014
Emily Ferretti in 'Slowness' at MUMA

Work by Emily Ferretti will be included in Slowness at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). The exhibition explores the qualities of inner reflection, quiet, poise and stillness. Slowness runs from 5 May until 23 July 2014.

14.03.2014
Philip Hunter and Vera Möller at QVMAG

Gallery artists Philip Hunter and Vera Möller will take part in a residency at Skullbone Plains in Tasmania and the resulting group exhibition entitled The Skullbone Experiment at QVMAG in Launceston. 

Initiated by the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, a not-for-profit organisation protecting private land for conservation in Tasmania, this project fosters the link between contemporary art practice and the nationally significant and ancient landscape found at Skullbone Plains. 

Other participating artists include Tim Burns, Joel Crosswell, Julie Gough, Janet Laurence, Imants Tillers, Megan Walch, Richard Wastell, Philip Wolfhagen and John Wolseley.

For further information, please click here.

07.03.2014
Michael Muir in The Design Files

Michael Muir has been featured on The Design Files. In his interview with Lucy Feagins, he discusses his daily ritual of surfing and how is constant connection with the ocean impacts on his unique outlook on the world. 

Please click here to read the full interview. To view works from Corner Shops, his upcoming exhibition at gallery, please click here.

14.02.2014
John Nicholson at Christchurch Art Gallery

BURSTER FLIPPER WOBBLER DRIPPER SPINNER STACKER SHAKER MAKER is Christchurch Art Gallery's latest exhibition and explores the shape-shifting, experimental and seriously playful work of making art. Featuring works by John Nicholson, Rebecca Baumann, Mark Braunias/Jill Kennedy, Judy Darragh, Steve Carr, Lionel Bawden, John Hurrell, Tony Bond, Helen Calder and Miranda Parkes, the exhibition opens on 15 Feb and runs until 28 September 2014.

For more infomation, please click here.


13.12.2013
Judith Wright in 'New Acquisitions in Context 2013' at the MCA

Judith Wright's series of works on paper Relative Conversations, 2006 is now exhibiting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney as part of an exhibition that brings together a selection of its new acquisitions alongside works already held in the collection. Titled New Acquisitions in Context 2013, the exhibition has been curated by Anna Davis and features works by 28 Australian and international artists ranging from painting and photography to moving image and installation.

For more information, please click here.

 

11.12.2013
Selina Ou in 'Melbourne Now' at the NGV

Join gallery artist Selina Ou and hundreds of other Victorians in a unique photo project as part of NGV’s Melbourne Now. In this project, Ou invites all Victorians to take and share photos of people in their own communities, to create a mass snapshot of who we are.

For further information, click here.

22.11.2013
Julia deVille in 'Melbourne Now' at the NGV

Melbourne Now has launched at the National Gallery of Victoria with an installation of Degustation, 2013 by Julia deVille. Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.

For more information, click here.

13.11.2013
Paul Davies and Danie Mellor featured in Belle

Gallery artists Paul Davies and Danie Mellor are featured in Belle Magazine's December/January 2013/2014 edition. Get a copy to find out more.

12.11.2013
Paul Davies joins the gallery

The gallery is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Davies to its stable of represented artists. 

Davies has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas and we look forward to holding a solo exhibition at the end of 2014.

06.11.2013
Cressida Campbell on The Design Files

Cressida Campbell shares her home in the Australian Homes section of The Design Files. 

To read the interview with Lucy Feagins and view photographs by Sean Fennessey, please click here.

26.10.2013
Julia deVille wins Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Congratulations to Julia deVille who has won the 2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize with her work, Sorrow.

27.09.2013
Cressida Campbell on The Design Files

Cressida Campbell is featured on The Design Files. In her inteview with Lucy Feagins, Cressida discusses her inspirations and provides insight into her creative process.

To read the inteview, please click here.

14.09.2013
Danie Mellor in 'Australia' at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

Danie Mellor has been included in Australia, the most significant survey of Australian art ever mounted in the UK. The exhibition is presented by the Royal Academy of Arts in London and will span over 200 years from 1800 until the present day.

