Helen Johnson at TCB

Helen Johnson’s ‘Though I thought I ought’ is an exhibition which gathers together a selection of the artist’s working drawings from the past five years.

27 April – 15 May, 2022

Kate Beynon at the NGV

Li Ji: Warrior girl, 2000, is screening at the National Gallery of Victoria in WHO ARE YOU: Australian PortraitureWHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture is one of the most comprehensive explorations of portraiture ever mounted in Australia and the first exhibition to bring together the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

The exhibition will be on display in Melbourne from 25 March to 21 August 2022, and Canberra from 1 October 2022 to 29 January 2023.

David Rosetzky at MILK Gallery

David Rosetzky’s Justine, 2000, will be screened in MILK Cinema: A Future That Never Arrives, curated by Brodie Kokkinos. Artists:  David Rosetzky, Phebe Schmidt , Gianna Mazzeo and Brodie Kokkinos. MILK Gallery, 1/222 Johnston St, Wurundjeri woi-wurrung Country, Collingwood.

Nusra Latif Qureshi in the 2023 Sharjah Biennial

Nusra Latif Qureshi will show at the Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present. SB15 will take place in 16 venues across The Emirate of Sharjah.

7 February – 11 June, 2023.

George Egerton-Warburton at NAP Contemporary

George Egerton-Warburton is included in the inaugural exhibition ‘The Origin of the World’, NAP Contemporary, Mildura, Victoria.

Artists included: Simon Hogan, Manuel Ocampo, George Tjungurrayi, Seamus Heidenreich, Irene Hanenbergh, Edward Dean, George Egerton-Warburton and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.

14 April – 19 May, 2022.

Kate Smith at Guzzler

Artist Kate Smith’s solo presentation at Guzzler in Rosanna, Victoria, January 2022.

Arlo Mountford at GOMA

‘APT10 Cinema: The Magic Arts, Australian Animation from the 1970s to Now’ 4 December 2021 – 25 April 2022.

GOMA Cinema is screening Mountford’s ‘Stand Up’, 2007, and ‘Galaxy Express NMWA’, 2014, as a part of a curated selection of animation shorts titled ‘Animation Shorts: Lightness in Gravity’. ‘The Magic Arts: Australian Animation from the 1970s to Now’ is a major survey of the last five decades of animation in Australia.

Lindy Lee for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

Lindy Lee has been commissioned to produce an 8-metre, 8000kg bronze sculpture for the atrium entrance on Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf. Lindy Lee is collaborating with Urban Art Projects, the artwork will be in place for the development’s planned staged opening from mid-2023.

Nusra Latif Qureshi at the Shepparton Art Museum

‘The Land I See Is Not Elsewhere’ by Nusra Latif Qureshi is a multifaceted installation that questions the histories and legacies of representation of the land in Australia, as much as it pays tribute to the local environment. The work reflects on our relationship to the natural world and references the history of Australian landscape painting, with a specific nod to SAM’s large holdings of watercolour landscapes by Albert Namatjira and the extended Hermannsburg School.
Curator: Shelley McSpedden, Acting Artistic Director and Senior Curator.
Shepparton Art Muesum Window, 26 March – 31 July 2022.

Elizabeth Gower’s Metro Tunnel Project 2022

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program curates artworks and events to enhance Melbourne city life alongside the construction of the Metro Tunnel.
‘Urban Compilation’ by Elizabeth Gower is a 40 metre digital collage of paper collages, is currently on view at the City Square in Swanston St (between Collins and Flinders Lane). Commissioned in celebration of International Women’s Day by Metro Tunnel Creative Program and curated by Global Art Projects.

Nusra Latif Qureshi in the Len Fox Prize

Nusra Latif Qureshi is a finalist in this years Len Fox Painting Prize 2022.
The Len Fox Painting Prize exhibition is held at Castlemaine Art Museum, 14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, Victoria. 12 March – 13 June, 2022.

Sutton Gallery joins IGA

Sutton Gallery is now a proud member of the International Galleries Alliance, a new professional collaborative alliance between art galleries.
Through a non-profit association within a global multi-generational arts community, IGA offers a supportive space for its 250 members from 53 countries to access and share information, with a view to nurture collegiate dialogue and challenge dominant practices.

Helen Johnson, The Balnaves Contemporary Series, NGA

Now open at the National Gallery of Australia: ‘Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends’ 19 Feb – 5 Jun 2022.

Work by two of Australia’s leading artists – Judy Watson and Helen Johnson – will be presented in conversation as part of The Balnaves Contemporary Series. ‘Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends’ is a ‘Know My Name’ project and part of The Balnaves Contemporary Series.
Curators:  Jaklyn Babington, formerly Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, Tina Baum, Gulumirrgin (Larrakia)/Wardaman/Karajarri peoples, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Elspeth Pitt, Curator, Australian Art.

