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COMING UP

29/08/2015

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
KAREN BLACK
MAKING DO
10 - 13 September

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COMING UP

26/08/2015

SAM LEACH
The Desire of Things to Move Against Gravity
29 August - 26 September

OPENING SATURDAY 26 AUGUST
3-5pm, Sullivan+Strumpf

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Dane Lovett Legs 2015 acrylic on aluminium composite panel 134 x 91cm

COMING UP

26/08/2015

DANE LOVETT
Hazy Shopping
29 August - 26 September

OPENING SATURDAY 26 AUGUST
3-5pm, Sullivan+Strumpf

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Sam Leach Artand Australia copy

SHOP

15/08/2015

PRE-ORDER: 

SAM LEACH: EDITED BY ARTAND AUSTRALIA

Sam Leach is a conundrum. The man wears his intellectual preoccupations on his sleeve, declaring himself, right at the outset, as an artist of ideas. – Tim Winton

Sam Leach, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists will release his first monograph, Sam Leach, this month at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney. With over 20 solo shows to his name, Leach has exhibited extensively at galleries and museums throughout Europe and across the Asia Pacific region. He is known for his virtuosic oil paintings. Executed with exemplary brushwork and encased in resin, Leach demarcates an ongoing investigation of the intersection between humans and animals. 

Produced by Art and Australia, the comprehensive survey is interspersed with an essay by celebrated, award-winning Australian author Tim Winton and an interview with writer and art critic Andrew Frost. The book abundantly illustrates over fifty of the artist’s major works to date, including the 2010 Archibald winning portrait of Tim Minchin and Proposal for a landscaped cosmos which took out the Wynne Prize the same year. 

PRE-ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY END OF AUGUST 2015

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COMING UP

13/08/2015

ALEX SETON
THE JOURNEY
GALERIE PARIS - BEIJING, Paris
10 September - 24 October 2015

The Journey is a new body of work by Alex Seton, which explores the international issue of asylum seekers. These new works seek to remind the viewer that behind this often highly politicised issue there are individual lives being risked everyday, and that at its core, seeking asylum is about the fundamental right to aspire to a better life.

The Journey unpicks the universal elements of the story of aspiration by employing narrative techniques. The idea of the quest or journey has long been embodied in the structure of storytelling traditions, as basic and fundamental themes that express the commonality of the human experience. At the heart of metaphor of the hero's journey are a series of trials and tribulations that must be endured to reach an end goal. This exhibition is a critical contemplation of this universal narrative, expressed in a carefully staged sequence of carved marble sculptures and theatrical installations. 

Seton first explored these themes in 2013 with his work Someone died trying to have a life like mine, a large scale installation created for Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, which dealt specifically with the Australian experience in response to the hardline policies of the current Australian political landscape. Seton further developed these themes in his 2014 touring exhibition Last Resort at McClelland Regional Gallery and Sculpture Park, Victoria, Linden New Art, Victoria & Rockhampton Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia. 

This is Seton's first solo project exhibition with Galerie Paris-Beijing.

> VIEW EXHIBITION


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READ

04/08/2015

ALEX SETON: SET IN STONE
Interview by Oliver Giles
Prestige Magazine HK

> READ ARTICLE


Hiromi Tango Nature Nurture Green 2015

COMING UP

02/08/2015

HIROMI TANGO
FLUORESCENCE
1 - 22 August

EXHIBITION OPENING
Saturday 1 August, 3-5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


Matthew Allen Untitled I 2015 silkscreen on raw canvas 100 x 90cm

COMING UP

02/08/2015

MATTHEW ALLEN
CONTINUE 
REPEAT?
1 - 22 AUGUST

EXHIBITION OPENING
Saturday 1 August, 3-5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Hiromi Tango Sea Tears 2014 mixed media and neon dimensions variable 2

GO SEE

02/08/2015

More Love Hours
Ian Potter Museum of Art
22 July - 11 October

More love hours brings together selected works by thirteen contemporary Australian artists who use craft media, techniques or processes in their practice. While the works reflect significant stylistic and thematic diversity, the exhibition demonstrates how artists use ‘traditional’ forms of creativity—ceramics, embroidery, weaving, paper-craft—to express contemporary values and complex ideologies.

INCLUDING:

HIROMI TANGO

> VIEW EXHIBITION


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READ

02/08/2015

BROADSHEET
REVIEW: HIROMI TANGO
'Firing Fluorescence'

> VIEW ARTICLE


Haka

COMING UP

01/08/2015

FOOTY FEVER
Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS)
Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra
28 August - 3 October 
Opening Friday 28 August, 6-8pm

With around 11 million visitors a year, Australian art galleries are now more highly attended than our most popular spectator sport, Australian Rules Football, which in 2009-10, had 10 million attendances.

