Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sam Doctor at PICA, WA

Sam Doctor, A Song for the Stonebreakers, exhibited at Chalk Horse in 2010 is now on show at PICA, WA.
Sam Doctor A Song for the Stonebreakers, 2010
Sam Doctor tracks the minutae of everyday working conditions in the sulphur miners of Kawah Ijen, Indonesia, in a new video work that poignantly unpacks the human risk in such hazardous environments.
Exhibition continues through until 3 April, visit for more details.

Download catalogue PDF here

Clifton Mack, NATSIAA 2010 finalist exhibits at Chalk Horse

Chalk Horse are proud to present as a part of our Art Month Sydney 2011 exhibition program, Clifton Mack from Yinjaa-Barni community in the Pilbara WA.

Jarman Island Lighthouse 1
2011 Acrylic on Canvas 91 x 94 cm

Jarman Island Sunset 11
2011 Acrylic on Canvas 76 x 122 cm

Jarman Island Dusk
2010 Acrylic on Canvas 76 x 122 cm

Clifton Mack obsessively paints the Jarman Island Lighthouse. Jarman Island Lighthouse is located near Cossack in Western Australia (WA) and is among the Pilbara region’s most significant historic landmarks.The lighthouse operated from 16 May 1888 until the light was extinguished on 15 May 1985. Now when the sun has set the earth around the lighthouse glows red.
It is an old historical site with the lighthouse as well as keepers quarters that were constructed by prisoners the majority of whom were from an Arabian pearling fleet, stranded up in Cossack during the cyclone season. When the tide was out, food and supplies would be sent from Cossack to the island by hand driven rail track. Today you can still see the tracks on the edge of the beach. Clifton often paints the seagulls footprints on the island.

Art Month Sydney 2011 Events

Chalk Horse is proud to be involved with Art Month Sydney 2011, a month-long festival that celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of Sydney's thriving visual arts scene.

Thursday March 10th

Artist Speed Dating
By invitation only

Art Bar
@ The Ivy, The Den and The Den Patio

Thursday 17th March

After Work- Precinct 3
@ Chalk Horse

Art Bar
@ The Beresford Hotel

Saturday March 19th

Gallery Talk: Bababa International
With liquid refreshments provided
@ Chalk Horse

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jasper Knight "Metal on Metal" at Gallery Ecosse

Jasper Knight is exhibiting at Gallery Ecosse in Exeter from 5th February through to 5th March 2011 with an exciting new body of work based on the local history of Exeter as well as autobiographical interludes including a portrait of his recently acquired and much loved Vespa (used as a recreational indoor vehicle).

Jasper Knight Berrima Courthouse, 2010
60 x 60cm  Enamel on Board

Jasper Knight Exeter Station 1942, 2010
150 x 150cm Enamel, Masonite, Perspex and Sign on Board

Jasper Knight Old Tractor, 2010 150 x 100cm
Enamel, Acrylic & Spray on Cotton Rag

Jasper Knight Vespa Study II, 2010 120 x 80cm
Enamel, Acrylic and Spray on Cotton Rag

For more information about "Metal on Metal" see