Peter Atkins ‘The Passengers’ on view 23 March to 27 April 2019

Peter Atkins ‘The Passengers’ on view 23 March to 27 April 2019

Peter Atkins ‘The Passengers’ 23 March to 27 April 2019

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Easter closing, upcoming Tim Maguire exhibition

Tolarno Galleries will be closed over the Easter weekend from Friday 19 April until Monday 22 April. Reopening Tuesday 23 April. Closed for ANZAC Day on Thursday 25 April.

Peter Atkins’ exhibition The Passengers ends on Saturday 27 April.

Tim Maguire’s Dice Abstracts opens on Saturday 4 May, 2pm to 4pm. Find out more here.

Image: Tim Maguire Dice Abstracts L462-346-654, archival pigment ink on paper, 100 x 100 cm.


Nicholas Folland at The National: New Australian Art 2019

Congratulations to Nicholas Folland who has just unveiled the installation Flirt at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, commissioned by curator Isobel Parker Philip as part of The National: New Australian Art 2019.

This pile of discarded crystal and glassware coalesces into topographical peaks and troughs based on a map of Lord Howe Island – a small landmass located east of Port Macquarie – that has been mirrored, distorted and partially submerged. This semi-fictional geography forecasts the rise in sea levels right around the corner…

The glass objects that form Folland’s re-imagined island are castaways from a Western world steeped in class hierarchies. They are status symbols that recall a time and place where greed and entitlement made it permissible to possess the natural world as well as material goods… The landscape – like any – might be resplendent and overwhelming but it is not impervious to our actions. Its vulnerability hangs in the balance.” – courtesy AGNSW

The National: New Australian Art 2019
Art Gallery of New South Wales 29 March – 21 July 2019
Carriageworks 29 March – 23 June 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art 29 March – 23 June 2019

Installation view: Nicholas Folland Flirt 2019, domestic crystal and glassware, nylon coated stainless steel thread, 440 x 800 x 250 cm. Exhibited at Art Gallery of NSW as part of The National 2019: New Australian Art. Photo: AGNSW, Diana Panuccio.


Now representing: Justine Varga

Tolarno Galleries is pleased to announce representation of Justine Varga, who has just been declared the recipient of the esteemed 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize, now presented as a biennial by the National Art School in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.

Varga is known for her luminous photographs, some made with a camera and some without (and some made with a combination of the two). She has made a steady ascent since graduating with Honours from the National Art School, Sydney, in 2007. Accolades include the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture (2017) for her work Maternal Line. Her work is in major collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Monash Gallery of Art, Macquarie University, University of Queensland and Artbank, and in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland and France.

She is currently exhibiting as part of Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego, USA (pictured above).

Justine Varga will present her first exhibition at Tolarno Galleries in April 2020.

Image: Justine Varga with her winning 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize work Photogenic Drawing 2018, chromogenic photograph 151.5 x 120 cm, 154.5 x 124 cm (framed). Photo by Peter Morgan, courtesy National Art School.