Animals have played a significant role in the development of society [since] before the written word. Imagery of animals dating back thousands of years attest to their relevance in the changing cultures of all societies. We have worshipped, befriended, eaten, abused and idolized the beast. Animals of all kinds are our work mates, companions, guides, sustenance, entertainment and sacrifices. The Animal Show pays homage to our adoration of the animal and presents over 20 artist’s view of feathered, furry, hairy and scaly creatures.

King Street Gallery
on William
177 William St
Darlinghurst
NSW 2010

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
Opening April 4, 6-8pm

Nike 2012

King Street Gallery
on William
177 William St
Darlinghurst
NSW 2010

10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
Opening March 7, 6-8pm

Istoria

In this new exhibition Strampp continues to work with a limited palette, focusing on the ambiguities of spatial perception, history and connection.

Included in this exhibition are two works referencing Strampp’s early dress series. The landscapes have developed a deeper space than previous work, whilst the animals within, (a result of a residency at Taronga Zoo in 2011) hold their own, survivors of a rapidly changing landscape.

This exhibition also includes a new series of smaller works, Memorium, that further explore spatial relationships and connection through surface materiality, with the use of paint, wax, paper, mirror and lead.

Image: Nike 2012 oil on linen 152 x 152 cm

Further images available here and here.

Adriane Strampp’s work Observer Observed has been selected for the 2012 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, judged by Sydney art critic John McDonald.

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Observer observed 2011 charcoal on paper 66 x 105 cm

Adelaide Perry Gallery
The Croydon Centre for Art
Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney
Boundary St
Croydon
NSW 2132

Observer observed is one of several drawings produced during a residency at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo in 2011. The subject is Birani, a Malayan Tapir who resides there.

My work has always been concerned with the connection between strength and fragility, the tangible and the intangible, and the presence of absence. From the early dress paintings of the 1980’s through to the current animal works I have explored that which remains ‘in absentia’: the body from the dresses, the gaze between the animal and the viewer. In looking at us the animals remain ‘in absentia’. Rarely does their gaze meet ours directly. In the desire for a reciprocal gaze we project our own emotions and interpretations, however the animals look beyond us and through us as we the observers seek momentary connection. Instead our projections are mirrored back to us, and their gaze reminds us of our imposition on their world.

The drawing has several ‘ghost’ images of the animal in the act of walking and is a reference to Muybridge’s photographs. The use of multiple movements echoes the shift of looking and being looked at. The observer observed.

Adriane Strampp January 2012

Adriane Strampp’s work Lost Worlds has been selected for the 2011 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown NSW.

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Lost Worlds 2011 oil on linen, 76 x 102 cm

Campbelltown Arts Centre
Cnr Camden and Appin Roads
Campbelltown NSW 2560

The University Gallery is delighted to be able to present another exciting exhibition for ZOO AiR 2011 in conjunction with the Taronga Foundation. Now in its eleventh year, the TarongaFoundation has been committed to preserving and conserving endangered species both through zoo-based programs and in the animals’ native habitats.

The work generated through the Artists in Residence program this year will be on exhibition at the University Gallery from 20 July until 13 August. Donated works will then be exhibited at the Byron Kennedy Hall in Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, from Friday 19 August until Sunday 21 August. The auction, by Bonhams Australia, will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 21 August with all proceeds supporting the Taronga Foundation’s conservation projects.

For information visit www.taronga.org/art

Zoo AiR 2011

Zoo AiR 2011

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Taronga Zoo AiR 2011 artists

Adriane Strampp’s Choeropsis liberiensis has been short-listed for the 2011 Hazelhurst Art Award, to be exhibited at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
782 Kingsway
Gymea
NSW 2227

Exhibition dates: July 8 to August 14 2011
9.30am – 4.30pm

Hare (In memory of Marcus)

Adriane Strampp Hare (In memory of Marcus) charcoal, pencil and graphite on Arches paper 76 x 56 cm

Adriane Strampp’s work Hare (In memory of Marcus) 2010 has been acquired for the Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawings.

Adriane Stampp
19. Hare (In memory of Marcus)

“An iconic, enigmatic work that reminds me of the enquiry that Durer was capable of. The artist placed the hare in a believable space without rendering a background. Placing all the importance on the animal itself.”

Speech by Peter Sharp
Judge of the Kedumba Drawing Award 2010

Blue Mountains Grammar School,
Wentworth Falls,
NSW

31 October – 30 November 2010

Adriane Strampp Tsuki 2010

Adriane Strampp Tsuki Charcoal, pencil and graphite on paper 76 x 56 cm 2010

Adriane Strampp Hare 2010

Adriane Strampp Hare Charcoal, pencil and graphite on paper 76 x 56 cm 2010

Adriane Strampp has been invited to enter this year’s Kedumba Drawing Award.

Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls, NSW
31 October – 30 November 2010

‘The Kedumba Collection has become the most representative collection of drawings of this period in this country.’

John Olsen AO OBE

Falls the Shadow

Adriane Strampp Falls the Shadow 2008 oil on linen 152 x 152 cm

In history's shadow

Adriane Strampp In History's Shadow 2009 oil on linen 152x152cm

Mimesis II

Adriane Strampp Mimesis II 2010
oil on linen 90 x 90 cm

King Street Gallery
on William
177 William St Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia

Opening times:
10am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday

Today Adriane Strampp’s work takes another look at the horse and the landscape, in a quieter and more contemplative manner, together with the use of a limited palette. Her work continues to explore the intangible and evocative, that communicates before it is understood, and the importance of and relationship between scale, surface and the poetic image through a method of layering and reduction that reflects the experience of connection, through history on either a personal or broader level. Subject and shadow are indeterminate, and the viewer is drawn into the work to decide between what is ‘real’ and what is not. More importantly, it is hoped that the viewer will experience a connection of experience through the work.