Congratulations to India Mark and Nick Santoro, who are both finalists in the 2017 Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship. The winner is announced Thursday 12th October, our fingers are crossed!
Drawing from the wealth of art talent within the local area and in The Egg & Dart's community, this exhibition brings together a selection of The Egg & Dart's stable of artists and a few of the gallery's friends. We're very pleased to welcome artists, Lynda Draper, Julia Flanagan and Paul Ryan to join The Egg & Dart's, Rob Howe, Frank Nowlan, India Mark, Nick Santoro and Chris Zanko.
Our very own Nick Santoro is having an exhibition at Wellington Street Projects, Sydney 7th - 18th June. Don't miss this one!
Serving Suggestion presents Nick Santoro's latest collection of work and his first solo exhibition at The Egg & Dart. Acknowledging the flatness of painting on board, Santoro's images are literally served up, with a ground plane that tilts towards us, offering new urban views. These scenes are balanced by frozen moments of social connection where objects such as a beer can or a mic stand mediate the interaction between people. Santoro's punk aesthetic, crossing the streams between music culture and art making, merges his experiences as an artist and musician.
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.
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.
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.