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Michael Zavros's exhibition, Calling in the fox, is in its final days. GRANTPIRRIE will be closing for the year this Saturday 19 December 2009. The first exhibition in 2010 will be Patrick Pound, Soft archive opening 11 February.

GRANTPIRRIE is currently seeking a gallery intern/exhibitions officer to join our team for a 6 month term. Applications close 6pm Tuesday 19 January. Click here for full position description and application details.

The Newcastle Region Art Gallery will be exhibiting selected works from their collection, including that of GRANTPIRRIE artist Lionel Bawden as part of Quirky: from the collection. The exhibition will open on 11 December, concurrently with New Sculpture by Caroline Rothwell and Kathy Temin.  

The Indomitable Women Show will be opening on 1 December as part of the Barcelona Art Contemporari Festival. GRANTPIRRIE artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s Cardoso Flea Circus, 1996 will be exhibited alongside selected artists such as Yoko Ono and Tracey Moffat. The show has been curated by Macu Morán and will run until 7 January.  

Darwin's Bastards, an exhibition of artists influenced by Charles Darwin's research and ideas, opens at Verge Gallery tonight, 19 November. Featured in the show will be GRANTPIRRIE artists Caroline Rothwell and Ben Quilty as well as Vernon Ah Kee, Lisa Roet, Patricia Picinini, Janet Laurence, Danie Mellor and many more. Darwin's Bastards will run until 4 December.

Ben Quilty's exhibition, CRITICAL IMPACT is in its final days. Staged in a warehouse at 90 Balmain Street Richmond the exhibition will be open from 12 until 6pm Thursday to Saturday with the final day on Sunday 14 November open from 12 until 4pm.

Sam Smith's current exhibition Special Effects is featured in RealTime Arts online Studio section which profiles new works with artist statements and reviews.

Ben Quilty's CRITICAL IMPACT has opened at 90 Balmain Street, Richmond, Victoria. Staged in a warehouse converted for the duration of the show, it is GRANTPIRRIE's first exhibition in Melbourne. CRITICAL IMPACT will be open from 12 - 6pm Thursday - Sunday until 15 November 2009. Ben would like to thank the Crash Investigation Unit of NSW Police Force for their assistance in this project.

Lionel Bawden's work is currently being exhibited at Wollongong City Gallery as part of Zhongjian: Midway. Lionel and fellow exhibiting artist Liu Xiao Xian will be discussing their work at the gallery on 28 October from 3.30 - 5pm. Zhongjian: Midway runs until 29 November and will be touring Australia throughout 2010 - 2011.

Newcastle Region Art Gallery will be exhibiting the work of Caroline Rothwell in the upcoming exhibition New Sculpture by Caroline Rothwell and Kathy Temin. The show will open on 7 November 2009 and continue until 14 February 2010.

Lionel Bawden will be exhibiting at Bathurst Regional Gallery in the exhibition 3dx5 alongside John Nicholson, Kirsteen Pieterse, Gemma Smith and Karl Wiebke. The show will open at 6pm on Friday 2 October and will run until 15 November. Opening simulataneously at Bathurst Regional Gallery will be light sensitive materials, works from the Verghis collection. This exhibition will include work by Hossein Valamanesh and will also run util 15 November.

The current exhibitions of Clinton Nain, Todd Robinson and Shaun O'Oonnor at GRANTPIRRIE are in their final days. The gallery will be closing on Saturday 19 September at 4pm instead of 5pm as it is the last day of the exhibition. 

Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Todd McMillan are both finalists in the 2009 William and Winifred Bowness Photograhy Prize, the exhibition will be held from the 6 November until 13 December at the Monash Gallery of Art.

GRANTPIRRIE congratulates Judith Wright, Caroline Rothwell and Maria Fernanda Cardoso for each being awarded an Australia Council grant. Judith received an Australia Council Fellowship; Caroline and Maria Fernanda received New Work Established grants.

Patrick Pound will be exhibiting alongside Matthew Gingold, Meredith Turnbull, Ross Culture and Peter Tyndall at West Space in Melbourne. The show is titled Someone looking at something... and has been curated by Kelly Fleidner. It will open on Thursday 17 September and run until 10 October.

Judith Wright will be exhibiting at Govett-Brewster Gallery in New Zealand. Her show, Conversations, will run from 19 September until 29 November

Patrick Pound and Hossein Valamanesh will both be exhibiting work in Borrowed Library - Altered Books at Artspace Mackay until 25 October. The exibition will be touring Australia throughout 2010 and 2011.

GRANTPIRRIE will be closed on Saturday 3 October for Labour Day

GRANTPIRRIE is seeking a gallery intern/registrar to join our team for a 6 month term. Applications close 6pm Thursday 1 October. Click here for full position description and application details.

