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January 31, 2019

Artereal Gallery exhibition and panel discussion explores gender imbalance in the commercial gallery sector

From 6 February to 2 March 2019 Artereal Gallery will present Nevertheless, she persisted – a group exhibition which will address issues around female visibility / invisibility in the art world by showcasing the work of ten unrepresented artists identifying as female or non-binary.

Neverthless, she persisted is a concerted effort on the part of Artereal Gallery to bring issues surrounding the need for equal gender representation in the art world to the fore.

From 6 February to 2 March 2019 Artereal Gallery will present Nevertheless, she persisted – a group exhibition which will address issues around female visibility / invisibility in the art world by showcasing the work of ten unrepresented artists identifying as female or non-binary.

Neverthless, she persisted is a concerted effort on the part of Artereal Gallery to bring issues surrounding the need for equal gender representation in the art world to the fore. It represents an attempt to participate in an important ongoing dialogue and recognises the responsibility of commercial galleries in affecting change and redressing the gender imbalance which has historically existed within the commercial gallery sector. Exhibiting artists include: Grace Blake, Sabella D’Souza, Leila El Rayes, Brooke Leigh, Eugenia Lim, Cat Mueller, Claudia Nicholson, Ebony Russell, Georgia Saxelby and Naomi Segal.

To coincide with this February exhibition Artereal Gallery will present Tips on persisting – a panel discussion featuring the voices of six women who have each achieved significant success in their own field. Each panellist will offer their own thoughts, personal strategies, ideas and tips on ‘how to persist’ – so that together we can work towards achieving greater gender equality both in the arts and more broadly as a society.

Tips on persisting will be presented by a line up of intelligent and dynamic female voices including:
– Neha Kale: Editor-at-Large for Vault Magazine and freelance journalist
– Jess Scully: City of Sydney Councillor and Curator
– Sara Dowse: Author, artist and women’s right activist. Head of the Office of Women’s Affairs under Prime Minister’s Whitlam and Fraser.
– Clothilde Bullen: Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Island Collections and Exhibitions – Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
– Elvis Richardson: Artist and Founder of CoUNTess
– Leila El Rayes: Artist
– Moderated by Rhianna Walcott – Associate Director – Artereal Gallery

The panel discussion will take place on Saturday 23 Febraury at Artereal Gallery at 3pm. For more information see: artereal.com.au

Image: Claudia Nicholson, Endless Rain II 2017

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January 30, 2019

TOP DESIGN EXPERTS FEATURE IN 2019 SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL

Leading design experts from Australia and around the world have been announced for the Sydney Design Festival, running from 1 – 10 March 2019 across Sydney.

Curated and produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), this year’s festival theme Accessing Design challenges designers to broaden the definition of design and collaborate across disciplines and cultural divides.

With 138 events presented by over 100 partners, the 2019 Festival offers 10 days of tours, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, markets, open studios, podcasts, keynote presentations, installations and symposiums.

Leading design experts from Australia and around the world have been announced for the Sydney Design Festival, running from 1 – 10 March 2019 across Sydney.

Curated and produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), this year’s festival theme Accessing Design challenges designers to broaden the definition of design and collaborate across disciplines and cultural divides.

With 138 events presented by over 100 partners, the 2019 Festival offers 10 days of tours, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, markets, open studios, podcasts, keynote presentations, installations and symposiums.

Sydney Design Festival | 1 – 10 March 2019 | www.sydneydesign.com.au

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January 29, 2019

National Gallery of Victoria to present major survey of Australian artist Rosslynd Piggott

From 12 April to 18 August 2019 the National Gallery of Victoria will present Rosslynd Piggott: I sense you but I cannot see you, which charts contemporary Australian artist Rosslynd Piggott’s remarkable oeuvre created over almost four decades, including new works never before seen in Australia.

The major survey exhibition is presented twenty-one years after her first survey, Rosslynd Piggott: Suspended Breath, also held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1998.

From 12 April to 18 August 2019 the National Gallery of Victoria will present Rosslynd Piggott: I sense you but I cannot see you, which charts contemporary Australian artist Rosslynd Piggott’s remarkable oeuvre created over almost four decades, including new works never before seen in Australia.

The major survey exhibition is presented twenty-one years after her first survey, Rosslynd Piggott: Suspended Breath, also held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1998.

