'The National' 2017 has launched its website dedicated to its upcoming triennial exhibition, profiling the artists featured including Khadim Ali, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Dale Harding, Gordon Hookey, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi, and Jemima Wyman. The site also includes essays by the exhibition curators providing an introduction to the exhibition concept.
In 2017 the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and Museum of Contemporary Art will present The National: New Australian Art. The National will showcase contemporary Australian art and includes new work by Khadim Ali, Gordon Bennett, Richard Bell, Dale Harding, Gordon Hookey, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi and Jemima Wyman. The National opens 30 March 2017.
Raquel Ormella, Tom Nicholson and Peter Kennedy: Dissenting Voices, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Raquel Ormella presents a body of new work as part of a solo exhibition at Cross Art Projects, Sydney entitled 'Artists as Cartoonists, or Extended Black and White'. The work engages with a series of entries by art historian Joan Kerr in the national database, the Design and Art Australian Online, and in the exhibition catalogue, 'Artists and Cartoonists in Black and White: The Most Public Art' (1999). The exhibitions runs until 23 July.
Khaled Sabsabi and Raquel Ormella have been selected to participate in Artspace, Sydney's inaugural One Year Studio Artist program. The program will provide a space necessary for the artists to develop their practice, leading towards future national and international projects. Read more.
New Constellation 2013 and Imperative 2012 by Raquel Ormella will feature as part of More love hours: contemporary artists and craft at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. The exhibition will showcase the work of Australian artists using craft media and techniques in their practice. Opening 21 July the exhibition runs until 15 November 2015. Read more
VERNON AH KEE, RICHARD BELL, PETER KENNEDY & RAQUEL ORMELLA: SEE YOU AT THE BARRICADES, AGNSW, SYDNEY
The work of Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Peter Kennedy and Raquel Ormella features as part of the upcoming group exhibition 'See you at the barricades' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Opening 30 May, the exhibition calls attention to a ‘dissident aesthetic’ emerging in contemporary art. Increasingly, artists are adapting images of 20th-century protest movements, using flags and banners, and re-enacting historical protests.
Helga Groves, Dale Harding and Raquel Ormella feature in the 2015 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, taking place at the National Art School, Darlinghurst from 26 March 2015. Curated this year by Tim Johnson, Groves, Harding and Ormella join twenty two artists at the annual exhibition. Read more.
Milani Gallery will be closed from 21 December 2014 and will reopen on 27 January 2015. We will be contactable via email or by appointment during this period. Our first exhibition for 2015 will recent work by multidisiplinary artist collective Chicks on Speed, opening in early February. Our very best wishes for the summer season and our thanks for your support throughout 2014.
Curated by Kezia Geddes, Lismore Regional Gallery presents a group exhibition profiling artistic activism and creative ways to bring about social change. Including the work of Richard Bell and Raquel Ormella, Protest Songs: Artful Actions opens 19 July and runs until 6 September 2014. Read more.
Raquel Ormella and Khaled Sabsabi have been selected as finalists in this years Basil Sellers Art Prize.
The exhibition is reviewed in the L.A. Times:
Raquel Ormella is currently exhibiting in the California-Pacific Triennial, running June 30, 2013 - November 17, 2013.
Raquel Ormella will be in the exhibition Pigeon Auction: Looking at Suburban Subcultures, at Casula Powerhouse. The exhibition runs 18 May - 30 June 2013.
More information: http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/exhibitions/pigeon-auction.aspx
Raquel Ormella and Jemima Wyman will feature in the exhibition Direct Democracy at the Monash University Museum of Art, 26 April - 6 July 2013. The exhibition 'explores the changing nature of our engagement with the democratic tradition and looks to the emergence of new democratic models'.
More information: http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/assets/pdfs/2013/directdemocracy-media.pdf
Raquel Ormella's work wil be exhibited in the inaugural California-Pacific Triennale, to be curated by Dan Cameron. The exhibition takes place at OCMA from June 30, 2013.
A pop up exhibition will open on Thursday 6th December from 6 - 8pm. Propositions will span over two warehouse spaces and will run from 6 - 11 December. The address is 78 Logan Rd Woolloongabba (100m down the road from Milani Gallery).
Part One: Eugene Carchesio, Ross Manning and Sandra Selig.
Part Two: Vernon Ah Kee, Khadim Ali, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Ian Burn, Gordon Hookey, Peter Kennedy, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Stuart Ringholt, Madonna Staunton, Judy Watson.
Raquel Ormella's work Feeders is to be exhibited at Canberra Contemporay Art Space from Thursday 6 December - 2 February 2013.
For more information: http://www.ccas.com.au/exhibitions/
Raquel Ormella was awarded the Open Award at the Fisher's Ghost Art Award at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Raquel Ormella and Khaled Sabsabi are exhibiting at the Shaghai Biennale which opened on 1 October 2012.
Raquel Ormella and Khaled Sabsabi have been selected for the Sydney Pavilion at the 9th Shanghai Biennale which opens on 1 October 2012. The Sydney Pavilion is to be titled 'The Floating Eye' and takes as its starting point the reorientation of geography in Australia in the context of recent shifting global and cultural connections.
Stuart Ringholt and Raquel Ormella's work features in Social Networking at the Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition explores how contemporary artists broach social contact with their subjects and audiences.
Social Networking: Gallery of Modern Art, 3 March - 1 July 2012.
