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Last updated: 30 November 2013

 
TIM MAGUIRE AT ALLENS LINKLATERS

 

Tim Maguire has recently installed a site-specific work titled A Device for Viewing the Landscape commissioned by Allens Linklaters. The work is based on photographs of the Kinglake National Park and spans six floors of the Deutsche Bank building in Sydney’s CBD. 

A Device for Viewing the Landscape can be viewed between the 23rd and 27th floors of the Deutsche Bank building at 126 Phillip Street, Sydney.

For more information, click here.

To view available works by Tim Maguire, click here.




Image: Tim Maguire, A Device For Viewing The Landscape, 2013, Deutsche Bank, Sydney

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McLEAN EDWARDS AT BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
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McLean Edwards is the focus of an exciting new initiative by Bank of America Merrill Lynch - The Art of Connecting Rotating Art Program. A selection of 20 of Edwards’ works from the last five years were chosen to give an overview of Edwards practice for an audience of BAML’s staff, clients and visitors. Showing until February 2014, McLean Edwards is the inaugural artist in this rotating program, which will subsequently feature the work of Ben Quilty, Adam Cullen, Euan MacLeod, Lucy Culliton, Neil Frazer, Wendy Sharpe, Joanna Braithwaite, David Griggs, Guy Maestri and Jasper Knight.

For further information click here.

To view available works by McLean Edwards, click here
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Image: McLean Edwards, Bus Stop, 2002, oil on canvas, 151 x 151 cm

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PETER ATKINS AND BRENT HARRIS IN MELBOURNE NOW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
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Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.

Peter Atkins is participating in Flags for Melbourne. A public art project that extends Melbourne Now into the city at large through the flying of artist-designed flags on flagpoles across Melbourne, with a concurrent display in the NGV’s Great Hall. The artists explore the symbolic, semantic and decorative potential of flags, considering both their customary use – such as for rallies or parades – as well as alternative opportunities for flag-waving. Developed by Stewart Russell of Melbourne’s Spacecraft, the project invites us to express and debate questions of place and cultural identity, communication and belonging.
Peter Atkin’s work, Station to Station is a project consisting of 12 flags designed for the landmark exhibition. The flags are located opposite Flinders Street Station in Federation Square as well as North Melbourne Town Hall, acting as a conceptual bridge between the two spaces.

Brent Harris’s works are exhibited in Drawing Now and Then Posters at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Melbourne Now continues until 23 March 2014. For more information, click here.

To view available works by Peter Atkins, click here.
To view available works by Brent Harris, click here
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Image, left to right:
Peter Atkins, Louis Armstrong's Greatest Hits, 2013, acrylic on tarpaulin,
215 x 205 cm
Brent Harris, Appalling Moment (Wig)1995, oil on linen, 121.5 x 98.5 cm

 

 


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JOHN PULE IN HANDS TO BATHE: IMAGINING A KERMADEC OCEAN SANCTUARYa
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Through painting, photography, video, sculpture and printmaking, the exhibition Hands to Bathe—Imagining a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary focuses attention on the pristine waters of Raoul Island and the Kermadec Trench – a vast section of the Pacific Ocean lying
north-east of New Zealand. In 2011 the Pew Foundation international environmental group sent nine artists including
John Pule and Fiona Hall to explore the area aboard a New Zealand naval vessel. The resulting exhibition of work made in response to the expedition highlights the at-sea experiences of the artists, their interactions with the ship and its crew, and their engagement with the natural world. The resulting works channel the energy and character of the Kermadecs, drawing attention to - and support for - international moves to have the area recognized as an ocean sanctuary.

Hands to Bathe—Imagining a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary opens at the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Auckland on 30 November. For more information, click here.

To view available works by John Pule, click here.

