Previously showing at The Depot Gallery

Just help yourself why don'tcha

23 January - 16th February 2013

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An installation of 10,000 rings by Bridget Kennedy. Materials - zinc, silver, lead, coal, gold in beeswax
Left: installation in progress

NOHI DAHORU'E - NOHI NIOGE (OUR MOUNTAIN- OUR ART) - Barkcloth paintings by the Omie Women

4-15 December 2012

NOHI DAHORU'E - NOHI NIOGE (OUR MOUNTAIN- OUR ART)
Barkcloth Paintings by the Omie Women

The Omie artists of Papua New Guinea are very pleased to return to Sydney for this full-scale exhibition of their barkcloth paintings. Nohi Dahoru'e - Nohi Nioge (Our Mountain - Our Art) presents a stunning selection of recent work by clan Chiefs and elders as well as introducing some very special new talent. Omie art is much admired for its rich, complex and diverse expression of abstract symbols pertaining to the natural world and ancient ancestral tattoo designs. 2012 has been a monumental year for Omie Artists, with three exhibitions in the USA including Second Skins: Painted Barkcloth from New Guinea and Central Africa at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles and Contemporary Omie Bark Cloth at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Please join us to celebrate the tremendous achievements of our artists and experience the dazzling beauty of the barkcloth art of the Omie women for yourself.

Opening night 6-8pm, Tuesday 4th December 2012
RSVP greatly appreciated, please email: [email protected]

Exhibition talk 3pm Saturday 8th December 2012
Join Omie Artists manager Brennan King for an exhibition floor talk where he will give a rare insight into the meanings behind the iconography found in Omie barkcloth art.

Enquiries [email protected] Website www.omieartists.com

Left: Image: Lillias Bujava (Kausara), ve'i ija ahe, buboriano'e, bumare edwe, bureji sor'e ohu'o jawubimu'e - tailbone of the lizard, beaks of Blyth's Hornbill, gourd-shaped orchid leaf, leaf markings on the woven mat and mountain pine

JEWELLERY & OBJECT DESIGN - Student Exhibition

27 November to 1 December 2012


Michelle Belgiorno

13-24 November 2012


Anne Edmonds

30 October to 10 November 2012

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Left: Light on Pilbara rocks

Alcaston Gallery - ARTIST PROFILE

16-27 October 2013

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ALCASTON GALLERY
ARTIST PROFILE
@ DEPOT GALLERY, SYDNEY

Alcaston Gallery will uphold its reputation for showcasing the best in contemporary Indigenous Australian artwork as
we profile five of the most exciting new & acclaimed artists today:
EMILY EVANS
SALLY GABORI
CLINTON NAIN
WOMIKINIMIRRI PURUNTATAMERI
CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

EMILY EVANS' sophisticated depictions of Balibal, the spotted stingray, are created with a lightness of touch, the fine white dots swirling over the canvas in patterns that are at once creature and cosmos. It is both a contemporary expression of her beliefs, culture and country, and a personal metaphor for her relationship with her beloved and revered father, whose teachings and cultural intellect inspired Emily to become an artist. Emily's meticulously?executed paintings have been captivating art lovers, most recently when Alcaston Gallery exhibited her paintings at Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2012 and Korea International Art Fair 2012.

SALLY GABORI has taken the art world by storm since her introduction to paint and canvas in 2005, and is one of the most highly regarded and sought after contemporary Australian artists. Colour and canvas became the catalyst for the creation of an entirely unique visual language for Sally Gabori; a way to explore life, landscape and memory.
Sally Gabori has had an incredible year of recognition; in May she was named winner of the inaugural $50,000 Gold Award for contemporary Australian painting and this month was announced winner of the Togart Contemporary Art Award. Sally Gabori is currently a finalist in the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize at Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria.

CLINTON NAIN'S paintings and mixed media installation works draw from the domestic realm, but point to far broader complexities. Through his artwork Clinton Nain fervently engages a political, cultural and social discourse.
Often using household mediums such as bleach, heritage paint, bitumen and found objects, Clinton Nain tackles issues of race, gender and the colonisation of his people. A mid-career contemporary artist, Clinton Nain exhibits both nationally and internationally and is represented in most major institutions in Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery and Art Gallery of South Australia. Clinton Nain is currently a finalist in the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize at Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria.

