May 30, 2014

Contemporary jewellery art presented at .M Contemporary

This spring, .M Contemporary presents Intimately Connected, an exhibition of wearable art. Running from 16 September until 26 October 2014, the exhibition will be exploring the connection between art, design and contemporary jewellery making, featuring unique pieces from artists across the globe.

Each of the artists' designs experiment with a diversity of unconventional materials and explore how an object can connect with the human body. The wearable objects explore contemporary ideas and themes through their theatrical use of colour, unexpected scale, texture, decorative details and striking sculptural elements.

Intimately Connected features new and existing works by contemporary artists from around the world and Australia, including: Benja Harney (Australia, pictured above); Bliss Lau (New York); Claire McArdle (Australia); Zoe Robertson (Birmingham); Natalie Dissel (Bali); Daniella Saraya (Israel); Vacide Erda Zimic (Peru); Reka Gottilieb (Budapest); Olga and Rok (Slovenia) and Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro (Indiana).

May 21, 2014

ARTAND Australia launches new online platform

ARTAND Australia, Australia’s longest running and most respected art publication, has launched a dynamic online platform, featuring art news, feature stories, exclusive video content, exhibition reviews and special contributor content. The new platform will also celebrate cross-collaborations between the visual arts and other creative sectors including architecture, design and fashion. 

For the first time, the entire archive of ARTAND Australia print magazines has been digitised and made available at to search and peruse online.

ARTAND Australia editor and publisher Eleonora Triguboff commented: "ARTAND Australia has a proud heritage as the most respected independent art publication in Australia.The launch of our new online platform propels us into an exciting new era."

May 5, 2014

Melbourne Art Fair 2014 announces 70 participating galleries and artwork highlights

The Melbourne Art Fair, Australia’s longest running and leading art fair presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, today announced a premier selection of 70 galleries confirmed to participate in the 2014 event. Presented from 13 until 17 August 2014 in the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens, the Melbourne Art Fair will showcase over 300 artists from around the world presented by some of the best Australian, New Zealand and other international galleries. 

Galleries at the Fair will be presented across two sections, with established galleries in the main MAF Galleries section and emerging galleries and artist collectives presented in the MAF Platform section. MAF Platform continues the Fair’s commitment to exhibiting the best emerging talent by presenting curated galleries and artist run initiatives younger than five years. 

Melbourne Art Fair Director Barry Keldoulis, who will oversee his first Fair in 2014, commented: “The focus of the Fair is to present the best contemporary art from Australasia and we’re excited to have attracted the foremost galleries and artists from the region to participate. Galleries will present a diverse range of works spanning paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, new media and installation work by established artists and emerging talent.”