Exhibition dates: 21 September – 8 December 2013

Image: Danie Mellor, The Elysian City, 2010, mixed media on paper, 141 x 185 cm

04.09.2013
Julia deVille wins the The Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award

Congratulations to Julia deVille who is the winner of the Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award with her work, Kitten Drawn Hearse. The prize consists of a three-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center in the USA.

11.07.2013
Emily Ferretti in 'Nocturne' at Arts Project Australia

Gallery artist Emily Ferretti is part of a group exhibition curated by Kirrily Hammond at Arts Project Australia. The exhibition opens on Saturday 13 July 2013 from 3pm and runs until the 17 August 2013. For more information and to read the exhibition essay, please click here

11.07.2013
Vale Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

It is with great sadness that the gallery announces that Gwyn Hanssen Pigott died peacefully last week in hospital in London after suffering a stroke. Her family and friends were with her. She was in London for a solo exhibition of her new work. Amongst many career highlights, she received the Order of Australia Medal in 2002, exhibited extensively overseas including at Tate, St Ives and had a survey exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2005. Her work is held in many collections both in Australia and overseas. Gwyn was 77 years old. Vale Gwyn.

05.07.2013
Emily Ferretti artist's book 'Everyday'

A new artist book tracing Emily Ferretti's practice has been launched at the gallery. Titled Everyday, the book is published by Melbourne imprint Perimeter Editions and will be available for purchase at the gallery, Perimeter Books and independent bookstores.

04.07.2013
Nicholas Harding at Tweed River Art Gallery

Drawing Margaret: Nicholas Harding at the Tweed River Art Gallery showcases Harding's close relationship to fellow artist Margaret Olley. The exhibition sources portraits and other works from Harding's personal holdings and private collections. The exhibition runs until 16 March 2014. Harding's solo exhibition opens at the gallery in late October 2013. To preview the works for this new exhibition, please contact the gallery.

05.06.2013
Julia deVille in 'Melbourne Now' at the NGV

The NGV has announced that Julia deVille will be one of the artists to exhibit in their most ambitious project yet. Melbourne Now will run between 22 November 2013 until 23 March 2014 and celebrates Melbourne artists, designers and architects.

16.03.2013
Danie Mellor at the National Gallery of Canada

Danie Mellor has been included in Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, which brings together more than 150 recent works by over 80 artists from 16 countries. The exhibition celebrates the National Gallery of Canada’s ongoing commitment to the study and appreciation of Indigenous art.

The exhibition will run from 17 May until 2 September 2013.

16.03.2013
Nicholas Harding Finalist in the 2013 Wynne Prize

Congratulations to Nicholas Harding, whose work Yuraygir Pandanus with Swamp, Oak and Pigface, 2013 is a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize. 

For further details, please click here.

16.03.2013
Leslie Rice Finalist in the 2013 Sulman Prize

Congratulations to Leslie Rice, whose work Saint George has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Sulman Prize. For futher details, please click here.

06.02.2013
Selina Ou at Newcastle Art Gallery

Selina Ou has been included in the Art and Australia Collection 2003–2013 exhibition at Newcastle Art Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the magazine's diverse collection of Australian artists. Ou's work was collected in 2005 when she was awarded the Art and Australia/Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award.

The exhibition is now showing at Newcastle Art Gallery until 17 February 2013. Throughout 2014, the exhibition will tour to major regional galleries in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

05.02.2013
Belle Artist's Dinner with Kirra Jamison

Join the Belle team for dinner and a discussion between gallerist Sophie Gannon, art expert Michael Reid and artist Kirra Jamison at the gallery on Thursday 28 March 2013 at 6.30pm. Canapes and a three-course dinner accompanied by delicious wines will be served, and Kirra will discuss her work and inspiration. 

Tickets are $135 per person and numbers are limited. Click here to book.

