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John Nixon: Australian arts industry pays tribute to ‘an inspiring collaborator and mentor’

From The Guardian
by Fiona Gruber

The abstract painter, curator and indefatigable supporter of the industry died earlier this month, leaving behind a pioneering legacy – and his final exhibition The artist John Nixon was a great sharer. Whether it was an unexpected gift from the tote bag he always seemed to have on his shoulder, the opportunity to collaborate in […]

Stieg Persson receives Margaret Olley Commendation Award

We would like to congratulate Stieg Persson, who was announced this evening as the recipient of the Margaret Olley Commendation Award for his painting Lido. There were more than 500 entrants this year for the Mosman Art Prizes. Lido was conceived as a homage to Venice, a contemporary account of an intensely beautiful and melancholic […]

JOHN NIXON (1949–2020)

From Artforum
by Robert Forster

WHEN I LIVED in culturally and politically conservative Brisbane in the late ’70s and early ’80s, John Nixon was the first full-time practicing artist I ever met. He was from Melbourne and had moved to Brisbane in 1980 to be the director of the Institute of Modern Art, a beacon of artistic hope at that time. […]

In Memoriam

John Nixon(1949–2020) It is with immense sadness that we communicate the death of John Nixon, following a year long illness. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, especially Sue Cramer and Emma Nixon. For more than fifty years, John Nixon’s prolific output has been dedicated to the on-going experimentation, analysis and development of radical […]

Kerrie Poliness: recipient of McClelland National Small Sculpture Award

Kerrie Poliness is one of four recipients of the National Small Sculpture Award 2020 at McClelland Gallery. The awards are an initiative to support sculptors during the initial stages of the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian arts and culture sector.

Kate Mitchell: The Communication Deck

Hyper-linked is an exhibition for the digital realm, presenting new projects by seven contemporary Australian artists. Each artist is alert to the almost paradoxical fact that we are experiencing mass disconnect in an age of hyper-connectivity. Like her peers, Kate Mitchell examines the role the internet plays in shaping our lives and the ways in which […]

Opening hours update

Due to the COVID-19 related government restrictions, the gallery is currently closed to the public. Our information page will be updated regularly. Information >>>

When life imitates art: a cautionary tale

From In Daily
by Leigh Robb

When Mikala Dwyer proposed her installation for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres more than a year ago, she had been researching the Quarantine or “Q” flag – a bright yellow maritime flag that was historically hoisted from ships to warn of disease on board. For the Biennial, Dwyer had been invited […]

Peter Tyndall: bLogos/HA HA

From Memo Review
by Victoria Perin

Now that it seems to be ending, what has this period of enforced online exhibiting taught us? A distribution system that we took for granted (exhibition is installed in gallery, audience looks at work of art, exhibition is deinstalled, audience remembers or forgets exhibition) was stripped away overnight. What was left (unless you were fired) […]