Mar
23
to Apr 21

Dungog Contemporary Presents - Emily Imeson "Memories of Place"

Emily Imeson “When the Spinifex Turns Blue and the Trees Come Alive” 76 x 56cms. Acrylic on Arches paper.

Emily Imeson “When the Spinifex Turns Blue and the Trees Come Alive” 76 x 56cms. Acrylic on Arches paper.

MEMORIES OF PLACE

Everyone is welcome to join us for drinks from 3.30 pm on Saturday, March 23 for the opening of “Memories of Place”. A new body of en plein air works on paper from emerging artist Emily Imeson.

A native of Lismore, northern NSW, Imeson has been travelling through the western desert, from the Kimberley to the far south west of Australia for the better part of the last year. This show is a selection from the body of work she has made during her journey.

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Mar
23
to Apr 21

Dungog Contemporary Presents - Ray Lawrence "A Drive in the Country"

Ray Lawrence ”On the way to Byron Bay” 2019. 78 x 63cms. Oil on canvas.

Ray Lawrence ”On the way to Byron Bay” 2019. 78 x 63cms. Oil on canvas.

A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY

Everyone is welcome to join us for drinks from 3.30 pm on Saturday, March 23 for the opening of “A Drive in the Country”. A new body of paintings from Australian artist Ray Lawrence.

Lawrence had a classical training as an artist / painter. Continuing to paint throughout his career as a film director, with such iconic Australian films as Bliss, Lantana and Jindabyne, he has been a finalist in the Archibald and Moran art prizes. These paintings reflect Ray’s love of the Australian countryside, They read beautifully on the wall of the gallery. Come for a drive in the country, don’t miss this lovely show.

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Apr
27
to May 26

Dungog Contemporary Presents - Katherine Rooney

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A lifetime painter Katherine attended The National Art School in Sydney where she studied painting under Bill Brown.

Represented for many years by Howard Leonard Galleries in Paddington, Sydney. Rooney has moonlighted for many years as a sales rep for an art supply company in order to feed her painting habit. The works in this exhibition documenting stops upon her travel’s. These are paintings of road, sky, land and cattle, a familiar terrain that is so much a part of our collective memory, yet they are more than that.

“On my road trips I listen to classical music and talk back radio, it evokes a familiar memory of childhood trips in the car, the radio replacing the natter of family conversation. Getting out of the car for short stops just to look up and away and soak up the atmosphere”. Recording these standout moments into her mind and going back to the the studio to make paintings that capture the dramatic sky, the sweeping and rolling countryside, the cattle grazing and the ever changing colour and contrast of the countryside. “Landscape painting provides me with an escape from the noise of the city and gives me a sense of joy and peace”. These works are produced in her studio in Marrickville, Sydney which is located directly underneath the flight path. The works giving her space an air of serenity, negating the screech of jet engines overhead and bringing the smell of the paddocks onto the canvas.

“Colour which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature : it’s inner power” Paul Gaugin

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Apr
27
to May 26

Dungog Contemporary presents - Luciana Smith

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Luciana Smith is a Sydney-based artist who graduated from UNSW Art & Design in 2015.

Luciana draws from her own observations and a range of references from the internet and art history, twisting her subjects into a world that exists somewhere between reality and the imagination. Luciana’s work is a collection of strange, anonymous portraits of people and mundane places.

Her recent body of work recontextualises scenes to offer new perspectives; it is a contemplation of the time we live in. Luciana reanimates her surroundings with bold colour as a way of analysing quotidian behaviours and environments.

The paintings are a collection of opportunistic snapshots. Luciana captures candid subjects in fleeting moments, finding humour in day-to-day life, and in looking at people and our settings in a skewed way.

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Feb
16
to Mar 17

Dungog Contemporary Presents - "PLASTIQUE" from Catherine Cassidy

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Everyone welcome to the opening of “PLASTIQUE” from artist Catherine Cassidy.

A Sydney based painter, Cassidy trained at RMIT in Melbourne and The National Art School in Sydney. Catherine was one of fifty artists selected worldwide by Art Platform New York City to exhibit at Art Basel Miami in 2016. Cassidy also exhibited at The New York Art Expo in 2017, and a recent show with Progress Gallery in Paris, France. These are large colourful and intuitive works informed by her travels into the Australian landscape.

