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18/05/2024

Michael Gromm | Omnia Art Prize & Exhibition, Finalist

Michael Gromm is a selected finalist in the Omnia Art Prize & Exhibition. Dates are from the 24 -26 May 2024.

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18/05/2024
Michael Gromm 'Eating Skeletons and the Stars' acrylic on canvas 137 x 153
11/05/2024

Dagmar Cyrulla | Darling Portrait Prize 2024

We are excited to announce that Dagmar Cyrulla is a finalist in the Darling Portrait Prize. A biennial prize for Australian portrait painting which honours the legacy of Gordon Darling AC, CMG founding patron of the National Portrait Gallery Canberra. … Continued

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11/05/2024
09/04/2024

Mark Hislop | Bayside Painting Prize 2024

We are excited to announce that Mark Hislop has been selected as a Finalist in the Bayside Painting Prize 2024, for his work, ‘Algorithmic reductive clunk at the moment of conception’ (pictured). The Bayside Painting Prize remains a celebration of … Continued

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09/04/2024
Mark Hislop 'Algorithmic reductive clunk at the moment of conception' synthetic polymer paint on canvas 183 x 152cm
28/02/2024

Kerry McInnis | Adelaide Perry Prize 2024

We are thrilled to share that Kerry McInnis has been selected as a Finalist, and subsequently awarded The People’s Choice Award in the 2024 Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide.

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28/02/2024
Kerry McInnis - Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2024
24/02/2024

Deborah Kelly ‘CREATION’ | Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Deborah Kelly’s newest solo exhibition, CREATION, is showing at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery from 24 February – 21 April 2024. CREATION confronts climate crisis and truth decay with a crowd-sourced faith drawn from practical politics, mysticism and a wild array of … Continued

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24/02/2024
deborah kelly CREATION
22/02/2024

MATTHEW BROWNE | Melbourne Art Fair 2024

Matthew Browne’s new sequence of paintings, titled ‘Moment of Tangency’, embraces the tradition of geometric abstraction whilst exploring a completely different line of thought and action – a contemporary tangency – leading audiences to explore, via visceral effect, ambiguity and … Continued

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22/02/2024
Melbourne Art Fair
10/11/2023

Al Poulet | Leeuwin Estate Art Series

We are excited to announce Al Poulet’s work, ‘Rum Rage’, will feature on the label of Leeuwin Estate’s next prestigious Art Series Cabernet. The Margaret River winery developed an association with leading Australian artists when launching the famous ‘Art Series’ … Continued

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10/11/2023
01/10/2023

Neil Taylor | Paddington Art Prize

Congratulations Neil Taylor, whose stunning work, ‘The Sun And Other Stars’, has been selected for the 2023 Paddington Art Prize for landscape painting. The interpretation of the landscape has informed our national ethos, and, as reinforced by this important award … Continued

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01/10/2023
Neil Taylor 'The Sun And Other Stars' acrylic on canvas 110 x 160cm
27/09/2023

Al Poulet | Fisher’s Ghost Award

Congratulations Al Poulet who is a Finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Award, for his dynamic work, ‘Untitled (Archangel)’. The exhibition of finalists coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost (28 October to Friday 8 December). Now one of Sydney’s … Continued

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27/09/2023
Al Poulet 'Untitled (Archangel)' acrylic on canvas 200 x 200cm
19/09/2023

Four Gallery Artists | Artwatch Top 100

Artwatch has announced its top 100 Australian artists to collect in 2023. We are proud to announce four Wagner Contemporary artists, Dagmar Cyrulla, Al Poulet, Sally Stokes and Neil Taylor, have been noted for featuring prominently in exhibitions, important award … Continued

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19/09/2023
09/09/2023

Kerry McInnis | Portrait of Ita Buttrose

Kerry McInnis’ portrait of Ita Buttrose has been selected by Buttrose as the “winner” of the celebrity portrait reveal at the Bowral and District Art Society fundraiser at Centennial Vineyards this week. Congratulations to Kerry McInnis and fellow portrait artists … Continued

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09/09/2023
Ita Buttrose by Kerry McInnis
05/09/2023

Kerry McInnis | National Capital Art Prize

Congratulations Kerry McInnis who is a finalist in the 2023 National Capital Art Prize (NCAP). Now in its third year, the NCAP attracts submissions by artists from around Australia, with every state and territory represented. This prestigious award, founded by … Continued

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05/09/2023
12/07/2023

Melinda Schawel | WAMA Art Prize

Congratulations Melinda Schawel, who is a finalist in the WAMA Art Prize for her work, ‘Pulsating’. The WAMA award celebrates the interconnection between art and nature, focusing on artworks inspired by the natural environment. This important biennial award aims to … Continued

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12/07/2023
Melinda Schawel 'Pulsating' ink and pencil on torn, perforated paper 105 x 75cm
24/06/2023

Deborah Kelly | Acme posters

Following her successful 2021 exhibition at @acmionline, Deborah Kelly’s whimsical street posters are now available to purchase at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Acme) shop (Melbourne). Visit our website to explore Deborah Kelly’s works available in our stockroom.

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24/06/2023
01/06/2023

Matthew Browne | ArtZone

In the latest edition of ArtZone, Matthew Browne discusses his painting practice in context of his life in London and Auckland and unique upbringing in a family of artists. ArtZone is a premier fine arts and design magazine, focusing on … Continued

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01/06/2023
06/05/2023

Dagmar Cyrulla | Salon des Refusés

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla whose self portrait is exhibited in the 2023 ‘Salon des Refusés’ – the alternative Archibald and Wynne selection. This special prize always exhibits a rich and exciting variety of works, exploring different approaches to traditional landscape … Continued

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06/05/2023
20/04/2023

Deborah Kelly | Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Deborah Kelly’s evolving artwork, CREATION, is currently on show at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. Central to CREATION is ‘The Liturgy of the Saprophyte’, a new text by artist S.J. Norman, which grounds the project in a gothic, First Nations … Continued

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20/04/2023
Deborah Kelly 'The Heart Tree'
31/03/2023

Deborah Kelly | National Portrait Gallery

Deborah Kelly’s larger-than-life portraits, ‘Latai Taumoepeau’ and ‘Justin Shoulder’, originally made for the Biennale of Sydney (2014), are featured in the National Portrait Gallery’s (NPG) exciting new exhibition ‘Portrait23: Identity’. The exhibition is showing at NPG, Canberra, until 18 June. … Continued

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31/03/2023
07/03/2023

Min-Woo Bang | KAAF ‘Come Find Me’

Min-Woo Bang’s stunning sky-scape, ‘Chiaroscuro Sky’ (oil on linen 152 x 152cm), is currently on view in ‘Come Find Me: 10 years of the KAAF’, an exhibition celebrating the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) Art Prize’s 10th year. Spanning a range … Continued

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07/03/2023
24/01/2023

Llewellyn Skye | Home Beautiful magazine

Llewellyn Skye has been named one of Australia’s 20 “best and brightest artists” by Home Beautiful magazine. Pick up the February 2023 edition of Home Beautiful to explore the work of 20 artists who bring life, colour and meaning to … Continued

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24/01/2023
25/11/2022

Deborah Kelly | Maitland Regional Art Gallery

We are excited to announce that Deborah Kelly’s exhibition, ‘Many Hands Make Life Work – Deborah Kelly and the Moving Image 2011-2021’ opens this week at Maitland Regional Gallery. This significant showcase of Kelly’s work focuses upon the artist’s animated … Continued

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25/11/2022
25/10/2022

Kerry McInnis | Calleen Art Award

Congratulations Kerry McInnis who is a finalist in this year’s Calleen Art Prize at Cowra Regional Gallery. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject and style and was established in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM.

