Thursday 22 October 2009, p.53
It's disconcerting, yet fascinating, to see a massive rhinoceros leaning over a fragile teacup; a disembodied hand floating in the air or fairies escaped from a peculiar fantasy world.
Tweed River Art Gallery
Exhibition catalogue for James Guppy's major touring exhibition, "Seduction and Subversion: the art of James Guppy 1989-2009".
Softcover, 48pp, illustrated
21 x 21cm
Essays by Susi Muddiman, Alison Kubler, and Andrew Frost.
The Newcastle Herald
19 September 2009
BRANXTON artist Todd Fuller has snared a national prize, pushing the boundaries of the competition in the process.
Fuller, 21, this month won the $5000 Acquisitive Award as part of the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Awards.
The winning entry was "Watt Art?", an animation filmed at the Watt Space Gallery in Newcastle.
"It was a solid week's work, and that's not including editing," Fuller said.
Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), p.14
5 September 2009
Fine copper wire and synthetic thread become both beautiful and dangerous in Melinda Le Guay's hands. The artist has knitted a series of narrow, loose-stitched little dresses out of the wire and given them old-fashioned girls' names such as Elspeth and Ruby. They're delicate and spooky, like decaying christening or perhaps burial robes for a skinny, scary baby. Elsewhere, a row of tiny, perfect but dead creatures - including a bird, a lizard and a micro bat - are fatally but aesthetically entangled in thread in an installation titled Snared (detail pictured)....more
ATO CONFIRMS INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE FOR ARTWORKS
Lowensteins Arts Management CPAs has now received advice from the ATO confirming that small businesses (turnover <$2m) are eligible to receive an investment allowance of up to 50% on the purchase of artworks up to 31 December 2009*.
The specialist arts accountancy firm sought this advice in June by putting forward a number of guidelines that they believed would enable artworks to be claimed under the new allowance.
Australian Financial Review
Friday 26 June 2009, p.3
John Kehoe & Hannah Tattersall
A new painting or sculpture might not immediately spring to mind as a business asset but artworks will qualify with cars and computers for the federal government tax break to encourage business to invest in new plant and equipment.
Businesses shelling out for cars, luxury boats and plasma televisions could also receive up to a 50 per cent tax break for new depreciating assets used predominantly in the course of business.
Australian Art Collector, #49, p.202
James Guppy is a productive and imaginative artist - always trying new things, experimenting with techniques and presentations, not all of them necessarily successful, but impressively diverse and wholeheartedly committed to the surrealist project.
Australian Art Collector, #49, pp.220-221
Courtney Kidd chooses 10 works from stockrooms across Australia that she would buy tomorrow if she could.
15 January, 2009
Andrew J. West
An exhibition that lends visual documentation of the progress and opposing traits in human physicality and life. Tadu Gallery has been transformed into an anatomy museum by the works of Australian artist Patsy Payne in an artistic attempt to comprehend the meaning of humanity in an age where the human body has been demystified by centuries of dissection and scientific investigation.
Sydney Morning Herald (Metro), p.19
22 May, 2009
The Heavy metal sculptures in the Canberra artist's solo show, World After, radiate a barely contained violence. They mimic perfectly balanced bits of rubble, like obsolete mechanisms from crumbling civilisations.
29 March 2009
Left: Picture by Peter Stoop
PETER Tilley's artwork is set for a royal encounter when it is shipped off to Denmark today.
The Hunter sculptor is one of 60 Australian artists invited to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark, which will be officially opened by Crown Prince Frederick and Princess Mary on June 4.
Between the Idea and the Reality, which took Mr Tilley just six weeks to complete, will appear in the free outdoor exhibition.
"There is no other place where your work gets that much exposure so it's pretty exciting," Mr Tilley said.