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December 2008

Congratulations

Penny Byrne, Sherrie Knipe and Sam Leach are all finalists in the 2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Award. Established in 1968, the acquisitive award offers a total of $30,000 in prizes and acquisitions, with the winner taking home $10,000. Finalists works will be exhibited at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, December 2008 – 8 February 2009

Penny Byrne, and Sherrie Knipe both feature in the text book Artwise Contemporary 2 – Visual Arts 10 –12 by Glenis Israel. The publication is a vital educational tool for senior art students that aims to introduce relevant and exciting new artists, explore recent works of establish artists and engender an interest in following new trends within the art world.

> Kristian Burford and Darren Sylvester have both been included in the new publication Current: Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand. Edited by Art & Australia, Current profiles the work of eighty diverse practitioners and celebrates the creative spirit that exists within Australia and New Zealand.

Go See…

Sydney Ball: The Colour Paintings 1963 – 2007 Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, NSW, 8 November 2008 – 25 January 2009

Sydney Ball is one of Australia’s most acclaimed masters of abstraction. In his 75th year, a major survey exhibition of his work has been launched at Penrith Regional Gallery. Drawing from public and private collections, the exhibition examines the interests that have consumed this prolific and committed artist: abstraction and colour. Curated by Anne Loxley, the exhibition will travel to two other venues including;
McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, VIC
22 February – 26 April 2009
The Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, SA
11 November 09 – 14 February 2010

An 84 page fully illustrated monograph on Sydney Ball’s work has also been published to accompany the survey show and is available to order through Penrith Regional Gallery. For enquiries please phone 02 4735 1100.

Optimism

Darren Sylvester, Sam Leach and Juan Ford are all exhibiting in Contemporary Australia: Optimism at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art. The first in an inaugural major series of contemporary Australian art exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art, Contemporary Australia: Optimism, explores the rich, broad and complex territory of the possible in Australian life and culture. The exhibition presents work by more than 35 Indigenous and non-Indigenous, emerging, mid-career and senior artists from every state and territory. 15 November 2008 – 22 February 2009

Darren Sylvester will be performing songs from his debut album as part of YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC/ONE US CAN’T BE WRONG. Presented in conjunction with the Centre for Contemporary Photography on Wednesday 10 December, 8pm at The Toff in Town, 2nd Floor, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne. $10. Sylvesters’ album is exhibited as part of Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art exhibition Contemporary Australia: Optimism.

Next as SSFA:

SSFA09
3 – 22 February 2009

Every year Sullivan+Strumpf kick off the New Year with an exciting group exhibition which includes a new signature work from each of our represented artists. Every piece is as exceptional and unique as the artists themselves, ranging in medium, aesthetic style, and conceptual content. Stretching over the two floors of the gallery this exhibition celebrates our 5th year in existence and is our showcase group show of 2009. A fully illustrated catalogue will be available early next year.

Featuring work from each SSFA artist:

SYDNEY BALL
PENNY BYRNE
MATT CALVERT
MARC DE JONG
SEBASTIAN DI MAURO
JUAN FORD
HELEN FULLER
THERESE HOWARD
SHERRIE KNIPE
JOANNA LAMB
SAM LEACH
ALASDAIR MACINTYRE
LAITH McGREGOR
VR MORRISON
KATE SHAW
DARREN SYLVESTER
DARREN WARDLE

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November 2008

Congratulations

Sydney Ball is one of Australia’s most acclaimed masters of abstraction. In his 75th year, a major survey exhibition of his work, Sydney Ball: The Colour Paintings 1963 - 2007, will be launched at Penrith Regional Gallery. Drawing from public and private collections, the exhibition examines the interests that have consumed this prolific and committed artist: abstraction and colour. Curated by Anne Loxley, the exhibition will travel to three venues including;

Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW, 8 November 2008 – 25 January 2009 McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, VIC – 22 February – 26 April 2009 The Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, SA – 11 November 09 – 14 February 2010 A 100 page fully illustrated Monograph on Sydney Ball’s work has also been published to accompany the survey show and is available to order through Penrith Regional Gallery. For enquiries please phone 02 4735 1100.

