Catherine Asquith Gallery 2004 - 2012

 

This was the website for the Catherine Asquith Gallery from 2004 to at least 2012.
The gallery is permanently closed.
The content is from the site's 2004-2012 archived pages

Welcome to Catherine Asquith Gallery. A totally dedicated arts space comprising three exhibition spaces and a comprehensive Stockroom,located in the thriving arts hub of Collingwood. (Melways Map: 2C, E11; between Langridge & Peel Streets).

 

The gallery's exhibition program comprises both Australian and international contemporary practising artists. Currently represented artists work in a variety of media including painting, photography and printmaking. Criteria for representation is based on a clear and focussed direction, technical proficiency and resolved thematic parameters inherent to the art practice.

In 2004 monthly solo exhibitions are held throughout the calendar year, and a Stock Show is scheduled once a year. The aim of the exhibition program is to foster international relations, encourage a cultural exchange between visiting international and Australian artists, and to provide a more global representation of contemporary art for the Australian audience.

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 11am to 6pm
Saturday: 12noon to 5pm

The gallery's exhibition program comprises both Australian and international contemporary practicing artists. The gallery’s represented artists work in a variety of media including painting, photography and printmaking. Criteria for representation are based on a clear and focused direction, technical proficiency and resolved thematic parameters inherent to the art practice.

In 2012 regular solo exhibitions are held throughout the calendar year, and a Group Show of selected represented artists is scheduled at the end of each year. The aim of the exhibition program is to provide the Australian audience with a variety of exemplary artist practices, working within the genres of landscape, abstraction, and figuration, and to provide a more global representation of contemporary art. The majority of represented artists have been exhibiting for in excess of a decade, and are well represented in significant public and corporate collections throughout Australian, and internationally.

2012

 

Adam Simmons

Adam Simmons

 

As a musician I have come to value the nature of simplicity and defined parameters in helping to narrow one's focus to better explore the material at hand. But at the same time, many levels of complexity and meaning can be explored and developed. Complex structures are interesting yet often require very careful negotiation, while more simple conceptual material can allow for much more play, exploration and experimentation.

In developing my music boxes as art pieces, I feel that I am expressing similar artistic concepts that come from my musical experience albeit through a visual medium. There is sound involved that is integral to the appreciation of the work but there are additional expressions via the physical makeup of each piece; as well as the invitation for the viewer to become the ‘performer’ through interaction with the work.

My aim with the music boxes is to encourage people to play them - the music is all pre-composed by me but the interpretation/performance of each work is determined by the participant. It is up to the observer/performer to choose the tempo and duration of the music, and in the case of multiple mechanisms, which combinations are used and when.

The text that is used in some pieces to determine the note choices, serves the dual purpose of being a source of structure to seemingly random musical material, while also adding another layer of intention to the piece. In these initial works I am playing with the idea of these being an early pre-cursor to answering machines and text messaging. I am addicted to my communication technology but I am concerned that in keeping up with all of the necessary avenues of online and mobile social interaction, we are too preoccupied in blogging, facebooking, myspacing, emailing each other to actually just get out and experience life first hand. In performance I seek to make my music unique to the time and space at that moment. For my music boxes it is necessary to interact with them. I don't want people to just see art and hear it - I want them to feel it, smell it, touch it and do it for themselves!

This is a new and exciting direction for my artistic expression but at the same time it feels just a natural progression in my desire to communicate with people.

I look forward to seeing where the journey heads from here.

Adam Simmons, February, 2010

All enquiries welcome: Tel: (03) 9417 2828 Email: enquiries@catherineasquithgallery.com.

Adam Simmons's next exhibition is scheduled for April 2012.

2011

 

Exhibitions - Andrew Mezei

Tyranny, Pillars and the gaze of conrete

Press Release

Catherine Asquith Gallery is delighted to announce that Melbourne-based artist, Andrew Mezei will be exhibiting his latest body of work “Tyranny, pillars and the gaze of concrete” from the 6th to the 25th April, in what will no doubt be a pivotal exhibition. The exhibition will officially open on Thursday 8th April (6 to 8pm) and the artist will be in attendance.

Mezei is a mult- award winning artist, having been a finalist in the prestigious John Leslie Art Prize, on two occasions, and a finalist most recently in the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize.

With his revival of Dutch Masters’ techniques, incorporating rare pigments, resins and oils and even grinding his own colours, Mezei embellishes his creative techniques, which ultimately allow for a rendering of nineteenth century romanticism: haunting images of transcendent beauty.

Perhaps more importantly, these luminous, jewel-like paintings present an inspired and new perspective on the impending catastrophe of climate change.

"Tyranny, pillars and the gaze of concrete" commences on 6th April and continues to 24th April 2010.

All enquiries welcome: Tel: (03) 9417 2828 Email: enquiries@catherineasquithgallery.com.

IMAGE: 2010-andrew-mezei-works

 

GALLERY & ARTIST NEWS

 

 

Emma Hack
Feature article, The Melbourne Review

March 2012 edition, by Nina Bertok

 

 

Kathrin Longhurst
Finalist, 2012 Sir John Sulman Prize

Art Gallery of New South Wales, March 31 - June 3, 2012

 

 

Anthony Curtis
Finalist, 2012 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award

The Arts Centre, Gold Coast, March 31 - May 13, 2012

 

 

Anthony Curtis
Exhibitor, Missing Presumed Dead

Devonport Regional Gallery, December 3, 2011 - January 15, 2012

 

 

Andrew Mezei
Finalist, Len Fox Painting Award 2011

November 5 - December 11, 2011

 

 

Petra Reece 
Finalist, Len Fox Painting Award 2011

November 5 - December 11, 2011

 

 

Jo Darbyshire
Finalist, The Fleurieu Art Prize 2011

November 4 - December 5, 2011

 

 

Wendy Stokes
Finalist, The Fleurieu Water Prize 2011

November 4 - December 5, 2011

 

 

Rowen Matthews
Finalist, Countryscapes 2011

November 24, 2011

 

 

Wendy Teakel
Finalist, Countryscapes 2011

November 24, 2011

 

 

Adam Simmons
Finalist, 2011 Hutchins Art Prize

October 17 - 30, 2011

 

 

Korea International Art Fair, KIAF/11 
Kate Bricoe, Jarek Wojcik, Melanie Fitzmaurice

September 20 - 26, 2011

 

 

Irene Wellm
Finailst, Savage Club Art Prize 2011

August, 2011

 

 

Ivan Goodacre
Finailst, Mosman Art Prize

August, 2011

 

 

Rowen Matthews
Finailst, Mosman Art Prize

August, 2011

 

 

Andrew Mezei
"Boundary Line", TarraWarra Museumm of Art

August 7 - October 2, 2011

 

 

Andrew Mezei
Finalist, Archibald Prize

April 16 - June 26, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

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