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Samraing Chea @ Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2019

Samraing Chea @ Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2019

Congratulations to Samraing Chea who's a finalist in the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2019! Nillumbik Shire Council presents the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art, a biannual acquisitive art prize open to emerging and established artists working in any medium across Australia. The 2019 finalists include: Lyn Ashby, Robert Baines, Anindita Banerjee, Elizabeth Banfield, James Barden, Lisa Bartolomei/David Coen/Donald Gray/Gillian Lever/Josh Peters, Kate Beynon, Aldo Bilotta, Suzie Blake, Julie Bradley, Fleur Brett, Kiri-Una Brito Meumann, Michelle Caithness, Samraing Chea, Isobel Clement, Kevin Chin, Lou Conboy, Emma Coulter, Peter Daverington, Jennifer Dellaportas, Julia deVille, Megan Evans, Anna Farago, Silvi Glattauer, Erika Gofton, Karena Goldfinch, Amala Groom, Sophia Hewson, Martin King, Tracey Lamb, Hayley Lander, Chris Langlois, Kimberley Liddle, Clare McCracken, Leanne Mooney, Eunice Napanangka Jack and Tobias Titz, Naomi Nicholls, Yuria Okamura, Jasmine Poole, Oliver Poppert, Elvis Richardson, Nina Sanadze, Megan Seres, Daniel Sherington, Julie Shiels, Jason Sims, Vipoo Srivilasa, Tim Sterling, Camilla Tadich, Michael Vale, Damien Veal, Carole Wilson and Susan Wirth. Dates: 30 May - 21 July Image | Samraing Chea, Since Stan Calls Ben speaks on his Cellphone, He Carries All of This Stuff to be Sold to the Museum in London, England, 2018, pencil on paper, 25 x 32.5 cm.  

Samraing Chea, Alan Constable and Julian Martin @ Outsider Art Fair, New York

Samraing Chea, Alan Constable and Julian Martin @ Outsider Art Fair, New York

The intricate, wry drawings of Samraing Chea and the vividly tactile ceramic cameras of Alan Constable recently exhibited at New York Outsider Art Fair with the wonderful @duttongallery! In addition, the formal investigations of Julian Martin were on show as part of Fleischer/Ollman, with the fair running from 18 - 20 January 2019. Founded in New York in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair is the original art fair concentrating specifically on self-taught art and presenting works by acknowledged masters and such living artists as George Widener, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Shinichi Sawada, Christine Sefolosha and Luboš Plný. Soon recognized for its maverick spirit, OAF played a vital role in nurturing a passionate collecting community and broader recognition for outsider art in the contemporary art arena. Image: Alan Constable, Not titled, 2018, 14.5 x 17 x 10 cm.

Spot Exhibition

Spot Exhibition

Spot Exhibition brings together fourteen of Samraing Chea’s most recent coloured pencil drawings. The works blend Samraing’s uncanny skill for recalling images from factual books, found images and animated movies. He devotes hours to the careful construction of each work, relying on memory and a personal library of images on his laptop as reference. The signature line of text at the bottom of each drawing often describes his initial inspiration or adds a humorous thought for the viewer to decode the depicted scene. Themes are wide-ranging and often mysterious, begging the question; where does it come from? Samraing’s answer is often as cryptic as the drawings themselves yet these small comic type narratives reveal a deep insight into his sentimental love of popular culture, Americana and the urban environment he lives in.   Scroll through exhibition below or view PDF here.   IMAGES TOP: Valiant Pigeons Refusing Five Movies, 2019, greylead & colour pencil on paper, 32.5 x 43 cm, SACH19-0003 MIDDLE: At the Observatory Aisling sit on these Steps and Sleep, But Filmore Search and Take Her to Her Pet Shop, 2018, greylead and colour pencil on paper, 25 x 32.5 cm, SACH18-0003 MIDDLE: After Check the Text, Kianas Information was never Realized. But, At the Library, She Believe Everybody If Things Done Wrong, 2018, greylead and colour pencil on paper, 25 x 32.5 cm, SACH18-0015 BOTTOM: An Angry Teenage Girl with Her Tan Hair Gets Really Fumed, 2019, greylead & colour pencil on paper, 28 x 19 cm, SACH18-0019 SUPPORTED BY  

