THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery was established in 2013 by Nicola Stein and Dianne Tanzer. Stein and Tanzer are dedicated to promoting and exhibiting outstanding contemporary artists in Australia and increasing their visibility internationally. This collaboration represents a select group of artists whose practices are defined by integrity, critical engagement and a strong personal aesthetic. Our dynamic annual program of solo shows, curated exhibitions and artist projects is complemented by our focus on off-site exhibitions and regular participation in international art fairs and public projects.
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At Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong, the centrepiece of Juan Ford 's recent solo exhibition Blank (15 March–20 April 2019) was Recollector (2018), a hyper-realistic portrait of a solo female figure standing against a clear blue sky, the painting cropped at her knee. She is costumed in white drapery, although fragments of red, blue, and yellow...
Vincent Namatjira relishes painting famous people who are humorously redeployed across vivid canvases and depicted in his community in remote Indulkana in South Australia. His powerful paintings are part portraiture and part caricature, in which politicians are placed side by side in wryly preposterous juxtapositions, such as Donald Trump and...
Animal masks, headless budgies and reptile skeletons are frequent sights in the photography of contemporary Australian artists Polixeni Papapetrou and Petrina Hicks. While each artist favours elements of the performative in their work, stylistically they are opposites. Papapetrou's images are resplendent with richly textured backdrops while Hicks...
It came as a serious shock to me when I rounded a corner at Art Basel Miami Beach, the world's largest contemporary art fair, and came face-to-face with Donald J. Trump.
On New Year's Eve 1915, 31-year-old William Joseph Punch from North Queensland joined up and went to war. Sent to northern France he was wounded twice, finally ending up in a military hospital in Britain. There on August 29, 1917, he died from pneumonia.
Vincent Namatjira and Kamurin Young are two of the "youngfellas" who belong to one of the most remote artistic collectives on earth, spanning a vast proportion of central Australia, larger than many European countries.
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