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Dale Frank Botanical Gardens Open Day 2024

Dale Frank Botanical Gardens Open Day 2024


We are thrilled to share details of the much anticipated 2024 Open Day for the incredible Dale Frank Botanical Gardens.


Sunday, 30 June 2024

10am - 3pm

535 Hambledon Hill Road

Singleton NSW


Karen Pakula for the Sydney Morning Herald 2022 –


"Over the past decade, when Dale Frank is not painting in his studio, he has painstakingly created a botanical garden over 50 acres of his Hunter Valley property, Hambledon Hill, a sweeping oasis dotted with gentle hills and a duck-inhabited lake. The dry-climate sanctuary is brimful with rare specimens. There are groves of grass trees and multi-branching yuccas and carpets of succulents with leaves like “a thousand tiny razors”.


“I want people to meander – it’s about discovering new things,” says the garden’s creator, artist Dale Frank. “The last thing I want is jasmine and rose beds.”

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EXHIBITION OPENING: Dale Frank 'Alicia’s thirteen puppies in an old Adidas bag'

EXHIBITION OPENING: Dale Frank 'Alicia’s thirteen puppies in an old Adidas bag'


UPCOMING: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present ‘Alicia’s thirteen puppies in an old Adidas bag’, an exhibition of new paintings by Dale Frank.⁠

Opening reception: Thursday, 13 June from 6–8pm⁠
Exhibition dates: 13 June – 6 July 2014⁠

Dale Frank is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists. Since the 1970s, Frank has enjoyed a successful international career as a conceptual artist. Best known for his vivacious abstract paintings, his multidisciplinary practice spans sculpture, drawing, performance, film, and installation, all of which adhere closely to his experimental approach to new materialities. For decades Frank’s practice has been motivated by his ongoing empirical investigations into the potentiality of painting, finding new abilities and power in painting as integral and crucial to understanding art today.⁠

Email [email protected] to request a catalogue. ⁠

Image: Dale Frank, ‘Emma loved the thought of just for once being herself, it was a boarding pass she had long thought about, but then her inflated ego drowning in her own beauty would spew out copious objections’, 2024, Translucent dye, colour powder pigment, epoxyglass on perspex, 200 x 180 cm. ⁠

Kirtika Kain: 'Tar' at The Cube, Mosman Art Gallery

Kirtika Kain: 'Tar' at The Cube, Mosman Art Gallery


Congratulations to Kirtika Kain whose latest exhibition 'Tar' was unveiled in the experimental space, The Cube, at Mosman Art Gallery earlier this month. ⁠

'Tar' features a suite of new experimental works that have been created from transferring and “peeling” the surface of paintings onto hessian with tar, in a process similar to the “strappo” method of preserving frescoes. ⁠

"Materials contain entire worlds, they hold stories, they have lineages. When we observe them, we witness their history. This show reflects on material memory. In the attempt to speak of my own caste history, I see myself returning to materials, as only they can express the enormity and scale of time. Tar is one such ancient material. It has been used in punishment, medicine, ceremony and masonry; tar roads a symbol of wealth and privilege, tar is a material of labour and the division of castes." – Kirtika Kain, 2024⁠
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Join Kirtika Kain and curator Kelly McDonald in conversation on Wednesday 19 June at Mosman Art Gallery. Please book online to attend. ⁠

'Tar' is on view at Mosman Art Gallery until 18 August 2024.⁠

Portrait image: Cassandra Hannagan 

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Julie Rrap Featured in Artist Profile Issue 67

Julie Rrap Featured in Artist Profile Issue 67


"Julie Rrap moves across media in her exploration of the body and performativity. From her seminal 'Disclosures: A Photographic Construct' of 1982 which contested the photographic gaze to newly produced video work and monumental bronze sculpture. Rrap re-asserts the woman's body into art and history across a lifetime, exploring the limits and potentiality of each medium in doing so."⁠

For Issue 67 of Artist Profile, writer Lilian Cameron’s cover story, accompanied by Anna Kuu010dera’s exclusive portraits, recognises the achievements of Julie Rrap. For more than forty years Julie has subverted the male gaze by asserting her life and body into art and history.

Julie will present a suite of historic and new works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in a forthcoming solo exhibition entitled ‘Past Continuous’ which opens in June. She will also present a new body of work at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in August. ⁠
Subscribe to Artist Profile to order your copy or find a list of stockists on the Artist Profile website. ⁠

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Callum Morton City of Sydney Commission 'In Through the Out Door' Unveiled

Callum Morton City of Sydney Commission 'In Through the Out Door' Unveiled


Congratulations to Callum Morton whose public art project ‘In Through the Out Door’ was unveiled last night in Sydney. ⁠

Commissioned by the City of Sydney, produced by Monash Art Projects and fabricated by Gorilla Constructions, ‘In Through the Out Door’ reimagines three rear doorways in city laneways on Market Row and Mullins Street, between Clarence and York streets. ⁠

Each tiled and painted doorway references particular patterns, colours and forms found across the city and reconfigures them in a new way. In these doorways, you can see the Old English tiles on the floor of the Queen Victoria Building flipped onto a wall as a type of carpet, the tile pattern of the Opera House merged with Sol Le Witt’s mural in the foyer of Australia Square, and the entrance of Luna Park merged with the radiating patterns on the floor of the State Theatre and Harry Seidler’s floor design at Australia Square.⁠

“They are placed in laneways that are back of house, hidden corners of the city that are mostly spaces for smoking, drug taking and deliveries, for secret trysts and homelessness. I like to think that these reimagined fire exits are grand entrances dedicated to all this activity, to stuff we don’t want people to see, stuff that’s stored out the back - hence the title (with thanks to Led Zeppelin).” – Callum Morton, 2024⁠

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EXHIBITION OPENING: Gareth Sansom

EXHIBITION OPENING: Gareth Sansom


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present 'Juxtapositions', an exhibition of new paintings by Gareth Sansom. ⁠

Opening reception: Friday, 17 May from 6–8pm
Exhibition dates: 17 May – 8 June 2024 ⁠
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Gareth Sansom’s artistic career spans over 60 years and he is widely acknowledged as one of the most original and exciting Australian painters of his generation. Eschewing his traditional love of montage, the artist relies on eccentric mark-making and belligerent colouration. Sansom’s luridly coloured and densely layered paintings explore physical, psychological and material transformation; they begin as one thing but swiftly morph into another. In his practice Sansom rallies against his own control and consciousness in his work – he aspires to constantly surprise and challenge himself as an artist. Sansom’s psychological landscapes explore themes including popular culture, cinema and sex. ⁠

Gareth Sansom has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1982.⁠

Email [email protected] to request a catalogue. ⁠

Image: Gareth Sansom, 'Play me the Monolith Blues', 2024, oil and enamel on linen, 183 x 244 cm.⁠

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EVENT: Artist Talk and Book Signing with Bill Henson

EVENT: Artist Talk and Book Signing with Bill Henson


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to invite you to an artist talk and book signing with Bill Henson. His monograph, 'The Liquid Night', was first launched at Paris Photo in 2023 and has sold out. Remaining copies are available through Roslyn Oxley Gallery on Saturday, 4 May 2024. ⁠

Saturday, 4 May 2024⁠
2–3pm: Artist Talk⁠
3–4pm: Book Signing⁠

The images in Bill Henson’s new book derive from work the highly acclaimed artist shot on 35mm colour negative film in New York City in 1989. This historically important series, currently on display at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, chronicles what once was the cultural capital of the West – a New York City that no longer exists.⁠

"They were shot as formal 35mm frames and served as images in quest of an artistic resolution which Bill Henson became besotted with and which he has now resolved in digital terms creating a compendium of new art which is a recapitulation of a world that has vanished like an all but forgotten dream that tugs at the mind as a set of animated emblems that no longer exist in contemporary reality.⁠

They revisit in the artist’s memory –– and as strange images in the spectator’s –– a world that is the instantiation of time lost and only to be recaptured by the restored function of memory." – Peter Craven⁠

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EXHIBITION OPENINGS: Bill Henson and Linda Marrinon

EXHIBITION OPENINGS: Bill Henson and Linda Marrinon


UPCOMING: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibitions by artists Bill Henson and Linda Marrinon. 

Opening reception: Friday, 12 April 2024 from 6–8pm
Exhibition dates: 12 April – 11 May 2024⁠

'The Liquid Night', an exhibition of new images by Bill Henson, shot in New York City in 1989 on 35mm colour negative film. 

Bill Henson AO is one of Australia's most distinguished artists. His darkly enigmatic photographs have been exhibited extensively both in Australia and around the world over a period of five decades. His sublime imagery captures fleeting sensations through shadow, the distant glow of nature and the transition between the known and unknown world. These intense and intimate images suggest a space between the real and the mystical.⁠ Bill Henson has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1990.⁠

'All hail Tony Duquette!', an exhibition of new terracotta statuettes and tableaux by seminal Australian artist Linda Marrinon.⁠

Linda Marrinon is celebrated for her plaster and terracotta figures which employ a playful wit, feminist theory and a critical appraisal of modern figurative sculpture. Rising to prominence in the 1980s with drawings and paintings, Marrinon continues to playfully parody and pastiche the traditional canon of Western art history. Linda Marrinon has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1983.⁠

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Dale Frank: Growers and Showers opens at National Art School

Dale Frank: Growers and Showers opens at National Art School


'Growers and Showers', a significant survey exhibition featuring over 40 large-scale artworks made over the last decade by Dale Frank, opens at the National Art School tomorrow, 11 April 2024 from 6–10pm. ⁠

Dale Frank is renowned for his vibrant, glossy, abstract paintings, and his bold experimentation with materials. Presented over two floors of the NAS Gallery, the works in this major exhibition will showcase a multitude of mediums and unexpected surfaces, from poured epoxy-glass on metallic Perspex, to CDs, human hair wigs, shattered glass and air vent ducts. A true maximalist, the gallery environment will also include sculpture, sound and performance to create an immersive viewer experience that tests the boundaries of abstraction and explores the potentiality of painting.⁠

To RSVP to the opening celebrations, click the link in our bio. ⁠

Artwork details: Dale Frank, 'Eric' (detail), 2016, painted silicone masks and Epoxyglass on Perspex, 200 x 200 cm.⁠

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Guggenheim Museum Acquisition: Daniel Boyd

Guggenheim Museum Acquisition: Daniel Boyd


Congratulations to Daniel Boyd whose work has recently been acquired by the prestigious Guggenheim Museum. ⁠

Originally showcased at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery as part of Boyd's 2022 solo exhibition, 'Untitled (RMUFWM)' and 'Untitled (ASUTIBABTF)' will join a distinguished collection of over 8000 artworks renowned for featuring some of the 20th and 21st centuries most recognisable artworks and distinguished artists.⁠

Daniel Boyd has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 2009.⁠

Image: Daniel Boyd, 'Untitled (RMUFWM)', 2022, oil, acrylic, charcoal, pastel and archival glue on linen, 236 x 146 cm.⁠

ANNOUNCEMENT: Kaylene Whiskey Commission at White Bay Power Station

ANNOUNCEMENT: Kaylene Whiskey Commission at White Bay Power Station


Congratulations to Kaylene Whiskey who was commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and the Biennale of Sydney to create this incredible large-scale work, ‘Kaylene TV’, which is now on display at White Bay Power Station. ⁠

Whiskey saturates her dazzling artworks with strong and resilient heroines such as Dolly Parton, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Tina Turner and even nuns and the biblical Mary. These fiercely feminine figures are an ode to self-determination and empowerment. Transposed to Indulkana, a remote Aboriginal led community in South Australia near the tri-state border, Whiskey’s strident femmes tell stories from the head and heart seamlessly melding traditional motifs with popular culture.⁠
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Artwork details: Kaylene Whiskey, ‘Kaylene TV’, 2024, mixed media, dimensions variable. Photography: David Suyasa.⁠

ANNOUNCEMENT: Kirtika Kain Commission at the Museum of Contemporary Art

ANNOUNCEMENT: Kirtika Kain Commission at the Museum of Contemporary Art


Congratulations to Kirtika Kain whose incredible large-scale material painting, ‘The illusion of your history’, was unveiled last week at the MCA Australia.⁠

Delhi-born, Sydney-based artist, Kirtika Kain examines how oppressive social hierarchies and power structures have been enforced upon and embodied by generations before her from the perspective of an outsider. ⁠

Commission by the Biennale of Sydney, this ambitious ten-metre-long layered canvas is Kain’s largest work to date, incorporating almost 30 individual materials including cow dung, gold leaf and wax. ⁠

Artwork details: Kirtika Kain, ‘The illusion of your history’, 2023, gold, gold leaf, wax, cotton wicks, human hair, wire, plastic, cow dung, chunni fabric, cotton, Rangoli pigment, Holi pigment, plasticine, coconut broom grass, acrylic paint, grains, copper leaf, coir rope, leather, wire, card- board, plaster, impasto, black lotus seeds, sindoor, turmeric, tar, 300 x 1000 cm. ⁠

EXHIBITION OPENINGS – Destiny Deacon and Fiona Hall

EXHIBITION OPENINGS – Destiny Deacon and Fiona Hall


UPCOMING: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions of new work by Destiny Deacon and Fiona Hall.


Opening reception: Saturday, 9 March 2024 from 4-6pm

Exhibition dates: 9 March – 6 April 2024u2060


u2060Destiny Deacon is a descendant of the KuKu (Far North Queensland) and Erub/Mer (Torres Strait) people. Since the 1990s Deacon’s work has been primarily involved with performative photography, exploring Indigenous identity with often provocative and humorous imagery that mocks and satirises clichéd and racist stereotypes. Partly autobiographical and partly fictitious, Deacon’s work is an insightful comedy that is effective in establishing a discourse about political, Indigenous and feminist concerns.u2060


Zero or Nothing, is a major mixed-media exhibition of new works by Fiona Hall.u2060


Fiona Hall is best known for extraordinary works that transform quotidian materials into vital organic forms with both historical and contemporary resonances. Hall works across a broad range of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, moving image and installation, often employing forms of museological display. Hall’s sculptures are characterized by their intricate construction and thematic resonance with issues of environmentalism, globalization, war and conflict.

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EVENT: 'Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: The First 40 Years' Book Launch and Opening Reception

EVENT: 'Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: The First 40 Years' Book Launch and Opening Reception


We are immensely proud to announce the official launch of 'Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: The First 40 Years', a comprehensive overview of four decades of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery's history and its role in fostering the careers of many of the most influential Australian and international artists of our time.⁠

In line with the release of the book, we look forward to presenting a major group exhibition at the gallery featuring artworks by each of our represented artists. The exhibition will be curated by Felicity Fenner, writer and editor of the publication. ⁠

Book Launch & Opening Reception: Wednesday, 14 February 2024 from 6:30–8:00pm⁠*
Exhibition Dates: 10 February – 2 March 2024

Pre-orders are now available to purchase through our online store which you can access via the link in our bio. To secure your copy at the exclusive pre-order price of AU$ 100 (+ delivery), please be sure to process your payment before 14 February 2024. If you require international delivery, please contact the gallery for a quote. ⁠

Pre-orders will be dispatched for delivery and ready for collection from the gallery from Wednesday, 14 February 2024.⁠

Writer and Editor – Felicity Fenner⁠
Publisher – Mark Gowing / Formist Editions⁠

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Congratulations to Bill Henson OAM

Congratulations to Bill Henson OAM


Congratulations to Bill Henson who was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia for his ‘distinguished service to the visual arts as a photographer, and to the promotion of Australian culture’.⁠

Bill Henson is one of Australia’s most well-known, long established and critically acclaimed artists and his dark, enigmatic images have been exhibited extensively both locally and internationally over an incredible 45-year career. His sublime imagery proposes open-ended narratives that capture a fleeting sensation that occurs between childhood and adulthood, light and dark, the urban and suburban.⁠

Henson represented Australia at the 46th Venice Biennale in 1995. He had his first solo exhibition, at the age of 19, at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975. The NGV has now acquired over 100 Henson works, the most significant of any public institution. His work is held in every major public collection in Australia and many overseas collections including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Tate, London.

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Sir Isaac Julien Named one of Artsy's Ten Most Influential Artists of 2023

Sir Isaac Julien Named one of Artsy's Ten Most Influential Artists of 2023


Congratulations to Isaac Julien who has been named by Artsy as one of the ten Most Influential Artists of 2023. ⁠

Artsy's top ten are all artists who’ve sparked important conversations, amplified voices in their communities, and drawn attention to the causes they care about this year, from early-career artists gathering momentum to award-winners and trailblazers.⁠

"With 'What Freedom Is To Me,' Tate Britain gave Isaac Julien his long-overdue flowers, as the artist’s first ever U.K. survey. In showcasing four and a half hours’ worth of the artist’s work, which spans film, multiscreen installation, dance, music, and sculpture, the institution centered narratives of racism, queerness, sexuality, colonialism, and migration—themes that are now hotly discussed, and that Julien has been exploring for decades.⁠

"While the Tate show thrust him most directly into the spotlight, it’s not his only accolade of the year. There was his gallery show at Victoria Miro, which ran concurrently with the Tate exhibition; 'Lessons of the Hour '(2019), Julien’s portrait of Frederick Douglass, which was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum; and 'Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvelous Entanglement' (2019), his immersive film installation about the Italian Brazilian modernist architect, which just closed at the Yale Center for British Art. Plus, he landed at number five on ArtReview’s Power 100 list."⁠

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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours


Season’s Greetings from all of us at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery!

We will be closed for our summer break from 17 December 2023 and will reopen our doors on Tuesday, 16 January 2024.

We look forward to sharing an exciting program with you in the new year and to continuing our current exhibitions by Kirtika Kain and Patricia Piccinini until 25 January. 

We wish you a safe and restful festive season.

EXHIBITION OPENINGS – Kirtika Kain and Patricia Piccinini

EXHIBITION OPENINGS – Kirtika Kain and Patricia Piccinini


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to announce upcoming exhibitions of new work by artists Kirtika Kain and Patricia Piccinini.

Opening reception: Saturday, 2 December from 4-6pm*

Exhibition dates: 2 December 2023 – January 2024

*Please register your attendance to the opening reception via the link in our bio.

Kirtika Kain: Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods is a constellation of new material paintings that reflect on the unseen colour and vibrancy of Dalit history. Paying tribute to the colour of Dalit resistance,

Blue Bloods is an imagining of the grandeur of an ancient history that has not been valued or archived, but has been absorbed and witnessed by the body, the earth and the cosmos. Each canvas is created by laying raw materials associated with religious festivals and prayer, including cotton wicks, pigments and powders, golds, glass, grains, oils and waxes. The surfaces are compressed, erased, built upon and let to dry layer by layer, an intuitive and unpredictable process unique to each work in the series.

Patricia Piccinini:The way they connect without seeing

In this captivating new body of work, Piccinini presents an exhibition that transcends mediums and seamlessly explores the delicate beauty of hand-blown glass alongside the figurative sculptures rendered in silicone and hair for which she is well-known.


Image (Left): Kirtika Kain, 'Blue Bloods VIII', 2023, cotton wicks, rangoli pigment, gold leaf, tar, artist pigment, acrylic paint, 120 x 120 cm.

Image (Right): Patricia Piccinini, 'Cerulean Consciousness', 2023, hand blown glass, 21 x 29.5 x 29 cm.

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John Wolseley: The Quiet Conservationist opens at Gippsland Art Gallery

John Wolseley: The Quiet Conservationist opens at Gippsland Art Gallery


A solo exhibition of works by John Wolseley opens at Gippsland Art Gallery in regional Victoria. 

Exhibition dates: 02 December 2023 — 18 February 2024 

'John Wolseley: The Quiet Conservationist' centres around works the artist created while living and working in the region (1976–1979) following his emigration to Australia in 1976 to join the teaching staff of the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education (GIAE) in Churchill.

"The exhibition presents an affectionate and intimate portrait of a special period in the story of the region’s art, and places works created by Wolseley during his Gippsland period within the greater context of his environmental conservationism."

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: The First 40 Years

ANNOUNCEMENT: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: The First 40 Years


We are immensely proud to announce the forthcoming release of 'Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: The First 40 Years,' a comprehensive overview of four decades of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery's history and its role in fostering the careers of many of the most influential Australian and international artists of our time.

Since its establishment in 1982, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has showcased the works of more than 350 artists, with a focus on fostering creativity, experimentation, and uncensored ideas. Four decades on, the Gallery continues with this enduring vision and commitment of support.

Published by Formist Editions and with a foreword by Anna Waldmann, former Director of Visual Arts for the Australian Council for the Arts, this major publication features and includes contributions from over 50 prominent artists, curators and philanthropists whose stories are seamlessly woven together by the central essay written by esteemed academic and curator, Felicity Fenner.

This publication offers an invaluable educational resource, presenting extensive installation imagery in chronological order from 1982 to the present day. This is interspersed with a wealth of social photographs capturing the effervescence of exhibition openings and events over the years.

'Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: The First 40 Years' will be launched on the evening of Valentine's Day, 14 February 2024, with a celebration at the Gallery. Copies are available for pre-order through to 14 February 2023 at an exclusive price of AU$ 100. Following this, they will be available for purchase for AU$ 110 from the Gallery and through reputable bookstores nationwide.

Join us in celebrating this major milestone and be sure to acquire a small piece of contemporary art history on Valentine's Day next year.

To pre-order a copy, email [email protected].

EXHIBITION OPENING: Imants Tillers 'Remembering the unknown'

EXHIBITION OPENING: Imants Tillers 'Remembering the unknown'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present 'Remembering the unknown', an exhibition of new works by Imants Tillers.

Opening reception: Friday, 27 October from 6–8pm*

Exhibition dates: 27 October – 25 November 2023

*Please register your attendance to the opening reception.

Imants Tillers is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists whose practice spans five decades. Since 1981 Tillers has used his signature canvas boards to explore themes relevant to contemporary culture, from the centre/periphery debates of the 1980s to the effects of migration, displacement and diaspora. Since moving to Cooma in 1996, his paintings have been concerned with place, locality and evocations of landscape. Tillers juxtaposes layers of imagery and text drawn from a great many sources of influence and inspiration. The result is a convergence of ideas and a multiplicity of references that cite art – predominantly other artists’ work – history, literature, philosophy, poetry and the artist’s personal history.

Imants Tillers has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1990.

Image: Imants Tillers, ‘Critical Forest 5’, 2023, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 32 canvasboards, 204 x 143 cm.

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EXHIBITION OPENING: The Winter Bride

EXHIBITION OPENING: The Winter Bride


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of important historical works from the oeuvres of seven prominent contemporary artists: Destiny Deacon, Fiona Hall, Bill Henson, Isaac Julien, Linda Marrinon, Tracey Moffatt and Jenny Watson.⁠

Exhibition dates: 06–21 October 2023⁠
Opening reception: Tomorrow Friday 7th October from 3–5pm ⁠

Illustrating key moments in time from the archives of seven luminaries, ‘The Winter Bride’ represents an opportunity to revisit artworks that have left an indelible mark on the contemporary Australian art landscape. Highlights include Destiny Deacon’s tragicomic photographic odyssey Waiting for Goddess; photographic work from the 1970s by prominent Australian artist Fiona Hall; work from from Bill Henson’s enigmatic 1987/88 photographic series capturing the neon-lit nightscapes of New York City in the late 1980s; a collection of sumptuous silver gelatin photographic works by Isaac Julien from his series Looking for Langston, a lyrical exploration of the private world of the artists and writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s; selected works from Tracey Moffatt’s renowned series Laudanum, a hallucinatory tale of sexual violence taking place in a colonial mansion filtered through what appears to be a drug-fuelled haze; a series of small etchings from 2003 by Linda Marrinon; and selected works by Jenny Watson from her presentation at the Venice Biennale in 1993.⁠

EVENT: Artist Talk Tom Polo in Conversation with Jenny Brockie

EVENT: Artist Talk Tom Polo in Conversation with Jenny Brockie


To mark the occasion of his latest solo exhibition 'somewhere on the edge of you', we are delighted to host Tom Polo in conversation with acclaimed journalist Jenny Brockie at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery on Saturday, 23 September at 11:30am.


Tom Polo uses painting and painted environments to explore how conversation, doubt and gesture are embodied acts of portraiture. Frequently incorporating text and figurative elements, his works draw upon acute observations, absurdist encounters, personal histories and imagined personas. An ongoing interest across his practice is the emotional and performative relationships between people within social, theatrical and psychological space.


Jenny Brockie is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced journalists, broadcasters and facilitators, reporting in Australia and abroad for current affairs programs including Four Corners, Insight and Nationwide. She has received various awards for her work including the Gold Walkley, two AFI Awards, a Logie, and a Human Rights Award. Jenny has also won eight United Nations Association Media Peace Awards for her work on Insight.


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EXHIBITION OPENINGS – Tom Polo and Sarah Contos

EXHIBITION OPENINGS – Tom Polo and Sarah Contos


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to announce upcoming exhibitions of new work by artists Tom Polo and Sarah Contos.
Opening Reception: Friday 25 August 6–8pm*
Exhibition Dates: 25 August – 23 September 2023
*Please register your attendance to the opening reception

Tom Polo: somewhere on the edge of you

Tom Polo uses painting to explore how conversation, gesture and exchange are embodied acts of portraiture. Working between abstraction and figuration, his paintings blur boundaries between the self and others, to mask and unveil the complexities of our inner worlds. Drawing upon acute observation, social encounters and personal histories, Polo’s practice records the emotional and performative relationships between people within social, theatrical and psychological space. Tom Polo has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 2019


Sarah Contos: BODYDOUBLE 24 X A SECOND

Sarah Contos’ practice revolves around themes of femininity, sexuality and materiality, offering unrestrained, personal and emotional dialogue. Theatrical narrative and drama define her assemblages. Contos is fascinated by the relationships between objects and one’s autonomous associations with them. Exploring the dual nature of “things”, her tantalising installations play on the friction that exists between seduction and repulsion. Sarah Contos has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 2015.

Image left: Tom Polo, 'somewhere on the edge of you', 2023, acrylic, Flashe and wax pastel on canvas, 2 parts, overall dimensions: 182 x 209 cm. Photo: Jessica Maurer
Image right: Sarah Contos, Body Double #4 (Odette), 2023, oil on canvas, 172 cm x 157.5 (framed). Photo: David Suyasa

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EVENT: Exhibition Tour — Renee So  and Charlotte Day at UNSW Galleries

EVENT: Exhibition Tour — Renee So and Charlotte Day at UNSW Galleries


Join Renee So and exhibition curator Charlotte Day for an intimate walkthrough of ‘Provenance’ Saturday 19 August 2023 from 3–4pm at UNSW Galleries.

Together Renee and Charlotte will discuss key developments within So’s practice from early motifs of bearded men and masculine archetypes to more recent representations of feminine forms and observations of elginism.

Exhibition dates: 17 August – 19 November 2023

Exhibition tour: 3-4pm Saturday 19 August 2023

First shown earlier this year at Monash University Art Museum in Melbourne, 'Renee So: Provenance,' brings together more than a decade of art-making alongside new work, surfacing narratives within So's evolving practice.

"I want my works to look timeless and placeless, to create something that looks like it may have already existed, but so that you can't really place where that might be... it looks slightly familiar and reminds you of other things." – Renee So in conversation with Charlotte Day, 2023

Image: Portrait of Renee So, courtesy of UNSW Galleries, Sydney

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EVENT: Artist Talk – David Noonan and Shaun Gladwell in conversation

EVENT: Artist Talk – David Noonan and Shaun Gladwell in conversation


On the occasion of his solo exhibition 'MASKEN', we are delighted to host David Noonan in conversation with artist Shaun Gladwell at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery on the final day of the exhibition.

Saturday, 19 August at 11am

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

As numbers are limited, please register your attendance

David Noonan’s collage works, films, paintings, sculptural objects, tapestries and installations are characterised by a complex layering of found historical and contemporary images. In his work, he is interested in the liminal and temporal; in the dialogue between figuration and abstraction and a de-linear sense of time; in ambiguities, contradictions and in-between spaces. Noonan lives and works in London.

Shaun Gladwell uses disciplines of human movement to investigate function and meaning within urban, natural, and extended reality environments. His oeuvre is considered an important contribution to the cataloguing and celebration of movement based sub-cultures that have emerged within his generation. The artist has also been recognized for pioneering work with immersive, extended reality technologies. Gladwell lives and works in Sydney.

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EXHIBITION OPENING: 'Renee So: Provenance' at UNSW Galleries

EXHIBITION OPENING: 'Renee So: Provenance' at UNSW Galleries


First shown at Monash University Art Museum (MUMA), Melbourne, from 27 April – 8 July 2023, Provenance, a major survey exhibition of works by Renee So, will open next Thursday 17 August at UNSW Galleries, Sydney.

Guest curated by Charlotte Day, the exhibition is co-presented with MUMA and brings together more than a decade of art-making alongside new work, surfacing narratives within So's evolving practice.

"I want my works to look timeless and placeless, to create something that looks like it may have already existed, but so that you can't really place where that might be... it looks slightly familiar and reminds you of other things." – Renee So in conversation with Charlotte Day, 2023

Opening Event: Thursday 17 August, 6–8pm

Exhibition Dates: 17 August – 19 November 2023

Image: Renee So, Drunken Bellarmine II, 2023, knitted acrylic yarn, 150 x 110 x 4 cm

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24th Biennale of Sydney artists announced

24th Biennale of Sydney artists announced


We are thrilled to announce the participation of Kirtika Kain, Tracey Moffatt and Kaylene Whiskey in the 24th Biennale of Sydney: Ten Thousand Suns (9 March – 10 June 2024).

Curated by Artistic Directors Cosmin Costinau and Inti Guerrero, the 24th Biennale of Sydney works across time periods, beyond the borders separating cultural practices rooted in different genealogies, and from all continents. The edition owes a profound debt to the rich heritage of what is known today as Australia, especially to the struggles and practices in which First Nations communities and migrants have played key roles.

The selected artists’ practices are firmly rooted in diverse communities and artistic vocabularies, inviting audiences to bear witness to multiple histories. The exhibition carries hope to resist the mainstream mindsets of perpetual crisis that often leads to inaction

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Newell Harry: 'Esperanto' at MAMA

Newell Harry: 'Esperanto' at MAMA


We are thrilled to share news of Newell Harry's forthcoming solo exhibition at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), the artist's largest solo project to date and the first time MAMA has presented a major solo exhibition of works by a contemporary Australian artist.

Exhibition dates: 28 July - 26 November 2023

Esperanto presents the breadth of Newell Harry’s practice, woven together in a complex network of ideas and narratives. The exhibition recognises pivotal moments in Australian, South African and Indo-Pacific histories of the 60s and 70s, such as the end of the White Australia Policy, the 1967 referendum, anti-apartheid rugby protests, environmental and anti-nuclear testing movements, as well as themes of South African pop culture, ideas of trade, gift giving, family stories of migration and care, and an open engagement with notions of museological display and value.

Newell Harry is an Australian born artist of South African and Mauritian descent who draws from an intimate web of connections across Oceania and the wider Indo-Pacific, to South Africa’s Western Cape Province where his extended family continue to reside.

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EXHIBITION OPENING: David Noonan 'MASKEN'

EXHIBITION OPENING: David Noonan 'MASKEN'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present 'MASKEN', an exhibition of new works by David Noonan. ⁠

Opening reception: Friday, 21 July from 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: 21 July – 19 August 2023⁠

David Noonan’s collage works, films, paintings, sculptural objects, tapestries and installations are characterised by a complex layering of found historical and contemporary images. In his work, he is interested in the liminal and temporal; in the dialogue between figuration and abstraction and a de-linear sense of time; in ambiguities, contradictions and in-between spaces.⁠

David Noonan has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1999. ⁠

Image: David Noonan, 'Issie', 2023, liquid pigment on hand-dyed fabric, aluminium frame, 57.5 x 42 x 4 cm.⁠

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Isaac Julien Releases Limited Edition Series of Prints, 'Looking for Langston – What Freedom Is To Me'

Isaac Julien Releases Limited Edition Series of Prints, 'Looking for Langston – What Freedom Is To Me'


Isaac Julien has released an edition of 100 prints to accompany his major solo exhibition at the Tate Britain What Freedom is to Me.

This ambitious exhibition highlights Julien's critical thinking and the way his work breaks down barriers between different artistic disciplines. Julien draws from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture by utilising the themes of desire, history and culture.

Alongside this series of 100 prints, entitled Looking for Langston – What Freedom Is To Me, Julien has generously donated 10 signed Artist Proofs to support the Art Monthly Subscription Donation Fund.

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Destiny Deacon recipient of the Musee du quai Branly 2023 Photographic Prize

Destiny Deacon recipient of the Musee du quai Branly 2023 Photographic Prize


Congratulations to Destiny Deacon who is one of three laureates of the Musee du quai Branly’s 2023 Photographic Prize for her project 'Outside Looking In'

Since its launch in 2008, the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Residency program has supported contemporary photographic artists to create an original body of work.

Made especially for the prize, 'Outside Looking In' will mark Deacon's return to her early usage of Polaroid and digital prints as she deploys her renowned ‘blak’ humour within taut compositions of dolls, family and friends. Her work confronts colonialism, sovereignty and racism with an assortment of Koorie kitsch and a cast of rescued dolls: “I feel sorry for those little dolls lying in trash and treasure markets…looking all forlorn and stuff. I just seem to rescue them.”

Image: Destiny Deacon at the Sharjah Biennial, 2023.

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'Nightshifts' — group show featuring Mikala Dwyer, Tracey Moffatt, Callum Morton and David Noonan at Buxton Contemporary

'Nightshifts' — group show featuring Mikala Dwyer, Tracey Moffatt, Callum Morton and David Noonan at Buxton Contemporary


Works by Mikala Dwyer, Tracey Moffatt, Callum Morton and David Noonan are currently on display at Buxton Contemporary as part of nightshifts, a group exhibition curated by Hannah Presley and Annika Aitken.

Exhibition dates: 26 May – 29 October 2023

nightshifts considers the importance of solitude through contemporary arts practice. Shifting in and out of focus like a dreamscape, the exhibition looks to the shadows and after hours as metaphors for the work and thinking that happens beneath the surface, away from the public gaze: time alone in the studio, during the quiet of the night and while asleep.

These artists demonstrate the natural cycles and shifting conditions of working alone, from rumination to meditative, flow-like states and the periods of quiet and rest that necessarily follow. Solo human journeys and cosmic trajectories diverge and connect, and perspectives on Deep Listening demonstrate the power of singular focus to sharpen attention and reveal things unseen.

Image: Featuring Lisa Sammut, 'How the earth will approach you' 2023, David Noonan, 'Owl' 2006, Tracey Moffatt, 'Invocations # 5' 2000.

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Fiona Hall: 'Hunger for Power / Power of Hunger' at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery in Hobart

Fiona Hall: 'Hunger for Power / Power of Hunger' at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery in Hobart


Fiona Hall's incredible mixed media installation 'Hunger for Power / Power of Hunger', 2023 is currently on display at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery in Hobart as part of 'Twist', a group exhibition bringing together artworks by exceptional Australian and Irish artists to engage with themes explored by author Charles Dickens (1812-1870).⁠

In his novels, Dickens addressed issues such as crime and punishment, the dire impact of poverty on women and children and the grim conditions in public institutions such as orphanages, prisons and workhouses. He was as fascinated by the people and social interactions in the far-flung colonies as he was in those of the dirty streets of London. Many of his characters were transported or immigrated to Australia.⁠

Artwork details: Fiona Hall, 'Hunger for Power / Power of Hunger', 2023, mixed media, dimensions variable. ⁠

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Brook Andrew, 'NGAAY’ (2023) for the Liverpool Biennial 2023

Brook Andrew, 'NGAAY’ (2023) for the Liverpool Biennial 2023


For the Liverpool Biennial 2023, Brook Andrew was commissioned to create a large-scale neon work which is now installed at Stanley Dock. Entitled ‘NGAAY’ (2023), a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘to see’, Brook's newly created commission combines languages including Irish, Scottish Gaelic, isiXhosa, Wiradjuri, Urdu, Mandarin and Welsh, symbolising the cultural and historical linguistic diversity of Merseyside. ⁠

It is at once a celebration and a critical examination of this diversity, highlighting its origins in the city’s history of trade in goods and enslaved peoples. The river Mersey acts as a witness to these histories of violence and extraction which remain mapped across the world today: Sydney, Australia is home to a place called Birkenhead Point and a suburb named Liverpool. These duplicate monikers serve as reminders of the British colonial exploits that spanned the globe. Through centring indigenous language and perspectives, Andrew’s work questions the limitations imposed by colonial power structures, historical amnesia, and stereotyping. Drawing on his Wiradjuri heritage (Indigenous Australian), Andrew disrupts Western conventions of space and time, to present alternative histories and ways of being.⁠

The 12th edition of Liverpool Biennial, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa, uMoya: The sacred Return of Lost Things addresses the history and temperament of the city of Liverpool and is a call for ancestral and indigenous forms of knowledge, wisdom and healing. In the isiZulu language, uMoya means spirit, breath, air, climate and wind.⁠

Exhibition dates: 10 June – 17 September 2023

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Brook Andrew: Commissioned Public Artwork 'Warrang' at the MCA

Brook Andrew: Commissioned Public Artwork 'Warrang' at the MCA


This public artwork, Warrang (2012) by Brook Andrew, was commissioned as a contemporary interpretation of the heritage significance of the colonial naval docks located under the new wing of the MCA. In an alcove just to the side of the museum’s entrance, a sculptural LED arrow, measuring over 2 metres in length, pulsates with a dynamic pattern of radiating rectangular shapes. ⁠

The arrow directs our gaze to seven lines of poetry written by Andrew and engraved into the concrete forecourt. As the artist says, readers following the text will walk along ‘a dock’s edge, water edge, imaginary edge of the archaeology and sandstone under the earth. Visitors will not only be physically drawn to the arrow from far across Circular Quay, especially during evening times, but will congregate to contemplate the text which specifically speaks to the site as Sydney Cove. This arrow and text mark the present site as a historical and colonial ship-building port, docks and architecture’.⁠

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Jenny Watson: HOTA Painting Masterclass

Jenny Watson: HOTA Painting Masterclass


Jenny Watson at HOTA: Pop Power Painting Masterclass — Saturday, 27 May 2023 


Jenny Watson’s conceptually oriented work explores experimental use of mediums such as acrylic, oil, Japanese pigments, ink staining, often with ribbons, diamantes, dress and furnishing fabrics. Images are drawn from content that is highly personal; self-portraits, friends, horses, cats, houses and flowers, also with the use of text. Femininity and feminism are often part of the equation.