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25/10/2022
04/10/2022

Al Poulet | Fisher’s Ghost Award

Congratulations to Al Poulet, a Finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award for his painting, ‘Untitled (Creek)’. Hosted by Campbelltown Arts Centre, the prize coincides with the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Now in its 60th year, there is $72,000 in … Continued

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04/10/2022
28/09/2022

Dagmar Cyrulla | Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla, a Finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award for her work, ‘Wendy’. Hosted by Campbelltown Arts Centre, the prize coincides with an annual event held in the Campbelltown community since the 1950s – the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Now in its 60th … Continued

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28/09/2022
28/09/2022

Kerry McInnis | Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis, a Finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award for her work, ‘Monolith 1′. Hosted by Campbelltown Arts Centre, the prize coincides with an annual event held in the Campbelltown community since the 1950s – the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Now in … Continued

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28/09/2022
20/09/2022

Dagmar Cyrulla | Portia Geach Memorial Award

Congratulations Dagmar Cyrulla who is a finalist in this year’s distinguished Portia Geach Memorial Award. Established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach, the non-acquisitive award of $30,000 is awarded to the entry which is … Continued

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20/09/2022
Dagmar Cyrulla 'Self portrait in yellow shirt' oil on board 40 x 35cm PORTIA GEACH FINALIST $4,500
13/09/2022

Judith White | Calleen Art Award

We are delighted to announce that Judith White has been selected as a finalist for the Calleen Art Award at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject and style and was established … Continued

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13/09/2022
24/05/2022

Nigel Sense | Salon des Refuses

Congratulations to Nigel Sense whose portrait of designer Tim Leveson, ‘Tim in his favourite chair’, is selected for the 2022 Salon des Refusés – the alternative Archibald and Wynne selection. This year 55 works have been selected for the finalists’ … Continued

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24/05/2022
03/05/2022

Rosemary Valadon | Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Congratulations to Rosemary Valadon, a Finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. Her work, ‘Night Music’ (oil on linen), has been selected for the Finalists’ Exhibition on view at the Ravenswood School for Girls (Sydney) from 14 to 29 May. The Ravenswood Art Prize, … Continued

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03/05/2022
03/05/2022

Judith White | Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Congratulations to Judith White, a Finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. Her painting, ‘Sydney Park: Windy Day’ (acrylic and collage on canvas), has been selected for the Finalists’ Exhibition on view at the Ravenswood School for Girls (Sydney) from 14 to 29 … Continued

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03/05/2022
03/05/2022

Dagmar Cyrulla | Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla, a Finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. Her work, ‘Day By Day’ (oil on linen), has been selected for the Finalists’ Exhibition on view at the Ravenswood School for Girls (Sydney) from 14 to 29 May. The Ravenswood … Continued

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03/05/2022
09/03/2022

Nigel Sense | Northern Centre For Contemporary Art

We are excited to announce that Nigel Sense’s first institutional solo exhibition, titled ‘Visitor Centre’, opens at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) in Darwin this week. In addition to newly-commissioned large canvases, Sense experiments with new materials as he paints Northern … Continued

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09/03/2022
01/03/2022

Deborah Kelly | Sydney Opera House

Deborah Kelly’s cross-disciplinary project, ‘Creation’, will be staged at this year’s ‘All About Women’ festival at the Sydney Opera House on 13 March. This collaborative, collective and cumulative artwork will unfold over four parts throughout the day, commencing with a choral workshop followed … Continued

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01/03/2022
13/02/2022

Genevieve Carroll | Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Genevieve Carroll’s animation, ‘The Anatomy of Still life’, is currently screening at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) in the exhibition ‘CEL: The Artist As Animator’ (showing until 3 April). Commissioned by BRAG, this fascinating stop-motion piece is the result of a five day residential intensive in … Continued

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13/02/2022
03/12/2021

Nigel Sense | Porsche Australia

Congratulations Nigel Sense, who has just completed a major commission for Porsche Cars Australia. In collaboration with, Derek Swalwell, the first electric Porsche has been transformed by the artist’s iconic and colourful symbolism into a stunning work of art. The Taycan art car represents the first digital artwork … Continued

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03/12/2021
22/11/2021

Kerry McInnis | Canberra Times Exhibition Review

Art Critic, Sasha Grishin, reviews Kerry McInnis’s new series of 17 landscapes at the Nancy Sever Gallery in Canberra this week: “McInnis’s Terraform is a dramatic and lively exhibition of beautifully crafted paintings. There is a basic honesty and integrity in her art … Continued

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22/11/2021
04/11/2021

Kerry McInnis | Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Kerry McInnis’ portrait of Hugh Mackay, ‘Listening to Us (Hugh Mackay OA)’, is a finalist in this year’s Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The artist’s sensitive portrait of one of Australia’s most well-known social researchers and highly regarded … Continued

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04/11/2021
25/10/2021

Belinda Street | Calleen Art Award

Congratulations Belinda Street – a Finalist in the 2021 Calleen Art Award, hosted by Cowra Regional Art Gallery. This year, 46 finalists were selected from over 400 entries. The Finalist’s exhibition showcases a wide-range of painting styles and diverse issues by artists from across Australia. The announcement … Continued

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25/10/2021
12/10/2021

Mark Hislop | Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Congratulations to Mark Hislop. The artist’s striking work: ‘it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism’ is one of 34 paintings shortlisted for The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. The prize, which is held every two … Continued

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12/10/2021
02/10/2021

Neil Taylor | Paddington Art Prize

Neil Taylor’s stunning landscape, ‘Stars III – Burramoko’, is a Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize this year. This National acquisitive prize is for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, and encourages the interpretation of landscape as a significant contemporary art genre. … Continued

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02/10/2021
01/10/2021

Min-Woo Bang | Paddington Art Prize

Congratulations Min-Woo Bang whose work, ‘Metaphysical Cloud’, is a Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize this year. This National acquisitive prize is for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, and encourages the interpretation of landscape as a significant contemporary genre, in … Continued

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01/10/2021
07/09/2021

Genevieve Carroll | Calleen Art Award

Congratulations Genevieve Carroll whose work, ‘A Poem as a Painting’, has been selected for this year’s Calleen Art Award. This important award was established by art patron Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM in 1977 with a focus on painting and supporting innovation, creativity and originality … Continued

