New Landscapes challenge traditions

ESCAPE Landscape Painting exhibition running from 25 April until 30 April at Percolator Gallery is a joint exhibition with Jane Ericksen and Noeline Lee who are primarily figurative and still life painters. This body of work is to challenge their practices and extend past the traditional depiction of landscapes and seascapes. It is intended to be emotive and reflective for viewers to connect with the theme of Escape.

New Jennifer Long Exhibition

Jennifer Long's new solo exhibition FLIGHT  opens on 25 October 2016 at Bosz Gallery 4/9 Doggett Street Fortitude Valley with the official opening night on Friday 28 October from 6.30 to 8pm.

Robyn Bauer's Brisbane Stories

Robyn Bauer will be holding a large solo exhibition entitled Brisbane Stories celebrating aspects of life in Brisbane including the suburbs, the river, the city, and the Ekka, through paintings, prints and drawings. Robyn was Artist in Residence at the 2016 Royal Queensland Show and she will be including work done on location as part of this residency.

ILLUMINATE - John Waters' magic realism

John Waters' fifth solo exhibition of paintings at Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia is open from the 7th October.

John established his career as a professional artist after working as an Architect, and his passion for beautiful design, perspective and construction remains evident in his painting practice.

Mapping Location: Ross River, Central Australia

Ross Booker's exhibitions Mapping Location: Ross River, Central Australia opens at Side Gallery (31 Murray St, Red Hill, Queensland) on Thursday 22 September from 6 – 8pm.    

David Henderson at Villa Mulberry

David Henderson opens a new exhibitions of paintings at Villa Mulberry Gallery, Tuesday 9 August 2016 from 6 - 8pm and continues until 15 August.

The gallery is located at 1a Shipley Street, South Yarra, Victoria and is open daily from 10am - 5pm or by appointment.

New performative video exhibition

Athene Currie’s new exhibition "Méconnaissance – New Rites of Passage” officially opens at Queensland College of Art Griffith University’s POP Gallery Thursday, 4 August 2016, 6 – 8 pm.

Judith Kentish - from ideas of tending

Officially opening on 10 September, Judith Kentish's exhibition from ideas of tending comprises new work exploring the artists’ ongoing interest in material with an essential focus on the time-based aspect of art-making, where labour intensive process and consideration of material is paramount.

The exhibition will be open to the pubic from 3 September until 9 November 2016 at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery - 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia.

image : Judith Kentish "woolsac # 1", detail, 2015, photographed by Carl Warner.

Nick Ashby Exhibits #Places

Nick Asby's new exhibition of recent paintings opens at Wooloongabba Art Gallery on Wednesday night 2 March, 2016 from 6-8pm.

Nicola Moss - City and Nature

City and Nature, will be exhibited at Gallerysmith Project Space in North Melbourne from 24th September, showcasing a new body of hand cut paper works and collage by Nicola Moss.

Two new solo exhibitions

Kym Barrett is exhibiting her latest mixed media works in an exhibition, FLOW and EBB at Regional Arts House, 24 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe, Queensland running from 9 July until 23 September.  Opening night is 9 July, with an artist talk on 11 July at 10.30am, and a demonstration of practice on 25 July from 11am - 2pm, all at Regional Arts House.  At a surface level, FLOW and EBB alludes to the constant rhythm of tidal water, a back and forth movement. The abstract imagery evokes passages of water and patterns of landscape.

NEW WORK at Jan Murphy Gallery

A.J.Taylor will be exhibiting exciting new work in a group exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery from 16 June 2015, including two new rainforest panoramas from his highly sought-after Paynter Creek series and new works from his Wild Horse Mountain series.

From Hawkesbury to Caboolture

Curated by Diana Robson, Exploring: BigCi features a survey of works selected from Australian and International BigCi artists in residence.  BigCi (Bilpin International Grounds for Creative Initiatives) sits within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, providing access to a rich ecology covering over one million hectares. 

CODE, exhibition opening soon

In readiness for her forthcoming exhibition CODE Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has updated her website and included a new gallery of images from the exhibition which opens 21 July and continues until August 2 at Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

New Vessels at the Old Friary

Jennifer Long will be exhibiting recent works exploring a recurring theme of vessels at the Old Friary, 139 Brookfield Road, Kenmore Hills. The exhibition opens on Sunday 21 June at 10.30am until 2.30pm and continues until 20 July. After winning 3rd prize in Diversity of Art at RQAS in May, Jennifer has been selected for the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Awards which opens 13 June and recently sold her rice paper vessel suite Trialogue of Vessels at the Rotary Art Spectacular.

International Exchange Project for Kick Arts

Thinking of Place, an international exchange project, is a collaborative venture between Inkmasters Cairns Inc and four other print groups: Goldfields Printmakers (Victoria), Melbourne Printmakers Group, North Island Printmakers (New Zealand) and Te Wai Pounamu Printmakers (New Zealand). 

Artists have engaged with the theme for Thinking of Place with works related to concepts of land, country, the built and natural environment, colonization, ancestral connections, identity and imagined locations. 

Robyn Dansie now at Print Decor

Robyn Dansie is now exhibiting a selection of her work at Print Decor, 60 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, Victoria.

Print Decor is a specialist gallery and store promoting a number of well known artists and providing support and advice for customers wishing to incorporate original artworks into their home decor. Robyn's work will be on show at Print Decor for the foreseeable future.

