24 JANUARY - 2 MARCH
In recent years Sydney has become renowned for its diverse public sculpture festivals and this exhibition presents the work of ten leading sculptors including Paul Bacon, Anne Ferguson, Christopher Hodges, Paul Hopmeier, Jan King, Kevin Norton, James Rogers, Hui Selwood, Paul Selwood & Michael Snape for an overview of the dynamic and evolving Sydney sculpture scene.
CHRISTOPHER HODGES Garden 2013 painted steel 217 x 224 x 49cm
22 NOVEMBER - 19 JANUARY
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House this exhibition comprises works by artists including William Dobell, Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, Peter Kingston, Ken Done and many more who have been inspired by this an architectural icon which is one of the most outstanding buildings of the twentieth century. An S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibition.
PETER KINGSTON Full Moon, High Tide 2008 oil on canvas 183 x 233cm
4 OCTOBER - 17 NOVEMBER
The annual award exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists. The award, which was first given in 1965 in memory of the artist Portia Geach, displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. The Award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of Australian female portrait painters and has played a major role in developing the profile of the nation’s women artists.
Award administered by the Trust Company.
VR MORRISON Glorybox 2012 oil on Belgian linen 52 x 38cm
30 AUGUST - 29 SEPTEMBER
This landmark exhibition addresses the current international interest in esoteric art and includes major Australian artists such as James Gleeson whose works will be re-examined in the context of their esoteric influences. This unique exhibition will also include key works by the English occultist Aleister Crowley, Rosaleen Norton, Alex Proyas, Georgiana Houghton, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, musician Jeff Martin, NOKO performance group, Collective777, Kim Nelson, Thor Engelstad, Barry William Hale & Danie Mellor.
Presented in association with Buratti Fine Art.
JAMES GLEESON A Moment in the Process 2006 oil on linen 132 x 178cm
12 JULY - 25 AUGUST
Peter Rushforth (b.1920) is one of Australia’s most revered artist-potters who has influenced a generation of ceramic practitioners in this country and internationally. His deep engagement with the Eastern tradition of China, and, especially Japan, with its long traditions of wood firing and glaze, which cultivate natural flaws and accidents as essential qualities, creating a dialogue between the glaze surface and body, has inspired his work since the 1960s. This retrospective exhibition celebrates his six decade long contribution to ceramics and includes works from galleries and museums across the country as well as works from his last firing in his Blue Mountain studio.
Exhibition supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
PETER RUSHFORTH Blossom jar c.1995 stoneware, Jun glaze with wax resist 31 cm height Private collection