2019 BAAP judging panel is Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Anthony Fitzpatrick Curator, TarraWarra Museum of Art, and Joanna Bosse Curator, Bayside Gallery
The finalist exhibition is on display at Bayside Gallery 24 May–21 July 2019
Image: Jarryd Cooper Siren 2019 oil on board 90 x 60 cm
CASPAR FAIRHALL’S UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT THE CHINA ACADEMY OF ART, HANGZHOU
Caspar Fairhall has been invited by the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou (CAA) to run a four week workshop, alongside Professors Tian jin, Wang Zhi peng and Fan li. The workshop is entitled, Expanding the Visual Field, and will focus on the representation of space and time in visual art, and the productively paradoxical nature of visual representation. Open to postgraduate students across the academy, the project will encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to exploring the topic.
For more information on Caspar’s workshop in China, please visit his website;
Caspar is presenting a solo exhibition with Blockprojects in April 2019.
STEPHEN EASTAUGH’S UNANCHORED WORLD PREVIEW
Malcolm McKinnon and Stephen Eastaugh have completed a short documentary about Stephen’s extraordinary self initiated maritime art residency. The preview of UNANCHORED WORLD has now been released with release details of the full documentary to follow soon.
Stephen Eastaugh will present a solo with Blockprojects in March 2019.
STEPHEN EASTAUGH SELECTED FOR A 18TH STREET ART CENTER RESIDENCY
Congratulations to Blockprojects artist Stephen Eastaugh who has been selected for a residency throughout August and September 2019 at 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, California.
18th Street Arts Center’s visiting artist residency program has hosted more than 500 artists from dozens of countries around the world since it first began in 1992. Over the past 29 years, more than 8,000 diverse visual and performing artists have participated in programs at 18th Street Arts Center ranging from group and individual exhibitions to special events and presentations.
18th Street Art Center
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 11am - 5pm
BLOCKPROJECTS IS RELOCATING TO LEVEL 1 / 252 CHURCH STREET, RICHMOND
Blockprojects is delighted to announce that we are moving to a new location in Richmond, Melbourne. Blockprojects' relocation coincides with our final exhibition for 2018, and we are excited to present our 2019 exhibition program in this new and dynamic space.
Please note our new phone number.
Our new gallery will launch with the opening of Marc Freeman's Cloudbuster, a solo exhibition presented throughout the entire gallery.
This opening will take place on Saturday 10 November from 2 to 4pm.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new venue!
Level 1 / 252 Church Street
Tuesday to Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
T: +61 3 8256 4380
MARTIN GEORGE - FINALIST IN THE REDLAND ART AWARDS 2018
Blockprojects’ congratulates Martin George who has been selected as a finalist for the Redland Art Awards 2018. The Redland Art Awards is a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists. The exhibition runs from 2 September - 14 October 2018 at the Redland Art Gallery, QLD.
Redland Art Gallery
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 9am – 2pm
Pink Flare MG, 2017
acrylic and embroidery on canvas
100 x 100cm
CASPAR FAIRHALL'S SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, WA
Caspar Fairhall's solo exhibition Nine times the space that measures day and night has opened at Fremantle Arts Centre, WA. The exhibition runs from 26 May to 15 July 2018.
Caspar has an upcoming solo exhibition with Blockprojects in November 2018.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street
Gallery hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
MELINDA HARPER INCLUDED IN ‘MODERN CURRENTS’ AT TARRAWARRA MUSEUM OF ART
Melinda Harper’s Untitled, 2002 (above) is included in Modern Currents at Tarra Warra Museum of Art curated by Victoria Lynn. The exhibition features selected abstract paintings and sculptures from the gallery’s extensive collection.
The exhibition also includes works by; Howard Arkley, David Aspden, Yvonne Audette, Sydney Ball, Ralph Balson, Lesley Dumbrell, Rosalie Gascoigne, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Michael Johnson, Inge King, Robert Klippel, Clement Meadmore, John Nixon, Robert Owen, John Peart, Trevor Vickers and William Wright.
Modern Currents runs from 24 February - 29 April 2018
Tarra Warra Museum of Art
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Tarrawarra
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm
STEPHEN EASTAUGH’S EXHIBITION VESSELS: RECENT WORK OPENS IN AMSTERDAM
The opening reception will be held from 4-7pm on Saturday 21 October, opened by the Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands, His Excellency Dr. Brett Mason, and followed by an introduction by Australian author, Sean Condon.
