2022 EXHIBITION PROGRAM
Arthouse Gallery is delighted to announce our dynamic exhibition program for 2022. This coming year features solo shows by newly–represented, emerging artists as well as new works from our celebrated and diverse stable of Australian contemporary practitioners.
We really look forward to welcoming you to the gallery this year.
NICOLA MOSS The Orchid Room, acrylic and paper collage on linen, 115 x 155 cm (framed)
11 – 29 January
A fitting send off to the year that was, these works celebrate the limitless possibilities of 2022. This coming year features solo shows by newly–represented, emerging artists as well as presentations from our celebrated and diverse stable of Australian contemporary practitioners. Join us as we welcome the dawn of 2021 and all the adventures promised by a brand new day.
COLIN PENNOCK Temporary Landscape, oil on linen, 142 x 142 cm (framed)
To follow gentle voices
5 – 26 February
In all their vastness and intimacy, the spirited landscapes of Colin Pennock visualise the profound valency of memory. Responding to his immediate surrounds in the Noosa Hinterland as well as remembered moments from his Irish homeland, the artist creates visceral compositions that materialise the experiential and emotional undulations of life. Stratified swoops of oil cast a space where formlessness meets the pictorial.
DEAN BOWEN Smiling Kookaburra, bronze (ed. of 6), 109 x 118 x 43 cm
5 – 26 March
Melbourne-based artist Dean Bowen is renowned for his charming, child-like aesthetic and unique thematic interplay between urbanity and rurality, humanity and animality. With a practice spanning over 25 years and encompassing painting, bronze sculpture and printmaking, Bowen has developed a distinctive and humorous symbolic language that filters through each work. This major exhibition will present a survey of Bowen’s sculptural works and paintings.
JO DAVENPORT Pink Sky in the Morning, oil on board, 93 x 93 cm (framed)
2 – 23 April
Jo Davenport’s lyrical oil paintings inhabit the liminal resting place between real, imagined and remembered landscapes. For the artist, the notion of space is not defined by perspectival strictures and physical form, but conceived as a scintillating constellation of memories and emotions. Through layered colour, impulsive mark making and erasure, the artist brings the transient into view, invoking the complexities of memory and representation.
NICOLA MOSS Plant Dreams – Summer, acrylic and paper collage on linen, 95 x 95 cm (framed)
30 April – 21 May
Probing the intersection of politics and ecology Nicola Moss' collaged works highlight the importance of green spaces amid congested urban environments. Relying on an archive of papers coloured using paint, graphite, printmaking and various stains, Moss' materials travel with her as she explores the physical landscape.
AMELIA LYNCH Coastal, glazed ceramic, 40 x 21 x 21 cm
30 April – 21 May
Amelia Lynch is a dynamic ceramicist and recent graduate of the Master's program at the National Art School in Sydney. Her tactile exploration of form and surface responds to the natural environment, casting conceptual and visual links with geological phenomena such as rock erosion and stratification.
LAUREN O'CONNOR Terraces, acrylic on board, 92.5 x 62.5 cm (framed)
26 May – 18 June
Lauren O'Connor is a painter and a recent graduate of the National Art School in Sydney. In these works forms in nature are broken apart and reformed; at one time both familiar and foreign. For the artists, the action of painting and sketching becomes a daily ritual allowing her to reconnect with nature in the urban landscape.
NAOMI HOBSON Yellow Grassland, acrylic on linen, 140 x 150 cm
26 May – 18 June
Naomi Hobson is a Southern Kaantju/Umpila painter, ceramicist and photographer who lives in Coen, a small town of 360 people in the centre of Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland. Inspired by her direct environment, Hobson’s works express her ongoing connection to Country and her ancestors’ ties and relationships with their traditional lands.
CLIFFORD HOW Fury (In the Path of a Relentless Southerly), oil on linen, 89 x 84 cm (framed)
23 June – 16 July
Our group landscape show celebrates the Australian environment and the artists who paint it. Curated from our stable of artists this annual exhibition has become a favourite of collectors and gallery patrons.
