Friday, 24 February 2017

News on The Wild Swan Artists coming exhibitions in Australia


Omomuki Painting 
(warm feeling)

Title: Plum surprise 
The winter lingers

Peter Davidson 
oil on board

This painting will be showing
 at the 
西オーストラリアと日本のアーティストの展覧会
“Peace & Harmony”オープニングパーティを土曜と日曜に開催☆
日本の有名アーティスト堀尾貞治さんの絵画も展示予定

News on some current exhibitions 
by
 some of the members of the 

 Wild Swans Art Group


Gallery Smith Project Space 
In 
Melbourne 
link
http://www.gsprojectspace.com/exhibitions/

will exhibit

CASPAR FAIRHALL


Nine times the space
March 2–25

Exhibition opening: Saturday March 4, 4-6pm
Caspar Fairhall’s art practice covers painting, painted constructions, video and interactive video art. Best known for hard-edged but painterly works with rich surfaces, much of Fairhall’s work can be seen as asking questions of the viewer such as: What does it mean to represent space in an image? How does the space in an image relate to the space and time outside the image? What does it mean to both look into and at an image? The complex, layered paint surfaces and unresolvable pictorial spaces—what curator Margaret Moore described as propositions for perception—are tools that Fairhall uses to address these questions.
Much of Fairhall’s recent work is derived from his time in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and draws on the ancient banded iron formations of the Hamersly Ranges, which date from the Archean epoch 2.5 billion years ago. Both the sense of deep time and the biological origin of these formations are central concerns of this body of work.
Fairhall is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and The University of Western Australia, amongst others. 

Cynthia Ellis 
has been invited to show
at
The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2017
Well done Cynthia 

Michael Doherty 
is currently preparing 

for 
solo exhibition
 in 
 Vienna, Austria

John  Cullinane
Will be exhibiting at 
Turner Galleries 
in 
Perth 
AN IDEA WILL COME FROM ANY SOURCE SUCH AS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE SEEN; SUCH AS AN EVENT, A BOOK, A DISCUSSION, POLITICS, ANY MEDIA WHATEVER. I LIKE TO BE OPEN AT ALL TIMES TO CAPTURE THE IDEA WHEN IT COMES, MANY IDEAS ESCAPE, NEVER TO BE FOUND...
JOHN CULLINANE, 2015
John Cullinane's exhibitions never fail to be seriously thought provoking. His paintings can be found in many important local and interstate public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of WA, Parliament House Canberra, Murdoch University, Curtin University, Bankwest, Edith Cowan University, Royal Perth Hospital and several local council collections.

http://www.turnergalleries.com.au/artists/john_cullinane.php
Best to all for there coming shows

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Harmony and Peace exhibition by artists from Japan and Western Australia


Lynne Norton

Gallery Opera Labo
Presents
Harmony and Peace exhibition
by artists from
Japan and Western Australia

Masters Japan
Unknown sumi e wall hanging early 18th Centaury
Ando Hiroshigie 1853 Woodblock Print, title; Famous Places in the Sixty add Provinces - Shimofusa Choishi no Hama (beach of Choshi)*

Masters Australia
Frank Norton (1916 -1983) Marine artist/official war artist*
Mac Betts (1932 – 2010) Landscape artist*

Martin Heine (1957 – 2014) Western Australian/ German*

 



Contemporary
Artists

Japan
Chiyu Uemae*
Minja Kwon
Ryoko Kumakura*
Sadaharu Horio
Shu TakaHashi*
  

The Wild Swan Art Group
Western Australia

Caspar Fairhall
Chelle Bourne
Cynthia Ellis
Connie Petrillo
Diokno Pasilan
Duncan Mckay
John Cullinane
Kevin Robertson
Lynne Norton
Michael Doherty
Peter Davidson


All works with a * after them are on loan from a private collection for the exhibition

In February 2012 there was an exhibition by 10 Western Australia Artists at Gallery Horikawa, Kobe, Japan sponsored by Mr. Horikawa the artists were Connie Petrillo, David Bromfield, Diokno Pasilan, Janis Nedela, Louis Moncrieff, Martine Heine, Monique Tippet, Patriza Tonello, Pippa Tandy and Peter Davidson at this exhibition Sadaharu Horio came and viewed the exhibition and after a good conversation with Martin plus others, he subsequently organised a performance space for himself and Martin which was titled: Preparation for a Movement and as I understand Horio made the connection between north (Japan) and South (Western Australia) at that performance. The Horio/ Martin Heine performance can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJk_e-fIclw

From that statement North and South by Horio the collaboration continues between Japan and Western Australia into this next exhibition titled; Peace and Harmony generously sponsored by  at Gallery Opera Labo 102.

The title of the show Peace and Harmony promotes tolerance between different societal memories and aesthetics through these aforementioned artists in a world that appears to be in need of that wonderful human quality. Further information on the exhibition will be posted as it comes to hand thank you.

Opening times in Japanese
Gallery Operalabo102 今月1歳の誕生日を迎えました。】
今日は、世界的アーティスト堀尾貞治氏が作品を持って、ご自身の手で飾ってくださいました。
3月4日〜5月末日まで、西オーストラリアと日本のアーティストによる「Peace and Harmony 展」には、他にも素晴らしいアーティストさんの絵画を展示します。
オペラ歌手のサロンに、まさかこんなステキなアーティストの方々がお集まりになるとは思ってもみませんでした。光栄です。
3月4日(土)と、3月5日(日)15:00-17:00オープニングパーティ

510:30-13:30もっちーママのお料理教室同時開催)

3月20日(月祝)12:00-14:00堀尾貞治さんとの親睦パーティ

5月28日(日)14:00 原元 柚衣ミュージカルとオペラの演奏と展覧会

7月9日 (日)オペラホリスティック®資格取得者3名によるソプラノコンサート&ベルギー森耕治先生の講演会

1126日(日)チェンバロ澤朱里&ソプラノ苅谷牧子 コンサート&展覧会

皆様のお越しをお待ちしております。

09093439601(ギャラリーオペララボ)

Information websites on Japanese Artists

Ando Hiroshige

Chiyu Uemae

Ryoko Kumakura

Sadaharu Horio

Shu Takahashi

Minja Kwon


Australian Master artists

Frank Norton

Mac Betts
  
Martine Heine
http://www.martin-heine.com/

Peter davidson wrote this article 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

News on the Wild Swans Art Group


Four Western Australian Women artists - Chelle Bourne, Lynne Norton, Cynthia Ellis and Connie Petrillo 



Currently several of the Wild Swan Art Group members are showing in Western Australian Women Artists exhibitions in Japan.  The first exhibition was held in Gallery Opera Labo Nishio Ku, Kobe, the second exhibition has started at 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi   titled; Five Western Australian Women Artist: Pippa Tandy, Chelle Bourne, Lynne Norton, Cynthia Ellis and Connie Petrillo, please see image below.


 Current Five Western Australian Woman's exhibition at 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi

We wish these Western Australian Artists every success with there current exhibitions in Japan because exhibiting internationally from Australia is not an easy thing to do, so well done to all.

Link to the Gallery Opera Labo exhibition 

http://galleryoperalabo.blogspot.jp/2016/12/four-western-australian-women-artists.html