Anita West's successful year

Anita West's solo exhibition Bush, Land, Beach held annually at TVH gallery in Sydney was a huge success with a near-sell out show and a number of major commissions accepted. 2014 has been an exciting year with 7 entries into major competitions becoming finalists and two wins in the People's Choice Awards. A new direction in landscape has emerged with a new studio location and a growing arts practice.

Anita's website is up-to-date with the latest news, gallery links and stockroom works available for sale.

Jocelyn Thompson at Art Meets Science

Jocelyn Thompson’s new series ‘Collecting Nature: Boxed Sets’ appeared at the Art Meets Science exhibition, Ecosciences Precinct, Brisbane.

Elisabeth Lawrence - Simply Summer

Simply Summer is the title of Elisabeth Lawrence’s latest collection of works which show a fresh perspective of Australian culture through untraditional colours and slight metaphysical distortion of the subject mater. Elisabeth has been represented by the Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery (138 Burnett St, Buderim, Qld) since early 2013 and this will be her first solo exhibition with the gallery. The official opening will be on Sunday 7th December and the exhibition continues to the10th January. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday but will be closed between Christmas to New Years Day.

Brimblecombe-Fox in PANDORA


Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox's blog Art@Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has been selected for inclusion in the National Library Of Australia’s PANDORA [Australia’s web archive] site for archiving ‘online publications and websites of lasting significance’. PANDORA is an official site for archiving 'online publications and websites of lasting significance' and 'research value' in perpetuity.

Kathryn Blumke's Urban Landscape

Kathryn Blumke is having a solo exhibition called The Urban Landscape; Wavell Heights Series at the Brisbane Institute Of Art, 41 Grafton Street Windsor. The exhibition opens November 7 and concludes November 18.

Blumke is interested in developing sensations between colours from her local area and stripes and rectangles to describe the urban landscape.

Elizabeth Poole's Installations and exhibition

From 25 September until 1 October Elizabeth Poole, in the company two other independent ephemeral artists, Corrie Wright and Judy Barrass, created installations in the grounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat at Maleny. In response to the site and thanks to RADF sponsorship via Arts Connect Inc., all three artists devised completely different works. Poole labelled her work Agrarian Memories - a tribute using string patterning on the remaining farm fences, as well as utilising old discarded fencing wire. All of Poole's work was white in order to invoke the idea of memory.

Harriet Posner at Boundary Street Markets

Harriet Posner presently has an on going exhibition leading up to Christmas at the Boundary Street Markets, Westend. Posner says "It's great to get some of my paintings out of storage and to add new pieces weekly. I have a large range of homemade gift cards and A4 Framed 'Those Moments' pictures".  Posner has also begun screenprinting one of my more popular pieces Bodylines onto functional fabric items which will be available at the markets. The markets are open Friday nights from 4-10pm, Saturdays 11am - 6ish and Sundays 9 to 3pm. Please check the Boundary Street Markets website for any changes in times.

Ross Booker - Out from Alice

Out of Alice — painting and drawing in central Australia is published by artHIVES. This 140 page hardcover publication contains 60 full colour reproductions of works and many photographs from artists camps in remote central Australia. The book includes an essay by curator, Elizabeth Bates.

The book can be ordered from Blurb books - http://www.blurb.com/b/4884688-ross-booker-out-from-alice 

The release of this book coincided with Booker's exhibition at Woolloongabba Art Gallery Upstairs (www.wag.com.au) in November 2013.

Final Days for score for a mineral landscape

score for a mineral landscape a unique collaborative installation by Allyson Reynolds and Heinz Riegler concludes on 10 August 2013 at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery (4 Hasking Street, Caboolture). The installation which combines two bodies of work; a 15 meter long painting by Reynolds and a thirty-two minute, six channel audio composition by Riegler, has been a moving experince for visitors and is a must see for those able to get to the gallery. A short film by Paul Rankin documenting the installation is in production and Riegler's score will be will enter the collection of the Nation Film and Sound Archive.

Elisabeth Lawrence in two new exhibitions

Elisabeth Lawrence is exhibiting new work in an exhibition titled I can See Bondi. It explores images of Sydney from a suburban perspective. The exhibition is at the Art2Muse Gallery, 357 New South Head Road, Double Bay, Sydney and will be open from 27th August to the 9th September. Elisabeth will also be part of a group show PROOF.

