16.03.2013 Michael Zavros Finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize
Congratulations to Michael Zavros whose work 'Bad Dad' is a finalist in the 2013 Archibald Prize
16.03.2013 Nicholas Harding Finalist in the 2013 Wynne Prize
Congratulations to Nicholas Harding whose work 'Yuraygir Pandanus with Swamp, Oak and Pigface' is a finalist in the 2013 Wynne Prize.
16.03.2013 Leslie Rice Finalist in the 2013 Sulman Prize
Congratulations to Leslie Rice whose work 'Saint George' is a finalist in the 2013 Sulman Prize.
14.02.2013 Michael Zavros 'Every Day I Am a Day Older' | Griffith University Art Gallery
Michael Zavros' 'Self Portrait' (1996) has been included in the exhibition 'Every Day I Am a Day Older' at the
Griffith University Art Gallery. The exhibition showcases the wide range of portraiture that is in the gallery's collection.
Exhibition Dates: 16 February to 30 March 2013
09.02.2013 Michael Zavros "The Prince" | Rockhampton Art Gallery | 16 February - 7 April 2013
The gallery is excited to announce that the Rockhampton Art Gallery will host a major exhibition of Michael Zavros' work. Titled "The Prince", the exhibition spans over 15 years of Zavros' practice and brings together the Prince/Zavros series which celebrates New York artist Richard Prince's Untitled (cowboy) series.
For more information visit http://www.rockhamptonartgallery.com.au/Whats_On/Upcoming_exhibitions/The_Prince_Michael_Zavros
06.02.2013 Selina Ou in Art & Australia Collection 2003-2013 | Newcastle Art Gallery
Selina Ou has been included in the "Art & Australia Collection 2003-2013" exhibition which celebrates the magazine's diverse collection of Australian artists. Selina Ou's work was collected in 2005 when she won the Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award.
The exhibition is on at the Newcastle Art Gallery untill Sunday 17 February 2013. Throughout 2014, the Gallery will tour this exhibition to major regional galleries in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria
05.02.2013 Kirra Jamison - Belle Artist's Dinner
On Thursday 28 March at 6.30pm join the Belle team for dinner and a discussion between gallerist Sophie Gannon, art expert Michael Reid and artist Kirra Jamison at Sophie Gannon Gallery. Canapés and a three-course dinner accompanied by delicious wines will be served and Kirra will discuss her work and inspiration.
Tickets are $135 per person and numbers are limited. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Harry Roberts on (02) 9282 8634.
02.02.2013 Kirra Jamison in Inside Out Magazine Jan/Feb Edition
Gallery artist Kirra Jamison is featured in Inside Out Magazine's Jan/Feb Edition. Jamison's forthcoming exhibition "Still Point" opens in March 2013
03.01.2013 Martin Smith exhibition in New YorkThe gallery is proud to announce Martin's next exhibition, We Exchanged Phone Numbers, will open at United Photo Industries' Brooklyn gallery on January 3. The exhibition runs until 31 January.
For further information go to: http://www.unitedphotoindustries.com.
01.12.2012 Nicholson in McClelland Small Sculpture FairTwo works by John Nicholson have been included in the inaugural Small Sculpture Fair at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery. The sculptures will be on display and available for purchase at a Preview evening on 12 December at Deutscher and Hackett. Proceeds from the sale of works will go towards McClelland's acquisition program.
The exhibition will then be on display at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Langwarrin on Sunday 20 January.
For further information go to: www.mcclellandgallery.com
27.11.2012 Nicholson and Smith in \'Ten Years of Things\' at UQ Art Museum
Sculpture by gallery artists John Nicholson and Martin Smith have been included in the forthcoming exhibition 'Ten Years of Things' at the University of Queensland Art Museum. Curated by Samantha Littley and Gordon Craig, this exhibition focuses on art as object; things that surround us, entering into our lives as desire and necessity dictates. Within the art museum, objects take on particular meaning, perceived as separate or ‘other’ than other things. The art object and ideas around objecthood are explored in Ten Years of Things, which includes works of art made over the last decade.
Exhibition runs from 7 December 2012 until 24 March 2013.