In this Pop Power Masterclass participants are asked to bring photographs and other images that hold some personal meaning to them as the basis for exploration over the course of the day. The masterclass includes all materials, but participants are also welcome to bring their own materials.

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Del Kathryn Barton: receives 2023 Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting

Del Kathryn Barton: receives 2023 Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting


Congratulations to Del Kathryn Barton and Huna Amweero who were the recipients of the 2023 Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards last night for their script Blaze, produced in 2022 by Causeway Films. ⁠

Blaze had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival (2022) and its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Film Festival (2022) to rapturous acclaim, and follows a young girl who, after witnessing a violent sexual assault, retreats into her imagination where a shimmering magic dragon who has been her childhood companion, allows her to express her rage and ultimately find renewal.⁠

The judges said: "This is a stunning script, vivid in its visual language and inexorable in its conclusion. Character and theme are universal, yet placed in a contemporary world and plotted with social issues that reverberate with today’s audience. It provides us with such an interesting and evocative take on a crime that has resonated down through centuries. Puppetry and animation give the work a thematic and stylistic twist, and the mid-story turning point is sharply spun." ⁠

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Patricia Piccinini 'Hope' at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong

Patricia Piccinini 'Hope' at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong


atricia Piccinini's immersive exhibition HOPE, currently on display at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, is her most ambitious exhibition ever in Asia. Covering 20 years of Piccinini's practice through sculpture, drawing, video and installation, HOPE taps into our hopes and fears about the impact of science on humanity. ⁠

Her hyperrealistic and surreal works, often rooted in art historical forms, explore various “unexpected consequences”, whether negative or positive. HOPE raises important questions about the nature of history, progress, and technology, and ponders our collective ability to create warm and caring relationships and to live lovingly with each other.⁠

Exhibition dates: 24 May – 3 September 2023⁠

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Newell Harry in 'Remedios' at C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía in Córdoba, Spain

Newell Harry in 'Remedios' at C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía in Córdoba, Spain


An installation of works by Newell Harry are currently on display in the group exhibition Remedios, curated by Daniela Zyman, at C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía in Córdoba, Spain.

Exhibition dates: 14 April 2023 - March 2024

In Untitled (Anagrams and Objects for R.U. & R.U. (Part I) and (Part II), 2015, Harry employs a familiar methodology of tracing and inventing material and linguistic relations through the inclusion of Kula Ring, a traditional system of exchanging ceremonial gifts, and through a series of anagrammatic Tapa cloth (Tongan Ngatu) banners.

Image (1): Newell Harry, Untitled (Anagrams and Objects for R.U. & R.U. (Part I), 2015, seven unique ink screen prints on hand-beaten Tongan Ngatu, overall dimensions: 310 x 850 cm.

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Linda Marrinon: Sense and Sensibility – Art Collector Feature

Linda Marrinon: Sense and Sensibility – Art Collector Feature


For four decades, Linda Marrinon has practiced with distinguished earnestness and humility. Ahead of her solo exhibition Pierre Fresnay and other sculptures at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Marrinon spoke with Jacqueline Millner for Issue 104 of Art Collector.

“Rising to prominence in the early 1980s very soon after graduating from painting at the Victorian College of the Arts, Marrinon was picked for the cover of the arch postmodern art magazine, 'Art and Text', with ‘I sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew’, 1982 a piece that mixed her love of pop cultural forms, playful anti-heroic mark-making and feminist knowingness.

But unlike much art from this high-water mark of postmodernism, Marrinon’s always retained elements of genuine emotion: pleasure in the making process, warmth towards her sources of inspiration including art history, and empathy for her often vulnerable and hapless subjects (including herself). And it is this distinguishing earnestness and humility that drove the artist’s continuing experimentation with styles and media. For, after her early success with “bad painting”, Marrinon radically changed tack to embark on a quest to be good at sculpture, and 19th century sculpture no less." –Jacqueline Millner, 2023

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Dhambit Mununggurr - 2023 Wynne Prize Finalist

Dhambit Mununggurr - 2023 Wynne Prize Finalist


Congratulations to Dhambit Mununggurr whose bark painting 'Yolngu voice' is a finalist in the Art Gallery of NSW's 2023 Wynne Prize.

This work shows Gunyungarra/Ski Beach, the home of Dhambit Mununggurr, in Melville Bay, North-east Arnhem Land. The community is part of the Gumatj homelands and was established by Mununggurr’s maternal grandfather, Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, when he led a return to Country in the 1970s, away from missionary influence and control. Gunyungarra has a rich history of political action; the community was run by land rights campaigner G Yunupingu, the artist’s uncle, until his recent death.

The Wynne Prize is awarded annually for 'the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’.

Image: Dhambit Mununggurr, 'Yolngu voice', 2023, acrylic on bark, 223.5 x 108.5 cm.

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'Renee So: Provenance' at MUMA

'Renee So: Provenance' at MUMA


Renee So's incredible survey exhibition, Provenance, curated by Charlotte Day, is on view now at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in Melbourne.

Exhibition dates: 27 April – 8 July 2023.

Renee So’s practice is distinguished by its embrace of traditional crafts, cross-cultural thinking, underlying sense of the comedic and persistent feminist worldview. Her idiosyncratic ceramic and textile works are inspired by art history, museum collections and popular forms of gendered symbolism.

Renee So: Provenance is the first major exhibition of the London-based artist’s work in Australia, where she grew up after migrating with her family from Hong Kong at a young age. The exhibition brings together more than a decade of art-making alongside new work, surfacing narratives within her evolving practice.

Save the date for the closing event at MUMA on Saturday, 8 July from 3–5pm.

The exhibition will be presented at UNSW Galleries, Sydney from 18 August – 19 November 2023.

Image: Installation view, Renee So, Provenance, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne (27 April – 8 July 2023). Photo: Andrew Curtis.

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Kaylene Whiskey – 2023 Archibald and Sir John Sulman Prize Finalist

Kaylene Whiskey – 2023 Archibald and Sir John Sulman Prize Finalist


Congratulations to Kaylene Whiskey whose paintings 'Cooking my famous Indulkana soup' and 'Come see Kaylene' are finalists in the Art Gallery of NSW's 2023 Archibald and Sir John Sulman Prizes, respectively.

"Just like my hero Dolly Parton, I work “9 to 5” from Monday to Friday, painting at Iwantja Arts, and so on the weekends I like to relax. I put on my favourite music or movies, and I cook soup. I’m famous in my home community of Indulkana for making a delicious soup!’ says Kaylene Whiskey, who lives in Indulkana on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia."– Kaylene Whiskey, 2023 in reference to her painting 'Cooking my famous Indulkana soup' which is a finalist in the 2023 Archibald Prize.

Image: Kaylene Whiskey, 'Cooking my famous Indulkana soup', 2023, acrylic on linen, 152.2 x 168 cm.

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Daniel Boyd in 'The National 4: Australian Art Now'

Daniel Boyd in 'The National 4: Australian Art Now'


New works by Daniel Boyd are included in 'The National 4: Australian Art Now' at the MCA, curated by Senior Curator, Jane Devery.

In the context of the ongoing Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, and in 2023, a year when Australians will vote at a referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament for constitutional change to enable greater representation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the amplification of marginalised voices is a concern that resonates with particular urgency.

In 'The National' at the MCA, it finds expression in diverse ways and across diverse media, through projects ranging from Daniel Boyd’s critical reframing of Eurocentric historical narratives that addresses the consequences of colonisation for First Nations peoples; to Nicholas Smith’s gentle assertion of a queer aesthetic in his investigation of masculinity and personal identity; to Isabelle Sully’s sound installation which addresses the under-acknowledged role of women in the history of Australian broadcast media; and in Leuli Eshraghi’s recentring of the global Indigenous diaspora and fa‘afafine-fa‘atane, mahu, queer, trans, and non-binary peoples throughout the Great Ocean.

Image: Installation view, 'The National 4: Australian Art Now' at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia. Photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Jenni Carter.

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'Isaac Julien: What Freedom Is To Me' at Tate Britain

'Isaac Julien: What Freedom Is To Me' at Tate Britain


The UK’s first ever survey exhibition celebrating the influential work of British artist and filmmaker Sir Isaac Julien opens at the Tate Britain next Wednesday, 26 April!⁠
⁠'Isaac Julien: What Freedom Is To Me' presents a selection of key works from Julien’s pioneering early films and immersive three-screen videos designed to be experienced in a gallery setting, to the kaleidoscopic, sculptural ten-screen installations for which he is renowned today. Together, they explore how Julien breaks down barriers between different artistic disciplines by drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting, and sculpture – this exhibition will be one to remember.⁠
⁠'Isaac Julien: What Freedom Is To Me' is on view at Tate Britain from 26 April – 20 August 2023.⁠

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EVENT: Tom Polo in conversation with Emilia Terracciano

EVENT: Tom Polo in conversation with Emilia Terracciano


Join Stolon Press for a conversation on the afterlife of gardens, with Tom Polo and Emilia Terracciano, at St Peters Town Hall tonight from 6-8pm, and a drink after at the General Gordon Hotel opposite Sydenham Station.

Thursday 30th March, 6-8pm

St Peters Town Hall

39 Unwins Bridge Rd, Sydenham NSW 2044

General Gordon Hotel

20 Swain St, Sydenham NSW 2044

Tom Polo will show phone and family album photos taken in his parent's backyard—a productive and decorative garden in Fairfield—to think aloud about what draws his eye to form and colour, before thoughts or decisions emerge. Polo uses painting and installation to explore how conversation, gesture and emotional exchange can be transformed into recordings of social interaction and the self. His practice is characterised by a distinctive style of abstracted figuration, rendered in bold, expansive fields of colour.

Photo: Tom Polo

Forthcoming from Stolon Press: Il Giardino di Olindo (Olindo’s Garden)

Tom Melick, Anna Polo, Olindo Polo, Tom Polou

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Daniel Boyd - George Street Plaza & Community Building

Daniel Boyd - George Street Plaza & Community Building


Sydney's George Street Plaza & Community Building, designed by Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye in collaboration with Daniel Boyd is now completed.u2060

u2060The George Street Plaza sits in between cultures. It also sits between moments in time, marking a distinct philosophical shift, especially in Australia, from a period that celebrated the “hero” architect, building, view, to one that seeks to decentralize the architect and their architecture. This new perspective envisages architecture as an opportunity to support shifting and evolving modes of use and experiences, and as just one part of a bigger and ever-changing network. u2060

u2060To connect this profound center with the site’s heritage and origins, Adjaye Associates collaborated with Daniel Boyd on the project’s key feature—a 27x34m perforated canopy that shelters and unites the community building and the plaza under a poetic layer of light and dark, solid, and void.

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Daniel Boyd 'RAINBOW SERPENT (VERSION)' at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Daniel Boyd 'RAINBOW SERPENT (VERSION)' at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin


Huge congratulations to Daniel Boyd whose solo exhibition 'RAINBOW SERPENT (VERSION)' opened in Berlin at the prestigious exhibition space the Martin-Gropius-Bau overnight.⁠
⁠Exhibition dates: 24 March – 9 July 2023⁠
⁠'RAINBOW SERPENT (VERSION)' is the most comprehensive exhibition of Daniel Boyd’s artistic practice in Europe to date. It provides an overview of Boyd’s image-making that counters the colonial narrative of Australia’s history, engages transnational networks of resistance, Indigenous knowledge production and personal family histories, which he reflects in relation to the context and architecture of the Gropius Bau.⁠
As part of the exhibition's public programs, this Saturday 25 March, Daniel Boyd will be in conversation with architect and scholar Michael Mossman, moderated by Stephanie Rosenthal. On Saturday 29 April, Boyd will be joined by artist and curator Asad Raza for Mangrove Sunset, a six-hour dramaturgy of sound, speech and changing light inspired by the poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant in the exhibition's atrium.

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Julie Rrap in the March issue of Harpers Bazaar Australia

Julie Rrap in the March issue of Harpers Bazaar Australia


For the March issue of Harpers Bazaar Australia, Julie Rrap spoke with Grace O'Neill about her remarkable four-decade career. Making particular reference to her recent exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Julie discusses the reasoning behind the use of her own body in her practice as well as the ongoing relevance of her feminist-inspired work today.⁠

Mikala Dwyer 'Penelope and the Seahorse' at Chau Chak Wing Museum

Mikala Dwyer 'Penelope and the Seahorse' at Chau Chak Wing Museum


Mikala Dwyer’s new aquatic-themed installation, 'Penelope and the Seahorse', is now open at Sydney University's Chau Chak Wing Museum.⁠
⁠'Penelope and the Seahorse' alludes to the hippocampus and its multiple meanings: the genus name for the fragile and now endangered sea-horse; the equine fish in Greek mythology who drew Poseidon’s water chariot; and the structure within the brain often associated with memory and spatial navigation.

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Caroline Rothwell in Artist Profile Issue 62

Caroline Rothwell in Artist Profile Issue 62


"Born in Yorkshire to an industrial chemist and a 'street botanist', Caroline Rothwell treats artmaking as a playful form of research into the natural world, and our human histories of encounter with it."⁠
⁠For the latest issue of Artist Profile, Caroline Rothwell spoke with Andy Butler ahead of her solo exhibition 'What if we could remember the future' which is on view now at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery through 1 April. ⁠

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'Isaac Julien: PLAYTIME'  at The PalaisPopulaire, Berlin

'Isaac Julien: PLAYTIME' at The PalaisPopulaire, Berlin


'Isaac Julien: PLAYTIME' is currently on display at the PalaisPopulaire in Berlin. ⁠
⁠On view in Germany for the first time, 'PLAYTIME' is more topical than ever. It is about networking, interconnectedness, and the influence that capital, which eludes any explicit possibility of representation, has on all political, social and societal spheres and thus on the lives of almost everyone on the planet.⁠
⁠In 2013, five years after the world has been convulsed by a global banking and financial crisis, Isaac Julien premiered his film 'PLAYTIME' to address an important question: can capital be rendered visible? ⁠
⁠In the current day, the PalaisPopulaire and the Wemhöner Collection have joined forces to shed new light on 'PLAYTIME' from today’s perspective and to testify to the work’s topicality, as capital as a medium plays into almost all political, social and societal issues and influences the lives of nearly every human being on this planet. ⁠
⁠Exhibition dates: 8 March – 10 July 2023⁠

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Patricia Piccinini: 'Metamorphosis' at Kunsthal in Rotterdam

Patricia Piccinini: 'Metamorphosis' at Kunsthal in Rotterdam


Patricia Piccinini's incredible solo show Metamorphosis is entering its final week on view at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. Metamorphosis is Piccinini's first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. ⁠
⁠Exhibition dates: 25 February – 4 June 2023⁠
⁠With her almost lifelike, alienating sculptures, Piccinini investigates whether it is possible to allow people, nature and technology to exist in harmony. Her fairytale creatures move and evoke empathy for 'the other'. Piccinini uses her art to imagine a possible shared future and asks questions such as: what does it mean to be human? She blurs – with her cyborgs, among other things – the boundary between organic and technological bodies.⁠
⁠Photography: Fred Ernst⁠

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Artist Talk: John Wolseley in conversation with Charles Massy

Artist Talk: John Wolseley in conversation with Charles Massy


To mark the occasion of his latest solo exhibition 'Regenesis - Slow Water - Deep Earth', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to host John Wolseley in conversation with farmer, agricultural scientist and author Charles Massy.

Saturday, 11 February 2023

11:30 - 1:00pm

As numbers are limited, please register your attendance.

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Brook Andrew: 'burbangbuwanha winha-nga-nha (Returned Ceremony of Memory)', at Sharjah Biennial 15

Brook Andrew: 'burbangbuwanha winha-nga-nha (Returned Ceremony of Memory)', at Sharjah Biennial 15


Working in collaboration with cultural practitioners, performers and creative professionals from First Nations Australia, Sharjah and Berlin, Brook Andrew transformed the courtyard of Bait Hassan Abdulla into a ceremonial ground for the Sharjah Biennial 15. Arraying it with colourful ceramic objects in the shape of vessels, furnaces and incense holders, Brook created a space for a performance led by the character MEMORY from his play GABAN. GABAN is a story of the removal and eventual restitution of cultural objects to their Indigenous homelands through poetry and song. The work continues to serve as a space for gathering after the performance. u2060


Exhibition dates: Exhibition: 7 February - 11 June 2023u2060

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Artwork details: Brook Andrew, burbangbuwanha winha-nga-nha (Returned Ceremony of Memory), 2023, performance, ceramics and installation.u2060

Performers: Performers: Aaron Reeder, Sahar Mohdali, Malavika Suresh and Ashraf Awad and the Ayala Ensemble.u2060

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Exhibition Openings: John Wolseley and Kaylene Whiskey

Exhibition Openings: John Wolseley and Kaylene Whiskey


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present two new exhibitions from John Wolseley and Kaylene Whiskey.

Opening reception: Friday, 27 January from 6-8pm⁠
Exhibition dates: 27 January – 25 February 20223

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Dale Frank Botanical Gardens Open Day

Dale Frank Botanical Gardens Open Day


We are thrilled to share details of the highly anticipated 2023 Dale Frank Botanical Gardens Open Day. ⁠

Sunday, 26 March 2023⁠
10am - 3pm⁠
535 Hambledon Hill Road⁠
Singleton NSW⁠

Dale and his team have been working tirelessly for months to relocate entire gardens to ensure their survival after eight years of drought followed multiple flooding events over the last two years. Despite these set back, they have managed to save many beautiful plants and also introduce much more to Dale’s incredible space.⁠

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Patricia Piccinini in Ocula Art

Patricia Piccinini in Ocula Art


In this video interview by @ocula.art, Patricia Piccinini discusses her strategy of winning us over with category-defying creatures that valorise care.⁠

Known for hyper-realistic silicone sculptures of hyper-imaginative creatures, Piccinini is among Australia's greatest living artists. She represented the country at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, and frequently exhibits at institutions around the globe.⁠

Among her most spectacular undertakings is the creation of hot air balloons called 'Skywhales'—giant imaginary beasts who evolved to live in the atmosphere—and the exhibition 'A Miracle Constantly Repeating', which took place in the long-abandoned ballroom of Melbourne's Flinders Street Station in 2021.⁠

Piccinini invited Ocula Magazine's Sam Gaskin to visit her studio in November 2022, when she was preparing to share new works at Singapore Art Week alongside her exhibition 'We Are Connected' at the city's ArtScience Museum. 'We are Connected' is on view now until 29 January 2023. ⁠

⁠Video excerpt filmed and edited by Tov Belling, Pea Shooters Films. Conceived and produced by Sam Gaskin.⁠
Video excerpt courtesy of Ocula @ocula.art

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Sir Isaac Julien's Exhibition 'Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass' at Virgina Museum of Fine Arts

Sir Isaac Julien's Exhibition 'Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass' at Virgina Museum of Fine Arts


Sir Isaac Julien's incredible 10-screen film installation 'Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass' is currently on view at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.⁠

Exhibition dates: 10 December 2022 – 9 July 2023⁠

The poignant 10-screen meditation on the great 19th-century abolitionist collapses time and space to bridge persistent historical and contemporary challenges of the day. In this profoundly resonating art experience of arresting visuals and sound, internationally renowned London-born artist and filmmaker Sir Isaac Julien brings the historical figure to clear focus for the next generation.⁠

Image: Installation view, Isaac Julien, 'Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass', Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (10 December 2022 – 9 July 2023). ⁠

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Rosalie Gascoigne Top 10 Sales at Auction in 2022

Rosalie Gascoigne Top 10 Sales at Auction in 2022


Rosalie Gascoigne is best known for her distinctive and poetic assemblages of mostly found materials: wood, iron, wire, feathers, and yellow and orange retro-reflective road signs. Gascoigne brought these items from everyday life into new frames of reference, often finding beauty in overlooked things that had been discarded and left to weather.⁠

This incredible assemblage, 'Beaten Track', was created from sawn pieces of wooden Schwepps soft drink crates. Initially shown at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in 1992, this work has gone on to be one of the top 10 sales results at auction in 2022, selling yesterday for $1.04 million (including buyer's fees). ⁠

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Callum Morton Appointed New Chair of Gertrude

Callum Morton Appointed New Chair of Gertrude


Congratulations to Callum Morton who has been appointed as the new chair of Gertrude.

The Board of Gertrude is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Callum Morton as its new Chair. Morton is Professor of Fine Art at Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) Melbourne and Director of Monash Art Projects. A highly respected and recognised artist, Morton brings to the organisation a rich knowledge of contemporary art and its broader role within Australian culture.

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ArtReview's Power 100 list: Brook Andrew and Isaac Julien

ArtReview's Power 100 list: Brook Andrew and Isaac Julien


Congratulations to Brook Andrew and Isaac Julien who have been named in ArtReview's Power 100 list of the most influential people in 2022 in the contemporary art world.

This is Brook Andrew's fourth consecutive year on the Power 100 list. Brook has been named in 2022 for challenging dominant narratives with Indigenous knowledge systems. Sir Isaac Julien is included for his ambitious film-installations offering constellation-like portraits of historic Black figures.

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Bill Henson 'PARIS OPERA' Publication

Bill Henson 'PARIS OPERA' Publication


In 1990 Bill Henson was commissioned by the Paris Opera House to produce a series of photographs inspired by either the music or environment of the opera. In this celebrated series, Henson juxtaposes portraits of the audience with images of brooding landscapes.

Over the course of a year, Henson traveled to the three great opera houses of Paris. On returning to his Melbourne studio, he recreated moments of beauty and tenderness witnessed during performances.

For the first time, all 50 images from this series are brought together as a delicately printed hard back monograph.

Preorder a copy of 'PARIS OPERA' today via Stanley Barker Books.

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Del Kathryn Barton and Daniel Boyd in the Good Weekend

Del Kathryn Barton and Daniel Boyd in the Good Weekend


52 News Makers of 2022: Good Weekend’s annual list of the Australians making us sit up and take notice this year names both Del Kathryn Barton and Daniel Boyd.⁠

After her hugely successful exhibition at Roslyn Oxley Gallery in May, Del Kathryn Barton made her feature-length directorial debut in the coming-of-age film, 'Blaze', which she also co-wrote. 'Blaze' was selected for international competition in the Tribeca Film Festival and the prestigious Camerimage International Film Festival. With another script in development, Barton recently opened a solo show in Los Angeles and is working on a commissioned portrait of Maggie Beer for the National Portrait Gallery.⁠

It’s been a seminal year for Daniel Boyd. His first major solo exhibition by an Australian public institution opened at the Art Gallery of NSW in June and earlier this month his hugely successful solo show 'Tacit Testudo' opened at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. Boyd's works are also on view in Japan at the Okayama Art Summit. Early next year, Boyd’s new public artwork, made from perforated steel, will be suspended 20 metres above the ground at Circular Quay and following this he will present his first comprehensive solo exhibition in Europe at the prestigious Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. ⁠

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Patricia Piccinini and Brook Andrew at Penrith Regional Gallery

Patricia Piccinini and Brook Andrew at Penrith Regional Gallery


Works by Patricia Piccinini and Brook Andrew are included in '52 ACTIONS' at Penrith Regional Gallery, featuring works from 52 Australian artists and collectives across generations, geographies and cultural backgrounds. Working in a wide variety of mediums, together they highlight the diversity, complexity and dynamism of contemporary Australian art.

Exhibition dates: 27 August - 20 November 2022

'52 ACTIONS' is grounded in art as action. The artists explore and reflect on what art is, what it can do within the gallery and far beyond: art as a political motivator, a cultural transmitter, a means for understanding, a tool for shifting perspectives, holding memory, bridging divides and inciting change. These ideas are intimately connected with the role of the artist, from facilitator to provocateur, creator to witness.

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Brook Andrew's 'Hope and Peace' series on display at Penrith Regional Gallery

Brook Andrew's 'Hope and Peace' series on display at Penrith Regional Gallery


An incredible exhibition of works by Brook Andrew from his 'Hope and Peace' series are on display at Penrith Regional Gallery until this Sunday, 27 November.

This exhibition considers the role of the artist as both the creator and donor of an artwork to a public collection. Brook Andrew has a longstanding connection to Penrith, having lived in nearby Blackett and attended Cambridge High School. In 1991 Andrew enrolled in Interior Design at the University of Technology Sydney, but after a month transferred to Visual Arts at the University of Western Sydney (now WSU), Nepean Campus. In Their graduating year, 1993, his wall-based text piece piece 'Naraga Yarmble Bungalgaragara' (1993) was awarded the Mary Alice Evatt Prize at Artspace for the best final year artwork in the annual Bachelor of Visual Arts students’ exhibition.

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Newell Harry at the 17th Istanbul Biennial

Newell Harry at the 17th Istanbul Biennial


We are delighted to share images of Newell Harry's presentation 'Sul Mare', 2022 at the 17th Istanbul Biennial.

Newell Harry’s artistic practice is rooted in a prodigious kind of foraging for stories, documents, images of things, during his extensive travels and in various activities and collections,

both public and personal. Reflecting on his own diasporic family history, and journeys in the geography increasingly known as the ‘Indo-Pacific’, Harry’s work explores the cultural friction

brought about by migration and the associated complexities of identity, dislocation and myth.

Exhibition dates: 17 September–20 November 2022

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EXHIBITION OPENING: Daniel Boyd 'Tacit Testudo'

EXHIBITION OPENING: Daniel Boyd 'Tacit Testudo'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present Tacit Testudo, an exhibition of new paintings by Daniel Boyd. In this incredible body of new work, acclaimed contemporary artist Daniel Boyd invites us into a space of prismatic reflection where intricately entwined stories of Enlightenment conquests and colonial escapades are brought to life by dappled light and softly obscured images. This soft focus generates windows through which we view the violent impact of the colonial legacy and the ongoing impact of the 18th and 19th century voyages of discovery.

Opening reception: Friday, 18 November from 6-8pm⁠
Exhibition dates: 18 November – 17 December 2022⁠

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Del Kathryn Barton Nominated for Best Direction at 2022 Australian Directors Guild

Del Kathryn Barton Nominated for Best Direction at 2022 Australian Directors Guild


Huge congratulations to Del Kathryn Barton who has been nominated for Best Direction in a Debut Feature Film at the 2022 Australian Directors Guild for her incredible feature film 'Blaze'. ⁠

Starring Simon Baker, Yael Stone, Josh Lawson and introducing Julia Savage as Blaze, the film tells the story of a young teenager who witnesses a violent crime and, struggling to make sense of what she saw, retreats to imaginary worlds to activate her own rage and ultimately find renewal. 'Blaze' is an ode to female courage and a celebration of the power of the imagination.⁠

The 2022 ADG Awards will take place on Thursday, 8 December. ⁠

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Kirtika Kain at Oyoun Cultural Centre

Kirtika Kain at Oyoun Cultural Centre


Works by Kirtika Kain are currently on view at Oyoun Cultural Centre, Berlin as part of the group show ‘Wake Up Calls for my Ancestors’.

Colonial archives in various museums and institutions across Europe generate diverse discourses related to history, memory, archiving, art and the authenticity of the colonized nations. ‘Wake Up Calls for my Ancestors’ is a long-term, critical artistic-archival project that gives an active voice to the silent voices of Dalit and other archived subaltern subjects, appropriated, exhibited, made accessible, edited, and disseminated as mere photographs.

Exhibition dates: 28 October – 15 November 2022.

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Kaylene Whiskey at Ngununggula Southern Highlands Regional Gallery

Kaylene Whiskey at Ngununggula Southern Highlands Regional Gallery


Kaylene Whiskey's fantastic 'Seven Sistas Sign', 2021 is currently on view at Ngununggula Southern Highlands Regional Gallery as part of the touring exhibition 'Kungka Kunpu'.


Exhibition dates: 22 October – 11 December 2022


Drawn from Art Gallery of South Australia's collection, 'Kungka Kunpu' (Strong Women) showcases major contemporary works by celebrated women artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands – cultural custodians of an oral tradition that epitomises the art of storytelling.


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John Wolseley in Artist Profile Magazine

John Wolseley in Artist Profile Magazine


“There is something decidedly circulatory about his work – respiratory, even – with each ventifact breathed in and out by the land, riding the ripples of its heartbeat.”– Elli Walsh for Artist Profile⁠

For Issue 61 of Artist Profile, Principal Writer Elli Walsh spoke with the inimitable John Wolseley ahead of his solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery opening in late-January 2023. In her essay, Walsh delves into Wolseley’s collaborations – both with other artists, including Mulkun Wirrpanda, and with nature itself – his childhood and flight from England in 1976, and his extensive library of scientific, philosophical, and poetic texts.⁠

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Brook Andrew theatre performance 'GABAN' at Art Gallery of NSW

Brook Andrew theatre performance 'GABAN' at Art Gallery of NSW


We are thrilled to share news that Brook Andrew's theatre performance 'GABAN' will be included in nine days of art, music, performances, talks and workshops in December to celebrate the opening of the Art Gallery of NSW's new building 'Sydney Modern'.⁠

PERFORMANCE: 'GABAN'⁠
Saturday, 3rd December at 6:00pm⁠
Sunday, 4th December at 6:00pm⁠

A three-channel video installation of 'GABAN' was shown earlier this year at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin in the group exhibition 'YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal'. An incredible exhibition of images derived from the video stills were shown at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in September this year as part of Brook Andrew's solo exhibition 'GABAN: House of Strange'.⁠

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Tracey Moffatt's Site-Specific Installation 'A Haunting'

Tracey Moffatt's Site-Specific Installation 'A Haunting'


“‘A Haunting’ is a house with a rhythmic heartbeat and it burns red. It sits campfire-like and honours First Nations peoples on whose land it sits.”– Tracey Moffatt⁠, 2021⁠

Tracey Moffatt’s eerie site-specific installation ‘A Haunting’, situated just outside Armatree in rural New South Wales, has now been burning for 12 months. ⁠

‘A Haunting’ takes its form as an abandoned farm house that pulses an ominous red light. Situated on the Castlereagh Highway within Wailwan country, this rundown 1920s house invokes issues around settlement, domesticity, landscape and the worldwide pandemic and is described by Moffatt as a “lighted vigil”.⁠ Moffatt has also said that ‘A Haunting’ can be “read like a crime scene”.⁠

Moffatt developed this artwork prior to Sydney’s lockdown when only travel to regional areas was possible. The artist sought to create a work that encouraged people to travel inland rather than to the edges or beyond. Working with the local community to realise the work, the artist’s commitment to its placement within the region will see it displayed for a duration two years. It was produced in collaboration with Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo.⁠

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Daniel Boyd included in Phaidon's 'PRIME: ART'S NEXT GENERATION'

Daniel Boyd included in Phaidon's 'PRIME: ART'S NEXT GENERATION'


Looking at a picture by Daniel Boyd is akin to observing a painted mirror whose contours reflect, refract, and rescind a multitude of histories at different wavelengths. Blotches of colour coalesce into portraits of invented heroes, reanimated scenes of conquest, and intimate depictions of the dispossessed." –Omar Kholeif ⁠

Daniel Boyd is included in Phaidon's 'PRIME: ART'S NEXT GENERATION', a stunningly illustrated survey bringing together more than 100 of the most innovative and interesting contemporary artists working across all media and spanning the globe. "These are tomorrow’s art superstars as chosen by the future leaders of the art world: the curators, writers, and academics with their fingers on the pulse of contemporary art and culture." ⁠

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Brook Andrew at 'uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things' the 2023 Liverpool Biennial

Brook Andrew at 'uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things' the 2023 Liverpool Biennial


We are thrilled to share news that Brook Andrew will be one of 30 artists and collectives to respond to the theme 'uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things' at the 2023 Liverpool Biennial from 10 June to 17 September next year.⁠

'uMoya' means spirit, breath, air, climate and wind in isiZulu, the language of the Zulu people, who mostly inhabit South Africa. Curator Khanyisile Mbongwa observed that while 'wind often represents the fleeting and transient, the elusive and intangible', it has an enduring legacy in the historic port city.⁠

"The geographical breadth of artists will provide new perspectives on our city that acknowledge its past and continued effects on the world and suggests new modes of repair, freedom and joy," said the Biennial's Director, Sam Lackey.⁠

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Bill Henson featured in Issue 1 of 'RUSSH Home'

Bill Henson featured in Issue 1 of 'RUSSH Home'


"When the master of darkness, enigmatic Australian photographer Bill Henson, meets with his tailor, Tom Riley, the cloth they discover is a stimulant for conversation around the physical things in the world – especially how one's imagination navigates just those things. From his home in the inner Melbourne suburb of Northcote, Henson recognises the spirit of place, his deep connect with his garden and the impossibility of Opera."⁠

Issue 01 of 'RUSSH Home' includes an incredible feature on Bill Henson. For the inaugural publication's first issue, Bill spoke with his tailor, Tom Riley, to discuss his abundant garden, his library and his favourite examples of film, cinema and art.⁠

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Caroline Rothwell at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Caroline Rothwell at the Museum of Contemporary Art


Caroline Rothwell is currently installing her fantastic site-specific wall drawing Tessellated (2006) on Level 2 of the MCA Australia. ⁠

Tessellated is made from signwriter’s vinyl, an industrial material generally used for promotional signage and displays. Hand-cutting sheets of this vinyl with scalpel, Caroline adheres them to walls in designs such as this, alluding to the intersections of science and nature.⁠

Caroline once worked in the studio of American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, whose hand-drawn wall drawings of arcs, circles, grids and diagonals work on a similarly large scale. LeWitt’s systematic analysis of line as the basic element of drawing resulted in works that were resolutely abstract and non-representational. ⁠

Caroline includes elements of this ancestry in Tessellated through the two grid motifs that structure the work’s composition. Overlaid on them is the third, and dominating, element of the work: a depiction of a native Australian plant – the tessellated spider orchid. Like much of Australia’s native flora, this plant depends on a delicately balanced ecosystem and a habitat of complex interrelationships. Once widespread along Australia’s eastern seaboard, the plant is now a rare species – threatened by urban and suburban development.⁠

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Destiny Deacon Awarded the 2022 Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal

Destiny Deacon Awarded the 2022 Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal


Huge congratulations to Destiny Deacon who is the recipient of the 2022 Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal for her sustained and significant contribution to photography.⁠

Destiny is an Indigenous Australian photographer and media artist who works across photography, video, sculpture, and installation to explore and satirise cliched and racist stereotypes.⁠

The Royal Photographic Society Awards are the world’s longest running and most prestigious photography accolades. Now in its 144th year, the awards recognise individuals working across both⁠ still and moving image.⁠

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Caroline Rothwell at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Caroline Rothwell at the Museum of Contemporary Art


Caroline Rothwell's incredible hanging sculpture 'Bird World' is currently on view on Level 2 of the MCA Australia. ⁠

Caroline's research-based practice investigates how ideologies and beliefs have shaped contemporary society. In 'Bird World', Rothwell creates an environment at odds with itself, a site in which the natural becomes unnatural. In this world, birds swoop around the suggestion of a tree that hangs suspended from the ceiling rather than rooted in the ground. Instead of the expected elemental substances of feather, wood and leaf, each bird and branch is finished in shimmering silver nickel.⁠

Image: Caroline Rothwell, 'Bird World' (installation view), 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by the Ferrier Hodgson, 2022. Photograph: Oliver Quirk⁠

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Daniel Boyd Featured in Issue 01 of 'RUSSH Home'

Daniel Boyd Featured in Issue 01 of 'RUSSH Home'


Issue 01 of 'RUSSH Home' features Daniel Boyd's incredible painting 'Untitled (GB)', 2015 on the cover.

RUSSH Home is a glimpse inside the spaces and internal worlds of creative minds within our global community who are uninterested in aesthetic conventions. This issue includes a conversation between Daniel Boyd and artist Tony Albert as well as a feature on Bill Henson and his incredible garden.

'Untitled (GB)', 2015 is currently on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in his solo exhibition 'Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island'.

Image: Daniel Boyd, 'Untitled' (GB), 2015, oil, charcoal and archival glue on polyester, 183 x 137.5 cm. Private collection, Sydney. Photography: Ivan Buljan.

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Artist Talk: Julie Rrap in conversation with Catharine Lumby

Artist Talk: Julie Rrap in conversation with Catharine Lumby


To mark the occasion of her latest solo exhibition The Dust of History, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to host seminal artist Julie Rrap in conversation with academic, author and journalist Catharine Lumby.

Saturday, 29 October

2:00 - 3:00pm

As numbers are limited, please register your attendance via the link.

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Artist Talk: James Angus in conversation with Barbara Flynn

Artist Talk: James Angus in conversation with Barbara Flynn


To mark the occasion of his latest solo exhibition New Sculpture, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to host James Angus in conversation with curator Barbara Flynn.

Saturday, 22 October

12:00 -1:00pm

As numbers are limited, please register your attendance via the link.

