Paris Lettau
"Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley", at NGV Australia, by Paris Lettau

Helen Maudsley, The Self: Part of it But Not Merging, 2017, oil on canvas, 52.5 x 40.0 cm © Helen Maudsley

Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley at the Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria Australia, 17 November 2017 – 12 March 2018

Curated by National Gallery of Victoria contemporary art curator Pip Wallis, Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley is one of four summer solo shows on the third floor of the NGV Australia, including Louise Paramour, Mel O'Callaghan and...

Francis Plagne
Douglas Lance Gibson's 'What Was Once Yesterday Today & Tomorrow' at Tolarno Galleries, by Francis Plagne

Douglas Lance Gibson, Sila Sila ( Barracuda ), 2014 Archival pigment print, coconut timber frame, 40 x 50 cm.

Douglas Lance Gibson, What Was Once Yesterday Today & Tomorrow, Tolarno Galleries, Level 4/104 Exhibition St, Melbourne, 16 November 2017 - 16 December 2017.

As I was about to leave Tolarno Galleries after spending some time with Douglas Lance Gibson’s What Was Once Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, his first show with the gallery, I was stopped by two men. One, who I assume was som...

Chelsea Hopper
'Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy', at  Heide Museum of Modern Art, by Chelsea Hopper

Jenny Watson, White Horse with Telescope, 2012, synthetic polymer paint on rabbit skin glue primed cotton, Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery © the artist

Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 4 November 2017 – 3 March 2018

When you first start making stuff, finding your voice as an artist can be a bit of a slog. There will always be bad paintings, clumsy drawings of still lifes and failed charcoal figures from the life drawing classes you were forced t...

Ian McLean
Wayne Eager New Paintings, at Eastgate Gallery, by Ian McLean

Wayne Eager, Kinetic , 2017, oil on linen, 175 x 200cm

Wayne Eager New Paintings, at Eastgate Gallery, 158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, 14 October–11 November 2017

An exhibition that caught my eye last week reminded me that the surrealists didn't seek their aesthetic thrills in Paris' modish contemporary art galleries or amongst the Old Masters in the Louvre, but in unexpected places. Somewhat off the beaten track, in an old picture framer founded in 1879, about a dozen very uncontemporary large...