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Jacqui Stockdale giving an artist talk in front of her breathtaking 11 metre hand painted wall at the opening of The 181...
09/09/2018

Jacqui Stockdale giving an artist talk in front of her breathtaking 11 metre hand painted wall at the opening of The 1818 Project at Newcastle Art Gallery. Congratulations Sarah Johnson on a fantastic exhibition. Wow ! i#duelofthemount

Yhonnie Scarce’s arresting work ‘Florey and Fanny’ in The 1818 Project, which opened yesterday . The aprons pay tribute ...
09/09/2018

Yhonnie Scarce’s arresting work ‘Florey and Fanny’ in The 1818 Project, which opened yesterday . The aprons pay tribute to Scarce’s grandmother and great grandmother who worked as domestic servants in the late 1800’s and mid 1900’s with the black glass yams representing the way in which they proudly held on to their Indigenous heritage. Such a beautiful work .

Emma Coulter’s sensational work ‘construction #10 (parallel rainbow) is a finalist in the Deakin University Contemporary...
04/09/2018

Emma Coulter’s sensational work ‘construction #10 (parallel rainbow) is a finalist in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, being announced tonight. Good luck

Juan Ford’s commissioned portrait of Corporal Keighran is now on display at the Australian War Memorial. Corporal Keighr...
23/08/2018

Juan Ford’s commissioned portrait of Corporal Keighran is now on display at the Australian War Memorial. Corporal Keighran was awarded the Victoria Cross for an action in Afghanistan. Serving with the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Keighran took part in a joint Australian – Afghan National Army patrol that came under attack from different locations by a strong enemy force. Without thought for his own safety, Keighran repeatedly exposed himself to draw enemy fire away from his comrades, assisting the patrol to withdraw unharmed.

Ford created Ford the portrait to be immersive, allowing the viewer to contemplate what it would be like to step into Keighran’s shoes. The indistinct and expansive sky could situate him equally in Afghanistan or Australia.

Vincent Namatjira’s sensational work James Cook with the Declaration is a finalist in the National Aboriginal & Torres S...
14/08/2018

Vincent Namatjira’s sensational work James Cook with the Declaration is a finalist in the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Awards currently on show in Darwin at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. In this work Vincent places himself in front of his 2014 painting of Captain Cook which hangs in the British Museum as part of its permanent collection. He proudly holding the Aboriginal flag, in a cheeky declaration of his own.

Congratulations to Nicole Kelly who has been announced as Winner of the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize by judge Dr Mich...
28/07/2018

Congratulations to Nicole Kelly who has been announced as Winner of the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize by judge Dr Michael Brand, Director of the Art Gallery of NSW. Nicole’s winning portrait Jumaadi + Clouds + Rain is now in the permanent collection of the .

Jacqui Stockdale’s exhibition Ghost Hoovanah is getting fantastic feedback. Thanks  for featuring the show in artblart. ...
14/07/2018

Jacqui Stockdale’s exhibition Ghost Hoovanah is getting fantastic feedback. Thanks for featuring the show in artblart.

Catching up with Michael Cook and Carly Lane  for the opening of Continental Drift. Loving Michael’s Invasion series on ...
11/07/2018

Catching up with Michael Cook and Carly Lane for the opening of Continental Drift. Loving Michael’s Invasion series on the Gallery pillars, and the Cairns sunshine.

Great news for Michael !
14/06/2018
Colonial barriers overturned at Deutscher and Hackett’s Modern + Contemporary sale

Great news for Michael !

At Deutscher and Hackett’s Modern + Contemporary sale in Melbourne on 13 June 2018, young indigenous artist Michael Cook’s suite of fourteen photographs Civilised, 2012 (lot 35) overturned colonial barriers to woo the secondary market with what seemed like gentle persuasion, while actually p***i...

Great outcome for an amazing artist !
14/06/2018
Colonial barriers overturned at Deutscher and Hackett’s Modern + Contemporary sale

Great outcome for an amazing artist !

At Deutscher and Hackett’s Modern + Contemporary sale in Melbourne on 13 June 2018, young indigenous artist Michael Cook’s suite of fourteen photographs Civilised, 2012 (lot 35) overturned colonial barriers to woo the secondary market with what seemed like gentle persuasion, while actually p***i...

