News and Press by year

The Dobell Prize for Drawing 2011

3 December 2011

Congratulations to three artists represented by SDFA who have been chosen as Finalists in the 2011 Dobell Prize for Drawing: Tanya CHAITOW, David FAIRBAIRN & Graham FRANSELLA.


Sherrie Knipe's work featured on the cover of

November 2011

Congratulations to SDFA artist Sherrie Knipe whose work has been featured on the cover of the November 2011 - March 2012 issue of 'antiques & art in Queensland'. The work, titled Baggushka was selected as a finalist in the Stan and Maureen Duke Prize and is currently on display at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld.  ...more


Miki Kubo


Miki Kubo talks about the inspiration for her delicate engraved glass work in Craft Arts International magazine. There are reasons for Nature being how it is. There is a perfection to it.  Nature does not have doubts or confusion. Nature doesn't "think" or "work things out". It knows - and there's a profound trust in that. Animals know what they are and what they are meant to do. ...more

Art Watch

October 2011

Australian artist Viola Dominello's new works evoke the play of sunlight on water - specifically that of the beautiful Hawkesbury River in NSW.  ...more

Open Gallery 'Insight'

3 - 4 September 2011

David Fairbairn's portraits are all about the line. Jagged, alive and full of electric energy, these multimedia works are intensely engaging, drawing the viewer in to contemplate the inner life of the (usually) elderly sitter.  ...more

Where to buy.... David Fairbairn: Insight

13 September 2011

The Week visits an exhibition in a private gallery. David Fairbairn: Insight at Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney. ...more

Wedderburn artist David Fairbairn presents his Insight exhibition

8 September 2011

AWARD-WINNING artist David Fairbairn is showcasing his new exhibition Insight at Stella Downer Fine Art until Saturday, September 17. ...more

Vale Joy Warren

August 2011

Sydney ceramic artist and art historian Dr Joyce (Joy) Warren passed away in July. Born in the UK in 1922, Joy exhibited for many years interspersed with a long academic career. ...more

Message in a bottle

Out and About NSW, ACT

24 August 2011

"Like the Chinese condition," Liu Zhuoquan says, "the act of painting inside a tight, curved space can be difficult and frustrating." The Beijing based artist uses a technique pioneered in snuff bottle painting to decorate the insides of bottles with social commentary. ...more

See, touch and carry this David

23 August 2011

HORNSBY: The statue of David by Michaelangelo has arrived in Hornsby.

Well, maybe not the real deal, but a rough interpretation by local sculptor John Wright. And if you want to see him in all his glory and touch him, then you better be quick.


Guy Stuart, still making his mark.

23 August 2011

Jeannette Davison has written a feature on artist Guy Stuart on her arts and design blog isiiad.

Once again, I find that Warrandyte is host to one of Melbourne's most notable artists.  A quick glance at Guy Stuart's bio reveals an exhibition history spanning 50 years. His work has been collected by pretty much every major public gallery in this country, not to mention eight regional galleries, TarraWarra Museum of Art included. 


A true master of her craft

Joy Warren

20 August 2011

Dr Joy Warren was a teacher, a potter and an example to all that it is never too late to upgrade your education.




30 - 31 July 2011

A group show by five young Beijing artists ranges from ink-on-rice-paper abstract landscapes by Lao Dan to Liu Zhuoquan's Black Snake writhing across eight hand-painted glass bottles. ...more

Feature Exhibition

Chinese Nexus

21 July 2011

Chinese Nexus brings together five innovative artists who are at the forefront of the contemporary art movement in Beijing: Gao Ping, Hu Qinwu, Huang Xu, Lao Dan and Liu Zhuoquan.


Wendy Teakel

13th Annual Landscape Juried Online International Art Exhibition

21 July 2011

Artist WENDY TEAKEL of Murrumbateman, NSW has received four Special Recognition Awards for her artwork in the 13th Annual Landscape Juried Online International Art Exhibition hosted by Upstream People Gallery. ...more

Zoo AiR exhibition

Steve Lopes

20 July - 13 August 2011

Twenty artists from the 2011 Artists in Residence Program at Taronga Zoo, including SDFA artist Steve Lopes, are exhibiting at The University Gallery, University of Newcastle from 20 July - 13 August 2011. Exhibition opens Friday 22 July from 6pm.