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Art Month Sydney 2010


November 2009
Kym Elphinstone

Sydney?s art world unites with new annual visual arts festival
- Inaugural Art Month Sydney launches March 2010 -

The vibrancy and diversity of Sydney?s visual arts scene will be put under the spotlight with a new annual, month-long festival launching March 2010. ...more

Seduction and Subversion: The Art of James Guppy 1989 - 2009


4 February to 21 March 2010
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Seduction and Subversion: The Art of James Guppy 1989 - 2009
4 February to 21 March 2010
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery ...more

Open Gallery

Sydney Morning Herald
23-24 January, 2010
Lissa Christopher

Sculpture 2010
This unthemed but curated exhibition featuring work by emerging artists is highly varied. Standouts include Corrigan Fairbairn's intriguing and elegant Transitional Curvature, which developed from the young artist's fascination with outer space; Amanda Stuart's Stalker, pictured, which is made from a farmer's old pyjamas; Morgan Shimeld's spare, architectural Abstract Construction and Gary Deirmendjian's hollow promise, a rusty shipping container unearthed. Is it trash or treasure? ...more

Sculpture 2010 @ Brenda May Gallery

ArtKritique Blog: http://artkritique.blogspot.com/
16 January 2010
John Matthews

New exhibitions are as common as snowflakes in Sydney during January. The gallerinas must know where their business comes from, and assume it's all gone to the beach for the month. It's a shame as a surfeit of leisure time could be nicely and slowly filled in gallery precincts. 'Sculpture 2010' at Brenda May Gallery is a pleasing, yet modest, start to the year. In this smallish space in Sydney's Danks Street this group show is both thoughtful and eclectic, bringing together some very different artists without the heavy hand of a curatorial theme. ...more

New Year Sculpture

Art Monthly Australia, #226, p.77
December 2009 - February 2010
Daniel Mudie Cunningham

The arts complex at 2 Danks Street in Waterloo always begins the year with a sculpture extravaganza. Gallerist Brenda May established
January as ?sculpture month? when she was director at Access Contemporary Art Gallery. Now with her own self-named gallery, May starts the year with a curated group show as a way of promoting new forms of sculpture with all the other galleries at 2 Danks Street
participating by hosting something sculptural. ...more

Seduction and Subversion: The Art of James Guppy 1989-2009


28 November 2009 to 17 January 2010
Ipswich Art Gallery, D'Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich Central

The Tweed River Art Gallery touring exhibition will be making its next stop in Ipswich from 28 November 2009 until 17 January 2010. ...more

Relishing the Absurd

The Courier-Mail
Thursday 22 October 2009, p.53
Suzanna Clarke

It's disconcerting, yet fascinating, to see a massive rhinoceros leaning over a fragile teacup; a disembodied hand floating in the air or fairies escaped from a peculiar fantasy world. ...more

Seduction and Subversion: The Art of James Guppy 1989-2009


2 October to 15 November 2009
Tweed River Art Gallery, 2 Mistral Road Murwillumbah, NSW, 2484

You are warmly invited to attend the official exhibition opening of Seduction and Subversion: The Art of James Guppy 1989-2009 by writer and presenter Andrew Frost. ...more

Local lad pushes it in art win

The Newcastle Herald
19 September 2009
Matt Carr

BRANXTON artist Todd Fuller has snared a national prize, pushing the boundaries of the competition in the process.

Fuller, 21, this month won the $5000 Acquisitive Award as part of the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Awards.

The winning entry was "Watt Art?", an animation filmed at the Watt Space Gallery in Newcastle. ...more

Open Gallery

Sydney Morning Herald (Spectrum), p.14
5 September 2009
Lissa Christopher

Fine copper wire and synthetic thread become both beautiful and dangerous in Melinda Le Guay's hands. ...more

Lowensteins Arts Management Press Release


September 2009

MEDIA RELEASE

ATO CONFIRMS INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE FOR ARTWORKS

Lowensteins Arts Management CPAs has now received advice from the ATO confirming that small businesses (turnover <$2m) are eligible to receive an investment allowance of up to 50% on the purchase of artworks up to 31 December 2009*. ...more

The Fine Art of a Tax Break

Australian Financial Review
Friday 26 June 2009, p.3
John Kehoe & Hannah Tattersall

A new painting or sculpture might not immediately spring to mind as a business asset but artworks will qualify with cars and computers for the federal government tax break to encourage business to invest in new plant and equipment.

Businesses shelling out for cars, luxury boats and plasma televisions could also receive up to a 50 per cent tax break for new depreciating assets used predominantly in the course of business.
...more

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