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POLIXENI PAPAPETROU in ‘TARRAWARRA BIENNIAL 2014: WHISPER IN MY MASK’

16 August – 16 November 2014
Tarrawarra Museum of Art, VIC

The ‘TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in My Mask’, curated by Natalie King and Djon Mundine, explore masking, secrets and hidden narratives. Papapetrou is included with a new series of haunting and beautiful photographs of her daughter dressed in vintage clown costumes. Other artists include Daniel Boyd, Tony Garifalakis and Fiona Hall.

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Polixeni Papapetrou
© Polixeni Papapetrou



Polixeni Papapetrou
© Polixeni Papapetrou

MARY ELLEN MARK, RICKY MAYNARD, POLIXENI PAPAPETROU, TRENT PARKE & WILLIAM YANG in ‘REMAIN IN LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE MCA COLLECTIONS’

9 August – 2 November 2014
Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW

This MCA touring exhibition introduces audiences to developments in photography as an art practice from the 1960s to the present day both in Australia and internationally. Other artists include Julie Rrap, Tracey Moffatt and Rosemary Laing.

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POLIXENI PAPAPETROU in ‘SHOW TIME: THE ART COLLECTION OF ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE’

12 July – 21 September 2014
Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC

‘Show Time’ shines a spotlight on Arts Centre Melbourne’s nationally significant art collection, and its evolution from the 1970s to the present. Papapetrou is represented by her work Elizabeth I (2003).

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Polixeni Papapetrou
© Polixeni Papapetrou



Justine Varga
© Justine Varga

JUSTINE VARGA finalist 'THE CHURCHIE NATIONAL EMERGING ART PRIZE'

1 August – 20 September 2014
Griffith University Art Gallery, QLD

STILLS is delighted to congratulate Justine Varga, selected as a finalist in this years 'the churchie national emerging art prize'.

'The churchie' is a respected and highly prestigious competition open to all mediums including painting, works on paper, photogrpahy, new media and sculpture. The 2014 overall winner will be awarded a $15,000 non-acquisitve prize.

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KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR in ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE

Issue 69, Jul – Sep 2014, pp 80-84

The latest issue of Art Collector Magazine features Thai/Australian artist Kawita Vatanajyankur and a feature of her work in 'Artists / What Next?' Kawita Vatanajyanjur's work will be on display at the STILLS Melbourne Art Fair Stand, 14 – 17 August 2014.

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Kawita Vatanajyankur
© Kawita Vatanajyankur



Trent Parke
© Trent Parke

TRENT PARKE in 'GIORGIO ARMANI ACQUA#5', PARIS PHOTO 2014

13 - 16 November 2014
Paris Photo, Grand Palais Paris

STILLS is delighted to congratulate Trent Parke whose work Untitled #06 from The Seventh Wave has been selected by M. Armani for the 'Giorgio Armani Acqua#5' exhibition as part of Paris Photo 2014. For the fourth year running Giorgio Armani is the official partner of Paris Photo. This year, Mr. Armani continues to explore the theme of water by presenting new works related to Armani's commitment to the Acqua for Life humanitarian project.

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PAT BRASSINGTON 'THE BRASSINGTON AFFAIR'

1 – 31 August 2014
Plimsoll Gallery, TAS

This exhibition is a celebration of Pat Brassington's long association with the Tasmanian School of Art (now the Tasmanian College of the Arts), including an installation of her 2002 series Fragments of/from Memory.

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Pat Brassington
© Pat Brassington



Patrick Pound
© Patrick Pound

PATRICK POUND in 'THE SMALL INFINITE'

5 August – 20 September 2014
John Hansard Gallery, UK

Patrick Pound is included in this exhibition which brings together a diverse group of international artists, working across various mediums, whose work luxuriates in the miniscule.

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WILLIAM YANG acquired NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA

STILLS is delighted to announce the recent acquisition by National Gallery of Victoria of works by William Yang – William in scholar's costume (2008), Self-portrait #5 (2008) and William, Father, Mother, Graceville, Brisbane (1974).

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William Yang
© William Yang



Anne Ferran
© Anne Ferran

MERILYN FAIRSKYE & ANNE FERRAN in 'THE SCEPTICAL IMAGE'

1 - 30 August 2014
Sydney College of the Arts, NSW

This exhibition responds to the theme of scepticism, presenting works by eleven contemporary artists. Anne Ferran is represented by works from her recent series Box of Birds (2013) and Merilyn Fairskye will present a new video work, MARCH. Shot on location, this work engages with the annexation of Crimea and the subsequent events in Ukraine.

