Events

Nunzio Miano - Citizens of the state - exhibtion

CITIZENS OF THE STATE
NUNZIO MIANO
12-22 MAY 2021
OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 13 MAY 4-8PM
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY

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Curatorial+Co. is proud to present Nunzio Miano’s solo show Citizens of the State
OPENING NIGHT – THURSDAY 13 MAY 4PM-8PM. RSVP BELOW.

Join us from 12-22 May to view this new series of outstanding figurative works.

Nunzio Miano’s latest solo show, Citizens of the State, explores the current state of humanity and where we go from here. The restriction of movement, freedom and physical touch has caused us all to reevaluate the way in which we live. Nunzio’s works explore the gamut of emotions felt throughout this period with the powerful, bold palettes and mark-making depicting the cross-cultural and cross-continental emotional struggle shared over the past year.

Join us to celebrate this moving and impactful exhibition.

Textura Exhibition

TEXTURA
KERRIE OLIVER + LEONIE BARTON + EMILY HAMANN
21 APRIL-1 MAY 2021
OPENING NIGHT 21 APRIL 4-8PM
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY

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Curatorial+Co. is proud to present TEXTURA – a group show with paintings by Kerrie Oliver and Leonie Barton, and ceramic sculptures by Emily Hamann.

OPENING NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL 4PM-8PM. RSVP BELOW.

Join us from 21 April-1 May to view this new series of works by three outstanding artists.

TEXTURA – Latin for fabric – weaves three outstanding artists together in one show. Kerrie Oliver’s intimate portraits of pattern and shape; Leonie Barton’s skillful texture on abstract silhouettes, and Emily Hamann’s draped forms initiating quiet solitude.

Join us to celebrate this inspiring exhibition.

Susie Dureau - The Overview Effect - exhibition

THE OVERVIEW EFFECT
SUSIE DUREAU
10-20 MARCH 2021
OPENING NIGHT 11 MARCH 4-8PM
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY

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Curatorial+Co. is proud to present Susie Dureau’s solo show The Overview Effect
OPENING NIGHT – THURSDAY 11 MARCH 4PM-8PM. RSVP BELOW.

Join us from 10-20 March to view this new series of land-, sea- and skyscapes by one of our most accomplished artists.

For The Overview Effect, Dureau explores the interchange between human consciousness and the natural world through a series of dramatic large-scale paintings and small studies.

Taking inspiration from the painters of the Romanticism Movement and their ideas around the entanglement of human sensation with nature, Dureau’s masterful works depicting crashing waves and stormy clouds question our connection to the world around us and our place in the world. Working from her studio home on Sydney’s northern beaches during the recent lockdown, these ideas of appreciating the natural world around us are particularly poignant.

Join us to celebrate Susie and her incredible new series of works.

Daniel O'Toole - Deliquescent Light - solo exhibition

DELIQUESCENT LIGHT
DANIEL O’TOOLE
10-20 FEBRUARY 2021
OPENING NIGHT 11 FEBRUARY 4-8PM
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY
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Curatorial+Co. is proud to present Daniel O’Toole’s first solo show Deliquescent Light
OPENING NIGHT – THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY 4PM-8PM. RSVP BELOW.

Join us from 10-20 February to view this new multi-disciplinary series about liquid light and the resulting refraction that encourages us to slow down the viewing process.

For Deliquescent Light, Melbourne-based O’Toole will immerse audiences in a field of colour and sound, with 14 paintings, three video works and a custom created soundtrack, available on vinyl with 100 unique painting covers, informed by synaesthesia to enhance the exhibition and the way the audience experiences colour.

Daniel O’Toole works across a variety of media including painting, video, sound and installation. Previously a prolific street artist, O’Toole has moved to focus on this new series of video works and paintings that draw heavily on music, visualising the experience of listening. The sonic addition has been designed to complement the works, drawing the audience’s attention to the passage of time and slowing down the experience of how light behaves, noticing the refraction events taking place and how the colour hues shift while navigating the space within O’Toole’s paintings.

