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07 May 2009

Judith Kentish - Featured Artist for May

Judith Kentish is the second Featured Artist for the artHIVESupdate.  Judith's wonderful studio started life as a church before its relocation to the Samford Valley.  You can see more images online to get a small insight into Judith's studio and practice.

Stay tuned to future artHIVESupdates to see more artists studios and work sites.

Judith Kenish Studio Interior

01 May 2009

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox up for awards

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox’s entries have been selected for the Prometheus and Moreton Bay Art Awards which are both announced in May. Kathryn has also created a new Gallery on her website - Water - to show her recent paintings focused on the many aspects of water.

Artist Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox Title Fertile Sky Year 2009 Medium Gouache Support Paper Height 30 cm Width 42 cm

Joyce Blanche takes on Edward Kelly

Joyce Blanche has joined forces with Brisbane artists Chris Southwell and Remo Vallance for an exhibition of new works at KILN Gallery (150 Enoggera Tce, Paddington, Q. Ph: (07) 3876 6903) opening on 8 May. Included in this exhibition are works featuring one Edward Kelly (otherwise known as Ned), in Blanche's signature dark, multilayered style. The exhibition then continues to 31 May.

Joyce Blanche will also be one of the featured artists participating in the 2009 Art for Art's Sake.  A gala cocktail reception will be held on 27 May 2009 in the foyer of Waterfront Place, Brisbane.

Joyce Blanche

Kay Ellis shortlisted for Prometheus

Kay Ellis has been shorlisted for the 2009 Prometheus Visual Arts Award for her work Glass #22. The winner of the $15000 prize will be announced  at the opening of the exhibition on Friday 22 May 2009 (7.30pm) at All Saints Anglican School (Highfield Drv, Merrimac, Q). The exhibition then continues to 29 May.

Artist Kay Ellis Title Glass#22 Year 2008 Medium Inkjet print Support Hahnemuhle photo rag paper Height 200mm Width 300mm

Di West set for four shows in May

Di West has a very busy month with four shows opening up with a variety of work. Opening at Marks & Gardner Gallery (Mt Tambourine, Q) on 1 May will be a selection of cow and horse paintings (to 31 May); then at Studio Sixty-5 (65 Alma Street, Rockhampton, Q. Ph: 07 4921 0687) on 4 May (coinciding with  Australian Beef Week Expo) will be cow paintings (to 8 June).

Murmurs opens at Gallery Eumundi (Eumundi, Q. Ph: 0400 716 553) with
Di’s assemblage work (made mainly from tea bag papers) (to 21 June);
and if you’re around the Mornington Peninsula over the next two months,
you can see Di’s Star Man sculptures at The Manyung Gallery (Mt Eliza,
Vic. Ph; 03 9787 2953).

Artist Di West Title Masquerade Year 2009 Medium Oil Support Canvas Height 90cm Width 60cm

Mollie Bosworth part of Fire Cloud

Mollie Bosworth is among a group of six artists exhibiting ceramics in the survey exhibition - Fire Cloud- Contemporary Ceramics - which opens 26 May at Kick Arts (96 Abbott Street, Cairns, Q) and continues to 18 July (The official opening is 12 June (6pm)). Mollie will be showing new work resulting from her research into water soluble ceramic colorants and image transfer techniques.

Artist Mollie Bosworth Title Gem Strata Year 2009 Medium porcelain

Lee Tong part of Beijing group exhibition

Lee Tong is part of an upcoming group exhibition - Coming Home - of 35 Chinese Australian artists which opens 9 May at Linda Gallery (798 Art District, Dashenzi, Beijing)

“Since having made the transition to Australia, my work has become increasingly inspired by my adopted home,” Lee Tong explains. “The ‘Wind Change’ series is a collection of urbanized images of Surry Hills and surrounds in Sydney. In Wind Change, I hope to convey the day to day experience of the elements in each passing season".

The exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and will be opened by Dr Geoff Raby, the Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

Artist Lee Tong Title A selection from the Wind Change series. Year 2007 Medium Oil painting on board. Height 900 mm Width 600 mm Depth 30 mm

Nicola Moss exhibits at Doggett Street Studio

Nicola Moss has a new exhibition – Greenbelt - opening at Doggett Street Studio (85 Doggett St, Newstead, Q. Ph: 07 3252 9292) on Friday 22 May (6pm). Greenbelt reflects on the role people play in shaping habitat. During a time of rapid growth, how do we balance conservation and development?
This project was sponsored by the Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant Scheme and financial assistance from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and administered through NAVA, the National Association for the Visual Arts.
The exhibition essay ‘Power vs. Vulnerability. A QUESTION OF BALANCE’ was written and sponsored by Susan Buret.

Artist Nicola Moss Title Life Lines - Tie a Yellow Ribbon Year 2009 Medium acrylic and ink Support stretched canvas Height 600 Width 600 Depth 40

Fiona Kennedy-Altoft shines at Art Melbourne 09

Fiona Kennedy-Altoft has just returned from a sell out exhibiton at the Melbourne Art Fair. Fiona was one of 21 artists chosen to exhibit in the Studio section of Melbourne 09. She recieved an amazing response with gallery interest in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. 

Artist Fiona Kennedy Altoft Title Black sheep of the Family

Community Printmakers Murwillumbah presents new Anne Stadler work

The Community Printmakers Murwillumbah (CPM Inc) Workshop Gallery (33-35 Kyogle Road Bray Park via Murwillumbah) is currently hosting an exhibition - Cut Aways - from artist Anne Stadler which represents 18 months of printmaking work where new pieces are collaged from her old prints becoming abstract organic creatures inspired by the artist’s immediate environment; lush tropical plants, insects, reptiles, children, and the landscapes and creatures of her imagination. The exhibition continues to 17 May.

Anne Stadler

Megan Jones at Beijing CIGE

Megan Jones recently took part in the Beijing CIGE last month.

“The China International Galleries Exposition opened on 15 April and ended on the evening of 19 April. There were about 80 galleries (15% from China, 70% from Asia and 30% from other countries). There were also quite a number of solo shows by young Asian artists, international solo shows, video and subliminal (not for sale) works."

You can read more about Megan’s experiences on her News & Text page.

Artist Megan Jones Title In front of work at Beijing CIGE Year 2009

May Short Takes

Yvonne Mills-Stanley has been chosen as a selected finalist in the Prometheus Visual Art Award. The exhibition at All Saints Anglican School (Highfield Drive, Merrimac, Q) opens on 22 May (to 27 May).

John Weeronga Bartoo has a new solo exhibition - Stories of a Quiet Man - opening on 22 May (6pm) at the Brunswick Street Gallery (Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic). The show continues to 4 June.

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch’s current solo exhibition - Elevating the Spirit - is on at the Main Space, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts (482 Flinders St. Townsville, Q Ph: 07 4772 7109) until 31 May.

Mitch May will have his first exhibition - Episodes of my Mind - at Doggett Street Studio (85 Doggett St, Newstead, Q. Ph: 07 3252 9292) which opens Friday 22 May (6-9pm), and running until 13 June.

Camilla Connolly is to exhibit ten new works in Sydney, with Smith and Hall at Mary Place Gallery (12 Mary Place, Paddington, Sydney, NSW). The exhibition will run for two weeks and will open on 18 May (6pm).

Jon Stanford will deliver the Keynote Address: Economic and Business Outlook for 2009 and Beyond at the CPA Congress: Centering on Excellence on 27 May in Brisbane.

Fiona Halse has been selected as a finalist for the Metro Five Award 2009 (Judge’s Choice Winner receives $40000). The exhibition runs 10 June to 5 July at Metro Five Gallery (1214 High St, Armadale, Vic).

Natalie Billing attended the refurbishment of the Blackall Cenotaph on Anzac Day which she helped redesign.

Lynda Black currently has an exhibition of work from 08/09 on at the Gympie Regional Gallery until 16 May. Lynda’s floor talk is on 6 May at 1pm.

Drunk: Struggling to Focus is Andy Harwood's latest exhibition opening on 8 May (6pm) at Jugglers Art Space (103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Qld).