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News – Acquisitions, Exhibitions + Invitations (3 June)

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

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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.

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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

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2 Danks Street Art Film Night

Robert Boynes, Lezlie Tilley & GaGa SaGa until 30 November 2013

Lezlie Tilley extracts fragments of the infinite in her exhibition Simple Beauty, which contemplates the presence and absence of space within tessellating patterns. Each work exists as an individual and as part of a sequence that visualises the selected honeycomb segments in various forms including hand-coloured outlines or internal shapes, meticulous organic patterns inserted into cut-outs and perspex wall-mounted sculptures that add depth and shadow to the repetitious formations.

tilleyl_2013_selectionsResponding to the imagery and aesthetic of the street, Robert Boynes’ exhibition Concrete Music emits a contemporary urban vibe. Boynes has extracted the neon colours that appear on pole posters, signage and in everyday fashion as a visually defining aspect of this exhibition that radiates from the images with vivid luminescence. This experimentation with fluorescent pink, orange, green and yellow adds to his signature use of shadows, layers of texture and imagery, the urban landscape and figures from the street.

boynes_2013_selectionsProviding an authentic Fluxus experience at Brenda May Gallery, curator Akky van Ogtrop’s OnGOING GaGa SaGa includes the Fluxus-inspired works of many legendary artists, peace activists and musicians including Yoko Ono, Ben Vautier, George Maciunus, Dick Higgins, John Cage, Dieter Roth and Alison Knowles. Embracing the inclusive and anti-bourgeois philosophy of the Fluxus manifesto, the exhibition includes a digitally documented Zine-inspired Fluxus Box project. View the project and participate through the @GaGa_SaGa Instagram.gaga_saga_selections

Interview: Lezlie Tilley

What is your earliest memory of making art?
5 yrs old – got a magic painting book where the shapes changed colour when brushed with water.

Do you listen to music when you are creating works? If so, what is on high rotation?
Sometimes – changes according to mood – I often prefer silence.Lezlie-Tilley-676-shell-and-coral-fragments-arranged-according-to-the-laws-of-chance

Describe the space in which you create your works (studio, lounge room etc):
Small bedrooms, dining room table – sometimes the whole house is called to task.

Do you have a favourite piece or favourite pieces? If so, which piece/s and why?
One of my most favourite pieces is the large landscape quilt – 8′ x 4′ made of cedar squares because it has so many faces/aspects that keep revealing themselves.

November 2013 exhibitions

Please join us for drinks with the Artists
Wednesday 13 November 5:30-7:30pm

▶ ROBERT BOYNES, Concrete Music
“A field of dots found on a wall in Fremantle became the trigger for a series of works that in some way reflected the sounds, codes & cultural bonds common in our urban environments. All of these observations are fleeting; glimpsed out of the corner of our eyes.”

boynes2013▶ LEZLIE TILLEY, Simple Beauty
“The endless repetition of these gridded patterns, based on the honeycomb, can grow large enough to engulf the universe. The graphics become an instrument for processing and connecting all kinds of information from technological, social, biological, philosophical, personal, geometric, mathematical and scientific networks.”

ltilley2013The OnGOING GaGa SaGa, curated by Akky van Ogtrop
“With this exhibition, curator Akky van Ogtrop continues her GaGa exhibition series, this time with the focus on Fluxus, Pop and beyond. It is Pop, with a twist — an exhibition of multiples, artists’ books, zines and other printed matter that turns art into a fingertip sensation.”

dadasaga2013In conjunction with the Fluxus exhibition, The OnGOING GaGa SaGa, there will be an online Fluxus experience available to view on Instagram. For those in Sydney visiting the exhibition, there will be a Zine-inspired Fluxus Box with specifically selected materials, a timer and an instruction sheet ready for any willing participant to create a zine. The Fluxus zines will be displayed, digitally documented and then uploaded to Instagram (@GaGa_SaGa) for all to enjoy. To participate online, find additional details here.