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Dale Frank in the Summer Issue of the Australian Financial Review

Dale Frank in the Summer Issue of the Australian Financial Review


"Dale Frank’s house is a challenging mix of the old-fashioned and the avant-garde, with the odd stuffed polar bear thrown in." ⁠

Take a look inside the incredible homestead of Dale Frank in the summer issue of the AFR's Fin Review. ⁠

Located in Hambledon Hill, a farm and former racehorse stud about 20 minutes out of Singleton in the NSW Hunter Valley, the 1860s estate has been transformed by Dale into an otherworldly and unexpectedly regal house attached to a studio and budding botanic garden. ⁠

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Isaac Julien wins the 2022 Goslarer Kaiserring Award

Isaac Julien wins the 2022 Goslarer Kaiserring Award


Huge congratulations to Isaac Julien who was awarded the prestigious Goslarer Kaiserring award for 2022. Julien is honoured for his sensual and poetic visual narratives that break down barriers between different artistic disciplines.⁠

In their justification, the Kaiserring jury wrote about Isaac Julien: “He breaks down barriers between different artistic disciplines by drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture and uniting them in a highly sensual visual narrative. Julien’s work deals with important social and human issues of our time – racism, migration, diversity, queerness, homophobia and chauvinism – and encourages us to rethink and explore social responsibility.” Isaac Julien combines pointed political expressiveness with an aesthetic of visual seduction.⁠

The city of Goslar has been awarding the Kaiserring every year since 1975. It consists of an aquamarine set in gold and engraved with the seal of Emperor Henry IV. Former award winners include Joseph Beuys and Christo. ⁠

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Brook Andrew in Art Collector Magazine

Brook Andrew in Art Collector Magazine


"Brook Andrew seems to thrive with complex, ambitious and challenging creative projects, and over the last few years his interdisciplinary practice has increasingly found meaningful convergence abroad. Today he is an artist of the world...", says Judith Blackall for Issue 102 of Art Collector⁠

In line with his current solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Brook Andrew spoke with curator Judith Blackall about 'GABAN: House of Strange' as well as the inspiration behind this show– his three-channel screen-based artwork 'GABAN' which is currently showing at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin in the group exhibition 'YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal'. ⁠

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Fiona Hall 'Exodust—Crying Country' at MONA

Fiona Hall 'Exodust—Crying Country' at MONA


"At first, even the air may feel charred. Giant trees cut down, uprooted and burned. Tasmanian manferns (called lakri in palawa language), survivors from before the age of dinosaurs, lie dead in a dried-out forest gully. And yet, as you slowly take a winding path between heaps of black debris, you will hear signs of life still there within the ashy soil. As you look and listen, drawn gradually towards the light to discover artworks within the artwork, there is, perhaps, a chance for renewal and redemption." —Jane Clark, senior research curator at Mona⁠

'Exodust—Crying Country', an exhibition from Fiona Hall and AJ King, is currently on view at Mona until 17 October 2022.⁠

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Imants Tillers at Schaeffer Fine Arts Library

Imants Tillers at Schaeffer Fine Arts Library


An exhibition of works by Imants Tillers and emerging artist Jennifer van Ratingen is now open at Schaeffer Fine Arts Library, located at the University of Sydney’s Camperdown campus.⁠

The exhibition features a new painting by Tillers, alongside a selection of works from his rarely seen “Daily Research” series, working drawings and texts produced over several years. Paired with Tillers work is a new piece by Jennifer van Ratingen.⁠

The Schaeffer Fine Arts Library Residency is a new initiative, funded by a generous gift to the Power Institute. It offers a graduate or final-year undergraduate student from the Sydney College of the Arts the opportunity to be mentored by and exhibit with a practicing contemporary artist, and engage with the rich collections and ethos of the Schaeffer Library.⁠

Exhibition dates: 5 October – 16 November 2022⁠

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Art Basel Stories: In the studio with Daniel Boyd, the artist recalibrating Australia’s history

Art Basel Stories: In the studio with Daniel Boyd, the artist recalibrating Australia’s history


Step inside the creative practice of Daniel Boyd as writer Erin Vink visits his Marrickville studio situated in Gadigal and Wangal Country, amidst the labyrinthine corridors of the former General Motors plant.

Installation view of Daniel Boyd’s exhibition ‘Treasure Island’ at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2022. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Jenni Carter for the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Linda Marrinon's Sculpture 'Woman in Jumpsuit' Installed in NGA Sculpture Garden

Linda Marrinon's Sculpture 'Woman in Jumpsuit' Installed in NGA Sculpture Garden


Linda Marrinon’s incredible larger-than-life sculpture 'Woman in jumpsuit' is now installed in the NGA's Sculpture Garden as the first commission in the UAP Art Makers x National Gallery commission series.

This sculpture was made possible by Linda Marrinon in collaboration with Urban Art Projects Art Makers, the National Gallery of Australia and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Image: Linda Marrinon, Woman in jumpsuit, 2022, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, Commissioned with the generous support of Art Makers. Image courtesy of Linda Marrinon and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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Daniel Boyd Named AFR Magazine's Cultural Power List for 2022

Daniel Boyd Named AFR Magazine's Cultural Power List for 2022


Huge congratulations to Daniel Boyd who has been named in the AFR Magazine's Cultural Power List for 2022. ⁠

The AFR Magazine defines cultural power as the ability to shape Australia’s view of itself, crystallise an overarching issue in any given year, or reflect us back to ourselves. ⁠

Daniel Boyd is one of ten named in the Cultural Power List for 2022. Boyd is included alongside the likes of the Minister for Indigenous Australians, Linda Burney MP; music sensation The Kid Laroi and emerging rapper Baker Boy; recently retired tennis stars Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott; TV entertainer Hamish Blake; and filmmakers Sally Riley and Baz Luhrmann.

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Daniel Boyd Exhibition at Okayama Art Summit

Daniel Boyd Exhibition at Okayama Art Summit


'DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY?'

This year's iteration of the Okayama Art Summit includes an incredible collection of works by Daniel Boyd. Held in Okayama City once every three years, the Okayama Art Summit is an international exhibition of contemporary art. With Rirkrit Tiravanija taking the reins as artistic director, the Okayama Art Summit 2022 brings the artistic touch to various historical and cultural sites near Okayama Castle and Okayama Korakuen Garden for two months from September 30 to November 27, 2022.

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James Angus in the latest issue of Artist Profile

James Angus in the latest issue of Artist Profile


“The pleasure of experiencing urban sculpture is not simply the forms themselves, but also the way in which they emerge and recede from all the noise of everyday life: public transport, traffic, strangers, graffiti, weather. So, I’m hopeful that the stakes have been raised, even if the audience may be dwindling, for now. Sculpture helps us rejoin the world.”⁠

In the latest issue of Artist Profile, Inga Walton writes on James Angus’s sculptural practice, exploring the place of sculpture in public space and life, the modernist vernaculars that Angus appraises in small and large-scale works, and his preparation for a solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, opening next month. The essay is accompanied by portraits of Angus working at home, taken by the photographer Liz Linden – who is also his wife.⁠

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Mikala Dwyer installation 'Chromkinda'  at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)

Mikala Dwyer installation 'Chromkinda' at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)


Mikala Dwyer's dazzling new immersive installation, 'Chromkinda', opened at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) over the weekend. ⁠

Dwyer is the first artist to to exhibit in MAMA's brand new gallery space designed specifically for children and their families. The space is ergonomically designed with modular tables and chairs at different heights for children of various ages.⁠

Inspired by early 20th Century Bauhaus theatre, 'Chromkinda' is a space where children can learn through play and performance. Costumes, moveable sets, curtains and wall paintings will provide a lively space where young people can present their own stories and create plays that enrich their imaginations.⁠

'Chromakinda' will be on display at MAMA until March 2023.

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Exhibition Openings: Brook Andrew and Robert Campbell Jnr

Exhibition Openings: Brook Andrew and Robert Campbell Jnr


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present 'GABAN: House of Strange', an exhibition of new works by Brook Andrew and an exhibition of historic works by the late Robert Campbell Jnr, in the artist's second posthumous exhibition with the gallery.⁠

Opening reception: Friday, 23 September from 6-8pm⁠
Exhibition dates: 23 September – 15 October 2022⁠

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Destiny Deacon and Daniel Boyd in Art Guide

Destiny Deacon and Daniel Boyd in Art Guide


A few weeks ago, the local Melbourne council that looks after suburbs from Brunswick to Coburg renamed itself as Merri-bek City Council. The significant decision challenges how slavery was rooted in the previous title Moreland, named after a Jamaican slave estate. It’s also fortuitously heightened by the exhibition Sydney Road Blaks at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick—where Aboriginal, South Sea and Pacific Islander artists make the suburb’s history known.

Curators Kim Kruger, Savanna Kruger and Lisa Hilli reveal the area’s connection to slavery, showing how settler amnesia and denial erases Australia’s role in this. Sydney Road Blaks tells the story of 10 enslaved South Sea Islander men who in 1847 were seen walking down Sydney Road; part of up to 200 other men who were ‘imported’ by Benjamin Boyd, a Scottish entrepreneur and slaver.


Image: Destiny Deacon, Dolly Eyes, 2020. Digital print.

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Isaac Julien in The Art Newspaper: An overdue ode to the influence of Black cinema opens in Los Angeles

Isaac Julien in The Art Newspaper: An overdue ode to the influence of Black cinema opens in Los Angeles


The numerous Black filmmakers, actors and other professionals who silently shaped the early decades of Hollywood are honoured in the overdue exhibition Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971 at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. The exhibition’s scope is as broad as its timeframe, featuring clips, archival footage, film equipment, posters, costumes and props across the Renzo Piano-designed museum’s fourth floor.

Bookending the checklist with 1898 and 1971 offers a crucial window to the emergence and rise of American cinema but also points to a critical moment in Black representation, when Blaxploitation films emerged in the mainstream, according to the exhibition curators Doris Berger and Rhea Combs.

“We realised 1971 was a watershed moment before Hollywood took over and started creating these low budget films for Black audiences,” Combs tells The Art Newspaper. The next year saw the release of two important films of this genre: Melvin Van Peebles’s Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song and Shaft by Gordon Parks. Given the indelible legacy of his photojournalism, Parks is less well-known as a director, but the late icon is not the only familiar name for art audiences in the exhibition.

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James Angus in VAULT Magazine

James Angus in VAULT Magazine


"The new sculptures I've been making are all appropriated from a particular branch of geometry that academics would describe as 'triply periodic minimal surfaces'. They are forms that could be conjoined infinitely without any obvious seams. I've selected chunks of these forms and cast them in steel, and they look as if they were severed from a larger structure with an oxy-acetylene torch." –James Angus in Issue 60 of Artist Profile ('James Angus: Re-joining the World' by Inga Walton)⁠

The latest issue of Artist Profile includes a fantastic feature on James Angus ahead of his solo exhibition opening at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in October this year. ⁠

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Daniel Boyd in Art Guide

Daniel Boyd in Art Guide


For Daniel Boyd, the past isn’t a single story. It’s a source material that changes depending on who’s looking at it, a set of fictions that can be cracked open and remade. The renowned artist, a Kudjala, Ghungalu, Wangerriburra, Wakka Wakka, Gubbi Gubbi, Kuku Yalanji, Yuggera and Bundjalung man with ni-Vanuatu heritage, is best known for shimmering paintings comprising tiny ‘lenses’. This metaphor for how we see, what’s hidden and exposed when we look at an image, also extends to the sculptures and spatial interventions that are increasingly guiding his work.

Boyd works out of a sprawling Marrickville warehouse that hints at the poetics of his practice. Every element speaks to a careful geometry— from the paintings that command each wall, their proportions playing off each other, to the art books carefully displayed in a wooden case. Here Boyd, who’s preparing for his solo Treasure Island at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, speaks about wrestling with the language of representation and challenging his viewers’ perception of the world.

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Isaac Julien in The New Yorker: A Black British Artist Asks, "What Was Africa to the Harlem Renaissance?"

Isaac Julien in The New Yorker: A Black British Artist Asks, "What Was Africa to the Harlem Renaissance?"


Isaac Julien in The New Yorker: 'A Black British Artist Asks, "What Was Africa to the Harlem Renaissance?"

The video artist Isaac Julien and the cultural theorist Kobena Mercer explore “primitive” sculpture and the queering of the New Negro.'

Alain Locke is remembered as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance largely for assembling “The New Negro,” a 1925 anthology that immortalized a small group of young writers—Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Jessie Fauset, and others—as America’s first Black literary movement. But, if things had gone differently, he might have left an even deeper mark in the visual arts. Among his greatest unrealized ambitions was to establish a Harlem Museum of African Art, where the next generation of sculptors, painters, photographers, and printmakers could draw inspiration from the continent as they enacted their own transformation of Black American identity. “We must believe that there still slumbers in the blood something which once stirred will react with peculiar emotional intensity toward it,” he wrote in a special issue of Opportunity devoted to African sculpture. “Nothing is more galvanizing than the sense of a cultural past.” –Julian Lucas for The New Yorker, 2022

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'Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)' is on at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia through September 4.

Images: Installation view of Isaac Julien, 'Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)', Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2022. Photography: Henrik Kam

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Tracey Moffatt 'First Jobs' Series Displayed at Queensland College of Arts

Tracey Moffatt 'First Jobs' Series Displayed at Queensland College of Arts


Works from Tracey Moffatt's acclaimed 'First Jobs' series are currently on display at Queensland College of Art as part of ⁠

'Persona: 50 Years of Photography at QCA', curated by Henri van Noordenburg, is an exploration of half a century of photographic teaching and learning at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. ⁠

This exhibition features the work of over twenty-five QCA alumni, including Tracey Moffatt, and will feature a wide range of media. Focusing on works that have a strong personal or autobiographical element, the exhibition serves as a salutation to the past fifty years of Photography at the Queensland College of Art, and a celebration of what’s to come.⁠

Exhibition dates: 1 August – 13 August 2022⁠

Artwork (left): Tracey Moffatt, 'First Jobs, Parking Cars 1981', 2008, archival pigments on rice paper with gel medium, 73.5 x 94.5 cm.⁠
Artwork (right): Tracey Moffatt, 'First Jobs, Canteen 1984',⁠
2008, archival pigments on rice paper with gel medium, 73.5 x 94.5 cm.⁠

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Dhambit Munungurr  Finalist in the Bark Painting Award at NATSIAA Awards 2022

Dhambit Munungurr Finalist in the Bark Painting Award at NATSIAA Awards 2022


Congratulations to Yolnu artist Dhambit Munungurr who was a finalist in the Bark Painting Award at the 2022 NATSIA Awards at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin.

'My Father Painting Balana' (2021) is a portrait of the artist's father, Mutitjpuy Munungurr (1932–1993). It captures him painting a very sacred and sensitive area known as Balana. Although the Djapu trace their origin to the Dian'kawu sisters, they rarely paint this topic or place. The first time it was revealed in public was when Mutitjpuy Munungurr entered this bark into the National Aboriginal Art Award (now NATSIAA) in 1990. It won First Prize. This artwork captures him creating it.

Dhambit Munungurr's second solo exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 'Healing / Dilthan Yolnunha', opens this Friday, 12 August from 6-8pm.

Artwork: Dhambit Munungurr, 'My Father Painting Balana', 2021, synthetic polymer paint on stringybark, 249 x 116 cm.

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Kaylene Whiskey at the 2022 Aichi Triennale

Kaylene Whiskey at the 2022 Aichi Triennale


We are thrilled to share a first look at Kaylene Whiskey's incredible video work installation at the 2022 Aichi Triennale in Japan.⁠

For this iteration, Aichi Triennale artistic director Mami Kataoka, director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, has titled the exhibition “STILL ALIVE.” While nodding to the ongoing pandemic, the show’s title takes its name from a series by the late Aichi-born artist On Kawara, whose work is also included in the Triennale.⁠

The Aichi Triennale is on view through October 10. ⁠

Images and video courtesy of Teruyo Horie.⁠

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Kaylene Whiskey in OCULA Magazine

Kaylene Whiskey in OCULA Magazine


New York gallery Fort Gansevoort has brought the artist alongside Kaylene Whiskey and Tiger Yaltangki—fellow members of the art collective, Iwantja Arts—to the U.S. art scene this summer with a well-received group exhibition.

Namatjira spoke with Ocula Magazine about his powerful portraits that seek to balance humour with the complexities of colonial history.u2060u2060 'There's definitely humour in my work, but there's also a serious side to my paintings—I want to shed light on some untold or overlooked Indigenous stories. Humour helps grab people's attention, but I hope they look a little deeper.'

Image: Kaylene Whiskey, Dolly and Catgirl (2021). Acrylic on linen. 100.965 x 111.76 cm. Exhibition view: Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger Yaltangki, Iwantja Rock n Roll, Fort Gansevoort, New York (7 July 2022–20 August 2022). Courtesy Fort Gansevoort.

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Dhambit Munungurr in The Monthly

Dhambit Munungurr in The Monthly


The idiosyncratic work of Yolngu artist Dhambit Mununggurr.


The Yolnu artist Dhambit Munungurr, perched in her wheelchair alongside one of the largest bark paintings I’ve ever seen – a work in steady progress – looks at me with eyes flashing mercurially. Or she would be looking at me if I were there. Instead she’s looking at my digital version, playing out on a phone screen in the northern heat, as I try to ask questions of her from afar. I fear I’ve already put my foot in it. Influence, at least in a Western sense, can be a sensitive subject among tradition-minded Aboriginal artists, and I’ve just suggested that Munungurr, who has only relatively recently begun painting at the local art centre (like most local artists, she previously worked at home), may have received support and guidance from the small group of older women, among them her aunt Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, who were already there. My mistake. Munungurr clutches a cigarette in her right hand, left near-useless by the vehicle accident that almost took her life in 2007, and inhales deeply. “I do whatever I want,” she says emphatically, before pausing to let smoke billow from her nostrils.


Image: Dhambit Mununggurr, Bees at Gangan, 2019, synthetic polymer paint on stringybark, 183 cm x 117 cm

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Julie Rrap in VAULT Magazine

Julie Rrap in VAULT Magazine


For VAULT Magazine's 10th birthday issue, Julie Rrap sat down with Louise Martin-Chew to distill some of her experiences and hopes for the future on the back of her inclusion in the NGA's 'Know My Name' exhibition. ⁠

"Julie Rrap's oeuvre, spanning photography, film, performance and installation, is broad; its unifying thread circles around and implicates her body. Its concepts draw from the dynamic political juggernaughts of her era – feminism, activism, politics – but its power is propelled by humour and a potency of ideas." – Louise Martin-Chew⁠

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Isaac Julien in Vogue: "At the Barnes Foundation, Isaac Julien Stages a Soaring Ode to Black Creativity"

Isaac Julien in Vogue: "At the Barnes Foundation, Isaac Julien Stages a Soaring Ode to Black Creativity"


"Entering Isaac Julien’s newest installation, 'Once Again … (Statues Never Die)', is like entering into a series of questions, each composed in sumptuous, film-like black-and-white video, each projected on five wall-sized screens. The visitor to the exhibition ... stands in the half-circle of views, a panorama of five characters, each moving through museums and art studios, through mansions and nightclubs and landscapes of time. Altogether, it’s a dream that makes a point to not make a point at all, but instead foreground old (but still charged) debates about art and objects, about how people see things or don’t, about the resonances of violence and the power of questions to reposition us. It’s a summer must-see." – Robert Sullivan, Vogue, 29 July 2022 ⁠

'Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die)' is on at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia through September 4.⁠

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Art After Hours co-produced with Daniel Boyd at AGNSW

Art After Hours co-produced with Daniel Boyd at AGNSW


Art After Hours celebrates leading contemporary First Nations artist, Daniel Boyd – whose exhibition 'Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island' is on display now at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

In this Art After Hours co-produced with Boyd, participate in and be inspired by First Nations-led conversations and art-making, and explore the exhibition until late.

Wednesday, 27 June:

6.30pm: Join Erin Vink, curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, in the Entrance court for an artist talk wit Daniel Boyd. They will discuss the conceptual threads and historical narratives intrinsic to Boyd’s art practice as celebrated across the exhibition.

From 5–6.30pm & 7.15–8.30pm: Watch a live durational artwork unfold, by emerging Bundjalung artist Shaun Daniel Allen. Working with paint and rollers on a large, floor-mounted canvas, Shal will produce a work that draws on rich textures and expressive linework.

The exhibition and events are free to attend, with no bookings required. A free shuttle bus runs every 20mins from 7pm until closing from the Art Gallery to various locations in the city close to public transport.

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Bill Henson's portrait of Barry Jones to be auctioned

Bill Henson's portrait of Barry Jones to be auctioned


A portrait by Bill Henson of former minister for science Barry Jones will be offered at an auction on 1 August 2022 to raise funds for 'Capital Punishment Justice Project' at an event to mark the centenary of the death penalty being abolished in Queensland in 1922.

Barry Jones is variously known as a former minister for science, a pioneer of talkback radio, and a champion quiz contestant, but it’s his decades-long fight against the death penalty that is being honoured in a new photographic portrait by Bill Henson.

A day-long program at Parliament House in Brisbane on Aug­ust 1 to commemorate the centenary will include an address by former High Court judge Michael Kirby, discussions about the death penalty, the launch of Jones’s book and the auction of his portrait.

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Daniel Boyd in OCULA Advisory

Daniel Boyd in OCULA Advisory


Daniel Boyd's first major Australian solo exhibition has opened at Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Taking its name from Robert Louis Stevenson's eponymous novel Treasure Island, the show traces two decades of the artist's practice, which engages with Australia's colonial histories.

Born in 1982 in Cairns, Queensland, Boyd graduated in 2005 from the Australian National University's School of Art & Design in Canberra. Since then, he has developed a multidisciplinary practice spanning painting, video, installation, and sculpture.

Sharing the same title as the artist's Australian institutional show, Boyd presented painting and multimedia works at Kukje Gallery in Seoul last year, marking his first exhibition in South Korea.

Image: Exhibition view of Daniel Boyd, Treasure Island, Art Gallery of New South Wales (4 June 2022–29 January 2023). Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales. Photo: Jenni Carter.

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Daniel Boyd in Art Guide

Daniel Boyd in Art Guide


"For Daniel Boyd, the past isn't a single story. It's a source material that changes depending on who's looking at it, a set of fictions that can be cracked open and remade." –Neha Kale, 2022⁠

Issue 138 of Art Guide features a fantastic conversation between Neha Kale and Daniel Boyd, conducted ahead of his solo exhibition 'Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island' which is currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. ⁠

Boyd works out of a sprawling Marrickville warehouse that hints at the poetics of his practice. Every element speaks to a careful geometry– from the paintings that command each wall, their proportions playing off each other, to the art books carefully displayed in a wooden case. Within issue 138 of Art Guide, Daniel Boyd speaks about wrestling with the language of representation and challenging his viewers' perception of the world.⁠

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Dhambit Mununggurr in Art Guide

Dhambit Mununggurr in Art Guide


"Before 1970, no Yolngu women painted on bark or larrakitj in their own right. If we reflect upon the relatively short journey from there to today – and to a world where Mununggurr's iridescent blue works combine ancient lore and 21st century politics – we are reminded, yet again, that Indigenous art is contemporary art, and that the works coming out of the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre are some of the most rich and vital forces in artmaking in Australia today." –Kelly Gellatly, 2022

Issue 138 of Art Guide features a fantastic profile on Dhambit Mununggurr ahead of her second solo exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, due to open next month.

Gellatly's article includes astute commentary on the unconventional subject matter taken on by the artist. Presenting works such as 'Order' and 'Welcoming the Refugees / Scott Morrison and the Treasurer', Mununggurr's put Yolngu people at the forefront of contemporary Australian politics.

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Pierre Mukeba in Art Guide

Pierre Mukeba in Art Guide


"I want 'Amri Kumi' to be both aesthetically and intellectually beautiful and open to whoever is willing to welcome the work." –Pierre Mukeba, 2022⁠

Issue 101 of Art Collector includes a fantastic profile on Pierre Mukeba ahead of his solo exhibition 'Amri Kumi' opening at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery next month.⁠

Brian Obiri-Asare shares exclusive details of what to expect from Mukeba's second solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery which draws inspiration from the Book of Exodus and adopts a contemporary take on the ten commandments. ⁠

Pierre Mukeba's solo exhibition 'Amri Kumi' opens at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery on 12 August 2022.⁠

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Tom Polo at Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne

Tom Polo at Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne


Incredible paintings by Tom Polo are included in ‘Expanded Canvas’, a curated group exhibition at Town Hall Gallery at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne.⁠

‘Expanded Canvas’ showcases the ideas and aesthetics that characterise painting practice today, including artworks that reveal the continually evolving nature of the medium when fused with other disciplines and materials.⁠

Visit Town Hall Gallery today from 12-4pm.⁠

Photography by Christian Capurro.⁠

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Tate Britain will present a major exhibition 'ISAAC JULIEN' in April 2023

Tate Britain will present a major exhibition 'ISAAC JULIEN' in April 2023


Just announced: Opening in April 2023, Tate Britain will present 'ISAAC JULIEN', a major exhibition revealing the full scope of Sir Isaac Julien’s pioneering work in film and installation from the early 1980s through to the present day.

Celebrated for his compelling lyrical films and his video art installations, Sir Isaac Julien is one of the leading artists working in film and video today. The exhibition highlights Julien's critical thinking and the way his work breaks down barriers between different artistic disciplines, drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture by utilising the themes of desire, history and culture.

The exhibition will present works from early films to large-scale, multi-screen installations which investigate the movement of peoples across different continents, times and spaces. Isaac Julien’s work across forty years will be presented for the first time in the UK.

Image: Isaac Julien, 'The Lady of the Lake (Lessons of the Hour)', 2019.

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Tracey Moffatt at Ngununggula Gallery, Bowral

Tracey Moffatt at Ngununggula Gallery, Bowral


Tracey Moffatt's fantastic 2008 video work 'REVOLUTION', edited by Gary Hillberg, is currently on view at Ngununggula, the Southern Highlands' recently opened regional art gallery in Bowral.⁠

'REVOLUTION' is pictured here with textile works by Abdul Abdullah in the foreground within the exhibition titled 'Lands Abounds', which also features works by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah. ⁠

View 'Lands Abounds' at Ngununggula through 24 July 2022. ⁠

Image courtesy of Ngununggula Gallery. Photography: Zan Wimberley

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Fiona Hall and AJ King's joint installation 'EXODUST—CRYING COUNTRY' at Mona

Fiona Hall and AJ King's joint installation 'EXODUST—CRYING COUNTRY' at Mona


Fiona Hall and AJ King's joint installation 'EXODUST—CRYING COUNTRY' is now open at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart in line with Dark Mofo 2022. ⁠

'Last year, Fiona Hall turned her Dark Mofo exhibition space over to AJ King, a Bigambul / Wakka Wakka cultural practitioner, and many other Aboriginal collaborators. Together they all built a bark Pakana cremation hut, after AJ told Fiona about one the French had observed in the 1790s at laylatiya / Recherche Bay, far south from here.⁠

Now, at Mona, Fiona and AJ have teamed up again. A large timber hut—scorched inside and out—stands amid a scene of devastation: a blasted landscape, reminiscent of a fire-bombed logging coupe; blackened, charred, nature’s demise.'⁠

'Exodust' includes Hall’s meticulous tin sculptures of decimated trees and penises, and the evolving work Crumb: An Atlas of Ruins of our Time, for which the multitalented sculptor cuts scenes of global tragedy into loaves of bread (Ukraine is still a work in progress, she says).⁠

'EXODUST—CRYING COUNTRY' is on view until 17 October 2022.⁠

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Destiny Deacon  awarded the First Nations Red Ochre Award for Lifetime Achievement

Destiny Deacon awarded the First Nations Red Ochre Award for Lifetime Achievement


Huge congratulations to Destiny Deacon who was recently awarded the First Nations Red Ochre Award for Lifetime Achievement in the 2022 First Nations Arts Awards, alongside Bangarra’s Artistic Director, Stephen Page.

The First Nations Arts Awards are held each year on May 27, marking the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the start of National Reconciliation Week.

Deacon's work covers performative photography, Indigenous identity with provocative and humorous imagery that mocks and satirises clichéd and racist stereotypes. The Kuku and Erub/Mer artist, based in Melbourne, has broken many boundaries in the visual arts world – often in partnership with the late Virginia Fraser – culminating in her 2020 solo retrospective, ‘Destiny‘ at the NGV in 2020.

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Del Kathryn Barton 'Blaze' at Sydney Film Festival

Del Kathryn Barton 'Blaze' at Sydney Film Festival


Del Kathryn Barton's extraordinary debut feature film 'Blaze' will be screening this month in the exclusive Official Competition at Sydney Film Festival, fresh from its international premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.⁠

In 2022, the Official Competition celebrates 13 years of awarding the prestigious Sydney Film Prize to each year’s most “audacious, cutting-edge and courageous” film.⁠

In 'Blaze', "the coming of age genre gets reimagined in this astonishing drama about a family in crisis. Simon Baker stars as the attentive single father of twelve-year-old Blaze (played by Julia Savage), who goes off the rails after experiencing trauma." –Lucy Mukerjee, Senior Programmer, Tribeca Film Festival ⁠

'Blaze' will screen at the State Theatre on Friday 17 June and Saturday 18 June and at Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace on Sunday 19 June as part of Sydney Film Festival. Join Barton in 'The Hub' at 1:45pm following the Saturday screening as she discuss the film. ⁠

Image credit: Daniel Boud. ⁠

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Major acquisition of Fiona Hall sculptures by QAGOMA

Major acquisition of Fiona Hall sculptures by QAGOMA


We are incredibly proud to share news of QAGOMA's major acquisition of two series' of intricate and enthralling low-relief sculptures by artist Fiona Hall AO.

Fiona Hall's 'Australian Set' (1998-99) and 'Sri Lankan Set' (1999) (from 'Paradisus Terrestris' series) have been acquired through funds from The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trusts, alongside two large-scale works by internationally renowned artists Olafur Eliasson and Tacita Dean CBE.

The series title ‘Paradisus Terrestris’ (‘Paradise of the Earth’) is the collective name for a body of work that occupied Hall for ten years from 1989.4 The sculptures acquired through the Trust are the third and fourth iterations in the series: the Australian set addresses debates around native title; while the Sri Lankan set alludes to the civil war that afflicted Sri Lanka from 1983 to 2009.

Visit Queensland Art Gallery this weekend to view Hall’s series of intricate sculptures, currently on display in Gallery 12 of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Galleries.

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Copper Wire Weaves and Spirals into Organic Sculptural Forms by the Late Artist Bronwyn Oliver

Copper Wire Weaves and Spirals into Organic Sculptural Forms by the Late Artist Bronwyn Oliver


Widely regarded as one of the most renowned sculptors in Australia, the late artist Bronwyn Oliver possessed an unparalleled ability to shape thin copper wire into intricate patterns. Her sculptures of ammonites, palm leaves, and single buds are minimal in form and incredibly detailed in construction, with oscillating lines delineating the edge of a fossil or an elaborate web expanding into a plump cherry blossom.

Evidence of Oliver’s devoted and time-consuming practice, the pieces are the result of intense twisting and brazing, a higher-temperature version of soldering. “My sculpture, I like to think of them as the bones of something. It might only be bone, but it might be the beginning or ending of something as well,” the artist says in a clip from the recent documentary about her life and work, The Shadows Within—the trailer is available on YouTube, but the full documentary is only streaming in Australia at the moment.

Oliver has gained greater recognition in recent years and is included in the corrective exhibition held at The National Gallery of Australia. Know My Name, which runs through June 26, showcases works from dozens of women who’ve significantly contributed to the country’s culture. Oliver’s sculptures are housed in major Australian collections, including those at The National Gallery, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the National Gallery of Victoria, and her public pieces can be seen at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, the University of New South Wales, and Queen Street Mall in Brisbane.

Image: “Globe” (2002), copper, 2.5 meters in diameter

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David Noonan in Art Guide

David Noonan in Art Guide


The ‘stage art’ of David Noonan is back in Australia.

Highly stylised European-centric and Japanese theatre have long influenced Ballarat-born artist David Noonan’s film, collage and sculpture making, in which his figures are often presented in liminal states, positioned somewhere between lacking self-consciousness and performing for display.

Despite basing himself since 2005 in London, one of the great theatre cities in the world, Noonan rarely sees contemporary stage productions, instead naming long by gone productions of expat Melbourne opera director Barrie Kosky, as well as opera based on American composer Philip Glass’s music, as formative artistic provocations.

Moving between representation and abstraction, Noonan’s art relies more on his memories of such theatre artists’ mise-en-scéne: “I don’t know whether the [avant-garde] theatre I’m interested in is really available any more,” he says during a short visit to Australia to unveil his latest exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art. “I’m not that interested in conventional theatre; it’s more the aesthetics of it. In the 1960s and 70s, there was a period of amazing experimentation, particularly in set design. The imagery left over from such theatre has a science fiction quality, constructing a world that exists outside our own: props and a DIY construction environment.”

Image: David Noonan, Mnemosyne, 2021, installation view, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2022. Photography by Christian Capurro. Courtesy of the artist and Modern Art, London.

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Brook Andrew, Destiny Deacon, Isaac Julien, and Tracey Moffatt selected for 2023 Sharjah Biennial

Brook Andrew, Destiny Deacon, Isaac Julien, and Tracey Moffatt selected for 2023 Sharjah Biennial


Huge congratulations to Brook Andrew, Destiny Deacon, Isaac Julien, and Tracey Moffatt who have been selected to participate in the 2023 iteration of the Sharjah Biennial. ⁠⁠

Sharjah Biennial 15: 'Thinking Historically in the Present' will feature works by more than 150 artists, including never-before-seen works and 30 major commissions, presented at 16 venues across the emirate.⁠

⁠Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by the Foundation’s Director Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Biennial 15 (SB15) reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial. The Biennial is being realised with the support of the Sharjah Biennial 15 Working Group and Advisory Committee.⁠

SB15 runs from 7 February to 11 June 2023, with the opening week events scheduled from 7 to 12 February 2023. ⁠

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Patricia Piccinini in ABC News

Patricia Piccinini in ABC News


Adelaide residents were treated to some unusual visitors floating over the city this morning. 

The renowned hot air balloon Skywhale was inflated above the River Torrens, along with newly created partner Skywhalepapa and babies, as part of the Adelaide Festival. The 10-storey papa was launched last year and cradles several baby whales in its fins. It was the first time both parents — described by the event's organisers as a "strange and wonderful pair of Leviathans" — have appeared together in Adelaide.

"It is just glorious," co-artistic director Rachel Healy said.

"Of course we'd seen the photographs but nothing can prepare you for their scale, their beauty, for the sense of connection that you feel.

"It's just one of those extraordinary moments, a festival morning like no other."

The Skywhales' creator, contemporary artist Patricia Piccinini, said the exhibit aimed to get audiences talking and thinking.

"It's been literally euphoric," she said.

"It's a wonderful moment to come together to think about things that we're really interested in, like care and like nature — especially now that we're in the middle of a climate crisis."

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Daniel Boyd in 'Experimenta Life Form: International Triennial of Media Art'

Daniel Boyd in 'Experimenta Life Form: International Triennial of Media Art'


Daniel Boyd's fantastic video installation 'History is Made at Night', 2013 is included in the 2021 iteration of 'Experimenta Life Form: International Triennial of Media Art'. ⁠

'Experimenta Life Forms' reveals how contemporary artists are exploring notions of life, at a time when technological change and new research findings are making definitions of ‘life’ increasingly difficult to pin down. ⁠

This touring exhibition features a diversity of artforms including robotics, bio-art, screen-based works, installations, participatory and generative art. The exhibition showcases 20 artworks by 26 leading Australian and international artists.⁠

'Experimenta Life Forms' will be touring regional cities across Australia, starting today at The Lock-Up in Newcastle. It will then travel to Murwillumbah, Townsville, Dubbo, Mount Gambier, Albury, Armidale, and Hobart. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience some great Media Art if you outside of metropolitan cities in Australia.⁠
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Image: Installation view, Daniel Boyd, 'History is Made at Night', 2013, two channel video with audio, 10:21 min (looped). ⁠
Photo: Ben Adams⁠

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The Guardian: Edinburgh Art Festival review

The Guardian: Edinburgh Art Festival review


Isaac Julien’s ambitious 10-screen installation Lessons of the Hour at National Galleries Scotland explores the life and triumphs of American abolitionist, freed slave, and the most photographed man of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass...


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Sarah Contos – Waverley Artist Studios Residency

Sarah Contos – Waverley Artist Studios Residency


We are thrilled to share news that Sarah Contos has been named as one of five artists selected to occupy a year-long residency at Waverley Artist Studios. ⁠

Waverley Artist Studios provide a studio space for twelve months in Bondi to develop new work. Contos will be involved in an open studio event in the second last month of her residency to showcase the works she produced in that time.⁠

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Kaylene Whiskey – 2022 Melbourne Art Foundation Commission

Kaylene Whiskey – 2022 Melbourne Art Foundation Commission


We are delighted to announce that Kaylene Whiskey has been awarded the 2022 Melbourne Art Foundation Commission, in partnership with ACMI.⁠

Whiskey's strong connection to Indulkana, the remote Indigenous community upon which she lives, and her Yankunytjatjara heritage will be the foundation of a new single channel video work, responding to ‘Djeembana/Place’ – the theme of the artistic program of the 2022 Melbourne Art Fair.⁠

Image: Kaylene Whiskey in her studio on the APY Lands.⁠

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Isaac Julien in the 2021 Edinburgh Art Festival

Isaac Julien in the 2021 Edinburgh Art Festival


In partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival, the UK and European premiere of Isaac Julien’s ‘Lessons of the Hour’ will be a highlight of the 2021 Edinburgh Art Festival program displayed at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) from today.

The major ten-screen installation reflects on the life and times of visionary African American, writer, and prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Douglass spent two years in Edinburgh in the 1840s campaigning across Scotland, England, and Ireland for freedom and social justice.