Football has been a vital part of Australian history and identity for well over a century, and has both divided and united the country in the annual race to the finals. The passion carried for the numerous codes of football in Australia (AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Wheelchair Rugby etc.) is felt by the masses. Just as essential to our cultural identity, and occurring across as many different levels and on an even broader context, is art. It’s only natural that in time these passions should cross paths, with artists taking time off from their studios to watch footy, and footy fanatics having a crack at making fan-art.

By mingling the smell of grass and linen, sweat and paint, Footy Fever aims to connect with a far broader audience, and dispel the perceived elitism of contemporary art and the mindlessness of football.

The exhibition will brings together work from established, emerging and outsider artists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, including Shoeb Ahmad, Alex Asch, Jon Cattapan, Mariana del Castillo, Dinni Kunoth Kemmare, Julian Laffan, Richard Lewer, James Lieutenant, Glenn Morgan, Louise Paramor, Meta Rothery, Daniel Savage, David Spooner and Theo Tremblay.

Curated by Alexander Boynes

INCLUDING:

RICHARD LEWER

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


Tony Albert Portrait 2015 Photography by Mark Pokorny 1

RESIDENCIES

01/08/2015

TONY ALBERT
ISCP International Residency, New York
15 June - 7 December

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994. ISCP organizes exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences. Over 1,900 artists and curators from more than 62 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP. 

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GO SEE

01/08/2015

TONY ALBERT & STEPHEN PAGE
MOVING TARGETS
24 FRAMES PER SECOND
Carriageworks
18 June - 2 August

A collaboration between visual artist Tony Albert and choreographer Stephen Page, Moving Targets is a multimedia installation which pays homage to the vulnerability and strength of young Aboriginal men. Set to a soundscape by David Page and screened around different parts of a stripped-back, beaten-up car, the choreography explores notions of identity and masculinity, as well as addressing more complex, globally resonant issues concerning racial profiling and miscarriages of justice perpetrated against young black men.

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CONGRATULATIONS

01/08/2015

JOANNA LAMB
FINALIST
Bankwest Contemporary Art Prize

> READ MORE


Dear Sock Drawer 2013

GO SEE

01/08/2015

Mug Shot: A Still Life Show
Gallery Ecosse
11 July - 20 August

INCLUDING:

MICHAEL LINDEMAN

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Alasdair Macintyre Self Portrait in the Studio 2015 Archibald Entry copy 2

GO SEE

01/08/2015

Salon des Refusés
S. H. Ervin Gallery
18 July - 13 September

INCLUDING:

ALASDAIR MACINTYRE

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


Joanna Lamb Exterior 2

GO SEE

28/07/2015

The Triumph of Modernism
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
Healesville, Victoria
20 June - 16 August 

INCLUDING:

JOANNA LAMB

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


Aida Tomescu Campi Flegrei 2007 oil on canvas 103 x 77 cm

GO SEE

28/07/2015

ABSTRACTION: THE HEIDE COLLECTION, FROM NOLAN TO THE 90's
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Bulleen, Victoria
4 July - 11 October 

INCLUDING:

AIDA TOMESCU

 > VIEW EXHIBITION


Aida Tomescu Bribie 2015 oil on linen 183 x 153 cm

CONGRATULATIONS

28/07/2015

AIDA TOMESCU

We are pleased to announce that Aida Tomescu has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Wynne Prize. 

"Bribie is a painting that creates appearances and reaches for a certain state that is like a spirit of place or an intuition.

I visited Bribie Island because of my enduring interest in Ian Fairweather who lived and painted there in the later part of his life.

While the painting draws on a succession of moments and vivid memories, the content of Bribie itself developed gradually from these layers of experience and the evolving correspondence between them. I wanted to convey something of the light of this landscape and the wondrous distribution of its elements and arrive at a painting that looks as if it just landed on canvas where it has always belonged."

- Aida Tomescu, 2015

The exhibition is on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 27 September


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WATCH

25/07/2015

HIROMI TANGO
FLUORESCENCE

> WATCH VIDEO


Sydney Ball Pawnee Summer 1973 synthetic polymer paint and enamel on cotton canvas 213.7 x 213.7cm

GO SEE

25/07/2015

SYDNEY BALL
BIRTH OF THE COOL
17 July - 18 September 2015
Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


eX de Medici Small Oil Exxon Mobil 2014 15 watercolour on paper 50 x 50cm

REVIEW

10/07/2015

EX DE MEDICI
SOUR CRUDE
Sullivan+Strumpf
27 June - 18 July

REVIEWS:

Nicholas Forrest
BLOUIN ARTINFO
> READ ARTICLE

Neha Kale
BROADSHEET
> READ ARTICLE


Liam OBrien Domestication 2014 high definition single channel video 2

GO SEE

08/07/2015

LIAM O'BRIEN
GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art
Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art
11 July - 11 October 2015

'GOMA Q' is the first in a series of exhibitions that will profile the innovations and achievements of leading Queensland visual artists.

