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. 

Ian Fairweather, Chi-Tien stood on his head before the Empress, 1964, synthetic polymer paint and gouache on board, 72 x 106.4cm

THE DRUNKEN BUDDHA: IAN FAIRWEATHER - TARRAWARRA MUSEUM OF ART

Ian Fairweather had an intense fascination with Chinese culture which lead him to translate into English the popular Chinese novel The Drunken Buddha

Alongside the translation he painted a series of works in relation to the stories within the novel. For the first time in almost 50 years all the available works from this series have been brought together and displayed in The Drunken Buddha at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Exhibition runs from 29 November 2014 - 15 March 2015

Rick Amor, Self portrait on the New York subway, 2004, oil on canvas, 46 x 56cm

RICK AMOR: 21 PORTRAITS AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

The National Portrait Gallery's exhibition Rick Amor: 21 Portraits, curated by Dr Sarah Engledow, consists of 21 paintings, drawings and prints, selected to indicate major elements of the artist's work including his periods abroad, his commission works, his circle in Melbourne, his stern self-analysis and his brooding visions of the natural and built environment. 

Included in the exhibition are portraits of Niagara artists Jan Senbergs and Paul Boston. The exhibition runs from 28 November 2014 - 1 March 2015.

Richard Larter, The hairdresser, 1969, synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 133 x 122cm, Collection of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges

POP TO POPISM - THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Niagara artist Richard Larter is featured in the incredible Pop to Popism exhibition at The Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition features more than 200 works exploring the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad.

Exhibition runs from 1 November 2014 - 1 March 2015

Noel McKenna, Favourite deceased artists, 2012, slip cast greenware with earthenware additions, Purchased 2012 Newcastle Art Gallery collection, Courtesy the artist

NOEL MCKENNA AT NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY

Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales, continuing in their series of exhibitions which focus on artists within their collection will show Absurdia: Noel McKenna - A Focus

McKenna's diverse and quirky depictions of life and the somewhat peculiar aspects of the everyday will feature in the exhibition, with works that span sculpture, paintings and ceramics. 

Exhibition runs from 23 August - 16 November 2014

Installation view of the 2014 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY SMALL SCULPTURE AWARD

Niagara artists Yvonne Kendall and Jennifer Joseph have been selected as finalists in the 2014 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award.

An exhibition of the finalists' works will be held from Thursday, 30 October to Saturday, 13 December 2014 at the Deakin University Art Gallery.

Noel McKenna, Domestic interior, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 150.5 x 150.5cm

SIR JOHN SULMAN & WYNNE PRIZES 2014

Congratulations to Julia Ciccarone and Noel McKenna, who have been selected as a finalists for the Sir John Sulman Prize 2014.

McKenna is also a finalist for the Wynne Prize 2014 with his work Palm Beach wharf, 2014.

Noel McKenna's Domestic interior, 2014 which has earned him a finalist position in the Sir John Sulman Prize, is pictured above.

 

Catalogue cover, Gunter Christmann, Now at Heide Museum of Modern Art

GUNTER CHRISTMANN: NOW AND THEN AT HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Gunter Christmann's survey exhibition Gunter Christmann: Now and Then at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen is the first survey exhibition of this remarkable painter in his 50 year career. Gunter worked closely with curator Lesley Harding on the exhibition before is death in late 2013.

A beautiful catalogue has been produced to accompany this exhibition and can be purchased via Niagara Galleries or from the Heide MoMA shop.

Exhibition runs from 26 July - 16 November 2014

Book cover, Pirianesi's Grandest Tour from Europe to Australia by Colin Holden

THE PIRANESI EFFECT AT THE IAN POTTER MUSEUM OF ART, THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Rick Amor and Jan Senbergs are included in The Piranesi effect at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne. This exhibition coincides with Rome: Piranesi's vision at the State Library of Victoria.

The catalogue publication for these exhibitions is entitled Piranesi’s Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia and is available now. Amor's work features on the back cover of this beautiful book. 

Rome: Piranesi's vision at the State Library of Victoria runs from 22 February - 22 June 2014
The Piranesi effect at The Ian Potter Museum of Art runs from 20 February - 25 May 2014