Ken Whisson, Far and few, far and few 2005-2006, oil on linen, 95 x 120cm

Ponyland: THE BIG PONY SHOW - Logan Art Gallery

Logan Art Gallery presents Ponyland: The Big Pony Show, featuring a fantastical collection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper with the pony as their subject. The exhibition includes works by Niagara artists Noel McKenna and Ken Whisson.

Exhibition runs from 1 December 2017 - 27 January 2018

 

Photograph by Eve Wilson

The Design Files Open House - Collingwood Arts Precinct

Sculptural pieces and works on paper by Niagara artist Sean Meilak are featured in the open plan showcase as part of The Design Files Open House.

This collaborative event hosted by The Design Files will schowcase the 'ultimate Australian home', - a bustling, colourful space furnished with locally designed furniture, homewares and lighting, as well as artwork by Australian artists, books by local authors and much more.

The event runs from 22 - 26 November 2017

Helen Maudsley photographed with her work by Selina Ou

Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley - National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria presents Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley, an exhibition of the artist's visual essays.

The exhibition features recent drawings and paintings through which Maudsley continues her exploration of visual languages, both personal and shared, drawing us into her reflections on human relationships and the world around her.

Exhibition runs 17 November 2017 - 12 March 2018

Rick Amor Waiting, 2016, oil on canvas, 151 x 143cm

Rick Amor: Painting Silence - Hamilton Gallery

Hamilton Gallery presents Rick Amor: Painting Silence, the most extensive public gallery exhibition of the acclaimed artist's work in nearly a decade.

Drawing attention to the visual impact of Rick Amor's large-scale paintings, the exhibition brings together works from private and public collections that are spatially seductive, tonally quiet and which invite the view into a place of stillness.

Exhibition runs from 6 November 2017 - 4 March 2018.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative Founding Members, 1987

The Boomalli Ten - Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

The Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative is marking it's 30th anniversary with an exhibition of works by its ten founding members, including Niagara's Brenda L. Croft and and Fiona Foley.

The co-operative’s long-standing operations have, and continue to be fundamental in the support and encouragement of members past, present and future.

Exhibition runs from 3 November 2017 - January 2018

 

Steven Rendall, Heads float about me, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 31cm

2017 Darebin Art Prize

Congratulations to Steven Rendall, who is a finalist in this year's Darebin Art Prize, a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art.

An exhibition of works by all finalists and winners will be held at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre from 28 October 2017 - 4 March 2018.

Rick Amor, Doll portrait, 2015 oil on canvas, 92 x 73cm

Romancing the Skull - Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat presents Romancing the Skull, an exhibition of works from the Middle Ages to now that concern the skull.

Including work by Niagara artist, Rick Amor, the exhibition explores the variety of metaporical associations engendered by this iconic symbol, laying bare our continued fasciantion with the physical form, mortality and decay.

Exhibition runs from 14 October 2017 - 28 January 2018

Unknown Australian, The Ninth Field Brigade, February 24, 1938 (Liverpool, NSW). Courtesy of the State Library NSW

The Unflinching Glaze - Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Niagara artist Stephen Benwell is featured in The Unflinching Glaze, a display of pottery accompanying Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's The Unflinching Gaze.

Both exhibitons explore the male figure through the lens of what curator Richard Perram OAM's characterises as his 'queer gaze'. The Unflinching Gaze is an important opportunity for the gallery to inform and educate the Bathurst community and affirm the local LGBTI community.

Exhibition runs from 14 October - 3 December 2017

Angela Brennan, An Open Future (detail), 2012, oil on linen, 180 x 220cm

Coney Island - Counihan Gallery

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick presents Coney Island, curated by Jane O'Neil.

Comprised of abstract works by emerging and established artists, including Niagara's Angela Brennan, the exhibition celebrates the shared and personal ways in which these artists approach the practice of abstraction.

Exhibition runs from 29 September - 29 October 2017.

Bindi Cole Chocka, Fertility 2 (detail), 2017,Pigment print on rag paper, 120 x 80cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Tell - Ballarat International Foto Biennale and Sydney Festival

Curated by Palawa woman Jessica Clark, Tell is an exhibition of photographic work by contemporary Indigenous artists, including Niagara's Dianne Jones and Brenda L. Croft.
 
About the exhibition, Clark says, "Photography is a powerful tool that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are using to reframe history on their own terms, weaving narratives of Indigenous experience." 
 
Exhibition runs at The Mining Exchange as part of Ballarat Interanational Foto Biennale from 19 August - 17 Septemeber 2017 and at UNSW Galleries as part of Sydney Festival from 6 - 28 January 2018 
Rick Amor, Sailing west, AP, mezzotint, 15.5 x 20.5cm, 1996

Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz

Niagara Galleries is delighted to host the Melbourne launch of Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints - the first online catalogue of a printmaker's work to be produced in Australia, and one of only a very few such pioneering catalogues to have been produced anywhere in the world. This extensive online archive is the work of noted print scholar Irena Zdanowicz, and is the result of nine years' rigorous research.

One of Australia's most prominent painters, Rick Amor is also known for his masterly printmaking practice. Phase one of the online catalogue of Amor's prints is complete and focuses on what, both for the artist and for the compiler of the catalogue, are the most complex of the prints - the intaglios, which include etchings, drypoints and mezzotints. To date encompassing 177 works and documenting over 900 states, the catalogue aims to organize Amor's prints, and the many processes involved in their making, in a way that is clear and accessible in a digital format.

The Melbourne launch of this extraordinary resource will take place at Niagara Galleries, 245 Punt Rd Richmond, on Tuesday 19 September 2017 from 6pm, with opening remarks to be given by Madeleine Say, Pictures Collection Manager, State Library of Victoria.

catalogue.rickamor.com.au

Noel McKenna, Public swimming pools of Australia, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180cm

Noel McKenna: Landscape - Mapped - QAGOMA

Niagara artist, Noel McKenna will be exhibiting at the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art in November with the culmination of a fifteen-year project 'mapping' Australia.

Noel McKenna: Landscape - Mapped is an insightful commentary on the redundancy of physical maps in an era of GPS and Google Earth. These large-scale works reflect who we are as a nation by locating our public swimming pools, dangerous animals and butterflies, acting as an inventory of our contents.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue and a free public event, the artist in conversation with publication contributor, Graeme Simsion. For details, visit QAGOMA's website.

Exhibition runs from 18 November 2017 - 2 April 2018

Installation view of new pots by Angela Brennan

Angela Brennan: Forms of Life - Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art presents Angela Brennan: Forms of Life, a response by Brennan to the University of Melbourne's collection of Greek and Cypriot artefacts.

The exhibition explores how pre-modern objects can influence and contribute to contemporary art practice.

Exhibition runs from 5 Sep 2017 - 25 Feb 2018.

 

Travis MacDonald, The chandelier seller, 2016, oil on linen, 70 x 60cm

Niagara at Sydney Contemporary 2017

Niagara is delighted to be part of Sydney Contemporary 2017 at Stand G06.

 
Sydney Contemporary will be held at Carriageworks, Sydney from 7 - 10 September 2017