‘The Churchie’: highlights from the 2015 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize

Image: Sha Sarwari, ‘National Icon’, 2014. Photographic print. Courtesy of the artist. For over 28 years the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize (‘the churchie’) has been showcasing Australia’s next major creative talents. It comes to no surprise then that this year’s featured artists keep popping up on our radar! After spotting this year’s winner, Michaela Gleave at the Experimenta Recharge exhibition, Kerry and Danielle thought it was time to reflect on the talented artists exhibited in this year’s ‘the churchie’ prize at Griffith University Art Gallery, Southbank. Danielle: ‘the churchie’ is dedicated… Read More

Review: GOMA Q at GOMA

  If I want to see contemporary Queensland art, I usually plan a trip to a local University art museum or an artist run initiative. So when I found out the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) was curating an exhibition of contemporary Queensland artists, I was a somewhat surprised. As Queensland’s leading contemporary art institution, GOMA is better known for drawing people in with its blockbuster international exhibitions such as the Asia Pacific Triennial, rather than its focus on contemporary Queensland art practice. Excited at the prospect of seeing an exhibition comprising… Read More

Exhibition Review: Chuck Close – Prints, Process and Collaboration

  The exhibition of American artist Chuck Close – Prints, Process and Collaboration is in its final days at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney. The exhibition is curated by MCA consulting curator Glenn Barkley with American curator Terrie Sultan of New York’s Parrish Art Museum. It is the first large collection of Close’s work to be shown in Australia, and well worth visiting before it ends. The accompanying exhibition material includes videos taken at Close’s studio discussing his art practice. The videos also reveal an amazing human story of… Read More