01 June 2010

Issue 68 - June 2010

Welcome to Issue 68 of the artHIVES update.

Artist Robert Brownhall<br />Title Dawn Clouds over Sydney Harbour<br />Year 2010<br />Medium Oil on linen<br />Height 115cm<br />Width 345cm
image: Robert Brownhall, Dawn Clouds over Sydney Harbour, 2010, Oil on linen, 115 x 345cm

Here is the latest news from the world of artHIVES.
1. Robert Brownhall at Martin Browne Fine Art
2. A Trip to Wonderland
3. Kym Barrett wins prize at Immanuel Arts Festival
4. Jody Cunningham part of Erotica group show
5. Rachael Lee exposed at B.A.D.
6. Art is The Flower
7. New Andy Harwood show at Love Love Studio
8. Ann O’Connor takes out 3D Award

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Robert Brownhall at Martin Browne Fine Art

Robert Brownhall captures the essence of the Emerald City in his debut Sydney exhibition - Sydney Paintings - at Martin Browne Fine Art (57 - 59 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney. Ph: 02 9331 7997) which runs from 24 June to 18 July. Icons like the Harbour, Opera House and Bridge are there, but also everyday scenes with Brownhall's hallmarks of style - muted neon reflecting on water, the fresh illumination of dawn or an approaching rain storm softening urban edges.
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A Trip to Wonderland

Sasi Victoire, Laurel McKenzie and Margaret Genever’s group exhibition - Wonderland - opens at Vivo Artroom (Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Qld) on 18 June and runs to 17 August. In Victoire's woodcuts and mixed media works, a playful revamp of Alice in Wonderland imagery creates a new narrative of life in tropical Wonderland. McKenzie’s pigment-based prints place red-carpet celebrities in unfamiliar territory while Genever’s archival pigment prints, set in the circus realm, draw attention to ambiguities in the human animal/non-human animal relationship.
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Kym Barrett wins prize at Immanuel Arts Festival

Kym Barrett’s The Memory of Trees I was awarded Best Painting at Immanuel Arts Festival in Maroochydore recently. The Memory of Trees I is part of an evolving series of mixed media work representing fragments of trees as metaphors for the human condition, the timelessness and honesty of Nature and the interconnectedness of all things.
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Jody Cunningham part of Erotica group show

Jody Cunningham

is participating in the group exhibition - Erotica - being held at PS Gallery (150 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane, Qld) until 26 June. The exhibition explores all the elements of the erotic impulse.
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Rachael Lee exposed at B.A.D

Rachael Lee is one of ten artists exploring the theme 'exposed' in the Brisbane Artist Development Co-operative's inaugural exhibition - B.A.D. Exposed - which opens at Percolator Gallery (134 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, Qld) on Friday 18 June (6.30pm) and continues to 27 June.

Rachael will be at the gallery from 2pm both Saturdays to 'expose' her methods of working. It is a rare opportunity to share with visitors the artist's private visual diaries.

This exhibition aims to expose the local support network available to artists via The Brisbane Artist Development Co-operative who meet once a month at New Farm and Artworkers Alliance who have recently moved to Paddington.

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Art is The Flower

Art Is The Flower - an exhibition of paintings, drawings and wall hangings by Jan Lawnikanis will be on show from Friday 23 July to 30 July at the Royal QLD Art Society Gallery (25 Broadbeach Blvd (cnr Armrick Ave), Broadbeach, Qld). Ph: 07 55920440). Sunlight dancing on transparent petals, the nuances of colour in shadows and reflective lights; these are subjects that inspire her to record nature in some of its finest moments.
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New Andy Harwood show at Love Love Studio

Andy Harwood presents - Fragmented Anxiety - a solo exhibition that reveals gritty and layered geometric shapes with an anxious feeling of puzzling fragility. Held at Love Love Studio (27 Florence Street, Newstead, Qld), the show opens Saturday 10 July (6pm) and continues until Sunday 31 July.
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Ann O’Connor takes out 3D Award

Ann O’Connor won the 3D award at the recent Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards last month with a clay sculpture called ‘Moving house’. The sculpture was about migration and the culture that comes with the immigrants to Australia. This sculpture was based on my own family’s migration to Australia from the U.K.

Glorious Creators is an exhibition of photographs taken by Gerry O’Connor of 55 artists who live in the tiny community of Mt Glorious, and the very diverse work by the artists. The exhibition is currently on until 26 June at Pine Rivers Art Gallery (199 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Qld. Ph: 07 34806941).


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Short Takes - June 2010

Dan Cox is holding his End of Financial Year Studio Jewellery Sale on Saturday 26 June (4-8pm) at Dan Cox Studio (112 Arthur Tce, Red Hill, Qld).


Des Rolph, wishes to announce she has been accepted as a finalist in the following recent competitions: The Woolum Waltzing Matilda Art Prize, The Lethbridge $10000 Small Scale Art Award and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize.