SNO 110 – Fundraiser Auction 30 Nov 2014

SNO (Sydney Non Objective) Contemporary Art Projects is soon to celebrate its 10th birthday as one of Australia’s foremost artist run initiatives. As a biennial fundraising event, SNO organise an auction of artworks donated by emerging and established artists from Australia and overseas in order to maintain and further develop SNO’s ongoing projects. For SNO 110, Gallery 9 will host the auction and SNO’s birthday celebrations on Sunday afternoon 30 November.

SNO Contemporary Art Projects is an artist run initiative based in the Sydney inner city suburb of Marrickville. It was set up in December 2004 to provide an alternative critical position within contemporary Australian art supported by a curated public exhibition and education program.

To date there have been 109 monthly exhibitions showing over 350 artists from Australia and overseas. In developing these programs, SNO has established a number of important projects. These include a particular focus on providing support to young and emerging artists, the development of international networks with similar artist collectives in Europe and the USA, a resulting series of international exchanges and exhibitions, the inclusion of a parallel sound work and performance program and regular lectures and seminars aimed at increasing awareness of contemporary non objective art.

The auction will feature works by over 40 Australian and International artists and will provide a special opportunity for new and established collectors to acquire high quality artworks at very reasonable prices and at the same time provide support for the ongoing SNO projects.


image: Andrew Leslie light 110 2014 digital photograph 71 x 60 cm, courtesy the artist and Annadale Galleries, Sydney

John Aslanidis at Aurora Place 26 Oct – 6 Dec 2014

Gallery 9 is pleased to stage its second show in the foyer at Aurora Place, Sydney, a solo exhibition of exciting recent paintings by Melbourne-based contemporary artist John Aslanidis, including his latest Sonic Network no. 14 2014, which is recently returned from Colour Music at the Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra.

Located at 88 Phillip Street, in heart of the Sydney CBD, Aurora Place comprises a residential building alongside the 41 floor office building designed by Renzo Piano for which his Building Workshop and Innovarchi Architects won the 2002 Property Council of Australia’s Rider Hunt Award for its technical and financial achievements. The building’s foyer is entered from the corner of Bent and Phillip Streets and within there is a bustling café and numerous lounges from which the exhibition may be admired.

Details about the works are available in the ONLINE CATALOGUE – coming soon.

Tony Lloyd: exhibition 12 – 29 November 2014

Slow Motion

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Driving at night, you can lose track of time. The horizon is only as far as your headlights’ reach. The outlook is short range. The centre line draws you into the darkness and pretty soon you’re in another zone; the flow state of a continuous present. Time just goes.

 The fastest vehicles spend most of their time completely still. Rockets stand waiting in negative time. At T minus zero, time begins. They fly for the briefest of moments, one hundred kilometres straight up, 11.2 kilometres per second. Ten long minutes.

Mountains have a trajectory as well. Their stillness is an illusion, they swell and crash like waves. 500 million years of flux have brought them to this frozen moment. They have all the time in the world.

Tony Lloyd, Melbourne, October 2014

Eloise Kirk: exhibition 12 – 29 November 2014


Gallery 9 is proud to present a solo exhibition of recent work by Tasmanian-based artist Eloise Kirk.

Since studying at Sydney College of the Arts – achieving a Bachelor of Visual Arts (hons) and a Masters of Visual art – Kirk has also completed a Certificate in Taxidermy and Animal Artistry.  Kirk has exhibited her work across Australia and New Zealand, having held solo exhibitions at Constance Gallery, Hobart, Artereal Gallery Project Space, Sydney and PSH Gallery, Rozelle, as well as group shows at Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Christchurch University Gallery, New Zealand, and Rosyln Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Eloise Kirk has been awarded numerous residences, including the 2014 Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Cité Internationale des Arts Residency in Paris, the 2013 Frazer Studio Residency and the 2014 Artist in Residence at the Tasmanian School of Art.

Will Cooke: exhibition 15 October – 8 November 2014

Miele Magic

Miele Magic is an ongoing study into the ways sensory experiences evoked by music can trigger and enhance nostalgic memory. According to the artist it is a body of work attempting to make the abstract, less abstract.   

View the full EXHIBITION CATALOGUE online.

Through an auditory-evoked dialogue, this body of work attempts to prove that by exploring varied forms of – and themes within – particular music, sensory experiences can be triggered. Making these works, Cooke’s desire is to harness these triggers and illustrate them through minimalist geometric forms, with each element linking one trigger to another.

To commence the body of Cooke trawled through his personal iTunes history arriving upon hardcore punk band Black Flag. Their gritty and pivotal sounds immediately evoked nostalgia from Cooke’s adolescence. It was this sensory experience that acted as the foundation for the artwork that followed. Miele Magic uses the band’s iconic logo comprising of four vertical black rectangles as designed by Raymond Pettibon as its core. Each painting refers to an abstraction of the minimal emblem in both palette and form. Cooke has intended that the relationship between each geometric form acts as a metaphor of the sensory experience sparked by the initial nostalgic memory.

Will Cooke graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2011 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons). He has shown in numerous group exhibitions around Sydney and has had solo exhibitions at The Tate, Glebe (2012), China Heights Gallery, Surry Hills (2013) and Alaska Projects, Elizabeth Bay (2014). In addition to these exhibitions, Cooke has undertaken numerous private commissions, notably an installation in Above The Clouds boutique in Darlinghurst and a multi-level foyer painting for residential apartment building ‘Stella’ designed by Tzannes Associates in Zetland.

