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Hamilton, NSW, 2303
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Gallery 139  | Art Gallery 

2017 Exhibitions

Oct
19
to Nov 5

Roughly the same size souvenirs

installation view

installation view

Roughly the same size souvenirs


Curated by the artists Michelle Brodie and Jen Denzin

THURS 19 OCT - SUN 5 NOV 2017

Official opening: Friday 20 October, 6-8pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

Souvenir, an old French noun meaning ‘to remember’ or ‘occur to mind’; as an object it may have intrinsic value or be a symbol of experience. 

Jen Denzin and Michelle Brodie have a shared interest in experience and memory. Their two-person exhibition entitled Roughly the Same Size Souvenirs brings various material experiments into focus through paintings and assemblage. Whilst Denzin and Brodie’s works remain exclusive of each other, their shared investment in collecting things and nostalgia tie the practices of these two artists together. The experiences of travel are collected by these two artists to create individual ‘souvenirs’ in which several coincidental motifs emerge. The artists are motivated by memory, nostalgia and trace and this exhibition is their expression of that.

Michelle Brodie presents a unique visual language of her lived experience of travel, desire, whimsy. Her paintings are strong compositions of dynamic colour and taciturn shapes. The paintings often have a humble beginning, a mash-up of a few photos or drawings. Brodie transforms these initial memories into a new, more plastic, more symbolic experience and thus the image is loaded with baggage - alter egos, symbolic figures, boats, cargo, rubble, rocks- all of which show her connectivity to art and history. She is a passionate painter exploring ideas on every canvas.

Jen Denzin creates rags to riches assemblages. They are dazzling and vivid magical mementos. Denzin uses a range of materials, including op shop finds, old pieces of clothing and mountains of sequins, to convey a broad range of experiences, both internal and external. Gaudy cruise ships, ceramic root vegetables and marine flags form a collection of observations gleaned from a recent cruise in the Pacific Islands, a general reflection on Australian history and Australia-Pacific relations. She is an alchemist with a gift for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. 

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Nov
15
to Dec 17

Gallery 139 at Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney

Matthew Tome Blossom 2017 oil on canvas 56x56cm $650.00

Matthew Tome Blossom 2017 oil on canvas 56x56cm $650.00

GALLERY 139 presents 

A curated group exhibition of paintings, printmaking, sculpture.

WED 15 NOV - SUN 17 DEC 2017

Official opening: Sunday 19 November, 2-4pm

Exhibiting artist: Peter Lankas, Paul Maher, Olivia Parsonage, Shelagh Lummis, Sally Reynolds, Giselle Penn, Terri Brander, Peter Read, Lydia Miller, Julia Flanagan, Matthew Tome, Dino Consalvo, Andrew Finnie, Belinda Street, Malcolm Sands, John Heaney, Alison Smith, Dominic Kavanagh, Helene Leane, Melissa Bull. 

JANET CLAYTON GALLERY
406 Oxford St Paddington NSW 2021
Wed - Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm
Contact Janet for purchase enquiries info@janetclaytongallery.com.au
www.janetclaytongallery.com.au

Belinda Street Blue Lake 1 2017 oil on canvas 120x90cm $3300.00 (left) 
Shelagh Lummis Mythic Reality 3 2017 oil on 15 canvas boards 80x105cm $1500.00 (right)

Andrew Finnie Fresias 2016 acrylic on canvas 50 x40cm (left)

Giselle Penn In the Pattern of the Interior 2017 felt, collected objects, thread 50 x 30 x 15cm $340.00 (left)

Melissa Bull Vessel 2017 20 x 15 x 15cm $140.00 (left)
John Heaney Untitled 2017 experimental ceramic vase $320.00  (right)

Terri Brander A Portrait of the King 2017 monotype on paper 70 x 48cm image only $460.00 framed (left)
Sally Reynolds The Thicket - Tomaree National Park 2017 Woodblock print Limited edition 110x73mm framed $1200 (right)

Olivia Parsonage The Slug Hunt fabric on paper 60 x 30cm image $700.00 framed (left)
Peter Read Prowboy 2016 plaster and mixed media 80 x 30 x 60cm / 10kg $3500.00 (right)


Dino Consalvo Crossing 2017 acrylic on board 117 x 80cm framed $2000.00 (left)  
Peter Lankas Arvo Roll 2016 oil on board 60 x 50cm $750.00 (right)

Dominic Kavanagh Flowers in the cellar 2015 Wall paper and vintage illustration cutouts, wire, discarded timber and plywood wire rack 74.5x64x15cm $2600.00 (left)
Alison Smith Temporality 2016 archival inject print, ed 1/3 framed 91 x 61cm $480 (right)

Paul Maher Retreat and sortie oil on canvas 103 x 101cm $2800.00 (above)

Paul Maher Retreat and sortie oil on canvas 103 x 101cm $2800.00 (above)

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Nov
30
to Dec 10

Convergence by Giselle Penn, Susan Ryman, Prue Sailer

Susan Ryman Convergence #3 2017 coloured pencil on rag paper, hand varnished 13 x 18cm

Convergence
by Giselle Penn, Susan Ryman,
Prue Sailer

THURS 30 NOV - SUN 10 DEC 2017

Official opening: Saturday 2 December, 2-4pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

MEET THE ARTIST sessions TBC
Susan Ryman
Prue Sailer
Giselle Penn


In Convergence the art practices of three Hunter based artists are connected through shared approaches to texture, colour and close observance of the natural and manufactured world.