Art Historian and former Curator of the AAMU in Utrecht, Georges Petitjean, has contributed a text on the work of the artist.
The exhibition runs from 21 October - 18 November 2017.
Suzanne Biederberg Gallery
Eerste Egelantiersstraat 1
1015 RW Amsterdam
Gallery hours: Thurs to Sat 2-6pm and by appointment.
Image: Stephen Eastaugh, Lifecraft, 2017, acrylic, cotton, wool, silk thread, linen, 42 x 140 cm
KIEREN SEYMOUR INCLUDED IN THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR SUNRISE AT TCB ART INC.
The exhibition runs from 11 - 28 October 2017.
TCB art inc.
Level 1/12 Waratah Place
Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6pm
Image: Kieren Seymour, Psycho Motor Retardation, 2016
JOHN ASLANIDIS COMPLETES LONGCHAMP TOKYO COMMISSION
John Aslanidis has recently completed a commission for Longchamp's Omatesando boutique in Tokyo's Harajuku precinct. The large wall painting occupies the staircase of the store and can be visited throughout opening hours.
For more images of the extensive installation process, visit John's Instagram account www.instagram.com/sonictiger
BLOCKPROJECTS AT SPRING. 1883 - SYDNEY
Blockprojects is delighted to announce our participation in this year's Spring 1883 in Sydney.
6 - 9 September 2017
The Establishment Hotel
5 Bridge Lane, Sydney
Admission to Spring 1883 is free during public opening hours.
Wednesday 6 September: VIP Preview (by invitation only)
Thursday 7 September: 12pm to 7pm
Friday 8 September: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday 9 September: 12pm to 7pm
John Aslanidis, Steven Asquith, Mary Barton, James Clayden, Will Cooke, Steve Cox, Robert Doble, James Drinkwater, Caspar Fairhall, Marc Freeman, Martin George, Matthew Johnson, Julia Powles, Kieren Seymour and Tom Vincent
For a digital catalogue of the works, please contact the gallery.
Pick Pocket, 2017
Digital print on archival rag
edition 1 of 3
134 x 110cm
JUSTIN ANDREWS AND MELINDA HARPER INCLUDED IN ‘CALL OF THE AVANT-GARDE: CONSTRUCTIVISM AND AUSTRALIAN ART' AT HEIDE MOMA
Blockprojects artists Justin Andrews and Melinda Harper are included in Heide Museum of Modern Art's new exhibition Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art. This extensive survey of over seventy artists explores how Australian artists have responded to this ground breaking modernist movement and its enduring call upon their imaginations from the 1930s to the present day.
The exhibition runs from 5 July - 8 October 2017.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
STEVEN ASQUITH AND MARTIN GEORGE - FINALISTS IN THE 2017 ARTHUR GUY MEMORIAL PAINTING PRIZE
The finalists' exhibition runs from 17 June - 17 September 2017, and has free entry.
Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo, VIC 3550
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm
3 Heads, 2017
acrylic on tarpaulin
152 x 213cm
Curtain Checkerfield (detail), 2017
acrylic and primer on tea towel
50.5 x 30.5cm
STEPHEN EASTAUGH CURRENTLY AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT RIMBUN DAHAN, MALAYSIA
Blockprojects artist Stephen Eastaugh is currently undertaking a residency at Rimbun Dahan on the outskirts of Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia. Travel is integral to Eastaugh’s practice, and he will spend the next three months developing new work during his stay.
More information about Eastaugh’s time at Rimbun Dahan can be found here:
Eastaugh will be exhibiting at NKN Gallery in September 2017.
LOUISE FORTHUN SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE 2017 BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE
Fortune has collaborated with Stewart Russell to produce the work included in the finalist exhibition.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 6 May, to Sunday 18 June, with the award announcement and opening event on Thursday 11 May from 6 - 8pm.
Louise Forthun and Stewart Russell
Blue Zinc Painting, 2016
synthetic polymer paint and water-based ink on linen
103.5 x 199.5cm
DENISE GREEN EXHIBITS AT HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Denise Green: The Heide Collection is a retrospective spanning 40 years of painting and drawing by the Australian-born artist, who has lived in New York since 1969. The earliest works are drawn from the Whitney’s New Image Painting exhibition in 1978, which recognised a new generation of artists, whose work used the depiction of objects to respond to the pure abstraction of the 1960s.