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07/09/2021
02/09/2021

Kerry McInnis | National Capital Art Prize

Congratulations Kerry McInnis – a Finalist in the National Capital Art Prize for her work, ‘Listening to the Nation (Hugh Mackay)’. The National Capital Art Prize is an Australia-wide competition for paintings of any subject, encouraging artists to freely follow their vision. Director, Bob Stephens, … Continued

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02/09/2021
28/07/2021

Neil Taylor | Hadley’s Art Prize

Congratulations Neil Taylor, a Finalist in Hobart’s acquisitive Australian landscape prize, ‘The Hadley’s Art Prize’. Taylor’s exquisite landscape, ‘Morning in the Silver River’, will be hung in the finalist’s exhibition, at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, for the month of August. This prestigious … Continued

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28/07/2021
01/06/2021

Kerry McInnis | Salon des Refusés

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis. The artist’s outstanding work, ‘Jude Rae’, has been selected for the Salon des Refusés 2021 (S.H. Ervin Gallery). The Salon des Refusés – the alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize – has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections of the ‘official’ exhibitions of the … Continued

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01/06/2021
27/05/2021

Dagmar Cyrulla | Archibald Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla, a Finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize for her outstanding work, ‘Wendy’. The Archibald, one of the most prestigious prizes in the country, is now in its 100th year. Selection for the finalists’ exhibition is particularly special in 2021 and will open … Continued

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27/05/2021
16/03/2021

Deborah Kelly | MCA: The National

We are pleased to announce that Deborah Kelly’s major multidisciplinary work CREATION will launch at ‘The National: New Australian Art’, opening 26 March at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Comprising sacred texts, music, iconography, tapestries, animation, elaborate costumes, dance moves and mysteries, … Continued

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16/03/2021
26/02/2021

Al Poulet | Cummings & Poulet at Penrith Regional Gallery

We are excited to announce Al Poulet’s joint exhibition with Elisabeth Cummings opens at Penrith Regional Gallery on 13 March. Cummings & Poulet presents recent works by the artists, who both reside and make art from the Wedderburn artists’ community. Poulet, who is … Continued

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26/02/2021
Al Poulet Untitled Fence 2 acrylic and spray paint on canvas 138 x 200cm $9,000
04/12/2020

Rosemary Valadon | Highly Commended | Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Congratulations, Rosemary Valadon, who has been Highly Commended by the prestigious, Ravenswood Australian Woman’s Art Prize, for her striking work, ‘Table Of Broken Things’. Established in 2017, the aim of the prize is to recognise, empower and promote Australian female artists. It … Continued

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04/12/2020
15/11/2020

Dagmar Cyrulla | Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald

Art Critic, John McDonald, reviews ‘Recent Works’ by Dagmar Cyrulla, in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend: Cyrulla captures “people as they go through the discreet, unheralded actions of everyday life. A figure, who may or may not be the artist herself, lies curled … Continued

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15/11/2020
08/10/2020

Judith White | Paddington Art Prize

Congratulations to Judith White, who is a finalist in this year’s Paddington Art Prize. This National acquisitive prize is for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape. White’s stunning landscape, ‘Mustering Outpost – Wild Dog Country’, will be exhibited at Mary … Continued

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08/10/2020
01/10/2020

Nigel Sense | Salon des Refusés

Congratulations to Nigel Sense, whose work has been selected for the Salon des Refusés 2020 at S. H. Ervin Gallery. The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections of the ‘official’ exhibitions … Continued

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01/10/2020
30/09/2020

Melinda Schawel | Creative Road : Public Artists In Conversation

In the following footage, Melinda Schawel talks to Mandy Nolan for ‘Creative Road’, a program which developed out of a need for interaction and exchange between artists during the Melbourne Lock Down. Click here to watch Schawel and Nolan actively engage on subjects of creativity, inspiration, life as a … Continued

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30/09/2020
18/09/2020

Bec Juniper | Commission

Bec Juniper was commissioned to complete a work for the Central Park Business Centre, Georges Terrace, Perth (by Perron Group) in 2019. This stunning large scale piece, titled ‘Salt Lakes’, is now a permanent fixture and celebrated art work in the … Continued

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18/09/2020
15/09/2020

Art Almanac | Eleanor Millard

Eleanor Millard is a featured artist in the current edition of Art Almanac. The artist’s “new suite of landscape paintings are set in a paradox – they evoke a sense of place (but you can’t point to it on a … Continued

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15/09/2020
09/09/2020

Nick Hall | Portraits Project

Nick Hall is one of the creative practitioners invited to participate in the ‘Portraits Project’ at Manly Art Gallery, on show until 18 October, 2020. This outstanding exhibition of portraits, by leading local contemporary artists, celebrates Manly Art Gallery and Museum’s 90th … Continued

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09/09/2020
01/09/2020

Nigel Sense | Best of the Week

Nigel’s Sense’s exhibition, ‘Tropical Future World’, is SMH Spectrum’s “Best of the Week”. The artist’s new series of vibrant paintings celebrates the senses when they are charged and stimulated, responding to new places and scenery overseas, in South East Asia. Visit the full exhibition here.

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01/09/2020
31/08/2020

Melinda Schawel | The Artist Story

‘The Artist Story’ delves into the background of artists and this month it features Melbourne artist, Melinda Schawel. Click here to read the article and gain insight into the artist’s diverse background and education, in Australia and in the USA, and unique approach … Continued

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31/08/2020
28/08/2020

Genevieve Carroll | Artist Profile

Lucy Stranger, curator at Orange Regional Gallery, talks to Genevieve Carroll in the current issue of Artist Profile. In their discussion, Carroll delves into the interests and inspiration that inform her practice, including poetry by Keats and Wallace Stevens and playwrite, … Continued

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28/08/2020
21/08/2020

Mark Hislop | Mosman Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Mark Hislop whose work, ‘Language’, has been selected as a Finalist in the 2020 Mosman Art Prize. This year the prize will be judged by Executive Director of Artspace, Alexie Glass-Kantor. The exhibition is open from 26 August to 4 October. For further information, … Continued

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21/08/2020
21/08/2020

Al Poulet | Mosman Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Al Poulet whose work, ‘Untitled (Clarity)’, has been selected as a Finalist in the 2020 Mosman Art Prize. This year the prize will be judged by Executive Director of Artspace, Alexie Glass-Kantor. The exhibition is open from 26 August to 4 October. For further … Continued

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21/08/2020
14/08/2020

Kerry McInnis | Portia Geach Memorial Award Finalist

Congratulations, Kerry McInnis, a selected Finalist in the 2020 Portia Geach Memorial Award for her work, ‘Iso Yoga Selfie’. McInnis’ work has been exhibited in the Portia Geach Memorial Award on numerous occasions, which is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of … Continued

