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.
Brook Andrew, Dan Moynihan and Patricia Piccinini – new commissions on view at Lyon Housemuseum Galleries
Congratulations to Lyon Housemuseum Galleries on the grand opening of this exciting new art and architecture museum in Melbourne, and inaugural exhibition, Enter.
An exhibition of newly commissioned works by sixteen leading Australian contemporary artists, Tolarno Galleries is pleased to support commissions for Brook Andrew, Dan Moynihan and Patricia Piccinini.
Enter is on view until 15 July 2019. Lyon Housemuseum Galleries is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
Installation view: Dan Moynihan Public Display of Reflection 2019, aluminium #8 mirror polish stainless steel, acrylic spray 220 x 250 x 74 cm. Supported by Lyon Foundation and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Quilty opens at AGSA, new monograph
Congratulations to Ben Quilty on the opening of the first major survey exhibition of his work at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
The exhibition extends from Quilty’s early reflections on the initiation rituals performed by young Australian men, to his experience as an official war artist in Afghanistan and his campaign to save the lives of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
The exhibition also includes works inspired by Quilty’s visits with author Richard Flanagan to Lebanon, Lesbos and Serbia, his revisions of the Australian landscape, and raw, intimate portraits of himself, his family and his friends.
To mark this moment, a new monograph, Ben Quilty, has been published by Penguin.
Developed by the Art Gallery of South Australia and curated by Assistant Director, Artistic Programs Dr Lisa Slade, the Quilty exhibition is unveiled in Adelaide before a year of touring.
Art Gallery of South Australia | 2 March – 2 June 2019
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art | 29 June – 13 October 2019
Art Gallery of New South Wales | 9 November 2019 – 2 February 2020
Image: Art Gallery of South Australia, photo: Grant Handcock