Australasia’s Premier International Art Fair
13th – 16th September 2018
Presenting Paintings by David Collins, Drawings by Amy Dynan, Mixed Media by Jackson Farley and Ceramic Sculptures by Shaun Hayes at Sydney Contemporary Australasia's Premier International Art Fair 13th - 16th September 2018 at Carriageworks Booth G04.
"Sydney Contemporary's program presents a showcase of the very best visual art, current trends and emergent practices, as well as the cross-cultural dialogue it inspires with five days of curated exhibitions, ambitious installations, engaging conversations and cutting-edge performances that appeal to collectors and the art-loving public. "
David Collins is a landscape painter who has lived on an island in the Hawkesbury River, NSW, since 1987. Since 1990, Collins has held 16 solo exhibitions of paintings and drawings and has also participated in many group exhibitions. In 2018 he held a solo exhibition at Stanley St Gallery. In 2013 he received Highly Commended in the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. Collins pursued a long-time fascination with Chinese painting and calligraphy in 2004 when he was offered a residency and teaching position at the North West University for Minorities in Lan Zhou, China and between 2009 and 2014 he held tutoring positions with TAFE NSW and Sydney Art School. He is currently represented by Stanley St Gallery.
David Collins’ work acts as a response to what he sees around him. His close proximity to the Hawkesbury River deeply impacts upon his artistic practice. He regularly takes to the river by row boat to capture and respond to his surrounds, the effects of light, the linear elements of the landscape and the unusual colour relationships that are present. Collins’ works alongside his partner and fellow artist Ana Pollak. The pair live and work on an island on the Hawkesbury River and have travelled together to Outback Australia to paint and draw.
Works on paper
Amy Dynan is an emerging artist, she completed a Master of Fine Arts (2016) and a Master of Contemporary Art (2014) at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Her solo exhibitions include Draw the Light, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Displacement, E3 Artspace, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, 2013 and Solitude, Docker St Gallery, Wagga Wagga, 2012. She has also exhibited at Stanley St Gallery, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Cooks Hills Gallery and Art Lounge Gallery. She was the winner of the Myself Art Prize, Jugglers Art Space in 2016, finalist for the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Jugglers Art Space in 2016 and the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize in 2017. She is currently represented by Stanley St Gallery.
Amy Dynan’s contemporary drawing practice merges photorealism with abstract sensibilities to explore the beauty and brevity of everyday life. Dynan uses drawing to capture everyday subjects, symbols and still life objects that represent the full spectrum of life. Dynan’s artistic intention is to celebrate everyday majesty around us.
Jackson Farley is a Sydney based emerging artist creating unique and striking works over a range of disciplines. He has excelled in local and international prizes and was a finalist in The Blake Prize, 2018. He completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) at the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney in 2017 and received the 2017 Dean’s Award for Printmedia and Drawing. In 2016 he studied Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, USA and he completed a residency with the Chengdu Academy of Art in Sichuan, China in 2017. He is currently represented by Stanley St Gallery.
Jackson Farley creates figurative, arresting images where stark reality intermingles with the divine. With a particular focus on old notions of masculinity in the contemporary, he explores phallocentric Histories and notions of ‘genius art’. His works juxtapose classical iconography with crude cartoon characteristics and bold pops of colour. Underpinning his works is a symbolic marriage of the new with the old and a deep discovery of the divine and the profane. Most recently his work has focused on the possibility of a more pluralistic approach to masculinity in the contemporary through an idiosyncratic approach to loaded Histories and iconography.
Shaun Hayes received a Bachelor of Arts (Visual), with Honours Majoring in Ceramics from the Australian National University School of Art in 2013. He was awarded an artist residency at Strathnairn Arts in July of 2014 and is still currently producing work there. His trips to Jingdezhen China in 2011 and 2013 informed two bodies of work and continues to be a constant influence. Most recently Shaun’s work was selected for a group exhibition Introducing at Stanley Street Gallery in February 2018. He is currently represented by Stanley St Gallery.
Shaun Hayes is a ceramic artist. Molded toy parts and traditional ceramic vessels are juxtaposed in his work. He cuts up, exchanges, adds and alters to create narrative sculptures with an unearthly and mysterious quality. Through making reference to ancient history and the everyday his work combines and plays with imagery in a humorous and skillful manner.