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.

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
Oxford: Martin Parr

Oxford: Martin Parr

Martin Parr's latest photobook Oxford, published by Oxford University Press is a portrait of the bubble of this renowned university. The series brings together newly-commissioned work produced between 2014 and 2016.

An exhibition of the series will run as part of Photo Oxford 2017, a celebration of photography through exhibitions and related activities taking place at various collaborative venues in Oxford during the month of September.

Oxford by Martin Parr will be on show from 8 September – 22 October at the Weston Library, Oxford.

Christian Thompson, Gods and kings, 2015, (from the series Imperial relic), chromogenic colour photograph National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2016, courtesy of Michael Reid, Sydney

Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia - SAM

Shepparton Art Museum presents Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia, including work by Niagara artist Brenda L. Croft.

The exhibition explores Indigeneity through photomedia works by some of Australia's most acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander artists.

Exhibition runs from 26 August - 29 October.

Julie Dowling, Aunty Violet, 2017, Acrylic, Red Ochre and mica gold on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.

Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret): New Works from Julie Dowling - Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Niagara artist Julie Dowling presents her latest solo exhibition, Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret), at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery in partnership with Yamaji Art.

The exhibition explores concepts of compensation for stolen wages and reparations for slavery in Indigenous communities.

Exhbition runs 4 August - 30 September 2017.

Rubaba Haider, The stitch is lost, unless the thread be knotted IV, 2014, gouache on wasli paper, 30.5 x 33cm

Shifting Realities - Shridharani Art Gallery

Anant Art presents Shifting Realities at Shridharani Art Gallery, an exhibition of works by nine contemporary artists from India and Pakistan, including Niagara artist Rubaba Haider.
The exhibition explores the way in which realities are shaped by family, society, dreams, fantasies and personal identification.
Exhibition runs from 2 - 10 August 2017 


Jan Senbergs, The threat of fire - Otways 2005, oil on board, 90.5 x 121cm

Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007 - 2017

Orange Regional Gallery presents Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007 - 2017, featuring work by Niagara artists Rick Amor, Paul Boston, Kevin Lincoln, Euan Macleod, Noel McKenna, Jan Senbergs, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and Ken Whisson.

The exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by artists featured in Artist Profile magazine over its 10 year history. The magazine has produced 40 issues of in-depth interviews and stories, making it a touchstone visual arts publication in Australia.

Exhibition runs from 8 July - 10 September 2017.

Liu Zhuoquan, Chang’an avenue, 2013, cast iron lamp stand, explosion-proof light globes, wire, mineral colour

Fictitious Realities - Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre

Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre presents Fictitious Realities, an exploration of artworks that play with scale.

Niagara artist Liu Zhuoquan is featured alongside eight other contemporary artists working across various mediums.

Exibition runs from 1 July - 3 September 2017.

Glenn Barkley shortlisted for the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

UPDATE: Join Glenn Barkley for the Gardens and Garniture: Walking Tour and Clay Workshop at the Shepparton Art Museum as part of the award exhibition on 8 July, 11am to 3pm.

Congratulations to Niagara ceramicist, Glenn Barkley, who has been shortlisted for the acquisitive 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Austrlian Ceramic Award alongside Karen Black, Laith McGregor, Jenny Orchard and Yasmin Smith.

An exhibition of works by the shortlisted artists will be held at SAM - Shepparton Art Museum from 17 June to 13 August 2017.

The winner will be announced during the exhibition’s official opening event on Saturday 17 June 2017.


Jan Senbergs, Downtown, 1991, pastel and acrylic wash on paper, Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings

Common-Place: Works from the Collection - Orange Regional Gallery

Work by Niagara artists Euan Macleod and Jan Senbergs are featured in Common-Place: Works from the Collection at Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales.

The exhibition is part of a guest curator series at the gallery. Cecilie Knowles has drawn together these works, exploring how our connections to built and natural environments define who we are.

Exhibition runs from 16 June - 30 July 2017.