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13 July 2012

Barraclough Birds, Books and Exhibitions

Ted Barraclough opens his third solo exhibition of sculpture in as many years at Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane on Friday 13 July at 6pm. Birds III presents new work in Barraclough's much loved series of carved and painted Australian birds.

Barraclough will also be exhibiting at Artspace Mackay later in the year. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new book published by artHIVES.

In his essay for the book Glenn Barkley (curator, MCA, Australia) writes "I feel that although there may be those artists whose feather counts might be more correct, and whose realism is more exact, this has little to do with what ‘art’ might be. And the lack of emphasis on craft runs counter to a hyper over-skilling and this is what makes Barraclough’s birds so good".  

"Love you 'til Tuesday" Self-Portrait H100 x W150cm, oil and acrylic on linen

Printshop exhibition opening

Printshop is a cooperative project organised by Jon Linkins and a group of 8 artists and 2 photographers collaborating in the production of high quality, affordable and collectable, editioned prints on fine art paper.

Their latest exhibition opens at Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane on Friday 13 July at 6pm and includes the works of Anita Hochman, Nicky Carey (pictured), Chris Booth, Jon Linkins, Christopher Jones, John Flitcroft, Mark Dean and Danny Guinsberg.


Jane Creenaune

Jane Creenaune - SCAP3D finalist

Jane Creenaune's work - New Arrival - is preselected in the SCAP-3D Art Prize & Exhibition. This exhibition will open in August at the Noosa Regional Gallery.

An exhibition of Jane marmorino/marble resin works - Portraits in Sculpture - is now showing until August 2012 in Villa Viduo (Conzano, Italy). These works were completed during a 2011 Artegiro & Monash University Residency in Italy.

Jane Creenaune

Dave Groom on books and Scenic Rim

Dave Groom is taking part in two group shows with - Art for the Bibliophile - which is on at Marks and Gardner Gallery (69 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine, Qld) until 29 July. The second - Love Letters Across the Rim - celebrates the love between the people and the landscape of the Scenic Rim region which opens on 7 July at The Centre Art Space (82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert, Qld) and continues to 8 August.

Dave Groom Meeting of the Rivers 138 x 183cm

Sue Beyer - Dwell

Sue Beyer's new solo show - Dwell - at Redland Art Gallery (Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, Capalaba, Qld. Ph: 07 3829 8899) is currently on until 18 July. Sue Beyer’s latest series of work considers the facade of the ordered suburban environment. Her paintings investigate the effect spaces and suburban settings have on an individual's emotions and behaviour as well as how people use space in an urban context.

Sue Beyer

Roger Lane in Qld and Vic

Roger Lane now has works available from Bowerbird Collections (9 Enoggera Tce, Red Hill, Brisbane, Qld. Ph: 07 33683241) and Seaview Gallery (86 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Vic. Ph 03 32583645).

Roger Lane

Sally Duhig - The Red Journey

Sally Duhig will be having a joint exhibition of paintings - The Red Journey - with Pam Winsen at Percolator Gallery (134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane, Qld) from 22-26 August with opening drinks with the artists on Friday 24 August (6-8pm). Sally and Pam have based their work on separate visits to central Australia exploring space and human interactions with the landscape. Sally’s work questions the nature of the tourist experience and how memories are created.

Artist  Sally Duhig Title  Going Home Year  2012 Medium  Oil Support  Linen Height  60cm Width  120cm

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox - finalist

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox’s entry has been selected as a finalist for the WA-based Mandorla Art Award, to be announced 10 August and she is also one of 55 finalists in the 2012 SCOPE Galleries Art Award - Art Concerning Environment (Warrnambool, SA). The exhibition has been extended to 15 July.

The Quiet Fierceness Of Light Oil on linen 90 x 180 cm

Harriet Posner - Those moments

Over the next two months, Harriet Posner is releasing - Those moments - gentle cartoons about daily life. Her artwork can be viewed at Indooroopilly Library through July/August and at the Brisbane Art Expo (Convention Centre) on Stand A16 (13-15 July).

She is having a  solo exhibition at Kingaroy Art Gallery through August, and joining the Nudgee College Winners' show at Nudgee College (10-13 August).
>br> Artist  Harriet Posner Title  Doors closing 2 minutes... Year  2012

Anita West - Linkages

 Anita West will be exhibiting a few of her latest paintings in - Linkages - an exhibition at the Redland Art Gallery as part of the Redlands Creative Alliance Showcase. The show opens on Sunday 29 July (11am) and continues to 26 August.

Artist  Anita West Title  Sunrise Year  2011 Medium  mixed media Support  linen Height  90cm Width  180cm

David Henderson shortlisted

David Henderson's painting - Self Portrait with Clare - has been shortlisted for this year's Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

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

Ross Booker - finalist in SCAP2D


Ross Booker has been selected as one of 40 finalists in the 2012 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D who will be showcased at Caloundra Regional Gallery (22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra, Qld) from 15 August to 7 October 2012. The selected work - Illara Creek – morning light -  can be seen (and voted for the Peoples Prize) here.

Artist  Ross Booker Title  Illara Creek - 0240 Year  2012 Medium  Mixed media on rag paper Height  14cm Width  49.5cm

Kym Barrett's Landscape in Mini-Series

Kym Barrett is running a mixed media workshop where you can create your own mini-series of abstracted works which will involve free line drawing from the surrounding environment, discussion about composition, contrast and space as well as elements of design. It's running at Coolum Beach Community Centre (Jack Morgan Park, Coolum, Qld) on Saturday 28 July (9am-4pm) and costs $55 (Bookings by 14 July).

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

John Weeronga Bartoo collaboration

John Weeronga Bartoo is currently showing a collaborative exhibition of artworks and textile designs by John transformed into unique fashion garments by Annie Coy at Toowoomba Regional Gallery (531 Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Qld. Ph: 07 4688 6652). It's on until 29 July.

John's next solo exhibition - Land of Dreams - opens on 24 July at Artspace Gallery Lightning Ridge (cnr Morilla & Onyx Streets, NSW. Ph: 02 6829 0066) and runs to 8 August.  

  John Weeronga Bartoo

Merry Sparks at 2012 Brisbane Art Expo

Do not miss the Merry Sparks art stall at the 2012 Brisbane Art Expo (Brisbane Convention Centre, South Brisbane, Qld) which runs 13-15 July. This is a great opportunity to buy directly from Merry at Stall C24. 

  "Love you 'til Tuesday" Self-Portrait H100 x W150cm, oil and acrylic on linen