The exhibition will profile more than 30 emerging, mid-career and senior artists working across the spectrum of themes and media and will reflect the dynamic character of Queensland art today. Queensland is a diverse setting and has become the site of exciting and productive artistic exchanges and intriguing ideas, values and aesthetic practices. ‘GOMA Q’ is a concept spun from the state’s evolving vitality and identity.

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


Aida Tomescu Messiaen 2013 oil and pigments on canvas 184 x 154

COMING UP

30/06/2015

ABSTRACTION: THE HEIDE COLLECTION, FROM NOLAN TO THE 90's
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Bulleen, Victoria
4 July - 11 October 

This exhibition brings together a selection of Heide Collection works from the 1930s to those by present-day artists that show several individual approaches to abstraction. The featured artists are predominantly painters who share a gestural or lyrical style of mark-making.

The earliest works in the exhibition are by Sam Atyeo and Sidney Nolan, two of the first proponents of abstraction in Melbourne. Both studied for a time at the National Gallery School before rejecting its academic approach in favour of self-directed, more experimental practices. Atyeo’s non-objective compositions based on living forms were often inspired by dance and music, while Nolan produced geometric designs with expressive elements that take their cue from the work of Bauhaus modernists such as Paul Klee and László Moholy-Nagy.

The next phase of modernist abstraction is represented by contemporaries John Passmore, whose painting evolves from Cezanne-like forms, and Roger Kemp, whose paintings and prints are inspired by universal rhythms and the transcendental possibilities of non-representational visual language. More recent works by Paul Boston extend this approach in their meditative arrangements of ambiguous organic shapes that draw on his experience of Zen philosophy and his reflections on being. Open-ended associations are likewise a hallmark of Aida Tomescu’s intensively worked paintings, which combine a dense application of paint, emotive colour and calligraphic brushstrokes. With evocative titles they summon figurative allusions yet at the same time resist being limited to one interpretation.

Curated by Linda Michael

INCLUDING:

AIDA TOMESCU

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


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GO SEE

27/06/2015

WORKS ON PAPER
The Vivian
Matakana, New Zealand
27 June - 26 July 

INCLUDING:

RICHARD LEWER

> VIEW EXHIBITION


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COMING UP

27/06/2015

EPIC NARRATIVES
PICA Salon
Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
5 July - 16 August

In 2015 an extended PICA Salon with a distinctly Western Australian focus explores recent artistic tendencies towards storytelling, ideas around humanity and empathy, and a renewed interest in experiences that are phenomenological, esoteric, or sensorially charged.

PICA Salon 2015: Epic Narratives is a curated selection of responses to our over-saturated digital age by artists who seek to carve out ‘experiences’ and connect with others and the natural world in meaningful ways.

Curated by Leigh Robb & Nadia Johnson

INCLUDING:

RICHARD LEWER

> VIEW EXHIBITION


eX de Medici Big Coal and Gas 2014 15 watercolour on paper 114 x 138cm

READ

27/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI
Art Guide Australia
23 June 2015

> READ ARTICLE


Hiromi Tango Hiromi Hotel Mons Belgium 2015

CLOSING SOON

26/06/2015

HIROMI TANGO
HIROMI HOTEL - MONS
Maison Folie, Mons, Belgium
18-28 June  

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


Matthew Allen Drift VII 2015 silkscreen on raw canvas 72 x 61.5cm

COMING UP

20/06/2015

Group Show
PS
Madurastraat 72
NL - 1094 GR Amsterdam
28 June - 20 August 2015
Opening: 28 June 4-6pm

INCLUDING:

MATTHEW ALLEN

> VIEW EXHIBITION 

 


Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre The Triumph of Modernism 2015 including Aida Tomescu 4 copy

GO SEE

30/07/2015

The Triumph of Modernism
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
Healesville, Victoria
20 June - 16 August 

INCLUDING:

AIDA TOMESCU

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Matthew Allen Untitled II 2015 silkscreen on canvas 100 x 90cm

CONGRATULATIONS

16/06/2015

MATTHEW ALLEN

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Allen has been selected as a finalist for the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. 

The exhibition will run from 31 July - 29 August at Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane. 

 


eX de Medici The Law Glock 2013 2014 watercolour and white gouche on paper 114 x 144.5cm

CONGRATULATIONS

16/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI

We are pleased to announce that eX de Medici has been selected as a finalist in the University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2015.

The idea of existing somewhere between entropy and transcendence is at the heart of the 2015 National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize. The $50,000 invitation-only, acquisitive prize is held by The University of Queensland every two years. The winning work is selected by an independent judge of national stature.

The exhibition will be curated by Michael Desmond and will be on display from 14 November 2015 - 13 March 20156

 


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COMING UP

13/06/2015

Birth of the Cool
Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia, Adelaide
17 July -18 September

Curated by Terence Maloon

Birth of the Cool is a selection of works by four painters: David Aspden, Sydney Ball, Michael Johnson and Dick Watkins. It surveys the decade between 1963 and 1973. With the benefit of hindsight, it can be reappraised as a golden era of Australian art, with a brilliant generation emerging in full confidence of its powers, determined to excel at the highest level – not just locally, but in a global context.