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NARELLE AUTIO finalist 2014 BASIL SELLERS ART PRIZE

22 July – 26 October 2014
Ian Potter Museum of Art, VIC

STILLS is delighted to congratulate Narelle Autio who is a finalist in the prestigious 2014 Basil Sellers Art Prize, which brings together art and sport. It continues to attract Australia’s finest and most accomplished contemporary artists working across a variety of mediums. An exhibition of the 16 finalists work will be on display at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

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Narelle Autio
© Narelle Autio



Mark Kimber
© Mark Kimber

MARK KIMBER acquired by ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

STILLS is delighted to announce the recent acquisition by Art Gallery of South Australia of five vintage prints by Mark Kimber.

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JUSTINE VARGA finalist 'WHERE IT'S AT: 2014 NSW VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP (EMERGING)'

October 2014
Artspace, NSW

STILLS is delighted to congratulate Justine Varga who is a finalist in the 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging). An exhibition of the 12 finalists work will be held at Artspace in October. One artists will be awarded the fellowship (valued at $30,000) on the opening night of the exhibition.

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Justine Varga
© Justine Varga



Glenn Sloggett
© Glenn Sloggett

GLENN SLOGGETT acquired by MONASH GALLERY OF ART

STILLS is delighted to announce recent acquisitions by Monash Gallery of Art of work by Glenn Sloggett, including A Life on the Piss (2003), Picket Fence (2003), House 375 (3 generations of poverty) (2004) and Diseased Roses (2010).

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PETRINA HICKS, ANNE FERRAN & TRENT PARKE ACQUIRED BY ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Stills Gallery is delighted to announce recent acquisitions by Art Gallery of Western Australia of Petrina Hicks (Jackson and Tiger, (2005); Emily the Strange, 2011), Anne Ferran (Untitled from Carnal Knowledge (1984); Scene V from Scenes on the Death of Nature (1986); Pale-headed flycatcher (2013) and Trent Parke (Bugs Laurie's 70th birthday (2006); NO 376 Candid portrait of a boy on a street corner. Adelaide. (2013).

Trent Parke
© Trent Parke



Trent Parke
© Trent Parke

STILLS at PARIS PHOTO 2014

13–16 November 2014
Paris Photo, Grand Palais Paris

STILLS is delighted to be participating in Paris Photo 2014 with a solo exhibition of works by Trent Parke, The Camera is God (street portrait series) and To The Sea.

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ANNE FERRAN PRISON LIBRARY

Anne Ferran continues to investigate the margins, gaps and silences in history in her new book Prison Library. With this book, Ferran has set out to find all remaining evidence of the library in the now defunct Fremantle Maximum Security Prison in WA. Prison Library contains 300+ titles, providing an idea of what prisoners were reading at the time.

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Justine Varga
© Anne Ferran



Pat Brassington
© Pat Brassington

PAT BRASSINGTON ‘À REBOURS’

30 May – 14 September 2014
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, TAS

À Rebours' is a major survey of one of Australia’s most important and influential photo-based artists, bringing together significant works from Brassington’s thirty-year career. Brassington was one of the first artists to recognise the potential of digital photography, all the while referencing the tradition of surrealist photogrpahy.

This touring exhibition curated by Juliana Engberg was first shown as part of ACCA’s ‘Influential Australian Artist Series’, which celebrates the works of artists who have made a significant contribution to the history of Australian art practice.

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POLIXENI PAPAPETROU in EYELINE MAGAZINE

Number 80, pp44-56

The current issue of Eyeline, Contemporary Visual Arts magazine features an insightful interview with Polixeni Papapetrou by Natalie King. The 13 page spread includes works from Papapetrou's early career to her most recent bodies of work.

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© Polixeni Papapetrou




© Glenn Sloggett

GLENN SLOGGETT

The National Gallery of Victoria as well as Artbank have recently acquired works from Glenn Sloggett's series' A White Trash (Lost) Love Story (2011) and Decrepit (2005). Sloggett's work looks at how the grand themes of life, death, success and failure are realised in the ordinary language of the suburbs. His artworks embrace the unlovable and he finds beauty in what many would find repellant.

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JUSTNE VARGA awarded AUSTRALIA COUNCIL LONDON STUDIO RESIDENCY

29 August – 21 November 2014

Stills Gallery is delighted to congratulate Justine Varga who is the successful recipient of the Australia Council London Studio Residency.

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© Justine Varga