Giselle Penn known for her felt making, has for this exhibition assembled her handmade felt and other textured surfaces with found and collected objects that combine in an abstract play of form.

Drawn to that which is overlooked and disregarded, Susan Ryman (below) lifts observations of her surroundings, floods them with colour-saturated light and creates a strange and sumptuous new world using layers of contour conscious texture. In these unobtrusive works, narratives are an undefined whisper that viewers are free to explore.

Prue Sailer (below) explores themes based on wildlife and habitat conservation. She represents the multi-faceted character of our unique native wildlife through traditional drawing and painting techniques.

ARTIST BIOS

GISELLE PENN 

SUSAN RYMAN was born late 1955 in Marrickville, completed a Diploma in Art Education at the National Art School and Alexander Mackie CAE in Sydney from 1975 – 1978 and a 3 years later, successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Art at Newcastle College of Advanced Education. The usual balancing act of teaching, family, working in arts administration, travelling and maintaining a visual arts practice with consistent solo, group and touring exhibitions in various NSW Regional Galleries as well as commercial galleries in Sydney and Newcastle, has shaped her life. In 2015 Susan was awarded a PhD in Natural History Illustration by the University of Newcastle. Inescapable life experience, influences and knowledge feed a fully ripened and intensely personal visual form.

PRUE SAILER is a Newcastle-based artist working in traditional drawing and painting media. She has exhibited regularly over the past 15 years in commercial and public galleries, both locally and interstate. Her works are held in private collections within Australia and overseas.

While Sailer has a lifelong interest in creating art, her formal artistic career began with the completion of a Fine Art Degree, followed by Honours and a PhD in Natural History Illustration (NHI) at The University of Newcastle, where she currently holds the role of Lecturer in NHI. Her doctoral research explored the visual world of animals, using scientific research into animal vision to present an interpretation of the way seven animal and bird species are likely to see their own habitats, according to what is currently known about their visual systems.

Sailer’s formative years were spent in and around Canberra, where her appreciation for wildlife and natural environments began. The natural world continues to provide the inspiration and motivation for her practice and underpins her teaching in NHI. Recurring themes in her work centre on aspects of nature that are often overlooked; the conservation of Australian native species and habitats; and concerns about humanity’s impact on the natural environment. 

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Oct
12
to Oct 15

DINO CONSALVO - CONNECTION

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CONNECTION 

THURS 12 OCT - SUN 15 OCT 2017

CLOSING DRINKS and MEET THE ARTIST: Sunday 15 October 2-3pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

CONNECTION brings together a selection of Dino Consalvo's Sydney bridge paintings that were painted en plein air using a bike-easel Consalvo constructed and back in the studio. Some of these painting have been exhibited earlier this year in Sydney and some are being exhibited for the first time. Please join us for this 4 day only exhibition in the gallery.

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Connection 2017 acrylic on board 100 x 80cm SOLD

Connection 2017 acrylic on board 100 x 80cm SOLD

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Sep
21
to Oct 8

BENEATH

install view

install view

BENEATH

THURS 21 SEP - SUN 8 OCT 2017

Official opening: Saturday 23 September, 2-4pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Mandy Robinson Friday 22 September 2-4pm
Toni Amidy Sunday 24 September 11am - 2pm
Nathan Keogh Friday 29 September 2-4pm
James Murphy Saturday 30 September 11am - 2pm
Penny Dunstan Saturday 30 September 2-4pm
Ainslie Ivin-Smith Sunday 8 October 11am - 2pm

BENEATH brings together artists whose works explore form, line and colour through sculpture, drawing, painting and photography. 

Exhibiting artists: Toni Amidy, Nina Battley, Penny Dunstan, Nathan Keogh, Mandy Robinson, James Murphy, Ainslie Ivin-Smith.

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Nina Battley

Art comment on mining

by Melinda McMillan | newcastlestar.com.au

ARTIST Penny Dunstan has explored the impact of mining on the land through art. 

Her work questions the very notion of “rehabilitation” of land post-mining. 

Dunstan has three works in a new group show, Beneath, currently on exhibition at Gallery 139.

“What is this new thing called rehabilitated land?” is the question, her work explores.

“There is 23,000 hectares of it, so far,” Dunstan said. 

“It all comes from my walking through rehabilitated land.” 

In one of the works, How Shall We Look, Dunstan uses the pages of a mine closure report as her canvas. The report becomes part of the work as she applies chalk, charcoal, graphite and ink.  

“It’s the rehabilitation section,” she said. “I’ve printed it out and I’ve drawn over the top what the micro and the macro look like when you are walking over that land.”