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Register your email address to be the first notified about new work,  to receive exhibition previews and to be invited to exclusive events for the artist. Sign up for the individual list for each artist to keep from missing out on information and invites!

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Tanmaya BinghamLeft to right: ‘Amalgamation 1‘ 2009 ; ‘To the disapproval of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bennet, Master Chamberlain ravishes the drugs…‘ 2014; ‘Abigail Bingley‘ 2014; ‘Royal Kebab 7‘ 2010.

Amalgamation 1 2009

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boynes_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Summer 1‘ 2012; ‘White Lane‘ 2004; ‘Urban Simulation – Haze‘ 1995.


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croke_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Accordion Music‘ 2004; ‘Looking at the River But Thinking of the Sea‘ (detail) 2009; ‘Paul’s Basket‘ 2012.


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curtis_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘High Checks‘ 2011; ‘Komatsu Again‘ 2011; ‘Flowers of the Field‘ 2013.


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fuller_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Untitled 5 (Postcards to the Pope)‘ 2013; ‘Rough Skies‘ 2012; ‘Composition C‘ 2014.


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guppy_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Bubula‘ 2013; ‘Fairy Studies‘ 2008; ‘Lady Gray‘ 2009; ‘The Zebu‘ 2011.


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lahy_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Cathedral Study‘ 2011; ‘Nightlife (Ping Pong)‘ 2012; ‘Sunlit Blind‘ 2014; ‘Window Distortion‘ 4.


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le_guay_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Natural Order‘ (detail) 2014; ‘Untitled‘ 2012; ‘Ruffle 1‘ 2007.


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munro_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Wide Black Mineral Crystal‘ 2010; ‘Untitled 4‘ 2014; ‘Vinegar Diffraction‘ 2012; ‘Patterns that aren’t 5‘ 2011.


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murphy_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘White head I‘ 2013; ‘I Got Hungry‘ 2011; ‘Seated Blue Bather‘ 2014; ‘Hairsuit‘ 2014.


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nguyen_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘the christmas beetle + the clover‘ 2014; ‘Down the bear hole‘ 2011; ‘Me, My Monster (and Trust)‘ 2011 ‘Dirt (Elephant)‘ 2012.


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oliver_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Friends with Wings‘ 2006; ‘A Set in Stone: Blue Light Life‘ 2010; ‘The Stone Helps The Balance‘ 2009 ‘My Lithe Friend‘ 2014.


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tilley_l_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Waterlilies II‘ 2004; ‘Desert Grasses‘ 2007/08; ‘Day by Day’ 2003.


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tilley_p_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘A State of Being’ 2014; ‘A Calm Sea‘ 2011; ‘Above + Below #3‘ 2013 – 2014; ‘The Virtue of Uncertainty‘ 2009.

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Nicole Welch

welch_mailing_listLeft to right: ‘Illumination #2‘ 2012; ‘Tondo #3‘ 2014.


September ‘Staff Picks’ Exhibition

Currently on view at Brenda May Gallery in addition to the solo exhibitions by Sybil Curtis and Michael Edwards is a small collection of work by our Represented Artists as selected by the Gallery staff. The work ranges from Melinda Le Guay’s ‘Linework’ drawings from 2002-2004 to the major urban landscape painting by Robert Boynes from 1995. The small show featuring Robert Boynes, Jim Croke, Sybil Curtis, Melinda Le Guay and Lezlie Tilley will be on view until Saturday 29 September.

Stockroom Collection: The Colour Blue

Click each thumbnail for a large image and artwork details. Artists included in this collection: Robert Boynes, Will Coles, Sybil Curtis, Fiona Fenech, James Guppy, Waratah Lahy, Al Munro, Patsy Payne, Lezlie Tilley and Peter Tilley.

Stockroom Collection: The Colour Red

Click each thumbnail for a large image and artwork details. Artists included in this collection: Robert Boynes, Will Coles, James Guppy, Waratah Lahy, Melinda Le Guay, Leslie Oliver, Patsy Payne and Lezlie Tilley.