HAYLEY MEGAN FRENCH EXHIBITING AT HOME

Home is pleased to be exhibiting artwork by Hayley Megan French in 12.06.24. Pictured are two works from The Pipeline, acrylic on Polaroid photographs, mounted on Tasmanian Oak. Join us for opening drinks on Wednesday June 12th 6-8pm.

The Pipeline project began when my partner and I moved into our then rental home on Dharug Country, Old Guildford in 2018. Soon after we moved in, I picked up a copy of Alain de Botton’s Architecture of Happiness at a second-hand book fair. It was a fortuitous find. The book both articulated and inspired the relationship I was building to the first home which we have filled with everything we own (we both have hoarding tendencies though I prefer to think of myself as a collector).

Architecture works on us slowly, de Botton writes – ‘…architecture asks us to imagine that happiness might often have an unostentatious, unheroic character to it, that it might be found in a run of old floorboards or in a wash of morning light over a plaster wall…’

A very suburban kind of happiness.

The Architecture of Happiness inspired me to take more notice of the intensely personal nature of other people’s houses. Their temperament, their vices and virtues. To see every house as a home, and their collective, a neighbourhood.

12.06.24 EXHIBITION FEATURING 6 ARTISTS

Join us for opening drinks on Wednesday the 12th of June. Home’s 12.06.24 exhibition will feature artwork by:

Hayley Megan French
Gilbert Grace
Danica Knežević
Holly Macdonald
Darren McDonald
Kyle Murrell (Kyle Murrell appears courtesy of Defiance Gallery, Paddington)


Darren McDonald, Gouldian Finch, 2023, oil on board

AGNSW MEMBERS VISIT HOME@735

This Saturday the 21st, the Art Gallery of NSW members will be visiting Home@735 Gallery during ‘Art Walk Redfern’. The group will be arriving at 1.15pm – come along to hear artists talks by Adam Norton and Hayley Megan French from 1.30pm. The gallery will be open Saturday from 1pm-4pm. All welcome. Visit this link for more details. https://shorturl.at/xJ368

ALICHIA VAN RHIJN EXHIBITING AT HOME

Home is pleased to be exhibiting work by Alichia van Rhijn next month. Join us for opening drinks on Wednesday the 11th of October. Pictured is Daydream Believer #4, 2023, glazed earthenware (this piece has an inside component that rattles)

Alichia van Rhijn, presents sculptural works that reference early memories of childhood, both before her immigration to Australia and after. A series of works have been presented, some operating as childhood self-portraits, some alluding to memories of childhood toys and some presented as ‘rattles’; asking to be held and listened to.
These multi-faceted elements and anthropomorphic forms are in a constant state of flux. Shifting and changing as they span the fluidity of time, these forms investigate phenomenological notions, alluding to personal and shared experience, memory, nostalgia and trauma. Through the use of distilled minimalist forms, symbolic and ritualistic totems are arranged throughout the space, hoping to initiate pause and contemplation.
van Rhijn’s installations catalogue her experience of displacement through material investigation, where memory and experience of place are key elements. ‘Making as thinking’ paired with an experimental approach to process and technology underpins the creation of objects that float between the real and a child-like whimsical world that elicits an urge to interact and play.

Alichia van Rhijn is a South African born Australian artist. With a background in architecture and design she has a passion for creating sculptural and installation-based objects and forms that examine memory, trace, trauma, experience and loss. Solo shows include; ‘A Sense Of Being’, Gallerysmith (2019); ‘The Middle Distance’, Boom Gallery (2019); ‘My Mother Told Me (Never Wear Pink And Red Together)’, Stockroom Kyneton (2020); ‘Smoke Signals’, Stockroom Kyneton (2021); ‘Lemon Light’ at Sabbia Gallery (2022); ‘Pink Moon’ at Stockroom Kyneton (2023); and most recently ‘Sweet Spot’ at Curatorial+Co (2023).

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HAYLEY MEGAN FRENCH EXHIBITING AT HOME

Home is pleased to be exhibiting a suite of paintings by Hayley Megan French in October. Join us for opening drinks from 6-8pm on Wednesday the 11th. Pictured is Suburban architecture paintings, 2023, acrylic on canvas.