Stemming from the success of their recent exhibition at Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne emerging Tiwi elders, the late WOMIKINIMIRRI PURUNTATAMERI and CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI, bring their new ochre paintings to Sydney art lovers. Both artists use their country as inspiration; Womikinimirri's paintings can be read as detailed Tiwi maps, each intricate brushstroke reflecting his country as viewed from above. Cornelia Tipuamantumirri paints the tidal movements of the sea; the patterns in her luminous paintings emulate the waves breaking on the coastline, as they capture sunlight glistening on the water's surface. Both Womikinimirri Puruntatameri and Cornelia Tipuamantumirri were selected as finalists in this year's 29th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

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Left: Cornelia Tipuamantumirri Winga (Waves/Tidal Movements) 2012 Ochre on linen 70 x 90 cm. Image courtesy of the Artist, Munupi Art, NT & Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Catherine Asquith Gallery - SURFACE

2-13 October 2013

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SURFACE
Kate BRISCOE / Llu?s CERA / Anthony CURTIS / Sara MAHER
Rowen MATTHEWS / Wendy STOKES / Karina WISNIEWSKA

Celebration: Saturday 6th October, 2 to 5pm

Catherine Asquith Gallery is delighted to present a selection of works by gallery represented artists whose work, in some form or another, elicits a sense of 'surface'.
Left: Fragment III, Karina Wisniewska

The Wilderness Society

18-29 September 2012


Dreaming - Tracey Deep

11-15 September 2012

Left: Dreaming-honesty seed pods; rain cloud - wire, cotton, string; spirit - raffia

Star - An exhibition of 8 WA artists

28 August - 8 September 2012

Eight prominent WA artists have joined forces to show in Sydney on the 28th August at the Depot Gallery. Grouped together under the title Star, this exhibition will be the first in a proposed annual showcase of WA artists in the eastern states. Participating artists are Olga Cironis, Michael Doherty, Moira de la Hunty, Andre Lipscombe, Tony Nathan, Ron Nyisztor, Trevor Richards and Greg Woodwood. The exhibition runs until 8th September.

'Each artist represented in Star corresponds to one of the points of the octogram, the ideograph of a star. Eight artists; each contemplating a personal creative direction and practice, although linked and united within a single framework of time and place or both, each point facing a unique direction and path. Their relationship to the title of the exhibition is as diverse as the metaphors the pictogram embodies. It is mutable, transient and most of all regenerative.' Paola Anselmi, 2012, catalogue essay.

Left: All God's Creatures - Greg Woodward

Mirabel Fitzgerald & Mark Ward - Works on Paper; Sculptures & Assemblage

14-25 August 2012 ... more

Left: Mirabel Fitzgerald - Fringe of Leaves

Julieanne Lord - Watermarks

24-28 July 2012

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Exhibition in conjunction with Aboriginal & Pacific Art

3-21 July 2012


Louis Ricaud, Mark Elliot-Ranken & Bernadette Smith - NEW WORKS - A JOINT EXHIBITION

26 June-30 June 2012 ... more

Louis Ricaud

Louis's work is influenced from living on the coast. His work is about the permeable and ephemeral nature of the environment and hence the transformation of the world and how we imagine it to be in contrast to how it actually is. His practice is experimental and involves using unorthodox materials like varnish and sand as well as acrylic and oils.
"I try to simulate an engagement that borders on the nature of imagery with its reliance on illusion and to capture a state of "in-betweeness" that is primarily directed toward visual pleasure within the context of the sublime."

Mark Elliot-Ranken
My works in this exhibition are the product of my current exploration of the act of painting as the creation of dynamic expressions of space. That is the space of creation as realized through paint and the physical actions that are painting. Through this I hope to create a space for the viewer to become aware of the alternative nature of creation, a realization that is a liberationary moment for those prepared to enter into such a space. This is explored through the language of poetry revealed in the act mark-making which is the language of liberation a state we all need to obtain to live rather than simply exist.

Bernadette Smith
Bernadette Smith has an extensive international exhibition record both as a painter and photographer with work included in collections in Germany, France, Britain, Australia and the USA. She has had a solo exhibition in Berlin and her painting has been selected for the Mosman Art Prize and the Florence Biennale.
"I am interested in exploring the sensual depths of impasto surfaces and the viscous fusions that can occur through oil painting. Form itself becomes content as the process of painting leads to an alchemical quest.

Left: Louis Ricaud - Desert Sky

Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay presents: Gregor Kregar - Houdini Cloud

12-23 June 2012

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Gregor Kregar is a master of activating space by changing visual perspective.
Houdini Cloud is the title of a major new reflective stainless steel sculpture that has the appearance of a low-lying cloud floating in the space of the Depot Gallery. Kregar's mirror polished stainless steel sculptural constructions absorb and reflect their surroundings, enticing the viewer to instinctively interact, thereby becoming a part of a kaleidoscopic reflection on the surface. The artist's aim is that the combination of forms in the construction appears like a maze of repeating crystalline forms that twist perspective and mirror the surrounding space.
Gregor's most recent public commission, Clouds for Richard Pearse, was installed in Christchurch Airport earlier this year. This work consists of a group of three suspended stainless steel structures that incorporate 80 cold cathode lights. They are like floating crystal clouds hovering above. Houdini Cloud also incorporates cold cathode lights that further reflect onto the mirrored surface of the work as well as illuminating the gallery space.
Born in Slovenia, Gregor currently lives and works in Auckland. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. These have included Roke 2, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2000; Shelter, McColl Centre for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, USA, 2006; Piercing the Clouds, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, 2008; Reflective Lullaby, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Melbourne Art Fair, 2008; and Twisting the Void 2, Cornish, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2010.
Gregor has also completed a variety of public commissions in New Zealand and internationally and has won an array of awards, including the Paramount Award, Wallace Art Awards, New Zealand, 2000 and the RIPE-ANZ Private Bank and Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award, 2009.

Left: Clouds for Richard Pearse

Anita Hochman - New Paintings

29 May - 9 June 2012

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With this new exhibition Anita Hochman explores imagination, memory and transience, the ephemeral nature of vision and illusion. Her landscapes in flux offer a sweeping sense of space where references to form may shift like mirages or figments of the imagination. She plays with scale and colour in a palette that ranges from the brooding to the luminous. A return to oil painting has brought a new sensibility to her work and with light as the primary element, she employs iridescent pigments for their visionary quality. These new paintings invite the viewer in, to bring their own associations of place and time.
Left: ' Current V' oil/linen 2011

Queensland Centre for Photography -North by Northeast

15 - 26 May 2012 ... more

'North by Northeast' is presented in partnership with PIMCO as part of the Head On photo festival, and features works by Kate Bernauer, Gerwyn Davies, Kim Demuth, Yavuz Erkan, Lyndal Petzke, Rebecca Smith and Henri van Noordenburg. ? ? Brisbane has a long record of producing some of the finest talent in the Australian photographic arts scene. Some of these artists have become synonymous with the rise of photography as the most popular form of contemporary art. ? ?This exhibition seeks to expose audiences in Sydney to a new generation of practitioners innovating on the language of the medium addressing topics that range from interactions with new technologies, fictional narratives, advances on the genealogy of genres as well as innovative interactions with other media.
Left: Gerwyn Davies - The Butcher

ALL ABOUT ART featuring Sally Gabori, Lindsay Harris, Gary Lee & Gulumbu Yunupingu

1-12 May 2012

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In 2012 Alcaston Gallery presents its Annual Collectors' Exhibition, All About Art, to?be held at Depot Gallery in Waterloo, Sydney featuring SALLY GABORI, LINDSAY HARRIS, GARY LEE & GULUMBU YUNUPINGU.
Sally Gabori has taken the art world by storm since her introduction to paint and canvas in 2005, and is arguably considered the major contemporary Aboriginal artist painting in Australia today. Colour and canvas became the catalyst for the creation of an entirely unique visual language; a way for Sally to explore life, landscape and memory. With each sweeping brushstroke she transcends western visual art culture, taking us on a journey through her much beloved country. Her loose, painterly interpretations of country manage to capture the hearts and minds of the most unsuspecting art lover. Sally Gabori's work features in important collections and major institutions in Australia and internationally.


