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Moon Days

6 December 2013

Tanya Chaitow's Moon Days is a collection of small-scale paintings that have the magic and charm of a chidren's book, featuring spooky man-beasts, wise owls, lambs and dogs, such as in Self Portrait (after Soutine) (pictured).

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Moon Days

Tanya Chaitow

29 November 2013

In Tanya Chaitow’s painting Moon Mirror, a hybrid creature – a tallish feathered owl who walks on oversize feet – diligently cradles a glowing yellow moon while traversing a sky-like floor. Two more owl-like souls, dressed in an assortment of formalish clothes, stand solemnly one behind the other. While neither of the onlookers gives any clear indication of the mission, both stand by with quizzically ambiguous looks. ...more

Insight Radical: Where Science Meets Art

Steve Lopes

26 November 2013

Steve Lopes will have work featured in Insight Radical: Where Science Meets Art, opening Tuesday 26 November, 6.30 - 8.30 pm at Mclemoi Gallery, Chippendale. The exhibition continues until 9 December 2013, along with artists Tony Lloyd, Anna Madeleine, Natalie O'Connor, Peter Sharp and Ruth Waller, whom participated with Lopes in an artist residency with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology. ...more

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award

Congratulations Steve Lopes!

15 November 2013

Congratulations Steve Lopes, who has been selected as a finalist in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) for the second consecutive year. The EMSLA exhibition opens tonight and will continue until 18 January 2014 at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. ...more

5 Questions with... Steve Lopes

From the Stella Downer Fine Art blog

12 November 2013

China Studies is a collection of drawings, prints and oil studies made during the artist’s Red Gate Residency in 2011. Lopes spent six months working in Feijiacun, Beijing. This body of work focuses on artistic interpretation and impressions of the small Bei Gao village in Feijiacun, north of Beijing, and its earmarked future as a growth section and extension of the encroaching metropolis. He produced over fifty works during his stay, recording the changing village life and its people. We asked the artist about the experience this exhibition. ...more

Fishers Ghost Art Award

Congratulations Tanya Chaitow and Liz Shreeve!

2 November - 16 December 2013

Congratulations Tanya Chaitow and Liz Shreeve, who have been selected as finalists in the Fishers Ghost Art Award. The exhibition is being held at Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2 November - 16 December 2013. The launch will take place Friday 8th November from 7 pm. ...more

River Marks: Scenes from the Hawkesbury

Featuring Viola Dominello

30 October 2013

Work by Viola Dominello will feature in the upcoming River Marks: Scenes from the Hawkesbury at Edge Art Space, Brooklyn, NSW. The exhibition opens Friday 1st November 2013, from 6 to 8 pm, and will continue until Sunday 17th November.

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Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Congratulations Steve Lopes!

30 October 2013

Congratulations to Steve Lopes, who has been selected as a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Lopes' portrait will be on show as part of the prize exhibition, held at Juniper Hall, Paddington, from 24 October 2013. ...more

Annual Packsaddle Fundraising Exhibition

Viola Dominello, Rachel Fairfax, Rod Holdaway, Ian Marr

24 October 2013

Viola Dominello, Rachel Fairfax, Rod Holdaway and Ian Marr will have works featured in this year's Annual Packsaddle Fundraising Exhibition, 25 October - 10 November at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), Armidale, NSW. ...more

Artisans in the Gardens 2013

Rae Bolotin and Denese Oates

16 October 2013

Rae Bolotin and Denese Oates will have sculpture on display as part of this year's Artisans in the Gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. The exhibition, now in its thirteenth year, will be open Saturday 19 - Sunday 27 October 2013, 10 am - 4 pm. The inaugural Artisans Sculpture Walk will be open from Saturday 12 - Sunday 27 October 2013, 7 am - 7 pm. ...more

Mentors: Inspirational Women

Featuring Viola Dominello

10 October 2013

Viola Dominello will be featured in a line-up of influential female artists brought together for the debut exhibition of the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga. 'Mentors: Inspirational Women' will be open from 13 October to 5 December 2013. ...more

In Situ 2013

Liz Shreeve

2 September 2013

Liz Shreeve will have work featured in In Situ 13: Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation. The exhibition will be open from Saturday 5 October to Sunday 20 October 2013, during the Festival of Mosman. The opening will take place from 6.30 pm, Friday 4 October, at Mosman Art Gallery. Coriolis, a paper sculpture by the artist, will be on display in the window of Pond, 583 Military Rd, Mosman. ...more

5 Questions with... Rachel Fairfax: Part 2 of 3

From the Stella Downer Fine Art blog

20 September 2013

Gallipoli and Beyond is an exhibition of works on paper by Rachel Fairfax. The artist presents a quiet view of Turkey, with washes of soft colour that create a sense of the still moment. From ancient cities to the mosques of Istanbul, Fairfax reflects the beauty of a country where many histories co-exist.

This is part two of Rachel’s responses to our questions about her experiences in Turkey and creating this body of work.

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5 Questions with... Rachel Fairfax: Part 1 of 3

From the Stella Downer Fine Art blog

19 September 2013

Gallipoli and Beyond is an exhibition of works on paper by Rachel Fairfax. The artist presents a quiet view of Turkey, with washes of soft colour that create a sense of the still moment. From ancient cities to the mosques of Istanbul, Fairfax reflects the beauty of a country where many histories co-exist.

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Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Congratulations Denese Oates!

10 September 2013

Congratulations to Denese Oates, who has been selected as a finalist in this year's Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. The artist's work Pomegranate Project - Exhibit B will be on display during the prize exhibition at the historic Woollahra Council Chambers in Double Bay from 26 October to 10 November 2013. ...more

Judy Holding

'Connections II' exhibition

10 - 21 September 2013

Judy Holding Connections II 10 - 21 September 2013 at fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne

Working in the landscape, particularly in the Top End and more recently in Nepal, the most powerful lesson I have learned is not to look just with my eyes, but to ‘ look ‘ with my ears, fingers and nose too so that the experience involves all my senses. – Judy Holding.

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