exibition year: 2012

“Star Gossage paints ghosts; beautiful faces from dreams, angel-like apparitions imbued with collected memory and ancestry. Ingrained in the wood that they’re painted on with the colours of earth, sea and sky, they are the faces of time that have a troubling elemental spookiness, as if they have appeared from the smoke of a fire […]

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Seven years ago, in mid-2005, the Aboriginal residents of the Old People’s Home on Mornington Island, Far North Queensland were invited to the island’s Art Centre to experiment with canvas and paint. Sally Gabori, at 80 years old, had never picked up a paintbrush in her life but the work she made that day was […]

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Andrew Blythe Elliot Collins Nicola Donald Sally Gabori Peter Gouge Patrick Hartigan Jonathan Jones Simon McIntyre Mornington Island Joe Sheehan Linden Simmons Roberta Thornley Warmun Wayne Youle Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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Between the bell ringing for the end of a school day and the ‘bible black’ of the day’s end when my camera can no longer search its subjects out, we would go down to the river. There are rivers everywhere in this town. Even if they cannot be seen they can be heard. They are […]

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In his first solo exhibition at Tim Melville Gallery, Andrew Blythe presents works on paper made between 2003 and 2012. Blythe’s ability to ‘bring line to life’ gives his paintings a unique rhythm and energy, their combinations of short repeated words and drifts of gestural marks leading the eye in search of visual patterns and […]

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In 2003 Tate Modern mounted its first exhibition dedicated solely to photography; Cruel and Tender. The exhibition’s title evoked the unnerving sensitivity and brutal honesty seen in the photographs of American realist photographer Walker Evans and referred to a critic’s 1933 description of his work as being “tender cruelty”. Cruel & Tender at Tim Melville […]

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Warmun Art Centre, located 200km south of Kununurra in the East Kimberley, holds a significant place in the history of contemporary Australian art. It is here that Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie both painted their country, using ochres dug from their land, and it is the leadership of these pioneers which continues to encourage generations […]

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Elliot Collins’ work starts from painterly concerns, but his practice is not directed at solely solving artistic issues. The paintings mostly consist of text and paint applied in a seemingly expressionist fashion. The nature of text often seems searching and poetic; probing the tentative space between viewer, maker and medium. Often these texts hint at […]

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