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14/08/2020
29/06/2020

Dagmar Cyrulla | Kilgour Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla, a Finalist in this year’s Kilgour Prize, for her work, ‘Wendy Sharpe’. Now in its tenth year, the prize encourages innovation within the genre of portrait and figurative painting. Cyrulla’s portrait of artist, Wendy Sharpe, will be exhibited in … Continued

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29/06/2020
28/06/2020

Kerry McInnis | Kilgour Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis, a Finalist in this year’s Kilgour Prize, for her work, “Watch and Act”. Now in its tenth year, the prize encourages innovation within the genre of portrait and figurative painting. “Watch and Act”, which references Australia’s recent bush fires, will be … Continued

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28/06/2020
27/05/2020

Al Poulet | Artist Profile

Kon Gouriotis talks to Al Poulet about his new paintings in the current issue of Artist Profile. In this thoughtful discussion, the artist explores his technical decisions, inspiration and influences, and “no rules” approach to creative practice: “The enjoyment is in making the … Continued

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27/05/2020
22/05/2020

Kerry McInnis | Percival Portrait Painting Prize Finalist

Congratulations, Kerry McInnis – her portrait ‘Letting Go Of Yesterday’ is a finalist in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize. The exhibition of finalists opens today and runs to 19 July. Check the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery’s website for visiting details during … Continued

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22/05/2020
Kerry McInnis 'Afternoon Mystery' Bay oil on canvas 35x45cm $2,700
21/05/2020

Sydney Galleries Reopen

Sydney galleries are reopening for the first time in two months. As reported today’s Sydney Morning Herald (by Nick Galvin and Josh Dye), public and commercial galleries will be reopening their doors from June 1st. We are delighted to announce that Wagner … Continued

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21/05/2020
24/04/2020

Christopher Orchard | New York

Christopher Orchard’s striking work “Hobby Horse (dada)” has been selected for the Jason McCoy Gallery’s exhibition, “Drawing Challenge III”. Established for over 30 years, and a stalwart of one of Manhattan’s gallery districts, the Jason McCoy Gallery specialises in contemporary art, … Continued

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24/04/2020
16/04/2020

Rosemary Valadon | Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Congratulations to Rosemary Valadon, a Finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, for her stunning work, Table of Broken Things. Established in 2017, the aim of the prize is to recognise, empower and promote Australian female artists. It is the highest … Continued

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16/04/2020
16/04/2020

KERRY MCINNIS | RAVENSWOOD AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis, a Finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, for her stunning work, Cloudy Day, Whiskers Creek. Established in 2017, the aim of the prize is to recognise, empower and promote Australian female artists. It is the highest … Continued

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16/04/2020
16/04/2020

JUDITH WHITE | RAVENSWOOD AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Judith White, a Finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, for her stunning work, Ash On Water. Established in 2017, the aim of the prize is to recognise, empower and promote Australian female artists. It is the highest value … Continued

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16/04/2020
29/03/2020

Mark Hislop | SMH

Mark Hislop’s current exhibition ‘Ghost Flowers and Zombie Plants’ is Best of the Week in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend. Don’t miss the artist’s first solo show at Wagner Contemporary. Hislop’s long-term interest in analogue photography is combined with a … Continued

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29/03/2020
22/03/2020

Dagmar Cyrulla | The Australian

Dagmar Cyrulla’s portrait, ‘A New Beginning’, is noted by the Australian’s art critic, Christopher Allen, in his recent review of the Darling Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. An acclaimed artist in the genre, Dagmar Cyrulla’s work was recently exhibited … Continued

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22/03/2020
13/03/2020

40/40 PROJECT | SMH

The ’40/40 Project’ is listed in SMH as one of the top ten things to do this weekend! Don’t miss our small works exhibition, featuring a great line up of artists: Min-Woo Bang, Matthew Browne, Genevieve Carroll, Dagmar Cyrulla, Melissa Egan, … Continued

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13/03/2020
28/02/2020

Melinda Schawel | Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Congratulations to Melinda Schawel, a Finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, for her stunning work, ‘Night Moves’. This year, judge, Dr Felicity Fenner, observed how many entries held a mirror to the catastrophic events of the day (particularly … Continued

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28/02/2020
11/02/2020

Deborah Kelly | Bushfire Relief Art Auction

Deborah Kelly is one of the 60 contemporary artists raising funds for the Australian bushfire crisis this week at the Bushfire Relief Art Auction at the NAS. This important event will donate 100% of the profits earned from the sale … Continued

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11/02/2020
10/02/2020

Min-Woo Bang | Muswellbrook Art Prize

Congratulations to Min-Woo Bang who is a finalist in this year’s acquisitive Muswellbrook Art Prize. His work, “Light in the Storm”, will be exhibited at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre from 15 March to 10 May, 2020. Please click here for full exhibition details.

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10/02/2020
09/02/2020

Deborah Kelly | Spectrum

The stunning collage, “Venus of Beeness”,  by acclaimed Sydney artist, Deborah Kelly, graces the cover of this week’s special Mardi Gras edition of Spectrum. Kelly’s collages of trans-species beings cleverly explore notions of gender, identity and conjure elaborate invitations to contemplation, … Continued

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09/02/2020
25/01/2020

Min-Woo Bang | Sydney Lunar Festival Artist

Min Woo Bang’s 6-metre tall horse lanterns feature in this year’s Lunar Lantern Walk, along the Circular Quay foreshore to the Sydney Opera House. These glowing large-scale lanterns take inspiration from traditional Korean village guardians. The horse totems were traditionally … Continued

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25/01/2020
09/11/2019

Mark Hislop | Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award

The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a national exhibition focusing on works on paper and aims to support and promote artists working with this medium. Congratulations to Mark Hislop; his work, “My Punctuation is my Breath”, has been selected for the exhibition of finalists, now showing … Continued

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09/11/2019
01/10/2019

Dagmar Cyrulla | Naked and Nude Art Prize

Congratulations Dagmar Cyrulla – her work Modern Muse II has been selected for this year’s ‘Naked and Nude Art Prize’ at Manning Regional Art Gallery. According to Cyrulla, the figure depicted “represents the new woman – confident, unperturbed by the viewer. Connected, feminine… life is lived … Continued

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01/10/2019
26/09/2019

Neil Taylor | Paddington Art Prize

Congratulations to Neil Taylor, who is a finalist in this year’s Paddington Art Prize. This National acquisitive prize is for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape. Taylor’s stunning landscape, Burragorang, will be exhibited at Mary Place Gallery from 17 October, … Continued

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26/09/2019
19/09/2019

Nick Hall | Art Collector

Read about Nick Hall’s new series, Rumpus Room, exhibited at the Wagner stand at Sydney Contemporary, 2019. Arts writer, Louise Martin-Chew, explores Hall’s creative process and intriguing visual language. New work by the artist is available at Wagner Contemporary. Click here to view Stockroom.