Reposting a sensational pic from  of Adam Goodes and Vincent Namatjira on Adam’s recent visit to Iwantja Arts, highlight...
08/06/2018

Reposting a sensational pic from of Adam Goodes and Vincent Namatjira on Adam’s recent visit to Iwantja Arts, highlighting the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Congratulations to Simon DeGroot, winner of the Moreton Bay Art Award for his painting Transition. So good !
18/05/2018

Congratulations to Simon DeGroot, winner of the Moreton Bay Art Award for his painting Transition. So good !

Good luck to  who is a finalist in the $30,000 MAMA Art Foundation Photography Prize which is being announced at  tonigh...
18/05/2018

Good luck to who is a finalist in the $30,000 MAMA Art Foundation Photography Prize which is being announced at tonight.

Detail of Megan Cope’s The Empire Strikes Black II (Self Determination) on show at Gertrude Contemporary in Great Feelin...
17/05/2018

Detail of Megan Cope’s The Empire Strikes Black II (Self Determination) on show at Gertrude Contemporary in Great Feelings of Movement, curated by as part of . Thanks for the pic !

Archibald Prize 2018 finalist Vincent Namatjira's work features in John McDonald's article in the Age today - Go Vincent...
11/05/2018
Art critic John McDonald's punt on the Archibald Prize 2018

Archibald Prize 2018 finalist Vincent Namatjira's work features in John McDonald's article in the Age today - Go Vincent!

https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/art-critic-john-mcdonalds-punt-on-the-archibald-prize-2018-20180508-h0zsyn.html?btis

Last year, like most years, it was fairly easy to pick the winner (unless you happen to be a betting agency, which always sends punters on the wildest of goose chases). This time around it's not at all clear which way the trustees will go.

Vincent Namatjira was singled out as Highly Commended by the Archibald judges for his wonderful Studio Self Portrait. So...
11/05/2018

Vincent Namatjira was singled out as Highly Commended by the Archibald judges for his wonderful Studio Self Portrait. So well deserved and ! Archival pic of Vincent with , one of the trustees and judges.

Keeping fingers crossed for Vincent Namatjira when the Archibald Prize winner is announced tomorrow 🤞
10/05/2018

Keeping fingers crossed for Vincent Namatjira when the Archibald Prize winner is announced tomorrow 🤞

Close inspection of Natasha Bieniek’s exhibition by Nick. The detail of her tiny paintings is extraordinary.
05/05/2018

Close inspection of Natasha Bieniek’s exhibition by Nick. The detail of her tiny paintings is extraordinary.

Fresh off Juan Ford’s easel! Wow .
04/05/2018

Fresh off Juan Ford’s easel! Wow .

Vincent Namatjira is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2018 for the second consecutive year for his Studio Self Portrait...
03/05/2018

Vincent Namatjira is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2018 for the second consecutive year for his Studio Self Portrait with Chuck Berry and his great grandfather Albert Namatjira (Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 198cm). Congratulations and ! The winner will be announced at the next Friday.

Great to see Jacqui Stockdale’s work The Offering featured in David Flack’s interior, which has been shortlisted for the...
02/05/2018

Great to see Jacqui Stockdale’s work The Offering featured in David Flack’s interior, which has been shortlisted for the coveted Rigg Design Prize 2018 for achievements in Australian Contemporary Design. Image courtesy of . Congratulations !

Congratulations to Vincent Namatjira who is a finalist in the $40,000 Alice Art Prize for his painting of his great gran...
28/04/2018

Congratulations to Vincent Namatjira who is a finalist in the $40,000 Alice Art Prize for his painting of his great grandfather Albert Namatjira and Rex Battarbee, watercolour painters whose relationship had a major impact on Australian art history. Love this work ! The exhibition of finalists works is on at until 17 June.

Natasha Bieniek’s exhibition Intimate Monument is now on at the Gallery. Drop by to see these extraordinary small scale ...
27/04/2018

Natasha Bieniek’s exhibition Intimate Monument is now on at the Gallery. Drop by to see these extraordinary small scale paintings.

Congratulations to Natasha Bieniek who has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize for h...
27/04/2018

Congratulations to Natasha Bieniek who has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize for her work Mirrorscape. The $30,000 prize winner will be announced on 8 June. Good luck !

