Currently on show at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre 7 December 2019 – 19 January 2020

Obsessed: Compelled to make presents the work of 14 artists from across Australia, delving beyond the finished object, beyond the personality of the maker, into the fundamental conceptual framework of their creations. We look at the complexities of their materials and processes, the realities of their day-to-day studio routine and unravel what compels each maker to create over the course of their personal career – Why this technique or material? Why that concept? How does the mind of a maker work?

This exhibition explores the act of making through the framework of obsession – how it consumes us, carrying
 us along in its wake, colouring every aspect of our lives.
 With these professional artists, it is their obsessions, and all the associated angst, failures, breakthroughs and milestones, that feeds their productivity and to deliver exceptional outcomes.

Artists: Gabriella Bisetto | Lorraine Connelly-Northey |  Honor Freeman, | Jon Goulder | 
Kath Inglis |
 Laura McCusker |
 Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp) | 
Kate Rohde |
 Oliver Smith | Vipoo Srivilasa | Tjunkaya Tapaya | Louise Weaver | Liz Williamson. 

Obsessed: Compelled to make is an Australian Design Centre of ADC on Tour exhibition touring to 12 venues across Australia, accompanied by a series of films and a full-length catalogue.

Curators: Lisa Cahill and Penny Craswell
Exhibition design: Stephen Goddard
Catalogue design: Michael Donohue
Filmmaker and photography: Angus Lee Forbes
Additional photography:Jules Boag, Peter Whyte
Poet: Sarah Rice
Curatorial Research and Development: Lisa Cahill and Jo Higgins

The Guildhouse Collections Project with the Art Gallery of South Australia

27 July - 27 October 2019

Freeman’s practice commemorates the smaller moments that are a constant rhythm of the everyday. Working in porcelain, she harnesses the mimetic qualities inherent in clay through the magic of slip casting, creating works that interact with ideas of liquid made solid. The porcelain casts echo the original objects; the liquid slip turns solid and becomes a precise memory of a past form – a ghost.
For this project, Freeman researched mourning objects and works of art that offer solace for grief within the Art Gallery of South Australia’s vast collection. Ghost objects responds to vessels and materials once used to collect tears of the mourning while, while simultaneously interrogating contemporary everyday materials that dry or wipe away tears, such as handkerchiefs or vessels that metaphorically collect tears, such as buckets.
The Guildhouse Collections Project is delivered in partnership with the Art Gallery of South Australia and is supported by the University of South Australia.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

S t i l l  :   N a t i o n a l   S t i l l   L i f e   A w a r d

Small acts of Care has been selected as a finalist in this year's National Still Life Award : Still.

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre.

The exhibition opens on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September and winner announced by this years judge Rebecca Coates (Director, Shepparton Art Museum), and runs until Saturday 16th November 2019.

Congratulations to all the finalists:
Phil Alldis, Corrie Furner, Louise Allerton, Salvatore Gerardi, Kelly Austin, Jane Gerrish, Sue Bell, Warwick Gilbert, Stephen Bird, Myfanwy Gullifer, John Bokor, Andrew Hickinbotham, Sara Bowen, Sally Hook, Janine Brody, Julie Hutchings, Kelcie Bryant-Duguid, Susan Jacobsen, Fran Callen, Jane James, Brett Canet-Gibson, Susan Knight and Trevor Mein, Carol Christie, Suzanne Knight, Christine Courcier-Jones, Catherine Lane and Linelle Stepto, Madeleine Cruise, Marie Mansfield, Fiona Currey-Billyard, Donna Marcus, Michael Cusack, Nicola Moss, Jo Darvall, NOT, Sally Davis, Victoria Reichelt, Rachel Doller, Ignacio Rojas, Kate Dorrough, Daniel Sherington, Christine Druitt-Preston, Asahi So, Scott Duncan, Stephanie Theobald, Helen Earl, Gerry Wedd, Michele Elliot, Greg Weight, Ben Fayle, Jo White, Sharman Feinberg, JP Willis, Robert Fenton, Amanda Wolf, Christopher Zanko


A d v e r t i s e r   C o n t e m p o r a r y   A r t   A w a r d

Pleased to be selected as a finalist in this year’s SALA Advertiser Contemporary Art Award alongside a great line up folk, including: Thom Buchanan, Mirjana Dobson, James Dodd, Joseph Haxan, Anna Horne, Kate Kurucz, Yoko Lowe, Monika Morgenstern, Derek Sargent, Jane Skeer, Drew Spangenberg and Amy Joy Watson.

Soap Scale, 2019, porcelain, 15 x 67 x 3 cm

G u i l d h o u s e  &  A r t   G a l l e r y   o f   S o u t h   A u s t r a l i a

I'm thrilled to have been invited to delve into the vast collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of The Collections Project, a collaboration between Guildhouse and the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). This unique residency provides me with the opportunity to access and research the extensive collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia to develop new work for exhibition. The new work will be exhibited at AGSA  in 2019, coinciding with South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA).

In this preliminary research phase a recurring theme of ghosts (the invisible, the unknown makers, the disappeared) has emerged as I explore objects found in ancient Roman tombs, ritual objects, objects of mourning and pieces that show proudly the signs of mending and repair.

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Everyday Luxury, has been selected in this year’s Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award.