GRANTPIRRIE presents an exhibition of new work by Ben Quilty in Melbourne. Opening 6:00m, 15 October at 90 Balmain Street in Richmond, the show will present possibly one of the most ambitious series of works undertaken by the artist. The exhibition runs until 15 November and is open for public viewing weekly from 12 - 6:00pm Thursday through Sunday.

Patrick Pound's work will be shown in 'Photographer Unknown' at Monash University Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition will run from 16 September until 28 November. A pre-opening artist talk will be held on Saturday 19 September at 2:30pm where Patrick, Jacky Redgate and Elvis Richardson will be in conversation with the curator, Dr. Kyla MacFarlane.

Caroline Rothwell and Michael Zavros have been shortlisted for the Woollhara Small Sculpture Prize, with the winners to be announced at the launch on Friday 23 October 2009.

Sam Smith will be exhibiting three video works as part of a special four hour event on 4 October at TROVE (formerly Conveyor Gallery), Birmingham, UK.

Western Plains Cultural Centre is currently exhibiting their new acquisition: Arlo Mountford's video work The Folly. The show will run in the New Media Space until 13 September.

Following an extensive residency and workshop programme in remote desert communities across Central Australia, GRANTPIRRIE artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso has collaborated with Alison Clouston and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers to present Kuru Ala ~ Eyes open. New large scale sculptural work by Maria, Alison and the community of desert artists will be featured. The exhibition will begin at Gold Coast City Art Gallery on 17 October and run until 6 December 2009. It will then tour throughout 2010-2012.

Caroline Rothwell has donated a limited edition piece to Artspace in Woolloomooloo to raise funds for Artspace programs. Her work, 'Crop Seed (poppy) is available in an edition of 26.

GRANTPIRRIE artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso is currently exhibiting at Tamworth Regional Gallery. Her show, 'sheep' will run until 5 September 2009.

Caroline Rothwell will be having two upcoming solo shows in London. Her show, Slamina at Maddox Arts will run from 11 September until 18 October. She will also be exhibiting at The Economist Plaza from 18 September to 13 November, presented by the Contemporary Art Society.

Will French will cycle in the GRANTPIRRIE window space every Saturday at 1pm for the duration of the show 25 June - 25 July 2009.

Sam Smith will be in 'Come Hither Noise' at Fremantle Arts Centre from 1 August to 20 September. Three of Sam's video works will also be exhibited at Conveyor Gallery in Birmingham, UK in October.

Michael Zavros has been included in GQ Australia's inaugural list of 'The 50 Best Things in the World Right Now'.

Alex Kershaw will be exhibiting three film works at Beaconsfield Gallery in London from 2 June until 2 August.

Michael Zavros will be exhibiting over 40 works, including drawings, prints and small sculptures at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. The exhibition 'The Good Son' a survey of Works on Paper will be on from 11 July until 23 August.

Ben Quilty and Alex Kershaw will both have work in the upcoming show 'Family guy' to be held from 21 August until 11 October 2009 at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.

GRANTPIRRIE will be closed on Saturday 6 June for the Queens Birthday.

GRANTPIRRIE welcomes Arlo Mountford to the gallery as a represented artist. New work by Arlo can also be seen at the Centre for Contemporary Photography from 5 June until 4 August 2009.

Lionel Bawden will take part in '3D x 5: Contemporary Australian Sculpture' exhibition to be held at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery from 2 October until 15 November.

GRANTPIRRIE artist Hossein Valamanesh's set design will feature in Andrew Bovell's play 'When the Rain Stops' due to open for its Sydney season on 7 May. Hossein has collaborated with Bovell, Brink Productions and the director Chris Drummond in this nationally acclaimed production, which will be performed by the Sydney Theatre Company from 7 May until 13 June at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House. For more information about the play and to purchase tickets visit the Sydney Theatre Company's website.

Sam Smith will be developing new work for Next Wave Time Lapse, a program of new screen-based work commissioned by Melbourne's Next Wave Festival for Federation Square's Big Screen and the surrounding multimedia sites. The full program will launch at Federation Square on Thursday 4 June 2009 and will run through to the 2010 Next Wave Festival.

GRANTPIRRIE artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso's work will be shown at the Katonah Museum of Art, USA, as a part of an exhibition entitled 'Re-Addressing Identities', which will run from 12 July until 4 October 2009. The exhibition will address the role of clothing as both a protective layer of the body and an aesthetic one and one that extends the identity and individualism of the wearer. Maria's work will feature alongside the work from Yinka Shonibare, Louise Bourgeois, Mimi Smith, Lucy Orta, Guerra de la Paz, Moshiri Fahmid and Do-Hu Suh among others. Maria's work will also feature in an exhibition entitled 'Kuru Ala: Eyes Open' to be held at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery from 17 October until 7 December 2009. Intended to stimulate greater awareness and insight into concepts of culture, country and community, the exhibition showcases new work generated as a result of an extensive residency and workshop programme held over two years in a number of desert communities across Central Australia. The exhibition will include Tjanpi weavers from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of remote Western Australia, Tjanpi weavers Pitjanjatjara Lands of remote South Australia, Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Alison Clouston and is curated by Virginia Rigney and Jo Foster in collaboration with the artists. Cardoso will also take part in "Thesis;" exhibition in Melbourne at the Victorian College of the Arts, the School of Art Student Gallery, alongside Kim Connerton, David Haines, Biljana Janicic, Adrian McDonald, Sylvia Schwenk and Mark Shorter. The exhibition will run from 19 May until 29 May.