Sharon Jewell - The Murmur of Surfaces

The Murmur of Surfaces, opening at the Caboolture Regional Gallery on 2 May 2015, is a Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection In Perspective exhibition that showcases the strength and diversity of Sharon Jewell’s artistic career to date. The title, Murmur of Surfaces, refers both to the material and compositional emphasis of much of the work in this exhibition. The drawings in her new body of work focus on objects that might be described simply as surfaces; such as paper, cloth and walls.

Rich Tapestries of paintings and ceramics

Alison Hill and Bronwyn Theobald's exhibition Rich Tapestries is opening in Hobart, 6 May 2015, at the Salamanca Arts Centre's Sidespace Gallery. It continues until 19 May and is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

A shared love of oriental carpets became the starting point for this exhibition and it is a thread that continues to unite the work, even as the artist's paths diverge.

David Henderson's First Exhibition in Italy

Brisbane artist David Henderson has just completed a 6 week residency at creta rome, an organisation dedicated to the visual arts in all media, based in the centre of the city. The works produced during this period were included in an exhibition Rome Florence Venice in the creta rome gallery at 17, via dei Delfini. 

Geometricks II by Lyndal Hargrave

An exhibition of new paintings and wall based sculptures Geometricks II by Lyndal Hargrave will be exhibited at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from May 15, 2015. 

Hargrave is fascinated by the underlying structure of things and the sense of pattern that lies beneath the chaos of life. Geometry is at the heart of her investigations, from the patterns of spider webs to the movement of the planets. The exhibition also explores and exploits 3 D illusion and the eternal quest of the artist to breath life into a two dimensional surface. 

Brisbane Sculpture Festival

Di West has been selected to showcase new work in the upcoming and inaugural Brisbane Sculpture Festival, organised by Sculptors Queensland. His Excellency, the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, is opening this special event on Friday 15 May from 5.30 - 7.30pm.

John Waters on reflection

South Australian artist John Waters' exhibition On Reflection will be showing at Frances Keevil Gallery, Bay Village, Double Bay, NSW between from 5 - 24 May 2015.  The exhibition is to be opened by Howard Bersten, Director TLB Engineers on Saturday the 9 May between 5 and 7pm.

minus20degree calling for submissions

Heinz Riegler continues to take his work back and forth between Australia and Europe. Currently working in his native Austria on recordings for a major new LP release, Riegler is also part of the concept and organisation team of an biennial art and architecture festival in the Austrian Alps.

minus20degree is calling for submissions from artists for inclusion in the third edition of the festival which will take place 28 – 30 January, 2016.

Sally Duhig exhibiting in the Dog Show

Sally Duhig has made new work for a group exhibition, DOG SHOW, at Wolloooongabba Art Gallery 5 May until 30 May 2015. The artists included are: Frederick Ward, Annete Hale, David Spooner, Euan Mcleod, Gina Allain, Glen O'Malley, Glenn Morgan, Ian Smith, Jonathan McBurnie, Pat hoffie, Peter Hudson, Ron McBurnie, Sally Duhig, Sally Molloy, Stephen Nothling, Sue Ryan, Zoe Porter, Andrew Moynihan, Carl Schenkel, Gary Namponan, Bevan Namponan, Leigh Namponan, David Marpoondin & Roderick Yunkaporta. Sally is exhibiting a mixed media sculpture which is a hybrid of her body and her poodle Errol as well as a number of drawings of Errol playing.

New Stephen Mok Ceramics

Stephen Mok, along with Brendan Smith, Sean Philips and Amelia Bowe, will take part in the inaugural exhibition at blackhatgallery (779 Stanley St, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland). The exhibition will run over the weekend of 28 and 29 March and features new ceramic work by Mok. Stephen has been working with Brisbane ceramicist Kylie Johnson at her Paper Boat Press studios in Ashgrove and completed the work over the last few months.  

Graham Davis exhibits at BMGArt

BMGArt Gallery in Adelaide will be exhibiting a series of new oil paintings by Graham Davis. Having been known in Queensland for his free flowing and relaxed ink paintings, this exhibition represents a strong development in his art. The exhibition will comprise up to 40 works and opens on 17th April 2015 and continues until 9 May 2015.

Paper Works III at Brenda May Gallery

Nicola Moss' hand cut paper work Curated ecology - Nature Strip is included in the show Paper Works III, a curated group exhibition at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney. This third installment of the galleries paper works series endeavours to illustrate the diversity and versatility of paper, providing a glimpse into the range of creative potential for this medium.

Walking through French Fields

This exhibition brings together works inspired by Donna Malone’s recent study tour. Last year Donna spent months travelling through the European summer where the artist became entrenched in European ways of life.

In the South of France she used her time drawing and recording the language and ethos of her age-old surroundings while in Venice, in the crumbling basement of a palace on one of the city’s many small canals, she became increasingly exhilarated to find herself impulsively deconstructing and reconstructing her earlier French work… as well as her own aspirations.

Beastie and the Beaut: old tales, new skins

Margaret Genever and Laurel McKenzie are exhibiting a suite of collaborative printworks at Artroom @ Vivo, 49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland. One of the pleasures of printmaking is its collaborative nature, whether sharing a press or a process. The works for Beastie and the Beaut: old tales, new skins, evolved out of mutual admiration between Laurel McKenzie and Margaret Genever for each other's work, and a desire to leverage a shared interest in drawing and its translation into print.