In The News

Congratulations Martin Edge...

June 19, 2017

Martin was awarded the local artist prize at the... ... more


In The News

Congratulations Carolyn V Watson

June 19, 2017

Carolyn has won the Shillam Award – top prize at... ... more


In The News

Congratulations Veronica Cay

June 19, 2017

Veronica was given a merit award for her piece Passage in... ... more


Media Releases

Cate Maddy

Loud and Lunatic
May 25, 2017

In Cate Maddy’s previous exhibition with Anthea Polson Art she created beautiful artificial worlds to assuage her longing for nature and a feeling of disconnectedness from it, saying, “My paintings are as if scraped off the city’s walls... ... more


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Harold Collins 1892-1992

A Travelling Exhibition Of Images From The Front Lines Of Gallipoli
May 22 - June 18

As part of this travelling exhibition Southeast Queensland audiences are fortunate to have the opportunity to view photographs taken directly from the battlefields of Gallipoli.
From 22 May to 18 June Anthea Polson Art Gallery will host a World War l photographic exhibition featuring the photos taken by Australian Jewish soldier Harold Emanuel Collins. ... more


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sophie gralton

Every Child
April 22 - May 6

The focus of Sydney-based Sophie Gralton’s art lies in the quality of interaction between medium and meaning. For her, what matters most is not visual accuracy but the relationship between image and ground and the seduction of visual surfaces. It is a misconception to think of Gralton’s work as primarily a nostalgic reflection on bygone times. On the contrary, she eschews any notion of sentimentality. ... more


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Peter Smets

Men At Work
March 25 - April 8

It is impossible not to become absorbed in the refined detail and mood of a Peter Smets’ painting. Never a mere recorder of visual facts, he deconstructs our habitual ways of seeing. With consummate skill, he persuades us that the contemporary world of industry and technology offers unexpected opportunities for aesthetic musings. Although the imagery in Smets’ new body of work revisits the construction sites that define his oeuvre, he tells that his interest is currently focused on the men who work there, albeit they are for the most part depicted in quiet moments of respite. ... more


Opening Photos

Veronica Cay

portraits from an ordinary life
February 27

Opening Night pictures are... ... more


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Veronica Cay

portraits from an ordinary life
February 25 - March 11 2017

Art, like life, is an undulating dance alternately radiant in possibilities, shadowed with limitations and then bright with resolution. A visceral understanding of such permeates Veronica Cay’s ceramic sculptures, collaged works and drawings which she describes as vehicles to encourage a reflection upon the human condition. “Manifesting the struggle in their making, the imagery can be complex and sometimes appear unresolved but this is purposeful as my intention is to express what it is to be human with all our frailties evident,” she offers. This sensibility was recently recognised with a successful exhibition in Berlin’s renowned August Strasse gallery district, as well as an invitation to present a course in Mexico City late last year. ... more


Media Releases

Artist's Choice

Christmas Exhibition
December 17 2016

Every year in celebration of the season and to thank our artists and valued clients, Anthea Polson Art hosts a Christmas party and special group exhibition featuring a work by each of the gallery's represented artists. Our eighth such event will be an especially festive occasion for we will be celebrating it in the new gallery at Marina Mirage. ... more


Media Releases

Melissa Egan

Heroes
December 3 - December 16

A Melissa Egan painting has the power to transport the viewer far from the everyday and into another world where gravity has been cancelled and notions of time and place have long since dissolved. In her current series of works, the characters inhabiting the luminous realms reference those ‘quiet’ heroes who enliven our sensibilities and collude in our escapist dreams: the artists, poets, explorers and dissidents who have valiantly defied the status quo of their times. ... more


Media Releases

Robyn Sweaney

Fade to blue
November 12 - November 26 2016

Sweaney is nationally recognised for her images of houses that sensitively document a way of life now in flux and her recent paintings.... ... more


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Gordon Richards

Featured Artist of the Month
October

Gordon Richards celebrates the simple pleasures in works of art that bring visual delight to the viewer. His universe is one of light and radiant energy. “I am always attracted to the light dancing between objects and glinting off surfaces. Most of my images have a strong point of light. Light also refers to the subjects I convey through paint and charcoal,” he smiles. “The compositions are a bit like impromptu drawings or visual ramblings based on musings of events past and present.” ... more


Media Releases

Jodie Wells

Spring
September 10 - September 23

The title, Spring, is an apt one for Jodie Wells’ latest exhibition which opens in a season when all nature quickens and we too experience... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Pics

Craig Handley - Anomalies
August 22, 2016

Opening Night Photos from Craig Handley's 'Anomalies' show are... ... more


Media Releases

Craig Handley

Anomolies
August 20 to September 3

Images of the landscape, be it rural, urban, suburban, have connotations for the artist whether we are aware of them or not. In scenes invested with symbolic twists and personal relevance, Craig Handley subtly communicates social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. In manifesting the anomalies, his works challenge habitual perceptions regarding our common environs. ... more


In The News

Congratulations Craig Handley and Robyn Sweaney

August 12, 2016

Congratulations to Craig Handley and Robyn Sweaney for their selection into the Mosman Art Prize. The Mosman Art Prize is... ... more


Media Releases

Claudio Kirac

Featured Artist of the Month.
August 1, 2016

Accord, exhilaration and luminous colour are the order of the day in compositions that constantly adapt and morph with the energies surging about and through him. A sense of immediacy permeates... ... more


In The News

Cathy Quinn

The Joy of Colour
Sunday Mail Magazine - U on Sunday
Author Fiona Purdon July 23, 2016

Thank You Fiona Purdon and the Sunday Mail magazine - U on Sunday - for... ... more


Media Releases

Cathy Quinn

Alternate Reality
July 16 2016

The logic of reproducing appearances has been abandoned in Cathy Quinn’s, shimmering, ambiguous landscapes. “My current practice is... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Pics

Cathy Quinn - Alternate Reality
July 16, 2016

A big thank you to everyone who came out in the rain to join us for the opening of Cathy Quinn’s exhibition last night... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Robert Ryan
July 10, 2016

