Noel McKenna, Home Interior: door A

SIR JOHN SULMAN PRIZE 2015

Congratulations to Sulman Prize finalist Noel McKenna, with his entry Home interior: door A. For a full list of finalists visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales' website. 

An exhibition of Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize 2015 finalists will run from 18 Jul – 27 Sep 2015 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Installation view of What Lies Buried Rises at Footscray Community Art Centre

WHAT LIES BURIED RISES - Footscray Community Arts Centre

In What Lies Buried Rises at Footscray Community Arts Centre curator Dianne Jones and artists Della - Balladong Noongar woman - and Genevieve Grieves, respond to the 1839 murder of white woman Sarah Cook, and her child in the small town of York, Western Australia. 

Exhibition runs from 3 July - 9 August 2015

Rubaba Haider, Because I cannot sleep, I make music in the night (Rumi) I, 2014, gouache on wasli paper,  22 x 22cm

HOME HERE NOW AT WALKER STREET GALLERY

Rubaba Haider is exhibiting as part of Home Here Now at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre.

The exhibition aims to celebrate the vision and voices of now established Australian artists who arrived in Australia another culture and includes work by Gosia Wloarczak, Kosar Majani, Khaled Sabsabi, Hossein Valamanesh and Guan Wei.

Exhibition runs from 2 July - 1 August 2015

Installation from Angela Brennans 2014 exhibition Plan C is to plan see

CREATIVE VICTORIA'S VICARTS GRANTS

Congratulations to Niagara's Angela Brennan who has been named in the latest round of projects to be support through Creative Victoria’s VicArts Grants Program. She is the recipient of a grant for the creation and publication of a retrospective artist's book that will explore her three decades of artistic practice.

Song Ling, Pipeline No.4, 1985, ink on paper, 148×90cm

GHOSTS IN THE MIRROR - SONG LING 1985-2013

Ghosts in the Mirror-Song Ling 1985-2013 is the first major retrospective in China for artist Niagara artist Song Ling (宋陵), a Melbourne based painter who participated in the infamous ’85 New Wave art movement in China.

The exhibition, co-hosted by Zhejiang Art Museum and Hive Center for Contemporary Art, comprises of about 200 artworks and documentary materials from Song Ling's three decade-long career. 

Exhibition runs at Today Art Museum, Beijing from 26 July - 11 August 2014 & Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhuo 23 May - 2nd June 2015

Star Gossage, Woman in Veil, 2006, oil on board, 60 x 60cm. Image courtesy of the Auckland Art Gallery

FIVE MĀORI PAINTERS - AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TĀMAKI

Senior artists Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Robyn Kahukiwa and Emily Karaka, along with next-generation painters Saffronn Te Ratana and Niagara's Star Gossage, share their perspectives on Māori art and contemporary times in Five Māori Painters at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki. 

The exhibition runs from 22 February - 15 June 2014

Fiona Foley Nulla 4 eva III, 2009, ultrachrome print on Hahnemühle paper, 1 of 15, 80 x 120cm

COLONIAL AFTERLIVES - SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE

Colonial Afterlives at Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart will consider a range of contemporary responses to British colonisation from Indigenous and diasporic artists living in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Britain and Canada.

Several of the artists explore multiple identities through performance and photography, including Niagara artist Fiona Foley.

Exhibition runs from 19 March - 27 April 2015

Euan Macleod, STANLEY RUSSELLS TOP, 3/5/14, Oil on polyester, 53 x 65.5cm, Courtesy of the artist, Watters Gallery, Sydney and Niagra Galleries, Melbourne.

YOUR FRIEND THE ENEMY - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY DRILL HALL GALLERY

In 2013-2014, a group of Australian and New Zealand artists set up their easels in the Dardanelles, where tens of thousands of young men had lost their lives here during World War I.

Your friend the enemy includes the responses of 13 contemporary artists' to this landscape. Included in this expedition and exhibition is the work of Niagara artist Euan Macleod.

David Keeling, Two worlds collide - garage sale, 2000-2001, oil on linen, 122 x 152cm

DAVID KEELING: INSIDE OUT - UNI TAS ACADEMY GALLERY

David Keeling: inside out includes both paintings and sculpture spanning three decades of David Keeling's career. 

The Academy Gallery at the University of Tasmania notes that David "has achieved significant national recognition for his landscapes, which have become a powerful voice in the development versus conservation debate, especially within the Tasmanian context".

Fiona Foley, HHH #1, 2004, ultrachrome print on paper, edition of 15, 76 x 101cm

BLAK. FORCED INTO IMAGES - AAMU

Niagara artist Fiona Foley is included in a new exhibition titled Saltwater Country at the AAMU Museum of contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The work in the exhibition concerns early encounters with Europeans and the forced labour imposed on Aboriginal people during the nineteenth century and includes sixteen artists from Queensland's coastal regions in north-east Australia.