Monthly Archives: November 2011

Jeweller Spotlights: Ruby & Sage, Kimono Reincarnate and Will Coles

This month has seen the Gallery’s Jewellery selection grow with three new ranges. Ruby & Sage creates gorgeous handmade bangles and rings in resin. Creating different effects using cloudy hand-pressed or clear and smooth finishes, and incorporating feathers and beads into the pieces, makes this unique range varied and visually interesting. As the artists themselves explain, “Everything is done by hand, from creating moulds based on our clay sculptures, through to hand-sanding (and then polishing) each finished piece.”
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Taking inspiration from her six years of living in Japan, Melanie Gray Austin, under the name Kimono Reincarnate, has created cute and quirky pieces that are technically and aesthetically beautiful. Kimono Reincarnate gives a second life to vintage and antique kimono fabrics, setting them between sustainable growth bamboo and beneath resin. The Origami series is visually delicate, defying their solid bamboo medium and are finished with hand-painted flowers.

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Also featured in the Gallery are Will Coles new ‘Mermaid’ brooches. These small pieces reference his large piece, ‘Untitled (Mermaid)’, currently hanging on Cockatoo Island for Outpost.

Marc Standing + Senden Blackwood, Closing 19 November

A timely reminder to visit the shows by MARC STANDING and SENDEN BLACKWOOD before they close on Saturday 19 November.

Marc Standing‘s fourth solo show with the Gallery strongly reflects the time his has spent in Hong Kong, both in content and in palette. The canvases are suddenly bright with a wash of pinks and purples but still the singular concealed figure predominates amongst the multitudes of birds, blossoming trees and lotus seeds.

We are delighted to announce that we now represent sculptor, Senden Blackwood. In addition to the collection of beautifully carved stone sculptures in his current exhibition ‘ishi‘, Blackwood has a significant basalt sculpture installed at ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ which, we are pleased to report, was sold before the show opened last week.

Senden Blackwood in 2011 Sculpture by the Sea

We would like to congratulate Senden Blackwood for his pre-opening sale of ‘ioka‘ in the 2011 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Bondi. Of ‘ioka‘, Blackwood states it is “symbolic of the origins of life; a germinating seed or a nurturing womb with its umbilical connection.”

Senden Blackwood, ‘ioka’ 2011, carved basalt, 180 x 70 x 65cm

Peter Tilley + Lyndal Hargrave: Winners at ‘In Situ’

Peter Tilley, In Situ 11 Sculpture Prize winner, image courtesy Mosman Council.

Peter Tilley and Lyndal Hargrave have won the inaugural In Situ 11 Art Prizes as announced at the official opening of In Situ 11. Tilley won the sculpture prize for his work ‘Journey through Time’ on display at Henry Bucks, 627 Military Road, Mosman and Hargrave won the installation prize for ‘Quintet’ on display at Von Troska, 631 Military Road, Mosman.

Congratulations to both artists and the works are on display until 11/11/11.

Lyndal Hargrave, In Situ 11 Installation Prize winner, images courtesy Mosman Council and photograph on right by Michael Glendining.