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05 July 2009

Wendy McGrath - Featured Studio for July

Wendy McGrath is the latest Featured Artist for the artHIVESupdate.  You can see more images online to get a small insight into Wendy's studio and practice.

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

Wendy McGrath Studio, Sunshine Coast

Doggett Street Studio Winter Exhibition

Doggett Street Studio Winter Exhibition 2009  opens on Friday 17 July (6-9pm) and continues until 8 August.

The exhibition Features the work of 17 artists including Craig Addley, Nick Ashby, Racheal Bruhn, Nick Cominos, Sam Creyton, Joe Daws, Peter Fischman, Dave Groom, Chris Hall, Tracy McDowall, Mel McRae, Stephen Mok, Wendy Moore, Nicola Moss, Jeff Raglus, Lindy Sale and Brendan Smith.

Joseph Daws - Doggett St Studio Winter Exhibtion 2009

Mosaic revealed at Botanic Gardens


Calls from the Canopy is a set of mosaic panels created by design artist Nicola Moss and mosaicist Emma Boys which will be installed on the Bandstand in early July 2009 as a significant artwork in the Rainforest Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha. The Children's Trail will be officially launched on 12 July as part of the Kids Big Day Out activities at the Gardens.

Artist Nicola Moss & Emma Boys Title Calls from the Canopy - detail Year 2009 Medium glass mosaic

John Weeronga Bartoo’s Dreamtime Walkabout


John Weeronga Bartoo’s latest solo exhibition - Dreamtime Walkabout - opens on 4 July at the Inverell Art Gallery (5 Evans Street, Inverell, NSW. Ph: 02 6722 4983) and continues to 25 July. John’s painting of the same name will be reproduced in an English Text Book for Danish students. The story is an excerpt from the James Vance Marshall book - Walkabout.

John has also been invited to exhibit three large works at the Art Promotions 20th Anniversary Exhibition at Waterfront Place (Eagle St, Brisbane, Q) which runs 13-24 July. Ph: 07 3219 7217.

Artist John Weeronga Bartoo Title Dreamtime Walkabout Year 2007 Medium Acrylic on Linen Height 87cms Width 122cms

New Bronwyn Rees exhibition


Bronwyn Rees is having an exhibition of prints and paintings - Selected Works - at the Firestation Print Studio (2 Willis Street, Armadale, Vic. Ph: 03 95091782) which opens on Saturday 4 July (2pm) and runs to 25 July. The subject matter is primarily country Queensland derived from a road trip that Bronwyn went on with Rachel Arthur, Sasha Middleton and Karen Shaw in 2005 when they went to Roma for Easter.

Artist BRONWYN REES Title grass trees

Kym Barrett provides spiritual backdrop


Kym Barrett has been invited to hang a selection of her layered mixed media works at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Sunday, 19 July, 9am to 4pm, as an exclusive backdrop for a series of talks  by international speaker, US Franciscan priest Richard Rohr. Kym’s work reflects the spiritual themes of the talks - contemplation and living in today’s world.

Artist Kym Barrett Title Not by One Path alone may men come at so great a mystery Medium Mixed media Support Canvas Height 50cm Width 100cm Depth 4.5cm

Amanda O’Sullivan book in cut.paste


Amanda O'Sullivan's book - Woman of Upper Mount Gravatt - has been selected to be part of cut.paste - a survey of contemporary collage-based practice at the Australian National Capital Artists Gallery (1 Rosevear Pl, Dickson, ACT. Ph: 02 6247 8736) which runs 15-26 July.

Artist Amanda O'Sullivan Title Cover

Hazel Mary Cope spotlight on Nurses


Hazel Mary Cope has an exhibition of artworks addressing contemporary issues within the nursing profession. The exhibition will be held at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery (Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD. Ph: 07 5581 6567) from 31 July to 6 September.

Artist HAZEL MARY COPE Title Celebration of Nursing in Queensland Year 2007 Medium Mixed Support Canvas Height 92 cm Width 122 cm

Robyn Dansie in Mario’s Cafe


Robyn Dansie is currently exhibiting at the iconic Fitzroy venue Mario’s Café (303 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic. Ph: 03 9417 3343) until 20 July. The exhibition - Strange Brew - features a number of Robyn’s works including several in the style of her successful exhibition at Brunswick St Gallery in 2008.

Artist Robyn Dansie Title One More! Year 2005 Medium Acrylic Support Canvas Height 60cm Width 60cm

New Anita West exhibiton in Sydney


Anita West is having her second major solo show at Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery in Sydney from 10-26 July. 28 large scale paintings of her iconic landscapes, grasstrees and beach scenes will be displayed.

Anita is  showing in the Act for Kids Charity Art Exhibition which is at Gallery 2 (Edward St, Brisbane, Qld) until 3 July.

Artist Anita West Title Josephine Mountain Year 2008 Medium acrylic Support polycotton Height 170cm Width 200cm Depth 4cm

Amos Duggan - Medium Anatomy

Amos Dugganpresents Medium Anatomy at the end of his one month residency at MediuM
Warehouse (222 Victoria St, Brunswick, Vic) on Friday 3 July (7pm) and open for the weekend (4-5 July).

The Hung and Drawn Quartet - Cherie Durant, Jenny Davidson, Di Richardson, Denise Scott - will be exhibiting at Percolator Gallery (134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Qld.
Ph: 07 3368 3315) from 29 July - 11 August.

Amos Duggan TitleIt Is Year2009 MediumAcrylic SupportLinen Height600mm Width700mm

Lola’s Art Website Goes Live

A new website showcasing the work of respected Queensland artist, the late Lola McFarlane, has just been launched. Lola was an internationally-exhibited artist who travelled to almost every corner of the world gathering information and inspiration for her vibrant work. The collection, spanning a career of more than 30 years, includes drawings, paintings and works in clay and other three-dimensional forms.

Artist Lola McFarlane Title Greece - Greek God Year 2002 Medium Acrylic on canvas Support Unframed Width 20cm Depth 20cm

01 July 2009

Lezah Gant-Gildea at 20th Anniversary

Lezah Gant-Gildea is among artists invited to exhibit paintings in the 20th Anniversary Exhibition at Waterfront Place (1 Felix Street, Brisbane, Q) from 11-25 July where Lezah will be exhibiting work from her current series addressing climate change.

Lezah was also a finalist in this year's Churchie national emerging art exhibition where her painting - Turquoise Dreaming (Great Barrier Reef) - received a special mention by judge, Jeff Makin.
Artist Lezah Gant-Gildea Title Beyond Imagining Year 2009 Medium oil on canvas Support unframed Height 1219 mm Width 914mm

Short Takes - July 2009

A major work by Mike Chavez - Fear of a brown planet - has just been acquired by La Trobe University Art Museum.

Nicola Chatham's exhibition With or With Drought You continues at Redland Art Gallery, Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland until Sunday 2 August 2009.

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has updated her website, front page and galleries.