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Gallery 139  | Art Gallery 

2018 Exhibitions

Sep
19
to Sep 30

NOW at ARO Gallery, Sydney - GALLERY 139 ARTISTS

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GALLERY 139 ARTISTS at ARO Gallery, Sydney 

WED 19 SEP - SUN 30 SEP 2018

Official opening: Wednesday 19 September, 6-8pm
Closing drinks: Sunday 30 September 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing

Dino Consalvo, John Heaney, Peter Lankas, Helene Leane, Paul Maher, Lydia Miller, Olivia Parsonage. 

ARO Gallery
51 William Street
Darlinghurst SYDNEY NSW 2000
EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Friday 12 - 6pm, Saturday - Sunday 12 - 4pm

PLEASE FORWARD ALL SALES ENQUIRIES for this exhibition to Gallery 139 info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450

#gallery139presents #gallery139artist #gallery139 #arogallery

Dino Consalvo
Bringing in the net 2018
drypoint etching artist proof
52.5 x 40cm framed
$650.00

 Dino Consalvo  Bringing in the anchor  2018  gouache on paper 53.5 x 43.5cm  $550.00

Dino Consalvo
Bringing in the anchor 2018
gouache on paper
53.5 x 43.5cm
$550.00

 Dino Consalvo  Fish tango 2018  gouache on paper  53.5 x 43.5cm framed $550.00

Dino Consalvo
Fish tango 2018
gouache on paper
53.5 x 43.5cm framed
$550.00

 Dino Consalvo   First anchor  2018  ink on paper  43.5 x 53.5 framed $500.00

Dino Consalvo
First anchor 2018
ink on paper
43.5 x 53.5 framed
$500.00

 Dino Consalvo   Getting there  2018  drypoint etching artist proof  42 x 50cm framed $650.00

Dino Consalvo
Getting there 2018
drypoint etching artist proof
42 x 50cm framed
$650.00

 Dino Consalvo   First catch  2018 ink on paper 43.5 x 53.5cm framed  $500.00

Dino Consalvo
First catch 2018
ink on paper
43.5 x 53.5cm framed
$500.00

Lydia Miller
Bluebottles 2018
oil on canvas
76 x 76cm
$950.00

Lydia Miller
Afternoon sun 2017
oil on canvas
76 x 76cm
$950.00

Helene Leane Rhythms 2018 gouache monotype 50x95cm $1500.00 inc frame

Helene Leane River path 2018 gouache monotype 50 x 95cm $1500.00 inc frame

 

Peter Lankas Latenight pump 2018 oil on board 53 x 43cm inc frame $850.00

Peter Lankas Late night hit 2018 oil on board 53 x 43cm framed $850.00

Peter Lankas Hook-up 2018 oil on board 53 x 43cm framed $850.00

Peter Lankas Night comfort 2018 oil on board 53 x 43cm framed $850.00

 

Paul Maher Boashed through the trees 2017 oil on board 31 x 24.5cm framed $350.00

Paul Maher Portsea boatsheds oil on board 18.5 x 21.5cm framed $250.00

Paul Maher Scuba diver 2017 oil on board 18 x 16.5cm framed $250.00

Paul Maher Ghost shed 2017 oil on canvas 30 x 32cm framed $500.00

Paul Maher Corner shopgirl on coffee break 2017 oil on board 21.5 x 17.5cm framed $250.00

Paul Maher Point King Sorrento 2017 oil on canvas 30.5 x 38cm framed $550.00

Paul Maher Street edges reserve 2017 oil on canvas 28.5 x 45cm framed $500.00

Paul Maher Portsea Pier 2017 oil on board 31 x 24.5cm framed $450.00

Paul Maher Point King and boatsheds 2017 oil on board 41.5 x 27cm framed $450.00

Paul Maher Woman walking a greyhound, Sorrento 2017 oil on board 41 x 31cm framed $500.00

Olivia Parsonage Jesus, take the wheel 2018 fabric on paper 40.5 x 40.5cm framed $450.00

Olivia Parsonage Fairly benign weather conditions forecast 2018 fabric on paper 40.5 x 40.5cm framed $450.00

Olivia Parsonage The Distractors 2018 fabric on paper 40.5 x 40.5cm framed $450.00

Olivia Parsonage Pear-shaped and angry 2018 fabric on paper 40.5 x 40.5cm framed $450.00

Olivia Parsonage The big bunny likes to think and dream and write poetry. The small bunnies like to eat and poop 2018 fabric on paper 40.5 x 40.5cm framed $450.00

 

John Heaney Blinky Palermo at the tea house 2018 stoneware black glazes 40 x 39 x 10cm $480.00

John Heaney Kalma in the tea house 2018 stoneware, blue and black glazes 30 x 23 x 15cm $480.00

John Heaney Blinky Palermo at the tea house 2018 stoneware with black and ash glazes 22 x 28 x 19cm $480.00

John Heaney Kyoto Kimono 2018 stoneware with black glazes 52 x 38cm $680.00

John Heaney Lasseter's boot on the reef 2018 unglazed stoneware 54 x 60cm $680.00

 
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Consider purchasing works from our gallery using ART MONEY. Support independent galleries around Australia in the process and take home your art at the end of the exhibition.
ART MONEY is interest-free! Minimum spent $675 combined, this is the perfect way to purchase your art. Galleries are paid via Art Money which means we can pay our artists.

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Sep
20
to Oct 7

NOW at GALLERY 139 WE curated by Clare Weeks - official opening Saturday 22 September, 2-4pm

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WE
curated by Clare Weeks 

THURS 20 SEP - SUN 7 OCT 2018

Official opening: Saturday 22 September, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing

An exhibition of female photographers exploring and representing the female body from a female perspective.

Exhibiting artists: Peta Lumley, Liz O’Brien, Justine Cogan, Lucy Maher, Jade Miller, Kelly Barlin, Chloe Hey.

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Lucy Maher Thursday 20 September 2-4pm
Justine Cogan Saturday 22 September 11am - 2pm
Kelly Barlin (& Peta Lumley) Sunday 23 September 11am - 2pm
Liz O’Brien Saturday 29 September 11am - 2pm
Jade Miller
Chloe Hey

Clare Weeks 
Clare is a Photomedia artist working primarily in digital and performance video art. She has been a practicing artist for over 15 years and has shown in solo and group exhibitions Australia wide. She teaches in photomedia at the University of Newcastle (UoN) and previously at Newcastle Art School (Hunter Street TAFE). She is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Art) Postgraduate Degree at the University of Newcastle where her topic of research is theatre and the medicalised self.

Peta Lumley is captivated by the beauty of the body as an instrument in communicating between internal and external environments. Through improvised performance and photography mediums, Peta explores and expresses emotions, dreams and memories; capturing the essence of the ephemeral through movement, gesture and play.