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Louise Hearman in 'Archie 100'

Louise Hearman in 'Archie 100'


This week we will be sharing some of the fantastic portraits included in 'Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. ⁠

'Archie 100' unearths fascinating stories behind more than 100 artworks carefully selected from every decade. It reflects not just how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time but, importantly, the changing face of our nation.⁠

Today we share⁠ Louise Hearman's 2016 Archibald Prize winning portrait of Barry Humphries (1934-). ⁠

Louise Hearman is known for her dark, evocative and enigmatic paintings. Her portrait of performer Barry Humphries, who has been the subject of seven Archibald finalists, was the artist’s first foray in the prize. When she learned of her win, she declared:⁠

"… the best thing about the Archibald Prize, really, is that it gets all artists in the public eye. Today is the one day each year artists eclipse sportsmen in the news!⁠"⁠

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Isaac Julien – Piccadilly Art Takeover

Isaac Julien – Piccadilly Art Takeover


Congratulations to Isaac Julien who was selected by the Royal Academy of Arts as one of five artists to transform London's Piccadilly Circus into a 'gallery without walls'. ⁠

The Piccadilly Art Takeover is a partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and Art of London, along with Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London.⁠

The installation will be on display through to 31 August as part of Art of London’s summer season.⁠

Julien will be showing 'Lessons of the Hour' as a 30-minute film on Piccadilly Lights next month as part of the Royal Academy's take over of Piccadilly Circus. This will coincide with a 10 ten-screen installation of 'Lessons of the Hour', opening in Edinburgh next week as part of the Edinburgh Arts Festival.⁠

Pictured: Isaac Julien (center) with artists Michael Armitage and Vanessa Jackson in front of part of the installation. ⁠

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Del Kathryn Barton in 'Archie 100'

Del Kathryn Barton in 'Archie 100'


This week we will be sharing some of the fantastic portraits included in 'Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. ⁠

'Archie 100' unearths fascinating stories behind more than 100 artworks carefully selected from every decade. It reflects not just how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time but, importantly, the changing face of our nation.⁠

Today we share Del Kathryn Barton's celebrated portrait of actress Cate Blanchett with her three children, titled 'Mother (a portrait of Cate)'. ⁠

Motherhood is a prominent theme in Del Kathryn Barton’s highly individual work, and she is acutely aware of the oftentimes competing and demanding dual roles of being an artist and mother. Cate Blanchett (born 1969) is one of the most internationally renowned and successful Australian women working in the arts today. Recognised for her multi-award-winning film, television and stage work, at the time this portrait was painted Blanchett was co-artistic director of Sydney Theatre Company, a role she held for six years.⁠

In 2013, Barton became one of two women to have won the Archibald Prize twice, joining Judy Cassab, who won in 1960 and 1966. Barton won in 2013 with a portrait of actor Hugo Weaving, and in 2008 with a self-portrait including her children.⁠

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Robert Campbell Jnr in 'Archie 100'

Robert Campbell Jnr in 'Archie 100'


This week we will be sharing some of the fantastic portraits included in 'Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. ⁠

'Archie 100' unearths fascinating stories behind more than 100 artworks carefully selected from every decade. It reflects not just how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time but, importantly, the changing face of our nation.⁠

Today we share Robert Campbell Junior’s vivid portrait of fellow Dunghutti/Ngaku man Malcolm ‘Mac’ Silva from the 1989 Archibald Prize. Silva was the drummer and lead singer of bands Silva Linings and Black Lace.⁠

Robert Campbell Junior was primarily a self-taught painter who emerged during the 1980s as an extremely important Indigenous artist. Campbell’s striking, dynamic paintings are based on the patterning, colours and stylistic conventions of traditional Ngaku designs. They tell the story of his Ngaku people, entwined with the politics surrounding Aboriginal rights at that time.⁠

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Kaylene Whiskey in Illuminate Adelaide

Kaylene Whiskey in Illuminate Adelaide


Kaylene Whiskey’s fantastic works will be projected onto the heritage façade of the Institute Building in Adelaide city as part of Illuminate Adelaide. Paintings such as 'Anangu Kungka and London Lady' will be brought to life in animations the artist has produced in collaboration with Jackson Lee.

In the APY Lands community of Indulkana, Whiskey grew up surrounded by the Tjukurpa (cultural stories) and inma (ceremonial song/dance) taught by her Elders, and the super-heroines and superstars on the TV and radio.

Today, Whiskey’s art draws on that rich and eclectic set of influences to remix celebrity culture and remote community life, as pop idols like Tina Turner, Dolly Parton and Wonder Woman are dropped into the red dirt and blue skies of Central Australia.

Fri 16 July - Sun 01 August

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Mikala Dwyer in Art Collector

Mikala Dwyer in Art Collector


"Esoteric yet direct, playful yet considered, the practice of Mikala Dwyer flits between fantasy and reality with a delightful yet unnerving oddity." –Edward Colless, Art Collector, Issue 97⁠

The July–September Issue of Art Collector, 'The Under 5K Issue', features an excellent Artist Profile on Mikala Dwyer, with words by Edward Colless. ⁠

Dwyer's solo show 'Bird' will open online at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery on Thursday, 29 July. ⁠

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Mikala Dwyer in art Two of 'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now' at the NGA

Mikala Dwyer in art Two of 'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now' at the NGA


We are thrilled that Mikala Dwyer's fantastic sculptural work 'The Silvering' is included in Part Two of 'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now' at the National Gallery of Australia. ⁠

'The Silvering', a sculpture assembled out of more than 200 balloons filled with helium, is one of the largest pieces in Part Two and was recently acquired by the NGA.⁠

"Artistic precursors of 'The Silvering' include the junky silver walls of Andy Warhol’s Factory and the space-age aesthetic of 1960s design.⁠

The work’s most profound influence, however, is the artist’s mother, the modernist jeweller Dorothy Dwyer, who worked with sterling silver."⁠⁠

Dwyer will have her 5th solo exhibition, titled 'Bird', at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery later this month. ⁠

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Limited-edition prints by John Wolseley

Limited-edition prints by John Wolseley


Coinciding with a major presentation of his work in 'The National 2021: New Australian Art', a series of limited-edition prints by John Wolseley are available to purchase in-store and online via the MCA.⁠

These prints are unique and reveal the hand of the artist, who has hand-painted in watercolour onto each work. To make the series, Wolseley has used various printmaking techniques such as woodcut, etching and chine-collé, a technique used in conjunction with printmaking processes such as etching or lithography, that results in a two-layered paper support.⁠

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Pierre Mukeba in Art Almanac

Pierre Mukeba in Art Almanac


"With remarkable skill and sensitivity, the art of Pierre Mukeba brings an original and powerful voice to contemporary art in Australia that expresses the heartbreak and hope, pain and healing of new immigrants from a war-torn land." –Victoria Hynes, Art Almanac, 2021⁠

We are thrilled that Pierre Mukeba is featured in the July issue of Art Almanac, with a text by Victoria Hynes.⁠

The artist's solo exhibition, 'Black Emotion' runs at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery until 17 July. Following the latest advice from the NSW Government, the gallery is currently closed to the public. ⁠

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Julie Rrap – Successful Applicant – New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship

Julie Rrap – Successful Applicant – New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship


Congratulations to Julie Rrap, who is one of five successful artists in the NSW Government's Fellowship program.⁠

The 'New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship will offer Julie Rrap financial support from Create NSW aim to help artist focus on a self-directed professional development program, to undertake an additional project or acquisition commission from the MCA. This marks the third year of a partnership between Create NSW and MCA for the 'New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship.⁠

Image: Jacquie Manning⁠

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update


Following the latest advice from the New South Wales Government, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will be open by appointment only from Saturday 26 June, 2021.⁠

We invite you to stay connected with our artists and our continuing program by exploring past, current and upcoming exhibitions on our website and Instagram.⁠

In the meantime, don't hesitate to get into contact with us via email at [email protected].⁠

We hope you stay safe and well, and look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery again soon.

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Caroline Rothwell at Hazelhurst Arts Centre opens today

Caroline Rothwell at Hazelhurst Arts Centre opens today


A new installation exploring the intersection of art and science by Caroline Rothwell opens today at Hazelhurst Art Centre.

'Horizon' encompasses a tableau of surreal sculptures and video works that invite viewers to consider their relationship with the natural environment.

Visitors to the gallery are invited to explore the Hazelhurst gardens and create their own hybrid 'morphed' plants as part of Rothwell's 'Infinite Herbarium' digital program created in collaboration with Google Creative Lab. 'Infinite Herbarium' is currently on view at the MCA as part of 'The National' and at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

'Horizon' will be on view until 5 September 2021.

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Tracey Moffatt in Tate's 'A Year in Art: Australia 1992'

Tracey Moffatt in Tate's 'A Year in Art: Australia 1992'


A Year in Art: Australia 1992 brings together works by Australian artists to examine debates around land rights and the ongoing legacies of colonialism.

This exhibition features artworks made before and after 1992 that explore the continuing relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with their lands. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do not state that the land ‘belongs’ to them in a Western sense of ownership. 

The land is not seen as something to be purchased or divided, but rather a living entity that is the basis for and sustains cultural existence. This includes language, lore, family and identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a reciprocal, custodial relationship with Country, with the knowledge and responsibility to care for their lands. This is referred to as connection to Country.

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National Indigenous Times: 'Story of the stars shines the brightest'

National Indigenous Times: 'Story of the stars shines the brightest'


The highly anticipated 2021 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes have been announced in Sydney, with Yolngu painter Nyapanyapa Yunupingu winning the Wynne Prize for her painting Garak — night sky.

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'The Other Portrait' featuring Julie Rrap

'The Other Portrait' featuring Julie Rrap


For Sydney artists Cherine Fahd and Julie Rrap capturing a likeness is merely at the surface of what working with portraiture offers. In curating The Other Portrait, these two artists pursue deeper questions about the transmission of self-image across the gulfs between people. 

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Mikala Dwyer at Melbourne's Gertrude Glasshouse

Mikala Dwyer at Melbourne's Gertrude Glasshouse


Originally due to open on the eve of Melbourne’s latest lockdown, Mikala Dwyer's Ode to 'O'O at Gertrude Glasshouse is now open to the public.

Ode to 'O'O will be on view until Saturday, 10 July.

Join Mikala Dwyer in conversation with Gertrude Artistic Director Mark Feary on the final day of the exhibition.

Image: Ode to 'O'O, installation detail, Gertrude Glasshouse.

[Image description: Aerial view of a bird bath containing water and coins. Green and blue fluorescent lights reflect on the surface of the water.]

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Julie Rrap's 'Double Eclipse' at Dark Mofo in Hobart

Julie Rrap's 'Double Eclipse' at Dark Mofo in Hobart


Julie Rrap's 2015 fantastic video work 'Double Eclipse' looked over guests at Dark Mofo, Mona's midwinter festival in⁠ Tasmania, over the weekend.⁠

Taking place from 16-20 June across Hobart, Dark Mofo delves into centuries-old winter⁠ solstice rituals, exploring the links between⁠ ancient and contemporary mythology,⁠ humans and nature, religious and secular⁠ traditions, darkness and light, and birth, death⁠ and renewal.⁠

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David Noonan's 'Stagecraft' Catalogue: Best in Show

David Noonan's 'Stagecraft' Catalogue: Best in Show


We are thrilled that the exhibition catalogue for David Noonan's solo show 'Stagecraft' at the Art Gallery of Ballarat has won the Best in Show and Best Small Catalogue at the 2021 Museums Australasia Publication and Design Awards (MAPDA). ⁠

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Marley Dawson in the Washington Post

Marley Dawson in the Washington Post


Marley Dawson and the Phillips Collection operate on different planes. The museum is known for paintings that are hushed, serene and even transcendental; Dawson makes metal sculptures that spin, pivot and occasionally spit fire. But the Australian conceptual sculptor and the Washington museum meet in midair, like high-wire acrobats from disparate troupes, for 'Ghosts'. It’s the latest instalment in “Intersections,” a series in which contemporary artists respond to the Phillips’s art.

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Nyapanyapa Yunupingu - WINNER of the 2021 Wynne Prize

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu - WINNER of the 2021 Wynne Prize


HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Nyapanyapa Yunupingu who is the WINNER of the 2021 Wynne Prize with her fantastic painting 'Garak – night sky' (2020).

"Djulpan, the Seven Sisters, are one of the first creations. They left the ancestral elders Nyiwuu1e49ba and Rranyirranyi at the islands called Djakapurra, Gurrarri, Nalkuma, Dhakalu014ba, Bandayu014ba, u014aarrayarri and Wärru. They paddled until they arrived at Nanydjaka (Cape Arnhem). There they rested for some time to gather their strength, then set off again along the coast, passing the Gumatj lands near Manydjarrarru014ba (Daliwuy Bay). They travelled past the Dhuwa lands, Bariu014burawuy and u014aumuwuy (Turtle Beach), and landed at Gärriri (the Yirritja side of the creek at Rocky Bay). They paddled up the beach called Dhuraka (Rocky Bay) and this is where the Djulpan ended their journey." – Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, 2021⁠

'Garak – night sky' (2020) was included in Yunupingu's solo exhibition 'The Little Things' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in January of this year.

Yunupingu has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 2008.

Artwork details: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, 'Gärak - Night Sky', 2020, natural earth pigments on board, 244 x 244 cm.⁠

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A Constructed World performance at Carriageworks

A Constructed World performance at Carriageworks


EVENT: Glenn Thompson and Cassandra Bird will return to sing at A Constructed World's installation ‘Partition #13, Ass Assembly / Assemblée des culs’ today at 11:30am at Carriageworks. ⁠

Drawing from songs as before by Custard, Kurt Weill, John Lee Hooker and Michael Hutchence, amongst others, Glenn and Cassandra will add a new number to their performance. ⁠

Glenn Thompson is member of iconic Australian rock band Custard, and also Exhibition Manager at Carriageworks. Cassandra Bird is Associate Director at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.⁠

Image: A Constructed World, ‘Partition #13, Ass Assembly / Assemblée des culs’, 2017-21. Installation view ‘The National 2021: New Australian Art’, Carriageworks. ⁠

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POSTPONED: Patricia Piccinini's exhibition 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated'

POSTPONED: Patricia Piccinini's exhibition 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated'


Unfortunately due to the lockdown in Melbourne, Patricia Piccinini's landmark exhibition 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated' will remain closed until after the Queen's Birthday weekend, with plans to reopen Tuesday 15 June.

In the meantime, we are thrilled to share images of Piccinini's first extensive hometown show in almost two decades, situated in Melbourne's Flinders Street Station Ballroom.

After holding Melbourne’s imagination for decades, the mysterious ballroom above Flinders Street Station (and its surrounding hidden rooms) have transformed into an eco-system of hyper-real silicone sculptures, video, sound and light devised by Piccinini.⁠

'A Miracle Constantly Repeated' forms part of 'RISING', a major cultural event created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators.⁠

Images courtesy of Bri Hammond for The Design Files.

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Tom Polo finalist in the 2021 Sir John Sulman Prize

Tom Polo finalist in the 2021 Sir John Sulman Prize


We are thrilled to share Tom Polo's fantastic painting 'the embrace (every other way around)' (2021) which is a finalist in the 2021 Sir John Sulman Prize.

"In my paintings, I’m interested in the emotional and physical space between people and their relationships to one another.

In 'the embrace (every other way around)', two faces are engaged in a stare-off, whilst an oversized pink hand appears to draw one figure closer to the other. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to depict intimacy, particularly after the last year where our proximity to one another has been largely restricted or confined.

Thin washes of dark colour act as veils or barriers, creating a space that is both layered yet shallow. These layers contain fragments of text – often my own musings or things overheard – extending ideas of what is hidden and what is revealed." – Tom Polo, 2021

Image: Tom Polo, 'the embrace (every other way around)', 2021, acrylic and Flashe on canvas, 198 x 213 cm.

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Nyapanyapa Yunupingu finalist in the 2021 Wynne Prize

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu finalist in the 2021 Wynne Prize


We are thrilled to share Nyapanyapa Yunupingu's fantastic painting 'Garak – night sky' (2020) which is a finalist in the 2021 Wynne Prize. ⁠

"Djulpan, the Seven Sisters, are one of the first creations. They left the ancestral elders Nyiwuu1e49ba and Rranyirranyi at the islands called Djakapurra, Gurrarri, Nalkuma, Dhakalu014ba, Bandayu014ba, u014aarrayarri and Wärru. They paddled until they arrived at Nanydjaka (Cape Arnhem). There they rested for some time to gather their strength, then set off again along the coast, passing the Gumatj lands near Manydjarrarru014ba (Daliwuy Bay). They travelled past the Dhuwa lands, Bariu014burawuy and u014aumuwuy (Turtle Beach), and landed at Gärriri (the Yirritja side of the creek at Rocky Bay). They paddled up the beach called Dhuraka (Rocky Bay) and this is where the Djulpan ended their journey." – Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, 2021⁠

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, 'Gärak - Night Sky', 2020, natural earth pigments on board, 244 x 244 cm.⁠

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Mikala Dwyer’s new public art commission 'Apparition'

Mikala Dwyer’s new public art commission 'Apparition'


Mikala Dwyer’s new temporary public art commission, 'Apparition', can be seen after dark at University Square in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton.⁠

Activated after dark, 'Apparition' responds to University Square as a space in flux, suspended between stages of landscape redevelopment for the Metro Tunnel project. This temporary public artwork was developed through a long-term engagement with the site, beginning with a two-week intensive that focused on the contested public realm. ⁠

Dwyer is interested in the sensibility and mythology of objects and spaces, including the irrational and the repressed. For Apparition, she was inspired by a population of possums that inhabits the mature elm trees at the heart of the square.⁠

Dwyer worked with animator Gina Moore to create a giant holographic possum, which haunts the square’s northern plaza at night.⁠

'Apparition' was commissioned by the City of Melbourne in collaboration with RMIT University.⁠

Dwyer will have her 5th solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery this July. ⁠

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Patricia Piccinini's Flinders Street Station Ballroom Commission

Patricia Piccinini's Flinders Street Station Ballroom Commission


NOW OPEN: Patricia Piccinini's landmark exhibition 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated' opens to the public today from Melbourne's Flinders Street Station Ballroom.⁠

After holding Melbourne’s imagination for decades, the mysterious ballroom above Flinders Street Station (and its surrounding hidden rooms) open today to become an eco-system of hyper-real silicone sculptures, video, sound and light devised by Patricia Piccinini.⁠

For her first extensive hometown show in almost two decades, Piccinini has augmented the ballroom’s architecture with enormous dioramas, sentient saplings, nurturing marine mammals and enormous life-sustaining foliage.⁠

'A Miracle Constantly Repeated' forms part of 'RISING', a major cultural event created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators.⁠ ⁠

Due to overwhelming demand, 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated' has been extended until 31 August. 

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'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now' featuring Mikala Dwyer, Louise Hearman, Caroline Rothwell, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now' featuring Mikala Dwyer, Louise Hearman, Caroline Rothwell, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu


We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of Mikala Dwyer, Louise Hearman, Caroline Rothwell, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu in Part Two of 'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now' at the National Gallery of Australia.⁠

With part two of the exhibition, 'Know My Name' will continue its evolution as one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of art by women ever assembled in Australia.⁠

Mainly drawn from the national collection, 'Know My Name' continues to propose alternative histories, challenge stereotypes, and celebrate the achievements of more than 250 artists.⁠

Co-curators of the exhibition Dr Deborah Hart and Elspeth Pitt emphasise that this is still an exhibition – and a broader conversation – that we need to have in Australia.⁠

The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, 12 June. ⁠

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Daniel Boyd's 'For Our Country' in the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

Daniel Boyd's 'For Our Country' in the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale


We are delighted that Daniel Boyd's fantastic War Memorial Commission 'For Our Country' is included as part of 'Inbetween' the Australian Exhibit at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale. ⁠

Curated by Creative Directors Jefa Greenaway and Tristan Wong, 'Inbetween' presents a collection of architectural projects and processes selected for their powerful representation of Indigenous and First Nations peoples and cultures; projects that enable cross cultural exchange and highlight the value of Indigenous knowledge for improving the built environment.⁠

Premiering last night, 'Inbetween' will be exhibited this year throughout Australia, across the Pacific region and more broadly, as well as online.⁠

'For Our Country' is the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, designed in collaboration with Edition Office.⁠

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Mikala Dwyer featured in Issue 55 of Artist Profile

Mikala Dwyer featured in Issue 55 of Artist Profile


"Magic and the modern rarely match. Working across the vocabularies of hard-edged abstraction and sculptural 'excess', Mikala Dwyer brings these historical forces to bear on each other, as she faces both weirdness of the present and the ghosts of the future." - Erin McFadyen⁠

Installation artist Mikala Dwyer is currently featured in a fantastic profile in Issue 55 of Artist Profile. ⁠
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Dwyer will have her 5th solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery this July. ⁠

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Marley Dawson's sculptural exhibition now open at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC.

Marley Dawson's sculptural exhibition now open at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC.


We are thrilled to share 'ghosts', a sculptural exhibition now open at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC.

Inspired by the dramatic architecture of the Phillips’s Goh Annex stairway, Marley Dawson has created two kinetic sculptures that accentuate its spiral configuration.

The first group is comprised of brass chairs—five suspended from the Annex dome at different heights and floating at different axis points, and two seated on the landings and set in motion via mechanised shafts.

Dawson’s other piece is a wall-mounted sculpture consisting of hundred of brass rods arranged on a brass track to allow movement. It speaks to Morris Louis’s painting Number 182, scaled to Dawson’s height. A small motor within the work oscillates the rods, giving them a sway and hum that echo the shimmering radiance of Louis’s painting.

'ghosts' forms part of 'Intersections' at the Phillips Collection, a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions.

Dawson will have his sixth solo show at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery this July.

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Caroline Rothwell winner of the Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize

Caroline Rothwell winner of the Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize


Congratulations to Caroline Rothwell who won the Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize with her painting 'Vault' (2020) last night. ⁠

The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia.⁠

'Vault' interrogates the seduction of the 19th-century Wunderkammer (cabinet of curiosities), where specimens and artefacts were displayed in European aristocratic house museums. The process of collection and display reflects a Western disconnect from nature that is under review for our 21st-century moment in which a battle rages to recognise the value of traditional knowledge and the natural world.⁠

Image: Caroline Rothwell, 'Vault', 2020, acrylic on linen, 163 x 183 cm.⁠

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Fiona Hall in Mona's winter festival 'Dark Mofo'

Fiona Hall in Mona's winter festival 'Dark Mofo'


We are thrilled to announce Tasmanian local and RO9 artist Fiona Hall's participation in Mona's midwinter festival, Dark Mofo. ⁠

Taking place from 16-20 June across Hobart, Dark Mofo delves into centuries-old winter⁠ solstice rituals, exploring the links between⁠ ancient and contemporary mythology,⁠ humans and nature, religious and secular⁠ traditions, darkness and light, and birth, death⁠ and renewal.⁠ ⁠

Hall will be collaborating with the local Tasmanian Aboriginal community in a work titled 'Home State Nipaluna' taking place on Wednesday 16 June from 6–7pm.⁠

"Walk with us.⁠
Follow fire and smoke to the place where the trees have taken root: a street through our town retaken by vegetation, as people gather for the festival’s opening night.⁠
The list of artists grows as individuals come forward to own the project."⁠

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Julie Rrap in Mona's winter festival 'Dark Mofo'

Julie Rrap in Mona's winter festival 'Dark Mofo'


We are thrilled to announce artist Julie Rrap's participation in Mona's midwinter festival in⁠ Tasmania, Dark Mofo. ⁠

Taking place from 16-20 June across Hobart, Dark Mofo delves into centuries-old winter⁠ solstice rituals, exploring the links between⁠ ancient and contemporary mythology,⁠ humans and nature, religious and secular⁠ traditions, darkness and light, and birth, death⁠ and renewal.⁠

Rrap's 2015 video work 'Double Eclipse' will be featured daily, metaphorically representing the power of the gaze, the blindness of desire, and a window to the mind of the artist.

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Event: Daniel Boyd discusses his installation 'Pediment/Impediment'

Event: Daniel Boyd discusses his installation 'Pediment/Impediment'


Join artist Daniel Boyd and a multidisciplinary panel at 6:30pm tonight in the Chau Chak Wing Museum for a discussion exploring Boyd’s installation 'Pediment/Impediment' and the idea of darkness as a form of Indigenous resistance.

Throughout his practice, Boyd often works with archives and museum collections as source material to create his vision of decolonisation. Over a period of months, Boyd researched the Chau Chak Wing Museum’s various collections, eventually selecting a group of 19th century plaster casts from the Nicholson Collection of antiquities. Veiled in pinpoints of light, the installation employs the idea of darkness as a form of Indigenous resistance to counter the power of Enlightenment ideas and western civilisation.

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'WAH-WAH x KAYLENE WHISKEY' a creative collaboration

'WAH-WAH x KAYLENE WHISKEY' a creative collaboration


We are thrilled to share 'WAH-WAH x KAYLENE WHISKEY' a creative collaboration between designer Kaylene Milner and artist Kaylene Whiskey.

This 100% superfine merino wool knitted jumper is available for pre-order for shipping in July. 

"I first came across Kaylene Whiskey's artwork back in 2017 when I was visiting the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. I was immediately drawn to this colourful canvas that captured an imagined world of pop cultural icons amongst the everyday goings on of life. I felt such a connection to the sense of escapism that different musical genres can inspire. The composition of the artworks were not all that unlike the colourful all over knitwear designs I had been working on with WAH-WAH. And then I saw the artists name! Another Kaylene! It was a sign, and I knew our paths would have to cross one day." -Kaylene of WAH-WAH AUSTRALIA

Kaylene Whiskey's solo exhibition 'Sistas' opens at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery tomorrow, May 12.

Photography: @simon.eeles

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Event: Caroline Rothwell discusses her multi-channel projection 'Infinite Herbarium'

Event: Caroline Rothwell discusses her multi-channel projection 'Infinite Herbarium'


Join Caroline Rothwell and a panel of experts in person or via LiveStream at The Calyx as she discusses her multi-channel projection and participatory experience 'Infinite Herbarium'. ⁠

Taking place tomorrow at midday, the panel will discuss how the 'Infinite Herbarium' came together as a project, where you can see it, how you can interact with it and how you might connect art and science to create engaging experiences.⁠

'Infinite Herbarium' launched at the MCA as part of 'The National 2021: New Australian Art' at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.⁠

This project was created in collaboration with Google Creative Lab.⁠

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Patricia Piccinini discusses RISING with Broadsheet

Patricia Piccinini discusses RISING with Broadsheet


One of the busiest buildings in Melbourne is also one of the most neglected. The ballroom and the adjacent upstairs spaces of Flinders Street Station have near-mythical status.

It’s the perfect environment for the uncanny, uncomfortable, but very human work of artist Patricia Piccinini. Her new show, A Miracle Constantly Repeated, appearing at Rising, layers new work on old, reimagining the space within the parameters of Piccinini’s world. It’s not always pretty, but it is always beautiful.

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Event: Fiona Hall lecture at 'The Mint'

Event: Fiona Hall lecture at 'The Mint'


Join Fiona Hall at 'The Mint' on Macquarie Street this Sunday, 2 May from 2-3pm as she delves into her fascinating artistic practice, examining how she has responded to site and history across her career.⁠

Hall’s latest work, 'Who goes here?' at the Hyde Park Barracks, focuses on the stories of 300 individuals from the tens of thousands of convicts, immigrants, asylum inmates and officials who passed through the Hyde Park Barracks between 1819 and 1887 and looks at how place shapes our sense of belonging and identity.⁠

Photograph: Joshua Morris for Sydney Living Museums.⁠

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Event: Bill Henson live Q&A via Instagram with Newcastle Art Gallery

Event: Bill Henson live Q&A via Instagram with Newcastle Art Gallery


This Friday, 30 April at 7pm Bill Henson will be participating in a live Q&A via Instagram with Newcastle Art Gallery Curator, Sarah Johnson. ⁠

Henson's travelling exhibition 'The light fades but the gods remain', curated by Pippa Milne, is showing at Newcastle Art Gallery until 16 May. ⁠

Ahead of the event, you can ask Henson a question via @newcastleartgalleryaustralia Instagram Stories. The Q&A will begin at 7pm this Friday via @newcastleartgalleryaustralia⁠.⁠

Image: Installation view, Bill Henson, 'The light fades but the gods remain', Newcastle Art Gallery (27 February - 16 May 2021). ⁠

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Event: Fiona Hall discusses her latest site-specific installation 'Who goes here?'

Event: Fiona Hall discusses her latest site-specific installation 'Who goes here?'


Join Fiona Hall this Thursday, 29 April from 6.00–6.45pm as she discusses her latest site-specific installation 'Who goes here?', with Sydney Living Museums curator Mel Flyte.⁠

This live conversation forms part of 'After Dark at the Hyde Park Barracks', a monthly late night series at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Barracks at Queen's Square. ⁠
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Photograph: Joshua Morris for Sydney Living Museums.⁠

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Tom Polo: finalist in the 2021 Ramsay Art Prize

Tom Polo: finalist in the 2021 Ramsay Art Prize


We are thrilled to announce that Tom Polo has been selected as one of 24 finalists in this year’s Ramsay Art Prize at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The exhibition will run from 22 May - 22 August, 2021.

Polo's fantastic two-panel painting ‘Guiding Guardians (This Wasn’t Yours)’, 2020 will be included in the show.

Image: Tom Polo, ‘Guiding Guardians (This Wasn’t Yours)’, 2020, acrylic and Flashe on canvas, 192 x 426 cm. Photography: Jessica Maurer

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Kaylene Whiskey is featured as part of 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women', a light projection on the Sydney Opera House

Kaylene Whiskey is featured as part of 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women', a light projection on the Sydney Opera House


We are thrilled that Kaylene Whiskey is featured as part of 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women', a light projection on the Sydney Opera House depicting artworks in the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ collection.

Curated by Coby Edgar, the Art Gallery of New South Wales' Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women' marks a creative collaboration between the Opera House and AGNSW to mark the latter's 150th anniversary. ⁠

As the sun sets each day, the Opera House's eastern Bennelong sail will be illuminated with a projection of a vibrant six-minute animation, all depicting artworks from the AGNSW's collection.⁠

The animation will repeat three times each night — approximately every hour, with the timing changing every evening depending on the season and events at the Opera House's Forecourt.⁠

'Badu Gili' also ran in 2018; however, in 2021 it will display its first all-female lineup featuring Kaylene Whiskey, amongst other female artists.

'Badu Gili: Wonder Women' will light up the Sydney Opera House's sails every night until 31 May 2021.

Image: Kaylene Whiskey's 'Dolly visits Indulkan' as part of 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women'. Courtesy of Sydney Opera House.

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John Wolseley limited-edition prints available

John Wolseley limited-edition prints available


We’re thrilled to share news of the release of a series of limited-edition prints by John Wolseley.

Wolseley is one of Australia’s most successful artists, who works across painting, printmaking, watercolour and installation. He has created three prints, each available in a limited-edition through @mca_store_australia.

The prints coincide with a major presentation of his work in 'The National 2021: New Australian Art' at the MCA.

This series is supported by Major Partner @raywhitegroup in celebration of 10 years of partnership with the MCA.

Image: John Wolseley, featuring: ‘Djirrididi – forest kingfisher with scavenger moths and bombardier beetles’, 2021, installation view, ‘The National 2021: New Australian Art’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, etching, watercolour on paper.

Courtesy of the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Photograph: @annakucera.au

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Patricia Piccinini in RISING, Melbourne

Patricia Piccinini in RISING, Melbourne


After holding Melbourne’s imagination for decades, the mysterious Flinders Street Station ballroom (and its surrounding hidden rooms) will open to the public to become 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated'—an eco-system of hyper-real silicone sculptures, video, sound and light devised by Patricia Piccinini.⁠

For her first extensive hometown show in almost two decades, Piccinini will augment the ballroom’s architecture with enormous dioramas, sentient saplings, nurturing marine mammals and enormous life-sustaining foliage.⁠

'A Miracle Constantly Repeated' forms part of 'RISING', a major cultural event created by a diverse team of local, national and international artists and curators.⁠

The inaugural festival will take place from 26 May – 6 June 2021 in the heart of Melbourne, beginning on the evening of the total lunar eclipse in May 2021.⁠

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AUCTION - Tom Polo in support of Very Special Kids

AUCTION - Tom Polo in support of Very Special Kids


We are thrilled to share Tom Polo's fantastic work on paper 'something spectacular', 2016-2020 which is due to be auctioned next Thursday, 29 April as part of ‘Art with Heart’, an exhibition and auction of exceptional fine paintings and sculptures from leading contemporary artists.

Funds from this auction will support @veryspecialkids - a children’s charity that helps families across Victoria caring for a child with a life-threatening condition, with ongoing support from diagnosis all the way through to bereavement.

The event will take place on Thursday, 29 April 2021 from 6.30-9.00pm at ELEVEN40 Studio Gallery in Malvern, Victoria.

Image: Tom Polo, 'something spectacular', 2016-2020, acrylic and Flashe on paper, 76 x 56 cm.

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AUCTION - Brook Andrew in support of Very Special Kids

AUCTION - Brook Andrew in support of Very Special Kids


We are thrilled to share Brook Andrew's 'Black & White Special Cut', 2005 which is due to be auctioned next Thursday, 29 April as part of ‘Art with Heart’, an exhibition and auction of exceptional fine paintings and sculptures from leading contemporary artists.⁠

Funds from this auction will support @veryspecialkids - a children’s charity that helps families across Victoria caring for a child with a life-threatening condition, with ongoing support from diagnosis all the way through to bereavement.⁠

The event will take place on Thursday, 29 April 2021 from 6.30-9.00pm at ELEVEN40 Studio Gallery in Malvern, Victoria.⁠
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Image: Brook Andrew, 'Black & White Special Cut', 2005, from the Hope & Peace Series, colour screenprint on paper, 100 x 98 cm (image), 107 x 100 cm (sheet). ⁠

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Newell Harry in 'Here Be Dragons, a Reprise'  at Copperfield London

Newell Harry in 'Here Be Dragons, a Reprise' at Copperfield London


We are delighted that Newell Harry is included in Here Be Dragons, a Reprise a group exhibition at Copperfield London, opening on 14 April 2021.

This exhibition proposes a process of unlearning the way we conceptualise space, rethinking it from an ocean-based perspective that embraces a relational understanding of the sea and celebrates its complexity as an indivisible entity in constant transformation.

Image: Newell Harry, 'untitled (Palm Island Coconut / Rough)', 2011, gift mat, Pandanus, dye, 147 x 175 cm.

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AUCTION - Daniel Boyd in support of the Dhadjowa Foundation

AUCTION - Daniel Boyd in support of the Dhadjowa Foundation


Daniel Boyd's fantastic cave painting 'Untitled (RINYTPOTM #2)', 2019 will be auctioned tomorrow via @this_mob. ⁠

The sale of this painting will be in support of the Dhadjowa Foundation, with the funds going directly towards supporting families fighting for justice for their loved ones who have died in custody. ⁠

The auction takes place this Thursday, 15 April at 6pm, marking 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.⁠

Visit @this_mob for more information.⁠

Image: Daniel Boyd, 'untitled (RINYTPOTM #2)', 2019, oil, charcoal and archival glue on digital print on paper mounted to linen, 133 x 94.5 x 4 cm.

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Patricia Piccinini on view at Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

Patricia Piccinini on view at Kunsthalle Krems, Austria


Patricia Piccinini's exhibition 'Patricia Piccinini: Embracing the future' is currently on view at Kunsthalle Krems in the currently locked-down Austria.⁠

Curated by Florian Steininger, this ⁠exhibition in Krems presents a retrospective cross-section of Piccinini's artistic work. The first major retrospective in Austria shows sculptures and installations from almost two decades of artistic creation.⁠

The exhibition is being developed in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Exchange in Tübingen and has already been shown in the ARKEN Museum for Modern Art in Copenhagen and in the Borås Art Museum in Sweden.⁠

Photo: @simonwrees28

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Fiona Hall's Hyde Park Barracks Commission

Fiona Hall's Hyde Park Barracks Commission


We are delighted to announce that Fiona Hall has been commissioned to transform the courtyard of the Hyde Park Barracks into a forest of signposts, in a bold visual representation of the journeys that brought convicts and migrants to the NSW colony.

Hall is to dress the Unesco World Heritage-listed site with 300 signposts representing those who once lived at the Barracks, from its days as a dormitory for convict labourers to immigration depot and asylum for the sick and destitute.

Opening weekend: Saturday, 3 April & Sunday, 4 April.u2060

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Congratulations to Caroline Rothwell who is included in ‘The National 2021'

Congratulations to Caroline Rothwell who is included in ‘The National 2021'


Congratulations to Caroline Rothwell who is included in ‘The National 2021: New Australian Art’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Image: Caroline Rothwell, 'Carbon Emission 5, Constructivist Rococo', 2020, installation view, The National 2021: New Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, single-channel digital animation, loop, image courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia © the artist, photograph: Anna Kucera

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Congratulations to John Wolseley who is included in ‘The National 2021'

Congratulations to John Wolseley who is included in ‘The National 2021'


Congratulations to John Wolseley who is included in ‘The National 2021: New Australian Art’ at the MCA.

Image: John Wolseley, 'Magnetic, arboreal and subterranean termite nests on the savannah plains of East Arnhem Land', 2020-21, woodcut, linocut, etching, graphite frottage, and watercolour on cottong, Mino washi and Gampi paper.

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Congratulations to A Constructed World who is included in ‘The National 2021'

Congratulations to A Constructed World who is included in ‘The National 2021'


Congratulations to A Constructed World who is included in ‘The National 2021: New Australian Art’ at Carriageworks.

Image: A Constructed World, ‘Partition #13, Ass Assembly / Assemblée des culs’, 2017-21. Installation view ‘The National 2021: New Australian Art’, Carriageworks. Photo credit Zan Wimberley.

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Congratulations to Fiona Hall who is included in ‘The National 2021'

Congratulations to Fiona Hall who is included in ‘The National 2021'


Congratulations to Fiona Hall who is included in ‘The National 2021: New Australian Art’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Image: Fiona Hall ‘EXODUST’, 2021, burnt tree, rope, iron bell, LED lighting, eucalyptus sapling, birds’ nests, water-based oil. on burnt book, water-based oil on burnt fabric, installation dimensions variable.

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Kaylene Whiskey in 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women'

Kaylene Whiskey in 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women'


Curated by Coby Edgar, the Art Gallery of New South Wales' Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women' marks a creative collaboration between the Opera House and AGNSW to mark the latter's 150th anniversary. ⁠

As the sun sets each day, the Opera House's eastern Bennelong sail will be illuminated with a projection of a vibrant six-minute animation, all depicting artworks from the AGNSW's collection.⁠

The animation will repeat three more times each night — approximately every hour, but the timing changes every evening depending on the season and whatever might be on at the Opera House's Forecourt.⁠

'Badu Gili' also ran in 2018; however, in 2021 it will display its first all-female lineup featuring Kaylene Whiskey, amongst other female artists.

'Badu Gili: Wonder Women' will light up the Sydney Opera House's sails every night from Friday, April 23.⁠

Image: render of Kaylene Whiskey's 'Dolly visits Indulkan' as part of 'Badu Gili: Wonder Women'. Courtesy of Sydney Opera House.

