Positions in Painting

Teelah George, 'Ghoasts of what we were' 2019-2020. Oil paint, embroidery, canvas, thread, 46 × 40 × 3 cm. Courtesy Gallery9, Sydney.

Positions in Painting is a three part symposium focusing on artists who have been working towards solo exhibitions very recently. Painting is at the core of each practice, yet Teelah George, Jelena Telecki and Natalya Hughes works also move across sculpture, installation, textiles/craft and deploy media generated imagery; touching on themes of feminism, self-isolation, and embodied experience.

These talks are an opportunity to hear the ways artists are facing the challenges of carrying on a studio practice in the midst of recent social upheavals.

Thursday 1 October 1-2pm with Teelah George

Thursday 8 Thursday 1-2pm with Jelena Telecki

Thursday 15 October 1-2pm with Natalya Hughes

Join online: https://anu.zoom.us/j/4319518084?pwd=eXM1dWVrb0dZYUdSa1NmRjd5K0tnZz09  
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Teelah George (b. 1984) lives and works between Perth and Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours 1) from Curtin University. Recent exhibitions include The Weight, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2019), Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery 9 (2019), Melbourne Art Fair, Neon Parc, Sydney (2019), A soft gap, Gallery 9 (2018), Primavera: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2017); the Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia (2017); Our Studio Selves, Artspace, Sydney (2017). In 2015 she was a studio resident at Sydney’s Artspace. George is represented in the collections of Artbank, MCA Collection, University of Western Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Cruthers Collection of Womens Art, City of Joondalup Collection, Art Gallery of WA, Macquarie Bank Collection, Monash University Collection.

Teelah is represented by Gallery9, Sydney.

Jelena Telecki was born in Yugoslavia in 1976 and relocated to Newcastle, Australia in 1999. She currently lives and works in Sydney. Telecki has exhibited extensively in Australia, England, and Japan. Recent solo exhibitions include Incidental Collaborators, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Not Coming Andersson (2018) at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney and Bubble diagrams (2017) at Artspace Ideas Platform, Sydney.

Notable group exhibitions include Gymnasium (2020), SCA Galleries, Sydney; Outside my window (online, 2020), Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney; RONDO (2020), Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney; NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (2019), Artspace, Sydney; John Fries Award (2018), UNSW Galleries; and NEW14 (2014), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne. Telecki has been awarded several grants and residencies including a one-year studio residency at Artspace, Sydney in 2019; the University of Sydney Postgraduate Award in 2008-2009; and the Australia Council for the Arts grant for the development of new work in 2010. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally including Artbank, Sydney and The Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Jelena appears as a courtesy of Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.

Natalya Hughes was a finalist in both the Sulman Prize at Art Gallery of NSW and the National Works on Paper Prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in 2018, as well as the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize at Art Gallery of South Australia. Her work has been included in institutional exhibitions such as Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art (2019, 2017 and 2012), QUT Art Museum Brisbane (2016), Artspace Sydney (2016), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (2015), Performance Space (2012), Parliament House Canberra (2014), UQ Art Museum, Brisbane (2010), Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2009) and Tarrawarra Museum of Art, VIC (2006). Hughes completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane in 2001 and a PhD in Art Theory at the College of Fine Art (UNSW) in 2009. She currently lives in Brisbane and lectures in Fine Art and Expanded Practice at the Queensland College of Art.

Natalya is represented by Milani Gallery, Sydney and Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney.

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