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Angela Tiatia - Finalist John Fries Art Award 2017

Congratulations to Angela Tiatia who has just been announced a finalist in the prestigious John Fries Art Award  2017, the second consecutive year the artist has been selected.  Read more here. 

Alcaston Gallery is pleased to release the Angela Tiatia's new print edition: The Liberators, 2017 (pictured), pigment print on smooth cotton rag, 52.5 x 70 cm. Edition of 5. Contact Alcaston Gallery to enquire.

21st April 2017

The National: Opens This Week

The major Sydney exhibition The National opens this week, including two Alcaston Gallery represented artists Karen Mills and Tiger Yaltangki.

The National 2017: New Australian Art presents the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney's premier cultural institutions: the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

A six-year initiative over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021, the curatorial vision for the exhibition represents a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists drawn from around the country and Australian artists practicing overseas. New and commissioned works encompass a diverse range of mediums including painting, video, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance.

Connecting three of Sydney’s key cultural precincts – The Domain, Redfern and Circular Quay – The National 2017: New Australian Art is the only large-scale recurring exhibition in the city focused solely on contemporary Australian art. Curators for the 2017 edition of The National 2017: New Australian Art are Anneke Jaspers, Curator Contemporary Art and Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW; Lisa Havilah, Director and Nina Miall, Curator, Carriageworks; and Blair French, Director, Curatorial & Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.  Read more here. 

Read about Karen Mills here. 

Read about Tiger Yaltangki here

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28th March 2017


SHIRLEY MACNAMARAMaardi Butala14 - 25 March 2017

Shirley Macnamara joined Alcaston Gallery for her third solo exhibition  Maardi Butala, meaning 'together for a long time'.

New works by Macnamara will be presented as part of the biennial Castlemaine State Festival exhibition The Extractive Frontier: Mining for Art co-curated by Beverly Knight (Alcaston Gallery) and Dr Clare Wright (La Trobe University).Shirley Macnamara will also join Damien Wright and Bonhula Yunupingu in conversation with exhibition Co-Curator, Dr Clare Wright at Castlemaine Art Museum, Sunday 19 March, 3 pm.

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15th March 2017



Honolulu Biennial 2017: Middle of Now | Here7  March – 8 May 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 

Greg Semu has been selected to exhibit in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 curated by Curatorial Director Fumio Nanjo , Director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and Curator Ngahiraka Mason , former indigenous curator at Auckland Art Gallery (NZ), a writer, educator, historian and trained fine artist.  A collection of Greg Semu works will be on display from the Gene and Brian Sherman Collection, Sydney.   More information here 

15th February 2017

Angela Tiatia - Finalist Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017

Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to announce Angela Tiatia is a finalist in the 2017 Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation. 



21st January 2017
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