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Gallery 139  | Art Gallery 

Gallery Artists

Dino Consalvo

Gallery 139

Dino Consalvo grew up in Newcastle and started exhibiting as a teenager, he studied Fine Art at Alexander Mackie College in Sydney during the mid-1970s and completed a Diploma of Fine Art at Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne in 1981. He lived and worked in Melbourne for over 30 years running his own business while continuing to paint, exhibit, complete public and private commissions and raising a family. 

He recently returned to Newcastle to paint full-time and to be closer to family. In 2014, he was included in the Salon des Refuses - NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and in 2015, he was a finalist in the Gosford Prize and Mosman Art Prize. In 2017 he was a Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize, Newcastle Club Painting Prize and Paddington Art Prize. His work is held in Artbank AU and private collections in Australia and USA. 

His landscape works start 'en plein air' in oil paint, sometimes he resolves the work completely on site othertimes bringing the work back into the studio, to decontruct the scene and repaint. With portrait painting, Consalvo works completely from life and will complete a portrait after several sittings.  

Dino Consalvo's first exhibition as a Gallery Artist was Merewether:a Tranisition in 2016. He has since exhibited with Gallery 139 at The Depot Gallery and The University of Newcastle Gallery. In 2017 he exhibitied in Sydney at  Janet Clayton Gallery and in the group exhibition THE PHANTOM SHOW curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch at Newcastle Art Gallery. 

He will be exhibiting next in Gallery 139 during 2018. 

Other works available in the gallery STOCKROOM

Please follow Dino on his Artist Facebook and Artist Instagram for regular updates.

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Life's a beach for Dino the painter 
By Brodie Owen | April 18, 2016, 8:18 p.m | newcastleherald.com

Newcastle artist's dawn work on display at Gallery 139
By MARK CONNORS | Aug. 11, 2015, 10:31 a.m. | www.newcastlestar.com.au

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

Bridges theme of Consalvo art
4 Sep 2017, 8:30 a.m | newcastlestar.com.au

Exhibited in THE PHANTOM SHOW curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch at Newcastle Art Gallery until 20 August 2017. Just another Monday 2017 oil on hardboard 120x140cm | THIS WORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE by contact info@gallery139.com.au (Sept 2017)

Exhibited in THE PHANTOM SHOW curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch at Newcastle Art Gallery until 20 August 2017.
Just another Monday 2017 oil on hardboard 120x140cm | THIS WORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE by contact info@gallery139.com.au (Sept 2017)

below left and right:
Dino Consalvo Iron Cove 2017 and Connection 2017 acrylic on hardboard CURRENTLY Iron Cove 2017 AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 (December 2017)

above: Iron Crossing 2017 acrylic on hardboard 80 x 120cm $2000.00 AVAILABLE (Dec 2017)

above: Iron Crossing 2017 acrylic on hardboard 80 x 120cm $2000.00 AVAILABLE (Dec 2017)

Merewether Beach 'en plein air' Tuesday 12 April 2016

Merewether Beach 'en plein air' Tuesday 12 April 2016

Merewether Beach 'en plein air' Sunday 17 April 2016

Merewether Beach 'en plein air' Sunday 17 April 2016

En plein air Merewether 2016 goauche on paper 50x60cm $350.00 AVAILABLE (Dec 2017) contact info@gallery139.com.au to arrange an obligation free viewing

En plein air Merewether 2016 goauche on paper 50x60cm $350.00
AVAILABLE (Dec 2017)
contact info@gallery139.com.au to arrange an obligation free viewing

Merewether Beach and rocks 2016 en plein air gouache on paper 50x60cm AVAILABLE (Dec 2017) contact info@gallery139.com.au to arrange an obligation free viewing

Merewether Beach and rocks 2016 en plein air gouache on paper 50x60cm
AVAILABLE (Dec 2017)
contact info@gallery139.com.au to arrange an obligation free viewing

Dino Consalvo Full Pool 2017 oil on hardboard CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 (Dec 2017)

Dino Consalvo Bird Bath 2016 oil on board CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 (Dec 2017)

Dino Consalvo Bird Bath 2016 oil on board CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 (Dec 2017)

Watch Dino talk about the making of the work for at The University Gallery in 2017

Paul Maher

Gallery 139

Paul Maher is a Newcastle-based artist whose practice centres on suburban landscape painting and drawing. Paul is a compulsive sketcher, who habitually fills A5 art journals with drawings of suburban Newcastle life. Through daily drawing expeditions, Paul captures his changing built environment, the antics of people and their pets in parks within a urban coastal setting. Paul aims to translate the directness of his drawing style and a familiar Australian landscape into his paintings and iPad drawings.