Chaos & Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT opened last night. It includes works by     . Congratulations and thanks ...
13/04/2018

Chaos & Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT opened last night. It includes works by . Congratulations and thanks and on your ongoing support of the arts.

Juan Ford is featured in New Histories which opens at Bendigo Art Gallery tonight. The exhibition curated by  challenges...
12/04/2018

Juan Ford is featured in New Histories which opens at Bendigo Art Gallery tonight. The exhibition curated by challenges the nature of art as historic record and the role of art as documenter and commentator of the world. Juan’s work ‘Inappropriator’ is pictured.

Izabela Pluta is a finalist in the MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize 2018. Congratulations !
30/03/2018

Izabela Pluta is a finalist in the MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize 2018. Congratulations !

Congratulations to Kevin Chin who has been announced as winner of the $25,000 Albany Art Prize for his painting  Shelter...
29/03/2018

Congratulations to Kevin Chin who has been announced as winner of the $25,000 Albany Art Prize for his painting Sheltered. Such great news !

Stellar lineup at our booth - Victoria Reichelt, Rhana Devenport, Art Basel HK Director Adeline Ooi and Yhonnie Scarce! ...
28/03/2018

Stellar lineup at our booth - Victoria Reichelt, Rhana Devenport, Art Basel HK Director Adeline Ooi and Yhonnie Scarce!

Aussie artists hanging out at Art Basel Hong Kong. Great to see such a strong Australian presence here
27/03/2018

Aussie artists hanging out at Art Basel Hong Kong. Great to see such a strong Australian presence here

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Jill Orr's work spans performance, photography, video, and installation.

During 'OVR:2021,' This is No Fantasy+ nicola stein gallery shares a new body of work by the Australian contemporary artist titled 'Mitre Lake.'
NEW EXHIBITION | BLACK & GOLD - OPEN UNTIL 30 JAN 2022

In a world where extreme circumstances are making us question what is valuable, the WAG has curated a show that plays on the idea of ‘Black & Gold’, a well-known discount brand in the consumer world, by presenting a lavish collection of works that absorb and reflect the spectrum of what we have valued in the past.

Featuring artists: Tony Albert, Polly Borland, Tony Garifalakis, Michelle Hamer, Sanné Mestrom, Victoria Reichelt, Kate Rohde, Vipoo Srivilasa - ART, Barry Tate, Guan Wei, Gosia Wlodarczak, and Lisa Young.

Special thanks to Hugo Michell Gallery, Sullivan + Strumpf, This is No Fantasy, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Sarah Scout Presents. Photo by Rosana Sialong.

Please note: the WAG is participating in the Victorian Government’s Vaccinated Economy Trial. All visitors over 16 will need to show proof of their double vaccination against COVID-19.
Still Now... Juan Ford paintings explore the past and future of still life.

'I wonder what they would have made of this time; one of the apocalyptic climactic projections, late-stage hyper-capitalism, when all human knowledge, a mere click away, is obscured by exponentially more nonsense? A time when our sheer numbers threaten to s***f out natural systems that sustain us… what would they have thought of it all?

I have no idea. So I made a couple of paintings about it.' Juan Ford

A Horsham Regional Art Gallery exhibition, curated by Brenda Wellman.

This exhibition has received assistance from NETS Victoria Development Fund supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Until 22 August

Image: Juan FORD Cause 2021, oil on linen 55 x 45cm. Courtesy of This is No Fantasy, Melbourne

Juan Ford
This is No Fantasy
National Exhibitions Touring Support - NETS Victoria
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Visit Grampians





Still Now... Juan Ford paintings explore the past and future of still life.

'I wonder what they would have made of this time; one of the apocalyptic climactic projections, late-stage hyper-capitalism, when all human knowledge, a mere click away, is obscured by exponentially more nonsense? A time when our sheer numbers threaten to s***f out natural systems that sustain us… what would they have thought of it all?

I have no idea. So I made a couple of paintings about it.' Juan Ford

A Horsham Regional Art Gallery exhibition, curated by Brenda Wellman.

This exhibition has received assistance from NETS Victoria Development Fund supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Until 22 August

Image: Juan FORD Cause 2021, oil on linen 55 x 45cm. Courtesy of This is No Fantasy, Melbourne

Juan Ford
This is No Fantasy
National Exhibitions Touring Support - NETS Victoria
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Visit Grampians





Still Now... Juan Ford paintings explore the past and future of still life.

