Heath Franco's HOME TOWN and Tully Arnot & Charles Dennington's Everything at once, or actually just quickly one after the other. With more things spinning on top will be screening as part of Video Platform, curated by Paul Greenaway, at Art Stage Singapore. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 22 - 25 January 2015.


Heath Franco and David Capra have collaborated on a new video work for Disco Dome, a walking tour through the streets of Parramatta, as part of Sydney Festival 2015.


Vicky Browne has commenced a residency at 18th Street Arts Centre in Los Angeles. Following this Vicky will be participating in the NOW now Festival in January. Look out for Vicky's solo exhibition at pompom in August 2015.





Congratulations to Heath Franco, winner of the Fisher’s Ghost Contemporary Award for his video work TELEVISIONS. The exhibition continues until 14 December, Campbelltown Arts Centre.


Michael Moran is exhibiting with Todd McMillan and David Burns at the Carlton Project Space, Carlton St, Central Park, 6 - 22 November.


Charles Dennington is in the group exhibition FOREVER NEW, with Marilyn Schneider, Alex Kiers and Anna Kristensen, opening 19 November at Alaska Projects.


Sarah Mosca is in the group exhibition Enduring Parallels, curated by Ineke Dane and Lottie Consalvo, opening 28 November at The Lock-Up, Newcastle. Participating artists: Jodie Whalen, Anastasia Klose, Nicholas Shearer, Todd McMillan, Sarah Mosca, Adam Geczy, Rowena Foong, Michaela Gleave, Lottie Consavlo and Jacobus Capone.





Mason Kimber is a finalist in the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, in the heritage banking chamber at No. 1 Martin Place, 29 September - 17 October.


Mason Kimber and Hayley Megan French are two of the new artists to take up residency at Parramatta Artist Studios.


Leo Coyte and Heath Franco are finalists in the 2014 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award. Exhibition dates 25 October - 14 December.


Leo Coyte and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran are presenting a collaborative painting show, Polished Turds, at Alaska Projects, 15 October - 10 October.


Kylie Banyard and Vicky Browne are in the group exhibition The Future's Knot, curated by Peter Johnson, at The Lock-Up, Newcastle. 3 - 24 October.


Heath Franco is in the group exhibition Art as a Verb at Monash University Museum of Art. 3 October - 16 December.


Cherine Fahd is in the group exhibition Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, co-presented by Melbourne Festival. Official launch and artist talks 11 October.


Kylie Banyard's solo exhibition Imagining Alternatives opens at Broken Hill Regional Gallery 10 October. Until 23 November.


Elvis Richardson is in the group exhibition Curating Feminism at SCA Gallery, 23 October - 7 November.


Charles Dennington and Heath Franco are in the group exhibition Sideshow, curated by Isobel Parker Philip, at UTS Gallery, 28 October - 28 November.


Vivian Cooper Smith is a semi-finalist in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.


Cherine Fahd is a finalist in the inaugural Grace Cossington Smith art award 2014. Winner announced 9 October; exhibition dates 2 - 25 October.


Rochelle Haley is in the group drawing exhibition Quo Vadis: The last drawing show, curated by David McNeill, at UNSW Galleries. Until 11 October.


Following a series of portraiture workshops undertaken with members of the indigenous community in Griffith this year, Nana Ohnesorge will present a solo exhibition of the resulting individual portraits as well as a stunning group portrait, which will be gifted to the Griffith Aboriginal Community Centre. Nana Ohnesorge: Portraiture, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, 30 October - 23 November.


Nicola Smith's solo exhibition Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (The necessities of life) is at First Draft Gallery until 17 October.


Elvis Richardson is in the group exhibition Benglis 73/74 at Sutton Projects, Melbourne. Until 11 October.


The culmination of a year long artist residency at Curwoods Lawyers,  Samuel Quinteros will present a solo exhibition of works in Australia Square Foyer, 14 - 24 October.


Seven pompom artists - Ron AdamsKylie BanyardRochelle HaleyCharles DenningtonSarah Mosca and Todd Robinson - are in the exhibition FLEET, curated by OK YEAH COOL GREAT (Kate Beckingham and Anna McMahon). The exhibition brings together the work of 12 artists who, as well as maintaining solo practices, make work within collaborative duos. Metro Arts, Brisbane, 22 October - 8 November.





Mason Kimber is a finalist in the 2014 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. Winner announced 4 September; exhibition dates 5 September - 26 October.


The National Gallery of Australia has acquired two works from Cherine Fahd's Camouflage series, Camouflage (chroma inny) and Camouflage  (eye closed). The full series can be seen in the upcoming exhibition Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 3-26 October 2014. Two works from the series also appear on the cover of a first time, double edition of Art Guide Australia.


We are pleased to announce the recent Artbank commission of new sculptural works by Todd Robinson. The work An Unbelievably Heavy Balloon Collapsing on a Rod is currently on display at the offices of Optiver in the Sydney CBD. This is the first of two works commissioned by Artbank and is a continuation of Robinson's sell-out Oooh series shown at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in 2013.


Congratulations to Elvis Richardson who was awarded the acquisitive $10,000 ROI Art Prize in Melbourne with her work, Rose Window.





Congratulations to Leo Coyte who is a finalist in this year's Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist. Winner announced 18 July; exhibition dates 19 July - 28 September.


