Home@735 Gallery is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting work by Sydney artist Jonny Niesche in our ‘Colour & Form’ show in Art Month opening on Thursday March the 1st.

“…favouring the openness, clarity and seduction of post painterly abstraction Niesche’s works combine the traditions of sculpture, digital printing and installation to recast our understanding of the effects of surface, color and architectural space. Using complex steel fabrication, mirrors and digital printing processes on transparent fabric, Niesche aims to go beyond associative feelings about color and instead bring forth associations from every type of experience: sexual, psychological, religious, metaphysical, architectural, material or superficial…”

Jonny Niesche completed his MFA at Sydney College of the Arts (2013) under Mikala Dwyer, and under Heimo Zobernig at Academy Fine Arts in Vienna. In 2015 he was awarded the Fauvette Loureiro Travelling Scholarship. Recent group exhibitions include Matter matters, at Massimo Carassi, Milan, Italy, March, 2017 ; Superposition of three types, Artspace, Sydney, 2017; Shut up and Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, 2016; Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2106; The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria 2015;

His recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include: Love-light at Sarah Cottier Gallery this coming April, Zeller van Almsick in Vienna, Austria in June; Peter von Kant in London in September, Cosmos cosmetics, Minerva, 2016; New Jörg, New Jörg, New Jörg Kunstverein, Vienna Austria, 2016.  His work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, MONA, Artbank, and private collections in USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Pictured is ‘Love-light’ installation view at Sarah Cottier Gallery April, 2017. Photo Ashley Barber.

Jonny Niesche is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery.

‘Love-light’ installation view at Sarah Cottier Gallery April, 2017. Photo Ashley Barber.


New to Home’s stockroom, this limited edition screenprint – Bongos, 1999 by Adam Cullen.

Adam Cullen (1965 – 2012) was an Australian artist whose style at times had been labelled by some art critics as simplistic, crude, adolescent or puerile. Conversely, Cullen is regarded as one of Australia’s most collectible contemporary artists.

He graduated from the City Art Institute with a Diploma of Professional Art in 1987 and received a Master of Fine Arts from the UNSW in 1999. He exhibited widely across Australia and Internationally. In 2002 he represented Australia at the 25th Sao Paulo Art Biennial.

Cullen used a highly personal visual language to address a broad range of topics including crime, masculinity and cowboy culture. He merged high and low cultural influences in his work, which are defined by their iridescent colours and bold gestural marks. His artworks combine irreverent humour with an astute sensitivity to society. He often employed the image of infamous and iconic Australian bushranger Ned Kelly in his artwork. He also portrayed the killers of Anita Cobby and illustrated the Chopper’ Read’s fairy tale book, Hooky the Cripple.

He spent the last three years of his life with writer Erik Jensen working on a biography. Jensen became witness to the decline and death of Adam Cullen. The book that eventuated, Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen was eventually published by Black Inc. The book is an intelligent and visceral memoir of the disintegration of Cullen’s life, shining a light on the mythology the artist had created around his artistic persona.

Adam Cullen won the Archibald Portrait Prize in 2000 with his portrait of actor David Wenham. He was a finalist in the Archibald in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2011 & 2012, a finalist in the Moran Prize in 2000 & 2001 and won the Mosman Art Prize in 2005.

Adam Cullen, Bongos, 1999, limited edition screenprint


Home@735 Gallery’s ‘Invitational’ exhibition opening on Wednesday the 20th of June will feature a number of artworks from the collection of art consultant Kate Smith

Many thanks to Kate for loaning us paintings by artists including Sidney Nolan, Ricky Swallow, Tony Garafalakis and UK artist Justin Mortimer. Pictured is Donor VI, 2014, oil on canvas by Justin Mortimer.