01.11.2012 John Nicholson in \'Inspiring Artists\' exhibition at Maitland Regional Gallery
Work by John Nicholson has been included in the forthcoming exhibition 'Inspiring Artists: recipients of the Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant' at Maitland Regional Gallery.
For fourteen years more than 850 artists were awarded with a Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant. The grant scheme, managed and promoted by NAVA (the National Association for the Visual Arts), assisted artists in the early stages of their artistic careers, subsidising the costs of public presentation of their visual arts, crafts and design work. Many of the grant recipients have gone on to achieve national and international success as artists.
This exhibition is a small selection of Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant recipients and highlights the diversity in arts practice that has evolved from the encouragement and support of these grants.
Exhibition: Inspiring Artists: recipients of the Pat Corrigan Artists’ Grant
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
9 November 2012 to 17 February 2013
01.11.2012 Michael Muir in Gold Coast Art Prize
Michael Muir has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize for his painting ' Sigh no more'.
He is also a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Award.
24.10.2012 Emily Ferretti mural at Schoolhouse StudiosA large site specific mural by Emily Ferretti is included in the Schoolhouse Studios exhibition titled 'Place of Assembly'. The exhibition is presented in association with the Melbourne Fesitval and runs from 10 - 27 October.
For further information go to:
27.09.2012 Danie Mellor finalist in the 2012 Blake Prize
Contratulations to Danie Mellor whose mixed media work on paper entitled 'Bulurru Storywater' (pictured) has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Blake prize for religious art.
The winner of the Blake prize will be announced on November 8, with the finalists exhibited at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill.
08.09.2012 Danie Mellor in \'Omission\' at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
Curated by Glenn Iseger Pilkington, 'Omission' explores the culture and practice of removing the Indigenous figure, it's landscape and the creatures that occupy it throughout Australia's colonial past through to the present moment. Alongside new works by Danie Mellor, the exhibition includes artworks from Bindi Cole, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Sandra Hill, Reko Rennie and Yhonni Scarce.
The exhibition runs from 22 September - 28 October.
For further information go to: www.lindenarts.org
30.08.2012 Emily Ferretti in the Geelong Contemporary Art PrizeEmily ferretti is a finalist in the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize which is a $30, 000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition featuring the best of contemporary Australian painting practice.
30.08.2012 Martin Smith finalist in Bowness Photography PrizeMartin Smith is a finalist in the 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
25.08.2012 Danie Mellor in \'Bungaree: The First Australian\'Work by Danie Mellor will be included in the next exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery which opens on 1 September.
'Bungaree: The First Australian' has been curated by Djon Mundine and includes artworks by sixteen contemporary Aboriginal artists, each of whom have interpreted key issues faced by Aboriginal society in the face of the forces of colonial settlement.
The exhibition runs until 25 November.
For more information go to: www.mosmanartgallery.org.au
23.08.2012 John Nicholson in Shifting Geometries
Work by John Nicholson is on display at the Embassy of Australia in Washington as part of the current exhibition entitled 'Shifting Geometries', which draws together the work of ten Australian abstract artists.
The exhibition runs until 14 Septmember.
For further information go to: http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/events.html.
22.08.2012 Zavros and deVille in \'Rapture of Death\' show at the Gippsland Art Gallery
Works by Michael Zavros and Julia deVille will be included in the 'Rapture of Death' show at the regional Gippsland Art Gallery.
Opening on 30 November, the show will feature leading Australia artists such as Andrew Browne, Adam Cullen, Julia deVille, Juan Ford, Anne Judell, Sam Leach, Ben Quilty, Kate Rhode, Ex DeMedici, V.R Morrison, Ricky Swallow and Michael Zavros.
'The Rapture of Death' is an exploration and philsophical enquiry into the use of deathly imagery in contemporary art, and investigates why fear of death is an instrinsic part of life.
21.08.2012 Danie Mellor to show at National Gallery of CanadaThe gallery is proud to report that work by Danie will be included in the National Gallery of Canada's inaugural international survey of of indigenous art, to be held in May 2013.
'Sakahan: 1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art' is being developed with the NGC by First Nations curator Candice Hopkins, and will show over 100 works by more than 70 artists from around the world, and Danie will create new works specifically for this exhibition.