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19/09/2019
15/09/2019

MIN-WOO BANG | PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY

Penrith Regional Gallery’s current exhibition, Gifting, (7 September – 17 November) showcases works from the collections of Penrith Regional Gallery, Wollongong Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, including two paintings by Min-Woo Bang, represented in Penrith’s regional gallery. The exhibition acknowledges and … Continued

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15/09/2019
14/09/2019

Jo Young | King’s School Art Prize

Congratulations Jo Young – a finalist in the 2019 King’s School Art Prize, an acquisitive award presented to the artist who is judged to have submitted the best contemporary art work. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by Art Prize panel. For … Continued

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14/09/2019
13/09/2019

NICK HALL | KING’S SCHOOL ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations Nick Hall – a finalist in the 2019 King’s School Art Prize, an acquisitive award presented to the artist who is judged to have submitted the best contemporary art work. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by Art Prize panel. … Continued

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13/09/2019
12/09/2019

Melissa Egan | King’s School Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations Melissa Egan – a finalist in the 2019 King’s Art Prize, an acquisitive award presented to the artist who is judged to have submitted the best contemporary art work. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by Art Prize panel. For further … Continued

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12/09/2019
11/09/2019

Nigel Sense | King’s School Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations Nigel Sense – a finalist in the 2018 King’s Art Prize, an acquisitive award presented to the artist who is judged to have submitted the best contemporary art work. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by Art Prize panel. For … Continued

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11/09/2019
23/08/2019

Mark Hislop | The Essayist

Mark Hislop’s new work, “My punctuation is my breath”, is exhibited in the show “The Essayist” at Cross Art Projects this month. The exhibition is inspired by the literary form of the essay. The cumulative effect of the works, by Mark Hislop, Mitch Cairns and … Continued

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23/08/2019
02/08/2019

Dagmar Cyrulla | Portia Geach Memorial Award Finalist

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla – her portrait of Kym Ellery is a finalist in the 2019 Portia Geach Memorial Award. The award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of Australian female portrait painters; it is on view … Continued

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02/08/2019
26/07/2019

Congratulations Kerry McInnis

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis who has won this year’s Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award with a portrait of sculptor Harrie Fasher, exhibited in the 2019 Salon des Refusés at S. H. Ervin Gallery.  On winning this significant award, McInnis said ‘I’m delighted to receive the … Continued

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26/07/2019
09/06/2019

Kerry McInnis | SMH Spectrum

Art Critic, John McDonald, reviews this year’s Salon des Refuses at S. H. Ervin, in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend. According to McDonald, Kerry McInnis’ portrait of Harrie Fasher is one of the most accomplished works in the Archibald selection. Please click here to read the full article.Join … Continued

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09/06/2019
11/05/2019

Nigel Sense | Salon des Refusés

Congratulations to Nigel Sense. His work Self Portrait been selected for the Salon des Refusés 2019 at S. H. Ervin Gallery. The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections of the ‘official’ … Continued

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11/05/2019
11/05/2019

Kerry McInnis | Salon des Refusés

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis. Her work Drawn In Steel (Harrie Fasher) been selected for the Salon des Refusés 2019 at S. H. Ervin Gallery. The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections … Continued

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11/05/2019
11/04/2019

Al Poulet| Australian House and Garden

Al Poulet’s striking abstractions are featured in this month’s Australian House and Garden. Recent works by the artist available in the gallery stockroom may be viewed by clicking here.

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11/04/2019
11/04/2019

Bec Juniper | Australian House and Garden

Bec Juniper’s dramatic landscapes are featured in this month’s Australian House and Garden. Recent works by the artist available in the gallery stockroom may be viewed by clicking here

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11/04/2019
08/04/2019

Bec Juniper | Featured SMH Spectrum

SMH Art Critic, John McDonald, discusses Juniper’s technique and source of inspiration, the aerial perspective of the Western Australian landscape. Bec Juniper was the Winner of the King’s School Art Prize in 2018. Works available in the gallery stockroom may be … Continued

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08/04/2019
27/03/2019

Judith White | Calleen Art Prize Finalist

Judith White is a selected finalist in the Calleen Art Award, for her striking work ‘Harbour With Jetty’. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject or any style, established in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM. The winner receives $20,000 … Continued

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27/03/2019
26/03/2019

Mark Hislop | Dobell Drawing Prize Finalist

Mark Hislop has been selected for the Dobell Drawing Prize, for his work on paper in 12 parts, ‘It is to the air that I dedicate myself’. The judges were impressed by the diversity of drawings entered, stating “We were amazed not … Continued

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26/03/2019
25/03/2019

Dagmar Cyrulla | Calleen Art Fair Finalist

Dagmar Cyrulla is a selected finalist in the 2019 Calleen Art Award, for her stunning work ‘Simpler Times 3’. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject or any style, established in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM. The winner … Continued

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25/03/2019
12/03/2019

Min-Woo Bang | Muswellbrook Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Min-Woo Bang who is a finalist in this year’s Muswellbrook Art Prize. The exhibition of finalists will be on show at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre from 10 March to 15 May, 2019.  Please click here for further details.

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12/03/2019
01/03/2019

Nigel Sense | SMH

Visit Nigel Sense’s debut exhibition at Wagner Contemporary, ‘Dickheads + Demons’. Featured in SMH as a must-see show this week. If you missed opening night, come along to the Paddington art precinct next Thursday 7 March 6-8pm and and enjoy Art Month’s Art at … Continued

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01/03/2019
14/02/2019

Dagmar Cyrulla | BP Portrait Award Finalist

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla, whose work ‘Self portrait with favourite earrings’ has been selected for the BP Portrait Award, London. The BP Portrait Award is considered the most prestigious portrait prize in the world, representing the very best in contemporary art practice and … Continued

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14/02/2019
31/01/2019

Dagmar Cyrulla | Dobell Drawing Prize Finalist

Congratulations Dagmar Cyrulla – a finalist in the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize. The National Art School, in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, will present this prestigious national prize, alongside a new drawing symposium that explores the importance of drawing in all … Continued

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31/01/2019
07/12/2018

Celia Perceval | Bega Valley Regional Gallery

We are delighted to announce that a major work, ‘Flowering Grass Tree in Nullica Forest’, by Celia Perceval, is now held by Bega Valley Regional Gallery. This striking painting is of the national park near Eden, NSW. The bushland and coastal areas of southern NSW have informed many works … Continued

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07/12/2018
10/11/2018

Sai-Wai Foo | Featured in Vogue Living

Read about Sai-Wai Foo’s mixed media sculpture in the current edition of Vogue Living. This feature article looks at the artist’s journey from tertiary education at RMIT, to fashion and then art practice. Her intriguing and beautiful sculptures, which incorporate pleated … Continued

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10/11/2018
20/10/2018

Deborah Kelly | Wellcome Trust, UK

We are excited to announce that Deborah Kelly’s major work, ‘No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory)’, has been acquired by the Wellcome Trust, a significant biomedical research charity in the UK. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014, the … Continued

