2014 External EXHIBITIONS

Robert Boynes at Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

- Velocity, 2014

14 November to 14 December

"This exhibition curated by Terence Maloon brings together paintings by Robert Boynes, Jon Cattapan and Derek O'Connor, video installations by Merilyn Fairskye and the British duo Semiconductor, and photographs by Gilbert Bel-Bachir, which prompt reflection on technology and the phenomena of speed." - Australian National University

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Peter Tilley, Touring Exhibition with Andy Devine

- Black Harvest

2014 to 2016

» Moree Plains Gallery - 1 November to 23 November 2014
» Cessnock Regional Art Gallery - 8 January to 1 February 2015
» The Glasshouse Port Macquarie - 13 February to 22 March 2015
» Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre - 23 April to 5 June 2016
» Manly Art Gallery and Museum - 1 July to 4 September 2016

"The collaborative 3D collages and sculptural pieces, assembled from paintings, printing plates and objects either found or made, embrace the idea that the works remain open to a multiplicity of meanings and interpretations. Duality of meaning is an aspect that we have consistently pursued and consciously incorporated in our work. There is an apparent simplicity to the objects and images yet they are richly symbolic and capable of multiple or contradictory interpretations. This is an area of primary importance to us both. The symbolism can be read as a metaphor for humankind's disregard for the natural world. There is also an undercurrent of the lived experience both of us have weathered before settling in Newcastle." - Peter Tilley

Before becoming a touring exhibition, this show was first exhibited at Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle and The Hunters Premier Art Gallery - 6 June to 1 July 2013

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Robert Boynes at Art Gallery of New South Wales

- Pop to Popism, 2014/15

1 November 2014 to 1 Mar 2015

Head Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Wayne Tunnicliffe, brings to Sydney incredible works by local and international artists who either pioneered, contributed to or notably engaged with the Pop Art movement. Represented artist, Robert Boynes, has two major paintings featured in the 'Made in Oz' section.

"Spanning three decades from the mid 1950s to the 1980s, the exhibition traces the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad. One of our most ambitious exhibitions ever, it will consume an entire Gallery floor and feature over 200 works" - Art Gallery of New South Wales, The movement that changed art forever.

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Peter Tilley at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi

- crossing the sky by boat, 2014

23 October to 9 November

Peter Tilley's work 'crossing the sky by boat' was selected for the 2014 edition of Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi.

Tilley was also inducted into the Decade Club at Sculpture by the Sea in 2014. The Decade Club was created to honour artists who have exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea for 10 years or more.

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Robert Boynes at Canberra Museum + Gallery

- PULSE: Reflections on the body

18 October 2014 to 22 February 2015

PULSE: Reflections on the body asks us to consider three vital questions:

What are the constituent elements of the human body What relationship do these have to our health, and to pathology? What drives us to define what is a "normal body" And ultimately, how do our views on the body inform what we think it is to be human?

Nicole Welch at Penrith Regional Gallery

- Green, 2014

30 August to 16 November

"The 'Illumination' works began when I was an artist-in-residence at Hill End in 2010. The archetypal Australian landscape that I encountered was overwhelmingly felt, along with the colonial histories imbued within. My ancestry is strongly connected to this region, dating to pre-1850 when my ancestors arrived to secure pastoral leases on 'uncharted' land. These personal family histories, the broader history of the region and the European idealism projected upon this landscape became the focus this new work" - Nicole Welch, 2013

"...'Green' explores the intersection between nature and culture, presenting artworks that shine the lens of artistic enquiry on the environment, in particular the symbiotic relationship between the man-made and the natural." - Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
 

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BMG Artists at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

- Kitchenalia, 2014

28 August to 11 October

"Who dosen't cook or hang out in the kitchen? With cooking shows and competitions flooding our TV screens, we all fancy ourselves as culinary experts. So we decided to find a group of artists who work with the Kitchen theme: pots, pans, utensils, white goods, wrapping, eating, just drawing, painting or sculpting associated kitchen things and bring you this eclectic mix of media? From the delightful and surprising to plain old weird, you will find it in Kitchenalia." - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

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Nicole Welch at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

- The Third Wave: Two Decades of the Hill End Artists in Residence Program, 2014

1 August to 28 September

"The Artists of Hill End 1947 to Present collection area was initiated in 1994 in response to the major exhibition The Artists of Hill End - Art, Life and Landscape held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1994 and the subsequent development of the Hill End Artists in Residence Program. This focus collection, which encompasses three generations of artists who have lived and worked in Hill End, aims to highlight the connection between the landscape of the region, its history, and its powerful influence on the development of Australian painting." - Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

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Tanmaya Bingham at Ostrale'O14

- 8th International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Dresden

18 July to 27 September

"OSTRALE'014 is open to the world Around You. It seeks to change the way we see the world and to sharpen our awareness of the things that are going on close to us. It wants to find out who we are and what it is that holds us together as a society, as political citizens, as art lovers, as elements of nature and as whole nations. For centuries, art has been a catalyst for change and a way of reflecting our opinions -- either through the lens of fiction, surrealism or real life. Art raises important questions, builds bridges and encourages us to get involved.