Paul first started exhibiting in Newcastle in the late 1980s after graduating from The University of Newcastle in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) and a Post-Graduate Diploma - Painting in 1985. He first exhibited at galleries including Nick Mitzevich's 249 Gallery, The Lock Up's John Paynter Gallery and Von Bortouch Galleries and has continued to maintain a steady exhibition practice while first working as a secondary school art teacher and now as an urban designer. His work is held in the Newcastle Art Gallery as well as private collections in Australia and overseas. He played a leading role in public and community art projects that flourished in Newcastle following the 1989 earthquake. His public art included several large-scale post-earthquake murals across the City and pavemental mosaics which are still in place on Beaumont Street Hamilton and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery sculpture park.

In 2015, Paul was a finalist in the Kilgour Art Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery. In 2016 a finalist in the Redlands Art Prize. In 2017 he was a finalist in the Brisbane Art Prize and in October 2017, he undertook a Police Point Artist in Residence Program coordinated by the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts & Culture, Victoria and will be exhibiting works from this program in Gallery 139 from 15 March - 1 April 2018. 

Paul's first exhibition at Gallery 139 was In this city's side from 28 Oct - 14 Nov 2015. 

Hear Paul speak on 1233 ABC Newcastle's Story Box on 27 October 2016 including talking about his exhibition In this city's side 2015.

Works available in the gallery STOCKROOM.

Please follow Paul on his Artist Facebook page for regular updates. 

For purchase enquires contact: info@gallery139.com.au

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Paul Maher's urban art 
By Melinda McMillan | 24 August 2017 | www.newcastlestar.com.au

Maher takes his brushes to Portsea
By
JIM KELLAR | 27 Mar 2017, 4 p.m | www.newcastleherald.com

Paul Maher: Visualising suburbia
By JIM KELLAR | Oct. 23, 2015, 9:30 p.m | www.newcastleherald.com

Paul Maher iPad drawings on archival paper A3 size CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE, available for viewing in the gallery please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to arrange a viewing

Paul Maher iPad drawings above, originally exhibited at The University Gallery in March 2017 are available for purchase from the galleryplease contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to for further information or to arrange a viewing. 

Olivia Parsonage

Gallery 139

Olivia Parsonage in front of her work in her solo exhibition The Clocking Tick 2017

Olivia Parsonage in front of her work in her solo exhibition The Clocking Tick 2017

Olivia Parsonage is a full-time Newcastle based fibre artist and illustrator. Her work is held in private and corporate collection in Australia and overseas. She completed a Diploma of Fine Art at Hornsby TAFE in 1998 and Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. In 2014, she was a finalist in the inaugural Craft NSW Emerging Artist Craft Award, Sydney. In 2015, Olivia created an interactive soft sculpture installation called SOFT SCAPE at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.  She joined Gallery 139 in 2016 and exhibited in the STUDIO LIFE with the other Gallery Artists. In 2017 she has exhibited her solo exhibition LUMPY in Timeless Textiles and participated in the group exhibition STITCHED UP at The Lock Up. 

Olivia Parsonage exhibited for the first time as a Gallery Artist during August 2017.

For more information about works available for purchase contact info@gallery139.com.au to arrange a viewing. 

All works below are available framed works $450.00, unframed works $280.00 please contact the gallery on info@gallery139.com.au to arrange an obligation free viewing. 

Peter Lankas

Gallery 139

Peter Lankas is a mid-career Newcastle based artist who is fascinated with the everyday, specifically suburbia, exploring the formal visual feasts and subtle narratives on offer inside the ordinary. His painting practice extends from the studio to the outdoors, exploring the ‘en plein air’ tradition of painting out in the landscape. This direct approach to painting has led him to adopt the ‘alla prima technique’ in the studio, mostly completing paintings in one session, which enhances the concept of capturing a brief moment in time. Peter's fascination with traditional painting techniques and processes has led to his research into working with non-solvent oil painting methods of the Old Masters, adopting these methods into his art practice. Drawing is an essential part of Peter's art practice and it is the mark and gesture that brings the drawing process into the forefront of everything that he makes.

