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06 April 2009

Dave Groom - Featured Artist for April

Dave Groom is the first featured artist in the April edition of the artHIVES update. We are sure Dave's studio up on the mountain at Beechmont, Queensland, Australia would make many creative types quite happy.

Dave has uploaded a few extra images to his studio to his website along with a short history of his wonderful hand-built studio. It also great to see images of the studio set in the landscape which provides the major subject matter of Dave Groom's paintings and drawings.

Mod Squad at Redcliffe City Art Gallery

Group exhibition - Mod Squad: Contemporary Design + Objects - presents the work of top Queensland Designers who have influenced, impacted and inspired contemporary design in Australia showcasing product, furniture, lighting, jewellery and textile design.

Running 1 April to 2 May at Redcliffe City Art Gallery (Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe, Q. Ph: 07 3283 0415), Mod Squad includes work from Elizabeth Shaw, Alexander Lotersztain, Ari Athans, Barbara Heath and more, this touring exhibition also examines the innovative practices of these key creative individuals.

Artist elizabeth shaw Title guarded offerings - small spiked condiment bowl Year 1997 Medium sterling silver From the Exhibition MOD SQUAD Previously Exhibited Solo Exhibition 1997 Contemporary Art and Design Gallery Photographed by erik williamson

05 April 2009

Robert Brownhall exhibition at Philip Bacon Galleries

Robert Brownhall has a new exhibition opening at Philip Bacon Galleries (2 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, Q. Ph: 07 3358 3555) from 28 April to 23 May.

Selected working drawings for the paintings in the exhibition can be seen on Robert's website.

Robert Brownhall - The Princess Theatre

Amos Duggan's predictions on the evolution of humanity

Amos Duggan invites you to the opening of - Future Beings - a new exhibition based on predictions on the evolution of humanity, at CULTURE + Shop + Gallery
(Oasis Arcade, Peregian Beach Q. Ph: 07 5448 1255) on Friday 3 April (6-9pm)
and continuing throughout April. 

Check out Amos' video on the making of one of these works.

Amos will also be exhibiting at ARTmelbourne from the 16 to 19 April.

Amos Duggan Video

Lyndal Hargrave and Jacinta Howard off to Art Melbourne

Lyndal Hargrave and Jacinta Howard are set to exhibit new paintings and sculpture at ARTmelbourne from 16-19 April at Geomancer Fine Art Gallery (Stand C3, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Vic).

Artist Lyndal Hargrave Title Hairpin Dragons I & II Medium Wire, formply Height Approx 170cm

Emma Coulter ready for new work at Kick Gallery

Emma Coulter has a solo exhibition of new works - Memory Space - running at Kick Gallery (239 High St, Northcote, Melbourne, Vic) from 22 April to 2 May with the official opening on Thursday 23 April (7-9pm). You can see a preview of works by registering your details with Emma at

Emma Coulter, On the Bright Side’ oils & pencil on canvas, 107 x 81

Rosalind Edgar charts The Ephemeral Lands

Rosalind Edgar’s new exhibition - These Ephemeral Lands - opens at Doggett Street Studio (85 Doggett Street, Newstead, Q) on Friday 24 April, Friday night (6-9pm) and continues until 16 May.

"I've done what I could with science. The felt message - that the land needs our respect as much as we need the land for our survival - is not one that science can take to the heart of humanity. Only art can do that; this is why I paint."
Working from aerial photography gathered during her career in ecology, Rosalind paints the beauty of transitory ecologies: wetlands to channel country, and landscapes of the imagination.

Artist Rosalind Title Ephemeral Wetland Year 2008 Medium Oil Support Canvas Height 860mm Width 1210mm

Kelli Mac opens Time & Tide

Darwin artist Kelli Mac has combined her love of the natural environment with her passion for colour and light to create works that capture the essence of the Northern Territory lifestyle. Her latest exhibition - Time & Tide - opens Friday 3 April (7pm) at Framed Gallery (55 Stuart Hwy, Stuart Park, NT) and continues to 27 April.

The works are a series of interpretive landscape paintings which explore the impact of time & tide on the coastal environment.