The work shows the layers of “human intervention” on the land.

“The trucks that move backwards and forwards …  it comes out as brush work, the words in the document, the bits I obscure, put in or take away,” she said. 

This work relates to Rix’s Creek, near Singleton. The 22 pages of the report become individual components of the work that piece together into one larger piece. 

“Mines are construed to be a 20 year land use, and then everything is supposed to go back to normal,” she said. “But there is no way back … because everything has been so reconstructed. 

“In the mine report they list all the things that should be there, that were there in the past, but when you walk through the land it’s all different.” 

A second work, titled Void, plays with Kazimir Malevich’s 1915 painting Black Square. The work is made from coal sourced from Mount Arthur mixed with a medium. 

The third work Continuity explores the impact of mining on aquifers. 

Also exhibiting in Beneath are: Toni Amidy, Nina Battley, Nathan Keogh, Mandy Robinson, James Murphy, and Ainslie Ivin-Smith. 

The exhibition runs until October 8 at Gallery 139, 139 Beaumont Street, Hamilton. 

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Mandy Robinson

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Nathan Keogh
Attempting to obtain the unattainable No.1 & No.2
16cm x 17cm x 11cm

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Penny Dunstan
Continuities (from an imaged post-mining landscape) 2017
chalk pastel and oil paint on board
51 x 68.2cm

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James Murphy

Ainslie Ivin-Smith

Ainslie Ivin-Smith

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Aug
31
to Sep 17

SANCTUARY

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SANCTUARY

THURS 31 AUG - SUN 17 SEP 2017

Official opening: Saturday 2 September, 2-4pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

An exhibition exploring the places & objects that provide sanctuaries. Homes, gardens and secret places.

Exhibiting artists: Giselle Penn, Gwynne Jones, Lisa Pollard, Dominic Kavanagh, Judy Henry, Andrew Dennis, Kerri Smith. 

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Judy Henry
Saturday 9 September 11am - 2pm
Giselle Penn Saturday 9 September 2-4pm
Kerri Smith Sunday 10 September 11am -2pm
Andrew Dennis Thursday 14 September 2-4pm
Gwynne Jones Saturday 16 September 2-4pm

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Lisa Pollard
Verandah series 2017
watercolour and ink on board
20 x 20cm

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Andrew Dennis

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Giselle Penn
Untitled 2017
felt, collected objects
28cm x 18cm x 55cm

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Kerri Smith

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Judy Henry
Victorian Artefacts series 2017
assemblage
20x20cm and 30x30cm

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Dominic Kavanagh
The Bushwick effect
assemblage
38.5 x 137 x 11cm

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Dominic Kavanagh Flowers in the cellar 2015 Wall paper and vintage illustration cutouts, wire, discarded timber and plywood wire rack 74.5x64x15cm 

Dominic Kavanagh Flowers in the cellar 2015 Wall paper and vintage illustration cutouts, wire, discarded timber and plywood wire rack 74.5x64x15cm 

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Aug
10
to Aug 27

The Clocking Tick by Olivia Parsonage

Install view 

Install view 

The Clocking Tick
OLIVIA PARSONAGE

THURS 10 AUG - SUN 27 AUG 2017

Official opening: Thursday 10 August, 6-8pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Saturday 12 August 11am - 4pm
Friday 18 August 11am - 2pm
Saturday 19 August 2-4pm
Sunday 20 August 11am - 2pm
Sunday 27 August 11am - 2pm

Introducing Olivia Parsonage as our newest Gallery 139 Artist.
Olivia Parsonage will be exhibiting her well-known quirky, off-beat, often dark humoured fabric illustrations and soft sculptures in this her first solo exhibition in Gallery 139.

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ART review by Jill Stowell

theherald.com.au 25 August 2017

OLIVIA Parsonage’s charming exhibition at Gallery 139 has two dozen small fabric pictures on paper exploring the human condition with wit and whimsy. There are cold and grumpy morning walkers, bathers submerged in a forest pool, earnest conversations between red and fawn personages and various forms of unstable transport, all featuring animated embroidered faces.

Of course, charm is only the tip of the iceberg. Olivia Parsonage is vastly skilled at creating fabric collage, often using the most unpromising materials to dramatic effect. Somehow she manipulates the sewing machine to work on a minute scale. Somehow she is able to keep the work flat and the edges crisp.

It is good news that this self-effacing artist is now part of the Gallery 139 stable, which has the means to promote and exhibit its artists well beyond Newcastle.

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Fruit finding mission 2017 fabric illustration 21.5 x 23cm
Time's Up! 2017 fabric illustration 30 x 30cm
The morning walkers 2017 fabric illustration 21 x 26cm
Polo 2017 fabric illustration 32 x 33cm

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Jul
20
to Aug 6

Big Bad Land

BIG BAD LAND

THURS 20 JUL - SUN 6 AUG 2017

Official opening: Saturday 22 July, 2-4pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

This landscape exhibition presents the landscape in all its many differing forms. From its vastness, to its rocky mountains to its still quiet vistas. We live on one Big Bad Land. 