Watch a short film profiling Daniel O’Toole creating the work for this exhibition via this LINK

Join us to celebrate the launch of this incredible new series of works by one of Australia’s most exciting emerging artists.

Darlings show

DARLINGS GROUP SHOW
FEATURING WEIRDS BY LILY CUMMINS
9-17 DECEMBER 2020
OPEN DAY DRINKS 12 DECEMBER 10AM-5PM
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY
HOURLY TOURS + RSVP ONLY

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DARLINGS – A summer group show at Curatorial+Co. featuring WEIRDS – a new series of small works by Lily Cummins

OPEN DAY – SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER – 5PM-8PM
Holiday drinks + meet the artists!

Join us from 9-17 December for an exciting show of small works featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and ceramic works.

Welcome to Darlings, and the end of 2020!
Our summer group show of small works is a happy, summery send off to the year that has been anything but. Our gallery has been transformed into a warm living room styled with vintage furniture from our friends at Vampt Vintage, and filled with beautiful little pairs of artworks from our Curatorial+Co. stable and invited guest aritists. Within this show, we are thrilled to feature a new series of works titled Weirds by Lily Cummins. Enjoy. x

Lilli Waters - Disenchantments of the World - photography exhibition

DISENCHANTMENTS OF THE WORLD
LILLI WATERS
18-28 NOVEMBER 2020
OPENING NIGHT 18 NOVEMBER 5-8PM
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY
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Lilli Waters’ latest photographic series Disenchantments of the World at Curatorial+Co.
OPENING NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER – 5PM-8PM

Join us from 18-28 November to view this new series of large-scale photographic works, and a series of three short films, by this stellar artist.

Disenchantments of the World is a contemporary exploration of human darkness, desire, and the fleeting nature of earthly pleasures.

At first glance sumptuous floral blooms decorated with sea creatures and glistening effervescence emerge from velvety darkness. This series of underwater still life works draws inspiration from paintings by the old Dutch masters – images of flowers symbolising beauty, nobility and prosperity and their impermanence.

A closer gaze reveals a mash-up: luxe Rembrandt-esque blooms are entwined with g(littering) plastic, and the darkness lends the images a lonely, eerie quality. Prosperity has typically been lauded as something to desire and celebrate, yet now more than ever, the unpleasant complexities of wealth and indulgence are apparent. Globally, we nonchalantly poison the environment in pursuit of prosperity.

This series also references one of the earliest examples of consumerism and collective mania – the Dutch Tulip fever in the early 1600’s. The exotic coloration of the most highly prized tulip during tulpenmanie was caused by a virus that infected the flower, leading to a buying hysteria.

Join us to celebrate the launch of this incredible new series of still and moving images from one of Australia’s most enigmatic photographic talents.

Acquiesce - Cardwell+McLachlan - photography exhibition

ACQUIESCE
CARDWELL+MCLACHLAN
28 OCTOBER-4 NOVEMBER 2020
OPENING NIGHT 28 OCTOBER 5-8PM
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY
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Cardwell+McLachlan’s inaugural photographic series Acquiesce at Curatorial+Co.
OPENING NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER – 5PM-8PM

Curatorial+Co. is thrilled to announce the inaugural photographic series by Cardwell+McLachlan. Through the combination of Stuart McLachlan’s hand-sculpted paper deer, echoing the fragility of life through its own materiality, and Simon Cardwell’s hauntingly evocative photography, the two artists work in unison through every step to create the magnificent miniature worlds in which their characters exist.

Cardwell+McLachlan’s vision of a post-human world has been entirely built by hand. They have created ecological environments for their heroes to live in, made from living plant life gathered from their own gardens, that breathe life into their new worlds. Hundreds of elements have been placed together as the artists work to mimic the spirituality and depth of these quietly wonderful places.

In reality, the living sets are less than two square metres, with the deer no bigger than one’s hand, but the scale they represent seems enormous. The animals wander through lush foliage doing what they have always done – it is a story of family, protection and the importance of home. These are narratives that reflect our own human story and the preciousness of protecting our world for the generations ahead.

Join us from 28 October to 4 November to view this inaugural series by the creative duo.

