The Unknown Way – works on paper by JOHN SHEEHAN
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The Unknown Way – works on paper by JOHN SHEEHAN

John Sheehan The Unknown Way February 28 – March 21, 2015 John Sheehan is a mid-career Australian artist whose watercolours and mixed media works on paper express his own particular vision of landscape and memory. This exhibition features works inspired by the artist’s travels within Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. Using rich colour and loose, … Continue reading

IMPRINTS OF PLACE – Limited edition prints from Australia and Ireland
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IMPRINTS OF PLACE – Limited edition prints from Australia and Ireland

Imprints of Place Limited edition prints from Australia and Ireland Current until 11th January, 2015  The Framing Salon 10 Dartmouth Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3XU @theframingsalon This diverse exhibition features over 100 limited edition prints, skillfully hand-crafted by artists working from three separate print studios in Australia and Ireland. Artists from Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne; PressNorth … Continue reading

The Other Mother – REBECCA HASTINGS
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The Other Mother – REBECCA HASTINGS

Catalogue essay for Rebecca Hastings’ solo exhibition The Other Mother, 25th November – 19th December, Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC Australia. It is difficult for those of us who haven’t experienced motherhood to understand the complexity of the emotions it engenders. Exhaustion and sleep deprivation go hand-in-hand with profound, selfless love and … Continue reading

Sound Spheres – JOHN ASLANIDIS
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Sound Spheres – JOHN ASLANIDIS

Published in Art Monthly Australia, September 2014, Number 273. pp. 24-29 For over 20 years the Melbourne-based artist John Aslanidis has defined a space between sound and vision, through seeking to create ‘paintings you can hear and sound you can see’.[1] His paintings take the form of numerous interlocking and exponentially expanding concentric circles that … Continue reading

Reflection – DAGMAR CYRULLA
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Reflection – DAGMAR CYRULLA

Catalogue essay for Dagmar Cyrulla’s exhibition Reflection, 25 October – 19 November, 2014 Wagner Art Gallery, 39 Gurner St, Paddington NSW, Australia  Also published on artshub.com.au 29th October, 2014 In this latest body of work by Dagmar Cyrulla, the artist creates atmospheric mise-en-scènes that frame her exploration into intrinsic relationships that bind people together. Relationships between … Continue reading

Hendrick Goltzius – splendour and excess
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Hendrick Goltzius – splendour and excess

“The fact – and this will seem to many unbelievable – that his paintings by no means equaled his superb engravings did a lot to damage his reputation.”[1] Constantijn Huygens, 1630 The term ‘virtuosity’ rarely fails to surface when discussing the graphic oeuvre of Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617). Praised for his sheer technical brilliance, … Continue reading

Hercules Segers – on precipitous grounds
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Hercules Segers – on precipitous grounds

“The artist produces scenes that are like sheets of stone, whether these be jagged cliff faces or crumbling stone structures. Ostensibly revealing broad vistas, Segers’ landscapes instead form a stony wall of impenetrable material, confounding view with picture plane. The viewer is not meant to enter these spaces.”[1] And yet enter we do, into Segers’ … Continue reading

Other Realities – JON EISEMAN
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Other Realities – JON EISEMAN

Jon Eiseman Other Realities at Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane Melbourne, Australia. 15th July – 2nd August 2014 This exhibition of recent sculptural work by Jon Eiseman and related photographic collaborations with Anne Conron, frequently employs the image of a solitary man, suitcase in hand, set upon a journey through strangely dreamlike surrounds. Here the representation of a … Continue reading

Visioning The Planets in 15th century Florentine printmaking
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Visioning The Planets in 15th century Florentine printmaking

Baccio Baldini (c.1436–1487) is the elusive artist to whom these astrologically inspired engravings, created around 1464, are attributed. Titled The Planets, this series of seven prints reflect prevailing systems of knowledge that during the 15th century governed the way people viewed the world around them. Specifically, they refer to the Ptolemaic concept of the universe where … Continue reading