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FEBRUARY 2022 | Christine Druitt Preston
Once in a blue Moon: Christine Druitt Preston | Solo Exhibition | Artsite Contemporary, Sydney Australia. | 05-27 February 2022

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Christine Druitt Preston: Once in a blue Moon

05 – 27 February 2022

Christine Druitt Preston
Once in a blue Moon

05 – 27 February 2022

Once in a Blue Moon is Christine Druitt Preston’s first solo exhibition at Artsite Contemporary, and a rare opportunity to witness her exploration of drawing with print.

One of the exhibited works, ‘The Chinese screen‘, was Highly Commended at the 2021 KAAF Art Prize and received strong praise from Sydney Morning Herald Art Critic John McDonald.

The lino medium encourages artists to do straight lines and blocks but [Druitt Preston’s work] is totally different.” McDonald said. “She’s added all this grain and has done a free hand drawing. It’s a tremendously expressive work. It goes against anything I think of as lino cuts.

The intensity of the way the lines are operating is like ink painting and sketch,” said Oliver Smith, Senior Lecturer at the Sydney College of the Arts and KAAF judge. “But for that to be translated to lino is remarkable.

In addition to her lino works, ‘Once in a Blue Moon‘ includes mixed media pieces and solar prints. Even with such a variety of mediums, Druitt Preston’s signature approach remains.

Whether making marks with a fine tip pen, manipulating a lino cutting blade or sewing a line by hand or machine, in my mind I am always drawing,” Druitt Preston says.

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JANUARY 2022 | Summer Break
Artsite  Contemporary is COVID SAFE

SUMMER BREAK 2021/22

Our exhibition galleries will be closed  between  20 December 2021 – 14 January 2022 inclusive.
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Please keep Safe.

Wishing everyone Seasons Greetings, and a Happy 2021 Summer Break.
We are all looking forward to seeing you next year.
Best wishes from Artsite and our artists.

JANUARY 2022: INGALLERY and ONLINE

CC21: New work by our Represented Artists Kerwayne Berry, David Asher Brook, Ah Too Chew, Erika Cholich, Edith Cowlishaw, Christine Druitt Preston, Lisa Carrett, John Edwards, Dorothy Erickson, Kerry Johns, Graham Marchant, Maruku Artists, Mo Orkiszewski, Daniel Pata, Victoria Peel, Daniel Skeffington, Nikki Suebwongpat, Judy Trick, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Claudio Valenti.

CC21: New work by our Represented Artists

Continues: 11-5 Saturdays & Sundays, 15 – 30 January 2022.

 

Kerwayne Berry, David Asher Brook, Ah Too Chew, Erika Cholich, Edith Cowlishaw, Christine Druitt Preston, Lisa Carrett, John Edwards, Dorothy Erickson, Kerry Johns, Graham Marchant, Maruku Artists, Mo Orkiszewski, Daniel Pata, Victoria Peel, Daniel Skeffington, Nikki Suebwongpat, Judy Trick, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Claudio Valenti.

ALL WELCOME

OPEN:  Saturdays & Sundays, 15 – 30 January 2022.

ONLINE: 24/7 and by appointment 02 9519 9677.

Online purchase pick up is available by appointment: 02 9519 9677 | 02 8095 9678.

Artsite  Contemporary is COVID SAFE
As a COVID Safe venue, we continually monitor the recommendations provided by the NSW Government.

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DECEMBER 2021 | Collector's Choice

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Artsite's Annual end of year exhibition  Collector's Choice 2021 Purchase is available in Gallery and Online.

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CC21

 27 November – 19 December 2021

THEN CONTINUES
Weekends from 15 – 30 January 2022

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CC21: New work by our Represented Artists

Kerwayne Berry, David Asher Brook, Ah Too Chew, Erika Cholich, Edith Cowlishaw, Christine Druitt Preston, Lisa Carrett, John Edwards, Dorothy Erickson, Kerry Johns, Graham Marchant, Maruku Artists, Mo Orkiszewski, Daniel Pata, Victoria Peel, Daniel Skeffington, Nikki Suebwongpat, Judy Trick, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Claudio Valenti.

