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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Share your story with CANVAS & CO. for FREE!

For 1 month only CANVAS &CO. is taking submissions to feature/share new upcoming events, galleries, studios, exhibitions, art, writers and anything creative with our CANVAS & CO. creative followers. Email us a media release, link, images or information to:  info@canvasandco.com.au with subject heading ‘Submission for Canvas&Co. feature’. We’re looking forward to seeing what you’re all…

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STARTING AN ART COLLECTION

During my time working with Port Jackson Press Australia (PJPA) and meeting and chatting with many lovely print and art enthusiasts, I began to realise that many were keen on starting their own art collections but did not know where to begin.  I offered to write an article for the PJPA gallery blog to assist…

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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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Capocchi: An oasis of treasure in Collingwood

If you love antiques, art and collectibles then come and check out the newly opened Capocchi Collingwood at 360-364 Smith Street. Owners Angela Capocchi and Steve McKinnon are a rock’n duo with an infectious passion for 19th and 20th century furniture, lighting and decorative arts. Angela and Steve are not newcomers to the industry though….

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NAVIGATE THE ART WORLD: Writing a CV

By Jessica Velasquez On Tuesday night myself (CANVAS & CO) and Christina Lew (blogger, Miss Rosanna) were guest speakers on the topic of  ‘Writing for Artists’ at Hatch Contemporary Art Space.   Despite running overtime and covering several topics such as writing media releases, blogging, bio’s, CV’s and catalogue essays many of those who attended were keenly…

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UNLIMITED 2016 : Art Basel Line Up

Unlimited Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, Unlimited is Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand, including massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances.  Read More….

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Artwork of the Week

SARAH KELK Sky Pink, acrylic on canvas, 76.2cm x 91.4cm //  $2200 framed in Tasmanian oak // available from www.sarahkelk.com Sarah Kelk is the creator and designer of the online store and design brand Hello Polly. She is also an artist. Her expressive, colourful and abstract paintings are often the starting point for other design projects. Her approach is…

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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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THE NEW COLLECTION

CANVAS & CO. is proud to present The New Collection, featuring beautiful antique and contemporary, unique artworks and objects available for purchase. Find yourself a treasure [here]  

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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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CANVAS & CO. OPENS THE NEW COLLECTION

BUY WHAT YOU LOVE….LOVE WHAT YOU BUY  at CANVAS & CO. Now selling beautiful art and collectables online, sourced from all corners of the globe. SHOP NOW

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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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Catch the last days of the SALA FESTIVAL

One of the most beloved events on South Australia’s arts calendar, the SALA Festival is an innovative, open-access visual arts festival celebrating and promoting the diverse talents of South Australian Living Artists. Launched in 1998, the festival presents the works of thousands of established and emerging artists through unique collaborations and exhibitions in hundreds of…

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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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Bogotá, Colombia: a new pit stop on the art scene

I discovered this article written in 2012 by Eric Banks about Bogotá, Colombia where a small but dynamic art scene is turning the country’s capital into a requisite pit stop on the international art circuit. Very interesting!  Click here to read more…

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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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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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Oliver Hopes – under the ashphalt

“Having been introduced to the world beneath our streets in my teens by friends, my current artistic exploration is based around stormwater drains. The architecture is often unusual and surprising in the way it unintentionally creates powerful moods and atmospheres. Human intervention such as graffiti, animals like spiders, cockroaches, bats and even eels, and the various levels of decay…

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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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STELARC – The Murmur of Skin

Where:  Scott Livesey Galleries    When: 7 – 31 March 2012 http://www.scottliveseygalleries.com ‘Think of the artist…suspended by wires and hooks, spinning above the distended ear on arm sculpture, listening to the murmur of its skin. The suspensions are experiments in bodily sensation, expressed in different spaces and in diverse situations. They are not actions for…

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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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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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