Cherine Fahd's work Plinth Piece, study for woman bitten by a snake has been acquired by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This work was recently exhibited in Plinth Piece at Galerie pompom.


We are pleased to announce that Galerie pompom now represents Hayley Megan French. Hayley is currently a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize in Brisbane. Exhibition dates: 1 August - 20 September, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane.


Congratulations to Charles Dennington, Sarah Mosca and Todd Robinson who all received  a New Work Grant - Early Career from the Australia Council, and to Cherine Fahd who received a New Work Grant - Mid Career.


Congratulations to Cherine Fahd, Sarah Mosca and Vivian Cooper Smith who are finalists in the prestigious Bowness Photography Prize. Winner announced Thursday 4 September, exhibition dates: 4 September - 12 October, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne.


Mason Kimber is a finalist in The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, a national non-acquisitive award established to recognise and encourage innovation in contemporary art practice. Winner announced Friday 15 August, exhibition dates 16 August - 12 October, The Substation, Melbourne.


Heath Franco is currently in the group exhibition Site Lines at The Cross Art Projects; until 16 August. Heath is also a finalist in the John Fries Memorial Prize 2014. Exhibition dates 9 August - 6 September, UNSW Galleries, Paddington. Opening night and winner announcement Tuesday 12 August.


Heath Franco is exhibiting Home Again – Heath Franco, Works 2011-2014 at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, 16 August - 5 October. Heath will give an artist talk with curator Drew Halyday on Friday, 15 August at 12pm.


Cherine Fahd is in the group exhibition The Sceptical Image at Sydney College of the Arts, which accompanies the conference The Image in Question. 1 - 30 August.


Elvis Richardson is in the group exhibition The f Word, curated by Caroline Philips at Gippsland Regional Gallery, Sale, Victoria. Until 7 September.



JUNE 2014


Izabela Pluta and Vivian Cooper Smith are in the group show, Secure the shadow, curated by Isobel Parker Philip. Breezeblock, Sydney, 12 June - 29 June 2014.


Mason Kimber has been awarded an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. Mason is currently on residency at the British School at Rome, where he will exhibit works  alongside fellow resident artists at the BSR Gallery.


Izabela Pluta’s solo exhibition, Blue Distance, is currently at UTS Gallery until 4 July. Read the catalogue essay by Andrew Frost HERE, and Izabela in conversation with Andrew Yip for Try Hard magazine HERE.


Hayley Megan French is a finalist in The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Exhibition dates: 1 August - 20 September 2014, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane.


Heath Franco is a finalist in The John Fries Award for Emerging Artists. Exhibition dates: 9 August - 6 September, Galleries UNSW, College of Fine Art, Sydney.



APRIL 2014


Emma Thomson’s solo exhibition, Take Your Best Shot, is currently at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, until 15 June. The exhibition comprises the full set of fourteen portraits produced during Emma’s artist in residency at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.


Sarah Mosca commences a Banff artist in residency in May at The Banff Centre, Canada.


Mason Kimber has been awarded the National Art School - British School at Rome Residency 2014. The 3 month residency commences 2nd April 2014 and culminates in an exhibition. Michael Snelling, National Art School Director, commented, “Through his Master of Fine Art studies and subsequent professional practice, Mason has shown great promise as a contemporary painter and we have no doubt he will benefit enormously from this opportunity. His interest in ‘architectural memory’ lends itself perfectly to the eternal city, and there is great potential to collaborate with a host of resident architects, historians, archaeologists and writers within the British School at Rome.”


Vivian Cooper Smith is a finalist in The Iris Award at the Perth Centre for Photography with his work Amateur Runner #26. The IRIS Award is an annual international prize recognising new and outstanding portraiture in photo-based media. The criteria for selection focuses on portraits that are unique, original and engaging whilst maintaining excellence in photography. 10 May - 8 June, 2014.


Michael Moran’s solo exhibition, Corporate Foyer is currently at First Draft Gallery, 2 - 25 April.





Heath Franco is in the group exhibition IMPACT at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. IMPACT is a selection of recent AGWA acquisitions, with a focus on video, video installation and soundscape works. 1 February - 2 June.


Kylie Banyard and Rochelle Haley (with Monika Behrens) are participating in the exhibition Democracy of Drawing 1 at AirSpace Projects, 28 February - 8 March, and Ron Adams in Democracy of Drawing 2, 14 - 22 March.


Izabela Pluta has been selected by the Centre for Contemporary Photography for the Billboard Art Program, Yarra City Council. Making Mirrors #1 & #2 will appear on the corner of Otter & Smith Sts, Collingwood, 1 March - 31 August.


Elvis Richardson is in the group exhibition RENDEZ VOODOO, which sees 3 interstate artists in dialogue with 3 writers and 3 Fontanelle based emerging artists. Following internet communication and a week-long residency the exhibition is a result of this relationship of collaborative exchange. 2 - 30 March.


Mason Kimber will present Stranger at Home, a painting installation of fleeting, indeterminate objects and spaces that evoke wandering associations and half-remembered imagery, at Archive Space, 5 - 16 March.


Charles Dennington has been selected to exhibit in NEW14, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art's annual exhibition of rising Australian artists. Guest curated by Kyla McFarlane, NEW14 also includes Kenny Pittock, Danae Valenza, Taree Mackenzie, Daniel McKewen, Andrew Hazewinkel and Jelena Telecki. 14 March - 18 May.