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West End artist Monique Lacey featured in Art Collector Magazine
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Find us at AAF in September

Established in 2016, the contemporary West End Art Space will bring to the Melbourne fair works that are selected by Director, Anna Prifti, with an emphasis on sculpture. The gallery keeps the local art scene on its toes with an ever-changing exhibition programme, supporting both Australian and International artists. Expect to see works by Cezary Stulgis, Monique Lacey, Donal Molloy-Drum, Adrian Corke and Fran O’Neill.

Anna aims to help nurture the art practices of the artists the gallery supports, providing an impressive gallery space, marketing and sales, while letting them focus on what they do best; creating beautiful contemporary artworks. Galleries are an integral part of the art ecosystem, connecting art-lovers with their artists work – and it’s usually because the gallerist is a passionate art lover and artist themselves!

BLACK IS A FORCE
Fiona Halse in New York

We are proud of Fiona being a part of- Patterns of Influence: Artists Who Teach- at the Painting Centre NY.

Exhibition and location details:

The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, suite 500, New York, NY 212-343-1060

Hrs: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

Puffery – Monique Lacey at Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX
West End artist, Monique Lacey’s solo exhibition at Gray contemporary in Houston Texas.

Monique Lacey is a New Zealand based Artist whose work addresses the notion that if a painting is a bounded volume, how can the skin or surface of that painting reveal or disguise its structure and what it contains.

The work manifests itself in the production of hollow, rectilinear-cuboid-forms, which present themselves as support and surface. The relationship between the front-facing plane and the sides of the work can challenge the traditional conventions of painting when the proportional relationships of scale are reconfigured.

Commercial packaging materials purchased at local hardware stores offer structural propositions of both volume and surface. The materials are assembled and covered with plaster and other materials, which act as both binding agent and new surface to conceal and/or reveal the structure underneath. While there is an adherence of truth to materials, the materials are used to construct a level of artifice in the work.

The initial building up of each form is countered by a crushing act that results in the form being either destroyed or substantially reconfigured. The act of crushing is a performative act using the body’s weight, and is one that can be playful, aggressive or cathartic.

The work finds is informed by Minimalism, the movement that ultimately became associated with the power of the boardrooms. Where this language of form and male-centered narratives were once central and perhaps pertinent, today this language seems outdated, hollow and tiresome. Thus the work functions as a commentary on the established legacies of power.

Monique Lacey – Smoke & Mirrors at Auckland Art Fair 2019

New Zealand based artist, Monique Lacey, is included in the 2019 Auckland Art Fair.

Oliver Ashworth-Martin

We congratulate our artist on winning the Traders Prize 2019, at ‘Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition’ with his bronze ‘Augmented Immortal’

sculptors attention !!!
CALL FOR ENTRIES Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2019

Entries Close 5 July 2019

https://www.yering.com/visit-yering-station/art-gallery/

The Yering Station Art Gallery is committed to exhibiting the work of both established and emerging Australian artists, while the annual Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, which runs from late October through to early December, has a long history of showcasing an outstanding cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice.

All commissions from sales associated with Yering Station’s Arts Program are donated to LARCH: The Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital.

CLIFF BURTT WINS THE YERING STATION SCULPTURE AWARD $12 000.

Exhibition Judges

Geoffrey Edwards: Curator Point Leo Estate Sculpture Park and former Director Geelong Art Gallery

Kelly Gellatly: Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne

Dr Rob Haysom: Associate Professor, Deakin University

Yering Station Sculpture Award $12,000

The annual Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, which runs from late October through to early December, has a long history of showcasing an outstanding cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice.

All commissions from sales associated with Yering Station’s Arts Program are donated to LARCH: The Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Giordano Biondi – Artist in Residence at West End

Giordano is a Melbourne-based Italo-Australian visual artist. He studied Visual Arts and Theatre at IUAV University in Venice, and has a Masters in Art in Public Space at RMIT. He started his art practice in a group exhibition in Venice and has from there on participated in solo and group exhibitions, in art spaces and galleries in Australia and abroad. He took part in artist residencies in Turkey, Germany and China, and has curated group shows in Melbourne, Venice, Perugia and Milan. His art practice is based on reflection upon architectural and landscape elements that define and distort perception on individual and collective uses of public space. Giordano works with the tensions between fictional and real environments, with special interest in the “veils” or filters that blur the nature of our experience or imagined landscapes.


October 2017

Two of our represented artists, Oliver Ashworth-Martin and Cliff Burtt have been awarded prizes in ‘Bonanza’ the annual exhibition for CSA members at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery

BONANZA

​YSG Members Exhibition

26 October – 12 November 2017

​Opening Celebration – Sat 28 October 3-5 pm

​Gallery Viewing – Thurs to Sun 11-4 pm

Bonanza Promo: Image: Artwork by Cetta Pilati “The Nexus”

Image: Awarded Artwork by Oliver Ashworth-Martin, ‘Cycles’

Cliff Burt, “RUIN (after C.D.F.)” 2016. Cor-ten steel. 112 x 67 x 14cm

Contemporary Sculpture Association $500 Cash Prize – Oliver Ashworth-Martin

Yering Sculpture Prize 2018 entry – Cliff Burtt

Judges

Anouska Phizacklea – Director of Monash Gallery of Art

Lisa Roet – Artist – www.lisaroet.com/biography

       

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