The exhibition demonstrates Denise Green’s intuitive painting style, which gives expressive shape to ideas and emotional states that are often rooted in deeply personal experiences.
The artist will give a talk about the exhibition with curator Linda Michael at Heide on 9 April 2017, 2pm.
Denise Green: The Heide Collection runs from 8 April until 18 June 2017
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Closed Good Friday
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
167 x 167 cm
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Gift of Robin Bade and Michael Parkin
JAMES CLAYDEN LAUNCHES A NEW PUBLICATION, AN OPERETTA AND AN EXHIBITION AT LAMAMA THEATRE
James Clayden’s latest work is a creative trilogy – an operetta, an exhibition, and a book. Aphanisis: an Operetta, is playing at La Mama Theatre from 22 March. The book, Little Gods, is a publication of 51 small collaged paintings.
The exhibition opening and book launch will take place at LaMama Theatre on Wednesday 22 March from 5.50pm, with the exhibition contain on 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 March and 1 April.
To book for Aphanisis: an Operetta visit LaMama.com.au.
205 Faraday St, Carlton
P: (03) 9347 6948
JUSTIN ANDREWS CURRENTLY EXHIBITING AT NANCY SEVER GALLERY, CANBERRA
Nancy Sever Gallery
4/6 Kennedy Street
Kingston, ACT 2604
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am to 6pm
JAMES DRINKWATER – WALKING WITH GIANTS
James Drinkwater has recently completed a sculptural commission for Monash University’s Materials Science and Engineering Department.
The assemblage, Walking with Giants, was unveiled last night, with the event also celebrating the launch of Ken McGregor’s monograph Walking with Giants documenting and detailing the projects creation.
Walking with Giants is viewable to the public in the Engineering Building, 17 Alliance Lane, Monash University, Clayton Campus.
MARC FREEMAN INCLUDED IN ‘GUIDES TO HELP YOU’ – DEGRAVES STREET SUBWAY, MELBOURNE
Blockprojects' Marc Freeman is currently exhibiting as part of the group exhibition, Guides To Help You, in Campbell Arcade, Degraves Street Subway, Melbourne. The exhibition has been curated by Tracy Sarroff.
Guides to Help You runs from 14 February till 22 April 2017, with a closing event held on Saturday 22 April from 3-5pm.
JAMES DRINKWATER EXHIBITION AT THE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION, SINGAPORE
In July 2016, artist James Drinkwater travelled to ‘Rungli Rungliot’ a remote hut nestled in a sapling forest in the Tasmanian Highlands. The drawings and paintings Drinkwater produced during this time have become the primary source material for his upcoming exhibition Rungli Rungliot at the Australian High Commission in Singapore in February 2017.
Rungli Rungliot runs from 6 February to 28 February 2017, and will be officially opened by Adrian Lochrin, Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Singapore on Wednesday 8 February from 6-8 pm.
Please RSVP for this event via the event’s Eventbrite page.
Atrium Gallery, Australian High Commission, 25 Napier Road, Singapore
Gallery Hours: 8.30 – 4.30 pm weekdays, closed weekends
JOHN ASLANIDIS EXHIBITION AT THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL, NEW YORK
John Aslanidis has recently been selected to exhibit as part of the Australian Consulate-General Monash Room Exhibition Program in New York. Aslanidis’ exhibition will run from December 2016 through January 2017. The exhibition consists of a selection of small works produced from 2005 – 2011, and coincides with Aslanidis’ residency at the International Curatorial Studio Program, Brooklyn, along with the artist’s first solo exhibition at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts in Manhattan.
John is hosting an artist talk on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 5pm. If you would like to attend the event, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Consulate-General New York
150 East 42nd Street, Floor 34, New York, NY 10017
JULIE FRAGAR IS THE WINNER OF THE 2016 TIDAL: CITY OF DEVONPORT NATIONAL ART AWARD
Congratulations to Julie Fragar, who has won the 2016 Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award with her work, Antonio Departs Flores on the Whaling Tide, 2016. Fragar was awarded this $15,000 acquisitive prize at the opening of the Finalists Exhibition on Friday 25 November.
Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award 2016 finalists:
Diane Allison / Louisa Bufardeci / Janet Bush / Alex Davern / Julie Fragar / Joey Gracia / Helga Groves / Katherine Hattam / Liam James / Anthony Johnson / Amber Koroluk-Stephenson / Michael Muruste / Penny Mason / Sara Manser / Tess Campbell / Troy Ruffels / David Stephenson & Martin Walch / Evelyn Vyhnal / Megan Walch / Matt Warren / Carole Wilson / Anne Zahalka
The 2016 Finalists Exhibition will run at the Devonport Regional Gallery from 26 November 2016 – 29 January 2017.
STEPHEN EASTAUGH SELECTED FOR A TWO MONTH RESIDENCY AT NORDIC ARTISTS’ CENTRE DALE
Stephen Eastaugh has been selected to spend two months at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (NKD) in 2017. Over 1500 applications were received for the 2017 program, which is funded by the Norwegian Ministry Of Culture to support the work international artists, designers and architects. Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale is situated in the village of Dale, Fjaler, on the West Coast of Norway.
DENISE GREEN – BEYOND AND BETWEEN: A PAINTER'S JOURNEY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ART MUSEUM
Blockprojects is delighted to announce Denise Green's exhibition Beyond and Between: A painter's Journey at the UQ Art Museum, running from 25 November 2016 – 2 April 2017. Beyond and Between celebrates the major gift of works that the artist’s husband Dr Francis X. Claps MD made to UQ in 2013, and can be viewed online.
Green exhibits regularly in the USA, Europe and Australia, and in recent decades retrospectives of her work have been presented at P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art/MoMA, New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve. She is the author of Metonymy in Contemporary Art (2006) and Denise Green: An artist’s odyssey (2012). This exhibition offers an opportunity to reappraise her work, including her recent photo collages.
Thursday 24 November 5.00pm
Join artist Denise Green and curator Michele Helmrich for a preview of the exhibition
RSVP by Friday 18 November 2016
oil on canvas
The Denise Green / Francis X. Claps Collection gifted through The University of Queensland in America, Inc. Foundation. The University of Queensland, 2013
JOHN ASLANIDIS AT ETHAN COHEN, NEW YORK
251 W 19TH ST
New York, NY 10011
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm
JUSTIN ANDREWS’ EXHIBITION DRAWING TIME, NOW OPEN AT WANGARATTA ART GALLERY
Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta, VIC, 3677
Opening hours: Tues to Sun 10am-4pm, closed public holidays
Andrews will also be exhibiting at NKN Gallery in October 2016.
NEWCASTLE ARTIST JAMES DRINKWATER’S WORK IS AMONG THE 25 SULMAN FINALISTS
Newcastle artist James Drinkwater’s work, Arriving in Nice, France, is among the 25 2016 Sulman finalists. The work was part of a series Drinkwater completed in conjunction with his residency in France last year as winner of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. Drinkwater was a finalist for the Wynne Prize in 2014 and 2015.
JUSTIN ANDREWS – ASSEMBLAGE AT THE JOHN CURTAIN GALLERY, PERTH
Drawing from the Curtin University Art Collection, Assemblage features sculptures, paintings, jewellery and collage that are linked by a use of found or appropriated materials, and an experimental and playful approach to art-making. The exhibition showcases a range of artworks that are rarely publicly seen due to their fragile, complex or ephemeral nature, and many of the works have recently been restored.
The exhibition is curated by the John Curtain Gallery Collection Manager, Lia McKnight, and runs from 20 June to 21 August 2016.
John Curtain Gallery
Bentley, Western Australia, 6102
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
PETER WESTWOOD IS THE 2016 BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE WINNER
Blockprojects congratulates Peter Westwood who has won the 2016 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize at The Gallery @ BACC and Bayside City Council at the opening celebration. The Major Prize of $15,000 was awarded to Peter Westwood for his work Passivity: after ‘an episode from a fight' 2015, oil on linen mounted on dibond, 149 x 79cm.
The judges stated that, “Westwood’s painting combines elements of abstraction and realism in an image that offers as many interpretations as there are viewers.”
“This work speaks with delicacy and restraint, creating layered pictorial references and evoking complex and powerful emotions. But underlying all is a strong sense of humankind’s unavoidable enmeshment in the natural and psychological worlds.”