“…Justin Mortimer (b.1970) is a British artist whose paintings consistently invite us to question the relationship between subject matter and content, beauty and horror, and between figuration and abstraction. While the imagery is almost exclusively pitiless, the texturing of the paint, the play between light and shade and the passages that lead from photo-realist definition to near-abstract formlessness are so sensitively handled as to make the work at least partially redemptive as well as to indicate a key philosophical dimension: the oblique relationship between evidence and interpretation…Mortimer’s paintings are not reportage or documentation, they are far too allusive and de-specified for that. Instead they represent a powerful and poetic visualisation of contemporary life, in all its grim and magical reality…” – Ben Tufnell

Justin Mortimer graduated from the Slade School of Art in 1992 and lives and works in London. He has won several prestigious awards including the EAST Award (2004), NatWest Art Prize (1996) and the BP National Portrait Award (1991). Recent solo exhibitions include Haunch of Venison, London (2012), Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2011) and Master Piper, London (2010). Recent group exhibitions include How to Tell the Future from the Past, Haunch of Venison, New York (2013), Nightfall, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary (2012), MAC Birmingham (2011) and the 2011 Prague Biennial. His work is held in private and public collections including the National Portrait Gallery, London, the National Portrait Gallery, Canada, Royal Society for the Arts, Bank of America, NatWest Bank and the Flash Art Museum of Contemporary Art in Trevi, Italy.

This text is reproduced with kind permission from Parafin Gallery, London.

Justin Mortimer, Donor VI, 2014, oil on canvas


Home@735 Gallery is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting a work by John Peart in our ‘Colour & Form’ show opening on the 1st of March 2018. Many thanks to Damien Minton and Watters Gallery for allowing us to exhibit this work – untitled #982, 1965, acrylic, felt tip on paper, 30x40cm.

John Peart (1946 – 2013) was an abstract artist with a career spanning more than 45 years. Peart was recognised as a leading non-figurative artist within Australia and has been included in numerous definitive exhibitions.

John Peart only ever planned to be an artist. Born in Brisbane, he moved to Sydney in 1962, finding work with Barry Stern Galleries and a friend in Frank Watters. Two years later, Watters and Geoffrey Legge opened their own gallery. Peart had his first exhibition at Watters Gallery as a painter in a group show, aged 19.

Peart had a long and distinguished career, first coming to national prominence through the seminal The Field exhibition in 1968. Featuring artworks of Colour field expressionism movement, the exhibition was held at the new National Gallery of Victoria. John Peart was awarded four major art prizes during that year.

In the 1980’s, Peart moved to the Wedderburn artist community. Situated on a 25 acre property south of Sydney, the informal group included artists Elisabeth Cummings, Roy Jackson, Suzanne Archer, David Fairborn and David Hawkes. Wedderburn advanced the shift towards a specifically Australian style of art – Peart later said “I realised that painting was not developing along a linear path dictated entirely by New York, then I got busy rediscovering Australia”.

John Peart’s work is held in the Australian National Gallery, all State Galleries and numerous other collections. He won the Wynne Prize in 1997, the Sulman Prize in 2000, and was a finalist in the Archibald Portrait Prize in 1998. A survey exhibition of his work toured Australia during 2004-06.

John Peart, untitled #982, 1965, acrylic, felt tip on paper – artworks available at Watters Gallery


Home@735 Gallery is pleased to announce that Sydney artist Ron Adams will be exhibiting a work in our ‘Colour & Form’ Show opening on Thursday March the 1st 2018.

“Psychological  animated geometric abstraction.”

For Ron Adams, form comes through the careful interplay of colour, geometry and text. He constructs common universal symbols with a positive chromatic intensity. His works gesture towards the act of painting as well as the influences of modernism, formalism and pop art, but always with irony and good humour. His small but perfectly formed acrylic geometrical paintings use a strict and controlled compositional methodology with brightly hued, richly contrasting colours and shapes.

Ron Adams has exhibited widely in Australia at artist run, commercial and regional galleries, including C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, UTS Gallery, Dubbo Regional, Blacktown Arts Centre, Rubyayre, Blaugrau, Firstdraft Gallery, Peloton, Kaliman Gallery, Sherman Galleries, James Dorahy Project Space, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, University of Southern Queensland and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Adams has produced commissioned artworks for Tiger Beer, the English pop band Autoheart, and the Barangaroo offices of Roche Pharmaceuticals.

Ron Adams is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney.

Lucky Strike for Nicola, 2017, Acrylic on MDF


Home@735 is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting a series of resin based sculptural works by Melbourne artist Kate Rohde in our ‘Colour & Form’ Show opening in March 2018.

