Glenn Barkley, Carbuncle pot with drooping polyp (with Lyn Havilah), from The Museum of the Worm, 2015-16, earthenware, stoneware, collage, enamel, synthetic polymer paint, timber, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art, Sydney

2016 ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN ART - MAGIC OBJECT

Niagara artist Glenn Barkley’s work will be on display in Gallery 22 at the Art Gallery of South Australia during Magic Object, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

For a full list of participating artists, visit Magic Object's website. 

The biennial runs from 27 Februrary - 15 May 2016

Euan Macleod, Barrow Man, 2007, oil on canvas. Private Collection

EUAN MACLEOD: PAINTER AT THE SUTER ART GALLERY TE ARATOI O WHAKATU

The Suter Art Gallery Te Akatoi Whakatu has opened Euan Macleod - Painter, a major touring retrospective of the artist's paintings. 

Spanning three decades of Euan Macleod's prolific career, 39 canvases take viewers on a journey not only through physical landscapes but also through states of mind and being. As well as asking how each of us engages with nature, the exhibition hints at myths and narratives from human history–processes of discovery, conflict and resolution.

Exhibition runs from 20 February - 1 May 2016 at The Suter, before touring New Zealand.

Installation view of The Garden of Earthly Delights at Westspace

The Garden of Earthly Delights - West Space

Niagara artists Glenn Barkley and Angela Brennan are holding a collaborative exhibition, The Garden of Earthly Delights at West Space.

Taking inspiration from Renaissance works such as Heironymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights (1503–1515) and Andrea Mantegna’s Agony in the garden (1457-59), Angela Brennan engages with the temporal instability of such works through improvised paintings, while Glenn Barkley draws on the surreal elements of the natural world depicted in these paintings, creating a series of wildly animated ceramic sculptures and wall hangings.

Exhibition runs from 12 February - 12 March 2016

THE RHUBARB TRIANGLE AND OTHER STORIES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN PARR

THE RHUBARB TRIANGLE AND OTHER STORIES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN PARR

The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting a new commission and major survey exhibition by Niagara photographer Martin Parr.

Comprising over 300 photographs taken over the past 40 years, The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories is the largest Martin Parr exhibition in the UK since his 2002 Barbican retrospective.

Exhibition runs from 4 February - 12 June 2016

 

Martin Parr, Italy, Lake Garda, 1999. Photo courtesy of the artist/Magnum Photos

Life's a Beach - Martin Parr

Niagara's Martin Parr will be exhibiting at the Bondi Pavilion with Life's a Beach, a humerous retrospective cataloguing Parr's career-long obsession with photographing people by the seaside.

Exhibition runs 31 January - 27 March 2016

Helen Maudsley, Through the Never Country. Going; Rushing Along. Here and There and Never Was., 2010, oil on canvas, 34 x 54cm

DIALECT: WORKS FROM THE TOWN HALL GALLERY COLLECTION

Dialect: Works from the Town Hall Gallery Collection includes work by Niagara artist Helen Maudsley, alongside examples by Fred Williams, Eric Thake, Ian Armstrong and Robert Jacks. 

The exhibition considers the way in which artists develop styles and marks that form a type of handwriting, particular to each artist. Viewers are encouraged to look at how some artists have changed their style over the years, while others have a very clear signature that has become like a trademark.

Exhibition runs from 16 January - 6 March 2016

Julia Ciccarone Harvest, 2008, oil on linen, 122 x 122cm

ON THE BEACH: LEISURE, PLEASURE, CONFLICT

On the Beach: Leisure, Pleasure, Conflict at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery includes works by Niagara artists Julia CiccaroneFiona Foley and Dianne Jones, alongside Tracey Moffatt, Brett Whiteley, Jeffrey Smart and Gordon Bennett, as well as a host of other incredible artists.

