ART AUCTION

FOR STEPH HODGINS MAY IN MELBOURNE PORTS

We’re hosting an art auction for Steph Hodgins-May, candidate for Melbourne Ports, at the Laurent Gallery in South Melbourne.

Join us for an evening bringing together artists, supporters, and community members to showcase these amazing pieces. In the true spirit of supporting the arts and our artistic community, some proceeds will flow back to artists. 

July 7, 2018
The Laurent Gallery
, South Melbourne
Doors open 5pm – Auction from 6:30pm
Concession $10 – Standard $20 – Keen Green $30

The art

Explore some of the magnificent donated works and the artists behind them.

The catalogue below is only a sample of the full range of art available for viewing and purchase on July 7. Don’t miss out – purchase tickets here.

Swipe or use the arrows to navigate the artworks

Tim Bass

Structure

Limited edition etching,  20cm X 25cm

Tim Bass is a painter working in Sydney. He studied art at RMIT and the New York School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture.

Over the last three decades, he has sometimes taught at the VCA, Melbourne. Since 1977 his work has been exhibited in individual and group exhibitions – mainly in Melbourne.

His work is in the collection of the Caulfield Arts Centre, Heidi Museum of art, and the Walter and Eliza Hall.

The etching in this auction is abstract, loosely developed in a constructivist tradition.

Yoko Baxter

Stream of Life 「生命inochino流れnagare

Acrylic and ink on canvas,  46cm X 61cm

A local artist, graphic designer and illustrator, Yoko Baxter uses acrylic and ink to visualise in her reality a delicate balance that holds the ecosystem. The stream where life forms, shines bright in its brief moment, and falls to its eventual decay, as we witness the glimpse of rebirth.

Originally from Japan, Yoko grew up in Singapore and Malaysia before moving to Australia to complete her Bachelors Degree in Design (Visual Communication).

Yoko draws inspiration from the beauty and fragility of fireworks, as well as the intricate patterns and decorative details of kimono and accessories.

Hannah Bertram

Phoenix in Ruins: Fragment

Sample of flocked wallpaper, made from ashes and dust, 53cm X 36cmm

Hannah Bertram completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003 and a Master of Fine Art in 2005 at RMIT Melbourne and a PhD at VCA, University of Melbourne in 2018. She is currently a lecturer at Deakin University Melbourne.

Her ephemeral works employe the material and poetic possibilities of dust in temporary and site-responsive installations. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally.

The work in this auction – Wallpaper, various dusts and ashes collected after burning the first version of Phoenix in Ruins, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015).This fragment comes from the second version installed at Margaret Lawrence gallery (2017).

Peter D. Cole

Untitled

Painting, acrylic on arches paper, 60 cm x 80 cm 

Peter D. Cole was born in Gawler, South Australia and trained at the South Australian School of Art between 1965 and 1968. Since the 1980’s Cole has been based in the Kyneton District of Victoria.

Cole’s work encompasses sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, design and architecture, and is represented in many collections both private and public throughout Australia, America, Japan and Europe, including Parliament House, Canberra, the National Gallery of Australia.

His public art installations include a permanent work at The Rocks in Sydney, on the Brisbane River and Brisbane International Airport, and, for anyone in electorates round Windsor, the Windsor Railway Station precinct.

Tiffany Dryburgh

Tuscan Undies

Photographic print,  32cm X 21cm

Tiffany Dryburgh is a Melbourne based photographer. Her study of the language has taken her travelling through Italy.

She has had individual exhibitions at the Gardiner Galleries in Richmond, and at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and several group exhibitions for the Alma Doepel.

… my subject matter is pretty eclectic … There are aesthetically pleasing textures, angles, colours, shapes and patterns everywhere just waiting to be seen.

Tiffany Dryburgh has a sharp eye for form, structure, colour. Her work can contain much wit and whimsy.

Tiffany Dryburgh

Holy Wall

Photographic print,  32cm X 21cm

Tiffany Dryburgh is a Melbourne based photographer. Her study of the language has taken her travelling through Italy.

She has had individual exhibitions at the Gardiner Galleries in Richmond, and at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and several group exhibitions for the Alma Doepel.

