Good Weekend Art Column

Good Weekend Art Column

Tim Maguire – Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Tim Maguire Lives: Tarn-et-Garonne, Southwest France & Rosebery, Sydney Age: 60 Represented by:Tolarno Galleries Sydney (Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney; Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich) His thing.A dazzling series of one-off abstract digital prints composed by a roll of the dice, along with painting and video. Our take.Tim Maguire has always been keen to experiment with different […]

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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa – Utopia Art, Sydney

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

Artist: Ronnie Tjampitjinpa Lives: Alice Springs Age:around 76 Represented by:Utopia Art Sydney (no Melbourne representation) Her thing.Classic western desert paintings by an old master of the Papunya Tula movement Our take.Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was one of the original group of men who began painting with acrylic on boards at the Western Desert settlement of Papunya Tula […]

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Bec Juniper – Fox Galleries, Melbourne

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Bec Juniper Lives: Hamilton Hill, Fremantle Age:53 Represented by:Fox Galleries (Wagner Contemporary, Sydney; Linton & Kay, Perth) Her thing. Evocative, abstracted aerial landscapes of Western Australia. Our take.Bec Juniper is an artist who stands in the shadow of a more famous parent. Her father, Robert Juniper, was one of the best-known painters in Western Australia, […]

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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 […]