We're Closer Than You Think: Northern Rivers Artists

Part of ArtState 2017, We’re Closer Than You Think brings together artwork by several artists based in the Northern Rivers. The exhibition questions the notion of regionality and the perception that artists working outside of metropolitan areas are hindered by location.
 
In various stages of their career and working across a range of disciplines, each artist in the exhibition was chosen for inadvertently refuting the relationship between location and success, population and production, and that the quality of their practice is determined by these imaginary borders.

Be quick! We’re Closer Than You Think will be open until Friday 8 December.
 
Co-curated by Natalie Bull and Zoe Robinson-Kennedy.

Image: Helle Jorgensen,  The lofty thoughts generator and processor . Photo by Michelle Eabry.

Image: Helle Jorgensen, The lofty thoughts generator and processor. Photo by Michelle Eabry.

Artists

Skye Baker
Amanda Bromfield
Kylie Caldwell
Ben Crawford
Michael Cusack
Karla Dickens
Kathryn Dolby
Penny Evans
Stephen Garrett
Natalie Grono
Charlotte Haywood
Helle Jorgensen
Jenny Kitchener
Mahala Magins
Robert Moore
Jess O’Connor
Kat Shapiro-Wood
Amber Wallis
Christine Willcocks
 

Location

The OLD Gallery
(next to Palate Cafe)
131 Molesworth St
Lismore, NSW 2480
 
 

BSA ArtState Exhibitions: APOLLO & Nine

Byron School of Art is presenting two exhibitions as part of ArtState: Nine, at the BSA Project Space, and APOLLO in Lismore.

Diana Miller's  Quilted Earth , acrylic on linen

Diana Miller's Quilted Earth, acrylic on linen

Also, BSA Alumni are showing throughout Lismore, including at the old Lismore Regional Gallery site.

FRIDAY 1 December 6 - 8pm : Opening of Nine

BSA PROJECT SPACE
112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby
Exhibition runs from 1 - 13 December
Open six days, closed Sundays, 10am to 2pm
or by appointment 0431 034 892

 

 

Showing as part of ArtState Lismore 2017


Apollo

AMAC
James Guppy
Alex Hudson
Travis Paterson
Melissa Poole
Zuzana Kovar & Nicholas Skepper
Christine Willcocks
 


An assembly without the limits of the square

30 November - 3 December 2017
 

James Guppy's  Touching her back , acrylic on canvas, 2016  

James Guppy's Touching her back, acrylic on canvas, 2016  

Apollo is a group show from the Byron School of Art BSA Project Space.  It is a re-pairing of works and an assembly without the limits of the square: both documenting a number of past exhibitions and responding to the semi-submerged toy theatre where the exhibition is housed.
 

NORTHERN RIVERS CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
Downstairs Studio, 152 Keen Street, Lismore
Thursday 12pm - 3pm | Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 8pm | Sunday 10am - 3pm

Art Piece Gallery's Inaugural 30x30 Art Prize Winners Revealed

Saturday evening revealed the (joint!) Winners of the inaugural Art Piece Gallery 30x30 Art Prize: Kat Shapiro Wood, and Vanessa Stockhard.

The $6000 prize will be divided between the two artists. As expected, a huge crowd turned out to witness the announcement. The previous day, judges Susi Muddiman OAM and artist Amanda Penrose Hart, winner of the 2017 Gallipoli art prize had considered all 230 pieces, and after much deliberation, decided to equally divide the First Prize between two artists. The exhibition of finalists will be on view at the gallery until January 22 2018.

The Winners:

Joint First Prize

Kat Shapiro Wood  Hover, encaustic on board, 30 x 30 cm

Kat Shapiro Wood
Hover, encaustic on board, 30 x 30 cm

Other awards:


Best Still Life in Show
Nick Coulson
Still Life with Jug, Hallway and Windows I
acrylic and graphite on board
30 x 30 cm

Highly Commended Awards
Gaia Barnatan
Head in the clouds
photocollage
30 x 30 cm(framed)

Clare Purser
Fassifern Valley III
oil and mixed media on board,
30 x 30 cm(framed)

Gaia Barnatan,  Head in the clouds

Gaia Barnatan, Head in the clouds

People's Choice Award
Kindly sponsored by The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce
This is a newly added prize of $500.00 and is only available
by voting in person, at the gallery.

This new, national, non-acquisitive prize is for a 2D work of art in any medium measuring 30x 30 cm.

Vanessa Stockard  Pleasure and Pain, acrylic on board 30 x 30 cm (framed)

Vanessa Stockard
Pleasure and Pain, acrylic on board
30 x 30 cm (framed)

Nick Coulson  Still Life with Jug, Hallway and Windows I

Nick Coulson
Still Life with Jug, Hallway and Windows I

Clare Purser ,  Fassifern Valley III

Clare Purser, Fassifern Valley III

Art in the Pub: Annique Goldenberg's Arctic Residency

Join us Monday 27th November for the last Art in the Pub for 2017

 

77c25d86-41ee-40ac-9a0c-96c405883039.jpg

New Photography Book Sheds Touching Light on Byron Homeless

No Fixed Abode is a book of portrait photographs and intimate stories that give voice to Byron’s homeless community. The book was created to build connection, empathy and understanding for the region’s homeless community.

