Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Congratulations Kurilpa Collection

 The Kurilpa Collection celebrated reaching the half way mark of their collecting period with an exhibition of their work collected so far, a dinner and a forum.  Carol and Emma Bett were delighted to be invited to take part in the celebrations. The group found it valuable to be able to assess their collection after 5 years and now go on invigorated for the next 5.  The forum was a great success with panel members including Carol Bett (Bett Gallery), Emma Bett (Bett Gallery), Michael Schwarz (Acacia Collection, Melbourne), Jon Cattapan (artist) and Jen McLennan (Kurilpa Collection).  The gallery was packed to capacity with people interested in learning more about Bett Gallery Art Collecting Groups.  For more information on these groups go to:

Pat Brassington & Richard Bell at 2012 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art

Across four physical platforms, Parallel Collisions presents 21 commissioned works by some of Australia’s leading artists, including Pat Brassington and Richard Bell.  Curated by Natasha Bullock and Alexie Glass-Kantor the 2012 Adelaide Biennial explores the ways in which ideas emerge, converge and re-form through time. From a floating island of 2000 cut-glass objects to an explosive light installation that clocks in real time human births, deaths and dying stars, this Biennial considers the temporality of the present as it parallels and collides with the past.

Julie Gough at Adelaide Festival

Deadly features newly commissioned works by eight leading Australian First Nation artists and collectives, including Julie Gough.  Curated by Fulvia Mantelli and Renee Johnson with Troy-Anthony Baylis, Nici Cumpston and Brenda L. Croft as advisors.  The Adelaide Festival is on from the 2nd to the 8th of March.  To find out more have a look at their website

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Raymond Arnold work acquired by The Parliament House Collection

Sediment & reflection 2004
screenprint on paper
100 x 70 cm
, edition of 8

Bett Gallery announces the recent acquisition of Reflection & Sediment  2004, a screenprint on paper by Raymond Arnold, by the Parliament House Collection, Canberra.