I work primarily in painting, moving between abstraction and representation. I paint the streets of suburbia, homes, yards, and memories of landscapes. I love the capacity of painting to create an intimacy and slowness that can bring different ideas and experiences into conversation with each other. I live on Dharug land in Western Sydney. I believe it is important to engage with the places we live with a renewed wonder and critical attention to better understand who we are and how we live.

Alongside my painting practice, I also write, curate and work as Curator and Artist Development for Parramatta Artists’ Studios. I completed a PhD on Australian Painting in 2015 and work intermittently as a fieldwork researcher in Cultural Economics at Macquarie University. My writing has been published in Sydney Review of Books, ADSR Zine, Art Collector Magazine, Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts Journal and Semaphore. I exhibit regularly in artist-run, regional and commercial galleries around Australia.

Since 2018 I have been developing a major new body of work titled The Pipeline. This project is a portrait of the suburbs I live and work in. It is a growing archive that engages in a conversation of what suburbia means in the Australian imagination.

AMELIA SKELTON EXHIBITING AT HOME

Home is pleased to be exhibiting work by Amelia Skelton in October. Join us for opening drinks on Wednesday the 11th. Pictured is Lace Doily, Found textiles, thread, wadding, steel, paint and digital image on Belgium linen.

BUNDANON RESIDENCY AUGUST ’23

Pleased to be taking part in a two week residency at Bundanon. I’ll be working on new songs, doing some filming and working on Madeleine’s ‘Darlinghurst Eats Its Young’ short film.

DANICA FIRULOVIC EXHIBITING AT HOME

Home is pleased to be exhibiting work by Danica Firulovic in 19.07.23. The show opens next Wednesday the 19th from 6-8pm.
Pictured is Two Rectangles within Rectangles, 2019, oil on linen.

Danica Firulovic appears courtesy of Jerico Contemporary.

NUHA SAAD EXHIBITING AT HOME

Home is pleased to be exhibiting work by Nuha Saad in our July exhibition opening on Wednesday the 19th.

“Nuha Saad has long been interested in the ornamental and the architectural, seeing her practice as an archaeology of the suburbs. Her work seeks to uncover and to highlight the slowly disappearing decorative elements of the suburbs. She is drawn to the turned wood elements of Victorian and Federation era designs, which were typically added to domestic interiors for decorative effect. Through her practice, she utilises these forms to explore the ways in which spatial features and colour can collude to construct a sense of place, or cultural identity. In this enquiry, her work also calls into question whether decoration is simply an addition, or an integral part of our built environment.”

Pictured is Zig Zag Romeo II 2020, acrylic on wood – Photo @docqment

Nuha Saad is represented by James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.

NANCY CONSTANDELIA EXHIBITING AT HOME

Home is pleased to be exhibiting work by Nancy Constandelia in an upcoming group show opening on Wednesday July the 19th.

Nancy Constandelia is an Australian born Chinese artist. She graduated in 2016 with a Master of Art with Excellence (Painting) from UNSW Art & Design (formerly UNSW College of Fine Arts). She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas.

Constandelia has been a finalist in various art awards including the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, the Waverley Art Prize, the Blake Prize, Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, and the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. Her work has been featured in various art publications including Artists Profile and Art Collector and was named one of the top 5 favourites by MCA Director & Art Month Board Member Nick Tobias.

In 2019 she was granted a two month Studio Scholarship, by the Art Gallery of NSW, with an artist residency at the prestigious Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. She was also recently chosen for the highly competitive Artist in Residence program at Bundanon for 2023, granted by Bundanon Trust.

Constandelia’s work has been acquired by significant collections both in Australia and internationally.

Pictured is Slow Motion, 2020, acrylic on Italian linen. Photo: Jessica Maurer.

CHARLIE KOMSIC EXHIBITING AT HOME

Home’s is pleased to be exhibiting ceramics by Charlie Komsic in the upcoming group show opening on the 19th of July.

Komsic is an emerging artist based in Sydney on Gadigal Country. Trained in ceramics and drawing at the National Art School, Komsic completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2022. Her interest in what it is to inhabit one’s body and how the body is informed by memory governs Komsic’s ceramic practice. She imbues her personal experiences and memories into totemic forms that meet the viewer on an intimate level. Responding to Aegean archaeological objects, Komsic’s hand-built sculptures challenge previous ideas of how feminine figures occupy space and reference ancient material that lives in our memory.

Pictured is Votive Ovum, earthenware, white and pink gloss glaze and lustre.