Al Munro Australia Council Residency

Al Munro, 'Crystalline Infinite II', 2014Al Munro has embarked on a three month Australia Council residency in Tokyo. She will be researching traditional Japanese patterning and scientific visualisations to explore the mapping and cataloguing of nature.

Al Munro is also our guest curator for the exhibition …a piece of string… later this year, 4 to 29 August.

Al Munro, ‘Crystalline Infinite II’, 2014
acrylic, pigment marker on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5cm, $480

Peter Tilley, winner of Hunter Region Botanic Gardens small sculpture prize

Peter Tilley 'Anticipating the voyage' 2015
Congratulations to Peter Tilley who has won the small sculpture prize awarded by the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens. Tilley won the prize with the maquette ‘Anticipating the voyage’.

Peter Tilley’s next solo exhibition will be on view from 27 October to 21 November. Sign up here to receive a preview.

Peter Tilley
‘Anticipating the voyage’ 2015
cast iron and painted timber, 53 x 32 x 19cm

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.


James Guppy at Tweed Regional Gallery

James Guppy, 'Everything in its right place' 2014James Guppy‘s painting ‘Everything in its right place’ is on view at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in the exhibition “Director’s Choice: works from the collection”. The painting was purchased for the Collection last year and will be on exhibition until 31 January 2016.

James Guppy will be exhibiting a new body of work at the Gallery and Sydney Contemporary in September. Sign up here to receive a preview.

James Guppy, ‘Everything in its right place’ 2014
acrylic on linen, found frame, 56 x 76cm
Tweed Regional Gallery collection.

Now on View: Ashleigh Garwood and Janet Tavener, until 6 June

Ashleigh Garwood and Janet Tavener
exhibition lookbooks

We are pleased to present you with the exhibition catalogues for Of Other Spaces, by Ashleigh Garwood and Memento, by Janet Tavener. Both exhibitions will be on view until Saturday 6 June.

▶ Click here to view the lookbook for Ashleigh Garwood
▶ Click here to view the lookbook for Janet Tavener

Janet Tavener’s photograph ‘Acino’ was a finalist in the North Sydney Art Prize in March and was acquired by the North Sydney Council for their Local Studies Collection. Ashleigh Garwood’s work ‘The Gap’ has been selected as a finalist in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, on view from May 30.


Janet Tavener + Ashleigh Garwood, on view starting 5 May

On view from Tuesday 5 May
to Saturday 6 June 2015

“In my new series Memento, the crystalline fruit and vegetables are no longer floating on a melting surface but have sunken into the ocean – semi submerged as they are swept along the icy current.”

“Of Other Spaces are allegorical images that exist to question the influence and power that landscape imagery holds in neutralizing societal frameworks and cultural understanding.”



insNext week Ashleigh Garwood will be taking over our Instagram account to coincide with the launch of her solo exhibition. Join us here to follow along!


Head On Fest LogoMoving Image Prize Finalists
Black Box Projects
5 May to 6 June

nina_rossThe Head On Moving Image Prize was established in 2014 and forms part of the acclaimed Head On Awards which are the centrepiece of Head On Photo Festival.

We are delighted to screen the finalists and winners of the 2015 prize in Black Box Projects.
2014 Multimedia Prize Winner: Nina Ross
‘Untitled #1 (Fish)’ 2011, film still detail

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.

Peter Tilley + Andy Devine, Black Harvest – touring exhibition

blackharvestOn 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.

Al Munro, ‘Homage to the Everyday’

Al Munro’s crocheted series of bottles began during her Doctorate as a side project and as a homage to Giorgio Morandi. Famous for his ‘Natura Morta’ paintings of vessels in restricted palettes, Al has given Morandi’s work a three-dimensional form, carrying over the visually tactile quality of his work in the textural surfaces of her pieces.

ccc92604-2afa-4973-a338-f734da24be78New versions from the series are again available at the Gallery. In 2014, ‘Homage to the Everyday (Morandi and Hanssen Pigott)’ was acquired by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery for their permanent collection and was recently featured in Australian Financial Review Magazine.

Al Munro is currently curating an exhibition titled …a piece of string…, which will focus on the use of textiles as a point of departure. The exhibition will be on view from 4 to 29 August at the Gallery.

Al Munro, ‘Homage to the Everyday (Morandi and Hanssen Pigott)’ 2015, various yarns – (7 pieces)