The black and white photographic portraits in the book are the work of local photographer Drew Rogers, who also works with people experiencing homelessness in Byron. The trust and friendship that he has with his subjects is evident in the images.

ef30e210-b294-4b59-a1c9-a31d9e7f1861.jpeg
0414e143-f404-453c-8d90-2fbc43716504.jpg
An astonishing book… the photographs by Drew of these homeless people are brimful of humanity, almost glamorous… heartfelt stories by the writers… I hope one of these days a book like this won’t be needed.
— Craig McGregor, writer, journalist, & academic
a348a388-d110-41d9-81cb-d2fda73efce5.jpg
a480d516-d481-4c22-b11b-9bf18904d73a.jpg

The book’s stories are presented in firstperson narrative and have been collected by a team of local volunteer writers who’ve visited the services such as community breakfasts and showers in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads over many months. The stories present an intimate insight into the lives of these storytellers. Such as from Lou:
“It was just before my fourteenth birthday when I went to the streets for the first time. My first night on the street I was sleeping under a band stand and three dogs attacked me, so I scrambled up a tree and tried to tie my sleeping bag under a branch. The sleeping bag gave way and I fell … I’d broken twelve bones and had fractures in my spine.”

ab1b286f-e39a-49d2-8f96-1617ff4310d9.jpg

"No Fixed Abode, published by the Byron Community Centre and The Byron Writers Festival gently addresses that callous disconnect by giving otherwise stifled, invisible Australians a face and a voice. By exploring the stories of people who’ve fallen through society’s cracks, readers can better understand some of the common trajectories of disenfranchisement – and what a truly horrible thing it is to be without a home." -Byron Community Centre

The book is a not-for-profit project that has been made possible by contributors volunteering their professional skills, and through the support of the Byron Community Centre, Byron Writers Festival and private donors L & R Uechtritz Foundation and Temple Byron. 

Ashley Frost wins 2017 Mosman Art Prize Viewers’ Choice Prize

Ashley Frost (NSW) has won The Viewers’ Choice 2017 Mosman Art Prize with Tradies Sublime.

It is a richly layered and colourful painting that pays quiet homage to the humble worker whose early morning starts regularly witness perhaps the most visually beautiful time of the day – sunrise.

FROST_Tradies_Sublime_OilOnBoard_120x137cm_2017.jpg

The exhibition is still on view, but closes this Sunday, October 29 at 3pm.


Congratulating Frost on his win, John Cheeseman, Director Mosman Art Gallery said, “Ashley’s urban morning landscape was the clear winner at this year’s Viewers’ Choice. With the Mosman Art Prize showcasing the best examples of contemporary painting in Australia, the exhibition continues to draw large attendances and significant public support. We’ve hosted almost 12,000 visitors this year and there is no thought of the Prize slowing down, especially as it celebrates its 70th year.”


The Mosman Art Society has once again generously supported this award with a $1000 cash prize.


The 2017 Mosman Art Prize presented 88 finalists from 850 entries across Australia. This year’s guest judge Kirsten Paisley, Deputy Director, National Gallery of Australia, awarded the major acquisitive prize of $50,000 to Sydney artist, Jumaadi for his multi-panelled work, “Some kind of record”.


Upon hearing the news, Thirroul based Frost said, “It is an honour to receive this award from the Mosman Art Society and I’m grateful to Mosman Council and the Art Gallery for their continued support of this highly recognised national art prize and its bringing together of artists, art and audiences.”


Celebrating 70 years in 2017, Mosman Art Prize is the longest running, continuous municipal art prize in Australia. Proud of its rich history in fostering emerging and established artists the Prize is Mosman Art Gallery’s flagship annual exhibition.


2017 MOSMAN ART PRIZE - exhibition runs to Sunday 29 October
closing 3:00PM LAST DAY

Free admission.
Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman, NSW, 2088
PH: 02 9978 4178
 

Michael Zavros Debut Book Launch at TRG

The_cover_of_the_self-titled_book_115016.jpg

Leading Australian artist Michael Zavros will hold his debut book launch at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre on 23 November.

The book, simply titled Michael Zavros, will be launched with a special in-conversation between the artist and Tweed Regional Gallery Director Susi Muddiman.


"We will discuss Michael's art practice and the evolution of his exciting monograph, and he will be available to sign copies of the book," Ms Mudddiman said.

The work of Michael Zavros has been collected by major museums and private collections the world over. He is well known for his hyper-realistic paintings and, more recently, for photography, sculpture, film and performance.

His stunning debut monograph features more than 120 beautifully reproduced works, as well as essays from some of the art world's leading figures.

Members of the public are invited to the launch, which begins at 6pm. Numbers are limited and bookings, along with pre-purchases of the book, can be made online before 20 November at www.trybooking.com/SKML

Event Details
When: Thursday 23 November 6pm. Gallery Cafe open 5pm - 6pm.
Cost: $25 / $20 for Friends of the Gallery members. 
Bookings: Limited numbers. For online bookings and to reserve and pay for a copy of the book go to www.trybooking.com/SKML
RSVP: 20 November 2017
Book: Author: Michael Zavros with contributions by Rhana Devenport, Robert Leonard, Chris Saines and Laurence Simmons
212pp hardback | 330x260mm | $85 AUD | Manuscript Publishing