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05 March 2012

Robert Moore at Heiser Gallery

Robert Moore's has a new exhibition of paintings opening at Heiser Gallery in Brisbane (90 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley) on the 6th of March 2012.

There will be opening celebrations on the evening of Friday the 9th of March. 

Artist Robert Moore Title cow and calf Year 2012 Medium oil, enamel and charcoal Support board Height 88 cm Width 119 cm

New Rick Matear exhibition

Rick Matear is having an exhibition of his paintings of the Geelong beach at Metropolis Gallery (64 Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria. Ph: 03 5221 6505) on 17 March.

Artist  Rick Matear Title  Geelong Yacht Club Year  2011

Megan Jones at Gaffa Gallery

 Megan Jones' latest solo exhibition - Speleology in the cave of Mnemosyne - opens on 22 March (6pm) at Gaffa Gallery (281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD. Ph: (02) 9283 4273) and continues until 3 April.

 This exhibition deals with memory, which is at the core of our notion of ourselves as a continuing identity, and is conceptualised as a self portrait, with groups of personal memory paintings focussing on the affective aspects and associative operations of memory.

Artist  Megan Jones Title  Freedom Year  2011/2 Medium  Oil on polycotton Height  125 cms Width  200 cms

Susan Weir's New York tours

Susan Weir is hosting Art and Design tours to New York in Spring and Autumn this year. You can experience New York from an artist, designer and native New Yorker's point of view during May, June or September and visit New York's leading museums,  galleries, street art and eateries in five different neighbourhoods.

Susan Weir

Family rally behind Parkinsons' Fundraiser

Jen Conde is exhibiting, alongside other members of her family, paintings and prints at the charity art show - Art for Parkinsons. All works at the show will be available for purchase and funds raised will go towards finding a cure for Parkinsons disease.

Exhibition opens Friday 23 March (6pm) at Three White Rooms Gallery (138 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane) and continues until 25 March.

Artist  Jen Conde Title  BF5 Year  2012 Medium  Watercolour Support  BFK Rives Height  250mm Width  250mm

Ross Booker at Retrospect Galleries NSW

Ross Booker is taking part in the group exhibition - The Full Spectrum at Retrospect NSW (52 Jonson St, Byron Bay, NSW). The show opens Friday 2 March (6.00pm) and continues until 23 March 2012. The show explores how artists use colour in their work and includes Fiona Kennedy-Altoft and John Cottrell.

You can see more of Ross's work at Retrospect Galleries Queensland (5137 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach).

Artist  Ross Booker Title  Illara Creek - 0290 Year  2012 Medium  Mixed media on rag paper Height  21cm Width  29.7cm

Di West work at Art Nuvo

Di West is exhibiting Bronze Sculptures in a new show along with Sydney painter Conchita Carambano at Art Nuvo Gallery (25 Gloucester Rd, Buderim, Qld. Ph: 07 5426 2445) which opens Friday 2 March until 24 March.

Di West was also selected for inclusion in the Stanthorpe Arts Festival which runs to 9 April at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery (Lock St, Stanthorpe, Qld).

Artist  Di West Title  Star Crossed Year  2011 Medium  Bronze Support  Sandstone base Height  43cm Width  18cm Depth  12cm

Stephen Baxter work in Stanthorpe Art Festival

Stephen Baxter’s painting - Untitled Australian Landscape - was selected for the Stanthorpe Art Festival Art Prize which is currently on at The Stanthorpe Regional Gallery until 9 April. The 2012 festival attracted 116 artists from across the country and New Zealand, including 19 local artists.

Stephen Baxter

Andy Harwood and Travelling Perspective

Andy Harwood is exhibiting his latest solo show - Travelling Perspective - at Love Love Studio (27 Florence St, Teneriffe, Brisbane, Qld) opening on Saturday 3 March 3 (6pm) and continues until 18 March.

Artist  Andy Harwood Title  Lost and Confident Year  2012 Medium  Oil and Acrylic Support  Canvas Height  100cm Width  100cm

Robyn Dansie on Roar Drawing

Robyn Dansie recently had the opportunity to be interviewed in her studio for the Roar Drawing blog in Melbourne.
 
Robyn is working on a series of works with a view to exhibiting in Melbourne later in the year.

          Artist  Robyn Dansie Title  Journals #1 Year  2011

Nicola Moss - Hill End and BigCi residencie

Nicola Moss has been accepted for two residencies this year. With one month each at Hill End and BigCi in the Blue Mountains later this year. Both locations offer ideal environments for Nicola's ongoing research and work exploring biodiversity and ecological values of the Australian landscape. Both residencies will involve engagement with local communities looking at impacts on the landscape and conservation projects.

          Artist  Nicola Moss Title  Life on the edge (detail) Year  2011 Medium  Acrylic on hand cut paper, rice paper, graphite Support  Stonehenge paper

Adrienne Williams at BRAG and Doggett Street

Adrienne Willams' new work - The Spotted Gum. From Bundanon to Bundaberg - which is currently on at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery will be moving to Doggett Street Studio on April 27. Material from a Bundanon residency and Adrienne’s new country habitat are at the core of these works and seasonal change is explored through textures, peeling spots, and creamy trunks in oil canvasses and collagraph prints.

Artist  Adrienne Williams Title  Burnt Pocket Year  2011 Medium  Oil on canvas Height  76cm Width  84cm

Jimmy Rix commission - Sheepish

Jimmy Rix's commission - Sheepish - commissioned by Landcom and Blacktown Council for Merriville Rise, Kellyville Ridge (NSW) is in a public park which is a historical part of Australia's rural heritage. The machinery used in the sculpture was found on the exact site, and was originally a wool press for baling wool from the sheep raised on this property.

Artist  Jimmy Rix Title  Sheepish Year  2012 Medium  Corten Steel, cast iron and timber Height  4.4 m

John Weeronga Bartoo in Shanghai

John Weeronga Bartoo's finals entry in the 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize - Dancing By The Mehi - was sold at auction by Christies on 17 February and will go on exhibition at Pearl Lam Gallery (Shanghai)  from 15-24 March.

Artist  John Weeronga Bartoo Title  495 Dancing By The Mehi Year  2009 Medium  Acrylic on Cotton Rag Paper

Sandra Okalyi's Southern Queensland birds

Sandra Okalyi's Channel-Billed Cuckoo is her most recent Giclee print from a painting. You can visit the bird gallery on her website for other Southern Queensland bird prints and paintings.

Artist  Sandra Okalyi Title  Channel-Billed Cuckoo

Artists selected for Rotary Art Spectacular

This year, the Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular will benefit the Cerebal Palsy League and is expected to welcome more than 35000 visitors in 2012.
 
Artists Joyce Blanche, Adrian Hunter and Sue Hunter all have paintings selected for inclusion in the event which will be held 19-28 April at Riverside Centre (123 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Qld).

Adrian Hunter