Co-inciding with Sandro Nocentini the exhibition will run until March 17. Do join us at the opening on Saturday, February 16 from 3.30pm on for a glass of Tempus Two Blanc des Blancs and Chinese dumplings. There will be artist talks from 6pm on.

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Feb
16
to Mar 17

Dungog Contemporary Presents - SANDRO NOCENTINI

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A selection of major new works from the studio of Sandro Nocentini, winner of the Sir John Sulman Prize for painting in 2005. A classically trained Italian artist working in Sydney, Sandro's work has been described as Cubist / Futurist. Everyone is welcome to join us for opening drinks and viewing on Saturday, February 16 from 3pm. There will be an artist talk at 6pm.

This exhibition coincides with "PLASTIQUE" from Catherine Cassidy. Both exhibitions will run until Sunday, March 17.

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Nov
24
to Feb 10

Dungog Contemporary Presents THE SUMMER SALON

Summer is here! Opening to coincide with seeDUNGOG Regional Arts & Culture Trail, THE SUMMER SALON will see the gallery filled with over 60 exciting contemporary artworks, straight from the artist’s studios and all available for acquisition.

Featuring artist’s, Peter Lankas, Cath Beynon, Jen Denzin, Madeleine Cruise, Michelle Brodie, Ken O’Regan, Belinda Street, Fiona Barrett Clark, Jake Clark, Nathalie Duncan, Sally Mcdonald, Amelia Vivash, Jane Frances Reilly, Jo Katsiaris and more.

Join us from 3pm till late on Saturday, November 24th to see the show, share a glass or two of Boydell’s Sparkling Verdelho and meet the artists. All works are available for purchase with Art Money.

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Sep
29
to Nov 18

Dungog Contemporary Presents - "LOOKING THROUGH A WINDOW" JANE FRANCES REILLY

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“This body of work has allowed me to make my small miniature stories and scenes into large framed pieces , like looking out a window they are contained.

Using the same techniques as my smaller jewellery pieces, a conversation begins, we all work together, the bumps I’ve hammered in the metal, the drips of paint or marks made accidental or with purpose, I trust my intuition.

My drawings talk of the home, the landscape, the garden, weaving itself into the human experience of building boundaries around us. The view is thru a window and what can be seen, what lines are there and I just let the abstract world I prefer to live in come out.”

Jane Frances Reilly is widely known as an art jeweller. With a practice based in Melbourne, Jane has recently been asked to exhibit in a group show representing a select group of Australian artists and makers at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris. We will be exhibiting a large amount of Jane’s art jewellery along with these new works which are both reversible and designed to be viewed either hanging or standing.

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Sep
29
to Nov 18

Dungog Contemporary Presents - "WASTELANDS" JO KATSIARIS

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Sydney artist Jo Katsiaris presents a multi disciplinary show. By repurposing found material collected from the streets of Sydney and creating objects of beauty and value from waste.

Katsiaris explores themes surrounding the beauty of imperfection and the fragility of the environment by addressing the issues of rampant mass consumerism. The works are in a sense a call to arms. We as humans must make drastic and immediate change in our relationship to consumerism and the environment.

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from Sydney University, Jo went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts at NAS. Katsiaris has been a finalist in the Muswellbrook, Glebe, Hornsby and Waverley Art Prize’s. She has exhibited at The Hunters Hill Gallery, Bondi Pavilion, May St Studio’s, NAS, Waverley Art Centre and ART GALLERY On Darling.

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Aug
25
to Sep 23

Dungog Contemporary Presents - JAKE CLARK

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Jake Clark is a Melbourne based graffiti artist who uses mixed media to subversively depict iconic pop culture characters and landmark destinations. Centring around the themes of money, power and capitalism, Jake had his first solo exhibition in 2016 in Richmond, Victoria. He has subsequently shown in London, New York and Los Angeles.

Featured work: “New England lobsters” 2018. spray paint, acrylic and resin, 100 x 100 cm

Exhibition opening: 25 August at 15:00 – 18:00
Come and enjoy a glass of bubbles and peruse Jake's exhibition and other works in the gallery
Showing until: 23 September

0458 634 426 | 0410 332 236
146 -150 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW 2420
www.DungogContemporary.com.au | DungogContemporary@gmail.com

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Aug
25
to Sep 23

Dungog Contemporary Presents - MADELEINE CRUISE

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Madeleine Cruise's new exhibition, “Theatre Of Objects” is the latest body of work from this emerging Newcastle artist. Through a series of still life paintings Madeleine explores the relationship between domestic tasks and the trials and tribulations of life. Like protagonists on a stage, familial forms gather in painterly debate so as to enact conundrums and seek resolution. “Theatre Of Objects” is a wonderfully refreshing collection of works from this artist with a strong reputation.