Kate Shaw and Marc de Jong are both finalists in the Fleurieu Art Prize, the major prize of the Fleurieu Biennale, South Australia. It is Australia’s richest prize for landscape painting and offers $50,000 to the winning artist. Established in 1998, The Fleurieu Biennale has grown to become a major event on the arts calendar. It includes six different art prizes totalling $90,000 as well as numerous community workshops and events.
Sam Leach has also been announced as a finalist in two of the Fleurieu Biennale’s prizes including the Art of Food and Wine and the Fleurieu Water Prize, both prizes offer $10,000 to the winner. 7 - 30 November 2008.

Kate Shaw is a finalist in the John Leslie Art Prize. Presented by Gippsland Art Gallery Society, the $10,000 non-acquisitive award is for paintings depicting land related themes. 4 October - 16 November 2008.

Laith McGregor has been announced as the winner of the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery. The non-acquisitive prize is an annual competition that highlights contemporary drawing practice in Australia and offers the winning artist $5,000.

McGregor has also been awarded a grant and exhibition through the Queensland Institute of Modern Art’s New Fresh Cut program. 18 October - 19 November 2008.


Bendigo Regional Gallery recently purchased a major work of Sebastian Di Mauro’s, Folly, which was included in the 2008 Helen Lempriere Prize.

Di Mauro has also been commissioned to create a public art work for the Crime and Misconduct Commission in Brisbane.

Go See:


Darren Sylvester, Sam Leach and Juan Ford have been selected to show in Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art’s Contemporary Australia: Optimism. The exhibition will present work by more than 35 Indigenous and non-Indigenous, emerging, mid-career and senior artists from every state and territory. 15 November 2008 – 22 February 2009

Juan Ford is exhibiting in a group exhibition, A Strange Façade, at Gippsland Regional Art Gallery in Victoria. 8 November - 7 December 2008

Having been commended in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Sam Leach’s work is currently on display at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra as a part of the touring exhibition. 25 September – 16 November 2008.

Next at SSFA

Darren Wardle
Modular Liberties
2 – 21 December 2008

Melbourne-based artist Darren Wardle, can often be found wandering the streets of New York or Los Angeles, camera in hand, photographing the hard edged architecture and graffiti, which, when merged in Photoshop, becomes the basis for his skillfully rendered paintings. His first exhibition with Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, set for December this year, comes off the back of a 6 month Australia Council residency in New York.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts, Honours) from RMIT in 1997, Wardle has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions and has completed several residencies in the United States. His works are held in significant collections including National Gallery of Victoria, LaTrobe University, National Australia Bank, Artbank, BHP Billiton as well as in private collections in Australia and the USA.

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September 2008


Congratulations

The Melbourne Art Fair was a tremendous success for the three featured artists, Penny Byrne, Sam Leach and VR Morrison who’s exhibitions all sold out a few days into the fair. Byrne has been attracting a lot of interest of late with George and Laura Simply Adore the War on Terror appearing on the August cover of Art Monthly and she also features in the current issue of Artworld. Both Leach and Byrne had works purchased by Artbank at the MAF as did Jackson Slattery and Laith McGregor.

Sherrie Knipe also had success at the MAF with a major work purchased by Tasmanian based collecting group The Derwent Collection. Knipe is having a solo show, Homes Pun at Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art, 6 – 23 November 2008.

Sebastian Di Mauro has been invited to produce a cast work as an edition of 12 for the inaugural Mayo Festival. Held at St Margaret’s Girls School in Brisbane, the festival is a weekend celebration of the Arts and includes an exhibition of small sculptural works and jewellery. 23 – 25 October 2008. Di Mauro is also currently working on a commission for the Crime and Misconduct Commission through Cox Rayner Architects in Brisbane. Penny Byrne and Matt Calvert are both finalists in the 2008 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. The $10,000 annual prize is the only national prize for sculptures of smaller dimensions (all sculptures must be under 80cm in any dimension) and it has attracted strong support from artists, collectors and critics since its inception in 2001. 24 October – 2 November 2008.

Sam Leach has been commended in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. It is Australia’s richest prize for natural history art with a prize pool totalling $107,500. Finalist’s works are exhibited at the South Australia Museum from 2 August – 7 September 2008 and will tour to the National Archives of Australia in Canberra where they will be on display from 25 September – 16 November 2008.