“…the Ornament Crimes series of vessels were made as a tongue in cheek response to the famous 1913 essay ‘Ornament and Crime’ by Adolf Loos, and the idea of overtly decorative design as something evil with the ability to corrupt society. The overtly decorative forms are a celebration of excessive sculptural forms, inspired by the spectacularly detailed Baroque and Rococo age which attempt to convey a playful and contemporary rendering of the traditional decorative arts of these eras. Using mainly resin and non-traditional craft materials, I create a range of zoomorphic sculptures, jewellery and decorative art objects…”

resin work by Kate Rohde


Home@735 Gallery is pleased to announce that will be exhibiting a work by Tomislav Nikolic in our ‘Colour & Form’ exhibition opening during Art Month in March 2018.

Many thanks to art consultant and collector Kate Smith for loaning us this wonderful work for the show.

Tomislav Nikolic is currently exhibiting a new body of paintings titled ‘Vestiges of Now’ at Xavier Fiol Projects in Madrid.

vestige of now: 2, 2015, acrylic, marble dust, 23.75 Platinum gold leaf, glass on linen, plaster gesso and wood.


Home@735 Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting a work by Sydney artist Celia Gullett in our ‘Colour & Form’ show in March 2018.

Celia graduated from Sydney’s COFA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1984. She has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at Tim Olsen Gallery, Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary and Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide. She has been selected as a finalist in leading Australian art prizes including Mosman Art Prize, Fleurieu Water Prize and the Paddington Art Prize.

“…Celia builds up the surface of the painting through methodical layering, creating a luminosity from below the surface. Her work reflects an ongoing interest in surface; stripping the colour to its purest state. In much the same way that the Dutch Masters worked, she builds up the surface of the painting through methodical layering, creating a luminosity from below the surface. She partners colours, creating a dialogue between the physical and metaphysical properties of colour – one hue calling for the presence of another to complete the composition…”

Geometric Abstraction XXIV, 2017, oil on panel


Home is pleased to announce that we will be showing a work by the late and great Sydney Ball in our ‘Colour & Form’ show in March 2018.

Painter, printmaker and sculptor Sydney Ball (1933-2017) was a pioneer of post-painterly abstraction in Australia. Born in Adelaide, Ball worked as a draughtsman before taking up art studies in the late 1950’s. His early influences were challenged when in 1963 he moved to New York and encountered the work of abstract expressionists including Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell.

Through the influence of these artists, Ball developed his own sophisticated language of colour-based abstraction. This was first presented in Ball’s ‘Cantos’ series, works that were initially exhibited after his return to Australia in 1965. With their bold structured forms of unmodulating colour and precise surfaces, the ‘Cantos’ signaled the domination of colour expression and formed a new direction in abstract painting in Australia, culminating in ‘The Field’ exhibition at the NGV in 1968.

Home@735 Gallery will be exhibiting Sydney Ball’s Canto IX, 2003, screenprint in our “Colour & Form’ show in March 2018. This work – from a suite of screenprints – revisits Ball’s ongoing series of ‘Cantos’ paintings, drawings and prints, which he first developed in the mid-1960’s while living and working in New York between 1963 and 1967.

The title Cantos is drawn from a cycle of poems by Ezra Pound.

“For me, the holy trinity of colour painting is colour, space and light.” Sydney Ball, 2012.

Sydney Ball, Canto IX, 2003, screenprint


Home@735 is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting work by Auckland based artist Saskia Leek in our ‘Colour & Form’ show opening in March 2018 during Art Month.

“…her sourcing of subject matter from amateur found art works and unfashionable outdated second-hand prints creates a sense of both kitsch sentimentality and nostalgic melancholy…”

Saskia Leek is represented by Darren Knight Gallery

Saskia Leek, Untitled 2016, oil and gesso on aluminium board.


Home@735 Gallery is pleased to announce that Melbourne artist Sean Meilak will be exhibiting in our ‘Colour & Form’ show during Art Month – opening in March 2018.

“… Sean is interested in the psychology of space and his work references the architecture of ancient Rome, film set design as well as modern and postmodern art and design movements. He is particularly influenced by Surrealism, Italian furniture design and the theatrical environments created by filmmakers such as Michelangelo Antonioni and Reiner Werner Fassbinder…”

Sean Meilak is represented by Niagra Galleries.

Sean Meilak, Study for a metaphysical garden, 2017 (detail).