Featured work: “Things We Hold Dear” 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 110 cm 

Exhibition opening: 25 August at 15:00 – 18:00
Come and enjoy a glass of bubbles and peruse Madeleine's exhibition and other works in the gallery
Showing until 23 September

0458 634 426 | 0410 332 236
146 -150 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW 2420
www.DungogContemporary.com.au | DungogContemporary@gmail.com

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CREATURE CREATION
Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30

CREATURE CREATION

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CREATIVE WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY DUNGOG CONTEMPORARY

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Found object collage and assemblage workshop with Ken O'Regan

Ken is an accomplished artist, currently on exhibition at Dungog Contemporary. He has run many great fun and creative workshops utilising found and reused objects. Your children will love exercising their imagination and creating their very own monsters, future creatures and critters out of repurposed materials.

In this workshop students will design in 2D using collage materials then use household recycled materials and found objects to create 3D imaginary creatures of their own invention.

There are two workshops on Sunday 22nd July, 2018 at Dungog Contemporary

  • 10:30am to 12:00noon - 3 to 6 years
    Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 1:00pm to 2:30pm - 7 to 12 years (Please let us know if you have older students who would like to join this group)

Tickets $20 include all materials and some take home resources and treats, kindly provided by of JR Richards, our local Waste and Recycling Services http://www.jrrichards.com.au/
Please book and pay by Saturday 21st July

There are limited spaces so booking and payment prior to the workshop is imperative.

Dungog Contemporary
146 - 150 Dowling Street Dungog NSW 2420

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Jun
30
to Aug 19

Ken O'Regan & Ondine Seabrook

Our next two shows both open on Saturday June 30th, do join us for drinks from 3pm onwards to view the works. This will be the the first time we present our new dual exhibition format.

Ken O'Regan is a mid-career Australian artist from Newcastle who has developed a sculptural practice combining found object assemblage with an environmentally conscious theme. Ken O'Regan's work is held in the collections of the Newcastle Art Gallery, Wallsend District Library, The University of Newcastle and in many important private collections. We are thrilled to be showing Ken's work in the larger of our two rooms, which lends itself to installation based exhibitions.

Ondine Seabrook is an emerging artist from Sydney. A painter who graduated from The National Art School in 2017, Ondine Seabrook is represented by China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills. Her work is typically inspired by the Australian landscape, though with her last major experience being a trip through the American western desert, the works on exhibition show clusters of land features common to that area. In a more abstract aesthetic sense Seabrook's new works are concerned with composition, laying and shapes. Ondine's work will be hanging in the smaller light filled front gallery which complements paintings so well.

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Apr
14
to Jun 24

Dungog Contemporary presents FIONA BARRETT-CLARK

Saturday April the 14th is opening drinks for FIONA BARRETT-CLARK. Join us at the gallery between 3 and 7pm. Fiona's distinctively Australian landscape paintings are executed upon plywood board giving them a unique grainy texture reminiscent of old photographs or slides. Barrett-Clark's paintings give the impression of the enormity of the Australian landscape, void of people but not of human presence.

Dungog Contemporary presents Fiona Barrett-Clark
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Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Dungog Contemporary presents AMELIA VIVASH

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Saturday 17th March from 3pm onwards is opening drinks for AMELIA VIVASH. Originally hailing from Queensland Amelia now lives in Sydney. A graduate of The Whitehouse Institute of Design, where she recieved a classical training in fashion design Amelia has also trained at Central Saint Martins in London. Beginning making work in primary school, her absolute all time hero is Noel Fielding (of The Mighty Boosh) and with a musical taste as diverse as Louis Armstrong, Queen and David Bowie. From millinery to the wildest wearable soft sculptures you have ever seen, and her paintings and drawings. We are really excited about showing this body of work by such a prolific young Sydney artist.

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Portrait photograph courtesy of Chrissie Hall.

