Congratulations Peter Nelson and Eloise Kirk, selected artists for the 2016 SafARI program. Recognised as the unofficial fringe event to the Biennale of Sydney, SafARI presents a curated program of exhibitions across alternative and artist-run spaces.
11–26 Mar 2016
Congratulations Mark Rodda, finalist in the 2016 Blake Prize. One of the country’s longest running prizes, the exhibition aims to foster conversations around spiritual thought and religion in contemporary art.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 13 Feb – 24 April 2016
Mark Rodda, Rouge Deities 2015, oil on ply, 61 x 61 cm
Andrzej Zielinski’s solo exhibition at the Nerman Museum is reviewed by Cat Kronan for Art Forum.
A detailed review by Elisabeth Kirsch also features in KC magazine:
‘Initially, it’s Zielinski’s artistic bravura that grabs our attention; what keeps us looking are the double messages encoded in his artworks. He understands how dependent we are on our machines. The resultant ambiguity this generates—a love/hate paradox —is what drives his art.’
Adam Norton will be presenting an extensive suite of recent works in Outer Space at the Casula Powerhouse. This exhibition explores the limits of the physical body and human existence within the environment.
5 Dec 2015 – 7 Feb 2016, Casula Powerhouse
Paul Snell has won the 2016 Whyalla Art Prize with Intersect #201504, lambada print on plexiglass. This $25,000 bi-annual prize is committed to supporting contemporary visual arts practice. An exhibition of winners and finalists will be on display at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Snell’s next solo exhibition at Gallery 9 opens in February 2016.
14 Dec 2015 – 31 Jan 2016, Adelaide Festival Centre
Paul Snell, Intersect # 201504, 2015
Lambda Print face mounted to 6mm acrylic edition of 1 + 2 AP 118 cm diameter
Julian Hooper will feature in a major survey of contemporary New Zealand painting at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tomaki. Titled Necessary Distraction, the exhibition will include a range of emerging and established New Zealand artists.
28 Nov 2015 – 4 April 2016, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tomaki
Julian Hooper Verse 2012, acrylic on linen, 56 x 76 cm
A new exhibition of drawing and painting by Jelle van den Berg is now showing at the Wollongong Art Gallery. In Credo (Nine Lives), Van den Berg constructs open-ended narratives through arrangements of paintings, sculptures and objects within glass vitrines.
30 Oct 2015 – 14 Feb 2016, Wollongong Art Gallery
The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, a group show including work by Adam Norton, opens at Verge Gallery on 22 Oct. Artists have been asked to respond visually to a science fiction work that has influenced their artistic practice.
22 Oct – 14 Nov 2015, Verge Gallery
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran is one of 21 artists selected to exhibit in 21, a group exhibition commemorating 21 years of the Casula Powerhouse.
17 Oct – 29 Nov 2015, Casula Powerhouse
A solo exhibition by Andrzej Zielinski opens at the Nerman Museum, Kansas City on 15 October. Open sourced, one of the most significant surveys of the artist’s work to date, will be opened by art critic for The Nation, Barry Schwabsky.
15 Oct 2015 – 7 Feb 2016, Nerman Museum, Kansas City
Andrzej Zielinski Synching up? 2015, aluminium, marble, acrylic sheeting and paint,
56 x 43 x 34 cm