Dead Bird Diary exhibition

Sally Duihg's solo exhibition, Dead Bird Diary, will run from 7 April - 2 May, 2015 at WAG Upstairs at Wolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Sally has been drawing, painting and making sculptures of birds since 2011. Empathy and awe at their beauty originally attracted Sally to the birds but consideration for their future in the urban environment has been explored, particularly in the sculptures, in the exhibition where it seems as though a contemporary Charles Darwin has proposed their future form where bird, car and computer parts have been brought together.

Wild About Colour

Robyn Dansie is having an exhibition Wild About Colour at Tacit Contemporary Art, 312 Johnston St, Abbortsford, Victoria. The exhibition runs from 15th April until 26th April 2015. The opening night is Wednesday 15th April from 6.30pm until 8pm. Gallery opening times are Wednesday to Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm. 

Di West at Asia Contemporary Art Show

Di West is thrilled to have been selected to have five of her artworks, including Star Jump (pictured), featured in the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong, which runs from 12 - 15 March 2015.

An edition of one of Di's bronze sculptures, titled "The Last Tree", which was previously chosen as The People's Choice" in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, is also included in the group of works to be shown and hosted by Gallery Eumundi.

Roo Shooter off to Perth

Jimmy Rix's latest work is on its way to Western Australia for the 11th Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach. Seventy sculptors from Australia and Overseas will exhibit their work. This is the third time Rix has been selected to send his work to Cottesloe for this event.

This year Rix's work Roo Shooter will be sure to entertain the 200,000 visitors to this event. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe will run from 6th to 23rd March.

Commemorations of World War I

Helen Malone's artist book Back to the Front, made in an edition of four, will be displayed at four venues in the coming months. It will be included in the exhibition Between the Sheets at Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street, Perth, WA from 7 March to 2 April 2015.

Hong Kong Transition

Fiona Kennedy Altoft has recently moved to Hong Kong to take on the Head of Art at an International School there. Originally she was going to of as an Artist-in-Residence but the school loved the fact she was a practicing artist and teacher.

It has seen some exciting changes in her outlook on her work. It has been an easy transition for her work continuing with her hybrid birds as her subject matter, her work soon turned to themes of migration and small elements have indicated her move overseas.

Jen Conde in Water

Jen Conde's WaveJumper paintings have been included in WATER, an exhibition curated by Debbie Mackinnon and Julia Roberts which is part of Art Month Sydney. The exhibition is spread over two venues in St Leonards, Sydney, me artspace, (25 Atchison Street) and T1 Art Terminal (9 - 11 Atchison St).

Scientia | Art + Science

Nicola Moss' hand cut paper works are on show in Scientia, a group exhibition presented by Art Est. Gallery in conjunction with Art Month Sydney and LOST (Leichhardt Open Studio Trail). Curated by Lisa Woolfe, Scientia features seven artists whose work is informed by one or more of 'the Sciences' - including James Blackwell, Claude Jones, Laura Jade Hindes, Rachael McCallum, Nicola Moss, Meaghan Potter, Jane Theau.

HyperSigns Solo Show

Sydney artist Elliott Nimmo exhibited his solo exhibition, HyperSigns, at the National Art School this February. The body of work, developed over the course of his MFA, is an exploration into advertising and fashion imagery as a subject for painting.

David Hayes Hong Kong bound

David Hayes will be represented by The Gallery Eumundi at the spring edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong 2015 along with work by David Hinchliffe, Di West, Rhonda Cao, Wesley Denic and Rowley Drysdale.

Susan Buret exhibits Axis

Susan Buret's installation Axis will be exhibited in the Mercury Gallery, Wollongong Art Gallery from 28 February until 10 May with the official opening on Friday 6 March 2015.

Pattern has the ability to dazzle, delight, welcome, make cultural claim, give human scale end act as a navigating tool in space. Extending the picture plane to include wall and floor, Buret uses painted tessellated triangular, ply working with colour, form and fragmentation to explore some of these characteristics.

con/struct: Celebrating Queensland Sculpture

Stephen Newton’s large scale wood and stone sculpture are inspired by material and place and informed by nature. His work is included in con/struct: Celebrating Queensland Sculpture which features eleven artists that represent the scope and depth of contemporary sculpture across Queensland and who have a sustained practice working in the sculptural realm.

