PATRICK HARTIGAN
  • » 15/04/2019:  The Commercial is closed for the Easter break, Friday 19th until Thursday 25th April inclusive. Patrick Hartigan's solo exhibition in the main gallery continues Friday 26th and Saturday 27 April.
  • » 27/03/2019:  >> NEW VISITING HOURS from 07/04/19. The main exhibition space at The Commercial's new location at Jabez Street is lit solely by natural light. Once AEST Daylight Saving ends on 07/04/19, we will be changing to new gallery visiting hours: Wednesday - Friday 12-5, Saturday, 11-5, or by appointment.
  • » 04/05/2018:  Edmund Capon AM OBE will facilitate a panel discussion regarding the contemporary collecting environment and practices, in conjunction with the exhibition '5 x 5 - The Artist and The Patron' at Penrith Regional Gallery. Art collector Lisa Paulsen, patron of Patrick Hartigan, will join the panel this weekend, 2 - 4 pm on 06/05/18. 'The forum considers: relationships that are built between collectors and artists; what drives the urge to collect, to possess, to hold? Custodian or collector? Philanthropic or private impulse? How does one inform and influence the practices and taste of the other?' '5 x 5  - The Artist and The Patron' explores the trajectories of five artists and their parallel collector relationships. Exhibition continues until 20/05/18
  • » 17/04/2018:  Works by Patrick Hartigan from the private collection of Lisa Paulsen are included in ‘5 X 5 The Artist and The Patron’, curated by Michael Do, at Penrith Regional Gallery. Catalogue online now. Hear the collector's perspective: Sydney-based collector Lisa Paulsen talks in interview about her ongoing acquisition of Hartigan's paintings. Exhibition continues until 20/05/18.
  • » 23/03/2018:  Works by Patrick Hartigan are included in the exhibition ‘5 X 5 The Artist and The Patron’ at Penrith Regional Gallery, curated by Michael Do. ‘The artist-collector relationship has existed for millennia, manifesting in multiple forms with varying outcomes. 5 X 5 recognises the cultural significance of these pairings by exploring the trajectories of five artists and their collector relationships. The exhibition encompasses five collector-artist pairings; five artists, five collectors, five collections and five recently acquired artworks’. Features artists: Tracey Emin, Uji ‘Hahan’ Handoko Eko Suputro, Patrick Hartigan, Julian Meagher, and Nigel Milsom. Exhibition dates: 24/03/18 – 20/05/18
  • » 17/07/2017:  The Commercial is looking forward to exhibiting at Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks, 7-10 September, 2017. We are presenting our largest art fair stand to date with all new works by Mitch Cairns, Diena Georgetti, Patrick Hartigan, Narelle Jubelin, Anna Kristensen and Oscar Perry. Please contact the gallery to receive a preview of works in the lead up to the fair.  Stand E06
  • » 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.
  • » 31/08/2016:  It is a great pleasure to announce that The Commercial now represents Patrick Hartigan. Hartigan (b. Sydney, 1977) is a painter with a mind also for drawing and the moving image. His paintings, brushy renderings of classic genres (portraits, nudes, interiors, still lifes), pull childhood and familial nostalgia from the comforts of memory and push artist legacies around (a Picasso head, a Modigliani nude, various permutations of Brancusi) as fresh material. This core forms constellations in his exhibitions with imagery that is emotionally and formally more abstract and more sparing. Predominantly oil on found supports, his recent paintings demonstrate a sculptural mindfulness, incorporating dimensions of depth and time beyond the flat plane. His work is housed in The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Wollongong University Art Collection. Patrick Hartigan has been the art critic for The Saturday Paper since its inception in 2014.