Kate Shaw has released a fabulous new publication featuring her work from 2006 – 2008. It is available to purchase online at the online bookstore, Blurb.
Go See…

Darren Sylvester’s work, Forgotten and Alone but Trying is on display at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre as a part of their third billboard project called Under Stars. Located in Hazelhurst gardens, the project includes previously exhibited photomedia images which are recontextulaised as large-scale billboards. 23 August – 30 November 2008.
Sam Leach is exhibiting in RMIT gallery’s current show Heat: art and climate change. Curated by Linda Williams and Sarah Morris, this major exhibition presents both Australian and international artists working across a diverse range of media to demonstrate how contemporary art practice is responding to the impacts of climate change. 12 September – 18 October 2008

Darren Sylvester, Sam Leach and Juan Ford have been selected to show in Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art’s Contemporary Australia: Optimism. The first in an inaugural major series of contemporary Australian art exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art, Contemporary Australia: Optimism, explores the rich, broad and complex territory of the possible in Australian life and culture. The exhibition will present work by more than 35 Indigenous and non-Indigenous, emerging, mid-career and senior artists from every state and territory. 15 November 2008 – 22 February 2009

Next at SSFA

Post Chrysalis

Annie Aitken, Helle Jorgensen, Anthony O’Carroll, Edward Waring, Judy Garb Weiss, Heidi Yardley

7 – 26 OCTOBER 2008

Sydney-based art advisor, Natalia Bradshaw presents this exhibition at Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art to provide exceptional emerging artists the opportunity to expose their work to discerning collectors

Post Chrysalis, a reference to the emergence from the cocoon, describes this exhibition of six remarkable emerging signed and unsigned artists working in mediums varying from crocheting, to weaving, to constructing with meccano, to painting. Post Chrysalis celebrates extraordinary creativity, command of media, while celebrating visual beauty.

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August 2008

Congratulations

Emily Portmann has been announced as the winner of the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture. The award which offers a major prize of $10,000 is a significant opportunity for both emerging and established artists. Finalist's works will be exhibited at the Tweed River Art Gallery until 21 September 2008. Emily will be exhibiting in a group show of artists under 35 at Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art from 12 - 31st August 2008.

Jackson Slattery has been announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the prestigious Metro 5 Art Award 2008. The Acquisitive award has a total prize of $50,000 with $10,000 going to the People’s Choice.

Marc de Jong, Therese Howard, Sam Leach, Emily Portmann and Jackson Slattery have all been invited to this year’s ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award. The $10,000 acquisitive award aims to recognising and promote the work of emerging Australian contemporary artists. The winner will be announced on 16 September.


Juan Ford will feature in the prestigious invitation only Kings School Art Prize. The acquisitive prize valued at $15,000 will be exhibited at The Kings School, North Parramatta, Aug 15th - Aug 17 2008.

Laith McGregor has been short-listed for the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize. The biennial prize highlights contemporary drawing in Australia. Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, 6 September – 19 October 2008. McGregor will be exhibiting in a group show at SSFA from 12 – 31 August 2008.

Emily Portmann is a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture. The annual national award and offers a major prize of $10,000. Tweed River Art Gallery, 7 August – 21 September 2008. Portmann also made an appearance on Sunday Arts on 13th July 2008 in a segment discussing the recently published book HIJACKED. Portmann will be exhibiting in a group show at SSFA 12 – 31 August 2008.

The recent issue of Ceramics Art and Perception features an extensive 8 page article on Penny Byrne. The article explores Byrne’s career as both an artist and ceramics conservator and discusses the political and social premise of several of her artworks. Walton, Inga ‘Vicious Figurines. Penny Byrne’s Ceramic Advocacy’, Ceramics Art and Perception International, Issue 72, 2008, pp15 – 22.

Go See…
Darren Sylvester's Survey Show, Our Future Was Ours, will be exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography until 30 August 2008. Spanning ten years, the exhibition explores the bittersweet candour that Sylvester has made his own. 25 July – 30 August 2008.

Juan Ford, VR Morrison and Darren Sylvester are all currently exhibiting in the University of Queensland Art Museum’s, Neo Goth: Back in Black, curated by Alison Kubler. This exciting exhibition explores the dark underbelly of contemporary Australian culture as it is manifested across art, fashion, film and literature. 25 July – 21 September 2008.