Exhibiting artists: Sally Reynolds, Belinda Street, Libby Cusick, Catherine Greive, Laura Wilson, Malcolm Sands, Shelagh Lummis, Gwendoline Lewis. 

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Shelagh Lummis Thursday 20 July 1-4pm
Gwendoline Lewis Friday 28 July 2-4pm
Sally Reynolds Saturday 29 July 2-4pm
Belinda Street Sunday 30 July 11am - 2pm
Malcolm Sands Saturday 5 August 12 - 2pm
Cathrine Greive Saturday 5 August 2-4pm
Libby Cusick Sunday 6 August 11am - 2pm
 

Art on this big, bad land

Melinda McMillan | 6 Jul 2017, 12:21 p.m | newcastlestar.com.au

WHEN US-born conceptual artist Laura Wilson arrived in Australia in 1992 she wondered what it meant to be Australian. She now believes she knows the answer. 

“I thought more about indigenous people and thought about what everyone has in common when dealing with the landscape,” Wilson said.

“I distilled it down to resilience … and it’s different to any other country that I have seen.

“If there is a flood, say in Queensland, people might shed a tear, but then they say, ‘We just have to get on with it.’

“It reminds me of Ned Kelly and when he was in his last minutes of life he said, ‘Such is life.’”

Wilson will take part in a group show Big Bad Lands at Gallery 139 this month. 

“It looks at the harshness of the Australian landscape,” Wilson said. 

“I originally come from Colorado, so it’s easier to look at Australia objectively.”

Wilson is exhibiting 10 pieces of work in the show, some of which reference the banksia tree. 

“I thought about what was the most resilient flora, and it’s the banksia,” Wilson said. “Then I looked at bushrangers.

“So I have put the two together and I have bushrangers and banskia.”

In a nod to Sidney Nolan one of the works has an obscure reference to his Ned Kelly series. 

“Sidney Nolan’s work is just beautiful, and it’s iconic and Australians just seem to love his work,” she said.

“It’s a slight nod to him.” 

Wilson’s works also explore Australian tourism. The exhibition will feature a large wall hanging which quotes advice given to tourists about facing-off with “aggressive magpies”, how to deal with an angry kangaroo, redback spiders, venomous snakes, bushfires, crocodiles and sharks. 

Big Bad Lands opens at 2pm on July 22, with the exhibition running from July 20 until August 6. 

The show also features Sally Reynolds, Belinda Street, Libby Cusick, Catherine Grieve, Malcolm Sands, Shelagh Lummis and Gwendoline Lewis. 

 

below: Gwendoline Lewis
The Crossing 1 2017 pencil on paper 50 x 60cm $1850.00

below: Sally Reynolds
Angourie Headland; Yuraygir National Park 2017, Triptych, Ink on Arches Paper, 76cmx55cm unframed ($700.00 framed) 

below: Libby Cusick
Transformation acrylic on canvas 90x120cm $650.00

below: Belinda Street
Blue Lake 1 oil on canvas 120x90cm (left) $3300.00
Blue Lake 2 oil on canvas 120x90cm (right) $3300.00

below: Malcolm Sands
Broken Back 2017 oil on Canvas 30.5 x 25.5cm (left) $270.00
Bylong Valley Way 2017 oil on Canvas 30.5 x 25.5cm (right) $270.00

below: Shelagh Lummis
left to right
Mythic Reality 1,2,3 2017 oil on 15 canvas boards 80 x 105 cm framed $1200.00 each

below: Laura Wilson
detail The Kelly Gang 2017
mixed media assemblage
3000 x 50 x 80cm
$380.00

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Cathrine Greive
Warrenbungles 1-7 2017
oil on board
16.5 x 11.7cm and 11.7 x 16.5cm
$55.00 each

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Jun
29
to Jul 16

The PRINT Tomorrow

Install view Gina McDonald Moon I, II, II 2017 etching 60 x 40cm

Install view Gina McDonald Moon I, II, II 2017 etching 60 x 40cm

The PRINT Tommorow

THURS 29 JUN - SUN 16 JUL 2017

Official opening: Saturday 1 July, 2-4pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

Exhibiting artists: Jane Collins, Maddyson Hatton, Anne McLaughlin, Anne-Maree Hunter, Terri Brander, Gina McDonald.

Exploring printmaking in all it's different forms. 