For more information: http://qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/social_networking
New works by Louise Hearman and Raquel Ormella are on display at the University of Queensland Art Museum as part of the National Artists' Self Portrait Prize 2011. The artists were invited to make new works for the biannual, $50 000 prize, the winning work will also be acquired for the University Art Museum's National Collection of Artists' Self Portraits. This year's exhibition has been curated by Alison Kubler, around the theme of 'Life is risk/Art is risk'. National Artists' Self Portrait Prize 2011, University of Queensland Art Musuem, 24 September 2011- 12 February 2012.
A solo exhibition by Raquel Ormella will open at CAST, Hobart in May. 130 Davey Street and Walking through Clear-fells brings together two major works by the artist which interrogate land use politics and environmental activism in Tasmania. 7 May - 6 June, 2011, CAST, Hobart, Tasmania. For more information: http://www.castgallery.org/current-program/exhibitions/upcoming/69/130-Davey-Street--Walking-through-clear-fells
Works by Vernon Ah Kee and Raquel Ormella feature in an exhibition of contemporary Australian drawing, to open shortly at the National Art School, Sydney. Curated by Natasha Bullock, and organised by Art Gallery of New South Wales and Asia Link, Erased: Contemporary Australian Drawing has already toured venues in Asia through 2009 and 2010. The presentation at the National Art School will also feature 4 new works on canvas by Vernon Ah Kee. Erased: Contemporary Australian Drawing, National Art School, Sydney, 23 February - 6 March, 2011.
Works by Kate Beynon, Ian Burn, Robert Hunter, Raquel Ormella, Gareth Sansom and Sandra Selig have been selected for the inaugural exhibition at the new Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne. Change explores the breadth and depth of the Monash University Collection, featuring works from the 1960s through to today. Change, Monash University Museum of Art, 27 October - 18 December, 2010. http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/exhibitions/change.html
Works by Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Eugene Carchesio Tim Johnson, Raquel Ormella and Judy Watson feature in an upcoming exhibition at the City Gallery, Wellington. roundabout will showcase major new works by 108 artists, both established and emerging, from around the world. roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand, 25 September 2010 - 16 January 2011. http://www.citygallery.org.nz/roundabout/
Raquel Ormella has been selected to create and present a major new work in the inaugural Aichi Trienniale in Nagoya, Japan. Ormella is exhibiting a new video work at the Nagoya City Art Museum that considers the relationship between humans and wild birds in Japanese cities. Aichi Triennale, Nagoya City Art Museum, 8 August - 31 October, 2010. http://aichitriennale.jp/en/artists/contemporary-arts/raquel-ormella.html
Bonita Ely and Raquel's Ormella's work is discussed in two essays published in the latest Art & Australia magazine. In 'Bonita Ely's art of ecology', Nicholas Croggan considers Ely's ongoing interest in environmental concerns, while Bec Dean writes about several recent projects by Raquel Ormella in 'Raquel Ormella and Andrea Bowers: Life in the balance'. Art & Australia, volume 48, number 1, 2010.
Works by Eugene Carchesio, Damiano Bertoli, Bonita Ely, Raquel Ormella and Sandra Selig are included in the upcoming exhibition (to) give time to time, organised by the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. (to) give time to time will consider ephemeral art practices, both past and present, in Australian art. The project and accompanying symposium will be staged across various sites in Adelaide and Mildura in August and September. For more information: http://aeaf.org.au/exhibitions/10_tgttt.html
An upcoming exhibition at the QUT Art Museum considers the influence of Japan on the work of contemporary Australian artists. Curated by Vanessa Van Ooyen, Zen to Kawaii: The Japanese Affect includes works by Eugene Carchesio, Natalya Hughes, Raquel Ormella and Sandra Selig. QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, 13 July - 19 December, 2010.http://www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au/exhibit/news-event.jsp?news-event-id=31092
Bonita Ely and Raquel Ormella will exhibit work in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In the balance: art for a changing world features work by Australian and international artists that respond to ecological concerns.
Artspace has just released a significant publication on the work of Raquel Ormella following her exhibition last October. The publication features essays by Reuben Keehan, Lisa Havillah, Ann Stephen and an interview with Lizzie Muller. She Went That Way is now available. Raquel Ormella is the next show at Milani Gallery.
Raquel Ormella is exhibiting in the show Kent State: Four Decades Later at the University Art Gallery at the University of Sydney, curated by Ann Stephen. This show will continue 13 May through 18 July 2010. More information can be found here: http://www.usyd.edu.au/museums/about/art_collection.shtml
Raquel Ormella is currently artist in residence at Tokyo Wonder Sight, Japan. The residency will culminate in an exhibition in April.
A major solo exhibition by Raquel Ormella is currently on display at Artspace, Sydney. Curated by Reuban Keehan, She went that way features new and recent projects by Ormella, and also includes revised works from earlier, key periods in her career. Artspace, Sydney, 16 October - 14 November, 2009. Read more here:http://www.artspace.org.au/gallery/gallery_exhibition.php?e=115
Raquel Ormella is currently exhibiting work in Making it New:Focus on Contemporary Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Curated by Glenn Barkley, Making it New is the fourth in the MCA's biennial series of exhibitions focusing on contemporary Australian art practice. Making it New:Focus on Contemporary Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 10 September - 11 November, 2009. http://www.mca.com.au/default.asp?page_id=10&content_id=4808