'I wonder what they would have made of this time; one of the apocalyptic climactic projections, late-stage hyper-capitalism, when all human knowledge, a mere click away, is obscured by exponentially more nonsense? A time when our sheer numbers threaten to s***f out natural systems that sustain us… what would they have thought of it all?

I have no idea. So I made a couple of paintings about it.' Juan Ford

A Horsham Regional Art Gallery exhibition, curated by Brenda Wellman. This exhibition has received assistance from NETS Victoria Development Fund supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Until 22 August

Image: Juan FORD Cause 2021 oil on linen 55 x 45 Courtesy of This is No Fantasy, Melbourne

Juan Ford
This is No Fantasy
National Exhibitions Touring Support - NETS Victoria
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Visit Grampians





Still Now... Juan Ford paintings explore the past and future of still life.

'I wonder what they would have made of this time; one of the apocalyptic climactic projections, late-stage hyper-capitalism, when all human knowledge, a mere click away, is obscured by exponentially more nonsense? A time when our sheer numbers threaten to s***f out natural systems that sustain us… what would they have thought of it all?

I have no idea. So I made a couple of paintings about it.' Juan Ford

A Horsham Regional Art Gallery exhibition, curated by Brenda Wellman. This exhibition has received assistance from NETS Victoria Development Fund supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Until 22 August

Image: Juan FORD Cause 2021 oil on linen 55 x 45 Courtesy of This is No Fantasy, Melbourne

Juan Ford
This is No Fantasy
National Exhibitions Touring Support - NETS Victoria
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Visit Grampians





La Trobe Art Institute remains closed for now due to the Victoria-wide lockdown, but we will continue to share some insights into our exhibition ‘All that is solid: selected works from the La Trobe University Collections’ which was due to close on 18 July.

Michael Cook is a Brisbane-based photomedia artist of Bidjara heritage. ‘Through my eyes’ (2010) presents a series of 27 photographic portraits of each Australian prime minister, from Edmund Barton to Julia Gillard, from 1901 to 2010. Each portrait has been digitally overlaid with the faces of male and female First Nations Australians. Through the series, Michael Cook proposes that we rethink the way we view history by re-imaging and decolonising histories of governance and leadership in Australian politics.

Ten years after its creation, this body of work continues to question the levels of representation of First Nations Australians in the upper levels of government, encouraging us to consider what Australia’s political landscape might look like if our leaders were First Nations Australians or took on First Nations points of view.

‘Through my eyes’ was Cook’s first body of work as a contemporary artist, made after working as a commercial photographer for 25 years. His works challenge our belief systems, asking questions without proffering neat or prescriptive conclusions.

Artwork:
Michael Cook
Through my eyes 2010
inkjet print
La Trobe University Art Collection
Purchased 2012
LTU2346
Photo by Ian Hill

Michael Cook is represented by This is No Fantasy, Melbourne and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane.

“‘Can I touch it?’ is a question I hear a lot when people enter my studio,” says Alexandra Standen. The ceramicist's exhibition 'Considerate Touch’ is currently showing at This is No Fantasy, Melbourne until 18 July.
Currently showing at This is No Fantasy, Melbourne, Chris Bond's exhibition 'Sleep' combines identity fabrication and closely-worked detail in order to play with knowledge and perception.
Please enjoy these snaps of a selection of finalists of the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2020/21.

This is a show featuring truly exceptional contemporary Australian painting and we are receiving wonderful reviews from all our visitors.

Come along to Bayside Gallery to see the winning piece and all the finalists for yourself.

The 2020/21 Bayside Art Acquisitive Prize is exhibiting now at Bayside Gallery until 4 July.

MARS Gallery OLSEN Gallery This is No Fantasy + dianne tanzer gallery China Heights Jan Manton Gallery Daine Singer artistprofile.org Art Guide Australia Art Almanac Alcaston Gallery
Last night, the winners of the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (BAAP) were announced, thank you to everyone who came along to help us celebrate exceptional contemporary Australian painting.

We are now delighted to announce the winners.

Find out more: bayside.vic.gov.au/bayside-acquisitive-art-prize-bayside-gallery-14-may-4-july



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