DIRECTOR'S CHOICE 2017
THURS 14 DEC - SAT 23 DEC 2017
The gallery’s annual DIRECTOR’S CHOICE exhibition ends Saturday 23 December, celebrating the end of 3 years of presenting and supporting Newcastle emerging and established artists. The exhibition is made up of both new work and previously exhibited work curated by the Director, Ahn Wells. It’s become an important exhibition in the gallery’s calander and one that provides the Director with a chance to have some fun with the curatorial process.
“This is my favourite time of year. This time, I’ve been able to visit a few artists in their studios and hand pick work, with other artists, I’ve asked them to bring back work I really liked from an exhibition during the year and with a handful of other artists whose work I’m very familiar with, I’ve just asked them to choose something they’d like to exhibit and I’ve gone from there.” Ahn Wells
This year’s exhibition celebrates not only 3 years presenting exhibitions for viewing and purchase in the Hamilton gallery space, it also celebrates the galleries commitment to representing Newcastle based artists and promoting them outside of this area. Gallery 139 Artists are Dino Consalvo, John Heaney, Peter Lankas, Helene Leane, Paul Maher and Olivia Parsonage, with all these artists having work included in Gallery 139 presents exhibitions over the past 2 years.
Gallery 139 takes a break over the Christmas/ New Year period and returns in 2018 with its second fundraising exhibition for Hunter Animal Watch Inc THE DOGGIE SHOW opening on Saturday 13 December 2-4pm.
Helene Leane Sh-oak dance #1 2017 monotype on paper 93 x 60cm $950.00
James Murphy Launceston 2017 photography 85 x 65cm $570.00
Peter Lankas Mignight run 2017 oil on board 40 x 50cm $700.00
Dominic Kavanagh Sonic blossom wall paper cut-outs mounted on board, wire, light shade, speaker, wood and spring 40 x 40 x 14cm $1600.00
Dino Consalvo Rippled 2017 gouache on synthetic sheet 27.5 x 32cm inc frame $360.00
Sally Reynolds Paperbark Swamp II (Tomaree National Park) 2017 oil on canvas 91.5 x91.5cm $850.00
Paul Maher Window Seat 2017 oil on canvas 28 x 45cm $450.00