02.02.2013
Kirra Jamison in Inside Out

Gallery artist Kirra Jamison is featured in Inside Out Magazine's Jan/Feb edition. Jamison's forthcoming exhibition Still Point opens at the gallery in March 2013.

03.01.2013
Martin Smith exhibition in New York

Martin Smith is currently showing in New York at United Photo Industries's Brooklyn gallery. His exhibition We Exchanged Phone Numbers runs until 31 January 2013. 

For further details, please click here.

01.12.2012
John Nicholson in McClelland Small Sculpture Fair

Two works by John Nicholson have been included in the inaugural Small Sculpture Fair at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery. The sculptures will be on display and available for purchase at a preview evening on 12 December 2012 at Deutscher and Hackett. Proceeds from the sale of works will go towards McClelland's acquisition program. 

The exhibition will be on display at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Langwarrin until 20 January 2013. 

27.11.2012
John Nicholson and Martin Smith in 'Ten Years of Things' at UQ Art Museum

Sculptures by gallery artists John Nicholson and Martin Smith have been included in the forthcoming exhibition Ten Years of Things at the University of Queensland Art Museum. Curated by Samantha Littley and Gordon Craig, this exhibition focuses on art as object; things that surround us, entering into our lives as desire and necessity dictates. Within the art museum, objects take on particular meaning, perceived as separate or ‘other’ than other things. The art object and ideas around objecthood are explored in Ten Years of Things, which includes works of art made over the last decade.

The exhibition runs from 7 December 2012 until 24 March 2013.

01.11.2012
John Nicholson at Maitland Regional Gallery

Work by John Nicholson has been included in the forthcoming exhibition Inspiring Artists: recipients of the Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant at Maitland Regional Gallery.

For fourteen years, more than 850 artists were awarded with a Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant. The grant scheme, managed and promoted by NAVA (the National Association for the Visual Arts), assisted artists in the early stages of their artistic careers, subsidising the costs of public presentation of their visual arts, crafts and design work. Many of the grant recipients have gone on to achieve national and international success as artists.

This exhibition features a small selection of Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant recipients and highlights the diversity in arts practice that has evolved from the encouragement and support of these grants.

The exhibition runs from 9 November 2012 until 17 February 2013.

01.11.2012
Michael Muir in Gold Coast Art Prize

Michael Muir has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize for his painting Sigh no more, 2012 (pictured). To see works by Michael Muir, please click here.

10.10.2012
Emily Ferretti mural at Schoolhouse Studios

A large site-specific mural by Emily Ferretti is included in the Schoolhouse Studios exhibition, Place of Assembly. The exhibition is presented in association with the Melbourne Festival and runs from 10 October until 27 October 2012. 

For further information, click here.

27.09.2012
Danie Mellor finalist in the 2012 Blake Prize

Contratulations to Danie Mellor, whose mixed media work on paper entitled Bulurru Storywater, 2012 (pictured) has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Blake Prize for religious art.

The winner of the Blake Prize will be announced on 8 November 2012, with the finalists exhibited at S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney.

08.09.2012
Danie Mellor in 'Omission' at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

Curated by Glenn Iseger Pilkington, Omission explores the culture and practice of removing the Indigenous figure, its landscape and the creatures that occupy it throughout Australia's colonial past through to the present moment. Alongside new works by Danie Mellor, the exhibition includes artworks from Bindi Cole, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Sandra Hill, Reko Rennie and Yhonni Scarce.

The exhibition runs from 22 September until 28 October 2012.

For further information, please click here.

30.08.2012
Emily Ferretti in the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

Emily Ferretti is a finalist in the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, a $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition featuring the best of contemporary Australian painting practice.

30.08.2012
Martin Smith finalist in Bowness Photography Prize

Martin Smith has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Bowness Photography Prize at Monash Gallery of Art. To view works by Smith, please click here.