The new series of large-scale photographic works will be presented with an installation of the living plant set + actual paper sculptures.

VIEW THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO HERE

Katrina O'Brien - The Unearthing of Words - solo painting exhibition

THE UNEARTHING OF WORDS
KATRINA O’BRIEN
14-24 OCTOBER 2020
OPENING NIGHT 14 OCTOBER 4-8PM
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY
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Katrina O’Brien’s debut solo exhibition The Unearthing of Words is a fearless and deep exploration of where art meets music meets poetry. Comprised solely of large-scale mixed-media works on paper, O’Brien opens up her senses to explore how music influences her movement on the page – both rhythmically and poetically – how song releases expression, and lyrics tell a story.

Says O’Brien: “This series of works unearths the stories and places that come to me from hearing sounds and songs. The stories and poetry that reveal themselves when listening to music, and the places to which these sounds transport me. The lyrics aren’t the poetry directly. Instead, the lyrics open up into a field or forest before me, and I find stories and connections there that weave their way into my mind and then onto the paper. Words are unearthed when music pierces the depths of my being, and is released through my body, through my hands, onto the paper with paint and ink. It’s about finding a story, and finding hope through connections, through music, through art, through movement.”

The large works will be hung in a fashion that allows for a dance and music performance to play out amongst the hanging paper pieces – suspended from the gallery beams, allowing movement and rhythm to take place not just on the pages but amongst them.

Join us from 14-24 October in our new Redfern gallery

EVENT REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL VIA LINK BELOW.

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SPECIAL LIVE DANCE PERFORMANCES!

In our commitment to present multi-sensory exhibitions, the show will include live contemporary dance performances interacting with the works and space by dancer and choreographer, Maeve Nolan. Maeve is a member of the English National Ballet, and she’s back in her home town of Sydney due to Covid, so we are thrilled to showcase her incredible talent at the exhibition.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Opening Night 14 October:
5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Saturday 17 October: 3pm, 4pm

Landskein - Theresa Hunt and Kerryn Levy - exhibition

LANDSKEIN
THERESA HUNT + KERRYN LEVY
16-26 SEPTEMBER 2020
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY
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A Curatorial+Co. duo exhibition of oil painting and ceramic sculpture

When devastation of our environment occurs, artists comes together. In this case, Sydney painter Theresa Hunt and Adelaide-based ceramicist, Kerryn Levy, create a love letter to the landscape devastated by last summer’s bushfires.

Theresa Hunt’s strong empathy for our land comes forth on her canvas. Says Hunt: “When I stand in the landscape or by the ocean, looking out into its enormity, its beauty engulfs me. I can’t drag myself away. This connection is so all-encompassing that it physically feels as if it’s wrapped around me, and I could stay there forever.
“When the bushfires came I took refuge near the waves, and at the same time was drawn back into the bush – part of me was devastated along with the landscape, and I had to be out in it, looking over it, feeling it. Seeing the incredible Blue Mountains, with their layers of rock and smoke and char and eucalyptus, that continued to the hazy horizon, I knew I had to paint it. It was so very sad, so unbelievable. Now the cycle of regeneration and hope has sprung up, but it’s still so raw.”

Kerryn Levy’s series for this exhibition is titled Sleeping in the Forest and consists of a collection of sculptural vessels constructed slowly, coil by coil, while patterns form naturally on the surface of the clay, created by finger marks and traces of the making process. These objects have an inherent connection to the human body that formed them and the landscape whence they came.

Says Levy of her work: “For this collection I limited my use of colour to black, white and green to represent the charred landscape, its ghostly remains and the new growth now determinedly and beautifully emerging. I took the opportunity to explore larger, more complex and sinuous forms that weave through and around one another, the largest of these and the collection is named after Mary Oliver titles, as an ode to my favourite nature writer. Among the charcoal black figures I used slivers of gold leaf to highlight the beauty of this scarred but enduring landscape.”

Join us from 16-26 September in our new Redfern gallery

EVENT REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL VIA LINK BELOW.

