For all the Melbourne people out there I am happy to report I have joined Gallerysmith in North Melbourne. A solo show is planned with them in 2018 so stay tuned! But for now all the hard work of 2017 comes into focus as the Manly Art Gallery & Museum exhibition opens. A huge thank you must go out to Chapman & Bailey for yet another great job and their amazing bespoke tables that will grace the installation at Manly. Also a huge shout out to Arten Framing for their expert help and production of the digital artworks for the show. And who could forget Neville French. The best ceramicist in the world perhaps – certainly the most patient! It is all the ‘behind the scenes’ work that will make this show hopefully very memorable for all who visit. Please come along. I am super excited about it!
A note from the artist…
Women’s Club Commission
In July it was a great honour to celebrate the hanging of a recent commission by the Women’s Club inaugural Art Collection for their beautiful club rooms in the heart of Sydney. The Women’s club has a rich history of supporting and promoting professional women from 1902 to the present day and they have now decided to annually invite a female artist to create an artwork for their collection. To find out more about the club go to:http://www.thewomensclub.com.au
Upcoming in October
- October a solo show ‘Tapestry’ at Arthouse gallery Sydney that will feature new paintings and the Manly ‘Tilt’ works.
Acquisitions: AGNSW and Mildura Arts Centre
Recently the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) and the Mildura Arts Centre have acquired new prints and paintings for their collections. Hooray!
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017
- A number of new collaborative ceramics and paintings will be featured for Arthouse Gallery stand this year. Super excellent art fair – go check it out if you are in town.
When: 7-10th September
Where: Booth FO8 Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW, 2015
Tilt – Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Australia
Tilt, an installation of new ceramics, paintings, sound and large-scale digital prints by long-time collaborators Belinda Fox and Neville French. Inspired by recent political and social issues, this is the most ambitious project we have undertaken to date. Be immersed and engulfed by the painfully beautiful and thought provoking display.
When: 14th July – 3rd September 2017
Opening: Friday 21st July @ 6pm To be opened by artist and all round great guy! Angus McDonald
Where: Manly Art Gallery & Museum
Artist Talk: 22nd July from 3-4pm @ Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Joined by myself, artist Neville French and Eleanor Hall (presenter, The World Today,ABC radio) this promises to be an exciting and lively conversation about the current show.
In the Press: Neville French on our latest collaboration in Australian Ceramics
Neville French shares his thoughts on our latest collaboration in the new issue of Australian Ceramics Vol 56 out on July 2nd. Time to run to your local newsagents and buy a copy! or go to: www.australianceramics.com to buy the online version. Guaranteed full of ceramic gold!
ARTIST PROFILE – Australasian Painters 2007-2017, Australia
Over 140 painters will be showing in this incredible selection of contemporary painting in Australia. Curated by Kon Gouriotus and Lucy Stranger it is a huge privilege to be part of this exhibition.
When: 8th July – 10th September 2017
Where: Orange Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
More info: www.org.nsw.gov.au
Tracing the line in Contemporary Printmaking, Melbourne, Australia
Another great group exhibition of printmakers will be shown at Port Jackson Press alongside my newest unique state prints.
When: 9th June – 29th August, 2017
Where: Port Jackson Press, 84 Smith St Collingwood 3066
More info: www.portjacksonpress.com.au
Title: Tilt II’ 2017, Medium: Digital Pigment Print, Size: 240 x 194cm Showing at Manly Art Gallery & Museum Photography: Arten Framers
Title: ‘Tilt 9’ and ‘Tilt 6’ (below), 2017, Artists: Belinda Fox and Neville French. Medium: Porcelain Size: 36x27x22cm. (below: 23x23x45cm, 18x16x30cm). Showing at MAG&M Photography: Chris Sanders