The Poster Centre at Blacktown Arts by Wendy Murray

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Over two months, poster artist Wendy Murray will transform the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre into a pop-up studio called The Poster Centre inspired by Garage Graphix, a legendary print workshop active in the eighties and nineties.

Drop in or register for a workshop for a very rare chance to work directly with a senior artist to learn more about traditional poster-making practices – from sketching and designing to screen-printing and pasting.

At The Poster Centre you can develop an idea to transform into a unique screen-print.

Free. Drop in on Thursdays.

Click here to register a workshop.

Dobell Drawing Prize #21 by Wendy Murray

The National Art School in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation presents an unparalleled celebration of drawing in Australia. This acquisitive award and major exhibition explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice.

Every Building on the Redfern Strip, 2019
The Daily drawing series was first developed on residency at Hill End, NSW, in 2010. The Daily reflects the practice of drawing through alternative parameters; each is drawn plein air and must be completed within the day it is started. Over seven years, Murray has completed more than 300 drawings featuring towns and cities across Australia and North America. After three weeks documenting the Redfern area, her current neighbourhood, Murray composed a drawing reflecting the collective experience of the urban landscape and community. The artist acknowledges and pays respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of this place we new call Sydney. Sovereignty was never ceded.

2019 FINALISTS

Badra Aji (VIC), Tony Albert (QLD/NSW), Leonie Andrews (ACT), Suzanne Archer (NSW), Martin Bell (VIC), M. Bozzec (NSW), Michelle Caithness (VIC), Kristone Capistrano (NSW), Tom Carment (NSW), Tanya Chaitow (NSW), Ari Chand (NSW), Joshua Charadia (NSW), Matthew Clarke (VIC), Penny Coss (WA), Maryanne Coutts (NSW), Fiona Currey-Billyard (NSW) Dagmar Cyrulla (VIC), Madeleine Joy Dawes (VIC), Amy Dynan (NSW), Helen Eager (NSW), Yvonne East (NSW), Stephanie Eather (VIC), David Fairbairn (NSW), George Gittoes (NSW), Richard Goodwin (NSW), Kendal Heyes (NSW), Mark Hislop (VIC), Daniel Hollier (NSW),Pollyxenia Joannou (NSW), Alan Jones (NSW), Locust Jones (NSW), Alex Karaconji (NSW), Sonia Kurarra (WA), Hyun Hee Lee (NSW), Brooke Leigh (NSW), Ruark Lewis (NSW), Tanya Linney (NSW), Lily Mae Martin (VIC), Jonathan McBurnie (QLD), Noel McKenna (NSW), Peta Minnici (NSW), Damian Moss (NSW), Wendy Murray (NSW), Angus Nivison (NSW), Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa (NSW), Catherine O’Donnell (NSW), Toshiko Oiyama (NSW), Jenny Orchard (NSW), Becc Ország (VIC), Kerrie Poliness (VIC), Monica Rohan (QLD), Wendy Sharpe (NSW), Peter Solness (NSW), Kim Spooner (NSW), Luke Thurgate (SA), Justine Varga (NSW), Mirra Whale (NSW) 

Exhibiton Dates: 28 March – 25 May 2019
Location: NAS Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, AUS

Night & Day at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery by Wendy Murray

Night & Day at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW AUS. Photos: Clare Lewis

Wendy Murray: Night & Day

15 FEBRUARY – 7 APRIL 2019
Wendy Murray is a Sydney based graphics artist and art educator. Her work addresses social and political issues through drawing and poster making. During her first Hill End Artist in Residence in 2010, Wendy began the Daily – a series of observational drawings created in one day. The series has expanded to over 300 drawings that document the rural and urban environments in Australia, New Zealand and North America. Night & Day features a selection of the Daily drawings including works completed during her second Hill End Residency undertaken in 2018.

A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Hill End AIR Exhibition.