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20/10/2018
10/10/2018

DAGMAR CYRULLA | ART ALMANAC EDITORIAL

Dagmar Cyrulla’s new exhibition, ‘I Am’, is selected as a highlight exhibition in the October edition of Art Almanac. ‘I Am’, on view at the gallery from 13 October, “explores the personal and collective identities of contemporary women in her personal life, in a series of … Continued

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10/10/2018
09/10/2018

KERRY MCINNIS | BLACK SWAN PRIZE FOR PORTRAITURE FINALIST

Congratulations Kerry McInnis – a finalist in the 2018 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, for her painting, ‘Elisabeth in a Hat’. McInnis’ portrait of artist, Elisabeth Cummings, will hang in the prestigious exhibition of finalists at Art Gallery WA, 27 October – … Continued

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09/10/2018
03/10/2018

MARGARET WOODWARD | NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY COLLECTION

We are excited to announce that Margaret Woodward’s painting, ‘Self-portrait as Sarah Wisse, transported’, is now held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. This striking work was originally exhibited as a Finalist in the 1996 Archibald Prize at the … Continued

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03/10/2018
02/10/2018

DAGMAR CYRULLA | FEATURED IN ARTIST PROFILE

Read about Dagmar Cyrulla’s forthcoming exhibition, ‘I Am’, in Artist Profile. The women Cyrulla depicts in her new work are beautifully captured, presenting a unique perspective, and wholly themselves within their own world. According to Artist Profile, “Cyrulla’s muses ultimately reinstate the human in an increasingly dehumanised … Continued

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02/10/2018
01/10/2018

Deborah Kelly | ‘Camouflage’ at Bankstown Arts Centre

This forthcoming exhibition at Bankstown Art’s Centre, opening 6 October, explores the concept of camouflage as a metaphor for women’s stories and experience. Three artists developed work with reference to the local story of Ruby Payne-Scott and her work at Potts Hill Astronomy Hutt. Featuring … Continued

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01/10/2018
22/09/2018

Congratulations Bec Juniper | 2018 King’s Art Prize Winner

Congratulations to Bec Juniper, who has been announced Winner of the 2018 King’s Art Prize. The prize is an $20,000 acquisitive award, presented to the artist judged with the best contemporary artwork. Esteemed guest judge, Barry Pearce, had the following … Continued

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22/09/2018
19/09/2018

KERRY MCINNIS | NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis who is a finalist in this year’s NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. The annual Plein Air Art Prize is a landscape award depicting a New South Wales subject. The artist’s work, ‘Afternoon Walk, Mystery Bay’, will be … Continued

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19/09/2018
17/09/2018

NIGEL SENSE | FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Nigel Sense whose work, ‘The Last Supper’, has been selected as a Finalist in the 2018 Mosman Art Prize. This year the prize will be judged by artist and former Mosman Art Prize winner Cressida Campbell. The exhibition is open to the public … Continued

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17/09/2018
11/09/2018

CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA EGAN | WINNER OF MEMBERS’ CHOICE IN THE TATTERSALL’S CLUB LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE

Congratulations, Melissa Egan, who has been announced Winner of the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, Members’ Choice Award. Her work ‘Sentinels of Arcadia’ received the most votes from club members. A regular Finalist in this prestigious landscape prize, Egan was Highly Commended by the … Continued

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11/09/2018
31/08/2018

NEIL TAYLOR | TATTERSALL’S CLUB LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations, Neil Taylor, finalist in the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize for his wonderful piece, Mutawintji Drought 2. One of Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prizes, the Tattersall’s attracts Australia’s most high profile landscape artists. The award is now in … Continued

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31/08/2018
29/08/2018

NICK HALL | PADDINGTON ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations to Nick Hall, who has been selected for the 2018 Paddington Art Prize, for his striking work, I Need You, I Don’t Need You. This highly esteemed art prize, now in its 15th year, invites entries inspired by the Australian landscape. … Continued

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29/08/2018
18/08/2018

DEBORAH KELLY | ART GALLERY OF WA

We are delighted to announce Deborah Kelly’s participation in the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s exhibition, Spaced 3: north by southeast (18 August, 2018 – 7 January, 2019). This fascinating group show exhibits works developed by 11 artists from Nordic countries and Australia … Continued

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18/08/2018
16/08/2018

MIN-WOO BANG | KING’S ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations Min-Woo Bang who is a finalist in the 2018 King’s Art Prize, an acquisitive award presented to the artist who is judged to have submitted the best contemporary art work. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by Art Prize … Continued

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16/08/2018
15/08/2018

BEC JUNIPER | KING’S ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations Bec Juniper who is a finalist in the 2018 King’s Art Prize, an acquisitive award presented to the artist who is judged to have submitted the best contemporary art work. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by an … Continued

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15/08/2018
11/07/2018

ROSEMARY VALADON | WENTWORTH COURIER

Rosemary Valadon’s current exhibition features in the Wentworth Courier this week: “The paintings in her new solo exhibition, Interiors, guide the eye through the patterns, light and rich colours of her studio at Hill End, and make you feel as if you … Continued

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11/07/2018
05/07/2018

Rosemary Valadon | Daily Telegraph

Arts Editor of the Daily Telegraph, Elizabeth Fortescue, discusses Rosemary Valadon’s new exhibition this week: “The exhibition at Wagner Contemporary, titled Interiors, opens on Saturday. It will introduce a new series of paintings, large and small, which pulse with the quiet … Continued

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05/07/2018
06/06/2018

Mark Hislop | National Works on Paper Prize Finalist

Congratulations Mark Hislop – a finalist in the 2018 National Works on Paper Prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. The artist’s work, ‘it is the air that I dedicate myself’, has been selected for the prestigious exhibition of finalists, held at the gallery … Continued

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06/06/2018
23/05/2018

Dagmar Cyrulla | Paul Guest Drawing Prize Finalist

The art work, I am, by Dagmar Cyrulla, is one of 50 works selected as a Finalist in the prestigious Paul Guest Drawing Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery. The prize is a biennial event highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. … Continued

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23/05/2018
16/05/2018

Min-Woo Bang | Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

We are delighted to announce that two works by Min-Woo Bang (including Cloud in Abstraction, illustrated) were recently placed in the permanent collection of the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. For further information about the collection of this leading regional … Continued

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16/05/2018
10/05/2018

KERRY MCINNIS | Fleurieu Art Prize Finalist

We are delighted to announce Kerry McInnis’s work, A Polar Memory, is a selected finalist in the Fleurieu Art prize. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fleurieu Art Prize, an award dedicated to landscape art. Held in South Australia, this presigious art prize takes its name … Continued

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10/05/2018
09/05/2018

NIGEL SENSE | SELECTED FOR SALON DES REFUSES

Congratulations to Nigel Sense, whose work, Sixteen Faces of Kram, has been selected for the Salon des Refusés 2018 at S. H. Ervin Gallery. The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the … Continued

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09/05/2018
07/04/2018

ROSEMARY VALADON | ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY

The exhibition Interiors, featuring work by Rosemary Valadon along side other acclaimed and celebrated Australian artists, such as Brett Whiteley, Margaret Olley, Euan Macleod and Cressida Campbell, is on view at Orange Regional Gallery until 24 June. Curated by Gavin Wilson. For further … Continued

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07/04/2018
03/04/2018

KERRY MCINNIS | CALLEEN ART AWARD FINALIST

The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject or any style, established in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM. The winner of the Calleen Art Award will receive $20,000 in prize money. The exhibition featuring works … Continued

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03/04/2018
03/04/2018

KERRY MCINNIS | GOULBURN ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis who is a finalist in this year’s Goulburn Art Prize for her work, “The Pass”. The exhibition of finalists will be exhibited at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery from 20 – 28 April, 2018.