25.08.2012
Danie Mellor in 'Bungaree: The First Australian'

Work by Danie Mellor will be included in the next exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery. Bungaree: The First Australian has been curated by Djon Mundine and includes artworks by sixteen contemporary Aboriginal artists, each of whom have interpreted key issues faced by Aboriginal society in the face of the forces of colonial settlement.

The exhibition runs from 1 September until 25 November 2012.

For more information, please click here.

23.08.2012
John Nicholson in 'Shifiting Geometries'

Works by John Nicholson are currently on display at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC as part of the Shifting Geometries, which draws together the work of ten Australian abstract artists.

The exhibition runs until 14 Septmember 2012. For further information, please click here.

22.08.2012
Julia deVille in 'The Rapture of Death' at Gippsland Art Gallery

Julia deVille has been included in the upcoming exhibition The Rapture of Death at Gippsland Art Gallery. The show will also feature leading Australian artists such as Andrew Browne, Adam Cullen, Juan Ford, Anne Judell, Sam Leach, Ben Quilty, Kate Rhode, Ex DeMedici, V.R Morrison, Ricky Swallow and Michael Zavros.

The Rapture of Death is an exploration and philsophical enquiry into the use of deathly imagery in contemporary art, and investigates why fear of death is an instrinsic part of life. The exhibition opens on 10 November 2012 and runs until 20 January 2013.

For further details, please click here.

21.08.2012
Danie Mellor selected for exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada

Works by Danie Mellor will be included in the National Gallery of Canada's inaugural international survey of indigenous art, to be held in May 2013.

Sakahan: 1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art is being developed with the National Gallery of Canada by First Nations curator Candice Hopkins, and will show over 100 works by more than 70 artists from around the world. Mellor has been commissioned to create new works specifically for this exhibition.

Hopkins became interested in Mellor's work after seeing his entries for the National Gallery of Australia's Indigenous Triennial exhibitions Culture Warriors in 2007 and unDisclosed in 2012.

For further information, please click here.


14.08.2012
Michael Muir Art Collector Interview

Click here to watch a video interview with Michael Muir by Art Collector.

 

 

24.07.2012
Leslie Rice wins Doug Moran Portrait Prize

Congratulations to Leslie Rice, who is this year's recipient of the Doug Moran National Portrait prize, the world's richest award for portrait painting. Rice first won the Doug Moran portrait prize in 2007. He is the only artist to have won the prestigious award twice.

Rice, who has spent more then 15 years as a tatoo artist, paints dramatic works on black velvet in a Mannerist style, drawing inspiration from the violence and drama of the narratives found in Greek mythology. Like body painting with a needle, painting on velvet is exacting and unforgiving, yet it provides a dramatic backdrop for his subject matter.

At this year's Melbourne Art Fair, Sophie Gannon Gallery and Jan Murphy Gallery (Brisbane) will present a solo exhibition of paintings by Rice entitled Mortinaissance at Stand C43.

27.06.2012
Judith Wright in the 18th Biennale of Sydney

Judith Wright has been selected as a participant in this year's Sydney Biennale. Titled All our relations, the Biennale will present works by artists from Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.

Wright's contribution comprises a new installation entitled The Journey at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and three of Wright's video works – The Stager (2008), The Gift (2008) and Desire (2010) – which will be shown at Cockatoo Island.

For further information, please click here.

15.06.2012
Cressida Campbell and Nicholas Harding in 'Contemporary Australian Drawing Part 1'

Palgrave Macmillan Publishing has launched Dr Janet McKenzie's Contemporary Australian Drawing Part 1, which features the work of gallery artists Nicholas Harding and Cressida Campbell, along with 76 other prominent Australian artists.

 

02.06.2012
Emily Ferretti at First Draft Gallery

See Emily Ferretti's new exhibition Bewteen Painted Places at First Draft Gallery in Sydney, which runs from 6 June until 23 June 2012.

For further details, please click here.

26.04.2012
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy in Art Collector

Read a profile of Sarah Smuts-Kennedy's practice in the current issue of Art Collector.

To view available works by Sarah, please click here.

