India Mark has been selected to be part in NEXT at Sydney Contemporary 2019, a unique showcase of 50 artists under the age of 35. This dynamic new platform provides art lovers the opportunity to discover and acquire accessible work by the next generation of talent.
Congratulations to Nick Santoro who’s just been announced as a finalist in the Kilgour Prize 2019 with his work Hotel Trieste. Have a look here: http://nag.org.au/Kilgour-Prize We are looking forward to presenting Santoro’s work at this year’s Sydney Contemporary in September in booth C10.
A night of instrumental performance by Grown Ocean written specifically for this one-night event, inspired by our local area. Artist Nicci Bedson is curating an art installation featuring a group of Illawarra artists including E&D artists Rob Howe and Christopher Zanko. Opens 9th May, Clifton School of Arts.
The Egg & Dart is pleased to announce that Adrian Baiada has joined The Egg & Dart family. Adrian has exhibited with us in the group exhibitions Human Geographies (2017) and Liminal (2018), also took part in our annual Egg & Dart Xmas Show both 2017 and 2018, and most recently had his first solo exhibition with us; An Above Average Moment. We look forward to sharing more of Adrian's work in the near future.
Frank Nowlan and Christopher Zanko is part of the collection of Wollongong Regional Gallery and in a exhibition right now called A Place Called Home, where the homes of Wollongong as captured by artists past and present. 23 March - 21 July.
Egg & Dart artists Gabrielle Adamik, Aaron Fell-Fracasso and Christopher Zanko along with E&D friend Paul Ryan are featured in the current issue of Country Style Magazine. Kind words about the gallery and beautiful photos, thank you to writer Penny Carroll and photographer Tony Amos.
Madeleine Peters is busy studying painting at Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne meanwhile also exhibiting and curating exhibitions in the south-west region of Victoria, most recently at the fabulous Dart & Marlin Bar in Warrnambool.
Sydney based Art and Music publication Happy Mag recently caught up with artist and musician Chris Zanko to discuss his life down south, what inspires his works and the creative process from the start of a piece to its final product.
We’re excited to present the sixth edition of The E&D Xmas Show! Remember there is no pre-sales or pre-views (except a few sneaky Insta posts)! Follow us here: https://www.instagram.com/egganddart/ Line up at 6pm, Friday the 7th December to get your hands on the best chrissy gift you can get - ART!!!
Henry has an exhibition called Pipedream Fruit and Veg at The Walls Art Space, Miami, Gold Coast. 3 - 17 November. Henry rolls into town in his mobile studio housed in a Toyota Hiace, and will be hitting the pedal on a new series of works that embrace community and collaboration.
Aaron Fell-Fracasso and Christopher Zanko's works is included in Hazelhurst's Regional Gallery's exhibition Life in Working Art, an exhibition presenting a diverse selection of works from the Gallery's installation team.
Co-curated by Wollongong Art Gallery and Aaron Fell-Fracasso, Here + Now celebrates the diverse and unique creative energy of the Wollongong region and includes works by Jessica Cochrane, Tex Crick, Ebony Eden, Misha Harrison, India Mark, Paige Northwood, Nick Santoro and Christopher Zanko.
We’re now representing Mignon Steele! All new artworks from Mignon will be available and on show from next week as part of our next upcoming group exhibition featuring 11 very talented individuals; Mixed Bag from Wed 1st Aug. Join us on opening night from 6-8pm Friday 3rd August!
Congratulations to Lee Bethel, a finalist in the Professional Artist and Emerging Artist categories of the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize 2018. The winners are announced this Friday 15th June. Lee's finalist work seen above: Labyrinth, 2017, encaustic and seeds on hand cut paper on board, 50 x 50cm.
We are super excited to announce that we are participating in The Sydney Contemporary 2018! We will be exhibiting artworks by India Mark and Gabrielle Adamik. Stay tuned for updates about our progress for this Art Fair in September at Carriageworks.
Nick Santoro is a finalist in Salon des Refusés 2018 with his work "Excuse me...just letting you know that backpacks have to be worn on the front or carried in a hand (or cloaked at front of house)". Well done Nick!