AJ Taylor Botanica

AJ Taylor is exhibiting alongside Tim Maguire and Neil Frazer in Botanica  which opens Thursday 5 February at Martin Browne Contemporary in Sydney. Taylor has contributed ten new works to the exhibition, including three large rainforest paintings continuing his popular and highly acclaimed Paynter Creek series as well as five smaller landscapes of Wild Horse Mountain near the Glasshouse Mountains on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Paradise Found - Close to Home

Robyn Bauer is holding a major solo exhibition at the Petrie Terrace Gallery, the home of the Royal Queensland Art Society, 162 Petrie Terrace Brisbane from 3 - 15 March. The exhibition entitled Paradise Lost - Close to Home will consist of 31 large new paintings and a series of linocuts celebrating Brisbane. The artist will be in attendance each day of the exhibition 10am - 5pm. Open every day. The show will be opened by Mr Des Partridge, former Arts Editor, The Courier Mail, 7 for 7.30pm Wednesday 4th March.

Dead Bird Diary

Sally Duhig's exhibition, Dead Bird Diary, will be at Woolloongabba Art Gallery from Tuesday 7 April until Saturday 2 May 2015. Sally has been collecting dead birds for some time and making a dead bird diary. With both pathos and humour the drawings, paintings and sculptures in the exhibition consider the birds' deaths and their future. The Dead Bird Diary has become a collaborative project where 35 people have become involved in making contributions. Empathy draws these people together who, like Sally, find birds beautiful, free and fascinating but also find them fascinating to look at when they are still.

First Shows for 2015

Kym Barrett's first solo exhibition of 2015 is a collection of acrylic works on canvas and cold wax and oils on panel. Marks, Memories and Meaning opens at The Garden (formerly Le Jardin Garden), 34 Mountain View Road, Maleny on Saturday 21 February running until 21 March. The evening event includes a 3 course meal, music and gallery opening. Bookings are essential: kellbell078@yahoo.com.au 07 54999928 or on The Garden's Facebook page.

Foot prints exhibition

Foot Prints , new works by artist and printmaker Sasi Victoire. Opens at Vivo Bar and Grill, Palm Cove, Queensland on 23rd January 2015 , 5.30-7.30 .

The beach environment has formed the basis of this body of work as a representation of Place. Snapshots of daily discovery of plant life, casual lifestyle and beach activities have been recorded using a variety of print forms. This exhibition celebrates and uncovers the beauty of the area between Clifton Beach and Palm Cove. The exhibition continues until 23 March 2015.


Artists help celebrate Heiser Gallery's Decennalia

Congratulations to gallery director Bruce Heiser who has worked hard to get to ten years in the art business and is now showing a selection of his artists at Decennalia - A group exhibition of gallery artists celebrating the gallery's 10th anniversary. Heiser Gallery  started in 2004 and the current show featuring works from Robert Moore, Stephen Mok, Maureen Hansen, Noel McKenna, Tyza Stewart, Dai Li and more.

The exhibition continues until 20 December at 90 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Ph: 07 3254 2849

Stephen Newton Moreton Is. Installation

Stephen Newton invites you to the opening of his 23rd solo exhibition, Moreton Island:returning to place, an Installation,  at 2pm on the 17th of January, 2015 at Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, 41 Grafton Street, Windsor.

The exhibition is in two parts. Gallery 1A will show a selection of works on paper inspired by the north-eastern beaches and the Blue Lagoon of Moreton Island. Gallery 1B will show an installation inspired by the Cape Moreton lighthouse. 

Jennifer Long's Vessels in Conversation

Jennifer Long's latest rice paper and wax artwork 'Trialogue of Vessels' has just been exhibited in the 2014 Rio Tinto Art Awards in the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum. It forms part of her 'blue thread series' where figure and landscape are entwined in dialogues about memory and imagination. Part of this series along with etchings and image transfers will be shown at the exhibition 'make believe' at the Brisbane Institute of Art's Metcalfe Gallery, 41 Grafton Street, Windsor from 5-10 December.

