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16 – 28 NOVEMBER
Opening Night: 5-7 pm 16th November
Featuring 24 paintings, this new collection is again dedicated to the quiet beauty that Llael finds in her choice of subject matter – fresh produce. Painted in her signature Dutch masters inspired style, Llael’s paintings present moody compositions where light and the promise of narrative re-animate her chosen objects all the while hinting at memory and the nostalgic. Just cracked eggs, sliced red onions, and olive oil accompanied by cauliflower, all appear waiting to be transformed into hearty dishes, ready for sharing and enjoyment.
GIFTING GROUP SHOW
1 – 16 DECEMBER 2023
In the spirit of the gifting season, Gather is a curated collection of artworks under $1k. Showcasing the work of over 20 different artists including Jude Hotchkiss, Jessica Davidson, Zoe Sernack, Tracey Jones, and Natasha Junmanee, we have gathered more than 25 artworks of differing mediums and styles perfect for gifting. From sensitively rendered oil still life paintings, to photography carefully printed on mirror – there is something for everyone!
3 – 14 NOVEMBER
Opening Night: 6-8 pm 3rd November
Keiran Gordon’s solo exhibition ‘Floral Nihilism’ aims to express the relationship between weightlessness and intensity; reflecting on those fleeting pleasurable feelings which are never wholly contained. Keiran’s sculptures feature marks and shapes that are an exploration into a mythology of colour, presenting an attractive and passive invitation not unlike a flower. His works are vibrant living abstracts influenced by the constant sensory bombardment of modern life, natural, built and felt.
40 UNDER 40
ART PRIZE 2023
5 – 31 OCTOBER
Opening Night (Invitation only): 5th October
Introducing Australia’s newest Art Prize- the 40 under 40 Art Prize has been created to provide a highly visible national platform to identify, promote and support the most promising visual artists in Australia. Forty finalists with works under 40 cms will be judged by an esteemed panel of nationwide judges.
22 SEPTEMBER – 3 OCTOBER
Opening Night: 6-8 pm 22nd September
Sarah Smith’s, ‘Old Sport’ presents a careful curation of delicately rendered watercolour paintings each capturing the likeness of vintage, sentimental sports items. Procured by the artist during her time in London, items including leather boxing gloves, a wooden tennis racquet and scuffed leather roller skates, all feature in this exhibition dedicated to finding beauty in well-loved personal sports memorabilia.
3 – 15 AUGUST 2023
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm 3rd August
Simon Palmer’s solo exhibition explores the relationship between pure abstraction and a simplified representation of landscape. Using bold colours and distant stylized views, these paintings originate in a series of smaller studies that are then reformatted and reinterpreted as larger graphic works. They reflect an alluring sense of place and time that is simultaneously identifiable and ambiguous.
AT THE TABLE
18 MAY – 10 JUNE 2023
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm 18th May
The kitchen table is described by many as the heart and soul of the home and for Phoebe Stone this couldn’t be more true. When Stone picked up her oil pastels in 2020 it was at this table. It felt right for this solo show that Stone should celebrate this much loved table, almost a family member in its own right, and the beautiful scenes that dressed it during these first months of 2023.
Pull up a chair and join us at the table.
20 APRIL – 16 MAY 2023
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm 20th April
Ben Liney’s solo exhibition ‘Lichen’ presents a series of twelve oil paintings of the ancient boulders known as “mushroom rocks” in the Baw Baw ranges in Gunaikurnai country. The realistic depictions of moss and lichen covered stones set against a white background bring a deep sense of the forest and a timeless unwounded beauty.
30 MARCH – 19 APRIL 2023
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm 30th March
High Tide is an exploration of the unique experience so many share with the ocean, from coast to coast, around the country. Always seeking our next visit to the water’s edge, captivated by its vast beauty, we’re curious and attracted to this ever changing, precarious landscape.
SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
9 – 29 MARCH 2023
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm 9th March
Sketch Co. Gallery warmly welcomes one of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging artists, Sarah Furzer, with her first solo exhibition, ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ – a beautiful display of colour and life. Sarah’s work has evolved from her curiosity for this intrinsic need, that everyone shares, for a human connection. Often finding inspiration from her friends and family, Sarah uses bright, bold and contrasting colours to reflect these impactful relationships that bring her so much joy and wonder.
LIFE IN COLOUR
16 FEBRUARY 2023 – 4 MARCH 2023
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm 16th February
We have connected with new emerging and established artists as well as our own existing artists to participate in our group exhibition to celebrate the momentous occasion that is World Pride finally coming to Sydney. The artists exhibiting with us represent the diverse voices of the LGBTQIA+ community from Australia’s contemporary art scene, reflecting the diversity of sexuality and gender.
27 JANUARY 2023 – 15 FEBRUARY 2023
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm 27 January
McDonald presents an array of decadent still lifes in her latest body of work, depicting food and ornaments found in the everyday, creating a sumptuous feast for the eye. Composed with layers of rich colours and textures, Llael captures her subject with delicate details.
GIFTING GROUP SHOW
2 – 23 DECEMBER 2022
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm 2nd December
This December, Sketch Co. Gallery presents our holiday group exhibition – Gather. In the spirit of the gifting season, Gather is a curated collection of artworks under $1k. Showcasing over 20 different artists, we have gathered over 60 artworks from different mediums; painting, sculpture, paper and ceramics – there is something for everyone.
CHILDREN OF THE SUN
11 NOVEMBER – 28 NOVEMBER 2022
Special Public Opening: 5pm – 8pm 11th November
This November, we are thrilled to announce Mitchell English makes his return to the Sydney Art Scene with his Solo Exhibition at Sketch Co. Gallery, Children of the Sun. After retreating up the north coast, the Bondi born and bred artist is coming home.
1 OCTOBER – 18 OCTOBER 2022
Special Public Opening: 9am – 5pm 1st October
In collaboration with City of Sydney Summer Streets Festival.
Artist Jude Hotchkiss showcases her abstract painting series in celebration of women and the female body. The bold application of paint combined with the loud fluorescent colours, Hotchkiss presents the audience with a host of strong figures that leave an impact.
GROUP STILL LIFE SHOW
9 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2022
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm Friday 9th September
Momento – An object to keep as a reminder of a person or event. Sketch Co. Gallery has curated a collection of momentos to hang in the gallery for a still life group show. Sketch Co. Gallery presents our group of artists and their contemporary take on the traditional genre of Still Life.
5 – 27 AUGUST 2022
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm Friday 5th August
“It’s still the ideal environment for abundant growth – painting, after painting, after painting”
Prue’s recent series of paintings have come about after a period of introspection, forgetting all else and paying attention to what’s close to her. The changing flowers, the leaves, branches and light; looking at how they move and the shapes they create. This is ‘Greenhouse’.
ONE SMALL VOICE
8 – 28 JULY 2022
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm Friday 8th July
After the 2019 bushfires, Roxanne Lillis embarked upon a body of work that served as a form of cathartic release amongst the chaos of the aftermath. ‘One small voice’ serves as a diaristic response to her personal experience after the fires took everything, forcing her to rebuild her home and studio. Devastatingly not a unique situation for many in her community, Roxanne’s ‘One Small Voice’ is a call to action, an evocative series that hopes for change.
GROUP LANDSCAPE SHOW
17 JUNE – 2 JULY 2022
Public Opening Reception: 5-7 pm Friday 17th June
Sketch Collective is pleased to present a group landscape show this month titled, Sunburnt Country. The exhibition explores the beauty of Australia; depicted through varied landscape works created by a collection of artists from all over the country. From abstract, to digital, to traditional and hyperrealistic, the artists have captured the wild, ancient and mysterious elements of this ancient land.
3 – 26 MARCH 2022
4 – 28 JANUARY 2022