Her latest work Juno embodies the themes of fertility, life force and motherhood inspired by ancient relics, deities and archetypes as she undergoes a journey of transformation. Capturing the awakening of an instinctual knowledge ingrained only within the body and psyche of a woman. 

 Peta Lumley  Flora  2018 photography

Peta Lumley Flora 2018 photography

 Liz O’Brien

Liz O’Brien

 Justine Cogan  You think you can  photo installation

Justine Cogan You think you can photo installation

 Lucy Maher

Lucy Maher

Jade Miller

 Chloe Hey

Chloe Hey

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Oct
25
to Nov 4

ANZAC WALK by PAUL MAHER - official opening Saturday 27 October, 2-4pm

Paul Maher Anzac Walk - lowdown 2018 oil on canvas 85 x 125 cm $1100.00 

ANZAC WALK
Paul Maher 

THURS 25 OCT - SUN 4 NOV 2018

Official opening: Saturday 27 OCtober, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing

Maher can see the Bridge from the front room of his house in Hamilton South. “It looks like a toy,” he says and in many respects it is a kind of play-thing at the hands of this artist. In some canvases its sweeping girth dominates; in others it recedes into or glints from the background just as it’s seen from the artist’s house. While mindful of what the Bridge commemorates, Maher is also careful not to play into cliché. The Bridge has already become an icon of Newcastle and a significant tourist attraction. Generally it is a lookout platform to be photographed on or to photograph from rather than being itself the photograph’s subject.
excerpt from Memorial Drive written for Maher's exhibition at John Hunter Hospital by Maurice O'Riordan, former editor of Art Monthly Australia magazine from 2008 to 2013 and director of the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin 2013 to 2017.
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Dec
13
to Dec 23

SATURATION by Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

 Christopher Clifton  Bangalow #1  2018, Two-plate etching on paper Unique-State

Christopher Clifton Bangalow #1 2018, Two-plate etching on paper Unique-State

SATURATION | NEWCASTLE PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP  

THURS 13 DEC - SUN 23 DEC 2018

Official opening: Saturday 15 December, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

Selected members of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc (NPW) exhibit in this group curated exhibition. 

This exhibition will include an organised ROAMING ART TOUR to the workshop for members of the public. Cost: $35 per person. Day/Time TBC

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Aug
30
to Sep 16

SPRUNG

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SPRUNG

THURS 30 AUG - SUN 16 SEP 2018

Official opening: Saturday 1 September, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing

Exhibiting artists: Rieteka Geursen, Em Warren, Lydia Miller, Ros Elkin, Sharon Taylor, Barbara Nanshe, Olivia Parsonage, Jane Collins, Kayo Yokoyama.

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Sharon Taylor
Thursday 30 August 11am - 2pm
Ros Elkin Sunday 2 September 11am - 2pm
Olivia Parsonage Friday 7 September 11am - 2pm
Rieteka Geursen Saturday 8 September 11am - 2pm
Em Warren Saturday 8 September 2 - 4pm
Jane Collins 
Lydia Miller

above:
Lydia Miller Elegant Blooms III (Pitcher Plant & Calla Lily) 2016 oil on canvas 35 x 46cm
Lydia Miller Elegant Blooms IV (Pitcher Plant) 2016 oil on canvas 28 x 35cm
 

Em Warren
stay golden 2018 digital photography mounted on wood 21cm diameter
windswept gerbera 2018 digital photography mounted on wood 21cm diameter

above: Jane Collins 

above: Kayo Yokoyama Santuary - Spellbound I - II 2018 blown glass and etching various height starting 12cm high 

Rieteka GeursenThe Draw of the Outdoors_-Banksia Spinulosa 3 2018 chinese scroll paper, cotton mattboard and ink

Rieteka Geursen The Draw of the Outdoors - Banksia Spinulosa 1 2018_chinese scroll paper, cotton matboard and ink

Rieteka GeursenThe Draw of the Outdoors - Banksia Spinulosa 2 2018 chinese scroll paper, cotton matboard and ink

Ros Elkin shadow watching 2018 acrylic on canvas 120 x 150cm

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Aug
29
to Sep 8

Gallery 139 presents - The Lady in the Boat by Dino Consalvo at SHEFFER GALLERY, SYDNEY

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install view

Gallery 139 presents
The Lady in the Boat
by Dino Consalvo  
at SHEFFER GALLERY 

WED 29 AUG - SAT 8 SEP 2018

Official opening: Wednesday 29 August, 6-8pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

New paintings, drawings, printmaking and ceramics based around the narrative of a short story read by the artist as a child about a woman losing her husband to the sea. 

#gallery139presents #theladyintheboat #dinoconsalvo #sheffergallery

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street
Darlington SYDNEY 2008
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

PLEASE FORWARD ALL SALES ENQUIRIES for this exhibition to Gallery 139 info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450

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Aug
16
to Aug 26

GARDEN STATE by JO DYER

 install photo by Edwina Richards 

install photo by Edwina Richards 

GARDEN STATE
Paintings and ceramics JO DYER 

THURS 16 AUG - SUN 26 AUG 2018

Official opening: Saturday 18 August, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

Garden State explores the healing relationship between nature and bereavement and is the culmination of Dyer’s practice since the unexpected death of her father in early 2015. In response to this terrible loss, Dyer felt an overwhelming need for solitude and connection to the natural world and found herself dedicated to establishing a leafy garden courtyard at her home in Mayfield.

“Having the opportunity to slow down, connect with and observe the natural world has been a deeply restorative and healing process, which in turn, has influenced my art practice. Many of these works were developed within my little garden. They both represent and respond to that space and how I feel within it. Connecting to the life in my garden helps me feel more accepting of death as part of life’s process.”

Drawn to the experiential process of art making, Dyer creates work that is deliberately expressive and emotive. She renders her figures like portals into their own emotional experiences, layering painterly details with naively depicted figures to explore themes and experiences that are both deeply personal yet universal, such as connection, love, vulnerability and loss.

All artwork from this exhibition will be available for sale by 32auctions.com/gardenstate during the exhibition period, with 10% of sales being donated to Global Gardens of Peace

 photo by Edwina Richards 

photo by Edwina Richards 

Nature at the heart of art born from grief

AUGUST 10 2018 - 11:30AM | AUGUST 10 2018 - 11:30AM | newcastlestar.com

FROM deep grief has come a collection of works from Newcastle artist Jo Dyer. 

In March 2015, Dyer’s father Dr Ross Dyer drowned at Bar Beach. He was an emergency doctor at the John Hunter Hospital. 

“My father was a big nature lover, he loved the bush and he loved the beach,” Dyer said. “He was quite adventurous and was passionate about nature and connected to nature. 

“It might sound strange, but I think he died the way he would  have preferred to die doing something he loved, out in the waves.

“Following his death I felt this intense desire for solitude. 

“I did spend time in the studio but felt this intense need to connect with nature. I did that through gardening.