Candice became interested in Danie's work after seeing his entries for the National Gallery of Australia's Indigenous Triennial exhibitions 'Culture Warriors' in 2007 and 'unDisclosed' in 2012.
For further information go to:
24.07.2012 Leslie Rice wins Doug Moran Portrait Prize
Congratulations to Leslie Rice who is this year's recipient of the Doug Moran National Portrait prize, the world's richest award for portrait painting. Rice first won the Doug Moran portrait prize in 2007. He is the only artist to have won the prestigious award twice.
Rice, who has spent more then 15 years as a tatoo artist, paints dramatic works on black velvet in a Mannerist style, drawing inspiration from the violence and drama of the narratives found in Greek mythology. Like body painting with a needle, painting on velvet is exacting and unforgiving, yet it provides a dramatic backdrop for his subject matter.
At this year's Melbourne Art Fair, Sophie Gannon Gallery and Jan Murphy Gallery (Brisbane) will present a solo exhibition of paintings by Rice entitled Mortinaissance in Stand C43.
27.06.2012 Judith Wright in 18th Biennale of SydneyJudith Wright has been selected as a participant in this year's Sydney Biennale. Titled 'All our relations', the Biennale will present works by artists from Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.
Wright's contribution comprises a new installation entitled The Journey at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and 3 of Wright's video works - The Stager (2008), The Gift (2008) and Desire (2010) - which will be shown at Cockatoo Island.
For further information please contact the gallery, or go to:
http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/ and http://www.mca.com.au/
15.06.2012 Contemporary Australian Drawing Part 1Palgrave Macmillan Publishing launches Dr Janet McKenzie's 'Contemporary Australian Drawing #1' which features the work of gallery artists Nicholas Harding and Cressida Campbell along with 76 other prominent Australian artists.
02.06.2012 Emily Ferretti at First Draft Gallery
See Emily Ferretti's new exhibition Bewteen Painted Places at First Draft Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney, from Wednesday 6 June until 23 June.
11.05.2012 Michael Zavros in Animal/Human at UQ
The exhibition ANIMAL/HUMAN at the University of Queensland Art Museum presents a selection of works by contemporary Australian artists that explore our complex, contradictory and sometimes contentious relationship with other species.
The exhibition continues until 22 July 2012.
26.04.2012 Sarah Smuts-Kennedy in the Australian Art CollectorRead a profile of Sarah Smuts-Kennedy's practice in the current issue of the Australian Art Collector.
20.04.2012 Emily Ferretti in Vogue LivingRead a profile of gallery artist Emily Ferretti in latest edition of Vogue Living.
19.04.2012 Kirra Jamison in \'Rainbow Eaters\'
A new work by Kirra Jamison is now on show in 'Rainbow Eaters' at Westspace. The exhibition brings together the work of four contemporary artists who use flamboyant combinations of colour to create talismanic imagery.
The exhibition is on until 12 May.
12.04.2012 Michael Zavros wins BVLGARI Art AwardCongratualtions to Sophie Gannon Gallery artist Michael Zavros, who today has been announced as the first recipient of THE BVLGARI ART AWARD.
The Bulgari Art Award consists of a $50,000 painting acquisition for the Art Gallery of NSW and a residency in Italy valued at $30,000. The total award of $80,000 is one of the most valuable art awards in Australia. The award-winner has been selected by the Art Gallery of NSW Trustees and the head curator of Australian art.
11.04.2012 Michael Zavros finalist in Rockhampton Gold AwardCongratualtions to Michael Zavros who has been announced as a finalist in the $50,000 Rockhampton Art Gallery Gold Award painting prize.
30.03.2012 Martin Smith exhibition at Artspace Mackay
Martin Smith's exhibition 'A Perfect Price for Donny' opens from today at Artspace Mackay and runs until 19 May.
28.03.2012 Danie Mellor in Art Bank travelling exhibitionWork by Danie Mellor is included in a traveling exhibition of indigenous artorks work from the Art Bank collection. 'Message Stick: Indigenous identity in urban Australia' will be exhibited in numerous venues around the globe and return to Australia at the end of 2013.
