Australian Galleries

Established in 1956, Australian Galleries has continued to showcase significant contemporary Australian artists and their work for 60 years with a vibrant monthly exhibition program and extensive stock gallery.

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Feature Exhibitions

Relics from an Inquisition: The Hollywood Ten… plus - Peter Neilson

Melbourne, 21 Mar 2017 — 9 Apr 2017

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Devil if you do… - Rodney Pople

Sydney, 7 Mar 2017 — 26 Mar 2017

'The local and global is brought together in this exhibition of new works by painter and sculptor Rodney Pople. Born in Tasmania and now a long-term resident of Sydney, Pople returned to Tasmania in 2016 to investigate the fate of the state's native animal species, many of whom are no on the endangered list. Working from first-hand empirical observation of Tasmanian Devils, Quolls, Bandicoots, Plovers and other endangered native creatures, he created this series of ceramic 'portrait' busts that celebrate both their resilience and vulnerability. Pople's paintings are the result of a trip to Africa the artist made in 2014, to research native African animals and their threatened future in the globalised world. He was appalled to see first-hand the devastating impact of poaching on African animal populations. The resulting paintings are key examples of Pople's ongoing commitment in his work to addressing abuses of power.'

  • Dr Felicity Fenner, 2017
  ARTIST TALK 2pm Saturday 11 March 2017

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Jostle - Maryanne Coutts

Sydney, 7 Mar 2017 — 26 Mar 2017

' Crowds that gather to admire, witness and celebrate are a particular type of social interaction, and create the context of Maryanne Coutts' series Jostle. Focusing on the collected faces, Coutts describes disparate identities drawn to events and occasions with expressions that respond to the ebb and flow of the mass, while possessing individual personality and reaction to a common emotion. Depicted in ink drawings and watercolour paintings on paper the series is typified with multiple reactionary faces, frequently with a single visage maintaining direct eye contact with the viewer creating a focus point of concentration.'

  • Caroline Field, 2017
  ARTIST TALK 2pm Saturday 18 March 2017

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Australian Galleries

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