… my subject matter is pretty eclectic … There are aesthetically pleasing textures, angles, colours, shapes and patterns everywhere just waiting to be seen.

Tiffany Dryburgh has a sharp eye for form, structure, colour. Her work can contain much wit and whimsy.

Katherine Hattam

One Last Glimpse

Oil painting on canvas,  40cm X 50cm

Katherine Hattam is a Melbourne based artist. She has exhibited regularly since 1978.

Her work is in the public collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Heide, Art Gallery of South Australia, Deakin and La Trobe Universities, Warrnambool Art Gallery and Bendigo Art Gallery and private and corporate collections including George Patterson, Minter Ellison, National Bank of Australia, Potter Warburg, Smorgon, the Darling Foundation and RACV.

Chairs and books are among the recurring motifs in Katherine Hattam’s work, as is the case in this painting, One Last Glimpse.

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Karan Hayman

Reflection

Limited edition etching (4/20),  25cm X 25cm

Karan Hayman lives and works on a small farm near Kyneton in Central Victoria. She studied Fine Art at RMIT and was a founder of Roar Studios.

Karan has had solo exhibitions, and been represented in group exhibitions, in cities around Australia and Tokyo.

Hayman’s work is held in the collections of the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Bank, New Parliament House, Myer Collection, Gaden’s, Sangi Collection Tokyo and numerous private collections in Australia, Europe, Japan and USA.

The surrounding landscape, water, endless skies, have dominated and inspired her recent works. Her carefully structured canvases are highly personalized and often surreal and whimsical.

Dean Home

Still Life with Magnolias and Chinese Teapot

Original painting, acrylic on paper,  30cm X 21cm

Dean Home was born in Busselton, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin university, Perth, in 1981. Since then he has exhibited extensively throughout Australia.

His works are represented in regional, corporate, and university collections collections both in Australia and abroad.

Home has created a luscious body of work here that makes manifest his creative obsession with the exotic and the oriental. The velvety richness of these paintings immediately invites comparisons to the masters of 17th century still life.

– Leigh Summers

Dean Home

Still Life with Magnolias and Cups

Original painting, acrylic on paper,  30cm X 21cm

Dean Home was born in Busselton, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin university, Perth, in 1981. Since then he has exhibited extensively throughout Australia.

His works are represented in regional, corporate, and university collections collections both in Australia and abroad.

Home has created a luscious body of work here that makes manifest his creative obsession with the exotic and the oriental. The velvety richness of these paintings immediately invites comparisons to the masters of 17th century still life.

– Leigh Summers

Jenny Huang

Untitled

Photographic print, 32 cm x 29 cm

Jenny Huang is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne. Jenny completed her Undergraduate Degree in Photography at RMIT University in 2015 and is currently studying her Postgraduate studies in a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in Melbourne.

Jenny uses body and personal experience of physical and psychological distress to create sensual representation. Through her practices, she aims to transform awkwardness and sensitivity in an ambiguous way, and simultaneously court and reject the advertising cultural of the idealised body.

Clare Ellison Jakes

Flutter Flutter Fluttering

acrylic on canvas and PVC,  90cm X 90cm

Clare Ellison Jakes is a young artist who compeleted her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visuals Arts) with First Class Honours in 2017 from the VCA. She works in painting, installation and video art. Jakes has exhibitied at the NGV, Magaret Lawrence Gallery, Alternating Current Art Space and Red Gallery, with an upcoming show at Rubicon ARI. Jakes has also collaborated with Mecca Cosmetica and A.K.A. Coffee.

This painting begun its life as ‘When I think of beauty I think of decay’ over a year ago. It has grown with Jakes and is finally ready for a home as “Flutter flutter fluttering’.

Christopher Kerley

Back fence in Cheltenham

Gouache on paper,  32cm X 54cm

Christopher Kerley is a Melbourne-based artist, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Monash University 2013.

He has exhibited in solo shows, group exhibitions and prizes around Victoria and Australia. His work is in public collections, including the City of Glen Eira, the City of Port Phillip and the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Alexandra Lewisohn

Still life

Oil painting, 55cm X 47cm

Alexandra Lewisohn works from her studio at Daylesford in regional Victoria.

She has a Post Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching in Visual Art at Melbourne University since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Ceramics from RMIT University.