Here WIth Me - Curatorial+Co. Redfern Gallery - Launch Show

HERE WITH ME – REDFERN GALLERY LAUNCH SHOW
14-28 AUGUST 2020
STUDIO 1, 175 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN SYDNEY
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Curatorial+Co. warmly invites you to our Redfern Opening Exhibition HERE WITH ME at our brand new Sydney gallery.

As the world shuts down – yet the necessity for us to come together is more critical than ever – we are opening.

HERE WITH ME showcases more than 40 new works from the Curatorial+Co. stable of artists from all over the world and launches our new gallery in Redfern, Sydney Australia. This new space both honours the artists with whom we have nurtured and developed strong relationships throughout our formative years, and powerfully symbolises a new era of what is possible in the future.

HERE WITH ME is an expression of our support in a time of uncertainty, celebrating the ways in which art can connect us, move us, inspire and protect us. From the whimsical to the warm, the challenging and the questioning, HERE WITH ME is a precious act of defiance in these times of great difference.

As a virtual gallery that now extends into a physical space, HERE WITH ME comprises painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, and it can be experienced both online and up close.

Join us from 14-28 August and escape the world for a moment.

EVENT REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL VIA LINK BELOW.

Lilli Waters - Anthropocene photography exhibition

ANTROPOCENE: THE AGE OF HUMANS
A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY LILLI WATERS
OPEN ONLINE NOW

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Curatorial+Co. is proud to present Anthropocene: The Age of Humans by photographer Lilli Waters.

Depicting the female form in landscapes that are eerie and post-apocalyptic in their starkness—rough-hewn incarnations of the Garden of Eden—this series draws inspiration from biblical narratives of creation and the fall of man (woman). The marble skin of these figures, luminous in dark, uninhabited landscapes conjures images from myths and fairy tales that allude to a state of innocence and wonder.

Yet while the fall was characterised by torment and shame, a loss of grace, the presence of the women in these untamed landscapes has a dream-like ambiguity. Rather than being helpless, or in need of protection, the women offer a more expansive expression of the feminine: beauty combined with strength, nonchalance and indomitability.

In the Anthropocene epoch, there is a profound disconnect with nature, yet these images situate humans within nature, cocooned in sensuous repose and unfurling into a state of awareness with the possibility for communion with nature.

“The women in these photographs are figments of my imagination,” says Lilli. “An expression of my inner subconscious desire to be closer to nature. To be within it. Submerged. Intertwined. Connected. At peace with it. Belonging to it. Vulnerable to it. At ease with it. Comfortable in it. Unafraid of it.”

Postcards from Hindsight - Ingrid Daniell - Katarina Wells

POSTCARDS FROM HINDSIGHT – INGRID DANIELL + KATARINA WELLS
7-12 NOVEMBER 2019
PROJECT GALLERY 90  |   90 OXFORD ST PADDINGTON
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2019 6-8PM
HOURS: MON-FRI 11AM-6PM SAT-SUN 11AM-5PM

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Curatorial+Co. is proud to present Postcards from Hindsight—a show of paintings by Ingrid Daniell + ceramics by Katarina Wells

Each artist draws from nature, creating forms and movement, with intense colour, or complete lack of it. The starting point is the beach – one paints it as a focus through a lens, the other creates forms from particles of the earth herself. Both play on light, positive and negative space, and the framing of an image, transporting us into our past through memory.

Says Ingrid Daniell of her landscape works: “Postcards from Hindsight explores moments in time, the atmosphere, mystery and magic in the places I have experienced in my life. The merging of my memories of experience in the landscapes – and the feelings that arose during the process of painting – enhanced an even more intimate and intense connection to the environment and time.”

Says Katarina Wells of her sculptures: “This body of work aims to explore synergies between forms. Whilst the shapes are inspired by random patterns on the beach, the mimicking of each’s movements creates an impression of a symbiotic relationship, where energy is transferred between the two entities. Whilst my starting point to creating these sculptures was nature, it is the dynamic interplay of forms that I sought to express.”

