Archibald 2016 Finalists…

7 07 2016

Yeah, well it’s that time again, the Archies – something that we always look forward to…but have to admit we perused the field with little great enthusiasm. A flicker of interest here and there, but no seismic shifts until we came across…

 

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Nick Strathopoulos, Deng, acrylic and oil on linen.

So arresting/appealing on soooo many levels.

Check the casting call here.





Masa wins the inaugural Hindmarsh Prize…

19 06 2016

 

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Fabulous! Love his work, big time. Canberra Time’s backstory here.





Un-believable…

24 05 2016

It’s beyond comprehension; two doting mothers indulgently filming their kids damaging an artwork by Shelly Xue at the Shanghai Museum of Glass…

 

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Clearly the kids read the cordoned off area as a boxing/martial arts ring – something patently not discouraged by the moronic mothers.

Jesus wept!! Full story here.

[Thanks for the headzup, Nige, n(Ed)]

…meanwhile, where were the ubiquitously lurking gallery guards?

 





Opening this Thursday at CCAS Manuka…

23 05 2016

The divided works, an exhibition of new work from Jas Hugonnet…

 

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Jas Hugonnet, intimacy gradient, mixed media

The divided works.

The divided works pay homage to minimalism and the process of construction.
These compositions incorporate building materials where a horizontal element is introduced to allude to the horizon line.
A key idea in this series was to stick to a set of rules around proportion and let the surface of the work convey a sense of space.

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Noice. Background scoop/times on the CCAS website here.





Where’s Nigel…

23 05 2016

Well, where was he more like; at the Frieze Art Fair in Noo Yawk, where he came across…

 

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We’ve been a tad slack and didn’t post it at the time (and he has dropped it into his Facecrack page), but we’re always excited to get his gl-aaaass tid-bits when he’s off trotting around the globe.

Thanks Nige. Sweet.





Glass spotto…

30 03 2016

The Gang was in the ‘Berra last week for the Richard William Wheater Neon workshop…

 

Richard Theater workshop at the Canberra Glassworks

(photo courtesy of Canberra Glassworks)

…which was very interesting and rather a serious stretch after an absence (in terms of practice) of well over a decade. [All good, of course, because if it was easy we wouldn’t bother! n(Ed)]

Anyhoo, we’re posting the highlights on Prisoners of the Crown as soon as we’ve waded through the mountain of snaps…but for the meantime thought we’d drop in some of those serendipitous additional pleasures; aka catch-ups…

Betty, Adam and Louie

Netty, Adam and Louie (beyond gorgeous)

Simon

Simon

…and…

Tom Rowney

Tom with some of his latest amazing works

Tom Rowney

Lov-erly.

 





Opening this week…

28 03 2016

Mariana del Castillo’s Fugitive Faith…

 

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Drinkies at the Canberra Fitters Workshop, Sat 2nd April, 6pm.

Don’t miss this show, it’ll be FABULOUS.








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