The mediums she uses for her work include watercolours, gouache and oils, depending on the demands of her subject.

Alexandra is concentrating presently on flower paintings inspired by her garden.

Ale Liubinas

Homeland Lost

Handcrafted ceramics (3pcs) and autobiographic novel

Ale Liubinas was born in Lithuania. In 1944 she and her family fled for the Russians and lived in refugee camps in German, before migrating to Australia in 1949.

In Melbourne, she studied Dress Design, Handloom Weaving and Design, and graduated in Fine Arts from Phillip Institute, majoring in ceramics. Later, she also became an author.

The ceramics in this auction are from the estate of Ale Liubinas, kindly donated by her son, Vitas Anderson.

The autobiographical novel, Homeland Lost, is based upon Ale Liubinas’s life, from Lithuania, to Australia, and, briefly, to Lithuania again.

Garry Moore

Untitled

Photographic print on matt paper, 64 cm X 90 cm

He has a Bachelor of Art (Photography), 1984 from RMIT and a Masters of Fine Art, from RMIT University, 2018

His works have been represented in group and solo exhibitions around Victoria, and are in private and public collections, including the Murray Art Museum Albury and the Prahran Mission.

The tradition within Flemish Renaissance still life painting was to display the wealth of life, while incorporating aspects of decay or agents of destruction as a reminder that life and its bounty is temporary and fleeting.

Michael Prideaux

Rainbow Bee-Eater

Archival photographic print, A4,  30cm X 21cm

Michael Prideaux is a Melbourne based photographer.

He has had solo exhibitions at Mario’s Cafe and 45 Downstairs.

His work is in the collection of the State Library of Victoria.

See more pieces from Michael Prideaux at the auction.

Michael Prideaux

Female Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Archival photographic print, A4,  30cm X 21cm

Michael Prideaux is a Melbourne based photographer.

He has had solo exhibitions at Mario’s Cafe and 45 Downstairs.

His work is in the collection of the State Library of Victoria.

See more pieces from Michael Prideaux at the auction.

Zlata Radovan

Tiger Lilies

Oil on canvas, 45cm x 90cm

Zlata Radovan is an Adelaide based artist, coming originally from the Balkans. She studied art at the VCA, Adelaide, in 1992, and has been painting and teaching ever since.

Her work has been exhibited in Adelaide, Melbourne and Serbia.

Given my origins and the turmoil that Balkan Peninsula endured in the last three decades, I have found my peace and serenity in my art and my writing. My art is defined by the ethno folklore of my childhood and the modern Australian influences. My practice is playful exploration of materials, where mixing and mistakes create beauty.

See more pieces from Zlata Radovan at the auction.

Zlata Radovan

Medusae I / Medusae II

Mixed media on canvas, 30cm x 60cm

Zlata Radovan is an Adelaide based artist, coming originally from the Balkans. She studied art at the VCA, Adelaide, in 1992, and has been painting and teaching ever since.

Her work has been exhibited in Adelaide, Melbourne and Serbia.

Given my origins and the turmoil that Balkan Peninsula endured in the last three decades, I have found my peace and serenity in my art and my writing. My art is defined by the ethno folklore of my childhood and the modern Australian influences. My practice is playful exploration of materials, where mixing and mistakes create beauty.

See more pieces from Zlata Radovan at the auction.

Steven Rendall

Splice

Painting, oil on canvas, 35 cm x 38 cm

Steven Rendall’s work is littered with references to technology, art history, horror movies and pop music. Materials, images and meanings are scavenged and rearranged in various ways.

Rendall was born in the UK in 1969. He moved to Melbourne in 2000 where he currently lives and works. He completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) at DeMontfort University in Leicester (1993), undertook post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London (1996) and completed a PhD at Monash University in 2015.

Rendall has staged numerous exhibitions in Australia and the UK. His work is in various collections including The National Gallery of Victoria, The Monash University Collection, Artbank, The City of Melbourne, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and St. Helier Hospital, London.

Rendall is represented by Niagara Galleries – niagaragalleries.com.au

Julie Shiels

All that Remains – Acland Street

Photographic print on foam board, 53cm x 37cm

Julie Shiels is a visual artist who makes work for the gallery and public space. Her sculpture and photography explore how everyday objects can be transformed to reflect the narratives of urban life.