UQ Art Museum is presenting a major exhibition of Ben Quilty's work, entitled 'Quilty Live!', opening on 8 May running until 19 July. The show will then travel to TarraWarra Museum of Art where it will run from 15 August - 15 November.

GRANTPIRRIE will be closed on Friday 10 April and Saturday 11 April for the Easter break. The gallery will also be closed for Anzac Day, Saturday 25 April.

GRANTPIRRIE artist Todd McMillan's video work 'By the Sea' is currently featured in 'The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get' exhibition on from 1 - 30 April at the University of Queensland Art Museum. Todd's work will feature alongside Sanja Pahoki's video in the first of the nine instalments curated by Alison Kubler to be showcased during the next nine months. For more information about the exhibition visit the University of Queensland Art Museum website.

Patrick Pound's solo exhibition 'Before and After' will open on Tuesday 31 March at Hamish McKay Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. The exhibition will continue through to 24 April.

GRANTPIRRIE congratulates Ben Quilty and Michael Zavros on being named winner and runner-up respectively of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2009. Their work will be on show at the State Library of New South Wales from 10 March until 3 May.

GRANTPIRRIE congratulates Lionel Bawden on winning the Wynne Prize 2009. His work will be on show at the Art Gallery of NSW from 7 March to 24 May.

GRANTPIRRIE congratulates Ben Quilty and Michael Zavros for being selected as finalists in this year's Archibald Prize. Ben and Michael's work can be seen in the Archibald Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 7 March to 24 May, 2009.

Todd Hunter's work has been selected for the 18th annual Salon des Refuses at the SH Ervin Gallery. Todd's work will be on display from 7 March until 3 May, 2009.

Lionel Bawden's work 'the amorphous ones (the insatiable, unquantifiable longing)' will be shown as part of the MCA's upcoming exhibition 'I walk the line: new Australian drawing' at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 17 March to 24 May. Lionel's work will also be shown in the Bathurst Regional Council's exhibition, 3D x 5: Contemporary Australian Sculpture from 2 October to 15 November 2009. The artist will also undertake a sculpture residency in July this year awarded by the Art Omi Australia Committee at the OMI International Arts Center, Columbia County, N.Y. U.S.A.

Todd McMillan's work By the sea will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) from 22 February - 21 June 2009. The exhibition will feature works from the MCA's collection, with a focus on moving-image pieces by Australian artists. In July the show will return to the MCA, where it will be exhibited on Level 3.

Join Michael Zavros at Verge restaurant in Melbourne as part of Vogue Living's Art Series Dinners on 25th March. To book contact Verge on (03) 9639 9500.

Gallery Ama in Helsinki, Finland, will be exhibiting a solo show of work by Hossein Valamanesh from 1 to 25 August, 2009.

Last year, Brink Productions commissioned Hossein Valamanesh for the production design of the critically acclaimed 'When the Rain Stops Falling' performed at the 2008 Adelaide Festival. This year the play will tour to Sydney as part of the Sydney Theatre Company's 2009 subscription season at the Opera House, from the 7th May. The production will then tour to Melbourne at the New Sumner Theatre from the 7 October 2009.

Peter Adsett's work will be exhibited in 'Matawhero: bullet holes and bandages' at the Paulnache Gallery, Auckland Art Fair and Pateka Museum and Art Gallery throughout 2009. In 2010 the work will travel to The Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. GRANTPIRRIE also congratulates Peter Adsett for being recently awarded an ANU Post Graduate Scholarship.

Mel O'Callaghan will be featured in Artspace's upcoming exhibition, EVENT: New Moving Image Works, curated by Blair French, opening 6 February until 7 March 2009.

Lionel Bawden's work 'the clouds and rain' will be shown in the exhibition 'Zhongjian: Midway', a Wollongong City Gallery project, which will tour China from April 2009, returning to the Wollongong City Gallery in October 2009 then touring regional Australia during 2010 -11.

GRANTPIRRIE will open 2009 with 'The New Mob' on Thursday 15th January. 'The New Mob' will feature works by emerging Indigenous artists from Jirrawun Arts and the Torres Straight Islands, selected by Sandra Ferman.