Sam Leach is curating a show at Block Projects called The Resurrectionists which will feature drawings from a variety of artists including SSFA artist Jackson Slattery. Block Projects, 11 September – 4 October.

Sherrie Knipe’s artist book, ‘Log Book’ made in the late 90’s will be on show in an exhibition at the State Library of Queensland, Freestyle Books: Artists’ Books from the Collection from 27 June – 12 October 2008.

Tom Polo is a part of a group show at Parramatta Artist Studios, And It Started With a Myth. The exhibition will be opened by MCA curator Glenn Barkley on 8 August and will run until 29 August 2008.


Next at SSFA

Sydney Ball In the Light of Colour
9 – 28 September 2008


In his 75th year, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art presents a small survey show of Sydney Ball works, Sydney Ball: In the Light of Colour. Included in the exhibition will be major works from Ball’s celebrated Canto series, rare Modular, Link and Stain series as well as works from the more recent series Structures 1 & 2. The exhibition has been assembled from the artist’s private collection and includes several works which have never before been exhibited in NSW. The show is a prelude to a major survey exhibition Sydney Ball: The Colour Paintings, curated by Anne Loxley of the Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest, which will travel to other venues throughout 2008-10.

Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW - 8 November 08 – 25 January 09
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, VIC – 22 February – 26 April 09
The Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, SA – 11 November 09 – 14 February 10


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June 2008

Congratulations

Jackson Slattery has been announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the prestigious Metro 5 Art Award 2008. The Acquisitive award has a total prize of $50,000 with $10,000 going to the People’s Choice. His painting will become a part of the gallery’s permanent collection. The twenty finalist’s works will be hung at Metro 5 Gallery until July 6 2008.

Jackson will be exhibiting next at Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art from 12 – 31 August 2008 in a group exhibition.

University of Queensland Art Museum has purchased Darren Sylvester’s sculpture Misscoria Crystal Collagen, following his solo exhibition at SSFA in February.

2008 is a big year for Sylvester with several significant exhibitions lined up including a major survey show, Our Future Was Ours, at Australian Centre for Photography, 25 July – 30 August, and the group shows FX in Contemporary Photography at McClelland Gallery, 18 May – 10 August, The Dating Show, at the Institute of Modern Art, Qld, 27 June – 27 July and Neo Goth: Back in Black at the University of Queensland, 25 July – 21 September.

A Sam Leach work has been acquired by La Trobe University.

Darren Wardle has gained representation with Luxe Gallery in New York following a six month Australia Council for the Arts studio residency in Brooklyn. Luxe showed Wardle’s work at the Sofia Bulgaria Art Fair and the CIGE Fair in Beijing this year and will present his first solo exhibition in 2009. Wardle's paintings explore the extended possibilities of the painting process, resulting in seamless, nearly cinematic urban landscapes. Wardle’s first solo exhibition at SSFA is in December 2008.

Emily Portmann’s work is included in a new photographic publication, HIJACKED. The book (available in bookstores) presents a diversity of Australian and American photography and is accompanied by a DVD featuring interviews with several of the artists including Emily. HIJACKED will be exhibited at Australian Centre for Photography from 12 June - 19 July.

Tom Polo’s work appears in an edition of Runway magazine, released 10 May. Runway is an independent, artist driven project primarily focussing on visual arts in Sydney which is aimed at enabling artists to participate on a level beside and beyond exhibiting.

Emily Portmann and Tom Polo are both finalists in the prestigious Churchie National Emerging Artists exhibition, Brisbane. The exhibition offers an inspiring glimpse into the future of the Australian art scene with the overall winner earning a $10,000 prize.

Jackson Slattery is a finalist in the 2008 Metro 5 Art Award. The acquisitive award is Australia’s richest prize for young painters under 35 with the winner garnering $50,000. An exhibition of the finalists’ work may be viewed at Metro 5 (Melbourne) from 29 May -1 June.

Go See...
Sydney Ball’s painting Untitled (Persian Series) 1967 will feature in an exhibition This Way Up which documents key post war abstract movements as represented in the La Trobe University Art Collection. The exhibition will be held at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 30 May – 2 July.

Kate Shaw’s solo exhibition will be on display at 24hrArt in Darwin from 20 June to 26 July. The exhibition will feature works produced in her recent residency at the centre.