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Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Dungog Contemporary presents BROOD

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Saturday 17th February from 3 pm to 5 pm is the opening of BROOD a peek into Newcastle's new Creative Incubator studios. Featuring works by award-winning artists Sally McDonald, Gavin Vitullo and Braddon Snape.  

Sally McDonald primarily works in acrylic, resin and mixed media to create layered atmospheric textural works. She views the world around her in revelation, enchanted by the colour, texture, movement and light of the Australian landscape. How she translates emotions onto canvas and engage one’s senses through a considered combination of media is core to her practice. Self-described as an intuitive painter, the Australian landscape is an ever-present inspiration for her work.

Gavin Vitullo’s sculpture Breathe was the winner of the 2017 “Sculptures In The Vineyards". It is a contemplative, physical examination of the future prospects for all species in a constrictive, malnourished landscape, where a single breath may not be a surety. The association of the oxygen tank as a life preserver, perhaps the last ditch effort to sustain life through an alternative means of breathing. A slight, solitary Fig (ficus rubiginosa) becomes a metaphor for the fragile balance of life in a pivotal moment of reflection. We are very fortunate to have this work on display at the gallery.

Braddon Snape has developed a practice over 20 years that encompasses sculpture and installation in a diverse range of media. Highlights include participation in Sculpture by the Sea seven times, a finalist in the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, ISF Korea and numerous significant Public Art commissions that demonstrate a thorough understanding of materiality and site. His most recent work interrogates a dangerously exciting and new method of inflating steel.


Join us for a post-opening gathering at the Tinshed and enjoy some of their locally brewed craft beers.

 

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Details

Dungog Contemporary Brood opening
3 pm - 5 pm, Saturday 17th February

BROOD exhibition is on from
17th February until the 13th March

146 - 150 Dowling Street, Dungog
Regular opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days.


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 Dungog Contemporary presents "Paradise"
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Dungog Contemporary presents "Paradise"

Dungog Contemporary presents "Paradise"

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Please join us on Saturday 20th January at 3 pm to 5 pm we are proud to present the official opening of this colourful group show "Paradise". Featuring works by Newcastle based artists Madeleine Cruise, Jen Denzin and Mandy Robinson. Come and partake in a glass of bubbles while exploring the delights of this new collection of works.

Date: Saturday 20th January
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Dungog Contemporary
146 - 150 Dowling Street Dungog 2420
Contact:  Sarah Crawford 0410 332 236 or
DungogContemporary@gmail.com
RSVP Friday 19th January

The exhibition will be held from
12th January to 12th February. 

Madeleine Cruise explores the role of ritual and habit in everyday life and the way these practices contribute to personal identity and purpose. Her work is inspired by iconography and the performance associated with her experience of religious and cultural festivities.

Jen Denzin has exhibited regularly in Newcastle for the past 10 years. She uses commonplace materials such as plastic buckets, drinking straws, cable ties and tacky mementos to construct gaudy assemblages and vibrant environments. Her work is informed by historical meeting points, honing in on the interplay between peoplegroups and cultures specifically in the AsiaPacific region.

Mandy Robinson uses the repetitive nature of her practice as a form of meditation. Her wonderfully detailed line work builds up form and texture. This same meditative practice translates into her sculptural work, which she describes as 'examples of three-dimensional drawings.'

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Dungog Contemporary Gallery Opening
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Dungog Contemporary Gallery Opening

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The 18th and 19th November will see the first annual Upper Hunter Arts Trail Weekend. At Dungog Contemporary we will be having artist talks by Belinda Street & Madeleine Cruise, with Nicole Chaffey painting an en plein air work of Dowling St. 

Our official opening is on Saturday from 4 pm until 9 pm, with live music by Duncan Harty's band "Those Jazz Guys" 

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Dungog Contemporary presents Murrurundi Art Excursion
Oct
1
6:45 AM06:45

Dungog Contemporary presents Murrurundi Art Excursion

Read the blog post here - DUNGOG CONTEMPORARY Presents Murrurundi Art Excursion, a great success!


1st October  Dungog Contemporary presents Murrurundi Art Excursion  October long weekend sees the inaugural Spring Market, held at established Art Gallery, Michael Reid Murrurundi. We will be taking a day trip to visit the markets, see the gallery, listen to two artist talks and enjoy all the experiences available on the day. 

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