New Modern

RNOP Melbourne - The Road Paintings 
Curated by Billy Gruner and Aaron Martin.
Five Walls

To June 29

Artists including: Pam Aitken (Au) - Tania Alexander (Au) - Wahida Azhari(De) - Steven Baris (USA) - Arvid Boecker (De) - Karin Beyens (Bel) - Louise Blyton (Au) - Christine Boiry (Fr) - Terri Brooks (Au) - Raymond Carter (Au) - Andrew Christofides (Au) - Chanelle Collier (Au) - Deb Covell (UK) - Ivo Ringe (De) - Dombrovska Elena (Ukr) - Mikala Dwyer (Au) - Craig Easton (Ch) - Stuart Fineman (USA) - Robbie Fraser (Auc) - Connie Goldman (USA) - Daniel Gottin (Ch) - Dima Gred (Rus) - Billy Gruner (Au) - Badri Guhubianuri (Ukr) - Andrew Gutteridge (Au) - Alan Hathaway (Uk) - Jose Heerkens (Nd) - PJ Hickman (Au) - Peter Holm (Dk) - Kyle Jenkins (Au) - Jeffrey Cortland Jones (Usa) - Heather Jones (Usa) - Sarah Keighery (Au) - Graham Davis King (Au) - Erdem Kucuk-Koroglu (Tur) - Emma Langridge (Au) - Karin Lind (Dk) - Aaron Martin(Au) - Kate Kate Mackay (Au) - Tarn McLean (Au) - Munira Naqui (Usa) - John Nixon (Au) - Brooke Nixon (Usa) - Roland Orépük (Fr) - Ulla Pedersen (Dk) - Anya Pesce (Au) - Serhiy Popov (Ukr) - Theresa Poulton (Uk) - Marlene Sarroff (Au) - David Schell (Usa) - Karen Schifano (Usa) - Lisa Sharp (Au) - Suzan Shutann (Usa) - Ingela Skytte (Dk) - Jessica Snow (Usa) - Anya Speilman (Usa) - T. Michael Stephens (Usa) - Bogumila Strojna (Fr) - Tiberiy Szilvashi (Ukr) - Masato Takasaka (Au) - Aimee Aimée Terburg (Nd) - Patricia Todarello (Au) - LI Trincere (Usa) - Stu Burke (Uk) - Richard Van der Richard van der Aa (Fr) - lemke van Djik (Nd) - Myroslav Vayda (Ukr) - Ian Wells (Au) - Stephen Stephen L Wickham (Au) - Sebastian Wickeroth (De) - Joe Wilson (Au) - Guido Winkler (Nd) - Douglas Witmar (Usa) - Elke Wohlfahrt (Au) 

Selected images:

Installation Black

Guido Winkler

Richard van der Aa

Avid Boecker

Deb Covell and Christine Boiry

Iemke van Dijk and John Nixon

A great opportunity for those in Melbourne to see current international reductive/non-objective painting.

Brian Blanchflower

The Substance of Colour
Turner Galleries
To July 6
Blue Octagon, 2009, acrylic on linen on wood 90 x 90 x 5 cm.

Installation photo Four Black Boxes 2005, acrylic, pumice, silica, jarrah charcoal on linen, 33.5 x 154 x 7.5 cm.

Brighton Meditations 5, 2016-18, acrylic on cotton canvas, 81 x 81 x 5 cm

‘Brian Blanchflower is one of Australia's most important living artists. In The Substance of Colour he presents several groups of works completed since 2005, most of which have not been exhibited before; some not exhibited in Perth before; and some which have only appeared in survey shows here. The artworks reveal an ongoing interest in the octagon form as a vehicle for colour, the condensing of paint/matter into horizontal blocks of colour, and the concentrated focal points of colour as a means of activating monochrome surface.’ Excerpt Turner galleries website.

Images from Turner Galleries and Ted Snell on Instagram.

