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17 May 2012

Stephen Newton Exhibition and Book Launch

Stephen Newton opens his tenth solo exhibition of sculpture at Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane on Friday 25 May at 6pm.figura reverto presents new work in hardwood and steel.

The exhibition also launches the publication of genius loci, a 160 page full colour hardcover monograph highlighting sculptural work over 25 years of practice. With introductory and chapter essays by Elizabeth Bates, the monograph explores studio work, site specific environmental installations, sculptures for interiors and public art commissions. 

  Artist  Stephen Newton

All You Need is Love

Ted Barraclough has more than 15 new bird sculptures included in the exhibition All you need is Love curated by Bronwyn Johnson.

All you need is Love considers relationships among friends, strangers, relatives and partners that may be fleeting, wistful, unrequited and enduring. Other artists include Robert Arnold, Jon Campbell, Patrick Hartigan, Anastasia Klose, Tracey Moffatt.

The exhibition opens at the Chandon Winery (727 Maroondah Highway, Yarra Valley, Victoria, 03 9738 9245) on Saturday 2 June and continues until 2 September 2012. Opendaily 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Artist  Ted Barraclough

Roger Lane at Art Melbourne

 Roger Lane, in partnership with the Art2Muse Gallery, will be exhibiting at Art Melbourne which takes place at the Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton, Vic) from 24-27 May 2012. 

  Artist  roger lane Title  Yello Year  2012 Medium  Acrylic Support  Canvas Height  50cm Width  50cm

Reynolds and Riegler to collaborate

Visual artist Allyson Reynolds and composer/musician Heinz Riegler have received a RADF grant to create an interdisciplinary installation in which Reynolds will produce new large scale paintings and Riegler a new musical score. Both Reynolds's and Riegler's recent works have sought to identify naturally occurring patterns and oscillations and the works created will merge to form a unique installation, which will be exhibited in the Focus Gallery (for new media) at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery in February 2013.

Artist  Allyson Reynolds Title  Score for imagined sound 3 Year  2008 Medium  Oil Support  Linen Height  120 cm Width  160 cm

A.J. Taylor - The Mapleton Suite

A.J. Taylor's new work - The Mapleton Suite - is a group of closely observed studies of rainforest trees in the Mapleton Forest Reserve (Sunshine Coast hinterland) which is currently on at Jan Murphy Gallery (486 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Qld. Ph: 07 3254 1855). Devised as a complement to - Mapleton - an exhibition of large scale works at Martin Browne Contemporary (Sydney) earlier this year, the new show presents a more intimate view of the Australian rainforest. The exhibition runs to 26 May.

Artist  A. J. Taylor Title  Mapleton 19 Year  2012 Medium  oil Support  board Height  83.5cm Width  83.5cm

Susan Buret and Nicola Moss - Weathered

 New exhibition - Weathered - is a series of artworks developed by Susan Buret and Nicola Moss during a collaborative residency at Montsalvat in 2011. The exhibition at Tweed River Art Gallery (Murwillumbah, NSW. Ph: 02 6670 2790), was officially opened by Carl Warner on Friday 11 May, and continues to 24 June.
There was an artist demonstration on Sunday 13 May, when Susan and Nicola made a collaborative artwork in response to weather conditions of the day.

Artist  Nicola Moss and Susan Buret Title  With a cool change on the way - Overcast Year  2011 Medium  Cotton thread Support  Fabric from umbrella over stretched cotton canvas Height  41cm Width  41cm Depth  4cm

New Racheal Brühn work at Retrospect

Racheal Brühn now has a presence on the gallery wall, as well as the storeroom at Retrospect NSW (52 Jonson St, Byron Bay, NSW) with these watercolour and graphite drawings from a series of 30 yellow/black images. One of these drawings was selected as a finalist in the Brunswick Street Gallery drawing prize in March 2012. She is working on another 30 full colour drawings to follow in this suite, hoping to get a show of these towards the end of this year.

