FACELESS: Transforming Identity: Blak/Black Artists from North Australia, Africa and the African Diaspora is an exhibition that challenges established notions of identity and explores ways in which interpretations of identity can be manipulated or redefined by blak/black artists through a revisioning of the face using devices such as embellishment, erasure, and disguise.”



FACELESS: Transforming Identity: Blak/Black Artists from North Australia, Africa and the African Diaspora
25.06.2022 – 02.10.2022
Cairns Art Gallery
40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870


Image: Janet Fieldhouse, Because of series 2022, cool ice clay, raffia, wood, wire. Photograph: Michael Marzik.

States of Disruption, a new exhibition of work by twelve Australian and international artists working in screen and photographic practices, opens at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy, Victoria on Saturday, 13.08.2022.


The exhibition navigates the “vast social, cultural and economic disruptions that have occurred over the last two years, as well as the ongoing re-evaluation of how the visual operates in a constant process of disruption.”



An opening event will take place tomorrow from 6 – 8pm, Friday 12.08.2022.  Two artists talks will take place at midday, Saturday 13.08.2022 and 03.09.2022.  The first features exhibiting artists Danny Lyons, Rebecca Najdowski, and Tommaso Nervegna-Reed and the second will be with Ali McCann and Aaron Christopher Rees.  Click here for more information.


States of Disruption
13.08.2022 – 09.10.2022
Centre for Contemporary Art
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065


Image: Kent Morris, Boonwurrung (St Kilda) – Crow 2017, archival print on rag paper, 150 x 100 cm, edition of 5 + 2AP.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists of the 2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, including all gallery-represented artists, Kent Morris, Patju Presley, Ian Rictor, Dhambit Munuŋgurr and Hubert Pareroultja.


There is still time to cast your vote for the 2022 Telstra People’s Choice Award!  If you are currently in Darwin, make sure to visit the exhibition of the finalists’ works at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.  Alternatively, you can view the virtual gallery here.


2022 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Exhibition
06.08.2022 – 15.01.2023
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
19 Conacher St, The Gardens NT 0820


Image: Artist Margarat Rarru Garrawurra. Photo courtesy of MAGNT/Charlie Bliss.

Kent Morris will feature in Open House Melbourne 2022 in the curated exhibition Take Hold of the Clouds, featuring works of national and international artists across seven of the city’s most significant buildings and urban spaces.

Kent has selected the St Kilda Foreshore Vaults as the site of a major new public artwork in his ongoing Unvanished series. Unvanished – Bunurong (St Kilda) Rainbow Lorikeet #2 (2022) is a four-panel photographic installation of local rainbow lorikeets transforming from black-and-white to full colour.

Created in partnership with Monash University, Take Hold of the Clouds navigates the Weekend’s theme of Built/Unbuilt through a series of thoughtful encounters in which artists reveal the invisible stories and issues in corners of the city.

Take Hold of the Clouds is part of Open House Melbourne – Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July.

Further information on the exhibition 


Janet Fieldhouse features in earth: Country – from the ground to the sky. Curated by Lisa Waup, and showcasing the works of fourteen female ceramicists from across Australia, the exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 2022 Australian Ceramics Triennale in Alice Springs.

earth: Country – from the ground to the sky is on at the Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice Springs, from Wednesday 20 July until Saturday 30th July 2022.

This year as part of Reconciliation Week, Barkindji artist Kent Morris has been commissioned by Fed Square to create Unvanished, a multi-sensory sculpture created in collaboration with Studio John Fish, with soundscape design by James Henry and augmented reality by Phoria.

At over four meters high, the commanding artwork stands as a reminder of the strength and resilience of First Nations people, knowledges and culture, and their ongoing connection to the land, water and sky.

Date: Friday 27.05.2022 – Sunday 05.06.2022
Location: Main Square, Fed Square

Congratulations to Kent Morris, who has been shortlisted for this year’s Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper Prize.

“NWOP supports and promotes contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper. This diverse exhibition provides a survey of what’s happening in contemporary art across Australia today. Traditional approaches to working with paper are explored alongside works that incorporate new technologies, pushing the boundaries of the medium and expanding our appreciation of what working with and on paper can be.” – MPRG website.

Image: Kent Morris, Barkindji Blue Sky – Ancestral Connections #9 2020 (detail), giclee print on rag paper, 150 x 100 cm (image size), 160 x 110 cm (framed size), edition of 5 + 2 AP.

Congratulations to all Vivien Anderson Gallery-represented artists shortlisted for this year’s Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards: Kent Morris, Patju Presley, Ian Rictor, Dhambit Munuŋgurr and Hubert Pareroultja.

The award ceremony will be held on 05.08.2022, and the accompanying exhibition will be open at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in Darwin from 06.08.2022 – 15.01.2023.


Image: Portrait of Kent Morris (image credit: Nat Rogers).

29.04.22 – 17.07.22

Janet Fieldhouse is presenting her work in the UNSW Galleries’ Pliable Planes: Expanded Textiles & Fibre Practices exhibition.

“Pliable Planes: Expanded Textiles & Fibre Practices’ is a major exhibition drawing together…the work of contemporary practitioners experimenting with the boundaries of materiality, spatial fluidity, and process.”

“Exhibiting artists reflect on the use of textiles to chart social and cultural change, responding to historical modes of production and representation, and underlying histories of domesticity and women’s labour. Works seamlessly incorporate traditional textile approaches including weaving, embroidery, knitting, and sewing while exploring broader conceptual and aesthetic possibilities. Through expanded painting, assemblage, performative gesture, sound, video and installation, ‘Pliable Planes’ presents contemporary Australian textiles and fibre art in expansive and plural forms, altering perceptions of materials, form and function.”
— UNSW Galleries website

Further information on the exhibition

Image: Janet Fieldhouse, portrait.

15.01.2022 – 05.06.2022

This is the first solo exhibition of Tylor’s work in the United States, curated by Marina Tyquiengco (CHamoru), Assistant Curator of Native American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Read more about the exhibition and hear from the artist

Image: James Tylor, We Call This Place (Pintingga) 2020, from We Call This Place…Kaurna Yarta, daguerreotype with engraved text, 4 x 5 in.

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