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Bloom | Lori Pensini

Lori Pensini explores her heritage and that of her family in her solo exhibition, Bloom. This body of work contains four large scale paintings which examine familial relationships and the personal and cultural connections which exist in pastoral Australia.

Lure | Dena Kahan

Using museum collections as subject matter for still life painting, Dena Kahan plays with ambiguities of scale, space and reflection to undermine the clear containment of the museum case...

Blue Silence | Ian Friend

Ian Friend’s work reflects a rich engagement with jazz and classical music, poetry and architecture. Blue Silence pays homage to poets and artists, composers and musicians including those as diverse as Elena Kats-Chernin, Edward Elgar, Sol Gabetta and Piet Mondrian.

Pedestal | Belinda Fox

Belinda Fox's exhibition, Pedestal, considers the notion that ideas which can be held as a beacon of hope can sometimes be flawed. It explores the imperfection which lies in the seemingly perfect. These works focus on this idea of a ‘fall from grace’ or the dismay that follows our naivety...

Woodland | Fiona Hiscock

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.

Limen | Adriane Strampp

Adriane Strampp’s process begins with a collection of photographs, obscure and obscured source material, a compilation of information gathered from places once visited which continue to have some pull or gravitas.
In her studio, fragments of reference material are rearranged, merged and edited to create a new ambiguous reality ...

Archive | Dadang Christanto

ARCHIVE unapologetically documents incidents which occurred in 1965-66 during Indonesia’s anti-communist purges. It is an extension of 2015 series titled Genocide which marked 50 years since the Indonesian atrocities began.

The Memory of Water | Sue Lovegrove

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.

Every NoThing | Catherine Nelson

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.

My Brother and the Beast | Eric Bridgeman

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.

Heartland | Ngaio Lenz

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.

This Wild Song

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

Angel Song | Ian Friend

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.

The Long Wait for the Angel | Jennifer Goodman

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.

The Cloth Collection | Sam Michelle

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 | Kirrily Hammond

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.

Restoration | Rachel Coad

In a return to the themes which dominated Coad’s 2014 series, Restoration is an ambitious series of portraits which endeavours to describe an 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.”

Other Places | Adriane Strampp

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;…

DENFAIR 2017 | an art and design fair in Melbourne

Melbourne Exhibition Centre Spencer St

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…

Me and My Beautiful Ugly Cakes | Junko Go

In 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 painting, drawing and storytelling that combine her Japanese heritage with the Australian vernacular.…

The Other | Lynda Draper

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.

Herbarium | Dena Kahan

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 ...

Hyper-Botanica | a group exhibition at Gallerysmith

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.

Weird Ceramic | a group exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery

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…

Pandemonium | Charmaine Pike

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

An Imperfect Balance | Ngaio Lenz

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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