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Other Places: Gallerysmith 20 July – 26 August 2017

  • July 10, 2017
Adriane Strampp, Tracing Light, oil on linen, 152 x 152 cm

Adriane Strampp, Tracing Light, oil on linen, 152 x 152 cm

 

Using subtle shifts in tone and hue, Adriane Strampp’s nuanced paintings conjure familiar yet elusive memories of place, emotion and feeling. Her shadowy compositions, built from thin layers of oil and wax on linen, convey a paradox; being at once monumental and intimate, internal and external, familiar and foreign.

View catalogue here.

For all enquiries contact: marita@gallerysmith.com.au | +61 3 9329 1860

GALLERYSMITH
170-174 Abbotsford Street
North Melbourne
VIC 3051
AUSTRALIA

HOURS
TUES-SAT 11 AM – 5 PM

Denfair, Gallerysmith 8 – 10 June 2017

  • June 6, 2017
Adriane Strampp, Void, oil on linen, 152 x 152 cm

Adriane Strampp, Void, oil on linen, 152 x 152 cm

 

Gallerysmith is participating in Denfair with three artists, Adriane Strampp, Isobel Clement and Kirrily Hammond. Details here.

DENFAIR is a boutique trade event and the leading destination for contemporary design in Australia. Held over three days in Melbourne, DENFAIR delivers the very best brands to their customers within a stimulating environment of discovery and inspiration.

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Marita Smith
marita@gallerysmith.com.au
gallerysmith.com.au

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Artist Profile – 22 March 2017

  • March 31, 2017

Uneasy Idyll – Hill Smith Gallery at Art Central for Hong Kong Art Week.

Playing with form and figure, Uneasy Idyll presents four artists who explore the ambiguous and sometimes uncanny relationship between aspects of the land and the figure.

On exhibition currently at Hill Smith Gallery as part of Art Central Hong Kong, the gallery has selected four artists from the South side of Australia – Deidre But-Husaim (SA), Matt R. Martin (VIC), Shannon Smiley (VIC) and Adriane Strampp (VIC). Whilst distinct in their own practices, each artist plays with the emotion of the figure or the landscape and the potential connection this can hold with the viewer.

Deidre But-Husaim is known for her diverse works, focused upon the very nature of looking and making rather than solely the concept. Thus her works range from depicting people experiencing a work of art or might be purely an investigation into a phenomenon of nature.

Whilst Deidre switches between man and nature, Matt R. Martin is focussed purely on the subtle nuances of human gesture. Stemming from his mother’s passion for classical ballet, he continues a love for the capability of the human form. His works present the body in strange formations and orientations, reconstructing and depicting body language.

Shifting the gaze to the landscape Adriane Strampp paints tale of the Romantic landscape. Lyrically abstract, there is a sense of an in-between or passing time in her transient works. Strong washes of colour vary in tone across the canvas, painting an emotional narrative. In subtle contrast Shannon Smiley is drawn to the rough and cheeky urban setting – depicting a landscape where nature has taken back over the city. There is a tension between the natural and man-made that Smiley encourages, with the centre of the metropolis presented as unruly and overgrown.

Somewhere between curious ambiguity and painterly detail, look forward to evocative works that present settings that are both strange yet familiar.

EXHIBITION
Uneasy Idyll
Until 25 March 2017
Hill Smith Gallery at Art Central Hong Kong
Central Harbourfront Hong Kong

Courtesy the artists and Hill Smith Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Central Hong Kong: 21 – 25 March 2017

  • March 8, 2017

HILL SMITH GALLERY, UNEASY IDYLL  不安的牧歌

DEIDRE BUT-HUSAIM, MATT R. MARTIN, SHANNON SMILEY, ADRIANE STRAMPP

Diversion 2017 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm

Adriane Strampp, Diversion 2017 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm

Hill Smith Gallery will be exhibiting the works of four painters, Deidre But-Husaim, Matt R. Martin, Shannon Smiley and Adriane Strampp in the group show ‘Uneasy Idyll’ at Art Central during Hong Kong Art Week.

While each artist is unique in their method and interpretation, the artists share themes associated with the figure and the landscape such as the illusion of the idyllic, ambiguity and time suspended. All four approach their practice with great skill and technical knowledge, the resulting paintings allowing a breadth of interpretation yet remaining visually and thematically sympathetic with each other.

