drifting back – SOPHIA SZILAGYI
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drifting back – SOPHIA SZILAGYI

Catalogue essay for Sophia Szilagyi’s exhibition drifting back, 9th October – 1st November 2015, Port Jackson Press Australia “The horizon is not a straight line, but a segment of a great arc.” – Hiroshi Sugimoto This fragmented arc has long been present in the digital prints of Sophia Szilagyi. Contained by the edges of the picture plane, occasionally … Continue reading

Elektromont – DION HORSTMANS
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Elektromont – DION HORSTMANS

Catalogue essay for Dion Horstmans’ solo exhibition Elektromont, 24th February – 14th March 2015, Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC Australia. The sculptures of Dion Horstmans slice through the space that surrounds them with angular force and superb brevity of form. In his latest exhibition Elektromont, Horstmans draws upon some of the ideas and influences that … Continue reading

A Darker Duality – ROBERT HAGUE
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A Darker Duality – ROBERT HAGUE

An essay that explores the printmaking practice of Melbourne based artist Robert Hague, coinciding with his exhibition ‘Erasure’ at The Art Vault, Mildura, Australia. 15th July – 2nd August, 2015 In Robert Hague’s lithographic prints, individual objects are isolated for close study as the artist draws out the meaning behind their form and function. Rendering his images with … Continue reading

Juxtaposed – COLIN PALETHORPE
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Juxtaposed – COLIN PALETHORPE

COLIN PALETHORPE Juxtaposed 5th – 22nd August. Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne AUSTRALIA In Juxtaposed, Melbourne based artist Colin Palethorpe considers the Australian landscape as a hybrid space, using the stark nature of collage to evoke an almost alien collision of European ‘settler’ culture on Australian soil. Idyllic pastoral scenes are sensitively rendered on paper, only to … Continue reading

A Hybrid Practice – Rona Green’s ventures in printmaking
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A Hybrid Practice – Rona Green’s ventures in printmaking

This article will feature in the Winter 2015 edition of IMPRINT, the quarterly journal for the Print Council of Australia.  Over the past 20 years Rona Green has developed a lexicon of hybrid creatures that are instantly recognizable as the product of her outlandish imagination. In various forms of printmaking, and more recently through painting, … Continue reading

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