Nth Space has been a fantastic gallery offering artists and curators a free space for the last six months. Due to tenure reasons, it will be the final show this weekend. I would like to thank Nth Space directors Kubota Fumikazu, Matthew Engert and Russel Dammers for all their generous support. Come celebrate all the goodness of this place this Saturday!
I have a painting in the upcoming show Primacy curated by Matthew Engert
PRIMACY June 21 - July 8 2017 Opening: 2-4pm Saturday June 24
Peter Aldrich, Matthew Engert, Kubota Fumikazu, Aaron Martin, Elyss McCleary, Joanna Mortreux, Jennifer Whitten
Curated by Matthew Engert Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Level 8, Room 16 Nicholas Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 Open 1-5 pm Wednesday - Friday 11-5pm Saturday & by appointment 0407 317 323
Nth. is excited to present Settings, a suite of new paintings by Elyss McCleary.
“The stacking of things and gestures of paint are collaged up the wall. There are three different instances of the work: a painting, a reconstructed shelf, and a long mirror. All the different forms unpack the colours to make shapes and settings to themselves – an ambiguous subject of colour that suggests it’s us and our surroundings.
Adopting a response to the interior space of the corridor at Nth., the display of this installation continues my interest in assemblage of colour. These new works contain a measure of closeness to smaller areas, enlarged motes of seen things in in-between spaces, colour blurred and abstracted in its forms in-between the rhythms of the body charged with pulse and hesitation. The distinction between the internal and external space of the work and what it rests on is like a chaotic order, remaking the organisation of colour combinations and structuring of which way they are painted-in from back to front, front to back.
Collecting and responding with immediate application of paint, where things are positioned, to various spaces outside and inside, giving intimacy to the spatial energies of that. Over-emphasising the play of light on surface to colour compositions. Settings reassembles and saturates the fleeting motes with colour, paying close attention to observing spatial substructures of colour and forms.
The scenes within the paintings are intimate but undetermined spaces, with settings that could be of anywhere or time, really; that play with the perception of surface and depth of colour placements.
This exhibition considers our emotional and remembered relationship to colour combinations. Placing perspective, and call and response to observing things and energies taken from walks, interiors and imaginings of made-up imagery in front of me. As an entry point forlight and dark luminosity and colour romanticism; evoking the real and imagined and fantasised – a chase-sequence of motes.
Opening: 6-8, Saturday 3 June
then, by appointment until 10 June
The Nillumbik Prize 2017 FINALISTS EXHIBITION 1 JUNE - 30 JUNE
Thursday 1 June
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Barn Gallery, Montsalvat
7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham VIC 3095
You are invited to the Nillumbik Prize 2017 exhibition to be opened by Nillumbik Shire Mayor Councillor Peter Clarke.
First prize of $5000 and two commendations of $500 to be announced by Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, Collection and Curatorial Management, National Gallery of Victoria.
Light refreshments provided
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 9439 7712
Penelope Aitken, Liliana Barbieri, Kellie Joy Barnes, Peter Ben, Janette Bird, Matt Blackwood,
Maria Colaidis, Samuel Condon, Stephanie Davies, Magdalena Dmowska, Ella Dunn, Helen Edwards, Annita Furey, Silvi Glattauer, Claudia Gleav, Lloyd Godman, Ev Hales, Siri Hayes, Savina Hopkins, Paul Kalemba, Denise Keele-bedford, Sean Kennedy, Tracey Lamb,
Jo Lane, Elyss McCleary, Anna McDermott, Louise Meuwissen, Gabriella Moxey, Terrianne Murray, Gay O’Connor, Irene Pagram, Matthew Quick, Gwen Scott, Jodi Stewart,
Linda Swinfield, Camilla Tadich, Ronak Taher, Erin Tappe, Liz Walker and Michelle Williams
April Group Show
5th - 29th April 2017 Opening Saturday 8th April 2-4pm
Matthew De Moiser
JAMES MAKIN GALLERY
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood,
Victoria, 3066, AUSTRALIA
What’s Happening Here? takes a look at some of Melbourne’s most interesting emerging abstract painters. This group of artists produce works that are full of vigour, colour, and abject freedom. The title is a play on a common query about abstract art’s meaning as well as a reflection on an apparent surge of young artists working with imagery of this kind in Melbourne.
