Monday, March 29, 2010


You are invited to the opening of Stuart Spence 'What Gives', a new series of photographs.

TUESDAY NIGHT 6th APRIL 2010, 6 to 8 PM
Exhibition runs until 24th April, 2010.

This is Stuart's second exhibition at the Damien Minton Gallery and a move forward from the 2009 audio visual series 'As Yet Unclear', which featured well known musicians interpreting his images.

The art works in 'What Gives' are moody and 'speak low and slowly of crucial movements'.

Stuart Spence, Pestilence, I Cast Thee Out, 2009

Kodak Supra Endura archival paper, 745mm x 602mm
Edition 1 of 8


Now resident in Berlin, Shonah Trescott's career is set for an an amazing ride with a number of key solo exhibitions in Germany.

She is staging a solo show of new works at eigen+art, Leipzig, on Sunday 18 April to coincide with the massive survey exhibition of Neo Rauch at the Leipzig Contemporary Art Museum.

Then it is off to the Cologne Art Fair on the 20th of April to exhibit another body of work at the eigen+art stand.

In September it is a solo exhibition at the prestigious Ando Gallery in Tokyo.

Yet even whilst a resident in Berlin, Shonah Trescott still manages to create interest here in Sydney.

She is part of an exhibition featured in the Daily Telegraph on Monday 30th April called 'On This Island, Meeting and Parting'. The show is on at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery at Gymea until May 9.

Other artists include Euan Macleod, Ann Tompson, Jan Senbergs, Lucy Culliton, Idris Murphy, David Keeling, Steve Lopes, Julie Harris, Peter Simpson and Judith Van Heeren. It is a great show with all the artists really committing to the work produced in their studios after their group visit to New Zealand.

Shonah, the youngest in the group, produced a body of work for the exhibition and other fine examples are now at the gallery in the stock room for viewing.

Shonah Trescott, 2009,
oil on paper board, 180 x 260mm

If you are heading down to view the Archibald over Easter look out for the Dean Manning multi panelled work called, 'The Ballad of Frank 'The Darkie' Gardiner' in the Sulman Prize.We have Dean's 'rejected' Wynne Prize entry here in the stockroom for viewing, 'February 6, 1788'.

Dean Manning, The Ballad of Frank 'The Darkie' Gardiner, 2010
oil and shellac on wood, 1250 x 1000mm

Before heading off for another stint as an indigenous community arts officer in the Northern Territory China dropped off her Wynne Prize, 2010 entry...which wasn't selected..but she and we think it is one of her best yet! 'My Mother's Garden' is available for viewing in our stockroom.

China de la Vega, My Mother's Garden, 2010
mixed media assemblage, 900 x 300 x 330mm

Thursday, March 18, 2010



You are invited to the 'Late Night Thursday' at the Damien Minton Gallery on Thursday 25th March. The gallery will be open until 8pm. Get your Art Month Card stamped for entry to the Art Bar, this week at White Rabbit Collection.
Click here for more information about the Art Bar.

On Saturday 27th March, from 4 -5pm Damien Minton Gallery presents:
Daniel Wallace in conversation with John von Sturmer

The artist Daniel Wallace will be talking about his show 'Inquire Within'.

John Von Sturmer has had a long and distinguished career in Aboriginal studies, including being the principal author of the Wik Native Title Claim. He has had a lasting involvement in Aboriginal art and performance, as well as being a writer/critic/research consultant. John is also a practicing artist including an installation performance at 'Tin Sheds Gallery' in 2009.

This will be a lively and entertaining discussion which threatens to turn into a performance.

You can view Daniel Wallace's work on the DMG website here.

We have available only one set left of the Art Month Sydney/Fairfax Print Portfolio for viewing at the gallery.
It includes images by Elisabeth Cummings, Euan Macleod and Leo Robba. View all the images here.

We recommend you get in quick to view the portfolio.