Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Until 5 June 2016
Peter Tilley’s touring collaborative exhibition with Andy Devine is currently on view at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Black Harvest includes both individual and joint artworks by Devine and Tilley, with reference to the Hunter Valley Region.
Pictured: Peter Tilley + Andy Devine, ‘Response #20’ 2014
Murray Art Museum Albury
Until 12 June 2016
“The Illumination works are photographs of site-specific installations in the Australian landscape. The works began when I was artist in residence at Hill End in 2010. The archetypal Australian landscape of Hill End that I encountered was overwhelmingly felt, along with the colonial histories imbued within. My ancestry is strongly connected to this region dating to pre – 1850 when they arrived to secure pastoral leases on an ‘uncharted’ land. These personal family stories, the broader history of the region and the European idealism projected upon this landscape became the focus of this new work.”
Pictured: Nicole Welch, ‘Lament’ 2012
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre
Until 26 June 2016
This is an annual award held in Victoria. James Guppy‘s major painting ‘Negotiated Settlement‘, depicting billowing clouds and brawling businessmen from his 2015 exhibition In Flagrante Delicto, has been selected as a finalist.
Pictured: James Guppy, ‘Negotiated Settlement’ 2015
Best in Show: Dogs in
Orange Regional Gallery
Until 3 July 2016
This show explores the diverse ways in which the dog has been presented in Australian art from colonial times until the present, revealing much about our deep bond with the animal. James Guppy’s work ‘Cerberus’ is one of 70 important works that have been selected for this exhibition.
Pictured: James Guppy, ‘Cerberus’ 1991
Drawn in Fairfield
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
Until 13 August 2016
Catherine O’Donnell‘s solo exhibition, Drawn in Fairfield, is now on view at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery. The drawings in this exhibition are on a smaller scale to many of O’Donnell’s previous works and represent the architecture of the Fairfield area.
Also, save the date for O’Donnell’s first solo exhibition as a Represented Artist, later this year at Brenda May Gallery, 1-27 October.
Pictured: Catherine O’Donnell, ‘Urban dwellings series no 11’ 2016
MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize
Murray Art Museum Albury
Until 7 August 2016
This biennial acquisitive award and exhibition showcases the best in contemporary Australian photography. Both Nicole Welch and Ashleigh Garwood are finalists in this year’s prize.
Pictured: Nicole Welch, ‘Apparitions #4’ 2014 +
Ashleigh Garwood, ‘Botany’ 2014