Artists: Eleanor Louise Butt, Nyah Cornish, Minna Gilligan, Anthea Kemp, Merryn Lloyd, Elyss McCleary, Laura Skerlj and Jahnne Pasco-White
The Town Hall Gallery 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 312
Opening: Saturday 18 March 2017
Exhibition continues to Sunday 7 May 2017
Venue: Galleries 1, 2 and 3
SUMMER 40 Group Exhibition Rubicon Ari
Sarah Gosling, Lizzi Morris, Francis Cannon, Kinai Wong, Camille Thomas, Katie Paine, Isabelle De Kleine, Brad Rusbridge, Jordan Hickey, Joseph Flynn, Nicholas McGinnity, Emma Michaelis, Pip Ryan, Ryan McGennisken, Nicholas Ives, Danny Frommer, Xanthie Dobbie, Julia Trybala, Nyah Cornish, Emma Orbach, Prue Stent, Kimberley Liddle, Patrick Lamour, Rebecca Agnew, Travis Vella, John Brooks, Elyss McCleary, Kubota Fumikazu, Adam Stone, Peter Thomas, Justin Hinder, Jordan Wood, Darren Nedza, Elly Steinlauf, Portland Francis, Aly Westwood, Dean Thompson, Sabastian Franz, Josh Hook.
Opening Launch: Wednesday 1st February 6pm -9pm Exhibition Dates: February 1st- February 18th 2017 http://www.rubiconari.com.au/
Screen, oil on masonite, 22cm x 27cm, 2016.
Ive very much enjoyed the last 2 years studying at the VCA, Im pleased to celebrate to have completed a Masters of Contemporary Art. The exhibition opens on Monday, come along and see what everyones been making!
This years annual group show at Koskela in Sydney opening Saturday 19th November, 4-6pm.
Featuring works by Gunjan Alyawadi, Elizabeth Barnett, Emily Besser, Fiona Chandler, Margaret Kamaree Ross, Emma Lipscombe, Wendy McDonald, Sylvia McEwan, Elyss McCleary, Michele Morcos, Mignon Steele and Melanie Waugh.
Exhibition runs from November 12th -December 24th, 2016.
Koskela 1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, NSW, 2018.
My painting The Runaway has been shortlisted as a finalist for this years Incinerator Art Award for Social Change at The Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds.
Opening night: Friday, 14 October, 6pm – 8pm (all welcome)
The works from 36 Australian shortlisted artists for the annual Incinerator Art Award have recently been announced. The gallery’s annual contemporary art prize will present an exhibition of the works that respond to the award’s call to action of ‘art for social change.’
Inspired by the legacy of architect Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony, the Incinerator Art Award has a strong focus on environmentalism and social activism, and looks to reinforce the idea that art can create deep and long lasting social change.
The award will be judged by Dr Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer of Creative Arts at La Trobe University, Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art and Jason Smith, Director at Geelong Gallery.
Prize recipients of the $10,000 Boathouse Award and the $3,000 Incinerator Gallery Award opening night on Friday, 14 October. The $1,000 People's Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.
Lachlan Anthony, Zanny Begg, Peter Burke, Peter Cheng & Molly Biddle, Kevin Chin, Catherine Clover, Perran Costi, Adam Cusack, Gabrielle de Vietri, Julia deVille, Lauren Dunn, Kailum Graves, Matthew Greaves, Paul Handley, Deanna Hitti, Dominic Kavanagh, Deborah Kelly, Bridget Kennedy, Laresa Kosloff, Kristian Laemmle-Ruff, Ashlee Laing, Ben Landau, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Jorge Mansilla, Elyss McCleary, Sarah McEwan, Shane McGrath, Kent Morris, Salar Niknafs, Lani Seligman, Nola Taylor, Frank Veldze, Elvis Richardson & Virginia Fraser, Louisa Wang, Dianna Wells, Bethany Wheeler
Incinerator Gallery 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds , Vic 3039
Im pleased to have my painting Albert Street, North Melbourne (Bedroom Space No.2) selected as a finalist in this years M Collection Art Award at Gallery Smith. The Exhibition is from 25th August to 3rd September 2016.