Image: John Pule, Lalofakamalu (for ceremonial occasions), 2008, oil, oil stick, varnish, enamel and ink on canvas, 46.5 x 61cm

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REUBEN PATERSON IN MENAGERIE: EXOTIC ANIMALS IN AOTEAROA
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A light-hearted look at how and why exotic animals, usually found in zoos, are represented in New Zealand art. Menagerie is an exhibition that features works by artists Dick Frizzell, Lisa Walker, Chris Heaphy, Reuben Paterson, Séraphine Pick, Jane Dodd, The Crystal Chain Gang, Bronwynne Cornish, Gina Matchitt, Janet Green and Diane Quin.

Menagerie continues at The Dowse Art Museum until 16 February 2014. For more information click here.

To view available works by Reuben Paterson, click here.

Image: Reuben Paterson, Thanks Black, 2013, glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas, tondo, 120 cm diameter

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REUBEN PATERSON 2013 NEW ZEALAND ARTIST IN RESIDENCE  GOVETT-BREWSTER ART GALLERY
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Known for his paintings in glitter and diamond dust, Reuben Paterson’s new outdoor work moves into the three-dimensional space of sculpture, questioning ideas of artificiality, reality and ‘natural’ environments. Inspired by his visits to Taranaki’s public gardens and parks, Reuben Paterson’s largest work to date; a life-size, gold-glittered, sculpted tree, takes root and flourishes on Pukekura Park’s idyllic Boatshed Lawn in New Plymouth.

Reuben Paterson’s installation will be on view within Pukekura Park, New Plymouth from Saturday 8 February until Sunday 27 July, 2014.

For more information, click here.

To view available works by Reuben Paterson, click here.

Image: Reuben Paterson, Thanks Violet, 2013, glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas,
120 x 120 cm

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GILES ALEXANDER, ADRIENNE DOIG AND LINDE IVIMEY IN AUSTRALIA: CONTEMPORARY VOICES AT THE FINE ART SOCIETY LONDON
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Curated by Geoffrey Cassidy, Australia Contemporary Voices showcases works by Australia’s leading contemporary artists.

Australia Contemporary Voices is on view at The Fine Art Society London until 21 December 2013. For more information, click here.

To view available works by Giles Alexander, Adrienne Doig and Linde Ivimey, click on their image to the right.

Images from left to right : Giles Alexander, Our Father is a Red Giant, 2013, oil and resin on linen, 213 x 239 cm
Adrienne Doig, Good Enough (Sweet Tater Pie),2013, patchwork, appliqué and embroidery on canvas, 105.5 x 76.5 cm
Linde Ivimey, Grey Matters, 1999, Carved wood feet, steel armature, rams horn, feathers, fox, sheep and chicken bones, dyed cotton, natural fibre, foil champagne tops and human hair,
57 x 47 x 32 cm

  Giles Alexander,Our Father is a Red Giant, 2013, oil and resin on linen, 213 x 239 cm.jpga Adrienne Doig, Good Enough (Sweet Tater Pie), 2013, patchwork, applique and embroidery on linen, 105.5 x 76.5 cm.jpgaLinde Ivimey, Grey Matters, 1999, 57 x 47 x 32 cm.jpg
 
GILES ALEXANDER AND BADEN PAILTHORPE ANNOUNCED AS FINALISTS IN 62ND BLAKE PRIZE


 

Martin Browne Contemporary is delighted to congratulate Giles Alexander and Baden Pailthorpe on their selection as finalists in the 62nd Blake Prize for their collaborative work, Infinity Contained.

Since its inception in 1951, The Blake Prize has stimulated a fascinating dialogue between art and religion in all its manifestations in Australia. The Prize is named after the legendary British artist and poet William Blake (1757-1827) whose broad range of artistic and poetic innovations, visionary imagination and radical politics made him an outsider in his day.