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'Doomed' by Tracey Moffatt in Brisbane's IMA

'Doomed' by Tracey Moffatt in Brisbane's IMA


Tapping into the looming sense of danger that the climate crisis instills in many, 'Doomed' by Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg brings together cinematic depictions of crisis, disaster, and apocalypse. ⁠

On display in the Screening Room at Brisbane's Institute of Modern Art, the work features a pulsing soundtrack partly appropriated from 2003’s 'The Matrix Reloaded', illustrating the ubiquity of fantasies about our planet’s demise on film. ⁠

'Doomed' shows that speculations of societal and planetary fragility are hardly new, and that through their repetition, these events gradually inure themselves to our minds, even becoming banal. ⁠

However, this overfamiliarity is far from innocuous—especially in a present when such scenes are increasingly crossing over from fantasy to reality.⁠

See 'On Fire: Climate and Crisis' until this Saturday 20 March.

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Brook Andrew at Murray Art Museum Albury

Brook Andrew at Murray Art Museum Albury


We are delighted to share images of 'GARRU NGAJUU NGAAY', a new commission by Brook Andrew, currently on view at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA). This installation premiers as part of 'DIWIL', an exhibition featuring significant works by Brook Andrew from the last decade.

The Wiradjuri word ‘diwil’ translates to 'collection' and reflects on the artist’s relationship with objects, history, and Country. 'GARRU NGAJUU NGAAY' is a wall drawing and neon installation that fully surrounds audiences in the museum’s collection galleries. The work is part of a continually evolving approach to wall drawing and museum intervention, and prominently includes language, with the words 'NGAJUU NGAAY – I SEE' making the gallery a place of inspection, reckoning and exchange.

Within the space created by 'GARRU NGAJUU NGAAY', key works from the last decade amplify the artist’s approach to harnessing alternative narratives to explore the legacies of colonisation and modernism.

View Andrew's exhibition at MAMA until 5 September 2021.

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Art critic John McDonald reviews Bill Henson's solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9

Art critic John McDonald reviews Bill Henson's solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9


"Bill Henson’s work serves as a warning against fixed ideas and generalisations."u2060

—John McDonald


In the Sydney Morning Herald today, art critic John McDonald reviews Bill Henson's solo exhibition currently on view at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

To read the full article, pick up a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald today or click the link.

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Kirtika Kain's exhibition 'Lustration' at Firstdraft

Kirtika Kain's exhibition 'Lustration' at Firstdraft


Kirtika Kain's exhibition 'Lustration' is currently on view at Firstdraft, Sydney.

Lustration (from Latin lustratio, “purification by sacrifice”), features a large-scale silkscreened drawing developed on site over a week-long period.

The work is influenced by methods of the Situationist International group, who created expanded three dimensional drawings that were methodically planned yet spontaneously executed. The activist group would cut and collage city maps, retaining sites of unconscious intensity and link them with red arrows to create new blueprints of urban spaces.

Firstdraft is the final pitstop of Art Month's East Sydney Art At Night Walking Tour. The event will take place this Saturday 13 March from 7-9pm at Firstdraft in Woolloomooloo.

To RSVP, click the link.

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Daniel Boyd on ABC Radio National's 'AWAYE'

Daniel Boyd on ABC Radio National's 'AWAYE'


Daniel Boyd discusses the ideas behind his new installation for the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney with Daniel Browning on ABC Radio National's 'AWAYE'!⁠

The installation, titled 'Pediment/Impediment', is based on five of the half a million objects in the university’s collection.⁠

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Peter Craven reviews Bill Henson's solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Peter Craven reviews Bill Henson's solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery


"Bill Henson's new exhibition features stark and stunning images from photographs taken more than 20 years ago."

Peter Craven reviews Bill Henson's solo show.

To read the full article, click the link.

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Bill Henson in Artist Profile

Bill Henson in Artist Profile


"Since his first solo show at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975, Bill Henson has been captivated at the liminal, the evasive, and the in-between. Traversing cool grey zones including adolescence and suburbia, his photographic images offer neither conclusions nor condolences to audiences who sense a mystery at work beneath their beautiful surfaces."

We are thrilled that Bill Henson features on the March issue of Artist Profile.

Erin McFadyen’s essay on Henson prepares us for his new solo exhibition which, using his archives, reconsiders his work as a younger artist, the passage of his life and works over time. The formal devices in Henson’s work, whether landscape, portrait or group of figures – transient paths, gaps and connections – touch our emotions and invite us to contemplate the power of love and death without fear.

Bill Henson's solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery opens tomorrow, 5 March.

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Bill Henson's 'Sic Transit'

Bill Henson's 'Sic Transit'


We are delighted to announce the release of Bill Henson's new publication 'Sic Transit', a 164-page hardcover book, housed in a bespoke slipcase, and produced in a strictly limited edition.

This Saturday, 6 March, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will be holding a book signing with the artist. Copies of 'Sic Transit' will be available to purchase on the day for $155.00.

Exhibition on view at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery from Friday, 5 March.⁠

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Position Vacant at RO9

Position Vacant at RO9


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is seeking a part-time paid Intern to join our digital media team in Paddington. The internship is six weeks in duration, with the role being 3 days per week that may include working Saturday’s within a roster. The role’s primary responsibility will be to help maintain and update the gallery’s extensive digital and physical photographic archive and corresponding catalogue database.⁠

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John McDonald reviews Nyapanyapa Yunupingu's 'The Little Things'

John McDonald reviews Nyapanyapa Yunupingu's 'The Little Things'


"It’s rare to step into an exhibition and feel bowled over, but this was the case with Nyapanyapa Yunupingu’s exhibition, The Little Things, at Roslyn Oxley9."⁠
— John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 Feb 2021⁠

Art critic, John McDonald, reviews 'The Little Things' now showing at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. ⁠

Visit Yunupingu's exhibition until 27 February.⁠

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'Every Heart Sings' - A Children's Book by Patricia Piccinini

'Every Heart Sings' - A Children's Book by Patricia Piccinini


"Remember to look up. Among the amazing creatures that fill the sky, one day you might just see a skywhale too..."

Published by the National Gallery of Australia, 'Every Heart Sings' is Patricia Piccinini's first children’s book.

“I grew up in Canberra and I first realised I wanted to be an artist when I visited the National Gallery of Australia as a teenager. I now live and work in Melbourne and, as an artist, I am interested in what it means to be alive in the present day. I hope to create a world somewhere between the one we know and one that is almost upon us, and to focus on the emotional lives of the new creatures that might emerge. I am interested in our relationships with them and with nature. I work with a studio of people to help make my work, starting with my drawings and ending up with a sculpture, or a video or even a hot air balloon. 'Skywhalepapa' 2020 is a work that continues my relationship with the people of Canberra that began with the 'Skywhale' in 2013. Together they form a skywhale family that will take to the air over Canberra and go on to explore the country and the world. 'Every Heart Sings' is a project that talks about nature, family, evolution, care and wonder. They float into our lives to make us smile and think.”

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Dale Frank Botanical Gardens in Better Homes and Gardens on Channel 7

Dale Frank Botanical Gardens in Better Homes and Gardens on Channel 7


Tune in to Channel 7’s Better Homes and Gardens this Friday 12 February at 7pm to get an inside look at Dale Frank Botanical Gardens, located on 50 acres of dry garden landscape in the Hunter Valley.u2060

Click the link to stream the episode online.

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'For Our Country' is nominated for 'Building of the Year' Award

'For Our Country' is nominated for 'Building of the Year' Award


We are delighted that 'For Our Country' is nominated for ARCH DAILY'S Building of the Year Award! You can find out more about the project and cast your vote for via the link in at the top of our Instagram profile.⁠

'For Our Country' is the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, designed in collaboration with Kudjla/Ganglu artist Daniel Boyd.⁠

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Launching TOMORROW - 'SKYWHALEPAPA'

Launching TOMORROW - 'SKYWHALEPAPA'


“Every heart sings is a project that talks about nature, family, evolution, care and wonder. They float into our lives to make us smile and think.” – Patricia Piccinini⁠

Launching in Canberra tomorrow at 5.30am, Patricia Piccinini's Skywhalepapa is a monumental sculpture in the form of a hot-air balloon. A new companion piece to Skywhale, together they form a skywhale family that will be launched near the Gallery and take flight over Canberra three times. Following the Canberra flights, the sculptures will also float across the skies of Australia as a National Gallery Touring Exhibition throughout 2021 and 2022.⁠

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'SKYWHALES: EVERY HEART SINGS' – WORLD PREMIERE

'SKYWHALES: EVERY HEART SINGS' – WORLD PREMIERE


- RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, 7 FEB 2021 -

This SUNDAY 7 February Patricia Piccinini’s new skywhale family will be flying in the Canberra skies.

Watch Skywhale fly alongside her new companion Skywhalepapa for the first time. Commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia, with the support of the Balnaves Foundation, this will be Skywhalepapa's global debut.

An immersive sonic experience will accompany the skywhales, with a special live performance of We are the Skywhales by Jess Green and band supported by the Luminescence Children’s Choir.

Due to COVID-19, numbers are strictly limited for this free, family-friendly event and registrations are essential. As part of COVID-19 protocols, the launch will take place within a designated fenced area and only ticket holders will be permitted entry. Read more about what to expect on the day.

Image: Patricia Piccinini’s new airborne sculpture “Skywhalepapa” (at left) prepares for lift-off alongside its companion, “Skywhale”. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

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Brook Andrew at 'Space YZ'

Brook Andrew at 'Space YZ'


In times of alarmingly diminishing art school options in the tertiary and higher education systems, 'Space YZ', commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, draws inspiration from the visual arts legacy of Western Sydney University.⁠

From the first graduating class in 1986 to the final cohort as the curtain closed in 2009, the art school was a pioneering hub for experimentation and risk-taking across a broad variety of media.⁠

Staged twelve years since the closure of the art school, Space YZ presents significant early works created by Brook Andrew and 87 other Visual Arts and Electronic Arts alumni during their undergraduate studies or within two years of graduation.⁠

‘Space YZ’ references the university gallery established on campus in 1992. A transitional space, the gallery was literally an oversized corridor connecting the Z Block art studios to the rest of the university on the Kingswood side of the Penrith campus. Less a destination than an idling walkway, Space YZ speaks to the metaphors of transition and connection that abound at art school; where ideologies are challenged and unique artistic identities forged.⁠

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In loving memory

In loving memory


Vale Virginia Fraser. I was saddened by the news yesterday at the passing of Virginia Fraser. My dear friend and an integral part of our 20-year collaboration between Destiny Deacon, Virginia Fraser and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. Virginia was a beautiful person - she was sound, sensitive and perfect in every way. Virginia will be sorely missed. Our love and thoughts are with Destiny 🖤

Destiny Deacon in UPTOWN Art

Destiny Deacon in UPTOWN Art


Destiny Deacon's 'Man and Doll (c)' is currently occupying Melbourne's Windsor Place in the format of a street poster. Located at the back of Hotel Windsor, this large-scale poster reproduction forms part of UPTOWN Art Exhibition, a free outdoor art initiative supported by the City of Melbourne. ⁠

'Man and Doll (c)' draws on the influence of feminist printmaking and political posters of the 1970s and her own previous work with paste-ups.⁠

'DESTINY', the largest retrospective of Deacon's work to date, is open at the National Gallery of Victoria through to 14 February 2021.⁠

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Daniel Boyd in his exhibition 'Pediment/Impediment'

Daniel Boyd in his exhibition 'Pediment/Impediment'


In his exhibition 'Pediment/Impediment', Daniel Boyd has re-imagined sculptural reliefs from our collection of casts. This project challenges Enlightenment ideas, using dappled light to reveal and shadow these works from the Classical world.

If you haven’t been following, #ConnectingCollections is an ongoing series connecting museums worldwide and this month’s theme is 19th and early 20th century casts. Plaster casts and replicas of original artefacts, from small cuneiform tablets to monumental relief panels, were popular at this time for both study and display. The Nicholson amassed a collection of some 250 casts between 1890 and 1941. While many were given away in the 1960s to schools and communities across Sydney, around 80 small and large casts remain in the collection.

The casts displayed in 'Pediment/Impediment' include two reliefs from the Temple of Apollo at Bassae (NM2008.6.3-4), two reliefs from the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi (NM2008.5, NM2008.37) and a cast of relief XXXI of the Parthenon Frieze (NM2018.129). Central to the room is the plaster model of the Acropolis made by the German sculptor Henrich Walger circa 1895 (NM2008.4).

Exhibition runs until June 2021.⁠

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Brook Andrew - Artsy's 'Most Influential Artists of 2020'

Brook Andrew - Artsy's 'Most Influential Artists of 2020'


We are thrilled that Brook Andrew was named as one of Artsy's 'Most Influential Artists of 2020' this week. ⁠

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Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro - Parramatta Square Public Art

Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro - Parramatta Square Public Art


We are delighted to announce that Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro have been successful in their Parramatta Square Public Art submission. ⁠

This 8 meter tall chrome bus pays tribute to the vehicle bought by Parramatta Eels coach Jack Gibson for his 1981 premiership-winning team. The sculpture will be installed in the new Parramatta Square Precinct. ⁠

Photo rendering by Urban Arts Projects.

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Bill Henson's 'Sic Transit' now available to purchase

Bill Henson's 'Sic Transit' now available to purchase


We are delighted to announce the release of Bill Henson's 'Sic Transit' - a sumptuous 164 page hard cover book, with uncoated dust jacket, housed in a slipcase. ⁠

Published by Stanley Barker Books, Bill Henson’s 'Sic Transit' presents the panorama of a world shadowed by the images and memories of the past. Two boys wrestle like an act of love, an act of wonder. A face that could be the face of a girl or boy looms in the bewilderment of passion or preoccupation. Bodies tussle and are at peace. There is an effortless knowledge of the body as window of the soul but also a sense of the inscrutable, of that which is beyond time, though at every point time is echoed in immemorial gesture as an adolescent looks at his foot, as a temple beckons and glows in soft light, as a remembrance of other and older ways of imagining. This is an art of shadows and whispers and things known far off. It is a set of images haunted by the spectres of the past even as it uses the grammar of the body finding its way in darkness and touches of light. ⁠

It is an art full of the distanced golden glow of the classical and especially the Roman past which also pays homage to the sublimity of Rembrandt’s “Prodigal Son”and the depth of compassion it radiates. But in this sequence of photographs Henson reveals the world of ways in which history is shaded and comes to fade. And so it passes: Henson captures the glory of the world of images as it does. It also honors the ways in which every novice’s discovery traces an ancient ritual and notates an enduring dream. - Peter Craven⁠

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Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro in 'You Are Here'

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro in 'You Are Here'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro in 'You Are Here'.


"Kites and planes come from the same family but the philosophy behind flying kites and planes are quite different. A kite is a flying object that inspires daydreams while locating you within a specific time and place. Like a pin stuck in a map, the tethered kite marks us within the here and now. Conversely, an airplane makes the yearning to be somewhere else completely, a possible reality.


We have reversed the evolution of manned flight by taking Australian Air Force surplus plane parts and with a bit of paint and string, turned them into Japanese kites. We have used traditional Japanese kite designs because a) they look really awesome and b) Japanese kites are not representative of a culturally hermetic system: Chinese Buddhist missionaries introduced kites to Japan during the Nara period (710-794 AD).


We have in turn appropriated Japanese kite designs to create a body of work that is indicative of our own personal experience of COVID-times. The cessation of International flight cancelled our planned artist residency in Niigata. This residency was to be a period of research looking into the giant kite flying community of Shirone. Therefore 2020 was spent in our studio, daydreaming about kites. This body of work is indicative of the Iso-Age, a time when we have surfeit of global knowledge at our fingertips but we are literally grounded in one place." — Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, 2020


Exhibition opens 3 December at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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'A Painting Show' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

'A Painting Show' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a cross-generational exhibition, 'A Painting Show' featuring new works by three of Australia’s most important painters working today.

All three artists are expressive, gestural and considered in their mark making - masterful colourists conjuring up vivid, fantastical realms, yet their unique styles have paved their way as distinct voices within the Australian and international art world.

Paintings by Tom Polo, Gareth Sansom and Jenny Watson are exhibited within the unique context of the last month of 2020 where the fibres of society are strained. Within a social fabric of distanced inter-personal relationships, disconnection and technological interfaces dominating modes of communication, painting allows us to take space and stand still.

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Daniel Boyd at Chau Chak Wing Museum

Daniel Boyd at Chau Chak Wing Museum


The Chau Chak Wing Museum presents a series of new contemporary art commissions in the museum’s Penelope Gallery. The inaugural project is Daniel Boyd’s fantastic ‘Pediment/Impediment’.⁠

Exhibition runs until June 2021.⁠

Image: Daniel Boyd, installation using a model of the Acropolis at Athens (NM2008.4), 2020.⁠

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'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now'

'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now'


We are delighted that the following Roslyn Oxley9 artists are included in the National Gallery of Australia's largest exhibition of Australian women's work, 'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now': ⁠

Del Kathryn Barton;⁠
Sarah Contos;⁠
Fiona Hall;⁠
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro;⁠
Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser;⁠
Mikala Dwyer;⁠
Louise Hearman;⁠
The Estate of Rosalie Gascoigne;⁠
Linda Marrinon;⁠
Tracey Moffatt;⁠
The Estate of Bronwyn Oliver;⁠
Patricia Piccinini;⁠
Julie Rrap;⁠
Kathy Temin;⁠
Jenny Watson.⁠

'Know My Name' showcases art made by all women. Told in two parts, it brings together over 400 works drawn from the Gallery’s collection and other collections across Australia.⁠

Featuring lesser-known and leading artists, 'Know My Name' tells a new story of Australian art. By bringing together artists from different times, places and cultures, the exhibition upends the assumption that modern and contemporary Australian art is a male-dominated narrative.⁠

View 'Know My Name' at the NGA until 4 July 2021.⁠

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Kaylene Whiskey in Vault Magazine

Kaylene Whiskey in Vault Magazine


We are thrilled that Issue 32 of Vault Magazine showcases the extraordinary work of Kaylene Whiskey.

'APY Sistas' (2020), featured on the front cover, will be included in Whiskey's upcoming show at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in May 2021.

Whiskey was the 2018 Sulman Prize Winner and the 2019 winner for general painting at the Telstra National ABoriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

Whiskey lives on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in the remote north-west of South Australia and works at Iwantja Arts, Indulkana. Whiskey’s paintings celebrate heroic power, pop culture and cultural knowledge as the blended reality that is contemporary life in a remote Indigenous community of Central Australia.

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Deborah Hart in conversation with Fiona Hall

Deborah Hart in conversation with Fiona Hall


Curator Deborah Hart recently lead a conversation with Judy Watson and Roslyn Oxley9 artist Fiona Hall. ⁠

We are delighted that Fiona Hall is included in the NGA's exhibition 'Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now'.⁠

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New works by Gary Carsley in 'ARBOUR ARDOUR'

New works by Gary Carsley in 'ARBOUR ARDOUR'


OPEN: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Gary Carsley in 'ARBOUR ARDOUR'. ⁠

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New works by Linda Marrinon in 'Scene at Edfu and other sculptures'

New works by Linda Marrinon in 'Scene at Edfu and other sculptures'


OPEN: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Linda Marrinon in 'Scene at Edfu and other sculptures'. Emerging in the 1980's, Marrinon's work is informed by an interest in feminism, architecture and art history. ⁠

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Daniel Boyd - winner of The Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture.

Daniel Boyd - winner of The Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture.


We are delighted to announce that 'For Our Country', by Daniel Boyd and the Edition Office, has been awarded The Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture. ⁠

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of 2020 National Architecture Awards, celebrating projects of all types that “go above and beyond” and enliven their surroundings.⁠

A total of 44 projects were recognized, 25 receiving national awards and 19 given commendations.⁠

Boyd's Australian War Memorial Commission in collaboration with Edition Office was just one of over 473 entries, from 14 countries in the Indo-Pacific, showing progressiveness and innovation in an enormous diversity of contexts.⁠

'For Our Country' is the inaugural National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, commissioned by the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra and located on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country. The work provides a space from which to contemplate and commemorate Indigenous connection to country and the sacrifice that Indigenous serving men and woman have made in the protection of their country.⁠

Photography: Ben Hosking⁠

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Kirtika Kain has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship

Kirtika Kain has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship


We are thrilled that Kirtika Kain has been selected as one of eight finalists in the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship. ⁠

Valued at $30,000, this Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government through Create NSW to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. With over 100 years of history, the Fellowship is a key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW. Now in its 24th year at Artspace, it continues to define new generations of contemporary art practice for both artists and audiences.⁠

Each year Create NSW convenes an independent judging panel of esteemed colleagues to determine the finalists, whom Artspace acknowledges for engaging with insight and passion in assessing what was again a highly competitive round of proposals.⁠

Of the eight finalists, one artist will be awarded the Fellowship at an announcement ceremony streamed live via Facebook on Thursday 12 November at 5:30pm.⁠

View Kain's fantastic works at Artspace until 13 December.⁠

Image: Installation view, '2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship', Artspace Sydney.⁠

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John Wolseley in 'Earth Canvas' at the Library Museum in Albury

John Wolseley in 'Earth Canvas' at the Library Museum in Albury


New works by John Wolseley are currently showing in 'Earth Canvas', a new group exhibition at the Library Museum in Albury.


To enquire, email [email protected]

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Extended: David Noonan's solo exhibition 'David Noonan: Stagecraft'.

Extended: David Noonan's solo exhibition 'David Noonan: Stagecraft'.


We are thrilled about the extension of David Noonan's exhibition 'David Noonan: Stagecraft'.

Visit the Art Gallery of Ballarat until 31 January to view Noonan's fantastic solo show.

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Exhibition: Gary Carsley 'ARBOUR ARDOUR'

Exhibition: Gary Carsley 'ARBOUR ARDOUR'


OPEN NOW: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Gary Carsley in 'ARBOUR ARDOUR'. ⁠

'ARBOUR ARDOUR' is the most recent in a series of room-based flourishes by Gary Carsley that contest among other things: the increasing correspondence between spectacle and material privilege in both art and life and the collapse of historical memory, with all of its attendant intended and unintended consequences. In these immersive environments, laboriousness can be best understood as a calculated expression of queer disruption; where perversely, manuality is a highly refined and conceptual act. ⁠

Positioned within a multi-perspectival pergola elaborated by Architect Renjie Teoh around 3 IKEA PAX closets and a suite of geometrically shaped Draguerreotypes1 positioned by the artist as a series of outward looking windows and doors, 'ARBOUR ARDOUR' is more than the sum of its parts. Liminal and latently lavender, this exhibition continues the artist’s engagement with the garden as a trans-cultural, temporally fluid stage where theory becomes practice.⁠

Visit the gallery today until 6pm.⁠

Image: Exhibition view, Gary Carsley, 'ARBOUR ABDOUR', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (30 October - 28 November 2020). Photo: Luis Power.⁠

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Exhibition: Linda Marrinon 'Scene at Edfu and other sculptures'

Exhibition: Linda Marrinon 'Scene at Edfu and other sculptures'


NOW OPEN: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Linda Marrinon in 'Scene at Edfu and other sculptures'. Emerging in the 1980's, Marrinon's work is informed by an interest in feminism, architecture and art history. ⁠

Often displaying a keen sense of humour, her modestly scaled figures and busts draw on techniques associated with 19th century figurative sculpture. Marrinon's statuaries and plaster tableaux portray historical figures and archetypes drawn from the fathomless archive of our times. Considering the span of Marrinon's subject matter, time is a condition with which the sculptor freely plays.⁠

Visit Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery until 6pm.⁠

Image: Exhibition view, Linda Marrinon, 'Scene at Edfu and other sculptures', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (30 October - 28 November 2020). Photo: Luis Power.⁠

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Dale Frank in the NGA

Dale Frank in the NGA


"As a kid I had Robert Rauschenberg images pinned to my bedroom walls – his goat and tyre. At the age of 14 or 15, I saw a series of paintings by Robert Ryman in an American exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Ryman’s work built upon my emphatic love for Rothko. Equally, at the same time or shortly after, I came across Vito Acconci and Paul Thek. Overlaying all this was the view of artists in movies." - Dale Frank⁠

Find out where Dale Frank's inspiration led... Now on display on Level 2 at the National Gallery of Australia. ⁠

Image: Dale Frank, 'He garaged his new Range Rover as the ABC was due the next day to interview him on what it was like being an artist today even though Sue thought he should park it in the front drive', 2006, varnish on canvas, 200 x 200 cm.⁠

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Art Collector's 'Pull Focus' with Bill Henson

Art Collector's 'Pull Focus' with Bill Henson


Bill Henson discusses his work 'Untitled' (2017-2020) which currently forms part of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery's presentation at 'Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020'.⁠

The 'Pull Focus' video series takes its lead from Art Collector's print magazine feature of the same name, focussing in on what makes a particular artwork WORK as a work of art.⁠

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Sydney Contemporary's 'Top picks by our friends'

Sydney Contemporary's 'Top picks by our friends'


Brook Andrew, Tracey Moffatt, Bill Henson and Tom Polo were recently featured in Sydney Contemporary's 'Top picks by our friends'.

The 'Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020' platform will be live until 31 October.

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Tracey Moffatt receives an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society

Tracey Moffatt receives an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is thrilled to announce that Tracey Moffatt has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society overnight. ⁠

Honorary Fellowships are awarded to distinguished people who have an intimate connection with the science or fine art of photography. These leading photographic artists are recognised for their innovative work of the highest calibre.⁠

Congratulations Tracey!⁠

Photo: Tracey Moffatt by Claudia Fitzpatrick (2019).⁠

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IN CONVERSATION: Alexie Glass-Kantor speaks with Brook Andrew

IN CONVERSATION: Alexie Glass-Kantor speaks with Brook Andrew


Watch a recording of last week's live 'in conversation' between Brook Andrew & Alexie Glass-Kantor to mark the occasion of Andrew's current exhibition 'This Year' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 25 September – 24 October 2020.

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Isaac Julien | 'Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass' in San Francisco

Isaac Julien | 'Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass' in San Francisco


'Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass' is a film installation by Isaac Julien that explores the life of the visionary African American writer, abolitionist, statesman, and freed slave Frederick Douglass. ⁠

Julien's ten-screen immersive installation is due to open tomorrow at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco. ⁠

Julien will also take part in a series of online discussions with artists, thinkers, and scholars in conjunction with the exhibition. All talks are free and take place via Zoom.⁠

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Brook Andrew is leading artists in urgent times

Brook Andrew is leading artists in urgent times


Brook Andrew's passions have never been contained to the artist's studio, from his interest in the anonymous Indigenous sitters of early ethnographic photographs and memorials to the lives lost in Australia's frontier wars, to the repatriation of human remains. ⁠

Andrew speaks to ABC Arts guest host Rosa Ellen about what drives him and what he set out to do as the first Indigenous artistic director of the Biennale of Sydney, which he renamed NIRIN. His latest exhibition, 'This Year', is currently on view at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.⁠

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The Long Run #3: John Wolseley on revealing landscapes for 60 years

The Long Run #3: John Wolseley on revealing landscapes for 60 years


For over 60 years John Wolseley has been visiting, capturing and sharing his experience of landscapes. But what does it mean to create and innovate over six decades? And what can Wolseley teach us about the life-stages of an artist?⁠

Art Guide Australia’s newest podcast series 'The Long Run' considers this question with artists who have had careers spanning 60 years, each reflecting on their art and lives.⁠

In this third episode Wolseley, one of Australia’s most well-known landscape painters and printmakers, speaks to us from his home in regional Victoria. Moving to Australia from England in 1976, he’s known for immersing himself in an environment before painting it, capturing landscapes ranging from the mountains in Tasmania, to wetlands and rivers, to the floodplains of Arnhem land. Known as a great storyteller, Wolseley captures worlds that invite engagement with nature and the environment.⁠

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'Oscar Wilde's "The Nightingale and the Rose"' nominated for Short Film of the Decade by AACTA

'Oscar Wilde's "The Nightingale and the Rose"' nominated for Short Film of the Decade by AACTA


We are delighted to announce that Del Kathryn Barton's short film 'Oscar Wilde's "The Nightingale and the Rose"' has been nominated for Short Film of the Decade by AACTA. This 2016 film was directed in collaboration with Brendan Fletcher and produced by Fletcher and Angie Fielder. ⁠

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery at 'Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020'

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery at 'Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a selection of artworks in 'Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020' from 1-30 October 2020. ⁠

In the first online edition of the art fair, the gallery will be presenting five major works by the following artists: Dale Frank, Fiona Hall, Bill Henson, Tracey Moffatt, and Tom Polo.⁠

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Exhibition: Brook Andrew | 'This Year'

Exhibition: Brook Andrew | 'This Year'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present new works by Brook Andrew in 'This Year'.

This immersive exhibition originates from a series of collages Andrew made recently from an extensive archive in his Melbourne studio. In frantic actions of cutting and pasting, the artist combines disparate elements of printed matter, from contemporary newspaper headlines, fashion magazines and mid-century comic books to historical anthropological texts and an original edition of engravings from the complete works of British satirist William Hogarth (c. 1860).

The juxtaposition of contemporary sources with the historical, and the popular with the academic, reveals the ways in which the media and visual culture continue to nurture obsessions with capital, race and catastrophe and influence modes of being that sway from hope and joy to ignorance and despair. 

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Nyapanyapa Yunupingu at her solo exhibition 'the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu' at the MAGNT

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu at her solo exhibition 'the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu' at the MAGNT


After having been delayed by Northern Territory travel restrictions, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu was finally able to see her extraordinary solo exhibition 'the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu' at the Museum and Art Gallery the Northern Territory in Darwin. MAGNT was honoured to welcome Nyapanyapa and her family from Yirrkala.


Yunupingu's next solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is due to open in late January 2021.


Images: Exhibition view, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, 'the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu', Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, (25 May - 15 October 2020).

Photography: @charlieblisscreative

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2020 Archibald Prize Finalist - Louise Hearman

2020 Archibald Prize Finalist - Louise Hearman


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to congratulate Louise Hearman as a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize.


Image: Louise Hearman, 'Barry Jones', 2020, oil on masonite, 61 x 64 cm.

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2020 Sir John Sulman Prize Finaist - Caroline Rothwell

2020 Sir John Sulman Prize Finaist - Caroline Rothwell


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to congratulate Caroline Rothwell as a finalist in the 2020 Sir John Sulman Prize.


Image: Caroline Rothwell, 'Vault', 2020, acrylic on linen, 163 x 183 cm.

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2020 Wynne Prize Finalist - Imants Tillers

2020 Wynne Prize Finalist - Imants Tillers


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to congratulate Imants Tillers as a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize.


Image: Imants Tillers, 'Prayer for rain', 2020, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, 227 x 212 cm.

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2020 Sir John Sulman Prize Finaist - Gareth Sansom

2020 Sir John Sulman Prize Finaist - Gareth Sansom


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to congratulate Gareth Sansom as a finalist in the 2020 Sir John Sulman Prize.


Image: Gareth Sansom, 'Looking for God in abstract art', 2020, oil and enamel on linen, 185 x 245.5 cm.

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2020 Sir John Sulman Prize Finaist - Tom Polo

2020 Sir John Sulman Prize Finaist - Tom Polo


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to congratulate Tom Polo as a finalist in the 2020 Sir John Sulman Prize.


Image: Tom Polo, 'retreat and return (the arrival)', 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 183.5 x 275 cm.

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2020 Wynne Prize Finalist - Gareth Sansom

2020 Wynne Prize Finalist - Gareth Sansom


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to congratulate Gareth Sansom as a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize.


Image: Gareth Sansom, 'No man is an island', 2020, oil and enamel on linen, 185 x 246 cm.

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2020 Wynne Prize Finalist - Del Kathryn Barton

2020 Wynne Prize Finalist - Del Kathryn Barton


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to congratulate Del Kathryn Barton as a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize.

Image: Del Kathryn Barton, 'I take it down to the flow', 2020, bronze, acrylic-painted MDF plinth, 190 x 75 cm.

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2020 Wynne Prize Finalist - Caroline Rothwell

2020 Wynne Prize Finalist - Caroline Rothwell


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to congratulate Caroline Rothwell as a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize.

Image: Caroline Rothwell, 'Symbiosis (bluebeard orchid)', 2020, hyrdrostone, canvas, paint, epoxy glass, stainless steel, wood, hardware, 213 x 60 cm.

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New Online Viewing Room - 'The Timbre Texture'

New Online Viewing Room - 'The Timbre Texture'


We are delighted to present the fifth instalment of our Online Viewing Room Series - 'The Timbre Texture'.⁠

This group of women artists selected are impeccable makers. Adept at working across varied mediums, their practices are multifarious in both their materials and in their ability to articulate wide ranging concepts simultaneously. ⁠

The selection of artworks showcases varied textures and artists whose attention to detail and hand-making allows them to explore the very nature of materiality. The neutral palette of white and black allows surface above colour and form to come into the focus.⁠

Image: Sarah Contos, ‘Chair and Ottoman’, 2019, repurposed cane, screen-print on canvas, foam, wood; 92 x 114 x 86 cm; 34 x 85 x 51 cm.⁠

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Isaac Julien | 'Lina Bo Bardi: A Marvellous Entaglement' in Madrid

Isaac Julien | 'Lina Bo Bardi: A Marvellous Entaglement' in Madrid


Take a look inside the three-screen premiere of Isaac Julien's solo exhibition 'Lina Bo Bardi: A Marvellous Entaglement' which opens today at Galeria Helga de Alvear in Madrid. ⁠

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Daniel Boyd | #TogetherInArt Interview

Daniel Boyd | #TogetherInArt Interview


Take a look inside Daniel Boyd's studio in the lead up to his exhibition 'AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE' which was on view at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in August of this year. ⁠

Hear from the artist about the development of his work, readdressing history, and his hopes for the future.

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RO9 artists included in 'Chromatopia' at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

RO9 artists included in 'Chromatopia' at the Art Gallery of South Australia.


We are delighted to announce that works by Dale Frank, Gareth Sansom and Tracey Moffatt are included in 'Chromatopia' at the Art Gallery of South Australia. ⁠

'Chromatopia', an exploration of how and why artists use colour, was inspired by a rarely seen work acquired more than half a century ago. 'Harvest', painted by Dame Laura Knight on the cusp of the Second World War, is a tonic for our times and the inspiration behind this spectral journey.⁠

Image: Exhibition view, Dale Frank, 'Paler Than Pale Custard Cream Moonlight Off White Old Ivory Irish Linen Cream Neutral Beeswax Cornsilk Falmouth Hawaiian Sunset Paloma Burnous (Pansy!)', Art Gallery of South Australia (4 September 2020). ⁠

Photo: Saul Steed.⁠

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Exhibition: Patricia Piccinini 'The Gardener's Eye' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Exhibition: Patricia Piccinini 'The Gardener's Eye' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a highly anticipated solo exhibition with one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Patricia Piccinini.

The Gardener’s Eye features an iconic hyper-realistic life-size sculpture, an assembly of smaller mechanical sculptures, her signature Panelworks, and a suite of drawings.

Art Collector Magazine's Michael Do speaks to Patricia Piccinini

Art Collector Magazine's Michael Do speaks to Patricia Piccinini


Art Collector Magazine's Pull Focus video series takes its lead from its print magazine feature of the same name. Here, Art Collector focuses in on what makes a particular artwork WORK as a work of art.

Watch Michael Do in conversation with celebrated Australian artist Patricia Piccinini about the works in her forthcoming exhibition 'The Gardener’s Eye' at opening at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery on Thursday, 20 August.

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John Nixon's passing

John Nixon's passing


Roslyn and Tony Oxley are saddened to learn of the death of John Nixon, a great Australian Artist who had a formative influence on the Gallery in the 1980’s. He was widely admired for the integrity of his practice. His passing represents a big loss for our community. Our condolences go to Sue and Emma.

Patricia Piccinini in Romance Was Born

Patricia Piccinini in Romance Was Born


Photographer Allissa Oughtred has captured Patricia Piccinini and her daughter Roxy dressed in Romance Was Born in her Melbourne studio. 

This is an exclusive preview of her new works which are due to be shown in her solo show 'The Gardener's Eye' which opens on 20 August at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Click the link to see more.

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Julie Rrap on ABC's 'The Art Show'

Julie Rrap on ABC's 'The Art Show'


Julie Rrap has been preoccupied with the female body since the 1980s, with images that challenged the male gaze and set her on a course to become a major figure in Australian feminist art. So what is her take on the changing politics of the body happening in visual art right now, and how does she reflect on her formative years?⁠

Rrap recently spoke with Namila Benson from ABC's 'The Art Show' about her creative journey around the female form. ⁠

To listen to the conversation, click the link.

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New Viewing Room - 'The Power of Language!'

New Viewing Room - 'The Power of Language!'


We are delighted to present the fourth instalment of our Online Viewing Room Series - The Power of Language!

Our lives are shaped by language: the social media we engage with, the news we read, and the signs we follow, all dictate how we connect and experience the world. Text and language have long been a powerful vehicle in the artistic expression of leading conceptual artists since the 1960s, namely Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer, John Baldessari, and Lawrence Weiner. In this time of stillness, we seek more than ever before to enrich our lives with text and visuals that fire the imagination, rouse visual pleasure, and inspire intellectual excitement.⁠

From anagrammatic wordplay to esoteric quotations, and from ‘the subtext of existence’ to draconian proscriptions on the Untouchables, these poignant text-based works are a celebration of our artists who harness the immediate and transformative power of language in the visual realm.⁠

To view ‘The Power of Language!’, click the link.

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John Wolseley creates a story around the life-cycle of a beetle

John Wolseley creates a story around the life-cycle of a beetle


In a recent project with Kids' Home Publishing, John Wolseley creates a story around the life-cycle of a beetle local to his forest studio, using all the techniques which have made him a renowned artist and naturalist. This is a mini masterclass in creativity as play, with a beautiful reading of the finished book by the author. ⁠

Wolseley's works featured in the video include:

'Longicorn Beetle engravings', 2019
relief print found wood on Japanese tissue
30.5 x 40.5 cm each

'Beetle engraving 4', 2019
relief print from found wood on Japanese tissue
40.5 x 30.5 cm

'101 Insect Life Stories No 40. Coleoptera', 2017
etching with watercolour
30 x 40.5 cm

To watch the full clip, click the link.

