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Barry Humphries at our recent opening

Barry Humphries at our recent opening

Posted: 31 Jul 2012

Barry Humphries pictured here with my mother Nadia McDonnell, delighted guests by turning up at the opening of our new exhibition 20th Century European Works on Paper... and didn't go home empty handed! read more

Barry Dickins in Broome

Barry Dickins in Broome

Posted: 4 Jul 2012

An exhibition of works by Barry Dickins is showing in Broome this weekend

The exhibition featuring recent works is on show at the home of Jeremy Hart.  Contact Jeremy 0428 830 002 or Caroline Chesterfield 0422 609087 for more information

Barry will also be signing copies of his recent book Barry Dickins and the Fairies of Miller Street 

Brilliantism

Brilliantism

Posted: 20 Jul 2011

Opening next week at our Hampton gallery is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Barry Dickins, artist, author and poet. The exhibition will be opened by Patricia Cowling, principal at Genazzano college and long term friend and patron of Barry's.

This will be our third exhibition of Barry's work since opening our Hampton gallery in 2007. 

 

 

 

Edward Roper painting

Edward Roper painting

Posted: 17 May 2011

Mount Ararat on Display in City

The Ararat Advertiser featured our Edward Roper watercolour "Bringing Down the Wool, Mount Ararat in the Distance in the this weeks paper. 

Maytime Fair Exhibition

Maytime Fair Exhibition

Posted: 28 Apr 2011

For the second year in a row we will be exhibiting as part of  the Maytime Fair at Xavier College in Kew. An exhibition of 50+ works; paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture. The fair raises money for the Jesuit Mission in support of people in Africa, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Myanmar and Thailand. We are proud to part of this important work.

Opening night; Thursday 5th May continuing Fri 6th and Sat 7th 9-5pm

 

Rae Letters booklaunch

Rae Letters booklaunch

Posted: 21 Apr 2011

The Melbourne-born sisters, Iso and Alison Rae studied art at the National Gallery School in the 1870s & 1880s.  They left for Paris in 1887 to pursue careers overseas and never returned.
Many art historians and collectors have been fascinated by the sisters, particularly Iso Rae, since a collection of her pastels turned up in a London auction in the late 1970s...read more

 

Butterworth exhibition opening

Butterworth exhibition opening

Posted: 14 Mar 2011

Daniel and Matthew Butterworth's exhibition opened last Saturday afternoon. The paintings explore the theme of masculinity in a contemporary Australian culture. The artists ideas are expressed through re-visiting well know paintings by artists such as Tom Roberts and Sidney Nolan. The exhibition resounds with both humour and a gutsy irreverence.

 

 

 

Daniel and Matthew Butterworth

Daniel and Matthew Butterworth

Posted: 14 Mar 2011

Daniel and Matthew Butterworth at Daniel's studio prior to the opening of their exhibition.

 

 

 

February 2011

February 2011

Posted: 16 Feb 2011

After a long and relaxing summer holiday we are back in action in Hampton which currently is showing works from our stock room, including this marvellous early work by Deborah Halpern. It is not often that a painting from this part of her career is seen and this work has a wonderful rich, sculptural use of paint - surprise, surprise!

Aboriginal Artists from the Kimberley

Aboriginal Artists from the Kimberley

Posted: 2 Aug 2010

With less than one week to go there are a number of works by Andrea Pindan and Greg Peterson still available. These paintings focus on the land of the artists' ancestors. 

Illustrated: Greg Peterson's Warla, 90 x 90 cm 

This is the area my grandfather and grandmother came from.  They walk from waterhole to waterhole.  They gather food and visit relatives as they move about.  This is the Canning Stock Route area.  My Grandfather’s country is Kokapanu and my Grandmother’s country is Choolgou.  The central white area depicts white soil claypan which may be crossed at night because of the lack of shade during the day.

 

Andrea Pindan and Greg Peterson at the Hampton Gallery

Andrea Pindan and Greg Peterson at the Hampton Gallery

Posted: 7 Jul 2010

For this year's annual exhibition of paintings from the Kimberley we will be showing works by Andrea Pindan and Greg Peterson - opening 17th July.

 

Illustrated is Greg Peterson's Wirnpa, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Modern Exhibition

A New Modern Exhibition

Posted: 6 Jul 2010

We are very busy at the moment preparing for our next show, Modern Australian Painters. The exhibition will include works by Sidney Nolan, Francis Lymburner, William Dobell, Charles Blackman, Horace Brodzky and Danila Vassilieff as well as many other well-known 20th century artists.

 The exhibition opens in late July. 

