Friday, October 29, 2010

Reconfigured exhibition, Perth November 2010

"Trepidation" 2010
Oil on linen, 30.5 x 35.5cm

This is the third work that I've painted for the Reconfigured exhibition opening November 10 and running until November 26 2010 at Emerge Art Space in Perth

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Emerge Art Space exhibition November 2010

"It was only yesterday...." 2010
Oil on linen, 30.5 x 35.5cm

"Rivers edge" 2010
Oil on linen, 30.5 x 35.5cm

These are a couple of my latest paintings in my film noir series to be exhibited in Perth next month at Emerge Art Space

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Forthcoming shows

I am currently working on two exhibitions, both are group shows. The first is an exhibition in Perth called "Reconfigured", which opens Wed 10th November and runs until Fri 26th November 2010 at Emerge Art Space The show will be from various painters using figurative realism as a theme for the show. I will post images closer to the date.

The second one opens on December the 11th and runs until the end of January 2011. It is an exhibition by a group of artists who have met through a private online forum and have got together to exhibit works at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the show is curated by Amanda van Gils and is called "Net Work". You can read more about it HERE and follow updates via facebook HERE

The artists exhibiting in Net Work are:

Kim Anderson / Aliey Ball / Jan Berg / Kate Bergin /Sue Beyer / Louise Blyton / Dave Brayshaw / Claire Bridge / David Coles / Simon Collins / Jacqui Comer / Dagmar Cyrulla / Chris Delpratt / Andrew Ensor / Robert Fenton / Dianne Gall / Michelle Giacobello / Minka Gillian / Erika Gofton / Debbie Hill / Robert Hollingworth / Kez Hughes / Julie Keating / Siobhan Kelley / Glenn Locklee / Vito Manfredi / Deb Mostert / Ilona Nelson / Beth Norling / Steve Rosendale / Mark Stewart / Jim Thalassoudis / Merryn Trevathan / Joanne Turner / Amanda van Gils / Steve Warburton / Irene Wellm / Darian Zam

Monday, September 13, 2010

Latest Print Release "The Visitor" 2010

The Visitor 2010
Limited Edition Print
38x46.19cm image on 42x60cm paper
Signed and Numbered
Edition of 10

Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper 308 gsm, using Archival Pigment inks.

Price AUD$220.00 + $10.00 Worldwide Postage

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Friday, August 27, 2010

SALA exhibition views

Main entrance to the SALA exhibition

Installation view of "The Visitor" and "The Running Man"

Installation view of the small works from the exhibition

Thursday, August 26, 2010

SALA show painting

Contemplating in Blue 2010
Oil on linen, 30.5 x 35.5 cm

One of the medium size works in the exhibition. The SALA 2010 show was a great success for me, a big thank you to all those who came along and supported me.

Friday, August 13, 2010

SALA Installation Dianne Gall exhibition

Here is a view of part of the exhibition currently showing @ my studio.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Hotel Limited Edition Print Release

Hotel 2010
Limited Edition Print
38x46.6cm image on 42x60cm paper
Signed and Numbered
Edition of 20

Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper 308 gsm, using Archival Pigment inks.

Price AUD$220.00 + $10.00 Worldwide Postage

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In celebration of South Australian Living Artists Week 2010 I am launching my first digital print from my current Noir series of works.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The walls are done....its all happening down here in Bowden!

It feels very strange having dark walls, but it is so much easier to see the subtle nuances in the paintings, am very excited about exhibiting the works in our new space...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

SALA 2010 Painting the walls...

Jim's nephew, George is painting the walls in preparation for the show...I want the Noir paintings to come out of the darkness and allow the subtle tonal and colour ranges to be more visible to the eye than they would be if they were hung on a bleached white wall...seems to work! Cannot wait to hang and light the show for the right 'Noir' mood.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SALA Week 2010

Its all go in the studio as Jim and myself prepare for a joint show for South Australian Living Artists Week 2010...We've had a huge clean up, now we are painting the walls and finishing up our works for the show. Go to the SALA Week 2010/ website to download the program and for more information on the event.

I will post updates and progress photos closer to the opening.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize 2010

"Home" 2009 Oil on Linen 61x71cm

I have just been selected with my painting "Home" 2009, for the Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize 2010/. You can see the exhibition of the finalists artworks at Rex Livingston Art Dealer, 59 Flinders Street, Surry Hills in Sydney.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Busy, busy, busy...

Well its Winter, I'm freezing in my studio but am very busy getting paintings together for my South Australian Artists Week show at the studio in August... its on right after the 2010 Melbourne Art Fair. I have group shows booked up in Melbourne, Ballarat, Perth to follow on from August so its all systems go, go, go!

Also, have been out taking photos again...something I just love to do...I was particularly pleased with these two..

"A beautiful little death" 2010

"Young girl with Shark" 2010

Part of getting ready for the shows has been a clean up of my space, and surrounding store rooms..what a nightmare! I've not got many paintings left from my painting career thus far but I went through everything I could find from art school to now...and it was either slash or wrap, sell or give away...most got a stanley knife through them. It was a wonderful and theraputic excercise that I've been meaning to do for, its DONE!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Artworks program on Radio National

This morning, Radio National aired the interview by journalist, Michael Shirrefs with myself and Lorelei Siegloff, you can listen to the story by following the link to the website and going to Sunday 18th April 2010 program, the story is called "Mentoring"

Radio National Artworks Program

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Radio National, Artist's Week, Adelaide Biennial...

To kick the 50th Anniversary of the Adelaide Festival off on Friday night I went to the exhibition opening at our State Gallery and was largely underwealmed but I did really like the work of James Morrison. Above is a a detail from his installation from the exhibition "Before and After Science", Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

Meanwhile, one of the projects I've just begun which is funded by donations made to the Helpmann Academy is the project of mentoring young artist Lorelei Siegloff The details of our project came to the attention of Radio National Artworks Program and journalist, Michael Shirrefs who came to interview Lorelei and myself in my studio yesterday. The program will go to air in a few weeks with a follow on at the end of our mentoring program. I will post a link to the interview when it is online on the ABC website.

Artist, Writer and Curator, Ian North Launches the Adelaide Biennial special Art and Australia Issue 1st March 2010.

I made some time to go to Artist Week and also to see "Apart we are together" curated by Victoria Lynn at several venues for the 2010 Festival of Arts. I particularly liked this work by Thai artist A. Weerasethakul being exhibited at Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of art

Video Still by Apichatpong Weerasethakul "Morakot(Emerald) 2007

So all in all its been a very interesting and varied few days.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Life is full of change for me at the moment

Perhaps it is a case of who moved my cheese...but so much change has been happening in my life in the last couple of years its been such a rollercoaster. I feel that I'm on top and in control and ready for a new phase and setting things in place for the next five years or so.

I will finally have time to be in my studio and work on my paintings rather than having to be stuck to a 9-5 office job, although I'll still be doing some consulting work, I'll be able to work on my paintings for longer periods of time and have the luxury of drawing and even producing some prints as well.

So watch my two blogs and websites this year and come on the journey with me.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Summer Holidays

Its been another Summer Holiday. Days have been filled with going to the beach every day, either local or country and a big trip down to the South East of the State. I've tried to relax, putting my feet in the water each day and big long walks to put my mind at ease. I'm still not quite ready for 2010 but have done all that I can to get myself in the mood! We are in the midst of our classic summer heatwave, days of extreme temperatures and making one feel very exhausted. I wish all my readers the best for 2010, may it bring much happiness to all of you.

Second Valley Beach

Old House Penola


Beachport Cave