Helen Mueller: Roots

NAS sessional lecturer Helen Mueller has a solo show- come along and check out her relief prints!

Helen will be teaching the second year print students for their Relief rotation next and this is a great opportunity to see her work!


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Group show curated by Brad Buckley and Helen Hyatt-Johnston

Opening TUESDAY 10.04.18, 6-8 PM
Exhibition continues 11.04. – 12.05.18

‘Couplings’ is a show about the private ‘pillow talk’ that goes on between artist couples, whether conscious or unconscious. By hanging or placing the works next to each other, the curators Helen Hyatt-Johnston and Brad Buckley explore how these conversations affect the work, even when it may not be obvious in their visual or conceptual approach.

By looking at how this intimate exchange appears across generations, styles and mediums, what becomes apparent is that a surprising number of artists in Australia also have artist partners. Is it a case of like goes with like, or do opposites attract?

Dominik Mersch Gallery will show the work of seventeen artist couples, including: Vanessa Berry and Simon Yates, Vicky Browne and Locust Jones, Josie Cavallaro and Somchai Chareon, Tracey Clement and Peter Burgess, Lottie Consalvo and James Drinkwater, Suzy Faiz and Matthys Gerber, Adrienne Gaha and Tim Maguire, Helga Groves and Matthew Johnson, Dana Harris and Peter Atkins, Francesca Heinz and Sach Catts, Lisa Jones and Richard Glover, Hilarie Mais and William Wright, Sarah Newall and Jane Polkinghorne, Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Nike Savvas and Stephen Little, Tiffany Shafran and Kyle Jenkins, and Rachel Sherwood and Teo Treloar.



Peter Burgess, ‘Cause 4, IED, vest’ (detail), 2017, drawing, graphite on Rives BFK 280 gsm, 76 x 56 cm

ReFlex Auction – call out for helpers


Alexi Keywan’s Fundraiser Auction

Alexi is alumni to NAS and has taught etching here for the last few years, she has had some major health problems and some friends and fellow artists are holding an auction to raise money for her to cover medical costs.  They are currently looking for some more volunteers to help organise the show.

Things that we could use some help with include:-

– helping photograph and catalogue artworks

– helping out with knowledge about art and artists (we are not experts!!)

– collecting raffle prizes and networking with businesses re. raffle

– administration

– organising alcohol sponsorship

– publicity

– giving out flyers

Any assistance you can offer would be very much appreciated. Please email Megan

reflexauction@gmail.com if you would like to help!


21st Biennale of Sydney SYDNEY PREVIEW Wednesday 14 March

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Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney has invited residents of New South Wales to an advance full-day preview of its 21st edition offering a first look at the work of 70 artists and artist collectives from around the world across six Biennale venues on Wednesday, 14 March 2018, before the exhibition officially opens on 16 March.


Residents who register to attend the free Sydney Preview event will be among the first to experience SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement curated by Artistic Director Mami Kataoka. They will have the opportunity to engage with visiting international and Australian artists through a free program of artist talks during extended hours at the following Biennale venues: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
A number of 21st Biennale of Sydney exhibiting artists will present free talks and performative readings about their work at Sydney Preview:


  • 00-11.00 am Carriageworks – Artist Talks: Marco Fusinato (AUS), Semiconductor (UK), Michael Stevenson (NZ)
  • 00 am AGNSW – Riet Wijnen, performative reading (Netherlands)
  • 30-2.30 pm AGNSW – Artist Talks: Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), Marlene Gilson (AUS)
  • 00-4.00 pm Cockatoo Island – Artist Talks: Suzanne Lacy (USA), Kate Newby (NZ), Yasmin Smith (AUS)
  • 30-6.30 pm MCA – Artist Spotlight Talks: Marc Bauer (Switzerland), Jacob Kirkegaard (Denmark), Yarrenyty Arltere Artists (AUS)
  • 30-8.00 pm 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – SNACKCHAT: Participants from Akira Takayama’s Our Songs – Sydney Kabuki Project


Sydney Preview is the first event in a dynamic three-month program being presented as part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney including performances, artist talks, conversations, guided tours, workshops, after-hours events and access programs.


Highlights of the public program include: Rayyane Tabet, Dear Mr Utzon, (Sydney Opera House), Oliver Beer, Composition for Tuning an Architectural Space (Sydney Opera House), Vietnam Exodus: Tiffany Chung in conversation with Mami Kataoka and Alexie Glass Kantor (Artspace), the Nick Waterlow OAM Memorial Lecture: René Block AM, Propos about myself: AM I OR IS AUSTRALIA FAR AWA’ (Art Gallery of NSW), Artists in Conversation: Ciara Phillips, Svay Sareth and Haegue Yang (MCA), Francisco Camacho Herrera, Parallel Narratives – Workshop (Art Gallery of NSW), Biennale Archive Stories: A weekend of talks by renowned former Biennale Artistic Directors (Art Gallery of NSW), Art & Artists: Public Galleries Summit, Presented by Carriageworks and Regional and Public Galleries of NSW in association with Museums & Galleries of NSW and the Biennale of Sydney (Carriageworks), Research Symposium, Make it New: Creating contemporary cultural material from collections and archives (Powerhouse Museum) and the MCA ARTBAR.


View the full 21st Biennale of Sydney public program, from 1 March, here: https://events.biennaleofsydne y.art/publicprogram

In 2018, the Biennale celebrates its 45th anniversary, marking 21 exhibitions since 1973 that have showcased thought-provoking Australian and international art. From 16 March – 11 June, 70 artists and artist collectives from 35 countries will present their work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.


  • Access to the 21st Biennale of Sydney exhibition on 14 March 2018 is free with registration. NSW residents should register to attend at https://events.biennaleofsydne y.art/sydneypreview
  • Please note that capacity for events is limited, registration is essential
  • Sydney Preview opening hours on Wednesday 14 March: Art Gallery of New South Wales (10 am–10 pm), Artspace (10 am–9 pm), Carriageworks (10 am–9 pm), Cockatoo Island (10 am–9 pm), Museum of Contemporary Art (10 am–9 pm); 4A Centre for Contemporary Art (11am-9pm).



The Mosman Youth Art Prize is an annual competition organised by Mosman Council that aims to encourage the creative talents of young, aspiring and emerging artists whilst providing a showcase for their works. It was initiated in 1988 by the internationally renowned artist and local resident Ken Done AM. The Prize is open to all young people aged 12-21 years and is one of the richest Youth Art Prizes in Australia.

Congratulations to the winners of the Mosman Youth Art Prize 2017, an annual competition organised by Mosman Council aimed at encouraging the creative talents of young, aspiring and emerging artists and providing a showcase for their works along with over $8,000 in cash prizes and $6,000 in art scholarships, materials and prizes.

A crowd of over three hundred people attended the opening of the 2017 Mosman Youth Art Prize on Friday 31 March at Mosman Art Gallery. The awards were handed out by Mayor of Mosman, Councillor Peter Abelson and this year’s judge, Cara Macleod. The awards were supported by Gold Sponsor – Mosman Audi, and Silver Sponsors – Fourth Village Providore, National Art School, Northshore School of Art and The Julian Ashton Art School.

An exhibition showcasing the selected artwork will be held at Mosman Art Gallery until 13 April 2017.

See the 2017 Mosman Youth Art Prize winners here