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05 August 2009

Emma Walker - Featured Studio for August

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

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

Susan Buret - new work from Ragdale Residency

Susan Buret’s work usually deals with the displacement of others. However while at Ragdale residency near Chicago and, since moving to southern New South Wales, Buret has produced a body of work based on her very positive experience of displacement and the opportunity to experience a new environment. The works, which use water based media on paper will form part of a joint exhibition with Lyndal Hargrave and Jacinta Howard which opens at Doggett Street on Friday 14 August and continues until 5 September.

Artist Susan Buret<br />Title I Could never Have Imagined Such a beautiful Sky<br />Year 2009<br />Medium watercolour and pigmented ink<br />Support arches 300gsm watercolour paper<br />Height 98cm<br />Width 77cm

Mandy Ridley - Waterfront Installation

Mandy Ridley's massive 1600 square metre installation - Flow, has been installed in Darwin.

Commissioned for the Darwin City Waterfront Project the artwork depicts the grandeur and power of water. The cycles of nature and the ocean have both been critical in shaping the physical and cultural environment of Darwin through climate and immigration.

This project was produced as a result of working collaboratively with UAP, Urban Art Projects in Brisbane.

The Tiny World of Dan Cox

Dan Cox has been included in Tiny Worlds, an exhibition which exlores life in miniature worlds through artistic imagination. Curated by Gabriella Szablewska for Artistan's new gallery space - Crucible (381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley), the exhibition also includes Carolyn V Watson, Carly Scoufos and many more who have interpreted the world through maquettes, wearable art and small sculptures.

Opening on Thursday 6 August the exhibition continues until19 September 2009.

Dan Cox

Last Days of Doggett Street Studio Winter Exhibition

Doggett Street Studio Winter Exhibition 2009 continues until Saturday 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

Lesa Hepburn - A Prickly Feeling

Lesa Hepburn has had a new work - A Prickly Feeling - accepted in the 2009 Southern Cross University Artists' Acquisitive Book Arts Award at the Barratt Galleries (5 Bugden Avenue, Alstonville, NSW). The exhibition opening and announcement of acquisitions by Tara O'Brien (international book artist from Philadelphia) is on Saturday 15 August.

Artist Lesa Hepburn<br />Title A Prickly Feeling detail 2<br />Year 2009

Mike Chavez - Ghetto Superstar

Mike Chavez has two busy months ahead with two solo exhibitions. First up will be new work - Ghetto Superstar - at Mossgreen Gallery (310 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, Vic. Ph: 03 9826 0822) which opens 6 August and runs t0 29 August.

The exhibition will move to Iain Dawson Gallery in September.

Artist Mike Chavez - girl with a pearl necklace 2009 mixed media on linen 1.83x2m

Emma Walker - Silent Geography

Emma Walker’s latest exhibition - Silent Geography - opens at Tim Olsen Gallery (63 Jersey Road, Woollahra, NSW. Ph: 02 9327 3922) on 11 August and runs to 30 August.

“With these new paintings and works on paper,” says Sydney Morning Herald art critic John McDonald. “Emma Walker has said goodbye to the “emerging” label that some artists seem to carry for their entire lives. This does not mean she has ceased experimenting and searching, but there is sense of maturity - a centredness - in this work that reveals a confident creative personality.”

JEmma Walker

Amanda O'Sullivan makes Books Beyond Words

Amanda O'Sullivan has had two books - Bird Book & Suburbia boxset - selected to be part of the 'Books Beyond Words' award for artist books which runs at the East Gippsland Art Gallery (2 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Vic. Ph: 03 5153 1988) from 8 August to 1 September.

'Books Beyond Words' aims to showcase excellence in expression, innovation, concept and in the use of materials and contemporary artist books as well as pushing the boundaries of the definition of 'book' and exploring it as a sculptural form.

Artist Amanda O'Sullivan<br />Title Bird Book (p1)<br />Year 2009<br />Medium Artist Book<br />Height 20.5cm<br />Width 32cm<br />Depth 2.5cm

Joyce Blanche selected in 2009 Outback Art Prize

Joyce Blanche's painting - And the Roo Jumped Over the Moon - has been selected by the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery for inclusion in their 2009 Outback Art Prize. This is an annual acquisitive works on paper competition with the finalists on display at the Broken Hill Regional Gallery from 7 August to 13 September.

Artist Joyce Blanche<br />Title And the Roo Jumped over the Moon<br />Year 2009<br />Medium Acrylice on Paper

Robyn Dansie - An Even Stronger Brew extended

Robyn Dansie has had her exhibition - An Even Stronger Brew - extended at the iconic Fitzroy venue Mario’s Café (303 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic. Ph: 03 9417 3343) which is on until 10 August.

Artist Robyn Dansie<br />Title Feline Fatale<br />Year 2009<br />Medium Acrylic<br />Support canvas<br />Height 107cm<br />Width 122cm

Short Takes - August 2009

A major work by John Weeronga Bartoo’s work - Bartoo’s Dreaming - has been purchased by the Inverell Art Gallery for their collection. The acrylic on paper work is a new style that John unveiled at his recent solo exhibition at Inverell, and it’s also apt as Inverall Art Gallery offered John his first colo exhibition back in 2003.

Fiona Kennedy Altoft has compiled all her available works into one gallery and has updated all her recent and upcoming events.

Margaret Wilson's exhibition - PLAY - opens at Doggett Street Studio on Fraiday 14 August 2009 and continues until 5 September.