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December 3, 2018
Miami‚??s 2018 Art Basel festival is upon us this starting this week which just so happens to be where we live. That makes us self-proclaimed ‚??Art Basel Experts‚?Ě and now it‚??s time to listen up. We‚??re not going to send you to anything not worthy of an ‚??Aspiring Gentleman‚??. Take notes and fill up you 2018 Art Basel schedule wisely._continue reading
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Kevin Bourgeois Wall of Sound
Michelle Cawthorn selected as finalist for inaugural Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour AwardNovember 2018
Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a finalist for the 2018 inaugural Splash McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Victoria.
Held every three years, the inaugural $30,000 Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award has been established to showcase Australian artists who work in the medium of watercolour. It is an acquisitive award enabled by the Fornari Bequest, by the Will of the late Lena May Fornari, and is a legacy of her support of the arts in Victoria. Lena May was an ardent collector of watercolours and the first acquisitions through this Bequest were significant watercolour paintings. Continuing this tradition, Splash presents the work of contemporary Australian artists who use this medium in highly accomplished and innovative ways:
The Award will be judged by Linda Michael, independent curator and editor, with one highly commended work judged by Samantha Comte, Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.
1 December 2018 to 17 March 2019
Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a finalist for the 2018 Fischer Ghost Award. The Fisher's Ghost Art Award is now in its 55th year and has over $30,000 in prize money. The Award coincides with Campbelltown's annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost.
Featured work: The Bubbler - Jackpot 2018 pen, watercolour, graphite, white gouache, iquid graphite, Indian ink and acrylic on Hahnem?hle paper 158 x 216 cm
Congratulations to Michelle Cawthorn for being selected as a 2019 Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence. The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. The residency is hosted in a purpose-built studio in Shoalhaven River on the south coast of New South Wales. Each year around 350 artists are chosen for the Residency program.
Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen are showing at Newcastle Gallery from 17 November 2018 - 17 February 2019. OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force
Features individual pieces from each artist alongside pieces made especially for this exhibition.
October 19, 2018
Paul Davies is selected to paint a 17x7 foot mural at the Soho House's new DTLA Warehouse set to open in spring 2019.†_continue reading
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Paul Davies, LA-based Australian artist known for his Modernist houses and bold landscapes.
WINNER MARGARET OLLEY COMMENDATION AWARD
Winter Soundtrack // 99 Luftballoons, 2018 acrylic on Belgium linen 120 x 140cm
OLSEN Gallery wishes to congratulate Chris Langlois for his work Oratunga that has been selected as a finalist in the Tattersalls Art Prize. Chris Langlois' upcoming solo exhibition will run from the 10th to the 28th of October at OLSEN Gallery Sydney.¬†
Feature work: Chris Langlois, Oratunga, 2018 | oil on linen | 120 x 120 cm
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2018 'Always on the dancefloor' by Claudia Damichi at The Old Clare Hotel with Olsen Gallery, Sydney As part of Sydney Contemporary's 2018 program, Always on the dancefloor by Claudia Damichi is an installation of multiple adhesive fine art prints applied to The Old Clare Hotel entrance doorways. Always on the dancefloor is an exciting extension of Damichi's paintings that explore the intersection of art, architecture and design. This new installation work for the Sydney Contemporary is multi-modular in design and composed entirely in response to the site. Always on the dancefloor carries on Damichi's long standing interest in the abstract work of Mondrian, Delaunay, Kandinsky and the relationship between colour and music. As a disco child of the 70s, her work pops and slides as it plays into the site, adding colour and movement, bringing a sense of the dance floor to the industrial building landscape.
Paul Davies work "Landscape in Open-plan" has been acquired by the Laguna Art Museum in California.
Spring Issue 2018
From objects to buildings Honora Shea and Danielle Rago of This X That help emerging designers and architects think big - and small.
August 2, 2018
The Watermill Center held its 25th Annual Gala, TIME BOMB, at its headquarters Saturday night. Presented by Van Cleef & Arpels and honoring the late Pierre Berge, the aptly named evening featured an explosion of creativity. Over 1,000 guests strolled through the site, where the colorful theme, in tribute to Berge and the Jardins Majorelle, abounded. The evening raised $2.2 million for the center...
There were exciting works to be had at the silent auction, including recent pieces by Rachel Hovnanian, Leila Jeffreys, Hadieh Shafie, and many more. The live auction featured a trio of Keith Haring prints courtesy of the Tony Shafrazi Foundation, and works by Peter Beard, Nan Goldin, Roy Lichtenstein, Masako Miki, Duke Riley, Tseng Kwong Chi, as well as a Robert Wilson video._view online (external link)
Australian born artist Paul Davies investigates the relationship between built and natural environments in his atmospheric pantings, which often draw on historic modernist masterpieces. This painting, which mirrors nature with architecture, is a key work at DUMBO House, where the collection reflects the site's own staggering setting - specifically, its skyline views.
ART OF MUSIC is one of the most talked about fundraisers on the Sydney event circuit. There is no other like it.
Presented by Jenny Morris, ART OF MUSIC combines both visual arts and music. Held every two years, a group of Australia's top artists come together to create an original exhibition where each artist chooses an iconic Australian/NZ song to inspire a piece of artwork. The artwork is then auctioned during a gala dinner in the spectacular Grand Court of the Art Gallery of NSW. All proceeds go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, an inspirational charity that use the power of music to transform lives.
Congratulations to Nicholas Harding on his participation in the event with his work : Private Universe (Neil Finn) 2018 oil on linen 112x107cm (featured)
July 25, 2018
Ornithologists and art aficionados alike find delight in Leila Jeffreys' winged works.
Conservationist, world traveller and fine art photographer, Leila Jeffreys, grew up in Perth, Australia. She experienced all the boundless travel and exposure to exotic wildlife required for an artist with her particular level of visual acuity. Among the many celebrities, who have taken her under their wing, Jonathan Adler, smartly featured the work of this emerging artist in 20 North American stores in 2010. As both a curator and interior designer, I adore the clean graphic quality of her work, and appreciate the memorable, emotional charge her subjects emit to their viewers._continue reading
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