Julie has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally. She has undertaken many public art commissions for local government. Her work has been acquired by public collections including National Gallery of Australia, State Library of New South Wales and Australian Embassy, Vietnam.

Julie has a Masters of Art from RMIT University (2006) and a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts (2015).

She is a sessional lecturer at RMIT University.

Anselm van Rood

View From The Bridge, Elwood

Painting, oil on canvas,  62cm X 92cm

Anselm van Rood studied fine art at Chelsea College and the Slade School in London in the 1960s.

In 1978 he travelled to India, where lived for a year. He studied Meditation and Yoga there and these Eastern philosophies continue to be at the centre of his work.

Other influences include Middle Kingdom Egyptian Art and European Modernist painting, particularly Henri Matisse.

His work has been widely exhibited in Victoria and Australia and is in many private collections in Australia, Europe and in the U.S.A.

It is also in the permanent collection of the City of Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria.

Phillip Watt

Untitled #1

Acrylic paint on canvas, coated in shellac, 40cm x 50cm

He studied Photography and Graphic Design at Wangaratta Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE.

Since 2016, he has been a member of the Mind Australia Art group Art Mania.

I take inspiration for my artwork from the works of Mark Rothko.

The piece given to us for this auction is abstract, in intense, bold colours.

See more pieces from Phillip Watt at the auction.

Phillip Watt

Untitled #4

Acrylic paint on canvas, coated in shellac, 40cm x 50cm

He studied Photography and Graphic Design at Wangaratta Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE.

Since 2016, he has been a member of the Mind Australia Art group Art Mania.

I take inspiration for my artwork from the works of Mark Rothko.

The piece given to us for this auction is abstract, in intense, bold colours.

See more pieces from Phillip Watt at the auction.

Getting there

The Laurent Gallery is located at 115 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne.
Nearby public transport includes trams stop 126 and bus stops on Montague St.
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Laurent Gallery

115 Thistlethwaite St,

South Melbourne, VIC 3205

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With thanks 

The donors below have contributed their works to support the election of Steph Hodgins-May, who understands how important art is to our community. We encourage you to browse their websites and show them some love.

Ale Liubinas 
Alexandra Lewisohn
Anselm van Rood – awakeningtheeye.net
Christopher Kerley – christopherkerley.com
Clare Ellison Jakes  clareellisonjakes.com/
Dean Home – artistprofile.com.au/dean-home
Garry Moore – garrymoorephotography.com
Hanna Bertram – .hannahbertram.com
Jenny Huang – jennyyunyihuang.com
Julie Shiels – julieshiels.com.au
Karan Hayman – franque.com.au/karan-hayman
Katherine Hattam – katherinehattam.com
Michael Prideaux
Peter D. Cole – peterdcole.com.au
Phillip Watt
Steven Rendallniagaragalleries.com.au/steven-rendall
Tiffany Dryburgh – tiffanydryburgh.com
Tim Bass 
Yoko Baxter – applecandytale.com
Zlata Radovanartzlata.weebly.com

 

With thanks 

The donors below have contributed their works to support the election of Steph Hodgins-May, who understands how important art is to our community. We encourage you to browse their websites and show them some love.

Ale Liubinas 
Alexandra Lewisohn
Anselm van Rood – awakeningtheeye.net
Christopher Kerley – christopherkerley.com
Clare Ellison Jakes  clareellisonjakes.com/
Dean Home – artistprofile.com.au/dean-home
Garry Moore – garrymoorephotography.com
Hanna Bertram – .hannahbertram.com
Jenny Huang – jennyyunyihuang.com
Julie Shiels – julieshiels.com.au
Karan Hayman – franque.com.au/karan-hayman
Katherine Hattam – katherinehattam.com
Michael Prideaux
Peter D. Cole – peterdcole.com.au
Phillip Watt
Steven Rendallniagaragalleries.com.au/steven-rendall
Tiffany Dryburgh – tiffanydryburgh.com
Tim Bass 
Yoko Baxter – applecandytale.com
Zlata Radovanartzlata.weebly.com

With thanks to the Laurent Gallery

www.laurentgallery.com