- » 28/03/2017:
Huge congratulations to Diena Georgetti for being awarded the 2017 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize for her work THE HUMANITY OF CONSTRUCTION PAINTING. The $ 25,000 acquisitive award is in its 21st year and is this year guest curated by Callum Morton. Judges of the 2017 prize were Judith Blackall (Director NAS Gallery), Mark Harpley (Visual Arts Coordinator, Redlands School) and Justin Paton (Head Curator of International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales). Following the tradition of the prize, Morton invited twenty established artists to participate in the exhibition who in turn each invited an emerging artist. Previous winners of the prize include Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Pat Brassington, Mikala Dwyer, Callum Morton, Ben Quilty, Julie Rrap and Imants Tillers. The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize is on exhibition at the NAS Gallery, National Art School, Sydney until 20/05/17.
- » 23/03/2017:
It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's CABLE (2016), exhibited in ART as COMPANION at The Commercial in 2016, has been acquired by the Art Gallery of Western Australia. CABLE joins Georgetti's BLOK PLASTIK/Division (2007) already in the AGWA collection.
- » 17/03/2017:
Diena Georgetti and Agatha Gothe-Snape have been invited by guest curator, Callum Morton, to present new works as part of the acquisitive $ 25,000.00 Redlands | Konica Minolta Art Prize at the National Art School Gallery. The 2017 exhibition marks the 21st year anniversary of the high profile prize. Each year a guest curator invites a number of established artists to participate who in turn each invite an emerging artist. For the 2017 exhibition, Georgetti has invited Brisbane-based Spencer Harvie and Gothe-Snape has invited Sydney-based Ella Sutherland. Exhibition dates 28/03/17 - 20/05/17.
- » 03/03/2017:
Review of group exhibition Harvest - Diena Georgetti, Patrick Hartigan, Robert Pulie - at The Commercial by Claudia Arozqueta on New York-based Art Agenda.
- » 10/10/2016:
It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's ARMOUR, recently exhibited in Painting. More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, has been acquired by the UQ Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
- » 04/07/2016:
Mitch Cairns and Diena Georgetti are two of fourteen focus artists whose work will be given solo presentations in the larger exhibition Painting. More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, curated by Max Delany, Annika Kristensen and Hannah Matthews. "Painting. More Painting will be the first major institutional exhibition of contemporary Australian painting in over a decade. The work of fourteen influential Australian painters will be presented in a series of solo studies offering in-depth insights into the evolution of these artists’ interests, techniques and approaches. These will be complemented by an extensive panoramic survey presented in ACCA’s main exhibition hall that brings together works by over sixty senior, mid and early-career Australian artists, offering audiences the chance to draw on the many diverse conceptual, polemic and stylistic connections that exist between generations." Painting. More Painting. will be presented in two chapters: Chapter 1: 29 July – 28 August 2016, Chapter 2: 1 – 25 September 2016. Cairns and Georgetti are both producing a series of new works that will be presented in Chapter 2 of the exhibition.
- » 31/03/2016:
The Commercial is looking forward to exhibiting at Auckland Art Fair 25-29 May 2016. Presented will be a group exhibition of all new works by Mitch Cairns, Gunter Christmann, Diena Georgetti, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Narelle Jubelin and Clare Milledge. (Stand A5)
- » 16/09/2015:
It is a pleasure to announce that Diena Georgetti's works COMMUNITY of the people / Nordic and COMMUNITY of the people / Bouquet have been acquired by the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand.
- » 25/08/2015:
The Commercial is exhibiting for the second consecutive year at the biennial Sydney Contemporary art fair, 10/09/15-13/09/15, at Carriageworks. It will present a group exhibition in the Current Contemporary section - Booth A01 - with all new works by Mitch Cairns, Diena Georgetti, Emily Hunt, Narelle Jubelin, Clare Milledge, Lillian O'Neil and Robert Pulie. In addition to the gallery's stand, Stephen Ralph has been selected for the Installation Contemporary section, curated by The Curators' Department (Glenn Barkley, Ivan Muñiz Reed and Holly Williams). A large group of Ralph's cast concrete sculptures will be exhibited. Information about fair opening hours and tickets for opening night is available on the Sydney Contemporary website.
- » 01/07/2015:
It is a great pleasure to announce that The Commercial now represents Diena Georgetti. Georgetti (b. 1966) has been a significant figure in Australian contemporary art, making paintings that cut through expectation since the outset of her career in the late 1980s. Her work emerged within the context of the artists and curators surrounding Store 5, the influential artist-run-initiative in Melbourne, though Georgetti has gone on to mark out an idiom entirely her own, inspiring a pronounced and dedicated following particularly amongst the art cognoscenti. An overview of key exhibitions has been developed on The Commercial website. The Commercial presented two new paintings by Georgetti as part of a group exhibition at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in September 2015 both of which were acquired by the Chartwell Collection (housed by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki). Georgetti's first solo exhibition at The Commercial will be in mid-2016.