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install photos below by Edwina Richards

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Aug
15
to Aug 25

Gallery 139 presents FRAGMENTS by Peter Lankas at SHEFFER GALLERY, SYDNEY

Gallery 139 presents
FRAGMENTS
by Peter Lankas
SHEFFER GALLERY 

WED 15 AUG - SAT 25 AUG 2018

Official opening: Wednesday 15 August, 6-8pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

Peter describes this exhibition as “Fragments of time sewn together”, where out of the most mundane can arise an insight into an object or subject which can excite, stimulate and entertain. For Peter his paintings are narratives or songs that have evolved over years of painting. He talks about being both fascinated and fearful of the task of throwing fragments of thought together in a medium (painting) that has such long history and tradition.

Peter has completely submerged himself in the alchemy of painting. He now makes his own oil paint, mediums, varnishes, glazes, the whole basic painting kitchen, from scratch. As it was done in the early Renaissance, using where he can natural materials. It is the pleasure of discovery, the tactile experience of a chef with a hint of rudimentary science that has Peter hooked. Over the years, Peter has refined the process making it simple and versatile beyond belief.

Peter Lankas Yellow car 2018 oil on board 28 x 35.5cm $450.00

Peter Lankas is a 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 outin 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.

#gallery139presents #fragments #peterlankas #sheffergallery

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street
Darlington SYDNEY 2008
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

PLEASE FORWARD ALL SALES ENQUIRIES for this exhibition to Gallery 139 info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450

Peter Lankas Redlynch valley 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm $450.00
Peter Lankas Tropics walk 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm $450.00
Peter Lankas Innisfail 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm $450.00

Peter Lankas Bin easel 2018 oil on board 40x50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Servo Hook-up 2018 oil on board 50 x 40cm $750.00 

Peter Lankas The glance 2018 oil on board 40x50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Servo dreaming  2018 oil on board 50 x 40cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Midnight run 2018 oil on board 40x50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Steamy ride 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Sunday luncheon 2017 oil on board 50 x 60cm $800.

Peter Lankas Arvo texting 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Waiting 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm SOLD

Peter Lankas Family affair 2018 oil on board 40x50cm SOLD

Peter Lankas Late night hit 2018 oil on board 50 x 40cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Aro shopping 2018 oil on board 40x50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Summer night 2018 oil on board 50 x 40cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Night crossing 2018 oil on board 40x50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Transit 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm SOLD

Peter Lankas Hot luncheon 2017 oil on board 50 x 60cm $800.00

 Peter Lankas  Fluro homework  2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Fluro homework 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Night comfort 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm $750.00

Peter Lankas Words of Wisdom 2018 oil on board 40 x 50cm SOLD

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Aug
1
to Aug 11

Gallery 139 presents WANDERINGS at SHEFFER GALLERY, SYDNEY

Gallery 139 presents
WANDERINGS
Sheffer Gallery 

WED 1 AUG - SAT 11 AUG 2018

Official opening: Wednesday 1 August, 6-8pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

Wandering and meandering around the everyday. This exhibition is about contemplation and remembering to appreciate the world around us.

Exhibiting artists: Nadia Aurisch, Jane Collins, Michelle Connolly, Libby Cusick, Julia Flanagan, Ben Gallagher, Linda Greedy, Maddyson Hatton, John Heaney, Helene Leane, Shelagh Lummis, Paul Maher, Lydia Miller, James Murphy, Olivia Parsonage, Susan Ryman, Malcolm Sands, Michelle Teear, Kara Wood.

#gallery139presents #wanderings #sheffergallery

Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street
Darlington SYDNEY 2008
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

PLEASE FORWARD ALL SALES ENQUIRIES for this exhibition to Gallery 139 info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450

Susan Ryman Hanging in balance (panel 1-3) 2009 coloured pencil on Fabriano paper, hand varnished 50 x 70.5cm each $600.00each $1500.00 triptych

 James Murphy Aloft 1, 2, 3 digital archival inkjet print on cotton rag 61 x 91.5cm $490.00each 

Michelle Teear Hooker Valley 2017 oil on plywood, egg emulsion 28 x 35.5cm (SOLD)
Michelle Kosciouzko Rise 2017 oil on plywood, egg emulsion 28 x 35.5cm (SOLD)
Michelle Teear Tasman Glacier 2017 oil on plywood, egg emulsion 28 x 35.5cm $220.00

Malcolm Sands Wollemi Landform Kandos 2018 oil on canvas 64 x 79.5cm $950.00 

Jane Collins drypoint etching and collage $650.00

 Paul Maher  Memorial Drive picnic - Talk it up like yeah and sun hat  2018 stoneware $330.00

Paul Maher Memorial Drive picnic - Talk it up like yeah and sun hat 2018 stoneware $330.00

Libby Cusick
Aftermath 2017
acrylic on canvas
60 x 55cm
$350.00

Shelagh Lummis
Cold Comfort 4 2017
oil on 15 canvas boards
105 x 80cm framed
$1200.00

John Heaney White bowl 2017 stoneware $350.00

John Heaney Black bowl 2017 stoneware $350.00 

Michelle Connelly
various small sculptures
mixed media
$295.00 each

Ben Gallagher
Stained (Church Work) 2018
coloured pencil, graphite, charcoal and lime on steel and hardwood
16.5 x 14 x 4.5cm
$1500.00

Linda Greedy Gap Creek Falls amphitheatre, Watagans 2018 oil and shellac on timber 65 x 70cm $800.00

Kara Wood Leonard 2018
earthenware layer with slip, sgrafitto decoration
60 x 50 x 39cm
$1750.00
photo by Stuart Marlin

Nadia Aurish Suburbia series 2017
ceramic installation
size variable
$2200.00 ($80.00 each)

Lydia Miller Magenta 2018 oil on canvas 76 x76cm $900.00 

Julia Flanagan
Forgotten about 2017
acrylic on glass
40x40cm
$650.00

Julia Flanagan
Backwards thinking 2017
acrylic on glass
40x40cm
$650.00

Maddyson Hatton
Cuba 2016
terracotta, slip, rise print
26 x 15 x 15cm
$350.00

Maddyson Hatton
Arch 2016
terracotta, slip
7 x 18 x 3cm
$60.00

 

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ART MONEY is interest-free! Minimum spent $675 combined, this is the perfect way to purchase your art. Galleries are paid via Art Money which means we can pay our artists. 

 

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Jul
26
to Aug 12

ABSTRACTED

ABSTRACTED

THURS 26 JUL - SUN 12 AUG 2018

Official opening: Saturday 28 July, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

Exhibiting artists: Andrew Shillam, Judy Hill, Belinda Street, Frank Murri, Justin Lees, Ainslie Ivin-Smith. 