Sherrie Knipe’s work In Sink is unveiled on 27 May at Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. This large aluminium sculpture consists of three over-sized, warped “sink plugs”. It’s a quirky and hauntingly beautiful work.

Jackson Slattery’s work will be exhibited along with the work of some other exciting emerging artists as part of Exploration 08 at Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, 22 May - 8 June.

Next at SSFA

Melbourne Art Fair
July/August

The 2008 Melbourne Art Fair is almost upon us and we are thrilled to be presenting new work from Penny Byrne and VR Morrison at this year’s fair. For those of you who can’t make it to the MAF, we will be previewing the work at SSFA in July, before the journey south.

Tom Polo/ Emily Portmann/Laith McGregor/Jackson Slattery
12 – 31 August
Our August exhibition presents four dynamic emerging artists under 30. Each young artist contributes a unique perspective to contemporary Australian art and they work in mediums including photography, watercolour, biro and installation.


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April 2008

Congratulations

Juan Ford has recently completed a major commission for the Monash University Museum of Art. His portrait of Richard Larkin, university professor and chair of Vice-Chancellors Australia, joins over 1200 other works in the prestigious collection. Artists such as Arthur Boyd, Rupert Bunny, William Dobell, Sidney Nolan, Clifton Pugh, John Perceval and Tom Roberts, Charles Blackman, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, Leonard French and Roger Kemp are represented.

The Monash University Collection was established in 1961 with the objective of founding a collection of contemporary Australian art that would be on public display throughout University buildings and would act as an educational resource. The collection has grown to represent a leading overview of Australian art, spanning a variety of media and artistic styles.

Emily Portmann is a finalist in the 2008 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Photography Award. The $10,000 acquisitive award is a compelling insight into the current concerns among artists using photography and has become a key exhibition in the contemporary art calendar. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, 5 April – 18 May 2008.

Kate Shaw has been awarded a residency at 24HR Art in Darwin for May and June of this year. Established in 1990, 24HR Art is a non-profit organisation which is dedicated to the promotion and support of contemporary visual art within the Northern Territory. The centre offers a varied program consisting of exhibitions of emerging and established artists, interdisciplinary and multimedia projects, artist talks, themed forums and professional development workshops.

Go See
Juan Ford is currently exhibiting in the group exhibition The Space in Between at Bendigo Art Gallery. The touring exhibition, curated by Tara Gilbee, includes the work of 32 artists. Each artist was asked to respond to the internal space of a book which had been carved and presented to them for artistic intervention. The result is an array of inspiring sculptural, installation, drawing and photographic works. Bendigo Art Gallery, 15 March – 13 April.

Ford is also showing in group exhibition Eye to ‘i ‘ – The Self in Recent Art at Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria. The touring exhibition, curated by Geoffrey Wallis, presents the diverse ways in which contemporary Australian artists have explored issues surrounding personal identity. Hamilton Art Gallery, 9 April – 25 May.

Sam Leach is currently exhibiting in the group show Bal Tashchit: Thou Shalt Not Destroy - The Environment in Biblical and Rabbinic Sources at the Jewish Museum of Australia. Jewish and non-Jewish artists were invited to respond to the earliest readings of the Torah and re-contextualise its content in a contemporary framework in relation to environmental issues. Jewish Museum of Australia, St Kilda, Victoria 6 April – 29 June

Next at SSFA

Private Treaty 13 May – 8 June

Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art present an exhibition of works by prominent Australian contemporary artists. Including works by Anne Wallace, Howard Arkley and Julie Dowling.

Julie Dowling’s The Visitors, 2002, features as a major work in the exhibition. Born in Perth in 1969, Dowling’s paintings are adaptations of Western portraiture and depict the experiences of her Aboriginal family. A central focus of her work is the strength and resilience of Indigenous women in the face of the challenges that have been inflicted upon them since colonialism.

The Visitors is a significant example of Dowling’s work and incorporates her trademark use of bright colours and glitter. The work explores the separation of families living in remote communities as a growing number of Indigenous people move to urban areas in search of work.

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March 2008

MARCH 08



Congratulations
 

Sam Leach is a finalist in the 2008 Archibald Prize and Marc de Jong is a finalist in the 2008 Wynne Prize, both on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until May. These prizes are some of Australia's the oldest and most famous.


