Steven Rendall, Undead Moon, 2018, oil on linen, 137 x 112cm

Steven Rendall - 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

Steven Rendall is a finalist in the 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize and his work will be exhibited alongside fellow Niagara artists Bradd Westmoreland and Euan Heng in the upcoming exhibition of the finalists' work. 
Bayside Gallery, Melbourne 
Friday, 24 May - Sunday, 21 July 2019


"You have to stay still, you have to stay in one place. You have to come to the studio every day. It seems as if nothing is happening at all, but that to me is actually how you produce things". Stephen Benwell

Stephen Benwell: A still life documentary

SATURDAY, 25 MAY 2019, 2-4pm 

Niagara Galleries is pleased to host the debut screening of Creative cowboy films' new documentary Stephen Benwell: A still life, the first of two films that document Stephen's life as an artist-potter.

Join us at Niagara Galleries, with the artist Stephen Benwell and the filmmakers Andrea & Peter Hylands this Saturday, 25 May from 2-4pm for this very special event.


Stephen Benwell discusses new media and new ways of communicating art in Stephen Benwell: A still life (13 minutes), as well as the ideas and philosophies that have made him one of the most significant artists working with ceramics today.

"I have known Stephen for many years so we have followed the development of his art since the early days. In 2009 Creative Cowboy Films completed the documentary Gwyn Hanssen Pigott a potters film, which in 2010 won the award for the best contemporary art film in Montpellier, France for that year. Just like our long friendship with Gwyn, we have wanted to develop a project with Stephen for many years. The chance came in 2019. In A still life we commence work with Stephen as he begins the move to a new studio working space and a set of new ideas".

Andrea Hylands, Creative Cowboy Films

Euan Heng, Archipelago, 2018, oil on wooden panel, 122 x 51cm

2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize and Exhibition

Euan Heng, Steven Rendall and Bradd Westmoreland are finalists in the 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize. The annual prize celebrates contemporary Australian painting, bringing together a wide range of artists to showcase the breadth and diversity of painting today.
An exhibition of  will be held on Thursday 23 May, 6-8pm. All are welcome to attend.
Bayside Gallery, Brighton Town Hall, Melbourne
Friday, 24 May - Sunday, 21 July
Noel McKenna, Limbless Soldier's Association Building, 2019, oil on canvas, 50 x 70cm

Noel McKenna - Gallipoli Art Prize 2019

The Gallipoli Art Prize commemorates the legacy of those that fought in the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 and has been running since 2005. Noel McKenna's painting, Limbless Soldier's Association Building, 2019, is a finalist in the 2019 prize and will be exhibited alongside other finalist's work until Friday, 26 April. 
Thursday, 18 April - Friday, 26 April 2019

Lena Nyadbi - Art Gallery of WA

Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley, currently showing at the Art Gallery of WA brings together over 150 new and old works from the Kimberley, WA, including the work of Lena Nyadbi. This landmark exhibition celebrates the conclusion of a six-year visual arts research and development project between the Art Gallery of WA and Aboriginal artists and art centres in the Kimberley.


Art Gallery of WA, Perth
Until, 27 May 2019
Martin Parr, Sorrento, 2014 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Martin Parr - Only Human at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Only Human, a major exhibition of Martin Parr's photography is on now at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition brings together well known and previously unseen work by the celebrated artist, all focused on people. 
Until Monday, 27 May 2019
Noel McKenna, Interior A, 2018, ink on paper, 57 x 78cm

Noel McKenna - The Dobell Drawing Prize

Noel McKenna is a finalist in the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize. The prize celebrates and examines current drawing practices and includes work from emerging, as well as established artists. An exhibition of the finalists' work is currently on at The National Art School, Sydney. 
Dobell Drawing Prize 2019 
The National Art School, Sydney
Until Saturday, 25 May 2019
Julia Ciccarone, Connected?, 2019, oil on linen, 56 x 69cm, reproduced for CLIMARTE Poster Project II

Julia Ciccarone - ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019

Julia Ciccarone's work will be shown alongside artists Eugenia Lim, Sam Wallman, Amy Spiers, Clare McCracken, Jen Rae, Peter Waples-Crowe, Kelly Doley, Salote Tawale and Dean Cross for CLIMARTE Poster Project II. Over 1000 posters will be pasted on walls throughout inner Melbourne and will feature in an exhibition at Testing Grounds in Soutbank. Part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019, CLIMARTE Poster Project II pushes the conceptual possibilities of the poster, finding new ways for contemporary artists to critically engage the public on climate change.
Curated by Will Foster
Testing Grounds, Southbank
Friday, 26 April - Saturday, 18 May 2019
photography: Kate Ballis, courtesy of Look

Rubaba Haider - Look Magazine

Rubaba Haider is featured in the current issue of Look magazine, from the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales. Rubaba discusses her practice, education, influences and her move to Australia during a studio visit with the author Gabriella Coslovich.

courtesy of 3-ply

Angela Brennan - 19 Desires and One Belief

During Melbourne Art Book Fair, Angela Brennan launched her artist-driven publication 19 Desires and One Belief at the National Gallery of Victoria last month. Including an essay by Dr Jan Bryant, a poem by Justin Clemens and contributions by Mitch Cairns, Mel Deerson, Michael Graf, Lizzy Newman, Lisa Radford and Georgina Sambell, the publication offers an insight into Brennan's practice, spanning around thirty years. 

image courtesy of Yellowtrace and Arflex, photography: Nick Hughes

Sean Meilak at Melbourne Design Week: Art - Design - Arflex

As part of Melbourne Design Week, Yellowtrace and Arflex Australia have collaborated to present Art - Design - Arflex, featuring Sean Meilak's sculptural work.
Curated by Dana Tomic Hughes of Yellowtrace, the campaign celebrates the emotive nature of Arflex's iconic and contemporary pieces and the works of some of Australia's most exciting artistic talents. 
- Arflex
Until Sunday, 24 March 2019
image courtesy the artist and The Green Gallery, USA

Michelle Grabner: American Trompe l'oeil at The Green Gallery, USA

Continuing to work with the cultural values of repetition and the material translation of found compositions and quotidian motifs, American Trompe L'oeil, an exhibition of new work by Michelle Grabner explores the conceptual merits of mimesis within a tricky political reality shaped by alternative facts and the agency of feelings. 
- The Green Gallery
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Until Saturday, 13 April 2019
Steven Rendall, Recent Developments I, 2018, oil and acrylic on linen, 183 x 153cm

Steven Rendall painting acquired by RMIT University Art Collection, Melbourne

Steven Rendall's painting Recent Developments I, 2018, has been acquired by RMIT University Art Collection, Melbourne. The painting is one in a series of recent works that Rendall has developed from sliced and reconfigured images borrowed from various publications. The work will join the 1500 strong collection of the University, which provides a cultural resource for staff, students and the community.