Emma Coulter : Colour and Perspective

It’s the final week to check out Composites the recent body of work by Emma Coulter on show at THIS IS FANTASY : Dianne Tanzer + Nicola Stein in Melbourne. The exhibition concludes on the 17th November so put on your gallery shoes and head down to Gertrude St to enjoy this installation of colour…

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Kevin Capon: Portraits 1984 – 85

This exhibition on at Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, features a small selection of works from a wider body of forty photographic portraits that Kevin Capon shot throughout 1984-85. The black and white portraits captured prominent figures within the arts at the time, a snapshot of New Zealand’s creative face of the time. The portraits are close…

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Light Conversation

Taking light as a primary focus, Light Conversation is an collaborative exhibition with Victoria Wareham and Fiona West.  It aims to create narratives between the studio outputs of these two practitioners to investigate haptic relationships to light, space and the moving image. Consisting of large perforated static window vinyls, a series of intimate projections onto…

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Noah Taylor at Lindberg Galleries

This thursday night kicks off with the opening of Noah Taylor’s exhibition at the new impressive Lindberg Gallery in Collingwood.  This will be Taylor’s first show in his hometown of Melbourne where he will be presenting a new suite of drawing, painting and sculpture. Taylor’s artistic career has spanned many genre’s including stage, screen and…

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FEATURED ARTIST: Hellen van Meene

The gift of a camera at age 15 was the beginning for Hellen van Meene.   Born in the Netherlands in 1972 she began photographing girls her own age whom she knew.  First exhibiting her work in 1996 she has continued to show internationally in America, UK, Europe, and Japan and is quoted as one of…

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Street Artists Kaff.eine and KIRPY in Collingwood

CANVAS & CO. has been busy these last months working with 2 exciting Melbourne Street Artists: Kaff.eine at James Makin Gallery and KIRPY at Port Jackson Press Print Gallery.   ‘Phoenix’ by Kaff.eine, in collaboration with artists Geloy Concepcion and Geric Cruz was an incredibly powerful and emotive exhibition, the result of their experience and involvement with the people of the impoverished slums of…

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VIV MILLER: Innermosts

Where:  Gallery 9, Sydney    www.gallery9.com.au When:  23 September – 17 October 2015 Viv Miller’s paintings and drawings are characterised by an idiosyncratic use of abstract and representational approaches. Her work draws influences from a range of Western and Asian art traditions, as well as imagery from the natural world, computer graphics and cel animation….

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SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2015

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY : AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s international art fair, opens next week (Opening Night 10 September) with a diverse gathering of Australian and international galleries. It’s all taking place at Carriageworks in Sydney’s growing arts precinct, presenting over 90 galleries from 13 countries that will exhibit cutting-edge art and the next generation of emerging…

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GODWIN BRADBEER: Delinquent Sublime – early and recent work

CANVAS & CO was delighted to work with Godwin Bradbeer and James Makin Gallery on the installation of Bradbeer’s latest exhibition Delinquent Sublime – early and recent work.  The exhibition is a revealing exploration into the artist’s lesser known photographic past, spliced with exquisite new drawings and digital prints. Senior artist Godwin Bradbeer gives an interesting insight into the development of The Lodger Revisited a key…

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RODRIGUEZ CALERO: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos

El Museo del Barrio’s Urban Martyrs and Latter-Day Santos is the first museum survey of the Nuyorican artist Rodríguez Calero and the second in a series of five women-artist retrospectives in El Museo’s current five-year plan. Guest-curated by Alejandro Anreus, the installation includes 29 large acrollage canvases, 19 smaller collages, 13 fotacrolés (altered photography) on…

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MARNIE HADDAD: Max de Winter

Haddad’s new exhibition ‘Max de Winter’ reflects the Melbourne based photographer’s deep love for classic film; its romantic undercurrents and cinematic staging – in particular Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Read More…  Where: Scott Livesey Galleries  www.scottliveseygalleries.com When: 1 – 15 August 2015 —————— To promote your gallery or exhibition email us: info@canvasandco.com.au

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CLAIRE BRIDGE: Future Memory