Since his first exhibition in 2006, Lindsay Harris has continued to develop through his art, including gaining his Masters in Art at the Curtin University of Technology in Perth; his paintings range from simple yet powerful compositions, to the use of more experimental colour, and the unique placement of shapes and motifs. His application of a variety of pigments, ochre and resins creates the effect of earthy texture add a sculptural element to this work, which connects him to his land and draws strong personal affiliation with his country.


This year, Sally Gabori and Lindsay Harris are selected for Undisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial (11 May - 22 July) at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.


Acclaimed Larrakia artist Gary Lee brings his raw & intimate photographic art to Sydney from his recent exhibition at Alcaston Gallery, Fashion Tatts, which was part of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2012 Cultural Program. This unique selection of photographs features images of Jesse, (whose body acts as a variable, dynamic canvas, revealing the work of renowned tattooist and painter, eX de Medici. Gary Lee's work is held in major public institutions across the country, as well as private collections in Australia, Singapore and India. In 2011, he was a Finalist in both the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award in Perth and the Togart Contemporary Art Award in Darwin.


From 29 March - 3 June 2012, Gulumbu Yunupingu's artwork is being exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in Marking Time. The exhibition features major works by eleven Australian & international artists, and it focuses on the way each artist visualises time and its passing. Gulumbu Yunupingu has received prestigious awards for her artistic achievement, including First Prize in the 21st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, as well as being selected as a finalist in the Togart Contemporary Art Award. She continues to produce art that is both rooted in tradition and highly innovative.

Left: Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori Dibirdibi Country 2011 Synthetic polymer paint on linen 151 x 198 cm.

DEAR MY LIFE - Namsa (Ryu Eun Chul)

24 - 29 April 2012 ... more

From the movement of the tiniest organisms, from the smallest pieces of leaves,
The meaning of life, logic, happiness, sadness, looniness....could be found.
There so, life is beautiful, and I have tried to capture this through my paintings.
Now, at the age of 76, I look back on my whole life through my works

NAMSA'S Exhibitions & Awards
Awards

1982 ~ 1991 Korea Fine Art Awards
1982 ~ 1992 Jeonbuk Fine Art Awards
1984 Korea Contemporary Art Awards
1986 The Won Art Exhibition
1991 contemporary Japanese Fine Art Awards (in TOKYO)
1993 Korea traditional Calligraphy Culture Award
1995 The Jeonguk Calligraphy Award
1995 ~ 2012 A Member of Morden Korean Artist Association

Exhibitions

1987 Jeonbuk The Fine Art Association
1990 ~ 1994 The Korea Sunmyeon Exhibition
1992 ~ 2010 Iksan Fine Art Association
2006 The NAMSUNG Art Gallery
2009 The Contemporary Art Gallery
2009 KYEONGJU Fine Art Association
2010 IKSAN & KYEONGJU Contemporary Art Exhibitions
2010 Solo Exhibition in The W Art Gallery

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Anne Starling

10-14 April 2012


Memosinon - Phillip George Exhibition

27 March - 5 April 2012

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Herodotus' account of history was informed by the principle that everything
is in eternal motion. He did not have the vantage point of an aerial
perspective, no real maps to define where things were, just an awareness
that we all have neighbours, and that our neighbours have neighbours. To
find out what lay beyond the borderlands his only guide was the word of his
neighbour's neighbour and so on.
Memosinon by Phillip George invokes Herodotus' globetrotting curiosity,
collecting iconography, mapping culture, adding ideas and stories one upon
another like a multilayered transnational pastitso baked in the oven of the
diaspora.
Left: Mnemonicon 3

Works from the collection of Janice McCulloch - Collecting as an Occupational Hazard

13-24 March 2012

Collecting as an Occupational Hazard :
works from the collection of Janice McCulloch

Curated by Ewen McDonald, Melissa Pesa and Emma Glyde

Janice expressed her love of art through a passion for collecting as well as the publication of Art Almanac. Her collection of over 500 works provides a significant reflection of the history of over three decades of Australian contemporary art and represents three generations of emerging artists and their passage to maturity.

Although the collection redefines eclecticism, a polite term for chaotic, to view these works is to not only gain an insight into one collector's view but also to glimpse the workings of the mind of a true collector.

