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20 July 2011

Ted Barraclough's New Birds

Ted Barraclough's exhibition of New Bird sculptures at Doggett Street Studio (85 Doggett Street, Newstead, Qld. Ph: 07 3252 9292) opens on Friday 29 July and runs to 20 August.

These quirky sculptures are life-size hand carved and painted Australian birds.

Artist  Ted Barraclough King Quail

09 July 2011

John Flitcroft at Doggett Street Studio

John Flitcroft's new exhibition - 146 days... - at Doggett Street Studio (85 Doggett Street, Newstead, Qld. Ph: 07 3252 9292) opens on 29 July and runs to 20 August.

The works depict realistic, detailed works in ink on canvas, and commencing this August, in conjunction with Jon Linkins Printroom Editions, various works of John Flitcroft will be available as limited edition print reproductions.

Artist  john flitcroft Title  Leaf Fall Year  2011 Medium  Ink on Canvas Height  140 Width  140

Nan Borsht at Graydon Gallery

 Nan Borsht's solo exhibition - remnants - at Graydon Gallery (29 Merthyr Rd, New Farm), Qld. Ph: 07 3254 2325) runs 12 - 24 July.

"These works take the viewer into the secret world of the remnant rainforest, a forgotten place where the giant trees preside over the comings and goings on the forest floor. Such wonders which the wandering artist and her canine companions encounter, are revealed along these tracks less travelled."

Robyn Bauer shows new miniatures

Robyn Bauer is showing a new series of miniature collages - Garden Secrets - using plants, flowers  and garden dwellers as a starting point. The exhibition opens at Robyn Bauer Studio Gallery (54 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, Qld. Ph: 07 35116380) on 30 July (6pm) and continues until 3 September.

Artist  Robyn Bauer Title  Tulip and Green Butterfly Year  2011 Medium  Mixed media collage Support  card Height  12cm Width  12cm

Congratulations to Abramo Papp

 Abramo Papp recently won the Hangers Prize at the BIA Members Exhibition with his work - Sundowners 3.

He also now has greeting cards available of his artworks - Moreton Bay Series and Nautical Themes.

Artist  Abramo Papp Title  Sundowners 3 Year  2011 Medium  Oil and Beeswax Support  Linen Height  405 mm Width  610 mm

Helen Malone selected for Book Prize

Helen Malone has had three artists books selected for the Artists Book Award - Books...beyond words evolution to be held at the East Gippsland Art Gallery (2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria) from 6 August to 3 September.

Selected books are The River City (about the Brisbane flood), Beautiful One Day, Blown Away the Next (about cyclone Yasi) and Silence is not Golden.
Artist  Helen Malone Title  The River City Year  2011 Medium  Manipulated digital prints, Fabriano and Canson paper Support  Five concertina books sewn together Height  6.5 cm Width  25.5 cm

Two John Weeronga Bartoo shows

John Weeronga Bartoo has an exhibtion - Cotton and Paper - at Pepperina Gallery (Nobby. Ph: 4696 3353) which is on until 16 August.

John is also taking part in the group exhibition - Weeronga Bartoo & Friends - at the Art & Crafts Gallery (Lightning Ridge. Ph: 02 6829 4407) which opens on 28 July (6pm) and runs to 10 August.

Weeronga Bartoo, John

The inaugural Inkmasters Members exhibition

Laurel McKenzie, Margaret Genever and Sasi Victoire are part of the Inaugural Inkmasters Members Exhibition which is currently running at Circa 1907 Contemporary Artspace (City Place, Cairns, Qld) until 7 July.

This newly-formed Cairns printmakers group is helping to bring wider public knowledge of traditional and contemporary printmaking processes.

Artist  Laurel McKenzie Title  Glacé Year  2011 Medium  archival pigment print Support  Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 208gsm Height  33 cm Width  48 cm

Anita West commissions set for Abu Dhabi

Anita West has completed 8 commissions for TVH Gallery in Sydney following her sell out show, and has secured two large commissions for the Presidential Suites of the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.

Anita has also been asked to paint two large commissioned works for the foyer of the SOUL apartment building on the Gold Coast, based on her landscape series.

Artist  Anita West Title  Cockatoos at Kings Canyon Year  2011 Medium  mixed media Support  linen on stretcher frame Height  90cm Width  180cm

Sue Beyer prepares for solo show

Sue Beyer, chosen as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, now has a series of small works on canvas paper available. The studies and small paintings were created in preparation for her first solo exhibition at the Art Factory gallery (South Brisbane, Qld) (26 - 30 August).

The works painted from 2008 - 2011 are priced from $60.

