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1. GALERIE DUSSELDORF
Title: Sky Figure 1977
Artist: Howard Taylor's work is recognised
as being of national and international
importance. Two retrospective exhibitions
of his pieces have been held; the first at the
Art Gallery of Western Australia and the
second at the Museum of Contemporary
Art in Sydney which then toured public
galleries around Australia.
The Artwork: Illustrated is Sky Figure 1977,
a very large, painted and shaped marine
ply construction originally exhibited in
"Sculpture in the City" during the Festival
of Perth in 1979. Now some 30 years later,
this intriguing work takes centre stage in a
major exhibition of the artist 's work
COMPILED: Jessica Matthews
at Galerie Düsseldorf.
Medium: Oil on shaped marine ply panel
Size: 213 x 198 x 45cm Price: POA
Exhibition: Howard Taylor: A major
exhibition of three-dimensional works and
associated paintings and drawings,
February 14 -- April 11.
9 Glyde Street, Mosman Park,
(08) 9384 0890, galeriedusseldorf.com.au.
2. GREENHILL GALLERIES
Artist: Jasper Knight, born in Sydney in
1978, is one of the most closely watched
emerging artists working in Australia
today. He has been a finalist in numerous
impor tant prizes, including the Archibald
Prize (2005, 2006, 2007) and the Wynne
Prize (2006). Jasper has also been awarded
an Australia Council New Work grant, the
Freedman Foundation Scholarship and the
Rocks Art Prize.
He has exhibited in Berlin, London, Hong
Kong and most Australian cities.
The Artwork: This featured work, Signal,
is painted in blocks of colour that drip over
the brightly coloured and shiny surface
giving the illusion of movement in the
It is a fine example of Jasper's work,
combining the industrial materials of
his painting surface with traditional art
methods to create texture while still linking
directly to the subject matter.
Medium: Enamel and perspex on board
Size: 120 x 120cm Price: POA
Exhibition: New Works, February 12 -- 27.
6 Gugeri Street, Claremont, (08) 9383 4433,
3. GUNYULGUP GALLERIES
Artist: Tony Jones and Ben Jones; this
joint venture is a fine example of the artists'
approach to public sculpture.
Tony is well recognised as a lecturer and
practitioner with a long association with
both sea and river. Another example of his
work is the CY O'Connor commission at
the old Robb's Jetty site.
Ben is an accomplished figurative sculptor.
The Artwork: Eliza is a maquette from
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