Franz Erhard Walther

Franz Erhard Walther born 1939 Germany

Reina Sofia ‘A Place for the Body’ installation image

‘The work of Franz Erhard Walther ... spans a period from the late 1950s to the present day. It anticipates many issues that came to the fore in later art history, such as the condition of the artistic object (sculpture, its materials, techniques and uses) and the nature of the viewer as receiver and participant.’ Excerpt Reina Sofia website, Madrid. 

Shifting Of Proportion (Wall Formation series), 1981. Cotton, wood, 275 × 310 × 30 cm.

Object for Musical Processes, 1968. Cotton fabric and rope.

Wall Formation series, 1982. Dyed cotton, wood, 305 × 200 × 40 cm. 

Franz Erhard Walther, ‘A Place for the Body’ Reina Sofie, Madrid 2017.
Two minutes:

Jennifer Joseph

For the next 300 years
To June 29

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road


Are You Lonesome Tonight? 2016, mixed media, 137 x 305 cm polyptych.

Untitled, c. 1989-92, acrylic, gesso and mixed media on cotton duck, 71 x 61 cm

For the next 300 years, 2017, mixed media, 146 x 183 cm.

Moody Blues 8, 2019, mixed media, 29 x 25.5 cm.

'Jenifer Joseph is motivated by an overwhelming need to make art and the experience of doing so is as important as the self-expression the finished work allows. For her it is a distinctly personal undertaking and one that doesn't require validation form external sources, but rather the knowledge that it worked and the satisfaction and creative liberation that comes with it. Joseph is not driven to exhibit her art publicly, but on the occasions she does, we are always presented with a body of work that is both beautiful and absolutely authentic.' Excerpt Kirsty Grant, 'The Art of Jennifer Joseph', catalogue essay, Jennifer Joseph: for the next 300 years.

Angelina Pwerle

Bush Plum Paintings 2016 - 2019
To June 29
Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road

Angelina Pwerle installation image.

Angelina Pwerle installation image.

Angelina Ngal Pwerle, Utopia artist b.1947, paints Bush Plum Dreaming from her grandfather’s country, using fine dotting textures. 

Catherine Hearse and Glenn Murray

Complex Life
To June 15
45 Flinders Lane

Installation photo Catherine Hearse.

Installation photo Glenn Murray.

‘Complex Life brings together the work of two friends and artists, Catherine Hearse and Glenn Murray. Both artists use their artistic processes to explore the idea of interdependence and their positions in the world, in a physical, environmental and emotional sense.’ fortyfivedownstairs website.

Heather Shimmen

The Ladies of the Pleiades
1 June – 14 July
survey exhibition 
Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
Opening speaker Stuart Purves AM, Director, Australian Galleries

Installation photo Kari Henriksen

Installation photo Kari Henriksen

Shimmen’s linocut prints are layered images; featuring prints, fabrics and felts, that draw on the rich history of local and ancient mythology including ‘The Lady of the Swamp’; ‘The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades’; and Shimmen’s own creation ‘Matilda Waltzing’.

Asta Gröting

Berlin Facades (2016-) consists of a series of negative imprints made out of silicone that are monumental in size. They track the traces of the bullet holes made during war in facades that have not yet been renovated.

Mausoleum, 2016, Silicon, Jute, Sandstone, 373 × 373 × 10 cm.

Sockel Winzerin, 2016, Silicon, Jute, Moss, 233 × 180 × 9 cm.

Asta Gröting installation.

Susan Buret

Recent exhibition
Double Take 2
Sydney Non Objective
497 Parramatta Road
297 Paramatta RoadLeighhardt, Sydney
Susan Buret

Susan Buret

Susan Buret

Isabel Davies

Recent Geometric Constructions
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16, Nicholas Building
closed May 18.

Isabel Davies, Square variations, 2017 — 2019, mixed media

Isabel Davies, Installation photo, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery.

Isabel Davies 

Isabel Davies sketch book.

Isabel Davies was in born 1929. Visit the artist's website here