John Honeywill: Presence and Stillness
23rd – 29th August (Sydney Gallery)
1st – 28th September (Murrurundi Gallery)
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…
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.
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!
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…
Fresh @ Moorabool….
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.
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
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.
New in the Gallery
Charging the Ground
Oil on Canvas
Dapple Light , 2009
oil on canvas
Orange & Blue GT
oil on card
oil on canvas board
Opens September 22, 2018
works by: Tony Irving, Sally Paxton, Nick Young & Sophie Haythornthwaite
Works on Paper Exhibition
Opens October 20,2018
Melbourne Art Fair: August 2 – 5, 2018
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…
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…
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.
To encourage orders placed via…