20.04.2012
Emily Ferretti in Vogue Living

Read a profile of Emily Ferretti in the latest issue of Vogue Living

19.04.2012
Kirra Jamison in 'Rainbow Eaters'

Kirra Jamison is included in the current exhibition, Rainbow Eaters, at Westspace. The exhibition brings together the work of four contemporary artists who use flamboyant combinations of colour to create talismanic imagery. Rainbow Eaters is open until 12 May 2012.

30.03.2012
Martin Smith at Artspace Mackay

Martin Smith creates collages telling stories of lived experiences and family histories. By painstakingly hand carving text into his photographs, he creates a type of intricate self portrait, an assemblage of moments and memories to which many will easily relate.

Martin Smith's exhibition A Perfect Price for Donny is now showing at Artspace Mackay. The exhibitions runs from 30 March until 19 May 2012.

For futher details, please click here.

 

09.03.2012
Kirra Jamison wins Yen Young Australian Art Award

Congratulations to gallery artist Kirra Jamison who has been selected as the winner of Yen Magazine's Young Australian Art Award with her work Love Me Two Times No. 3, 2012 (pictured).

As part of the prize, Kirra will have a solo exhibition in 2013 at GAFFA in Sydney.

01.03.2012
Kirra Jamison exhibition at Craft Victoria

Kirra's latest exhibition Total Control opens at Craft Victoria on 5 March 2012.

The exhibition comprises a series of screenprints produced during her three-week residency at Harvest Workroom. Her multi-coloured and highly complex limited edition screenprints are available for purchase through Craft Victoria. For further details, please click here.

29.02.2012
John Nicholson at Penrith Regional Gallery

Works by John Nicholson have been included in House for Two Artists at Penrith Regional Gallery. The exhibition runs from 11 February until 22 April 2012.

For further information, please click here.

22.02.2012
Fashion Loves Art Loves Fashion

Lucas Grogan's collaboration with fashion label Rittenhouse features in the current issue of Vogue Living

Other works by Grogan will also be included in the gallery's next exhibition Fashion Loves Art Loves Fashion, presented as part of the 2012 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Fesitval's Cultural Program.

The exhibition runs from 6 until 17 March 2012.

15.02.2012
Kirra Jamison artist residency at Harvest Workroom

During February, represented artist Kirra Jamison will be in the artist-in-residence at Harvest Workroom in Brunswick. During her sojourn at Harvest, she will be working on a series of screen prints that will be shown in the window space at Craft Victoria from 5 until 31 March 2012. Kirra will be sharing her process over the coming weeks on the Harvest blog.

10.02.2012
Sophie Gannon Gallery now representing Danie Mellor

Sophie Gannon Gallery is pleased to annouce its representation of Danie Mellor.

Working in a variety of mediums – from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and installation – Mellor’s practice explores potent themes of colonial settlement, cultural dislocation and national identity. His work has been included in high profile exhibitions including the National Indigenous Art Triennial Cultural Warriors (National Gallery of Australia, 2007), Curious Colony (Newcastle Regional Gallery, 2011) and Primavera (MCA, 2005). In 2009, Mellor was awarded the prestigious 26th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, and his work will again be shown in the National Indigenous Art Triennial unDisclosed at the National Gallery of Australia in May 2012.

Mellor's work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Queensland Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and the Kerry Stokes Collection.

A major survey of Mellor’s work is to be held at the University of Queensland Art Museum in 2013.

03.02.2012
Sophie Gannon Gallery now representing Philip Hunter

Sophie Gannon Gallery is proud to announce the newest addition to the gallery's stable of artists, Melbourne-based painter Philip Hunter. New works by Philip will be included in our Debut exhibition in March 2012.

01.12.2011
Vera Möller exhibition in Canterbury, UK

Vera Möller's latest exhibition Fictional Hybrids is now on at the Sidney Copper Gallery at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK.

Commissioned by Stour Valley Arts at King's Wood in Kent, the exhibition comprises a series of 24 large-format photographs, 20 groups of miniature objects and 100 works on paper.

