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October 2017

The Cloth Collection | Sam Michelle

October 12, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Sam Michelle, Cloth and Blues, 2017, 63x48cm

Sam Michelle is a Melbourne painter whose intimate paintings make a strong impact. Her new series, The Cloth Collection, is inspired by the gathering of flowers, ceramics and her growing collection of textiles.
Sam Michelle is among a younger generation of artists whose works engage both emerging and established collectors.

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Memento | Kirrily Hammond

October 12, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Kirrily Hammond, Achturenstraat Leuven, Flanders oil on copper, 9.0 x 12.0 cm

Memento is an exhibition of paintings inspired by my recent experiences living for a year in Belgium, soaking up Flemish art, the landscape and the northern light. Some of the paintings are based European urban environments, connecting directly to other works that depict my suburban environment here in Melbourne.
Whilst there is a transitory nature to the imagery, caught in the midst of busy family life, my detailed oil paintings on linen and copper are about capturing and cherishing these small, quiet moments of beauty in our everyday lives.

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August 2017

The Mystery of Balance | Isobel Clement

August 31, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Beauty is to be found in the mystery of balance.
Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci

- Alex Kerr, Lost Japan

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Restoration | Rachel Coad

August 31, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Restoration is an ambitious series of portraits which capture the expressions that occur in the moment before a response to an idea or a question is articulated. In a return to the themes which dominated Coad’s 2014 series, Juncture, the artist endeavours to describe another unguarded moment in human interaction. Her figures engage with a series of situations which are not apparent to the viewer in a bid to examine the role of the spectator. She says, “We all find ourselves in conversations where, in a moment, we are observing rather that participating. I seek to recreate the dynamics in the observed moment.”

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July 2017

Shift/Split | a solo exhibition by guest artist Joe Scerri

July 20, 2017 - August 26, 2017

Through intense conflagrations of explosive black markings, Joe Scerri imagines invisible worlds which occupy physical spaces that are blemished and tainted by repetitive human presence. The ink drawings on paper in Split / Shift are dynamic and in a constant…

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Other Places | Adriane Strampp

July 20, 2017 - August 26, 2017

Using subtle shifts in tone and hue, Adriane Strampp’s nuanced paintings in Other Places conjure familiar yet elusive memories of place, emotion and feeling. Her shadowy compositions, built from thin layers of oil and wax on linen, convey a paradox;…

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June 2017

DENFAIR 2017 | an art and design fair in Melbourne

June 8, 2017 - June 10, 2017
Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Spencer St
Adriane Strampp install shot for Denfair

DENFAIR is a boutique art and design fair held over three days in Melbourne. The fair presents a carefully curated selection of fine art and furniture design to a concentrated audience of architects, interior designers and stylists. Gallerysmith will present works…

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May 2017

Me and My Beautiful Ugly Cakes | Junko Go

May 25, 2017 - July 15, 2017

Me and My Beautiful Ugly Cakes Junko Go 25 May - 24 June, 2017In a quest to find universal values, Junko Go’s paintings are not tied to a particular art movement. Instead, they possess a unique aesthetic encompassing elements of…

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The Other | Lynda Draper

May 25, 2017 - July 15, 2017
Lynda Draper, White Lion, 2017, hand-built earthenware, glazes, 47x30x30cm

Lynda Draper's work explores psychological scenarios often representing a journey within the dualities of life and death, reality and fantasy, past and present. She is interested in the relationship between the mind and material world and the related phenomenon of the metaphysical. Her work for The Other comprises a series of 'tiaras' and other abstracted forms, expanding the expressive freedom of her hand-built ceramics practice.

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April 2017

The Myth-Makers | Jeremy Blincoe and Becc Orszag

April 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Tropic of Chaos, by Jeremy Blincoe

The Myth-Makers, an exhibition by Jeremy Blincoe and Becc Orszag

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New Earths | Adam Norton

April 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Adam Norton, from the exhibition, New Earths

New Earths, an exhibition by Adam Norton

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March 2017

Lunuganga | Andrew Seward

March 2, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Andrew Seward, Lunuganga

Lunuganga, an exhibition by artist Andrew Seward

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Herbarium | Dena Kahan

March 2, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Herbarium still life (Heather and Snowdrop)

Herbarium extends Dena Kahan's exploration of the natural history museum, taking as her subject the collection of antique botanical models at the University of Melbourne ...

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January 2017

Hyper-Botanica | a group exhibition at Gallerysmith

January 28, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Belinda Fox, Still Life VI (Wrong Way), 2016, 110x100cm

A group exhibition featuring represented and guests artists: Penelope Aitken, Monika Behrens, Belinda Fox, Junko Go, Fiona Hiscock, Matilda Julian, Dena Kahan, Sam Michelle, Catherine Nelson and Andrew Seward.

