Stephen Benwell, Statue (blue arm), 2015, earthenware, 27 x 9.5 x 9cm

Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize 2016

Congratulations to Niagara ceramicist, Stephen Benwell, who has been selected as a finalist in the Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize with his work, Statue (blue arm) 2015. For a full list of finalists, visit the prize's website.

An exhibition of finalists' works will be held at Woollahra Council, Sydney from 15 - 30 October 2016.

Angela Brennan: The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs) at KNULP, Sydney

Angela Brennan: The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs) - KNULP

KNULP presents The Angel Gabriel (has no lungs), a solo exhibition by Niagara artist, Angela Brennan. KNULP is an independent art space in Camperdown, Sydney that presents monthly solo and group exhibitions showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists.

Exhibition runs from 4 - 24 August 2016

Euan Heng, Point of view (study), 2016, pencil on paper, 122 x 57cm

Paul Guest Prize 2016 - Bendigo Art Gallery

Niagara artist, Euan Heng, has been announced as one of the finalists for the Paul Guest Prize 2016, with his drawing, Point of view (study) 2016. For a full list of finalists, visit Bendigo Art Gallery's website.

An exhibition of finalists' work will be held at Bendigo Art Gallery from 27 August - 16 October 2016.

Stephen Benwell, Vase, 2012, earthenware, 31 x 20cm

COLLECTED MATERIAL - CRAFT VICTORIA

Craft Victoria presents Collected Material, an exhibition offering an insight into the collector's world. Ceramics, including a 2012 vase by Niagara artist Stephen Benwell, are exhibited alongside jewellery, shows and garments brought together from private collections.

Exhibition runs from 29 July - 1 October 2016

Martin Parr, Mayor of Todmorden's inaugural banquet, 1977 © Martin ParrMagnum Photos

TOURING - ONLY IN ENGLAND: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TONY RAY-JONES AND MARTIN PARR

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is hosting the touring exhibition Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, a major exhibition showcasing these two significant photographers.

The exhibition features over 100 works drawn from the Tony Ray-Jones archive at the National Media Museum alongside 30 rarely seen early black and white photographs, The Non-Conformsits, by Niagara photographer Martin Parr.

Exhibition runs from 9 July - 25 September 2016

PORTLAND 2016: A BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

PORTLAND 2016: A BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Niagara's Michelle Grabner has curated Portland 2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Centre.

The exhibition taps into the punk rock spirit of the regional artists represented in a sprawling display of contemporary sculpture, installation and painting across multiple locations.

Exhibition runs from 9 July - 18 September 2016

Kevin Lincoln, Pan and bowl 2007, oil on canvas, 56 x 154cm

KEVIN LINCOLN: THE EYE'S MIND

The Art Gallery of Ballarat presents Kevin Lincoln's highly anticipated survey exhibition, The Eye's Mind.

This retrospective places focus on the evolution of Lincoln's work over twenty-five years of mature and critically acclaimed work.

Exhibition runs from 23 April - 19 June 2016

UPDATE:

Kevin Lincoln's magical survey exhibition, The Eye's Mind, has landed at QVMAG, Launceston.

The exhibition will be on show at the Tasmanian gallery from 9 July - 4 September 2016.

Dianne Jones, Untitled #2, 2013, digital photograph, 48.5 x 73cm

RACE - WYNDHAM ART GALLERY

Wyndham Art Gallery presents RACE, an exhibition dealing with issues of racism through the eyes of prominent national and international artists, including Niagara's Dianne Jones.

Exhibition runs from 6 July - 2 September 2016

Clarice Beckett, Bathing boxes, Beaumaris, (undated), oil on board, 45 x 36cm

MIDWINTER MASTERS: THE ORDINARY INSTANT - BAYSIDE ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE

Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre presents Midwinter Masters: The Ordinary Moment, featuring over 50 works by Niagara artist's Clarice Beckett alongside contributions from seven contemporary women artists.

The exhibition explores the power that art has to make the ordinary extraordinary.

Exhibition runs from 2 July - 11 September 2016

QUIDDITY - RMIT GALLERY

QUIDDITY - RMIT GALLERY

RMIT Gallery presents Quiddity, an exhibition that draws attention to a collection's life when it is not on display.

Including work by Niagara artist, Stephen Benwell, the exhibition takes a behind-the-scenes look at the RMIT University Art Collection from the perspective of the conservator or registrar rather than the artist or curator, exploring works with materials, taxonomy, provenance, condition, and storage in mind. 

Exhibition runs 1 Jul 2016 - 20 Aug 2016

Euan Heng, Through the Forest, Through the Trees, 1995, cont. on paper, 76.5 x 82.2cm. Image courtesy of Wellington Shire Council

A FINE LINE - DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION

Gippsland Art Gallery presents A Fine Line featuring drawings by prominent Australian artists including Niagara's Euan HengKevin Lincoln and Jan Senbergs.

The exhibition seeks to showcase drawing not just as a preparatory practice but as a powerful medium in and of itself.

Exhibition runs 18 June - 2 October 2016