Lucy Culliton: Stay warm, be cool
The seasonal shifts have been increasingly dramatic; from battling bush-fires and years of drought to the minus zero temperatures that winter brings to artist Lucy Culliton’s home in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales. Painted during winter, this exhibition documents the domestic appliances that provide comfort to the artist. Portraits of the everyday, the weathered objects are treated with reverence and whimsy, her heaters throw a convincingly warm glow while the fans sit temporarily unplugged.
Jan Murphy Gallery
6 to 24 October 2020
The ‘Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards’ (NATSIAA) exhibition showcases the very best Australian Indigenous art from around the country, from emerging and established artists. Each year Telstra NATSIAA sees an increasing variety of art forms and media, collectively demonstrating the richness and diversity of current contemporary Indigenous artistic practice, and the pre-eminence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, nationwide, within the visual arts.
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
8 August 2020 to 31 January 2021
Morphing figures, performing bodies and pop icons populate Bodywork, an exhibition that brings together mid-career Australian artists Amber Boardman, Tarryn Gill and Kaylene Whiskey. Featuring soft sculpture, painting, video and print media, ‘Bodywork’ focuses on the body as a site for experimentation and self-expression and explores ideas connected to body modification, the cult of celebrity, and female empowerment.
Fremantle Arts Centre
26 September to 22 November 2020
JamFactory Icon 2020 Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder
Tom Moore’s engaging, sophisticated, and technically challenging hybridised animal/plant sculptures – and the fantastical worlds they inhabit – are embedded in the history of glassmaking and scientific discovery. His artworks are disarmingly playful in their use of narrative to critique the pressing social and environmental concerns of our contemporary epoch.
9 October to 22 November 2020
‘Safe Space’ is a major touring exhibition of contemporary sculpture, showcasing the works of 12 acclaimed Australian artists: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Alex Seton, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, David Cross, Franz Ehmann, Karla Dickens, Keg de Souza, Michelle Nikou, Rosie Miller, Tim Sterling and Will French. Featuring a diversity of sculptural materials, techniques and scale, ‘Safe Space’ explores different notions of space — abstract or real, physical, psychological, political and social — to spark the viewer’s curiosity.
Devonport Regional Gallery
3 October to 14 November 2020