Tag Archives: Contemporary Australian Artist

New arrivals from Melbourne by Australian artist KATHERINE HATTAM.

18 Nov

“Katherine Hattam’s work sees the terrain of language as a wilder and more intimate place. This is not a home or a homeland, it is a landscape that belongs to itself. Perhaps it belongs to no one, but lives as all beings live, against the possibility of being owned by another…”

-Dr. Anne Norton

 Stacey and Henry Jackson President’s Distinguished Professor of Political ScienceUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA


Selected Collections include:

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

Ian Potter, Melbourne University, VIC

Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC

Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

Mornington Art Gallery, VIC

Grafton City Art Gallery, NSW

National Bank of Australia

Potter Warburg Collection

Hummerston Clark Collection

Bankers Trust Collection

Smorgon Collection

Queen Victoria Hospital Collection

George Patterson Collection

The Darling Foundation

Box Hill City Art Gallery, QLD

Hamilton City Gallery, VIC

Minter Ellison Collection

Artbank

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, VIC

Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide, SA

RACV Collection

University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

LaTrobe University (LUMA), VIC

Available Artwork by KATHERINE HATTAM

Morton Fine Art

52 O St NW #302

Washington, DC USA

+001 202 628 2787

info@mortonfineart.com

http://www.mortonfineart.com

New Artwork by KATHERINE HATTAM

9 May
KATHERINE HATTAM, A Week in Late Summer, 2017, 12″x10″, mixed media on linen
KATHERINE HATTAM, Dogs and Creek, 2017, 17″x12″, gouache on panel
KATHERINE HATTAM, Mother and Child, 2017, 12″x10″, mixed media and oil on linen
Looking at these recent Walking Tracks/Dog paintings, sometimes I think inside every figurative artist there’s an abstract artist insisting on being let out; at other times it seems simply that the division between abstraction and figuration is a false one – we are all hybrid – a bit of both.
-KATHERINE HATTAM

KATHERINE HATTAM’s artwork can be found in numerous prominent permanent collections in Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Bendigo Art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery,Mornington Art Gallery, Minter Ellison Collection, Grafton City Art Gallery,National Bank of Australia, Potter Warburg Collection, Bankers Trust Collection, Queen Victoria Hospital Collection, Box Hill City Art Gallery, George Patterson Collection, Smorgon Collection,The Darling Foundation, Hamilton City Gallery,
Heide Museum of Modern Art Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland University of Technology, Art Gallery of SA, Artbank, Queensland Art Gallery, RACV Collection, University of Queensland and LaTrobe University (LUMA).

‘I Am Beginning to See the Light’ A solo exhibition of paintings by WILLIAM MACKINNON

17 May
Exhibition on view through June 2nd,  2016
EXHIBITION LOCATION
Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009

HOURS
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

About I Am Beginning to See the Light
MACKINNON states that “Painting for me is a way of thinking…an open-ended sort of intuitive tinkering and discovery. Each day I come into the studio feeling different. I often leave notes from the end of the previous day as a clue of how to proceed. But since then, a lot has happened. I feel different…Sleep, dreams, what I have seen on my drive to work or along the coast, and my feelings all creep into my artwork. I try to bring this new version of myself into the next phase of the painting…that “quick thinking” which draws on everything you have seen and felt and read and looked at in a lifetime. In the end, all of my paintings are self portraits.”

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About WILLIAM MACKINNON

Born in 1978 in Melbourne, Australia, WILLIAM MACKINNON earned his BA from Melbourne University, his MFA for Victorian College of the Arts and his Post Graduate Diploma from the Chelsea School of Art and Design in London.  I Am Beginning to See the Light marks MACKINNON’s third solo exhibition in North America, all of them at Morton Fine Art in Washington, DC.
MACKINNON’s many accolades include exhibiting as a finalist in the Basil Sellers Art Prize at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne in both 2014 and 2016. He has also been a finalist multiple times for both the prestigious Fleurier Landscape Prize and Arthur Guy Memorial Prize at the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery. His artwork can be found in the permanent collections of Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne University, State Library of Victoria,Joyce Nissan Collection, Artbank, Griffith University, Macquarie Bank Collections RACV and Stonnington Council Collections.

Born into a family legacy of internationally renowned fine artists, MACKINNON participated in a noteworthy three generation exhibition, Landscape of Longing: Shoreham 1950-2012, at the Mornington Pennisula Regional Gallery in Australia which included a number of works by his mother, KATHERINE HATTAM (b. 1950) and his grandfather, HAL HATTAM (b.1913 d.1994).

WILLIAM MACKINNON sold out show “Internal Weather” featured in The Adelaide Review

10 Mar

the adelaide review

William Mackinnon Exhibits Internal Weather

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In his latest exhibition, Internal Weather, which sold out pre-opening, William Mackinnon uses scenes of landscapes combined with observations from everyday life to convey the feeling of what it’s like to be in the world now and more specifically what it’s like to be Australian.

“I really want to get across my experience and the feelings associated with these places,” Mackinnon says. “It’s not really representational of a place; it’s almost more a psychological feeling of going somewhere or leaving.”

The works carry with them a sense of nostalgia as Mackinnon is interested in his own personal experiences of the world. He uses the local scenery of places like Lorne where he has had a beach house for 15 years, as a starting point, adding elements from TV and advertising.

For example, travelling to Los Angeles influences the work Strange Country. The black silhouettes represent trees as seen from the Eames house looking through to Malibu Beach and the cartoon-like, or collage-looking, trees are inspired by Lorne.

“It’s trying to capture the complexity of the experience of all these things – the simultaneity of what it is to be alive,” Mackinnon says. “Although it’s a seemingly beautiful picture, there are rips in the water and the sun is incredibly hot.”

Other works such as The Great Indoors (ii), Summer in Mullimbimby is a painting of a friend’s house where he has stayed a number of times.

“It’s stuff we have an emotional investment in; it’s not an inanimate house.”

The image is immediately familiar and captures the essence of summer.

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The Great Indoors (ii) Mullimbimy

The works are deliberately unpolished with Mackinnon particularly interested in the natural evolution of the paintings. He doesn’t know how they are going to turn out; he starts off with an idea and each day a new part develops.

“I like there to be a record of all the decision-making and the indecision and the thinking,” he says. “I want all that life and energy and the accumulation of time to be evident.”

Mackinnon describes his earlier work as being much more eclectic with lots of different influences, but over time his work has become more personal.

“I’m much more interested in what’s immediately around me and what’s inside my head and combining those two things. This show really is a good example of that.”

For Mackinnon, painting has always been the main medium and he prefers to work on a large scale, as the viewer can’t look at it all at once.

“I’m trying to communicate a feeling and the curiosity of looking,” he says. “I want the viewer to enjoy the playfulness of the quality of the paint and the scale. Also, to see the works beautifully lit in a gallery is a nice experience and it can’t be beaten.”

William Mackinnon
Internal Weather
Hugo Michell Gallery
Until Saturday, March 12
wmackinnon.com

 

Title image: William MacKinnon, Slow Down (Detail)

Australian Artist WILLIAM MACKINNON in The Surfer’s Journal

12 May

Please enjoy this wonderful 10 page spread on Australian contemporary artist WILLIAM MACKINNON in The Surfer’s Journal.

Contact Morton Fine Art for available artwork by this internationally renowned painter. (202) 628-2787, http://www.mortonfineart.com, mortonfineart@gmail.com

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