Sydney Contemporary

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SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2019
12-15 SEPTEMBER 2019  |  BOOTH CO8 FUTURES
CARRIAGEWORKS  |  245 Wilson St Eveleigh, Sydney
OPENING NIGHT: THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2019 5-9PM
GENERAL HOURS:
Thursday 12 September, 12noon – 5pm
Friday 13 September, 12noon – 8pm
Saturday 14 September, 11am – 6pm
Sunday 15 September, 11am – 6pm

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Curatorial+Co. is proud to take part in Sydney Contemporary 2019

Showing at our inaugural fair, Curatorial+Co. will be exhibiting the works of Kate Banazi + Antonia Mrljak at booth CO8 in the Futures section.

Kate Banazi’s new collection of acrylic sculptures have been scaled up for high impact, with an addition of layers of silkscreen printing on Perspex for which the artist is known. The floor, table and wall sculptures will sit alongside Banazi’s unique-state monochrome silkscreen prints.

Antonia Mrljak continues to explore the depths of her abstract painting practice, pushing her palette and layers to create a body of exceptionally emotional and engaging works.

Antonia will also be taking part in Installation Contemporary with her piece Align in Silence. Designed to exhibit large-scale artworks in a diverse range of media, this exciting program sees Mrljak live painting a 6m x 6m canvas up a scaffold platform. This innovative installation will engage visitors over the course of the fair.

We are also thrilled to announce that young emerging artist, Isabelle de Kleine, will show her work Static in the NEXT section of Sydney Contemporary. NEXT is a new section of the fair highlighting emerging artists under 35 years old showing works under $5000.

Kate Banazi - Not Your Box to Tick - art exhibition

KATE BANAZI – NOT YOUR BOX TO TICK
6-11 JUNE 2019
PROJECT GALLERY 90  |   90 OXFORD ST PADDINGTON
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY 6 JUNE 2019 6-8PM
HOURS: MON-FRI 11AM-6PM SAT-SUN 11AM-5PM

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Curatorial+Co. is proud to present Not Your Box to Tick—a Kate Banazi solo exhibition of sculpture + silkscreen prints.

Contemporary culture is a juxtaposition of freedom and control. This new body of work explores the dynamics of push and pull between acceptance and rejection, developed from conversations with friends over the past six months of where we ‘belong’, encroachment of our spaces and opportunities—the profound emotions in our relationships, interactions and frustrations.

There is a relinquishing of control throughout the whole collection of work. Every silkscreen print was planned, not one came to be as envisioned, they took on their own unexpected lives.

Each sculpture is active in its situation, the interactions are dependent on light sources. Colour floods with saturation or is muted, obscured, every piece a portrait.

Susie Dureau - The Real and the Fugitive - art exhibition Sydney

SUSIE DUREAU – THE REAL AND THE FUGITIVE
4-9 APRIL 2019
PROJECT GALLERY 90  |   90 OXFORD ST PADDINGTON
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2019 6-8PM
ARTIST TALK: SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019 3-4PM
HOURS: MON-FRI 11AM-6PM SAT-SUN 11AM-5PM

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Curatorial+Co. is proud to present The Real and the Fugitive—a Susie Dureau solo exhibition.

These works act as landmarks through a terrain which is at once recognisable and elusive. The depicted geography is familiar, and yet there is a suggestion that the main theme is a place outside the picture’s frame. The glowing mists, the dark corners and the physical trace of the brushstrokes are all guiding the viewer past the conspicuous and into the unseen.

That unseen landscape will not be clearly defined, or inhabited, yet it is the one we know in our bodies. It tells us we are part of a deep continuum. Constantly homesick for that place, we instinctively move towards it, but it is always just out of reach.

It is a fugitive.

Jasmine Mansbridge - Diamonds on my Mind - art exhibition

JASMINE MANSBRIDGE – DIAMONDS ON MY MIND
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019 6-8PM
SHOW RUNS 7-17 MARCH BY APPOINTMENT
CURATORIAL+CO. SHOWROOM
977 PACIFIC HWY PYMBLE SYDNEY

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Join us for a Friday evening drink to open Jasmine Mansbridge’s first solo show with Curatorial+Co. – Diamonds on My Mind: Ten Days in Beijing – at our Pymble showroom.

