Congratulations to James Guppy who was a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2015 with his painting ‘The Romantic‘ from his recent exhibition In Flagrante Delicto, shown at Brenda May Gallery and Sydney Contemporary.
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< James Guppy ‘The Romantic’ 2015
acrylic on polycotton, timber frame, 120 x 82cm
TODD FULLER | HURFORD HARDWOOD PORTRAIT PRIZE
Todd Fuller is a finalist in the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize 2015 at Lismore Regional Gallery with his video work ‘Animated Self-Portrait’.
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< Todd Fuller ‘Animated Self Portrait’, hand drawn film
TODD FULLER + LEZLIE TILLEY
FISHER’S GHOST AWARD
We are delighted to announce that both Lezlie Tilley and Todd Fuller are finalists in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award held at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Our Untitled Show features artworks that differ in style, medium, inspiration and affect. The only unifying quality is that they do not allow audiences to rely on a title for further instruction, and instead are open to interpretation.
Al Munro, ‘Untitled 2′ 2015
acrylic paint on plywood, 43 x 31cm
‘Untitled’ would appear to be the most common name attributed to a work of art. Despite the word denoting nothingness, the power of the untitled work is that it has the ability to express the opposite. Artists usually name works to convey something further about the piece to an audience, whether that is a feeling, a description, or a nod to its inspiration. An untitled work, on the other hand, asks the audience to think and question a little more in order to uncover meaning.
The works in this exhibition will differ in style, medium, inspiration and affect. The only unifying quality will be that the works do not allow audiences to rely on a title for further instruction and will instead be entirely open to interpretation.
Black Box Projects On view 29 September to 24 October 2015
Love. Lament. Loss. brings together the work of three Represented Artists who have explored these states in their complexity and intensity. Leslie Oliver asks students to recount a time they fell in love, offering stories of loves’ lived and loves’ lost. Todd Fuller’s films explore the strength required to release a burden or a joy, and Nicole Welch stimulates deliberation through a use of loaded symbols, conceptually considering the effect of imperialistic ideology on the Australian landscape.
Oliver’s empathetic documentary-style approach is contrasted with the mesmerising time-lapse technique employed by Welch. Fuller’s hand-drawn animations offer a further divergent style of moving image artwork, conveying the varied ways in which the medium of video is being used by artists to create thoughtful and captivating narratives.
We have just received two new sculptures in our stockroom by Todd Fuller. The works feature Fuller’s newest protagonist, Little Star, the 11th dog the Soviets launched into space during the 50’s and 60’s. The iPods contained within each of the sculptures play the film ‘Little Star’ which can be viewed here.
Clicking on each of the works takes to you the website where additional images of the sculptures are available. Sign up for the Todd Fuller email list here.
Huge congratulations to Flatline (Todd Fuller + Carl Sciberras) who won Emerging 2015 : a biennial art competition bringing together the work of the best emerging contemporary artists from New South Wales, with the film ‘A Dance for Paul Klee‘. The work will be on view at Gosford Regional Gallery from 18 July to 6 September 2015.
Todd Fuller creating the animated film ‘One and Only’ at Back to Back Galleries, Cooks Hill in January 2012. Photograph courtesy of Naomi Nichols.
Todd Fuller has recently been accepted to the program of DRAWinternational, a research centre for drawing in Caylus, France hosting contemporary drawing practitioners from around the world. He will travel to France in late 2016 to research gesture and mark making in relation to his hand drawn films. Fuller has previously undertaken residencies to the British School at Rome and the Cité Des International Arts, Paris, and we look forward to seeing what he produces at DRAWinternational.
Todd Fuller and Mylyn Nguyen are finalists in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, 30 May until 26 July. Both artists were selected with work from our recent Paper Works III exhibition. Additional finalists who were also included in Paper Works III, are Glen Clarke, Lisa Giles, Helen Mueller, and Liz Shreeve.
Mylyn Nguyen’s upcoming solo exhibition titled Once Upon a Time will be on view from 29 September to 24 November. Sign up here to receive a preview of this upcoming show.
▶ Click here to view the lookbook for Paper Works III
‘Little Star’ by Todd Fuller
Also on view is the video ‘Little Star‘ by Todd Fuller. In addition to winning the People’s Choice at the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, the film was Highly Commended in the Chippendale New World Art Prize. Not to be missed…
(Highly Commended) Chippendale New World Art Prize, 9 April to 2 May 2015.
Acquired by The PLC Sydney Collection, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney, 2015.
(Winner – People’s Choice Award) Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, 27 February to 27 March 2015.