Robina Astley, Pam Bain, Monique Barnett, Sue Beyer, Jeremy Blincoe, Elanore Louise Butt, Isobel Clement, Samuel Condon, Adam Douglas, Nick Driden, Nanou Dupuis, Peter Fifer, Kubota Fumikazu, Sarah Gosling, Larissa Gray, Ginny Grayson, Penelope Hunt, Julie Keating, Wyatt Knowles, Harley Manifold, Elyss McCleary, Larissa McFarlene, Becc Orszag, Shirley Ploog, Brad Rusbridge, Julian Smith, Tania Smith, Adam Stone, Greg Wood, Diana Young.
My exhibition Bedrooms-opens at Rubicon Ari , Wednesday 13th April
Bedrooms can be perceived as private spaces, repeatedly hosting the dreamer resting for they say up to one third of our time here. The presence of their inhabitants, guests, objects and occurrences come about day and night. In this series the approach to this setting is engaged in a process of conversations and visits to friends to paint their room, accompanied by a taped up photocopy still image of a film or tv show that the person holds strong in their memory.
Throughout the discussions about the selected imagery a formation around what is perceived, imagined and recalled in media and film reveal the connection of the subconscious. The actuality of the person’s lodgings they are currently in and the screenshot placed above the bed reference a hovering of stored afterthoughts and existing moments in both real time and sleep time when images are created. The absence of the room dweller/s in the paintings produces an interior of a portrait of thoughts which sit in both past, present and future worlds.
This project began in late 2015 and records collaboration between the space in a way being the protagonist for scenes of its own inhabitants over time.
Rubicon Ari is presenting a fundraiser exhibition this Tuesday. Im happy to be exhibiting with a bunch of wonderful artists and have donated this painting.
The Mad Minute
THE MAD MINUTE: RUBICON FUNDRAISER EXHIBITION
CHOOSE AN AWESOME ARTWORK IN UNDER A MINUTE !
EVENT NIGHT TUESDAY 22 DECEMBER 6 - 9pm
Buy a $100 ticket in exchange for an AWESOME artwork chosen by YOU!
Level 1/309 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne Victoria 3051
Wed - Sat, 12-5pm
Please see link to the gallery's website for more details of the event.
This Friday I have a work exhibited in Exit at Brunswick Arts Space, its going to be a great night celebrating the 11 years of the gallery space, lots of great art, bands and friends- hope to see you there. A big thanks to Alistair Karl for all his amazing work.
opens 11th December 6pm till late, 2a Little Breese Street Brunswick
An exhibition of student artworks
Opening celebration: 3 September, 5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition dates: 4 to 5 September 2015
Now in its eighteenth year, Proud is an annually held student-curated exhibition showcasing the work of current students at the VCA School of Art. The exhibition allows for the work of emerging artists to be enjoyed by the public and the wider Melbourne art community. This exhibition has become a major platform for current students of the Fine Art department to exhibit in an established gallery amongst their peers. Proud signifies the identity of the VCA, expressing the collective nature of a new generation of artists of diverse, intriguing and challenging practices.
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday
Contact the Margaret Lawrence Gallery on
03 9035 9400 or email here
Image credit: Lauren Dunn, Cheesy, c-type photograph (large format), 100 x 100cm, 2015
The First year Master of Contemporary Art class presents Joy to the Other World, our 2015 Group Show.
"I want you... to experience what I experience, to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created, tell you things about the real world."