In August 2018, Jasmine travelled to Beijing, China. This exhibition is a result of the impression that this vibrant city left on the artist. Immediately the capital felt grey, grey, grey, but Jasmine saw through this to glimpses of once-vibrant colour, time-worn to become faded maroons, wash-up pinks and dirty yellows.

“The title of this exhibition, Diamonds on My Mind, is shared by a song stuck in my head long ago, a reminder that no matter where you are or what you are faced with, you can always choose to ‘see diamonds’,” says Jasmine. “Seeking ordinary beauty is something I challenge myself to do. There is beauty to be found in shifts of light, beauty in falling shadows and unusual angles. There is beauty in the curious, and beauty in the banal, the ugly and the industrial.”

Exhibition run 7-17 March by appointment at the Curatorial+Co. Pymble showroom.

FIGUR - Fred International exhibition

FIGUR: CONTEMPORARY SCANDINAVIAN PORTRAITS
OPENING RECEPTION, WED 14 NOVEMBER 2018 5-8PM
FRED MELBOURNE: APARTMENT 10/79 OXFORD ST, COLLINGWOOD
SHOW RUNS 14-15 NOVEMBER  |  THEREAFTER BY APPOINTMENT
RSVP  |  [email protected]

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Fred International and Curatorial+Co. present works by three Scandinavian artists who represent the new wave of contemporary art from the north, and whose practice engages the ‘figure’ as muse.

Henrik Godsk (Denmark) creates powerful androgynous portraits that spark imagination and internal conversation in the viewer; Kristiina Haataja (Sweden) succeeds in combining art and design through her sculptures of figures inspired by both Ancient Greek statues and Cubist forms and Jenny Lundgren (Sweden) blurs the line between figuration and abstraction with her dramatic and painterly works.

These three artists have successfully taken notes from a rich history of their Nordic nations and spun them into an artistic future all their own. It is an honour to show these three talents to an Australian audience for the very first time.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
HENRIK GODSK (Denmark, painting) | KRISTIINA HAATAJA (Sweden, sculpture) | JENNY LUNDGREN (Sweden, painting)

Pictured: Painting by Jenny Lundgren

Semblance show

SEMBLANCE – A CURATORIAL+CO. GROUP SHOW
19-28 OCTOBER 2018 (MON-SUN 10AM – 6PM)
COMBER ST STUDIOS, 5 COMBER ST PADDINGTON SYDNEY
OPENING RECEPTION: SAT 20 OCTOBER 2-5PM
CLOSING DRINKS: SAT 27 OCTOBER 3-5PM

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There is a human tendency, when chaos ensures, to create an approximation of reality, a façade, an air of order when the truth is quite different. Art then may act as a semblance of reality in order to deflect us from our own certainty and be guided by the artist into their realm.

Curated by Sophie Vander of Curatorial+Co. SEMBLANCE brings together seven artists, working in a variety of medium, who take everyday forms and imagery, and turn them into objects of desire. Carol Crawford’s sensual alabaster sculptures; Kate Banazi’s multi-coloured acrylic forms of inter-locking geometry; Madeleine Cruise’s painted collages of still-life objects; Isabelle de Kleine’s fractured portraits; Jasmine Mansbridge’s two-dimensional architectural elements; Peta Morris’s imagined landscapes and Susie Dureau’s earth-meets-interstellar works in the style of the old masters. This all-female artist show is bold, and engaging, and asks the viewer to step into a created world – a SEMBLANCE of reality.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
KATE BANAZI (Sydney, sculpture) | CAROL CRAWFORD (Sydney, sculpture) | MADELEINE CRUISE (Newcastle, painting) | SUSIE DUREAU (Sydney, painting) | ISABELLE DE KLEINE (Berlin, painting)  |  JASMINE MANSBRIDGE (Hamilton, painting)  |  PETA MORRIS (Sydney, painting)