Shell 3 unframed 102 x 76cm; 2012

Ann O'Connor - Vessels of Change

Ceramist and jeweller Ann O’Connor will have a one woman show - Vessels of Change - at Art on Cairncross Gallery (Maleny, Qld) which opens on 2 June (2pm) and runs to 17 June. The show will feature ceramic sculptures highlighting migration to Australia from the Aborigines onwards, and the contributions new arrivals have made to our culture.

Artist  Ann O'Connor Title  Gaudi Girl Year  2011 Medium  various clays, slips, glazes , lustres Support  polished acrylic Height  370mm Width  420mm Depth  160mm

Kym Barrett shortlisted

Kym Barrett's mixed media piece - Loosening the Shackles - has been short-listed for the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2012.  The exhibition is at Strathpine Community Centre and Pine Rivers Art Gallery (199 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Qld) opening on Friday 18 May (6pm) and continuing to 27 May.

LOOSENING THE SHACKLES mixed media on canvas, 60cm x 60cm

Catherine Parker on Indian tour

You can experience vibrant Rajasthan with artist Catherine Parker where you collate a unique visual diary of your personal experiences on a sketchbook tour. A small group of 8-10 will visit traditional artisans and be culturally inspired between 23 September and 6 October.

Artist  catherine parker Title  My friend Radha and the Pushkar folk musicians Year  2011

Rachael Lee finalist in Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

Rachael Lee's - The Bright Bells are Ringing - has been preselected for entry into the 2D category of the 2012 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards. This year's awards, judged by Ross Searle, will open on Friday 18 May (6pm) at Strathpine Community Centre (199 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Qld) and run to 27 May. A guided tour including the judge's comments happens at Saturday 19 May (11.30am) and there's an Art and Craft Market Day from on Saturday 26 May (10am-3pm).

'The Bright Bells are Ringing' 2012 Collagraph, drypoint, watercolour pencil on watercolour paper

David Henderson wins Best-of-Show

Congratulations to David Henderson as his entry in this year’s Rotary Art Spectacular was awarded ‘Best-of-show’ with an acquisitive prize. The exhibition was held last month at the Riverside Centre (Brisbane, Qld).

Artist  David Henderson Title  Ospedale Civico, Venice Medium  Oil on canvas Height  90 cm Width  120 cm

Helen Malone - Life's Journey

Helen Malone has two artists books (courtesy of Artspace Mackay and State Library of Queensland) included in the exhibition - Life's Journey: Artists Books from Queensland Collections - at the Redland Gallery (Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland, Qld. Ph: 07 38298899) from 6 May to 17 June.

Artist  Helen Malone Title  Time Travel Year  2009 Medium  Digital prints and cutouts of Fabriano paper, leather on cover Support  Double paged concertina book Height  17 cm Width  15.5 cm      Edition Number  3 From the Exhibition  Selected for the Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay, 2010

Catherine Mc Cue Boes at BRAG

Catherine Mc Cue Boes has been invited to exhibit at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (1 Barolin Street Bundaberg, Qld. Ph: 07 41304750) as part of the Green Series. Showing in the Vault - Putting A Lid on it - is an installation of artist books /boxes which opens on 5 June and runs to 5 August.

Artist  Catherine Mc Cue Boes Title  Wild Life Gone Wrong Year  2012 Medium  Photography Height  1030 Width  728      Edition Number  Print Studio & Gallery Suite  Green Series

Elisabeth Lawrence - Our House

Elisabeth Lawrence will be part of - Our House - Celebrating the place we call home - exhibition at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery, (199 Gympie Rd. Entry and parking off Mecklem Street, Ph: 3480 6941). The official opening is Friday 1 June (6 pm) and continues until 7 July.

Artist  Elisabeth Lawrence Title  The Perfect Garden Year  2012 Medium  oil on canvas Height  111 cm Width  150 cm