To view available works by Giles Alexander click here, to view available works by Baden Pailthorpe click here

Right: Giles Alexander and Baden Pailthorpe Collaboration, Infinity Contained, 2013, resin and mirror box, two channel tablet video, 4 minute loop, 59.5 x 30 x 16.5cm,  ed. 3 +2 AP, finalist 62nd Blake Prize
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GILES ALEXANDER, ANDREW BROWNE, NEIL FRAZER, FIONA LOWRY AND A.J. TAYLOR ANNOUNCED AS FINALISTS IN THE 2013 FLEURIEU ART PRIZE


 

With a main prize of $60,000 non acquisitive in the 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize is the most significant landscape painting prize worldwide. The Fleurieu Art Prize also offers a Water and Environment Prize of $5,000 to South Australian entrants, a People's Choice Award and a Youth Sculpture Commission. Martin Browne Contemporary is pleased to congratulate Giles Alexander, Andrew Browne, Neil Frazer, Fiona Lowry and A.J. Taylor on their selection as finalists in the 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize.

To view available works by Giles Alexander, Andrew Browne, Neil Frazer, Fiona Lowry and A.J. Taylor click here.


Image, Left to right: Fiona Lowry, Alone With You, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 182 cm

Giles Alexander, Sun Setting on the Mythical Landscape, 2013, oil on aluminium panel, 105 x 195 cm
Neil Frazer, Hot Loop , 2013, acrylic on canvas, 198 x 198 cm

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STEPHANIE WILSON ANNOUNCED AS A FINALIST IN THE 2013 CITY OF ALBANY ART PRIZE
 
Martin Browne Contemporary is happy to congratulate Stephanie Wilson on her selection as a finalist in the 2013 City of Albany Art Prize for her work, Fern Approach.

The City of Albany Art Prize
is open to living artists working in Australia and features a $25,000=00 major acquisitive prize as well as a range of non-acquisitive awards. The major acquisitive prize also includes a 4 week studio residency in a self-contained cottage at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany with $2,500=00 for associated expenses.

The City of Albany Art Prize exhibition will open on 29 September and close on 27 October 2013.

To view available works by Stephanie Wilson, click here

Image: Stephanie Wilson, Fern Approach, 2013, oil on linen, 122 x 107 cm
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TROY EMERY, KIRSTEEN PIETERSE AND PETER COOLEY ANNOUNCED AS FINALISTS IN THE 2013 WOOLLAHRA SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE
 

Established in 2001, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize attracts over 500 entries from national and international artists from which approximately 40 finalists are selected.

Martin Browne Contemporary is delighted to congratulate Peter Cooley, Troy Emery and Kirsteen Pieterse on their selection as a finalists in the 2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for their works, Cassowary 7, Woolly Woofter and  Downpour.

The 2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize exhibition will open on 25 October and will continue until 10 November 2013.

Troy Emery’s exhibition Paradise opens at Martin Browne Contemporary on Thursday 14 November 2013 6-8pm.

To view available works by each of the artists, click on the artist’s image to the right.

Image, Left to right: Peter Cooley, Cassowary 2, 2013, earthenware, 43 x 42 x 43 cm
Troy Emery, Woolly Woofter, 2013, polyurethane  and yarn, 62 x 45 x 37 cm, finalist 2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Kirsteen Pieterse, Downpour, 2013, copper plated mirror polished stainless steel with acrylic rod, 63 x 43 x 23 cm, finalist 2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

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ANDREW BROWNE ANNOUNCED AS A FINALIST IN THE 2013 GEELONG ACQUISITIVE PRINT AWARDS AND THE 2013 FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRINT AWARD


 

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian printmaking practice, the Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards and biennial exhibition will feature 45 works by 46 leading and emerging Australian artists. An
exhibition of selected prints will open at the Geelong Gallery on Friday 31 August and continue until 24 November 2013.

The annual Fremantle Arts Centre Print Awardis Australia’s premier printmaking award and presents a showcase of Australia’s finest prints
and artists’ books. Returning for its 38th year, this
award and exhibition reflects the state of printmaking in contemporary Australian art practice. Emerging and established artists submit some 300 entries a year with around 50 of the best entries exhibited. The FAC Print Award exhibition
will open on Friday 20 September and continue until 17 November 2013.

Andrew Browne’s upcoming exhibition Eight Paintings opens at Martin Browne Contemporary on Wednesday 18 September 2013 6-8pm.

To view available works by Andrew Browne, please click here

Image, left to right: Andrew Browne, Fictions #1, 2013, hard-ground, aquatint, drypoint, roulette and soft-ground on paper, 89 x 59.5 cm, finalist 2013 Geelong Acqusitive Print Award
Andrew Browne,
A Hollow, 2013, aquatint, 89.5 x 119 cm, finalist Freemantle Arts Centre Print Award
Andrew Browne,
#6, 2013, oil on linen, 130 x 300 cm

 

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JOHN PULE IN SADNESS SPIRIT AT PATAKA ART + MUSEUM, NEW ZEALAND

 

John Pule’s works are currently part of a solo exhibition at the Pataka Art + Musuem. Sadness Spirit features eighteen poems handwritten in deep blue ink, like little proverbs, chants or haiku that give the artist’s personal interpretation of being a visitor to another man’s land.


To view available works by John Pule, click here



Image: John Pule, Seven Days, 2012, oil on stretched canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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ADRIENNE DOIG AND TROY EMERY IN IT IS WHAT IT IS: BEYOND THE DEBATE AT HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY


 

Curated by Tia McIntyre, It is what it is: beyond the debate explores the limits of the art vs craft debate in contemporary art.  

It is what is is: beyond the debate is on view at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery until 28th July 2013.

For further information click here

To view available works by Adrienne Doig and Troy Emery, click on their images to the right

Left: Adrienne Doig, I Protest, 2012, embroidery on tapestry, 45 x 46.5cm Right: Troy Emery, New World , 2012, high-density taxidermy foam, polyester pom poms, glass eyes, plastic ear liners, polyurethane and timber, 70 x 97 x 37 cm

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STEPHANIE WILSON IN PLAIN SITE AT BELCONNEN ART CENTRE
 
Stephanie Wilson is interested in the psychological atmosphere of public institutional environments. Using the Belconnen Arts Centre’s Foyer space as inspiration, her installation comments on the nature of the environment which people interact with on a daily basis, and alludes to the inconsistencies in human perception of public spaces, as well as the use of modern architecture and design.

Plain Site is on view at Belconnen Art Centre until 16th June.

For further information click here



To view available works by Stephanie Wilson, click here


Image: Stephanie Wilson, Ain't Got No Business Doing Business Today,2012, oil on canvas, 101 x 112 cm


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SAVANHDARY VONGPOOTHORN IN THE IMPERCEPTIBLE SOMETHING AT CABOOLTURE REGIONAL ART GALLERY
 

The Imperceptible Something is an exhibition of contemporary painting, sculpture and photographs featuring works by Lincoln Austin, Eryn Mark Begley, Leonard Brown, Julie Fragar, Stephen Hart, Henri van Noordenburg and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn

The Imperceptible Something opens at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 22 June 2013. For further information click here

 To view available works by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, click here




Image: Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Phathavi-voja , 2012, acrylic on canvas with perforation, 120 x 150 cm

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REUBEN PATERSON | VIBRANT LANEWAYS ART PROGRAM
 

As part of the Brisbane City Council’s Vibrant Laneways program Reuben Paterson has completed a large wall banner in Edison Lane, titled Seek to Yield to Find.
Reuben Paterson is a dynamic artist known for his creations in glitter and diamond dust. His works draw on inherited histories, presenting them with the sheen and luster of glitter and pattern that is influenced as much by Andy Warhol’s Diamond Dust Shoes of 1980 as by the traditional iconography of indigenous New Zealand.

