Press and Editorial ~ Articles about exhibitions

RALWURRANDJI WANAMBI

20 April 2012
Bill Gregory

Ralwurrandji Wanambi (born 1959, began exhibiting 1999) worked for many years at the Yirrkala art centre Buku-Larrnggay during the 1980's and early 90's. ... read more

Pablo Picasso

12 October 2011
Bill Gregory

"A virtuoso in every technical process, he elicits from his material the very subtlest effects it is capable of yielding. It is therefore hardly surprising that he puts his trust in unceasing experiment and that five, ten or even thirty states are sometimes necessary before a masterpiece emerges from this severest of self-critics". Georges Bloch, editor catalogue raisonne of Picasso Graphic work ... read more

MURRAY FREDERICKS - Hector

12 October 2011
Bill Gregory

In Late 2010, Murray Fredericks made an initial visit to Melville Island situated in the Arafura sea North of the Australian mainland. During the 'build-up' season, prior to the monsoon, a huge storm event known as 'Hector' occurs almost daily over the Tiwi Islands. ... read more

Spirit of the land captured in bark

7 November 2009
John McDonald

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Custodian of tradition

4 November 2009
Elizabeth Fortescue

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Open Gallery

15 Nov 2008
Josephine Tovey

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Mighty art beat

5 August 2008
Elizabeth Fortescue

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Rare art from Vanuatu

25 July 2008
Jesse Leary

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Place of treats and torture

12 July 2008
John McDonald

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For a culture's sake, chiefs sell sacred works

25 July 2008
Louise Schwartzkoff

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The Extravagance of Art

21 June 2008
Elizabeth Fortescue

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Evolution In Sacred Tradition

8 May 2008
Nicholas Rothwell

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Forget Me Not

5 April 2008
Sebastian Smee

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Art Review

29 March 2008
Sebastian Smee

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Blackfield

17 March 2008
Louise Schwartzkoff

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Rock-solid abstracts

7 September 2007
Jeremy Eccles

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The Attraction of Opposites

12 May 2007
John McDonald

NOTHING MIGHT SEEM easier than for an artist to paint every picture in black on a stark white canvas. For British painter John Virtue (b. 1947), this has been his method for some 20 years. It has also been the method of many generations of Zen brush and ink painters and of abstract expressionists such as Franz Kline and Pierre Soulages. But Virtue, despite the abstract dimension in his work, remains a landscape painter. ... read more

Aboriginal Barks

20 August 2006
Bill Gregory, Annandale Galleries

BARKS for painting are taken from species of Eucalyptus tree and are cut and peeled from the tree during the wet season when they are supple enough to remove. The barks are then treated over fire to flatten and are primed with a light ochre... ... read more

A heroic journey into abstraction

July 29, 2005
Sebastian Smee

In John Updike's 2002 novel, Seek My Face, the main character, a painter loosely based on Jackson Pollock's wife, Lee Kasner, tells a young interviewer: "Someone of your generation probably can't believe how crucial, how important, how huge painting seemed then."
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Custodian of the Fire

21-22 May, 2005
Miriam Cosic

Djambawa Marawili strides across many landscapes. A key figure in contemporary Yolngu art, he is the senior lawman of the Madarrpa clan, 130 people who live at Yilpara on Blue Mud Bay ... read more

How sacred, secret and transitory became permanent and public

4 March 2005
Angela Bennie

Aboriginal artists have made a bold leap away from tradition ... read more

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