We are pleased to announce that The Egg & Dart Gallery now represents Madeleine Peters. Her first solo show with The Egg & Dart has been a great success and we encourage you to come into the gallery to see her work before the show ends May 5.
For Lee Bethel, elegant constraints are the foundation of her workings, manipulating the fold, the grid and the seed. In her hands, the paper fold reveals its capacity for resilience and malleability. It is both a tangible folding of paper and a metaphorical folding of time and memory. The works suggest states of being that are "open-ended ... non-exclusive and unlimited, exterior and infinite." The inside is nothing more than a fold of the outside where the interior becomes exterior.
Our very own Lee Bethel is a finalist in this years Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. Lee is already had a busy year being a finalist in both North Sydney Art Prize and the Paramore Prize. She has also been awarded a residency at the excellent Footscray Community Art Centre in Melbourne mid year.
Sixteen artists question the value we invest in places, spaces and objects from everyday life. Sentiment is a co-curated exhibition that explores notions of sentimentality that exists in the realms of imagination and personal experience. Artists were invited to shape and express their thoughts on the things that create emotional connection and disconnection. Using a variety of media, the works move between light and dark, fact and fiction, interest and disengagement.
Sofi Lardner Häggström, is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm. Her work investigates time, history and the unknown. Häggström’s work is inspired by old photographs, stories and places of specific historic events, delving into the supernatural and paranormal.
For the fourth year in a row The Egg & Dart Xmas Show yet again drew a queue of anticipating visitors at opening night. With 30 artists and 200 works, the familiar theme of 12 x 12 cm artworks in all kinds of different media are dressing the walls from floor to ceiling. We are also super excited to have artist Rosie Deacon's Fun Foam Koalas added to the mix this year. Last day of the exhibition is 24th December.
The Egg and Dart Gallery finds inspiration and provocation in being a gallery outside of the large cities that, historically, have been perceived as the most important centres of art. The gallery is located in Thirroul, a village on the coast between Sydney and Wollongong. The area has a distinct history that inflects the practices of artists that work in the area, but has also, historically, looked to the north for sustenance. However, this model of dependence is being thoroughly challenged.
It was such a fun experience to have an resident artist here so we're doing again!This time around we invited illustrator and artist Elin Matilda Andersson to the Egg & Dart. From 11th - 23rd October, Elin will be residing in the gallery and developing her project day by day. Illustrating directly on the walls, this project is about self expression and the power symbols we use to express ourselves, the issues of objectification in a wider social and cultural context.
Congratulations Nick Santoro! Nick's a finalist in this years Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Award.Now in it's 15th year, The Kudos Award seeks to recognise, nurture and support innovation and excellence across all disciplines at UNSW Art & Design. This award aims to promote excellence in visual art and design at UNSW, to encourage experimentation and development of process, material and concept.
As many of you know, we had some misfortune in the storm that happened in June which took our roof of and rain damaged the gallery. We were closed for over 2 months and the exhibition Outback and Out Back by Rob Howe and Hal Pratt unfortunately hung just under two weeks.
Thank you Henry Jock Walker for coming to Thirroul and The Egg & Dart!Our first ever residency period has come to an end. It was such a great and fun time for everyone involved. Walker really gave it all and invited the people of the area to join in the projects. There was epic surf painting moments and mural painting both at Finbox on Lawrence Hargrave Drive and outside PRS Partners on Raymond Road. Colourful scrambled eggs served at various locations, van painting and of course Walker working away in the "Jock's Box" at the gallery.
Congratulations to Egg & Dart artist, India Mark! We’re extremely proud to announce that our very own India Mark is a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize 2016! Mark chose the frontman, Dane Taylor of local experimental pop band Shining Bird from Austinmer as the subject of her selected portrait.
Dear customers and friends of the gallery, As you may already know, the roof of The Egg & Dart blew off on Sunday morning during the recent storms. With the help of fellow business owners, friends and A willing passerby (Serg), we were able to save most of the artworks from the rains that lashed the East Coast.