This exhibition will showcase contemporary prints from local printmakers and will open August 9th at the Metcalfe Gallery, 41 Grafton Street, Windsor, and continue to August 21st.

Stephen Mok Faces Facts

Stephen Mok's latest exhibition 'Face Facts' will opening 6pm Thursday 22 August 2013 presented by Mild Manners at k.O.M.A Project (Shop 2/30 James St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland) and will continue until 13 October.

The exhibition will include Mok's whimsical bitter and twisted paintings. According to the artist, "Make sure you put this date in your diary unless you want to be black-listed for life".

David Henderson short film

David Henderson in Venice

David Henderson will be holding an exhibition of around 30 recent paintings, drawings and watercolours at Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Road, New Farm, Brisbane, opening on Friday 23 August; preview drinks 6 - 8pm. Subject matter will include Istanbul, Jerusalem, Venice and the figure. Gallery hours are 10am - 5pm or by appointment; the exhibition continues until 1 September. For more information, please see www.davidhenderson.com.au or call 0418 700565.

Nick Olsen at QUT Art Museum

Work by Nick Olsen will be included in an exhibition at the QUT Art Museum which is exhibiting selected works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Bequest, a collection that was donated to the QUT Art Museum in 2009. The exhibition will continue until the 15th September at QUT, Gardens Point.

Nick's recent work will be also exhibited at The Brisbane Boys Grammar Art Show opening on 9 August and continuing until 11 August 2013.

Graham Davis exhibition

Graham Davis' exhibition Spirit of Place is part of the 2013 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) FESTIVAL at Woodside Hall, Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside, Adelaide Hills, Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 August 2013 from 11am until 5pm. Davis' work is founded in observation of the natural and built world, including people.

Kathryn Blumke exhibition last day.

Kathryn Blumke's exhibition New Works concludes today, 8 August 2013 at Brisbane Institute of ART (41 Grafton st, Windsor Ph 38575377). Kathryn is interested in sensations between geometry and watercolour. Her exhibition consists of 18 watercolours on arches paper informed by the landscape.

Kathryn also recently collaborated with Eko Architect, who used one of her images from her Urban Landscape series to design a water feature for a residential pool, made from recycled glass from Spain. The pool won several medals at the recent Queensland SPSSA awards.

Jennifer Long in Proof at BIA

Jennifer Long is part of a new group exhibition PROOF by 16 exciting printmakers known as THE COLLECTIVE who explore markmaking on multiple surfaces . They are exhibiting at the Metcalfe Gallery at Brisbane Institute of Art (41 Grafton Street, Windsor, Queensland, 07- 38575377).

Laurel McKenzie exhibition

Laurel McKenzie is exhibiting a group of pigment prints on canvas in a small group exhibition (with Don Gore and David Gatiss) at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery from 14 until 31 August. Laurel works with mediated representations of women. The images are developed from collages of torn and cut paper which are scanned and manipulated in the digital environment and printed onto canvas with archival pigment inks. These works continue the tradition of working with collage/photo-montage as a feminist strategy.

score for a mineral landscape

A unique collaboration between visual artist Allyson Reynolds and composer Heinz Riegler has just opened at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery (4 Hasking Street, Caboolture). The installation called score for a mineral landscape combines two bodies of work; a 1.2 x 15 meter painting by Reynolds and a thirty-two minute, six channel audio composition by Riegler.

Lyndal Hargrave at Anita Traverso Gallery

Lyndal Hargrave's solo exhibition Geometricks features intricate, hand sawn timber, geometrically inspired wall mounted sculptures The show opens at Anita Traverso Gallery ( 7 Albert St.,Richmond, Vic. Ph. 0394287557) from June 27 to July 27 2013.

Adrienne Williams' Home Town

Adrienne Williams' latest exhibition opened in her new home town of Mt Perry recently. This exhibition of sketches and oil paintings shows some of Adrienne's work in progress for the joint Childers/Las Cruces USA exhibition in October, and at Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane.

Nick Olsen at CoolArt

Nick Olsen is exhibiting new work at CoolArt Gallery at Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast. A selection of recent still life painting is on show throughout June .

The work is part of a series titled 'Washed Up' and involves paintings of found objects from sunshine coast beaches. Recent storms have eroded many of these beaches exposing an array of broken shell, coral as well as human made bits and pieces such as an old dolls hand. The work can be viewed at at CoolArt Gallery , 5 Beach Rd, Coolum p.54717366. Work from this series can also be viewed in Brisbane by appointment at Nick's studio. (Ph. 0411593601).

