Sydney Contemporary

Sydney Contemporary returns this year, and we will be exhibiting works from Papunya Tula Artists to celebrate 50 years of painting.

Tony Coleing for Julian Assange

He Can't Call Australia Home 2019, ed of 50, digital print, 81 x 110cm 28 July 2022

He Can't Call Australia Home 2019, ed of 50, digital print, 81 x 110cm

Tony Coleing created this print in 2019, and has just released it for sale with proceeds going towards legal funds to defend Julian Assange.  Price $550 (unframed)

 

Important acquisition

Untitled (Interiors) 2008, cast bronze July 8 2022

Untitled (Interiors) 2008, cast bronze

Simryn Gill's Untitled 2008 (Interiors) have been jointly acquired by The Tate and the MCA Australia.  These are bronze casts of cracks in the earth from the last severe drought in Australia.

Peter Maloney Fugitive Text

 July 6 2022

This beautifully designed book of Peter Maloney's work incorporating photography painting and collage, with insightful texts by Lynne Tillman and Shaune Lakin.  Available through M.33 Melbourne.

Angus Nivison - Angel Time

Rapture 2022, acrylic and pigment, 188 x 168cm July 1 - August 28 2022

Rapture 2022, acrylic and pigment, 188 x 168cm

Angel Time is a creative collaboration with painter Angus Nivison and writer Sophie Masson exploring suspended time, ambiguous space and the eerie in-between. 

New England Regional Art Museum 

Vivid Sydney 2022

still from New York Sunday 27 May - 18 June 2022

still from New York Sunday

New York Sunday is a work commissioned by Vivid Sydney for the facade of the MCA.

Wynne Prize 2022

Beacon 2021 Fom May 14, 2022

Beacon 2021

Angus Nivison's Beacon has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW. 

Wynne Prize 2022

Eagle Spirit, Vathiwarta, 2021, 260 x 345cm From May 14, 2022

Eagle Spirit, Vathiwarta, 2021, 260 x 345cm

John R Walker's Eagle Spirit, Vathiwarta has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW

Salon des Refuses

Otto's Country 2022, 56 x 56cm  From May 14, 2022

Otto's Country 2022, 56 x 56cm

Christopher Hodges has been selected for this year's Salon Des Refuses at the SH Ervin Gallery

Wynne Prize 2022

Yukultji Napangati Untitled 2021 From May 14, 2022

Yukultji Napangati Untitled 2021

Yukuljti Napangati has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW.

Wynne Prize 2022

Untitled 2021, acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm From May 14, 2022

Untitled 2021, acrylic on linen, 153 x 122cm

Kumanjayi Tjapaltjarri has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW.

Goulburn Art Award

Liz Coats Maze 2021 From May 14 to June 13, 2022

Liz Coats Maze 2021

Peter Maloney, John R Walker and Liz Coats are finalists in this year's Goulburn Art Award at the Goulburn Regional Gallery.  Liz Coats' work was acquired by the winner of the prize. 

Frankston Arts Centre, Victoria

Wurun (Manna Gum) Until March 19 2022

Wurun (Manna Gum)

Kylie Stillman used the lingering Melbourne lockdowns to explore using new materials.  This work is made from 300 sheets of hand-cut aluminium.

 

Sculpture at Sawmillers

Courtesan, stainless steel, height 222cm February 19 - 27 2022

Courtesan, stainless steel, height 222cm

Christopher Hodges sculpture Courtesan has been selected for exhibition in this year's Sculpture at Sawmillers, by Sydney Harbour at McMahon's Point

New Acquisition at Maitland

Maitland Regional Gallery February 2022

Maitland Regional Gallery

Maitland Regional Art Gallery have recently installed a large sculpture by Christopher Hodges.  Chimera and Brave Apollo now stand outside the gallery's rear entrance.

The Purple House

Patrick Tjungurrayi Untitled 2016, 91 x 46cm Until end February 2022

Patrick Tjungurrayi Untitled 2016, 91 x 46cm

In 2000 the AGNSW held Papunya Tula: Genesis and Genius, and at the same time the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal to raise funds for the The Purple House, an Aboriginal run community health scheme that provides a mobile dialysis clinic and community care.  Includes Bobby West Tjupurrula and Patrick Tjungurrayi 

Matisse Alive

Helen Eager Hilltop 2013, oil on linen 91 x 137cm to April 3 2022

Helen Eager Hilltop 2013, oil on linen 91 x 137cm

Helen Eager's vibrant painting VIF is featured in Matisse Alive, an exhibition drawn from the AGNSW collection of artists who explore colour and energy in their work.

Brown Pots

Delphi III 2005, clay 45 x 37 x 15cm From November 20

Delphi III 2005, clay 45 x 37 x 15cm

The Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) in Victoria has just opened its impressive new gallery.  SAM has one of Australia's most important ceramic collections, and this exhibition is the first of a series commemorating their collection.  Includes Marea Gazzard

 

Tarnanthi 2021

Untitled 2021, acrylic on linen, 61 x 55cm from 15 October 2021

Untitled 2021, acrylic on linen, 61 x 55cm

Katarra Butler Napaltjarri is one of the artists included in this year's Tarnanthi exhibition at the AGSA in Adelaide.  Until end January 2022.

 

 

National Indigenous Triennial

Mantua Nangala at the NGA Til July 13 2022

Mantua Nangala at the NGA

The National Gallery of Australia's National Indigenous Triennial this year is curated by Hetti Perkins.  The 35 artists have been chosen around the idea of ceremony being an important part of their work. 

Includes a major new acquisition of Mantua Nangala paintings. 

Gorge Country

Sun Showers & Kangaroo Grass - Gara Gorge November 5 to January 30

Sun Showers & Kangaroo Grass - Gara Gorge

New England Regional Art Museum commissioned three artists to paint the dramatic Gorge country famous in the region.

Includes Angus Nivison 

Clay Dynasty

Donna Green White Queen 2019, stoneware, 86 x 50cm, MAAS Collection From October 2021

Donna Green White Queen 2019, stoneware, 86 x 50cm, MAAS Collection

For the first time the Powerhouse Museum's comprehensive collection of Australian ceramics will be shown together in this groundbreaking exhibition.  Including Marea Gazzard, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott and Donna Green.

 

Paddington Art Prize 2021

Mary Napangati Untitled 2020 acrylic on linen 183 x 153cm October 15 - 24 2021

Mary Napangati Untitled 2020 acrylic on linen 183 x 153cm

John R Walker and Mary Napangati are both finalists in this year's Paddington Art Prize

Exhibition is at Defiance Gallery, Mary Place, Sydney

 

Round About or Inside

Image:  Yukultji Napangati  Untitled 2020, 183 x 153cm 30 September to 20 November 2021

Image: Yukultji Napangati Untitled 2020, 183 x 153cm

Yukultji Napangati is included in this exhibition which explores how artists from multiple geographic and cultural contexts approach the spaces and sites that mark our lives.

 At the Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane

Image:  Yukultji Napangati 

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We acknowledge and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, their Elders and country. We also acknowledge their continuing culture and their contribution to the life of our community.