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Alan Constable, Not titled, 2018, earthenware and glaze, 14 x 25 x 9.5 cm.

Alan Constable, Not titled, 2018, earthenware and glaze, 14 x 25 x 9.5 cm.

May 29 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
Deakin Art Gallery, 221 Burwood Hwy
Burwood, VIC 3125 Australia

Alan Constable @ Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019

Congratulations to Alan Constable who's a finalist in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019! In its tenth anniversary year, this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University. One outstanding work will be awarded $10,000 and become part of the Deakin University Art Collection. Exhibition dates: 29 May - 12 July Image | Alan Constable, Not titled, 2018, earthenware and glaze, 14 x 25 x 9.5 cm.

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, 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

May 30 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm
Barn Gallery, 7 Hillcrest Ave
Eltham, VIC 3095 Australia

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…

Chris O’Brien, Yoshe and Chris O'Brien's House, 2018, foam, material, wool, 30 x 48 x 32.5 cm

Chris O’Brien, Yoshe and Chris O'Brien's House, 2018, foam, material, wool, 30 x 48 x 32.5 cm

June 1 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Chris O’Brien @ Wangaratta Art Gallery

Congratulations to Chris O'Brien who's a finalist in the 2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award for Yoshe and Chris O'Brien's House. The award exhibition runs from 1 June - 11 August, taking place at Wangaratta Art Gallery. Wangaratta has a long and prominent history of textiles, both in manufacturing, its social history and as a craft form; Wangaratta Art Gallery builds upon this unique tradition through the presentation of this outstanding award.

Alan Constable, Not titled, 2018, earthenware and glaze,  9 x 19 x 8 cm.

Alan Constable, Not titled, 2018, earthenware and glaze, 9 x 19 x 8 cm.

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), 404 George St
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia

Alan Constable @ CCP, ‘Why Take Pictures?’

Showing at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Why Take Pictures? returns to one of the fundamental questions in photography, to consider our desire-drive and obsession with taking photographs, the apparatus of the camera and diverse approaches of looking through, or at, the lens. Featuring work by Arts Project studio artist Alan Constable (VIC), alongside Michelle Tran (VIC), Lyndal Irons (NSW), Glenn Sloggett (VIC) and David Wadelton (VIC), Why Take Pictures? considers the divergent motivations and compulsions as to why we take images…

Image left: Yvette Coppersmith, John Safran, 2009, right panel, oil on plywood, 120 x 90 cm. Image right: Lisa Reid, Life Drawing-seated, 2002, ink on paper, 50 x 60 cm.

Image left: Yvette Coppersmith, John Safran, 2009, right panel, oil on plywood, 120 x 90 cm. Image right: Lisa Reid, Life Drawing-seated, 2002, ink on paper, 50 x 60 cm.

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

FEM-aFFINITY @ Arts Project Australia

Curated by contemporary artist and academic Catherine Bell, FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project and wider Victoria whose work share an affinity of subject and process. By situating female Arts Project studio artists alongside other female contemporary artists, the exhibition seeks to uncover shared perspectives and variations on female identity. Drawing upon interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches, and understanding artworks as a complex and nuanced way of thinking about embodied knowledge, the exhibition reveals how feminism materialises in distinctive and uncanny…

Image | Detail of Robyn Doherty Zine.

Image | Detail of Robyn Doherty Zine.

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
SEVENTH Gallery, 155 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia

and on the eyes black sleep of night @ SEVENTH Gallery

Featuring the work of Arts Project studio artists Katie Foster, Robyn Doherty and Rosie O’Brien, alongside artists Beth Caird, Brahmony McCrossin, Jemi Gale, Michael Kennedy and Sarah Brasier, is and on the eyes black sleep of night. Curated by Sarah Brasier and showing at SEVENTH gallery from 19 June - 12 July. “and on the eyes, black sleep of night” brings together artists who have experienced the death of a parent. Each of the artists explore their shared incidents of loss in a variety of ways. Themes of childhood are…

Adrian Lazzaro, The Big Strong Golden Boy, calico, cotton thread, marker, material, 51.5 x 42.5 x 0.5 cm

Adrian Lazzaro, The Big Strong Golden Boy, calico, cotton thread, marker, material, 51.5 x 42.5 x 0.5 cm

June 21 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
FCAC Roslyn Smorgon Gallery and Gabriel Gallery, 45 Moreland Street
Footscray, Victoria 3011 Australia

Adrian Lazzaro @ Footscray Art Prize 2019

Congratulations to Adrian Lazzaro who's a finalist in the Footscray Art Prize 2019 for his work The Big Strong Golden Boy. The Footscray Art Prize is a biennial non-acquisitive visual art prize, highlighting a range of contemporary artworks from multiple platforms and disciplines. The exhibition represents a significant overview of Australia’s contemporary and innovative art scene, contributing towards Footscray’s reputation as a thriving arts and cultural hub. OPENING: Thursday 20 June, 6pm – 8pm EXHIBITION: Friday 21 June – Saturday 20 July VENUE: Roslyn Smorgon…

Adrian Lazzaro, Not titled (scene on tracing paper #1), 2013, fine liner on tracing paper, 15 x 21 cm.

Adrian Lazzaro, Not titled (scene on tracing paper #1), 2013, fine liner on tracing paper, 15 x 21 cm.

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

I Think I Split My Tongue @ Arts Project Australia

It is only when language breaks down that we are forced to acknowledge its limitations as a communicative devise. This fact, far from stifling artists, often affords an opportunity to point beyond language boundaries to examine alternate modes of communicative potential. At Arts Project, the use of text as a pictorial device has often been used to express the difficulty and ambiguity apparent in different forms of communication: captioned images, automatic writing, abstracted text and pieces of poetry all regularly…

Warren O’Brien, Not titled, 2018, acrylic on paper, 38 x 56 cm

Warren O’Brien, Not titled, 2018, acrylic on paper, 38 x 56 cm

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Windows: Warren O’Brien Solo @ Arts Project Australia

Warren O’Brien is a prolific painter whose abstract images echo the rhythm and repetition of his process. The layering of radiant colours creates the illusion of depth and texture in his work and his use of a repeated arc motif, seemingly based on forms found in arched windows, invites the viewer to explore the many complex layers within his works. Windows marks his first solo show. O’Brien (born 1974) has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 2005. He…

Miles Howard-Wilks, Not titled, 2018, acrylic and gouache on paper, 38 x 56 cm.

Miles Howard-Wilks, Not titled, 2018, acrylic and gouache on paper, 38 x 56 cm.

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne

Eight Arts Project studio artists will be showing at the Affordable Art Fair in Melbourne, running from Thursday 5 September - Sunday 8 September. The exhibiting artists include: Fulli Andrinopoulos, Wendy Dawson, Ruth Howard, Miles Howard-Wilks, Julian Martin, Kaye McDonald, Will Murray and Chris O'Brien. KEY INFORMATION Thursday 5 September 2019: VIP & Press Preview and Opening Night Friday 6 September: 12.00pm – 9pm Saturday 7 September: 10am – 6pm Sunday 8 September 2019: 10am – 6pm Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton Image | Miles Howard-Wilks, Not titled, 2018, acrylic…

Paul Hodges, Not titled, 2017, gouache and greylead on paper, 38 x 56 cm

Paul Hodges, Not titled, 2017, gouache and greylead on paper, 38 x 56 cm

September 11 @ 11:00 am - September 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Establishment, 5 Bridge Ln
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

SPRING 1883 @ SYDNEY

The work of Arts Project studio artists will be exhibiting at SPRING1883 in Sydney from 11-14 September 2019. Showcasing 26 of the best contemporary galleries and spaces from the region and beyond, SPRING1883 occupies the boutique rooms of The Establishment hotel in Sydney, creating a unique hotel-based art fair. Through its intervention into a hotel’s context, SPRING 1883 sees the traditional art fair model replaced with a boutique site for dialogue and interaction between galleries, artists and collectors. Conceived by galleries for…