Open House at True Estate

Open House invited artists to submit a collection, object, concept, drawing, model, painting, sculpture, mixed media, collage, ephemera, image, video, website, story, memory or dream that is found, inherited or created and tells a story about how, where or why you have lived as an artist. Open House is an exhibition that will present this accumulated collection of artists objects and artworks and display them within a framework of reconstructed furniture and DIY building materials accompanied by a printed catalogue. The concept of Open House is to amass a collection of creative responses to housing specifically from artists so as to explore the emotional, economic, social and physical circumstances of living as an artist, historically and today.

Open House invited artists to submit a collection, object, concept, drawing, model, painting, sculpture, mixed media, collage, ephemera, image, video, website, story, memory or dream that is found, inherited or created and tells a story about how, where or why you have lived as an artist.

Open House is an exhibition that will present this accumulated collection of artists objects and artworks and display them within a framework of reconstructed furniture and DIY building materials accompanied by a printed catalogue. The concept of Open House is to amass a collection of creative responses to housing specifically from artists so as to explore the emotional, economic, social and physical circumstances of living as an artist, historically and today.

Nth.s Final Shows

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!

Primacy

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

www.stephenmclaughlangallery.com.au

 

Elyss McCleary Woman Looking oil on linen, 51cm x 41cm, 2017.

Elyss McCleary Woman Looking oil on linen, 51cm x 41cm, 2017.

Settings opens at Nth Space on Saturday

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

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Elyss McCleary Little Intervals, oil on linen, 154cm x 123cm, 2017

Elyss McCleary Little Intervals, oil on linen, 154cm x 123cm, 2017

The Nillumbik Prize 2017

The Nillumbik Prize 2017                                                                                                         FINALISTS EXHIBITION 1 JUNE - 30 JUNE

 EXHIBITION OPENING
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 petra@montsalvat.com.au or 9439 7712
www.montsalvat.com.au

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, James Makin Gallery

April Group Show
5th - 29th April 2017                                                                                                                      Opening Saturday 8th April 2-4pm
Richard Dunlop
Betra Fraval
Jonathan Crowther
Matthew De Moiser
Elyss McCleary
Maddison Kitching

Jonathan Crowther Stretched, oil on canvas

Jonathan Crowther Stretched, oil on canvas

JAMES MAKIN GALLERY
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood,
Victoria, 3066, AUSTRALIA

What's Happening Here?

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

http://www.townhallgallery.com.au/

 

Night lights and a gate (The Visitors) , oil on canvas, 138x 123cm,  2017

Night lights and a gate (The Visitors) , oil on canvas, 138x 123cm,  2017

SUMMER 40

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/

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Screen, oil on masonite, 22cm x 27cm, 2016.

VCA Masters Exhibition

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!

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2016 Masters Exhibition - Opening Night Celebrations! 5 December, 6.00pm - 8.00pm The VCA Masters Exhibition features the work of graduating students completing the Master of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Art. Commencing in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and spreading throughout the campus, this exhibition celebrates the students’ outstanding accomplishments in 2016. The 2016 graduate catalogue, ‘one hundred and sixty-five degrees’ is available for purchase on the night at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery.   Opening Celebrations: Monday 5 December, 6.00pm – 8.00pm Exhibition Dates: 6 December to 11 December Daily from 11.00am – 5.00pm Venue of official proceedings at 6pm: The Workshop, Building 874 Enter via Margaret Lawrence Gallery 40 Dodds Street, Southbank Image credits: Corinna Berndt, Master of Fine Art, screen tests, 2015 - 2016, HD Video still.  

2016 Masters Exhibition - Opening Night Celebrations!

5 December, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The VCA Masters Exhibition features the work of graduating students completing the Master of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Art. Commencing in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and spreading throughout the campus, this exhibition celebrates the students’ outstanding accomplishments in 2016.

The 2016 graduate catalogue, ‘one hundred and sixty-five degrees’ is available for purchase on the night at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

  Opening Celebrations:
Monday 5 December, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Exhibition Dates:
6 December to 11 December
Daily from 11.00am – 5.00pm

Venue of official proceedings at 6pm:
The Workshop, Building 874
Enter via Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank

Image credits: Corinna Berndt, Master of Fine Art, screen tests, 2015 - 2016, HD Video still.

 

TWELVE The Koskela Annual Group Exhibition

 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.

http://koskela.com.au/exhibitions-page/

 Afternoon, oil on linen, 2016. 51cm x 41cm

 Afternoon, oil on linen, 2016. 51cm x 41cm

Incinerator Art Award Art For Social Change

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.

Shortlisted artists:

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

http://www.incineratorgallery.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1667594656890833/

 

The Runaway, oil on linen, 2015 66cm x61.5cm

The Runaway, oil on linen, 2015 66cm x61.5cm

M Collection Art Award

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.

http://www.gallerysmith.com.au/?page_id=95

http://themcollection.net/

Albert Street, North Melbourne, (Bedroom Space No 2) oil on canvas, 2015

Albert Street, North Melbourne, (Bedroom Space No 2) oil on canvas, 2015

Bedrooms

My exhibition Bedrooms-opens at Rubicon Ari , Wednesday 13th April

Michael Street, Brunswick (Bedroom Space No.1) oil on canvas, 2015.

Michael Street, Brunswick (Bedroom Space No.1) oil on canvas, 2015.

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.

http://www.rubiconari.com.au/archive/2016

Rubicon Fundraiser Exhibition

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.

Elyss McCleary, Beaconsfeild Parade, Northcote (study), oil on masonite, 2015. (31cm x31cm.)

Elyss McCleary, Beaconsfeild Parade, Northcote (study), oil on masonite, 2015. (31cm x31cm.)

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
Australia

Opening Hours:
Wed - Sat, 12-5pm

Please see link to the gallery's website for more details of the event.

http://www.rubiconari.com.au/

Brunswick Arts Group show opening

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

http://www.brunswickarts.com.au/

Elyss McCleary (1-8) Mixed miduim on paper, 2015 (detail)

Elyss McCleary (1-8) Mixed miduim on paper, 2015 (detail)


  




Proud, 2015

Proud, 2015

Proud, 2015

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.

 

 



Venue:
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street
Southbank, Melbourne

 

Opening hours:
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday

 

Further enquiries:
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

 

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