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Julie Rrap in ‘Shadow Catchers’ at the AGNSW

Julie Rrap in ‘Shadow Catchers’ at the AGNSW


Body double (2007), a work by Julie Rrap, is the centrepiece of Shadow Catchers at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Rrap has worked with notions of the double in sculpture, video and photography since the early 1980s. Two silicon rubber casts of the artist’s body lie corpse-like on a stage, one face down and one face up. A ghost-like figure of a man or a woman is projected onto the bodies. The projection of the body rolls across the stage from one figure to the other, appearing to resuscitate the silicon forms.

Drawing on the Gallery’s collection, including the work of more than 57 artists and recent acquisitions on display for the first time, ‘Shadow catchers’ considers how the shadow, along with the mirror and the body double, have been employed and examined by photographers since the invention of the medium. Photographs can provide doubles and emotional surrogates on which to affix our attachment – but what kind of doubles and what kind of intimacy?” 

Shadow Catchers has been extended until 2021. 

Image: Julie Rrap, ‘Body double’, 2007, digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, colour, silent, two silicon rubber sculptures, motion sensor, duration: 00:11:38 min, aspect ratio: 16:9, display dimensions variable.

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‘DESTINY’ at the NGV

‘DESTINY’ at the NGV


"Despite or perhaps because of their apolitical-seeming, bordering-on-superficial visual content – blak dollies and blacker comedy are frequent tools – the works of Destiny Deacon are intensely political. They speak strongly of dispossession, displacement, death and destruction, of the rape and torture of Indigenous women…" ⁠

This is an edited excerpt of Claire Coleman's essay commissioned for and published in the catalogue to accompany the (temporarily closed) exhibition ‘DESTINY’, at the NGV in Melbourne until 31 January 2021.⁠

To continue reading 'Destiny Deacon: Showing colour' in Art Monthly Australasia, click the link.

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Bill Henson's Garden

Bill Henson's Garden


As well as being an internationally renowned photographer, Bill Henson is also a passionate gardener. His home and photography studio are embraced by a lush and layered wilderness. It’s hard to know where the garden begins and ends, and that’s the way he likes it.

ABC Radio National goes inside Henson's garden in Melbourne's inner north which was once a concrete car park but now, around raked gravel, are huge trees, palms and a few family favourites.

To listen to Henson's conversation with Jonathan Green, click the link at the top of our Instagram profile.

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Tracey Moffatt in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Tracey Moffatt in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist


We are delighted to present Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Kaldor Public Art Projects' 'do it (australia)' artists.

Tracey Moffatt is one of 18 Australian artists and creative figures to contribute to Kaldor Public Art Projects’ first online project. Hear from Moffatt at 25 minutes 30 seconds.

Hans Ulrich Obrist is famous for his marathon interviews with artists from all over the world which go for hours. In this Zoom Webinar conversation, each interview lasts approximately 10 minutes. Tune in for 10 minutes or for the whole event!

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Daniel Boyd in Art Collector Magazine

Daniel Boyd in Art Collector Magazine


"There is a tendency in Australian art history to segregate the art of Aboriginal people from the broader field of Australian art. Separatist terms such as "Aboriginal Art", "Urban Aboriginal Artist" or even "Folk art" reflect an ongoing colonial hierarchy that contemplates Indigenous communities and their culture as distinct from the concerns and agendas of Australia today. To conceive of Australian art and Aboriginal art as separate streams of practice reflects a misunderstanding of the independence of Australian culture.⁠

Daniel Boyd is a testament to an expanding field of artists working to create a more self-aware set of cultural relations in Australia that celebrates the nuance, potency and urgency of Indigenous practitioners and their histories."⁠

This month's issue of Art Collector Magazine features Daniel Boyd in a text written by Michael Do. 'INTO FOCUS' includes a discussion around his current exhibition 'AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE' open at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.⁠

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Exhibition: Daniel Boyd 'AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE'

Exhibition: Daniel Boyd 'AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Daniel Boyd in 'AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE' which opens on Wednesday 15 July.⁠

This poignant exhibition continues the artist's trajectory by uniting three highly personal subject matters: Greek mythology, familial ties to the land, and symbolism of the Australian native bush stone-curlew in Aboriginal cultures. ⁠

This pertinent new body of work emerges from the unique conditions of lockdown, where times of crisis give gravitas to artists like Boyd, who express histories of oppression and resistance. In creating spaces for questions and dialogue in art, Boyd places the Aboriginal experience closer towards the center of contemporary Australian discourse, and gives voices to people who are exiled, marginalised or displaced.⁠

Image: Exhibition view, Daniel Boyd, 'AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (15 July - 15 August 2020). Photo: Luis Power.⁠ ⁠

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Artist Profile: Destiny Deacon

Artist Profile: Destiny Deacon


The exhibition 'DESTINY', opening at the end of July at the National Gallery of Victoria, surveys an impactful body of work by Australian artist and activist Destiny Deacon. Included in the show are multimedia works made collaboratively with Erin Hefferon, Michael Riley, Lisa Bellear and Virginia Fraser.

Rose Vickers talk with Deacon and Fraser about the boundaries and definitional challenges of their ongoing collaborative practice.

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OPEN: David Noonan's solo exhibition 'David Noonan: Stagecraft'

OPEN: David Noonan's solo exhibition 'David Noonan: Stagecraft'


David Noonan's solo exhibition 'David Noonan: Stagecraft' is now available to view in person as the Art Gallery of Ballarat reopens its doors to the public today.

In association with the exhibition, the Art Gallery of Ballarat has published hand-bound art catalogues which are beautifully designed by Ben Cox and include an essay by Curator Julie Mc Laren and a large format reproduction of Noonan’s work. These catalogues are now available to purchase and are strictly limited to a numbered edition of 240. To view online, click the link at the top of our Instagram profile.

Image: Hand bound large format catalogue, 20 pages, 369 x 330 mm.

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Curator Leigh Robb on David Noonan - 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Art

Curator Leigh Robb on David Noonan - 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Art


In David Noonan's collages on film and tapestry, collected images drawn from a vast array of sources are superimposed, overlapped, cut up, cut out, dis-placed and re-placed within the picture plane, as if props on a set or actors in a scene.

Curator Leigh Robb speaks on David Noonan's works as part of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Art: 'Monster Theatres'... "We can see a stage that is populated by a number of figures. They all appear to be in a process of waking up and it's almost like a moment in a zombie film."           

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Callum Morton in AGNSW's 'Shadow Catchers'

Callum Morton in AGNSW's 'Shadow Catchers'


As Callum Morton's exhibition 'View from a Bridge' fills Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, his works 'Screen #4 Chargrilled' (2006) and 'Screen #7 Here and There' (2006) are displayed in the recently reopened 'Shadow Catchers' at the AGNSW.

Repost from Michael Brand, AGNSW Director: "Callum Morton’s miniature drive-in cinema from 2006 on the left with its screen burnt black (Screen #4 Chargrilled). It’s “malfunctioning” sister structure is on the right (Screen #7 Here and there) with Soda_Jerk’s After the Rainbow in between, reimagining the twister in The Wizard of Oz as a time machine hurtling Judy Garland’s Dorothy into a bleak future."

Callum Morton has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1998.

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'the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunipinu' at MAGNT

'the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunipinu' at MAGNT


At the age of 75, Nyapanyapa Yunupinu has reached a milestone in her career with her major survey exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Darwin.

Featuring more than 60 of Yunupinu's works, 'the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupiu014bu' marks the first-ever solo exhibition held at MAGNT for an Aboriginal artist. Visit the MAGNT to see Yunupiu014bu's show until 15 October.

Nyapanyapa Yunupiu014bu has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 2008.

Image 1: Exhibition view, Nyapanyapa Yunupinu, 'the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupinu', Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, (25 May - 15 October 2020).

Photograph: Merinda Campbell. Courtesy of Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

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Dale Frank in AGNSW's 'Under the Stars'

Dale Frank in AGNSW's 'Under the Stars'


Taking a transhistorical approach, 'Under the stars', at the Art Gallery of NSW, presents stargazing and mapping by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, highlighting the commonalities and connections in our shared attempts to understand the night sky and our place in relation to it.

Dale Frank's 'Stephen Hawking' (2001) and 'Stephen Hawking and the illusion of size' (2001) currently reside in 'Under the stars' at the AGNSW.

Dale Frank has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1982.

Image: Installation view, 'Under the stars', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1 July). Photo: Claire Visitserngtrakul.

Artwork: Dale Frank, 'Su2060tephen Hawking', 2001, synthetic polymer paint and varnish on canvas, 200 x 260 cm; Dale Frank 'Stephen Hawking and the illusion of size', 2001, synthetic polymer paint and varnish on canvas, 200 x 260 cm.

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Urban List's  Top 'Things To Do'

Urban List's Top 'Things To Do'


At the top of Urban List Sydney's 'Things To Do' this weekend is a trip to Callum Morton's exhibition 'View from a Bridge' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. ⁠

To read more, click the link.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture showing Isaac Julien's 'Lessons of the Hour' (2019)

National Museum of African American History and Culture showing Isaac Julien's 'Lessons of the Hour' (2019)


The National Museum of African American History and Culture is revisiting a video tour of its exhibition Slavery and Freedom to celebrate Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US that has long been celebrated among the African American community but still remains largely unknown to the wider public.

The founding director, Lonnie Bunch, highlights slavery-related objects that tell stories of resilience and survival like freedom papers, shackles for children and identification buttons worn by slaves. “The most important factors that have shaped African American culture have been the impact of institutional slavery and the desire for people to be free,” Bunch says. “Slavery shaped everything in America, from farm policy to education to politics.”

New York’s Metro Pictures Gallery is streaming Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hour (2019) this weekend to mark Juneteenth. The film tells the story of the same Frederick Douglass noted above, who self-emancipated as a young man and became one of the foremost abolitionists and civil rights campaigners, both in the US and internationally. He was also was a strong believer in the social power of the then burgeoning technology of photography; he is sometimes cited as the most photographed American of the 19th century, ahead of Abraham Lincoln. 

Lessons of the Hour revolves around Douglass’s famed speeches and is named after the final major speech that he gave in Washington, DC, where he died in 1895. This film is a single-screen version of Julien’s ten-screen installation of the same name and was filmed in Washington, DC, Scotland and at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. The film will be available to stream on the gallery’s Vimeo page from Friday at 12pm EST until midnight on Sunday.

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'Exploring the work of Destiny Deacon, one of Australia’s leading contemporary Indigenous artists' in Vogue Australia

'Exploring the work of Destiny Deacon, one of Australia’s leading contemporary Indigenous artists' in Vogue Australia


As one of Australia’s leading contemporary Indigenous artists, Destiny Deacon has more than lived up to her name. With a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Myles Russell-Cook, the gallery’s curator of Indigenous art, explores the duality of comedy and tragedy that informs her work.⁠

To read Vogue's article 'Exploring the work of Destiny Deacon, one of Australia’s leading contemporary Indigenous artists', written by Russell-Cook, click on the link.

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Viewing Room: 'Caroline Rothwell: Arrangements'

Viewing Room: 'Caroline Rothwell: Arrangements'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present 'Caroline Rothwell: Arrangements' as the fourth instalment of our Viewing Room Series.

It is with the spirit of discovery we view the sculptures by Rothwell in 'Arrangements', embodying the weird and wonderful through the mindset of exploration and detailed research into botanical history. 

Rothwell’s work is the meeting point of the artificial and natural, the historical and contemporary. She holds space for the most beautiful of objects, hybrid species that challenge us to question past narratives and seek new positions of enquiry. At first glance, they are contemporary manifestations of exquisite botanical specimens, perhaps once immaculately rendered as drawings. On closer look, uncomfortable and disconcerting juxtapositions emerge: glossy tongues entwine biomorphic beings; industrial metal pipes meet floral beauties; QR codes are delicately held like prized, rare fauna in a bejewelled hand.

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Callum Morton in conversation with Art Collector's Edward Colless

Callum Morton in conversation with Art Collector's Edward Colless


"We are living in end times... I guess we always are. It is particularly horrible at the moment. We talk about the end of all sorts of things - capitalism, globalisation, the planet - so in a way the windows are looping around this idea of an end... meditating on what kind of end it will be." u2060

- Callum Morton in conversation with Art Collector's Edward Colless, discussing the relevance of his monumental structures currently installed at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.u2060

To watch the full cut, click the link.

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Callum Morton in conversation with ABC's Namila Benson

Callum Morton in conversation with ABC's Namila Benson


Callum Morton recently spoke with Namila Benson from ABC's 'The Art Show' about the nature of monuments and activism, in light of the Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the world.

Morton's exhibition 'View from a Bridge' is open at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery until 4 July. u2060

To listen to Callum Morton in conversation with ABC's Namila Benson, click the link.

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Rosalie Gascoigne's Found Landscapes

Rosalie Gascoigne's Found Landscapes


Rosalie Gascoigne captured the Australian landscape by assembling objects she found within it, finding beauty in weathered discarded road signs and farming equipment. Her distinct representations of Australia and her contribution to art gained her an Order of Australia in 1994. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has been representing Gascoigne since 1989 and her estate since 1999. 

ABC's archive-based series 'The Rewind' takes us back to 1991, as ABC's Art Australia visits Gascoigne in her home. To watch the clip, click the link. 

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Exhibition: Callum Morton 'View from a Bridge'

Exhibition: Callum Morton 'View from a Bridge'


We are delighted to present Callum Morton's View from a Bridge, opening to the public at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery on Thursday, 4 June!

View from a Bridge will feature three wall sculptures that replicate the window frames on the facade of the Sirius Building, located in The Rocks, Sydney. In adding a theatrical element to the work, Morton has inserted a pulsating light into each sculpture that changes colour to correspond to the audio track of the computerised voice of Siri.

Melbourne Art Fair

Melbourne Art Fair


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery’s Viewing Room at the virtual Melbourne Art Fair is now live via Ocula. 

Isaac Julian's 'Lessons of the Hour' at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

Isaac Julian's 'Lessons of the Hour' at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts


Lessons of the Hour, a multi-channel film installation and photography exhibition, dramatises key moments in the life of Frederick Douglass.

Lessons of the Hour is a ten-screen film installation and exhibition of related photography by Isaac Julien that offers an immersive, poetic meditation on the life and times of Frederick Douglass. The freed slave, abolitionist, and statesman (who was also the most photographed man of the nineteenth-century), helped shape the national conversation around race and representation for generations.

Incorporating excerpts from Douglass’ most arresting speeches and dramatizations of his private and public milieus, the work is a contemplative journey into Douglass’ zeitgeist that unfolds through multiple perspectives presented simultaneously on different screens. Douglass’ oratory and writings on topics ranging from slavery to photography suggest ways in which his lifelong advocacy of freedom and equality may be reexamined through a contemporary lens.

Lessons of the Hour is presented with a selection of works from the McEvoy Family Collection, a curated video program in the McEvoy Arts Screening Room, and a calendar of public programs to be announced.

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Tom Polo in conversation with Art Collector's Tai Mitsuji

Tom Polo in conversation with Art Collector's Tai Mitsuji


"The figures or the characters in these works were almost like parts of bodies that were reliant upon another. In this case, we've got a thigh and a calf and they exist as almost two characters of the same being. So, I've been thinking about personas or ideas of intimacy - forced intimacy... this idea that the calf and the thigh are really connected and in order to function they need to work together."

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery's Tom Polo discusses his work 'family feud (calf vs thigh)', currently in the Stockroom at Roslyn Oxley9, with Art Collector's Tai Mitsuji.

The 'Pull Focus' video series takes its lead from Art Collector's print magazine feature of the same name, focussing in on what makes a particular artwork WORK as a work of art.

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Isaac Julien, 'Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement', Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

Isaac Julien, 'Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement', Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain


Isaac Julien’s film Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement will be available to view in 2020 at Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain. Curated by Manuel Cirauqui, the exhibition opens on 25 June 2020 and continues until 27 September 2020.

Image: Isaac Julien, Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement, 2019, nine-screen video installation, super-high definition (4K), color, 9.1 surround sound, ash wood plinths, Duration 39 min 08 sec.

Tracey Moffatt in conversation with Silvia Karman Cubiñá

Tracey Moffatt in conversation with Silvia Karman Cubiñá


Join Executive Director & Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá of The Bass Miami in conversation with Roslyn Oxley9 artist Tracey Moffatt.

'Montages: The Full Cut', 1999-2015, Moffatt's virtual exhibition, is currently on view via @TheBassSquared or via the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery IGTV.

The eight video works are part of the museum’s collection and survey the nature of representation and genres of cinema.

To watch Tracey's conversation, click the link!

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New Viewing Room - Faraway, So Close!

New Viewing Room - Faraway, So Close!


We are delighted to present the third instalment of our Online Viewing Room Series - 'Faraway, So Close!'

Inspired by the title of a Wim Wenders film, 'Faraway, So Close!' 1993, this selection of artworks brings into focus the separateness of living and considers the rewriting of intimacy in our digital age; inviting us to reach out, empathise, and to dive into the feelings of our own human emotion.

Isolated in our own private worlds, individuals are coming to terms with the new ways of living. The frantic rush of life has slowed down and we take a breath, a pause, a moment to reflect and observe one another at an orbit. Through shared experiences we are together - so close, yet so far away - existing in a world where intimacy and the power of the human touch have been altered.

To view ‘Faraway, So Close’, click the link!

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Mikala Dwyer on ABC's 'The Mix'

Mikala Dwyer on ABC's 'The Mix'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery's Mikala Dwyer was featured on a recent episode of ABC's 'The Mix' which focuses on the (currently closed) 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres.

When discussing her prophetic sick bay that sits at the very front of the exhibition, Dwyer said:

"Its all about illness, and wellness, and viruses, and contamination, and quarantine. It was something I was thinking about a year ago and now it is our life at the moment."

To watch the full 29-minute episode, visit ABC's iView or click the link. You can listen to Dwyer from 1 min 57 secs.

The 2020 Adelaide Biennial reopens on 8 June.

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Tom Polo is featured in Episode One of Parramatta Artists’ Studios

Tom Polo is featured in Episode One of Parramatta Artists’ Studios


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery's Tom Polo is featured in Episode One of Parramatta Artists’ Studios new podcast series called ‘Studio Conversations’. 

Tom sat down with Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran for a casual chat about their work and studio lives at PAS Rydalmere, where they are both in residence. The podcast covers topics such as the process of making, where ideas begin, as well as the importance of the ‘exhibition as medium’. To listen, tap the link!

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Del Kathryn Barton to start Puff, the Magic Dragon film 'by end of year'

Del Kathryn Barton to start Puff, the Magic Dragon film 'by end of year'


We are delighted to announce that our much loved Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery artist, Del Kathryn Barton, will be shooting a feature film inspired by 'Puff, the Magic Dragon', scheduled to start shooting before the end of the year.

'Puff' is inspired by her massive painting 'sing blood-wings sing', a five-panel, 12-metre wide work unveiled in 2017 as part of her 'The Highway is a Disco' show at the National Gallery of Victoria.

That painting was, in turn, inspired by Peter, Paul and Mary's 1963 song 'Puff, the Magic Dragon', about the friendship between a little boy and a dragon and the dragon's retreat into isolation when the boy stops believing in him.

But the "hybrid" film, featuring stop-animation, live action and visual effects, is far from a kids' picture, despite having a yet-to-be-cast 12-year-old as its lead. It is, rather, "a fairytale for adults," Barton said.

To read the full article, visit the Sydney Morning Herald website.

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Isaac Julien’s Political Memory

Isaac Julien’s Political Memory


On Wednesday, April 22, the Neuberger Museum of Art will virtually host filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien in conversation with Louise Yelin, co-curator of Julien’s exhibition 'Western Union: Small Boats' (2007). 

The three-screen film installation, which opened in February (and is currently closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic), reflects Julien’s longstanding engagement with the legacies of slavery and colonialism and a compositional approach that incorporates narrative collage across large-scale, multi-screen projections. As Yelin told me when I visited the Neuberger in February, Julien wants to “create a style for political remembering.”

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Online Exhibition: Dale Frank | 'Shaun taught piano'

Online Exhibition: Dale Frank | 'Shaun taught piano'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is thrilled to present new works by Dale Frank in Shaun taught piano for our first online exhibition.

With the new addition of powdered pigments, there is a watercolour-like translucency to these dazzling new works that make them shimmer in ethereality, like floating cosmos, lost in the dream of a summer’s day. At times with a glaring vibrancy, they draw us in. They are addictive: swirling layers that seem to capture eternity and defeat time.

With their brilliantly reflective surfaces, the works become both the observed and the observer. Frank keeps us at a distance conceptually, gifting us with his seductive outer world which becomes us, the viewer and the world we have stepped into. Frank’s explorations offer up a considered discourse into the history of painting, questioning both the artist's and the viewer's role while holding space for this discourse, just like his paintings, to change and evolve over time.

Destiny Deacon, 'Destiny', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Destiny Deacon, 'Destiny', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


Destiny Deacon will present over 100 multi-disciplinary works made over a 30-year period, including newly commissioned works created with artist and long-term collaborator Virginia Fraser, in her major retrospective DESTINY at the Art Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

DESTINY opens in March 2020 and will continue until August 2020 at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Image: Destiny Deacon, Smile, 2017, lightjet print, 102 × 127cm

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Destiny Deacon: New publication 'Destiny', National Gallery of Victoria

Destiny Deacon: New publication 'Destiny', National Gallery of Victoria


To coincide with Destiny Deacon’s major retrospective in March 2020 the National Gallery of Victoria will launch a beautiful new publication entitled DESTINY.

DESTINY opens in March 2020 and will continue until August 2020 at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. See the NGV’s website for more information about the exhibition and the accompanying publication.

Image: DESTINY publication, courtesy of the NGV.

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Art Guide reviews Destiny Deacon's show 'DESTINY' at the NGV

Art Guide reviews Destiny Deacon's show 'DESTINY' at the NGV


Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions the exhibition DESTINY at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, is currently closed.

Andrew Stephens of Art Guide reviews Destiny Deacon's show 'DESTINY'. 

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Art Gallery of Ballarat will highlight David Noonan's Stagecraft exhibition and other collection pieces online

Art Gallery of Ballarat will highlight David Noonan's Stagecraft exhibition and other collection pieces online


Its physical doors might be closed but the Art Gallery of Ballarat is opening up its online doors so people can view the latest exhibition and other highlights of the collection from their loungerooms.

An exhibition by internationally renowned Ballarat-born and raised artist David Noonan was open just three days before the gallery closed its doors amid the coronavirus crisis, but a taste of the exhibition will be posted online.

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David Noonan, 'David Noonan: Stagecraft', Art Gallery of Ballarat, NSW

David Noonan, 'David Noonan: Stagecraft', Art Gallery of Ballarat, NSW


David Noonan will be presenting a major survey show at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in March 2020 entitled David Noonan: Stagecraft. The exhibition brings together silkscreen collages on fabric, tapestries and film which David Noonan has made between 2015 and 2020.

David Noonan: Stagecraft opens on 14 March 2020 and continues until 18 June 2020 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC.

Image: David Noonan, Untitled, 2015, silk screen on dyed linen collage, steel tray frame, 204 x 289 x 6 cm.


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Brook Andrew on biennales, the art world and new ways of seeing

Brook Andrew on biennales, the art world and new ways of seeing


Currently the Biennale of Sydney is closed until further notice. 

As artistic director of NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, artist Brook Andrew is bringing together over 90 artists, creatives, collectives and communities from Australia and across the globe.

Click the link to read Brook Andrew's conversation with Tiarney Miekus.

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Exhibition Opening: Fiona Hall | 'Afraid Cascade'

Exhibition Opening: Fiona Hall | 'Afraid Cascade'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is thrilled to present new works by Fiona Hall in Afraid Cascade. Please join us on Friday 6 March, 6-8pm.

This exhibition is part of Art Month Sydney; Art at Night: Paddington & Woollahra. Exhibitions throughout the precinct will be followed by an opening party at UNSW with music, performances, food and drinks.

Image:Fiona Hall, Afraid Cascade, 2020, oil paint on aluminum drink cans, 30 x 33.5 cm

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David Noonan and Mikala Dwyer, 2020 Adelaide Biennial: 'Monster Theatres', Adelaide

David Noonan and Mikala Dwyer, 2020 Adelaide Biennial: 'Monster Theatres', Adelaide


We are delighted that Mikala Dwyer and David Noonan will both be included in the 2020 Adelaide Biennial: Monster Theatres.

The Adelaide Biennial begins on 29 February 2020 and continues until 8 June 2020.

Image: David Noonan, Dark and Quiet Place, 2017, 28-min film

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Sarah Contos, 'The Long Kiss Goodbye', Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA

Sarah Contos, 'The Long Kiss Goodbye', Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA


 Sarah Contos is included in The Long Kiss Goodbye at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA. This exhibition opens on 8 February and continues until 9 May 2020.

Image: Sarah Contos, Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye, 2019, Screen-print on linen, canvas and lame, digital printed fabrics and various found fabrics, PVC, poly-fil, glass, ceramic and plastic beads, thread, artists' gloves, 330 x 610 x 25 cm

Exhibition Opening: David Griggs | 'Mankini Island'

Exhibition Opening: David Griggs | 'Mankini Island'


Exhibition continues until 29th February 2020.

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Exhibition: Harley Ives | 'Garlands for YouTube'

Exhibition: Harley Ives | 'Garlands for YouTube'


Exhibition continues until 29th February 2020.

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Artist Talk: David Griggs | 'Mankini Island'

Artist Talk: David Griggs | 'Mankini Island'


David Griggs will be presenting an artist talk and walk through for his Mankini Island exhibition today at 3pm to celebrate the Paddington Art Precinct open day.

David Griggs artist talk and walk through: 3pm at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery TODAY.

Exhibition Opening: Harley Ives | 'Garlands for YouTube'

Exhibition Opening: Harley Ives | 'Garlands for YouTube'


We are delighted to be presenting a new exhibition by Harley Ives. Do join us for the exhibition opening on Friday, 7 February, 2020, 6-8pm.

Image: Harley Ives, Pictures with Flowers, 2019, 2 channel moving image with sound, Approx. 3min seamless loop, Install dimensions 157 x 194cm (still)

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Exhibition Opening: David Griggs | 'Mankini Island'

Exhibition Opening: David Griggs | 'Mankini Island'


We are delighted to be presenting a new exhibition by David Girggs, Mankini Island. Join us for the exhibition opening on Friday, 7 February 2020, 6-8pm.

Image: Exhibition view, David Griggs, Mankini Island, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (7 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020) Photo: Luis Power.u2060


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Mikala Dwyer and David Noonan feature in the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Art: 'Monster Theatres'

Mikala Dwyer and David Noonan feature in the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Art: 'Monster Theatres'


In 2020, the Adelaide Biennial celebrates a 30-year milestone as the nation’s longest-running curated survey of contemporary Australian art. Since 1990, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has created career-defining opportunities for more than 350 artists and presented to close to one million visitors .

Titled Monster Theatres, the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art invites artists to make visible the monsters of our time. Curator Leigh Robb says ‘Monsters ask us to interrogate our relationships with each other, the environment and technology. They force us to question our empathy towards difference across race, gender, sexuality and spirituality'.

Curator Leigh Robb says 'Monster Theatres proposes an arena of speculation, a circus of the unorthodox and the absurd, a shadow play between truth and fiction. The title is inspired by a group of provocative Australian artists. Their urgent works of art are warnings made manifest. These theatres are theirs.’

Kirtika Kain 'Stone Idols' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Kirtika Kain 'Stone Idols' at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery


OPENING NEXT WEEK: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to welcome the new year with a highly anticipated solo exhibition of new works by Kirtika Kain.⁠

'Stone Idols' features a large-scale material painting and a series of printed silkscreen works. Created during the lockdown, the exhibition is Kain’s visual response to 'The Prisons We Broke', one of the first Dalit feminist autobiographies. Using a rich array of religious materials, Kain translates the visceral language and imagines millennia of stigmatisation and suppression faced by India’s lower castes. ⁠

Her work interrogates the idolisation of deities and beliefs that continue to bind her community to servitude. This exhibition reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in shedding light to neglected histories, recasting the historical representation of her community and contributing to the dearth of surviving Dalit art and material culture.⁠

Exhibition opens Thursday, 28 January.

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Nyapanyapa Yunupingu 'The Little Things'

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu 'The Little Things'


OPENING NEXT WEEK: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to welcome the new year with a highly anticipated solo exhibition of new works by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. ⁠

This is the artist's first exhibition following her popularly and critically acclaimed solo show in 2020, 'the moment eternal' at Darwin's Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT). Featuring more than 60 of Yunupingu's works, this major presentation is the first time MAGNT has held a solo exhibition for an Aboriginal Australian artist.⁠

Acclaimed for her extraordinary gift of mark making and storytelling, Yunupingu is one of the most celebrated and influential Aboriginal Australian artists. Her art practice remains independent of bark painting traditions that she inherited from the Yirrkala region/Yolgnu people of Arnhem Land where she lives. Her figurative and abstract works unleash a unique set of personal narrative paintings revolving around her own experiences.⁠

Exhibition opens Thursday, 28 January.

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Brook Andrew Reflects on 'This Year' with Ocula

Brook Andrew Reflects on 'This Year' with Ocula


For over 25 years, Brook Andrew has developed an extensive archive of vernacular objects and printed matter in his Melbourne studio, which he draws together in collages, sculptures, and museum interventions as a means of shedding light on neglected narratives.


These archives have been collected from different places, whether from contemporaries like Marcia Langton, whose collection of past editions of The Saturday Paper Andrew took in; gathered from museums during residencies, such as the 1951 book Orixás by Pierre Verger, which the library of the Musée d'ethnographie de Genève was going to throw out, or rare postcards purchased from international auction houses.

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Daniel Boyd, 'VIDEO WORKS', Carriageworks, Sydney

Daniel Boyd, 'VIDEO WORKS', Carriageworks, Sydney


Daniel Boyd’s VIDEO WORKS will be opening next year at Carriageworks. The presentation is an immersive composite of three major video installations by Boyd. Set to a score by Canyons, VIDEO WORKS is an experience that is both otherworldly and grounded; expansive and atomic.

VIDEOWORKS opens 8 January 2020 and continues until 1 March 2020 at Carriageworks, Sydney.

Image: Daniel Boyd, Yamani, 2018, single channel video, 19 mins, 17 secs.

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Seasons Greetings: Summer Break Dates

Seasons Greetings: Summer Break Dates


Season’s Greetings from all of us at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery! Thank you for your support during a successful 2019. We look forward to sharing an exciting new programme with you next year!

The gallery will close for summer break from 22 December 2019, and will re-open on 21 January 2020.

Image: Hany Armanious, Snake Oil, 1994, hotmelt oil paint, glasses, dimensions variable

'AUSTRALIA. ANTIPODEAN STORY', Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan

'AUSTRALIA. ANTIPODEAN STORY', Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan


32 contemporary Australian artists including Brook Andrew, Daniel Boyd, Destiny Deacon, Fiona Hall, Callum Morton, Patricia Piccinini and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu will be presenting work at the Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan for their newest international exhibition AUSTRALIA. ANTIPODEAN STORY.

AUSTRALIA. ANTIPODEAN STORY opens on 16 December 2019 an continues until 9 February 2020 at the Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea in Milan.

Image: Patricia Piccinini, Kindred, 2018, silicone, fibreglass, hair, 103 x 95 x 128 cm

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Kirtika Kain, 'uppercase', Gallery Lane Cove, NSW

Kirtika Kain, 'uppercase', Gallery Lane Cove, NSW


Kirtika Kain is presenting a new body of work uppercase at Gallery Lane Cove tomorrow night.

Exhibition opening: Tomorrow night, 6 December, 6-8pm at Gallery Lane Cove.

Kirtika Kain will hold a print making workshop on 16 January 2020.

Kirtika Kain will also be in conversation with Judith Blackall on 18 January 2020, 11am – 12pm at Gallery Lane Cove.

Image: Kirtika Kain, 2019.

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Isaac Julien, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2019

Isaac Julien, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2019


Isaac Julien will be presenting his 2019 film, Lessons of The Hour at Art Basel, Miami Beach. You can find Isaac Julien’s film in the fair’s Kabinett sector. This artwork is being presented by Metro Pictures, New York. See the Art Basel website for more information.

Image: Isaac Julien, Lessons of the Hour (film still), 2019, single screen video installation: 35mm film and 4K digital, color, 7.1 surround sound, duration: 24'45".

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Daniel Boyd featured in Australian Financial Review: Michael Bleby, 'New public square for Circular Quay precinct'

Daniel Boyd featured in Australian Financial Review: Michael Bleby, 'New public square for Circular Quay precinct'


The Australian Financial Review has recently published an exciting article announcing a new public artwork designed by British architect Sir David Adjaye and contemporary Aboriginal artist Daniel Boyd. This incredible artwork will be installed in Sydney's Circular Quay precinct and will be finished by 2022.

Image: A render of the new city plaza on George Street, designed by British architect Sir David Adjaye and contemporary Aboriginal artist Daniel Boyd. Adjaye Associates (render)

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Exhibition Opening: Sarah Contos | 'The Bite Mark of a Butterfly'

Exhibition Opening: Sarah Contos | 'The Bite Mark of a Butterfly'


We are delighted that Sarah Contos will be presenting new work at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in her exhibition The Bite Mark of a Butterfly. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, 28 November, 6-8pm!

Artwork details: Sarah Contos, Bed, 2019, repurposed cane chairs, leather, stainless steel hardwares.

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Angela Brennan, Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC

Angela Brennan, Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC


Angela Brennan’s incredible painting, Kind of but not really, is a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC.

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize exhibition continues until 8 December 2019 Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC.

Image: Angela Brennan, Kind of but not really, 2019, oil on linen, 221 x 181 cm

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Renee So | Winner of Willoughby Bequest 2020 Commissioning Program

Renee So | Winner of Willoughby Bequest 2020 Commissioning Program


Congratulations to Renee So who has been awarded the Willoughby Bequest for 2020! The Willoughby Bequest 2020 Commissioning Program is the Powerhouse Museumu2019s $180,000 initiative to support Australian artists. The awarded artists are charged with creating new work that continues to expand their current practice.

Image: Renee So, Woman IV, 2018, stoneware, 45 x 23 x 20 cm. Photo: Luis Power.

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Patricia Piccinini Commission: 'Skywhalepapa'

Patricia Piccinini Commission: 'Skywhalepapa'


The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, have announced today that they have commissioned a new hot-air balloon artwork by Patricia Piccinini entitled Skywhalepapa for 2020 as part of the Balnaves Contemporary Series. We can't wait to see to the family flying together
next year!

Image: Patricia Piccinini sketch of Skywhalepapa. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia.

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Renee So,  Gerturde Edition, Gerturde Contemporary, VIC

Renee So, Gerturde Edition, Gerturde Contemporary, VIC


Amazing work by Renee So created for the 2019 Gerturde Edition, Bellarmine.

Limited stock is available now. Please see the Gertrude contemporary website for more information.

Image details: Renee So, Bellarmine, 2019, Black Jesmonite cast from original clay sculpture produced by the artist, individually hand fabricated by Nick Johns, 22 cm w x 8 cm x 22cm.

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Issac Julien Screening, 'Looking For Langston', Metrograph, New York

Issac Julien Screening, 'Looking For Langston', Metrograph, New York


Looking for Langston fuses archival newsreel footage of 1920s Harlem with original scripted scenes shot in lush black-and-white, in order not only to recreate the atmosphere of the Harlem Renaissance as it exists in the popular imagination, but to specifically highlight the essential role of Black queer identity in that artistic and social movement. The film draws from the works of Langston Hughes (played by Ben Ellison) and James Baldwin, among others, and provocatively imagines the speakeasies of the period as havens for the free expression of Black gay culture and desire.

Screening co-presented with Performa

Image: Isaac Julien, Pas de Deux with Roses (Looking for Langston Vintage Series), 1989/2017, Kodak Premier print, Diasec mounted on aluminum, 180 x 260 cm.

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Jim Lambie featured in Art Monthly Australasia: 'Making sunshine: Jim Lambie's "Wild Is The Wind" at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery'

Jim Lambie featured in Art Monthly Australasia: 'Making sunshine: Jim Lambie's "Wild Is The Wind" at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery'


Michael Fitzgerald has written in Art Monthly Australasia about Jim Lambie's exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Image: Jim Lambie: Wild Is The Wind, exhibition installation view, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; image courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; photo: Luis Power.

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Daniel Boyd, Para Site Auction Gala for 2019

Daniel Boyd, Para Site Auction Gala for 2019


Daniel Boyd's incredible 2019 'Untitled (NAC #1)' will be included in the Para Site Auction Gala for 2019. The auction will support Para Site's exhibitions and public and educational programs, in Hong Kong and beyond.
The auction will take place on 15 November in Hong Kong. See Para Site's website for more info.

Image: Daniel Boyd, 'Untitled (NAC #1)', 2019, oil, charcoal and archival glue on digital print on paper mounted to linen, 80.5 x 91.5 x 4 cm

Brook Andrew added to the Power 100 list 2019

Brook Andrew added to the Power 100 list 2019


Congratulations to Brook Andrew, Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney 2020, who has just been added to Art Review's Power 100 list. Arts Review describes the list as 'this year's most influential people in the contemporary artworld'. He recently participated in Kochi-Muziris, India; Art Basel Hong Kong; the Honolulu Biennial and now his position as director of next year's Biennale of Sydney.

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney: 'NIRIN', kicks off next year. See the Biennale's website for more information.

Image: Brook Andrew, 2019, photographed by Tim Bauer.

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Jim Lambie featured in ArtsHub: 'Artist Jim Lambie rethinks our world to the beat of disco music'

Jim Lambie featured in ArtsHub: 'Artist Jim Lambie rethinks our world to the beat of disco music'


Gina Fairley has written an article in ArtsHub about Jim Lambie's exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Image: Jim Lambie, Morning Glow, 2019, sunglass lens, lead came, 32 x 37 x 7 4.5cm.

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Linda Marrinon featured in Artist Profile: 'Song to the Siren'

Linda Marrinon featured in Artist Profile: 'Song to the Siren'


Kim Guthrie has written in article about Linda Marrinon in the latest Artist Profile.

