Sensational Painting

11 Brown Street, East Perth WA 6004
Start Date
1 September, 2000
End Date
1 October, 2000

A significant exhibition of coveted Australian contemporary artists will be brought together by Tolarno Galleries Melbourne, at the Holmes à Court Gallery this September. In a major coupe for the Holmes a Court Gallery, a select group of new works from the most sought-after Australian artists will be exclusively exhibited under the one roof.   Designed to showcase best painting practice, Spring offers an unprecedented opportunity for WA arts enthusiasts and astute investors to purchase major works of art from these influential artists. 

Tolarno Galleries will present a stellar line up of artists including:

Tim Maguire, Brent Harris, Tim Johnson, Patricia Piccinini, Judy Watson, Dick Watkins and Kim Westcott.

Internationally recognised and considered amongst Australia’s finest contemporary artists their accolades include:

  • 2 Moet & Chandon winners (Tim Maguire and Judy Watson)
  • Australia Council Fellow (Tim Johnson)
  • New Media Arts Fellow (Patricia Piccinini)
  • Venice Biennale representative (Judy Watson in 1997)
  • The Grand Prize winner of the Fifth Taipei International Biennale Print Award (Kim Westcott in 1991)
  • Sao Paulo Biennale Representative (Dick Watkins 1985)
  • Three of these artists are considered by the Australian Art Collector to be amongst ‘Australia’s 50 most collectable artists’. (Tim Maguire, Patricia Piccinini and Judy Watson)

Spring will offer a remarkable experience for the curious – from the master of illusion, Tim Maguire, to the floating worlds of Tim Johnson. One monumental painting by the internationally acclaimed Tim Maguire, is being made especially for Perth and will be delivered via air from France.   

Janet Holmes à Court commented, “In promoting exhibitions and events that are of an international standard, we hope to improve the level of engagement with Australian contemporary art practice for a Western Australian audience.  The challenge is to create the potential for change through developing dynamic partnerships in art and business.  This particular partnership between Tolarno Galleries and the Holmes à Court Gallery has been extremely rewarding, resulting in this leading commercial gallery bringing its foremost painters to our city.”

Tolarno Galleries opened in Melbourne in 1967 and immediately established a reputation for excellence.  Building on this tradition, its Director Jan Minchin, continues to introduce cutting-edge art to an Australian and international audience.   The photographer Bill Henson and the estate of Howard Arkley are amongst the collectible artists represented by Tolarno Galleries.    Prices in Spring will range from $5,000 – $50,000.

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Open: Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm
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Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 8 6217 2640
Address: 10 Douglas Street, Gooyaman | West Perth WA 6005

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