Kirsty Grant, CEO and Director Heide Museum of Modern Art, Guy Abrahams, CEO and Co-Founder of CLIMARTE, and Julie Skate, Gallery Supervisor at The Gallery @ BACC together with Bayside Mayor, James Long, Cr Felicity Frederico and Cr Heather Stewart who undertook the final judging of the Local Art Prize.
LOUISE FORTHUN IS A FINALIST IN THE 2016 GLOVER PRIZE
Congratulations to Louise Forthun and Stewart Russell, whose collaborative work Magenta Mist, Rock Island Bend, 2016 has been selected as part of the 2016 Glover Prize finalist exhibition. The Glover prize is one of Australia’s most significant awards for landscape painting.
The Glover Prize winner will be announced on 11 March 2016
The Glover Prize Exhibition 2016 is open to the public for two weekends at Falls Park Pavilion in Evendale, Tasmania – Saturday 12 to Tuesday 15 March and Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 March.
Opening hours: Saturday, Monday and Tuesday – 10am to 4pm, Sunday – 9am to 4pm.
TOM VINCENT SELECTED AS A FINALIST FOR MELBOURNE ART TRAMS 2015
Tom Vincent has been selected as one of 8 finalists for 2015 Melbourne Art Trams – a partnership between the Melbourne Festival, Creative Victoria and Yarra Trams – each artist is commissioned to turn their tram into a moving artwork. The winning artists were selected from more than 145 proposals from across Victoria.
Vincent’s tram is operating now on the City Circle line and will be running until April 2016.
LOUISE FORTHUN’S DESIGN SELECTED FOR MELBOURNE ART TRAMS 2015
Louise Forthun’s design Electrifying has been selected as one of 8 finalists for 2015 Melbourne Art Trams. As part of the Melbourne Festival (in partnership with Creative Victoria and Yarra Trams), each selected artist is invited to turn a working tram into a canvas for their own design. The winning artists were selected from more than 145 proposals from across Victoria.
Forthun’s tram will be operating on the 55 West Coburg line and will be running until April 2016.
LOTTIE CONSALVO SELECTED FOR A RESIDENCY AS PART OF THE 30TH KALDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT – MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: IN RESIDENCE
Lottie Consalvo was selected as one of 12 performance artists to participate in an residency program for the 30th Kaldor Public Art Project, Marina Abramović: In Residence.
Throughout the program the 12 artists explored the Marina Abramović Method and developed their own performative practice through research, workshops, discussion and debate. Consalvo also participated in the series public programs, inviting the public to explore each residents’ practice in more depth.
For further details of Consalvo’s time as part of the prestigious residency, please visit the residency’s website – http://kaldorartprojects.org.au/projects/residency
COLOUR SENSATION: THE WORKS OF MELINDA HARPER AT HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Blockprojects is pleased to announce Melinda Harper‘s upcoming exhibition at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. This survey exhibition spans Harper’s remarkable career, developed over three decades. It includes not only Harper’s distinctive abstract and colourful paintings, but also drawings, collages, screenprints, experimental photographs, painted objects and handmade embroideries.
A full colour catalogue has be produced to accompany the exhibition, with essays by Sue Cramer, Dr Anthony White, Rebecca Mayo and Judith Pascal.
Copies are available to purchase via the Heide Store.
Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper runs from 27 June until 25 October 2015
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays, 10am-5pm
Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper, installation view
Heide Museum of Modern Art
27 June to 25 October 2015. Photography Christian Capurro
DISTILLATION: THE ART OF BRETT MCMAHON – NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY
Blockprojects artist Brett McMahon is currently exhibiting a major solo exhibition at the Newcastle Art Gallery entitled; Distillation: The Art of Brett McMahon.
The exhibition includes a far reaching selection of his work from the past 15 years of his practice, including paintings, works on paper and sculptural installations.
Distillation: The Art of Brett McMahon runs from 13 June to 30 August 2015.
Join Brett McMahon on a walkthrough and artist talk about the exhibition on Saturday 18 July at 2:00pm.
This is a free even however bookings are required – call 4974 5100 or email email@example.com to reserve your place.
Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW, 2300
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am- 5pm.
MARC FREEMAN – FINALIST IN THE 2015 BAYSIDE ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE
Blockprojects is pleased to announce that Marc Freeman has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize. The major prize of $15,000 is awarded to a painting and enables the acquisition of new artwork for the Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection.
