Either thematically curated – 1960s hard edge painting, for example – or encompassing a broad range of Australian abstract art, the ‘Abstraction’ exhibition series seeks to contribute to the historical narrative of Australian Art, focusing on abstraction from the 1950s to the present. Highlights from ‘Abstraction 20’ include works by David Aspden, Sydney Ball, Robert Jacks, John Peart, Ann Thompson and Angelina Pwerle.
Charles Nodrum Gallery
17 October to 7 November 2020
Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON
‘Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON’ presents the most recent iteration of her mirror work in its entirety that reflects how, while continuing to make her experimental ‘hybrid’ mirror works over the past ten years, Redgate has been recalling and introducing into her work and oeuvre the autobiographical images and subjects of her juvenilia. Compositions are ‘contaminated’ by dolls and teddy bears from Redgate’s childhood.
Geelong Gallery Online
7 March 2020 to 14 February 2021
Terra inFirma: Sovereignty and Memory
First Nations and culturally diverse artists share their stories of history, heritage and identity with a focus on the experiences of communities represented in Blacktown. In ‘Terra inFirma: Sovereignty and Memory’, artists reflect upon the complexity and significance of Country, not limited to the physical grounds we stand on, but the histories and experiences absorbed by that land.
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
5 September to 3 November 2020
Euan Macleod and Ron McBurnie: Double Vision
Earlier this year artists Euan Macleod and Ron McBurnie participated as a duo, with their distinct but expressive styles, in the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio. During their time there, the artists worked en plein air on site at the gallery and travelled around the region. Visit the gallery’s Youtube channel for an ‘armchair tour’ guided by Ingrid Hedgcock, MOAC Curator and Collections Manager. Hedgcock describes how these works do so much more than interpret the scene but convey the light, special encounters and weather that day.
Tweed Regional Gallery
20 March to 15 November 2020
New South Wales
Curated by Saskia Scott, ‘Common Threads’ brings together new bodies of work by Marilou Chagnaud, Lucia Dohrmann and Kate Little. The three artists share a deep concern for the construction of meaning through the material processes of their work, as well as an interest in repetition, pattern, and geometric abstraction. Chagnaud, Dohrmann and Little each take common materials — paper, thread, canvas and ink – and through care and attention to their properties, place them at the centre of the creation ofmeaning in their work.
7 to 25 October 2020
Australian Capital Territory