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Marissa Zaknich

14-25 February 2012 ... more

This is a solo exhibition of works by Kings Cross based artist Marissa Zaknich. Since emigrating from the Adriatic island of Korcula in Croatia, and arriving by sea into Sydney Harbour, she's been interested in exploring memory, time and place through painting and photography. Her work explores connections between psychology and geography; reflecting associations with far-away places visited or lived in. ?'I want to depict the experience of remembering a place. Images of palms, fortressed walls, the saturated colours of old postcards of islands and the light on the sea, give rise to images that are emotional; where a sense of longing and nostalgia are part of the experience of remembering.'

VOICE OF NATURE II - invited Nepalese Artist, Sarita Dongol

31 January - 11 February 2012

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Voice of Nature II

Nepal is much acclaimed the world over for its geographical features and cultural incomparability. But we are now in such a phase in time that a need to expand this vision of Nepal has become really essential. The most important thing that can elevate the identity of Nepal is, in my opinion, the contemporary art because art has the power to show a blend of?the cultural and geographical specificity of Nepal as well as its ever evolving modernity. Our legendary artists have already created a bridge through which we can commence this creative dialogue. However, effort is surely needed from the young generation of artists to further on this noble act. The 1960s saw the advent and transformation of modern art in Nepal. The exhibitions that were held around 1962 by legendary artists helped the modern art to flourish here. However, the western art tendency had already entered in the country earlier than that; but it had not taken clear beginning. Few artists, upon returning to Nepal after gaining formal training in art introduced natural realism and romanticism here. However, the authentic styles that mark the modernity in art such as expressionism, hyper realism, abstraction etc took off in Nepal only from 1962. Afterwards, the modern tendency in Nepali art expanded in such a massive proportion that it is still affecting the upcoming artists as far as their concept and technique are concerned. This exhibition attempts to introduce the legacy of the creative Nepal.

My name is Sarita Dongol and I am a freelance visual artist from Nepal. I also run a gallery and coordinate art events in order to promote art and create social awareness in the society. In my twenty years of career I have found that so much can be done through creativity to uplift the surroundings, culture and the overall social awareness in the country. Through various art events and especially by conducting community art projects for little children inside and out of the Kathmandu valley I have attempted to achieve the objective of promoting art and raise social awareness through creativity.

I have done 11 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in Nepal and abroad. I have also participated in art residencies in Japan 2002 and S. Korea 2006. I have coordinated various art projects for artists and general public, especially for community children through various art organizations. Presently, I run a community children art school, which is an organization completely dedicated to uplift the creative imagination of the young ones.

This exhibition "Voices of Nature" is one of my ambitious projects, because showcasing my artworks in Australia is like blending with a new perspective towards life. The attitude, culture and art phenomenon here are different from what they are in Nepal. And, as an artist, I have a nature of finding the creative fragments in my surroundings and rearranging them in order to reveal and express the hidden and deeper purpose of my life. So, since this is my first exhibition in Australia I believe it will make me a better artist. Here, through this event I want to take this opportunity to introduce the art and the aura of Nepal from a creative viewpoint. The foremost objective of this event is to create a platform for creative dialogue between Nepal and Australia. Immobile objects really fascinate me?- objects like plants, fruits and vegetables. I feel that nature is part of our life and that we, as human beings, share a special bond with it. What I feel towards these objects has motivated me and has influenced my creativity, has filled me with a sense of enthusiasm, which explains why I prefer these subjects over others. I believe that immobile objects also go through various sensations and emotions such as happiness, pleasure, pain, fear and satisfaction just as we humans do - ?the only difference being that they don't have the ability and the capacity to express them. Basically, my art is an effort to link the hidden yet significant messages that these immobile objects are trying to share with us. And through my own language of art, I have tried my best to portray it.

I want art lovers who come to the exhibition to go home with a positive message. I feel nature is more powerful than us. With their unique character, color, forms and different tastes, natural objects stand out. Unlike humans, they aren't selfish?- they provide us with food to fill our stomach and fresh air to breathe. In various ways, they try to give a positive message to us but we tend to ignore it. Through this exhibition, I hope to convey this message to art lovers and maybe make them acknowledge the fact that we are here because of them.

In this series of artworks I have made an effort to link the hidden but significant interrelation between various immobile and mobile life forms. I have expressed this relationship through my personal language by assorted colors, shades and images, composing all of them on my canvas.

The exhibition will be opened at The Depot Gallery, Sydney on the 31st of January.


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