Congratulations to Robert Ryan who is a Finalist in... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Craig Handley
July 10, 2016

Congratulations to Craig Handley who is a Finalist in the... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Robyn Sweaney
July 10, 2016

Congratulations to Robyn Sweaney on her selection as... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Martin Edge
July 10, 2016

Congratulations also to Martin Edge on his selection as... ... more


Media Releases

Carolyn V Watson

Featured Artist of the Month
June 1, 2016

The evidence of process and a respect for the handmade is an integral component in all of Carolyn V Watson's works. One can feel the maker's energy in them as they embody life, time and the decisions made. ... more


Media Releases

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Featured Artist of the Month
May 1, 2016

To coincide with her exhibition at the Lismore Regional Gallery, Anthea Polson Art will showcase during May a selection of Nikky... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos

The Next Generatyion
May 1, 2016

Opening Night Photos from the Next Generation... ... more


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The Next Generation

Cay, Edge, Flannery, Kirac, Lincoln
April 30 - May 14

The Next Generation showcases the innate vitality of contemporary art through the varied creative approaches of five emerging artists: Veronica Cay, Martin Edge, Erin Flannery, Claudio Kirac and Gaye Lincoln. ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Carolyn V Watson
April 3, 2016

She has just received an email confirming her pre-selection for... ... more


Opening Photos

Special Easter Show

and easter egg hunt
March 23, 2016

A bitter-sweet night - a good crowd - some great deals - on our farewell show at Mariners' Cove. And made even more special... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos...

Karlee Rawkins' show Lucky Catch
Februart 29, 2016

It was Karlees 6th exhibition with us - so we knew what to expect - and she did not disappoint... ... more


Media Releases

Karlee Rawkins

Lucky Catch
February 27 - March 12

For millennia the mythic image has been a means for bringing the incomprehensible into the realm of the tangible. Through subject and painterly process, Karlee Rawkins has ever followed in this most abstract of quests... ... more


Media Releases

Anthea Polson Art Comes to Melbourne

Comes to melbourne
February 5 to February 13

Anthea Polson Art comes to Melbourne in February for a nine day program showcasing the varied and exceptional talents of a number of the gallerys represented artists. ... more


Media Releases

Precious Things Come In Small Parcels

A Christmas Exhibition
December 19 - January 16

These small paintings and sculptures offer a wonderful opportunity to collect a favourite artists work. With the great diversity in subject, style and medium, the exhibition showcases the creativity of the gallerys represented artists in adapting to a smaller manner of expression. ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos...

Peter Smets - Moonlighter
December 7, 2015

Peter's exhibition was opened by Dr Laini Burton, Lecturer at... ... more


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Peter Smets

Moonlighting
December 5, 2015

Moon-silvered clouds drift through the immensity of inky night skies. Far below, moonlighting activities are... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos...

Avital Sheffer
November 22, 2015

Avital always draws a good crowd. John Walsh, Director of the Gold Coast City Art Gallery... ... more


Media Releases

Avital Sheffer

Lines Of Descent
November 21 - December 2

Avital Sheffers vessels embody the story of humanity with an aesthetic rooted in millennia-old Mediterranean and... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Craig Handley (twice), Kristin Tennyson and Seabastion Toast
November 20, 2015

Full details... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Kaye Forster
November 12, 2015

Anthea Polson Art Gallery artist, Kaye Forster is among 30 art-photographers Australia-wide selected... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos

Deborah Halpern
November 8, 2015

Deborah Halperns show was opened by Fiona Fell - internationally recognised... ... more


Media Releases

Deborah Halpern

Strange Creatures from a Phenomenal Planet
November 7, 2015

For the last thirty years I have endeavoured to create work that will inspire, delight and surprise. In the past I have explored form and colour using clay which becomes ceramic, wax which becomes bronze, fibreglass, as well as paint and ink on canvas and paper. Now I am intrigued by... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos

Charles Blackman 'A Drawing A Day'
November 2, 2015

Christabel opened the exhibition with insights into the bohemian lifestyle and times that inspired her fathers wonderful drawings... ... more


In The News

Steve Tyerman

at Gold Coast Gallery
November 1, 2015

Congratulations Steve on your... ... more


Media Releases

Charles Blackman b.1928

A Drawing A Day
October 31 - November 7

Anthea Polson Art is privileged and delighted to present an exclusive exhibition of Charles Blackmans black and white drawings from the 1970s and onwards. The series has been selected by Christabel Blackman from a personal... ... more


In The News

Best wishes - in Bundaberg...

Carolyn V Watson
October 27, 2015

Best wishes to Carolyn V Watson and all the very best for the opening of her solo exhibition, allgloryisfleeting (memoryandhand), at the... ... more


In The News

Brisbane Takes Notice of

Stephen Nothling
October 26, 20152

The house on the corner of Louisa Street is designed to catch the eye. It is painted pink, with purple gutters, for the simple reason that he always... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Craig Handley
October 23, 2015

His picture has been selected for the ANL Mission to Seafarers 2015 Art Prize in Victoria. The work is... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos

John Giese
October 18, 2015

John is becoming well known for his unique artists talks - with which he... ... more


Media Releases

John Giese

Interconnected
October 17, 2015

Profound philosophical musings underpin the robustness emanating from John Gieses works. The power of interconnectedness and transformation starts within us. And the... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Stephen Nothling
October 6, 2015

Selected as a... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Craig Handley and Robyn Sweaney
October 1, 2015

Selected as Finalists in... ... more


In The News

Congratulations

Craig Handley, Stephen Nothling and Seabastion Toast
October 1, 2015

Selected as Finalists in... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos

Seabastion Toast and Steve Tyerman
September 20, 2015

A very big night. The Exhibition was... ... more


Media Releases

Steve Tyerman

Ebb And Flow
September 19 to October 3, 2015

Instinctual energy permeates Steve Tyermans works. Characterised by an intense involvement in the materiality of paint they are the outcome of an intimate engagement with the environment. Although representations of specific locations... ... more