Peter received his Diploma in Visual Art from Alexander Mackie CAE, Sydney in 1980 and a Masters in Fine Art (painting) from the University of Newcastle. Peter has been a passionate dedicated teacher of painting and drawing for almost 20 years. His beginnings in Newcastle were at the Ron Hatree Art School and he has continued Ron Hartree's tradition, teaching life drawing classes for the past 15 years. Peter currently teaches at Newcastle Art School, Hunter TAFE and private classes at Newcastle Community Arts Centre. 

He was a finalist in the 2016 Calleen Art Award for painting at Cowra Regional Art Gallery from 1 May - 19 June 2016 and received a "Commended Award" for Helen Street 2015 oil, pigment, calcium carbonate, egg white, oil emulsion on board 30 x 40cm. In 2017 he was a Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize.

Judge’s comments
Peter LankasHelen Street. “This work was executed from memory and takes us on a contemporary odyssey through the suburbs. This is a painter with a strong love of the medium, to the point he makes his own paint, and I enjoyed the strong and direct application and brushstrokes. The work is a contemporary take on landscape, combining the darkness of Drysdale with a touch of Quilty, all done in miniature form”. – John Cheeseman (Manager Cultural Services and Gallery Director, Mosman Art Gallery)

Peter Lankas first exhibited as a Gallery Artist during 2016 with his solo exhibition ALLSORTS, he is exhibits next in the group exhibition Rockin the Suburbs at the end of 2017.  

Works available in the gallery STOCKROOM.

Follow Peter on his Artist Facebook page and Instagram.

LEARN FROM PETER LANKAS

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Suburban dreaminess

Melinda McMillan | March 30, 2016, 2:30pm | newcastlestar.com

Newcastle artist's dawn work on display at Gallery 139
By MARK CONNORS | Aug. 11, 2015, 10:31 a.m. | www.newcastlestar.com.au

Friday eve 2016 oil on linen 41cm x 51cm AVAILABLE FROM THE GALLERY please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to arrange a viewing. 

Friday eve 2016 oil on linen 41cm x 51cm AVAILABLE FROM THE GALLERY please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to arrange a viewing. 

Nature Selfie 2016 oil on board 40 x 50cm AVAILABLE FROM THE GALLERY please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to arrange a viewing. 

Nature Selfie 2016 oil on board 40 x 50cm AVAILABLE FROM THE GALLERY please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to arrange a viewing. 

Tinkering 2016 oil on linen 41cm x 51cm AVAILABLE FROM THE GALLERY please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to arrange a viewing. 

Tinkering 2016 oil on linen 41cm x 51cm AVAILABLE FROM THE GALLERY please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to arrange a viewing. 

Helene Leane

Gallery 139

Helene Leane is a full-time Newcastle artist who makes artwork which centres mainly on the natural environment. She mainly uses two mediums to create her work, acrylic paint on canvas and gouache in a printmaking process, the monotype. Both mediums enable her to create sensitive landscapes which are often drawn from memory or the subconscious. She has a spontaneous approach to making. With her training in Art Therapy she realises the importance of creativity in people's lives and through her artwork she hopes to evoke common human experiences. The awareness of these experiences, she believes can promote well being.  

Helene Leane received her Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts & History) from the University of Sydney in 1990. She also holds a Master of Teaching, Master of Education (Mathematics) and a Certificate in Art Therapy from Sydney and Newcastle Universities. Helene has been a finalist in numerous nationally recognised Art Prizes including Gosford Art Prize (2014, 2009), Muswellbrook Art Prize (2013, 2009), Kilgour Art Prize (2010) and Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (2008). Her recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Gosford Regional Gallery (Mirrored in the Earth, 2014) and Muswellbrook Regional Gallery (And the Earth Breathes Too, 2014); Group exhibitions at Newcastle Art Space (Handwise VII, 2014, Nightmares, 2013), Cessnock Regional Art Gallery (One Off, 2011) and Manning Regional Art Gallery (Underneath Art, 2009).

Helene's first exhibition at Gallery 139 was Lino & Lace and based on the interior of Newcastle only Heritage listed residence Miss Porters House during June 2015, her second exhibition in the gallery explored the Coal Town of Carrington in COAL DUSTED during August 2016. This year (2017) she relocated to The Hunter Valley and her current series explores the history of the majestic Australian Red Cedar Tree through a new monotype printmaking series. Red Gold: The Cedar Story will first be exhibited at Janet Clayton Gallery during April and recontextualised in Gallery 139 during May.

Works available in the gallery STOCKROOM.

Please follow Helene on her Artist Facebook and Artist Instagram for regular updates.

Below are framed monotypes available for purchase through the gallery. Click on image to view details. For purchase enquires contact: info@gallery139.com.au