Matthew Hopkins in A KITTEN DROWNING IN A WELL (Nov – Dec 14)

Gallery 9 artist Matthew Hopkins is taking part in a curated exhibition that will pay tribute to the late artist, Mike Kelley. The tribute takes the form of a curated installation over both of 55′s gallery spaces. Hopkins will exhibit alongside Carla Cescon, Hany Armanious, Ned Jaric, Ruth McConchie, Raquel Caballero, Jesse Hogan, Ronnie Van Hout, Quinto Sesto, and Mike Kelley.

Opening night is Friday the 21 November, 6pm until late, at 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW.

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran at Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Dec 2014)

Gallery 9 artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran will be exhibiting a solo exhibition at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space from the 5th of December 2014 to the 14th of February 2015. The exhibition, One Hung Bitch, Volume II will expand on Ramesh’s painting and ceramic practice, focusing on his attempt to address issues of queer fertility, misogyny, masculinity and femininity through the creation of a quasi-spiritual, religious place of worship.

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran at Artspace (Nov 2014)

Gallery 9 artist and recipient of the 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, will discuss his work alongside fellow artists, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Baden Pailthorpe, Jonny Niesche, Leyla Stevens, Marian Tubbs, Sarah Contos, Tessa Zettel and Tim Bruniges. The floor talk will be on Saturday 15 of November, 2014 at 2pm at the Artspace galleries in Woolloomoolloo.

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran at the Contemporary Print Symposium (Nov 2014)

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran will join fellow artists Ben Quilty and Julie Fragar as part of a portraiture panel for the Contemporary Print Symposium to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. The two day event, presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia & University of New South Wales Art & Design, will explore portraiture and the technical aspects of printmaking and collaboration. Ramesh will be speaking on Friday 21 of November.

Dates: 21 and the 22 of November, 2014.

SNO 110 – Fundraiser Auction 30 Nov 2014

SNO (Sydney Non Objective) Contemporary Art Projects is celebrating 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