- » 01/06/2016:
Lillian O'Neil has been awarded a two year studio residency at the Gasworks Arts Park in South Melbourne, administered by the City of Port Phillip.
- » 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.
- » 28/01/2015:
The Commercial is about to have a little facelift. Due to the tight schedule of builders and other tradesmen, we unfortunately have to end Lillian O'Neil's exhibition two days earlier than planned. We apologise for any inconvenience. The last day of the show is Thursday 29/01/15, 6-8pm. There will be nothing on exhibition at the gallery during the renovation period but we will be on the email and phone as usual. The gallery will reopen on Friday 13/02/15 with Mitch Cairns' exhibition, 'FINCHES' which we're very much looking forward to ... as well as to seeing the new us.
- » 29/10/2014:
It is a pleasure to announce that Lillian O'Neil's work The Lonely Isle has been acquired by Artbank.
- » 26/10/2014:
Lillian O'Neil's monumental collage, The Lonely Isle, currently on exhibition at Artspace, Sydney, as part of the 2014 NSW Visual Artists Fellowship (Emerging), will be be shown at The Commercial as a single-work exhibition (as originally intended by the artist). It will be the focus of our end of year closing drinks on Friday 19/12/14 and will continue on exhibition when the galley reopens on Wednesday 14/01/15 until early February. The Lonely Isle is O'Neil's largest work to date and has been acquired by Artbank. It is the first work of O'Neil's acquired by a public collection.
- » 04/07/2014:
Agatha Gothe-Snape and Lillian O'Neil are two of twelve finalists selected for the 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging). The 2014 presentation of the Fellowship will see the exhibition at Artspace, Sydney, transformed from a presentation of individual works to an exhibition that is supported by curatorial development and dialogue. In her inaugural curatorial role at Artspace, recently appointed Executive Director Alexie Glass-Kantor will co-curate the exhibition in collaboration with Sam Zammit, Artspace Curator of Programs and curator of the 2013 iteration of the NSW Fellowship. The winner will be awarded the fellowship (valued at $30,000) on the opening night of the exhibition, determined by a panel of peers.
- » 20/06/2014:
The Commercial is excited in anticipation of its first presentation at Melbourne Art Fair in the Royal Exhibition Building from 13/08/14 - 17/08/14. Presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation, Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s longest running contemporary art events. For 25 years the Fair has stimulated critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists directly contributing to the livelihood of living artists. The Commercial will present a group exhibition in the MAF Galleries sector. Collector's passes and tickets to the opening night Vernissage on Wednesday 13 August, 6-10pm are available on the Melbourne Art Fair website.
- » 11/05/2014:
Lillian O'Neil is presenting two major new collages and a series of seven lightboxes for Isle of Somewhere, a two-person exhibition with Laura Delaney at Melbourne's West Space, an artist-run initiative of which Lillian is a former Programming Committee Member (2009-2011). The exhibition opens Thursday 15/05/14, 6-8pm and runs until 14/06/14.
- » 17/02/2014:
The March issue of Vogue Australia is devoted to "great Australian artists, the meaning of art in our lives, and, of course, its intrinsic link with fashion.” A number of artists from The Commercial feature by name and in image. In the 'Critic's Choice' article (pp. 161-166) Agatha Gothe-Snape, Gail Hastings, Archie Moore and Lillian O'Neil are nominated in profiles of respected art consultants, Mark Hughes and Amanda Love and collectors James Roland and Becky Sparks. On newstands now.
- » 04/11/2013:
Lillian O'Neil has been nominated as one of twenty artists in 'The Next Generation' in the December issue of New York's Architectural Digest, nominated by Mark Hughes.
- » 09/10/2013:
Lillian O'Neil is exhibiting in an exhibition of international collage, In the Cut, curated by Hannah Matthews at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (ACCA). O'Neil's monumental 2012 work, Attack of the Romance, has been selected for the show. In the Cut brings together 16 artists to look at how collage has been employed over the past two decades to question the political and social status quo, manipulate existing narratives, and challenge conventional distinctions between art forms. Artists in the exhibition include: Ellen Gallagher, Richard Larter, Linder Sterling, Elizabeth Newman, David Maljkovic, Henning Bohl, Tom Burr, Nikolas Gambaroff, Matthew Griffin, Mathew Hale, Ry Haskings, Henrik Olesen, Lillian O’Neil, Lia Perjovschi, Amanda Ross-Ho, Kelley Walker. Exhibition dates: 10/10/13 - 24/11/13.
- » 19/04/2013:
Lillian O'Neil is exhibiting in a group show, Pantone 705 C, at The Mews Project in London. The exhibition uses Pantone colour 705 C as a device to physically bind the artworks together and to create a broader metaphor for a type of artistic production whose qualities derive from an interest in structure or systems. Pantone 705 C focuses on abstract art making and the construction of visual and spatial notions of form and space. The show is an exercise in exploring the immersive and sensual qualities of colour guided by the mechanics of Pantone’s colour-library. The exhibition includes work by: Marita Fraser, Axel Koschier, Alex Lawler, Lillian O'Neil, Florian & Michael Quistrebert. Exhibition dates: 20/04/13 – 18/05/13. The Mews Project Space 15c Osborn Street, London E1 6TD.
- » 12/04/2013:
Lillian O'Neil is exhibiting in the group exhibition, Living in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century, at UTS Gallery at the University of Technology, Sydney. Curated by Adam Jasper and Holly Williams, the exhibition combines projects from New York magazine, Cabinet, with museum pieces and works by Australian and international artists. Artists in the exhibition include: Daniel Knorr, Patrick Pound, Gianni Motti, Hany Armanious, Maria Friberg, Roman Signer, Sarah Pickering, Nicholas Mangan, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Vicky Browne, the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Michael Stevenson, Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey, Nadia Wagner, Alex Gawronski, Lillian O’Neil, Matthew Shannon and Finn Marchant. Exhibition dates: 16 April - 15 May, 2013.
- » 20/12/2012:
The Commercial will be open until Saturday 22/12/12 and then will reopen for the new year on 23/01/13.
The Hossein Ghaemi exhibition will still be up for the first week back in the new year 23/01/13 - 25/01/13, prior to installing Lillian O'Neil's show which opens 01/02/13.
For further information about the forthcoming exhibition schedule at The Commercial for 2013, please consult The Program section of the website. We are excited about the year ahead. Thank you to everyone for your interest and support in 2012. PEACE.
- » 25/10/2012:
Lillian O'Neil was awarded the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artist Exchange Scholarship at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. O'Neil will use the scholarship to undertake a period of research at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel in 2013 as part of her Masters of Fine Arts.