An exhibition by Peter Alwast opens at the Queensland University of Technology. In Being Together, Alwast uses paintings, objects, assembled sculptures and site-responsive drawings to explore ideas of community.
15 – 28 Oct 2015 The Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct
Congratulations to Tonee Messiah and Eloise Kirk, who are finalists in this year’s Paddington Art Prize. This $25,000, national acquisitive prize is awarded to a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
22 Oct – 1 Nov 2015 111-113 Queen St Woollahra, Sydney
Image: Tonee Messiah, Moonlit Midnight Dunns Swamp 2015, oil on linen, 112 x 106 cm. Finalist in the 2015 Paddington art Prize.
Congratulations to John Aslanidis, Belem Lett and what, who are finalists in this year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award. Incorporating multiple categories, the major prize awards $30,000 to a contemporary artist and sees their work acquired for the collection at CAC.
31 Oct – 12 Dec 2015 Campbelltown Arts Centre
Image: what, The Supermale 2013-15, Oil, acrylic, gold leaf, shellac on macrocarpa, 60 x 88 cm. Finalist in the 2015 Fishers Ghost Art Award.
If you didn’t catch John Aslanidis’s extraordinary painting and sound collaboration Sonic Network No 14 at Gallery 9 last July, you’ll find it in Eye Score: The Audible Image, exploring the auditory impact of the visual arts.
22 Sept – 1 Nov 2015 Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne
Image: John Aslanidis Sonic Network no. 14 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 305 x 488 cm
Gallery 9 is thrilled to announce that Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran has been selected as a participating artist in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Titled Magic object, the 2016 biennial takes inspiration from the Wunderkammer, the talismanic and cultural ritual. Nithiyendran is developing an ambitious installation of new works for the exhibition.
27 Feb – 16 May 2016 Art Gallery of South Australia
Gallery 9 is pleased to announce Tony Lloyd as a finalist in this year’s Albany Art Prize. This major acquisitive prize is now in its 8th year. Lloyd’s painting You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go… will be exhibited in the finalists exhibition at Albany Town Hall.
4 Sept – 11 Oct 2015
Image: Tony Lloyd You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go 2014, oil on linen, 61 x 122 cm
Congratulations to Eloise Kirk, a finalist in this year’s John Fries Award. The $10,000 award supports emerging artists engaged in contemporary and experimental forms of practice.
4 Sept – 10 Oct 2015 UNSW Galleries
Gallery 9 is pleased to announce that Viv Miller is a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. Attracting Australia’s finest painters, the $50,000 accquisitive prize is held every two years. Miller’s work Cave and Cave Entry is hanging as part of the prize at Bendigo Art Gallery.
28 Aug – Nov 1 2015
Congratulations to Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, winner of the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Art Award. The $50,000, biennial award is the premier prize for ceramic artists in Australia. Co-judge Kirsten Paisley from the National Gallery of Australia found Nithiyendran’s ceramics “exceptionally exciting”, commenting “his work evokes the energy and reverence of the ‘deity’ while embodying the playfulness of a story-book action hero.” A selection of works from the commissioned exhibition will enter the prized ceramics collection at the Shepparton Art Museum.
For more information visit the SAM website.
New works by Ramesh will be exhibited at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery 9 booth B04, 10–13 Sept.
Listen to a post-award interview with Ramesh on Radio National.
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran is the featured artist in the August 2015 edition of Art Almanac. As well as taking out the cover, Ramesh features in a detailed interview included in the edition. Read the interview ONLINE