Category Archives: FULLER, TODD

Untitled Show

On view 29 September to 24 October 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 5.20.21 pmAl 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.


Love. Lament. Loss.

Black Box Projects
On view 29 September to 24 October 2015

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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.

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New in the stockroom: Todd Fuller ‘Little Star’ sculptures

Todd Fuller - Little Star SculpturesWe 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.

Flatline: Winner Emerging – Gosford Regional Art Gallery 2015

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.

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Todd Fuller – Artist in Residence at DRAWinternational in France in 2016

Todd FullerTodd 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.

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Todd Fuller and Mylyn Nguyen Finalists in Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award

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.


Now on View: ‘Paper Works III’ and Todd Fuller, until 2 May

Paper Works III
exhibition lookbook

We are pleased to present you with the exhibition catalogue for Paper Works III, on view at the Gallery until Saturday 2 May.

The third edition of Paper Works III again features artists working with paper as a material in innovative ways; from the origami-like folding, present in the work of Glen Clarke, Liz Shreeve, and Lisa Giles to the incredibly delicate and intricate hand cut paper from Louise Morgan, Nicola Moss, and Mylyn Nguyen. Helen Mueller‘s ‘earthen wear’, melds printmaking with molded vessels, Bettina Hill’s ‘The Shape of Paper, arcs and lines’, features strips of paper woven into a bulbous form, and Elizabeth Willing uses processed cheese to sculpt a single sheet of paper through natural processes of decomposition.

▶ 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.


Paper Works III and Todd Fuller, on view starting 14 April

Paper Works III and Todd Fuller’s ‘Little Star’
Drinks with the Artists
Saturday 18 April, 3-5pm

Paper Works III is the third edition of our biennial series featuring Australian artists who use paper in innovative ways. This year we are exhibiting the work of Lee Bethel, Daniel Chant, Glen Clarke, Todd Fuller, Lisa Giles, Nicci Haynes, Bettina Hill, Therese Kenyon, Melinda Le Guay, Jo Meisner, Louise Morgan, Nicola Moss, Helen Mueller, Al Munro, Mylyn Nguyen, Janet Parker-Smith, Pamela See, Liz Shreeve, Lezlie Tilley, and Elizabeth Willing.

The work will be on show from Tuesday 14 April and we hope you can join us for drinks with the artists on Saturday 18 April from 3-5pm.


fullerlittlestarTodd Fuller, ‘Little Star’
Black Box Projects
14 April to 2 May

Todd Fuller’s newest hand-drawn film ‘Little Star’ will be screening in our Black Box Project space starting Tuesday 14 April. The film is constructed from more 6,000 drawings, a selection of which are available on our website. Join us for drinks with the artist on Saturday 18 April from 3-5pm.

‘Little Star’ Provenance:
(Finalist) Chippendale New World Art Prize, 2015.
Acquired by Presbyterian Ladies’ College, 2015.
(Winner – People’s Choice Award) Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, 2015.

Todd Fuller and Ashleigh Garwood, Finalists in Chippendale New World Art Prize

Congratulations to Todd Fuller and Ashleigh Garwood who are finalists in the Chippendale New World Art Prize. Selected is Todd’s new video, ‘Little Star’ and new photographs, ‘Six Views of a Wave’, by Ashley.

Todd Fuller will be exhibiting ‘Little Star’, at the Gallery during Paper Works III, from 14 April to 2 May. Ashleigh Garwood’s first solo exhibition at Brenda May Gallery will be held 5 May to 6 June.


April News

Please note: the 2 Danks Street Complex will again be closed
the Easter long weekend (Friday to Monday inclusive) and Anzac Day

32dd8335-01fb-494c-96e0-29f4531e5dc5Irianna Kanellopoulou, ‘Bertie and friends’ 2008, moulded, hand-built & hand-painted Belgian chocolate, cocoa butter, food grade colouring. Irianna’s next exhibition, Wonderland will be on view from 4 to 29 August 2015 at the Gallery.

Don’t miss our current exhibitions by Emily McIntosh and Kevin McKay on view until Saturday 11 April. In addition, we have an excellent program, Resolving Ruins, screening in Black Box Projects, curated by Screen Space, Melbourne.


Up next we have our biennial exhibition, Paper Works III, featuring nineteen artists from around Australia who use paper in innovative ways. Complementing this curated group exhibition will be Todd Fuller’s newest hand-drawn animation, ‘Little Star’, which is comprised of over 6,000 individual stills and will be screened in Black Box Projects. Both exhibitions will be on view 14 April to 2 May.

Congratulations to Todd Fuller, winner of the People’s Choice award for ‘Little Star’ at The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. In addition, a special edition of the film has been acquired by The PLC Sydney Collection, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney.