Liquid Light: Horizontal Triptych Nos. 3 & 4
Executed 2012-13, works finally completed 2015
acrylic, canvas, timber, pins, white plaster shadow box frame
170 cm x 350 cm x 6 each panel
Commissioning client: Mirvac
The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice.
Established photographers are showcased alongside emerging, resulting in a stunning reflection of contemporary practice that examines diverse themes and approaches.
28 March – 31 March, Gold Coast City Gallery
Don’t miss out on applying for the DMG Curator Award for emerging and aspiring curators! The deadline for submissions is March 31st.
The winning curator will be given a show in the DMG Exhibition Calendar 2015, working with the gallery team to realise the proposed exhibition concept.
The link to the application brief is: http://www.dominikmerschgallery.com/dominik-mersch-gallery…/
Looking forward to seeing the submissions!
We are very excited to be a part of this weeks instalment of the ever popular ‘Art at Night’ taking place as part of Art Month 2015.
This Thursday 26th March we will be open from 6:00pm until 8:00pm for ‘Art at Night: Paddington’, showcasing our current exhibition Elger Esser ‘Australian Journal’.
Dominik Mersch Gallery is the perfect place to kick off your DIY tour of the galleries, we’re number 11 on the map below:
A PDF of the official ‘Art at Night: Paddington’ information sheet and map can be viewed here:
Art at Night is the perfect opportunity to grab some friends and have a local adventure through Paddington, we’ll see you there!
ANGUS McDONALD available works now on show in the gallery stockroom.
View the e-catalogue here:
DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY REPRESENTS ANGUS MCDONALD
DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY and ANGUS MCDONALD are pleased to announce their new partnership. The partnership will be launched with ‘DELUGE’, an exhibition of paintings and drawings at Dominik Mersch Gallery, opening on the 30th of July 2015.
In DELUGE, the artist continues to explore metaphysical ideas of light and narrative picture making. Using a unique process of imagery creation and manipulation as a basis for his work, Angus McDonald applies his characteristic focus on technique to create a bold and provocative new collection of oil paintings and drawings.
“I’m very excited to be able to announce my representation with Dominik Mersch Gallery in Sydney. Dominik Mersch is a highly respected and successful gallerist in the Australian art scene with enormous passion and energy. Dominik Mersch Gallery has a reputation for representing a range of high calibre contemporary artists from Australia and overseas who are pushing their practices to create innovative and strongly aesthetic work that adds to the story.
It’s a great opportunity and a privilege to be invited to join this gallery and its phenomenal stable of artists. I’m grateful for Dominik’s support. It’s a great step at a fantastic stage in my career and I’m excited about the new challenge.” says Angus McDonald
Dominik Mersch comments about the partnership, “I am delighted to welcome Angus McDonald to the Dominik Mersch Gallery stable. Angus and I have known each other for many years, we have built a good camaraderie and mutual professional respect.
Angus is a remarkable artist whose work I admire for its technicality, precision and appreciation of the sublime. Angus is curious and open minded in his practice with international experience and influences, traits that are complimentary to the gallery’s ethos. I am looking forward to working together on this next phase of his career.“
The partnership is officially announced on the 18th of February 2015 with selected works available for viewing in the stockroom. ‘DELUGE’ at DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY exhibitions dares are: 30.07. – 22.08.2015
ANU School of Art PhD candidate ERICA SECCOMBE has won the inaugural Paramor Prize for Art and Innovation in Sydney.
The prize, which includes a $20,000 grant, was awarded to Seccombe for her work on a large ink jet print built at the School of Art’s Ink Jet Research Facility.
“I feel slightly surprised but really happy about it. I don’t expect to win things,” Seccombe told ANU.
Seccombe presented her first-ever solo exhibition, ‘Grow’, at DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY in May last year.
The show featured a combination of 3D stereoscopic projection and 3D printed objects that drew upon the artist’s experimental research project into 3D Microcomputed X-ray tomography.
Her award-winning work at the Ink Jet Research Facility uses a scientific customisation tool known as 4D micro tomography to create a large ink-jet print of a mung bean sprouting.
“It’s the first time anyone has X-rayed plants germinating with micro-CT. So when I show scientists, it’s of interest. But it’s not used in science yet so it’s really cutting edge,” Seccombe said.
Helen Pynor’s 2010 work ‘Liquid Ground 1′ has been chosen as the lead image for the upcoming launch of the new Reading Room and refurbished building of Wellcome Collection, London.
The photographic print, which was exhibited at the DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY in Pynor’s 2010 ‘Liquid Ground’ show, has been selected to feature on the Collection’s event invitation, and has received a double page spread in the corresponding catalogue.
The image has also and across the Wellcome Collection website.
The Wellcome Collection’s newly refurbished Reading Room has been transformed into a hybrid gallery, library and events space with over a thousand books and 100 objects, including contemporary sculptures, paintings, medical artefacts and manuscripts.
With strong influences from the biological sciences, Helen Pynor’s work is a perfect match for the Room’s dedication to curiosity and learning.
Having purchased a home in Hudson, New York last November, Spanish artist Isidro Blasco has invited 14 artists to apply their ideas to the structure before he begins the renovation.
Each individual has approached the project in a different way, creating surprising and unique results. ‘The artists are giving us their take on the architecture by intervening directly on it’, Isidro says.
_INTERVENTIONS II will be on view only 3 days: Friday, January 30 to Sunday, February 1 from 11 AM – 7 PM.
The opening reception will be January 31st at 1pm.
Artists: Beth Campbell, Clare Churchouse, Andrew duPont, Max Goldfarb, Laetitia Hussain,
Mala Iqbal, Laura King, Tom Kotik, Jaime Munarriz, Iván Navarro, Ruby Palmer,
Karina Skvirsky, Grace Sullivan, Dannielle Tegeder | Organizer: Isidro Blasco
For more information, visit: Isidro Blasco Studio
The 2015 DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY AWARD has been presented to Yvette Hamilton.
Yvette Hamilton is an Australian artist working in photomedia, video and installation. Her interdisciplinary practice creates work that explores both physical and virtual space through the convention and framework of portraiture.
A collaboration with the Sydney College of the Arts, the DMG award is an annual initiative that aims to support emerging artists. As part of the award, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY provides an exhibition space in the gallery to show one or more artists selected from the SCA’s end of year Postgraduate Degree Show.
Dean of SCA, Prof Colin Rhodes says, “This is a great collaboration between one of Sydney’s top contemporary galleries and one of the country’s best art schools. It gives an opportunity for one of our best to reach a wide, appreciative audience.”
Yvette Hamilton’s award-winning work will be showing at the gallery from 29 January 2015.