For more information on Reuben Paterson and
Seek to Yield to Find, click here

Reuben Paterson’s first exhibition with Martin Browne Contemporary will open on 17 October 2013

Image: Project visualisation of Reuben Paterson's Seek to Find to Yield 2013 in Edison Lane

 

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GUAN WEI IN SNAKE SNAKE SNAKE – AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ASIAN AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS
 

Celebrating the depth and range of relationships and artistic exchange between Australia and China, Vietnam and Korea, this extraordinary exhibition features emerging and established artists. The eclectic range of work shares themes of heritage, individual journeys, cultural issues and the concept of home, while exploring notions of personal space, identity and globalisation with wonder and wisdom.

Snake Snake Snake is on view at Sydney Town Hall until
23rd Feburary. For further information click here

 


Left: Guan Wei, Fragments of History No. 6, acrylic on board, 2009, 70cm x 80 cm

 
 
ILDIKO KOVACS IN ACTION/ABSTRACTION AT WANGARATTA ART GALLERY
 

ACTION/ABSTRACTION unites the work of five major Australian artists. Curator and Gallery Director Dianne Mangan creates a captivating journey through the artists’ energetic and sensory approach to their individual works, embracing the manner in which each artist contributes to the viewer’s experience of their gestural and exceptional works

ACTION/ABSTRACTION is on view at the
Wangaratta Art Gallery until 24th March 2013. For more information click here

Left: Ildiko Kovacs, Running Late, 2012, oil on plywood, 180 x 180 cm
Right: Ildiko Kovacs, White Wash, 2012, oil on plywood,180 x 180 cm
 
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NEIL FRAZER AT THE GLASSHOUSE REGIONAL GALLERY

 

 

The Glasshouse Regional Gallery in Port Macquarie is currently exhibiting a solo show of Neil Frazer’s works. Frazer’s seductive paintings are constructed using layers of paint that encrust the surface of the canvas. From a distance the commanding cliff formations and shadowy outcrops loom tall above the swirling ocean spray, yet on closer examination the landscape dissolves into richly textured, abstract passages of paint. Works featured in this exhibition are from Frazer’s latest series depicting the dramatic coastlines of Sydney Heads, Jervis Bay and the Beecroft Peninsula.

The exhibition is on view at The Glasshouse Regional Gallery until the 10th March 2013. For more information click here

Neil Frazer, Wild Rock, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 112 x 112 cm
Neil Frazer, Empire, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 137 x 137 cm

 

 

ADRIENNE DOIG IN CLOSE TO HOME AT THE BLUE MOUNTAINS CITY ART GALLERY

 

 

Close to Home showcases the work of contemporary artists residing in the Blue Mountains region including Ben Denham, Adrienne Doig, Paul Mosig and Rachel Peachey, and Joan Ross. Through a variety of media including film, embroidery, photography and digital animation they investigate the colonisation of the landscape and the relationship between the past and the present.

Close to Home is on view at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery until 7th April 2013. For more information click here.

 

 

 

Adrienne Doig, AD Naturas et AD Mores et AD Omnem Vitae,2012, embroidery and appliqué ontapestry, 123 x 184 cm

 
 

BIRDS: PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY


 

Inspired by the abundance of bird life in the Gallery garden and Gerald Lewers’ sculptural practice, Birds represents a variety of material and conceptual approaches to the representation of birds in contemporary art. The exhibition features work by Adrienne Doig, Jim Cooper and Aboriginal artists Leigh and Garry Namponan

Birds is on view at the Penrith Regional Gallery until 19th May 2013. For more information click here.

Left to Right:
Garry Namponan, Minh Nguk (Owl), 2011, ochres and charcoal with acrylic binder on milkwood, 30 x 23 x 18 cm
Leigh Namponan, Minh Nguk (Owl), 2011, Ochres and charcoal with acrylic binder on milkwood,
50 x 20 x 25 cm
Jim Cooper, Yellow Duck, Daffodil, White Daisy and Green Flower, 2011, glazed ceramic

 
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IF PAIN PERSISTS: LINDE IVIMEY SCULPTURE | UQ ART MUSEUM | 3 November 2012 - 24 March 2013

 

Showcasing key sculptures produced over the past decade, this exciting survey exhibition at the University of Queensland Art Museum looks at the development of Ivimey’s unique vision. Curated by Louise Martin-Chew the exhibition explores Ivimey’s personal experiences, travels and fascinations from childhood to adulthood.

