12 April 2019
Drawing inspiration from the Australian citizenship test booklet, group exhibition Our Common Bond explores the brutal truths that the citizenship test fails to address, that of our First Nations peoples. Olivia Welch has curated works that explore Australia's history and current attitudes towards the country's diverse population.
29 March 2019
Yawning on the toilet, soaking in the bathtub or pondering life over a cigarette: these brief moments of pause are the focus of Dai Li's sculpture exhibition, A Moment's Silence. They depict the slight changes in body language and facial expression that occur when we lose ourselves to everyday thoughts.
Why is there a prefix on Australian-ness? Why is identity predicated on where we came from?
To see who feels welcome, and who does not, it can be as simple as opening a magazine or turning on the TV.
In the exhibition, Our Common Bond at MAY SPACE, Sydney, Olivia Welch curates the works of a talented mix of Australian artists from Jason Phu to Amala Groom, Dean Cross, Pamela Leung, Siying Zhou, Atong Atem, Lara Chamas and Duha Ali who explore what it means to be Australian, and why there is such a fixation on trying to define what that means.Read online: https://www.art-almanac.com.au/our-common-bond/
Spending most of his life on the coastal fringes of Sydney's south, Darren Gannon would, as a younger man, head further south for surfing trips with mates. He loved those years of sleeping on isolated hilltops and gazing lovingly at landscapes that are now embedded in his consciousness.
20 February 2019
Artist Profile chats to Nicole Welch about the dualities of endurance and surrender, urbanity and rurality, life and death, that interlace her media-based practice, as the artist prepares for her exhibition at MAY SPACE, Sydney.Read online: http://www.artistprofile.com.au/nicole-welch/
Shelly Beach 'mayor' Harry Thompson is the muse for a new animated exhibition opening at the Glasshouse
Port Macquarie NewsVerified account
15 February 2019
A new exhibition combines film and drawing to tell the story of Port Macquarie icon Harry Thompson the unofficial mayor of Shelly Beach.
A sketch animation artist, Todd Fuller started work on the exhibition during his time as an Artist in Residency at the Glasshouse in October, 2018 and said he is delighted to be back showcasing his work.Read online: https://www.portnews.com.au/story/5905516/exhibit-shines-light-on-life-of-our-harry/?cs=12989
Peta Minnici has been a stand out student whist completing her Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School over the past several years. In 2015, she won The John Olsen Award for Figure Drawing, as well as the Parkers Fine Art Award for Painting, both held at NAS. In 1017 she was also a finalist for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and has participated in group shows with Sydney's Dominik Mersch Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and GAFFA Gallery. ...more
89.7 Eastside FM
30 November 2018
Radio interview with Todd Fuller about his exhibition Convicts and Queens: a passionate history of Australia.Read online: https://eastsidefm.org/episodes/arts-friday-1030am-30th-nov-2018/
29 November 2018
For much of the 20th century, Australia enjoyed one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world.
Suburbs stretched the city edges and homes became castles; not just places of physical shelter and emotional retreat but showcases of architectural trends, furnishings and the latest kitchen appliances.
Seventy objects drawn from the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences plot the evolution of the "great Australian dream" in a new exhibition opening at the Penrith Regional Gallery on December 1.
....................more Read online: https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/ideal-home-of-crushed-hopes-20181126-p50iff.html
Blue Mountains Gazette
29 November 2018
Long-time Glenbrook artist Catherine O'Donnell has a new series of work in a major exhibition curated by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in partnership with Penrith Regional Gallery (Lewers Bequest).
The work pays homage to the brutalist architecture of the Sirius building in Sydney’s Millers Point, providing a commentary upon the loss of public housing and community in the inner city. Using six large-scale tape drawings she has mapped out the Sirius building footprint, floorplans and elevations across the walls of the main gallery....more Read online: https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5783220/glenbrook-artist-pays-homage-to-sirius-building/
16 November 2018
Nicole Welch bypassed Sydney, moving from London to Bathurst. Fourteen years on, she talks about the changes and the challenges for an artist living regionally.Read online: https://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/visual-arts/gina-fairley/making-it-as-a-regional-artist-the-realities-and-the-wins-256839