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Titania Henderson | sculpture commission

Waves 2016 bronze 100 x 100 x 40cm

Waves 2016
100 x 100 x 40cm

Titania Henderson has recently completed this elegant bronze sculpture, realised for a private client and installed in their garden. This is one of the first significant bronze works the artist has completed, in collaboration with Meridien Foundry who cast the piece. The sculpture is related to a smaller bronze and ceramic form originally exhibited at Karen Woodbury Gallery in November 2014.

Marie Hagerty | Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Marie Hagerty

Ubu 3 2015, acrylic & oil on canvas, 180.0 x 200.0 cm, finalist 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong  Art Gallery


Marie Hagerty is currently exhibiting at the Canberra Contemporary Art SpaceGorman Arts Centre, Braddon – until 19 November 2016. The exhibition, Blue Blooded, features recent works on canvas and is Hagerty’s second solo show at CCAS.


‘Separated tonally by line and colour, floating in, around and over each other, her merging and elegantly parting shapes are like the translucent liquids of a lava lamp as they begin to warm and perform. The epitome of lyricism, Hagerty’s paintings express the artist’s vision and imagination through the sublime beauty of harmonious form.’ 


Marie Hagerty’s oeuvre shifts between figuration and abstraction to create alluring images arrested in movement, space and time. Her mingled forms and amorphous figures appear sculptural as shapes seemingly and inconspicuously push away from one another into the foreground.


Marie Hagerty is a finalist in the 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, exhibiting at Geelong Gallery, Victoria until 13 November.


Karen Woodbury Fine Art has a selection work by Marie Hagerty available to view by appointment.


Philip Wolfhagen | Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston


A Litany of Vapours 2007, oil and beeswax on linen, 7 panels 200.0 x 107.0 cm each (detail)

Transformations: the art of Philip Wolfhagen opens at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston on Friday 4 November 2016.


Co-curated by Philip and Catherine Wolfhagen, Transformations is an exhibition of major works commissioned or undertaken for specific sites and themed exhibitions. From 1989 to the present, these rarely seen works respond to places and concepts beyond the artist’s studio practice. Transformations will be exhibiting at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery until 5 March 2017.


Philip will give an artist’s floor talk at QVMAG on Saturday 12 November at 11am.


Philip’s work is held in many significant public and private collections across Australia and internationally, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.


Karen Woodbury Fine Art has a selection work by Philip Wolfhagen available to view by appointment.


Hossein Valamanesh | video work ‘Char Soo’ acquired by the AGWA


Hossein VALAMANESH, Char Soo, 2015, pre-production still, Photo Nassiem Valamanesh

Hossein Valamanesh’s immersive 4 channel video work Char Soo has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.


Char Soo, the four-screen video projection of a bustling Iranian grand bazaar, is a collaborative work by Hossein Valamanesh and his son, film maker  Nasseim Valamanesh. The viewer is transported to the ‘Char Soo’, or central intersection of the market as we follow the daily rhythms of the crowds, the sights and sounds.


Char Soo has most recently been exhibited at Carriageworks, Sydney during the 2016 Sydney Film Festival and is currently on show at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia until 10 December 2016.

Recommended viewing | Making Modernism at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Making Modernism at Heide Museum of Modern Art – until 19 February 2017
Georgia O'Keeffe Ram's Head, Blue Morning Glory 1938 oil on canvas 20 x 30" (50.8 x 76.2cm) Georgia O’Keeffe Museum © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory 1938
oil on canvas, 20 x 30″ (50.8 x 76.2cm)
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum


Making Modernism brings together for the first time the iconic art of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of America’s most significant painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.


Though they developed highly individual styles, the artists are connected by their choice of subject, experimentation with light, colour and form, and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world. As well as creatively reinventing the still life, each developed a distinct interpretation of place, and in so doing established new means of expressing something of the culture of their respective nations in the twentieth century.


Presenting thirty works by each artist from the breadth of their careers, the exhibition considers similarities and distinctions in their art to bring new perspectives to light about modernism’s dispersal and reinvention as it developed beyond the metropolitan wellspring of Europe.


Grace Cossington Smith Trees circa 1927 oil on plywood 91.5 x 74.3 cm (36 x 29.3”) Newcastle Art Gallery collection © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith, Trees circa 1927
oil on plywood, 91.5 x 74.3 cm (36 x 29.3”)
Newcastle Art Gallery collection, © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith


Margaret Rose Preston The Monstera deliciosa 1934 oil on canvas 42.7 x 43.2 cm Image private collection Private Collection © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Margaret Rose Preston, The Monstera deliciosa 1934
oil on canvas, 42.7 x 43.2 cm 
Private Collection, © Margaret Rose Preston Estate. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney



Presented in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Louise Paramor | featured in Art Collector magazine


Louise Paramor is featured in the current issue of Art Collector Magazine. Written by Jo Higgins, the artist’s profile explores Paramor’s career thus far and the accumulation of her practice leading to her series Boomtown, which will be presented by Karen Woodbury Fine Art from 24 November 2016. The profile includes discussions with Louise Paramor, Karen Woodbury, and Director of Geelong Art Gallery Jason Smith.


Art Collector’s profile on Paramor follows the recent commission of a series of public art pieces for Bowden Park, South Australia. The three sculptures titled Feeling Machines are large scale, steel realisaitons of Paramor’s whimsical, plastic assemblages.


Boomtown will feature 64 assemblages accompanied by two-dimensional constructed works on paperFollowing the example of previous works turned public sculpture, Paramor treats her assemblages out of found plastic as carefully considered maquettes, titling them Studies for a Boomtown. The large constructions on paper places these studies in an impressive architectural context, as if propositioning the works potential in a public space alongside innovative buildings of a not too distant future.


Issue 78 of Art Collector Magazine: October – December 2016 is available now at most newsagents.