Sebastian di Mauro has been awarded a Studio Residency in central Barcelona for January – April 2009 through the Australia Council. The $10,000 residency is a part of the Council’s Skills and Development Program that promotes excellence in the arts by providing professional development opportunities to artists who have demonstrated a high degree of artistic merit in their work to date.



Di Mauro has also been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award (Folly pictured above). As Australia’s richest annual prize for sculptors in Australia, the annual award fosters and promotes contemporary Australian sculpture. Finalist’s works will be exhibited at Werribee Park from 28 February – 31 May 2008



Sam Leach appeared on the ABC’s Sunday Arts program on the 2nd of March as a part of their series Australian Artists of Tomorrow which profiles emerging artists. The broadcast is available to download from the ABC website, www.abc.net.au/tv/sundayarts, until March 16. Leach will be exhibiting at SSFA from 18 March – 6 April.



Penny Byrne has been asked to speak in a forum which is part of the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award at Shepparton Art Gallery. The award was established in 1997 to provide an unprecedented opportunity for a major international ceramic award and exhibition in Australia. Byrne will also be conducting a ceramics conservation workshop as a part of an accompanying program aimed at providing cross-cultural learning and exchange. 7 March – 27 April, Shepparton Art Gallery.



Therese Howard has been commissioned to create an artwork for the University of Western Australia Cosmology Gallery’s permanent collection. The collection will consist of site specific light and sound installations as well as sculpture, digital prints and paintings that compare scientific knowledge about the birth of the universe and the origin of life with traditional Dreamtime, Judeo Christian, Buddhist and Hindi Cosmologies. Exhibiting artists include Marion Borgelt, Rodney Glick, Cris Hill, Sohan Hayes, Mabel Juli, Eveline Kotai, Toogar Morrison, Perdita Phillips, Audrey Satar and David Sequeira. The collection was opened on 9 March by the director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Gary Dufour.
 

Diary Dates



Darren Sylvester will be showing two of his video works, Don’t Lose Yourself in Tomorrow, 2004 and You Should Let Go of a Dying Relationship, 2006, in a season of artists’ videos at the Rooftop Cinema, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne, 2 – 15 March.



Sylvester will also be exhibiting in group show, Décor, at Glen Eira City Council Gallery. The exhibition includes some of Australia’s most highly regarded artists and runs from 12 – 30 March.



Kate Shaw is currently exhibiting in a group show, The Ides of March at ABC NO Rio in New York. The gallery was founded in 1980 by visual artists committed to political and social engagement. Their fifth annual group exhibition features artist collaborations, artist groups and artist collectives on all four floors of the building. 14 March – 4 April.



Juan Ford, VR Morrison and Darren Sylvester will all be exhibiting in the University of Queensland Art Museum's upcoming show, Neo Goth: Back in Black. This exciting exhibition will explore the dark underbelly of contemporary Australian culture as it is manifested across art, fashion, film and literature. 25 July – 21 September.


 

Next at SSFA



Kate Shaw

Redux 15 April – 4 May




Shaw expands the limits of painting, representations of landscape and the application of paint with her densely layered marbleized paint pours encased in resin. Her next exhibition is an exploration of the drastic effects of global warming and environmental degradation.


Shaw graduated with a Batchelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Honours at RMIT University in 1994 before completing a Diploma of Museum Studies at Deakin University in 1997. In 2007 she was highly commended in the ABN Amro Emerging Artists Award, was a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Award and received an Arts Victoria International Fund Export and Touring Grant.

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SSFA Gallery Expansion 2008

We are excited to announce that Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art will be expanding in early 2008. SSFA will now incorporate both the street-level gallery and upstairs viewing spaces of the terrace.

SSFA started out exhibiting 7 artists in 2005 and over the past few years this number has grown to 19. The increased gallery and stockroom space will accommodate this expansion and will enable visitors to the gallery to view more of our artists’ work.

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International Art Fairs 2008

Ursula Sullivan has just returned from a busy trip to London where she attended Frieze and Zoo Art Fairs.

Both fairs project the excitement and energy that is alive within the contemporary art market and have become major events in the art calendar. Now in its 5th Year, Frieze Art Fair features 1000 artists and 150 of the world’s most dynamic contemporary art galleries. Zoo Art Fair has been running for 4 years and showcases emerging contemporary art talent from 61 arts organisations.

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