Just Draw celebrates drawing and its many possibilities, performance, multimedia, installation, sculpture, kinetics and robotics. Exhibition curators Todd Fuller and Lisa Woolfe present Australian artists who leverage the possibilities of this deceptively simple medium at Newcastle Art Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.
Matilda Michell, Connie Anthes, Jeremy Smith, Todd Fuller, Hannah Quinliven, Jane Theau, Kellio O’Dempsey, Carl Sciberras, Catherine O’Donnell, John Boker, Lisa Woolfe, Paul White, Jack Stahel
Todd worked with the team at dLux Media Arts to present Scanlines, a major national survey exhibition. Scanlines is the first of its kind: a comprehensive group exhibition with an education focus that surveys the heritage of new media art in Australia since the 1980’s. A groundbreaking interactive exhibition design puts history at your fingertips: access video interviews with the artists and studio tours from the comfort of the gallery. The Scanlines exhibition was an exciting journey through time and included rare early works and well-known favourites by our best-known Australian contemporary artists.
Kurt Bereton, Leon Cmielewski, Daniel Crooks, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Stephen Fearnley, Stephen Harrop, Sue Healey, SODA_JERK, Janet Merewether, Kate Richards, Kathy Smith, Josephine Starrs, Mark Titmarsh, & John Tonkin.
13 Feb - 5 Apr 2015 - Artspace McKay
6 Jun - 18 Jul 2015 - Tamworth Regional Gallery
27 July - 12 Sep 2015 - Western Plains Cultural Centre
21 Sep - 31 Oct 2015 - Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
16 Nov 2015 - 25 Jan 2016 - Riddoch Gallery
26 Feb - 2 Apr 2016 - Logan Art Gallery
29 Apr - 26 Jun 2016 - Burnie Regional Gallery
12 Jul - 21 Aug 2016 - Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
14 Sep - 22 Oct 2016 - Deakin University Art Gallery
7 Nov 2016 - 1 Jan 2017 - Orange Regional Art Gallery
3 Feb - 5 Mar 2017 - Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
BLACK – a coal case
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery
11 August – 18 September 2011
Coal: in a place like Cessnock it is underfoot, in the blood and even on the lungs.
Black – a coal case at Cessnock Regional Art gallery is a fluid weaving of our local heritage, told through the unique interpretations of contemporary artists. Within their distinct and diverse imaginings are the revelations of a past driven by mineral explorations, technological advancements and a rare sense of brotherhood.
While the ‘Valley of the Hunter’ was once intersected by rich coal veins, that wealth and the means of production have shifted. Sir Edgeworth David may have predicted the use and value of the Greta coal seam, but his foresight draws short as to what comes next?
A weaving of past, present and future, BLACK – a coal case acknowledges a rich history while critiquing and considering the future.
Angelica Mesiti, Stephen James, David Hampton, Harrie Fasher, Liam Power, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy
This exhibition was made possible through the Sidney Myer Curatorial Mentorship initiative administered by NAVA (National Association of Visual Arts).
As well as:
ArtsNSW, Cessnock City Council, The State Library of New South Wales, Maunsell and Wicks at Barry Stern Gallery, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Gallery Barry Kedoulis, Pooles Rock Wines, Richmond Vale Rale Museum, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Uniter Mineworker’s Federation of Australia- Northern District.