Reminder: Winter Solstice Opening

June 2012

Don’t forget to save the date for the Danks Street Galleries’ special opening next Wednesday 20 June from 6-8pm.
At Utopia Art Sydney we will open' Interconnected' , featuring works by Biennale of Sydney artists David Aspden, Makinti Napanangka and Craigie Horsfield. Also including Helen Eager, Emily Kame Kngwarreye and George Tjungurrayi.

Image: makinti napanangka untitled 2004 acrylic on linen, 91 x 122cm

Peter Maloney: Test Pattern

May 2012

See paintings by Peter Maloney in a group show looking at found abstraction in Australian contemporary art. ‘Test Pattern’ is at Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 40 Dodds Street Southbank, Melbourne until 9 June.

Image: peter maloney neo never never 2003 acrylic on canvas, 214 x 167cm


May 2012

2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the NGA
Naata Nungurrayi has been included in 'unDisclosed' at the National Gallery of Australia, showcasing the work of 20 leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Australian contemporary art. 11 May - 22 July, 2012.

Image: naata nungurrayi untitled 2005 acrylic on linen, 107 x 91cm

Save the Date: 20 June 2012

May 2012

The Danks Street galleries will be holding a special opening from 6-8pm to celebrate the winter solstice.Make sure to book your dinner at Danks Street Depot.

Liz Coats: New Paintings

May 2012

A solo exhibition of paintings by Liz Coats, the culmination of her post-doctoral research over the past three and a half years, will be at the School of Art Gallery, Australian National University from 7 June - 15 June, opening 6pm 7 June.

Image: detail: liz coats streaming #6 2011 acrylic media on canvas

SAM - Seattle Art Museum

May 2012

Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection
Margaret Levi and Bob Kaplan’s collection includes many of our gallery artists.
31 May - 2 September, 2012.
Christopher Hodges will be speaking as a panelist at a symposium in conjunction with Ancestral Modern at the Seattle Art Museum on Thursday 31 May, 2012.

Angus Nivison Survey

May 2012

An excellent survey exhibition of Angus Nivison’s paintings will be on show at Tamworth Regional Gallery from 16 June - 28 July 2012.

Image: angus nivison lookout 2010 acrylic, charcoal, pigments & gesso on canvas, 160 x 155cm

24th March 2012

March 2012

Helen Eager's exhibition colour and light opening today 3-5pm.
Helen Eager's 'Tango' commissioned for the New Museum of Contemporary Art will be unveiled next week!

David Aspden & Makinti Napanangka: the 18th Biennale of Sydney

March 2012

We are proud to announce that works by David Aspden and Makinti Napanangka have been selected for the 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations.
Find them at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 27 June - 16 September, 2012

Image: david aspden golden glow 1973 acrylic on canvas, 164 x 321.5cm

21st March: A Conversation on Contemporary Art

March 2012

This has been postponed. Watch this space for the new date.

The Countdown Begins

March 2012

In just a few weeks Helen Eager’s wall drawing for the new Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney will be unveiled. (The new MCA officially opens 29 March, 2012)
Meanwhile, Eager’s survey show at Utopia Art Sydney opens on Saturday 24 March.

Super Saturday: 17th March

March 2012

On Saturday 17 March 2 Danks Street will be jam-packed with free talks for Art Month.
Don’t miss Bryan Hooper’s floor talk at Utopia Art Sydney with insightful information on our Abstraction show, starting at 11.30am.

Helen Eager at the new MCA

february 2012

Helen Eager is about to add her signature abstract style to the iconic vista of Sydney's Circular Quay! In March 2012 a large-scale wall drawing by Eager will be unveiled at the harbour entrance of the newly renovated MCA buliding.
Don't miss our survey exhibition of Eager's oeuvre from 24 March – 28 April.

Image: sketch detail for MCA wall drawing

Kylie Stillman - Taipei and Melbourne

february 2012

Kylie Stillman's work will be featured in 'Wonderland: New Contempory Art from Australia' at the Museum of Contempory Art, Taipei from11 February –15 April 2012.
Also, see the arist's work in a window installation, 'The Opposite of Wild', on view from the street at 39-41 Arnold St, South Yarra until 13 March.

Image: yamadori 2011, book carving, 37 x 23 x 16cm

Essay by Christopher Hodges

february 2012

'Aboriginal Art: On the Margins No Longer', Meanjin: Volume 70, Number 4, Summer 2011.

Utopia Art Sydney is now on Facebook!

John R Walker at MRAG

October 2011

You are invited to the opening of John R Walker's solo exhibition 'Space and Time: Ten Years in the Landscape' at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 22 October at 3pm. Exhibition runs until 4 December 2011.

Image: plum tree, afternoon 1 2010 archival oil on polyester, 156 x 182.5cm

Fleurieu Art Prize 2011

October 2011

Congratulations to John R Walker and Angus Nivison for their selection in the Fleurieu Landscape Art Prize. 4 November – 5 December 2011, McLaren Vale South Australia.

Nyilyari Tjapangati

October 2011

Nyilyari has been selected as a finalist in the RBS Emerging Artist Award, 10–28 October 2011. RBS Tower, ground level foyer, 88 Philip St Sydney.

Liz Coats at ANU and Bega

October 2011

See works by Liz Coats in the exhibition 'Mallee' at the Australian National University School of Art Gallery, 7 – 29 October 2011, and at 'Far Enough: Aesthetic Responses to the Far South Coast of NSW', Bega Valley Regional Gallery, 30 September – 4 November 2011.

Angus Nivison in EMSLA

October 2011

Angus Nivison has been selected for the 2011 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 19 November – 14 January 2012.

Image: empty vessels 2010 acrylic, charcoal, pigments and gesso on canvas, 130 x 120cm

Ronnie Tjampitjinpa in Blake Prize

September 2011

Congratulations to Pintupi artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, whose work has been selected for the 2011 Blake Prize. It will be exhibited at the National Art School, Darlinghurst from 16 September to 15 October

Image: untitled 2010 acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm

Angus Nivison to Paris

September 2011

Angus Nivison has been awarded a three month artist residency in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Bon voyage!

Five Easy Pieces

September 2011

Check out Christopher Hodge's sculptureBushranger on show at Defiance Gallery, Newtown until 16 October.

Image: bushranger 2011 steel and paint 61 x 61 x 2.8cm

Crave Fest: Art/Food

September 2011

To celebrate 10 years of 2 Danks St, Jared Ingersoll will create canapes inspired by each exhibition. October 20, 7–11pm. Information and bookings