When: 4 – 22 August 2015 Where: Flinders Lane Gallery http://www.flg.com.au All memory is imagination. Memory is a portal through time and space. Memory is a fluid, sensuous time machine. We pull memories out of orbit, like asteroids or planets circling our every moment and return them refreshed, remembered and infused with re-imagining. Memory is…

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CATHYANN COADY: Head Case

Where:  Seventh Gallery, http://www.seventhgallery.org When: 22 July – 8 August 2015 Head case is an exhibition that has Morph (alter ego of artist Cathyann Coady) engrossed in a moment of self-contemplation in order to explore the nature and absurdity of the selfie phenomenon.   Read More… ———————- To submit your exhibition to CANVAS & CO. email…

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AGNETA EKHOLM : Unfold

Where: Flinders Lane Gallery www.flg.com.au When: 25 August – 19 September 2015 Read More…. ——————— To submit your exhibition to CANVAS & CO. email us at: info@canvasandco.com.au

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Marina Abramović: Private Archaeology

Two unique projects presented by MONA and Kaldor Public Art Projects and curated by Nicole Durling and Olivier Varenne. This exhibition explores how performance artist Abramović has refined her work over forty years, to focus on a central, unifying ideology: what she calls ‘the art of the immaterial’, involving the use of objects and rituals to achieve…

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BON MOTT: It Wasn’t The First, It Wasn’t The Last

Bon Mott is a multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses design and performance with a major emphasis on spatial/sculptural practice. Currently her work explores the realm of performance art, embodying Bon Mott, the female ghost of AC/DC’s deceased frontman, Bon Scott. Mott’s practice encompasses a meditation on the female journey in Australia, both personal and collective,…

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Lazarides does BRUTAL

London Gallery Lazarides has been putting up some impressive cutting edge exhibitions with BRUTAL an offsite project alongside 2 part exhibition ACTIONS/INSIDE OUT by solo artist JR.  read more…

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Claire Bridge – Alchemy

WHERE:  Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne. WHEN: 16 July – 3 August 2013 For more info visit:   info@flg.com.au

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Kristin McIver: Status Quo

Kristin McIver’s current exhibition Status Quo at James Makin Gallery, Melbourne,  explores the notion of identity as commodity. The exhibition continues McIver’s exploration of consumer identity in the era of hyper-capitalism. The work in the exhibition (predominantly in neon, steel and concrete), transposes digital subject matter. Her work Sitting Piece, 2012 has recently been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)…

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Andy Goldstein: Vivir en la Tierra

Vivir en la Tierra (Living on Land), by Andy Goldstein is a traveling exhibition of 65 large scale photographs that is touring several Latin American cities. The images were also published in a 2012 book titled Vivir en la Tierra by the Buenos Aires-based Edhasa publishing house.  CANVAS discovered this exhibition while it was in Cartagena, Colombia and…

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Godwin Bradbeer: Pentimenti

In this major solo exhibition Pentimenti at James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, Godwin Bradbeer presents a series of new drawings, and sculptural and installation based work which continues his ongoing exploration into the metaphysical possibilities present within the human form.  read more

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Todd Hunter: Doused

A sensational body of new works by Todd Hunter at Scott Livesey Gallery.  A must see for lovers of paint, colour and The Beatles White Album.  Crack open a beer, slap on the vinyl  and drown yourself in the slash and drizzle of delectable oils on canvas.   Masculine, sexy, and muscular.  A rock’n exhibition. Where:  Scott…

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Peter Whyte – Near Death

From the spiraling Fibonacci sequence patterning of Sunflower, 2011, that evidences the building blocks of the universe, through to the faltering anthropomorphic forms of Tulip, 2012, that chants ‘memento mori’ – we are reminded of our own mortality and the transient nature of human existence…..read more

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Cathyann Coady: Is there a pill I can take for that?

Cathyann Coady’s ‘pill’ sculptures exist on the precipice between fact and fiction, reality and illusion, well-being and ill-health. The sophistication in their conception and their technical accuracy allows us to immediately notice what might have been previously ignored. Despite the common presence of pills in our lives to quickly arrest all sorts of pains and…

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Tanmaya Bingham: internal conduits to another world

Countermanding Saturation Brenda May Gallery, Sydney In an over stimulated world peace and quiet is a rare commodity. We have been forced to create internal conduits to another restorative world or void where the pressure on our senses is alleviated and we can retreat, relax and process….more.

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BRADBEER & MILOJEVIC: COLOUR vs MONO

WHERE: James Makin Gallery, Melbourne WHEN: 10 November – 3 December, 2011 http://www.jamesmakingallery.com GODWIN BRADBEER:  Intermezzo  November 10 – December 3 2011 Stark and mysterious, Godwin Bradbeerʼs latest exhibition of drawings at James Makin Gallery continues his extraordinary investigation of the physical and metaphysical human form. After a highly successful show at James Makin Gallery in 2010,…

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An Occasion Magnifique!

For the past twelve months Galerie Montmartre has been working with a renowned European colleague, squirreling away a large collection of rare original vintage posters. Now they are ready. Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, and they feel the time is right to share this exclusive exhibition featuring the works of Savignac,…

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David Fairbairn: Insight

DAVID FAIRBAIRN Insight Where:   Stella Downer Fine Art:  www.stelladownerfineart.com When: 23 August – 17 September 2011 For more than twenty years DAVID FAIRBAIRN has been a leading Australian draftsman. His arresting portraits are charged with an uncanny psychological reality, they reveal a fascination with structure and presence. As he builds up his complex, textured surfaces, FAIRBAIRN…

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All I Have I Hope to Keep

Gallery Eight presents…. ALL I HAVE I HOPE TO KEEP  by Australian artists Thomas C. Chung & Amanda Humphries. Two-person exhibition @ Gallery Eight – Sydney (AUSTRALIA) 16 September 2011 – 6 October 2011 Everything is experienced through play in this exhibition. It is the first part of a two part show that suggests ideas…

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What’s New: Adam Nudelman ‘Archiving the Nights’

2011 John Glover Prize Finalist, Adam Nudelman, returns to the gallery with his latest exhibition, Archiving the Nights. This body of work builds upon his ongoing concerns in representing the natural world, while making subtle symbolic reference to our human interaction with it………   (more)

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Art Melbourne Ticket Offer

 2 FOR 1 OPENING NIGHT TICKET OFFER – COME AND SEE ARTIST CATHYANN COADY AT ART MELBOURNE! Thursday 19 May, 5-9pm  – STAND A4 PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW  TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED TICKET OFFER.  http://artmelbourne11.com.au/shop/coupon ENTER THE UNIQUE COUPON CODE: EXHIB241 (Please note that this code can only be used once and is…

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Zhongjian: Midway

Zhongjian: Midway, curated by Jin Sha, is a timely exhibition that reveals the mesh of associations and influences that operate in our trans-cultural world.  This exhibition consists of works by fourteen contemporary artists from China and Australia, and features painting, sculpture, installation and video projections. To read more click here.

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GLOBAL CANVAS: now taking submissions

GLOBAL CANVAS: Online Exhibition of Emerging Art Welcome to GLOBAL CANVAS the first of many of our online gallery exhibitions.  This exhibition features the work of artists across the globe. This online exhibition is published to the CANVAS website every few months. Artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the next GLOBAL…

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MONA – what we’ve all been waiting for!

The much anticipated and talked about MONA – The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania is now open.  It’s the brainchild of mathematical prodigy David Walsh, built on the banks of the Derwent River.  A wonderland of the bizarre, a wet dream for art enthusiasts and now the largest private museum open to the…

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GLOBAL CANVAS: Online Exhibition of Emerging Art

GLOBAL CANVAS: Online Exhibition of Emerging Art Welcome to GLOBAL CANVAS the first of many of our online gallery exhibitions.  This exhibition features the work of artists across the globe.  Recently CANVAS has received portfolios of a wide variety of media from artists and we are pleased to now exhibit the selected finalists. This online…

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Erotica: curated by Jessica Williams

Erotica brings together a diverse range of contemporary, antique, modern and tribal artworks that explore the ancient urge to express the erotic and sexual dimension of human experience through visual media. The exhibition also explores the liminal spaces between the genres of erotic, pornography, obscenity and the nude, exploring how these borders can shift with…

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Art Sydney: The Highlights

CANVAS popped up to Sydney last weekend to check out Art Sydney Art Fair.  On display was a varied combination of ‘artist run’ and ‘gallery’ stands. NOTEWORTHY:   Marlon Dalton with his stunning lightbox diptych inspired by the media onslaught on the young women of todays generation.  After asking Marlon if this work is one…

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Exhibition: IAN PARRY – Recent works from Tasmania

  Ian Parry’s recent body of works continue the artist’s ongoing investigation into Tasmania’s coastal regions. In this exhibition, Parry has focused on creating small but powerful renditions of ocean, land, sky and horizon. Parry relocated from Melbourne, where he occupied a well-respected position in the art scene, to coastal Tasmania over ten years ago,…

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Exhibition: DAGMAR CYRULLA – New Work

    In this recent body of paintings and works on paper Dagmar Cyrulla continues her figurative explorations within the realm of domestic, interior spaces. However it is the relationships played out on this private stage that form the true subject here – charted through a subtle language of glances and gestures. This powerful yet…

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Clare Whitney ‘After Eden’: New Exhibition

What better way to spend your Friday night than to check out ‘After Eden’ at Brunswick St Gallery a duo show where 2 Melbourne artists, Clare Whitney and Genevieve McLean, show their new works based upon concepts of the aftermath of the events in the mythical garden of Eden. After you have contemplated these artworks…

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Upcoming Exhibition: Robin Astley

  Where:  Red Gallery, 157 StGeorges Road, Fitzroy North When: 3 November 6-8pm, exhibition run until 20 November 2010 For for more information on this artist contact CANVAS:  info@canvasartsolutions.com

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Contour: David Fairbairn at James Makin Gallery

This solo exhibition by David Fairbairn displays this artist’s unique, almost architectural descriptions of the human form. Fairbairn’s art making practice is largely dedicated to the medium of drawing, and he is recipient of some of the major drawing prizes in Australia.  There is a genre of 20th century draftsmanship that has been navigated by…

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Something in the Water

Something in the Water 2010 Celebrate the opening of ‘Something in the Water’ at the Port Jackson Press Print Room Featuring new works by Tasmanian printmakers, Noni Gander, Madeleine Goodwolf, Nicolas Goodwolf, Milan Milojevic, Jonathan Partridge, Susan Pickering, Mandy Renard, Michael Schlitz and Melissa Smith. This event is the first of many small events Port Jackson…

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PAPERANTIC – Barcelona

Do you love antique works on paper, old photographs, vintage posters, comics and collectables?…. Check out PAPERANTIC if you are in Barcelona: When: 30 September – 3 October Where: C.Sants No.79, Barcelona http://www.aspac-es.com

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Ignacio Iturria: Cadaques

When visiting Cadaques, a small seaside town up on the Costa Brava (Dali also had a summer house here), I stumbled across a small gallery tucked away up in the labyrinth of cobbled streets and white-washed buildings.  It was an artist run gallery space with a very lovely surprise nestled in the back room.  I…

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The Light Factory Gallery opens its ornate doors to the public

The Light Factory Gallery is a shining new beacon in the Yarra Valley arts community (in Brougham St, Eltham). Open to the public from August 18th, the gallery promotes excellence, innovation and passion for fine arts. Originally built in 1973 as a light factory by renowned Alistair Knox, the building is supported by twelve massive…

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Highlights from the Melbourne Art Fair 2010

Between installing 2 stands, and working with galleries, artists ands collectors to produce yet another great showcase of Australian art,  CANVAS managed to take a few pics of the stands that really caught the eye at this year’s Melbourne Art Fair. CANVAS Favorites: Casts of Stelarc’s ongoing project ‘The Ear’ set against Todd Hunter’s beautiful…

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Cathyann Coady: congratulations

Congratulations to Cathyann Coady whos exhibition opening ICONS: Beauty, Wisdom and the Feminine was a huge success. Thank you to Jeff Makin for opening the exhibition with insightful words and also to Diane Soumilas for her support. To view the works in this exhibition please click here

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