More than 100 artworks are presented in the exhibition, linked by ideas that have sustained Piggott from the beginning of her career, including dream states and Surrealism, synesthesia and sensory perception, the beauty of the natural world and the poetics of space and place.

Works span a diverse range of mediums including paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations, and the survey reveals the ease with which Piggott moves seamlessly across diverse materials to evoke multi-sensorial phenomena.

Never before exhibited in Australia, the exhibition features an exquisite group of engraved Murano glass sculptures that Piggott made in collaboration with artisans on Murano Island, Venice.

Image Caption: Rosslynd Piggott, Nature-morte eggs 1 1990–91, oil on canvas, 107.3 x 137.0 cm © The artist Photo: courtesy the artist.

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January 16, 2019

National Gallery of Victoria presents first exhibition to bring together work of father and daughter artists Hans and Nora Heysen opening 8 March 2019

Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art is the first major exhibition to bring together the work of father and daughter artists Hans and Nora Heysen. With works covering more than a century of Australian history, this exhibition offers audiences an unprecedented insight into one of Australia’s most prominent and influential artistic dynasties. Hans was renowned for his breathtaking depictions of the Australian landscape, including some of the most recognisable and reproduced images in Australia during the mid-twentieth century.

Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art is the first major exhibition to bring together the work of father and daughter artists Hans and Nora Heysen. With works covering more than a century of Australian history, this exhibition offers audiences an unprecedented insight into one of Australia’s most prominent and influential artistic dynasties. Hans was renowned for his breathtaking depictions of the Australian landscape, including some of the most recognisable and reproduced images in Australia during the mid-twentieth century. Nora, his daughter, achieved great acclaim as a painter of still lifes and portraiture – and was the first woman awarded the Archibald Prize.

The exhibition will feature 270 works, including Hans’ iconic landscape painting Droving into the light 1914–21, and will be the most complete presentation of Nora’s career to date, including her strong and sensitive self-portraiture and a wide selection of works produced during her commission as Australia’s first female war artist. In bringing the works of Hans and Nora together, this exhibition considers their shared international influences, their love of nature and the impact of their family life and relationships.

Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | 8 March – 28 July 2019 | Admission fees apply

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January 15, 2019

Nationally touring Arthur Boyd survey explores a lifetime of landscape painting and premieres at National Art School Gallery

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, a three-year nationally touring survey exhibition organised by Bundanon Trust, will premiere at National Art School Gallery, Sydney from 10 January until 9 March 2019 before touring regional institutions across Australia until 2021. Curated by Barry Pearce and drawn principally from Bundanon Trust’s own collection of the artist’s work, Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul explores a lifetime of landscape paintings by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd.

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, a three-year nationally touring survey exhibition organised by Bundanon Trust, will premiere at National Art School Gallery, Sydney from 10 January until 9 March 2019 before touring regional institutions across Australia until 2021. Curated by Barry Pearce and drawn principally from Bundanon Trust’s own collection of the artist’s work, Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul explores a lifetime of landscape paintings by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd.

The exhibition features some 60 key Arthur Boyd paintings including a group of masterpieces borrowed from major state art museums, as well as 20 works on paper, letters, photographs and sketchbooks spanning almost half a century and featuring works from his adolescence through to his final years.

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January 7, 2019

Carriageworks announces pop-up restaurant and bar – COSECHA by Darren Taylor

This January, COSECHA by Darren Taylor will pop up at Carriageworks serving flavour-packed Spanish dishes and drinks. Includes lunch, afternoon bites and dinner during Sydney Festival.

Darren Taylor’s menu will feature a lunch menu of salads, salsa, snacks and Bocadillos (Spanish-style baguettes), tapas, cheese and meat boards throughout the day, and a nightly selection of Paella, entree and main meals, sweets and Spanish-inspired drinks including Sangria.

This January, COSECHA by Darren Taylor will pop up at Carriageworks serving flavour-packed Spanish dishes and drinks. Includes lunch, afternoon bites and dinner during Sydney Festival.

Darren Taylor’s menu will feature a lunch menu of salads, salsa, snacks and Bocadillos (Spanish-style baguettes), tapas, cheese and meat boards throughout the day, and a nightly selection of Paella, entree and main meals, sweets and Spanish-inspired drinks including Sangria.

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