'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...
The paintings of Ellen Altfest are ethereal in their detail. Fields of minutiae come together as pulsating images; small brushstrokes of oil paint accumulate over a series of months to single out seemingly innocuous subjects, such as a hand resting atop patterned fabric (The Hand, 2011) or a deep green cactus reaching upwards from beneath a bed of...
On the rooftop of the former Rio Hotel complex in Colombo, it was hard to ignore the high-rise buildings, still under construction, blocking all but a sliver of what used to be an open view over Slave Island, once an island on Beira Lake that housed slaves in the 19th century, and now a downtown suburb. The hotel was set alight during the...
A sculpture in the bathtub, a horse on the couch and a disco in the loo are just some of the ways artworks have been exhibited at what is emerging as Melbourne’s most exciting art fair.
The Hotel Windsor is, once again, about to be transformed by SPRING 1883, a high-end contemporary art show to be held as part of Melbourne’s Art Week.
The invitation-only art fair returns to the Windsor after its 2014 debut, when a selected group of independent galleries took over the hotel’s suites, presenting art works in baths, drawers, beds and bedside tables. Last year the fair was held in Sydney’s Establishment Hotel.
GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery was established in 1991 by Director Paul Greenaway OAM. Divided into two independent spaces that can accommodate all sorts of challenging projects, the large converted warehouse has always shown the best local and national artists with regular invitations extended to artists from other countries.
The Director is a Government Approved Valuer and advice can be given to collectors at every level. Through operating a small project space in Berlin (GAGPROJECTS) and attending all major art events on the international calendar, as well as participating in many art fairs each year, the gallery has established relationships with artists and galleries at an international level. This has enabled us to form bridges for purchases on behalf of clients, or source works for institutions and private collectors not easily accessed.
We want to convey to the first time visitor to our gallery the sense of excitement and discovery we still have for art, as well as advise the serious collectors on a level and involvement that suits them, and stretch all people to learn more about the world through contemporary art.
The Hamish McKay Gallery opened in 1993 and represents leading artists from New Zealand and Australia.
As well as regularly exhibiting in public galleries and contemporary art spaces in New Zealand and Australia, artists represented by the gallery have increasing international reputations, participating in exhibitions in Europe and North and South America.
Located in the heart of central Wellington, Hamish McKay Gallery presents a regularly changing programme of exhibitions and installations, contributing significantly to the Australasian art scene.
In recent years the gallery has looked to broaden both its artists and its own reputation by attending the Liste Art Fair in Basel, the Frieze Art Fair in London, the New Art Dealers Alliance NADA as well as attending Fairs more locally in Australia and New Zealand.
The Jan Murphy Gallery celebrated its 20th year of operation in March 2015. In that period it has taken its place as a leading Brisbane gallery, dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary art of the highest calibre. Situated in the heart of Brisbane’s gallery precinct, its three exhibition spaces are heralded by the large gallery windows facing Brunswick Street, themselves local landmarks that delight passing pedestrians and motorists as they showcase the regularly changing exhibitions.
The gallery represents a stylistically varied selection of local and interstate Australian art by established and emerging artists. Gallery director Jan Murphy, a member of the Australian Commercial Galleries Association with formal qualifications in art history, is well placed to offer specialist advice on all aspects of the establishment and maintenance of an interesting and rewarding art collection.
The exhibition program is complemented with substantial stockroom holdings of early and current works by represented artists. In addition, the gallery provides an art consultancy service for both individual and corporate clients. Services include valuations of contemporary and early Australian art, auction and dealer representation for the purchase or resale of works, the negotiation of commissions, and liaison with interior design and architectural professionals.
The gallery is also happy to arrange on-site consultations to assist with the best selection and placement of works, and to advise on framing, restoration and conservation of artworks.
Tolarno Galleries has been at the cutting edge of contemporary Australian art for many years. Four artists have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale and the exhibition program attracts the attention of collectors, curators and critics from around the globe.
‘Currency is the common denominator for all artists represented by Tolarno Galleries,’ Max McLean wrote in 2002. ‘Not currency in the fiscal sense – although Tolarno is a commercial gallery, and a highly successful one at that – but currency understood more in the sense of an electric charge, of contemporaneity, and of cultural and intellectual exchange.’
With a reputation for showing fresh (often young) artists, it may come as some surprise to recent visitors to know that Tolarno Galleries was established in 1967. It has shown some of Australia’s – and the world’s – best known artists, from Bonnard to Sol Le Wit and Jeff Koons.
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