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Ainslie Ivin-Smith Sunday 29 July 11am - 2pm
Justin Lees Friday 3 August 12-1pm
Frank Murri Saturday 4 August 1 - 4pm
Belinda Street Sunday 5 August 11am - 2pm
Judy Hill Thursday 9 August 11am - 4pm

Belinda Street Ganguddy Reflections 2018 oil on canvas 80 x 100cm $2500.00
Belinda Street Ganguddy Depths 2018 oil on canvas 80 x 100cm $2500.00

Belinda Street In the Shadows 2018 oil on canvas 60 x 80cm $1990.00
Belinda Street Pagoda Shadows 2018 oil on canvas 60 x 80cm $1990.00

Ganguddy, or Dunns Swamp, is near Rylstone on the western edge of Wollemi National Park. Wollemi National Park is the second largest national park in NSW, after Kosciuszko National Park, and is part of the Greater Blue Mountains Wilderness Area.
Despite its name, it isn't a swamp at all. It is a beautiful, serene waterway on the Cudgegong River. It would have been more swamp-like when it was named, before Kandos Weir was built between 1925 and 1932.
At that time the river was dammed to provide water for the nearby Kandos Cement works.
With its glass-like reflective waters and steep rock escarpments, the "swamp" is more of a peaceful wilderness area. The dam has extensive reed beds on the sides and is bordered by sheer sandstone cliffs, pagoda rock formations, woodlands of eucalypts, angophoras and native cypress pines. 
The area has a long Wiradjuri history. Its indigenous name is Ganguddy, which means "good place" and it was once a birthing area for Aboriginal women.
The “darkness” of these paintings is 2 fold – the shadows cast by the rock formations, and the tragic killing of the Indigenous people who lived in the area. 
By abstracting the landscape it allows me to expressively blend both the visual characteristics of place with personal feelings, experience and knowledge. So that each painting has it’s own life and individuality– to capture a sense of place which is personal, but also speaks to the viewer. 
- Belinda Street 2018 

above: Frank Murri $725.00 each ($2000.00 x 3)
The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi (π) - Panel # 41 (11,681 - 11,985) 2017, 94 x 58cm
The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi (π) - Panel # 42 (11,986 - 12,287) 2017, 94 x 58cm
The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi (π) - Panel # 43 (12,288 - 12,586) 2017, 94 x 58cm

The nature of my art practice consists of wall-hung, timber relief sculptural panels. These pieces are created by incorporating mathematical formulas, theorems & sequences. This art form I’ve developed advocates pure abstraction in an attempt to synthesize a design aesthetic.

In The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi (π),Panel # 41 (11,681 – 11,985 digits); Panel # 42 (11,986 – 12,287); & Panel # 43 (12,288 – 12,586),I have encoded and carved the panels with 906 digits of the Pi number (which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter). Within this sequence, I have highlighted (with the Prime colours), the first four single digit Prime numbers (2, 3, 5, 7) contained within them, in an exploration of the aesthetic in Number Theory. 

By looking into the realm of pure mathematics, there lies within a beauty which transcends its usual form. 

A quote comes to mind which encapsulates this synergy between mathematics and art:

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.” Bertrand Russell, philosopher and mathematician

The pieces I’ve created are formulated to capture this beauty.

- Frank Murri 2018 

above: Ainsle Ivin-Smith
25-5-18 2018acrylic on board , dimensions are 92 x 122 cm $450.00
24-4-18 2018 acrylic on board, dimensions are 61 x 92 cm $900.00

above: Judy Hill
Direction 2018 oil on canvas 45 x 45cm $260.00
Turning Point 2018 oil on canvas 45 x 45cm $260.00
Deviation 2018 oil on canvas 45 x 45cm $260.00
Indicator 2018 oil on canvas 45 x 45cm $260.00

above:
Andrew Shillam Abstract Construction 2018 stained recycled wood. 38.5 x 14 x 12cm $700.00 (SOLD)
Andrew Shillam Vertical Construction2018 stained wood 84 x 23 x 18cm $1800.00
Andrew Shillam Wood Construction2018 recycled and stained wood 23 x 27 x 19cm $670.00

Andrew Shillam
Composition II 2018 recycled wood, stained and waxed 13.5 x 14.5 x 11cm $470.00
Small Abstract 2018 recycled wood, stained and waxed 7.3 x 9 x 6.5cm $150.00 (SOLD)

Justin Lees  Repeater 2018 mixed media on canvas 122 x 91cm $1400.00

 
 

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ART MONEY is interest-free! Minimum spent $675 combined, this is the perfect way to purchase your art. Galleries are paid via Art Money which means we can pay our artists. 

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Jul
5
to Jul 22

DRAWN OUT

DRAWN OUT

THURS 5 JUL - SUN 22 JUL 2018

Official opening: Saturday 7 July, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing

Exhibiting artists: Ben Gallagher, Cherie Wren, Maddyson Hatton, Jill Orr, Bruce Roxburgh, Camille Kersley, Peter Lankas. 

Experimental drawing exhibition.

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Ben Gallagher Thursday 19 July 1 - 4pm
Cherie Wren Saturday 21 July 11am - 2pm
Jill Orr Saturday 21 July  2 - 4pm

#gallery139 #drawnout

PRESS

Ben Gallagher inspired by old trade | JULY 13 2018 | theherald.com.au

 

 Jill Orr  Blue Moon  mixed media on paper 99.5 x 70.5cm $940.00

Jill Orr Blue Moon mixed media on paper 99.5 x 70.5cm $940.00

 Ben Gallagher  Mortar Lines   02.MPMCI – 01GRIDRP  2018 ink, graphic and coloured pencil on Arches paper 82 x 60cm inc frame $1800.00 Ben Gallagher  Mortar Lines   25.01BI - 24.01RP  2018 ink, graphic and coloured pencil on Arches paper 82 x 60cm inc frame $1800.00

Ben Gallagher Mortar Lines 02.MPMCI – 01GRIDRP 2018 ink, graphic and coloured pencil on Arches paper 82 x 60cm inc frame $1800.00
Ben Gallagher Mortar Lines 25.01BI - 24.01RP 2018 ink, graphic and coloured pencil on Arches paper 82 x 60cm inc frame $1800.00

 Ben Gallagher  Mortar Lines   01.01BI - 02.01RP  2018 ink, graphic and coloured pencil on Arches paper 82 x 60cm inc frame $1800.00 Ben Gallagher  Mortar Lines   17.01BI - 08.02RI – 08.01WI - 01GRIDBP  2018 ink, graphic and coloured pencil on Arches paper 82 x 60cm inc frame $1800.00

Ben Gallagher Mortar Lines 01.01BI - 02.01RP 2018 ink, graphic and coloured pencil on Arches paper 82 x 60cm inc frame $1800.00
Ben Gallagher Mortar Lines 17.01BI - 08.02RI – 08.01WI - 01GRIDBP 2018 ink, graphic and coloured pencil on Arches paper 82 x 60cm inc frame $1800.00

