Winter Solstice - Great to see so many old friends!
22 June – 25 August, 2019
Helen Grace, Narelle Jubelin and Sherre DeLys
Penrith Regional Gallery - home of the Lewers Bequest, Winter Exhibition Suite 2019
We’ve been working on this project for years & finally, it is happening! We’re taking over the whole site - the Main Gallery, Lewers House & Ancher House, to show a selection of new works & some old favourites!
Factory 49, Sydney, 28 November - 8 December 2018
Group Show: Lisa Andrew, Linden Braye, Sue Callanan. Maryanne Coutts, Elizabeth Day, Rox DeLuca, Nichelle Elliot, Nicole Ellis, Helen Grace, Barbara Hanan, Annelies Jahn, Michelle Le Bain, Margaret Roberts
24thJuly – 28th October, 2018
The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia
Curated by Jacqueline Doughty
State of the Union explores the relationship of artists to political engagement through a focus on the labour movement and trade unions.
The exhibition presents artworks that investigate industrial action and labour issues alongside the work of artists who draw upon the traditional visual strategies of protest, such as banners, posters, and collaborative actions. In addition to artworks that take trade unionism as a subject matter, the exhibition includes a consideration of artists whose practices are a form of cultural activism through which they advocate for fair working conditions, including those of artworkers.
State of the Union also considers the reciprocal commitment of Australian trade unions to art and cultural production through the establishment of theatre groups, film units, libraries, and artist residencies, and via their long-standing appreciation of the power of visual communication through their use of banners, posters and murals.
Alongside a selection of recent contemporary artworks, the exhibition highlights two periods in Australia when interactions between artists and the labour movement were particularly rich: the Depression era of the 1930s and 40s when the political convictions of social realist artists were reflected in artworks depicting the hardships faced by workers and their families; and the 1970s and 80s, when the introduction of community arts funding nurtured a flowering of cultural activity within trade unions and trades councils, in the form of banner and mural painting, factory festivals and artist-in-the-workplace residencies.
Benison Kilby, State of the Union, Memo Review, October, 2018
Mem Capp, Visual Arts Hub, August 2018
Exhibition with Sandra Rein - archival projects, Australia/Spain
ABM Confecciones, C/ Encarnación González Nº8 Bajo, 28053 Madrid, Spain, June 29th– July 8th
Featuring; Liam Benson, Gerwyn Davies, Helen Grace, Deborah Kelly, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Kim Leutwyler, Justin Shoulder, Shahmen Suku
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras, Waverley Council is proud to present We, the People Who Live for the Beautiful; a month long exhibition, workshops, screenings, panels and documentary that celebrate the power, beauty and diversity of the LGBTIQ community. We, The People Who Live for the Beautiful is part of the Bondi Memorial Project. The Bondi Memorial Project is a public artwork in Bondi that recognises the history of LGBTIQ violence in Bondi.
Bondi Pavilion Gallery, June 20th - July 15th, 2018
My 40-year-old images from the court appearances that followed the arrests of the first Mardi Gras marchers. Police everywhere! (Too busy in June to post this when it might actually have been news!)
AN UNORTHODOX FLOW OF IMAGES
CURATORS NAOMI CASS AND PIPPA MILNE