ALL WELCOME

OPEN: Thursday – Sunday 11-5 until Sunday 19 December 2021.
Then Continues:  Saturdays & Sundays, 15 – 30 January 2022.

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NOVEMBER 2021 | Judy Trick | Freda Teamay

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Judy Trick: Surface - solo Exhibition 30 October - 21 November 2021 Artsite  Contemporary
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Freda Teamay has painted her 'NGURA' (country) Malara, located south of Uluru. Freda Teamay ~ NGURA (Home Country) Artsite  Contemporary 30 October - 21 November 2021.
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OCTOBER 2021 | Small works 2021 | $850 & Under

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October 2021 - Online Exhibition - Small works: Group exhibition of available work under $850. Artsite  Contemporary. Browse | Acquire | Collect

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SMALL WORKS 2021

$850 AND UNDER

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JULY - SEPTEMBER 2021 | Covid Restrictions Apply
   

Artsite  Contemporary is COVID SAFE

As a COVID Safe venue, we continually monitor the recommendations provided by the NSW Government.

   
 

ARTSITE CONTEMPORARY IS OPEN ONLINE 24/7

 

Our Gallery Exhibition Spaces are currently closed.

  • Planned exhibitions that have been affected by Sydney Lockdown will be rescheduled through the remainder of 2021 into 2022 subject to NSW Health advice.
  • Please check back regularly once the situation starts to change.
 

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THANK YOU

 

Our artists and the team at Artsite Contemporary appreciate your continued support through these difficult times.

Please keep safe and we are all looking forward to welcoming you back in our gallery soon.

The Artsite Team.

JUNE 2021 | Daniel Pata | #Amore

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Daniel Pata: Travels 05 - 27 June 2021, Artsite  Contemporary exhibition archive. Daniel Pata is a finalist in the 2021 Wynne Prize, AGNSW, and his portrait of much loved friend, artist and centenarian Guy Warren, has been selected for inclusion in 2021 Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney. Pata has exhibited with Artsite  Contemporary since 2014 and has been exhibited as finalist in the 2010 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the 2009 AGNSW Dobell Prize for Drawing, and the 2003 Kedumba Drawing Award, amongst others. Daniel Pata is represented in major Public Collections in Australia and Internationally, including The Gosford Regional Art Gallery Collection, NSW; Charles Sturt University, NSW; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; St Peters College, Oxford University, UK, and numerous Corporate and Private collections in Australia, Europe, and the USA.
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#Amore: (To Love) from the Stockroom 05 - 27 June 2021. Gallery_2. A COVID Safe exhibition. Artsite  Contemporary exhibition archive. Artists: Graham Marchant, Nikki Suebwongpat, John Edwards, Erika Cholich, Daniel Skeffington and Madeline Jackson (Maruku Arts). Browse online, shop now.
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MAY 2021 | Lisa Carrett | Big Works

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Lisa Carrett: Uncanny Archives, A COVID Safe Exhibition. 08-30 May 2021. Artsite  Contemporary exhibition archive. Through painting and sculpture this show explores the transient sentiments of home within the broader Australian landscape. Carrett investigates how home is inextricably tied to the past and present, as memory informs individual perceptions of place. The home as a repository for memory, is explored as Lisa identifies key symbolism from the homes of her, and her family’s past. Lisa Carrett’s works are based on the family albums, collective stories and her childhood experience of home within the Australian landscape. Each work stems from a sense of nostalgia, drawing upon the memories from the artist’s past. Riding in rusted holden 'utes' on her grandparents’ farm and playing alongside childhood domestic animals, the work offers a sense of familiar comfort to the viewer. However, the familiarity of these significant sites, is contrasted with a darker Australian history and a sense of estrangement from place. These uncanny landscapes use recognisably Australian iconography contrasted alongside ambiguous fluid shapes, forms and colours to highlight this sense of disconnect.This is emerging artist, Lisa Carrett's first solo exhibition at Artsite.
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BIG WORKS 08-30 May 2021. Artsite  Contemporary Exhibition. David Asher Brook | Debra West | John Edwards | Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano | Judy Trick | Chris Gentle.
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APRIL 2021 | Kerry Johns | John Edwards