 Ben Gallagher  left to right  Straight Gabble, Battens, Stained, Crop Rotation, Drystone (Church Work) 2018  coloured pencil, graphite, charcoal and lime on steel and hardwood 16.5 x 14 x 4.5cm $2200.00 each

Ben Gallagher
left to right
Straight Gabble, Battens, Stained, Crop Rotation, Drystone (Church Work) 2018
coloured pencil, graphite, charcoal and lime on steel and hardwood
16.5 x 14 x 4.5cm
$2200.00 each

Camille Kersley Floor plans for the new home (and some thoughts about verandahs) I and II -
From the Owner/Designer series 2017 collected sap/resins, coal, iron gall ink, burnt twig
30 x 30cm $480.00 each
Camille Kersley Masonry I and II 2017 collected sap/resins 30 x 30cm $480.00 each

Cherie Wren Together 2018 pen on paper, collage 49 x 36.5cm inc frame $290.00
Cherie Wren Ancient Wisdom 2018 pen on paper, collage 49 x 36.5cm inc frame $290.00
Cherie Wren Dream with Me 2018 pen on paper, collage 49 x 36.5cm inc frame $290.00
Cherie Wren Everyday Women 2018 pen on paper, collage 49 x 36.5cm inc frame $290.00

above: Maddyson Hatton 

 
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Jun
14
to Jul 1

The Great Outdoors

 install view 

install view 

The Great Outdoors

THURS 14 JUN - SUN 1 JUL 2018

Official opening: Saturday 16 June, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

Exhibiting artists: Linda Greedy, Michelle Teear, Sally Reynolds, Malcolm Sands, James Murphy, Catherine Tempest, Jane Richens. 

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Sally Reynolds Thursday 14 June 2 - 4pm
Linda Greedy Thursday 21 June 1.30 - 4pm
James Murphy Saturday 23 June 11am - 1.30pm
Malcolm Sands Saturday 23 June 1.30 - 4pm
Jane Richens Sunday 1 July 11am - 2pm

 MEANINGFUL: Malcolm Sands makes art around ideas and places that are significant to him. Picture: supplied

MEANINGFUL: Malcolm Sands makes art around ideas and places that are significant to him. Picture: supplied

Malcolm Sands, the need to make art
by Melinda McMillian 

The Newcastle Star MAY 16 2018 - 1:52PM

NEWCASTLE painter Malcolm Sands has always had the “creative urge”. 

In childhood that was expressed through model aircraft and diorama making.

“I was right into super-detailing,” he said. “I should probably have become a sculptor.”

It was not until the mid-1990s that he began to make visual art. It was after discovering Anne Von Bertouch gallery. 

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above: Michelle Teear

Amongst the sedges, snow grass and twisting eucalypts of the swamps, heavy in winter fog, there is a quietness that enters me. Summer meadows, where the long shadows of mountain gums reach for one another and delicate flowers bloom at their feet lights a warmth under my skin. The opportunity to sit with a landscape, quietly within it, and just be with it, is something that is most precious to me. Recently I’ve engaged with the Barrington wilderness areas across the top sub-alpine plateau. Walking for hours in the light rain and mist, finding fallen giants laid to rest in the forest, or peering into the depths of streams that are liquid glass, icy and pure, with streaks of fresh green weed dancing in the light. Rugged up, knee deep in a land whose beauty relies on nothing from me, coloured marks allow me to record a meditation of place. It is here a submission to the wonders of a landscape that simply exists outside of us, in all its rarity and abundance, becomes a contemplation on an insatiable appreciation for the complexity of nature and its sublime existence. - Michelle Tear June 2018 

above: Sally Reynolds First Light- Hinterland 2018 beeswax and oil on canvas 183x92cm $2100.00

The Hinterland Series came about as a result of a three day workshop last September at Knockrow in the Byron Bay Hinterland with well known landscape artist Tim Allen. I have admired his large works, mainly in oils, capturing expansive vistas whist retaining the energy of his 'plein air' studies.  The three days were spent making preparatory charcoal sketches, 'plein air' studies with watercolour and acrylics, and some more large scale works in the studio. The expansive views from the elevated studio enabled me to get a feeling for the formation of the land and how to express the shapes within with paint and brush. I used beeswax as a medium for my oils and worked quickly to retain the vitality of my brushstrokes and intensity of colour - Sally Reynolds June 2018

Sally Reynolds As the Crow Flies - Hinterland Series 2018 beeswax and oil on canvas  80x90cm  $950.00

above: Linda Greedy Into the distance, Gap Creek, Watagans 2018 oil and shellac on timber 120 cm H x 90 cm W $2,500.00 

above: Jane Richens Polypore digitale (digital bracket fungi) triptych 

above: Jane Richens

above: James Murphy from the series Japan, City Beat Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag

These multiple exposure photographs were made 'in camera' by shooting 3
consecutive images over the top of each other. The technique, while
simple to perform, relies on technical understanding of the exposure
process, an awareness of the compositional possibilities and a certain
degree of good fortune. The images were made in Tokyo, Japan primarily
around the Shibuya Crossing area and Omote Sandō and seek to describe
the lively pace of the city - James Murphy June 2018 
 Malcolm Sands  Wollemi Landform Kandos  2018 oil on canvas 64 x 79.5cm

Malcolm Sands Wollemi Landform Kandos 2018 oil on canvas 64 x 79.5cm

above: Malcolm Sands 

 above: Catherine Tempest artist installing work onto the gallery wall - Catherine's work will be a 'paste up' yet to be installed into Gallery 139

above: Catherine Tempest
artist installing work onto the gallery wall - Catherine's work will be a 'paste up' yet to be installed into Gallery 139

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May
24
to Jun 10

Embedded

 install view of collaborative Artist Book by Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith, Ahn Wells and works on paper on wall Alison Smith and Ahn Wells 

install view of collaborative Artist Book by Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith, Ahn Wells and works on paper on wall Alison Smith and Ahn Wells 

EMBEDDED
by Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith, Ahn Wells

THURS 24 MAY - SUN 10 JUN 2018

Official opening: Saturday 26 May, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing

MEET THE ARTISTS
Caelli Jo Brooker Thursday 31 May 11am - 4pm
Alison Smith Friday 8 June 11am - 4pm
Ahn Wells Saturday 9 June 11am - 4pm

WE CAN ASSIST WITH PROFESSIONAL FRAMING OF ANY WORKS ON PAPER OR PAINTINGS IN THIS EXHIBITION  

Embedded brings Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith and Ahn Wells together for a third time, exhibiting their most recent work and exploring some of the key motifs and forms embedded within the trio’s ongoing creative work and exhibition collaborations.

As each artist works in parallel, trusting the outcomes of the other, the curious and subliminal layers of unintentional collaboration are most revealed through the exhibition and installation processes itself, as unconscious connections emerge through the processes of drawing familiar, but idiosyncratic practices together.

