24 JANUARY - 22 FEBRUARY 2015
This is the first exhibition to present the fascinating personal collections of leading contemporary artists including Michael Kempson, Euan Macleod, Henry Mulholland, James Powditch,Adrienne Richards & Leo Robba, Peter Sharp and Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis. From mass-produced memorabilia and to one-of-a-kind curiosities and artefacts these collections provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions of artists. Works date from 1790s with prints by Goya up to the present day including paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramic works from contemporary Australian artists.
19 SEPTEMBER - 2 NOVEMBER
The Watters Gallery opened in Darlinghurst in 1964, and since then has become one of the leading private galleries on the Sydney arts scene. Led by Frank Watters, Geoffrey Legge & Alexandra Legge, Watters Gallery has represented significant artists of every era and this exhibition will feature artists including Tony Tuckson, Robert Klippel, James Gleeson, Richard Larter, Ken Whisson and Euan Macleod in an exhibition which also traces the developments in the visual arts in Sydney over the past five decades.
19 JULY - 14 SEPTEMBER
The 'alternative' selection from hundreds of entries to the Archibald and Wynne Prizes. Each year our guest selectors go behind the scenes of the Art Gallery of New South Wales to select the exhibtion. The Salon has an excellent reputation and the criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation and cover themes such as contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and artist's responses to the landscape.
image: Celeste Chandler, I feel for you 3 (Andrew), oil on canvas, 2014
7 NOVEMBER - 18 JANUARY 2015
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 administrator: The Trust Company, part of Perpetual, as trustee for the Portia Geach Memorial Award
VR MORRISON Glorybox 2012 oil on Belgian linen 52 x 38cm
6 JUNE - 13 JULY
This is the first major exhibition to consider the social consciousness that infused Arthur Boyd's life and art from the point of view of his private, but passionate, political and social consciousness. This exhibition explores the ways in which Boyd, as a clear-eyed witness to his times, wove into his lyrical landscapes, and his masterly visual representations of ancient narratives, his personal responses to the ethical challenges facing his world.
A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition.
ARTHUR BOYD Large skate on grey background 1979 oil on canvas 122 x 122cm Bundanon Trust Collection