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Sarah Contos featured in Art Monthly Australasia: 'Chthonic Fantasies'

Sarah Contos featured in Art Monthly Australasia: 'Chthonic Fantasies'


Wes Hill has written an article about Sarah Contos in Art Monthly Australasia.


Image: Sarah Contos, 2019, Voltron 1 (Black), Leather, thread.

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'Japan Supernatural' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

'Japan Supernatural' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales


Incredible new work by acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, now on view as a part of Japan Supernatural. Roslyn was delighted to join Takashi Murakami, along with the other contemporary artists, Chiho Aoshima and Fuyuko Matsui for dinner to celebrate!

Exhibition continues until 8 March 2020. See the Art Gallery of New South Wales website for more information.

Image: Takashi Murakami, 2019, Japan
Supernatural
. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. Commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Exhibition Opening: Jim Lmabie | 'Wild Is The Wind'

Exhibition Opening: Jim Lmabie | 'Wild Is The Wind'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is thrilled to present new works by Jim Lambie in Wild Is The Wind. Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, 30th October, 6-8pm.

Image: Jim Lambie, TBC, 2019, Sunglasses lens, metal surround, 43.5 x 48 x 4.5 cm.


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David Noonan, John Wolseley, NELL and Marley Dawson, 'Threads Through Art: Australian Tapestries', Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, nsw

David Noonan, John Wolseley, NELL and Marley Dawson, 'Threads Through Art: Australian Tapestries', Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, nsw


David Noonan, John Wolseley, NELL and Marley Dawson are all included in Threads Through Art: Australian Tapestries, at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

Exhibition continues until 1 December 2019.

Image: David Noonan, 2012, Untitled, tapestry: cotton and wool, 200 x 163 cm

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Isaac Julien, 'Playtime', Ruby City, Texas, USA

Isaac Julien, 'Playtime', Ruby City, Texas, USA


Isaac Julien's Playtime film is now showing at Ruby City, Texas in a space that is dedicated to the work of this acclaimed British artist. This new contemporary gallery, envisioned by the late collector, philanthropist and artist Linda Pace, opened recently to the public.

Image: Isaac Julien, PLAYTIME, 2014, three screen ultra high definition video installation with 5.1 surround sound, duration: 64 minutes 12 seconds. Installation view from Linda Pace Foundation Collection at Ruby

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Sarah Contos featured in Art Collector: 'The Spellbinder'

Sarah Contos featured in Art Collector: 'The Spellbinder'


Carrie Miller has written an article about Sarah Contos in the latest issues of Art Collector.

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Brook Andrew featured in Good Weekend: 'Aboriginal artist and provocateur Brook Andrew on shaking up the Sydney Biennale'

Brook Andrew featured in Good Weekend: 'Aboriginal artist and provocateur Brook Andrew on shaking up the Sydney Biennale'


Brook Turner has written an article about Brook Andrew in the Good Weekend (The Sydney Morning Herald) regarding the 2020 Sydney Biennale.


Photographer: Tim Bauer.

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Nell featured in Broadhseet

Nell featured in Broadhseet


Written by Chynna Santos in Broadsheet publication, A New Treehouse Art Installation Celebrates Eveleigh's Nature and History discusses Nell's new commissioned sculpture that is one of six new commissions by Mirvac in South Eveleigh.


Photo: Courtesy of Mirvac

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Exhibition Opening: Kaylene Whiskey, 'Wonder Women'

Exhibition Opening: Kaylene Whiskey, 'Wonder Women'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present Wonder Women, our first solo exhibition with Kaylene Whiskey.

Exhibition opening: 3 October 2019, 6-8pm. Exhibition continues until 25 October 2019.

Image: Kaylene Whiskey, 'Do You Believe in Love?', 2019, acrylic on Linen, 167 x 198 cm.

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Exhibition Opening: Del Kathryn Barton  | 'i wanted to build a bed for all the tired beds'

Exhibition Opening: Del Kathryn Barton | 'i wanted to build a bed for all the tired beds'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Del Kathryn Barton in i wanted to build a bed for all the tired beds. Exhibition opening: Thursday 3 October, 6-8pm. Exhibition continues until 25 October 2019.u00a0

Image: Del Kathryn Barton, 'so grateful too have met you - so grateful to open my cells for u to grow u', 2019, acrylic on French
linen, 200 x 250 cm.

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Renee So, 'Renee So: Ancient and Modern', The De La Warr Pavilion, UK

Renee So, 'Renee So: Ancient and Modern', The De La Warr Pavilion, UK


Renee So is presenting a new body of work created during a residency at West Dean College entitled Renee So: Ancient and Modern at The De La Warr Pavilion in the United Kingdom.

Exhibition details: 28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020 at the De La Warr Pavilion in the United Kingdom.

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Renee So, 'Renee So: Ancient and Modern', The De La Warr Pavilion, United Kingdom

Renee So, 'Renee So: Ancient and Modern', The De La Warr Pavilion, United Kingdom


Renee So will be presenting a new body of work created during a residency at West Dean College entitled Renee So: Ancient and Modern at The De La Warr Pavilion in the United Kingdom.


Exhibition details: 28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020. For further details please see the De La Warr Pavilion website.

Image: Renee So. Courtesy of De La Warr Pavilion.

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Patricia Piccinini, 'The Child Within Me', private collection of Omer KoC, Abdulmecid Efendi Pavilion, Istanbul

Patricia Piccinini, 'The Child Within Me', private collection of Omer KoC, Abdulmecid Efendi Pavilion, Istanbul


Patricia Piccinini's works, including The Carrier are included in The Child Within Me, an exhibition that features the private collection of Omer KoC at the incredible Abdulmecid Efendi Pavilion in Istanbul.

Image: The Carrier, 2017, silicone, fibreglass, human hair, animal fur, 170 x 115 x 75cm.


Daniel Boyd, First Nations'  First Person Contributor #3, Australian National University

Daniel Boyd, First Nations' First Person Contributor #3, Australian National University


Daniel Boyd will be participating in the Australian national University's First Nations' First Person workshop and talk series tonight.
Event date: Tuesday, 24 Sept, 6-7pm. Please see the university's website for registration details.

Image: Daniel Boyd, Untitled (TFABG), 2017.


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Imants Tillers: Artist Talk and Brunch | 'The Path Itself'

Imants Tillers: Artist Talk and Brunch | 'The Path Itself'


Please join us for brunch with lmants Tillers on the occasion of his latest exhibition, The Path Itself at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. Tillers will discuss his practice with Mark Ledbury, Director of the Power Institute, The University of Sydney.

Image: Imants Tillers at his studio in Cooma, 2018. Photograph: Corinna and Dylan.

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Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney Contemporary 2019, Carriageworks, Sydney

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney Contemporary 2019, Carriageworks, Sydney


We are very excited to presentu00a0 works by Brook Andrew, Del Kathryn Barton, Dale Frank, Bill Henson, Tom Polo, Kathy Temin and Jenny Watson at booth E05. Daniel Boyd, Marley Dawson, Jacqueline Fraser and Claire Healy and Sean Corderio will all be included in the Installation Contemporary section of the
fair. Sydney Contemporary is held at Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney. Find us at booth E05.

Opening Night: Thursday 12 September, 5pm - 9pm.

General Opening Hours: Thursday 12 September, 12noon - 5pm | Friday 13
September, 12noon - 8pm | Saturday 14 September, 11am - 6pm | Sunday 15
September, 11am - 6pm

Image: Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney Contemporary, 2019. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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Sarah Contos, The Sofitel Hotel takeover, Sydney

Sarah Contos, The Sofitel Hotel takeover, Sydney


Gorgeous shot of Sarah Contos who has taken over a suite at the Sofitel Darling Harbour with a month long, site specific environment that encapsulates her personal taste and artistic style. The prestige suites are now open and are available for visitors make reservations.

Image: Artist Sarah Contos with installed works in the suite at Sofitel Darling
Harbour, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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Exhibition Opening: Imants Tillers | 'The Path Itself'

Exhibition Opening: Imants Tillers | 'The Path Itself'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new works by Imants Tillers in The Path Itself. The opening reception on Saturday, 7 September will coincide with opening receptions at our fellow Paddington Precinct galleryu2019s Fox Jensen Gallery and Sarah Cottier Gallery.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: 4-6pm
Fox Jensen Gallery: 2pm
Sarah Cottier Gallery: 3-5pm

David Griggs, Clayton Utz, Sydney

David Griggs, Clayton Utz, Sydney


David Griggs will be presenting exciting work at Clayton Utz, Sydney for the 5th edition of The Clayton Utz Art Partnership program this month.
Exhibition viewing by appointment only. Please see Clayton Utz, Sydney's website for more information.

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Roaslie Gascoigne | 'Catalogue Raisonne'

Roaslie Gascoigne | 'Catalogue Raisonne'


We are delighted that a new Catalogue Raisonne featuring Rosalie Gascoigne is being launched in the coming weeks. The catalogue is written by her son, Martin Gascoigne and being published by ANU Press.

The Catalogue is available for pre-order now. Please see the ANU press website for more information.

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NELL | 'Made in the Light  Happy Cloud and Drips'

NELL | 'Made in the Light Happy Cloud and Drips'


Nell's eye catching Made in the Light Happy Cloud and Drips has been permanently installed on the outside of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery building. This project is curated by Cheryl Farrell.

Image: NELL, 2019, Made in the Lightu00a0 Happy Cloud and Drips, Neon, Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Patricia Piccinini, 'Life Clings Closest',  Cairns Art Gallery, QLD.

Patricia Piccinini, 'Life Clings Closest', Cairns Art Gallery, QLD.


Patricia Piccinini is presenting hyperrealistic sculptures in Life Clings Closest at the Cairns Art Gallery, QLD.u00a0

Life Clings Closest continues until 8 December 2019 at the Cairns Art Gallery, QLD.


Image: Patricia Piccinini, No fear of depths, 2019, Silicone, fibreglass, hair, clothing, 150 x 150 x 110 cm.

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Sarah Contos, Mikala Dwyer and Bill Henson, 'Idle Worship', Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW

Sarah Contos, Mikala Dwyer and Bill Henson, 'Idle Worship', Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW


Sarah Contos, Mikala Dwyer and Bill Henson will be included in Idle Worship at the Lismore Regional Gallery.

Image: Bill Henson, Untitled #29, 2008 - 2009, CL SH656 N33, archival inkjet pigment print, 127 x 180 cm

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Patricia Piccinini, 'The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030 - 2100', Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Patricia Piccinini, 'The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030 - 2100', Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow


Patricia Piccinini is presenting several of her incredible sculptures in The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030- 2100 at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

Image: Patricia Piccinini, The Comforter, 2010, silicone, fibreglass, steel, human hair and fox fur, clothing, 60 x 80 x 80 cm


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Kaylene Whiskey | 2019 Winner of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 2019

Kaylene Whiskey | 2019 Winner of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 2019


Congratulations to Kaylene Whiskey, 2019 winner of the Telstra General Painting Award for Seven Sistas. We're thrilled to announce that Whiskey will be presenting a new exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in October this year. More information coming soon.

Image: Kaylene Whiskey with her winning painting, 'Seven Sistas', 2018. Photo: Museum and Art Gallery NT.

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Bill Henson and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, 'Luminous', 2019

Bill Henson and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, 'Luminous', 2019


Bill Henson will be collaborating with Richard Tognetti, conductor, composer and violinist, Lior Attar, an Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter and the Australian Chamber Orchestra to present Luminous in August.

This is a ticketed event. Please see the Australian Chamber Orchestra's website for more information.

Exhibition Opening: Gareth Sansom | 'It's Now or Never'

Exhibition Opening: Gareth Sansom | 'It's Now or Never'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new paintings by Gareth Sansom in It's Now or Never, his first solo exhibition with the gallery following his major survey show at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne in 2017-18. Please join us for his exhibition opening on Friday, 9 August, 6-8pm.


Image: Gareth Sansom, Blue Head, 2019, oil and enamel on linen, 122 x 122 cm.

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Exhibition opening: Caroline Rothwell | 'Splice'

Exhibition opening: Caroline Rothwell | 'Splice'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present new work by Caroline
Rothwell in Splice. Do join us for the exhibition opening on Friday 9
August, 6-8pm.

Image: Caroline Rothewell, 'Untitled', 2019, watercolour on Arches paper collage, on Joseph Banksu2019 Florilegium a la pope print from copper plate engraving, 300gsm Somerset mould made acid free paper.

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Artist Talk: Kirtika Kain | 'Corpus'

Artist Talk: Kirtika Kain | 'Corpus'


We are very excited about Kirtika Kain's artist talk at the gallery this Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 4PM. She will be discussing her first exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Corpus. All welcome, no registration required. Do join us!

Image: Exhibition view, Kirtika Kain, Corpus, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (12 July - 3 August 2019). Photo: Luis Power.

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Bill Henson, 'The light fades but the  gods remain', Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria

Bill Henson, 'The light fades but the gods remain', Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria


Bill Henson will be presenting an exciting new exhibition at the
Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria this weekend, The light fades but the gods remain.
Exhibition opening: Saturday 27 July, 2pm. At 2:30pm Bill Henson will launch the exhibition with a brief discussion about the work. Exhibition continues until 29
September.

Image: Bill Henson, Untitled 1985-86, image ref. 62, type C colour photograph, 134.5 x 114cm, edition of 20

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Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, 'Bauhaus Now!', Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne

Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, 'Bauhaus Now!', Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne


Mikala Dwyer is included in Buxton Contemporary's exhibition
Bauhaus Now!u00a0 Dwyer is presenting Mondspiel with Justene Williams, a
colourful installation and performance.

Image: Installation view, 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘭 (𝘔𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺), 2019, Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne, 26 July u2013 27 October 2019, mixed-media installation. Photo: Christian Capurro.

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Daniel Boyd, 'Giant Leap', Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW

Daniel Boyd, 'Giant Leap', Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW


Daniel Boyd's film, History is Made at Night is included in Giant Leap at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

Exhibition continues until 8 September 2019.

Image: Daniel Boyd, History is Made at Night, 2013, 2 Channel 16x9 HD video, with sound (Ryan Grieve).

Mikala Dwyer, 'Bauhaus Now!', Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne

Mikala Dwyer, 'Bauhaus Now!', Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne


Mikala Dwyer will be included in Buxton Contemporaryu2019s exhibition Bauhaus Now! Dwyer will be presenting Mondspiel with Justene Williams, a colourful installation and performance.
Bauhaus Now! will open on 26 July 2019 at Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne.

Image: Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Mondspiel (Moon play), 2019 (detail), mixed-media installation.

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Louise Hearman, 'The Abyss: Strategies in Contemporary Art', Griffith University Museum, QLD

Louise Hearman, 'The Abyss: Strategies in Contemporary Art', Griffith University Museum, QLD


Louise Hearman's incredible Untitled # 983 is included in The
Abyss: Strategies in Contemporary Art
, at the Griffith University
Museum, QLD.

Image: Louise Hearman, Untitled # 983, 2003, oil on Masonite, 57 u00d7 69cm.

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Artist Talk: Tracey Moffatt | 'Portals'

Artist Talk: Tracey Moffatt | 'Portals'


Tracey Moffatt will be presenting Artist Talks at the gallery on Saturday 20 July 2019 at 4PM and on Saturday 3 August 2019 at 4PM. Do join us!

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Sarah Contos, 'Connecting Thread', Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Wahroonga

Sarah Contos, 'Connecting Thread', Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Wahroonga


Sarah Contos' beautiful Before Transcending Moonlight (Gloria #1) is included in Connecting Thread at Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Wahroonga.

Image: Sarah Contos, Before Transcending Moonlight (Gloria #1), 2017, screen print on canvas and metallic fabric, aluminium, 105 x 103 x 29 cm

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Tom Polo: Book Launch | 'Paris Drawings: The Most Elaborate Disguise'

Tom Polo: Book Launch | 'Paris Drawings: The Most Elaborate Disguise'


Join Tom Polo for the launch of his new publication Paris Drawings: The Most Elaborate Disguise published by Perimeter Editions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales tonight, 5:30pm. The artist will discuss u2018Paris Drawings' with Justin Paton, head curator international, AGNSW, followed by a book signing at the AGNSW Gallery.

To purchase please see Perimeter Editions Website.

Patricia Piccinini, 'The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics', Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Patricia Piccinini, 'The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics', Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia


Patricia Piccinini is presenting her fascinating Litter sculpture in The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

Exhibition continues until 1 December 2019, at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.

Image: Patricia Piccinini, Litter, 2010, silicone, fibreglass, steel, fox fur, 16 x 46 x 41 cm


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Exhibition Opening: Tracey Moffatt | 'Portals'

Exhibition Opening: Tracey Moffatt | 'Portals'


Tracey Moffatt's new exhibition, Portals, will open at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery on Friday 12 July, 6-8pm. Do join us!

Image: Tracey Moffatt, 2019.

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Exhibition Opening: Kirtika Kain | 'Corpus'

Exhibition Opening: Kirtika Kain | 'Corpus'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is very excited to present Corpus, Kirtika Kain's first solo exhibition with the gallery. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, 12 July, 6-8pm.

This exhibition is supported by the Art Incubator program. It is Kirtika Kain's first solo exhibition in conjunction with Art Incubator.
Image: Kirtika Kain, rapture, 2019, sindoor pigment, wax and plaster on handmade paper, 39 x 39 cm.

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Linda Marrinon, 'On Vulnerability and Doubt', ACCA, Melbourne

Linda Marrinon, 'On Vulnerability and Doubt', ACCA, Melbourne


Fantastic early artworks by Linda Marrinon such as Hey Waitress will be included in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art's exhibition On Vulnerability and Doubt.

Image: Linda Marrinon, Hey Waitress, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 213 x 152cm

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Bill Henson New Publication | 'Principio Erat'

Bill Henson New Publication | 'Principio Erat'


Two versions of Bill Henson's new 500 copy limited-edition publication Principio Erat, has just been released by Editions Bessard in Paris. The publication also includes a special signed C Print.

David Griggs, 'City Prince/sses',  Palais De Tokyo, Paris

David Griggs, 'City Prince/sses', Palais De Tokyo, Paris



David Griggs is presenting new, colourful hangings as part of
City Prince/sses at Palais De Tokyo, Paris. 'City Prince/sses' brings
together contemporary artists, fashion designers, tattooists and more
from Dhake, Lagos, Manila, Mexico City and Theran. The exhibition is presented as an imaginary, multiple, ever changing city.

Exhibition details: 21 June 2019 - 9 September, 2019.

Image: Courtesy of David Girggs, 2019. David Griggs, 'Manila Strange', 9 2019, Acrylic on fire proof canvas, 840x170cm (each)

Tracey Moffatt, 'Body Remembers,' Momsan Art Gallery,  NSW

Tracey Moffatt, 'Body Remembers,' Momsan Art Gallery, NSW


Tracey Moffatt's photographic series Body Remembers and film Vigilu00a0 from her critically acclaimed 57th Venice Biennale exhibition will be be showing for the first time in New South Wales at Mosman Art Gallery this month.

Exhibition details: 15 June - 25 August 2019 at Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

Image: Tracey Moffatt, 1. Spanish Window, 2017, Body Remembers, digital pigment print on rag paper, 152 x 227 cm

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Imant's Tiller's Screening | 'Thrown into the World'

Imant's Tiller's Screening | 'Thrown into the World'


Imants Tilleru2019s new documentary film, Thrown into the World will be screening today at the Parliament House Theatre, Canberra. The screening will be followed by Q&A with Justine Van Mourik.

Image: Imants Tillers and Michael Nelson Jagamara at the unveiling of their work The Messenger, acquired for the Parliament House Art Collection in 2017. Photo by Auspic.

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Imants Tiller's screening, 'Thrown into the World', Parlimet House Theatre, Canberra

Imants Tiller's screening, 'Thrown into the World', Parlimet House Theatre, Canberra


Imants Tiller's new documentary film, Thrown into the World will be screening today at the Parliament House Theatre, Canberra. Thrown into the World offers insight into this artist's incredible creative process and unique cross-cultural identity. The screening will be followed by Q&A with Justine Van Mourik.

Image: Imants Tillers and Michael Nelson Jagamara at the unveiling of theiru00a0work The Messenger, acquired for the Parliament House Art Collection inu00a02017. Photo by Auspic.

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'Caught Stealing', National Art School, Sydney

'Caught Stealing', National Art School, Sydney


Hany Armanious, Daniel Boyd, Destiny Deacon, Fiona Hall and Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy are included in the Nation Art Schoolu2019s fantastic exhibition Caught Stealing. The exhibition features contemporary Australian artists who mobilise theft as an artistic strategy in their work.

Exhibition continues until 10 August 2019 at the Black Theatre, National Art School, Sydney.

Image: Hany Armanious in Caught Stealing, 2019. Photo: Peter Morgan.

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Exhibition Opening: Dale Frank

Exhibition Opening: Dale Frank


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present new works by Dale Frank, one of Australia's foremost contemporary painters. Please join us for the exhibition opening on Thursday, 13 June 2019, 6-8pm.

image: Dale Frank, 'Travis left the priesthood after years of taunts about his savagely crooked grin and teeth,' 2019, tinted varnish, epoxyglass, on perspex, 200 x 200 cm.

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Simon Denny, 'Mine', MONA, Tasmania

Simon Denny, 'Mine', MONA, Tasmania


Sarah Contos, Fiona Hall, David Noonan, Patricia Piccinini and Julie Rrap will be included in Simon Denny's Mine exhibition at MONA, Hobart.

Exhibition continues until 13 April 2020.

Image: Courtesy of MONA

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Exhibition: Papier Mache for Beginners

Exhibition: Papier Mache for Beginners


James Angus is presenting new work in Papier Mache for Beginners at Fremantle Art Centre. This will be Angus' first solo presentation of sculptures in WA in over a decade.

Exhibition details: This exhibition opens on 7 June 2019, 6:30 pm and continues until 21 July 2019 at the Fremantle Arts Centre, WA.

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Mikala Dwyer, 'Earthcraft', Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand

Mikala Dwyer, 'Earthcraft', Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand


Mikala Dwyer is presenting Earthcraft at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand. This work was commissioned for the Len Lye Centreu2019s East Ramp (a part of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery). It is an on-going installation.

Image:Mikala Dwyer, Earthcraft 2019, detail, installation view Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Courtesy the artist. Photo Sam Hartnett.

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Daniel Boyd, 'Where the Oceans Meet', Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida.

Daniel Boyd, 'Where the Oceans Meet', Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida.


Daniel Boyd will be included in Where the Oceans Meet curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal.

Exhibition details: 26 May - 29 September 2019, Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida.

2019 National Art School Fellowships: Roslyn Oxley

2019 National Art School Fellowships: Roslyn Oxley


The 2019 National Art School Fellowships were awarded last night, with the honour bestowed upon Roslyn Oxley OAM and Wendy Whiteley OAM. Congratulations Roslyn!

Image: Peter Morgan.


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Performance: Bill Henson and the Sydney Art Quartet | 'Chiaroscuro'

Performance: Bill Henson and the Sydney Art Quartet | 'Chiaroscuro'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a new collaboration with Bill Henson and the Sydney Art Quartet, Chiaroscuro.
Embarking on a new collaboration with Bill Henson, one of Australia's most compelling artists, the Art Quartet performs Chiaroscurou - an evocative, dreamlike response to Henson's latest work. This concert is set within Henson's exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Performance details: 22nd and 23rd May, 7pm at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. This is a ticketed event that has now sold out. Please see the Sydney Art Quartet webpage for more
information.

Image: Bill Henson, 2012 in 'Creative Minds' television program, SBS.


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Artist Talk: Bill Henson

Artist Talk: Bill Henson


Please join us at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery for an Artist Talk with Bill Henson, 18 May 2019 at 4PM. The artist will discuss his incredible new exhibition.

Image: Luis Power.

Exhibition Opening: Bill Henson

Exhibition Opening: Bill Henson


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new works by Bill Henson. This will be Henson's first exhibition in Sydney in seven years. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday 17 May 2019, 6-8pm.

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Imants Tillers, Archibald Prize 2019

Imants Tillers, Archibald Prize 2019


Congratulations to Imants Tillers who is a finalist for the 2019 Archibald Prize. This new work is entitled 'All hail Greg Inglis.'

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize exhibitions commence on 11 May 2019 and continue until 8 September 2019 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Image: Imants Tillers, 2019, u2018All hail Greg Inglisu2019, synthetic polymer paint and gouache on 64 canvasboards nos. 108314-108377, 242 x 242 cm overall. Photo: Schoo's studio.

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David Griggs, Archibald and Sulman Prizes 2019

David Griggs, Archibald and Sulman Prizes 2019


Congratulations to David Griggs who is a finalist for the 2019 Archibald and Sulman Prizes.

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize exhibitions commence on 11 May 2019 and continue until 8 September 2019 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Image: David Griggs, 2019, u2018Tracing the antiquity of Jewish alchemy with Alexie Glass-Kantoru2019, oil on canvas, diptych, each panel 290 x 148.5 cm

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Radio Feature: Tom Polo on East Side FM 89.7

Radio Feature: Tom Polo on East Side FM 89.7


Tom Polo is speaking on East Side FM 89.7 until 12pm today for Arts Thursday. Polo is discussing his practice, process and recent exhibitions in Sydney.

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Isaac Julien featured in ArtForum: 'Subject Lessons'

Isaac Julien featured in ArtForum: 'Subject Lessons'


Ciaran Finlayson has written about Isaac Julien's new film, Lessons of the Hour - Frederick Douglass, in ArtForum.

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Artist Talk: Del Kathryn Barton | The artist speaks: In conversation

Artist Talk: Del Kathryn Barton | The artist speaks: In conversation


This weekend Del Kathryn Barton will be participating in The artist speaks: In conversation which will be featuring Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize winners and finalists.

Conversation details: Sunday 5 May 2019 11am u2013 12pm | Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. This is a ticketed event.
Image: Del Kathryn Barton, 2015. Photo: Charlie Dennington.


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Isaac Julien, 'Playtime', Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA

Isaac Julien, 'Playtime', Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA


Isaac Julien will be presenting his film Playtime at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA. It is the artistu2019s first major presentation in Los Angeles. Playtime is a captivating critique of the influence of capital in the art world. It stars James Franco, Maggie Cheung, Colin Salmon, and auctioneer Simon de Pury, among others.

Exhibition details: Isaac Julien: Play Time commences on 5 May 2019 and continues until 11 August 2019 at LACMA, LA.

Image: Isaac Julien, PLAYTIME, 2013, double projection, edge blended, single screen ultra high definition with 5.1 surround sound, duration: 66 mins 57 secs (Installation).

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Daniel Boyd, Kaldor Public Art Project 34: Asad Raza, 'Absorption', Carriageworks, Sydney

Daniel Boyd, Kaldor Public Art Project 34: Asad Raza, 'Absorption', Carriageworks, Sydney


Daniel Boyd is included in Kaldor Public Art Project 34: Asad Raza, Absorption, at the Clothing Store, Carriageworks.

Exhibition details: Continues until 19 May 2019. There are several different events during the exhibition period. See Carriageworksu2019 website for more information.

Image:Kaldor Public Art Project 34: Asad Raza, Absorption, 2019. The Clothing Store, Carriageworks. Photo: Pedro Greig.

Brook Andrew, 'RocoColonial', Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW

Brook Andrew, 'RocoColonial', Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW


Brook Andrew will be included in RocoColonial at Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW.

Exhibition details: Opening night: Friday 3 May, 6pm | Exhibition continues until 30 June 2019.

Image: Brook Andrew, Mirror IV (stripes), 2017, Sapele timber, paint, block board, paper, perspex and glue, dimensions variable

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Jacqueline Fraser, 'The Making of Dressed To Kill 2019', Bonny Poon Gallery, Paris, France

Jacqueline Fraser, 'The Making of Dressed To Kill 2019', Bonny Poon Gallery, Paris, France


Jacqueline Fraser is presenting The Making of Dressed To Kill 2019. at Bonny Poon Gallery, Paris, France. Exhibition details: 3 May - 25 May 2019, Bonny Poon Gallery, Paris, France.

Image: Jacqueline Fraser, 2019. Courtesy of Bonny Poon Gallery.


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Jenny Watson, 'RocoColonial', Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW

Jenny Watson, 'RocoColonial', Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW


Jenny Watson will be included in RocoColonial at Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW. Exhibition details: Opening night: Friday 3 May, 6pm | Exhibition continues until 30 June 2019.

Artist talks: Friday 3 May, 4:30pm.

Image: Jenny Watson, Girl in a blindfold (detail), 2016, acrylic, pigment, haberdashery attachments on rabbit skin glue primed Belgian linen, 260 x 140 cm

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Sarah Contos, 'Femmage ,' Art Gallery of South Australia

Sarah Contos, 'Femmage ,' Art Gallery of South Australia


Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye, the winner of the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize, is included in Femmage at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The term Femmage was used by early feminists to describe the use of traditional women's techniques in contemporary art making.

Exhibition details: Continues until 1 September 2019 at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Image: Sarah Contos, Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye, 2016, screen-print on linen, canvas and lame, digital printed fabrics and various found fabrics, PVC, poly-fil, glass, ceramic and plastic beads, thread, artists' gloves, 330 x 610 x 25 cm.


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Caroline Rothwell,  'Femmage ,' Art Gallery of South Australia

Caroline Rothwell, 'Femmage ,' Art Gallery of South Australia


Caroline Rothwell is presenting Cascade in Femmage at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The term Femmage was used by early feminists to describe the use of traditional women's techniques in contemporary art making. Rothwell has used imagery derived from her archive of personal photographs and news clippings is incised into black PVC that hangs from the wall like an industrial quilt.

Exhibition details: Continues 1 September 2019 at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Image: Caroline Rothwell, 'Cascade,' 2013, UV stable structural PVC, 252 x 200 cm.

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Exhibition Opening: Tom Polo | 'I Still Thought you Were Looking'

Exhibition Opening: Tom Polo | 'I Still Thought you Were Looking'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to announce Tom Polo's first solo exhibition I still thought you were looking with the gallery. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday 18 April 2019, 6-8pm.

Image: Tom Polo, 2019, install view. Photo: Luis Power.

Art Cologne 2019

Art Cologne 2019


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to participate in Art Cologne 2019. We will continue our history of promoting world-class Australian and international artists with a group presentation that showcases sensational work by: Hany Armanious, Daniel Boyd, Dale Frank, Fiona Hall, Louise Hearman, Bill Henson and Isaac Julien.

Find us at booth D-020. Public opening hours: 11 April - 13 April: 11am - 7pm | 14 April: 11am - 6pm.

Location: Hall 11.1 and 11.2, Cologne-Deutz Exhibition Centre, Messepl. 1, 50679 Koln, Germany.

Image: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery booth at Art Cologne 2019 (install view). Photos: We Document Art.


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Jenny Watson, 'A Horses Tale,' Saatchi Gallery, London

Jenny Watson, 'A Horses Tale,' Saatchi Gallery, London


Jenny Watson is presenting a fantastic new exhibition Jenny Watson: A Horses Tale presented by Vigo Gallery at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

Exhibition details: Exhibition continues until 5 May 2019 at Saatchi Gallery Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London.

Image: Jenny Watson: A Horses Taleu2019, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

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Isaac Julien, 'Hyper Visuality. Making the invisble visible. Moving images from the Wemhoner Collection', miart 2019 art fair, Milan

Isaac Julien, 'Hyper Visuality. Making the invisble visible. Moving images from the Wemhoner Collection', miart 2019 art fair, Milan


Isaac Julienu2019s Playtime is currently included in Hyper Visuality. Making the invisble visible. Moving images from the Wemhoner Collection for miart 2019 art fair held in Milan.

.Exhibition details: Hyper Visuality. Making the invisble visible. Moving images from the Wemhu00f6ner Collection continues until 14 April 2019 at the Palazzo Dugnani, Milan, Italy.

Image: Isaac Julien, 2019. Install view. Courtesy of the Wemhoner Collection.


Bill Culbert, Master of Light

Bill Culbert, Master of Light


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is deeply saddened by the loss of Bill Culbert. He was an inspiration whose innovative art and warm character touched many.

Image: Bill Culbert at the entrance of the New Zealand Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. Photo: Jennifer French.

Brook Andrew, 'Now Is the Time: The Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition 2019', Hong Kong

Brook Andrew, 'Now Is the Time: The Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition 2019', Hong Kong


Brook Andrew will present In Vision of Nuance: Systems of exposure in Wuzhen, China as part of Now Is the Time: The Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition 2019. Organised by Cultural Wuzhen Co., Ltd. and curated by Feng Boyi, Wang Xiaosong and Liu Gang ,Now Is The Time brings together 45 cutting edge contemporary artists from 22 countries around the world. Exhibition opening: 31 March 2019, 6:30pm. This exhibition will continue until 30 June 2019.

Image: Installation view, Brook Andrew, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

John Wolseley, ' John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpandau Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas', Geelong Gallery, Victoria

John Wolseley, ' John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpandau Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas', Geelong Gallery, Victoria


John Wolseley will be working with Mulkun Wirrpanda to present John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas at Geelong Gallery, Victoria.

Exhibition details: 30 March u2013 2 June 2019 at Geelong Gallery, Victoria.

Slow art tour at Geelong Art gallery: Sunday 14 April, at 11am. This is a ticketed event. Please see Geelong Art Galleryu2019s website for more information.

Creative conversation - Art + Environmentu2014John Wolseley and Alexandra de Blas at Geelong Art gallery: Wednesday 24 April at 6pm. This is a ticketed event. Please see Geelong Art Galleryu2019s website for more information.

John Wolseleyu2019s exhibition One Hundred and One Insect Life Stories continues at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery until 13 April 2019.

Image: John Wolseley, The pearl fisher's voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay (detail), 1985-1989, sumi ink and watercolour on paper on canvas. Photo: Jenni Carter.

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Tom Polo, The National 2019: New Australian Art, AGNSW, Sydney

Tom Polo, The National 2019: New Australian Art, AGNSW, Sydney


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to announce the participation of Linda Marrinon and Tom Polo inThe National 2019: New Australian Art. The Exhibition showcases a total of 70 emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists living across the country and overseas and working in a diverse range of media.

Exhibition details: Friday 29 March Sunday 21 July 2019. Linda Marrinon and Tom Polo will be included in the exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Image: Tom Polo, when windows are walls, 2019, install view, Photo: ArtsHub.

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Linda Marrinon, The National 2019: New Australian Art, AGNSW, Sydney

Linda Marrinon, The National 2019: New Australian Art, AGNSW, Sydney


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to announce the participation of Linda Marrinon and Tom Polo in The National 2019: New Australian Art. The National 2019: New Australian Art showcases a total of 70 emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists living across the country and overseas and working in a diverse range of media.

Exhibition details: Friday 29 March u2013 Sunday 21 July 2019. Linda Marrinon and Tom Polo will be included in the exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Image: Linda Marrinon, Woman of Albert, France, 1916, 2019, painted plaster, terracotta, 150 x 103 x 62cm. Photo: AGNSW, Diana Panuccio.


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Daniel Boyd, 'For Our Country' Australian Was Memorial, Canberra

Daniel Boyd, 'For Our Country' Australian Was Memorial, Canberra


Daniel Boyd's For Our Country is now open for viewing at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This artwork was a commission by Daniel Boyd in collaboration with Edition Office.

Image: Daniel Boyd and Edition Ofiice, For Our Country, 2019.





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Art Basel Hong Kong, 2019

Art Basel Hong Kong, 2019


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is very excited to present Brook Andrew James Angus, Daniel Boyd, Fiona Hall, Bill Henson, Dale Frank, David Noonan and Imants Tillers at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.

Find us at booth 1C07. Vernissage: Thursday March 28, 5-9pm. Art Basel public opening hours: Friday, March 29, 1pm to 8pm; Saturday, March 30, 1pm to 8pm and Sunday, March 31, 11am to 6pm.

Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Image: Roslyn Oxley9 booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.


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Artist Talk: John Wolseley

Artist Talk: John Wolseley


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery invite you to join the artist John Wolseley for an informal Artist Talk as part of Art Month Sydney TOMORROW Saturday, 23 March 2019, 12pm.

Image: John Wolseley, 2019. Photo: Luis Power.


Exhibition Opening: Angela Brennan | 'Celestial - Terrestrial'

Exhibition Opening: Angela Brennan | 'Celestial - Terrestrial'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a new solo exhibition Celestial - Terrestrial by Angela Brennan. Please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, 21 March 2019, 6 - 8pm.

Image: Angela Brennan, 2019, install view. Photo: Luis Power.

Book Launch: Angelea Brennan | '19 Desires and One Belief '

Book Launch: Angelea Brennan | '19 Desires and One Belief '


Angela Brennan will be launching her new publication 19 Desires and One Belief as part of the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria. Designed by Lucy Russell and published by 3-Ply.

Launch details: 17 March 2019, 12:30pm u2013 1:00pm at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Image: Courtesy of 3-Ply.

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Artist Talk: Caroline Rothwell | The Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace Commission

Artist Talk: Caroline Rothwell | The Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace Commission


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present artist, Caroline Rothwell, recipient of the 2016 Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace Commission in conversation with Blair French, Director of Curatorial Digital at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday, 16 March, 11am u2013 noon.

Conversation details: Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 11am u2013 Noon | Sculpture Terrace - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney. This is a ticketed event. Please see the u2018Roslyn Oxley9 Galleryu2019 Facebook event for more information.
Image: Caroline Rothwell, Composer, 2016, Installation view, aluminium, steel, LED light. Image courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph: Ken Leanfore.


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Del Kathryn Barton, 'The Nightingale and the Rose', Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania

Del Kathryn Barton, 'The Nightingale and the Rose', Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania


ACMIu2019s touring exhibition featuring Del Kathryn Bartonu2019s hauntingly beautiful The Nightingale and the Rose will be opening on Friday at Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania.

Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose continues until 26 May 2019 at the Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania.

Image: Del Kathryn Barton, 'The Nightingale and the Rose,' 2015, Film, 14 mins. Featuring the voices of: Mia Wasikowska, Geoffrey Rush, Benedict Samuel, David Denham, Sophie Lowe.


Exhibition Opening: John Wolseley | 'One Hundred and One Insect Life Stories'

Exhibition Opening: John Wolseley | 'One Hundred and One Insect Life Stories'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present One Hundred and One Insect Life Stories, a solo exhibition of new work by John Wolseley. Please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, 21 March 2019, 6 - 8pm.

Image: John Wolseley, 2019, install shot. Photo: Luis Power.

Artist Talk: Lorraine Connelly-Northey | 'Narrbong-galang'

Artist Talk: Lorraine Connelly-Northey | 'Narrbong-galang'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery invite you to join artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey for an Artist Talk as part of Art Month Sydney on Saturday 9 March, 2-3pm. Connelly-Northey will discuss her current exhibition Narrbong-galang in the exhibition space, shedding light on her fascinating creative process.

TOMORROW, Saturday 9 march, 2-3pm at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Image: Lorraine Connelly-Northey, 2019, rusted iron and pipe. Photo: Luis Power.

Brook Andrew, Honolulu Biennial, Hawaii

Brook Andrew, Honolulu Biennial, Hawaii


Brook Andrew is currently presenting Pledge and SMASH IT in the 2019 Honolulu Biennial: To Make Wrong / Right / Now co-curated by Scott Lawrimore and Nina Tonga.

The Honolulu Biennial continues until 5 May 2019 across over 12 different locations on Ou2019ahu, Hawaii. See the Biennial website for more information.

Image: Brook Andrew, SMASH IT, 2018, single video projection, 25 minutes.

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Renee So, 'Renee So: Bellarmines and Bootlegs', Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, UK

Renee So, 'Renee So: Bellarmines and Bootlegs', Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, UK


Renee So will be presenting a solo exhibition, Renee So: Bellarmines and Bootlegs at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, UK.

Exhibition details: 8 March- 2 June 2019 at the Henry Moore Institute, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AH, United Kingdom.

Image: Renee So, Guitar, 2018, glazed ceramic, oil paint, board, metal frame. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Robert Glowacki.

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Isaac Julien, 'Lessons of the Hour - Frederick Douglass', Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

Isaac Julien, 'Lessons of the Hour - Frederick Douglass', Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York


Isaac Julien will be presenting Lessons of the Hour - Frederick Douglass at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York. Exhibition details: Lessons of the Houru2014Frederick Douglas opens 3 March 2019 at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York. It will continue until 12 May 2019.

Image: Isaac Julien, Lessons of the Hour (still), 2019. Courtesy the artist.


Julie Rrap, 'Her Words', the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

Julie Rrap, 'Her Words', the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria


Julie Rrap is presenting Remaking the World: Artists Dreaming as a part of In Her Words at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition focuses on women behind and in front of the camera. Key themes include migration, queer culture, Aboriginal life, youth and childhood, the body, domesticity, place, identity and female repressions and expression.

Exhibition details: 2 March - 19 May 2019 at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, 80 Wilson St, Horsham VIC.

Image: Julie Rrap, Remaking the World: Artists Dreaming, (Cherine Fahd) 2015, 20-Channel HD video with customised supports (Still)


Julie Rrap, 'After Technology' University of Technology Art Gallery, Sydney

Julie Rrap, 'After Technology' University of Technology Art Gallery, Sydney


Julie Rrap is included in After Technology at the University of Technology Sydney Art Gallery.

Exhibition continues until 18 April 2019.

Image: Julie Rrap, Overstepping, 2001, digital print, 120 x 120 cm.


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Exhibition Opening: Linda Marrinon

Exhibition Opening: Linda Marrinon


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present incredible new works by Linda Marrinon. Please join us at the opening reception for her exhibition on Thursday, 21 February 2019, 6 - 8pm.
Image: Linda Marrinon, 2019, install view. Photo: Luis Power.


Exhibition Opening: Lorraine Connelly-Northey | Narrbong-galang

Exhibition Opening: Lorraine Connelly-Northey | Narrbong-galang


We are very excited to announce our first exhibition with Lorraine Connelly-Northey. She will be presenting new works in Narrbong-galang at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery later this month. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, 21 February 2019, 6-8pm. This exhibition continues until 16 March 2019.

Image: Lorraine Connelly-Northey, 2019. Photo: Luis Power.


Patricia Piccinini, 'A World of Love,' ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Denmark

Patricia Piccinini, 'A World of Love,' ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Denmark


Patricia Piccinini is currently presenting a major exhibitionA World Of Loveat ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.

Exhibition details: 9 February -u00a0 8 September 2019 at the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.

Image: Patricia Piccinini, The Long Awaited, 2008, silicon, fibreglass, human hair, plywood, leather, clothing, 152 x 80 x 92 cm.


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Tracey Moffatt, 'Love, Displaced', Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA

Tracey Moffatt, 'Love, Displaced', Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA


Tracey Moffattu2019s film Other is included in Love, Displaced at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as part of the Perth Festival. Exhibition opening: 8 February, 6 - 8pm, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, WA. This event is free but registration is required. See the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery website for more information.

Image: Tracey Moffatt, (collaboration with Gary Hillberg), Other, 2009, DVD, 7 minutes

Renne So, 'Idols: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So',  Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth

Renne So, 'Idols: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So', Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth


Renne So will be presenting striking ceramic works in Idols: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So at the Fremantle Arts Centre next week as part of the 2019 Perth Festival.

Idols: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So will open at Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, on Thursday, 7th February, 6:30pm

Image: Renee So, 2019, Photo: Cam Campbell.

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David Nonnan, 'A Dark and Quiet Place', Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth

David Nonnan, 'A Dark and Quiet Place', Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth


We are very excited that David Noonanu2019s film A Dark and Quiet Place 2018, has been selected for the film sector of Art Basel Hong Kongu00a0 2019, curated by Li Zhenhua. The film will also be presented closer to home at the Fremantle Arts Centre next week as part of the Perth Festival.

A Dark and Quiet Place: David Noonan will open at the Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, on Thursday, 7th February, 6:30pm.

Image: David Noonan, A Dark and Quiet Place, still, 2017.

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Artsit Talk: Patricia Piccinini | 'Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through love'

Artsit Talk: Patricia Piccinini | 'Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through love'


Patricia Piccinini will be presenting a key note lecture today at the Tarrawarra museum of art, Victoria. She will be discussing her current exhibition Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through love.

Key note lecture: 2 February, 3:30pm u2013 5pm at the Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria. This event is ticketed. Please see the museumu2019s website for more information.

Image: Patricia Piccinini, The Comforter, 2010, silicone, fibreglass, steel, human hair and fox fur, clothing, 60 x 80 x 80 cm.


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Isaac Julien, British Friends of The Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI)

Isaac Julien, British Friends of The Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI)


Congratulations to Isaac Julien who received the British Friends of The Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI) award this week!

Exhibition Opening: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

Exhibition Opening: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu


We are very excited for Nyapanyapa Yunupingu's new exhibition opening next week on Thursday, 31 January 2019, 6 - 8pm. We hope you can join us. Exhibition continues until 16th February 2019.

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, 2019, instal view. Photo: Luis Power.


Artist Talk: Daniel Boyd | 'Collections and consequences'

Artist Talk: Daniel Boyd | 'Collections and consequences'


Daniel Boyd will be in conversation with Michael Aird at the Griffith University Art Museum tonight. Their discussion Collections and consequences will investigate Eurocentric museum perspectives on history, colonisation and the institutional control of Indigenous narratives.

Event details: 6:30pm at the Griffith University Art Museum, 226 Grey Street South Bank QLD. Arrive at 6pm for refreshments prior to the event. This is a free event, but RSVPS are required. Please contact the museum for more information.

Photo: Liz Ham.


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Marc Newson, Gagosian, New York

Marc Newson, Gagosian, New York


Marc Newson is currently presenting a new exhibition at Gagosian in New York.

Exhibition continues until 20 February 2019 at Gagosian at West 21st Street, New York.

Image: Lockheed Lounge from RO9's show in 1986.




Jenny Watson, 'Fringe', Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium

Jenny Watson, 'Fringe', Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium


Jenny Watson is included in Fringe at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Belgium.

Exhibition details: Exhibition continues until 26 May 2019 at Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Museumlaan 14, 9831 Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium.

Image: Jenny Watson, 'Tutu Much'. Courtesy of the artist, 2019.

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Jenny Watson, 'Fringe - William Copley, Saskia Pintelon & Jenny Watson', Museum Dhondt Dhaenens , Berlin

Jenny Watson, 'Fringe - William Copley, Saskia Pintelon & Jenny Watson', Museum Dhondt Dhaenens , Berlin


We are excited that Jenny Watson will be included in Fringe - William Copley, Saskia Pintelon & Jenny Watson at the Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Berlin.

Exhibition opening: 27th January 2019, 6pm, at the Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Berlin.
Artist lecture by KASK Conservatorium and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens: 24th January 2019, 8pm, at Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Gent

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NELL, 'Just Not Australian', ArtSpace, Sydney

NELL, 'Just Not Australian', ArtSpace, Sydney


Nell will be presenting Who Made Who u2013 Han and
Fly on the Robe as a part of Just Not Australian at ArtSpace, Sydney this week.

Exhibition dates: 18 January - 28 April, 2019

Image: Amina Barolli


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Tracey Moffatt, 'Borrowed Scenery', Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

Tracey Moffatt, 'Borrowed Scenery', Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW


Tracey Moffatt will be presenting her Invocation photographic series as a part of Borrowed Scenery at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Exhibition dates: Wednesday 2 January 2019 - Sunday 10 March 2019 | Closing event, Friday 8 March 2019| 6pm- 8pm

Image: Tracey Moffatt, Invocations #5, 2000, photo silkscreen, framed, 156 x 131.5 x 5cm

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Sarah Contos | Carriagework 2019 artists in residence for 2019

Sarah Contos | Carriagework 2019 artists in residence for 2019


Sarah Contos has been announced as one of Carriageworks's 2019 artists in residence for 2019. Established in 2017 through a partnership with Urban Growth NSW Development Corporation, the artist will receive a subsidised Clothing Store studio and will contribute to a community focused workshop program that will be delivered at Carriageworks.

Image details: Portrait of Sarah Contos, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer.

Tracey Moffatt, 'Montages: The Full Cut 1999 - 2015', ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton, WA

Tracey Moffatt, 'Montages: The Full Cut 1999 - 2015', ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton, WA


Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillbergu2019s full suite of montage films will be on view as a part of Montages: The Full Cut 1999 - 2015 at ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton, WA.
Exhibition dates: 20 December 2018 - 28 January 2019.

Image: Tracey Moffatt, 2009, Other (edited by Gary Hillberg), DVD, 7 mins. (Still).
This traveling exhibition has been made possible with support by ArtSpace, Sydney; Museums and Galleries of NSW and Create NSW.


Mikala Dwyer | Getrude Studio Program 2019

Mikala Dwyer | Getrude Studio Program 2019


Mikala Dwyer has recently been accepted into the 2-year Gertrude Studio Program for 2019.


Image: Mikala Dwyer, 2017.


Callum Morton, 'Monument: Helter Shelter',  Home Of The Arts, Gold Coast

Callum Morton, 'Monument: Helter Shelter', Home Of The Arts, Gold Coast


Callum Mortonu2019s striking 'Monument: Helter Shelter' is on view at Home Of The Arts (The Gold Coast Arts Centre) as part of their summer program. On view until 25 January 2019. Located outside the HOTA building at the lakeside.

Image: Callum Morton, u2018Monument #32: Helter Shelteru2019, 2018, Polyurethane, fast coat, timber, acrylic lacquer.

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New Public Artwork | Pipilotti Rist, 'Sparkling Pond'

New Public Artwork | Pipilotti Rist, 'Sparkling Pond'


Pipilotti Rist's fantastic new public art work u2018Sparkling Pond,' curated by Barbara Flynn, can now be experienced between sunset and 11pmevery day at Central Park, near The Mark building on O'Connor Street, Chippendale, Sydney.

Image: Courtesy the artist and Barbara Flynn Art Consultant.



Brook Andrew, The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2018

Brook Andrew, The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2018


Brook Andrew is presenting a new site-specific installation The
Space Between
at the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale continues until 31 March. Brook Andrew's installation is on view at TKM Warehouse. See kochimuzirisbiennale.org for more information.

Image: Installation shots of The Space Between at the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Courtesy of the artist.

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Exhibition Opening: Group show | 'The Like Button'

Exhibition Opening: Group show | 'The Like Button'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present the summer group show for 2018 'The Like Button'. Exhibiting artists include: James Angus, Hany Armanious, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Dale Frank, Jacqueline Fraser, Newell Harry, Bill Henson, Renee So and
Imants Tillers
.

Image: Luis Power.

Exhibition Opening: Nell | 'Blessings'

Exhibition Opening: Nell | 'Blessings'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition by Nell u2018Blessings.u2019 Please join us on Thursday, 13 December, 6 u2013 8pm for the opening reception.

Image: NELL, 2019. Photo: Luis Power.


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Commision: NELL, 'Eveleigh Tree House'

Commision: NELL, 'Eveleigh Tree House'


Nell has recently been commissioned by Carriageworks in partnership with Mirvac Office & Industrial to create an exciting new public art work Eveleigh Tree House. This new installation will be installed across the Eveleigh Green, South Eveleigh. It has been designed in collaboration with Cave Urban and curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham. Eveleigh Tree House will be completed and ready to view in April 2019.

Image: NELL, Eveliegh Treehouse, Impression: Juan Pablo Pinto

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Brook Andrew,  'Denkmal',  Australian Embassy, Berlin

Brook Andrew, 'Denkmal', Australian Embassy, Berlin


Brook Andrew will be presenting a solo exhibition Denkmal at the Australian Embassy in Berlin.

Exhibition opening: Wednesday 5 December 2018, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition dates: 5 December, 2018 - 15 February, 2019
Imants Tillers | Cultural Foundation Honour Award 2018

Imants Tillers | Cultural Foundation Honour Award 2018


This month Imants Tillers received the Cultural Foundation Honour Award (Kulturas Fonda Goda Balva) by the World Association of Free Latvians for his contribution to the Visual Arts and for honouring Latviau2019s unique cultural traditions and disseminating them throughout the world. Congratulations Imants, well deserved.

Image: Courtesy of the artist.


Sarah Contos, 'The TV Show ', Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW

Sarah Contos, 'The TV Show ', Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW


Sarah Contos will be included in The TV Show at Wollongong Art Gallery, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham.

Opening reception: Sunday 2 December 2018, 1:30pm at the Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW. Exhibition continues until 12 February 2019.

Artist Talks: Prior to the opening at 12:30pm u2013 1:15pm. This event is free to attend.

Curator talk with Daniel Mudie Cunningham: Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1-2pm. This event is free to attend.

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Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, 'Safe Space'

Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, 'Safe Space'


Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro will be presenting Hallway / Rear Entranceu00a0 Snake as part of Safe Space developed by Museum and Galleries Australia, Queensland. This is a traveling exhibition.

Exhibition opens tomorrow, Friday, 30 November 2018, 6pm, at Logan Art Gallery, QLD

Image: Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Hallway / Rear Entrance u2013 Snake, 2014, Lego, Ikea shelf with drawers and plant.

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Patricia Piccinini, 'Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through Love...', TarraWarra Museum of Art, VIC

Patricia Piccinini, 'Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through Love...', TarraWarra Museum of Art, VIC


Patricia Piccinini is presenting a new work Sanctuary, 2018, as part of Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through Love... at the TarraWarra Museum of Art. This sculpture was especially made for this exhibition.

Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through Love... opens this Saturday, 24 November and continues until 11 March 2019.

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Patricia Piccinini, 'Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through love', Tarrawarra museum of art, Victoria

Patricia Piccinini, 'Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through love', Tarrawarra museum of art, Victoria


Patricia Piccinini will be presenting work at the Tarrawarra museum of art, Victoria for her exhibition Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester: Through love.

Exhibition dates: 24 November 2018 - 11 March 2019

Image: Patricia Piccinini, Skywhale, 2013. Photo: Martin Ollman.

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Daniel Boyd, 'Boundary Lines', Griffith Univeristy Art Museum, Brisbane

Daniel Boyd, 'Boundary Lines', Griffith Univeristy Art Museum, Brisbane


Daniel Boyd is presenting Decommissioned skull boxes in Boundary Lines curated by Angela Goddard at the Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane.
Boundary Lines continues until 23 February 2019.

Image: Daniel Boyd, Decommissioned skull boxes, Natural History Museum

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Performance: A Constructed World | 'Using feelings to get rid of feelings Part II'

Performance: A Constructed World | 'Using feelings to get rid of feelings Part II'


A Constructed World will be presenting a performance Using feelings to get rid of feelings Part II tomorrow in Milan at the Marselleria, Via Privata Rezia 2. A Constructed World will bring the audience and invited performers into a conversation about objection, production, trust and self-reflection. This project is in collaboration with Case Chiuse by Paola Clerico.

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David Noonan and Renne So, 'MEISENFLOO', Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino, Italy

David Noonan and Renne So, 'MEISENFLOO', Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino, Italy


David Noonan and Renee So are included in MEISENFLOO, a group show curated by Michael Bauer at Norma Mangione Gallery, Torino, Italy.

Exhibition continues until 22 December 2019.

Exhibition opening: David Griggs | 'Heroes'

Exhibition opening: David Griggs | 'Heroes'


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is excited to present a new solo exhibition Heroes by David Griggs. Please join us at the opening on Thursday, 15 November 2018, 6 - 8pm.u00a0


Image: David Griggs, Heroes, 2018. Photo: Jessica Maurer.


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Exhibition opening: Marley Dawson | 'Public Furniture'

Exhibition opening: Marley Dawson | 'Public Furniture'


Please join us next Thursday for Marley Dawson's exhibition opening on 15 November 2018, 6-8pm.


Image: Marley Dawson, Public Furniture, 2018. Photo: Jessica Maurer.


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Screening: Imants Tillers | 'Thrown Into The World '

Screening: Imants Tillers | 'Thrown Into The World '


Imants Tiller's documentaryThrown Into The Worldu00a0 will be premiering in Australia tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, followed by the launch of a new book by Power Publications Imants Tillers: Journey to Nowhere.u00a0

Image: Imants Tillers, Journey to Nowhere (installation), 2018. Image courtesy the Latvian National Museum of Art. Photographer: Otto
Stradsz.



Brook Andrew, 'Weapons For The Soldier', Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW.

Brook Andrew, 'Weapons For The Soldier', Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW.


Brook Andrew will be presenting collages from his Nation's Party series in Weapons For The Soldier at Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW.

Weapons For The Soldier opens tomorrow on the 11th of November 2018 at Hazelhurst Art Centre, NSW.


Image: Brook Andrew, Rethinking Foreign prosody intelligence, 2016, Four-colour photolithograph, with collaged photolithograph elements and hand colour on BFK Rives 250gsm, 70 x 48.5 cm, (image size); 76 x 56cm (paper size)





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Renee So,  West Dean College of Arts and Conservation's Artist in Residence for 2019

Renee So, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation's Artist in Residence for 2019


Congratulations to Renee So who has been awarded the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation's Artist in Residence for 2019.

Image: Renee So, 2018, courtesy of West Dean College of the arts.



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Julie Rrap, 'Compass', Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

Julie Rrap, 'Compass', Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney


Julie Rrap is included in Compass at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia curated by Clothilde Bullen. This interesting exhibition, drawn from the MCA Collection, places the practices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in dialogue with one another.

Exhibition continues until 3 February 2019.
Image: Julie Rrap, Flyer from the series Soft Targets, 2004




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Brook Andrew, Destiny Deacon, 'Blak To The Future,' National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Brook Andrew, Destiny Deacon, 'Blak To The Future,' National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


Brook Andrew and Destiny Deacon are included in Blak To The Future, a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Exhibition continues until 14 July 2019.

Image: Destiny Deacon, Smile, 2017, lightjet print, 102.0 x 127.0 cm.

Isaac Julien, 'Strata, Rocks, Dust & Stars', York Art Gallery, York, United Kingdom

Isaac Julien, 'Strata, Rocks, Dust & Stars', York Art Gallery, York, United Kingdom


Isaac Julien is presenting an extraordinary ten-screen installation of Stones Against Diamonds at the York Art Gallery as part of Strata, Rocks, Dust & Stars.

Exhibition continues until 25 November 2018 at the York Art Gallery, York, United Kingdom.

Image: Isaac Julien, En Passage (Stones Against Diamonds), 2015, duratrans image in lightbox, 120 x 160 cm 47 1/4 x 63 inches.




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Jacqueline Fraser, The Walters Prize, 2019

Jacqueline Fraser, The Walters Prize, 2019


Jacqueline Fraser'ss dazzlingThe Making of In The Heat Of The Night 2018 is a finalist in The Walters Prize for 2018. The Walters Prize exhibition continues until 28 January 2019 at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand.

Image: Jacqueline Fraser, The Making of In The Heat Of The Night 2018, 2018, mixed-media installation. Image courtesy of the artist and Auckland Art Gallery.

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A Constructed World, 'The Atlas of the Unseen and Unspoken', Centrul de Interes, Romania

A Constructed World, 'The Atlas of the Unseen and Unspoken', Centrul de Interes, Romania


Opening tonight: A Constructed World is presenting The Atlas of the Unseen and Unspoken curated by Marie Gautier at Centrul de Interes in Romania.



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Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, 'Cloud Nation', Green Square Plaza Library

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, 'Cloud Nation', Green Square Plaza Library


Claire Healy and Sean Cordeirou2019s newest public art work Cloud Nation was opened this morning at the Green Square Plaza Library.

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Renne So, 'All Our Relations', Art Projects Australia

Renne So, 'All Our Relations', Art Projects Australia


Renee So's white ceramic sculpture Bellarmines 1, 2010, is included in Art Project Australiau2019s exhibition All Our Relations curated by Rebecca Coates.

Exhibition continues until 24 November 2018 at Art Projects Australia, Victoria

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Mikala Dwyer | AGNSW

Mikala Dwyer | AGNSW


Mikala Dwyer will present a major solo exhibition throughout four galleries at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. This exhibition will include a major new suspended sculpture and an experimental creative lab.

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David Griggs | 'Between Nature and Sin', Touring Exhibition 2017-2019

David Griggs | 'Between Nature and Sin', Touring Exhibition 2017-2019


David Griggs' exhibition Between Nature and Sin will tour Australia 2017-19. Between Nature and Sin will debut at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW, in August 2017.u200b

Imants Tillers | 'Poets and Painters at the Big Punchbowl', Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania

Imants Tillers | 'Poets and Painters at the Big Punchbowl', Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania


Imants Tillers will be included in the exhibition Poets and Painters at the Big Punchbowl at the Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania.




Jenny Watson | 'The Fabric of Fantasy', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Jenny Watson | 'The Fabric of Fantasy', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney


ufeffJenny Watson will present a major survey exhibition entitled The Fabric of Fantasy at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, curated by Anna Davis, in July 2017.
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Brook Andrew, Daniel Boyd and Tracey Moffatt | DEFYING EMPIRE: National Indigenous Art Triennial III - Commemorating the 1967 Referendum, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Brook Andrew, Daniel Boyd and Tracey Moffatt | DEFYING EMPIRE: National Indigenous Art Triennial III - Commemorating the 1967 Referendum, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


Brook Andrew, Daniel Boyd and Tracey Moffatt will be included in DEFYING EMPIRE: National Indigenous Art Triennial III-2017 at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Tracey Moffatt | Venice Biennale 2017

Tracey Moffatt | Venice Biennale 2017


Tracey Moffatt will represent Australia at the 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2017 with her exhibition MY HORIZON, curated by Natalie King.
Tracey Moffatt will be the sole artist exhibiting at the Australian Pavilion in the Giardini.


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Nell | The National : New Australian Art 2017

Nell | The National : New Australian Art 2017


Nell has been announced as one of the 49 artists included in The National: New Australian Art 2017.
The National: New Australian Art is a major exhibition partnership between three of Sydney's premier cultural institutions (AGNSW, Carriageworks and MCA, Sydney) - a six-year initiative presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021.

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Michael Parekowhai | Art Basel Encounters, Hong Kong

Michael Parekowhai | Art Basel Encounters, Hong Kong


Michael Parekowhai will be featured in Art Basel Encounters, Hong Kong 2017.

Art Basel, Hong Kong 2017

Art Basel, Hong Kong 2017


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will participate in Art Basel Hong Kong 2017. Stand 1C07.

Michael Parekowhai has been selected for Art Basel Encounters, Hong Kong 2017.


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Teppei Kaneuji | Ueno Royal Museum,  Tokyo, Japan

Teppei Kaneuji | Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan


Teppei Kaneuji will present a major solo exhibition at the Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2017.

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Brook Andrew | 'The Right to Offend is Sacred', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Brook Andrew | 'The Right to Offend is Sacred', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


Brook Andrew will present a major solo exhibition entitled The Right to Offend is Sacred at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

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Julie Rrap | 'Under the Sun: Re-imagining Max Dupain's Sunbaker',  Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

Julie Rrap | 'Under the Sun: Re-imagining Max Dupain's Sunbaker', Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney


Julie Rrap and Destiny Deacon will be included in the touring exhibition Under the Sun: Re-imagining Max Dupain's 'Sunbaker', at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 2017.

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Teppei Kaneuji | TPAM, Yokohama, Japan

Teppei Kaneuji | TPAM, Yokohama, Japan


Teppei Kaneuji will present TOWER (theater) as an artist unit FUTARI for the TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting) in Yokohama, Japan, 2017.




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Teppei Kaneuji | Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo, Japan, 2017

Teppei Kaneuji | Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo, Japan, 2017


Teppei Kaneuji will present a large public sculpture park at Center Square of Yebisu Place, Tokyo, Japan, as part of the Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2017.

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Isaac Julien | 'The place is here' , Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, UK

Isaac Julien | 'The place is here' , Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, UK


Isaac Julien's experimental 1984 film Territories will be included in the exhibition The place is here at the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, UK.

Jacqueline Fraser | 'The Making Of A Violent Year 2017', TG Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Jacqueline Fraser | 'The Making Of A Violent Year 2017', TG Gallery, Nottingham, UK


Jacqueline Fraser will present her solo exhibition The Making Of A Violent Year 2017 at the TG Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

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Mikala Dwyer, Michael Parekowhai, Patricia Piccinini, Kathy Temin | Softcore | Lake Macquarie

Mikala Dwyer, Michael Parekowhai, Patricia Piccinini, Kathy Temin | Softcore | Lake Macquarie


Mikala Dwyer, Michael Parekowhai, Patricia Piccinini and Kathy Temin are currently included in the touring exhibition Softcore, curated by Michael Do. Softcore will open at the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 3 Febuary 2017.

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Isaac Julien | Platform-L, Seoul, Korea

Isaac Julien | Platform-L, Seoul, Korea


Isaac Julien's film PLAYTIME (2014) will be exhibited at Platform-L, Seoul, Korea.


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Tracey Moffatt | 'Montages, The Full Cut, 1999-2015', Shepparton Art Museum, VIC

Tracey Moffatt | 'Montages, The Full Cut, 1999-2015', Shepparton Art Museum, VIC


Tracey Moffatt's exhibition Montages, The Full Cut 1999-2015 debuted at Artspace, Sydney, in 2016 and will tour Australia from 2017-19.

Shepparton Art Museum, VIC | 28 January - 19 March 2017
Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW | 23 February - 22 April 2017
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW | 6 May - 2 July 2017

Del Kathryn Barton | RED

Del Kathryn Barton | RED


Del Kathryn Barton will premiere her latest film RED at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival.

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu


An exhibition of new works by Nyapanyapa Yunupingu will open Tuesday 24th January, 6-8pm.


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Marley Dawson | 'Conversations with Artists', Center for Art and Knowledge, The Phillips Collection

Marley Dawson | 'Conversations with Artists', Center for Art and Knowledge, The Phillips Collection


Marley Dawson will discuss his artistic practice with Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection at the Center for Art and Knowledge, Washington, USA.


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Claire Healey & Sean Cordeiro | 'Landmarks', Blue Mountain Cultural Centre, Katoomba, New South Wales

Claire Healey & Sean Cordeiro | 'Landmarks', Blue Mountain Cultural Centre, Katoomba, New South Wales


Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are included in Landmarks, curated by Anthony Bond OAM, at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba.


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Isaac Julien | 'Other Destinies' Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Isaac Julien | 'Other Destinies' Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto


Isaac Julien: Other Destinies is currently exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, featuring film installations WESTERN UNION: Small Boats (2007) and True North (2004).

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Nyapanyapa Yunupingu | Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu | Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney


Nyapanyapa Yunupingu will present a solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 2017.

Mikala Dwyer, David Griggs, David Noonan and Nell | 'Primavera at 25: MCA Collection', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Mikala Dwyer, David Griggs, David Noonan and Nell | 'Primavera at 25: MCA Collection', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney


Mikala Dwyer, David Griggs, David Noonan and Nell are included in Primavera at 25 currently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.





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Brook Andrew, Destiny Deacon | 'Sovereignty', Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Brook Andrew, Destiny Deacon | 'Sovereignty', Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne


Brook Andrew and Destiny Deacon are included in the exhibition Sovereignty , curated by Paola Balla (Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara) and ACCA's Artistic Director Max Delany, at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.





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Destiny Deacon and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu | 'Who's Afraid of Colour?', Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne

Destiny Deacon and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu | 'Who's Afraid of Colour?', Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne


Destiny Deacon and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu are included in Whos Afraid of Colour? at the Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

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Linda Marrinon | 'The Mnemonic Mirror', Griffith University Gallery, Brisbane

Linda Marrinon | 'The Mnemonic Mirror', Griffith University Gallery, Brisbane


Linda Marrinon is included The Mnemonic Mirror, curated by Kylie Banyard and Gary Carsley, at Griffith University Gallery, Brisbane.

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro | 'SUGAR SPIN YOU, ME, ART AND EVERYTHING', QAGOMA

Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro | 'SUGAR SPIN YOU, ME, ART AND EVERYTHING', QAGOMA


Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are included in the current exhibition Sugar Spin, You, Me, Art and Everything at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

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Caroline Rothwell | The 13th International Cuenca Biennial: IMPERMANENCIA

Caroline Rothwell | The 13th International Cuenca Biennial: IMPERMANENCIA


Caroline Rothwell is currently included in Fragil, satellite exhibition of The 13th International Cuenca Biennial: IMPERMANENCIA, Ecuador curated by Natalia Bradshaw at Salon del Pueblo, Ecuador.


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Mikala Dwyer awarded NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship 2016

Mikala Dwyer awarded NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship 2016


Mikala Dwyer has been awarded the inaugural National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) Visual Arts Fellowship 2016.

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The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver | TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria

The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver | TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria



The TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, presents the first comprehensive survey of Bronwyn Oliver's practice - The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver, curated by Julie Ewington. The exhibition of over 50 key works from the mid-1980s to her final solo exhibition in 2006, includes early pieces made in paper, major sculptures from public collections, and maquettes for many of her much-loved public sculptures.


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Tracey Moffatt | 'NAYA WA YUGALI - WE DANCE', Carriageworks, Sydney

Tracey Moffatt | 'NAYA WA YUGALI - WE DANCE', Carriageworks, Sydney


Tracey Moffatt's 1986 series Some Lads is currently included in NAYA WA YUGALI- WE DANCE at Carriageworks, Sydney.

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Fiona Hall | 'Sappers and Shrapnel', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Fiona Hall | 'Sappers and Shrapnel', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide


Fiona Hall is currently included in Sappers and Shrapnel at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

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Patricia Piccinini | 'ON THE ORIGIN OF ART', MONA, Tasmania

Patricia Piccinini | 'ON THE ORIGIN OF ART', MONA, Tasmania


Patricia Piccinini is currently included in ON THE ORIGIN OF ART at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania.

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Patricia Piccinini | Patricia Piccinini: Centro Cultural Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Patricia Piccinini | Patricia Piccinini: Centro Cultural Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Patricia Piccinini is currently included in Comciencia- Patricia Piccinini at the Centro Cultural Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Nyapanyapa Yunupingu | 'Marking the Infinite', Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, USA

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu | 'Marking the Infinite', Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, USA


Nyapanyapa Yunupingu is currently included in Marking the Infinite, at the Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, USA.

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Patricia Piccinini | 'The Universe and Art', Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Patricia Piccinini | 'The Universe and Art', Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


Patricia Piccinini is currently included in The Universe and Art, at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

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Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer | Erewhon Regional Tour

Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer | Erewhon Regional Tour


Brook Andrew and Mikala Dwyer are included in the exhibition Erewhon curated by Vikki McInnes now touring with NETS Victoria.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery | 19 November - 29 January 2017
Warrnambool Art Gallery | 11 February - 12 June 2017



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Sarah Contos | 1917: The Great Strike, Carriageworks

Sarah Contos | 1917: The Great Strike, Carriageworks


Sarah Contos will be included in the exhibition 1917: The Great Strike held at Carriageworks, Sydney, 2017.

Del Kathryn Barton | National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Del Kathryn Barton | National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


Del Kathryn Barton will present a major solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2017.

'Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

'Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney


James Angus, Daniel Boyd, Mikala Dwyer, Dale Frank, Fiona Hall, Linda Marrinon, Callum Morton, Gareth Sansom, Kathy Temin and Imants Tillers are currently exhibited as part of Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Until May 2017

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Nyapanyapa  Yunupinu's 'the moment eternal' at MAGNT

Nyapanyapa Yunupinu's 'the moment eternal' at MAGNT


At the age of 75, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery's Nyapanyapa Yunupinu, has reached a milestone in her career as the creator of a major new exhibition at Darwin's Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT).

the moment eternal features more than 60 of Yunupinu's works, becoming the first time MAGNT has held a solo exhibition for an Aboriginal artist.

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Painting the pandemic with positivity

Painting the pandemic with positivity


Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery artist David Griggs has been painting works inspired by COVID-19. Initially he set out to create 14 works in the series - to reflect a typical quarantine period - but has decided to keep going until his gym reopens. ⁠
Griggs sat down with the Australian, discussing everything from tattoos, 'The Propaganda Paintings' series, his life in Manila and even his fear of snakes. ⁠
Image: John Feder ⁠

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Brook Andrew | 'In Motion' , Rhodes Community Precinct, Sydney

Brook Andrew | 'In Motion' , Rhodes Community Precinct, Sydney


Brook Andrew has installed a new public sculpture titled In Motion at the Rhodes Community Precinct, Sydney.

A Constructed World's Pheno TV Episode 1 will be launched today

A Constructed World's Pheno TV Episode 1 will be launched today


Pheno TV Episode 1 will be launched today at 6pm AEST produced by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery's A Constructed World in collaboration with Creative Yuk. ⁠
Pheno is a disembodied voice in a real body. Philosophical texts speak through him. He loves experts, liking things to be clear even if he doesn't understand. In a world that is closed but always on, in a here-and-now that most of us don't care for, he's always willing to incorporate the thoughts and actions of others and to be used and utilised to see us as together!⁠
Pheno Tv is an independent program that aligns with momentary relief from fear and panic. With invited guests, interviewees, experts, friends and acquaintances the time is found to bring to light subjects such as the phenomenology of rear, cooking pasts, the disembodied voice, the real eroticised body and thoughts of erasure. Not that we can necessarily do much about the absurdity of the present, we can at least make a representation that inlcudes us in with a sense of belongingness so that we know we are not alone.⁠

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Caroline Rothwell | 'Composer', Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Caroline Rothwell | 'Composer', Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney


Caroline Rothwell's sculpture commission Composer has been installed on the Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace, ufeffMuseum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.ufeff

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Patricia Piccinini | 'Mad Love', ARNDT Agency, Berlin, Germany


Kathy Temin | 'The Koala Room', Bella Room Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Kathy Temin | 'The Koala Room', Bella Room Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney


Kathy Temin's Bella Room Commission The Koala Room at the National Centre for Creative Learning, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, will be exhibited until May 2017.

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'Garden Islands' - Kathy Temin's public artwork in South Yarra

'Garden Islands' - Kathy Temin's public artwork in South Yarra


"I chose 'Garden Islands' because it’s Kathy Temin’s first public artwork and I was intrigued by how someone who works with soft sculpture would render something for outdoors in the public domain, with the requirements of being sturdy, hardy and permanent."⁠

To continue reading about 'Garden Islands', Natalie King's favourite local artwork, click the link at the top of our Instagram profile.⁠

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Jacqueline Fraser | Chartwell

Jacqueline Fraser | Chartwell


Brook Andrew wins Australia Council Award For Visual Arts

Brook Andrew wins Australia Council Award For Visual Arts


The 2020 Australia Council Awards were announced on Monday night. The eight artists celebrated included Brook Andrew who was honoured with the 2020 Australia Council Award for Visual Arts. The award acknowledges Andrew’s “outstanding and sustained contribution to Australian visual art.”



Brook Andrew is the first Indigenous artistic director the Biennale of Sydney. The theme he selected for 2020 is Nirin, a Wiradjuri word which defies straightforward translation into English. In a recent Art Guide Australia interview Andrew discusses his rational for the Biennale. Nirin opens to the public on 14 March.



Previous winners include: Susan Norrie (2019), Pat Brassington (2018), Susan Cohn (2017), Richard Bell (2016), Judy Watson (2015), Fiona Foley (2014), and Tracey Moffatt (2012).

Sarah Contos

Sarah Contos


Del Kathryn Barton wins Best Short Animation, 6th AACTA Awards, 2016

Del Kathryn Barton wins Best Short Animation, 6th AACTA Awards, 2016



Del Kathryn Barton's The Nightingale and the Rose has been awarded Best Short Animation as part of the 6th AACTA Awards, 2016.



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Louise Hearman, Imants Tiller, David Griggs | 2016 Archibald Prize Regional Tour

Louise Hearman, Imants Tiller, David Griggs | 2016 Archibald Prize Regional Tour


Archibald Prize winner Louise Hearman, and finalists Imants Tillers and David Griggs, will be included in the 2016 Archibald Prize Regional Tour:

Cowra Regional Art Gallery: 20 January 2017 - 19 March 2017.




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Gareth Sansom | Retrospective, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Gareth Sansom | Retrospective, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, will host a major retrospective of Gareth Sansom in 2017, featuring artwork spanning his fifty year practice.

Sarah Contos | 'This Is Not A Love Song', Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

Sarah Contos | 'This Is Not A Love Song', Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne


Sarah Contos will present her solo exhibition This Is Not A Love Song at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, February 2017.