Karen Black at Melbourne Art Fair

Sutton Gallery is thrilled to present ‘Pressure Points’ a suite of new paintings by artist Karen Black for this year’s Melbourne Art Fair.

Sutton Gallery celebrates 30 years

 2022 marks 30 years of Sutton Gallery and we are excited to present our opening exhibition ‘XXX: Celebrating 30 Years of Sutton Gallery’
This exhibition features a selection of artworks by currently represented artist’s that reflect the scale and strength of contemporary art practice presented by Sutton Gallery over the past three decades.

Laresa Kosloff in the 67th Blake Prize

Laresa Kosloff is a finalist in the 67th Blake Prize. The Blake Prize is a biennial event that engages local and international contemporary artists in conversations on the broader experience of spirituality, religion, and belief.

The selected finalists will show their work at The 67th Blake Prize exhibition on 12 March – 22 May 2022.

Jane Trengove, Midsumma Festival

Jane Trengove, in collaboration with Susan Long, is exhibiting at the Australian Catholic University Melbourne Gallery for Midsumma Festival 2022.
S/He – On November 7, 1800, the prefecture of police for the city of Paris issued an order prohibiting women from wearing men’s clothing in public. … Henceforth, any cross-dressing women without proper documentation risked being arrested. The law remained in effect for 213 years, until it was declared null and void in 2013.

Catherine Bell ‘Art, Death & Disposal’

Catherine Bell is included in ‘Art, Death & Disposal’ a group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Hallam, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the DeathTech Research Team from the University of Melbourne.

How might disposal of the deceased be designed in the 21st century?

Imagining beyond burial and cremation – in a world of rapid social, technological and environmental change – seven artists respond to this question, presenting moving and provocative new work.

‘Who’s Afraid of Public Space?’ ACCA

‘Who’s Afraid of Public Space?’ is a major new project taking place at ACCA and extending across Melbourne through a series of satellite exhibitions and programs in the public realm from 4 December 2021 – 20 March 2022, featuring artists Laresa Kosloff and John Meade.

Nick Selenitsch at Benalla Art Gallery

‘Form & The Universe of Colour’ is a survey exhibition of artist Nick Selenitsch which brings together a collection of recent works and an ambitious new project specifically developed for Benalla Art Gallery.

Friday 3rd Dec 2021 until 6th Feb 2022.

‘Doing Feminism: Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia’ by Anne Marsh

Doing Feminism represents over 220 artists and groups including Catherine Bell, Kate Beynon, Vivienne Binns, Anne Ferran, Elizabeth Gower, Sara Hughes, Helen Johnson, Laresa Kosloff, Lindy Lee, Rosslynd Piggott, Nusra Latif Qureshi and Jane Trengove, with 370 colour illustrations punctuated by extracts from artists’ statements, curatorial writing and critique.

Tracking networks of art practice, exhibitions, protest and critical thought over several generations, Marsh demonstrates the innovation and power of women’s art and the ways in which it has influenced and changed the contemporary art landscape in Australia and internationally. 

Language: English
Pages: 544
Illustrations: Colour
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780522877588

Nicholas Mangan at Shepparton Art Gallery

‘Flow: Stories of River, Earth and Sky in the SAM Collection’ explores the narratives we weave through the places we inhabit, and the myriad ways in which nature shapes our lives and culture. Drawn from the Shepparton Art Museum Collection, the exhibition features the artwork of over 60 artists from the 1800s to now, and is on view in the recently completed Denton Corker Marshall building.

Saturday 20th Nov 2021 until 20th Nov 2022.

‘Termite Economies’ by Nicholas Mangan

This publication assembles three phases of ‘Termite Economies’ a major series of work produced between 2018 – 2020 by artist Nicholas Mangan.

The book presents each phase in the order of the exhibition series. It includes process and research photographs, diagrams, installation and detailed imagery. It includes an essay by Artist Mariana Silva, a fictional text by writer ST.Lore, a conversation between Mangan and cultural theorist Ana Teixeira Pinto, and a republished essay by Dr. Guy Theraulaz Research Director Member of Team CAB: Collective Animal Behaviour Centre for Research on Animal Cognition, CNRS.

Language: English
Pages: 152
Illustrations: Colour, b/w
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-943514-81-0
Editor: Nicholas Mangan and Žiga Testen
Texts: Nicholas Mangan, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Guy Theraulaz, Mariana Silva
Designer: Žiga Testen

Lindy Lee MCA national touring exhibition continues

The latest iteration of Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop is on view at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, until 1 August 2021. For a full list of tour dates, see the link below.