Artist  Sue Beyer Title  Gate 4 Year  2011 Medium  acrylic and posca pen Support  canvas paper Height  15 Width  20

Elizabeth Shaw at Artisan

 Elizabeth Shaw's latest exhibition - Tool - opens in the crucible at Artisan (381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Qld Ph: 3215 0800) on 7 July (6-8 pm). Thursday 7 July. The exhibition will continue to 20 August.

Artist  elizabeth shaw Title  pincers (different view) Year  2011 Medium  found, reclaimed and recycled silver Height  22 mm (closed) Width  50 mm Depth  10 mm

Nicola Moss - new works on paper

 Nicola Moss's recent series - Integral parts of therefore I am - exploring ecological connections of her immediate environment, is currently showing at Anita Traverso Gallery (7 Albert Street, Richmond, Vic. Ph: 03 9428 7557).
You can also see new hand cut paper work by Nicola in the upcoming group exhibition - Paper Trail - at Art Piece Gallery (70 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby, NSW. Ph: 02 6684 3446) which opens on 5 August.
Artist  Nicola Moss Title  De-Compose and Eat-Rain Year  2011 Medium  acrylic, pigmented ink, rain, charcoal, conte pencil, bitumen, Black Japan, shellac Support  Paper on ply panel Height  56cm Width  37.5cm each

Nick Ashby at Redland Art Gallery

Nick Ashby's exhibition - copy/copy - opens at the Redland Art Gallery (Corner of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland, Qld) on 17 July (11am) and continues then to 21 August.

Artist  Nick Ashby Title  empty suits Year  2011 Medium  oil Support  linen Height  183cm Width  183cm

Dave Groom involved in community mural project

Dave Groom has joined forces with another painter of the Scenic Rim, John Jackson (The Rock Doctor) and writer, Sally MacKinnon, to help create a series of community murals as part of 'The Rim' project.

The murals are created by community members who have turned up to Arts in the Olives at Lost World Valley and World Environment Day at Boonah. The theme and inspiration for the murals is the landscape of the Scenic Rim.  The murals will be exhibited at The Centre in Beaudesert early next year.

Groom, Dave

Tony White - Waterlines

Waterlines is Tony White's first exhibition at Metro Arts Gallery (Studio 4.2, Level 4, 109 Edward St Brisbane, Qld. Ph: (07) 3002 710), and consists of paintings and work on paper which explore the role of water as an agent for ecological transformation.

The show opens on Thursday 7 July (6-8.30pm) and runs to 9 July.

Artist  Tony white Title  Flint and Steel Year  2011 Medium  Ink on Arches paper Height  76 cm Width  56 cm

Nicky Carey a Charlatan Ink Prize finalist

Nicky Carey’s painting was recently preselected as a semi-finalist (top 100) in the Charlatan Ink Prize 2011 in New York.  The theme for this year’s entries was “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? The finalists will be announced at the end of July.

Nicky’s painting - What happens to all the little boys who don’t say their prayers - depicts dream-like imagery and story telling from his childhood in a religious Ireland in the 70s and 80s.

Artist  Nicky Carey Title  What Happens To Little Boys Who Dont Say Their Prayers Year  2010 Medium  Acrylic on Canvas Height  120cm Width  80cm

Short Takes - July 2011

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox
has updated her website to include two new  galleries - Paradise and Landscape.

Nick Olsen was recently awarded the prestigous Royal Overseas League travelling Scholarship for 2011. This scholarship involves a fully funded 4 week residency at Hospitalfield House, Scotland. Nick will return to the UK in 2012 to exhibit work produced during the residency at the Gallery@OXO (London's Southbank).

Tony Nugent won 1st Prize at 2010 Australian Whipmaker & Plaiters Association, Glen Innes, NSW.

Megan Jones has recently been selected as a finalist in two art prize competitions: the Mount Eyre Art Prize (exhibited in Rex-Livingston Gallery, Sydney) and the Lethbridge 10000 (as an online finalist). Both works have been inspired by her experience on a residency in Germany last year.

In 2007, Di West painted Stirling Mortlock for The Archibald, and recently she heard that Gordon Rugby Club (Sydney) were holding a tribute dinner for Stirling and were holding an auction to raise funds for the Club. Di decided to donate the painting and it raised nearly $2000. Live Life Villages in Robertson also awarded Di the Overall Acquisitive Prize for her sculpture - Hello Sailor.

Robyn Dansie has updated her website with several exciting new works exploring mixed media and collage.  Robyn who works from her studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne, is working toward completing a comprehensive body of work with the view of staging an exhibition in 2012.