On April 23, the touring exhibition Black Harvest by Peter Tilley and Andy Devine will open at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. The show will remain on view until the 5 June 2015. Thus far, Black Harvest has travelled to Moree Plains Gallery, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, The Glasshouse Port Macquarie, and will finish at Manly Art Gallery and Museum in 2016.
The collaborative and individual works in the show reference the landscape and industry of Newcastle. Themes include sustainability and environmental degradation.
Today the Hunter Valley Private Hospital will be unveiling their recent acquisition of Peter Tilley’s 2012 sculpture, ‘In Search of the Sea’. This imposing sculpture will have pride of place, installed on the front lawn of the hospital.
Peter Tilley will be exhibiting a new body of work from 27 October to 21 November 2015. Sign up here to receive a preview of this upcoming show.
‘In Search of the Sea’ 2012
cast iron, Corten steel
186 x 60 x 124cm
Shown installed at Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2012
We would like to formally congratulate Peter Tilley on another successful year at Sculpture by the Sea. On top of joining the Decade Club, which acknowledges Peter exhibiting with SxS for the tenth year, he sold his larger outdoor sculpture and his smaller works from the indoor exhibition. Well done!
Peter will exhibiting a large-scale work in Sculpture Park, 28 January – 14 February 2015.
Peter Tilley, ‘crossing the sky by boat’ 2014
cast iron, corten steel, 170 x 140 x 42cm
We have two new assemblages by Peter Tilley available in our stockroom from the ‘Above + Below’ series, which consider the downside of the coal and mining industry in Newcastle. Within the assemblages, Tilley used old foundry patterns alongside graphite electrodes out of the BHP steelworks located in Newcastle. Prior to the closure of the factory in 1999, artists were given access to the site for artistic inspiration.
Having received the Basil & Muriel Hooper Scholarship from the AGNSW in 2006, the Sydney City of Villages Art Prize in 2009, the William Fletcher Foundation’s Scholarship to The British School at Rome in 2011, the Kogarah Emerging Artist Prize in 2012 and the Waverley Oil Painting Prize in 2013, we are delighted to have a selection of Kevin McKay‘s applauded renderings of suburban landscapes, created both in his studio and plein air, available at the Gallery.
We are pleased to announce that a number of our artists have been selected as finalists in forthcoming prizes.
▶ MYLYN NGUYEN, PETER TILLEY, and IRIANNA KANELLOPOULOU
Finalists in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture prize. Their works (pictured below) will be on view at Deakin University from the 30 October to 13 December 2014.
▶ TANMAYA BINGHAM
Tanmaya Bingham’s drawing ‘Smirk’ will be exhibited as a finalist for the competition at the 2014 International Art Festival. The piece will be on view from the 8 to 11 October 2014 in Chelsea, NYC. Bingham will be exhibiting her new body of work English Tea Party…gone wrong starting 7 October. To receive a preview of the work please sign up here.
▶ NICOLE WELCH
‘Apparitions #3‘ from Nicole Welch’s recent solo exhibition has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Kennedy Prize. An edition of this work was also acquired by Artbank earlier this year.
▶ FLATLINE (TODD FULLER + Carl Sciberras)
Flatline is a finalist in the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award at Grafton Regional Gallery with the video work ‘A Dance for Paul Klee‘, to be screened from the 17 October to 7 December 2014.