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Tag: Australian Galleries

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Five Decades at Watters Gallery

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

On 18 November Watters Gallery will be celebrating its 50th birthday. This is an amazing achievement in a field in which most players never make it through a decade. Commercial art galleries are the economic equivalents of the canary in the coal mine – being the first to suffer in times of recession as people […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

C.J.Pyle & J.D.'Ohai Ojeikere; Mary Tonkin; Six Artists, Seven Days

Saturday, August 24th, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

After many years of exile from the high church of contemporary art, Ray Hughes is now thinking maybe there is a God. His faith has been momentarily restored by a visit from Chris Dercon, the director of Tate Modern, London, who came to Australia last month to deliver a lecture sponsored by Kaldor Public Art […]

Art Essays

Mary Tonkin

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 Australian Art,

At first glance Mary Tonkin’s new paintings make one think of the scorched and blackened residues after a bush fire has roared through a forest, but here appearances may be deceiving. The area of the Dandenongs where she has her studio on a family property has its share of scorched trees and undergrowth, but this […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Jeffrey Smart

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

There is a science fiction aspect to the Australian art market at the moment, with commercial galleries inhabiting parallel universes. Most dealers have struggled to sell anything substantial for much of this year, but every so often a show comes along that sparks a feeding frenzy. Rex Irwin’s current selection of paintings and drawings by […]