In framing these different perspectives, Embedded also represents the third installment of shared exhibition titles themed through identifying ‘states’ such as ‘turning over’ and ‘conditional’. The latest theme describes the shared and embedded state of creative preoccupation with aspects of abstraction, repetition, symbol, shape, form, pattern, distillation and line, and the collective process of trusting the evolving exploration of these recurrent creative strategies to materialise contrast and connection.

Caelli Jo Brooker’s new work examines cycles and processes of making, and theebb and ow of creative profession and practice. In these works, the mark operatesas a more formal creative strategy set apart from its usual role as an expressive and idiosyncratic signature. The mark is meditative and repeated, functioning deliberately as a generative mechanism for realising an image, and aligned with the designed form more than the rehearsed, or spontaneous gesture. The recurring moon motif in the work represents the ever-present, but shifting pull of the ideas that attract us and the making that compels us.

Alison Smith’s new works on paper are the most deeply personal she has produced for some time. The shapes that are referenced are the result of many years of working with particular forms and recalling lines that are deeply embedded. They reveal a distilled version of many previous explorations and examine how those abstractions could be coerced into representing emotional aspects of her current life. These forms have become a way of referencing, not just the physical world around her, but her emotional states within it.

Ahn Wells has continued to explore the mediums of drawing, textiles and ceramicswhile continuing to be in uenced by the art vocabulary of minimalism and abstractart learned during formal study. For this exhibition, she consciously combines these materials to further explore her non-objective approach to art-making. Traditional and non-traditional craft materials and techniques are used to push the ideas of repetition, order/disorder, surface manipulation and pattern formation that has remained a constant throughout her art practice.

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@caellijo @alisonfaysmith @ahnwells

Caelli Jo Brooker Full Moon (Blood) 2018 acrylic, ink, crayon on canvas and board 90 x90cm
Caelli Jo Brooker Full Moon 2018 acrylic, ink, crayon on canvas and board 90 x90cm

Alison Smith Becoming 2018 pastel, ink and crayon on Stonehenge, 111.5cm x 77.5cm
Alison Smith Anticipate 2018 pastel, ink and crayon on Stonehenge, 111.5cm x 77.5cm
Alison Smith Renegotiate 2018 pastel, ink and crayon on Stonehenge, 111.5cm x 77.5cm
Alison Smith Capacity 2018 pastel, ink and crayon on Stonehenge, 111.5cm x 77.5cm

Ahn Wells Nurtured (Blue) and Protector (Pink) 2018 mixed media on Stonehenge paper 110 x 75cm 

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May
3
to May 20

Love and Friendship by JOHN HEANEY

Love and Friendship
by John Heaney

THURS 3 MAY - SUN 20 MAY 2018

Official opening: Saturday 5 May, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

In this exhibition John Heaney pushes the possibilities of clay while commenting on the universal emotions of love and friendship.

MEET THE ARTIST
SUNDAY 6 May 11am - 2pm
FRIDAY 11 May 11am - 1.30pm
SATURDAY 19 May 11am - 4pm

John Heaney is an experienced ceramic artist, he learnt his skill set at the Australian National University, Canberra majoring in Ceramics. He is currently a post-graduate research candidate at The University of Newcastle where he has been experimenting with the materials and processes that ceramics offers, gradually moving from functional to purely sculptural while continuing to challenge the technical aspect of ceramics within his final pieces.

This will be Heaney first solo exhibition at Gallery 139 and also introducers him as a Gallery 139 Artist

image: Two Sisters 2018 stoneware with glaze stains 30 x 32 x 6.5cm

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Apr
12
to Apr 29

What Remains

 install view left wall 

install view left wall 

What Remains

THURS 12 APR - SUN 29 APR 2018

Official opening: Saturday 14 April, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

Exhibiting artists: Jo Shand, Niomi Sands, Clare Hodgins, Gina McDonald, Peter Read, Shelagh Lummis, Dino Consalvo. 

For the first time the gallery asks a group of artists to respond to the concept of 'what remains'. 

FREE ARTIST TALK with Shelagh Lummis Saturday 21 April from 11.30am

MEET THE ARTIST sessions 
Shelagh Lummis - Thursday 12 April 11am - 1.30pm
Gina McDonald - Thursday 12 April 1.30-4pm
Peter Read - Thursday 19 April 11am - 1.30pm
Clare Hodgins - Sunday 22 April 11am - 2pm
Dino Consalvo - Saturday 28 April 2-4pm
Jo Shand - Sunday 29 April 12 - 2pm

above
Shelagh Lummis Stillness 2018 series oil on board 

My series of paintings for ‘What Remains’ is inspired by a recent visit to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.  Overpowering perceptions were of monumentality and timelessness.  Hot sun intensified a bright landscape of reds, ochres and purples.  The wet season’s flooding waters had withdrawn so that still pools and thin waterfalls were all that remained of the roaring torrents of previous months.  As we slipped into the surprisingly icy water, I was struck by the stillness of the landscape which persevered despite splashing tourists and their yelling children.

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Niomi Sands Left by accident, 2017  thread and plastic bags variable size
A somewhat sad event - a trolley left behind by accident, is the inspiration for the work Left by accident, 2017. The work pays homage to a trolley and its owner. The granny trolley left behind at the Glasshouse by accident by an elderly patron, it was full of shopping, most of which was perishable. The trolley sat in the back office for a number of weeks, awaiting its owner. Every attempt was made to locate its owner, even down to reporting it to the local police station. The work documents the process of trying to locate the owner and the gradual disposal of the perishable items. The events that unfolded around the trolley are recorded through a number of image and text based embroideries on to a series of plastic bags. 

 

 

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Niomi Sands A few things, 2017, is a series of cross stitched designs embroidered into watercolour paper. 

 install view 

install view 

above
Clare Hodgins
This collection of suspended dead and decaying specimens has been sourced from the ocean. The human element is absent in the photographs, however, the audience can project human qualities and emotions onto what they see. Viewers are invited to imagine and create connections between the various objects.

above
Gina McDonald The Blind Woman’s Garden I - VI 2018 etching

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Apr
6
to Apr 8

Tell me a story

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Tell me a story

group exhibition to coincide with Newcastle Writers Festival 2018

FRI 6 APR - SUN 8 APR 2018

OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 7 April 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 
MEET THE ARTISTS: Sunday 8 April 11.30am 

An exhibition about the comforts of storytelling and the influence reading stories has on our lives. 

