News

Michael Reid | John Honeywill: Presence and Stillness

John Honeywill: Presence and Stillness

23rd – 29th August (Sydney Gallery)
1st – 28th September (Murrurundi Gallery)

John Honeywill’s recent survey exhibition entitled Hold This Closely at Artspace Mackay QLD, was a fitting celebration for a practice that has spoken to a dedicated and growing national audience for over fifteen sell out years.

In August and September across both Sydney and Murrurundi, Michael Reid will proudly exhibit John Honeywill’s most recent work. Presence and Stillness, the artists first solo exhibition outside of Queensland, investigates conversations to be had between everyday objects, brought to life by…

Douglas Stewart Fine Books | Featured Acquisitions | Photography 2018

We are pleased to present Photography, a list of over 60 recently acquired historical photographs. Although mainly comprising 19th century Australian photographs, the list also includes early photographs from the United States (Civil War era), the United Kingdom, and New Zealand, as well as an early album relating to a Belgian missionary in China.

Among the highlights are a number of important early photographs of Indigenous Australians, including one of R.A. Cunningham’s second touring group of Queensland Aborigines taken in New York in 1894.

Click here to view the entire list.

 

The Merchant of Welby | Great new (very old!) pieces at The Merchant of Welby.

Great new (very old!) pieces at The Merchant of Welby

Hope you’ve been watching the new series of War on Waste on the ABC. (see below)
We have some outstanding antique chests of drawers in at the moment, all in excellent condition, all with drawers that slide very nicely. Have included a few below.
The German Gypsy figures obviously are not Aussie, but they are exceptional and unique!

Regards, Noel

PS  We have added a box to our Home Page to make it easier to add people to our mailing list (near the top right corner…

Moorabool Antique Galleries, Geelong | Fresh Stock Items

Fresh @ Moorabool….

New additions.

We are pleased to offer some fresh additions to moorabool.com.

As a subscriber, you have first look at our recent finds – and first chance to buy.

This week, some interesting collections including Candle Snuffer Scissors, Scales & Weights, Chinese Silver, and various Victorian pottery & porcelain pieces amongst other interesting items.

Enjoy!

Paul Rosenberg, Alard Pett & all @ Moorabool Antiques

Items will remain in the ‘Fresh’ page for 2 weeks, or until sold.
Click photo below to view the item.

Davenport c.1830    $140

Michael Reid | Marc Etherington: Couch Potato

Marc Etherington: Couch Potato
9 Aug – 28 Aug 2018
Marc Etherington’s new exhibition Couch Potato is a homage to hours whiled away in the comforting fuzz of the TV. Within this exhibition Marc re-creates and re-imagines characters and scenes from Seinfeld to Cliffhanger, Murder She Wrote, to classic movies. The paintings and sculptures from this show tap into our collective nostalgia for pop culture of the 1990s and 2000s. With an eye for amusing detail and a penchant for finding humour in all things, Marc captures the comfort found in popular film and television.

above:…

Fellia Melas Gallery | New in the Gallery

New in the Gallery

Lawrence Starkey
Charging the Ground
Oil on Canvas
100x180cm

Matthew Johnson
Dapple Light , 2009
oil on canvas
150x118cm

 

Jasper Knight

Orange & Blue GT

oil on card

101x76cm

Ray Crooke

Island Village

oil on canvas board

45x60cm

 

Future Exhibitions.

Exhibition 4×4

Opens September 22, 2018

works by: Tony Irving, Sally Paxton, Nick Young & Sophie Haythornthwaite

Brett Whiteley

Works on Paper Exhibition

Opens October 20,2018

fmelasgallery.com.au

Michael Reid | Joseph McGlennon: Eclectus Australis & the Audubon Folio

Joseph McGlennon: Eclectus Australis

Melbourne Art Fair: August 2 – 5, 2018

Booth: A12

From the beginning of European settlement in Australia, curious specimens of strange flora and fauna were observed, collected and catalogued. A great interest by European naturalists in this ‘land of contrarieties’, together with the competitive acquisitiveness of imperial museums, saw large shipments of natural specimens sent back to Europe. Descriptions and studies of new-found flora and fauna were published, and scientific literature flourished.

Within Eclectus Australis, 2018, Joseph McGlennon takes his audience forward; combining elements of our early enchanting clash of…

Hordern House | August News

A superb portrait depicting Koapena a chief in the region of Hood Lagoon
AUD $115,000
August News
This month’s themed list spans five centuries of material relating to Western encounters with Papua and New Guinea: from Ruscelli’s double-hemisphere world-map revised for the 1598 printing of Ptolemy’s Geographia; to the fine watercolour-portrait of Koapena the Hood River region Chief (pictured above); and his meeting with the Australian Squadron leader Commodore James Erskine…

Peter Walker Fine Art| Anthony Smerdon | SALA Exhibition opens

ANTHONY SMERDON will be presenting a collection of finely crafted models all inspired by classical antiquity and the Renaissance.

The Grand Tours were undertaken by Europeans during the 18th and 19th centuries in order to immerse themselves in the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance.

The purchase of objects and sculptures was an essential part of the Tour, and on return they were placed into libraries, drawing rooms and galleries, giving the grand tourist a memoir of their cultural experiences.

“In my sculptures I hope to evoke the memories of classical and architectural beauty. These architectural forms…

Douglas Stewart Fine Books | New Acquisitions August 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for August 2018.

Highlights include a first edition of Kippis’ Life of Captain James Cook (1788); a number of attractive early editions of Darwin’s works; some significant books on American conceptual and minimalist artist Sol LeWitt; Japanese woodblock printed games and maps from the Meiji period; a Federation period poster mentioning a play about the Kelly Gang, printed in West Maitland in the Hunter Valley; individual issues of The Lone Hand magazine; books on China and Chinese art; and a wide range of Australian printed ephemera.

WEBSITE PROMOTION

To encourage orders placed via…

Social Media