Stour Valley Arts has also published a book about the project with photographs and related texts by Dr Justin Clemens, poet Laurie Duggan and scientists Dr Ian Bride and Prof. Peter Vujacovic.

The exhibition opens on 25 November and runs until 17 December 2011.

22.10.2011
Selina Ou in 'Colectiva: Artistas Australianos'

Selina Ou's recent series Embrace will be shown in a new exhibition at 3 + 1 Arte Contemporanea in Lisbon, Portugal.

Entitled Colectiva: Artistas Australianos, the exhibition also includes work by James and Eleanor Avery and Sam Smith. It runs from 11 November until 7 January 2012.

For further information, please click here.

09.08.2011
Martin Smith and Selina Ou finalists in Bowness Photography Prize

Congratulations to Selina Ou and Martin Smith, who have both been selected as finalists in the 2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize at Monash Gallery of Art.

03.08.2011
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery

Work by Sarah Smuts-Kennedy has been included in BLACK: the coal case at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Todd Fuller and Virginia Mitchell and runs from 11 August until 18 September 2011.

23.07.2011
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott at Ipswich Art Gallery

The exhibition entitled The Alchemy of Making surveys the work of renowned Australian ceramic artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott over the last two decades, with a particular focus on the meticulous process that underpins the creation of her work. While informed by the traditions of functional ceramics,  Hanssen Pigott invites her audience to explore the subtleties of profile, colour, line, surface and the careful arrangements at play within the works.

Held at Ipswich Art Gallery, the exhibition runs until 23 October 2011.

For more information, please click here.

22.07.2011
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy at Lismore Regional Gallery

Artworks by Sarah Smuts-Kennedy have been included in The New Arcadia at Lismore Regional Gallery. The exhibition brings together artists responding to notions of arcadian landscape. It throws light on an idealised depiction of the landscape, but with visual disruption, as the artists locate where arcadia is now.

The exhibition runs until 3 September. For further information, click here.

31.05.2011
Martin Smith wins Prometheus Visual Arts Award 2011

Congratulations to gallery artist Martin Smith, who has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Prometheus Visual Arts Award. The $15,000 acquisitive prize was awarded to Smith for his hand-cut photographic work, Every Sunday, 2009.

To view other works by Martin Smith, click here.

10.05.2011
John Nicholson in Harper's Bazaar

John Nicholson features in the May 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar. To read the feature, please click here.

05.05.2011
Julia deVille in Vogue Living

Julia deVille is featured in the current May/June 2011 issue of Vogue Living.

To see available works by deVille, please click here.

05.05.2011
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott in Vogue Living

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott is featured in the current May/June 2011 issue of Vogue Living

To see more works by Hanssen Pigott, please click here.

03.05.2011
John Nicholson collaboration with Josh Goot

John Nicholson was invited to collaborate with Australian designer Josh Goot to create shoes featuring his signature coloured plastic for Goot's show at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.

To view Nicholson's work, click here.

21.04.2011
Kirra Jamison in Frankie

Kirra Jamison is featured in Frankie. To read the feature, please click here.

 

19.04.2011
Kirra Jamison on The Design Files

Lucy Feagins from The Design Files writes about Kirra Jamison's much awaited second solo exhibition at Sophie Gannon Gallery. 

To read the feature, please click here.

12.04.2011
Kirra Jamison on The Design Sponge

Design Sponge takes a sneak peek into the living quarters of gallery artist Kirra Jamison. To view the feature, please click here.

03.02.2011
Kirra Jamison finalist in 2011 Arthur Guy Painting Prize

Congratulations to Kirra Jamison, who has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery.

For further details, please click here.

01.02.2008
Martin Smith in Photofile Magazine

Martin Smith is featured in Photofile Magazine in an article by Pat Hoffie.

Hoffie unravels Smith’s ability to pair mundane images with loaded text to create an awkward yet intriguing relationship between to two visual languages.

To read the article, please click here.

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