Good Weekend Art Column

Good Weekend Art Column

Deirdre Bean – Stella Downer Fine Art , Sydney

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Deirdre Bean Lives: Maryville, Newcastle Age: 59 (by one day!) Represented by: Stella Downer Fine Art (Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane) Her thing. Immaculately detailed still life paintings, made with the tiniest of brushes Our take. For the past two decades Deirdre Bean has been making botanical art with a devotion to mangroves that borders […]

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Andrew Sayers – Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Andrew Sayers Lived: Richmond, Melbourne Age: 1957-2015 Represented by: Lauraine Diggins Fine Art (No Sydney representation) Her thing. Gouache on paper landscapes, painted in a range of locations Our take. Andrew Sayers was best known as a respected museum professional. After establishing his reputation as a curator at the National Gallery of Australia he […]

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Richard Lewer – Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Richard Lewer Lives: Northcote, Melbourne Age: 48 Represented by: Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney (Hugo Mtchell Gallery, Adelaide; Suite Gallery, Wellington) Her thing. A suite of paintings and drawings made after walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Our take. Richard Lewer is a New Zealand-born artist with an understanding of history and a […]

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Dale Hickey – Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Dale Hickey Lives: Fitzroy North, Melbourne Age: 81 Represented by: Niagara Galleries, (no Sydney representation) His thing: Paintings of the studio designed to resemble geometric abstractions. Our take: Dale Hickey is one of the last survivors of that generation of Australian abstract and conceptual artists celebrated in The Field – the landmark exhibition of 1968 that […]

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David Griggs – Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: David Griggs Lives: Woolloomoloo, Sydney; Manilla, Philippines Age:43 Represented by:Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 9 Soudan Lane, Paddington, Sydney (Station Gallery, 9 Ellis St. South Yarra, Melbourne) His thing. Brash, grotesque paintings in brilliant colour, with imagery drawn from religion and popular culture. Our take.David Griggs was born in Sydney but has spent many years living in […]

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Noŋgirrŋa Marawili – Alcaston Galleries, Melbourne

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 Art Essays, Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili Lives: Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory Age:80 (b. c.1938) Represented by:Alcaston Galleries, Melbourne & Australia-wide Her thing. Innovative bark paintings and prints on traditional Yolngu themes. Our take.At the age of 80, or thereabouts, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili is emerging as one of the most dynamic indigenous artists at work today. This is usually a […]

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Kushana Bush – Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 Art Essays, Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Kushana Bush Lives: Dunedin, New Zealand Age:35 Represented by:Darren Knight Gallery, 840 Elizabeth St. Waterloo, Sydney (no Melbourne representation) Her thing. Small, exquisite paintings that echo Mugal miniatures, but with contemporary themes. Our take.Kushana Bush’s paintings can’t be fully appreciated with a quick glance. Like the Mugal miniatures they resemble, her gouaches are packed with […]

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Clara Adolphs – Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne

Saturday, January 19th, 2019 Art Essays, Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Clara Adolphs Lives: Bundanoon, NSW Age:33 Represented by:Lindberg Galleries, 1270A High St. Armadale, Melbourne (Chalk Horse, 301A, Level 3/77-83 William St. Darlinghurst, Sydney; Edwina Corlette Gallery, 2/555 Brunswick St. New Farm, Brisbane). Her thing. Oil paintings based on found photographs that tap into our own memories and experiences. Our take.Clara Adolphs is not the first […]

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Polly Borland – Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Saturday, November 24th, 2018 Art Essays, Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Polly Borland Lives: Los Angeles, USA Age:59 Represented by:Sullivan + Strumpf, (Murray White Room in Melbourne) Her thing. Photographs of soft, coccoon-like shapes that will make your skin crawl. Our take.Polly Borland was born in Melbourne, but has spent most of her working life in London where she  established an international reputation for her dark, […]

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Christopher Pease – Gallery Smith, Melbourne

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 Art Essays, Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Christopher Pease Lives: Dunsborough, Western Australia Age:49 Represented by: Gallerysmith, North Melbourne, (no Sydney representation) His thing.  Oil paintings making critical re-appropriations of early colonial landscapes. Our take.Christopher Pease is an artist of Mingang/Nyoongar descent whose work has been exhibited and collected by most of Australia’s leading art museums. Although he identifies as indigenous, Pease […]