The exhibition is accompanied by the first major publication on the artist’s work, Linde Ivimey.

The book is available to purchase at the gallery for $60 + $12 P&H

For more information please contact the gallery

Mirum, 2012, steel armature, acrylic resin, dyed cotton, natural fibre,
earth, echidna quills, cast and natural sheep, fox, turkey, duck and
chicken bones, 62 x 62 x 9 cm

 

 

 

TROY EMERY JOINS MBC

 

MBC is excited to announce the representation of Troy Emery. This new work by Troy Emery will be included in the gallery’s forthcoming Spring Group Exhibition: 20 September - 14 October 2012. His first solo exhibition with the gallery will take place in early 2013.

For more information please contact the gallery

 

 

 

 

Creature, 2012, high-density taxidermy foam and polyester pompoms, 46 x 70 x 23 cm

 
 

MBC at the MELBOURNE ART FAIR

 

MBC’s most ambitious Art Fair program yet will be staged over two stands, DO3/DO4.  On Vernissage night, Wednesday 1 August, the presentation will open with a group exhibition across both stands  that will include new works from gallery artists made especially for the Fair. Then on Thursday 2 August we will present two one day solo exhibitions of new paintings by Ildiko Kovacs and Neil Frazer followed on Friday by two one day solo exhibitions by Alexander McKenzie and McLean Edwards. The final two days of the Fair will see a  group show over both stands. In addition, new media artist Baden Pailthorpe will present his latest work H(Air) Force One.

For more information on any of these works or the Melbourne Art Fair please  contact the gallery

Top Left to Right:
Neil Frazer, Flotsam, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 137 x 137 cm
Ildiko Kovacs, Lotto, oil on plywood, 180 x 180 cm
Alexander McKenzie, Privacy Screen, oil on linen, 153 x 163 cm

Bottom Left to Right:
McLean Edwards, L.A. Story #3 (Black List), 2012, oil on canvas, 212 x 183 cm
Baden Pailthorpe, H(Air) Force One, 2012, HD video, colour, sound, 2 minutes 58 seconds, ed.5 + 2 AP

 

 

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION: KARL MAUGHAN

 

Karl Maughan’s forthcoming exhibition Twenty-Seven Hundred Miles features a continuous 20 metre long frieze of 12  paintings incorporating imagery from gardens and national parks across Australia. Maughan is the only Australasian artist collected by Charles Saatchi. The exhibition opens on Thursday 26 July.

To view the online catalogue please click here

 

Karl Maughan, Mudgee, 2012, oil on linen, 152.5 x 240 cm

 

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION: BADEN PAILTHORPE

 

MBC is delighted to present Formations the first solo exhibition with the gallery by the exciting young new media artist, Baden Pailthorpe.

In Formations Pailthorpe presents a series of video and new media works that poetically examines and subverts the politics and aesthetics of the military.  The exhibition opens on Thursday 26 July. To view the online catalogue please click here

Pailthorpe's work is also on view at:

Yes We are Open | Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk), Amsterdam | Ongoing

FILE 2012 | Sao Paulo, Brazil | 16 July - 19 August 2012

Café des Espérances | Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands | 22 July - 16 September 2012

 

 

Baden Pailthorpe, Very Few Good Men, 2012, HD video, 16:9, colour, sound, 2 minutes, ed. 5 + 2 AP

 


ANDREW BROWNE AT GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY

 

The gallery is excited to announce that the Gippsland Art Gallery in Victoria will host a major survey of the work of Andrew Browne untill 22 July 2012.