MINDFULNESS IN ABSTRACTION

MINDFULNESS IN ABSTRACTION

  Mindfulness in Abstraction presents a collection of work curated with the intention of exploring the notion that, for the sake of sanity, we might break from thoughts of our current global predicament and find a moment of repose. There is a great deal of power in the act of simply observing and absorbing; slowing down and shifting from rapid patterns of thought to a more focused and streamlined state. Engaging with the works in this collection requires the ability to be still in the act of seeing; to consume line, space, colour and texture and to consider shape and form, allowing the underlying quality or feeling to be taken in like breath. This is a moment without politics, data, logistics or preoccupations, but rather one of simplicity, harmony, emotion and beauty. A moment of freedom from the incessant barrage of information and a chance to recalibrate and find some space and clarity. Featuring work by Julian Martin, Christopher Sahyoun, Jacob Cartelli, Phillip Truett, Robin Warren, Sam Forster, Rebecca Scibilia, Fulli Andrinopoulos, Alvaro Alvarez and Kaye McDonald. Scroll through the exhibition below or, alternatively, you can view or download a PDF here. [ngg src="galleries" ids="28" display="basic_thumbnail"]This exhibition coincides with Samraing Chea's solo show Spot Exhibition. Produced by Jo Salt, Gallery Administrator at Arts Project Australia 

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers delights in the moments and reflects on a time when we could do fun stuff (when was that again?...what day is it?). Outdoor pursuits with groups of friends, family or perfect strangers; swimming in a lake, going on a hike, riding a roller-coaster, going dancing or to the theatre, to a wedding or out for dinner. Just gathering. Although it seems the adventures and events shared in groups are a distant memory, belief in the common good is very much alive, and realised through collective participation and the formation of a shared will. We are defined as a culture by our stories, thoughts, feelings, images and moments. These things still exist and are being circulated in great abundance in the virtual realm. We may need to actively avoid the trash, but the impulse to share and keep connected is such that pleasure, meaning and joy can survive through this period. Digital platforms have enabled dancers to keep dancing with one another, artists to keep producing together and friends to keep gathering. And while we can’t ride rollercoasters just yet, we will soon. And until then there’s Netflix Party. Featuring work by Anthony Romagnano, Paul Hodges, Leo Cussen, Amani Tia, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Steven Ajzenberg, Terry Williams, Lisa Reid, Michelle Coulson, Samraing Chea and Cathy Staughton. Scroll through exhibition below or view PDF here. [ngg src="galleries" ids="19" display="basic_thumbnail"]  This exhibition coincides with Bronwyn Hack's solo show The Bonds that Bind Us Produced by Jo Salt, Gallery Administrator at Arts Project Australia.

