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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.
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,…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.
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.Find out more »
An exhibition and fundraiser to enable This Wild Song to travel to Singapore in March.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 email@example.com
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
- Alex Kerr, Lost JapanFind out more »
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 »
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…Find out more »
The Myth-Makers, an exhibition by Jeremy Blincoe and Becc OrszagFind 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 »