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Kerry Johns: Splendid Isolation 10 April - 02 May 2021. A COVID Safe exhibition. Artsite  Contemporary exhibition archive. 'Splendid Isolation - I loved the time of mandatory isolation last year, that first period of several months in 2020! Everyone stayed at home, nobody was out, nobody could visit. Nobody was the least interested in what I was doing. Freedom from distraction, from expectation, from notice and every day could be devoted to work. Since I couldn’t go out to work in the landscape, I resolved to use the same subject and see how many different ways I could approach it, starting with the garden through the studio window or with a vase of flowers on the window sill. I rejoiced in having flowers to work with each day, most often white lilies which were gathered freshly from the bush (they are weeds) on our morning walks. What interested me most were the spaces between the objects seen at close quarters. I treated these negative spaces as positives which tended to equalise foreground and background. Following this principle naturally led me to an exploration of abstraction in nature.' ~ Kerry Johns, February 2021.
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John Edwards: A Painted Journey, A COVID Safe exhibition. 10 April - 02 May 2021. Artsite  Contemporary exhibition archive. John Edwards has been exhibiting since 1984. He has been shortlisted multiple times for the AGNSW´s Archibald Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize, the S.H. Ervin  Contemporary, Salon de Refusés, the Kilgour Art prize, the Blake Prize, and the NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize, plus numerous Regional and State Gallery finalist exhibitions. Edwards´ work has been described variously as brut abstract, yet retaining the honesty of naïve or outsider art, in 'wanting to express the inexpressible in a visual language.' His current work has matured into a more figurative and expressionist style characterised by expressive brush marks as he continues his obsession with the mythology of Captain Thunderbolt. Thunderbolts' hideouts are many across northern NSW, the most significant ones being identified around Split Rock (Thunderbolts Rock, Uralla), and are representative of the types of places, huts, caves and shelters, invisible in the thick brush, chosen to observe unseen the surrounding countryside.
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MARCH 2021 | Nikki Suebwongpat | Ah Too Chew

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Nikki Suebwongpat: A Life Less Ordinary, 06-28 March 2021. A Covid Safe Exhibition and and Official event of Art Month Sydney 2021. Artsite  Contemporary exhibition archive. 'In my paintings, I invite the viewer to question what is there.' 'I am fascinated with painting glass –it’s transparent, only visible in terms of what it reflects, and its relationship to its environment. It becomes its surroundings, yet distorting them... I think this is an interesting metaphor for life, how nothing we do or feel or learn is in isolation. How we may be shaped by our environment more than we like to think. Honing in on the reflections, the colours and shapes created by the light, one forgets what an object is, or its purpose.' ~ Nikki Suebwongpat ~ February 2021.
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Ah Too Chew | The Centennial Parklands | Artsite  Contemporary, Sydney. 'During the devastating drought and fires in 2019/2020, I was confronted to see the ponds in The Centennial Parklands dried and parched. I had been walking and painting around Centennial Park very frequently for many years and this was the first time that I had witnessed such a sad sight and it moved me to want to do something. Serendipitously, a documentary on Mogo Zoo was featured on Television. It showed the effects of the fires, the struggles and challenges the Zoo were facing and their vision to help rehabilitate the native wildlife, especially those animals affected by the fires in the area. Hence the reason for this exhibition, 'The Centennial Parklands'. Covid gave me extra time to complete these paintings and I made the decision to donate my income from the sales in this exhibition to the Mogo Zoo Foundation. The Foundation is constructing a new veterinary hospital to help rehabilitate native wildlife affected by the fires.”~ Ah Too Chew, February 20. An Official event of Art Month Sydney 2021.
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