Good Weekend Art Column

Good Weekend Art Column

Alicia King – Linden New Art, Melbourne

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Alicia King Lives: Kensington, Melbourne. Age: 38 Represented by: Linden New Art (no Sydney representation) Her thing: Post-human sculptural works incorporating a range of industrial and organic materials. Our take. Alicia King has titled her exhibition at Linden New Art, Our Long Conversation with the Sun. If this sounds like  a science fiction novel […]

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Aida Tomescu – Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Aida Tomescu Lives: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Age:  63 Represented by: Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney; Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland (no Melbourne representation) Her thing: Vigorous abstract expressionist canvases with a palette of white and crimson. Our take. Watching the development of Aida Tomescu’s work over the years has been a thrilling experience. With each new […]

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Wendy Stavrianos – Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Wendy Stravrianos Lives: Walmer, VIC. Age: 78 Represented by:Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne (no Sydney representation) Her thing:Expressive, semi-abstract landscapes of the imagination. Our take.Wendy Stavrianos’s new works explore that borderline between the studio and the external world, between observation and memory, landscape and invention. It’s been more than 30 years since Stavrianos and her artist […]

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Erwin Fabian – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Erwin Fabian Lives: Albert Park, Melbourne Age: 103 Represented by:Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney (Australian Galleries, Melbourne) His thing. Abstract sculptures in metal and wood. Our take.Erwin Fabian was born in Berlin in 1915 into an artistic family, and grew up during the years of the Weimar Republic. In 1938 he left for England, from where he […]

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Regina Pilawuk Wilson – Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Regina Pilawuk Wilson Lives: Peppimenarti, West Daly region, NT Age: 71 Represented by:Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne (Michael Reid, Sydney) Her thing.Complex, hypnotic paintings based on traditional themes. Our take.In the small community of Peppimentarti in the north-western corner of Australia, Regina Pilawuk Wilson is the matriarch. She founded this settlement in 1973 with her late […]

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Hiromi Tango – Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Saturday, August 31st, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Hiromi Tango Lives: Tweed Heads, NSW Age: 43 Represented by:Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney (MARS Gallery, Melbourne) Her thing.Multi-media works in which abstraction and repetition are used to psychotherapeutic ends. Our take.Hiromi Tango takes a holistic approach to art, working across different media, often collaborating with other people. Her creations can be on a grand scale […]

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Mary Tonkin – Australian Galleries, Melbourne

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Mary Tonkin Lives: Olinda, Victoria Age: 46 Represented by:Australian Galleries, Melbourne & Sydney. Her thing.Immersive paintings of the forest, created en plein air. Our take.Most artists will take a sketchpad or a small canvas to paint outdoors but Mary Tonkin regularly lugs panels of 90cm by 180cm into the forest near her home in the […]

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Luke Storrier – Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Luke Storrier Lives: Darlinghurst, Sydney Age: 36 Represented by:Olsen Gallery, Sydney (No Melbourne representation) His thing.Sculptures, paintings and mixed-media works, hovering between abstraction and figuration. Our take.Some might think that to be the son of one of Australia’s most prominent painters would be an advantage for an up-and-coming artist. Luke Storrier might see things differently. […]

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Amber-rose Hulme – Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

Saturday, July 6th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Amber-rose Hulme Lives: Templestowe, Melbourne Age: 31 Represented by:Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne (M Contemporary, Sydney) Her thing.Exacting photorealist pastels of graffiti-covered walls. Our take.Amber-rose Hulme is a young artist whose rapidly growing popularity shows that realism – or realism-with-a-twist – never goes out of fashion. Hulme has a degree in genetic science but since graduation […]

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Dina Goldstein – Lyons Gallery, Sydney

Saturday, May 18th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

  Artist: Dina Goldstein Lives: Vancouver, Canada Age: 49 Represented by:Lyons Gallery, Paddington, Sydney (Plus galleries in USA, Canada, UK, Italy, France and Portugal) Her thing.Humorous-but-serious, elaborately staged colour photographs on the theme of religion in a secular world. Our take.Every year Sydney’s Head-On Photo Festival gets bigger and more ambitious. Among a range of leading […]