ADRIANE STRAMPP explores the theme of the Romantic landscape, the intangible and the evocative, the search for a sense of place, and the desire for connection, a reflection of her own peripatetic background. Interest is not in the mimetic representation of landscape, but rather the suggestion and presence of the viewer observing, present yet separated from that which he sees. It traces both the literal and the emotional journey of a landscape remembered, the search for familarity, and explores triggers that help us connect the past with the present.

Adriane Strampp的作品,是對浪漫主義風景畫的探討,是只可意會但回味無窮的情緒,是對未知之地的探索,對心意相通的渴望,更是藝術家對周遭環境的情感投射。Adriane的興趣並不在於對景觀的重現,而是暗示並展現出一種與其所觀察到的景象相分離的體驗。它追溯由記憶中的風景而生的感性之旅,尋找似曾相識的感覺,並探索能夠讓我們將歷史與當下相連接的觸發點。

Info Hill Smith Gallery: Margo Hill-Smith margohs@bigpond.com  | +61 402 231 517 | Art Central HK website

ART CENTRAL
9 Lung Wo Road
Central Harbourfront
Hong Kong

March 21 – 25
VIP Preview March 20

HILL SMITH GALLERY
113 Pirie Street
Adelaide
www.hillsmithgallery.com.au

Catalogue essay here, catalogue here.

Paddington Art Prize 20 – 30 October 2016

  • October 1, 2016

Displacement has been selected for the Paddington Art Prize.

Displacement 2015 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm

Displacement 2015 oil on linen 91 x 91 cm

A $25,000 National acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it’s 13th year.

111-113 Queens Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

20-30 October 2016

Len Fox Painting Award Castlemaine Art Gallery 9 October – 31 December 2016

  • September 19, 2016

First Light has been selected for the Len Fox Painting Award at the Castlemaine Art Museum.

First Light 2015 oil and wax on linen 41 x 41 cm

First Light 2015 oil and wax on linen 41 x 41 cm

 
The 2016 Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial $50,000 acquisitive award at the Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum. Initiated and funded by Len Fox (1905-2004), this prestigious award commemorates the life and work of his uncle, the influential and internationally recognized Australian born painter, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915). Known for his plein air, impressionist style, Fox’s paintings are characterized by vibrantly coloured landscapes and scenes of everyday life.

Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum
14 Lyttleton Street
Castlemaine
VIC 3450

October 9 – December 31

John Leslie Art Prize – Gippsland Art Gallery 3 Sep – 20 Nov 2016

  • September 1, 2016

Gauze has been selected for the John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Art Gallery.

Gauze 2016 oil on linen 122 x 122 cm

Gauze 2016 oil on linen 122 x 122 cm

 
The John Leslie Art Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious and valuable prizes for contemporary landscape painting.With a first prize of $20,000 (non-acquisitive) the Prize consistently attracts the highest calibre of artists working in Australia. An additional prize of $1,000 will be given to the best Gippsland work.The Prize is made possible through the generous ongoing support of the Gallery’s Patron, John Leslie OBE.
 
Catalogue here, Essay by Simon Gregg. Extract:

‘In her work Gauze, meanwhile, Adriane Strampp heightens our sensory perception by concealing much of the pictorial data. Hers is a dreamy, half-remembered world where subject and colour are pared back to an elemental core, and where mood and atmosphere take precedence.’

Gippsland Art Gallery
64-66 Foster Street, Sale
VIC 3850

September 3 – November 30

Paul Guest Prize – Bendigo Art Gallery 27 Aug – 16 Oct 2016

  • August 22, 2016

Haefliger’s Garden has been selected for the 2016 Paul Guest Prize for contemporary drawing at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Haefliger's Garden 2016 52 x 152 cm, charcoal, ink, watercolour on 640 gsm watercolour paper

Haefliger’s Garden 2016 52 x 152 cm, charcoal, ink, watercolour on 640 gsm watercolour paper

 
The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $12,000 which is held every two years, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, the Honourable Paul Guest QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing and to create challenging and unique art works.

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo
VIC 3550
August 27 – October 16 2016

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