09.03.2012 Kirra Jamison wins Yen Young Australian Art AwardCongratulations to gallery artist Kirra Jamison who yesterday won Yen Magazine's Young Australian Art Award with her work 'Love Me Two Times No. 3' (pictured).
01.03.2012 Kirra Jamison exhibition at Craft Victoria
Kirra's latest exhibition 'total control' opens at Craft Victoria on 5 March.
The exhibition comprises a series of screenprints produced during her 3-week residence at Harvest Workroom.
These multi-coloured and highly complex limited edition screenprints are available for purchase through Craft Victoria at 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, tel: 03 9650 7775.
29.02.2012 John Nicholson at Penrith Regional Gallery
Works by John Nicholson feature in a new show 'House for Two Artists' at Penrith Regional Gallery. The exhibition runs from 11 February until the 22 April.
22.02.2012 Fashion Loves Art Loves Fashion
Lucas Grogan's collaboration with fashion label Rittenhouse features in the current issue of Vogue Living.
Other works by Grogan will also be included in the gallery's next exhibition Fashion Loves Art Loves Fashion - a participating exhibition in the cultural program of the 2012 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Fesitval.
The exhibition runs from 6 - 17 March.
20.02.2012 Fashion Loves Art Loves Fashion
15.02.2012 Kirra Jamison artist in residence programFor the month of February gallery artist Kirra Jamison will be in the artist in resident at Harvest Workroom in Brunswick. During her sojourn at Harvest she will be working on a series of screen prints that will be shown in the window space at Craft Victoria from 5-31 March. Kirra will be sharing her process over the coming weeks on the Harvest blog.
10.02.2012 Sophie Gannon Gallery now representing Danie Mellor
Working in a variety of mediums – from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and installation – Mellor’s practice explores potent themes of colonial settlement, cultural dislocation and national identity. His work has been included in high profile exhibitions including the National Indigenous Art triennial Cultural Warriors (NGA, 2007), Curious Colony (Newcastle Regional Gallery, 2011) and Primavera (MCA, 2005). In 2009 Mellor was awarded the prestigious 26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, and his work will again be shown in the National Indigenous Art triennial unDisclosed at the National Gallery of Australia in May 2012.
Mellor's work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Queensland Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and the Kerry Stokes Collection.
A major survey of Mellor’s work is to be held at the University of Queensland Art Museum in 2013.
03.02.2012 Sophie Gannon Gallery now representing Philip HunterSophie Gannon Gallery is proud to announce the newest addition to the gallery's stable of artists, Melbourne-based painter Philip Hunter. New works by Philip will be included in our 'Debut' exhibition in March.
01.12.2011 Vera Möller exhibition in Canterbury, UK
Vera Möller exhibition in Canterbury, UKGallery artist Vera Möller's latest exhibition 'Fictional Hybrids' is now on at the Sidney Copper Gallery at Christ Church University in Canterbury, UK.
Commissioned by Stour Valley Arts, King's Wood (Kent) the exhibition comprises a series of 24 large format photographs, 20 groups of miniature objects and 100 works on paper.
Stour Valley Arts has also published a book about the project with photographs and related texts by Dr. Justin Clemens, poet Laurie Duggan and scientists Dr. Ian Bride and Prof. Peter Vujacovic.
The exhibition opens on 25 November until 17 December.
22.10.2011 Selina Ou in \'Colectiva: Artistas Australianos\'
Selina Ou in \'Colectiva: Artistas Australianos\' at 3 + 1 Arte Contemporanea in Lisbon, Portugal
Selina Ou's recent series 'Embrace' will be shown in a new exhibition at 3 + 1 Arte Contemporanea in Lisbon, Portugal.
Entitled 'Colectiva: Artistas Australianos' the exhibition also includes work by James and Eleanor Avery and Sam Smith and runs from 11 November until 7 January 2012.
For further information go to: www.3m1arte.com
10.09.2011 Michael Zavros feature in Art & Australia
Michael Zavros feature in Art & AustraliaArt & Asutralia's latest issue focuses on the subject of beauty in Australian Art and the work of Michael Zavros.