The finalist exhibition will be held at The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Brighton Town Hall from 6 May to 18 June.
The award announcement and opening event on Thursday 11 May from 6-8pm.
The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
Brighton Town Hall, cnr Carpenter & Wilson Sts, Brighton VIC 3186
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 5pm
MARC FREEMAN RECEIVES A MARTEN BEQUEST TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP
Freeman will use the scholarship funds to attend art institutions, museums and archives in order to research culturally significant and reoccurring iconography. He hopes to introduce these influences into his current practice, which is deeply engaged in the western cannon of Abstraction. Marc will also spend three months completing a residency at Red Gate Residency in Beijing.
MATTHEW JOHNSON’S COLLABORATION WITH ARCHITECTS ON THE ICON BUILDING, ST KILDA
Matthew Johnson has collaborated with renowned architects Jackson Clements Burrows in the creation of St Kilda’s The Icon. The Icon houses 119 apartments along with restaurants, and is clad in a perforated woven mesh that changes colour as sunlight moves across the building’s sculptural form. Johnson used over 40 different colours and hues in the design of the façard. Truly now an icon of the St Kilda landscape, it’s hard to miss on the junction of St Kilda and Punt roads.
For more information on The Icon and to watch an interview with Johnson about his design of the building, visit the building’s website.
PETER WESTWOOD – RESIDENCY AT LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL ART PROGRAM
Peter Westwood recently completed a residency at LIA – the Leipzig International Art Program, Germany. LIA is located in the Spinnerei, an old cotton factory which now houses numerous artist studios, theatre companies, dance ensembles, designers, galleries and more.
LIA is a non-profit residency program that supports national and international artists by providing them with spacious studio, critical feedback on their residency work, as well as opportunities to exhibit at the Spinnerei.
LOTTIE CONSALVO SELECTED AS A FINALIST FOR THE FISHER’S GHOST AWARD 2014
Blockprojects is pleased to announce that Lottie Consalvo has been selected as a finalist for the Fisher’s Ghost Award Open Prize and also the Fisher’s Ghost Award Photography Prize.
The finalists exhibition will be held at Campbelltown Arts Centre and will run from 25 October to 14 December 2014.
Fisher’s Ghost Award
Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown, NSW
Opening hours: Mon to Sun, 10am-4pm
MARC FREEMAN INCLUDED IN 100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW BY KURT BEERS
Marc Freeman has been included in the recent Thames & Hudson publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow by Kurt Beers. The beautiful book contains over 300 colour illustrations and an impressive array of new painting talent from around the globe.
The book will be launched in London at Christie’s Ryder Street Gallery on Thursday 30 October from 6-9pm. Freeman will be exhibiting work at the launch of the book and also at a future exhibition of works from the publication at Beers Contemporary, in November of this year.
Thursday 30 October from 6-9pm
Christie’s Ryder Street Gallery
8 King Street, St. James, London, SW1Y 6QT
1 Baldwin Street, London, EC1V 9NU
Preview: Thursday 27 November from 6-9pm
Exhibition: 28 November 2014 – 17 January 2015
JAMES DRINKWATER – WINNER OF THE 2014 BRETT WHITELY TRAVELLING ART SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to James Drinkwater, who has won this year’s Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship. Drinkwater was awarded $25,000 and a three-month residency in 2015 at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris – administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Drinkwater’s painting, Port de bra, 2014, is currently on display at the Brett Whiteley Studio alongside works by other finalists of the scholarship.
The 14 Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship exhibition runs from 5 September to 26 October 2014.
Brett Whitely Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
Opening hours: Fri to Sun, 10am-4pm
JAMES DRINKWATER SELECTED FOR THE WYNNE PRIZE FINALISTS EXHIBITION
The Wynne Prize is awarded ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’. This open competition is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW.
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, 2000
BRUNO’S DREAM – A SOLO EXHIBITION BY GILES ALEXANDER OPENS AT THE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION, SINGAPORE
Bruno’s Dream, an exhibition of new work by Giles Alexander has opened at the Australian High Commission, Singapore. The exhibition includes paintings (oil and resin on polyester) along with photographs and time-lapse video work.
Bruno’s Dream runs from 14 February until 13 April 2014.
Australian High Commission
25 Napier Road, Singapore
Gallery Hours: 8.30 – 4.30 pm weekdays, closed weekends