Media Releases

Seabastion Toast

Border Track
September 19 - October 3, 2015

Characterised by a vitality of spontaneous gesture, the Border Track paintings are the outcome of an unusual combination of athleticism and creativity suffused with philosophical and ecological concerns. Running is when I do most of my thinking and escaping... ... more


In The News

You are Invited to Seabastion Toast

Border Track
September 18, 2015

Full Details here... ... more


In The News

You are Invited to Steve Tyermans

Ebb and Flow
September 18, 2015

Full details here... ... more


In The News

Animal Magic...

with Melissa Egan
August 30, 2015

In her latest exhibition Utopia, Brisbane artist Melissa Egan depicts a natural harmony between humans... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos

Melissa Egan
August 18, 2015

A big night, wonderful crowd, wonderful art, and wonderful wines. Melissas shows are always well supported but this one... ... more


Media Releases

Melissa Egan

Utopia
August 15, 2015

Utopia is an imagined place in which everything is perfect, an Eden or Happy Valley where humanity is content and in harmony with nature. Melissa Egans new body of work has been created with... ... more


In The News

Wines from Bordeaux and Beyond

for Melissa Egan's Show
August 12, 2015

We would like to thank Domaine Serisier, in association with Bordeaux and Beyond... ... more


In The News

Congratulations all Four of You

Finalists in the Mosman Art Prize
July 29, 2015

Congratulations to the four of you; Craig... ... more


In The News

Congratulations Emma Gale...

Winner - Bolder Art Prize
July 28, 2015

Congratulations Emma Gale, her work... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos

Christabel Blackman
July 20, 2015

Serious art lovers were treated to Christabels Artist Talk which took us from... ... more


Media Releases

Christabel Blackman

Dreams And Other Feline Pursuits
July 18 - August 1

Christabel Blackmans new works again invite us to enter a rhapsodic world governed by sensory delight and the eternal moment. An evocative writer, she shares the memories and dreams that have inspired these paintings...
I recently returned to my Spanish studio which lies on the out-skirting hills of a medieval... ... more


In The News

Congratulations Callum Douglas

July 12, 2015

He's a finalist in the ... more


In The News

Congratulations Kristin Tennyson...

Archibald Prize Finalist
July 9, 2015

I asked Bob Katter to sit for me because throughout Australia he has for a long time been one of the most ... more


In The News

Congratulations Belynda Henry

Wynne Prize Finalist
July 9, 2015

I live on 40 acres on the NSW Central Coast. My everyday fascination with the Australian landscape inspires what I ... more


In The News

Congratulations Robert Ryan

Wynne Prize Finalist
July 9, 2015

On the northern road to Byron Bay, there is a grassy expanse called Belongil Field, a place where the past and present converge. Originally, it was ... more


In The News

Congratulations (again!) Robert Ryan

Sulman Prize Finalist
July 9, 2015

The painting is a meditation on the nature of progress and change in relation to human habitation and its impact on the ... more


In The News

Congratulations and Welcome

Craig Handley
July 8, 2015

We are delighted to welcome Craig Handley to our stable of represented artists. Craig recently won the ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night Photos

Jodie Wells
June 30, 2015

Opening Night Photos are... ... more


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Jodie Wells

Beyond The Backdoor
June 27 - July 11

Jodies subjects are not consciously invested with any symbolic import. They quite simply convey a delight in the natural world expressed through a deep engagement with the plasticity of her... ... more


In The News

Congratulations Melitta Perry...

Winner, Byron Council Acquisitive Award
May 26, 2015

Attached is an image... ... more


Opening Photos

Gordon Richards

Light
May 18, 2015

Opening Night Photos are... ... more


Media Releases

Gordon Richards

Light
May 16 to May 30

Gordon Richards universe is full of light and radiant energy. He is a painter whose creative impulse is essentially life affirming and celebratory. ... more


In The News

8th Annual International Color Awards...

Samantha Everton
April 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES 28/04/15: Photographer Samantha Everton was presented with the 8th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of fine art at a prestigious... ... more


In The News

Moreton Bay Art Awards

Our 3 Finalists
April 30, 2015

Three of our artists... ... more


Opening Photos

Blue Chip & Nikky Morgan-Smith

Exhibitions
April 4 - April 18

Opening Night Photos HERE... ... more


Media Releases

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Flux
April 4 to April 18

Rich in metaphor, Nikkys imagery has both anthropomorphic and self-referential intent. Painting is my language, she continues. I see my art practice as a way of... ... more


Media Releases

Blue Chip Exhibition

April 4 - April 18

Anthea Polson Art has one of Australias largest commercial stock rooms of major investment works. The Blue Chip exhibition presents art lovers and collectors with a rare opportunity to view the works of historically significant artists not usually seen beyond the confines of national public galleries and museums.
... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night - The 2 Girls Building

in Abbotsford, Victoria...
February 29, 2015

On Saturday February 28 Anthea Polson Art, in conjunction with Peter Cahill of Domain Hill Property Group and KUD Architects, held an exhibition of Samantha Evertons work in the 2 Girls Building in Victoria. Opening Night Photos are... ... more


Media Releases

Anwen Keeling

Recent Paintings
March 2015

Redolent with enigma, Anwen Keelings intimate narratives are characterized by dramatic, single-source illumination. Cocooned in states of introspective reverie her subjects are oblivious to the external world. These are hushed, immensely personal spaces. The mood is languorous as a slow rhythm and stasis of light falls across motionless bodies. ... more


Media Releases

Samantha Everton - 2 Girls Building Launch

Survey Exhibition, Abbotsford Victoria
Saturday February 28

On Saturday February 28 Anthea Polson Art, in conjunction with Peter Cahill of Domain Hill Property Group and KUD Architects, will be holding a Survey exhibition of Samantha Evertons work during the official launch of the 2 Girls Building in Abbotsford Victoria... ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night - Marilyn Peck

A Retrospective
February 23, 2015

Opening Night Photos - Click here... ... more


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Marilyn Peck

A Retrospective
Feb 21 - March 7

A celebration of the 'dance of life', Marilyn Peck's retrospective exhibition chronicles an evolving aesthetic through the mediums of painting, storytelling and poetry. Marilyn Peck's creative output has been prodigious... ... more


In The News

Displaced Inhabitants

February 6, 2015

Eureka artist Nikky Morgan-Smith is a prolific painter with a penchant for bathrooms and their "displaced inhabitants". Common Ground intern Jahlia Solomon spoke to Nikky about the local art scene, and what it's like to have your work destroyed by a gallery owner. ... more


Opening Photos

Opening Night - Miniatures

A Christmas Exhibition
December 20,

All Opening Night Photos are on the Blog... ... more


Media Releases

Miniatures

A Christmas Exhibition
December 20,

Every year in celebration of the season and to thank our artists and valued clients, Anthea Polson Art hosts a Christmas party and special group exhibition featuring a work by each of the gallery's represented artists. ... more


Media Releases

Emma Gale

Patterns And Pathways
December 6 - December 20 2014

Emmas synthesis of disparate decorative elements is epitomized in her now iconic Frida Kahlo imagery but the exhilaration of a very recent trip to New York City was the catalyst for new exploration into the potential of pattern. I was so excited to be in the Big Apple - the city that never sleeps. ... more


Media Releases

Peter Smets

In The Spotlight
November 15 - November 29

With a keen and inventive eye, Smets paints a broader range of luminance than is usually visible. The extraordinary realism he achieves owes much to his... ... more


Media Releases

Peta Houghton

A Casual Spirit
October 11 - October 25

My immediate environment and experiences imbue the imagery in the new works. A two-minute stroll down the road finds me in a small, seaside Chinese village. It predates Macaus Portuguese colonisation and is overlooked by a huge, butter-yellow Catholic church and a row of mint green colonial mansions. A further walk and I am amidst casinos that promise ... more


Media Releases

Amanda van Gils

October 11 - October 25

Departing from her now signature motion landscapes, Amanda van Gils new works reintroduce the figure. In passages of mottled light and active brushwork, the paintings make commentary on how the proliferation of digital technology has influenced the way we record and recall experience.
The paintings in Man and Boy document the capturing of moments deemed important to the photographer. The Man and Boy appearing in some ... more


Media Releases

Diverse Perspectives

Cottrell, Douglas, Edge and Lincoln
September 20 - October 4

Diverse Perspectives showcases the innate vitality of contemporary art through the very varied approaches of four artists. Pushing aesthetic boundaries both visually and in the use of materials, Douglas, Lincoln, Cottrell and Edge seek to communicate their private visions. The broad spectrum of creative expression extends our own perceptions, encouraging us to see and experience in new, imaginative ways ... more


Media Releases

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Imaginary Menagerie
August 9 - August 23

In early cultures, imagination and reality were not separated in the way that is habitual to the modern mind. Instead, they represented two equally valid dimensions of existence, the inner and outer worlds... ... more


Media Releases

Steve Tyerman

New Frontiers
August 9 - August 23

Although representations of a specific location, Tyermans art communicates a visual experience beyond the strictures of traditional landscape painting. His vistas manifest a palpability as considerations of form, space, colour and light are resolved in the immediacy of... ... more


Media Releases

Vitor dos Santos

Cartoons and Jam Sandwiches
July 19, 2014

When we were children our drawing held magical properties: a circle could be a sun, a face, a flower; lines were alive with possibilities. Vitor dos Santos new body of work seeks to recapture those magical-symbolic... ... more


Media Releases

Kristin Tennyson

Sunday Best
July 19, 2014

When Kristin Tennyson migrated from the icy wildernesses of Canada to tropical far northern Queensland in 1993 it was more than the patent, environmental contrast that stimulated her creative impulse. An ongoing rumination about how a sense of place shapes... ... more


Media Releases

Carolyn V Watson

Survivormaths
July 19, 2014

At once both intensely personal and universal in their implication, ten intimately small, painted works and three remarkable sculptures express Carolyn V Watsons endeavour to elicit 'moments of empathy' through a visual and 'poetic triggering'... ... more


Media Releases

Simon Collins

The Bay
June 28, 2014

There is a tendency now to view life in terms of fixed compartmentalised states, whereas we really live in a world of continuity and are part of an ongoing fluid... ... more


Media Releases

Christabel Blackman

The Pleasures of Life
June 28, 2014

Christabel Blackmans extraordinary life imbues her luminous paintings. Being the daughter of painter Charles Blackman and writer Barbara Blackman ensured a most atypical childhood, much of it spent in far off lands. She is consequently fluent in five languages... ... more


Media Releases

Karlee Rawkins

Rhonda's Magic Garden
May 24, 2014

Widely travelled and now living in the mountainous region between Bellingen and Dorrigo, Karlee Rawkins is acutely aware of how the human, spiritual and natural worlds are intrinsically related... ... more


Media Releases

Samantha Everton

Sang Tong
April 26, 2014

Samantha Everton possesses an innate ability to access interior states of being in sumptuous visual narratives that have profound cross-cultural, sociological and... ... more


Media Releases

Belynda Henry

Jigsaw
March 29, 2014

Mountains, trees, lake and water reflections coalesce in an immersive tranquility. We experience the calm rhythm of a landscape reassembled, jigsaw-like from fragments ... more


Media Releases

Claire Bridge

Air Born
March 29, 2014

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. Leonardo da Vinci ... more


Media Releases

Nic Plowman

Kings, Popes and Other Fools
March 8

Plowmans introspective musings were tempered by the rationalist philosophies of Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. Aided by a collection of images. Some appropriations of old paintings and religious works, Catholic prayer cards and wildlife photography, he began his weighty task. ... more


Media Releases

Jodie Wells

Feathers and Fillies
February 15, 2014

Feathered creatures have been traditionally thought of as mediators between the material and spirit worlds. ... more