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Gina McDonald Sunday 2 July, 11am - 2pm
Maddyson Hatton Friday 7 July 2-4pm
Terri Brander Saturday 8 July 11am - 1pm
Jane Collins Sunday 9 July 11am - 2pm
Anne McLaughlin Sunday 16 July 12.30 - 1.30pm

PRESS
Jane Collins taking inspiration from the everyday
Melinda McMillian 14 Jun 2017, 9:13 a.m | newcastlestar.com

Terri Brander above and below

Terri Brander in situ 

Terri Brander in situ 

above Anne McLaughlin 

Jane Collins 

Jane Collins 

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Jun
8
to Jun 25

Little: a collaborative exhibition between Acrux Art Gallery & Gallery 139

LITTLE

THURS 8 JUN - SUN 25 JUN 2017

Official opening:  HAMILTON ART CRAWL
Gallery 139 - Saturday 10 June, 3-5pm
(Little group - 139a Beaumont St)
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
Acrux Art Gallery - Saturday 10 June, 3-5pm
(Little group - 123 Tudor St)
Studio21 artspace  - Saturday 10 June, 5-7pm
(Light/WEIGHT group exhibition - 21 Bennett St)

MEET THE ARTIST sessions at Gallery 139
Sunday 18 June:
Jane Blackall 11am - 2pm

This is a collaborative exhibition across the two galleries located around the corner from each other in Hamilton, Acrux Art Gallery & Gallery 139.  Curated by Acrux Art Gallery owner, Nadia Aurisch and Gallery 139 owner, Ahn Wells. It features small artworks by student, emerging and established artists in one combined exhibition. 

top left to right: Shahrzad Groenhout, Maisie Neale, Edward Milan
middle left to right: Catherine Di Gravio, Renee McIntosch, Janelle Goldman
bottom left to right: John Earle, Sharon Taylor, Michelle Teear

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May
31
to Jul 2

Sydney: a bridged by DINO CONSALVO at JANET CLAYTON GALLERY, Sydney

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Sydney: a bridged by DINO CONSALVO
at Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney

WED 31 MAY - SUN 2 JUL 2017

Official opening: Friday 2 June, 6-8pm

Newcastle based artist Dino Consalvo traverses Sydney, painting the bridges that join the city together. From the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge to the concrete arch of the Gladsville Bridge, Consalvo captures these structures from angles and through abstraction that will make the viewer question, ponder and fully appreciate the beauty of these modern architectural forms. 

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Sunday 11 June 11am - 4pm

Watch Dino's progress on his Instagram @dinoconsalvo

JANET CLAYTON GALLERY
406 Oxford St Paddington NSW 2021
Wed - Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm
Contact Janet for purchase enquiries info@janetclaytongallery.com.au
www.janetclaytongallery.com.au

PRESS

Dino Consalvo’s Sydney Melinda McMillan | 28 May 2017, 1:21 p.m | newcastlestar.com.au

Art spans waterways Melinda McMillan | 16 Jun 2017, 3:30 p.m | the herald.com.au

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May
18
to Jun 4

AMBEDO: Julia Flanagan & Matthew Tome

AMBEDO
Julia Flanagan & Matthew Tome

THURS 18 MAY - SUN 4 JUN 2017

Official opening: Saturday 20 May, 2-4pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Matthew Tome: Saturday 3 June 11am - 4pm
Julia Flanagan: Sunday 4 June 11am - 2pm

ambedo 
n. a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—briefly soaking in the experience of being alive, an act that is done purely for its own sake.

Art | Wall to wall works | John Barnes

26 May 2017, noon | theherald.com.au

TOME AND FLANAGAN

Gallery 139 presents Ambedo, a bright and vibrant exhibition of paintings from Mathew Tome, who is head teacher at Newcastle Art School, and former Newcastle resident Julia Flanagan. 

Both artists are widely known from their extensive exhibition schedule in recent years. Both have exhibited at Gallery 139 before, but this is the first time they have shown together and the interaction of their diverse styles adds energy and strength to the exhibition. Flanagan’s colourful and carefully constructed abstracts, with their links to Cubism and Howard Hodgkin, bounce off Tome’s further reduced and textured tonal planes with their simple linear overlays. Until June 4.

below: Julia Flanagan Onward and Upward 2017 acrylic on board 61x61cm  (left)
Matthew Tome Magnolia 2017 oil on canvas 84x84cm (right)

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Apr
28
to May 14

Red Gold:The Cedar Story by Helene Leane

RED GOLD: THE CEDAR STORY BY HELENE LEANE

FRI 28 APR - SUN 14 MAY 2017

Official opening: Saturday 29 April, 2-4pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
MEET THE ARTIST: Friday 28 April, 11am - 4pm
MEET THE ARTIST: Friday 5 May, 11am - 4pm

FREE ARTIST TALK: Sunday 14 May, 12-1pm including give away of tube Red Cedar trees to those who have a place to plant and look after them.

Please note: Helene Leane's large framed monotype works Red Gold #1 - #11 are $950.00 each // 2 x $1600.00 ($800.00 each) // 3 x $2000.00 ($667.00 each).
Other works range from $230.00 - $450.00. Please contact the gallery if any other further information required info@gallery139.com.au. 

This is Helene's third solo exhibition as a Gallery 139 Artist. A recent move to the Hunter Valley, to the district where the majestic Australian Red Cedar Tree once called home, has informed the making of this series. Including Helene's signature monotype prints, abstract encaustic and small-scale paintings. 

A selection of this series was exhibited at Janet Clayton Gallery earlier this year, for this exhibition, Helene brings the entire series to Gallery 139 which includes monotypes, encaustics and paintings. 

