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Defiance Gallery Award for the Paddington Art Prize 2018

Menzies Art Brands, 12 Todman Ave Kensington NSW 2033
Opening: 6 - 8pm Monday 17 September, 2018
Exhibition dates: September 15 -22, 2018


Defiance Gallery Directors Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey will select two Artists from the 2018 Paddington Art Prize entries to have a joint exhibition at Defiance Gallery at Mary Place in 2019.  

This award also includes:


The recipients will receive studio visits by the gallery directors.  Mentorship by Defiance Galley Artists and previous Paddington Art Prize winners and finalists Tim Allen, Ann Thomson, Charmaine Pike and Dan Kyle.  


Winners of the Award will also receive an invitation to The Nock Art Foundation Residency , Queenstown, New Zealand during 2019.  The Nock Art Foundation  gives artist an opportunity to be immersed in the culture and landscape of the rugged and beautiful south island of New Zealand.  Three weeks accommodation at Giverny is provided with studio facilities and access to a vehicle during the stay.  Flights are included.  




Roy Jackson

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
Opening: 12 - 4pm Sunday 29 July
Exhibition dates: 1 August - 6 September
Preview dates: 11 - 2pm Sunday 29 July
Backwards forwards

Works from 2003 onwards

For a few years before 2002 I had been independently running my own shows (at Mary Place Gallery). I had left a major gallery in Sydney in 1998 after showing with then for about 15 years.
I wanted to do my own thing and have direct contact with people who came to see my work. That was all quite hard but the feedback was such a wonderful experience. 
And I had no one to blame for any failings of the shows and everything about them but myself – I liked that.
In 2003 I started showing once again with a major Sydney gallery. Having recently won the Mosman Art Prize, with Terence Maloon as the judge, was an important event that the gallery could tell collectors interested in my work.
Gulgan Flats - the painting that won the prize and is in the Mosman Gallery Collection was an important work for me.  At that time my work was about the painting being the outcome of the brushmarks it was made from and a sense of earth. 
Many people thought that I had been influenced by certain Aboriginal artists; they would have done better, if seeking influences, to look towards European artists such as Paul Klee and Jean Dubuffet. 

Artist statement 22/09/09 

Roy Jackson

Defiance Gallery Newtown
Opening: 6 - 8pm Wednesday 8 August
Exhibition dates: 8 August - 6 September
Preview dates: 11 - 2pm Sunday 5 August

Brian O'Dwyer | Ingrid van Dyk

See Street Gallery Meadowbank
Opening: 12:30 - 2:30 Thursday 26 July
Exhibition dates: 27 July - 17 August 2018


Raw Painting from Wedderburn

The Delmar Gallery, 144 Victoria Street Ashfield NSW 2131
Exhibition dates: June 23 - August 5


John Peart

Elisabeth Cummings

Ildiko Kovacs

Suzanne Archer

Robert Hirschmann

Guest Curator Sioux Garside


Works by six established artists sharing an affinity for raw mark-making and an intuitive, investigative or experimental approach to painting.   

Experience the RAW Wedderburn exhibition here

Exhibition featured in an article by John McDonald  in The Sydney Morning Herald  on the 6 July 2018 

View article here

Jamberoo Mountain Road

Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 12 Berry Street Nowra
Opening: 12 - 2 pm Saturday 9 June
Exhibition dates: June 9 - 4 August 2018

Riste Andrievski, Gina Bruce, Ann Cape, Michelle Cawthorn, Steve Lopes, Euan Macleod, Robert Malherbe, Max Miller, Paul Ryan, Luke Sciberras, Peter Sharp, Ann Thomson, and Guy Warren

In the 1970s, painter Guy Warren and sculptor Bert Flugelman bought adjoining lots at Jamberoo, with the landscape providing a rich and constant source of inspiration for both artists.  After Bert's death, Guy organised a residency for a group of artists on his former property, so they too could share the creative possibilities of the rainforest, the mists and the magic of that particular piece of lush country which clings to edge of the escarpment rising at the Western end of the Jamberoo Valley. 

This exhibition presents the results of these artists' vision and reaction to the rainforest escarpment.  

View exhibition here  

The Art of Friendship

Gallery LaneCove + Creative Studios
Opening: 6 -8 pm Thursday 21 June
Exhibition dates: 22 June - 28 July 2018

Guy Warren with: Suzanne Archer, Deborah Beck, Gillian Bennett, Ann Cape, Tom Carment, Kevin Connor, Lucy Culliton, Elisabeth Cummings, Jim Croke, David Fairbairn, Chris Gentle, Margaret Goodall, Chick Gordon, Colin Husband, Nola Jones, Michael Kempson, Peter Kingston, Garry Shead,  Alun Leach-Jones, Chrissie Lloyd, Steve Lopes, Euan Macleod, Idris Murphy, Peter O’Doherty, Bernard Ollis, Daniel Pata, Amanda Penrose Hart, Luke Sciberras, Wendy Sharpe and Ann Thomson.

Gallery LaneCove + Creative Studios

164 Longueville Road Lane Cove 

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Directors: Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey
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