KATE DORROUGH Calligraphic Marks of a River Landscape, acrylic on linen, 152 x 168 cm
21 July – 13 August
The practice of Sydney-based artist Kate Dorrough sustains a conversation between paint and clay, launching an inquiry into the interplay and tension between the gestural mark and the hand built ceramic form. The artist's recent work explores landscape as metaphor, with its inland river systems a vital source of survival and bestowal of fertility. Dorrough considers the cyclicality of renewal and destruction that defines the land, her painterly gestural marks evoking totemic symbols of this enduring landscape.
ROSIE TARKU KING Looking from the sky, acrylic on canvas, 119 x 119 cm
ROSIE TARKU KING
21 July – 13 August
Rosie Tarku King was born at Payinjarra in the Great Sandy Desert and speaks Walmajarri. Having spent most of her early life in the desert, themes of this landscape are prevalent in her paintings. Now in her late 80's, Rosie has difficulties with her memory. Using the fluidity of paint as a conduit between past and present, this collection celebrates the artist's deep-rooted intrinsic connection to Country.
NICOLE KELLY Night entangled trees, oil on polyester, 141 x 170 cm (framed)
18 August – 10 September
Nicole Kelly creates paintings that linger between the essence of a subject and the experience of being. Her new body of work has been inspired by recent experiences in Fowlers Gap. Informed by an interest in literature and the discipline of painting, these works cast moments of shared stillness in an atmosphere of light.
Featuring Belinda Fox & Neville French + Group Show
8 – 11 September
Drawing from her virtuosic skills as a former Master Printer and fusing together profoundly personal and global concerns, Belinda Fox’s work lays bare the paradoxes endemic to contemporary human experience. Working in painting, drawing, printmaking and collaboratively with ceramicists Neville French for this presentation, Fox examines the volatility of our era, excavating the iridescent beauty that flickers below the shadowy surface of conflict and despair.
ROBYN SWEANEY The butterfly effect, acrylic on polycotton, 43 x 53 cm (framed)
24 September – 15 October
The tightly-choreographed paintings of Robyn Sweaney respond to the philosophical and ontological currency of the built environment. The artist’s preoccupation with the Australian architectural vernacular – particularly from the post war period – is rooted in an enduring fascination with the physiognomy of cultural identity. Domestic dwellings divulge more than their mere exteriors, functioning as physical incarnations of the aesthetic, ideological and social structures influencing human behaviour.
JO BERTINI Salt Rooted River Country, oil on Belgian linen, 139.5 x 170 cm (framed)
22 October – 12 November
Jo Bertini’s paintings traverse well-worn landscapes in an exploration of the true nature of wilderness. Drawing from the traditions of artists on scientific and ecological survey expeditions into the most remote and inaccessible regions, Bertini celebrates her long and intimate engagement with the desert.
MICHAYE BOULTER Becalm, oil on hand-beaten steel, 57 x 62 cm (framed)
19 November – 10 December
The masterful paintings of Tasmanian artist Michaye Boulter chart the paradoxical vastness and intimacy of the ocean. Having spent much of her life on the sea, Boulter draws from a wellspring of experience in capturing the transformative and transcendent tenor of the endless ocean. Her paintings on linen, board and steel chronicle the artist’s enduring search for hidden aspects of self and place.
JOHN BAIRD Green Day, oil on Belgian linen, 155 x 155 cm (framed)
14 December – 21 January 2023
Working across painting, collage and sculpture, John Baird has developed a unique aesthetic that explores how slippages between utilitarianism and decoration inhabit everyday objects. With a lingering aura of nostalgia, Baird elevates the sail boat from the commonplace. By consciously conflating foreground and background, Baird forges a surreality that adds a dream-like dimension to his constructed spaces, enkindling our memories and inspiring our imaginations.