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Gallery 139  | Art Gallery 

Gallery Artists

Michelle Teear

Gallery 139

Michelle Teear Timber Beach 2019 oil on plywood 60 x 60cm $800.00 SOLD

Michelle Teear has recently joined as a Gallery 139 Artist, after participating in several group exhibitions with the gallery. She is an emerging artist, producing raw gestural landscape paintings, and working with natural fibres to make woven sculptures and to extract plant colour onto textiles. Her work celebrates the vibrancy and character of the Australian landscape.

Currently based in Lake Macquarie, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design in Sydney in 2005. Since 2015 she has developed a regular studio based practice with frequent research trips throughout Australia to conduct research through en plein studies. Additionally Michelle provides education in natural crafts through her business Michelle Leilani.

In 2019 she won the Packers Prize for her painting ‘Bongon Depths’ in the Newcastle Emerging Art Prize (Newcastle Art Space) and is currently developing her next solo show in response to a recent three month research trip throughout the Northern Territory completed in mid-2019, where she investigated the desert landscape, its intense colour and culture. This exhibition is planned for 2021 in the new Gallery 139 artspace.

Michelle works directly from the landscape through a combination of visual en plein studies in gouache and oils, and experiments with found materials for mark making and pigment sources. Plants provide another valuable source of materials for the extraction of natural dyes and as a fibre source for weaving. Her way of working allows Michelle to completely immerse herself in a landscape and respond to it by incorporating it physically in the work. This research forms the foundation of her studio based practice where she produces work for regular shows. She makes her own oil paint and mediums, using the techniques of the old masters, with a preference for earth based organic pigments.

Helene Leane

Gallery 139

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

Helene Leane has been represented by Gallery 139 in Newcastle since 2015. She now resides in the Upper Hunter which has influenced her art making in the past year. Her work centres mainly on the natural environment. Helene is a painter and printmaker, preferring to use acrylic paint on canvas and gouache paint in printmaking, focusing on creating monotypes (one-off original prints). Both mediums enable her to create sensitive landscapes which are often drawn from memory or the subconscious.  

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. In 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. It was first exhibited at Janet Clayton Gallery during April 2017 and recontextualised in Gallery 139 during May 2017. In 2018 Helene will be participating in Gallery 139 at Aro in Sydney alongside fellow Gallery 139 Artists from 19 - 30 September.

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

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

Helene Leane Rhythms 2018 Gouache monotype 50x95cm framed $1500.00

above various gouache monotypes inspired by LANDSCAPE (monotype is a type of one-off printmaking process). These monotypes are created through layered stencilling and painting.

Helene Leane  Autunm  2017 acrylic phototransfer 30 x 70cm $350.00

Helene Leane Autunm 2017 acrylic phototransfer 30 x 70cm $350.00

Helene Leane  Landscape  2016 38 x 48cm $650.00

Helene Leane Landscape 2016 38 x 48cm $650.00

Woodlands 2016 acrylic on canvas 48 x 64cm $720.00

Escarpment  2016 acrylic on canvas 170 x 110 cm

Escarpment 2016 acrylic on canvas 170 x 110 cm

Helene Leane  Billabong  2017 acrylic on canvas 110 x 170cm $2000.00

Helene Leane Billabong 2017 acrylic on canvas 110 x 170cm $2000.00

Paul Maher

Gallery 139

From the Anzac Walk 2018 series coming up at Gallery 139   25 October - 4 November 2018

From the Anzac Walk 2018 series coming up at Gallery 139 25 October - 4 November 2018

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. Paul's first exhibition at Gallery 139 was In this city's side from 28 Oct - 14 Nov 2015. His second solo exhibition in 2018 SHORE LINES included ceramics and paintings further exploring the Newcastle coastline. 

Paul will be presenting another solo exhibition from 25 Oct - 4 Nov 2018 ANZAC WALK to help celebrate Gallery 139’s 4 years on Beaumont Street.

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.

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

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

PRESS

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

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 and the painting below, were originally exhibited at The University Gallery in March 2017 are available for purchase from the gallery, please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 to for further information or to arrange a viewing. 

Olivia Parsonage

Gallery 139

Olivia Parsonage Let Cluttered Heads Prevail 2019 fabric illustration (machine embrodiery and applique) 74 x 97cm framed $2200.00 SOLD
contact info@gallery139.com.au for commissions

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. She is currently exhibiting in Sydney with the group exhibition STITCHED UP at 76 Queen St Galleries, the exhibition space of The Embroiderers Guild NSW.

Olivia Parsonage exhibited solo for the first time as a Gallery 139 Artist during August 2017 and in group Gallery 139 exhibitions at ARO GALLERY, Sydney in 2018. Olivia will be exhibiting solo in 2019.

Please contact the gallery on info@gallery139.com.au to arrange an obligation free viewing. 

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
Somewhere in the outer suburbs 2017
fabric stitched on paper
50.5 x 70.5cm framed
$950.00

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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 continued to live in Melbourne for the next 30 years. 

In 2012, he returned to Newcastle to paint full-time. Since then he has been included in the Salon des Refuses - NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (2014), he was a finalist in the Gosford Prize and Mosman Art Prize (2015) and a Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize, Newcastle Club Painting Prize and Paddington Art Prize (2017). 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 139 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. 

In 2018 Dino continued to exhibit in Sydney solo at Duckrabbit and Redfern; Sheffer Gallery, Darlington and in the group gallery exhibition at ARO Gallery, Darlinghurst.

In November 2018, Dino exhibited his second solo exhibition at Gallery 139. 

Please follow Dino on his Artist Facebook and Artist Instagram for regular updates and visit his artist website for further images. 