In the tenth year of the award, 41 finalists were selected by the judges, Leanne Willis Manager, Art Collection and Galleries, Deakin University, artist and sculptor Louise Weaver and Professor Ted Snell, Chief Cultural Officer and Director of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia.

This year’s finalists: Adam John Cullen, Alan Constable, Ali McCann, Amber Smith, Anne Levitch, Ara Dolatian, Carly Fischer, Carolyn Menzies, Catherine Bell, Chris Bond, Donna Marcus, Fiona Abicare, Geoff Overheu
Gisela Zuchner-Mogall, Hiromi Tango, Honey Long & Prue Stent, Honor Freeman, Jacqueline Bradley, Jasmine Taregett, Jock Clutterbuck, John Nicholson, Julia Kennedy-Bell, Kate Ellis, Kris Coad, Louis Pratt, Louise Meuwissen, Megan Evans, Michael Doolan, Michael Meszaros, Nuha Saad, Pip Ryan, Rob Mcleish, Robert Owen, Rox De Lucu, Ruby Aitchison, Sassy Park, Sea’mus Heidenreich, Sharon West, Suro Herlambang, Takahiko Sugawara, Vipoo Srivilasa


C r a f t   &   D e s i g n   a s   a   C a r e e r

Friday 16 August

Presented by Craft Victoria as part of the 2019 Craft Cubed Festival.

This annual conference presents the journeys of innovative creatives and industry experts. Hear the practical experiences, honest stories and philosophies on what it means to practice in today's craft and design community.

Speakers include hand-picked luminaries presenting fresh reflections on their own lives in the creative realm.

Annette Wagner   |   co-founder of the Wunder Gym
Ana Petidis   |   Weaver and storyteller
Anthea Riskas   |    Content, copy and strategy for creatives
Ilka White   |   Artist, weaver, teacher, facilitator
Maryanne Moodie   |   Weaver
Honor Freeman   |   Ceramic artist
Maree Clarke   |   Artist and curator
Zaiba Khan   |   Artist and jeweller
Gerry Wedd   |   Potter

H u r s t v i l l e   M u s e u m   &   G a l l e r y

2   f e b r u a r y - 18   a p r i l   2 0 1 9

Beyond the bowl explores and celebrates the diversity and aesthetics of contemporary ceramics and glass, showcasing the works of Julie Bartholomew, Alexandra Chambers, Cobi Cockburn, Matthew Curtis, Merran Esson, Honor Freeman, Anita Larkin, Eloise Rankine, Kirstie Rea and Emma Varga. These artists push the boundaries as to what can be achieved when working with glass or clay.

W o o l l a h r a S m a l l S c u l p t u r e P r i z e

2 0 1 8    f i n a l i s t s   a n n o u n c e d

My silver lining runneth over, has been selected in this year's Woollahra small sculpture prize.

Sydney, Australia: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, today announced 48 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 18th annual Prize and exhibition. The finalist group was selected from 666 entries this year including artists from Australia, India and the United Kingdom highlighting the Prize’s growing international reputation.

The innovative submissions – each for a freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension – were selected by a judging panel comprised of Australian arts administrator Michael Lynch AO CBE and Director of independent art advisory LoveArt, Amanda Love.

Annabell Amagula (NT) Uri Auerbach (NSW) Lincoln Austin (QLD) James and Eleanor Avery (QLD)  Karen Black (QLD) Tom Blake (NSW) Lauren Brincat (NSW) Bonita Bub (NSW) Alison Clouston (NSW) Steven Cybulka (SA) Karl de Waal (QLD)  Paula Dunlop (QLD)  Jamie Edward (TAS) Shane Forrest (NSW) Danielle Freakley (VIC) Honor Freeman (SA) Rebecca Gallo (NSW) Mathieu Gallois (NSW) Amala Groom (NSW) Neeraj Gupta (INDIA) Lee Harrop (NT) Anna Horne (SA) Mehwish Iqbal (NSW) Robbie Karmel (NSW) Lucinda Kirkby (VIC) Jasper Knight (NSW) Matilda Kubany-Deane (NSW) Hannah Lees (VIC) Jess MacNeil (UK) Will Maguire (NSW) Rocket Mattler (NSW) Anne-Marie May (VIC) John Nicholson (NSW) Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (NSW) Kirsten Perry (VIC) Eloise Rankine (NSW) Tim Silver (NSW) Katie Stackhouse (VIC) Abdullah Syed M I (NSW) Julian Talarico (NSW) Sherna Teperson (NSW) Linda Davy and Tim Barrass (ACT) John Tuckwell (NSW) Brendan Van Hek (NSW) Craig Waddell (NSW) Fiona Watson (NSW) Min Wong (WA) Ken and Julia Yonetani (NSW).

J a n     M u r p h y     G a l l e r y  

SPRING1883 returns to The Hotel Windsor from 1-4 August 2018, as part of Melbourne Art Week, and coinciding with the Melbourne Art Fair. The fifth edition of SPRING1883 will see 24 galleries showcasing the best contemporary art from the region and beyond across the four luxurious levels of Melbourne’s grandest heritage hotel.

Jan Murphy Gallery’s booth for Spring 1883 is curated around the theme of the ‘hotel’, and responds to the Windsor’s unique history, architecture and décor, in anticipation of its imminent redevelopment.



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