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03/04/2018
15/03/2018

SAI-WAI FOO | TOM BASS PRIZE FOR FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE

Congratulations to Sai-Wai Foo who is a finalist in this year’s Tom Bass Prize for Sculpture. Submissions are accepted from artists across Australia and this years finalists are on display from the 2-25 March at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney. The prize is organised … Continued

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15/03/2018
14/03/2018

High Tea | Elanora Country Club with Neil Taylor

Join us at Elanora Country Club for a unique and intimate afternoon tea with celebrated artist, Neil Taylor, who will speak candidly about his fascinating life, his imagination and his work.Wednesday 14th March at 2.30pm for High Tea $25 – High Tea, Bubbles … Continued

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14/03/2018
23/02/2018

ART EDIT FEATURE ARTICLE

This month Gallery Director, Nadine Wagner, was invited to join the panel of experts to share her knowledge on collecting and presenting the work of four Australian artists. Australian Art Edit Summer 2018| Issue 16

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23/02/2018
07/02/2018

MIN-WOO BANG | MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE: FINALIST

Congratulations to Min-Woo Bang who is a finalist in this year’s Muswellbrook Art Prize for his piece, Colossal (left). The exhibition of finalists will be on show at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre from 11 March to 6 May 2018. Please click here … Continued

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07/02/2018
26/01/2018

DAGMAR CYRULLA | THE ADELAIDE PERRY PRIZE FOR DRAWING: FINALIST

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla for her work, Context (left), a selected finalist in the 2018 Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing. The Exhibition of Finalists runs from 3 to 29 March at the Adelaide Perry Gallery, Croydon, NSW. Click here for exhibition details.

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26/01/2018
30/11/2017

KERRY MCINNIS | PORTRAIT PURCHASED BY THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA

We are excited to announce that the National Library of Australia has purchased Kerry McInnis’s portrait of Omar Musa, Omar Musa (The Poetry of Unease) (left). This inspiring work was selected for the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW in … Continued

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30/11/2017
29/11/2017

KERRY MCINNIS | PORTRAIT PURCHASED BY NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA

We are excited to announce that the National Library of Australia has purchased Kerry McInnis’s portrait of great Australian author, Kate Grenville (2010) (left). This striking piece was also selected for the Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery in 2010.

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29/11/2017
28/11/2017

JUDITH WHITE | PERTH INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL MAJOR COMMISSION

Judith White was commissioned to complete a work for the Intercontinental Hotel in Perth in 2017. This stunning large-scale piece, Fallen Canopy (mixed media on canvas), currently hangs in the venue’s foyer and is a permanent fixture and celebrated art work in this exclusive hotel’s collection.

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28/11/2017
18/11/2017

40/40 PROJECT IN SPECTRUM

The gallery’s annual highlight, the 40/40 Project, features in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. An exhibition not to be missed this month, featuring a great collection of little gems, each 40 x 40cm, by leading Australian artists. Exhibition on view until 14 December. … Continued

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18/11/2017
14/11/2017

Melinda Schawel | Review by Sasha Grishin

The Canberra Times art critic, Sasha Grishin, discusses the artist’s distinct pictorial language evident in her recent exhibition at Beaver Galleries, Canberra: “Schawel creates work of considerable lyricism, where despite the brutality of her making process, there prevails a mood of … Continued

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14/11/2017
31/10/2017

Min-Woo Bang | Featured in November Belle Magazine

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31/10/2017
24/10/2017

Melinda Schawel | Whyalla Art Prize: Finalist

Congratulations to Melinda Schawel, finalist in this year’s Whyalla Art Prize. This biennial prize is open to all Australian residents for two- dimensional artworks in any medium other than photography.Established in 1972 by the Whyalla Arts Council, the Whyalla Art Prize has … Continued

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24/10/2017
18/10/2017

Dagmar Cyrulla | DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE: HIGHLY COMMENDED

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla for her semi-nude self portrait, I Am Woman, which was Highly Commended by the judging panel in this year’s prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is Australia’s richest art prize, with prize money … Continued

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18/10/2017
11/10/2017

NICK STATHOPOULOS | DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE: FINALIST

Congratulations to Guest Artist in our forthcoming 40/40 Project, Nick Stathopoulos – a finalist in this year’s prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is Australia’s richest art prize, with prize money of $180,000 including a $150,000 first prize. Works … Continued

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11/10/2017
11/10/2017

David Fairbairn | Doug Moran National Portrait Prize: Finalist

Congratulations to Guest Artist in our forthcoming 40/40 Project, David Fairbairn – a finalist in this year’s prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is Australia’s richest art prize, with prize money of $180,000 including a $150,000 first prize. Works … Continued

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11/10/2017
29/09/2017

Nick Stathopoulos | Feature artist in documentary ‘The Archibald’

We are excited to announce Nick Stathopoulos, Guest Artist in our 40/40 Project, is a feature artist on ‘The Archibald’, now showing on Foxtel Arts. The film documents 7 artists’ journey creating a portrait for the Archibald Prize, from approaching and painting their sitter/subject … Continued

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29/09/2017
26/09/2017

Deborah Marks | Mosman Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Deborah Marks, Guest Artist in our upcoming 40/40 Project, who is a finalist in this year’s Mosman Art Prize. We are delighted to present her new piece, ‘Self Reflection’ (pictured), in the 40/40 Project, opening 18 November. The Mosman Art … Continued

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26/09/2017
19/09/2017

KERRY MCINNIS | NSW PARLIAMENT PLEIN AIR PAINTING PRIZE: FINALIST

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis who is a finalist in this year’s NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. The annual Plein Air Art Prize is a landscape painting prize depicting a New South Wales subject. The finalists are exhibited at Parliament … Continued

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19/09/2017
19/09/2017

NEIL TAYLOR | NSW PARLIAMENT PLEIN AIR PAINTING PRIZE: FINALIST

Congratulations to Neil Taylor who is a finalist in this year’s NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. The annual Plein Air Art Prize is a landscape painting prize depicting a New South Wales subject. The finalists are exhibited at Parliament House, … Continued