Julia Boros, I-Yen Chen, Kirralee Dixon, Myra Holmes, Bronwen Kamasz, Monique La Fontaine, Elyss McCleary, Steaphan Paton, Jennie Rosenbaum, Catherine Ryan, Khi-Lee Thorpe, Natalie Trofumiuk, Kerrie Warren and Vesna Zusek.
Opening Night: Tuesday 28th July, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs from 27th - 31st July 2015 from 11-6pm
Victorian College of the Arts Student Gallery
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 3006
Enter Via Gate 4, Dodds St Southbank
A Second Shadow, prelude and trail opens at the Lock Up Gallery in Newcastle on Friday 27th March 2015. The exhbition runs from 27th March- 3rd May.
A Second Shadow, Prelude and Trail is a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring 10 artists from Melbourne, Bellambi,Mullumbimby and Newcastle responding within their various practices to the idea of “juxtaposition.”
The exhibition brings together works that have a beginning and end point suggested. Through the meeting of each artist’s opposing works, the visual narrative and subplot endeavours to hold a heightened sense of play.Stereographic projection, spilt screen video, photography, painting, installation and sculpture will be presented throughout The Lock-Up and will construct a mysterious, intriguing take on image, process and object presence.
Featuring Davina Adamson, Boe-lin Bastian, Fiona Estelle Blandford, Jade Burstall, Beau Emmett, Doug Heslop, Elyss McCleary, Mark Reid, Brad Rusbridge and Mignon Steele.
Co-curated by Doug Helsop and Elyss McCleary.
Adrian Lazzaro Not titled 2014, acrylic paint, paint pen, and felt pen on paper.
Image credit: Penelope Hunt.
Upon entering the studio space upstairs at Arts Project Australia, there is an immediate sense of creative energy, vivacity, inventiveness and immense production generated by the activity of the artists making their work. Drawing is an integral and significant part of that process and the diverse contemporary practice of many of the artists.
Amani Tia’s beautiful, sensitive pen and ink drawing of artists in the studio space reflect his passion for observational drawing. He also fills sketchbooks with delicate line portraits of people on the train as he commutes between Arts Project and home. A number of other artists explore perceptual drawing in the still life and life drawing programs in the studio. Alvaro Alvarez makes complex, enigmatic pencil drawings that are repeatedly erased and redrawn as he seeks to resolve the conceptual and formal aspects of the work. This leaves behind both a trace of the process of making and the artist's thoughts. Often the drawing is obscured further by its preparatory role for the application of paint and colour. Gestural, expressive, markmaking produces an energetic layering of abstract line, space and colour in Wendy Dawson and Rebecca Scibilia's work. Bronwyn Hack, Samraing Chea, Emily Dober and Adrian Lazzaro's intriguing figurative drawings investigate personal subject matter and narratives derived from photographic and digital references, memory or imagination.
There are many kinds of drawing at Arts Project. It has versatility, immediacy and directness and encompasses a diversity of approaches, styles and mediums. From more traditional pencil, charcoal, pen and ink on paper to digital media, video and animation, Drawn Together brings together artists with a connection to drawing. The exhibition presents a broad scope of drawing being made by artists at Arts Project Australia. For many artists it is their primary medium or an important component of their practice. It is a way of seeing and investigating the world - and that may be with a pencil or a computer.
Artist(s): Alvaro Alvarez, Nicholas Capaldo, Riccardo Cardinale, Leo Cussen, Wendy Dawson, Jamie Dawes, Emily Dober, Martin Forster, Bronwyn Hack, Brigid Hanrahan, Miles Howard-Wilks, John Huggins, Thomas Iacono, Kate Knight, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Adrian Lazzaro, Andrew Ledwidge, Fiona Longhurst, Orion Manzart, Julian Martin, Cameron Noble, Nhan Nguyen, Chris O’Brien, Warren O’Brien, Lisa Reid, Brendan Slee, Rebecca Scibilia, Amani Tia and Timothy Williams.
Curator(s): Suzanne Brown & Elyss McCleary
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Arts Project Australia
24 High Street, Northcote
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