Media Releases

Emma Gale

Cultural Crossroads
January 11 - January 31

A vibrant melange of cross-cultural traditions, Emma Gales imagery explodes with the all the energy and excitement of the Swinging Sixties and Psychedelic Seventies. Those were heady times when western youth ventured out, and within, in search of new experiences and cosmic understandings. ... more


Media Releases

The Colour Red

Christmas Exhibition
14 December 2013

Every year in celebration of the season and to thank our artists and valued clients, Anthea Polson Art hosts a Christmas party and special group exhibition featuring a work by each of the gallerys represented artists. ... more


Media Releases

Robyn Sweaney

Topia
November 16 - November 30 2013

Each painting in the Topia series is as carefully and lovingly wrought as the manicured gardens they depict. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, colour interactions and compositional factors, a curious glow emanates ... more


Media Releases

Phillip Piperides

The Artist's Model
November 2 to November 16

There is a timeless serenity to the bronzes Phillip Piperides creates. Light gently caresses rounded volumes and lustrous, burnished surfaces. A union of ideal and reality, the figures convey a profoundly Classical air. Beyond the anatomical perfection and modulated play of light, the works engage the viewer at a deeper, more contemplative level. ... more


Media Releases

Melissa Egan

Bad Boys
October 19, 2013

Mad, bad and dangerous to know, so goes the cautionary saying about bad boys. Cocky, brash, and... ... more


Media Releases

Nick Howson

Lore
September 21, 2013

It has been said that the traditions of the past provide the platform from which the artist makes his leap of imagination... ... more


Media Releases

John Giese

Beyond the Known
August 17, 2013

Through weathered, Asiatic wooden portals the unsealed track leads over... ... more


Media Releases

Gordon Richards

Glow
July 20, 2013

The aesthetic beauty of flowers has inspired poets and artists throughout the ages and especially the rose that was considered to be the queen of all flowers. Universally, the rose is the flower of love, symbolising... ... more


Media Releases

Mitchell Kelly

Ground
June 29, 2013

For me, the landscape is not a static or temporary structure. It is a culmination of change: natural, man-made, and spatiotemporal... ... more


Media Releases

Michael Jeffery

Gut Feeling
June 29, 2013

Although Michael Jeffery maintains a philosophical connection with wilderness regions, his art translates a very different environment, one totally insulated from nature... ... more


Media Releases

Robert Ryan

Back to Byron
June 15, 2013

Coming back to Byron after a year of living and painting in a seaside shack at Broomes Head, Robert Ryan discovered... ... more


Media Releases

Margaret Ackland

The Arid Zone
May 25, 2013

Margaret Acklands new body of work interprets her experience of the Fowlers Gap landscape situated 112 kilometres north of Broken Hill... ... more


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Brigid Ryan

Embodying Landscape
April 2013

Part landscape, part figuration, Brigid Ryans paintings bring together a multiplicity of things seen, felt and remembered. There is a feeling for the interconnectedness of all things and a sense... ... more


Media Releases

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Shaping Water
April 2013

Art does not reproduce the visible, rather, it makes visible. (Paul Klee)
The art of Nikky Morgan-Smith might well be thought of as embodying Klees notion of unleashing the wanderings of the subconscious... ... more


Media Releases

Avital Sheffer

Confluence
March 23 - April 6

An exhibition of Avital Sheffers hand-built ceramic art resonates the atmosphere of a sacred space. Spot lit, and standing on their plinths of varying heights, it is... ... more


Media Releases

Four of the Best

Cornelia Burless, Christian Morrow, Jack Pemble, Jodie Wells
February 23, 2013

Four of the Best showcases the innate vitality of contemporary painting through the very diverse approaches of four artists. Pushing aesthetic boundaries both visually and in the use of materials, Burless, Morrow, Pemble and Wells seek... ... more


Media Releases

Erin Flannery

Frills and Spills
January 4, 2013

Erin Flannerys distinctive black and white imagery again displays a masterful mix of simplicity and sophistication but she regards her new bevy of... ... more


Media Releases

The Artist Revealed

Our Christmas Self Portrait Exhibtion
December 22, 2012

The theme for this year's annual group Christmas exhibition is self portraiture. Predictably, it initially presented some consternation for many artists, particularly those of an abstract, non-representational persuasion. But true to their innate ... more


Media Releases

Peter Smets

Movement and Progress
December 8, 2012

With the cadence of poetry, Peter Smets persuades us that the contemporary world of industry and technology holds infinite resources of undiscovered beauty. He plays the role of... ... more


Media Releases

Christine Polowyj

Falling Down Like A Woman
November 24, 2012

Christine Polowyj's eagerly anticipated new body of work documents her tumultuous experiences of the past few years. The title of the exhibition, Falling Down Like a Woman, was inspired by ... more


Media Releases

Diana Watson

Elysium Spring
October 27, 2012

In Greek mythology Elysium was a paradisaical land of peace, perfect happiness and perpetual spring where... ... more


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Emma Gale

Crazy, Sexy, Cool
September 29, 2012

Colourful celebrity portraits are now emblematic of Emma Gale's works on paper and canvas. A recent tour of Europe's great art museums has been the catalyst for a reinvigorated spontaneity and imaginative approach to this subject. Amidst settings of kaleidoscopic pattern the new portraits pay homage to famous twentieth century artists and musicians who challenged the orthodox cultural, moral and artistic boundaries of their times. ... more


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Karlee Rawkins

Freight Train
September 8, 2012

The mythic and the personal are once again entwined in Karlee Rawkins' new body of work. The paintings are visual demonstrations of how the human, spiritual and natural worlds are intrinsically related. She describes the title Freight Train as a poetic reference to the speed and intensity of her life of late, and her current interest in films and books relating to America's western frontier in the 1800s. ... more


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Peta Houghton

Memory Motel
July 28, 2012

The quite extraordinary Memory Motel exhibition of paintings, drawings and installation pieces continues Peta Houghton's "ongoing autobiographical project". A follow-up to her enormously successful The Baggage Room series, Memory Motel again suggests the accoutrements of long journeying punctuated by fleeting moments of respite and recollection. ... more