Hard-edge, colour-field abstraction – their common idiom – is best remembered in connection with the exhibition The Field held in Melbourne and Sydney in 1968, in which Aspden, Ball, Johnson and Watkins participated. The works they exhibited then have gone into the history books and were given pride of place in various museum collections. But since the 1960s hard-edge, colour-field abstraction fell out of curatorial and critical favour... so was it merely the passing fad that its detractors had always alleged?

In the last few years a reappraisal of the art and artists of the 1960s has been in full swing. Birth of the Cool will contribute to this reconsideration by presenting some of the finest, most dazzling works borrowed from private and institutional collections across Australia.

INCLUDING:

SYDNEY BALL

> VIEW EXHIBITION


eX de Medici Big Fantasy M16 2015 watercolour on paper 114 x 214cm

READ

13/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI
Australian Financial Review
10 June 2015

> READ ARTICLE


Tim Silver Trauma Installation 2014 Breeze Blocks Photography by Clare Lewis 2 copy

GO SEE

12/06/2015

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
Penrith Regional Gallery
Emu Plains, NSW
6 June - 23 August

INCLUDING:

GREGORY HODGE
TIM SILVER

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


eX de Medici Big Spies 2014 15 watercolour on paper 114 x 110cm copy

COMING UP AT SULLIVAN+STRUMPF

12/06/2015

COMING UP

EX DE MEDICI 
Sour Crude
27 June - 18 July

Opening: Saturday 27 June, 3-5pm 

> VIEW EXHIBITION

 


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WATCH

06/06/2015

SAM JINKS INTERVIEW
'All (is) Vanity' Exhibition at Seoul Museum
ARIRANG NEWS, KOREA

> WATCH VIDEO


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GO SEE

05/06/2015

TONY ALBERT
Brothers
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
29 May - 16 August 

Tony Albert’s Brothers on exhibition this summer at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va. engages with issues of race, police violence, discrimination and identity. These works feature portraits of young Aboriginal men with targets painted onto their chests. Albert has added designs and symbols he associates with strength and resistance.Moving Targets, a film depicting a dance commissioned by Albert from choreographer Stephen Page of Bangarra Dance Theatre, will be shown in the exhibition.

Brothers brings an international voice to the ongoing dialogue about race and discrimination surrounding recent events in the U.S. and Charlottesville. Curator Franklin Sirmans from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, wrote an essay for the Brothers exhibition catalogue, placing Tony’s work in conversation with a host of other internationally known contemporary artists

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


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ATTEND

05/06/2015

HIROMI TANGO
HIROMI HOTEL - MONS
OPENING WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE
Maison Folie, Mons, Belgium, 6pm 

Hiromi Hotel – Mons’ is an immersive installation woven from recognisable materials to create a ‘refuge’ - a festive soft-sanctuary. 

‘Guests’ - the audience, will arrive at Hiromi Hotel - Mons after weaving through secret laneways and dark spaces, experiencing strange encounters – unsure of their destination.

Created with the assistance of over one hundred residents from Mons and les Borinages,  ‘Hiromi Hotel- Mons’ will be a cheerful respite from the passage - a safe place for joyful interaction and engagement.

> VIEW EXHIBITION


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CONGRATULATIONS

05/06/2015

ALEX SETON

We are pleased to announce that the Australian War Memorial, As of today...Alex Seton, has been awarded Highly Commended by the Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards for the category of Exhibition Catalogue (Small) Level B. 

The publication was designed by Ian Wingrove (Wingrove Design) and was praised for its "balanced typography that uses the negative space to evoke a powerful emotional response. Sensitively designed and produced."

> VIEW AWARD


Gregory Hodge Weather Patterns 2014 acrylic on canvas 228.6cm x 198cm

COMING UP

05/06/2015

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
Penrith Regional Gallery
Emu Plains, NSW
6 June - 23 August

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW is an exhibition of contemporary Sydney artists working at the forefront of contemporary painting. Experimenting with colour, form and spatiality, these dynamic artists are agitating the centuries old art form to create bold, witty and unexpected results.

In a world with new technologies, commercial imagery and conceptual art, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW will consider how a range of Sydney artists are confronting, challenging and exceeding the traditions of painting in the twenty-first century.

The exhibition will take place across three spaces at Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest and present a range of recent artworks that test the vitality and relevance of contemporary painting.

INCLUDING:

GREGORY HODGE
TIM SILVER

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


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GO SEE

03/06/2015

Midwinter Masters: Percy Grainger: In the Company of Strangers
The Gallery, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre
Brighton, Victoria
20 June - 9 August

INCLUDING:

DARREN SYLVESTER

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre The Triumph of Modernism 2015 including Aida Tomescu 1

COMING UP

03/06/2015

The Triumph of Modernism
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
Healesville, Victoria
20 June - 16 August 

Curated by Edmund Capon AM OBE 

This major exhibition, guest curated by the distinguished former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Edmund Capon AM, OBE, The Triumph of Modernism spans 60 years of Australian Art and features over 60 iconic works by 26 artists who have shaped the development of modern art in Australia.