Surveying Browne’s extensive career from 2000 to 2012, Horizon explores the artist’s preoccupations with travel, transition, and the collision between the natural and built environments.

To download the exhibition catalogue click here

To view available works by Andrew Browne click here

 

 

Andrew Browne, Untitled (After Deflated), 2011, o il on linen, 101 x 81 cm

 


NOW IN THE GALLERY | GUAN WEI CLOUD B#2

 

Following on from Guan Wei's acclaimed exhibition Play on the Beach, the gallery is excited to announce the release of Clouds, a series of three new large-scale bronze sculptures by the artist. With the maquettes for these works having sold out immediately on their release two years ago, this is an opportunity for sculpture collectors to acquire an example of Guan Wei's unique iconography in sculptural form.

For further information on this and other Guan Wei bronzes, please contact the gallery

 

Guan Wei,Clouds B#2, 2012, 96 x 78 x 148 cm, ed. 2/3

 


ALEXANDER McKENZIE | FINALIST IN THE WYNNE PRIZE AGNSW


 

Alexander McKenzie's painting The Island is a Mighty Fortress has been selected as a finalist in the Wynne Prize for Landscape Painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes open on 31 March 2012 and the exhibition continues until 3 June 2012.

"This work continues my exploration of an implied narrative taking place within a landscape. The suggested journey and choices of direction in each of these paintings reflect the decisions – both temporal and spiritual – that all of us must make in our lives.

In The island is a mighty fortress, the island looms large as a symbol of life’s struggle, both menacing and beautiful, with the various infrastructure indicating possible pathways toward the top. I want the viewer to explore each of these options and find his or her own way to reach the summit, symbolising our need to each find our own answers to life’s questions."

McKenzie's forthcoming exhibition Arboretum opens on the 3rd May 2012

 

Alexander McKenzie,The Island is a Mighty Fortress, 2012, oil on linen, 167 x 228 cm

 


PETER COOLEY | KEY MUSEUM ACQUISITION FROM THROUGH THE ARCHIPELAGO


 

The gallery is delighted to announce that the University of Queensland Art Museum has acquired a key piece from Peter Coolley's current exhibition. Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, 2011, will be featured in the forthcoming UQ Art Museum exhibition, Animal/Human. Curated by Michele Helmrich, the exhibition will open in mid May. Peter Cooley's exhibition is now on view in the gallery through until February 26th.

 

 

Peter Cooley, Corellas 2, 2011, earthenware, 29 x 31 x 17 cm

 


NEIL FRAZER | ART MONTH OPEN STUDIO TOUR


 

As part of the Leichhardt Open Studio Trail (LOST) 2012 Neil Frazer will open his studio doors during Art Month on Sunday 4 March. For more information on this event click here.

 

Neil Frazer, Western Elegy, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 137 x 137 cm

 

BRENT HARRIS | NATIONAL GALLERY of VICTORIA


 

The gallery is excited to announce that the National Gallery of Victoria will host a major survey of the work of Brent Harris from 10 March - 12 August 2012.

Drawn largely from the gallery’s own extensive holdings of Harris’ work, the exhibition will include three works from Harris' 2011 exhibition at Martin Browne Contemporary, the reassembled self.

 

Brent Harris, No. 17, 2011, charcoal and gouache on board, 42 x 31 cm

 

ADRIENNE DOIG and LINDE IVIMEY | HELLO DOLLIES - PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY

  Works by Adrienne Doig and Linde Ivimey will be on show as part of the Penrith Regional Gallery group exhibition Hello Dollies. Opening this Saturday 18 February this exhibition celebrates ‘the doll’ and its vast visual representations from the 1940s until today.