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New Blood

dos Santos, Edge, Morgan-Smith, Tyerman
July 14

The New Blood exhibition introduces the works of four emerging artists who have recently become represented by Anthea Polson Art. Through process and imagery they interpret aspects of personal reality with surprising candour and innovative outcomes. ... more


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Robert Ryan

The Delicate Nature of Balance
June 23, 2012

Robert Ryan's new series of works on canvas and paper explore the delicate nature of balance in life, ecology and the creative process itself. The paintings refer to no specific place or time but rather, relate an individual's relationship to the environment - be it natural or otherwise. Akin to a map of intricate poetic notations, Ryan employs the physical exterior to express aspects of his own interiority. ... more


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Simon Collins

Up
May 26 - June 16, 2012

What strikes one first about Simon Collins' works is the utter confidence of his painterly approach. It is a quality that has earned him considerable attention with the inclusion of paintings into some of the nation's most prestigious art prizes. This new series again expresses the importance a sense of place has for him. ... more


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Cate Maddy

Best Imitation
April 7

Despite the exuberant colours and continual interplay of visual relationships, these are essentially quiet works of great delicacy and aesthetic joy. Maddys paintings induce the kind of silent reverie that one might experience when immersed in the energies of wild, natural places. They affirm Paul Klees famous tenet, "Art does not reproduce the visible, rather, it makes visible". ... more


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Samantha Everton

Survey Show As Part Of Queensland Festival of Photography 4
April 7

Anthea Polson Art in conjunction with the Queensland Festival of Photography presents a survey exhibition of photographic artworks by multi-award winning Samantha Everton. It is an opportunity to view a selection of the Melbourne-based artists critically acclaimed Marionettes,Vintage Dolls, Childhood Fears and more recent Wolf series. ... more


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Damien Kamholtz

remember this
March 24, 2012

In the slow process of building narrative through nuanced layers of paint and latent symbolism, Damien Kamholtzs art making much resembles the surfacing and subsiding of memory. Deliberately ambiguous... ... more


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Carolyn V Watson

Owning The Bones
January 21, 2011

Thoreau's words, "Know your own bone; gnaw it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still" inform Carolyn V Watson's conceptualisation and absolute rigour of process in producing "intimately veiled" paintings and "scorched raw" sculptural... ... more


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Eight Days Before Christmas

featuring our represented artists
December 17, 2011

Each year to celebrate the Season and thank our artists and clients for their valued support, Anthea Polson Art hosts a special Christmas party in conjunction with the opening of the annual represented artists group exhibition... ... more


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Nic Plowman

Formula For Resurrection
3 December 2011

Profoundly personal and utterly authentic, Nic Plowmans works present 'a view from the edge' that is at once confronting, poignant and inspirational. Emotionally challenging they may be, but their aesthetic potency is rooted in... ... more


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John Giese

Blue To Red - Paintings from The Kimberley's
November 12, 2011

Gieses white, red and black symbolism is augmented with intense sky-blues and rich earthy ochres that ground the content of the works in a here and now corporeality.
Throughout history the depiction and ritualistic use of animals has been laced with totemic intent. Gieses horses, bulls and dogs reflect a comparable approach. ... more


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Robert Ryan

Road trip - Paintings From Brooms Head
November 12, 2011

Although the Blue to Red paintings contain three distinct bodies of work, the underlying theme is the individuals relationship to the environment - the finding of connections between human experience and the rich, metaphorical resonances of the natural world. ... more


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Robyn Sweaney

Road Trip - from here... to there... and places in between
October 22, 2011

The physical structures within which we live and work possess functional and symbolic qualities, and usually an interweaving of both. Robyn Sweaney confesses other people's houses have always fascinated her ... more


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Lyndal Hargrave

Baby Grand
September 15, 2011

With rare finesse and fierce craftsmanship Lyndal Hargrave produces extraordinarily elegant assemblages and constructions from the debris of an industrialised culture. Reconfiguring found objects that already possess their own visual history ... more


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Waldemar Kolbutsz

Squeezebox
September 15, 2011

Perth-based Waldemar Kolbutsz creates jewell-hued, nonrepresentational images that are intrinsically satisfying. His purpose is not to create a picture of something, the picture must be something - a kind of organism that lives according to its own ... more


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Karlee Rawkins

Owl Town
August 25, 2011

In stories we enter the place of mist beings - the place where all thought is as new as tomorrow and as old as the beginning of time. The forest symbolises the feminine and when it appears in fairytales it is a threshold symbol. We enter the world between worlds and wander paths of the unconscious, dense with ancestral trees and full of fantastic creatures, both wild and tame. ... more


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Lae Oldmeadow

The Sacred Seeds
August 20, 2011

Lae Oldmeadow has been described as an environmental artist and the title sits well with him as he has spent the last two decades living sustainably and creating art in harmony with the natural world. Lae’s assemblages, ‘canopies’ and ‘soft sculptures’, made reverently from totally organic materials, have a humanising effect. Unlike the optical noise of the constructed, urban environment - where images are quickly glimpsed and passed over - Lae’s works resonate a slow, rhythmic pulse and we respond instinctually. In them we can sense the energy of Nature with its cycles of growth and decay - its ceaseless renewal and infinite complexity of form. ... more


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Cynthia Breusch

Empire Of Light
July 23, 2011

Empire of Light is a series of shimmering, visionary-like paintings 'where past and future are gathered'. They are about holding time in timelessness - a meditation or meeting place between art and the spirit of things. ... more


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Erin Flannery

erin flannery lives in black and white
July 2, 2011

A series of 'illusively' rendered portraits - some with a curious single eye - are given graphic definition with wavy stripes, polka dots, a dangling earring or a sassy bow-tie ... more


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Nick Howson

Allegories and Chronicles
June 18 - July 1, 2011

In a pageant of shimmering colour, Nick Howson chronicles the fabled events of times past and present. Many of the works reference memories of a journey he made through ancient lands and the art treasures encountered there. The awe and inspiration ... more


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Nick Ashby

Day After Day
May 27, 2011

There is something very authentic about Nick Ashby’s intent and its visual expression. Introspective musings about the lot of the individual in an increasingly uncertain environment are again given voice in this new body of work. Notions of duality and the repetitive cycles of change are explored in both actual and metaphorical contexts. The particular and the universal, the internal and the external, light and dark, warm and cool - all morph and merge into a profound reflection on the human condition. ... more


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Emma Gale

Popstar
May 7 - May 19, 2011

Bangalow-based Emma Gale recently won the Border Art Prize with a painting chosen for the bold spontaneity of its brushwork. With comparable painterly gusto, Gale's Pop Star series explores contemporary culture's hunger for fame and recognition. ... more


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Jack Pemble

Another Slice of the Devil's Pie
May 7 - May 19, 2011

Jack Pemble's art trawls the murky depths of the unconscious with thick, turbulent, autonomic slashes of paint - the expression of his journey into a netherworld we would not expect one so young to have made, and testament to Pemble's somewhat mythic-like descent from and return to the light. ... more


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Margaret Ackland

Worn
April 16 - April 30, 2011

Margaret Ackland's exquisitely rendered paintings of antique garments embody ideas of personal and cultural identity. Although clothing might be thought of as a mundane necessity, throughout history garments have provided a potent means of visual communication. ... more


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Samantha Everton

Marionettes
March 25, 2011

There has always been something unsettling and yet strangely familiar about Samantha Everton's imagery. It lures us in and holds us spellbound as we ponder the source of our curious fascination. Anthea Polson Art is indeed privileged to host the national launch of Marionettes, Everton's latest series of photographic art...Marionettes extends her visual exploration of interior states of being, but here the focus has shifted from that of the child's, to 'grown-up' issues of isolation and loss of control under the pressures of daily life. ... more


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Kadee Webber

Story Book Princess
March 5, 2011

Immersed within the liquid, luminous realms of the subconscious, Kadee Webbers heroines are undergoing a process of gestation. Cocooned in their silent cobalt world they drift and dream, hair and garments billowing amidst the swirling eddies and shimmering bubbles until the transformation is complete. Like the story book princesses of old ... more


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Peta Houghton

The Baggage Room
March 5, 2011

As fitful and fragile as memories hovering at the brink of consciousness, Peta Houghtons pictorial markings reveal an inner world that is at once intensely personal and universal. Adrift in the Baggage Room of time she unlocks that which was lost, left behind or hidden away in waking life. Houghton describes the works as ... more


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Michael Jeffery

One Of These Days
February 12, 2010

The image potency of Michael Jeffery's art assaults the senses. But beyond the intense colour, geometric complexity and his extraordinary facility for composition, lies a deep philosophical intention ... more


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Stuff you didn't know about... Anthea

Anthea Polson
Paradise Magazine, Gold Coast Bulletin
Author Regina King February 12, 2011

My life has been anything but dull. I was born in Hampshire in the UK. My dad was an airline pilot with British Airways but when I was a baby he transferred to East African Airways so I spent my first 15 years in Nairobi, Kenya. They were difficult times as I went through the Mau Mau uprising...


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Mitchell Kelly

Unspoken Conversations
January 22, 2010

It is rare these days to find a young artist so thoroughly involved in the venerable tradition of landscape painting. The acuteness of Mitchell Kellys aesthetic response to the environment seems at odds with his 29 years. Each of his eight solo exhibitions has referenced the Sydney-based artists relationship with a particular wilderness area in Australia. The current Unspoken Conversation works are the outcome of many journeys made up into the Blue Mountains of NSW. ... more


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Christmas Portrait Show

featuring a work from our represented and guest artists
December 18, 2010 - January 8, 2010

To celebrate the Season and thank our artists and clients for their valued support over the year, Anthea Polson Art is hosting a special Christmas party to coincide with the opening of the annual group exhibition which features a work by each of the gallery's represented artists. This year's theme is portraiture. The subject was entirely open to individual interpretation and so the assembled portraits present an extraordinary array of very diverse styles, media and sizes. ... more


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Gordon Richards

A Long Hot Summer
December 4 - December 16, 2010

Gordon Richards celebrates the simple pleasures in works of art that bring visual delight to the viewer. Inspiration for his latest body of work first surfaced in fond reminiscences of his 'Noosa years'. Back in the '90's, that seaside playground had been the place where he'd famously exchanged his chef's cap and kitchen utensils for the proverbial artist's beret and paintbrushes. Richards' new career path proved to be an exciting creative outlet and ultimately, an enormously successful venture. ... more


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Samantha Everton

Collected Works
November 6 - November 20, 2010

Anthea Polson Art is privileged to present for the first time in Queensland, a selection of magnificent, limited edition photographic artworks by multi-award winning Samantha Everton. It will be a rare opportunity to view the Melbourne-based artist's critically acclaimed Vintage Dolls and Childhood Fears series. The exhibition is a prelude to her forthcoming new body of work that will have its national premier with Anthea Polson Art in March 2011...
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Karlee Rawkins

The Deer Park
Author Jacqueline Houghton October 16 - October 30, 2010

To view a Karlee Rawkins exhibition is to take part in a visual journey towards an alignment of nature, mind and art. Eschewing the socio-technological complexities that permeate day-to-day existence, Rawkins makes manifest a metaphysical dimension. The immensely potent images reflect her deep ecological concerns and an ongoing fascination with the mythic in world cultures. A distillation of research and experience gained from her many travels to distant lands, Rawkins paintings resonate a personal and universal truth. It was this integrity and visual literacy that gained her a Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2003. ... more


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Diana Watson

Spice of Life
September 25, 2010

"Beauty before message" has always been Diana Watson's artistic maxim, but within her luscious colours and forms we may now also discern subtle references to her ecological concerns. Several of the works allude to the impact of European colonialism on annexed territories. Deliberately employing a style informed by 17th century artistic traditions and early natural history paintings, the work 'Cry For Me Agentina' articulates Watson's awareness of the inter-connectedness of all living things. ... more


