Posted: May 20th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Kick Gallery, Love + Other Drugs!, Melbourne, REBLOG | Tags: Collingwood Arts Precinct, Domaine Chandon, Jacob Hoerner, Jewels Stevens, Kick Gallery, Ms Keryn Robinson | No Comments »
Better Late Than Never! Stumbled across this via Jacob Hoerner – proprietor and living scuplture at the above named gallery. Simply wasn’t able to resist. Ms Keryn Robinson, artist and blogger writes: Last week I went to the Collingwood Arts Precinct open night, a fun gallery crawl where you can visit several Collingwood galleries within walking distance of each other.
My favourite was Kick Gallery, which was showing beautiful abstract colourful paintings by Jewels Stevens.
But the best part was, Kick was serving Domaine Chandon. Now in my intensive research of the Melbourne art scene over the past 2 and a half years, Chandon is the best quality wine I have experienced, so of course I had to make the most of free Chandon :: Read Ms Robinson’s full article »»»»
Posted: April 14th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News | Tags: Australian Galleries, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Collingwood Arts Precinct, James Makin Gallery, Kick Gallery, Mossenson Galleries | No Comments »
In recent years the Collingwood Arts Precinct has hosted a number of Open Days & Open Nights and it is with great pleasure that the galleries of the precinct once again open their doors to Melbourne art lovers for ‘The Collingwood Arts Precinct – Autumn 2012 – Open Night’. This intimate evening of exhibitions at the galleries of the Collingwood Arts Precinct is another night to discover and engage with some of Australia’s best representatives of indigenous, modern and contemporary art in Australia.
The Collingwood Arts Precinct is now one of Melbourne’s most reputable gallery precincts with a broad range of commercial galleries representing some of Australia’s leading artists and new emerging talent. Each of the participating galleries are located on the eastern side of Smith Street toward Wellington Street and between Derby Street and Peel Street – all within easy walking distance from one another. On the Open Night each gallery will be serving champagne, wine and orderves & will of course have a great range of fine art on view for those attending.
Participating galleries include:
Australian Galleries – www.australiangalleries.com.au
Catherine Asquith Gallery – www.catherineasquithgallery.com
James Makin Gallery – www.jamesmakingallery.com
Kick Gallery – www.kickgallery.com
Mossenson Galleries – www.mossensongalleries.com.au
For further information on the artists and exhibitions please contact the galleries directly.
For further information on the Collingwood Arts Precinct Open Night please visit www.collingwoodartsprecinct.com.au
Posted: March 10th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Vincenzi Origins | Tags: Australia, Collingwood, exhibition, Kick Gallery, Photographer, Vincenzi Origins | No Comments »
Damian Vincenzi is a photographer of the natural world who captures and brings to our attention the omnipresence of this timeless land. In Origins, Vincenzi rearranges and re-orientates the vantage point from which we look at his photographic works, and in turn our relationship with the objects and subjects he chooses to photograph. Through this process of manipulating his nature based images, Vincenzi creates and leads us into a place of other worldly landscapes and figures. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 30th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News, Artist, Gallery Opening, Kick Gallery, Melbourne, Sculptor, STANDOUT | Tags: Craig MacDonald, Kick Gallery, Memento, Montalto Sculpture Prize, STANDOUT | Comments Off
Award winning sculptor Craig MacDonald has a show running at Kick Gallery ‘Memento‘ This latest show follows on from his 2010 exhibition ‘Rocket Science‘. Mr MacDonald works are standout, his works live so well in three dimensions it’s hard to flatten the descriptives to words, except perhaps to say wow, they are seriously inspired. His use of bronze is cleverly hidden by an overlay of pure originality. Each piece in this show is so filled with imagination and exquisite craft that one finds several views are still not adequate. MacDonalds’ show runs until December 10.
In February this year, MacDonald was awarded the Montalto Sculpture Prize. MacDonald received the $20,000 award ahead of a strong field of other significant recognised Australian sculptors. The winning work ‘Witness’ was described by Montalto as “‘Hovering just above the surface of the ground, Witness appears as if from another time – aged and totem like, its presence and movement is a reminder that time is not static and what has been seen before can be witnessed again” Witness is on display at the ‘Memento‘ exhibition. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 15th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Artist, Gallery Opening, Kick Gallery, Melbourne, Rius Carson | Tags: Kick Gallery, Rius Carson | Comments Off
4 Peel Street
open tue-fri 11am-6pm & sat 12-5pm
12-5pm Saturday August 21 (election day)
12-5pm Saturday August 28 2010
Rius Carson, based at his property in Eppalock near Bendigo, will be in Melbourne this Saturday the 21st (election day) and the following Saturday the 28th to discuss his work from noon with Kick hosting drinks later on both days (21st/28th) between 4-5pm. Please come along if you would like to hear more about the work directly from the artist and see his latest series of sculptures up close. Read the full article »»»»