In 'CABINETS', Lucas Grogan takes the exhibition’s namesake as a starting point. Rather than the usual contents found in medicine cabinets, “good rooms” and libraries, his cabinets of are filled with an unreal assortment of things we need, things we want and things we can’t forget.
Some Cabinets operate like portraiture; collections that combine the aspirational and impossible with the low brow and familiar. Others like time-capsules, whereby every book title is a competing and conflicting element of the zeitgeist. Or like THE TEST, a combination of both, where the viewer must collect and follow their own thoughts, feelings and experiences to an ultimate resolution. They’re introspective, private and showy all at once.
Newcastle based Lucas Grogan’s distinctive visual language has developed over the years to coalesce into his recognisable style. He uses painting, drawing, needlepoint and installation to explore themes of isolation, inclusion and cultural collisions, through an autobiographical lens. His works are interwoven with dry wit and a piercing sense of humour
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Hugo Michell Gallery welcomes the addition of Marc Etherington to our represented artists!
Marc Etherington spent his formative years ingratiating himself in the Sydney art community while fostering his emerging painting career. As a self-taught artist, Etherington has maintained a consistent practice in painting and small sculpture for over a decade and honed his unique style.
Etherington’s naive application and heightened imagination have been integral in establishing his oeuvre. His use of colour and composition combine with his sense of whimsy to take us into an alternate reality at times nostalgic, absurd or humorous but always tapping into something we can connect to. His landscapes and interiors are depicted with an eye for highly amusing detail, touching on themes such as mass production, pop culture and collectibles.
Currently based in Canada, Etherington has exhibited widely nationally within Australian and internationally. He has been a finalist in such prestigious awards as the Archibald Art Prize, Sir John Sulman Art Prize, and Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW, the John Fries Award at UNSW Art & Design, and Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Art Centre.
His works are held in the Artbank collection and numerous private collections in Australia, North America and Europe.
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Pictured: Marc Etherington portrait for ‘Talking with Painters’ Podcast, 2018. Photo by Maria Stoljar
Bridie Gillman, Sam Gold, Jahnne Pasco-White and Justine Varga
Colour me soft
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Paul Yore’s ‘WORD MADE FLESH’ is now showing at Carriageworks as part of Sydney Festival and Sydney World Pride.
‘Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH’ is a new architecturally-scaled installation, anarchically composed of improvised makeshift structures, mixed media sculpture and found objects, collage and assemblage, painting, video, and pulsating sound and light. Conceived as a cacophonous, kaleidoscopic ‘gesamtkunstwerk’, ‘WORD MADE FLESH’ imagines a queer alternative reality.
This work has been curated by Max Delany, in collaboration with Paul Yore and Devon Ackerman, and will be on display at Carriageworks from 5 January to 26 February 2023. Visit the Carriageworks website for more information.
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Pictured: Paul Yore, WORD MADE FLESH (installation view), 2022, Carriageworks. Photography by Zan Wimberley
'Summer in the Stockroom' brings together new works and gems from the Hugo Michell Gallery stockroom. Featuring works by Clara Adolphs, David Booth [Ghostpatrol], James Dodd, Sally Bourke, Zaachariaha Fielding, Richard Lewer and Trent Parke, this exhibition is a celebration of the ongoing creativity of our artists.
This exhibition is on display from 8 December 2022 to 27 January 2023.
Hugo Michell Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm until 21st December 2022 after which the gallery will be open by appointment.
We are thrilled to share that Julia Robinson has been awarded the Absolute Best South Australian Artist Award for SA Life’s ‘Absolute Best Awards’ for 2022.
The awards celebrate the finest in South Australian food, drink, travel and design, as well as the individuals and businesses leading the way in their fields.
Congratulations to all the nominees for this category - Margaret Ambridge and Daryl Austin!
To read more about this year's finalists, pick up a copy of the December issue of SALIFE.
Portrait of Julia Robinson, 2022. Photography by Sam Roberts
The expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney – titled the Sydney Modern Project – has now been officially launched with the gallery unveiling nine Australian and international artists that have been commissioned to create works as part of the build.
For this commission, Richard Lewer went behind the scenes to capture the stories and portraits of people involved in the design and construction of the Art Gallery’s new building. His multipanel painting and suite of drawings celebrate the labour and personalities of those who have helped build Sydney’s newest cultural and architectural landmark.
Richard Lewer's works can be viewed in the North Building, lower level 1 (painting), from 3 December 2022 and the South Building, lower level 2, in From Here, for Now (drawings), from 5 November 2022.
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We are thrilled to share that Sera Waters’ exhibition ‘Future Traditions’ is now open to the public at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
In this second iteration of the Guildhouse Fellowship, South Australian artist Sera Waters imagines a new future for us all – one where ancient textile traditions can craft hope in the face of climate change.
Waters is well known for her revival of endangered ways of making, whereby age-old embroidery techniques are restored to comment on our complex and often confronting colonial histories. In this exhibition, the past paves the way for a new future and by reclaiming the traditions that our great-great-great-grandmothers performed we can move, together, towards an alternative liveable future.
‘Future Traditions’, presented in Gallery 9, hinges on community and those who have kept this knowledge alive over generations. A shared space, the exhibition includes experiments, artefacts, texts, events, workshops and works of art.
The exhibition will be on display from 26 Nov 2022 to 16 Apr 2023.
Sera Waters, Noticing Sampler, 2022, cotton on repurposed and hand-dyed linen, 50 x 32 cm. Photography by Grant Hancock
Hugo Michell Gallery welcomes the addition of Zaachariaha Fielding to our represented artists!
Zaachariaha Fielding is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from the Mimili Community in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, currently working out of the APY Collective on Kaurna land/Adelaide. Having established himself as a critically acclaimed musician, the frontman for duo Electric Fields, Fielding is compelled to create art in whichever form is available to him.
About his work, Fielding shares: “I was raised on desert country in the eastern Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, and come from a long line of multi-disciplinary artists. I am compelled to make work that honours the visual language of my ancient culture. The iconography reflects the way I live my culture in the present, as a constant feature of my world, and visualises how I interact with the beings that populate the Tjukurpa I’ve inherited.”
Fielding’s work has been recognised in major art awards, most notably as a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize at Art Gallery of South Australia and the NATSIAAs Awards at Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory.
His work is currently held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and Artbank.
We congratulate Zaachariaha on his achievements and look forward to working together in the future!
Portrait of Zaachariaha Fielding, 2021. Photography by Saul Steed
Opening Event | Saturday 5th Nov, 2-4pm
Bulthirrirri Wunuŋmurra & Binygurr Wirrpanda
Yirrkala - Next Wave
Amy Joy Watson
Binygurr Wirrpanda, Mäna at Lutumba, 2022, etching and on found metal sign, fixative and etched aluminium, 92 x 126 cm
Amy Joy Watson, Untitled, 2022, Metallic thread, brass mesh and brass frame, 114 x 92 cmHugo Michell Gallery are proud to partner with Bird in Hand Winery for this opening event.
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