Sunday, September 24, 2017

Geoff Levitus : Semi-Finalist of Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2017

Geoff Levitus. 863 bits of me, oil, acrylic, canvas on board, 183 x 78.5 cm

Congratulations to UP Studios member, Geoff Levitus, for being selected for the semi-final of 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. 200 were chosen out of 1100 entries.

Finalists will be announced on 11th October, Winner will be revealed on 18th of October at Juniper Hall, Paddington.

Read the media release to get full details on this event, feedback from the judges, and full listing of the semi-finalists.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mark Dubner : Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize finalist

Congratulations to our UP Studios member, Mark Dubner for being amongst the 46 finalists for this year's Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.  There were 675 entries.

Mark is in good company, and the panel of judges are just as impressive.  For full detals, visit this event's website Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Mark Dubner. Escape, 2017. Steel.

Free exhibition of 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalists

14 October - 5 November
9am - 5pm weekdays

10am - 4pm weekends

Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Anthony Cahill, Pollyxenia Joannou : Red Herring 2 : Construct

Anthony Cahill (left)  Pollyxenia Joannou (right)
1-16 September

AirSpace Projects
10 Junction Street

Artists' Talk 16 September - 3 pm

Apologies for the late post.  Anthony and Pollyxenia have been showing at AirSpace Projects in their 2nd 2 persons show.  Exhibition has been running since 1st of September.  This is the last week for this show. Catch them at artists' talk. They will discuss their thoughts in putting this show together.  Other artists exhibiting concurrently will also be giving their talk.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Tonee Messiah : A New Famine

Tonee Messiah, our newest studio member, is having her MFA graduation show at 
9 Darley Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
30 AUG – 23 SEPT 2017

A New Famine is an exploration into the ways individualised knowledge is acquired and developed in the digital age. The culmination of a Masters research project into intuition and its function in the creative process, this body of work extends the exploration into the role intuition plays in the contemporary lived experience.

'As technology pervades the everyday workings of our lives, self-reliance and autonomous thought are becoming corrupted and mistrusted. We outsource our decisions on what to eat, when to sleep, who to love, what to like and what to think. A New Famine visualises a reality in limbo between who we are and how we have come to resolve this. It reflects on the state of a society that has been trained to favour connectedness over autonomy and mistrust intuitive knowing for obtained information.'
– Tonee Messiah

Tonee Messiah (b. 1983) graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with Honours in 2004. Messiah is represented in the collections of Artbank, Monash University Museum of Art, Allens Linklaters, Barker College and Campbelltown Hospital. A New Famine is her ninth solo exhibition at Gallery 9.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Paper Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 7-10 September 2017

Upspace Ultimo Project Studios is represented at Paper Contemporary curated by Akky van Ogtrop for the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.


Artists Mark Dubner, Jan Fieldsend, Wayne Hutchins, Gail Kenning, Therese Kenyon, Jennifer Levitus, Geoff Levitus, Barbara Licha, Anie Nheu and Sue Pedley are all exhibiting works with or on paper at Booth PO1 at Carriageworks 7-10 September.



top left to right: Barbara Licha, Geoff Levitus, Sue Pedley ; lower left to right: Gail Kenning, Wayne Hutchins, Anie Nheu

from the top: Jan Fieldsend, Therese Kenyon, Mark Dubner