Derryn Tal | Stanley Street Gallery

Derryn Tal

 

 

“My art is a reflection of cause and effect.

My motivation is to be a creator of reactions.
I am a conduit to the innovative and to the emotional.
I intuitively connect to the reaction, observing the fleeting and ephemeral metamorphosis.
I am the conductor,
the performer,
the instrumentalist,
the creator of something living and dying
flourishing and fading – capturing moments of splendour for eternity.”

 

 

 

 

NEW WORK 2016

 

From previous exhibition 'Reactions'

 

 

Derryn's Art Making Process

My practice is based on alchemy & art. My interest lies in the discovery & the orchestration of reactions between mediums.

With this technique, I use varying size vessels, liquids of differing consistencies & densities, & a reacting agent, which causes the bonds of the molecules of the liquids to break, separate & disperse.

The fact that this form of artwork is ephemeral is reflective of life itself. From our very own beings, to technology, to climate change – ever changing & transient.

We rely on recordings & archives for memory & history.

Through video & photography, I capture moments in time to be recorded, while the original artwork has long completed its lifespan.

 

 

TERTIARY EDUCATION
1980 -1984 BA Visual Communications - Sydney College of the Arts / University of Sydney

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2015 - ‘Reactions’ Solo Exhibition Stanley Street Gallery
2014 - A Time of Gifts - Stanley Street Gallery; Beams Arts Festival - Chippendale; Works on Paper 1 Metre - Stanley Street Gallery
2013 - Portia Geach Portrait Prize Finalist; Paddington Art Prize Salon Show; Designer Rugs Art & Rug
Artbeat Finalist
Art in the Park Charity exhibition
2011
Solo Exhibition- Waxing Lyrical
Depot Gallery represented by HS Consulting –
2010
New York Agora Gallery
Out From Downunder & Beyond
17 artists selected from Australia & New Zealand
2009
Italy
Winner “Premio Ercole D’Este” award
Trevisan International Art Exhibition
“Imaginary Journeys”
2006
Depot 2 Gallery – solo exhibition
Momo Gallery – solo exhibition
2005
Span Gallery – Melbourne - solo exhibition
Touch of Mandela Gallery
Washhouse Gallery – group exhibition
Art Sydney 05 - represented by Artbeat
2004
Blender Gallery – solo exhibition
Sydney Affordable Art Show – represented by Artbeat
Mary Place Gallery - group exhibition
2003
Studio Lindfield – solo exhibition
Sydney Affordable Art Show
Dale Thomas Gallery – group exhibition
Xibit Gallery - group exhibition
2002
Studio Lindfield - solo Exhibition
PCL Exhibitionists Gallery
Willoughby Art Prize
2001
Willoughby art prize finalist
Studio Lindfield - solo exhibition
Frances Keevil group exhibition
PCL Exhibitionists Gallery – Five artists
Woollhara Art Exhibition
2000
The Carmichael Gallery– group exhibition
Spectrum Gallery (The Rocks) – Olympics Exhibition

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Australia
Israel
England
South Africa
America
Hong Kong
Singapore
CORPORATE
Clover Moore Lord Mayor of Sydney
Artlease – Hong Kong
Designer Rugs – Range of art rugs
Medina Apartments – Chippendale
Meriton apartments – Sydney CBD
Crookes Construction Pty Ltd
Synergy Australia – Chatswood
Saccasan Bailey Accountants – Sydney CBD
MP Melbourne Ports

AWARDS
2013
Portia Geach Portrait Prize Finalist
Paddington Art Prize Salon Show
Short list Mount Eyre Art Prize
2012
Paddington Art Prize finalist
Portia Geach Portrait Prize Finalist
Artbeat Finalist
2009
Italy Winner “Premio E