The Triumph of Modernism tells the story of a new identity in Australian art commencing post World War II with artists such as Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, John Brack, John Perceval and Charles Blackman. Later years see the continuing development of modern art in the works of Fred Williams and John Olsen, and in more recent times in contemporary art by artists Imants Tillers, Howard Arkley and Aida Tomescu.

This exhibition is a partnership project between TarraWarra Museum of Art and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre. The exhibition will be shown at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery from 27 March – 31 May 2015 before travelling back to TarraWarra Museum of Art.

INCLUDING:

JOANNA LAMB
AIDA TOMESCU

> VIEW EXHIBITION


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COMING UP

30/05/2015

HIROMI TANGO
HIROMI HOTEL - MONS
Mons, Belgium

18 - 28 June 

Hiromi Hotel – Mons’ is an immersive installation woven from recognisable materials to create a ‘refuge’ - a festive soft-sanctuary. 

‘Guests’ - the audience, will arrive at Hiromi Hotel - Mons after weaving through secret laneways and dark spaces, experiencing strange encounters – unsure of their destination.

Created with the assistance of over one hundred residents from Mons and les Borinages,  ‘Hiromi Hotel- Mons’ will be a cheerful respite from the passage - a safe place for joyful interaction and engagement.

> VIEW EXHIBITION


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PURCHASE

30/05/2015

RICHARD LEWER
TAROT CARDS

These Tarot cards are a reproduction of individually hand-painted works on epoxy-coated steel panels by artist Richard Lewer for the Gertrude Contemporary 2012 Edition entitled the 
Tarot Card Series.

Comprising all 78 cards in the Tarot, these works continue Lewer's investigations into the extremes of human behaviour. His distinctive expressive painting style engages us in narratives reflecting on good and evil, darkness and light, life and mortality, all seen through his viscerally humorous lens.

In creating the series, Lewer referred to a number of historical precedents including the 15th century Visconti-Sforza deck, one of the earliest surviving examples of Tarot imagery. Here, Lewer found common ground between the narratives that have been central to his oeuvre and in imagery that for centuries has been used to reveal the self and divine the future. 

Limited Edition of 100
Each Pack Includes Signed Edition Card

> PURCHASE


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COMING UP

29/05/2015

Both Sides of the Street
Counihan Gallery
Brunswick, Melbourne
19 June - 19 July

Curated by Kimba Thompson and Eugenia Flynn

INCLUDING:

TEXTAQUEEN

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Arie Hellendoorn Microlux mini 2015 15 x 20 cm acrylic on linen

READ

29/05/2015

ARIE HELLENDOORN
Daily Imprint - Artist Interview

> READ INTERVIEW


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COMING UP

26/05/2015

ALEX SETON
LAST RESORT
Rockhampton Art Gallery
30 May - 12 July

Alex Seton's interest in contemporary subjects – from the personal to the political –continues to have a profound influence on his work. In this exhibition, Last Resort, Seton situates the issue of asylum seekers firmly on our shores. He asks us to consider the attempts of people to reach Australia at great personal risk, and of the safety and privileges that we have in our day-to-day lives.

ARTIST TALK 
10am Saturday 30 May

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Gregory Hodge Untitled 2015 acrylic on paper mounted on PVC 183cm x 152cm

GO SEE

26/05/2015

GREGORY HODGE
A FABLED GESTURE
Canberra Contemporary Art Space
29 May - 4 July 

Gregory Hodge's work is characterised by psychedelic abstraction; while it may have evolved from postmodernism, his neon clashes of churning colour seem to owe more to a box of exploding origami.

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Judy Millar Reverse Cinema 2015 installation view

READ

26/05/2015

JUDY MILLAR INTERVIEW
i-D MAGAZINE

In the past decade, acclaimed New Zealand artist Judy Millar's varied work has filled a German gallery with technicolor tidal waves and unspooled wild brushstrokes across the walls of a Renaissance church for the 53rd Venice Biennale. Always a fan of an enveloping spectacle, her latest show Reverse Cinema at Sullivan+Strumpf draws on painting, sculpture, and light projections to create an installation that is both soulful and cerebral. With the show involving her most audacious work yet, i-D chatted with the artist about her allergy to categories, falling in love as an intellectual experiment, and why she dreads public art. 

