07/23/14

Nicholas Harding | Art Collector

Nicholas Harding has been featured in Art Collector’s Under 5K, an annual presentation of works by established artists that are available for less than $5,000. Included in the mix are Nicholas Harding’s watercolour works completed during a residency in Paris and etchings produced for his recent exhibition at Olsen Irwin Drawing Godot.

Olsen Irwin director Rex Irwin talks of Hardings etchings of the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Waiting for Godot as, ‘Far more exciting than a photo, they capture the immediacy of the drama and sit comfortably in the pantheon of great artists such as Degas, Lautrec and Hockney who worked from life studying performers both on and off stage.’

Click ‘continue reading’ below to see more works by Nicholas Harding for under $5,000 after the jump.

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07/17/14

Fiona McMonagle | Studio | Art Guide Australia

Art Guide Australia takes us inside the Melbourne studio of Fiona McMonagle as she prepares an animation for the Basil Sellers Art Prize.

“The animation is based on female boxers. It came about because I’ve been doing boxercise classes. I thought it would be an interesting subject – a lot of people don’t understand why a woman would want to get in the ring and box. I haven’t really gotten in the ring yet – it’s been more about the training – so when I see women who are brave enough, it’s inspiring. I’m interested in what kind of person has that kind of courage.” – Fiona McMonagle, Art Guide Australia

After being selected one of sixteen finalists, the shortlisted artists are then given eight months to complete a work centered on the theme of sport. The acquisitive prize will award $100,000 to the winner on 25 July 2014.

Click here to see more images and read about McMonagle’s work and studio on the Art Guide Australia website.

Basil Sellers Art Prize
22 July – 26 October 2014

Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne
Swanston Street
Parkville VIC 3010

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

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Image courtesy Art Guide Australia. Photography by Jesse Marlow

10/18/13

Cherry Hood | Watercolour Class, GSC Gallery

In association with the exhibition ‘Mentors: Inspirational Women’ at Grace Cossington Smith Gallery,  Cherry Hood will be hosting two watercolour classes on Saturday 19 October and Thursday 7 November. The Archibald Prize winning artist will demonstrate her skillful use of watercolour and assist participants in learning this difficult medium. More information can be found on the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery website here.

Watercolour with Cherry Hood
Saturday 19 October
Thursday 7 November
10 am-4 pm

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
1666 Pacific Highway
Wahroonga NSW 2076

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Cherry Hood, ‘Within the consciousness of children’, 2010, Watercolour and guoache on paper, 17 x 25.5cm, $3,500

10/16/13

Cressida Campbell, Cherry Hood | Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

The work of Olsen Irwin artist’s Cressida Campbell and Cherry Hood features in the exhibition ‘Mentors: Inspirational Women’ at the newly opened Grace Cossington Smith Gallery. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition focuses on positive female role models that inspire the students and others to engage in a critical reflection with their works.

“By its very nature, the visual arts are about sharing experiences, and this inspirational group of artists has been consistently generous in providing opportunity for us to share their vision.” – Mary Faith, director, GCS Gallery Abbotsleigh

The not-for-profit gallery is run by Abbotsleigh, an Anglican School for girls and is named in honour of artist and past student Grace Cossington Smith. The gallery will be an active teaching space for the school as well as offer a changing programme of exhibitions and activities accessible to the wider community.

Mentors: Inspirational Women
13 October – 5 December 2013
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
1666 Pacific Highway
Wahroonga NSW 2076

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Cherry Hood, Breaking the spell of all our yesterdays, 2010, Watercolour and gouache on paper, 27 x 20cm, $3,500

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Cressida Campbell, Fern still life, 2013, Unique woodblock print, 101 x 90cm, $55,000

09/27/13

Cressida Campbell | The Design Files

The Design Files have featured a stunning interview with Cressida Campbell in her Waverly studio. An absolute must read – Cressida details the laborious yet rewarding process of completing one of her unique woodblock prints, tells of local inspiration and even gives away her best kept Sydney secrets.

“Cressida Campbell is nothing short of a master in her field – her breathtakingly detailed works are highly collectable, and are held in some of the most prestigious public collections in the world, from the National Gallery of Australia to the British Museum.” – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files

For more beautiful images and the whole interview – click here.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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The Design Files: Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

08/23/13

Cressida Campbell | Artist Profile

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Artist Profile‘s Bridget MacLeod visited Cressida Campbell in her Sydney studio to discuss her most recent exhibition, working practice and impressive career.

Of her early work Campbell says, “In the beginning it was more primitive in a way. It was less detailed. Some early works come off in a way I wouldn’t do now, but there’s an energy to them that’s good. I think different strengths come out at different times in each period of your life. Those early ones had a boldness that was lively but possibly not as subtle. Sophisticated is not quite the right word, but your eye gets more critical, which is great.”

Campbell also gives us some insight into what’s to come, “I want to do some works looking through windows, inspired by this fantastic exhibition called ‘A Room with a View’ at the National Gallery in London. I’m also starting to do one intense drawing and then choose details from it to try and get a lot of compositions out of one study.”

The interview is featured in the current issue of Artist’s Profile, out now.

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