Pictured: Sculpture by Kate Banazi

Presence exhibition - maria Kostareva - painting
Presence exhibition
  • 22-31 MAY 2018 (MON-SUN 10AM – 6PM)
  • COMBER ST STUDIOS, 5 COMBER ST PADDINGTON SYDNEY
  • OPENING RECEPTION, WED 23 MAY 6-8PM
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON DRINKS, SAT 26 MAY 2-5PM
  • PRESALES OPEN 9AM EST WED 9 MAY – See link in catalogue

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A sense of time and place; a moment of strength and grounding; a stillness and knowing. The works of four painters and two ceramic sculptors come together to form a collection of outstanding artworks grounded in the concept of PRESENCE. Each piece captures a moment in time where real strength and purpose takes place; where the artist seeks to contain an understanding of their environment, self or other in a limited space. Looking into what appears to us to be the everyday – a forest, a train station, an architectural element, a figure or shape whether human or inanimate – the artist stops time to create a stillness and knowing of their surroundings.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
ANTONIA MRLJAK (Sydney, painting) | KEVIN PERKINS (Dallas, USA, painting) | RACHAEL McCULLY KERWICK (Melbourne, painting) | NATALIE ROSIN (Sydney, ceramic sculpture) | BETTINA WILLNER-BROWNE (Melbourne, ceramic sculpture) | MARIA KOSTAREVA (Moscow, Russia, painting)

Pictured: ‘Waiting’ by Maria Kostareva

Landshape exhibition
lANDSHAPE EXHIBITION

AN EXHIBITION EXPLORING THE CONCEPT OF STRUCTURE WITHIN A LANDSCAPE

 

PAINTING  |  PHOTOGRAPHY |  SCULPTURE  |  COLLAGE

10-20 MAY 2017 (WED- SAT 11AM – 6PM)
SHEFFER GALLERY, 38 LANDER ST DARLINGTON SYDNEY
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY 13 MAY 1PM – 3PM

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When a structure appears in the landscape, placed there by human intention or sprung forth through nature’s whim, a collection of shapes emerges that is quite unnatural in appearance. When nature is broken down, however, pure geometry exists – forms spliced and bonded, dissected and reformed. LANDSHAPE explores the idea of architecture within a landscape – whether that be 3D structures cut and moulded from minerals and elements of earth herself, or images of geometric forms of the landscape that rise from plains when plates collide. Remnants of discarded paraphernalia (both human and environmental) are reformed on land to give new perspective to these objects, and brush marks and collage come together to create a new language of landscape as the imagery is broken down to its purest geometric form. This is LANDSHAPE.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
LEONIE BARTON (PHOTOGRAPHY)  |  ANITA BEANEY (PHOTOGRAPHY)  |  KIRSTEN DUNCOMBE (COLLAGE)  |  JANE MCKENZIE (SCULPTURE)  |  ANTONIA MRLJAK (PAINTING)  |  CHARLOTTE-AMELIA PAULL (SCULPTURE)

Paper show

AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS ON + OF PAPER

11-22 OCTOBER 2016 (TUES – SAT 11AM – 6PM)
DEPOT II GALLERY, 2 DANKS ST, WATERLOO SYDNEY
OPENING RECEPTION 15 OCTOBER 1PM – 3PM

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The concept of paper as subject as well as object is explored in Curatorial+Co.’s inaugural group show, PAPER. Celebrating the online gallery’s first ‘paper’ anniversary, artists from Australia, USA, Poland, Sweden, Canada and Scotland show works of art on and of paper, exploring the intricacies of its malleability and complexities of its form through working the subject’s softness and strength, layers and plains, movement and composition. Comprising painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and wallpaper pieces, the exhibition showcases the personal and often emotional link that many of the artists have to this versatile medium.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
GUNJAN AYLAWADI  |  KATE BANAZI  |  COLLEEN DAROSA  |  DEAR HUMAN  |  SUSIE DUREAU  |  ANITA IACOVELLA  |  ANTONIA MRLJAK  |  DIPTAA SLONIIR |  MAIRI TIMONEY  |  DANUTA TOJKA  |  NOIRIN VAN DE BERG  |  MICHELLE WEINBERG