> READ INTERVIEW


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ATTEND

22/05/2015

JUDY MILLAR
REVERSE CINEMA
23 May - 13 June

OPENING SATURDAY 23 MAY
Sullivan+Strumpf, 3 - 5pm

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


Arie Hellendoorn Hack mini 20 x 15 cm acrylic on linen 2015

ATTEND

22/05/2015

ARIE HELLENDOORN
SEARCHING FOR THE OASIS
23 May - 13 June

OPENING SATURDAY 23 MAY
Sullivan+Strumpf, 3-5pm

> VIEW EXHIBITION


Hiromi Tango Sea Tears Performance 2015 National Art School Darlinghurst Redlands Prize 2

LAST CHANCE

22/05/2015

REDLANDS KONICA MINOLTA ART PRIZE
CLOSES 23 MAY

National Art School Gallery, Sydney

INCLUDING:

ARIE HELLENDOORN
HIROMI TANGO


Tony Albert Wake Up 2015 assemblage made up of reworked objects fabric and twine 120 x 120 x 8 cm 1

READ

13/05/2015

ART COLLECTOR
TONY ALBERT

Q&A with Tony Albert: The Truth of Yininmadyemi (Thou Didst Let Fall)

> READ INTERVIEW


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WATCH

02/05/2015

RICHARD LEWER
The Custom of the Sea
AUT University
ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland

17 April to 22 May 2015


> WATCH ARTIST INTERVIEW


Sam Leach Trophic Cascade 2015 oil and resin on wood 9 panels each 50 x 50 cm overall size approximately 150 x 150cm

SAM LEACH: PALAZZO BEMBO VENICE

30/04/2015

Personal Structures: Crossing Borders
A collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale
9 May - 22 November 2015

> VIEW EXHIBITION


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COMING UP AT SULLIVAN+STRUMPF

30/04/2015

JUDY MILLAR
Reverse Cinema
23 May - 13 June 2015

Opening: Saturday 23 May, 3-5pm


Arie Hellendoorn Strobe 40 x 45 cm acrylic on linen 2015

COMING UP AT SULLIVAN+STRUMPF

30/04/2015

ARIE HELLENDOORN
Looking for the Oasis
23 May - 13 June

Opening: Saturday 23 May, 3-5pm


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ART PRIZE AUCTION

01/05/2015

Sovereign Asian Art Prize Auction & Gala Dinner

Date: 8 May 2015
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Join the annual art auction and gala dinner, where members of the public are invited to bid generously on this year's selected Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalists works, with 50% of proceeds being fed directly back to supporting our many charitable art projects across the Asia-Pacific region. The remaining 50% of proceeds are given to the artist.

INCLUDING:

TONY ALBERT
LOT 16: Brother (Our Past)

TIM SILVER
LOT 14:Untitled Bust (Pine Timbermate Woodfiller) 


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Karen Black Gate of the Winds 2014 110 x 90 cm oil on marble dust on board

RESIDENCY

30/04/2015

KAREN BLACK

Zeitouna Spring 2015 Program 
Karam Foundation 
25 April - 1 May, 2015

This April Karen Black will travel with the Karam Foundation as an art mentor to Syrian Refugees. Travelling with a team of over 40 mentors from all over the world,  Karen will work with the Al Jeel School for Syrian refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey. The Zeitouna Program will help over 300 children who are currently displaced along the Syrian-Turkish border - many of whom have not been to school for over three years due to the civil war in their country. The multi-talented team includes therapists, dentists, doctors, writers, photographers, film makers, artists, architects, athletes and journalists.  

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02/05/2015

TEXTAQUEEN
Imitation is the Whitest Form of Flattery
Clarion Alley Mural Project
San Francisco, United States

Described by some as "the last bastion of true art and street culture in the Mission," the Clarion Alley Mural Project was founded by a group of volunteer street artists in 1992 and has since flourished into a colourful destination for neighbourhood residents and visitors alike.

At any given time, some 50 murals, ranging in tone from political-charged to solemn to irreverent to joyous, adorn the walls of the two-block stretch of street.


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02/04/2015

The Triumph of Modernism in the Art of Australia
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
28 March - 24 May 2015

INCLUDING:

JOANNA LAMB
AIDA TOMESCU

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Aida Tomescu 2014 Photography by Jedd Cooney

THE ART THAT MADE ME: AIDA TOMESCU

28/04/2015

Look Magazine
The Art Gallery of NSW

In The art that made me, artists discuss works in the Art Gallery of NSW collection that inspire, influence or simply delight them. This selection by Aida Tomescu is the first in the series and is currently featured in Look – the Gallery’s members magazine.
 

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SHOP

30/04/2015

- TONY ALBERT -
Edited by Art & Australia

Art & Australia presents a comprehensive survey of the multidisciplinary oeuvre of Tony Albert, showcasing why the artist is fast becoming one of Australia’s leading figures in contemporary art. Featuring a foreword by Hetti Perkins and an in-depth interview with the artist by notable curator Maura Reilly, the book explores the complex conceptual undercurrent that pervades Albert’s work. Colour reproductions of the works, from photographs to large-scale installations, reveal the artist’s ongoing interrogation of the politics of colonisation and the flagrant injustices that are still faced by indigenous Australians today.  

RRP: AUD 
$60 


> PURCHASE

> WATCH INTERVIEW WITH TONY ALBERT HERE


Hiromi Tango Garden Exhibition QUT Art Museum 14 March 3 May 2015 Photography by Jess Gleeson 18

LAST CHANCE

30/04/2015

Garden
QUT Art Museum
Closing 3 May 

INCLUDING: HIROMI TANGO

Garden brings together a selection of artwork that draws out the aesthetic, conceptual and therapeutic possibilities of the garden and explores why this reoccurring motif provides such a rich source of material for artists and their creative energies.

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30/04/2015

THE SOVEREIGN ASIAN ART PRIZE

Finalists' Exhibition
29 April - 6 May 2015
Venue: Level 18, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

A second exhibition of the top 30 shortlisted contemporary artworks for the 2014-15 edition of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, as voted by our esteemed international judging panel

INCLUDING:

TONY ALBERT
TIM SILVER

 


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30/04/2015

GREGORY HODGE

A Fabled Gesture
Canberra Contemporary Art Space
29 May - 4 July

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1. Tim Silver Untitled 1 2014 steel 30 x 17 x 17cm unique edition Hiromi Tango Lizard Tail Breaking Cycle 4 pigment print on paper 61.5 x 61.5

ART BRUSSELS 2015

21/04/2015

25 - 27 APRIL
SULLIVAN+STRUMPF
BOOTH 3B-34

INCLUDING:

TIM SILVER
HIROMI TANGO


Sullivan+Strumpf is pleased to be exhibiting at Art Brussels for the 33rd iteration of the international fair.

Following sell-out success at Art Basel Hong Kong, Japanese-born artist, Hiromi Tango, produces evocative, highly personal neon works through her meditative art-making process of wrapping and weaving.

Exhibiting extensively in Australia and abroad, Tim Silver works across sculpture, video, photography and installation. Often made from entropic materials, such as sawdust and putty, the works begin to decompose from the moment of their assembly.

Being the only Australian gallery to be exciting at Art Brussels, Sullivan+Strumpf hopes to expose international audiences to the work of contemporary Australian artists, while enjoying continued overseas success.

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DEVONPORT LIBRARY COMMISSION

21/04/2015

JUDY MILLAR

In 2014 Judy Millar was commissioned to produce a 16 x 3 metre curtain for the new Devonport Library in Auckland, New Zealand.

The library designed by Athfield Architects Auckland opened in February 2015.

 


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ATTEND

16/04/2015

TONY ALBERT: THOU DIDST LET FALL

OPENING:
Saturday 18 April, 3-5pm 
Sullivan+Strumpf


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READ

15/04/2015

Richard Lewer: You Wouldn't Make This Stuff Up
by Rebecca Gallo
VAULT Magazine, Issue 9 2015

> READ ARTICLE

 


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COMING UP AT SULLIVAN+STRUMPF

12/04/2015

TONY ALBERT
THOU DIDST LET FALL
18 April - 16 May 2015


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11/04/2015

RICHARD LEWER
The Custom of the Sea
St Paul Street Gallery
Auckland University of Technology

17 April - 22 May 2015

Faced with a life or death choice, what would you do? Until we find ourselves in such a situation we can't be sure what lengths we’d go to in order to stay alive. 

There are many stories of survival in human history and many of them come from situations at sea. Richard Lewer’s The Custom of the Sea is a response to one such story from 1884. It is the true story of four men cast adrift after their yacht the Mignonette was shipwrecked about 1,600 miles from the Cape of Good Hope on the journey from England to Australia. After more than two weeks without food and fresh water, two of the men, Tom Dudley and Edwin Stephens, made the decision to kill and eat the unconscious fourth crew member Richard Parker so that the remaining three might survive. The third crewmember, Edmund Brooks, objected. 

The title of the work comes from a custom said to be in operation at sea. In a shipwreck it is deemed acceptable for those shipwrecked to draw lots to see who will be killed and eaten so that the others may survive. It is hard to imagine that this situation was common enough at the time to become an accepted practice with its own rules. In fact the shipwrecked men from the Mingonette didn't even follow this custom of drawing straws, but as Parker was already ill they made the decision to go ahead and kill and eat him. 

Lewer is interested in situations of intense personal struggle and the moral choices involved in what people will do to survive. In working with true stories of struggle and crime Lewer positions himself as a social realist artist. His work The Custom of the Sea for ST PAUL St is a large-scale wall drawing rendered with help from a group of volunteers. Lewer works with volunteers to achieve the scale within a limited time, but he is also interested in the social aspect of working with others to realise these large-scale projects. The activity of working together over several days is also a bonding exercise, and the chance to share technical skills. The final work presents a dark subject in a beautifully rendered soft and dense charcoal that creates a powerful experience for viewers.

 


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02/04/2015

(IN)VISIBLE: The First Peoples and War
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
27 March - 17 May

INCLUDING:

TONY ALBERT

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ART MONEY LAUNCH

02/04/2015

Sullivan+Strumpf is proud to participate in the Art Money scheme which was officially launched by Clover Moore and the City of Sydney on 1 April 2015. 