Adrienne Doig’s forthcoming exhibition AD in Arcadia Ego opens on 1 March 2012. For enquiries please contact the gallery
   
     

Left:  Adrienne Doig, AD Absurdum, 2011, embroidery on tapestry, 45 x 46.5
Right:  Linde Ivimey, Renovamen, 2011, mixed media, 125 x 40 x 35 cm

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION: A. J. TAYLOR | MAPLETON

 

A. J. Taylor’s solo exhibition Mapleton will soon be entering its final week. The exhibition has drawn large crowds to the gallery and eight of the ten paintings have been sold. Working for the first time on this new large-scale format, Taylor’s depiction of sub-tropical rainforest landscapes has cemented his reputation as one of the country's foremost contemporary landscape painters. A. J. Taylor's exhibition is now on view in the gallery through until February 26th.

 

A. J. Taylor, Mapleton 3, 2011, oil on board, 182 x 273 cm

 

Last updated: 25 May 2011

INTRODUCING MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY


 

We are pleased to announce the gallery’s relocation to an exciting new space at 15-21 Hampden Street, Paddington. A restored 1930s industrial Art Deco Building - formerly the home of Servis Industries - the new premises will include two galleries with three times our current amount of exhibiting space, as well as first floor offices and stockroom and an extensive outdoor exhibition area. Reflecting the shift in focus that has taken place over the gallery’s 20 year history, we will reopen on 20th July as Martin Browne Contemporary with the inaugural exhibition to be by Wynne Prize finalist Neil Frazer. Titled Fracture, the exhibition will feature works inspired by Frazer’s recent journeys to North West and Central Australia.

The gallery will operate from our current Potts Point address until mid June.

To register your interest or to preview works by Frazer please click here


 

Neil Frazer, Rapid Rise, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 196 x 296 cm

 

 

ILDIKO KOVACS DOWN THE LINE 1980-2010 AT HAZELHURST REGIONAL GALLERY

 

A survey exhibition spanning 30 years of Ildiko Kovacs’ practice is currently on view at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre in southern Sydney.

The exhibition, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, presents a considered and in-depth reading of one of the country’s most recognised mid-career abstract painters. Accompanying the exhibition is a significant publication produced for the occasion of the exhibition with essays by Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Terence Maloon.

For further information on the exhibition, please visit Hazelhurst Regional Gallery’s website.  To enquire about available works by Ildiko Kovacs please click here.



 

Ildiko Kovacs, Twig, 2010/11, oil on plywood, 60 x 60 cm

 

TIM MAGUIRE – NEW PSYCHEDELIA AT THE UQ ART MUSEUM

Works by Tim Maguire are currently on view in the exhibition New Psychedelia at the UQ Art Museum. Curator Sebastian Moody has selected two works by Maguire; the film, Brisbane River and lightbox, Redleaf II which is held in the UQ Art Museum collection.

To enquire about available works by Tim Maguire please click here.

 

 


 

Tim Maguire, Light Fall III, 2011, duratran on lightbox, 180 x 100 cm, Ed. of 5 + 1 AP

GUAN WEI - OCAT CONTEMPORARY ART TERMINAL, SHENZHEN, CHINA

Guan Wei’s solo museum exhibition ‘Spellbound’ is currently on view at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China.

For this exhibition, Guan Wei and a small team of assistants spent a month in the 1300 square meter exhibition space creating a series of large scale wall paintings that will only be seen for the duration of the exhibition. Following the exhibition closure on June 15, much of the work will be destroyed. gallery will operate from our current Potts Point address until mid June.

The exhibition at OCAT will round off an extremely successful beginning to the year for Guan Wei who recently realized a record auction result at Sotheby’s International’s The Ullens Collection - The Nascence of Avant Garde China, reaching the price of HKD$ 1,100,000 (AUD$133,000) for the artist’s painting Playing with Strings (1987).

Guan Wei’s first exhibition with Martin Browne Contemporary will run from October 12 – November 6th at the new Hampden Street premises.

To enquire about available works by Guan Wei or to register your interest to preview the October exhibition, please click here.

 

Guan Wei, Fragment of History 2, 2009, acrylic on board, 70 x 80 cm



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