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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.
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.
Beauty is to be found in the mystery of balance.
Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
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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.”Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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;…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
The Myth-Makers, an exhibition by Jeremy Blincoe and Becc OrszagFind out more »
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 ...Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Pandemonium, an exhibition of paintings by Charmaine Pike. “My landscapes mostly look inwards exploring psychological tension. ...Find out more »
Ngaio Lenz responds to weathered surfaces that embody a sense of history. Lenz's paintings reveal an intrigue for the well-worn surface.Find out more »
In The Sky’s No Limit Hargrave’s previous ruminations on interconnectedness take on a more ethereal and otherworldly direction.Find out more »
Nerikomi is David Pottinger’s latest body of work concerning the relationship between material and the production process.Find out more »
In Blind Faith, Martin King explores relationships that exist in the natural world through a series of large drawings.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Dandang Christanto's artworks in 1965-1966 Genocide honour the countless victims of political violence and crimes against humanity.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
The Studio is an ambitious body of work that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Andrew Seward’s artistic practice.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
An exhibition of stockroom works by artists including Stephen Ormandy, Ian Friend, Jennifer Goodman, Ngaio Lenz and Sue Lovegrove.Find out more »
Submerged is Catherine Nelson’s fourth solo exhibition with Gallerysmith.Find out more »
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.Find out more »