Stories- are human experiences, the core of experience. Through stories we share joy passions, sadness and hardship. Stories are a primal form of communication, timeless, linked to ancient traditions. They connect us to a larger self and universal truth. They are about collaboration, connection, and engagement through emotion. We share meaning and purpose, overcome defences and differences, understand ourselves better and find commonality with others. Stories are the vehicle, the conduit, the avenue, the method, the safety net. - Laura Wilson

Exhibiting artists: Susan Ryman, Ahn Wells, Barbara Nanshe, Laura Wilson, Graham Wilson, Jane Blackall, Peter Read. 
 Susan Ryman  No. 22, No. 35, No.442, No.36, No.24  23 x 18cm framed each hand varnished print on Canson Photographique 300gsm from original drawing by Susan Ryman  These images are derived from non-fiction sources such as Time Magazine, various books on the history of embroidery, tapestry, samplers and tatting, and a plethora of illustrated art history texts which are accompanied by an all too often egotistical tale of events. The Flashcards are unnamed in the hope that they might spark a personal memory so that you, the viewer, might tell your own story.

Susan Ryman No. 22, No. 35, No.442, No.36, No.24 23 x 18cm framed each
hand varnished print on Canson Photographique 300gsm from original drawing by Susan Ryman
These images are derived from non-fiction sources such as Time Magazine, various books on the history of embroidery, tapestry, samplers and tatting, and a plethora of illustrated art history texts which are accompanied by an all too often egotistical tale of events. The Flashcards are unnamed in the hope that they might spark a personal memory so that you, the viewer, might tell your own story.

 above Jane Blackall  Brumbies  2018 paper cut   The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell.  Jane read this book first as a horse-mad teenager growing up in Scotland, and then Moon Filly by the same author. She loved them so much as they filled my imagination with the beautiful wild horses of Australia.   below Peter Read  Pariah dog pondering  2017 mixed media 45 x 34 x 33cm   From the artist's favourite author JG Farrell and the story “Seize of Krishnapur” where the inhabitants of a city become so ravaged by hunger they resort to eating their own dogs.

above Jane Blackall Brumbies 2018 paper cut
The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell.  Jane read this book first as a horse-mad teenager growing up in Scotland, and then Moon Filly by the same author. She loved them so much as they filled my imagination with the beautiful wild horses of Australia.

below Peter Read Pariah dog pondering 2017 mixed media 45 x 34 x 33cm
From the artist's favourite author JG Farrell and the story “Seize of Krishnapur” where the inhabitants of a city become so ravaged by hunger they resort to eating their own dogs.

 below Graham Wilson  The ties that bind us  2018  Inspired by one of my favourite authors and one of my favourite books.  Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. The book is a collection of short stories. It is imagining Marco Polo describing cities to Genghis Khan. At first Marco describes real cities then when he realizes that the great Khan will never see the world he starts to describe imaginary cities. This is one of my all time favourites.   Graham Wilson

below Graham Wilson The ties that bind us 2018
Inspired by one of my favourite authors and one of my favourite books.  Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. The book is a collection of short stories. It is imagining Marco Polo describing cities to Genghis Khan. At first Marco describes real cities then when he realizes that the great Khan will never see the world he starts to describe imaginary cities. This is one of my all time favourites.  Graham Wilson

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 above Ahn Wells  Memoir 1 2017  tracing paper cotton 150x150cm  This 'paper-quilt' is made from the photocopied pages of the artist's favourite children's book. The Korean Cinderella which included both english and Korean text. It was read to the artist by her adoptive mother as a way to involve Korean culture into her upbringing.

above Ahn Wells Memoir 1 2017 tracing paper cotton 150x150cm
This 'paper-quilt' is made from the photocopied pages of the artist's favourite children's book. The Korean Cinderella which included both english and Korean text. It was read to the artist by her adoptive mother as a way to involve Korean culture into her upbringing.

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 below Barbara Nanshe sculptural jewellery

below Barbara Nanshe sculptural jewellery

 above Laura Wilson  Gateway  assemblage 2018

above Laura Wilson Gateway assemblage 2018

 above Laura Wilson  Gateway  Series 1-7 2018 photomedia on cotton paper  Sitting by the shores of a newly frozen lake high in the mountains of Colorado, I observed the ice forming in lines, cracking and creating an organic network, much like the neural connections of the brain. In creating the 'gateway' series, I considered how stories, even three lines, can activate these connections and trigger imagination - the artwork - a gateway to the literary mind. -  Laura Wilson

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Laura Wilson Gateway Series 1-7 2018 photomedia on cotton paper
Sitting by the shores of a newly frozen lake high in the mountains of Colorado, I observed the ice forming in lines, cracking and creating an organic network, much like the neural connections of the brain. In creating the 'gateway' series, I considered how stories, even three lines, can activate these connections and trigger imagination - the artwork - a gateway to the literary mind. - Laura Wilson

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Mar
15
to Apr 1

Shore lines by PAUL MAHER

Shore lines | PAUL MAHER
recent works on clay and canvas

THURS 15 MAR - SAT 1 APR 2018

Official opening: Saturday 17 March, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 
CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY

FREE MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Saturday 24 March 11am - 4pm
Sunday 25 March 11am - 2pm

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION 
Thursday 29 March 5.30pm
FREE / EMAIL BOOKINGS info@gallery139.com.au
light refreshments served
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

Paul Maher has been a Gallery Artist since the gallery's inception in 2015. This will be his 2nd solo exhibition in the gallery, having previously exhibited solo in 2015 and participated in exclusive Gallery Artist exhibitions in Sydney and University of Newcastle Gallery in 2016 and 2017. 

Shore lines references his collection of sketchbooks filled with drawings to produce a new series of painted works on clay in collaboration with Newcastle ceramicists John Cliff, Helen Dunkerely and Stephen Scrogings, Sean Nicholson. His new paintings continue to explore his immersion into suburban coastal life.

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above: ceramic tiles made with assistance from John Cliff

   The unbreakable Paul Maher   by Melinda McMillan | FEBRUARY 21 2018 - 11:01AM | www.newcastlestar.com.au

The unbreakable Paul Maher
by Melinda McMillan | FEBRUARY 21 2018 - 11:01AM | www.newcastlestar.com.au

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Mar
1
to Mar 11

Mindscapes by LYDIA MILLER

Mindscapes | LYDIA MILLER

THURS 1 MAR - SUN 11 MAR 2018

Official opening: Saturday 3 March, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

IN CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST
Saturday 10 March 11.30am with sparkling wine and cheese/biscuits
FREE / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL email: info@gallery139.com.au

In Mindscapes, Lydia explores the feelings and memories of places. Abstract representations of coastal lands visited by the artist become the subject matter for this exhibition. 

Lydia Miller is a painter. She moves effortlessly between the genres Still Life, Abstraction, Landscape and Portrait painting. This will be her first solo exhibition at Gallery 139, having previously exhibiting with the gallery in group exhibitions since 2016. She has exhibited extensively in Sydney and overseas before moving to Newcastle several years ago. 

