Category Archives: TILLEY, LEZLIE

Art Prize Finalists


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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Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 1.37.28 pm< James Guppy ‘The Romantic’ 2015
acrylic on polycotton, timber frame, 120 x 82cm


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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> View available works by Todd Fuller here

Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 1.41.35 pm< Todd Fuller ‘Animated Self Portrait’, hand drawn film


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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.

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Screen Shot 2015-11-07 at 2.02.16 pm< Todd Fuller ‘Little Star’ 2015
oil, pigment, ink on terracotta, iPod playing ‘Little Star’

Untitled Show

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.

Artists include Tanmaya Bingham, Robert Boynes, Jim Croke, Sybil Curtis, Todd Fuller, James Guppy, Waratah Lahy, Melinda Le Guay, Al Munro, Carol Murphy, Mylyn Nguyen, Catherine O’Donnell, Leslie Oliver, Lezlie Tilley, and Peter Tilley.

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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.


Lezlie Tilley at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Lezlie Tilley

Lezlie Tilley, ‘Hallowe’en Suite: Verse 19′ 2012, mixed media on paper, 14.5 x 20.5 cm


Lezlie Tilley was curated into the recent exhibition, Your Collection: The Extended Version, on view at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. The gallery holds a number of Lezlie’s works in their collection including the piece pictured here titled ‘Hallowe’en Suite’.

Lezlie’s solo exhibition is on view at the Gallery in Danks Street until Saturday 1 August. Sign up for the Lezlie Tilley email list here.


Robert Boynes, Lezlie Tilley, Claire Anna Watson, on view starting 7 July

On view from Tuesday 7 July
to Saturday 1 August 2015

▶ ROBERT BOYNES, In Plain Sight
In Plain Sight captures the hum and chaos of the ubiquitous city. Peripatetic patterns of motion may be unseen or unsighted. By stopping this action or slowing it down, the viewer is invited to become part of the act, remembering glimpses or chance encounters that we would not normally scrutinise.
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▶ LEZLIE TILLEY, camouflage
In this new body of work, Tilley has performed the arduous task of placing individual ‘tiny stones arranged according to the laws of chance’ on each of the eleven works, amounting to the handling of over 115,000 stones – a process of endurance and patience.
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Black Box Projects
7 July to 1 August 2015

▶ CLAIRE ANNA WATSON, Heterochiral Sequence
“In Heterochiral Sequence, plant matter is transposed into an otherworldly environment. This new work investigates the way that food is presented to us; it seeks to subvert the glossy magazines that market comestibles and contemplates how synthetic technologies are influencing our way of life.”


Lezlie Tilley at the University of Newcastle Gallery


Soundings by Lezlie Tilley will be on view at The University of Newcastle Gallery starting 27 June until 11 July 2015. The exhibition includes her abstract response to the poem Halloween by Robert Burns. The mixed media artworks are methodically constructed and exemplify the labour-intensive process central to her practice.

Lezlie Tilley’s upcoming solo exhibition titled camouflage will be on view from 7 July to 1 August. Sign up here to receive a preview.

Lezlie Tilley, ‘Verse 16′  2012, mixed media

Lezlie Tilley, winner of Inspired 2015 and on exhibition in ‘Just Paper’ at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

We would like to congratulate Lezlie Tilley who won the Open Section of Inspired 2015, Hunter Valley, with her new painting ‘Static Electricity passing as a Coral Fern II’. Additionally, her mixed media artwork, ‘1,080 tiny stones arranged according to the laws of chance (in black and ivory)’ is on exhibition in Just Paper, at Maitland Regional Art Galley. Just Paper runs until 21 June and the work is now part of their permanent collection.

Lezlie Tilley’s upcoming solo exhibition titled camouflage will be on view from 7 July to 1 August. Sign up here to receive a preview.


New in the Stockroom: Melinda Le Guay + Lezlie Tilley

We have a few new pieces in our stockroom by two of our Represented Artists. ‘Warp 6‘ is from a series by Melinda Le Guay that is strongly based in process and repetition. The work embellishes, manipulates and deconstructs the surface of fragile and translucent paper.

In the new paintings ‘Licorace allsorts‘ and ‘Harlequin‘, Lezlie Tilley returns to her earlier considerations of the geometric patternation in quilting. Both practices speak strongly to traditional woman’s work and handicrafts; Le Guay’s through the use of hand-stitiching and Tilley’s through her visual aesthetic.


News – Acquisitions, Exhibitions + Invitations (3 June)

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Purchase – Lezlie Tilley ‘Pages from an a-less novel’

We are delighted to announce that Lezlie Tilley’s work, ‘Preface‘, has been acquired by Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery for their permanent collection.

This work belongs to a series that began in 2012. The angular and abstracted forms were created by connecting the ‘a’s’ on a page selected from a novel. Due to the ongoing nature of the concept of the a-less novel, further works may be commissioned in a wide range of materials including timber, metal and ply.

Lezlie Tilley, ‘Preface’ 2012, laser cut acrylic,120 x 60cm (Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Collection)


Artbank + Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Acquire Nicole Welch Works

We are delighted to report that Nicole Welch’s recent exhibition Apparitions has seen her work enter three important Australian collections.

Artbank purchased ‘Apparitions #3′, a major Australian corporate collection acquired ‘Apparitions #4′ and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery purchased two works from this series, ‘Apparitions #1′ and ‘Tondo #3′.

Each work is in an edition of 6, with two size and price options available, so although a favourite work from Apparitions may have been snapped up by these major collectors, a limited number may still be available.


Al Munro’s ‘Molecular Measures’ selected by
Penrith Regional Gallery for Colour and Light, until August 24

A selection of Al Munro’s ‘Molecular Measures’ series are currently on view at Penrith Regional Art Gallery in their new exhibition Colour and Light, which adopts a scientific lens.

As Munro explains, “These works are the result of a number of discussions with Waratah Lahy about the areas in which our interests connect… My works began with a number of drawings, but soon moved into a constructed form using balsa wood to allow me to explore ideas of structure and construction… The works reference diagrams, but replace the conventional black and white line work with brightly coloured, glittering stripes, reinvesting the forms with some of the variety and vividness present in natural specimens.” – Al Munro, 2014



2 Danks Street Art Film Night