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19/09/2017
08/09/2017

MELISSA EGAN | TATTERSALL’S LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE : HIGHLY COMMENDED

Congratulations to Melissa Egan for her work, Infinite Life (pictured), which was Highly Commended by the judging panel in this year’s prestigious Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize. This annual event features high-calibre works by some of Australia’s most celebrated artists working in the genre of … Continued

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08/09/2017
02/09/2017

DAGMAR CYRULLA | MANNING ART PRIZE: NAKED & NUDE WINNER

Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla who has won the Manning Art Prize’s major acquisitive prize of $16,000 for her piece The phone call IV (pictured). The art prize, which is in its 26th year, asks artists to explore the concept of Naked and Nude. Works by … Continued

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02/09/2017
26/07/2017

Rosemary Valadon | Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Rosemary Valadon, a Finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, for her sublime new work, Spring Tondo. This year artworks are aligned with the theme, ‘Flourish’. The prize will be opened and winners announced on Friday 4 August, 2017. For … Continued

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26/07/2017
26/07/2017

JUDITH WHITE | RAVENSWOOD AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S ART PRIZE FINALIST

Congratulations to Judith White, a Finalist in this year’s Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, for her striking new work, White Prelude No. 1 The Rising. This year artworks are aligned with the theme, ‘Flourish’. The prize will be opened and winners announced on Friday 4 August, … Continued

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26/07/2017
19/07/2017

Eleanor Hart | Unfolding Time | Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Currently showing at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, until 30 July, 2017, an exhibition by Eleanor Hart, Unfolding Time. The paintings and drawings are part of a series that references the title. This visual research is about place and memory, dealing with ‘escaping’ … Continued

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19/07/2017
11/07/2017

Bec Juniper | SMH Arts

Read an interview with Bec Juniper in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, by arts writer, Peter Munro:’Juniper Finds Feminine Magic of Wild Frontier’, Peter Munro, Sydney Morning Herald, 12/7/2017

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11/07/2017
26/04/2017

Melinda Schawel | Winner of People’s Choice Award | Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing

Congratulations, Melinda Schawel, for winning the Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing People’s Choice Award. Her work Letting Go was voted favourite by gallery visitors to the prize.

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26/04/2017
29/03/2017

Watch | Rosemary Valadon | ABC Arts documentary

Rosemary Valadon: A Sensual World | ABC Arts | Tuesday 4 April 10pmDon’t miss this important documentary, A Sensual World, which explores the art and influences of multi-award winning Australian artist, Rosemary Valadon, whose work has reinterpreted a distinctly Australian … Continued

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29/03/2017
28/03/2017

Dagmar Cyrulla | Calleen Art Award Finalist

The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject or any style, established in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM. The winner of the Calleen Art Award will receive $20,000 in prize money. The exhibition featuring works … Continued

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28/03/2017
28/03/2017

Neil Taylor | Calleen Art Award Finalist

The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject or any style, established in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM. The winner of the Calleen Art Award will receive $20,000 in prize money. The exhibition featuring works … Continued

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28/03/2017
07/03/2017

Melinda Schawel | Featured in Best Weekend

Melinda Schawel’s exhibition, Higher Ground, now showing at Wagner Contemporary, is a highlight in the Telegraph’s ‘Best Weekend’ round-up: “These textural works are a delightful mesh of shapes and colours, working in response to environmental issues and events.”

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07/03/2017
07/02/2017

Nick Hall | Finalist in Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing

From 500 entries from around Australia, only 46 finalists were selected for this year’s prestigious Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing.  Nick Hall’s work, Bottlecap Possibilities 1 to 70, will be exhibited at the Adelaide Perry Gallery, Croydon, from 24 February to 25 March, … Continued

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07/02/2017
07/02/2017

Melinda Schawel | Finalist in Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing

From 500 entries from around Australia, only 46 finalists were selected for this year’s prestigious Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing.  Melinda Schawel’s work, Letting Go, will be exhibited at the Adelaide Perry Gallery, Croydon, from 24 February to 25 March, 2017.

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07/02/2017
01/02/2017

Art Collector features Melinda Schawel

Melinda Schawel’s upcoming exhibition, Higher Ground, is Not To Be Missed this quarter. Art Collector writer, Naomi Gall, explains Schawel’s work is a “manually intensive process, involving scraping, sanding, painting, perforating, drawing, cutting, drilling and tearing to create intricate and abstract visions.”  The artist’s sublime … Continued

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01/02/2017
15/01/2017

Min-Woo Bang | KAAF Art Prize

Congratulations Min-Woo Bang, Finalist in the 2016 KAAF Art Prize, for his work, Awakening. “I created a dramatic interplay between light and dark (chiaroscuro) as defined branches and trees frame the foreground, directing the focus to gigantic moving clouds or gusts of wind … Continued

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15/01/2017
15/01/2017

Neil Taylor | KAAF Art Prize

Congratulations Neil Taylor, Finalist in the 2016 KAAF Art Prize, for his work, By The Bridle Track – En Plein Air. With superb technical skill, Neil paints in a super-realist style. He often focuses on bush landscapes in NSW, from the Northern Rivers to the … Continued

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15/01/2017
21/10/2016

Congratulations Kerry McInnis

A selected finalist in the 2016 Portia Geach Memorial Award for her portrait of David Batty. This is the 8th time Kerry’s work has been exhibited in this prestigious award, which is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the … Continued

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21/10/2016
18/10/2016

Robert Malherbe: Winner of the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

Congratulations to Robert Malherbe, Guest Artist in our upcoming 40/40 exhibition, for winning the prestigious NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting out of doors, in direct engagement with nature, where … Continued

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18/10/2016
14/09/2016

Congratulations Bill Sampson

A selected finalist in the Len Fox Painting Award. This prestigious award commemorates the life and work of Len Fox’s uncle, the influential Australian born painter, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915). Known for his plein air, impressionist style, Fox’s paintings are … Continued

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14/09/2016
07/09/2016

DAGMAR CYRULLA IN “THE CAROUSEL”

Melbourne painter, Dagmar Cyrulla, redefines the muse in latest exhibition at the newly rebranded Wagner Contemporary gallery in Sydney. Click Here to read the full article.To view available works by Dagmar Cyrulla, visit her stockroom page on our website.

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07/09/2016
06/09/2016

Congratulations Wagner artists

Congratulations Min-Woo Bang, Ken Johnson, Kerry McInnis and Neil Taylor – finalists in this year’s Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize. Winner announced tomorrow and best wishes to all finalists.

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06/09/2016
23/08/2016

CONGRATULATIONS MIN-WOO BANG

Finalist in the Mosman Art Prize and Winner of the Mosman Council Commendation Prize for his work, Cloud In Abstraction.

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23/08/2016
08/08/2016

Judith White on Radio National (ABC)

The Painted Bach is a performance piece where visual art and classical music collide.Cellist Rachel Scott plays Bach’s cello suite No.5, while artist Judith White paints a response to the piece on three large screens. Listen to Judith and Rachel … Continued

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08/08/2016