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Phillip Piperides

The Viewer
September 25, 2010

There is a timeless serenity to the bronzes Piperides creates. Light gently caresses rounded volumes and lustrous, burnished surfaces. A union of ideal and reality, the figures convey a profoundly Classical air. But beyond the anatomical perfection and sensitive play of light, the works engage the viewer at a deeper, more contemplative level. There is a sense of complete quietude to the self-sufficient repose of each figure. Free of restless energy, Piperides' bronzes seem to represent a state of being which defies all worldly concern. ... more


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Avital Sheffer

Continuum
August 21, 2010

Working from her studio in the hills behind the small northern NSW town of Mullumbimby, Avital Sheffer creates the award winning, profoundly beautiful vessels that have been collected by numerous Australian public galleries and museums. ... more


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First Solo Show

Erin Flannery
July 24 - August 7

Affectionately spoofing "fashionista" attitudes, the works communicate a purely aesthetic delight in the play of descriptive and abstract elements. Conventional fashion-related themes are investigated using rather unconventional techniques and media. ... more


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Mugs and Mongrels

Wayde Owen
July 3 - July 17

Rampantly expressive and necessarily subjective, few would deny the raw power of Owen's confronting images, described by him as 'critical allegories that deeply engage personal history, mongrelness, memory, mortality and the paradoxes of the human condition.' ... more


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Anniversary Exhibition

featuring our Represented Artists
June 19, 2010

We can hardly believe that it's now been just over a year since we announced the arrival of Anthea Polson Art! We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for supporting us and our amazingly talented artists. In celebration of our first anniversary, we're hosting a party in conjunction with a survey exhibition of our represented artists from all over Australia. ... more


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Young Guns

Gale, Maddy, Morrow, Pemble, Watson
May 22 - June 12

Five young artists living in very different locales interpret personal vistas of mind, place and memory.

Emma Gale, Cate Maddy, Christian Morrow, Jack Pemble and Carolyn V Watson ... more


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Constructive Viewpoints

Peter Smets
April 24 - May 8 2010

A finalist in last year's Sulman and Wynne art prizes at the AGNSW, the technical virtuosity of Peter Smets' technique is undeniable. ... more


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The Darkness and the Beauty

Nic Plowman
March 20 - April 3

The Darkness and the Beauty works may deal with themes of vulnerability and the fragility of life, but they are also about the power of artistic expression to overcome overwhelming adversity. ... more


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"Shhh..."

February 8, 2010

Erika has been selected in the Williamstown Prize! The work selected is Patience - pictured here - and on her page.


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Going Places

Simon Collins
February 13-27, 2010

What strikes one first about Simon Collins' paintings is the utter confidence of his painterly approach. In scenes alive with energy and movement he depicts the day-to-day activities of life in the streets and parks of suburban Sydney: 'The idea is to take some snaps during any ordinary day, see the poetry, take it home to the quiet of the studio and turn it into something more beautiful.' ... more


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Going Places

Amanda Van Gils
February 13-27, 2010

Hanging side by side, Amanda van Gils' paintings recreate the optical sensations of a landscape fleetingly glimpsed through the windows of a speeding vehicle... This time however, the landscape she traverses is thoroughly Australian. The intense greens of Queensland's forests and the rich ochres of its soils shift and blur in the space-time continuum of a single car journey along the state's Bruce Highway ... more


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Special First Christmas Show

40 x 40 featuring all of our represented artists
December 15, 2009

To celebrate the Gallery's first Christmas and to thank all those who have supported us, Anthea Polson Art is hosting a very special Christmas party to coincide with the opening of the 40 x 40 exhibition, featuring each of the Gallery's represented artists ... more


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Recent Works

Nick Howson
December 5 - December 14

There has always been something essential still and very quiet about Melbourne-based Nick Howson's work.
Characterised by stylised, patchwork-like landscapes with swooping magpies and soaring cockatoos over hazy, sun-bleached fields, the paintings unlock those places within where distant memories of less complex times reside. ... more


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Daniel Brinsmead

Journey Of The Boy And The Eagle
October 17 - November 31

Daniel Brinsmead's Journey of the Boy and the Eagle marks the beginning of an ongoing body of work which will investigate what he calls his own 'Creation Heritage'. ... more


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Nick Ashby

everyone I know
October 17 - November 31

Grounded in a distinctly urban sensibility, Nick Ashby's recent paintings have a largely biographical origin. They draw on personal experience and specific events as a way of exploring issues of identity and the individual's sense of being and place. ... more


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Karlee Rawkins

Orchard
September 19 to October 3

Karlee Rawkins is a profound talent. Her 2003 prize winning entry in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship was a unanimous favourite with the judging panel because of its 'integrity and visual literacy.' In the ensuing years Rawkins has gone on to produce a significant body of work. ... more


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Geoffrey Proud

Other Realms - New Paintings and Pastels
August 21 - September 5 2009

There was a time when the world seemed younger and magic glimmered in shady bowers and shafts of slanted light, ... more


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MYFANWY!

A keepsake for girls
July 31, 2009

The story behind MYFANWY! ... more


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4 Young Emerging Artists' Show

Ash, Flannery, Kennedy, Webber
July 25 - August 7 2009

The 4 young emerging artists' show will showcase the works of Beth Kennedy, Kadee Webber, Erin Flannery and Sam Ash. Using very different media, they explore personal perceptions of that which exists beneath the surface of everyday reality.

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Christine Polowyj

Introspection
May 2009

The immediacy of Christine Polowyj's paintings assails the senses. Introspective musings are given pictorial voice in a blaze of brilliant colour and an exceptionally clever sense for shape placement. Following on from her 2008 Melbourne show, these paintings offer further explorations into the relationship between what Polowyj calls 'abstract psychological space' and 'figurative physical space'. ... more