01.09.2011 Michael Zavros in Belle Magazine
Michael Zavros in Belle Magazine
09.08.2011 Martin Smith and Selina Ou finalists in Bowness Photography Prize
Martin Smith and Selina Ou finalists in Bowness Photography PrizeCongratulations to Selina Ou and Martin Smith who have both been selected as finalists in the 2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize at Monash Gallery of Art.
23.07.2011 Gwyn Hanssen Pigott at Ipswich Art Gallery
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott at Ipswich Art GalleryThis exhibition entitled 'The Alchemy of making' surveys the work of renowned Australian ceramic artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott over the last two decades with a particular focus on the meticulous process that underpins the creation of her work. While informed by the traditions of functional ceramics, Hanssen Pigott invites her audience to explore the subtleties of profile, colour, line, surface and the careful arrangements at play within the works.
22.07.2011 Sarah Smuts-Kennedy at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy at Cessnock Regional ArtWork by Sarah Smuts-Kennedy has been included in a new exhibition entitled 'BLACK: the coal case' at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery.
Curated by Todd Fuller and Virginia Mitchell the exhibition runs from 11 August until 18 September 2011.
22.07.2011 Sarah Smuts-Kennedy at Lismore Regional Gallery
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy at Lismore Regional Gallery
Artworks by Sarah Smuts-Kennedy have been included in 'The New Arcadia' exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery. The exhibition brings together artists responding to notions of arcadian landscape. It throws light on an idealised depiction of the landscape, but with visual disruption, as the artists locate where arcadia is now.
The exhibition runs until 3 September. For more information go to: www.lismoregallery.org.
31.05.2011 Martin Smith wins Prometheus Visual Arts Award 2011
Martin Smith wins Prometheus Visual Arts Award 2011
Sophie Gannon Gallery would like to congratulate gallery artist Martin Smith who has won the 2011 Prometheus Visual Arts Award.
The $15,000 acquisitive prize was given to Martin for his hand cut photographic work entitled 'Every Sunday'.
10.05.2011 John Nicholson in Harper\'s Bazaar May 2011
John Nicholson in Harpers Bazaar May 2011
10.05.2011 Michael Zavros in Harper\'s Bazaar May 2011
Michael Zavros in Harper\'s Bazaar May 2011
10.05.2011 John Nicholson Josh Goot Shoes 2011
John Nicholson Josh Goot Shoes 2011
Sophie Gannon Gallery artist John Nicholson was invited to collaborate with Australian designer Josh Goot to create these shoes for his show at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.
05.05.2011 Julia deVille in Vogue Living May - June issue
Julia deVille in Vogue Living May - June issue
02.05.2011 Gwyn Hanssen Pigott in Vogue Living May-June issue
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott in Vogue Living May-June issue
29.04.2011 Emily Ferretti in \'Slowness\' at MUMA
Emily Ferretti in \'Slowness\' at MUMA
Work by Emily Ferretti will be included in a new exhibition at Monash University Museum of Art entitled 'Slowness'; an exhibition exploring the qualities of inner reflection, quiet, poise and stillness. The exhibtion runs from 5 May - 23 July.
For further information go to: www.monash.edu.au/muma
21.04.2011 Kirra Jamison featured on Frankie Magazine
Kirra Jamison featured on Frankie Magazine
Go to: http://www.frankie.com.au/art/1639-spirit-is-a-bone
19.04.2011 Kirra Jamison featured on The Design Files Daily
Kirra Jamison featured on The Design Files Daily
Lucy Feagins from The Design Files blog talks about Kirra's much awaited second solo exhibition at Sophie Gannon Gallery.
Go to: http://thedesignfiles.net/category/melbourne/
12.04.2011 Kirra Jamison featured on The Design Sponge
Kirra Jamison featured on The Design Sponge
Design Sponge online takes a sneak peek into the living quarters of Sophie Gannon Gallery artist Kirra Jamison.
Go to: www.designspongeonline.com/2011/04/sneak-peek-kirra-jamison-dane-lovett.html
03.02.2011 Kirra Jamison finalist in 2011 Arthur Guy Painting Prize
Kirra Jamison finalist in 2011 Arthur Guy Painting Prize
Congratulations to Sophie Gannon Gallery artist Kirra Jamison who has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery.