Sara Hughes at the New Zealand International Convention Centre

Sara Hughes has been commissioned to create a new 2,400sqm glass work, spanning over 550 panels that wrap around the top level of the NZICC.

Sara Hughes Tauranga City Council commission

Sara Hughes has created an immersive new artwork for the Willow St bus shelter in Tauranga, New Zealand. Comprising 96 individual panels of glass together creating a total of 260sq m, the artwork is suspended above the former Willow St bus shelter and wraps around the wall and front of Tauranga Art Gallery to Wharf St creating a beautiful corridor of coloured light for central city-dwellers. It is the largest integrated public artwork in New Zealand.

Helen Johnson at MUMA

Monash University Museum of Art presents Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends, the work of two leading Australian artists which explores complex and varied perspectives on colonisation, with an emphasis on the experience of women.

10 September – 12 November 2022

Jaklyn Babington, formerly Senior Curator, Contemporary Art; Tina Baum, Gulumirrgin (Larrakia)/Wardaman/Karajarri peoples, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art; and Elspeth Pitt, Senior Curator, Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia with Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator, MUMA.

Exhibition Catalogue ‘Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface’

Available now through the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Monash University.

Edited by Anneke Jaspers and Hannah Mathews, softcover, 33.5 x 24.2cm, 280 pages

‘Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface’ now open at the MCA

A partnership between the MCA and Monash University Museum of Art, ‘Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface’ brings together over 100 artworks spanning six decades alongside a rich selection of archival materials. Curated by Anneke Jaspers, Senior Curator, Collection, MCA and Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator, MUMA.

MCA 15th July – 25th September 2022.

Raafat Ishak at Five Walls, Footscray

Raafat Ishak and Sean Loughrey present ‘Box Hill’. A collaborative project where Abstraction is held accountable to representational devices, namely photographic representation in a dialogue with a black box.

22 July – 6 August 2022

Laresa Kosloff at Haydens

Laresa Kosloff’s work La Perruque, 2018, will be shown in rushes group show at Hayden’s Gallery, 9 – 23 July 2022.

Nicholas Mangan at Buxton Contemporary

Nicholas Mangan’s ‘Termite Economies: Phase 2 #1’, 2019, is on view in Buxton Contemporary’s current exhibition ‘Still Life’, 03 June – 06 November 2022.
Curated by Jacqueline Doughty.

Ann Debono GCAP

Congratulations to Ann Debono as a finalist in this years Geelong Contemporary Art Prize.

The exhibition runs from 25 June—11 September 2022 with the official opening and announcement of the winner on 15 July.

The Prize is judged by Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator, Geelong Gallery; Kyla McFarlane, Senior Academic Programs Curator, Museums & Collections, The University of Melbourne; and Lisa Byrne, Director McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery.

Vivienne Binns at the NGV

Vivienne Binns is included in 𝘘𝘜𝘌𝘌𝘙: 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘎𝘝 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
𝘘𝘜𝘌𝘌𝘙 shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine and reveal the queer stories works of art can tell. This exhibition of works from the NGV Collection spans historical eras and diverse media including painting, drawing, photography, decorative arts, fashion, video, sculpture, and design and explores queerness as an expression of sexuality and gender, a political movement, a sensibility, and as an attitude that defies fixed definition.
On at the National Gallery of Victoria, St Kilda Road, 10 March 22 – 21 August, 2022.

Nicholas Mangan finalist in the 2022 MPRG National Works on Paper

Mangan’s ‘Termite Economies (Trophallaxis V/ White-anting III)’ will be on view in the 2022 exhibition held at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 13 August to 27 November 2022.

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2022

Congratulations to artists Brett Colquhoun, Ann Debono and Helga Groves as finalists in this years Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize.

Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.
Exhibition 6 May – 26 June 2022.

Gian Manik at ACCA

Gian Manik’s is included in ACCA’s ‘Like a Wheel That Turns: The 2022 Macfarlane Commissions’, the third edition of a multi-year partnership that supports the commissioning of ambitious new projects by contemporary emerging to mid-career artists.

Exhibition dates: 2 July – 4 September 2022. Curated by Max Delany and Annika Kristensen.

Arlo Mountford at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW

4th – 26th June 2022
From 2009-2011, Mountford produced animations based on paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c1525-1569) and Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), in which he meticulously reproduced the original works with the addition of sound and movement. These works reinvigorate these iconic paintings, becoming new works that explore the act of making, the history of western art and its relationship to contemporary art practice, and how we engage with the past, narrative and myth.
‘The Folly’ 2009, ‘The Triumph’ 2010, and ‘The Lament’ 2011, are presented together for the very first time. Curated by Kent Buchanan.

Kate Beynon at Linden New Art

Kate Beynon presents a solo exhibition ‘The Shapeshifter’s Hour’, 11 June – 4 September 2022.

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.