 

 

Rare Hugh Ramsay for sale

Rare Hugh Ramsay for sale

Posted: 10 Jun 2010

Included in my new exhibition is a terrific museum quality painting by Hugh Ramsay.

Self Portrait, Paris 1901 was included in Ramsay's Retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1943.  During the last 109 years since it was painted, it has been in the possession of two members of the Ramsay family and Daryl Lindsay, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria.  It was probably also included in the 1902 exhibition that Nellie Melba helped to organize for the artist.

It is an important painting and is priced at $35,000.

The second work by Hugh Ramsay in our exhibition has been snapped up by a discerning scholar.

Thornton Walker

Thornton Walker

Posted: 7 May 2010

Bridget McDonnell Gallery is proud to announce that we are now showing works by highly respected painter and printmaker Thornton Walker. Pictured here is Haiku II a recent watercolour 80 x 75 cm.

 

 

New exhibition for Carlton

New exhibition for Carlton

Posted: 6 May 2010

Our new exhibition of Early Australian Painters will open at our Carlton gallery on the 23 May.  We have been preparing the catalogue for this exhibition for 5 months now and are delighted to see it finally completed.  Contact the gallery for more information

 

New Works by Barry Dickins

New Works by Barry Dickins

Posted: 6 May 2010

As a result of the continuing interest in Barry Dickin's extraordinary paintings and drawings, the artist has brought in a number of new pieces that are now available for viewing, such as Contemplative Mermaids  illustrated (detail). Like the man himself these works are full of colour and complexity and the more one looks at them, the more there is to see.

 

 

Barry Dickins Exhibition

Barry Dickins Exhibition

Posted: 6 May 2010

March/April saw an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Barry Dickins at our Hampton gallery. A very successful show with Barry's new works attracting a lot of attention. Photo: Barry in his North Carlton studio. 

 

 

Celia Perceval Paintings on View

Celia Perceval Paintings on View

Posted: 4 Mar 2010

Celia Perceval's exhibition of recent paintings from the Sapphire Coast has been a joy. Her works have brought many people through the gallery and interest continues so her works will be on show until the 16th March 2010 and can then be viewed on request.

Celia Perceval Exhibition Opening

Celia Perceval Exhibition Opening

Posted: 10 Feb 2010

Sunday 7th February saw the opening of an exhibition of recent paintings by Celia Perceval, pictured here with Nadia McDonnell.  A gorgeous Sunday afternoon, good cheese, good wine, good company and 20 of Celia's lively, impasto paintings to view. The exhibition continues until the 28th Feb.

Lucy Boyd in her Studio

Lucy Boyd in her Studio

Posted: 9 Nov 2009

Opening Friday 13th November is an exhibition of landscapes and seascapes by Lucy Boyd, seen here painting in her studio. On departing Melbourne last December, Lucy left a collection of works from her studio in Edithvale with us. It is these works that will be on display until the 28th of November. The exhibition features a number of works depicting bayside beaches, with which Lucy and her family have had a long history.

Kimberley Visit

Kimberley Visit

Posted: 20 Oct 2009

Caroline and I camped beside this idyllic, remote, waterhole for a couple of nights rest after visiting Fitzroy Crossing and Yiyili to select works for our next Aboriginal paintings exhibition.  It was my first trip to the Kimberley and I can't wait to get back.  I will even swim in the waterholes again even though Caroline was bitten by a crocodile ! For more information and photos ask Caroline next time you are in our Hampton gallery.

100 Years of Women Painters

100 Years of Women Painters

Posted: 15 Nov 2008

Our new exhibition at BMG Hampton will be 100 Years of Women Painters.  The exhibition will be similar in format to our Xmas exhibition held in our Carlton gallery every year but will be dedicated to generations of women artists.  It will open in the last week of November and run through until Christmas.  During January the gallery will only open on the odd day or by appointment.  Depending on the weather !

BMG Hampton

BMG Hampton

Posted: 15 Nov 2008

The Hampton gallery is now 1 year old.  Thanks to the efforts of Caroline it has gone from strength to strength.  The highlight event of the year was the  rock concert put on by  Fitzroy Express in April to coincide with the opening of an exhibition of paintings from Fitzroy Crossing and the nearby community of Yiyili.

Family news

Family news

Posted: 22 Jul 2007

My youngest sister Joanne has launched a company producing horse snacks Like a muesli bar treat for horses Jomax Horse Snax is a nutritious treat for your favourite pony and has been selling well. Pictured is her daughter Esmé treating a friend's horse.

Look for them at your nearest saddlery shop.

For more information see www.jomax.com.au  or email jo@jomax.com.au