PRESS

Nature as Art 
Damon Cronshaw
2 May 2017, 3:01 p.m | theherald.com.au

THE CEDAR STORY

Jill Stowell
5 May 2017, 5:27 p.m. | theherald.com.au
HELENE Leane has found an ideal subject for her skilfully layered monotypes in the leaves of the cedar tree. Once common in the rainforest valleys of Eastern Australia, this imposing tree has become increasingly rare since furniture makers first discovered the potential of its easily worked warm-hued timber soon after the first European settlement.

Helene Leane’s paints can only hint at this cultural background, while focusing on the large handsome leaves with their composite structure.

Her new show is at Gallery 139 in Hamilton.

Many of these works were shown recently in Sydney.

A wall of small paintings compensate for the lack of the unifying leaf with misty distances and hints of landform.

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Apr
5
to Apr 22

LAST WORDS: Simone Paterson

Install view from back right corner

Install view from back right corner

LAST WORDS by Simone Paterson

During the Newcastle Writers Festival 2017  

WED 5 - 22 APR 2017

Official opening: Saturday 8 April, 2-4pm
FREE ARTIST TALK: Sunday 9 April 12-1pm

GALLERY CLOSED Good Friday, Easter Saturday & Easter Sunday

An exhibition exploring human mortality through the immortalisation of
the last words spoken by people of note throughout history using photography, machine embroidery & animated text.

Simone Paterson is our first International Artist to exhibit in Gallery 139. Educated in Australia, with a PhD from The University of Newcastle, and a MFA from the University of Sydney, SCA. She is now an Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, U.S.A where she is the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Creative Technologies. Her international art exhibits include, fabric forms, photography and interactive video/ animations. We are delighted to be exhibiting Simone for a 3 week solo exhibition. 

Simone Paterson's Newcastle goes back 15 or more years when she studied and lectured in Photomedia at The University of Newcastle, Australia, and was the Director of Watt Space Student Gallery of the University of Newcastle for 3 years. Simone has been living in Virginia, USA teaching and exhibiting. She returned to Newcastle in 2014 and exhibited at Maitland Regional Art Gallery and in 2012 she exhibited at PODspace gallery.

Gallery 139 show focuses on famous last words | the herald.com.au
By Jim Kellar 7 Apr 2017, 5:30 p.m 

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Studio Life
Mar
30
to Apr 2

Studio Life

Dino Consalvo, Peter Lankas, Helene Leane, Paul Maher, Olivia Parsonage

ONE WEEK EXHIBITION
THURS 30 MAR - SUN 2 APR 2017

Official opening: Thursday 30 March, 6-8pm

MEET THE ARTISTS
Olivia Parsonage Friday 11am - 2pm
Peter Lankas Friday 2-4pm
Paul Maher Saturday 11am - 1pm

An intimate exhibition of works rarely seen outside of the studio and some past favourites. Including artist sketchbooks, experimental drawings, printmaking, en plein air paintings and fabric drawings by Gallery 139 Artists

Helene Leane says about studio life "My studio space is a personal space and as I create, it too evolves."

Helene Leane says about studio life "My studio space is a personal space and as I create, it too evolves."

Paul Maher says about studio life ...  "For me there are different sorts of time in the studio, having lots of responsibilities like most people have. There are short spurts of time on a daily basis to look, to organise, to do little jobs like prepare a canvas. And there are longer periods of full days where I can get steeped in what's in front of me. But even those times can have a 'softening up period' where things need to be bent into the direction you want to take them."

Paul Maher says about studio life ... 
"For me there are different sorts of time in the studio, having lots of responsibilities like most people have. There are short spurts of time on a daily basis to look, to organise, to do little jobs like prepare a canvas. And there are longer periods of full days where I can get steeped in what's in front of me. But even those times can have a 'softening up period' where things need to be bent into the direction you want to take them."

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Olivia Parsonage says about studio life..."Having a studio is a necessity, a luxury and the best gift you can give yourself. I fantasise about what my future studio may look like as i recently lost my precious retreat."

Olivia Parsonage says about studio life..."Having a studio is a necessity, a luxury and the best gift you can give yourself. I fantasise about what my future studio may look like as i recently lost my precious retreat."

Dino Consalvo says about studio life "It's precious time, a place to experiment and get angry if something doesn't work. I'm trying to loosen up my painting and in the studio it's a constant struggle, a battle with myself."

Dino Consalvo says about studio life "It's precious time, a place to experiment and get angry if something doesn't work. I'm trying to loosen up my painting and in the studio it's a constant struggle, a battle with myself."

Peter says about studio life..."A place of private retreat to lose or find oneself. A place where problems and conflicts are resolved".

Peter says about studio life..."A place of private retreat to lose or find oneself. A place where problems and conflicts are resolved".

