News from Nellie Castan Gallery
02 Jan 2010
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Gallery at Danks Street Depot in March 2010.

The gallery will be showcasing a selection of Melbourne artists to Sydney enthusiasts during Sydney Art Month. Artists included are: James & Eleanor Avery, Chris Bond, Penelope Davis, Craig Easton, Prudence Flint, Stephen Haley and Kate Just.

We are pleased to announce a large number of our artists are involved in Chris McAuliffe's curated show, The Shilo Projectat the Ian Potter Museum of Art at The University of Melbourne. The project is based on Neil Diamond's 1970 song and album cover Shilo, which features a do it yourself, connect the dots portrait of the musician that invited fans to complete their own portrait. One hundred contemporary Australian artists have been invited to complete their own version of the blank cover. These works will be exhibited along with ten anonymous amateur responses. The exhibition examines the crossover between art and popular music. Artists included in this exhibition from NCG are Chris Bond, Sam Leach, Louise Paramor and David Thomas.

Annette Bezor received a Fellowship from Arts SA.

Bindi Cole has recently joined NCG. Cole won the 2009 Victoria Indigenous Art Award with a photograph from her current project photographing the Sister Girls in the Tiwi Islands. Cole will have her solo exhibition on this body of work at NCG in July 2010.

Watch out for this exciting new body of work.

Prudence Flint is a finalist in The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, with Boiled Egg. She has a solo exhibition at NCG in April 2010.

Gordon Hookey has retuned from a residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residence studios in Connecticut, USA, as part of an Australia Council residency. Hookey will be having a solo exhibition at NCG in September 2010.

Kate Just had her Studio 12 solo show, 'Bombshell' at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in November. Just was a finalist in the 2009 Woollahra Sculpture Prize with her work Nesting.

Just will be exhibiting in Gallery I at NCG in October 2010.

David Rayis kicking goals! He is a finalist in the upcoming Basil Sellars Art Prize. Ray has also been curated into an exhibition as part of the American National Councilon Education for the Ceramic Arts 2010 conference. The exhibition will be held at The Clay Studio Philadelphia where Ray has had a residency.

Sam Leach had a sell out show at NCG in June 2009. His work Goose and dome is part of Recent Acquisitions 2008 - 2009 at La Trobe University Museum until 5 Feb 2010 Glenn College, La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus. Leach is a finalist in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

Finalist's works are exhibited from 30 October 2009 - 2 January 2010. Following the success of the inaugural prize in 2007, The University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prizereturns to the University of Queensland Art  Museum. The exhibition runs from the 27 November 2009 - 24 January 2010, and includes Sam Leach.

Polixeni Papapetrou won the Josephine Ulrick Photography Prize at the Gold Coast City Art Galley with the work Sister Rocks. Papapetrouwas also shortlisted for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize2009. After a successful exhibition at NCGPapapetrou's exhibition Between Worldswill be exhibited at Gippsland Art Gallery from 6 March - 18 April 2010.

Louise Paramor's Costcosculpture commission at the Docklands was officially launched on Monday 7 December. Jason Smith made an opening speech congratulating both Paramor and Costcofor bringing important Australian sculpture into the public realm. Kate Shaw had a sell out show at NCG in 2009 and will be participating this year at NADA Art Fair in Miami.

Megan Walch will be exhibiting in Wildernessat Rudy Komon gallery at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2010. It is the first in a new series of biennial exhibitions supported by the Balnaves Foundation curated by Wayne Tunnicliff.

Dorota Mytych's work included in Olivia Poloni's curated show, Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow had a great response and the artist will be having a solo show at NCG in 2010. Mytych is currently on the Roswell Artist in Residence Programin Roswell, New Mexico.

Darren Wardle had a sell out show at NCGin 2009 as well as a successful solo show at Luxe Gallery in New York in October, as a consequence he has been invited to be represented at NADA Art Fair in Miami.

Paul Wood, who is having a solo exhibition in the project space in October 2010, has received a Barcelona studio as part of the Australia Council Grants.

Wishing you a wonderful Summer break and look forward to seeing you in 2010 for another exciting year.

The gallery will be closed from Saturday 19 December and re-open Thursday 4 February 2010.

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