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June 2018

Woodland | Fiona Hiscock

June 21 - July 21

Fiona Hiscock’s oversized ceramic vessels exist within a broader concept of functionalism, as a means to examine her interest in early colonial domestic objects such as water pitchers, basins and bowls. Taking these ideas as a starting point for her practice, her works have evolved to create their own language of decorated utilitarian objects which express her interest in native flora and fauna.
Hiscock’s works are hand-built using the coiling technique, then painted, glazed and fired. The painted images are derived from watercolour studies on paper, developed during intense periods in different landscape environments, most recently around Bundanon in NSW. Other works in this series look at the coastal banksia forests in far eastern Gippsland. Each work then considers the biodiversity of these environments. The result is a series of pitchers, vases, cassoulets and plates which together form an open-ended narrative of Australia’s unique biodiversity.

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Limen | Adriane Strampp

June 21 - July 21

Limen ADRIANE STRAMPP 21 June - 21 July, 2018 Latin limin-, limen A threshold below which a stimulus is not perceived or is not distinguished from another. Adriane Strampp’s process begins with a collection of photographs, obscure and obscured source material,…

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May 2018

Reunited | Irene Clark

May 24 - June 16
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Archive | Dadang Christanto

May 24 - June 16
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April 2018

New Prismatics | Lyndal Hargrave

April 19 - May 19
Groundswell by Lyndal Hargrave, 122x122cm

Complexity and repetition are key elements in this new series of paintings by Lyndal Hargrave. By modulating simple geometric shapes, the artist allows endless investigations of the subtle shifts of pattern, texture, colour and form.

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The Memory of Water | Sue Lovegrove

April 19 - May 19

Using traditional techniques of Persian miniature illustration, Sue Lovegrove's new works are intimate works which chart quiet observations of moments in time. Each pairing of 8x4cm paintings present like pages in an open book that might rest in the palm of one’s hands.

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March 2018

Every NoThing | Catherine Nelson

March 15 - April 14

An infinite video loop of disappearing flora is central to this photo-media exhibition. Catherine Nelson once again captures our imagination with dramatic imagery and haunting inferences in this unique and captivating exhibition.

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My Brother and the Beast | Eric Bridgeman

March 15 - April 14
Eric Bridgeman, Kuman, 2018, pigment print, 115x95cm, edition of 6

A large series of hand painted shields coupled with photographs, paintings and installation will feature in this expansive exhibition which explores Bridgeman's Papua New Guinean heritage.
The shield has always been associated with conflict, used in times of battle as personal armour and as potent symbol of power to attackers. In PNG culture, battles between tribes are a common means of dealing with disputes and maintaining social order. Here, the shield plays an important role in displaying status and power.

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February 2018

Heartland | Ngaio Lenz

February 8 - March 10

In an inadvertent nod to the slow-art movement, Heartland reveals paintings which express the memory of time, reflecting upon the flaws which appear along life’s long journey.

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January 2018

This Wild Song

January 30 - February 3

An exhibition and fundraiser to enable This Wild Song to travel to Singapore in March.

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November 2017

Angel Song | Ian Friend

November 16, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Ian Friend Angel Song install image

With a career spanning four decades, Ian Friend's new paintings on paper encapsulate many of the artist's longstanding concerns. Friend's work conjures his current thinking on political and social issues while also being developed in response to music, poetry and literature.

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The Long Wait for the Angel | Jennifer Goodman

November 16, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Jennifer Goodman, The Long Wait for the Angel install image

The Long Wait for the Angel is Jennifer Goodman's 8th solo exhibition in her career and her third with Gallerysmith. Her work explores the complexities of colour and the subtleties of abstraction, resulting in a range of delicate, large scale oil on linen compositions. This exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by writer and curator, Chloe Wolifon.

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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. They have featured widely in print and online and the demand for her work is high. To register your interest in Sam's work, email marita@gallerysmith.com.au

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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

The Other LYNDA DRAPER 25 May - 24 June, 2017Lynda 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…

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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 is an exhibition on paintings by artist Dena Kahan

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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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