The OSTRALE thus deliberately focuses on artistic positions that, both in Dresden and further afield, question, move, confuse and unite. We believe that by recognising different identities and modes of expression and by putting them on an equal footing as topics for discussion within contemporary society, we can help make Europe more cosmopolitan and open-minded." - OSTRALE

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Al Munro at Penrith Regional Gallery

- Colour and Light, 2014

31 May to 24 August

This group show investigated the phenomena of colour and light through a scientific and an artistic lens. Al Munro's 'Molecular Measure' series was on view as a part of this exhibition.

"These works are the result of a number of discussions with Waratah Lahy about the areas in which our interests connect. Waratah was working on a series of paintings of street and garden scenes framed and distorted by ornate window panes. These formed patterned grids, very similar to the molecular and crystallographic grids which have informed my work for the last few years. We chose to begin our In Tandem works using a crytsalline shape from a series of brooches I has made in 2012, and to focus on ideas of grids, structure and space.

My works began with a number of drawings, but soon moved into a constructed form using the balsa wood to allow me to explore ideas of structure and construction. The resultant works make use of stripes that mimic a scientific colour code or system of measurement and make reference to the constructed-ness of a scientific understanding of the natural world. The works reference diagrams, but replace the conventional black and white line work with brightly coloured, glittering stripes, reinvesting the forms with some of the variety and vivdness present in natural specimens." - Al Munro

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Al Munro at ANU School of Art Gallery

- Chat: Australia/Thai Art Exchange, 2014

4 April to 3 May

"This exhibition marks a two-decade history of artistic and academic exchanges between the ANU School of Art and Chiang Mai University?s Faculty of Fine Art. The six Australian artist-academics represented here have undertaken a number of residencies and visits to Thailand, and have participated in exhibitions alongside their Thai counterparts. This process of exchange, inaugurated between the then Canberra School of Art and Chiang Mai University in the early 1990s, has continued to underline the importance of collegial links between Australian and Asian art communities." - Dr Chaitanya Sambrani, 'The importance of being chatty', CHAT catalogue, 2014 - http://bit.ly/1LOnAXS

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James Guppy at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

- EFFLORESCENT - A Contemporary Take, 2014

31 January to 12 April

Efflorescent is definitely not just about a vase of flowers. A contemporary take on a floral exhibition, it looks at the many ways artists are moved to create works from their connection with flora, whether it is a literal representation, a borrowing of an organic form or the use of plant materials as a medium.

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Mylyn Nguyen at Sydney Town Hall

- Crossing Boundaries, 2014

22 January to 9 February

A celebration of contemporary Asian Australian art as a part of the Chinese New Year festival produced by the City of Sydney. Curated by Catherine Croll.

"One day I was told I should have been a pig and that dogs are noble and should have been my brother. I was told that dragons shouldn?t like me but it didn?t matter as one day karma would turn me into a bird and then a snail. I was told monkeys would protect me from snakes and whales would save me from drowning. Naturally I thought I would marry a rooster but I was told I would fall in love with a horse. I was told that my mole would stop horses from finding me and that parting my hair in the middle would make my monkey and pig hate each other.

Ponytail is a body of work that explores the animals that I have hidden behind, accepted my fate with and live my life fearing. " - Mylyn Nguyen

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Art Stage Singapore

- Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre, 2014

16 to 19 January

This year, Brenda May Gallery will be presenting Mylyn Nguyen's installation, 'Bombus', comprised of about one thousand, life-sized bumblebees, intricately crafted out of hand-painted, cut and folded paper, at Art Stage Singapore. Each bumblebee sits atop a fine clear acrylic strand with a perspex base, constructed so that the slightest breeze or even a breath causes the colony to "hover". As one would expect of a bumblebee, they have a furry, black and yellow striped back, however Nguyen's tiny creatures may also have a tiny green strip of lawn and some even carry minute, cut-out, watercolour houses, complete with driveways and trees.

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