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Coastal Rocks I and II 2018 oil on canvas 50 x 50cm $480.00 each

arrow to the right >> oil on canvas 76 x 76cm $900.00each

  Lydia Miller in her home studio in Mayfield photo by Newcastle Star 

 Lydia Miller in her home studio in Mayfield photo by Newcastle Star 

Abstract brushstrokes

by Melinda McMillan | JANUARY 18 2018 - 8:45AM | newcastlestar.com.au

FOR artist Lydia Miller painting is all about colour. 

Miller was born in the Ukraine and spent her early childhood in post-war Germany. She immigrated to Australia in the 1950s. 

In childhood she “vividly remembers most of her early years by herself, drawing on scraps of paper, book covers and walls with whatever she could get her hands on”.

The abstract expressionist painters are a major influence in Miller’s work. 

“German expressionists I like. I have an affinity for that,” Miller said.  

“I think it’s the colour, the use of colour and emotional, gestural.
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Newcastle Herald Saturday 27 January 2018 

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Feb
8
to Feb 25

Body BITS gallery curated group exhibition

BODY BITS

THURS 8 FEB - SUN 25 FEB 2018

Official opening: Saturday 10 February, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing 

An exhibition exploring the bits of the human body.

Exhibiting artists: Clare Weeks, Kristian Glynn, Lisa Kirkpatrick, Nadia Aurisch, Susan Ryman, Toni Amidy, Tim Messiter, Hannah Brien (@noods_creative).

MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Tim Messiter Sunday 11 February 12-2pm
Toni Amidy Thursday 15 February 11am - 2pm
Lisa Kirkpatrick Thursday 15 February 2-4pm
Susan Ryman Saturday 17 February 2-4pm

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Toni Amidy just back back 2016 mixed media 53 x 68cm framed
Toni Amidy steppin' out 2016 mixed media 53 x 68cm framed
Toni Amidy waiting to happen 2016 mixed media 53 x 68cm framed

Tim Messiter The body with black and white strips 2017 acrylic on canvas 30 x 30cm
Tim Messiter The body with red rose 2017 acrylic on canvas 30 x 30cm
Tim Messiter The bodies 2018 acrylic on canvas 30 x 30cm

 Kristian Glynn

Kristian Glynn

 Hannah Brien (@noods_creative)

Hannah Brien (@noods_creative)

 Susan Ryman  Stitched together  2017 coloured pencil on rag paper varnished 15 x 10cm (image size)

Susan Ryman Stitched together 2017 coloured pencil on rag paper varnished 15 x 10cm (image size)

 Clare Weeks  red (nest) 2017  digital photography

Clare Weeks red (nest) 2017 digital photography

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Jan
13
to Feb 6

THE DOGGIE SHOW

 Odea in the gallery 

Odea in the gallery 

THE DOGGIE SHOW 

SAT 13 JAN - SUN 4 FEB 2018

GALLERY 139 CLOSED AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND

Official opening: Saturday 13 January, 2-4pm- Gallery 139

All things doggie are being celebrated in this second fundraising dog exhibition to be held in Gallery 139.

Exhibiting artists: Hide Kobayashi, Jayner Carter, Peter Lankas, Susan Ryman, Julie Batts, Helene Ruma, Gaye Shields, Rowena Beale, Kathie Sarginson, Jane Robinson, Nicola Bolton, Janelle Goldman, Hello HOLT, Felicity Howard, Joerg Lehmann, Jo Shand, Ashleigh Price, Linda Parkinson, Vanessa Turton, Danny Sky, Ahn Wells, Peter Read, Ron Pickerton, Sally Reynolds, Jane Hosking, Barbara Nanshe, Erika Sorby, Rose McAllister, Leeroy Chapman, Andrew Finnie, Michele Heibel, Chloe Avery, Linda Greedy, Catherine Kavanagh Di Gravio, Madekeine Boyd, Shahrzad Groenhout, Janet Graham, Varelle Hardy, Zoe Tjanavaras, Kara Wood. 

#gallery139 #thedoggieshow

Including guessing competition: $3 per entry / enter as many times as you like
Prize: Papercut Pet Portrait by Jane Blackall @pencilpenpaperppp
Prize: Dog embroidery artwork by Jane Robinson
Prize: Hunter Animal Watch Inc. dog pack 

10% of sales from this exhibition will be donated to Hunter Animal Watch Inc
Beaumont St, Hamilton. 


WE RAISED $391.00 which was donated to Hunter Animal Watch on 8 February 2018.

YOU CAN'T CATCH ME signed books available in the gallery during this exhibition. $25.00

The sun is up, it’s a brand new day.
Time to go outside and play ... 
This delightful, rhythmic story is full of fun and energy.
Two dogs spend their day chasing Blackbird while she darts from tree to tree collecting mulberries for her babies three.
Will they catch her?

10% of book sales are going to Hunter Animal Watch Inc.

The Doggie Show opens at Gallery 139 on Saturday

by Damon Cronshaw | theherald.com.au | JANUARY 8 2018 - 10:00AM

Every dog has its day – even as a subject in an artwork.
This is what came to mind when we heard about an exhibition to be held at Gallery 139 at Hamilton, titled The Doggie Show. Gallery 139 owner Ahn Wells decided to host an exhibition on dogs because “it’s my favourite kind of animal”. Ahn has two dogs – Coco (a chihuahua and Jack Russell cross) and Odea (a miniature fox terrier). 

“They are both very special to me. They keep me grounded and, if I’m feeling a bit yuck, they help to cheer me up with their antics and affection,” she said.

She brings Coco into the gallery most days, which often attracts people. “She is friendly and people just want to say 'hello',” she said. Ahn said that dogs break down boundaries and “help start conversations between strangers”. “You just need to go to a dog park to see the positive effect they have on people, both physical and mental,” she said. “Dogs seem to be content with their place in the world. They remind me not to worry about stupid things and to just enjoy now.” 

 Peter Lankas  Tropics walk  2017 ipad drawing, archival inkjet print, edition of 10 42 x 52cm

Peter Lankas Tropics walk 2017 ipad drawing, archival inkjet print, edition of 10
42 x 52cm

Newcastle artist Peter Lankas has an artwork in the exhibition, titled “Tropics walk”. The image shows himself on a shopping trip, walking his father’s chihuahua, which he described as “a very clever, loveable dog”. 

“I’m really a cat person, so I see myself as an uncle to dogs,” he said. “Dogs are a bit more like children. They require a lot of care and attention. Cats look after themselves.  "I guess dogs or pets, in general, are great company and allow us to interact on another level to human interaction.” He said pets can be “great levellers”, adding that they brought playfulness, love and joy to a sometimes mundane existence.

“Dogs have been documented in the arts for centuries – they are a part of our existence,” he said. “A show such as this gives artists a chance to explore another side of themselves.”

The gallery is dog-friendly. 

The exhibition opens at the gallery on Saturday 13 January from 2pm  to 4pm. 

Ten per cent of sales will be donated to Hunter Animal Watch.

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