Tim Price: exhibition 15 October – 8 November 2014

Gallery 9 is pleased to welcome back Tim Price for a solo exhibition of recent paintings.

Price is an artist who comfortably oscillates between numerous painting styles. Whether he is directing historical or political narratives with realist filmic sensibilities or leading less anatomically proportioned characters through exotic fantastical landscapes with absurd gestures and actions, the audience is invited to share the artist’s thoughtful yet jovial observations of the human experience. For the most part, the viewer is given abundant real-world signifiers to relate the work but for this exhibition we are presented with an increasingly abstract pictorial language. Distinctly Price’s palette and surface, the works vary from abstract figurative to entirely expressionist in their development based on intuition.

As ever, Price’s works have been titled according to a penchant for the absurd but titles such as yeah I always felt, what I always felt set the stage for the likely conversation exchanged by the work’s subjects and carry significance in developing narrative. Others like outdone the name suggest the lively composition and heavily worked surface have simply gone beyond the expectations of the underpainting’s previous title… more suggestive than explanatory.

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Price completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) at the Australian National University in 2007 and is a current PhD candidate there. He has been exhibiting in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Hobart since 2007 and is currently living and working in Hobart, Tasmania. Recent exhibitions by the artist have taken place at Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, and Gallery 9, Sydney.

Louise Tuckwell: exhibition 15 October – 8 November 2014

Murmur Brightly

Gallery 9 are pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Sydney-based artist, Louise Tuckwell.

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The idea of limitless combinations of colour, patterns, shapes and textures, whether simple or complex, is the starting point for Louise Tuckwell’s vibrant, non-objective paintings. Sparked by an interest in geometric patterning within the everyday, Tuckwell’s work searches for a system of balance and harmony – drawing on the influential algebraic and geometric work of Ancient Greek mathematician, Euclid.  His systems of logic, opposing axioms and geometry pervade Tuckwell’s intuitive compositions.

Warmth, comfort and a subtle sense of humour too, are important elements for Tuckwell, who introduces cool greys, greens, blues and deep magenta to her typically warm palette of orange, yellow and pink.  The physical presence of colour is equal to the formal, hard-edge shapes.

Tuckwell originally studied at the Julian Ashton Art School and later graduated from the National Art School. While painting is Tuckwell’s primary practice she is also well known for her work with tapestry and is currently exhibiting as part of the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial which is scheduled to tour the nation. Tuckwell has been exhibiting her work for over 30 years in Sydney and Brisbane and has previously shown with Tim Olsen Gallery, Utopia Gallery and Damien Minton Gallery. She has been a finalist in the Mosman and Waverly art prizes and is widely represented in public, private and corporate collections. Tuckwell’s works are held the collections of the MCA Australia, Artbank, City of Sydney, New England Regional Art Museum, Tamworth Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery and Allens, Sydney.


Craig Waddell at Aurora Place 15 Sep – 25 Oct 2014

Gallery 9 proudly presents a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Sydney-based artist Craig Waddell in the foyer at Aurora Place.

Located at 88 Phillip Street, in heart of the Sydney CBD, Aurora Place comprises a residential building alongside the 41 floor office building designed by Renzo Piano for which his Building Workshop and Innovarchi Architects won the 2002 Property Council of Australia’s Rider Hunt Award for its technical and financial achievements. The building’s foyer is entered from the corner of Bent and Phillip Streets and within there is a bustling café and numerous lounges from which the exhibition may be admired.

Details about the works are available in the ONLINE CATALOGUE.


Kyle Jenkins: exhibition 24 Sep – 11 Oct 2014

Lynch Yourself On The Things You Love

The idea of the simultaneous may be used as a metaphor to describe Jenkins as a painter and Jenkins as musician (as lead singer/guitarist of the band Suicide Swans). Both his worlds are counterbalanced with a visual investigation, which in this show are constructed from a punk reference point, resulting in works that reflect a chaotic embrace of the interconnected. His idea of an abstract or concept-based painting practice is representational as it is based in reality, a reality of the abstract. Alternatively we could consider the so called ‘real’ of these works as the Xerox copies of the photos; however to Jenkins the photos are not real but an artificial proposition, a capturing of a subject that exists in a reality we are distanced from. He sees these collisions of fractured ideas as a way to remember everything forgotten.


Lynch Yourself On The Things You Love features a body of work based within painting and porcelain objects. The works are a metaphor for a DIY aesthetic based within immediacy and intent. The works reference the subculture of American hardcore and punk with geometric and organic abstraction. These ideas are collapsed to represent how intent, concept, morality and connection create a form of death culturally as you become the ‘other’. The ‘other’ that questions, the ‘other’ that protests, the ‘other’ that argues, the other that ‘subverts’, the ‘other’ that debates and finally the ‘other’ that offers the possibility for options. Nothing is ever made up of just one thing, but in a culture that is a nursing home for the rest of the world having and making a positive connection with the things you love can become a death for everything you need to express.

Kyle Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Sydney College of the Arts (USyd) and is currently a Senior Lecturer in painting and art theory and Visual Arts Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. He is a former board member of Sydney Non-Objective and Non-Objective Toowoomba and has organised and directed numerous galleries, artist run spaces and publications since the late 1990s. Jenkins’ works have been exhibited broadly in Australia and internationally in New Zealand, Europe, USA and UK and collected by Artbank, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QANTAS, the Esbjerg Museum (Denmark) and private collections in Australia, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, England and France. He is represented by Minus Space in Brooklyn, New York.