Permeable States Exhibition and beyond

Lisa Ann Pullen had a successful solo Exhibition, Permeable States, exhibiting water colours, paintings, prints and drawings at the Percolator Gallery, Paddington, in May of this year. The themes, for the show, developed from the artist's experiences of migrant culture in Melbourne during the 1960's and extended on to issues integral to the European diaspora at the end of the 2nd World War.

Suburban Spaces, a walk in the park

Michael Donnelly's recent solo show of paintings and drawings: Suburban Spaces was held at Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Melbourne, Vic, from 30th October till 12th November, 2014. From the vacant block down the street, to municipal parks and the ribbons of nature along our waterways, Michael Donnelly, through his paintings and drawings, looks at the green bits around our suburbs, the spaces that help us to breathe.

Book As Art, 30 Years in The Making

In May this year, Queensland based artist Catherine McCue Boes lunched her retrospective exhibition at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery. Producing artist books for more than thirty years Catherine presented forty handmade artist books that cover a wide range of inspirational points such as literature, poetry, stories, science, travel, environment and biography. Often produced as small editions or as unique, these works are narrative driven others whimsical and playful and still others are dark and moody.  

Susan Buret a year of exhibitions

Susan Buret has had a busy year with four solo and several group exhibitions. After returning from her residency at Cortijada Los Gasquez in Spain, in late 2013 Buret finished work on Navigating by the Stars her first solo exhibition in 2014 at the Photomedia Space at The Australian National University School of Art.

Yvonne Mills-Stanley GRASS

On 7th August till 31st August 2014 Yvonne Mills-Stanley held a successful exhibiton titled GRASS of her paintings in a solo show at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London. Grass Memories III oil on canvas 91 x 91cm was one of the paintings included in the exhibition.

Mollie Bosworth Exhibitions and Awards

Mollie Bosworth, ceramic artist from north Queensland has had a busy year culminating in her participation in the group exhibition SUB-0 THE AFFORDABLE ART SHOW currently on at the Tanks Art Centre, 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill Cairns until the 21st December. Ph. 07 4032 6600. Open 9.00 am - 4.30pm weekdays and 10.00 am - 2.30 pm weekends.

Nicola Moss residency and upcoming show

For four weeks in October and November 2014, Nicola Moss participated in the Grafton Regional Gallery Artist in Residence Program. The residency provided a thought provoking and rewarding experience coinciding with the 80th Anniversary of the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. For Moss, the curated environment of Grafton revealed many ideas of identity, community participation, ecology and heritage. Works in the studio developed through plein-air studies, hand cut paper works and photo documentation. Nicola will continue to update her website with completed works.

Kym Barrett successful 2014

Kym Barrett has been on a winning streak lately. In September, Kym's work Will you join in the Cosmic Dance? was deemed the WINNER of the $17,500 acquisitive Kenilworth Painting Prize, from fourteen other finalists from all over Australia.

Roger Lane By Hand and Heart

A new series of still life paintings as well as existing works by Roger Lane will be part of the By Hand and Heart exhibition at the Art Nuvo Gallery in Buderim. The exhibition is a showcase of various artworks by local Queensland artists. As well as paintings, glassworks and ceramics will also be exhibited. Other artists Include: Shannon Garson, Kendall, Clairy Laurence, Cass Deller, Amie Eberhardt, Carol Forster, Wendy Raleigh The exhibition will run from 22nd November through to 20th December. Art Nuvo Buderim Gallery (25 Gloucester Rd, Buderim, Q. Ph 07 54562445)

Jennifer Long - On the Edge

In Jennifer Long’s most recent solo exhibition On the Edge at the Percolator Gallery, Paddington (23 Sept-6 Oct 2014) she presented a series of hybrid mixed media works - collage and oil on ply, rice paper bowls, etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and solvent transfers, where graphic and painterly styles combined in a new and contemporary manner. Using a range of repeated idiosyncratic symbols(in particular the vessel as a recurring emblem), she created her own personal landscape. The exhibition was opened by printmaker Gwenn Tasker.