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Mar
29
to Apr 23

RED GOLD: The Cedar Story by Helene Leane at JANET CLAYTON GALLERY, Sydney

Install view

Install view

RED GOLD: THE CEDAR STORY BY HELENE LEANE upstairs at JANET CLAYTON GALLERY Sydney

WED 29 MAR - SUN 23 APR 2017

Official opening: Friday 31 March, 5.30pm

Through a series of monotype printmaking, Helene Leane explores the history of the majestic Australian Red Cedar Tree.  

A recent move to the Hunter Valley, to the district where this tree once called home, has informed the making of these works which celebrate the patterns, delicate layers and changing colours of the leaves of a now re-planted Cedar landscape. 

JANET CLAYTON GALLERY
406 Oxford St Paddington NSW 2021
Wed - Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm; Sat 10am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm
CLOSED EASTER WEEKEND - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
www.janetclaytongallery.com.au


HELENE will be exhibiting a selection of this series at Gallery 139 from 27 April - 14 May 2017 plus new works. 

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Project D | Photographic works by Clare Hodgins
Mar
15
to Mar 26

Project D | Photographic works by Clare Hodgins

installation view

Project D | Photographic works by Clare Hodgins

ONE WEEK EXHIBITION
WED 15 Mar - SUN 19 Mar 2017
*EXTENDED to Sunday 26 March
(normal gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday 11am - 4pm;
Sunday 11am - 2pm)

Official opening: Friday 17 March, 6-8pm
by Joe Einsenberg OAM
Sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co

Project D presents dark and moody images that give metaphorical meaning to dead and decaying objects, delighting the audience with an eerie sense of beauty. The human element is not visible in the photographs, however, the audience can project human qualities and emotions onto the subjects.

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Objects of Desire
Feb
23
to Mar 12

Objects of Desire

install view

install view

OBJECTS OF DESIRE 

THURS 23 FEB - SUN 12 MAR 2017

Official opening: Saturday 25 February, 2-4pm

The intersection where Still Life paintings become more than paintings of objects and where the utilitarian vase turns into an art object. 

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Saturday 4 March 2-4pm: Daniela Glassop

Exhibiting artists: Lydia Miller, Sally Behrens, Christina Frogley, Daniela Glassop and Ritual Object.  

above: Ritual Object                                         below: Sally Behrens

above: Sally Behrens                                            below: Daniela Glassop

Christina Frogley Cans with Echeveria Flower No,1 2016 oil on canvas

Christina Frogley Cans with Echeveria Flower No,1 2016 oil on canvas

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CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER at UoN Gallery
Feb
15
to Mar 18

CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER at UoN Gallery

Paul Maher install view

Dino Consalvo install view

Dino Consalvo install view

Peter Lankas install view

Peter Lankas install view

CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER
at UoN Gallery

curated by Ahn Wells 

15 Feb - 18 Mar 2017

Official opening: Saturday 18 February, 2pm
University gallery hours: 
Wednesday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm, or by appointment. For enquiries please phone +61 2 4921 5255

The University Gallery is delighted to collaborate with Gallery 139 to present CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER, an extensive exhibition profiling the work of three Gallery 139 artists, Dino Consalvo, Peter Lankas and Paul Maher.

Building on the success of CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER at the Depot Gallery in Sydney in 2016, curator Ahn Wells has recontextualised the exhibition for the University Gallery, bringing together new works from their studios that focus on practice and continual developments in defining and refining subject matter, materiality and process.

The three artists live and work in Newcastle and their works respond to the environment in different ways. These artists each employ their own unique visual language to reflect on the landscape around them, whether suburban, urban or natural. Through working and exhibiting together, they as a group enjoy a collegial frankness in their discussions that brings a freshness to these independant approaches and evident mastery of medium.

Download the EXHIBITION CATALOGUE 

PRESS
Films of art and ideas | Melinda
McMillan | newcastlestar.com.au
15 Feb 2017, 10:24 a.m.

Inspired trio | John Barnes ART review The Weekender, Newcastle Herald
the herald.com.au
22 Feb 2017, 5:17 p.m.

"I have begun to explore the details within a larger subject, zooming in and focusing on the painting's composition, surface texture and colour palette. All these paintings have been painted using this approach. Starting 'en plein air' at Merewether baths in the middle of the cold Autumn nights, I was drawn to the starkness of the pool edges and the reflection of the wall within the water. Allowing myself to finish the paintings in the studio, gave me the time and space to fully explore this new approach to my painting."

Dino Consalvo

My current body of work continues the fascination with the ordinary and the everyday. I have made a conscious decision to return to the human form within the suburban/urban landscape. The nature of the imagery is from anywhere, as long as a visceral or a heart connection was made and had room to develop a familiar narrative. This body of work feels like a new beginning of my painting process, not only due to a complete painting technique change but also the return to figurative representation. There is a new excitement in my studio.”

Peter Lankas

This new work is about the scale, reach and aspiration of provincial life that is once removed from the great dramas of the metropolis. I’ve been painting this section of our urban coastline since about 2009 looking North and South. Limiting myself in this way has allowed me to accumulate a collection of imagery and compositional components developed into something original and relevant. Every time I draw this landscape it is new, I see it for the first time again. I never get bored with making new images because as a society we’re always changing; as is the environment; and so does my take on it.