The exhibition explores the beach as a stage that 'reveal[s] the pleasurable, recreational or, more disturbingly, the poignant and confronting aspects of our past and present' - Jane Alexander, exhibition catalogue foreword

Exhibition runs until 28 February 2016

Euan Heng, Normandy Livestock, 1997, linocut on paper, 27 x 20.7 cm. Image courtesy of MRAG

Euan Heng: From the MRAG collection - Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2015-16

The Maitland Regional Art Gallery presents an exhibition of prints by Euan Heng, donated to the MRAG Collection by the artist in 2005.

Heng's storybook-like imagery often obscures unsettling undercurrents in his imagery, a concept thoroughly explored in this exhibition. For more information, see MRAG's summer program guide.

Exhibition runs from 5 December 2015 - 7 February 2016

Euan Heng, A pocket full of rye, 2014, acrylic and oil on wooden panel, 40 x 40cm

ARTHUR GUY MEMORIAL PRIZE 2015

Congratulations to Euan Heng, who has been selected as a finalist for the Arthur Guy Memorial Prize with his entry A Pocket Full of Rye. For a full list of finalists, visit the Bendigo Art Gallery's website.

An exhibition of Arthur Guy Memorial Prize 2015 finalists will run from 29 Aug – 1 Nov 2015 at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

Fiona Foley, The Oyster Fishermen 11, 2011, ultrachrome print on paper, 60 x 80cm

SALTWATER COUNTRY - TOURING EXHIBITION

Saltwater Country is a major touring exhibition featuring new works from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander artists expressing their relationships to Queensland's coastal environments. The exhibition includes works by Niagara artist Fiona Foley.

Having toured America and The Netherlands, Saltwater Country will be showing in numerous regional Australian galleries throughout 2016 and 2017. For a full itinerary, visit Saltwater Country's official website

Works by Stephen Benwell on display at Sydney Contemporary 2015

Sydney Contemporary 2015

Niagara Galleries is pleased to be presenting new work by the distinguished ceramicist and painter, Stephen Benwell for Sydney Contemporary 2015.

Concerned with the transience of ordinary, everyday beauty, Roman holiday: paintings, statues, vases will include his signature revival of classical forms: the ceramic vessel, the figurine. As ever, these are intimate works, with painterly surfaces, that combine colour, line and figuration in an enticingly tactile form. 

Staged at Carriageworks, Sydney Contemporary presents over 90 galleries from 14 countries, offering visitors access to cutting-edge art from some of the world's most respected artists as well as the opportunity to discover the next generation of emerging talent.

Song Ling My name is Fartunate - self portrait, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 198 x 198cm

A RETROSPECTIVE OF CHINESE ARCHIBALD FINALISTS

China Cultural Centre in Sydney's current exhibition A Retrospective of Chinese Archibald Finalists showcases 23 paintings from Chinese-born artists in Australia, who were finalists in the Archibald Prize or selected for the Salon des Refusés. The exhibition includes Niagara's Song Ling alongside Xu Wang, Zhong Chen and Dapeng Liu, among others.

Exhibition runs from 25 July - 27 August 2015

Installation view of The Maatsuyker Collection Halfway Hang at Moonah Arts Centre

THE MAATSUYKER COLLECTION HALFWAY HANG

The Maatsuyker Collection Halfway Hang art Moonah Arts Centre exhibits the first 5 years of the collective's 10 year journey to form an outstanding collection of Tasmanian art. Included in the exhibition is Niagara artist David Keeling, who will be exhibiting with Niagara 22 September - 17 October 2015.

The Maatsuyker Collection Halfway Hang runs until 29 August 2015.

Keeling's Kelso – 4.35pm, 2010 is featured in this installation view of the exhibiton

Ken Whisson Buildings and hillside, 10/09/07, 12/01/08, 13/02/08, oil on mixed linen canvas, 95 x 120cm

COUNTRY & WESTERN: LANDSCAPE RE-IMAGINED 1988-2013

Country & western: landscape re-imagined 1988-2013 at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery features paintings by Niagara artists Ken Whisson and Euan Macleod, along with works by Imants Tillers, Jeffrey Smart, Eugene von Guerard, Jason Benjamin, William Robinson, Elisabeth Cummings, Mulkun Wirrpanda, Tracey Moffatt and more.

Exhibition runs 24 July - 20 September 2015, then touring.