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"Season 12: Garden of Earthly Delights" opens at Stills Gallery in Australia
Polixeni Papapetrou, The Visitor 2012. Pigment print, 70 x 105 cm.
PADDINGTON.- This exhibition draws from a wide range of photomedia including traditional photographic practices and some rich examples of contemporary documentary in Sydney. All the participating artists have exhibited at Stills before.

The artists are Narelle Autio, Gilbert Bel-Bachir, Ben Cauchi, Ian Dodd, Mark Kimber, Anne Noble, Polixeni Papapetrou, Trent Parke, Danielle Thompson, and Garry Trinh. The mood for the exhibition is ‘transcendent’ epitomized by the vibrant underwater worlds of Narelle Autio in works from the series Water Hole and the sublime magic realism of Ian Dodd’s black and white fairytale landscapes. Polixeni Papapetrou continues to employ surreal constructed tableau in the Australian landscape with whimsical and engaging animal characters. Anne Noble’s Antarctic trucks At the End of the Earth are lolly-coloured and hilarious, infused with male fantasy in the form of graphic portrayals of female figures and names such as ‘Hot Lips’.

Danielle Thompson presents delicate lacy landscapes of leaves infused with the feeling of summer. Two fine documentary photographers Garry Trinh and Gilbert Bel-Bachir* provide frontline series drawn from Sydney streets. Trinh has been documenting the artery that is Parramatta Road. His observations are startling in their simplicity, abstraction and humour. Bel-Bachir has constructed the series Looking Through Glass seen through the windows of a moving bus. It combines realism and abstraction equally.

As contrast, New Zealand photoartist Ben Cauchi* works with traditional photographic techniques such as ambrotypes and tintypes. He is exhibiting small gems in black and white that show surreal and magical scenarios. Using a plastic Diana camera Mark Kimber constructs dioramas in an impressive replication of real scenes. These small works tell epic tales which reference the history of photography.

Trent Parke’s The Christmas Tree Bucket series records with a classic Parke eye the events and intimacies of an Australian family Christmas, his own family. These wry, sharp and truthful images are destined to become classics in the lexicon of Australian photography. Parke is the first Australian member of Magnum Photo Agency and will have two monographs released soon by Steidl publishers.



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November 25, 2012

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"The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch" opens at The Drawings Gallery in Windsor Castle

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Artvera's in Geneva celebrates a master of lyrical Abstraction: Gérard Schneider

Anna Borowy opens solo exhibition at janinebeangallery in Berlin

Angeli Sowani's third solo show with Grosvenor Gallery opens in London

MoMA celebrates Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini with a comprehensive restrospcetive

November 24, 2012

Highlights from Sotheby's Old Master Paintings and Drawings Sales travel to Hong Kong

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Sotheby's Paris announces Impressionist & Modern Art Sale including two masterpieces by Picasso

After four years in the making, first major Francis Bacon exhibition in Australia opens

Internment camp letters, where 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry lived, found in Denver building

Christie's shares remarkable family insights into Djahanguir Riahi, an impassioned collector

Bonhams sets world record of £603,837 for an exceptional Leica Lexus 1 camera from 1930

Oklahoma Art League donates Nellie Shepherd's Lottie to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

A century of St. Ives art, from 1840 to 1940, goes on show at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Che Guevara: Images of the Revolution - Photographs from the Skrein Photo Collection opens at MdM Rupertinum

Humphrey Ocean: A handbook of modern life opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London

New images of important ancient sites in the Mediterranean by Domingo Milella on view at Brancolini Grimaldi

Record bids for orders and memorabilia from the Tsarist Empire at Hermann Historica oHG

New paintings by Bodil Nielsen on view at Galleri Lars Olsen in Copenhagen

Argentina exhibit combats violence against women

The Royal Academy of Arts wins the Walpole Award for British Cultural Excellence 2012

9.26 Carat GIA D/IF Type IIa diamond highlights Heritage Auctions jewelry event

Mead Carney announces a solo exhibition of work by Italian artist Brigitte Niedermair

Valencian Institute for Modern Art opens retrospective 'The Muses of Juan Ripollés'

November 23, 2012

Frida Kahlo's personal items come out of the closet for new exhibition at Casa Azul

Sotheby's inaugural Auction of Asian and Western Contemporary Art in Asia to be held on 3 December

Christie's London to offer works from the collection of businessman John Schaeffer

David Livingstone exhibition opens at National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh

Turkey's Culture Minister Ertugrul Gunay wants talks with France on 'stolen' antiques

Christie's announces African and Oceanic Art Sale to be held in Paris on 11 December

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Christie's Latin American Sale in May 2013 to include a selection of works donated to the Americas Society

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Boring work: Penn State University wormhole sleuth peeks into ancient beetle history

Gun from Australia's Kelly gang sells for $126,000 at Leski Auctions in Melbourne

Solo exhibition of work by New York artist Robert Sagerman on view at Brian Gross Fine Art

The Jewish Museum continues new exhibition series with Collection Tableaux

Letters and documents from The War of 1812 up for auction in Waddingtons.ca's Decorative Arts Auction

The Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane presents a survey exhibition of key works by Lawrence Carroll

Reward offered for stolen California rock carvings

Trash from Everest recycled into sculpture

Rare Carlos Sabrino Cuban painting found at auction

Second chapter of iPad and iPhone app series "Great Photographers" features William Klein

November 22, 2012

Bibliothèque nationale de France examines the life of the Rothschilds in the 19th century

Argentine experts from the Natural Sciences Museum of La Plata find giant penguin fossils in Antarctica

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Rare Beatles autographs given during a late night card game to be sold at Campbells in December

German Santa car leads the parade of highlights at Bertoia's $2.1M Toybox Treasures auction

Jonathan Prince installs major sculpture at new Broad Art Museum

New sequence of Adam Silverman's highly acclaimed pots on view at Edward Cella Art + Architecture

India Art Fair announces its 5th Edition

Government Auction brings out the luxury goods for Black Friday

El Anatsui sculptural tapestry hung in Bloch Lobby at Nelson-Atkins Museum

Ayyam Gallery to expand into London and Jeddah

Captain Speedy goes to Ethiopia: Travel and Photography Sale at Bonhams includes rare images of empire

November 21, 2012

Pompidou pays tribute to one of the most complex and prolific artists of the 20th century

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Saatchi Gallery in London opens its first exhibition of contemporary Russian art

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TEFAF Maastricht debut for six galleries

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November 20, 2012

Museo del Prado presents one of the largest exhibitions on Anthony Van Dyck held to date

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New insight into John Constable's studio practice discovered at Bonhams

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The Renaissance Society names Solveig Øvstebø its first new Executive Director in nearly 40 years

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MW [Moment Magnitude]: Groundbreaking exhibition on view at the Frye Art Museum

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