Art Money makes owning art immediate and affordable. Interest free loans are available for artworks priced from $750 to $20,000.  After paying a 10% deposit, you can take your artwork home and pay the remaining balance over 9 months, interest free. Apply online for instant approval, take your art home and pay for it later.  

For more information about applying for an Art Money loan visit www.artmoney.com.au    


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YININMADYEMI - THOU DIDST LET FALL

27/03/2015

TONY ALBERT

City of Sydney
Hyde Park Memorial Commission

Unveiling 31 March 2015
 

> CITY OF SYDNEY EORA JOURNEY

> WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW


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THE SYDNEY BALL GIFT

25/03/2015

SIR ERIC NEAL LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The University of South Australia is honoured to be the beneficiary of a most generous gift by the distinguished artist, Sydney Ball, who has donated a large body of his key works of art. The works are widely representative of the artist's illustrious career. Sydney Ball, an alumnus of the University, is renowned for his significant contribution to Australian art. 

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ART BASEL HONG KONG - PRESS

25/03/2015

Australian Financial Review
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READ

25/03/2015

WORLD'S ONLY MAGAZINE

Read Darren Sylvester's interview with Laura Wise from Alaska Projects for World's Only Magazine, out March 6.

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GO SEE

25/03/2015

Guarding The Home Front
Casula Powerhouse
20 March - 17 May 2015

Including:

TONY ALBERT
EX DE MEDICI 


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READ

25/03/2015

AIDA TOMESCU ON ITALIAN RENAISSANCE PAINTING

Museum Magazine 
Issue 2, February 2015

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Arie Hellendoorn Verge 2015 acrylic on linen 120 x 80cm 2 Low Res Hiromi Tango Sea Tears Performance 2015 National Art School Darlinghurst Redlands Prize 2 Low Res

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24/03/2015

REDLANDS KONICA MINOLTA ART PRIZE

National Art School, Darlinghurst
Opening Night: 25 March 6pm
Exhibition Continues 26 March - 23 May

INCLUDING:

ARIE HELLENDOORN
HIROMI TANGO


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24/03/2015

Garden
QUT Art Musuem
14 March - 3 May

INCLUDING:

HIROMI TANGO

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1. Aida Tomescu Anemone I 2009 oil on Belgian linen 183 x 152.5cm Hiromi Tango Nature Nurture 2015 neon and textile component dimensions variable 1 copy Sam Jinks Untitled Kneeling Woman 2015 silicone pigment resin human hair 30 x 28 x 72 cm 2 Zodiac 1 2015 Bianco Carrara marble and nylon rope and spigots 15 x 95 x 140cm 2 copy

ART BASEL HONG KONG 2015

25/03/2015

SULLIVAN+STRUMPF
STAND 3C12
Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre
March 15 - 17 2015

INCLUDING:

SAM JINKS
ALEX SETON
HIROMI TANGO
AIDA TOMESCU

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Sylvester SuchaMemory

GO SEE

10/03/2015

Outside Thoughts
Contemporary Art Tasmania
19 March - 19 April 2015

Including:

Darren Sylvester

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Gregory Hodge Untitled 1 2015 acrylic on paper mounted onto PVC panel 182 x 145cm irregular copy

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10/03/2015

BSR Fine Arts March Mostra

An exhibition of works by current Fine Arts award-holders at the British School at Rome

13 - 21 March 2015

Including:

Gregory Hodge

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SULLIVAN+STRUMPF CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

24/02/2015

Now approaching it's tenth birthday, Sullivan+Strumpf represents some of the most significant and exciting visual artists in Australia today.

The Gallery will launch it's anniversary year with a major group show which will offer a rare opportunity to see works by the 26 represented artists side by side. The exhibition will open on Saturday 31 January and will continue through to 21 February 2015.

 

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Aida Tomescu Aureum 2013 oil on canvas 184 x 154

ART STAGE SINGAPORE

24/02/2015

Sullivan+Strumpf will bring two of Australia's most prominent contemporary artists to the 2015 edition of Art Stage Singapore, with an exhibition of new works by Aida Tomescu and a new sculpture by Sam Jinks. This will be the fifth year that the Gallery has exhibited at the Fair.

New media works by Richard Lewer, Tim Silver and Darren Sylvester have also been selected for Video Platform, a curated presentation of video works by a number of artists from around the world. 

BOOTH B15 
21 - 25 January


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> WATCH AIDA TOMESCU 


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GO SEE

24/02/2015

Alex Seton
Last Resort
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
Closes 8 February 

 

> VIEW EXHIBITION 


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CONGRATULATIONS

15/01/2015

Tony Albert
FBI 2014 Sydney Music Arts & Culture Award
'Best Visual Artist'

 > VIEW AWARD


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RESIDENCY

18/12/2014

Gregory Hodge
Australia Council Residency, Rome
January - April 2015