- Nicole Welch at Adelaide Perry Gallery
3 to 23 May
A selection of recent photographs and video by Represented Artist, Nicole Welch (in conjunction with the Students’ Photographic Prize)
Friday 3 May – Thursday 23 May
Opening: Thursday 2 May at 6.00 pm
- Video @ Batch Festival
26 April to 11 May
A participatory artwork surveying a range of responses to same-sex love and marriage equality. Members of the public are encouraged to respond to a drawing depicting two men engaged in a passionate kiss, by colouring in the figures. The resulting images are then compiled into a compelling animation.
The first edition of this project was shown for Mardi Gras in 2016. In the face of the later postal plebiscite, Todd Fuller made a third iteration of his video. To date, over 1,000 people have engaged in the process of receiving, responding to and returning a drawing, each one becoming a single image in the thousands of stills edited together into the animation.
This latest edition will be projected onto Griffin’s exterior.
Catherine O'Donnell - Fibro Façade
- An Installation by Catherine O'Donnell at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
16 April - 1 June 2019
Fibro Façade is an installation comprising eleven meticulous charcoal drawings of elements from common fibro housing and an architectural tape outline connecting them.
Catherine O’Donnell leaves the screen door ajar, pulls back the curtain, opens the window and shows the uneven lines of the venetian blinds to reveal that her renderings are equally about the occupants as they are about the structures that they call home.
Hardenvale - our home in absurdia, at National Art School
- collaborative multimedia exhibition by Todd Fuller, Catherine O'Donnell, Kelly O'Dempsey, 2019
28 March to 20 April
Hardenvale – our home in Absurdia is a real-scale, immersive, house-like environment by Australian artists Catherine O'Donnell, Kellie O'Dempsey and Todd Fuller. Through drawing, projection, built form, sound and movement, this collaborative project references the architecture of 1960s Western Sydney Government housing as well as spaces the group describe as 'the cultural fringe of Australia'. Crossing three generations, these artists’ re-imagine lived domestic space while expanding the practice of drawing to create an intimate and unsettling experience. Harvesting images from personal narratives of imperfect moments (both familiar and strange), Hardenvale is a humble dwelling made from drawing in which to spend, loose or ind time. This installation invites visitors to reflect on their own experiences and memories of home.
Dobell Drawing Prize 2019
- Finalists, represented artist Catherine O'Donnell and exhibited artists Peta Minnici, Alex Karaconji, Jenny Orchard
28 March to 25 May 2019
The Dobell Drawing Prize is a new biennial prize and exhibition presented by the National Art School in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation. The Prize is an open call to all artists and aims to explore the enduring importance of drawing and the breadth and dynamism of contemporary approaches to drawing.
The exhibition showcases the finalists’ artworks across a broad range of media that acknowledges the foundational principals of drawing, while also encouraging challenging and expansive approaches to drawing. Submissions are invited for artworks on paper, but may also include wall drawings and larger-scale works and works utilising electronic media.
National Art School envisions the Prize as a platform for the celebration and examination of current drawing practices. The Prize builds on the energy of both emerging artists who make art through drawing, while also celebrating innovation and technical skill of experienced artists.
The new Dobell Drawing Prize is an acquisitive art award that runs in alternative years to the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, affirming the Dobell Foundation’s commitment to continuing the development of drawing as a medium in its own right, and a fundamental element of the visual arts. Represented artist, Catherine O'Donnell, was one of the six artists selected for the second Biennial in 2016.
Todd Fuller at Glasshouse Regional Gallery
- From Somewhere, 2019
16 February to 22 April
Overlooking Shelly Beach sits the iconic Harry’s Lookout. The site is known for its picturesque view and for the man whom it is named after. From 1959, until his death in 2000, Harry Thompson was the unofficial caretaker, a citizen of the year and later appointed Mayor of Shelly Beach. In To see the ocean for the first time, Glasshouse Port Macquarie Artist in Residence Todd Fuller reimagines this iconic local story. Harry and his wife arrived in a caravan they purchased after winning the lottery. Getting bogged on the beach, that van would become their family home. Many locals remember Harry for his eccentricities, keeping the beach safe and clean, as well as disagreements with local authorities, while holidaymakers remember his festive installations such as the ‘thong tree’ for lost possessions. Fuller’s animation is a vehicle for those memories, drawn and painted by hand, it traces Harry’s story.
Mylyn Nguyen at Bondi Pavilion Gallery
- The Enchanted Garden, 2019
9 to 27 January