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Good Weekend Art Column

Merrick Fry – ARO Gallery, Sydney

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Merrick Fry Lives: Annandale, Sydney Age: 70 Represented by: No commercial galleries (Proudly independent!) His thing: A varied collection of still lifes in mixed media Our take. Merrick Fry has been exhibiting paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations for over 50 years. Blessed and cursed with colossal skill and a restless temperament, he has worked […]

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Teelah George, Gallery 9, Sydney

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Teelah George Lives: Northbridge, Perth & Collingwood, Melbourne Age: 36 Represented by: Gallery 9, Sydney; (Neon Parc, Melbourne) Her thing: Abstract embroideries and mixed media works. Our take. Embroidery is known as a neat and careful occupation but Teelah George has taken the medium into another dimension. Although it’s not possible to be an […]

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Pippin Drysdale – Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Pippin Drysdale Lives: Fremantle, W.A. Age: 77 Represented by: Sabbia Gallery (Linton & Kaye, Perth; plus galleries in the UK, USA, Belgium, France, Germany & Switzerland) Her thing: Ceramic vases and marbles, incorporating the colours of the Australian landscape. Our take. Last year in New York City, Sotheby’s held an exhibition of works from […]

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Jason Moad – Fox Galleries, Melbourne

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Jason Moad Lives: Preston, Melbourne. Age: 47 Represented by: Fox Galleries (.M Contemporary, Sydney) His thing: Intensely realistic paintings intended to bring out the personalities of plants. Our take. Anyone who has ever found themselves talking to their pot plants should enjoy Jason Moad’s Two Worlds and In-between, at Fox Galleries. An exacting realist, […]

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Katherine Hattam – Arthouse, Sydney

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Katherine Hattam Lives: Thornbury, Melbourne. Age: 69 Represented by: Arthouse Gallery (Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne) Her thing: Colourful paintings incorporating collage and considerable word-play. Our take. Katherine Hattam has spent her life in and around the Melbourne art scene. Her father, Hal Hattam, was the artworld’s obstetrician of choice and a talented amateur painter. […]

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Mirka Mora – William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Mirka Mora Lived: in Richmond, Melbourne. Age: (1928-2018) Represented by: William Mora Gallery (no Sydney representation) Her thing: Vibrant, child-like pictures and fabric sculptures. Our take. Mirka Mora was a legendary figure in Melbourne’s Bohemian circles. Born in Paris into a family of Eastern European, Jewish emigrées, she narrowly escaped being sent to Auschwitz. […]

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John Bartley – King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: John Bartley Lives: Scott’s Head, NSW. Age: 63 Represented by: King Street Gallery on William, Sydney (no Melbourne representation) His thing: Highly expressive abstract paintings made from shifting veils of colour. Our take. John Bartley was a late starter, beginning at the National Art School (AKA. East Sydney Tech) at the age of 30. […]

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Savandhary Vongpoothorn – Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Savandhary Vongpoothorn Lives: Ainslie, Canberra. Age: 49 Represented by: Niagara Galleries, Melbourne (Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney) Her thing: Abstract paintings informed by Buddhist traditions, combining minimalist geometry and calligraphy. Our take. Savandhary Vongpoothorn was eight years old when she and her family arrived in Australia as refugees from war-torn Laos. Vongpoorthorn quickly adapted to […]

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Ron Robertson-Swann – Australian Galleries, Sydney

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Good Weekend Art Column,

Artist: Ron Robertson-Swann Lives: Botany, Sydney. Age: 78 Represented by: Australian Galleries, Sydney (Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne) His thing: Elegant abstractions in the form of metal sculptures and vividly coloured paintings Our take. Ron Robertson-Swann has been at the forefront of Australian sculpture for almost 50 years. He was one of the youngest artists included […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Angus Nivison, Paul Higgs

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

If one had to nominate the most high-profile show in Sydney this week, it would probably be Patricia Piccinini’s The Gardener at Roslyn Oxley9. Touted as the most popular contemporary artist in the world in 2106, after two well-attended surveys in Brazil, Piccinini has become a favourite with the art museums. One might compare her […]