Artist Kelli Mac Title Emery Point Year 2009 Medium Acrylic Support Canvas Height 120cm Width 90cm From the Exhibition Time & Tide

Annual show set for the Tenplusone group

The Tenplusone group is having its Annual Art Exhibition at the Nona Gallery (Brisbane Institute of Art, Grafton St, Windsor, Q) featuring work from Robyn McMenamin, Merry Sparks, Aileen Timbrell, Lill Agerup, Jane Burke, Robyn Cross, Claire Donaghy, Sally Duhig, Ros Gassick, Elaine Lawry, Susan Lhamo, Alison McGlashan, Greg Parker, Jane Patterson, Vivienne Reed and Denise Toogood.

The group has been painting together for four years and members have been shortlisted for prizes like Tattersalls and the Churchie. The show opens on Friday 24 April (6pm) and continues to 6 May.

Artist Robyn McMenamin Title JellyFish

Megan Jones is Beijing bound

Megan Jones has had a busy year so far participating in group exhibitions at gallery hm (Redfern, NSW), and at the Manly, Mossman and Cowra Regional Galleries. Coming up this month, Megan is taking several paintings to Beijing to exhibit in the China International Galleries Exposition.

Artist Megan Jones Title (e)utopia I Year 2009 Medium Oil on polycotton Height 100 cms Width 80 cms

Raising awareness for the Cassowary

This is Cassowary Country is an exhibition curated by Laurel McKenzie at Cairns Regional Gallery running 11 April to 24 May 2009 and featuring the work of Mollie Bosworth, Susan Doherty, Barbara Dover, Terry Eager, Margaret Genever, Gerhard Hillmann and Arone Meeks.

The artists, working in diverse media and styles, are united by their concern for the preservation of rainforest habitat for the cassowary. They highlight the precarious situation for this important umbrella species. 

Artist Mollie Bosworth Title 100 cassowaries Year 2009 Medium porcelain From the Exhibition This is Cassowary Country

Danielle O’Brien adds pieces to KILN’s works on paper

A selection of talented Queensland artists, including Danielle O’Brien, are exhibiting works on paper and drawing works at KILN Gallery (150 Enoggera Tce, Paddington, Q. Ph: 07 3876 6903) opening Friday 3 April (and continuing to 3 May).

Cheekily by-lined as ‘Art for the Recession’, this exhibition promises a show of formidable works at reasonable prices.

Artist Danielle O'Brien Title Untitled (Eggs) Year 2009 Framed Price $380 From the Exhibition Works On Paper KILN Gallery

New Des Rolph exhibition at Ardleigh

Des Rolph has an exhibition - Swamp Magic - opening at the Ardleigh Cleveland Gallery, Creative Arts Centre (Hyatt Regency Coolum, Warran Rd, Coolum Beach) on Fridy 3 April and continuing to 26 April with the official opening on Saturday 4 April (4-6pm).

Artist Des Rolph Title Swamp Magic - Verse 2 Year 2009 Medium oil on canvas Support stretcher Height 110 cm Width 90 cm Depth 4.5 cm

April Short Takes

Starting shortly, Cernak will be running slightly unusual contemporary life drawing classes from one of the studios at Redcliffe High School where she is Artist in Residence, and from her Warry Street Studio at Architect Kellermeir.

Susan Buret will be artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation (Forest Lake, Illinois) in April and May.  While away Buret will also be attending Art Chicago and visiting contemporary art spaces in Chicago, New York and Shanghai.

Robyn Bauer is having a show of ceramic sculpture  - Homecoming - at the Dalby Regional Gallery opening 2 May. Robyn was born and bred in Dalby.

Lynda Black will be exhibiting new work - Observed Projections - at the Gympie Regional Gallery (39 Nash Street, Gympie, Q. Ph: 07 5481 0733) from 28 April to 16 May.

Anne Lord is one of more than forty artists exhibiting in the Mildura area as part of the Murray Darling Palimpsest Australian contemporary visual arts event from 3 - 19 April.

Pene Edwards and Glenda Charles are exhibiting at Charles Ginn Gallery (181 LATROBE TCE. PADDINGTON, Q. Ph:07 33694156) opening Sunday 5 April (3pm) until 26 April.