FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 April 2010
COMODAA premieres Australian contemporary artists in London
- ‘5 by 5’ exhibition gives the old London Chocolate Factory a taste of new Australian art -
Contemporary Modern Australian Art (COMODAA) will premiere new and recent works by fivecontemporary Australian artists in London this spring with an exhibition entitled 5 by 5.The exhibition, running from 27 May until 5 June 2010 at The Menier Gallery in South London,presents five works by five contemporary Australian artists who collectively represent both emergingand established practitioners.The featured artists are Tony Lloyd, Laith McGregor, Dennis Nona, Helen Pynor and Anthony White. All will have their London premiere at the exhibition with the exception of Dennis Nona, a respectedTorres Strait Islander artist who has shown in the United Kingdom previously.The artists work across diverse mediums ranging from Helen Pynor’s photographic installations, TonyLloyd’s oil on linen landscapes, Anthony White’s heavy oil abstraction, Dennis Nona’s printmakingand drawings, through to Laith McGregor’s intricate biro and coloured pencil line drawings.5 by 5 is presented by COMODAA, an independent art business developed to promote the work of contemporary Australian artists internationally. COMODAA was established in Sydney in 2009 andwill relocate permanently to London this May.The exhibition is the second to be presented by COMODAA in London, following on from asuccessful debut show titled “Australia, Now” in September 2009. 5 by 5 will be presented at TheMenier Gallery, located within the old Menier Chocolate Factory and in close vicinity to London’sBorough Market and Tate Modern.Director of COMODAA Jonny White says the group’s goal is to develop the profile of contemporary Australian artists by bringing exhibitions of their work to audiences in the United Kingdom andEuropean markets.Mr White said: “The 5 by 5 exhibition gives the UK market an opportunity to build upon their understanding about what contemporary Australian art entails. This exciting and diverse group of artists is evidence of both the quality and talent that exists in Australian contemporary art today andhighlights the fact that the genre extends well beyond the more widely known Aboriginal art market.