Mapping Own Own Future

Mapping Own Own Future

Mapping Our Own Future is a weekly series of solo and group virtual exhibitions curated from our stockroom. An extension of our gallery to a virtual space, the series offers a place to connect with APA artists from home. Over the course of the coming months the internal physical gallery program, as well as external partnerships and events, are suspended due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions. Rather than succumb to this unanticipated interruption, in this series Arts Project Australia remains committed to celebrating studio artists through exciting virtual showcases of their work.    PREVIOUS   18 June 2020 Pure Abstraction (Julian Martin solo) 11 June 2020 Stepping Out (Anthony Romagnano solo) 4 June 2020 Japan and Mash (Rebecca Scibilia solo) 28 May 2020 Neither Here Nor There (group exhibition) 21 May 2020 Spot Exhibition (Samraing Chea solo) Mindfulness in Abstraction (group exhibition) 14 May 2020 From the Streets (James MacSporran solo) Fortune Favours The Brave (group exhibition) 7 May 2020 Strength In Numbers (group exhibition) The Bonds That Bind Us (Bronwyn Hack solo) 30 April 2020 Time for a DVD (group exhibition) Ethereal Impression (Fulli Andrinopoulos solo) 23 April 2020 Silver Linings (group exhibition) SSBW: Super Sized Beautiful Women (Chris Mason solo) 16 April 2020 Lady Bird: Being Normal is Boring (Dorothy Berry Solo) Circuit Breaker: Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Measures (group exhibition) 9 April 2020 What a Show-Off Mine's Better Than Yours (Steven Ajzenberg solo) In the Moment of In-Between (group exhibition) 2 April 2020 Love and Humour in the Time of Everything (group exhibition)  

POSTPONED: 3 x 3 @ Arts Project Australia

POSTPONED: 3 x 3 @ Arts Project Australia

ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA – TEMPORARY CLOSURE – x In the interests of the wellbeing of the Arts Project Australia community, we have made the proactive decision to close Arts Project Australia on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March, until further notice. One of our artists is currently undergoing tests after displaying symptoms, and while these may come back negative, we are waiting for further information and assessing the risk to our artists and community. x In the meantime, we are coming up with a plan for gallery exhibitions over the coming months and will make an announcement on 2020 programming over the coming week. x - 14 March 2020 - x POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 3 x 3: ARTIST SOLOS x Encounter three of Arts Project Australia’s up-and-coming artists. Emerging artists James MacSporran, Samraing Chea and Rebecca Scibilia overlap in their collective muse on urban culture and landscape whilst diverging in individual style and tone.  James MacSporran / From the Streets: MacSporran (1970)  is an emerging artist working primarily in painting and drawing on paper and canvas. In the Streets explores his imaginative blending of abstraction and graffiti, conjuring references to mazes, street art and old-style arcade games.   Samraing Chea / Spot Exhibition: Chea (1995) is an emerging artist who works predominantly with colour and grey lead pencil, his work containing humorous and startling social commentary. In Spot Exhibition, Chea draws inspiration from commerce, politics, urban landscapes and social environments.  Rebecca Scibilia / Japan and Mash: Scibilia (1980) is a Melbourne-based artist who utilises a variety of media, sourcing her imagery from a range of popular culture items. Throughout Japan and Mash, Scibilia weaves depictions of journeys in Japan, characterised by bold texta colour and assured pattern making. Opening | Saturday 21 March, 3-5pm Dates | 21 March – 24 April 2020 Images I Left to right: Rebecca Scibilia, Gold Mickey Mouse 2018, 2019 (detail), marker and paint pen on paper, 19 × 28 cm James MacSporran, City Train 2019 (detail), acrylic on paper, 77 × 200 cm Samraing Chea, A Werecat Woman Seen Graves at the Cemetery, 2019, pencil on paper, 25 × 17.5 cm

Outsider Art Fair New York

Outsider Art Fair New York

Arts Project Australia will be part of New York's Outsider Art Fair 2020, with studio artists being represented by Dutton Gallery and Fleisher/Ollman. Founded in 1993 with a focus on self-taught artists, the Outsider Art Fair is a biannual fair occurring in New York City and Paris, the former taking place in January and the latter in October. Featuring Chris O’Brien, Alan Constable, Samraing Chea, Lisa Reid, Miles Howard-Wilks, Anthony Romagnano, Alvaro Alvarez, Paul Hodges and James MacSporran. All drawings sold by Dutton Gallery will benefit the Bushfire Emergency Appeal for Wildlife Victoria by donating 10% of sales of drawings. Dates: January 16-19, 2020 Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 Website: www.outsiderartfair.com/new-york Image I Anthony Romagnano, Empire State USA, 2018, greylead pencil on paper, 38 x 28 cm

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