PRESS
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

Ant Dance 2018 Oil on Aluminium panel 75cm X 80cm $1200.00
for purchase enquiries please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450
Left-overs 2018 oil on wood 50 x 54cm SOLD
from the exhibition DEAD Life at Duckrabbit 11 - 22 April 2018

Getting there 2018
drypoint etching artist proof
42 x 50cm framed
$650.00
for purchase enquiries please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450

The lady laying the net 2018
ceramics
8.5 x 25.5cm diameter
SOLD

Bringing in the catch 2018
oil on ply
60.5 x 40.5cm framed
SOLD

Exhibited in THE PHANTOM SHOW curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch at Newcastle Art Gallery during 2017.  Just another Monday  2017 oil on hardboard 120x140cm  purchase enquiries please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 (Oct 2018)

Exhibited in THE PHANTOM SHOW curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch at Newcastle Art Gallery during 2017.
Just another Monday 2017 oil on hardboard 120x140cm
purchase enquiries please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 (Oct 2018)

above: Sydney Waters 2017 gouache on cement sheet 27 x 24cm SOLD
Mass 2017 gouache on cement sheet 27 x 24cm SOLD
Southern Journey 2017 gouache on cement sheet 27 x 24cm SOLD

Iron Crossing  2017 acrylic on hardboard 80 x 120cm $2000.00 for purchase enquiries please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 (Oct 2018)

Iron Crossing 2017 acrylic on hardboard 80 x 120cm $2000.00
for purchase enquiries please contact info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450 (Oct 2018)

Merewether Beach 'en plein air' Tuesday 12 April 2016 SOLD

Merewether Beach 'en plein air' Tuesday 12 April 2016 SOLD

Merewether Beach 'en plein air' Sunday 17 April 2016 SOLD

Merewether Beach 'en plein air' Sunday 17 April 2016 SOLD

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

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

Merewether Beach and rocks  2016 en plein air gouache on paper 50x60cm $350.00 contact info@gallery139.com.au to arrange an obligation free viewing

Merewether Beach and rocks 2016 en plein air gouache on paper 50x60cm $350.00
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

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

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

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

Lydia Miller

Gallery 139

Lydia Miller Still-Life with gum nuts 2019 oil on canvas 76x76cm SOLD

Lydia Miller Still-Life with gum nuts 2019 oil on canvas 76x76cm SOLD

Works from Lydia Miller’s 2019 solo exhibition STILL-LIFES are still available, for details click HERE. please contact info@gallery139.com.au for purchase enquiries.

Lydia Miller was born in the Ukraine during WWII and migrated to Australia with her parents in the early 1950’s. She remembers finding solace in her childhood by drawing on scraps of paper, book covers, even walls with any materials available. However, she wasn’t able to follow her innate desire to create art until she was in her 40’s after she’d graduated with an Arts Degree from the University of New South Wales and worked in Education and Childcare.

She then studied in Sydney at Seaforth School for Art and Design, Julian Ashton Art School, Royal Art Society of NSW and Workshop Arts Centre (WAC) finding her love for painting. Lydia moves effortlessly between the genres of Still Life, Abstraction, Landscape and Portrait painting.

Travel and living outside of Australia has also influenced Lydia’s practice. Lydia and her husband spent 7 years living in Singapore and during this time Lydia travelled extensively throughout Asia and studied traditional Chinese brush painting with well-regarded Chinese Master, Chen Wen Hsi.

Represented in Sydney by NG Art Gallery (Chippendale) until it’s closure in 2012.
Gallery 139 is proud to represent Lydia Miller in the Hunter Region.
If you are a gallery from outside this region and are interested in representing Lydia Miller,
please Ahn at info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886.


For all purchase enquiries please contact Ahn at info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 450

Lydia Miller All that Jazz 2017 oil on canvas 100 x 100cm $1500.00

Lydia Miller Summer Haze II 2018 oil on canvas 76 x 76cm $920.00

Lydia Miller Abstracted landscape 2016 76 x76cm SOLD

Lydia Miller Coastal Lands 2018 oil on canvas 91x91cm $2200.00

Lydia Miller Friday's crossword 2016 oil on canvas 76 x 102cm  Please contact Ahn at info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 for portraiture commissions

Lydia Miller Friday's crossword 2016 oil on canvas 76 x 102cm
Please contact Ahn at info@gallery139.com.au or 0434 886 for portraiture commissions

Lydia Miller Still life with green bottle 2018 oil on canvas 40 x 40cm $450.00

Lydia Miller Still life with green bottle 2018 oil on canvas 40 x 40cm $450.00

Still-Life with blue cup, 2018 oil on canvas, 76 x 76cm SOLD

Still-Life with blue cup, 2018 oil on canvas, 76 x 76cm SOLD

John Heaney

Gallery 139

Girlfriend2018 stoneware with Black Shino & Ash glazes 31x 32 x7.5cm

John Heaney in Gallery 139, May 2018

John Heaney in Gallery 139, May 2018

John Heaney is a ceramic artist who learnt his skill set at the Australian National University in Canberra graduating in Ceramics in 2003. In 2007 he moved to Newcastle, where he has experimented with the materials and processes of the discipline, moving from functional to purely sculptural pieces while continuing to challenge the technical aspect of ceramics within his final pieces.

John Heaney's first solo exhibition as a Gallery 139 Artist was in May 2018 LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP which pushed the possibilities of clay while commenting on the universal emotions the love and friendship unveils. 

John will also be participating in Gallery 139 at Aro in Sydney alongside fellow Gallery 139 Artists from 19 - 30 September 2018.

Studies for a portrait of Miss Haversham 2018 stoneware unglazed
up to 31 x 21.5 x 3cm

ceramic wall sculpture, Stoneware with Black Chun and Shiny glazes

bowl, Stoneware with Black Shino glaze

bowl, Stoneware with Black Shino glaze

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