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November 2016

Weird Ceramic | a group exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery

November 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Weird Ceramic exhibition catalogue

With its basis in the 1970s arts/craft movement, contemporary ceramics has one eye on the past while looking forward to new forms, techniques and processes. Weird Ceramic is a survey of the strange and peculiar in current practice among Australian…

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Pandemonium | Charmaine Pike

November 18, 2016 - December 10, 2016
Charmaine Pike, The Unknown II, 40x40cm, Acrylic on board, 2016

Pandemonium, an exhibition of paintings by Charmaine Pike. “My landscapes mostly look inwards exploring psychological tension. ...

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October 2016

An Imperfect Balance | Ngaio Lenz

October 15, 2016 - November 12, 2016
Ngaio Lenz, An Imperfect Balance at Gallerysmith installation view.

Ngaio Lenz responds to weathered surfaces that embody a sense of history. Lenz's paintings reveal an intrigue for the well-worn surface.

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The Sky’s No Limit | Lyndal Hargrave

October 15, 2016 - November 12, 2016
Lyndal Hargrave, Prismatics, 92x122cm

In The Sky’s No Limit Hargrave’s previous ruminations on interconnectedness take on a more ethereal and otherworldly direction.

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September 2016

Nerikomi | ceramics by David Pottinger

September 10, 2016 - October 8, 2016
Ceramics by David Pottinger for his exhibition, Nerikomi, at Gallerysmith

Nerikomi is David Pottinger’s latest body of work concerning the relationship between material and the production process.

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Blind Faith | Martin King

September 10, 2016 - October 8, 2016
Blind Faith, an exhibition by Martin King at Gallerysmith, install view

In Blind Faith, Martin King explores relationships that exist in the natural world through a series of large drawings.

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August 2016

MCollection Art Award

August 25, 2016 - September 3, 2016
Winner of the 2016 MCollection Art Award: Clothed in Myth by Jeremy Blincoe

The MCollection Art Award is an award exclusively open to unrepresented Victorian artists. The 2016 award was held at Gallerysmith, and showcased 31 works including painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography.

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July 2016

1965-1966 Genocide | Dadang Christanto

July 16, 2016 - August 13, 2016
Dadang Christanto, This Blood Still Fresh, General? #3, 2015, acrylic on Belgian linen, 198x136cm

Dandang Christanto's artworks in 1965-1966 Genocide honour the countless victims of political violence and crimes against humanity.

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June 2016

overundersidewaysdown | a group exhibition curated by Glenn Barkley

June 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Overundersidewaysdown, an exhibition at Manly Art Gallery featuring Lynda Draper.

OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN explores ceramics present currency within the art world and the reasons why it is of such interest to artists. This exhibition excavates the foundations of this interest and brings together artists, some of whom have long careers with ceramics…

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May 2016

The Studio | Andrew Seward

May 28, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Andrew Seward, The Studio (detail), 176x146cm

The Studio is an ambitious body of work that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Andrew Seward’s artistic practice.

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City Ghosts | Ian Friend

May 28, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend’s latest body of work, City Ghosts, relates to a suite of poems by indigenous poet Sam Wagan Watson, dealing with memories of growing up in Brisbane.

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April 2016

The Trade: A Selection | Eric Bridgeman

April 30, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Eric Bridgeman, David (with Bilum), 2013

Bridgeman’s new body of work, The Trade, is an ongoing series which refers to notions of exchange between cultures, both in a political and social context.

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Tragedy’s Cathedral: New Landscapes | Kirstin Berg

April 30, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Tragedy's Cathedral, an exhibition by Kirstin Berg.

This exhibition is powered by conflicting elements of drama, beauty, and foreboding in an attempt to unmask universal emotional states that encircle life and death.

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February 2016

Towards Abstraction: Paintings from the Stockroom

February 13, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Jennifer Goodman, Meander, 220x100cm

An exhibition of stockroom works by artists including Stephen Ormandy, Ian Friend, Jennifer Goodman, Ngaio Lenz and Sue Lovegrove.

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Submerged | Catherine Nelson

February 13, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Catherine Nelson, from the series, Submerged

Submerged is Catherine Nelson’s fourth solo exhibition with Gallerysmith.

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November 2015

Inheritance | an exhibition by guest artist Liam Benson

November 14, 2015 - December 15, 2015
Liam Benson, The Execution

Inheritance features photographic and embroidery works by guest artist Liam Benson. This body of work confronts the culture of privilege, war, genocide, persecution and conversion as methods of oppression which create a structure of power for an antagonistic majority.

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