Lesa Hepburn Redlands installation

Lesa Hepburn was recently part of the Redlands Ignite Festival . Lesa Hepburn created an installation titled “Peoples of the Tiny Houses” that was installed on the palm trees near the Council chambers. Based on the notion of “the lightness of being” the artwork of paper fondue heads was made from recycled cotton rag pulp, recycled office paper & hand rolled hibiscus string.

New AJ Taylor Exhibition

A.J. Taylor's upcoming exhibition Approaching Stradbroke will open at Jan Murphy Gallery on 9 July 2013. In a series of elongated panels, from panoramas of Stradbroke Island and Moreton Bay to studies of South Gorge and Main Beach in atmospheric afternoon light and groups of paperbarks at Stradbroke's Brown Lake, Taylor continues his conversation with the tradition of Australian landscape painting. The exhibition continues until 27 July 2013. An exclusive preview is now online at www.ajtaylor.com.au

Tony Nugent in Grafton

Tony Nugent is part of the 2013 Postcard Show at the Grafton Regional Gallery in Prentice House from 15 May - 30 June. There are 93 artworks varying from sculptural forms to oils and watercolours that have been donated by well known local and regional artists, each of these can be bid on during a silent auction with the minimum bidding price of $20. On Sunday 30 June at 2.00pm Matt Dougherty will whip visitors into a final bidding frenzy by facilitating a final auction and officially closing the exhibition. The 2013 Postcard Show is a fundraiser for the 2014 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award.

Jocelyn Thompson in Simply the Best 2

Jocelyn Thompson's series of 7 images has been selected for “Simply the Best 2”, an international juried exhibition run by Digital Arts California, on-line to July 2013. View the images on her website. The judges chose Jocelyn's work from a highly competitive field of talented digital photographers and artists from 27 countries. They said Jocelyn’s images are "brilliant examples of abstract digital photography – colorful, creative and influenced by abstract expressionism". Jocelyn is an award-winning visual artist from Brisbane, whose work has been exhibited in 15 shows. Her images play with light, “pure light, sky light and light reflected from water and rocks”.

View from The Red Centre

Ross Booker, Pene Edwards and Carol Roche are taking part in an exhibition, The Red Centre, which is currently showing at Marks and Gardner Gallery, (69 Main Western Road, North Tamborine). The exhibition continues to April 20th. Ross Booker has been travelling to Central Australia on regular artists camps since 2008. Ross is working toward a publication on his experiences in the Centre, including his artworks from the camps, to be published later this year.

Karl de Waal's journey through Dada

Karl de Waal is exhibiting at Lethbridge Gallery (136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD). Boundary Riding - A Journey Though Dada opens on Saturday 13 April at 3pm and continues until the 25 April 2013. de Waal's collection of new work conceptually links to our state of dislocation and desensitization.

Dave Groom Exhibition

Dave Groom will be opening his latest solo exhibition at Marks and Gardner Gallery at Mt Tamborine on Friday the 26th April. For the first time in many years, Groom will be exhibiting charcoal drawings along with his oil paintings inspired by the landscape that surrounds his studio at Beechmont, in Southeast Queensland. Some of the charcoals are study pieces for the oils done for the show. Marks and Gardner is located at 69 Main Western Rd North Tamborine and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am - 4pm ph 55454992. You can see Dave's exhibition online at his arthives site www.davegroom.com from the 22nd April.

Kym Barrett Transforms

Kym Barrett’s recent work will be showing at Rosebed St Gallery & Studio (13 Rosebed St, Eudlo, Sunshine Coast, Qld) in a three-way joint exhibition TRANSFORMATIONS, with Jane Welsh and Victoria Fitzpatrick, Opening is on Sunday April 21, 2pm-5pm. Kym’s TRANSFORMATIONS series refers to the simple message of trees in their acceptance of the seasonal shedding of their bark. This process allows new potentials for growth until the next season of letting go arrives. ‘There is beauty and wisdom in this crucial pattern of transformation - out of death comes life.’

Score for a Mineral Landscape

Developed during an extended Artist in Residency stay in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, composer/musician Heinz Riegler will exhibit new work in collaboration with visual artist Allyson Reynolds at the Focus Gallery (for new media) within the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery starting from June 22nd 2013. Titled Score for a Mineral Landscape, the exhibition will be anchored by a joint installation featuring new works by Allyson Reynolds alongside audio composed and recorded by Riegler.