Internationally recognised and locally loved, Carol Murphy is a sculptor best known for her figurative sculptural method and textured vessels. With more solo exhibitions under her belt than she has fingers and toes, this well-seasoned artist's work often features thick-limbed figures that dance around the themes of innocence, suggestiveness and fulfilment, or a lack thereof. Whether it's introspective figures in demure tones or coltish characters draped in bold colours, the work produced by Carol Murphy is always exceptional.
24 November 2017
Tomorrow is the last day to catch this display of contemporary drawings. A nod to the fundamental nature of the medium, the exhibition's roll call of over 20 artists includes Noel McKenna, Catherine O'Donnell and Paul White. All are welcome to attend Saturday afternoon's artist panel conversation, Drawing Conclusions.
11-12 November 2017
Group exhibition Out of Line pays tribute to the fundamental nature of drawing and the depth of potential behind the simple line. Exploring a variety of aesthetics, mediums and technologies, the pieces in this exhibition aim to defy expectations. Featured artists include Margaret Ackland, Edgar Schilter, Mylyn Nguyen and Anastasia Parmson.
October - December 2017
Sydney-based artist and photographer Ashleigh Garwood began 2017 with a residency at the University of Idaho in the Astrophysics Department, deciphering astrophotography, and the myriad scientific lenses used to determine the colour and composition of the universe beyond our sight--radio and gravitational waves, weather patterns, and mapping inferences, for example.
These composite dimensions and systems of information beyond regular vision are what interests Garwood, who is also currently completing an honours year in photography at the University of Technology, Sydney.
12 October 2017
Ashleigh Garwood is drawn to dramatic landscapes: the frigid majesty of glaciers, the caldera of volcanoes, deep ruptures in the surface of the planet; places that have an otherworldly ambience. But the photographs she presents in her solo show, Massing, are literally not of this earth. Or rather they are and they are not.Read online: http://artguide.com.au/ashleigh-garwood-photographs-the-future-in-massing
11 October 2017
We had an exciting sneak preview of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's new exhibition Unflinching Gaze: Photo Media & the Male Figure when Richard Perram spoke at the Arts OutWest arts networking night.
9 October 2017
Kitchen-Studio is the next Black Box Projects exhibition at MAY SPACE. Curated by Megan Fizell and featuring artists Nina Ross, Miku Sato, Hana Hoogedeure and Luke O'Donnell, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Hanne Nielsen and Birgit Johnsen, and Ana Prvački, the show turns the domestic kitchen into a performance space.
7-8 October 2017
Ashleigh Garwood explores landscape and its shifting forms in this exhibition of analogue and digital photography. Garwood created these mostly black-and-white images after completing a residency in astrophotography at the astrophysics department of the University of Idaho.
16-17 September 2017
Everywhere one looked the galleries were making a tremendous effort. It was brave of Brenda May to fill her booth with a massive wall drawing of a house by Cath O'Donnell, but the effect was stunning.
9 September 2017
The highlights of Sydney Contemporary are split between those works by artists you might already know but go beyond expectation, or artists unknown to you who have a mature and interesting practice. Of the first category, Catherine O’Donnell’s Urban Perspective installation at MAY SPACE is a delight. O’Donnell draws on paper with charcoal, producing exact, delicate 1:1 scale drawings of the windows, doors and screens of suburban fibro houses.