19 SEPTEMBER - 2 NOVEMBER
The Watters Gallery opened in Darlinghurst in 1964, and since then has become one of the leading private galleries on the Sydney arts scene. Led by Frank Watters, Geoffrey Legge & Alexandra Legge, Watters Gallery has represented significant artists of every era and this exhibition will feature artists including Tony Tuckson, Robert Klippel, James Gleeson, Richard Larter, Ken Whisson and Euan Macleod in an exhibition which also traces the developments in the visual arts in Sydney over the past five decades.
19 JULY - 14 SEPTEMBER
The 'alternative' selection from hundreds of entries to the Archibald and Wynne Prizes. Each year our guest selectors go behind the scenes of the Art Gallery of New South Wales to select the exhibtion. The Salon has an excellent reputation and the criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation and cover themes such as contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and artist's responses to the landscape.
image: Celeste Chandler, I feel for you 3 (Andrew), oil on canvas, 2014
7 NOVEMBER - 18 JANUARY 2015
The annual award exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists. The award, which was first given in 1965 in memory of the artist Portia Geach, displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. The Award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of Australian female portrait painters and has played a major role in developing the profile of the nation’s women artists.
Award administrator: The Trust Company, part of Perpetual, as trustee for the Portia Geach Memorial Award
VR MORRISON Glorybox 2012 oil on Belgian linen 52 x 38cm
6 JUNE - 13 JULY
This is the first major exhibition to consider the social consciousness that infused Arthur Boyd's life and art from the point of view of his private, but passionate, political and social consciousness. This exhibition explores the ways in which Boyd, as a clear-eyed witness to his times, wove into his lyrical landscapes, and his masterly visual representations of ancient narratives, his personal responses to the ethical challenges facing his world.
A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition.
ARTHUR BOYD Large skate on grey background 1979 oil on canvas 122 x 122cm Bundanon Trust Collection
19 APRIL - 1 JUNE
Bill Brown is one of the most respected figures in Australian visual arts. A precocious talent in the sixties and seventies, Brown achieved a sophistication, depth and distinctive voice until progressively retreating as an exhibiting artist in the 1980s. However, his reputation grew as an outstanding teacher whose influence as a mentor of real insight inspired a generation of younger artists. This survey exhibition will celebrate his contribution as an artist and teacher in a career spanning over forty years. Works from state and national galleries across Australia, and from private collections, will be presented in this first ever survey of his considerable oeuvre.
An S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibition.
BILL BROWN Untitled Race Painting 1968 synthetic polymer paint, oil, cotton flag, collage on canvas 122 x 122cm Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales Purchased 1968