May 16, 2012

ARHK 2012

Mikala Dwyer at ARTHK12
This week [art]iculate is onsite in Hong Kong for ARTHK12, arguably one of the world's most influential contemporary art fairs. Hours have been invested in exploring 266 participating galleries from 38 countries around the world, more than half of whom are from Asia.

The Australian galleries have proven to be highlights, including Mikala Dwyer at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (pictured) and Alexander Seaton at Sullivan + Strumpf.  Choi Jeong Hwa's playful inflatable sculptures delighted, as did theperennial favourite Yinka Shonibare MBE, whose work could be seen in several booths around the fair.

For a slideshow of art works from ARTHK12 see here.

May 10, 2012

Art HK founder announces new biennial Sydney Contemporary art fair

The founders of ART HK (pictured) are launching a new Sydney art fair in 2013
A major new biennial contemporary art fair will be launched in April 2013 by the founder of one of the world’s most respected and successful art fairs, ART HK.

The inaugural Sydney Contemporary will be held from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th April 2013 at the Hordern Pavillion and Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, with the Vernissage held on the evening of Thursday 11th April 2013.

Featuring established and emerging galleries from Australia and overseas, Sydney Contemporary will cater to a broad spectrum of experienced and new collectors. It will celebrate the work of artists across a diverse range of mediums with a focus on global trends that span the modern and contemporary timeline and include painting, photography, works on paper, sculpture as well as featuring performance and new media.

Sydney Contemporary is organised by Art Fairs Australia Pty Ltd, a company founded by Tim Etchells of SME London Ltd. Etchells is founder of ART HK, the Hong Kong international art fair, which has grown to become a major fixture on the international art calendar. 

May 6, 2012

Brown Council's Kelly Doley wins emerging artist award

Kelly Doley, winner of the emerging artist category of the 2012 Redlands Westpac Art Prize
Sydney-based artist Kelly Doley has been named winner of the coveted ‘emerging artist’ category of the 2012 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, with Ben Quilty named winner of the ‘established artist’ category.  An exhibition of all 47 contemporary artists who were shortlisted for the Prize is on show at the National Art School in Sydney's Darlinghurst until 2 August 2012.

Kelly Doley is a founding member of Sydney performance/video collaboration Brown Council. Doley’s solo practice preferences collaboration and exchange with people and imagines possible futures and ways of life. The winning work by Doley, The Learning Centre: 49 Things Learnt About Humans, traverses painting, performance and installation. Since 2010, the young artist has received over 27 lessons from members of the public in exchange for a painting of their choice.