This much-awaited exhibition features recent major works of Rosemary Valadon’s private world, unveiling the interiors of the artist’s mind, guiding our eye through patterns, light and the rich colours of personal objects and furnishings in her creative space and studio.
Wagner Contemporary has been offered a limited release of drawings and paintings from the artist's studio. This largely unseen collection of works, by one of Australia's highly respected female artists, presents a rare opportunity to overview Woodward's tremendous scope of work from different periods of her career.
Experiencing Min-Woo Bang's landscapes is like being immersed in nature and feeling its different states of change. In his new series, Highland, the viewer is invited to contemplate each work intimately through subtle pictorial devises.
Featuring two new series by Emma Hack: 'Geometric' and 'Flight of Fancy' (painted installations).
Emma Hack is known for her photographs of painted human bodies that merge with patterned backgrounds, producing a chameleon-like camouflage effect.
Black can be a very expressive colour for artists. Although often perceived as a tool for describing emotion, it is also used as a device for conveying light, building texture or creating density or space within the picture plane.
Nick Hall’s new series, 'Rumpus Room', explores critical narratives of modern relationships between humans, and between humans and nature, depicting feelings of a yearning for control.
2017 - 2018
This popular annual exhibition showcases an incredible collection of impressive contemporary and modern works of art, including new works in stock as well as rare collectable pieces sourced from private collections around Australia.
Min-Woo Bang, Dagmar Cyrulla, Melissa Egan, David Fairbairn, Sai-Wai Foo, Nick Hall, Mark Hislop, Marcella Kaspar, Deborah Marks, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Christopher Orchard, Nick Stathopoulos, Neil Taylor, Rosemary Valadon, Judith White, Jo Young.
For most of my painting life my abiding interest has been light - it's both the medium and the message of painting.
Painters are obsessed with beginnings and I'm starting on a series now of works now which show the beginnings of light.
More than just the daily dawn of the sun they show this in the most ancient and primaeval context : emerging from the ocean or casting light into the deep recesses of the forest.
PREVIEWING AT SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
BOOTH A05 | 7-10 SEPTEMBER
Christopher Orchard’s paintings and drawings contain the hall-marks of fine draughtsmanship in their composition, sure line and imaginative scope. The breadth and possibilities of meanings his work opens up, through narrative and technique, offer the viewer a multifaceted journey rather than any predictable outcome.
The work of Eleanor Millard is recognised for its haunting imagery and subtle blended forms of remote country and coastal Victorian landscapes. These ethereal places are also fragments of the artist’s memories of time past, inviting contemplation of another dimension and other-world.
The second show to celebrate the gallery's first year will focus on light and space, elements artists consider strongly when rendering or interpreting landscape.
This exhibition brings together the subject of still life alongside personal and arbitrary objects which fascinate and infatuate artists.
In this most recent body of work, Bec Juniper relates to the remote Western Australian landscape as distinctively feminine, despite many of the area’s activities, such as mining and fishing, being traditionally associated with a masculine gender. Drawn to the desert and open spaces in a meditative way, Juniper uses intuition, employing different techniques with a buffet of natural materials from oxides and ochres.
Celia Perceval paints a sense of the Australian landscape bursting into life and, at times, these new paintings seem almost overwhelmed by the intensity of their subject matter. Yet these works are less about the precise subject, the depiction of bush and birds, and more about the artist's love of paint. With a preference for painting plein air, Perceval's work is always a direct response to her surrounds.
"While my work is expressionistic and you can make out the narrative, I paint in abstraction, it flows through me. This is a conscious process despite its seemingly meditative approach”, states Perceval.