My work investigates what binds us together. The depiction of coastal suburbs is a response to our eternal need for an idealised sense of progress tied to civility, community and home. In this way my paintings draw on distinctions between public and private space, and how the generosity of shared, public space informs what we are in terms of democracy and civilisation: each facade reflects the public face - just as our private backyards say a lot about our private persona.”

Paul Maher

iPad drawing install view

iPad drawing install view

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Other Worlds
Feb
2
to Feb 19

Other Worlds

View from middle of gallery 

View from middle of gallery 

OTHER WORLDS 

THURS 2 FEB - SUN 19 FEB 2017

Official opening: Saturday 4 February, 2-4pm

Exploring the concept of other worlds and the strange through photo media, painting, sculpture and drawing. 

MEET THE ARTIST events
Friday 3 February 2- 4pm - Catherine Tempest
Sunday 5 February 12 - 2pm - Rose McCallister
Thursday 9 February 12-2pm - Vanessa Lewis
Saturday 11 February 2-4pm - Maise Neale & Clare Weeks - CANCELLED
Sunday 12 February 12pm - 2pm - Emma Warren - CANCELLED
Saturday 18 February 2-4pm - Chris Byrnes
Sunday 19 February 12pm -2pm - Susan Ryman & James Murphy

Exhibiting artists: Alison Smith, Dylan Reilly, Peter Read, Clare Weeks, Rose McCallister, Maise Neale, Rieteka Geursen, Susan Ryman, Chris Byrnes, Vanessa Lewis, Laura Wilson,  James Murphy, Catherine Tempest, Jordan Fardell, Sarah Cockroft, Emma Warren.

left above: Laura Wilson installations                             above right: Alison Smith

above: Rieteka Geursen    below: Clare Weeks (3D glasses needed to view)

above: Sarah Cockroft                      below: James Murphy 

above: Susan Ryman                          below: Emma Warren 

above: Susan Ryman                          below: Emma Warren 

above: Vanessa Lewis       below: Peter Read

above: Vanessa Lewis       below: Peter Read

above: Peter Read               below: Catherine Tempest 

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THREE
Jan
14
to Jan 31

THREE

THREE 

SAT 14 JAN - SUN 29 JAN 2017

Official opening: Saturday 14 January, 2-4pm

Celebrate the start of the 3rd year of Gallery 139, artists will be exhibiting a small suite of 3 works. 

MEET THE ARTIST events
Sunday 15 Jan 12-2pm - Gina McDonald
Thursday 19 Jan 11am - 1pm - Katherine Heinrich
Thursday 19 Jan 1-3pm - Jay Muldoon
Friday 20 Jan 2-4pm - Vanessa Turton & Felicity Howard
Saturday 21 Jan 11am - 1pm - Paul Maher
Saturday 21 Jan 2-4pm - Giselle Penn & Nathan Keogh
Sunday 22 Jan 11am - 1pm - Emma Warren
Sunday 22 Jan 1-2pm - Lisa Kirkpatrick
Friday 27 Jan 2 - 4pm - Sally Behrens
Saturday 28 Jan 12 - 2pm - Nicola Bolton
Saturday 28 Jan 2-4pm - Libby Cusick
Sunday 29 Jan 11am - 1pm - Jordan Fardell & Lucy Hamilton
Sunday 29 Jan 12-2pm - Melissa Bull
 

Exhibiting artists: Toni Amidy, Gina McDonald, Giselle Penn, Nathan Keogh, Lynette Bridge, Nicola Bolton, Sally Behrens, Melissa Bull, Jordan Fardell, Lisa Pollard, Danny Sky, Maggie Hall, Andrew Finnie, Jennifer Finnie, Lydia Miller, Libby Cusick, Annemaree Hunter, Jay Muldoon, Judy Henry, Peter Lankas, Paul Maher, Catherine Tempest, Jill Orr, Emma Warren, Ainslie Ivin-Smith, Lucy Hamilton, Linda Swinfield, Katherine Heinrich, Lisa Kirkpatrick, Dane Tobias, Nina Battley, Peter Read, Vanessa Turton, Jeremy Robinson, Jo Shand, Jane Collins, Carolyn Phillips, Andrew Dennis, Deb Ansell, Felicity Howard, Ros Elkin, Helene Leane, Robyn Werkhoven, Dan Nelson, Simone Paterson, Braddon Snape, Susan Ryman, Chris Byrnes.

above                                                                                     
Lisa Pollard                                                                       
Miss you Davo watercolour on wood 20 x 20cm
Words & Pictures watercolour on wood 20 x 20cm
Raise the Roof watercolour on wood 20 x 20cm

above
Lisa Kirkpatrick
Bury I, II, III Silkscreen, collagraph & collage on paper 40x40cm framed 

above
Libby Cusick
The Purple Hat  oil on canvas $330.00
On His Way oil on canvas $330.00
Mmm which one? oil on canvas $330.00

 

 

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