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Behind the Scenes: KIRPY’s Archetypes

Melbourne is in constant evolution, with the gentrification of iconic suburbs spreading further and deeper in response to market demand. Kirpy’s latest exhibition, Archetype, critiques this process, asking ‘what is at stake’ and ‘what is left behind’. Empty buildings, whose tenants were pushed out by property prices, their windows pasted up with layers of old decaying Continue reading


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Considering Nostalgia: reflections on new work by Sophia Szilagyi.

Considering Nostalgia: Marguerite Brown reflects upon Sophia Szilagyi’s latest body of work. For many years Sophia Szilagyi’s work has traversed land, sky and seascapes, inventing a universe that appears plausible yet is largely make-believe. Through digital printmaking she skillfully merges numerous images to create a distinctive sense of otherworldliness in her work that is entirely Continue reading


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An Artist’s Life: Stephanie Jane Rampton

Artists are inherently visual people, whose lives are often as striking as the work they produce. As is the case with Stephanie Jane Rampton, whose solo exhibition Quiescence is currently hanging on our walls. Rampton has generously provided us with these glimpses into her world; the pictures included in this collection give depth and context Continue reading


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The Curated Edit: The Figurative Edit

This edit celebrates figurative prints in their myriad forms. Like the individuals they depict, figurative works are interpreted by their artists in unique forms and techniques. Yet regardless of their diverse styles, all figurative works are common in the life that they bring to blank walls – their subjects becoming, as well as gesturing towards, Continue reading


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CHRISTMAS & SUMMER GALLERY TRADING

CHRISTMAS & SUMMER TRADING The gallery will be closed from 23rd of December 2016 Open ONLY for weekend trading between 13th-15th, 20th-22nd & 27th-29th Jan, until officially reopening with our regular trading hours resuming 1st Feb, 2017. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of the gallery and our Continue reading


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The Curated Edit: The Life Edit

Emerging from a long winter, we find ourselves drawn to prints which capture the spirit of these warmer months. This curated edit assembles prints, which in their palette and gestural marks embody the rejuvenating energy that summer brings. This edit is a celebration of vitality and movement, and its prints are a sure way to breathe Continue reading


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In Conversation with Wayne Viney

Wayne Viney is an artist whose work is instantly recognisable. With colourful, linear gradients, Viney abstracts the landscape in a way that is uniquely his. Drawing from Romantic traditions, at the heart of his work lies a ‘yearning for the sublime’. His abstract treatment of the natural world seeks to offer an alternative to the Continue reading


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Sunday Acoustics in the Gallery

With the warmer months now upon us and now our doors are open again on Sundays, we thought we’d introduce something a little different – Sunday Acoustics. Throughout the season, please join us for regular acoustic sets by Melbourne musicians. Because art’s an experience, not just a static image in isolation, we think a bit Continue reading


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Kyoko Imazu video studio tour

We’re pleased to share with you this delightful new video from Kyoko Imazu. In the video Imazu generously shares with us the behind the scenes studio process of her popular print, Rabbit Days. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Kyoko’s upcoming LWOO exhibition of new ceramics, Autumn Moon, will run in Continue reading


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The Curated Edit: The Collectors’ Choice

In this edit we’ve brought together some of our major artists. With big, bold works this selection is perfect for serious collectors looking to add some star power to their investments. Featuring two works by John Olsen, this edit proceeds the artist’s first solo exhibition at the NGV, The You Beaut Country, running from  16th Continue reading