Nicola Smith has been awarded an artist residency at Val David, Quebec, for May 2014. The residency coincides with the biannual International Festivals held at the Residence.


Throughout 2014, Nana Ohnesorge will undertake a series of workshops with the community in Griffiith, NSW, as part of a Community Portraiture Project. This project, supported by Griffith Regional Gallery, Griffith Connections and members of the Indigenous community, will see Nana produce large collaborative and individual portraits, which will be exhibited at Griffith Regional Gallery in October 2014.


Samuel Quinteros is one of six artists invited to exhibit in Platforms Australia, curated by by Aaron Seeto for Art Stage Singapore. Platforms is a new format for the fair, comprising eight country and regional platforms highlighting exceptional emerging talent. 15 - 19 January 2014.


Heath Franco’s video work WUNDER CLOSET travels to Santiago, Chile, as part of the exhibition Video Arte Australia y Nueva Zelanda. Curated by Mark Feary, this project was first presented for Video Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, this year. 6 December 2013 - 26 January 2014, Centro Cultural Matucana 100 (M100).


Heath Franco was commissioned by Artbank Australia to produce a new video work for the series ‘Performutations’, curated by Daniel Mudie-Cunningham. ZIXKATZ is available for rental through Artbank and an editioned print is available at the gallery.


Following a Firstdraft Emerging Studio Residency, Imagining Alternatives is Kylie Banyard’s solo exhibition at Firstdraft Gallery, 27 November - 14 December.


Congratulations to Vivian Cooper Smith who was awarded the Pat Corrigan AM Acquisitive Award at the Centre for Contemporary Photography's Salon. Until 14 December


We are pleased to announce that Galerie pompom now represents Mason Kimber.





Congratulations to Vicky Browne, winner of the 2013 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists' Travel Scholarship. The prize is awarded to a recent SCA graduate to further his/her visual arts practice and professional development in an international environment. Vicky will receive $28,000 over the next two years; she plans to use these funds to travel to and work at George Van Tassel’s Integratron in the Mojave Desert. This research will form the basis for a new body of videos, sound recordings and sculptural work which will be exhibited in Sydney and Los Angeles in 2015.


Thanks to all who visited our booth at Sydney Contemporary where we had a great success with Todd Robinson’s new balloon series, Oooh.


We are very pleased to announce that Galerie pompom now represents Ron Adams, Vivian Cooper Smith, Samuel Quinteros and Elvis Richardson.


Samuel Quinteros is the 2014 Curwoods Lawyers Artist-in-Residence.


Todd Robinson is a finalist in the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship for Emerging Artists at Artspace, Sydney. Exhibition dates: 4 - 20 October.


Emma Thomson and Sarah Mosca are finalists in the Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art. Exhibition dates: 4 October - 3 November.





We are very pleased to announce Galerie pompom's participation in Sydney Contemporary, Australia's new international art fair. Visit us at Booth PC105 to see sculpture by Todd Robinson, and work by Ron Adams, Heath Franco and Charles Dennington in other sections of the Fair. Carriageworks, 19 - 22 September.


Heath Franco will exhibit a major video installation for Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 12 September - 17 November. Read what Primavera curator Robert Cook has to say about Heath's work in his interview with Ashley Crawford in the Australian Financial Review.


Vicky Browne, in collaboration with Darren Seltmann, will exhibit a large-scale immersive installation called The Black Mountain at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 27 September - 17 November.



JUNE 2013


Vicky Browne and Todd Robinson are emerging artist finalists in the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2013. Exhibition dates 3 May - 1 June


Kylie Banyard, Leo Coyte, Rochelle Haley and Izabela Pluta are all finalists in the Art on Paper: Hazelhurst Art Award 2013. Exhibition dates 6 July - 25 August


Leo Coyte is a finalist in the 2013 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Exhibition dates 12 July - 7 September


Sarah Mosca, with Tim Bruniges, is in the group exhibition Mapping Memory at Incinerator Art Space, curated by Willoughby City Council Curator Venita Poblocki. Exhibition dates 12 June - 7 July


Vicky Browne is in the group exhibition It is what it is: Beyond the debate - transcending the limits of the art vs craft debate at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery. Exhibition dates 24 May - 28 July


Ron Adams and Kylie Banyard recently worked in collaboration for the exhibition Anonymous Séance and the Domes of Silence at ALASKA Projects. Images and review by


Rochelle Haley is in the group exhibition The Carpentry of Speculative Things: An Art Experiment at ALASKA Projects. Exhibition dates 2 - 7 July.



APRIL 2013


Vicky Browne is in the group exhibition ‘Living in the ruins of the Twentieth Century’, at UTS Gallery, 16 April - 17 May.


Rochelle Haley was interviewed for the current issue of Artist Profile. In April and May, Rochelle will undertake a residency at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris to develop her painting and drawing research projects. She will also participate in a series of seminars and workshops on Speculative Realism with emerging philosopher Tristan Garcia at the Performing Arts Forum, St Erme, France. This experience will inform her work towards a group show at Alaska Projects in July, curated by arts writer Prue Gibson.


Sarah Mosca and Kim Fasher (as the collaborative practice SuperKaleidoscope) are guest editors of Das Superpaper Issue 26. Sarah and Kim were also profiled on the back cover of the current NAVA Quarterly on Women in Art.


Izabela Pluta’s Unset Typologies, a recently launched commission for the City of Melbourne Public Art Program, is located at CitiPower Substation, 620-640 Little Bourke Street. Until March 2015.


Nicola Smith exhibited work in two satellite exhibitions in association with the Alliance Française 2013 French Film Festival. Palace Verona Cinema, Paddington, 16 March - 2 April, and the Alliance Française de Sydney, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney, 3 April - 1 May.





Emma Thomson is in The Social at Campbeltown Arts Centre, an exhibition that explores ideas in popular culture. Emma's work is a new series of photographic portraits of contestants in Campbeltown's 'Little Miss Princess' beauty pageant. Until 10 March. Emma is artist-in residence at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo where she will be creating a new body of work involving female pig hunters.


Heath Franco is in the exhibition Project 13 - Jamais Vu, curated by Anna Pappas. Heath is showing a new video work, TELEVISIONS. 15 February - 2 March.


Kylie Banyard will be exhibiting in Speculative Spaces, a group show curated by David Eastwood at Robin Gibson Gallery as part of Art Month. 2 March - 26 March.


Izabela Pluta will be exhibiting in the group exhibition Out Of This World, curated by Gary Sangster, at William Wright Artist Projects. 2 - 20 April.


Leo Coyte will be undertaking a residency at Sydney Guild as part of their Art Month program. His work will be on view in the studio, 21 - 23 March.